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Nocturnal Dream Show: LUMINOUS PROCURESS d. Steven Arnold, 1971 + Shorts/Live Performance at The Horse Hospital (16 NOV 19:30):
- “A one-night only staging of a ‘Nocturnal Dream Show’ including a screening of Steven Arnold’s only film, LUMINOUS PROCURESS (1971), a selection of underground shorts from The Horse Hospital’s archives and impromptu performances from special guests including ‘the last chanteuse’ Anne Pigalle. All funds raised go towards the ‘Stop The Horse Hospital Closing’ campaign.”
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Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest concludes this weekend at venues across East London (12 to 17 NOV). Get stuck in with our top ten recommendations for this year’s festival.
To help you plan ahead, we’ve posted our epic roundup of London’s repertory seasons & film festivals for the month of November.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
A BREAD FACTORY d. Patrick Wang, 2018 at Harris Academy South Norwood (16 NOV – Part One 16:00 / Part Two 18:30 – £9/£7 conc for a single film or £12 for both. There will be a short intermission between each film):
- Screen25 presents: “After 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple – performance artists from China – come to Checkford and build an enormous complex down the street catapulting big changes in their small town. Patrick Wang’s magnum opus will be screened in two parts. London Premiere.”
DeMille Day at The Cinema Museum (16 NOV 10:00):
- Kennington Bioscope presents: “A celebration of legendary film-maker Cecil B. DeMille, whose work (and that of his brother, William) has featured in some of our recent weekend presentations. The programme will be curated by Kevin Brownlow, and all prints are 16mm and come from his collection.”
UNE FEMME DOUCE d. Robert Bresson, 1969 + Talk by Jon Davies at Watermans (16 NOV 13:00):
- French Impressions presents: “A Gentle Woman begins with a young wife (Sanda) committing suicide. The story then proceeds in flashback as her husband (Frangin), an introspective pawnbroker, struggles to understand how their marriage came to such a desperate, forlorn conclusion. The film is grounded in an everyday world that is, at times, remarkably sensual. Much of that sensuality stems from the extraordinary debut performance of the beautiful Sanda, the only Bresson performer to become an international star.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- A DOG CALLED MONEY d. Seamus Murphy at ICA (16 NOV 12:20).
- BBFC Horror On Film at Picturehouse East Norwood (16 NOV 16:15).
- THE BEACH BUM d. Harmony Korine, 2019 presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Curtain (16 NOV 15:00).
- BEANPOLE d. Kantemir Balagov, 2019 at ICA (16 NOV 18:15).
- CINEMA PARADISO d. Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 + Live Music + Wine Tasting presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church SE13 (16 NOV 19:30).
- THE FAREWELL d. Lulu Wang, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (16 NOV 15:30).
- JURASSIC PARK 35mm d. Steven Spielberg, 1993 at The Prince Charles (16 NOV 17:40).
- LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at Rio Cinema (16 NOV 21:20).
- MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson at ICA (16 NOV 14:10).
- Nan Goldin Documentary Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (16 NOV 15:00).
- PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (16 NOV 20:50).
- PROCESS d. Khalil Joseph + Listening Party presented by We Are Parable at Catford Mews (16 NOV 19:00).
- Refuge Short Film Programme at Close-Up (16 NOV 18:00).
- THE THIRD MAN 4K d. Carol Reed, 1949 at Ciné Lumière (16 NOV 16:00).
- TRIXIE MATTEL: MOVING PARTS d. Nick Zeig-Owens, 2019 at DocHouse (16 NOV 20:35).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up, Goldsmiths, LUX & Birkbeck Cinema (12 to 17 NOV):
- THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD d. Želimir Žilnik, 2018 (16 NOV 20:15).
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (16 NOV 20:35).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):
- THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE d. John Ford, 1962 (16 NOV 18:00).
- RAGING BULL d. Martin Scorsese, 1980 (16 NOV 20:30).
#DIRECTEDBYWOMEN at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):
- Short Films Of Maya Deren (1944 – 1959) (16 NOV 18:00).
- Music Videos of Zia Anger (2013 – 2019) (16 NOV 19:30).
THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL at DocHouse (08 to 15 NOV):
- MEETING GORBACHEV d. Werner Herzog & André Singer, 2018 (until 20 NOV).
Film London Jarman Award Weekend 2019 at The Whitechapel Gallery (16 to 17 NOV – £5 each day):
- “Bringing together the six artists shortlisted for the 2019 Film London Jarman Award – Cécile B. Evans, Beatrice Gibson, Mikhail Karikis, Hetain Patel, Imran Perretta, Rehana Zaman – this weekend of events explores their different practices through screenings, talks, and performances.”
HARRY POTTER SEASON at The Prince Charles (03 AUG to 16 NOV):
- HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PARTS 1 + 2 35mm d. David Yates, 2010 + 2011 (16 NOV 12:15).
MIDNIGHT EXCESS at Rio Cinema (12 OCT to 14 DEC):
- ERASERHEAD d. David Lynch + Intro by Ranjit S. Ruprai (16 NOV 23:30).
MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):
- THE GREATEST SHOWMAN d. Michael Gracey, 2017 (16 NOV 18:15).
- Bob Fosse: CABARET 35mm d. Bob Fosse, 1972 (16 NOV 20:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Czech Velvet 1989-2019 (01 to 29 NOV).
- Doc’n Roll Festival (01 to 17 NOV).
- EFG London Jazz Festival (15 to 24 NOV).
- French Film Festival (07 NOV to 14 DEC).
- Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (12 to 17 NOV).
- London Palestine Film Festival (15 to 30 NOV).
- Soho Horror Film Festival (15 to 17 NOV).
- UK Jewish Film Festival (06 to 21 NOV).
- We The Peoples Film Festival (10 to 26 NOV).
LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at The Prince Charles (16 NOV 18:30):
- “LITTLE MONSTERS follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). Dave’s intentions are complicated by the presence of the world’s most famous kids’ show personality and competition for Miss Caroline’s affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad).”
SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE d. Cédric Klapisch, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (16 NOV 18:15):
- “In the fine tradition of Cédric Klapisch’s relationship studies as depicted in POT LUCK and its sequels, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE centres on Rémy and Mélanie, two Parisian bachelors in their thirties. Both are victims of big city isolation, at a super-connected time, when meeting people should be simpler. And yet…”
STAR TREK : THE MOTION PICTURE 35mm d. Robert Wise, 1979 at The Prince Charles (16 NOV 15:30):
- “The Federation calls on Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise to contain an immense nimbused object that’s on a crash course with Earth. After investigating, the crew discovers that the alien cloud harbors artificial intelligence with an ominous primary directive.”
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 2040 d. Damon Gameau, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 to 21 NOV). BERLIN BOUNCER d. David Dietl, 2019 at DocHouse (15 to 21 NOV). THE IRISHMAN d. Martin Scorsese, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 to 21 NOV). THE GOOD LIAR d. Bill Condon, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (15 to 21 NOV). THE HOTTEST AUGUST d. Brett Story, 2019 at DocHouse (15 to 21 NOV). THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO d. Joe Talbot, 2019 at ICA (until 21 NOV). LUCE d. Julius Onah, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 21 NOV). MARRIAGE STORY d. Noah Baumbach, 2019 at Rich Mix (15 to 21). MEETING GORBACHEV d. Werner Herzog & André Singer, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 21 NOV). MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE d. Richard Lowenstein, 2019 at The Lexi (15 to 20 NOV). MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at Whirled Cinema (18 to 24 NOV). MONOS d. Alejandro Landes, 2019 at The Lexi (16 to 20 NOV). THE REPORT d. Scott Z. Burns, 2019 at Barbican (15 to 21 NOV). SORRY WE MISSED YOU d. Ken Loach, 2019 at Watermans (15 to 21 NOV).
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