SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 17.07.19

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Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


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SUPPORT THE GIRLS d. Andrew Bujalski, 2019 + Discussion at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN 18:30):

  • The Bechdel Test Fest presents: “A workplace comedy that celebrates the everywoman and champions the spirit of sisterhood. Regina Hall delivers an award-winning performance as Lisa, an overworked, underappreciated middle manager for roadside “breastaurant” Double Whammies, where over the course of the shift from hell, an attempted robbery, a dodgy tattoo and a rat infestation prove the very least of her woes.”

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Films in London today: THREE TIMES 35mm, part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (17 JUN).
Films in London today: THREE TIMES 35mm, part of TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (17 JUN).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: UNSETTLING at Barbican (17 JUN).
Films in London today: UNSETTLING at Barbican (17 JUN).

GLORIA BELL d. Sebastián Lelio, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Curzon Soho (17 JUN 18:15):

  • “Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.”

UNSETTLING d. Iris Zaki, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (17 JUN 18:30):

  • “Grierson Award-winner Dr Iris Zaki sets up a pop-up film studio in Tekoa, an Israeli settlement on the West Bank where none of the residents are keen to talk to the media. Her simple provocation proves both artistic and impactful in enabling a non-prescriptive conversation with its inhabitants.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • AMAZING GRACE d. Allan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 at DocHouse (17 JUN 18:30).
  • DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Screen On The Green (17 JUN 18:15).
  • DIEGO MARADONA d. Asif Kapadia, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Picturehouse Gate (17 JUN 20:00).
  • THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Curzon Bloomsbury (17 JUN 18:00 – Other Curzons available!).
  • THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Peckhamplex (17 JUN 18:30).
  • THE FLOOD d. Anthony Woodley, 2019 + Recorded Q&A with actor Lena Headey at Rio Cinema (17 JUN 18:30).
  • HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at The Prince Charles (17 JUN 12:35).
  • HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE d. Taika Waititi, 2016 presented by Empire Magazine at Picturehouse Central (17 JUN 18:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
  • The Past In The Present short film programme at King’s College London (17 JUN 19:50 – FREE!).
  • SERIAL (BAD) WEDDING 2 d. Philippe de Chauveron, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (17 JUN 20:30).
  • THUNDER ROAD d. Jim Cummings, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (17 JUN 18:20).
  • XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (17 JUN 20:45)

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THE L-SHAPED ROOM, part of Lexi Film School at The Lexi Cinema (17 JUN).
Films in London today: THE L-SHAPED ROOM, part of Lexi Film School at The Lexi Cinema (17 JUN).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: PAULINE KAEL at BFI Southbank (MAY):

LEXI FILM SCHOOL at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN):

  • THE L-SHAPED ROOM  d. Bryan Forbes, 1962 Speaker: Selina Robertson (17 JUN 18:30).

PLAYING THE BITCH at BFI Southbank (JUN):

TAIPEI STORIES at Close-Up (01 to 30 JUN):

  •  THREE TIMES 35mm d. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005 (17 JUN 20:15).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: A SEASON IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (14 to 20 JUN).
Films in London today: A SEASON IN FRANCE at Ciné Lumière (14 to 20 JUN).

A SEASON IN FRANCE d. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017 at Ciné Lumière (17 JUN 18:30):

  • “Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s soul-searching film focuses on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe. A refugee from the Central African Republic, Abbas (Eriq Ebouaney) lives in France with his two young children. Traumatised by the loss of his wife during their flight, he finds solace with Carole (Sandrine Bonnaire).”

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW d. Panos Cosmatos, 2010 at The Prince Charles (17 JUN 18:15):

  • “Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond the BLACK RAINBOW is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. From the producer of MACHOTAILDROP, RAINBOW… is the outlandish feature film debut of writer and director Panos Cosmatos.”

FREEDOM FIELDS d. Naziha Arebi, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (17 JUN 15:00 & 19:00 – £5 Mondays!):

  • “A group of women in post-revolution Libya dream of making it to an international football tournament. Their all-female football team is met with disapproval and endless obstacles thrown from the Libyan football federation.”

WE THE ANIMALS d. Jeremiah Zagar, 2018 at Rio Cinema (17 JUN 16:15):

  • “Adapted from Justin Torres’ best-selling novel, WE THE ANIMALS is a viscerally bold coming-of-age story of three brothers growing up in the wilds of upstate New York in the midst of their young parents’ volatile marriage.”

More films in London this week (A – Z):


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