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Featured attraction: Kennington Bioscope presents Silent Guns at The Cinema Museum (17 NOV 10:00): “To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict, a day of rarely seen silent films made during or featuring World War One.”
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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
FILM LONDON JARMAN AWARD WEEKEND 2018 at The Whitechapel Gallery (17 to 18 NOV):
- Bringing together the artists shortlisted for the 2018 Film London Jarman Award – Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Jasmina Cibic, Lawrence Lek, Daria Martin, Hardeep Pandhal and Margaret Salmon – this weekend of events explores their different practices through screenings, talks, and performances.
IN2RUDERS + Q&A with director Naeem Mahmood at Deptford Cinema (17 NOV 19:30):
- A brand-new mind-bending horror/thriller short film which follows a rising twin sister pop duo, whom after refusing to sign to a powerful record label, their lives take a dark turn.
Silent Guns: A Day Of Films Made During Or Featuring World War Oneat The Cinema Museum (17 NOV 10:00):
- To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Kennington Bioscope presents a day of rarely seen silent films, curated in conjunction with the film historian Kevin Brownlow, made during or featuring World War One. Includes live accompaniment by John Sweeney, Costas Fotopoulos, Cyrus Gabyrusch, Lillian Henley and Meg Morley.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE presented by Black History Studies at Hackney Picturehouse (17 NOV 19:00).
- BLACK MOTHER at ICA (17 NOV 12:35).
- CHINATOWN at BFI (17 NOV 20:30).
- COLD WAR at ICA (17 NOV 15:05).
- Double Bill: BLUE VELVET & MULHOLLAND DR. 35mm at The Prince Charles (17 NOV 20:45).
- Double Bill: SPIRITED AWAY + PRINCESS MONONOKE presented by Deeper Into Movies at The Five Bells (17 NOV 14:00).
- Girls Make Films short film programme presented by South Social at Tate (17 NOV).
- MATANGI | MAYA | M.I.A. at ICA (17 NOV 18:40).
- MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (17 NOV 19:00).
- PRESSURE at Barbican, part of EFG London Jazz Festival (17 NOV 16:15).
- THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING at Barbican (17 NOV 18:20).
- WINDRUSH GENERATIONS at Barbican, part of EFG Jazz Festival (17 NOV 15:00).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- GREMLINS 70mm (17 NOV 15:40).
ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- ROBOCOP TRILOGY 3 films, 1 ticket (17 NOV 21:00).
CLOSE-UP ON INGMAR BERGMAN at Close-Up (02 NOV to 30 DEC):
COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):
- THE AWFUL TRUTH (17 NOV 12:50).
- 9 to 5 (17 NOV 16:00, 18:20 & 20:40).
- ALL OF ME 35mm (17 NOV 18:10).
- DUCK SOUP (17 NOV 20:45).
- HOUSE PARTY 35mm (17 NOV 23:00).
- The Black Comedy Revolution panel discussion (17 NOV 15:00).
- The REAL MCCOY Reunion (17 NOV 18:30).
KICK-ASS 80S COMEDIES at House of Vans (09 NOV to 02 DEC – Free! / No booking required):
- AIRPLANE! (17 NOV 15:00 & 17:30).
Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):
- THE PHANTOM BARON aka Le Baron Fantôme 35mm (17 NOV 16:00).
THE STATE OF THE UNION at DocHouse (09 to 18 NOV):
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Doc’n Roll Film Festival (01 to 18 NOV).
- French Film Festival (07 NOV to 09 DEC).
- Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (13 to 18 NOV).
- GFEST (12 to 24 NOV).
- London Palestine Film Festival (16 to 28 NOV).
- UK Jewish Film Festival (08 to 22 NOV).
- Underwire Film Festival (16 to 25 NOV).
- Utopia: 9th Portuguese Film Festival (30 OCT to 29 NOV).
- We The Peoples Film Festival (11 to 24 NOV).
NOW SHOWING: Read our RADIANT CIRCUS guide to this year’s Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (various venues, 13 to 18 NOV).
9 TO 5 at BFI (17 NOV 16:00, 18:20 & 20:40).
- This gloriously feminist revenge comedy sees three put-upon office workers turn the tables on their sleazy boss. Judy (Jane Fonda), Violet (Lily Tomlin) and Doralee (Dolly Parton) bond over being mistreated by their boss: he yells at Judy on her first day, consistently takes credit for Violet’s ideas and sexually harasses Doralee. Fed up with him, and the sexist practices of their office, they dream of his removal.
SUSPIRIA (2018) at Rio Cinema (17 NOV 13:45, 17:00 & 20:15):
- A very original re-visit to Dario Argento’s 1977 cult horror classic by the director of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME features powerful performances from Tilda Swinton (x2), Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Mia Goth plus a haunting score from Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke.
THE WORKSHOP at ICA (17 NOV 20:50):
- Director Laurent Cantet’s Palme d’Or winning film THE CLASS (2008), used documentary style and improvisation by its teenage cast to trace a teacher’s interactions with his working-class high school students. Centring on a writing class comprising working-class Black, Arab and white students led by a celebrated Parisian novelist, THE WORKSHOP starts out looking similar but soon reveals its differences.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON at Ciné Lumière (16 to 30 NOV). ADRIFT IN SOHO at The Prince Charles (until 20 NOV). CHARM CITY at DocHouse (16 to 21 NOV). CLIMAX at ICA (until 22 NOV). MANDY at The Prince Charles (until 02 DEC). NAE PASARAN at ICA (until 22 NOV). THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING at DocHouse (16 to 22 NOV). SOME LIKE IT HOT at BFI (02 to 18 NOV). THIS IS HOME at DocHouse (16 to 22 NOV). WAJIB at Whirled Cinema (19 to 25 NOV). WIDOWS at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 22 NOV). WILDLIFE at BFI (16 to 21 NOV).
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