SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 17.11.18

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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).

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: PRESSURE at Barbican (17 NOV).
Films in London today: PRESSURE at Barbican (17 NOV).

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):


Films in London today: THE PHANTOM BARON at BFI (17 NOV).
Films in London today: THE PHANTOM BARON at BFI (17 NOV).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):


COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

KICK-ASS 80S COMEDIES at House of Vans (09 NOV to 02 DEC – Free! / No booking required):


THE STATE OF THE UNION at DocHouse (09 to 18 NOV):


Films in London today: TRANSGEEK at Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (17 NOV).
Films in London today: TRANSGEEK at Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (17 NOV).

Film festivals in London today include:

NOW SHOWING: Read our RADIANT CIRCUS guide to this year’s Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (various venues, 13 to 18 NOV).


Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THE WORKSHOP at ICA (16 to 22 NOV).
Films in London today: THE WORKSHOP at ICA (16 to 22 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):

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