Films in London today: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA 35mm at The Prince Charles (17 NOV).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 17.11.19

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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).


20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA 35mm d. Richard Fleischer, 1954 at The Prince Charles (17 NOV 15:25):

  • “In 1866, Professor Pierre M. Aronnax (Paul Lukas) and his assistant Conseil (Peter Lorre), stranded in San Francisco by reports of a giant sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean, are invited to join an expedition to search for the creature. During the search, they and harpooner Ned Land (Kirk Douglas) are thrown overboard during an attack, eventually discovering that the supposed monster is actually a submarine piloted by the brilliant but haunted Captain Nemo (James Mason).”


Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest concludes today (12 to 17 NOV). Last chance to follow our top ten picks of this year’s festival!

Films in London this month; TOMMY, part of MUSICALS! at BFI (from 22 NOV).

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: TRANSIT at Whirled Cinema (17 NOV).
Films in London today: TRANSIT at Whirled Cinema (17 NOV).

Amok Book Nights at The Horse Hospital (17 NOV 19:00):

  • “Publisher/film maker Stuart Swezey and author/film programmer Jack Sargeant will talk books, underground publishing, underground culture, and much more, while screening excerpts of appropriately transgressive films and videos.”

STAND UP, VIRGIN SOLDIERS d. Norman Cohen, 1977 at The Cinema Museum (17 NOV 17:00):

  • Misty Moon presents: “In this sequel to THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS (1969), Robin Askwith and George Layton star as two private soldiers stationed in Singapore, who are horrified to find out that National Service has been extended by six months… Following this screening, Askwith and Layton discuss their careers at 19.30 (separate ticket required).

More films in London today (A – Z):

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Films in London today: KENEDI IS GETTING MARRIED, part of 21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up (17 NOV).
Films in London today: KENEDI IS GETTING MARRIED, part of 21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up (17 NOV).

21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up, Goldsmiths, LUX & Birkbeck Cinema (12 to 17 NOV):

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (17 NOV 15:45).

#DIRECTEDBYWOMEN at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

  • TOWARDS MATHILDE d. Claire Denis, 2005 + Short Films by Babette Mangolte (17 NOV 18:00).

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL at DocHouse (08 to 15 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.”

IN FOCUS: HELENA TREŠTÍKOVÁ at ICA & the Czech Embassy (17 to 19 NOV):

  • FORMAN VS. FORMAN d. Helena Třeštíková & Jakub Hejna, 2019 + Q&A with Helena Třeštíková (17 NOV 18:30).
  • MALLORY d. Helena Třeštíková, 2015 + Intro by the director (17 NOV 20:40).

SAMURAI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (27 OCT to 24 NOV):

SYSTEM OF CARE at Deptford Cinema (14 OCT to 24 NOV):

  • À L’INFINI aka Endless d. Edmond Carrère, 2017 (17 NOV 19:45).

THE TALENTED MR DELON at Ciné Lumière (20 OCT to 26 NOV):

WES ANDERSON SEASON at Everyman Hampstead (03 to 17 NOV):

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Films in London today: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2019 at Rio Cinema (17 NOV).
Films in London today: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, part of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2019 at Rio Cinema (17 NOV).

Film festivals in London today include:


Films in London today: SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 NOV).
Films in London today: SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 NOV).

LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at The Prince Charles (17 NOV 13:00):

  • “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 (17 NOV 15:30 & 17:45):

  • “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 (17 NOV 18:10):

  • “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):

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