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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).”
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Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest concludes today (12 to 17 NOV). Last chance to follow our top ten picks of 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
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):
- BEANPOLE d. Kantemir Balagov, 2019 at ICA (17 NOV 14:40).
- Blade Runner Night inc. BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT + Music + Quiz presented by We Do Good Disco at Fox & Firkin (17 NOV 19:00).
- Haruki Murakami Screenings presented by Deeper Into Movies at SET (17 NOV 15:00).
- THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO d. Joe Talbot, 2019 at Barbican (17 NOV 18:05).
- MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND d. Midge Costin, 2019 at ICA (17 NOV 12:35).
- MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND d. Midge Costin, 2019 at DocHouse (17 NOV 14:00).
- MONOS d. Alejandro Landes, 2019 at ICA (17 NOV 19:00).
- PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (17 NOV 12:30).
- TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (17 NOV 18:00)
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
21ST CENTURY ŽILNIK at Close-Up, Goldsmiths, LUX & Birkbeck Cinema (12 to 17 NOV):
- Želimir Žilnik 1970s Short Films (17 NOV 14:00 – at LUX).
- KENEDI GOES BACK HOME d. Želimir Žilnik, 2003 (17 NOV 18:00).
- KENEDI IS GETTING MARIED d. Želimir Žilnik, 2007 (17 NOV 20:00).
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):
- 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.”
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):
- Lone Wolf & Cub Double Bill: SWORD OF VENGEANCE d. Kenji Misumi, 1972 (17 NOV 13:30) + BABY CART AT THE RIVER STYX d. Kenji Misumi, 1972 (17 NOV 15:30).
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):
- PLEIN SOLEIL d. René Clément, 1960 (17 NOV 14:00).
WES ANDERSON SEASON at Everyman Hampstead (03 to 17 NOV):
- THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL d. Wes Anderson, 2014 (17 NOV 15:00).
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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 (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):
- 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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