SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 18.02.20

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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

HUSTLERS d. Lorene Scafaria, 2019 + Q&A + Live Pole Dancing in celebration of LGBT History Month at Picturehouse Stratford East (18 FEB 19:00 – FREE!):

  • The New Black presents: “Working as a stripper to make ends meet, Destiny’s life changes forever when she becomes friends with Ramona – the club’s top money earner. Ramona soon shows Destiny how to finagle her way around the wealthy Wall Street clientele who frequent the club. But when the 2008 economic collapse cuts into their profits, the gals and two other dancers devise a daring scheme to take their lives back.”

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NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Films in London: TEN DARK WOMEN, part of the Japan Foundation's Touring Film Programme at ICA (01 FEB 2020).
SCREEN DIARY: TEN DARK WOMEN, part of the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme at ICA (01 FEB 2020).

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (31 JAN to 16 FEB) has wrapped for another year at ICA. Read our writeups of HER SKETCHBOOK + Intro/Q&A with director Masaya Ozaki (02 FEB 2020) & TEN DARK WOMEN (01 FEB 2020) from the opening weekend.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (18 FEB).
Films in London today: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (18 FEB).

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD d. Shin’ichirô Ueda, 2017 + Intro at The Exchange (18 FEB 20:00):

  • Richmond Film Society presents: “A minor movie, latched on to at the Udine Far East Film Festival, went on to become an international hit and one of the biggest grossing Japanese films of recent years, A multi- film film and the funniest zombie movie you will ever see!”
  • Find out what else is screening this season in our SCREEN GUIDE.

VITA & VIRGINIA d. Chanya Button, 2019 + Q&A with Chris Park of Sutton LGBTQ+ Forum at Curzon Wimbledon (18 FEB 20:30):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: “Enjoyable period drama/biopic from director Chanya Button brings a modern sensibility & soundtrack to the relationship between aristocrat Vita Sackville-West & novelist Virginia Woolf, charting its impact on Woolf’s landmark work Orlando.”
  • Find out what else is screening this season in our SCREEN GUIDE.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 1917 d. Sam Mendes, 2020 at Rich Mix (18 FEB 20:50).
  • ABOUT A BOY d. Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz, 2002 at TT Liquor (18 FEB 18:30).
  • THE ACCUSED: DAMNED OR DEVOTED + Q&A with the filmmakers at Frontline Club (18 FEB 19:00).
  • BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ d. Pamela B. Green, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (18 FEB 20:50).
  • FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES d. Max Lewkowicz, 2019 at JW3 (18 FEB 16:00).
  • FINDING BOBBI d. Ava Karvonen & Scot Morison, 2019 + SHORT: DUSK + Panel presented by Raindance Film Club & TransCreative at Century Club (18 FEB 18:30).
  • FIRST LOVE d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (18 FEB 21:00).
  • Fringe! Shorts: Hide & Seek at Colours Hoxton (18 FEB 19:00).
  • LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (18 FEB 18:10).
  • MIDNIGHT FAMILY d. Luke Lorentzen, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ICA (18 FEB 19:25).
  • MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL d. Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam, 1975 screened in tribute to Terry Jones & Neil Innes by Tufnell Park Film Club at The Lord Palmerston (18 FEB 20:00).
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 + Q&A with Kate Gerova presented by Breakthrough Women in Film at Bvlgari Hotel London (18 FEB 18:30 – Donation requested).
  • STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 presented by Westminster Film Society at University of Westminster, Harrow Campus (18 FEB 18:00 – FREE!).
  • TWENTY-FOUR EYES d. Keisuke Kinoshita, 1954 at Sands Films (18 FEB 20:00 – Donation requested).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: AND THE SHIP SAILS ON, part of FELLINI at BFI (18 FEB).
Films in London today: AND THE SHIP SAILS ON, part of FELLINI at BFI (18 FEB).

AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (31 JAN to 16 FEB):

AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (02 FEB to 31 MAR):

  • THE MIRROR d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 (18 FEB 18:30).

BEST OF THE DECADE at The Prince Charles (FEB to JUN):

  • LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 (14 to 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to FEB):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

GALENTINES & VALENTINES CELEBRATIONS at The Prince Charles (13 to 20 FEB):

  • FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • AMELIE 35mm aka Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • MISTRESS AMERICA d. Noah Baumbach, 2015 (18 FEB 18:20).

JELINEK – HANDKE AND THE SILVER SCREEN at Austrian Cultural Forum (FEB – FREE!):

NOAH BAUMBACH SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (until 20 FEB/Check venue for details).

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (06 FEB to 01 MAR):

  • SOLIDARITY d. Lucy Parker, 2019 (14 to 20 FEB/Check venue for details).

SECOND SIGHT at Barbican (18 to 23 FEB):

  • New Commissions + Q&A with the artists inc Ayo Akingbade, B.O.S.S. Collective, Morgan Quaintance and Rehana Zaman (18 FEB 18:30).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE SHARKS at ICA (14 to 20 FEB).
Films in London today: THE SHARKS at ICA (14 to 20 FEB).

A PARIS EDUCATION d. Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (18 FEB 20:40):

  • “Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s partly autobiographical drama, gorgeously shot in black and white, tells the story of Etienne, a young impressionable man who goes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for films, and soon falls under the thrall of the seductive Mathias.”

FIRST LOVE d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 FEB 15:20 & 20:45):

  • “The film is the prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.”

THE SHARKS d. Lucía Garibaldi, 2019 at ICA (18 FEB 21:25):

  • “The first feature-length film from Uruguayan director Lucía Garibaldi is a study of romantic fumbling and youthful obsession. Fourteen-year-old Rosina lives in a beach resort rumoured to be plagued by sharks. Upon meeting the older Joselo, she feels a desire to bridge the distance between their bodies and begins to circle him, as if inspired by the mysterious predators.”

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

  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD d. Marielle Heller, 2019 at Watermans (14 to 27 FEB). BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 19 FEB). EMMA d. Autumn de Wilde, 2020 at Phoenix Cinema (14 to 20 FEB). FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (17 to 23 FEB). FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 (15 to 20 FEB). LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (until 20 FEB). MR. JONES d. Agnieszka Holland, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (until 20 FEB FEB). THE OTHER STORY d. Avi Nesher presented by UK Jewish Film at JW3 (16 to 20 FEB). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 20 FEB). THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD d. Armando Iannucci, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (until 18 FEB). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 20 FEB). SONIC THE HEDGEHOG d. Jeff Fowler, 2020 at The Castle Cinema (14 to 23 FEB). TALKING ABOUT TREES d. Suhaib Gasmelbari, 2019 at DocHouse (until 19 FEB).

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