SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 18.11.18

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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: amiina: FANTÔMAS at LSO St Luke’s (18 NOV 20:00): “The Icelandic neo-classical string group perform their latest project, a melancholic and haunting soundtrack, live to a screening of JUVE CONTRE FANTÔMAS, one of the 1913 FANTÔMAS silent series.”


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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London this week: THE HARDER THEY COME at Lexi Cinema (18 NOV).
Films in London today: THE HARDER THEY COME at Lexi Cinema (18 NOV).

amiina: FANTÔMAS at LSO St Luke’s (18 NOV 20:00):

  • The Icelandic neo-classical string group perform their latest project, a melancholic and haunting soundtrack, live to a screening of JUVE CONTRE FANTÔMAS, one of the 1913 FANTÔMAS silent series.

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.

THE HARDER THEY COME Film ‘n Food Evening at Lexi Cinema (18 NOV 20:00 – Sold Out!):

  • Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village to make a name for himself. Robbed of his possessions on his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous, bullying preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits naïve hopefuls. Local restaurants will be providing Caribbean fare before the film, included in the £15 ticket.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: AUTUMN SONATA at Close-Up (18 NOV).
Films in London today: AUTUMN SONATA at Close-Up (18 NOV).

BFI COMEDY GENIUS TOUR at The Prince Charles (18 to 23 NOV):

CINEMA CLUB SELECTION at Electric Cinema Portobello (until 25 NOV):

CLOSE-UP ON INGMAR BERGMAN at Close-Up (02 NOV to 30 DEC):

CLOSE UP: SEBASTIÁN LELIO at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

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

JEAN COCTEAU RETROSPECTIVE at Ciné Lumière (until 18 NOV):

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):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

UP NORTH & UNDERGROUND at The Prince Charles (10 NOV to 18 NOV):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: 26 DE DICIEMBRE at Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (13 to 18 NOV).
Films in London today: 26 DE DICIEMBRE at Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest (18 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).


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: 9 TO 5 at BFI (18 NOV).
Films in London today: 9 TO 5 at BFI (18 NOV).

9 TO 5 at BFI (18 NOV 15:20, 17:40 & 20:00).

  • 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 (18 NOV 12:45, 17:45 & 21:00):

  • 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 (18 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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