SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 19.01.20

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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

SUNRISE WITH SEA MONSTERS d. Myles Painter, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Deptford Cinema (19 JAN 17:15):

  • Wavelength Docs presents: “Following an old desktop hard drive as it wanders around the British landscape, this shot on 16mm film is an original addition to the sub-genre of unusual travelogues in British cinema. Considering the storage and preservation of our knowledge for future humanity, the film works through concepts of memory, data, archives, humanism and futurity, with director Myles Painter using a common hard drive as a starting point for thought-provoking conversations with scientists, technologists and philosophers.”

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: BUDDIES at Regent Street Cinema (19 JAN).
Films in London today: BUDDIES at Regent Street Cinema (19 JAN).

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LITTLE Q, part of CHINESE NEW YEAR at BFI (19 JAN).
Films in London today: LITTLE Q, part of CHINESE NEW YEAR at BFI (19 JAN).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

  • SERENITY d. Joss Whedon, 2005 (19 JAN 18:05).

ACADEMY AT REGENT ST. at Regent Street Cinema (JAN to FEB):

ALTERNATE REALITIES at The Barbican (13 to 19 JAN):

  • TROUGH THE WARDROBE Installation (13 to 19 JAN – FREE! Check venue for timings).
  • ECHO Installation (13 to 19 JAN – FREE! Check venue for timings).

AMERICAN NEW WAVE at The Prince Charles (2020):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (DEC to JAN):

CAROLE LOMBARD: THE BRIGHTEST STAR at BFI Southbank (JAN):

CHINESE NEW YEAR at BFI Southbank (19 to 26 JAN):

  • LITTLE Q d. Wing-Cheong Law, 2019 (19 JAN 15:00).

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (23 DEC to 31 JAN):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • Weekender: Viva Fellini! (18 to 19 JAN – check venue for full programme).
  • Walkers & Wanderers: I VITELLONI 4K d. Federico Fellini, 1953 (19 JAN 20:10).
  • Society & Spectacle: FELLINI SATYRICON 4K d. Federico Fellini, 1969 + Intro by Pasquale Iannone (19 JAN 14:00).
  • Re-release: LA DOLCE VITA 4K d. Federico Fellini, 1960 Previews (06 to 23 JAN).

HAPPY B-DAY JIM! at House Of Vans (16 JAN to 02 FEB – FREE!/No booking required):

  • YES MAN d. Peyton Reed, 2008 (19 JAN 14:00 & 16:00).

JOHN CASSAVETES IN 35MM at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

  • FACES 35mm d. John Cassavetes, 1968 (19 JAN 20:45).

MUSICULTS at Genesis Cinema (JAN):

REMINISCENCES OF JONAS MEKAS at Close-Up (19 to 22 JAN):

TRIBUTE TO DELPHINE SEYRIG – ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND ACTIVIST at Ciné Lumière (01 DEC 2019 to 04 FEB 2020):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London this week: WHO'S THE DADDY by Wong Ping, part of London Short Film Festival at Soho Theatre (19 JAN).
Films in London today: WHO’S THE DADDY by Wong Ping, part of London Short Film Festival at Soho Theatre (19 JAN).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: WEATHERING WITH YOU at ICA (17 to 23 JAN).
Films in London today: WEATHERING WITH YOU at ICA (17 to 23 JAN).

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ d. Pamela B. Green, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (19 JAN 18:20):

  • “When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Narrated by Jodie Foster, this documentary follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year international career.”

WAVES d. Trey Edward Shults, 2019 at BFI (19 JAN 14:30, 17:15 & 20:00):

  • “Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr) is a high-school senior with a star spot on the wrestling team, an adoring girlfriend and an affluent middle-class home. Yet bubbling pressures slowly cause his bright future to unravel. This complex and devastating family melodrama is fuelled by an array of raw and intense performances. An eclectic soundtrack fused with vivid camerawork firmly establishes Shults (IT COMES AT NIGHT) as one of contemporary cinema’s most exciting new voices.”

WEATHERING WITH YOU d. Makoto Shinkai, 2019 at ICA (19 JAN 12:20):

  • “The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…”

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

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