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THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY d. Benjamin Berman, 2019 + Q&A with the director in conversation with Louis Theroux at BFI Southbank (19 NOV 18:20):
- “In 2014 comic-magician John Edward Szeles – famed for his wild live shows and 13-year residency on the Las Vegas strip – was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and given a year to live. Three years later he invites director Ben Berman to follow him as he plans his comeback tour.”
- See this via satellite at: The Castle Cinema (19 NOV 18:15); Curzon Aldgate (19 NOV 18:15 – Other Curzons available!); DocHouse (19 NOV 18:15); Everyman King’s Cross (19 NOV 18:00 – Other Everymans available!); Genesis Cinema (19 NOV 18:15).
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
We’ve posted another writeup from this year’s Smartphone Film Festival – Best International Film winner, SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH DAD.
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
ALL IS LOST d. J. C. Chandor, 2013 Rescored Live by Animat at Genesis Cinema (19 NOV 19:00):
- “We’re very excited to start our collaboration with electronic duo Animat with their latest project, a live re-scoring of J. C. Chandor’s ALL IS LOST. Animat has established a national reputation in the UK for unique live soundtracking events, performing live at cinemas, festivals and other venues across the country with cult films including DARK STAR, BELLEVILLE RENDEZVOUS, & THE STRAIGHT STORY.”
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION d. Frank Darabont, 1994 + Panel Discussion at Regent Street Cinema (19 NOV 19:00):
- Psychology At The Movies presents: “Wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, Andy finds a way to make the horrors of prison life tolerable through a friendship with Red and putting his accountancy skills to work for the prison staff. But he isn’t content to spend rest of his life merely passing time… Following the film there will be a special audience discussion about themes from the film, such as resilience and perceptions of masculinity.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- 2040 d. Damon Gameau, 2019 at Catford Mews (19 NOV 18:20).
- A DOG CALLED MONEY d. Seamus Murphy at ICA (19 NOV 15:50).
- BEYOND THE FRINGE d. Duncan Wood, 1964 presented by Tufnell Park Film Club (19 NOV 20:00).
- THE CROW 35mm d. Alex Proyas, 1994 at The Prince Charles (19 NOV 15:30).
- EVERYBODY KNOWS d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 presented by Richmond Film Society at The Exchange (19 NOV 20:00).
- FACES PLACES d. JR & Agnès Varda, 2017 + Intro presented by Wimbledon Film Club at Curzon Wimbledon (19 NOV 20:00).
- FIGHT CLUB d David Fincher, 1999 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (19 NOV 19:30 – FREE!).
- LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at Rio Cinema (19 NOV 21:15).
- MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL d. Stanley Nelson at ICA (19 NOV 12:25).
- MONOS d. Alejandro Landes, 2019 at ICA (19 NOV 17:45).
- THE SHINING d. Stanley Kubrick, 1980 presented by Platinum Rum at TT Liquor (19 NOV 18:30).
- TRIXIE MATTEL: MOVING PARTS d. Nick Zeig-Owens, 2019 at DocHouse (19 NOV 16:00).
- The Wapping Project: Resonance publication launch + screenings at The Horse Hospital (19 NOV 19:00).
- What System: A Film Programme Organised by Kari Rittenbach presented by Chisenhale Gallery at Genesis Cinema (19 NOV 18:30).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (19 NOV 20:45).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):
- THIS SPORTING LIFE d. Lindsay Anderson, 1963 (19 NOV 18:00).
BORDERS & BOUNDARIES at Barbican (08 to 27 NOV):
- THE HAND OF FATE d. Han Hyeong-mo, 1954 + Intro by Hyun Jin Cho, curator at the Korean Cultural Centre UK (19 NOV 18:30).
DIRECTOR DEBUTS at Deptford Cinema (19 NOV to 10 DEC):
- EIGHTH GRADE d. Bo Burnham, 2018 (19 NOV 19:30).
IN FOCUS: HELENA TREŠTÍKOVÁ at ICA & the Czech Embassy (17 to 19 NOV):
- A MARRIAGE STORY + MIRACLE d. Helena Třeštíková, 2017 + 1975 (19 NOV 19:00 – at Czech Embassy).
MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):
- Bob Fosse: CABARET 35mm d. Bob Fosse, 1972 (19 NOV 20:40).
ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (ongoing):
- ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 (19 NOV 17:45).
RIAN JOHNSON SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (12 to 27 NOV):
- BROTHERS BLOOM 35mm d. Rian Johnson, 2009 (19 NOV 18:10).
THE TALENTED MR DELON at Ciné Lumière (20 OCT to 26 NOV):
- PLEIN SOLEIL d. René Clément, 1960 (19 NOV 18:30).
WOMEN DIRECTORS OF THE DEFA at Goethe-Institut (30 OCT to 19 NOV):
- BERLIN PRENZLAUER BERG – ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN 1ST OF MAY AND 1ST OF JULY d. Petra Tschörtner, 1990 (19 NOV 19:00).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Czech Velvet 1989-2019 (01 to 29 NOV).
- EFG London Jazz Festival (15 to 24 NOV).
- French Film Festival (07 NOV to 14 DEC).
- London Palestine Film Festival (15 to 30 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 (19 NOV 16:05):
- “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 (19 NOV 20:40):
- “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 (19 NOV 12:45):
- “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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