Films in London today: THE AMAZING JONATHAN DOCUMENTARY at BFI Southbank (19 NOV).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 19.11.19

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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).


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).



We’ve posted another writeup from this year’s Smartphone Film Festival – Best International Film winner, SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH DAD.

Films in London this month; TOMMY, part of MUSICALS! at BFI (from 22 NOV).

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 at Genesis Cinema (19 NOV).
Films in London today: ALL IS LOST at Genesis Cinema (19 NOV).

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):

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Films in London today: A MARRIAGE STORY, part of IN FOCUS: HELENA TREŠTÍKOVÁ at the Czech Embassy (19 NOV).
Films in London today: A MARRIAGE STORY, part of IN FOCUS: HELENA TREŠTÍKOVÁ at the Czech Embassy (19 NOV).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (19 NOV 20:45).


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):

IN FOCUS: HELENA TREŠTÍKOVÁ at ICA & the Czech Embassy (17 to 19 NOV):


  • Bob Fosse: CABARET 35mm d. Bob Fosse, 1972 (19 NOV 20:40).

ONCE UPON A TIME WITH TARANTINO at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

RIAN JOHNSON SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (12 to 27 NOV):

THE TALENTED MR DELON at Ciné Lumière (20 OCT to 26 NOV):

WOMEN DIRECTORS OF THE DEFA at Goethe-Institut (30 OCT to 19 NOV):

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Films in London today: LITTLE MONSTERS at The Prince Charles (15 to 21 NOV).
Films in London today: LITTLE MONSTERS at The Prince Charles (15 to 21 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.”

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