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WE ARE THE WEIRDOS! d. various at The Prince Charles (20 FEB 20:30):
- The Final Girls present: “A selection of short films from some of the most exciting new female voices in international genre cinema. Films that delve deep into the darkest corners of the human experience, bringing an unforgettable array of monsters and horrors to the screen.”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
- ZODIAC FILM CLUB: Read Zodiac’s guide to sex education at the movies & their selfie email interview, Zodiac On Zodiac.
- NOW BOOKING: MULTIPLE MANIACS (1970) kickstarts a new John Waters ‘selectrospective’ at The Prince Charles Cinema (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019). Read our guide to every goddam thing.
- FEBRUARY 2019: Planning ahead? Find out what’s screening for the rest of the month with our epic repertory roundup.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
Films in London today (A – Z):
- CHEF FLYNN d. Cameron Yates, 2018 at DocHouse (20 FEB 16:30).
- THE CHILDREN ACT d. Richard Eyre, 2018 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (20 FEB 19:45).
- CLIMAX d. Gaspar Noé, 2018 at ICA (20 FEB 18:20).
- THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at The David Lean (20 FEB 19:30).
- HOLLOW TRIUMPH d. Steve Sekely, 1948 presented by Kennington Noir at The Cinema Museum (20 FEB 19:30).
- HOUSE d. Steve Miner, 1985 presented by Arrow Video at The Prince Charles (20 FEB 18:20).
- JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (20 FEB 19:30).
- OKLAHOMA! d. Fred Zinnemann, 1955 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St Barnabas Millennium Halls (20 FEB 14:00).
- RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 at Rich Mix (20 FEB 15:30).
- RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 at DocHouse (20 FEB 20:30).
- THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW d. Douglas Sirk, 1956 presented by Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bar (20 FEB 20:00 – FREE!).
- TRAPEZE d. Carol Reed, 1956 at Regent Street Cinema (20 FEB 12:00 & 15:30).
- VICE d. Adam McKay, 2019 at Barbican (20 FEB 20:25).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):
- SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (20 FEB 13:00).
- SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018 (20 FEB 15:40).
- FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (20 FEB 15:50).
- RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 (20 FEB 18:10).
BE THE COWBOY: THE CINEMA OF ULRICH KÖHLER at Deptford Cinema & Goethe-Institut (18 to 27 FEB):
- WINDOWS ON MONDAY d. Ulrich Köhler, 2006 (20 FEB 20:00, Deptford Cinema).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- HAROLD & MAUDE + INTRO by Justin Johnson d. Hal Ashby, 1971 (20 FEB 18:15).
- THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION d. Frank Darabont, 1994 (20 FEB 20:15).
MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):
- RAGING BULL 35mm d. Martin Scorsese, 1980 (20 FEB 20:45).
MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- THE PASSENGER d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975 (20 FEB 18:05).
- IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN 35mm d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1982 (20 FEB 20:30).
STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):
- THE LADY EVE d. Preston Sturges, 1941 (20 FEB 18:10 & 20:40).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
JELLYFISH d. James Gardner, 2018 at Rio Cinema (20 FEB 18:00):
- Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local amusement arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for 15 year-old Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent…
MEKTOUB MY LOVE: CANTO UNO d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (20 FEB 14:30 & 20:10):
- Abdellatif Kechiche (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2013 for BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR) casts a nostalgic glow on the wonders of youth in this coming-of-age saga set in 1994. Amin (Shaïn Boumedine), an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, decides to reconnect with his family and his childhood friends in a fishing village in the South of France.
WHEN THE WAR COMES d. Jan Gebert, 2018 at DocHouse (20 FEB 14:45):
- There are few things as sinister as a young, arrogant man with a dictator-style hair-cut and a violent bully-boy attitude towards society. Peter Švrček lives with his mum in rural Slovakia and is angry about refugees. With various right-wing sympathies and neo-nazi ideals, Švrček proceeds to search for like-minded men to play army games in the woods with him, and gains confidence in his ideas by the election of Trump.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- BEAUTIFUL BOY d. Felix van Groeningen, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (16 to 21 FEB). BURNING d. Lee Chang-dong, 2018 at Arthouse (15 to 21 FEB). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at ArtHouse (15 to 21 FEB). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at Rich Mix (16 to 20 FEB). FORGOTTEN SOLDIER d. Lucile Smith, 2018 + 100 FACES d. Benjamin Till, 2018 at JW3 (17 to 21 FEB). FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (15 to 21 FEB). GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 to 21 FEB). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING d. RaMell Ross, 2018 at ICA (until 21 FEB). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 21 FEB). LOVELESS d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (18 to 24 FEB). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS d. Josie Rourke, 2018 at Lexi Cinema (15 to 21 FEB). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 21 FEB). THE SILENCE OF OTHERS d. Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar, 2018 at DocHouse (15 to 21 FEB). VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 at Watermans (15 to 21 FEB).
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