SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 20.11.19

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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).


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YENTL d. Barbra Streisand, 1983 + Panel Discussion: “Reframing Streisand” with Mia Bays, Jason Solomons & Anna Smith at Everyman Belsize Park (20 NOV 19:30):

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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

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: LETO at Screen25 (20 NOV).
Films in London today: LETO at Screen25 (20 NOV).

HOUSE OF CHILDREN d. Daniel Drema, 2019 + Q&A at The Castle Cinema (20 NOV 18:30):

  • “A glimpse of life as seen through children at a Zimbabwean care initiative. We see almost nothing of the children’s surroundings, forcing us to imagine a world entirely from their point of view. And like the way a novel slowly awakens using only words, the film similarly restricts our eyes, but opens up the imagination…”

Juliet Jacques Presents, Part 1 at ICA (20 NOV 18:45):

  • “Writer and filmmaker Juliet Jacques presents a two-part programme of experimental queer cinema. Focusing on works from the 20th century, Part I includes films by Barbara Hammer, Marina Grizinic & Amid Smid, Jerry Tartaglia, and J. S. Watson & Melville Webber. Starting with a pivotal work from the American inter-war avant-garde, these works chart the emergence of gay and lesbian filmmaking, the impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the development of trans culture and politics.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: ORNETTE - MADE IN AMERICA, part of AMERICAN INDEPENDENT: A FOCUS ON SHIRLEY CLARKE at BFI Southbank (20 NOV).
Films in London today: ORNETTE – MADE IN AMERICA, part of AMERICAN INDEPENDENT: A FOCUS ON SHIRLEY CLARKE at BFI Southbank (20 NOV).

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT: A FOCUS ON SHIRLEY CLARKE at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

  • RAGING BULL d. Martin Scorsese, 1980 + Intro by Geoff Andrew (20 NOV 18:00).

EARTH IN CRISIS at DocHouse (14 to 20 NOV):

  • OH, THE SANXIA d. Wang Libo, 2012 + Q&A with the director (20 NOV 18:30).

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL at DocHouse (08 to 15 NOV):

MAURICE PIALET AND THE NEW FRENCH REALISM at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

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


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: HEYDAY: THE MIC CHRISTOPHER STORY, opening night of the Irish Film Festival at Regent Street Cinema (20 NOV 19:30).
Films in London today: HEYDAY: THE MIC CHRISTOPHER STORY, opening night of the Irish Film Festival at Regent Street Cinema (20 NOV 19:30).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 NOV).
Films in London today: SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE at Ciné Lumière (15 to 21 NOV).

LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at The Prince Charles (20 NOV 17:15):

  • “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 (20 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 (20 NOV 21:00):

  • “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):

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