SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 21.03.19

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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).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

PHASE IV d. Saul Bass, 1974 + TALK by Dr Yannick Wurm at The Castle Cinema (21 MAR 19:00):

  • Science Fiction Theatre presents: “When a desert ant population teams up with others of their species to create a super colony, two scientists (Nigel Davenport and Michael Murphy) search for an explanation to the evolutionary shift that has allowed the ants to adopt a hive mind.”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

LIVES UNWRITTEN: IMITATION OF LIFE at The Geffrye Museum (23 MAR).
LIVES UNWRITTEN: IMITATION OF LIFE at The Geffrye Museum (23 MAR).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: RINGU at Genesis Cinema (21 MAR).
Films in London today: RINGU at Genesis Cinema (21 MAR).

Nova Nights #16: Harlock & Able’s DEEP CLEAN + SHORTS by Nicolai Kornum at The Horse Hospital (21 MAR 19:00):

  • Billy Chainsaw presents: “An exclusive screening of director Matt Harlock and comic artist Krent Able’s hilarious and hideous horror short DEEP CLEAN, followed by a ‘live’ interview between Harlock, Able and Billy Chainsaw. Plus the world premiere of Chainsaw & Collier’s latest Cut Up ‘S-23a’ – the only way to see Chainsaw & Collier’s Cut Up movies is ‘live’.”

RINGU d. Hideo Nakata , 1998 + INTRO/SALON with Nick Walker, Rochester Kinoat Genesis Cinema (21 MAR 18:40):

  • “Cult Classic Collective with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with a 20th Anniversary screening of Hideo Nakata’s gorgeous restoration of RINGU. The screening will be introduced by Nick and will be followed by a salon discussion upstairs at the bar where you will have a chance to discuss this great film with fellow fans and first-time viewers!”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: BLOOD GLACIER at Austrian Cultural Forum (21 MAR).
Films in London today: BLOOD GLACIER at Austrian Cultural Forum (21 MAR).

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • HIGH NOON d. Fred Zinnemann, 1952 at BFI (21 MAR 18:25).
  • RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 (21 MAR 20:50).

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (02 to 31 MAR):

  • NOSTALGHIA d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 (21 MAR 20:15).

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at BFI Southbank & ICA (MAR to JUN):

HORROR SEASON at Austrian Cultural Forum (until 21 MAR – Free!):

KAIJU CHAOS at House Of Vans (08 to 31 MAR – Free! no booking required):

SEASON OF STARS at Deptford Cinema (until 06 APR):

  • THE TENANT d. Roman Polański, 1976 (21 MAR 19:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: WELCOME TO SODOM at DocHouse (15 to 21 MAR).
Films in London today: WELCOME TO SODOM at DocHouse (15 to 21 MAR).

BENJAMIN d. Simon Amstell, 2018 at JW3 (21 MAR 13:30 & 18:30):

  • “A bittersweet comedy tells the story of Benjamin (Colin Morgan) a rising star filmmaker, who is thrown into emotional turmoil  on the brink of premiering his second film, when Billie, his hard partying publicist, introduces him to a mesmeric French musician called Noah.”

GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at ICA (21 MAR 19:10):

  •  “Lara is a 15 year-old woman fiercely committed to becoming a professional ballerina. Joining a new school, usual frustrations and challenges of adolescence are heightened as her body does not bend easily to the strict ballet discipline, being born a boy. Despite her stressful surrounding and with the support of her family, Lara prepares for reassignment surgery, pushing her body to its limits.”

WELCOME TO SODOM d. Florian Weigensamer & Christian Krönes, 2018 at DocHouse (21 MAR 14:30):

  • “Sodom is the largest electrical waste dump in the world, given its hellish name by the people who live there. How our extremely wasteful, privileged society is seen by those who mend and recycle what we throw away, is food for thought.”

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

  • THE AFTERMATH d. James Kent, 2019 at Watermans (15 to 28 MAR). ALIEN d. Ridley Scott, 1979 New Restoration at The Prince Charles (until 21 MAR). BACK TO THE FATHERLAND d. Kat Rohrer & Gil Levanon, 2017 presented by UKJF at JW3 (17 to 21 MAR). BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES d. Sophie Huber, 2018 at DocHouse (15 to 21 MAR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at Arthouse Crouch End (until 21 MAR). DISOBEDIENCE d. Sebastián Lelio, 2017 at Whirled Cinema (18 to 24 MAR). EVERYBODY KNOWS aka Todos lo Saben d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 21 MAR). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (15 to 21 MAR). THE FIGHT d. Jessica Hynes, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (15 to 21 MAR). FREE SOLO d. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 21 MAR). IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK d. Barry Jenkins, 2018 at Peckhamplex (until 21 MAR). THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER d. Sara Colangelo, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 21 MAR). MAIDEN d. Alex Holmes, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 21 MAR). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 21 MAR). RAY & LIZ d. Richard Billingham, 2018 at ICA (until 21 MAR). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (until 21 MAR). SHAKESPEARE WALLAH d. James Ivory, 1965 at BFI (until 21 MAR). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 21 MAR). TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME d. Olivia Lichtenstein, 2018 at DocHouse (15 to 20 MAR). TIGERS d. Danis Tanovic, 2014 at Watermans (17 to 21 MAR). UNDER THE SILVER LAKE d. David Robert Mitchell, 2018 at The Prince Charles (15 to 21 MAR). WHAT MEN WANT d. Adam Shankman, 2019 at Rich Mix (15 to 21 MAR).

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