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VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 + Intro/Discussion with Gareth Jones at The Cinema Museum (21 NOV 19:00):
- Film School presents: “Explore issues of authorship in a film many consider to be the greatest in cinema history. But who (or what) is the film’s true author? Hitchcock as the director has a strong claim of course, but what about the influence of the classical Hollywood system itself? I will outline some of the key debates in authorship theory before the screening, then afterwards (in the museum bar of course), we’ll discuss them in relation to the film. Look forward to seeing you all there!”
NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest might be over for another year, but we’ve started posting a special series of Fringe! Diaries to report from the action.
Fringe!’s next Fling – part of their year-round programme of screenings – is JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE d. Tomer Heymann, 2018 + Q&A with the director (05 DEC 18:20 – Genesis Cinema).
We’ve posted another writeup from this year’s Smartphone Film Festival – Best International Film winner, SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH DAD.
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
THE GRADUATE 16mm d. Mike Nichols, 1967 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (21 NOV 18:45 – also 24 NOV 14:30):
- Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club presents: “Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and, back at his parents’ house, he’s trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: What does he want to do with his life? An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from, her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross).”
ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Josh O’Connor at Curzon Bloomsbury (21 NOV 18:15):
- “Opening on New Years Eve, when two strangers share a cab, and developing into a distinctly modern romance, this is a story for our age that is both sexy and honest. There’s no denying the chemistry between the two leads as they go from a one night stand to moving in together and planning to start a family. But even the best-laid plans tend to go awry.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- ATLANTICS d. Mati Diop, 2019 presented by Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame at Genesis Cinema (21 NOV 18:20).
- ATLANTICS d. Mati Diop, 2019 at ICA (21 NOV 20:40).
- CABIN IN THE SKY d. Vincente Minnelli & Busby Berkeley, 1943 at Barbican Centre (21 NOV 19:00).
- THE CROW 35mm d. Alex Proyas, 1994 at The Prince Charles (21 NOV 20:45).
- Crystal’s LIVE Drag Race UK Grand Finale at Rio Cinema (21 NOV 19:00).
- DENIAL d. Mick Jackson, 2016 presented by Highgate Film Society at Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (21 NOV 20:00).
- DEPECHE MODE: SPIRITS IN THE FOREST d. Anton Corbijn, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (21 NOV 21:00).
- HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 + Q&A with cinematographer Samir Ljuma at ICA (21 NOV 18:30).
- Kino’s Short Film Open-Mic at Candid Arts Trust (21 NOV 19:00).
- LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at The Lexi (21 NOV 20:45).
- MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND d. Midge Costin, 2019 at ICA (21 NOV 12:35).
- PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodóvar, 2019 at ICA (21 NOV 17:35).
- THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON d. Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, 2019 at Curzon Aldgate (21 NOV 18:15 – Other Curzons available!).
- RESURRECTING WALL ST: THE BLUEPRINT d. Dorian Chandler, 2015 presented by Black History Studies at The Lexi (21 NOV 18:30).
- THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at The David Lean (21 NOV 14:30 & 19:30).
- TRIXIE MATTEL: MOVING PARTS d. Nick Zeig-Owens, 2019 at DocHouse (21 NOV 20:30)
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
20 YEARS at House Of Vans (01 NOV to 01 DEC – FREE!/No booking required):
- AMERICAN BEAUTY d. Sam Mendes, 1999 (21 NOV 17:00 & 19:15).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: REAL TO REEL at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):
- RAGING BULL d. Martin Scorsese, 1980 (21 NOV 20:25).
BLACK HISTORY (EVERY) MONTH at Genesis Cinema (ongoing):
- ATLANTICS d. Mati Diop, 2019 presented by Birds’ Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame (21 NOV 18:20).
CONJURING UP THE REAL: THE FILMS OF JÜRGEN BÖTTCHER various venues (23 OCT to 21 NOV):
- THE WALL 35mm d. Jürgen Böttcher, 1990 (21 NOV 19:00 at Goethe-Institut).
DIRECTOR DEBUTS at Deptford Cinema (19 NOV to 10 DEC):
- MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 (21 NOV 19:30).
HERE BE WITCHES at The Prince Charles (31 OCT to 21 NOV):
- BELLADONNA OF SADNESS d. Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973 (21 NOV 18:30).
MUSICALS! THE GREATEST SHOW ON SCREEN at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):
- HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 4K d. John Cameron Mitchell, 2001 (21 NOV 20:30).
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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).
- Irish Film Festival (20 to 24 NOV).
- 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 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 (21 NOV 18:15 & 20:30):
- “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 (21 NOV 15:05 – LAST CHANCE!):
- “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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