SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 21.11.19

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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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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!”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ATLANTICS #ReclaimTheFrame at Genesis Cinema (21 NOV). 
Films in London today: ATLANTICS #ReclaimTheFrame at Genesis Cinema (21 NOV).

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):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: BELLADONNA OF SADNESS, part of HERE BE WITCHES at The Prince Charles (21 NOV).
Films in London today: BELLADONNA OF SADNESS, part of HERE BE WITCHES at The Prince Charles (21 NOV).

20 YEARS at House Of Vans (01 NOV to 01 DEC – FREE!/No booking required):

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

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):

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


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: JOJO RABBIT + Awards Ceremony, part of UK Jewish Film Festival at Picturehouse Central (21 NOV 20:00).
Films in London today: Closing Night Gala – JOJO RABBIT + Awards Ceremony, part of UK Jewish Film Festival at Picturehouse Central (21 NOV 20:00).

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GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE 35mm at The Prince Charles (18 NOV).
Films in London today: STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE 35mm at The Prince Charles (15 to 21 NOV).

LITTLE MONSTERS d. Abe Forsythe, 2019 at The Prince Charles (21 NOV 16:00 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “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):

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