SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 22.02.20

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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

Feminist Re-Imaginings at the Rio, 1980-2020: Programme 1 + Panel with Vicky Grut (Women’s Media Resource Project worker/film programmer) & Selina Robertson (Club des Femmes) at Rio Cinema (22 FEB 14:00):

  • Club des Femmes presents: “Veteran West German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta’s films were firm favourites at the Rio throughout the 1980s. Programmed by the Women’s Media Resource Project, her directorial debut THE SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES (1978) marked her out as one of the key women writer-directors of the New German Cinema movement. Screens with one of Leeds Animation Workshop’s most explicitly feminist shorts, GIVE US A SMILE (1983).”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS at ICA (22 FEB).
What to see in London today: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS at ICA (22 FEB).

MIDNIGHT FAMILY d. Luke Lorentzen, 2019 + Q&A with producer Kellen Quinn at Picturehouse Central (22 FEB 15:00):

  • “In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As they try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, the Ochoas struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.”

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS d. Jaromil Jireš, 1970 + Intro by Kim Newman at ICA (22 FEB 16:00):

  • Second Sight & the Czech Centre present: “Set within the imagination of a teenage girl on the threshold of adulthood, this haunting and poetic fantasy with its intoxicating imagery is a classic of the Czechoslovak New Wave. The screening is introduced by English journalist, film critic and broadcaster Kim Newman, a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 8 Queer Shorts From Around The World presented by Queer Cinema Club x Shado at Bermondsey Project Space (22 FEB 17:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
  • A HIDDEN LIFE d. Terrence Malick, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (22 FEB 16:40 & 20:00).
  • Andrew O’Neill’s HISTORY OF HEAVY METAL + Andrew O’Neill In Conversation at The Horse Hospital (22 FEB 19:00).
  • A PLACE IN THE SUN d. George Stevens, 1951 at Regent Street Cinema (22 FEB 14:10).
  • BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS d. Jimmy T. Murakami & Roger Corman, 1980 presented by The Good/Bad Movie Club at The Prince Charles (22 FEB 21:00).
  • DIGGING FOR WELDON IRVINE d. Victorious DeCosta, 2019 presented by Doc’n Roll Film Festival at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (22 FEB 19:00).
  • FIRST LOVE d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at ICA (22 FEB 14:45).
  • FOR SAMA d. Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts, 2019 at DocHouse (22 FEB 14:30).
  • LIFE IS SWEET d. Mike Leigh, 1990 presented by Talkies Community Cinema at Waterhouse Hall Theatre (22 FEB 19:30).
  • SO LONG, MY SON d. Wang Xiaoshuai, 2019 at The David Lean (22 FEB 13:30).
  • WITHNAIL & I d. Bruce Robinson, 1987 at The Prince Charles (22 FEB 20:45).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: LOVELY RITA, part of THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI (22 FEB).
What to see in London today: LOVELY RITA, part of THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI (22 FEB).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

  • SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 (21 to 27 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • ARRIVAL d. Denis Villeneuve, 2016 (22 FEB 18:00).

AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (JAN to FEB):

AMERICAN NEW WAVE at The Prince Charles (2020):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • GERRY 35mm d. Gus Van Sant, 2002 (22 FEB 18:30).

THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

  • LOVELY RITA 35mm d. Jessica Hausner, 2001 + Q&A with the director (22 FEB 16:00).
  • LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 + Intro by the director (22 FEB 18:10).
  • FLORA + INTER-VIEW 35mm d. Jessica Hausner, 1995 + 1999 (22 FEB 18:20).
  • HOTEL 35mm + Short: TOAST d. Jessica Hausner, 2004 + 2006 (22 FEB 20:30).
  • New Releases: LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 (21 FEB to 05 MAR/Check venue for details).

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to FEB):

  • d. Federico Fellini, 1963 (22 FEB 20:15).

GALENTINES & VALENTINES CELEBRATIONS at The Prince Charles (13 to 20 FEB):

  • AMELIE 35mm aka Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

  • SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 (21 to 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

LATE NIGHTS SEASON – NICOLAS CAGE at Everyman Screen On The Green (FEB to MAR):

THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: THE FORBIDDEN REEL at DocHouse (21 to 27 FEB).
What to see in London today: THE FORBIDDEN REEL at DocHouse (21 to 27 FEB).

END OF THE CENTURY d. Lucio Castro, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 FEB 21:15):

  • “When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin, from the balcony of his Airbnb, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other’s histories-and maybe even their destinies?”

THE FORBIDDEN REEL d. Ariel Nasr, 2019 at DocHouse (22 FEB 18:30):

  • “Under threat of execution by the Taliban, who were destroying countless aspects of Afghanistan’s culture, Afghan Film workers hid hundreds of film reels behind a secret wall. The rescued archive, which still lies in a vulnerable state in their office in Kabul, reveals an incredibly rich cinematic history. It shows facets of a modernist, left leaning Afghanistan, long crowded out by news images of violence and extremism.”

LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (22 FEB 20:45):

  • “Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests…”

MIDNIGHT FAMILY d. Luke Lorentzen, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (22 FEB 16:20):

  • “In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As they try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, the Ochoas struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.”

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

  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD d. Marielle Heller, 2019 at Watermans (until 27 FEB). AMELIE 35mm d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 at The Prince Charles (until 27 FEB). FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 27 FEB). GREED d. Michael Winterbottom, 2020 at Phoenix Cinema (21 to 27 FEB). JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 27 FEB). LEONA d. Isaac Cherem, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (23 to 27 FEB). THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at Watermans (21 to 27 FEB). MR. JONES d. Agnieszka Holland, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (until 01 MAR). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 27 FEB). THE PUBLIC d. Emilio Estevez, 2019 at Rio Cinema (21 to 27 FEB). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 27 FEB). RED JOAN d. Trevor Nunn, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (24 FEB to 01 MAR). SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 at The Prince Charles (21 to 27 FEB). SONIC THE HEDGEHOG d. Jeff Fowler, 2020 at Catford Mews (until 27 FEB). WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS d. Jon Kasbe, 2018 at DocHouse (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

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