SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 22.05.19

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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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TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG d. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018 + Q&A with the director at ICA (22 MAY 20:50):

  • “Chile in the summer of 1990. As the country comes to terms with the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship, a group of adolescents living on a rural commune attempt to make sense of their burgeoning desires and tangled relationships.”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: SUNSET at Phoenix Cinema (22 MAY).
Films in London today: SUNSET at Phoenix Cinema (22 MAY).

CASABLANCA 16mm d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (22 MAY 19:30 + 26 MAY 14:00):

  • Ciné-Real presents: “The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America.”

SUNSET 35mm d. László Nemes, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Phoenix Cinema (22 MAY 20:00):

  • “It is 1913, nearing the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and on the eve of the First World War. Írisz Leiter (a haunting Juli Jakab) is a hat maker who returns to Budapest years after being fostered under mysterious circumstances.”

XY CHELSEA d. Tim Travers Hawkins, 2019 + Q&A with the director at ICA (22 MAY 18:30):

  • “What would you do if you had access to government secrets that could change the world for the better if released? In 2010, Manning was an intelligence analyst and uploaded thousands of documents to WikiLeaks revealing U.S soldiers targeting civilians in Iraq. It was the biggest leak of state secrets in U.S history, and she faced the full force of the law.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: GOLEM at BFI (22 MAY).
Films in London today: GOLEM at BFI (22 MAY).

BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS: WEIMAR CINEMA 1919-1933 at BFI Southbank (MAY to JUN):

  • NOSFERATU d. FW Murnau, 1922 (22 MAY 20:30).
  • THE GOLEM d. Paul Wegener, 1920 + LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (22 MAY 18:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE MEANINGS OF LIFE at BFI Southbank (MAY):

CELEBRATING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN at The Prince Charles (06 JAN to 15 JUL):

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB & DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Ciné Lumière, Close-Up, Goethe-Institut, ICA & Whitechapel Gallery (MAR to JUN):

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

MARTIN SCORSESE SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 18 JUL):

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: AMA-SAN at ICA (17 to 23 MAY).
Films in London today: AMA-SAN at ICA (17 to 23 MAY).

AMA-SAN d. Cláudia Varejão, 2016 at ICA (22 MAY 16:10):

  • For over 2,000 years, female shellfish divers, known as ama-san, have fished for abalone off the coast of Japan. Focusing on three women who have spent decades diving together near a small fishing village on the Shima peninsular, AMA-SAN is a unique portrait of an ancient custom which is at risk of disappearing.

MARTY d. Delbert Mann, 1955 at Whirled Cinema (22 MAY 20:00):

  • “The Bronx, New York. While his extended family are all getting married, Marty (Ernest Borgnine) remains a stay-at-home bachelor in his mid 30’s. On the verge of accepting a quiet life with his mother, he heads out one evening to the Stardust Ballroom, and tries not to ruin what could be his last chance at finding love.”

TUCKED d. Jamie Patterson, 2018 at Rio Cinema (22 MAY 12:15):

  • “Gender non-conforming Jackie Collins is an 80+ years old drag queen with an acerbic nightclub comedy act. Diagnosed with cancer but determined to keep on performing and boozing, but between a surprising new friendship with young, non-binary newcomer Faith and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his life.”

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