SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 22.08.18

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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: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST + INTRO by Chloë Grace Moretz at Picturehouse Central (22 AUG 19:00 – Sold Out! & 19:15): “THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, like its protagonist, is earnest and thoughtful, but brimming with passion and angst under the surface. 5/5 big gay feels.” – Chelsea Steiner, The Mary Sue.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: DOG DAY AFTERNOON at The Prince Charles (22 AUG).
Films in London today: DOG DAY AFTERNOON at The Prince Charles (22 AUG).

A NORTHERN SOUL + Q&A with director Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott (featured in the film) at Prince Charles (22 AUG 18:20):

  • BAFTA nominated documentarian Sean McAllister (A SYRIAN LOVE STORY) returns to his hometown, Hull, as curator of its’ UK City of Culture opening. Back living with his 90-year-old parents and reflecting on changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit, Sean is drawn to the fringes of town where he encounters Steve – a struggling warehouse worker with a dream.

DOG DAY AFTERNOON 35mm + PANEL at Prince Charles (22 AUG 20:45):

  • Unicorn Nights presents: When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension.

IN THE CUT + INTRO by Anna Bogutskaya at BFI Southbank (22 AUG 18:10):

  • Jane Campion’s film of Susanna Moore’s novel sees Meg Ryan as Frannie, a NYU teacher with profoundly mixed feelings for a cop (Mark Ruffalo) who’s investigating the murder of a woman whose mutilated corpse was found on her doorstep.

MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER at ICA (22 AUG 18:00):

  • Ulrike Ottinger’s rarely seen first feature, follows the notorious pirate queen Madame X as she gathers a group of women, bored with their everyday lives, to join her on her ship Orlando. Subverting the traditional male-centered pirate tale, the womens’ search for self-transformation places them at odds with the rituals of the outside world.

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST + INTRO by Chloë Grace Moretz at Picturehouse Central (22 AUG 19:00 – Sold Out! & 19:15):

  • Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high-school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”.
  • Also screens across the Picturehouse chain.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London this week: CENTRAL AIRPORT THF at Barbican (22 AUG).
Films in London today: CENTRAL AIRPORT THF at Barbican (22 AUG).

ALTERNATE REALITIES at Barbican (20 to 27 AUG):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 SEP):

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):

REBEL WITH A CAUSE at Bertha DocHouse (until 12 AUG):

SUMMER IN THE CITY at Genesis Cinema (06 to 30 AUG – tickets £5!):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals projecting in London today, which means we’ve probably missed something…

> Let us know in the comments below.


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA.
Films in London today: DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA.

DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (22 AUG 20:45):

  • Shevaun Mizrahi’s debut documentary feature records the stories told by the residents of a retirement home in Istanbul. Sitting somewhere between ethnography and magical realism, the retirement home is situated in a tower whose interior walls are bestowed with an almost painterly quality by Mizrahi’s post-production.

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at The Institute Of Light (22 AUG 18:30):

  • Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.

MILDRED PIERCE at BFI Southbank (22 AUG 14:30 & 20:45):

  • Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford, in her only Oscar®-winning role) is brought in for questioning after her second husband is shot. Through a series of flashbacks we track Mildred’s extraordinary life.

More films in London this week (A – Z): DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). THE ESCAPE at Lexi Cinema (17 to 20 AUG). THE GUARDIANS at Phoenix Cinema (17 to 23 AUG). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (17 to 23 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (18 to 22 AUG). MCQUEEN at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (18 to 22 AUG). SPITFIRE at Watermans (17 to 23 AUG). UNDER THE TREE at ICA (17 to 22 AUG). VITCH at JW3 (19 to 23 AUG). THE WOUND at Whirled Cinema (20 to 26 AUG).


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