SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 23.02.19

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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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Patrick Cowley SCHOOLDAZE at Rio Cinema (23 FEB 23:35):

  • NTS, Fringe! & Dark Entries present: A late night porn soundtrack visual celebration of the life and work of Patrick Cowley at the Rio Cinema! Cowley-scored soundtracks for many late 70s & early 80s gay porn films produced in the San Francisco area, including titles such as SCHOOL DAZE & AFTERNOONERS. These films will be projected in this immersive tribute experience, featuring Dan Beaumont, NTS host & Dalston Superstore resident DJ’ing.

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE PONDS at The Castle Cinema (23 FEB).
Films in London today: THE PONDS at The Castle Cinema (23 FEB).

PHANTASM III + PHANTASM IV d. Don Coscarelli, 1994 & 1998 at Genesis Cinema (23 FEB 20:30 – FREE!/Booking recommended).

  • Arrow Video presents: “”As we patiently wait for Summer to come, we bring you a series of the finest, funnest B-Movies and cult gems ever to grace our Bar Paragon screen. This Saturday we present another Don Coscarelli double.”

THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2019 + Q&A with the directors at The Castle Cinema (23 FEB 14:45):

  • In a world of flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest and parkland plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable.

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BLACKkKLANSMAN d. Spike Lee, 2018 at Genesis Cinema (23 FEB 20:40).
  • CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at Regent Street Cinema (23 FEB 14:00, 16:10, 18:15 & 20:20).
  • MEKTOUB, MY LOVE d. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2017 at ICA (23 FEB 15:45).
  • MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2016 at Everyman Screen On The Green (23 FEB 23:30).
  • MOULIN ROUGE! d. Baz Luhrmann, 2001 + LIVE MUSIC presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church, SE13 (23 FEB 20:00).
  • TOY STORY d. John Lasseter, 1995 presented by Collective Cinema at St Margaret’s Church, SE13 (23 FEB 17:00).
  • TWIN PEAKS Marathon at House Of Vans (22 to 24 FEB – mostly SOLD OUT!).
  • WE ARE THE WEIRDOS! d. various, horror shorts presented by The Final Girls at BFI (23 FEB 20:40).


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: I LIVE IN FEAR at The Prince Charles (23 FEB).
Films in London today: I LIVE IN FEAR at The Prince Charles (23 FEB).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (23 FEB 12:00 & 14:55).

AKIRA KUROSAWA: SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 13 APR):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… OSCARS 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 04 MAY):

A TRIBUTE TO BRUNO GANZ at ICA (22 to 28 FEB):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: AND THE ACADEMY AWARD DIDN’T GO TO… at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • BREATHLESS d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 (23 FEB 18:20).

CLOSE-UP ON LUIS BUÑUEL at Close-Up (01 to 27 FEB):

CLOSE-UP ON VERA CHYTILOVÁ at Close-Up (13 FEB to 01 MAR):

FORGOTTEN BLACK TV DRAMA at BFI Southbank (FEB):

LOVE? at Deptford Cinema (09 to 23 FEB):

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • RED DESERT d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964 (23 FEB 20:45).

OSCAR®️ WEEK at Barbican (21 to 28 FEB):

STARRING BARBARA STANWYCK at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

WALT DISNEY SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (until 23 MAR):

  • PETER PAN d. Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson, 1953 (23 FEB 13:15).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: LULU by Diana Cignoni, part of QueerBee at Deptford Cinema (23 FEB).
Films in London today: LULU by Diana Cignoni, part of QueerBee Festival at Deptford Cinema (23 FEB).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: HOME GAMES at DocHouse (22 to 28 FEB).
Films in London today: HOME GAMES at DocHouse (22 to 28 FEB).

HOME GAMES d. Alisa Kovalenko, 2018 at DocHouse (23 FEB 16:30):

  • In Kiev, twenty year old Alina dreams of making the national women’s football team. She’s got a good shot – a standout since the age of seven, she’s now a premier league player. But there are more than a few obstacles standing in her way – not least the fact that her ex-con mother has left her in charge of her young brother and sister.

ON THE BASIS OF SEX d. Mimi Leder, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (23 FEB 15:30, 18:15 & 21:00):

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

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