SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 23.02.20

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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

PENGUIN HIGHWAY d. Hiroyasu Ishida, 2018 + Q&A with author Tomihiko Morimi at The Prince Charles (23 FEB 15:30):

  • Japan Foundation London presents: “A fourth-grader investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic. This debut anime feature from Hiroyasu Ishida is a highly imaginative rendition of Tomihiko Morimi’s 2010 novel of the same title which has been recognised with a Nihon Science Fiction Taisho Award.”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: SUTURE 35mm at ICA (23 FEB).
What to see in London today: SUTURE 35mm at ICA (23 FEB).

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN 35mm + THE OLD DARK HOUSE d. James Whale, 1935/1932 + Panel at The Cinema Museum (23 FEB 17:00):

  • The Vito Project presents: “A new season of movies inspired by Vito Russo’s The Celluloid Closet taking place in 2020. Celebrating queer artists who worked in classic Hollywood and beyond, we will be watching and discussing their movies through the lenses of the queer sensibility they brought to their work. After the movies, there will be a panel discussion on James Whale and the style and sensibility of his movies.”

Jim Carter presents PRIDE d. Matthew Warchus, 2014 + Q&A with cast & crew at Kiln Theatre (23 FEB 16:00 – Special fundraiser price £65-95/Very limited availability!):

  • “As part of his sold-out season of In Conversation events, Jim Carter returns to Kiln Cinema for a very special fundraiser, the screening of the highly acclaimed 2014 film PRIDE, followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. Inspired by an extraordinary true story of gay activists uniting with striking Welsh miners in their fight against Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press. All proceeds from the evening are in aid of Kiln Theatre.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • 1917 d. Sam Mendes, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (23 FEB 19:30).
  • AD ASTRA d. James Gray, 2019 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Laylow (23 FEB 19:30 – FREE!).
  • EL TOPO d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970 at ICA (23 FEB 12:25).
  • FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (23 FEB 18:00).
  • FIRST LOVE d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at ICA (23 FEB 14:50).
  •  JULIET OF THE SPIRITS d. Federico Fellini, 1965 at Regent Street Cinema (23 FEB 14:30).
  • THE KILLING 16mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1956 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm at The Castle Cinema (23 FEB 14:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
  • THE NIGHTS OF CABIRIA d. Federico Fellini, 1957 at Regent Street Cinema (23 FEB 17:00).
  • SUTURE 35mm d. Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 1993 at ICA (23 FEB 12:30 – Members’ Screening/Non-members can purchase full-price tickets on the day, subject to availability).
  • WAVES d. Trey Edward Shults, 2019 at Electric Cinema White City (23 FEB 14:00).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, part of SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (23 FEB).
What to see in London today: THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, part of SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (23 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).
  • COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE 35mm d. Shin’ichirô Watanabe & Tensai Okamura, 2001 (23 FEB 15:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).

AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (JAN to FEB):

ANIME SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAY):

  • PENGUIN HIGHWAY d. Hiroyasu Ishida, 2018 + Q&A with author Tomihiko Morimi at The Prince Charles (23 FEB 15:30).
  • COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE 35mm d. Shin’ichirô Watanabe & Tensai Okamura, 2001 (23 FEB 15:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL d. Mamoru Oshii, 1995 (23 FEB 18:45).

AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (02 FEB to 31 MAR):

BÉLA TARR at Deptford Cinema (13 FEB to 30 MAR):

  • DAMNATION d. Béla Tarr 1988 (24 FEB 19:30).

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

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

  • LOURDES 35mm d. Jessica Hausner, 2009 + Q&A with the director (23 FEB 16:00).
  • AMOUR FOU d. Jessica Hausner, 2014 (23 FEB 18:30).
  • 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):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • 8½ 4K aka Otto e mezzo d. Federico Fellini, 1963 (23 FEB 18:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).

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

  • FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

JOHN CASSAVETES IN 35MM at The Prince Charles (JAN to MAR):

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

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

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).

RIGHTS AT RISK: YESTERDAY / TOMORROW at DocHouse (06 FEB to 01 MAR):

ROMCOMS at House Of Vans (06 FEB to 01 MAR – FREE!):

SECOND SIGHT at Barbican (18 to 23 FEB):

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (2020):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: END OF THE CENTURY at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 to 27 FEB).
What to see in London today: END OF THE CENTURY at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 to 27 FEB).

END OF THE CENTURY d. Lucio Castro, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 FEB 21:00):

  • “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 (23 FEB 16:00):

  • “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 (23 FEB 15:45):

  • “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 (23 FEB 18:40):

  • “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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