SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 23.04.19

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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).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

BLADE RUNNER – THE FINAL CUT d. Ridley Scott, 1982/2007 + PANEL at Regent Street Cinema (23 APR 19:30):

  • Days Of Future Past presents: “Join us in 2019 – the year BLADE RUNNER is originally set – to explore the themes of artificial intelligence, robotics and humanity which underpin the film, and which are starting to move from science fiction to science fact. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the ethics of robotics and A.I.”

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Late night movies, double bills & cult (not so…) classics: MIDNIGHT EXCESS #2 at Rio Cinema.
Late night movies, double bills, cults & (not so…) classics: MIDNIGHT EXCESS #2 at Rio Cinema.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: VOX LUX at Curzon Mayfair (23 APR).
Films in London today: VOX LUX at Curzon Mayfair (23 APR).

Nova Nights #17 – An Experimental Film & Horror Extravaganza with Eric Leiser & Samantha Oči at The Horse Hospital (23 APR 19:00):

  • Billy Chainsaw presents: “A showreel of award-winning artist and experimental filmmaker Eric Leiser’s surrealist shorts plus an exclusive screening of 2 dark videos & an even darker experimental short by director Samantha Oči. Both filmmakers will be interviewed by Billy take part in an audience Q&A.”

Three Thrilling Shorts + INTRO by Jonathan Rigby at BFI Southbank (23 APR 18:10):

  • Projecting The Archive presents: “Three archive short films with supernatural themes, from ghostly apparitions to a chilling curse. Including: THE FATAL NIGHT 35mm d. Mario Zampi, 1948; PORTRAIT OF A MATADOR 35mm d. Theodore Zichy, 1958; and, RETURN TO GLENNASCAUL 35mm d. Hilton Edwards, 1953.”

VOX LUX d. Brady Corbet, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actors Raffey Cassidy & Stacy Martin at Curzon Mayfair (23 APR 18:15):

  • “Natalie Portman is a troubled pop star in Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux. Having shot to fame as a victim of a school shooting, Celeste (Portman) has reached the other side of teen stardom, and is on the brink, manipulated by her manager (Jude Law). Narrated by Willem Dafoe, what follows is nothing less than an exploration of modern America, with celebrity, terrorism and the media in the sights.”

WOMEN OF THE GULAG d. Marianna Yarovskaya, 2018 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (23 APR 18:30):

  • New East Cinema presents: “While Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago largely tells of the men caught in Stalin’s camps and settlements for ‘crimes against the state’, this acclaimed film features six women, all in their eighties and nineties. They tell their stories while going about their daily lives in the remote villages of the Urals, suburbs of Moscow and in the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: OUR NEW PRESIDENT, part of BORN DIGITAL at BFI (23 APR).
Films in London today: OUR NEW PRESIDENT, part of BORN DIGITAL at BFI (23 APR).

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

BORN DIGITAL: RAISED BY THE INTERNET at BFI Southbank (APR):

CLOSE-UP ON THE CZECHOSLOVAK NEW WAVE at Close-Up (23 APR to 15 MAY):

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

HISTORICAL PERIOD DRAMAS at Austrian Cultural Forum (02 APR to 30 MAY – FREE!):

JOHN WATERS SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles  (04 MAR to 26 JUN 2019):

  • POLYESTER d. John Waters, 1981 (23 APR 20:45).

KUBRICK at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

  • LOLITA d. Stanley Kubrick, 1961 (23 APR 20:10).
  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 enjoys a grind show run (05 to 30 APR).

OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA at BFI Southbank (APR to MAY):

SECRETS, MYSTERY, ABSURDITY: THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH at Genesis Cinema (02 to 25 APR):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: DRAGONFLIES ONLY LIVE FOR 24 HOURS, part of Unrestricted View Film Festival (23 APR).
Films in London today: DRAGONFLIES ONLY LIVE FOR 24 HOURS, part of Unrestricted View Film Festival (23 APR).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE at Rio Cinema (19 to 25 APR).
Films in London today: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE at Rio Cinema (19 to 25 APR).

DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE d. S. Craig Zahler, 2018 at Rio Cinema (23 APR 14:10 & 20:15):

  • “Definitely the movie title of the year but perhaps also one of its most controversial, writer-director-composer S. Craig Zahler’s DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE appropriately cements his standing as one of the great contemporary movie genre blenders as he follows the breathless intensity of BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 with an equally gritty and gripping thriller.”

GRETA d. Neil Jordan, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (23 APR 21:00):

  • “Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz), a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness.”

THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE d. Marjoleine Boonstra, 2018 at DocHouse (23 APR 18:30):

  • “Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s celebrated philosophical children’s book The Little Prince, is one of the world’s most widely translated literary works and has been translated into more than 300 languages. THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE connects the vast distances between translators working to save some of the world’s most oppressed and diminishing languages.”

SHONGRAM d. Munsur Ali, 2014 at Rich Mix (23 APR 15:30):

  • “A young Karim and Asha fall in love in the most testing of times. A complicated relationship, between a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl, Karim is forced to go underground and join a small band of freedom fighters. He must play his role for the cause before he can finally search for the love of his life.”

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

  • 3 FACES d. Jafar Panahi, 2018 at ICA (until 25 APR). A CLOCKWORK ORANGE d. Stanley Kubrick, 1971 at ICA (19 to 25 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (until 25 APR). COLLISIONS d. Lynette Wallworth at Barbican (until 20 APR – daily VR viewing times – limited numbers). THE GOONIES d. Richard Donner, 1985 at The Prince Charles (19 to 25 APR). HAPPY AS LAZZARO d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 24 APR). HOLY LANDS d. Amanda Sthers, 2018 at Watermans (19 to 25 APR). LORO d. Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 to 25 APR). THE MAN WHO STOLE BANKSY d. Marco Proserpio, 2018 at DocHouse (19 to 25 APR). MID90S d. Jonah Hill, 2018 at Moving Pictures (19 to 25 APR). OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley, 2018 at Watermans (19 to 25 APR). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (20 to 25 APR). THE SISTERS BROTHERS d. Jacques Audiard, 2018 at The Lexi (19 APR to 02 MAY). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at The Prince Charles (19 to 25 APR). THE WILD PEAR TREE d. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (22 to 28 APR). WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 25 APR). YULI: THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY at Rio Cinema (until 25 APR).

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