SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 23.08.18

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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 People’s Film Club presents GAZA SURF CLUB + Q&A with Andy Martin at The Institute Of Light in aid of Explore Corps (23 AUG 20:00): “The sea plays the role of the psychotherapist here. It’s the psychotherapist of two million people.”


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG).
Films in London today: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG).

AMERICAN ANIMALS + Q&A with director Bart Layton at BFI Southbank (23 AUG 20:20):

  • Two bored, overachieving university friends want to rebel against their comfortable, suburban upbringing. Their solution: to steal priceless books from their university’s special collections library with their not-quite-OCEAN’S 11 gang of student misfits. An energetic, off-kilter heist film that plays with reality and fiction.

FINDING A SPACE FOR WENDY TOYE + DISCUSSION at BFI Southbank (23 AUG 20:30):

  • Explore the avant-garde work of this British dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. Includes THE STRANGER LEFT NO CARD (1952), and her last ever film THE KING’S BREAKFAST (1963). You can also see Wendy Toye in action in on the same day with:
  • THEATRE ROYAL + INTRO by Jo Botting at BFI Southbank (23 AUG 18:05): Flanagan and Allen star in this rib-tickling tale of a London theatre saved from closure by its loyal staff. Includes a ballet sequence choreographed and danced by Wendy Toye.

GAZA SURF CLUB + Q&A with Andy Martin at The Institute Of Light (23 AUG 20:00):

  • Presented by The People’s Film Club in aid of Explore Corps. GAZA SURF CLUB explores what it means to be young and living a life under occupation. The doc tells the story of young people taking to the waves in the Gaza Strip, where they yearn for an escape.

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST + Q&A with director Desiree Akhavan at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG 21:00):

  • Fringe! Film Fest present a very special Fringe! Flings, a preview of the Sundance winner THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST followed by a Q&A with director Desiree Akhavan.

SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM 35MM + SALON at Genesis Cinema (23 AUG 18:30):

  • The monthly screening with Nick Walker of Rochester Kino returns with a 35mm Presentation of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s adaptation of Marquis de Sade’s 120 DAYS OF SODOM, or SALÒ. The screening will be introduced by Nick and followed by a salon discussion.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? at Barbican (23 AUG).
Films in London today: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? at Barbican (23 AUG).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

ALTERNATE REALITIES at Barbican (20 to 27 AUG):

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

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

REBELS WITH A CAUSE at the Korean Cultural Centre (until 23 AUG – Free!):

WIM WENDERS at The Prince Charles (until 30 AUG):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London this week: THE RANGER at FrightFest (23 AUG).
Films in London today: THE RANGER at FrightFest (23 AUG).

Festivals projecting today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: MILDRED PIERCE at BFI.
Films in London today: MILDRED PIERCE at BFI.

DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (23 AUG 18:45):

  • 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 (23 AUG 17:35):

  • 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 (23 AUG 18:00):

  • 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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