SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 23.09.18

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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 Badlands Collective presents ISHTAR 35mm (23 SEP 18:30), part of PAINFULLY FUNNY: THE COMPLETE DIRECTORIAL WORKS OF ELAINE MAY at ICA (21 to 23 SEP): “The film flopped on release, but its ongoing notoriety speaks more to a sexist industry’s discomfort with a maverick female auteur than it does to the film’s quality.” – The Badlands Collective.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE LOVE WITCH at Moth Club (23 SEP).
Films in London today: THE LOVE WITCH at Moth Club (23 SEP).

DIY Double Bill: THE LOVE WITCH + A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT at Moth Club (23 SEP 15:00 & 19:00):

  • Deeper Into Movies presents an F-Rated horror double:
  • THE LOVE WITCH – Anna Biller directs this comedy horror starring Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise and Laura Waddell which pays homage to the Technicolor thrillers of the 1960s and 70s.
  • A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT – Ana Lily Amirpour directs the first Iranian vampire film about a young boy who faces financial and family struggles in his small town and encounters a young vampire. She unknowingly assists the boy with his struggles but he has to make a potentially fatal choice.

Double Bill: A FACE IN THE CROWD + SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS at Regent Street Cinema (23 SEP 13:00 & 15:30):

  • Two directed by Elia Kazan:
  • A FACE IN THE CROWD – An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
  • SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS – A fragile Kansas girl’s love for a handsome young man from the town’s most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

MOCNY CZLOWIEK aka STRONG MAN – RESCORED BY GROK at Genesis Cinema (23 SEP 18:00 – Free!/ Booking recommended):

  • Grok will be performing a live score to Henryk Szaro’s MOCNY CZLOWIEK (1929). Grok are an improvisational group based in East London. Their sound incorporates post-rock guitars, melodic bass, responsive rhythms and atmospheric electronics.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: TWO GENTLEMEN SHARING at BFI (23 SEP).
Films in London today: TWO GENTLEMEN SHARING at BFI (23 SEP).

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

BACK 2 SCHOOL at House Of Vans (06 to 23 SEP – Free!/No booking required):

BLACK AND BANNED at BFI Southbank (SEP TO OCT):

CLOSE-UP ON PETER WATKINS at Close-Up (05 to 28 SEP):

FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND at Regent Street Cinema (21 to 23 SEP):

PAINFULLY FUNNY: THE COMPLETE DIRECTORIAL WORKS OF ELAINE MAY at ICA (21 to 23 SEP):

VARDA BY AGNÈS at Ciné Lumière (until 30 SEP):

WORKING CLASS HEROES at BFI Southbank (SEP to OCT):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: BAD BOYS at Barbican, part of JAEFF (23 SEP).
Films in London today: BAD BOYS at Barbican, part of JAEFF (23 SEP).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: FACES PLACES at Ciné Lumière.
Films in London today: FACES PLACES at Ciné Lumière.

CLIMAX at Genesis Cinema (23 SEP 16:00 & 21:00):

  • Following a successful and visually dazzling rehearsal, a dance troupe celebrates with a party. But when it becomes apparent that someone has spiked the Sangria, the dancers soon begin to turn on each other in an orgiastic frenzy.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. at ArtHouse Crouch End (23 SEP 12:15, 14:35, 16:50, 19:00 & 21:15):

  • Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
  • Also at DocHouse (21 to 27 SEP).

FACES PLACES at Ciné Lumière (23 SEP 18:50):

  • What connects Agnès Varda, living legend of cinema and feminism, to JR, young photographer who stood out of the crowd with his open-air galleries? A common passion for images, and more particularly, the places where they are showed, shared, exposed.

More films in London this week (A – Z): BLACKkKLANSMAN at Barbican (21 to 26 SEP). COLD WAR at The Castle (21 to 26 SEP). GENERATION WEALTH at The Montpelier (16 to 26 SEP). THE GODFATHER at BFI (21 to 08 OCT). HEATHERS at Prince Charles (22 to 27 SEP). LET THE SUNSHINE IN at Whirled Cinema (24 to 30 SEP). THE LITTLE STRANGER at Barbican (21 to 27 SEP). LUCKY at ArtHouse (21 to 27 SEP). THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST at Prince Charles (21 to 27 SEP). PUZZLE at Watermans (21 to 27 SEP). QUINCY at ICA (21 to 27 SEP). REINVENTING MARVIN at Ciné Lumière (14 to 27 SEP). THE RIDER at Institute Of Light (21 to 27 SEP). WAJIB at ICA (21 to 27 SEP).


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