SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 25.02.19

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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).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN d. Penny Marshall, 1992 + INTRO by Kate Stables at The Prince Charles (25 FEB 20:30):

  • Bechdel Test Fest presents: “For us, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is the perfect film to remember Penny Marshall with, as it captures the vivacious, unified spirit of women pulling together and making the best out of a bad situation.”

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Films at Phoenix Cinema: COLDPLAY: A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS (16 MAR).
#PhoenixRising: COLDPLAY: A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS (16 MAR).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE WOUND at Deptford Cinema (25 FEB).
Films in London today: THE WOUND at Deptford Cinema (25 FEB).

AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY d. Matt Harlock & Paul Thomas, 2009 + Skype Q&A with Steve Hicks at Curzon Soho (25 FEB 18:15):

  • The true life story of the outlaw comic who tried to save the world. Bill Hicks died on Feb 26th 1994, and since then his reputation has only grown. Regularly voted one of the top comics of all time, this award winning documentary recounts his fascinating and ultimately uplifting life story, told by those that knew him best.

CRASH d. David Cronenberg, 1996 + INTRO by Jonathan Romney at London Review Bookshop (25 FEB 19:00):

  • “Marking 10 years since the death of JG Ballard, we’re delighted to welcome Jonathan Romney (Sight & Sound, Observer, Film Comment, Screen) to reflect on David Cronenberg’s controversial adaptation of the great writer’s most unsettling novel, as well as his own meeting with Ballard in Cannes for the film.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: SLEEPING SICKNESS, part of BE THE COWBOY at Goethe-Institut (25 FEB).
Films in London today: SLEEPING SICKNESS, part of BE THE COWBOY at Goethe-Institut (25 FEB).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (25 FEB 20:50).

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

  • SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018 (25 FEB 13:05).
  • RBG d. Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018 (25 FEB 13:15).
  • FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (25 FEB 15:50 & 18:25).
  • ROMA 70mm d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018 (25 FEB 20:50).

BE THE COWBOY: THE CINEMA OF ULRICH KÖHLER at Deptford Cinema & Goethe-Institut (18 to 27 FEB):

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

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

FORGOTTEN BLACK TV DRAMA at BFI Southbank (FEB):

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

  • GREEN BOOK d. Peter Farrelly, 2018 (25 FEB 18:00).
  • VICE d. Adam McKay, 2018 (25 FEB 20:25).
  • CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 (25 FEB 20:35).

RICHARD LINKLATER’S THE BEFORE TRILOGY at The Prince Charles (25 to 28 FEB):

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


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We haven’t discovered any film festivals in London today, but we probably haven’t looked hard enough…


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 (25 FEB 18:40):

  • 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 (25 FEB 15:15, 18:00 & 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.

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


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