SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 25.10.18

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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: Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents BEEN SO LONG + Q&A with cast & crew at Genesis Cinema (25 OCT 21:00): “The kind of film that comes along all too rarely; it is the London we all know, a celebration of the shady clubs, pubs and kebab shops as well as the small businesses and familiar high street that make Camden such a distinctive part of London. It’s also sweet, fun and gorgeous to look out, a truly British film that celebrates the extraordinary feeling of living in the everyday.” – Maryam Philpott, The Reviews Hub.


SPARKLE (1976): A Save The Cinema Museum Fundraiser presented by the Celluloid Sorceress (28 OCT).
SPARKLE (1976): A Save The Cinema Museum Fundraiser presented by the Celluloid Sorceress (28 OCT).

Save The Cinema Museum: With several independent venues under threat across London, RADIANT CIRCUS is proud to be supporting the campaign to Save The Cinema Museum. Read our interview with The Celluloid Sorceress, Rebecca Nicole Williams, about her SPARKLE fundraiser with Samira Ahmed [28 OCT 15:00], then get booking with our exclusive discount code.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: SAVING BRINTON at The Cinema Museum (25 OCT).
Films in London today: SAVING BRINTON at The Cinema Museum (25 OCT).

BEEN SO LONG + Q&A with cast & crew at Genesis Cinema (25 OCT 21:00):

  • Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame presents: CHEWING GUM star Michaela Coel leads a talented cast in Tinge Krishnan’s contemporary London musical, which reimagines Camden as a romantic neon-soaked wonderland.

BEING BLACKER + Q&A with director Molly Dineen & Steve Martin aka Blacker Dread at House of Vans (25 OCT 19:00 – Free / Booking required):

  • Commune Cinema presents: The story of the renowned reggae record shop owner and music producer Blacker Dread, his extended family, friends and the wider Brixton community.

SAVING BRINTON + SPECIAL FEATURES at The Cinema Museum (25 OCT 19:30):

  • A Save The Cinema Museum Fundraiser: Retired Iowa Teacher of the Year Michael Zahs, makes a remarkable discovery — the Brinton Collection of century-old films that introduced middle America to the movies including treasures from Georges Méliés, Thomas Edison and the Lumiere Brothers.

SINK + Q&A with director Mark Gillis at Genesis Cinema (25 OCT 18:30):

  • SINK was shot mainly in South East London. It’s about Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the Crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: THREE MONKEYS at Close-Up (25 OCT).
Films in London today: THREE MONKEYS at Close-Up (25 OCT).

CLOSE-UP ON NURI BILGE CEYLAN at Close-Up (08 to 27 OCT):

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):

JANE FONDA: COMING OF AGE at BFI Southbank (OCT to DEC):

JEAN COCTEAU RETROSPECTIVE at Ciné Lumière (23 OCT to 18 NOV):

Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: DARK FIGURE OF CRIME at Vue Leicester Square, part of LEAFF (25 OCT - Sold Out!).
Films in London today: DARK FIGURE OF CRIME at Vue Leicester Square, part of LEAFF (25 OCT – Sold Out!).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London this week: DOGMAN at ArtHouse (19 to 25 OCT).
Films in London this week: DOGMAN at ArtHouse (19 to 25 OCT).

DOGMAN at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 OCT 12:55 & 17:10):

  • Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his clients’ dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has some rather unsavoury clientele and soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a violent former boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood.

FAHRENHEIT 11/9 at DocHouse (25 OCT 14:00 & 20:30):

  • Michael Moore is back. And this time, he’s coming after Trump. The legendary documentarian focuses on the date of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, to build a state of the nation that speaks to its community; exposing election rigging, media manipulation and the power of the youth.

ORPHÉE at BFI Southbank (25 OCT 14:30, 18:20 & 20:45):

  • Jean Cocteau’s wildly imaginative allegorical reworking of the Orpheus myth is surely his greatest movie. Critic Gilbert Adair applauded the film for being like no other (‘Oh, the magic!’), while Ray Durgnat wrote that it gripped ‘like a bondage corset’ – it’s that rich and strange.

More films in London this week (A – Z): FILMWORKER at The Montpellier (until 24 OCT). FIRST MAN at The Castle (19 to 25 OCT). MANDY at Rio Cinema (19 to 25 OCT). MY FRIEND DAHMER at Whirled Cinema (22 to 28 OCT). THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD at DocHouse (19 to 25 OCT). SINK at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 to 25 OCT).


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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