SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 26.01.20

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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 CELLULOID CLOSET 35mm d. Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 1995 + Panel Debate at The Cinema Museum (26 JAN 18:30):

  • The Vito Project presents: “A 25th anniversary screening of the ground-breaking documentary THE CELLULOID CLOSET (1995). Based on Vito Russo’s 1981 book of the same title, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s doc provides an essential examination of LGBT+ representation in Hollywood movies. Followed by discussion of changes in queer representation in film since the film’s release.”

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: FOR SAMA at Catford Mews & Pitshanger Pictures (26 JAN).
Films in London today: FOR SAMA at Catford Mews & Pitshanger Pictures (26 JAN).

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS x2 at Deptford Cinema (26 JAN).
Films in London today: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS x2 at Deptford Cinema (26 JAN).

ACADEMY AT REGENT ST. at Regent Street Cinema (JAN to FEB):

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

AMERICAN NEW WAVE at The Prince Charles (2020):

A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at Close-Up & BFI Southbank (26 NOV 2019 to 15 FEB 2020):

BEFORE THE NIGHT at Ciné Lumière (24 to 29 JAN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (DEC to JAN):

CAROLE LOMBARD: THE BRIGHTEST STAR at BFI Southbank (JAN):

CHINESE NEW YEAR at BFI Southbank (19 to 26 JAN):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • Society & Spectacle: FELLINI’S CASANOVA 4K aka Il Casanova di Federico Fellini d. Federico Fellini, 1976 (26 JAN 16:45).

MELODIA!: DISCOVERING MUSICALS FROM RUSSIA & THE CAUCASUS at Ciné Lumière (07 to 31 JAN):

  • HIPSTERS d. Valeriy Todorovskiy, 2008 (26 JAN 18:00).

PRE-CODE AT REGENT ST. at Regent Street Cinema (JAN to FEB):

  • BABY FACE d. Alfred E Green (26 JAN 16:30).

THE SAFDIE BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (JAN):

SCI-FI SUNDAYS: IS THIS YESTERDAY? at Deptford Cinema (2020):

TRIBUTE TO DELPHINE SEYRIG – ACTRESS, DIRECTOR AND ACTIVIST at Goethe-Institut & Ciné Lumière (01 DEC 2019 to 04 FEB 2020):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We didn’t find any film festivals in London today… what are we missing?


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: THE HOLY MOUNTAIN at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 JAN).
Films in London today: THE HOLY MOUNTAIN at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 JAN).

CHINA LOVE d. Olivia Martin-McGuire, 2018 at DocHouse (26 JAN – Not screening today! Check back tomorrow):

  • “Love is an $80 billion industry in China. It’s not just the wedding itself that brings in the money – a booming trade in pre-wedding photography places the burden on couples to spend thousands on elaborately staged photos depicting lives of luxury.”

CYRANO DE BERGERAC d. Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1990 at BFI Southbank (26 JAN 14:30, 16:50 & 19:40):

  • “The story of Cyrano de Bergerac has existed in many forms over several centuries but Rappeneau’s adaptation (now celebrating its 30th anniversary) is a delightful, tragi-comic tour de force with Gérard Depardieu’s Cyrano offering romantic tips to young Christian, a suitor with designs on Roxanne, whom Cyrano himself is keen to woo.”

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 at Rio Cinema (26 JAN 15:00).

  • “Hypnotising, unsettling, transgressive, dazzling and decadent, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN also takes satirical bites into a corrupt, greed-fuelled world with attacks on religion, consumerism, fascism, and authority in general. So not just a nostalgia trip then…”

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

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