SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 26.02.19

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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

THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS d. Hans Karl Breslauer, 1924 + INTRO by Fumiko Tsuneishi & LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT by Stephen Horne at BFI Southbank (26 FEB 18:20):

  • The Austrian Film Archive’s restoration of THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS, recently unearthed in a Paris flea market and presented with its original tints. The film is a biting satire on anti-Semitism and the rise of the far-right in an era of economic crisis.

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Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London: SWANDOWN at Barge Fiodra (02 MAR).
Films in London this weekend: SWANDOWN at Barge Fiodra (02 MAR).

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: SAUVAGE at ICA (26 FEB).
Films in London today: SAUVAGE at ICA (26 FEB).

A CAMBODIAN SPRING d. Chris Kelly, 2016 + Q&A with the director at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 FEB 19:40):

  • An intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over 6 years, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed.

THE PIANO d. Jane Campion, 1993 + LIVE SCORE by London Contemporary Orchestra at Barbican (26 FEB 20:00):

  • Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning gothic romance is screened with a live performance of Michael Nyman’s emotion-laden score by members of the London Contemporary Orchestra.

SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 + Q&A with the director & actor Félix Maritaud at ICA (26 FEB 18:15):

  • Leo (Félix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: TUITION at BFI (26 FEB).
Films in London today: TUITION at BFI (26 FEB).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • DUNE 70mm d. David Lynch, 1984 (26 FEB 20:45).

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS at The Prince Charles (until 06 MAY):

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

A TRIBUTE TO BRUNO GANZ at ICA (22 to 28 FEB):

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

EARLY KOREAN CINEMA: LOST FILMS FROM THE JAPANESE COLONIAL PERIOD at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • TUITION d. Choi In-gyu & Bang Han-joon, 1940 (26 FEB 20:30).

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI: CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD WITH STYLE at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

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

  • CAPERNAUM d. Nadine Labaki, 2018 (26 FEB 20:35).
  • ROMA d. Alfonso Cuarón, 2018  (26 FEB 20:25).

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

  • THE LADY EVE d. Preston Sturgess, 1941 (26 FEB 18:10 & 20:50).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: LORO, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (26 FEB).
Films in London today: LORO, part of Cinema Made In Italy at Ciné Lumière (26 FEB).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Radiant Circus Screen Guide - Films in London today: ON THE BASIS OF SEX at Genesis Cinema (22 to 28 FEB).
Films in London today: ON THE BASIS OF SEX at Genesis Cinema (22 to 28 FEB).

HOME GAMES d. Alisa Kovalenko, 2018 at DocHouse (26 FEB 14:30):

  • 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 (26 FEB 15:15, 18:15 & 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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