SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 26.02.20

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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

London Transport Double Bill: LITTLE PLATFORM, BIG STAGE + UNDERGROUND d. Zimena Percival, 2005/2007 + Panel Q&A with the director at Regent Street Cinema (26 FEB 19:30):

  • Heavenly Films presents: “Two classic BBC Arena documentaries about London Transport + Q&A with director Zimena Percival, BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms and Anthony Wall, Arena Series Editor, hosted by Travis Elborough, author of The Bus We Loved.”

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NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

SCREEN DIARY: LITTLE JOE + Jessica Hausner In Conversation at BFI Southbank (21 FEB 2020).
SCREEN DIARY: LITTLE JOE + Jessica Hausner In Conversation at BFI Southbank (21 FEB 2020).

We went to see LITTLE JOE + Jessica Hausner In Conversation, opening event in our Featured Attraction of the week/month, THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (21 to 29 FEB). Read our writeup.

BFI FLARE 2020: Bodily Autonomy + BLOODSISTERS (21 MAR).
BFI Flare 2020: Bodily Autonomy + BLOODSISTERS (21 MAR).

We’ve posted our bumper guide to this year’s BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (18 to 29 MAR) including our ‘top ten best of the fest‘.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

What to see in London today: HONEYLAND presented by No Planet B at Catford Mews (26 FEB).
What to see in London today: HONEYLAND presented by No Planet B Film Club at Catford Mews (26 FEB).

HONEYLAND d. Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, 2019 + Intro/Discussion at Catford Mews (26 FEB 18:30):

  • No Planet B Film Club presents: “A season of films with environmental themes, from Oscar-nominated documentaries to anime. Each screening will be introduced and followed by a discussion in the bar. They open with the most awarded film from last year’s Sundance Film Festival, HONEYLAND – an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity.”

UNDOCUMENT d. Amin Bakhshian + Kyla Simone Bruce, 2017 + Q&A with Kyla Simone Bruce at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 FEB 20:00):

  • “An episodic feature, following 4 stories of longing & love, immigration & identity. The vision of an Iranian and a European director, dealing with the complex theme of illegal immigration or ‘undocumented migrants.’ Each story is set at a different stage of the migrants’ journey, in three different countries: Iran, Greece and England.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ALL ABOUT ME d. Caroline Link, 2018 at Goethe-Institut (26 FEB 19:00).
  • AMANDA d. Mikhaël Hers, 2018 at Curzon Aldgate (26 FEB 18:45 – Other Curzons available!).
  • BOY, DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER! d. George Marshall, 1966 at Regent Street Cinema (26 FEB 12:00 & 15:30).
  • EL TOPO d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970 at ICA (26 FEB 14:50).
  • END OF THE CENTURY d. Lucio Castro, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (26 FEB 18:40).
  • THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 at ICA (26 FEB 12:35).
  • JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 19:30 at The David Lean (26 FEB 19:30).
  • THE KEEPER d. Marcus H. Rosenmüller, 2018 presented by Pitshanger Pictures at St. Barnabas Ealing (26 FEB 20:15).
  • TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE d. Ali Jaberansari, 2018 presented by Odyssey Film Club at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (26 FEB 19:45).
  • UNITED NATION: THREE DECADES OF DRUM & BASS d. Terry Stone & Richard Turner, 2020 + Q&A with Terry Stone & DJ Bryan G at Rio Cinema (26 FEB 18:45).
  • WAVES d. Trey Edward Shults, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (26 FEB 20:50).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

What to see in London today: LOVE LETTER, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (26 FEB).
What to see in London today: LOVE LETTER 35mm, part of HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (26 FEB).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (26 FEB 20:45).

1999 – 2019: EXPLORING 20 YEARS OF SCI-FI at The Prince Charles (2020):

  • SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 (21 to 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (JAN to FEB):

AUTOBIOGRAPHY & AUTOFICTION at Ciné Lumière (02 FEB to 31 MAR):

BEST OF THE DECADE at The Prince Charles (FEB to JUN):

  • LITTLE WOMEN d. Greta Gerwig, 2019 (26 FEB 13:00).
  • BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 (26 FEB 21:00).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (FEB):

  • WAITING FOR HAPPINESS 35mm aka Heremakono en attendant le bonheur d. Abderrahmane Sissako, 2002 + Intro by Nadia Denton (26 FEB 18:10).

THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

  • New Releases: LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 (21 FEB to 05 MAR/Check venue for details).

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):

ESSENTIAL CINEMA at Close-Up (DEC to FEB):

  • SATYRICON d. Federico Fellini, 1969 (26 FEB 20:30).

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • INTERVISTA 4K d. Federico Fellini, 1987 (26 FEB 20:40).
  • Special events: 8½ 4K aka Otto e mezzo d. Federico Fellini, 1963 + Q&A with actor/producer Barbara Steele (26 FEB 19:30 – CANCELLED!).

THE FILMS OF LYNNE RAMSAY at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

GALENTINES & VALENTINES CELEBRATIONS at The Prince Charles (13 to 20 FEB):

  • AMELIE 35mm aka Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

HER LENS, HIS STORY: FEMALE DIRECTORS & MASCULINITIES at Barbican (26 FEB to 10 MAR):

  • LOVE LETTER 35mm d. Kinuyo Tanaka, 1953 + Intro by writer Jasper Sharp (26 FEB 18:30).

JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

  • SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 (21 to 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):

  • JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).
  • JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (26 FEB 20:45).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today. What have we missed?


GRIND SHOWS

What to see in London today: END OF THE CENTURY at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 to 27 FEB).
What to see in London today: END OF THE CENTURY at ArtHouse Crouch End (21 to 27 FEB).

END OF THE CENTURY d. Lucio Castro, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 FEB 17:45):

  • “When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin, from the balcony of his Airbnb, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other’s histories-and maybe even their destinies?”

THE FORBIDDEN REEL d. Ariel Nasr, 2019 at DocHouse (26 FEB 18:30):

  • “Under threat of execution by the Taliban, who were destroying countless aspects of Afghanistan’s culture, Afghan Film workers hid hundreds of film reels behind a secret wall. The rescued archive, which still lies in a vulnerable state in their office in Kabul, reveals an incredibly rich cinematic history. It shows facets of a modernist, left leaning Afghanistan, long crowded out by news images of violence and extremism.”

LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 at The Castle Cinema (26 FEB 16:30):

  • “Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests…”

MIDNIGHT FAMILY d. Luke Lorentzen, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (26 FEB 18:20):

  • “In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As they try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, the Ochoas struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.”

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

  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD d. Marielle Heller, 2019 at Watermans (until 27 FEB). AMELIE 35mm d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001 at The Prince Charles (until 27 FEB). FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 27 FEB). GREED d. Michael Winterbottom, 2020 at Phoenix Cinema (21 to 27 FEB). JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 27 FEB). LEONA d. Isaac Cherem, 2018 presented by UKJF at JW3 (23 to 27 FEB). THE LIGHTHOUSE d. Robert Eggers, 2019 at Watermans (21 to 27 FEB). MR. JONES d. Agnieszka Holland, 2019 at Ciné Lumière (until 01 MAR). PARASITE d. Bong Joon-ho, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 27 FEB). THE PUBLIC d. Emilio Estevez, 2019 at Rio Cinema (21 to 27 FEB). QUEEN & SLIM d. Melina Matsoukas, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 27 FEB). RED JOAN d. Trevor Nunn, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (24 FEB to 01 MAR). SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 at The Prince Charles (21 to 27 FEB). SONIC THE HEDGEHOG d. Jeff Fowler, 2020 at Catford Mews (until 27 FEB). WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS d. Jon Kasbe, 2018 at DocHouse (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details).

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