SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 27.01.20

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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

SHOAH d. Claude Lanzmann, 1985 + Intro/Discussion with Toby Haggith, Imperial War Museum at Goethe-Institut (27 JAN 09:45. Screening in 4 parts: 09:45 – 12:20 / 12:35 – 14:35 / 15:05 – 17:45 / 18:00 – 20:25 / Discussion 20:35 – 21:30 – FREE!):

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day Screening: “Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army on 27 of January 1945, we will be screening, Claude Lanzmann’s SHOAH. By doing so, we will join many organisations and institutions worldwide in remembering the victims of the Holocaust and keeping the memory of the genocide of the Jews alive to prevent from it ever happening again.”
  • SHOAH also screens in full at Close-up (02 FEB).

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020: I GO GAGA, MY DEAR at ICA (15 FEB).

One of our highlights of this early part of the screen year is Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme at ICA (31 JAN to 16 FEB).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: INFERNO MITTELBAU DORA at Italian Cultural Institute (27 JAN).
Films in London today: INFERNO MITTELBAU DORA at Italian Cultural Institute (27 JAN).

INFERNO MITTELBAU DORA d. Mary Mirka Milo, 2016 at Italian Cultural Institute (27 JAN 18:30 – FREE!):

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day Screening: “Mittelbau Dora was the last and most ruthless concentration camp built by the Nazis. The prisoners worked tirelessly in its underground tunnels to produce V2 missiles, the secret weapon that should have annihilated the enemies of the Third Reich. The exceptional testimonies of the survivors reveal the incredible story of this unique forced labour camp.”

Powell & Pressburger’s Island Stories free lecture by Prof. Ian Christie + I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING! d. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1945 at Ciné Lumière (27 JAN 18:00 – FREE! + 19:30):

  • “Stories about islands punctuate the careers of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, from Powell’s breakthrough with EDGE OF THE WORLD (1936) to the Hebridean journey of I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING! (1945). What can we learn about the imagination of these very different figures by tracing this motif?”

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: IN THE SAME BOAT, part of A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at Close-Up (27 JAN).
Films in London today: IN THE SAME BOAT, part of A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at Close-Up (27 JAN).

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

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):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • Walkers & Wanderers: NIGHTS OF CABIRIA 4K aka Le Notti di Cabiria d. Federico Fellini, 1957 (27 JAN 18:00).
  • Society & Spectacle: GINGER & FRED 4K aka Ginger e Fred d. Federico Fellini, 1986 (27 JAN 20:35).

THE SAFDIE BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (JAN):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

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


GRIND SHOWS

RADIANT CIRCUS #ScreenGuide - Films in London today: CHINA LOVE at DocHouse (24 to 30 JAN).
Films in London today: CHINA LOVE at DocHouse (24 to 30 JAN).

CHINA LOVE d. Olivia Martin-McGuire, 2018 at DocHouse (27 JAN 18:30):

  • “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 (27 JAN 14:30, 18:00 & 20:20):

  • “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 (27 JAN 15:15).

  • “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…”

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