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Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests Reel #10 + New Soundtrack by Leif at Barbican (27 FEB 21:00):
- “Between 1964-66, Warhol would ask some visitors to the Factory to sit in front of his tripod-mounted 16mm Bolex camera, face forward, and hold still. They each sat for three minutes; the films that resulted are known as the Screen Tests. The sitters in Reel #10 include Lou Reed and Edie Sedgwick. For this event, DJ and producer Leif has created a new live soundtrack that explores the more ambient/experimental side of his sound.”
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Read our writeup of LITTLE JOE + Jessica Hausner In Conversation (21 FEB), opening event in our Featured Attraction of themonth, THE CINEMA OF JESSICA HAUSNER at BFI (21 to 29 FEB).
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
IT’S YOURS – HIP HOP & THE INTERNET d. Marguerite De Bourgoing, 2020 + Skype Q&A with the director at House Of Vans (27 FEB 19:00 – FREE!):
- Doc’n Roll presents: “By the dawn of the 21st century, hip-hop sales had reached an all-time high, but one thing has remained the same. The doors were still locked, and the music industry held the keys. Young artists began to self-market on the internet, ultimately helping to collapse the music industry as we knew it. IT’S YOURS explores how it became possible to become a rap star through a Twitter account, Youtube or Myspace page.”
MAJOR! d. Annalise Ophelian, 2015 + Intro at Peckhamplex (27 FEB 18:30):
- The Batty Mama & Evidence To Exist Research Group present: “An exploration of the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder, community leader and human rights activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of colour for over 40 years.”
More films in London today (A – Z):
- CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING 35mm aka Céline et Julie vont en bateau d. Jacques Rivette, 1974 at The Prince Charles (27 FEB 20:00).
- DEAD & BURIED d. Gary Sherman, 1981 presented by Terror Vision at BFI (27 FEB 20:30).
- FARMING d. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, 2018 + Discussion presented by Psychology At The Movies at Regent Street Cinema (27 FEB 19:00).
- THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 at ICA (27 FEB 12:30).
- HOUSE WORKS TRILOGY d. Emily Richardson + the artist in conversation with Jonathan P. Watts at The Whitechapel Gallery (27 FEB 19:00).
- THE KILLING 35mm d. Stanley Kubrick, 1956 at The Prince Charles (27 FEB 18:00).
- THE KINGMAKER d. Lauren Greenfield, 2019 presented by UnderDocs at Screen25 Cinema at Harris Academy South Norwood (27 FEB 19:45).
- LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT 3D d. Bi Gan, 2018 at Curzon Aldgate (27 FEB 20:45).
- Open Screenings for emerging & established artist film-makers at The Whitechapel Gallery (27 FEB 17:00).
- Short Film Thursdays presented by Forest Film Club at The Birds (27 FEB 19:30).
- TANGO SAOLN – LA CONFITERIA IDEAL d. Jana Bokova, 2004 + Q&A with the director at Czech Centre London (27 FEB 19:00 – FREE!/Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
- TRUE ROMANCE d. Tony Scott, 1993 presented by Stow Film Lounge at Signature Brew (27 FEB 19:15).
- Your Cinema – February Edition at Vue Westfield Stratford (27 FEB 19:00).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
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 – LAST CHANCE!).
AFRICAN IDENTITIES REBORN at DocHouse (JAN to FEB):
- WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS d. Jon Kasbe, 2018 (until 27 FEB/Check venue for details – LAST CHANCE!).
BEST OF THE DECADE at The Prince Charles (FEB to JUN):
- BAIT 35mm d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 (27 FEB 15:45 – LAST CHANCE!).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: MAN VS NATURE at BFI Southbank (FEB):
- THE WAGES OF FEAR 4K aka Le salaire de la peur d. Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953 (27 FEB 20:10 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!/Check venue).
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).
- Talks: Critics’ Salon: LITTLE JOE Panel Discussion (27 FEB 20:15).
ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTORS’ DIRECTOR at BFI Southbank (FEB to MAR):
- A FACE IN THE CROWD d. Elia Kazan, 1957 (27 FEB 18:10).
FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):
- 8½ 4K aka Otto e mezzo d. Federico Fellini, 1963 (27 FEB 14:30 & 18:00).
- Special events:
8½ 4K aka Otto e mezzo d. Federico Fellini, 1963 + Intro by actor/producer Barbara Steele(27 FEB 14:30 – CANCELLED!).
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 – LAST CHANCE!).
- FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike, 2019 (until 05 MAR/Check venue for details).
JOIN THE #BONGHIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):
- SNOWPIERCER d. Bong Joon-ho, 2013 (21 to 27 FEB/Check venue for details – LAST CHANCE!).
THE OSCARS – AND THE NOMINEES ARE… at The Prince Charles (FEB to MAR):
- JOJO RABBIT d. Taika Waititi, 2019 (until 05 MAR/Check venue for details).
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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
Film festivals in London today include:
- Papaya Rocks Film Festival (27 FEB – FREE!).
END OF THE CENTURY d. Lucio Castro, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (27 FEB 21:15 – LAST CHANCE!):
- “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 (27 FEB 16:10 & 20:30):
- “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 (27 FEB 21:00):
- “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 (27 FEB 18:30):
- “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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