Films in London today: HARPSTRINGS AND LAVA at Barbican (28 MAR).

SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 28.03.19

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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).


Film-work as Dream-work + SCREENTALK with Daria Martin at Barbican (28 MAR 18:30):

  • “Film images glide by. So too do dream phenomena, yet their fantastical machinations linger in our memories. Selected to coincide with Daria Martin’s exhibition at Barbican’s Curve Gallery, the programme features two of Martin’s previous ‘dream’ films and a number of others by women from different eras.”


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Temple Cinema: The home of horror at #EEFFALLYEAR.
  • East End Film Festival starts their year of horror in the Masonic temple at Andaz Liverpool Street with HEREDITARY (28 MAR).
  • Following a recent screening at ArtHouse Crouch End, we chatted with ABOUT A WAR (2018) co-directors Daniele Rugo & Abi Weaver about their film, its origins & its future in the UK & Lebanon.
  • LIVES UNWRITTEN season continues with Ousmane Sembène’s BLACK GIRL + TALK by Miranda Armstrong at The Geffrye Museum (06 APR). RADIANT CIRCUS subscribers get a 15% discount.



Films in London today: DIAL M FOR MURDER at The Castle Museum (28 MAR).
Films in London today: DIAL M FOR MURDER at The Castle Museum (28 MAR).

Cut Our Sexual Health Services Over Our Dead Bodies inc. HOPE ALONG THE WIND: THE LIFE OF HARRY HAY d. Eric Slade, 2002 + PANEL at The Cinema Museum (28 MAR 18:30):

  • ACT UP: London presents: “‘Sexual health services are being “cut to the bone”, according to research which has triggered warnings that more sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies will follow. join a growing coalition building to stop this for a film night, a panel of leading healthcare activists, a community discussion for how we can stop the cuts to sexual health services – drinks and DJs.”

DIAL M FOR MURDER 16mm d. Alfred Hitchcock,1954 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (28 MAR 18:45 also 31 MAR 14:30):

  • Ciné-Real16mm presents: “When American writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings) visits the very married Margot Wendice (Grace Kelly) in London, he unknowingly sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. After sensing Margot’s affections for Halliday, her husband, Tony Wendice (Ray Milland), fears divorce and disinheritance, and plots her death…”

More films in London today (A – Z):


Films IN London today: Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D at Deptford Cinema (28 MAR).
Films in London today: SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D. at Deptford Cinema (28 MAR).

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

  • FREE SOLO d. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018 (28 MAR 12:50 & 18:10).


GREETINGS FROM TROMAVILLE at Deptford Cinema (13 MAR to 19 APR):

KAIJU CHAOS at House Of Vans (08 to 31 MAR – Free! no booking required):

TEMPLE CINEMA at Andaz Liverpool Street (all year):


Film festivals in London today include:


Films in London today: SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD at DocHouse (22 to 28 MAR).
Films in London today: SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD at DocHouse (22 to 28 MAR).

MINDING THE GAP d. Bing Liu, 2018 at The Prince Charles (28 MAR 16:15):

  • “Bing Liu’s Academy Award®-nominated documentary is a coming-of-age saga drawing on over 12 years of footage in his Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why so many of his peers in the skateboarding community ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job.”

SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD d. Matt Tyrnauer, 2018 at DocHouse (28 MAR 14:30 – LAST CHANCE!):

  • “Scotty Bowers was a busy man in his youth. Working at a gas station in Hollywood that brought him in close proximity with the stars, Bowers found he could offer other services that were more profitable and risqué. With a group of young handsome studs, Bowers offered gay hook-ups for Hollywood stars who had to put on a straight front post-production code moral panic of the 1930s.”

US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Rich Mix (28 MAR 18:00 & 20:45):

  • “Accompanied by her family, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival.”

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

  • 30 (SHORT) + BELOVED DAYS d. Constantinos Patsalides, 2018 + 2015 at ArtHouse Crouch End (22 to 28 MAR). BENJAMIN d. Simon Amstell, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (22 to 28 MAR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at The Prince Charles (22 to 28 MAR). DRIVER d. Yehonatan Indursky, 2017 at JW3 (24 to 28 MAR). EVERYBODY KNOWS aka Todos lo Saben d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 28 MAR). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at ICA (until 27 MAR). THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHERd. Sara Colangelo, 2018 at Watermans (22 to 28 MAR). THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (until 28 MAR). RAY & LIZ d. Richard Billingham, 2018 at ICA (until 28 MAR). SAUVAGE d. Camille Vidal-Naquet, 2018 at ICA (until 28 MAR). SHOPLIFTERS d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 at ICA (until 28 MAR). SORRY ANGEL aka Plaire, aimer et courir vite d. Christophe Honoré, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (22 MAR to 04 APR). UNDER THE SILVER LAKE d. David Robert Mitchell, 2018 at Rio Cinema (until 28 MAR). THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at Phoenix Cinema (22 to 28 MAR). WIDOWS d. Steve McQueen, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (25 to 31 MAR).

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