SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 28.07.19

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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

TAMPOPO d. Jûzô Itami, 1985 at Whirled Cinema (28 JUL 18:00).

  • “A gleefully sensual and inventive comedy, TAMPOPO was an art-house smash in 1987. Director Juzo Itami drew on American noirs and gangster films and Westerns and probably comic books, too, to come up with a quintessentially Japanese lark that blissed out audiences around the world.”

NEW AT RADIANT CIRCUS

Films in London: PAIN AND GLORY, part of ALMODÓVAR: KING OF SPAIN at Genesis Cinema.

London’s favourite, Genesis Cinema (results of the recent Time Out 25 Best Cinemaswhere they polled first!) celebrates two modern auteurs with mini seasons wrapped around their latest releases: Tarantino x Almodóvar (AUG 2019).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE STING at The Castle Cinema (24 JUL).
Films in London today: THE STING at The Castle Cinema (28 JUL).

THE STING 16mm d. George Roy Hill, 1973 + Intro at The Castle Cinema (28 JUL 13:30):

  • Ciné-Real presents: “Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won’t even know he’s been swindled.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: NOSTOS: THE RETURN at Deptford Cinema (28 JUL).
Films in London today: NOSTOS: THE RETURN at Deptford Cinema (28 JUL).

BACKYARD CINEMA: L.A. NIGHTS at Roundhouse (19 JUL to 24 AUG):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: OBSESSIONS at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • VERTIGO d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (28 JUL 17:10).

CLOSE-UP ON CLAIRE DENIS at Close-Up (08 to 31 JUL):

FOCUS ON AGNÈS VARDA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

  • VAGABOND d. Agnès Varda, 1985 (28 JUL 20:10).

FRANCO PIAVOLI: 1954 – 2016 at Deptford Cinema (07 to 28 JUL):

LEAFF OPEN AIR SCREENINGS at Leicester Square Gardens (27 to 28 JUL – FREE!):

NINETIES: YOUNG CINEMA REBELS at BFI Southbank (JUL to AUG):

SALON MEXICO: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA at BFI Southbank (JUL):

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (ongoing):

SUMMER EXPLORERS 2019: MANGA COMES TO LIFE at the British Library (27 to 28 JUL – CANCELLED! If you are a ticketholder, contact the Box Office on 01937 546546 (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00).

WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! at The Prince Charles (02 MAY to 26 NOV):

  • THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 (28 JUL 17:45).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: DONS OF DISCO, opening night of DukeFest at The Prince Charles (28 JUL 20:45).
Films in London today: DONS OF DISCO, opening night of DukeFest at The Prince Charles (28 JUL 20:45).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 JUL to 01 AUG).
Films in London today: MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE at ArtHouse Crouch End (26 JUL to 01 AUG).

THE CHAMBERMAID d. Lila Avilés, 2018 at ICA (28 JUL 21:05):

  • “Set in a luxury high-rise hotel in Mexico City, Lila Avilés’ quietly compelling debut follows the routinised existence of Eve, an enterprising young hotel worker. With nuanced direction and a spare script bolstered by Gabriela Cartol’s breakthrough performance, THE CHAMBERMAID offers wry observations about class, privilege and exploitation as it sensitively depicts Eve’s day to day life.”

MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (28 JUL 15:00 & 20:30):

  • “A beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.”

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

  • APOLLO 11 d. Todd Douglas Miller, 2019 at DocHouse (until 01 AUG). ARE YOU PROUD? d. Ashley Joiner, 2019 at Picturehouse Hackney (26 JUL to 01 AUG). ARMSTRONG d. David Fairhead, 2019 at The Prince Charles (26 JUL to 01 AUG). BOOKSMART d. Olivia Wilde, 2019 at The Prince Charles (until 01 AUG). THE CURRENT WAR d. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2017 at Phoenix Cinema (26 JUL to 01 AUG). THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 01 AUG). THE GREAT HACK d. Karim Amer & Jehane Noujaim, 2019 at ICA (until 31 JUL). HIGH LIFE d. Claire Denis, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (29 JUL to 04 AUG). THE MATRIX d. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 at The Prince Charles (until 01 AUG). MIDSOMMAR d. Ari Aster, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 31 JUL). NEVER LOOK AWAY d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019 at ICA (until 01 AUG). ONLY YOU d. Harry Wootliff, 2018 at Watermans (26 JUL to 01 AUG). PAVAROTTI d. Ron Howard, 2019 at Phoenix Cinema (until 30 JUL). RESERVOIR DOGS d. Quentin Tarantino, 1992 at The Prince Charles (26 JUL to 01 AUG). TEL AVIV ON FIRE d. Sameh Zoabi, 2018 at JW3 (until 28 JUL). VARDA BY AGNÈS d. Agnès Varda, 2019 at Rio Cinema (until 01 AUG). WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO? d. Georges Gachot, 2018 at ICA (27 JUL to 01 AUG UK Premiere 27 JUL listed above).

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