SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 29.01.20

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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).


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KES d. Ken Loach, 1969 + Q&A with the director at Amnesty International (29 JAN 17:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT/Check website for waiting list):

  • Welcome Cinema presents: “As we begin 2020, we are so honored to host a Q&A with KES director Ken Loach as our opening post-screening discussion for the year, as well as marking the 50th anniversary of this landmark film’s release! As always, our Welcome Kitchen chefs will be delighting your taste buds with food from around the world. *For each ticket bought, a refugee or asylum seekers attends free.”

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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

Films in London today: THE BIG MEETING at ArtHouse Crouch End (29 JAN).
Films in London today: THE BIG MEETING at ArtHouse Crouch End (29 JAN).

A 9.5mm Evening With Kevin Brownlow at The Cinema Museum (29 JAN 19:30):

  • Kennington Bioscope presents: “Kevin began his career in the 1950s as a collector of home-movie prints on the 9.5mm gauge, a pioneering format introduced in the 1920s that preserved many subjects that are now either lost or difficult to obtain in 35mm. Live piano accompaniment is provided by John Sweeney, Costas Fotopolous and Colin Sell.”

THE BIG MEETING d. Daniel Draper, 2019 + Panel with the director & Mike Jackson & Brett Haran from LGSM (Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners) at Arthouse Crouch End (29 JAN 20:15):

  • “This documentary about the Durham Miners’ Gala is a fascinating insight into a culture still defined by coal mining. Since 1871 the Durham Miners’ Gala has been a cultural fixture in the North East. Part parade, part political rally and wholly working-class, THE BIG MEETING is a celebration and preservation of a community created and then almost destroyed by the coal industry.”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ d. Pamela B. Green, 2018 at DocHouse (29 JAN 16:20).
  • BUDDHA IN AFRICA d. Nicole Schafer, 2019 at DocHouse (29 JAN 20:30).
  • CINEMA, ASPIRINAS E URUBUS aka Cinema, Aspirins & Vultures d. Marcelo Gomes, 2006 presented by CineClub Brazil at Embassy Of Brazil (29 JAN 18:30 – FREE!).
  • COLOUR ME PINK + COLOUR ME WHITE d. Kelly Sweeney + Q&A with the artist at The Horse Hospital (29 JAN 19:00).
  • DRIVE ME HOME d. Simone Catania, 2018 + Q&A with the director + Drinks Reception presented by CinemaItaliaUK at Regent Street Cinema (29 JAN 19:35).
  • FIRST LOVE aka Hatsukoi d. Takashi Miike previews at BFI Southbank (29 JAN 20:50).
  • GIRLFRIENDS d. Claudia Weill, 1978 + PHOTO SESSION 16mm d. Friedl vom Gröller, 2010 presented by The Machine That Eats Bad People at ICA (29 JAN 18:45).
  • THE GOODBYE GIRL d. Herbert Ross, 1977 at Regent Street Cinema (29 JAN 12:00 & 15:30).
  • JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (29 JAN 19:45). 
  • ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD d. Quentin Tarrantino, 2019 presented by ViewTube Cinema at The View Tube (29 JAN 17:00 – FREE!).
  • SALAM: THE FIRST ****** NOBEL LAUREATE d. Anand Kamalakar, 2018 at Kings College London (29 JAN 19:00 – FREE!).
  • SHERLOCK JR. d. Buster Keaton, 1924 + Live Score by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse at The Vaults (29 JAN 21:15).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LITTLE JOE, part of BEFORE THE NIGHT at Ciné Lumière (29 JAN).
Films in London today: LITTLE JOE, part of BEFORE THE NIGHT at Ciné Lumière (29 JAN).

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

ARIKE OKE: AS SCENE at Mitcham Library (29 to 31 JAN – FREE!):

  • ID PROJECT d. Richard Etienne, 2019 (29 JAN 15:15).

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):

  • ALPHAVILLE d. Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (29 JAN 18:20).
  • LITTLE JOE d. Jessica Hausner, 2019 + Q&A with actor Emily Beechman & scriptwriter Géraldine Bajard (29 JAN 18:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (DEC to JAN):

  • RIO BRAVO d. Howard Hawks, 1959 + Intro by Geoff Andrew (29 JAN 18:00).

CAROLE LOMBARD: THE BRIGHTEST STAR at BFI Southbank (JAN):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

NOAH BAUMBACH SELECTROSPECTIVE at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

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

Films in London today: THE HOLY MOUNTAIN at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 JAN).
Films in London today: THE HOLY MOUNTAIN at Rio Cinema (24 to 30 JAN).

CHINA LOVE d. Olivia Martin-McGuire, 2018 at DocHouse (29 JAN 14:30):

  • “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 (29 JAN 14:30, 18:10 & 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 (29 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…”

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

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