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MOTHER (1926) 16mm + INTRO by Kevin Brownlow at Cinema Museum (30 JAN 19:30):
- Kevin Brownlow will present his own 16mm copy of Pudovkin’s MOTHER (1926), based on Maxim Gorky’s novel about a family torn apart by a worker’s strike set during the 1905 Russian Revolution. At first, the mother wants to protect her family from the troublemakers, but eventually she realizes that her son is right and the workers should strike.
New at RADIANT CIRCUS:
- NOW BOOKING: Pour yourself a Double Collins & join us for the first MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE STUD/THE BITCH (16 FEB 23:00, Rio Cinema).
- NEW SEASON guides: GREETINGS FROM TROMAVILLE at Deptford Cinema (13 MAR to 19 APR). HORROR SEASON at Austrian Cultural Forum (24 JAN to 21 MAR); JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME at ICA (02 to 10 FEB) & Curzon Soho (21 FEB).
- WINNERS ANNOUNCED: We catch up with the winners at last year’s Walthamstow Smartphone Film Festival (23 NOV 2018).
FILMS IN LONDON TODAY
ANDREW NORMAN WILSON: KODAK & OTHER WORKS at Regent Street Cinema (30 JAN 19:00):
- The Photographers’ Gallery presents: Los Angeles based artist Andrew Norman Wilson presents KODAK, his most recent video work, in dialogue with current exhibition All I Know Is What’s On The Internet.
Hervé Guibert: MODESTY, OR IMMODESTY + INTRO by Oscar Gaynor and Alex Bennett at The Horse Hospital (30 JAN 19:00):
- Ingrid Film Club presents: Hervé Guibert’s final work and only film along with a public TV appearance on France’s TF1 literary programme, APOSTROPHES in 1990. All proceeds from this event will go to POSITIVELY UK, a peer-led support organisation for people living with HIV.
WHERE I AM IS HERE at ICA (30 JAN 19:00):
- The Machine That Kills Bad People presents: Short films selected by Ben Rivers, which reflect on the ideas at play in Beatrice Gibson’s solo show Crone Music at Camden Arts Centre (18 January – 31 March 2019). The programme focuses on intimate portraits and explores ideas around filmic memories, family and community.
More films in London today (A – Z):
- THE CHILDREN ACT presented by Filmbox Community Cinema at Langley Park Centre (30 JAN 19:45).
- DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY at The Prince Charles (30 JAN 18:35).
- FREE SOLO at ICA (30 JAN 13:45).
- GREEN BOOK + LIVE MUSIC at Everyman Crystal Palace (30 JAN 19:00).
- GREEN BOOK at Rich Mix (30 JAN 20:30).
- HOUSE WITHOUT A ROOF at Goethe-Institut (30 JAN 19:00).
- LIZZIE at JW3 (30 JAN 15:30).
- MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE + Q&A with director Mike Hodges & Griff Rhys Jones presented by The Forgotten Film Club at The Prince Charles (30 JAN 20:45).
- NOBODY’S FOOL + STANDUP by Gina Yashere at Curzon Soho (30 JAN 18:15 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
- PATH OF BLOOD + Q&A with director Jonathan Hacker at Frontline Club (30 JAN 19:00).
- PETERLOO at The David Lean (30 JAN 14:30).
- THE PHILADELPHIA STORY at The Prince Charles (30 JAN 18:10).
- SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON at Regent Street Cinema (30 JAN 12:00 & 15:30).
- SHOPLIFTERS at The David Lean (30 JAN 19:30).
- THE WIFE presented by Screen25 at Harris Academy South Norwood (30 JAN 19:45).
MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS
BEFORE THE NIGHT at Ciné Lumière (22 JAN to 30 JAN):
- MARIANNES NOIRES + Q&A with co-director Mame-Fatou Niang (30 JAN 18:20).
- TOMORROW + Q&A with co-director Cyril Dion (30 JAN 20:15).
BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT at BFI Southbank (03 to 31 JAN):
- BEETLEJUICE + INTRO by Justin Johnson (30 JAN 18:10).
CHINESE NEW YEAR at BFI Southbank (21 to 31 JAN):
- THE SOUL OF HIMALAYA + INTRO/Q&A with director Zeng Yunhui UK premiere (30 JAN 20:20).
DRIFTING SHADOWS: MASTERPIECES OF FINNISH CINEMA at Close-Up (18 to 30 JAN):
- THE WORTHLESS (30 JAN 20:15).
THE GOLDEN AGE OF ALEXANDER KORDA: BRITAIN’S MOVIE MOGUL at BFI Southbank (JAN):
- THE FOUR FEATHERS + INTRO by Dr Emma Sandon (30 JAN 18:05).
INGMAR BERGMAN FOCUS at BFI Southbank (JAN):
- THE SEVENTH SEAL aka Det Sjunde Inseglet (30 JAN 20:50).
MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS
We don’t think there are any film festivals in London today…
BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE at BFI Southbank (30 JAN 14:30 & 20:40):
- Jane Magnusson’s documentary centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when Bergman, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life that included a spell in hospital.
CAMORRA at DocHouse (30 JAN 18:40):
- A frank and startling insight into the inner mechanics of organised crime in Naples and its rise to political influence. High velocity from start to finish, the film tells the story of how the poor classes of Naples found their own power systems, and how it was authorised by the ruling classes – as long as it benefitted them.
THE DEVIL OUTSIDE at ICA (30 JAN 19:00):
- Four years after his critically-acclaimed debut feature SNOW IN PARADISE, writer/director Andrew Hulme returns with a disquieting examination of faith, repression and madness.
More films in London this week (A – Z):
- A STAR IS BORN at The Prince Charles (until 30 JAN). BEAUTIFUL BOY at Rio Cinema (until 31 JAN). COLD WAR at Whirled Cinema (28 JAN to 03 FEB). COLETTE at Watermans (until 31 JAN). DESTROYER at Rio Cinema (25 to 31 JAN). THE FAVOURITE at ICA (until 31 JAN). HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING at ICA (until 31 JAN). MANDY at The Prince Charles (25 JAN to 10 FEB). MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS at ArtHouse (until 31 JAN). ONE CUT OF THE DEAD at The Prince Charles (until 08 FEB). THE PASSENGER at BFI (until 24 FEB). THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING at JW3 (27 to 31 JAN). THE RAFT at DocHouse (until 30 JAN). SHOPLIFTERS at ICA (until 31 JAN). SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at The Prince Charles (until 31 JAN). STAN & OLLIEat Phoenix Cinema (until 31 JAN). THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS at The Prince Charles (until 31 JAN). VICE at ArtHouse Crouch End (25 to 31 JAN).
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