SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 31.03.19

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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).


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BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN d. Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1925 + LIVE SOUNDTRACK by Sam Enthoven & Arkadiusz Potyka at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAR 16:20):

  • “BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN is a revolutionary film in more ways than one. Its wild cinematography and rhythmic editing were radical for the time and remain startlingly modern today. Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka bring electronic sound to silent cinema. Ark plays bass and other noise machines; Sam plays found sounds and the theremin.”

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LIVES UNWRITTEN: BLACK GIRL at The Geffrye Museum (06 APR).
LIVES UNWRITTEN: BLACK GIRL at The Geffrye Museum (06 APR).
  • 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.
  • The Essay Film Festival (22 MAR to 04 APR) continues this week and is an essential element of London’s indie film calendar.

FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: OUT OF BLUE at Barbican (31 MAR).
Films in London today: OUT OF BLUE at Barbican (31 MAR).

ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED d. Jon Blair, 1995 + Q&A with the director at JW3 (31 MAR 19:00):

  • “To commemorate 90 years since the birth of Anne Frank, this screening will be followed a Q&A with the director Jon Blair CBE – the only director of documentaries working in the United Kingdom who has won all three of the premier awards in his field: an Oscar, an Emmy (twice) and a British Academy Award.”

Hello Surveillance Capitalism at ICA (31 MAR 18:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!):

  • “To mark the anniversary of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, the ICA presents the premiere of director Marc Silver’s new short film with Chris Wylie #pinkhairdatawhistleblower followed by a discussion with Professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.”

OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley , 2018 + Q&A with the director at Barbican (31 MAR 18:05):

  • “Director Carol Morley (DREAMS OF A LIFE, THE FALLING) discusses her latest film: a stylish, cosmic murder mystery, in which a police officer must discover who killed a young astrophysicist.”
  • Enjoys a grind show run at the same venue.

Vindicatrix + WILD AT HEART 35mm d. David Lynch, 1990 at The Cinema Museum (31 MAR 18:30 – General Admission is looking SOLD OUT!/Some Concessions left!):

  • Wonder Reels presents: “A night for music & film lovers: The series will be kicking off with a rare set from dark electronic gem Vindicatrix, fronted by multi-instrumentalist David Aird. The concert will be followed by a 35mm projection of 1990 Palme d’Or winning masterpiece WILD AT HEART (1990).”

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • Corinne Day DIARY presented by Deeper Into Movies at Moth Club (31 MAR 14:00).
  • DIAL M FOR MURDER 16mm d. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954 + INTRO at The Castle Cinema (31 MAR 14:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).
  • GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at ICA (31 MAR 13:45).
  • GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (31 MAR 16:00).
  • THE HATE U GIVE d. George Tillman Jr., 2018 presented by Catford Film Club at Catford Constitutional Club (31 MAR 19:30).
  • MONA LISA d. Neil Jordan, 1896 presented by Arrow Video at Genesis Cinema (31 MAR 20:30 – FREE!).
  • THE NEVERENDING STORY d. Wolfgang Petersen, 1984 at The Prince Charles (31 MAR 12;15).
  • THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan, Samuel Smith, 2018 + Q&A with the filmmakers at The Prince Charles (31 MAR 15:05).
  • RAY & LIZ d. Richard Billingham, 2018 at ICA (31 MAR 16:00).
  • TOKYO STORY 35mm d. Yasujirô Ozu, 1953 at The Prince Charles (31 MAR 14:30).
  • WIDOWS d. Steve McQueen, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (31 MAR 18:00).
  • WILD ROSE d. Tom Harper, 2018 at Picturehouse Central (31 MAR 14:30 – Other Picturehouses available!).
  • THE WILD PUSSYCAT d. Dimis Dadiras, 1968 + SINGAPORE SLING d. Nikos Nikolaidis, 1990 presented by World Wide Weird! at Helgi’s Bar (31 MAR 18:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: FROM THE CLOUD TO THE RESISTANCE, part of at THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET at ICA (31 MAR).
Films in London today: FROM THE CLOUD TO THE RESISTANCE, part of at THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET at ICA (31 MAR).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

CLOSE-UP ON ANDREI TARKOVSKY at Close-Up (02 to 31 MAR):

  • STALKER d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (31 MAR 19:30 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

EUROPEAN CLASSICS at Ciné Lumière (03 to 31 MAR):

THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET Goethe-Institut & partners’ epic season continues at Birkbeck Cinema, Goethe-Institut & ICA (MAR to JUN):

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

LOVE AND ANARCHY: THE FILMS OF LINA WERTMÜLLER at Barbican Centre (06 to 31 MAR 2019):

  • SWEPT AWAY d. Lina Wertmüller, 1974 + INTRO by Dr Silvia Angeli (31 MAR 18:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!).

SCI-FI SUNDAYS at Deptford Cinema (until 26 MAY):

  • SOLARIS d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1971 + SHORT (31 MAR 15:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: JT LEROY at BFI Flare (31 MAR).
Films in London today: JT LEROY at BFI, part of BFI Flare (31 MAR).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: LORDS OF CHAOS at The Prince Charles (29 MAR to 04 APR).
Films in London today: LORDS OF CHAOS at The Prince Charles (29 MAR to 04 APR).

BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY d. Steve Sullivan, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 MAR 20:45):

  • “’80s and ’90s Manchester music fixture Frank Sidebottom hid a creative giant who was both defined and smothered by that whopping papier-mâché head. BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY unmasks him.”

LORDS OF CHAOS d. Jonas Åkerlund, 2018 at The Prince Charles (31 MAR 20:05):

  • “Oslo, 1987: Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create “true Norwegian black metal” with his band, MAYHEM.”

OUT OF BLUE d. Carol Morley , 2018 at Barbican (31 MAR 13:25 & 18:05 + Q&A with the director):

  • “Director Carol Morley (DREAMS OF A LIFE, THE FALLING) discusses her latest film: a stylish, cosmic murder mystery, in which a police officer must discover who killed a young astrophysicist.”

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

  • 3 FACES at Ciné Lumière (30 MAR to 27 APR). AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE d. Catherine Corsini, 2018 at Whirled Cinema (01 to 07 APR). AT ETERNITY’S GATE d. Julian Schnabel, 2018 at Rio Cinema (29 MAR to 04 APR). BENJAMIN d. Simon Amstell, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 04 APR). BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES d. Sophie Huer, 2018 at DocHouse (until 03 APR). BORDER d. Ali Abassi, 2018 at ICA (until 04 APR). CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? d. Marielle Heller, 2018 at The Prince Charles (29 MAR to 04 APR). EVERYBODY KNOWS d. Asghar Farhadi, 2018 at Watermans (29 MAR to 04 APR). THE FAVOURITE d. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018 at The Prince Charles (29 MAR to 04 APR). GIRL d. Lukas Dhont, 2018 at The Castle Cinema (until 04 APR). HUMOR ME d. Sam Hoffman, 2017 presented by UKJF at JW3 (29 MAR to 04 APR). THE IMAGE YOU MISSED d. Dónal Foreman, 2018 at ICA (until 04 APR). THE PANAMA PAPERS d. Alex Winters, 2018 at DocHouse (29 MAR to 04 APR). SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION d. Rob Stewart, 2018 at The Prince Charles (29 MAR to 04 APR). SORRY ANGEL aka Plaire, aimer et courir vite d. Christophe Honoré, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 04 APR). US d. Jordan Peele, 2019 at Rich Mix (until 04 APR): THE WHITE CROW d. Ralph Fiennes, 2018 at ArtHouse Crouch End (29 MAR to 04 APR).

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