SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 31.08.19

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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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THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 + Q&A with the director at Everyman Belsize Park (31 AUG 20:00 – Currently looking SOLD OUT!):

  • “One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted, Martin Scorsese produced portrait of self-discovery, THE SOUVENIR.”

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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: ANIMALS at Regent Street Cinema (31 AUG).
Films in London today: ANIMALS at Regent Street Cinema (31 AUG).

More films in London today (A – Z):

  • ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Regent Street Cinema (31 AUG 14:00, 16:15, 18:30 & 20:45).
  • FANTASTIC MR. FOX 35mm d. Wes Anderson, 2009 at The Prince Charles (31 AUG 12:15).
  • HAIL SATAN? d. Penny Lane, 2019 at ICA (31 AUG 15:05).
  • TRANSIT d. Christian Petzold, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (31 AUG 17:00).
  • WAITING FOR THE CARNIVAL d. Marcelo Gomes, 2019 at DocHouse (31 AUG 14:30).

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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: MEXICAN RITUAL, part of  THE INVISIBLES: THE WORK OF EUGENIO POLGOVSKY at ICA (31 AUG).
Films in London today: MEXICAN RITUAL, part of THE INVISIBLES: THE WORK OF EUGENIO POLGOVSKY at ICA (31 AUG).

25 YEARS OF FOX SEARCHLIGHT at Everyman Cinemas (30 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • ISLE OF DOGS d. Wes Anderson, 2018 + Q&A with puppet master Andy Gent & animation director Mark Waring (31 AUG 15:00 – Hampstead).

A FEW FROM DAVID LYNCH at The Prince Charles (31 AUG to 28 SEP):

ALL NIGHT / DAY / MINI MOVIE MARATHONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: TURMOIL! at BFI Southbank (SEP):

  • L’AGE D’OR 35mm d. Luis Buñuel, 1930 + Short: PORKY’S ROMANCE d. Frank Tashlin, 1937 (31 AUG 20:30).

CARY GRANT: BRITAIN’S GREATEST EXPORT at BFI Southbank (AUG to SEP):

THE FILMS OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY at The Prince Charles (until 03 NOV):

THE INVISIBLES: THE WORK OF EUGENIO POLGOVSKY at ICA (25 AUG to 01 SEP):

TRILOGIES & TRIPTYCHS at Close-Up Centre (01 AUG to 01 SEP):

  • Michelangelo Antonioni’s Alienation Trilogy – L’ECLISSE d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 (31 AUG 18:00).
  • Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy – APARAJITO d. Satyajit Ray, 1957 (31 AUG 20:30).

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


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: THE LAST TREE, part of SOUL Fest at BFI (31 AUG).
Films in London today: THE LAST TREE, part of SOUL Fest at BFI (31 AUG).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP).
Films in London today: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP).

ANIARA d. Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja, 2018 at Rio Cinema (31 AUG 18:30):

  • “Apocalyptic, darkly poetic and visually stunning, ANIARA balances a spectacular sense of intergalactic dread with matters more mundane as it imagines the existential crisis of a human race without a planet to call home. The alternative? A shopping mall in space.”

MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN d. Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019 at DocHouse (31 AUG 20:30):

  • “Everybody remembers the inspired explosive shocker scene in Alien, but not everyone knows the complex and surprising story of the film’s journey. Dan O’Bannon’s script, combined with H.R. Giger’s artwork were the creative seeds of the film, but there are deeper roots in myth and art that reach further back in time. Interviews with people close to, and involved in, the making of Alien recall the excitement of bringing it all to life, as well as lively anecdotes from the iconic scene.”

THE SOUVENIR d. Joanna Hogg, 2019 at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 AUG 12:30, 15:10 & 17:45):

  • “One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted, Martin Scorsese produced portrait of self-discovery, THE SOUVENIR.”

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

  • A FAITHFULL MAN d. Louis Garrel, 2018 at Ciné Lumière (until 05 SEP).  ANIMALS d. Sophie Hyde, 2019 at Waterman’s (31 AUG to 05 SEP). BAIT d. Mark Jenkin, 2019 at BFI Southbank (30 AUG to 05 SEP – Check website for 35mm screenings). THE CHAMBERMAID d. Lila Avilés, 2018 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 04 SEP). THE DEAD DON’T DIE d. Jim Jarmusch, 2019 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 05 SEP). GAZA d. Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, 2018 at DocHouse (until 03 SEP). INNA DE YARD d. Peter Webber, 2019 at ICA (30 AUG to 05 SEP). MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE d. Nick Broomfield, 2019 at ICA (until 04 SEP). MRS. LOWRY AND SON d. Adrian Noble, 2019 at JW3 (01 to 11 SEP). ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 35mm d. Quentin Tarantino, 2019 at Genesis Cinema (until 04 SEP – Selected screening times). PAIN & GLORY d. Pedro Almodovar, 2019 at The Lexi (until 11 SEP). SEAHORSE d. Jeanie Finlay, 2019 at DocHouse (30 AUG to 05 SEP). WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 35mm d. Rob Reiner, 1989 at The Prince Charles (30 AUG to 03 SEP).

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