SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 31.10.18

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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: Pitshanger Pictures presents METROPOLIS (1927) + LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT by Henry Tozer at St Barnabas Church (31 OCT 20:00): “An eternally prescient and relevant film about the fetishisation of modern technology.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.


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FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE LOVE WITCH at Beyond Retro (31 OCT).
Films in London today: THE LOVE WITCH at Beyond Retro (31 OCT).

A WOMAN CAPTURED + SCREENTALK with director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter at Barbican (31 OCT 18:15):

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest presents: A European woman who has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person in this outstanding documentary.

LORDS OF CHAOS + INTRO by Thurston Moore at Rio Cinema (31 OCT 15:30):

  • Musician Thurston Moore & fashion designer Dr Pam Hogg invite you to a special Halloween showing of Jonas Åkerlund‘s new film LORDS OF CHAOS. Thurston will introduce the event, discuss the origins of Norwegian Black Metal, talk about the music of the band Mayhem.

METROPOLIS (1927) + LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT by Henry Tozer at St Barnabas Church (31 OCT 20:00):

  • Pitshanger Pictures presents: A chance to see one of the greatest classic silent movies ever made. Inspiration for generations of sci fi and horror films as well as it simply being a fantastic spectacle. Pitshanger will be showing it in the church with live organ accompaniment in a marathon performance by Henry Tozer.

WOULD YOU LOOK AT HER at Barbican (31 OCT 18:30):

  • New East Cinema presents: Coming directly from this year’s festival circuit, this selection of shorts tracks the ways in which women’s lives are affected by Eastern state ideologies. Filmmakers delve into the worlds of women who refuse to be framed by prejudice, from arranged marriages to patriarchal traditions, and the oppression of female desire.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: HIS GIRL FRIDAY at BFI (31 OCT).
Films in London today: HIS GIRL FRIDAY at BFI (31 OCT).

COMEDY GENIUS at BFI Southbank (OCT 2018 to JAN 2019):

HORROROCTOBER at Prince Charles (OCT):

JEAN COCTEAU RETROSPECTIVE at Ciné Lumière (23 OCT to 18 NOV):

Sight & Sound presents FANTASTIQUE: THE DREAM WORLDS OF FRENCH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (OCT to NOV):

  • ORPHÉE (31 OCT 14:30, 18:20 & 20:30).


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

Films in London today: BEARER at Ciné Lumière, part of UK Iranian Film Festival (31 OCT).
Films in London today: BEARER at Ciné Lumière, part of UK Iranian Film Festival (31 OCT).

Film festivals in London today include:


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (31 OCT).
Films in London today: WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (31 OCT).

POSSUM at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 OCT 14:15 & 18:30):

  • Together with Possum, a hideous hand-puppet, disgraced puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. A truly creepy British horror from the visionary mind behind GARTH MERENGHI’S DARKPLACE.

UTØYA – JULY 22 at ArtHouse Crouch End (31 OCT 12:05 & 16:20):

  • Seven years ago on 22 July, more than 500 teenagers at a left-wing political summer camp on a small island outside Oslo, Norway, were targeted by armed right-wing extremist Anders Breivik; an attack that ultimately left 69 people, most of them children, dead.

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at DocHouse (31 OCT 16:30):

  • This inspiring documentary looks at the power of science fiction as an art form through one of its foremothers, exploring Le Guin’s life through the prism of the magical worlds she created.

More films in London this week (A – Z): 1945 at JW3 (28 OCT to 01 NOV). BAD REPUTATION at Picturehouse Central (26 OCT to 01 NOV). THE DEMINER at The Montpellier (28 OCT to 07 NOV). DOGMAN at Ciné Lumière (26 OCT to 06 NOV). DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT at Peckhamplex (26 OCT to 01 NOV). THE GUARDIANS at Whirled Cinema (29 OCT to 04 NOV). MANDY at The Castle (26 to 29 OCT). SHIRKERS at ICA (26 OCT to 01 NOV). ORPHÉE at BFI (until 01 NOV). THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD at Phoenix Cinema (26 Oct to 01 NOV).


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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Apologies if we have missed your event. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We check box office each morning for films in London today and try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.

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