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Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

Bridget Jones's Baby
The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth are back, this time ably assisted by Emma Thompson as Bridget's doctor. It's been over 10 years since we've had a run in with Bridget Jones. Our heroine is expecting, and as Bridget will always be Bridget, she is unsure who the father of the baby is. Is it long-term love turned ex Mark Darcy (Firth) or newcomer Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey)? Three different endings to the film have been shot, so not even the cast know who it is. The film is directed by Sharon Maguire (who also directed the first movie) and is based on columns written by Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding for 'The Independent' between 2005 and 2006.
UK/Ireland 2016 Sharon Maguire

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Saturday 1 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Saturday 1 Oct 201618:00 Book Now
Sunday 2 Oct 201617:30 Book Now
Sunday 2 Oct 201620:15 Book Now
Monday 3 Oct 201616:00 Book Now
Monday 3 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Tuesday 4 Oct 201613:15 Book Now
Tuesday 4 Oct 201618:15 Book Now
Wednesday 5 Oct 201615:30 Book Now
Wednesday 5 Oct 201620:30 Book Now
Thursday 6 Oct 201613:15 Book Now
Thursday 6 Oct 201618:15 Book Now

TALK: Shakespeare 400 and the Autumn of our Years (U)

TALK: Shakespeare 400 and the Autumn of our Years
This autumn, we have two 3 week courses looking at some of the “Seven Ages of Man”.

As befits this Shakespearian quotation and remembering that we are still in the year of SHAKESPEARE 400, the first three sessions look at our journey through life in three Shakespeare plays and their film versions.

We then move on to look in detail at the latter time in the lives of men and women in a new course, THE AUTUMN OF OUR YEARS. In this 3 week course we will look at classic films about aging that you will not have seen recently and their linked novels.

Our finale on December 2nd will run for three hours and brings together Shakespeare’s masterclass on aging in two versions of KING LEAR. We will also dip into the film and award winning novel by Jane Smiley, A THOUSAND ACRES, which moves the story of Lear to the grain belt of America and the Cook family whose father decides to divide his farm among this daughters with tragic consequences.

It may be helpful, but not essential, to have read or dipped into the plays and novels before you come.

Rosemary Coxon is the Education Officer at Chichester Cinema at New Park.

Tickets £6/Session Or £30 for the whole course (7 Sessions - Save £12)

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Friday 7 Oct 201613:30 Book Now (Richard III)
Friday 21 Oct 201613:30 Book Now (Notes on a Scandal & Tatie Danie)
Friday 4 Nov 201613:30 Book Now (About Schmidt & Wild Strawberrie)
Friday 11 Nov 201613:30 Book Now (Still Alice)
Friday 2 Dec 201613:30 Book Now (King Lear and A Thousand Acres)

Wiener-Dog (15)

Wiener-Dog
A dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

Solondz's film is not only a state-of-the-art movie, it's a state-of-the-world movie. It cracks open hilarious, jaw-dropping perplexities in modern American life, yet also recognizes everyday tragedies. The eponymous dachshund travels through people's lives in four linear segments: A dad (Tracy Letts) gives the dog to his son, Remi (Keaton Nigel Cooke), who is recuperating from cancer; Dawn (Indie darling Greta Gerwig) is on a road trip with Wiener-dog; it appears with college film teacher Danny DeVito who is trying to sell a script to Hollywood; and finally, Wiener-dog is as a pet named 'Cancer' with Grandmother Nana (Ellen Burstyn). The American Eccentric level of self-conscious filmmaking and social commentary makes 'Wiener-Dog', frankly, amazing.
USA 2016 Todd Solondz 88m

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Monday 3 Oct 201618:30 Book Now
Thursday 6 Oct 201616:00 Book Now

Things to Come. (12A)

Things to Come.
L'Avenir

A philosophy teacher (Isabelle Huppert) soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. A heartfelt portrait of middle age.

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. Key to the story is the wonderful central performance from Isabelle Huppert, a superb actress (who is also appearing in Valley of Love on Aug 28), Huppert dominates every scene in this film, her character the catalyst for every turn in the plot, and the person we share every emotion with. She commands her role from the off and dominates proceedings throughout. Another impressive work by an auteur who manages to transform everyday stories into a singular vision. (Subtitles)
France 2016 Mia Hansen-Løve 100m

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Saturday 1 Oct 201620:30 Book Now
Monday 3 Oct 201613:30 Book Now
Wednesday 5 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Thursday 6 Oct 201620:45 Book Now

El Sur (PG)

El Sur
The South

This digitally re-mastered Spanish classic is by the director of 'The Spirit of the Beehive'.

This is the story of Estrella (Iciar Bollain), a little girl from Southern Spain who has been uprooted to the North. Estrella maintains a sentimentalized attachment to the region of her birth, an attachment manifested in her love for her father (Omero Antonutti). The girl's rose-coloured memories are shattered when she learns that her beloved dad once carried on affair with a Southern woman-and that the flames of passion still smoulder within him. Victor Erice's first film ('The Spirit of the Beehive') is a masterpiece - an honour that can be bestowed on very few arthouse directors. Like that film, 'El Sur' draws on childhood memories and imagination. Estrella, might well be a grown-up version of Isabel from 'The Spirit of the Beehive'. (Subtitles)
Spain/France 1983 Víctor Erice 95m

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Saturday 1 Oct 201615:45 Book Now
Tuesday 4 Oct 201620:45 Book Now

The Wave (15)

The Wave
Bølgen

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic Norwegian fjord Geiranger, collapses and creates a huge tsunami.

Nestled in Norway's Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village, it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. The very day geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is about to drive his family to their new life in the city, he senses something isn't right. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to get to high ground. This film is indeed a rarity - without skimping on the spectacle that glues eyeballs to the screen, it takes the time to develop its characters. (Subtitles)
Norway 2015 Roar Uthaug 105m

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Sunday 2 Oct 201612:00 Book Now
Tuesday 4 Oct 201615:45 Book Now
Wednesday 5 Oct 201618:00 Book Now

Norma - ROH (cert-tbc)

Norma - ROH
Encore

Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Bellini's operatic masterpiece, directed by Àlex Ollé.

This new production of 'Norma' for The Royal Opera is distinguished by a superlative cast of internationally renowned singers. Bellini's classic bel canto opera is full of wonderful melodies and opportunities for star singing. But it is especially known for Norma's stunning showpiece aria, 'Casta diva'. Àlex Ollé of innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus directs, bringing a modern edge to this timeless tale of love, rivalry and betrayal, set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this stunning cast, including Joseph Calleja as Norma's secret lover Pollione, and Sonia Ganassi as the priestess Adalgisa, in a striking new production, which opens the 2016/17 Season. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Norma - tba; Pollione - Joseph Calleja; Adalgisa - Sonia Ganassi. Music - Vincenzo Bellini; Conductor - Antonio Pappano; Director - Àlex Ollé. 180m approx inc interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 2 Oct 201614:00 Book Now (Encore)

Ben-Hur (PG)

Ben-Hur
The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur ((Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army.

Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge by challenging his adoptive brother in a grand chariot race, while being forever changed after a series of encounters with Jesus of Nazareth (Rodrigo Santoro), who unlike in the original film has a prominent role in this version. Morgan Freeman plays Sheik Ilderim, a wealthy Nubian sheik who trains Ben-Hur to become a charioteer to take revenge on his brother.
USA 2016 Timur Bekmambetov 123m

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Friday 7 Oct 201612:45 Book Now
Sunday 9 Oct 201620:15 Book Now

The Infiltrator (cert-tbc)

The Infiltrator
Based on a true story, U.S. Customs agent Robert "Bob" Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's blood-soaked drug trafficking scene.

Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent Emir Ebreu (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancée Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar's top lieutenant Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world. Cranston ('Trumbo') again showcases his versatility with his portrayal of a cunning and hard-nosed investigator whose arrogant and prickly personality frequently makes him a better fit among drug traffickers and money launderers than among his own colleagues.
UK 2016 Brad Furman 127m

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Saturday 8 Oct 201620:30 Book Now
Sunday 9 Oct 201617:30 Book Now
Monday 10 Oct 201613:15 Book Now
Tuesday 11 Oct 201618:00 Book Now
Wednesday 12 Oct 201612:15 Book Now
Thursday 13 Oct 201620:30 Book Now

Summertime. (15)

Summertime.
La Belle Saison

A country girl falls for Cecile De France in this gently tragic French romance, which welcomes audiences into the powerful glow of their relationship.

1971. Farmers' daughter Delphine (Izïa Higelin) moves to Paris to break free from the shackles of her family in Limousin, and to gain her financial independence. Carole (Cecile De France) is a Parisian actively involved in the stirrings of the feminist movement. Their unlikely encounter turns their lives upside down as they fell passionately in love. Delphine's father has a stroke, and she has to go back home to help her mother (Noémie Lvovsky) run the family farm, but Carole, who is so smitten by Delphine, cannot stand the estrangement and decides to join her lover at the farm. It is hard not to judge her by contemporary standards, in part because the film is so modern in its acceptance of their connection, and yet the film does a splendid job of putting events into their historical context. A sweet, unpretentious love story, a peek into a fun moment of feminist history, and a realistic take on the difficulties of coming out. (Subtitles)
France 2015 Cécile De FranceIzïa 105m

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Friday 7 Oct 201618:15 Book Now
Monday 10 Oct 201616:15 Book Now

Hell or High Water (15)

Hell or High Water
Texas brothers Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land.

For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the values of the Old and New West murderously collide. Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges are stand outs in a film directed by Scotsman David Mackenzie ('Perfect Sense', 'Starred Up'), and with a screenplay by Taylor Sheridan, who continues his hot streak here after last year's 'Sicario'.
USA 2016 David Mackenzie 102m

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Friday 7 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Monday 10 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Tuesday 11 Oct 201613:15 Book Now

Equity (cert-tbc)

Equity
A senior investment banker attempts to navigate the cutthroat world of Wall Street when a company's Public Stock-market listing threatens to derail the career she's built.

Set on Wall Street, Meera Menon's financial thriller proves that female executives can be just as cold-hearted, cut-throat and corrupt as the male majority who surround them. "I like money - I like knowing I have it," declares hot-shot investment banker Naomi (Anna Gunn - Skylar on 'Breaking Bad'). She has once again been passed over for a global position by her boss (Lee Tergesen) at Remson Partners on the basis of one underperforming stock listing in her otherwise impressive Silicon Valley start-ups portfolio. Determined to prove her worth, workaholic Naomi goes after a San Francisco-based, billion-dollar social network/security business, run by a British tech entrepreneur (Samuel Roukin). Problem is: Naomi's equally ruthless, hedge-funder boyfriend, Michael Connor (James Purefoy), steals her info about the upcoming IPO, so he can do some insider trading.
USA 2016 Meera Menon 100m

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Saturday 8 Oct 201613:15 Book Now
Sunday 9 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Tuesday 11 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Thursday 13 Oct 201618:00 Book Now

The Childhood of a Leader (12A)

The Childhood of a Leader
A look at the childhood life of a post-World War I leader. A grippingly dispassionate period psychodrama.

Set against the backdrop of the 1919 Paris peace conference that led to the Treaty of Versailles, US actor Brady Corbet's directorial debut is a tautly drawn drama that juxtaposes the rise of fascism in context of an apparently angelic young boy's tantrums and power struggles with his parents and carers in a large country house. Robert Pattinson has a series of telling cameos, though at the heart of the film is 10-year-old Tom Sweet as the manipulative boy Prescott, tussling with his parents, played by Berenice Bejo ('The Artist') and Liam Cunningham. Based partly upon a story by Sartre and loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th Century, 'The Childhood of a Leader' is an ominous portrait of emerging evil. Great design and a memorable soundtrack by Scott Walker. Cast also includes Stacy Martin and Yolande Moreau. (Some subtitles)
UK / Hungary / France 2015 Brady Corbet 116m

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Saturday 8 Oct 201618:00 Book Now
Wednesday 12 Oct 201617:00 Book Now

Yarn (12A)

Yarn
Garn

Every stitch tells a tale. International artists and knitters take a simple skein of yarn to create their extraordinary ideas and stories.

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colourful tradition, 'Yarn' weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers. Despite sharing a medium, the artists profiled here produce wildly different work. In Iceland, Tinna veers political, crocheting "Free Palestine" into textiles that she tacks up in public. In Italy, another artist crochets enormous, spiderweb-like structures for children to climb on. In New York, Olek challenges the stereotype that yarn is inherently feminine. The film offers fascinating insight into what yarn can do in the talented hands of those determined to elevate mere craft to high art.
Netherlands/Cuba 2016 Bórdur Bragi Jónsson 76m

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Sunday 9 Oct 201615:30 Book Now
Thursday 13 Oct 201613:30 Book Now

Under the Shadow (PG)

Under the Shadow
As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

A thriller from Iran which was a critical success at the Sundance Film Festival, and scores top marks (100%) on the 'Rotten Tomatoes' critics review website. Distrust and paranoia underscore the story of Shideh (Narges Rashidi), an Iranian progressive who finds her path to a medical degree cut off under Sharia law. She lives in a small apartment building in Tehran with her husband Iraj, a doctor drafted into service during wartime, and their daughter Dorsa. A missile tears through the upper floor of the building, and while it fails to explode, it leaves deep cracks in Shideh's living room ceiling… and perhaps much more. When thriller fans get to have their cake and eat it too - in this case real, developed characters in a harrowing situation coupled with bump-in-the-night thrills - they know they have a great film on their hands. (Subtitles)
Iran 2016 Babak Anvari 84m

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Monday 10 Oct 201618:45 Book Now

Little Men. (12A)

Little Men.
Two New York teens struggle to keep their parents' personal business from sabotaging their connection.

13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) drawing of yellow stars against a green sky is dismissed by a burnt-out middle-school teacher. It may seem like a rather insignificant moment, but just contrast the potential influence that adult comment has on his artistic future with the more overtly encouraging conversations he shares with Tony (Michael Barbieri), the son of the immigrant seamstress who rents his grandfather's store. The fact is, what these two boys share is beautiful. Instead of laying on the melodrama, Sachs ('Love is Strange') keeps things subtle, telling his story almost exclusively through quiet moments. The performances are impeccable. Sachs is a master of expressive understatement, and that applies both to the young actors playing the boys - there's not a false moment from either of them - and to the adults. Sachs cites two Ozu films about children in conflict with their parents as the initial spark. This is a little gem. Premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
USA 2016 Ira Sachs 85m

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Friday 14 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Saturday 15 Oct 201615:30 Book Now
Tuesday 18 Oct 201618:30 Book Now
Wednesday 19 Oct 201616:00 Book Now
Thursday 20 Oct 201614:15 Book Now

Cosmos (15)

Cosmos
This loopy absurdist comedy is the final work of Andrzej Zulawski, the famed Polish filmmaker who died in February.

Witold who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold's reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis's daughter Lena, newly married to Lucien. This literary adaptation suffused with Zulawski's trademark freneticism, transforms Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz's novel of the same name into an ominous and manic exploration of desire. It's a surreal piece of mischief, equal parts breezy fun and maddening confusion. (Subtitles)
France/Portugal 2015 Andrzej Zulawski 103m

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Friday 14 Oct 201615:15 Book Now
Saturday 15 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Tuesday 18 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Thursday 20 Oct 201612:15 Book Now

Free State of Jones (15)

Free State of Jones
An epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newton Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight (Matthew McConaughey) launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. McConaughey pitches his performance right into that sweet spot of feral nobility that marks his best work, and it's effortless. The photography of French cinematographer Benoit Delhomme underlines a thoughtful approach from director Gary Ross, everything framed just so: the emerald chamber of the swamp where the rebels hide out; a soldier's head caved in by a bullet. The camera quietly observes all.
USA 2016 Gary Ross 139m

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Friday 14 Oct 201617:45 Book Now
Saturday 15 Oct 201617:45 Book Now
Sunday 16 Oct 201612:45 Book Now
Monday 17 Oct 201615:15 Book Now
Tuesday 18 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Wednesday 19 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Thursday 20 Oct 201616:00 Book Now

TALK: The Western Hero (PG)

TALK: The Western Hero
Illustrated Talk by Gareth Evans

Little in cinema is quite as iconic, instantly identifiable or parodied as the hero of the Western genre. From a fresh faced, assertive young John Wayne in Stagecoach, to the post-war, grizzled gunslingers of The Wild Bunch, to the damaged and melancholic former soldiers of Open Range, we will look at the definitive films of the genre and the characters that embody them. This event will take an overview of Western cinema from across the decades and look at to what extent these tales have relevance in the modern film landscape.

Gareth Evans is Head of Media Studies at Bishop Luffa School. He has an MA in Film and Cultural Management and writes educational film resources for INTO Film. He has written film reviews and features for Little White Lies, Sorted Magazine and Media Magazine.

Tickets £6

Fri 14 Oct 18:30 (Studio)

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Friday 14 Oct 201618:30 Book Now

The Clan. (15)

The Clan.
The true and chilling story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s, delivered with Scorsese-like swagger.

The Puccios... A model family? There are few that could match them. The father played by Guillermo Francella ('The Secret in Their Eyes') appears a dignified man. The mother is a dedicated teacher. The children? Well-educated and promised to a bright future. Except that... all this respectability is nothing but a smokescreen! The truth is that Arquimedes Puccio is also - and mainly - the tyrannical leader of a criminal gang composed of... his wife and children. This audaciously entertaining true-crime saga will put a grin on the face of any 'Goodfellas' fan. Acclaimed at both Toronto and Venice Festivals. (Subtitles)
Argentina/Spain 2015 Pablo Trapero 110m

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Friday 14 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Tuesday 18 Oct 201616:00 Book Now
Wednesday 19 Oct 201620:45 Book Now

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (PG)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, which reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age), and those who help us along the way.

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside with his new foster family: loving Aunt Bella, cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush creating a national manhunt: should they go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi ('What We Do in the Shadows') masterfully weaves lively humour with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. This is the kind of adorable, coming-of-age dramedy that Pixar would proudly create if it made live-action movies and not cartoons.
New Zealand 2016 Taika Waititi 101m

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Saturday 15 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Monday 17 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Wednesday 19 Oct 201618:15 Book Now

Golden Age - Bolshoi (cert-tbc)

Golden Age - Bolshoi
Bolshoi Live

A satire on Europe during the Roaring '20s, 'The Golden Age' makes for an original, colourful and dazzling show with its jazzy score by Dimitri Shostakovich and music-hall atmosphere.

In a seaside town where business and the Mafia are flourishing, the Golden Age cabaret is the favourite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revellers. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but she is also the friend of a local gangster.

This ballet - which can only be seen at the Bolshoi - has everything: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes and decadent cabaret numbers. With this passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge magnificently into every stylised step and gesture. Choreography - Yuri Grigorovich; Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman. 140m approx including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 16 Oct 201616:00 Book Now (Live)

Miss Saigon (cert-tbc)

Miss Saigon
25th Anniversary Performance

The legendary Miss Saigon, in cinemas for one night only. including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga.

This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. This acclaimed new production was described as "the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring musical with magnificent performances" by the Daily Telegraph. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of the young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
180m approx inc. interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 16 Oct 201619:00 Book Now (25th Anniversary Performance)

Cosi Fan Tutte - ROH (12A)

Cosi Fan Tutte - ROH
ROH Opera Live

Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast of young and up-and-coming talent including American soprano Corinne Winters in a new production of Mozart and Da Ponte's opera on the nature of love.

How much do you love your partner? How much do you trust them? And can they trust you? Mozart's classic opera puts two pairs of lovers to the test - with great music but distinctly unexpected results. For this new production, director Jan Philipp Gloger creates a richly theatrical world as the playground for this quirky comedy, where two men try to woo each other's partners for a bet.

Don Alfonso - the puppet master of this experiment in love - is here a theatre director who uses all the sets, props and tricks of his trade to invent new scenes to challenge the lovers' affections. This lively, youthful and imaginative take on one of the world's best-loved operas is performed by a cast of rising stars conducted by Semyon Bychkov. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 195m inc interval.

Fiordiligi - Corinne Winters; Dorabella - Angela Brower; Ferrando - Daniel Behle; Guglielmo - Alessio Arduini; Don Alfonso - Johannes Martin Kränzle; Despina - Sabina Puértolas. Music - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Conductor - Semyon Bychkov; Director - Jan Philipp Gloger.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Monday 17 Oct 201618:30 Book Now (Live)
Sunday 23 Oct 201614:00 Book Now (Encore)

Macbeth (Verdi) - Live From Barcelona (cert-tbc)

Macbeth (Verdi) - Live From Barcelona
Barcelona Opera Live

Giuseppe Verdi felt inspired by Shakespeare's work and his devotion led to this, his first opera based on one of the writer's texts.

General of the victorious Scottish armies, Macbeth hears a prophecy from three witches that predict he will be the next King of Scotland. Believing this premonition, his wife encourages him to kill the King. His divine right drives Macbeth to be bloodthirsty with friends and opponents alike but alone and racked with guilt, he faces his last battle and death.

Verdi's enthusiasm gave him the will of achieving "something extraordinary" with the iconic writers work. In this version, Christof Loy directs the action in a classic timeless space with surrealistic touches dominated by blacks and whites, adding to the great dramatic intensity.

Macbeth - Ludovic Tézier; Banquo - Vitalij Kowaljow; Lady Macbeth - Martina Serafin; Macduff - Saimir Pirgu; Malcolm - Albert Casals. Conductor - Giampaolo Bisanti; Stage Director - Christof Loy; Costumes - Ursula Renzenbrink; Lighting - Bernd Purkrab; Chorus Master - Conxita García. 220m inc. 15m intro and intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Thursday 20 Oct 201618:45 Book Now (Live)

The Girl on the Train (cert-tbc)

The Girl on the Train
A mystery thriller drama based on Paula Hawkins' 2015 best-selling debut novel of the same name.

Every day Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) takes the train in to work in London, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband (Justin Theroux), who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down - Megan (Haley Bennett) and Scott Hipwell (Luke Evans). She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. A gripping film!
USA 2016 Tate Taylor approx 105m

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Friday 21 Oct 201613:15 Book Now
Friday 21 Oct 201618:15 Book Now
Saturday 22 Oct 201612:15 Book Now
Saturday 22 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Sunday 23 Oct 201617:45 Book Now
Sunday 23 Oct 201620:15 Book Now
Monday 24 Oct 201614:15 Book Now
Monday 24 Oct 201616:45 Book Now
Tuesday 25 Oct 201615:30 Book Now
Tuesday 25 Oct 201620:30 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Oct 201614:15 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Oct 201616:45 Book Now
Thursday 27 Oct 201614:00 Book Now
Thursday 27 Oct 201616:15 Book Now
Friday 28 Oct 201616:00 Book Now
Saturday 29 Oct 201612:30 Book Now
Sunday 30 Oct 201620:30 Book Now
Monday 31 Oct 201612:15 Book Now
Tuesday 1 Nov 201618:00 Book Now
Wednesday 2 Nov 201612:15 Book Now
Thursday 3 Nov 201613:30 Book Now

Courted (cert-tbc)

Courted
L'Hermine French writer-director Christian Vincent's latest stars Fabrice Luchini and 'Borgen' star Sidse Babett Knudsen as a judge and juror who have a shared past.

Michel Racine (Luchini) is a feared president of Assize Court, as strict with himself as with others. Everything changes when he meets again Ditte (Knudsen) when she's selected as a juror in a criminal trial over which he presides. The film begins like a Moliere-style comedy, then moves to a more procedural courtroom drama. (Subtitles)
France 2015 Cristian Vincent 98m

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Friday 21 Oct 201615:45 Book Now
Tuesday 25 Oct 201618:00 Book Now

Aloys (15)

Aloys
A unique noir-like French tale of mystery and private eyes.

Aloys (Georg Friedrich) is a lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman (Tilde von Overbeck) who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, he discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation. This film was highly acclaimed at festival screenings, with comparisons to filmmaker Michel Gondry ('Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind') and writer Charlie Kaufman ('Being John Malkovich', 'Adaptation'). Director Nölle's greatest achievement is to keep the magic realm firmly anchored to the real so that reality feels touched by imagination rather than smothered by it. This is a showcase for Nölle's technical prowess, a genre-defying curiosity that marks its director out as a name to watch. (Subtitles)
Switzerland/France 2016 Tobias Nölle 91m

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Friday 21 Oct 201620:45 Book Now
Saturday 22 Oct 201618:30 Book Now

DAY COURSE: Coen Brothers: The Art of Laughter (PG)

DAY COURSE: Coen Brothers: The Art of Laughter
Day Course by Richard Cupidi

Since their debut feature Blood Simple in 1984, Joel and Ethan Coen have created some of the most original, idiosyncratic and intelligent filmworks anywhere. Transcending genres, the Coens have produced film dramas with surreally funny moments and film comedies with seriously dark undertones.

Their films remind us that within our collective human condition, tragedy and comedy usually co-exist. Or, as the brothers simply put it: "it seems to us that comedy is a part of life." In this informal and interactive workshop, we'll discuss the nature of comedy using short examples drawn from the brothers' films.

And, to help us understand how their humour "works" cinematically, we'll look closely at a selection of the Coens' films, along with their scripts, interviews and cultural references. And, not unlike many of their films, we'll also throw in a few seemingly random elements such as the Talmud, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, Trickster mythology and bowling balls.

The aim, ultimately, is to answer that most existential of questions about the Coen brothers: They do make comedies, don't they? Everyone welcome but please remember to bring along your sense of humour.

Tickets £12.00 (Friends/Students £10)

Sat 22 Oct 10:00 - 15:00 (Studio)

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Saturday 22 Oct 201610:00 Book Now

Cymbeline (PG)

Cymbeline
RSC Encore

Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved? This is the basis of Shakespeare's rarely performed drama.

An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of her children, Cymbeline's judgement is clouded. When Imogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. Behind the throne, a power-hungry figure plots to seize power by murdering them both.

In exile Imogen's husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful to him and in an act of impulsive jealousy begins a scheme to have her murdered. Warned of the danger, Imogen runs away from court in disguise and begins a journey fraught with danger that will eventually reunite Cymbeline with a long-lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. The themes of Cymbeline are as relevant today as they were when Shakespeare first wrote them. With echoes of Brexit and questions of national identity, Melly Still's direction of Shakespeare's rarely performed play feels surprisingly contemporary.

Cymbeline mashes up a variety of different Shakespeare stories (Hamlet, Othello and Romeo and Juliet to name a few). Melly Still directs Gillian Bevan in the role of Cymbeline, the first woman to take on the role for the RSC, and Bethan Cullinane (King Lear, 2013 Globe Theatre) as a critically-acclaimed Imogen. 200m approx inc. interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 22 Oct 201614:45 Book Now (Encore)

The Battle of the Somme (cert-tbc)

The Battle of the Somme
Special Anniversary Event

On October 23rd 1916, citizens of Chichester gathered in large crowds to watch 'The Battle of the Somme' at Poole's Pictures on East Street (Corn Exchange Building). One hundred years to the day after its first showing in Chichester, we can watch this wartime classic and reflect upon the remembrance of the First World War.

This film (a documentary with some re-enacted footage) depicts the terrible and largest WWI battle; it took place in a long front north and south of the River Somme in northern France, and more than a million lives were lost from the various nationalities involved. This classic depiction of warfare on the Western Front that was released to the British public in 1916. The film had a tremendous impact on individuals and communities as it allowed a connection to the war at the front, and records show that 20 million tickets were sold for the film, at a time when the country had a population of 43 million! For Chichester, this film brought the war to life for many people who had family or friends serving on the Western Front. Just as the film allowed a closer connection to what was experienced by individuals during the war, so the film today allows us a closer connection to what wartime life in Chichester was like.
UK 1916 BFI 77m

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Sunday 23 Oct 201612:00 Book Now

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

Kubo and the Two Strings
A visually stunning action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA.

Clever, kind-hearted Kubo (Art Parkinson) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens. Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen - a magical musical instrument - Kubo must battle gods and monsters (including Ralph Fiennes and Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfil his heroic destiny.
USA 2016 Travis Knight 101m

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Monday 24 Oct 201612:15 Book Now
Tuesday 25 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Wednesday 26 Oct 201612:15 Book Now

Finding Dory (PG)

Finding Dory
Disney/Pixar's new animated feature is the eagerly awaited follow up to 'Finding Nemo'.

Disney/Pixar's 'Finding Dory' reunites everyone's favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton ('Finding Nemo', 'WALL-E') the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. 'Finding Dory' swims into Priory Park for one special engagement only. Sold out at the Priory Park Open Air Screening which launched this year's Chichester International Film Festival.
USA 2016 Andrew Stanton 103m

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Thursday 27 Oct 201612:00 Book Now
Friday 28 Oct 201613:30 Book Now

The Entertainer - Branagh (cert-tbc)

The Entertainer - Branagh
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live

The final production of this season's Kenneth Branagh Theatre with Kenneth Branagh starring in John Osborne's modern classic set against the dying days of the music hall.

Now Branagh's first season concludes with John Osborne's follow-up to his ground-breaking Look Back in Anger. This has at its centre the memorably sad, middle-aged figure of fading music-hall star Archie Rice, whose failing career is set against the backdrop of post-Colonial decline and personal tragedy.

Archie was famously played by Laurence Olivier in the original production at the Royal Court Theatre in 1957 (and on film). Branagh himself has frequently been compared to Olivier, so anticipation will be at fever pitch when he takes on this iconic role in his artistic associate Rob Ashford's production. 180m approx inc. interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Thursday 27 Oct 201619:00 Book Now (Live)
Saturday 29 Oct 201615:00 Book Now (Encore)

TALK: Sufferin' Succotash (PG)

TALK: Sufferin' Succotash
Cartoons and Animation on Film
Illustrated Talk by Michael Cox

The Education Section of Chichester Cinema present a 90 minute illustrated talk led by trustee Michael Cox and projectionist Paul Stanley. The presentation will cover the output of the major studios from Disney to Pixar (from Pencil to Pixel) and some very interesting independents.

A host of familiar figures from Shorts and Features will make an appearance. Background information on their creators and any technical influences will be highlighted. From Mickey Mouse to Roger Rabbit to Wallace & Gromit.

That's all Folks!

Tickets £6.00

(Studio)

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Friday 28 Oct 201618:30 Book Now

The Girl with All the Gifts (15)

The Girl with All the Gifts
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Humanity has been all but destroyed by a disease that eradicates free will and turns victims into flesh-eaters - only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied by cruel biologist Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close). The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks (Paddy Considine). But one little girl, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), stands out from the rest. When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with her favourite teacher Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton), Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. A smartly compelling, emotionally engaging and stylishly executed film.
UK/USA 2016 Colm McCarthy 111m

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Friday 28 Oct 201618:30 Book Now
Saturday 29 Oct 201618:30 Book Now
Monday 31 Oct 201614:30 Book Now

The Blue Room (15)

The Blue Room
La Chambre Bleue

Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller.

Mathieu Amalric ('The Diving Bell and the Butterfly', 'Grand Budapest Hotel') directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman (Stéphanie Cléau) who makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation-but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon, this beguiling cinematic puzzle unfolds in an elliptical style that keeps the audience guessing every step of the way. A dazzling deconstruction of the mystery genre that turns its conventions on their heads. (Subtitles)
France 2014 Mathieu Amalric 76m

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Friday 28 Oct 201621:00 Book Now
Tuesday 1 Nov 201613:30 Book Now
Thursday 3 Nov 201620:45 Book Now

The First Monday in May (PG)

The First Monday in May
We follow the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.

With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collusion of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art. There are many deliciously revealing moments, including discussions about who will sit where at the gala - there has to be a celebrity at every table - and whether Vogue can afford to pay Rihanna twice the usual fee to entertain the guests.
USA 2016 Andrew Rossi 90m

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Saturday 29 Oct 201621:00 Book Now
Thursday 3 Nov 201616:00 Book Now

My Scientology Movie (cert-tbc)

My Scientology Movie
Louis Theroux's first theatrical feature documentary, from the Oscar TM winning producer of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN and MAN ON WIRE, sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, one of the worlds most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as 'the Holy Grail of Stories'.

With a lifetime of experience dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, the unassuming Theroux won't take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church's alleged techniques, and aided by former Scientology members-turned-whistleblowers, Theroux uses actors to recreate incidents people claim to have experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. However, in a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that Louis is not the only one making a documentary… Suffused with a good dose of humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is as outlandish as it is revealing.
UK/USA 2015 John Dower 99m

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Sunday 30 Oct 201613:00 Book Now
Wednesday 2 Nov 201616:45 Book Now

Dare to be Wild (PG)

Dare to be Wild
Irishwoman Mary Reynold's journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Mary (Emma Greenwell) is a young Irish woman with a passion for nature and gardens, and is looking to break into the world of garden design. She gets her first opportunity with 'celebrity garden designer' Charlotte Heavey (Christine Marzano), which eventually turns sour when she finds herself robbed of original work and out of a job. Not to be defeated, she bounces back with a determination to take home the winning prize at the esteemed Chelsea Flower Show, despite all obstacles. On her way she meets and falls for heart-throb botanist Christy (Tom Hughes), eventually following him on a trip to Ethiopia, to win his heart as well as the aid of his botany skills. A visual feast!
Ireland 2015 Vivienne De Courcy 100m

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Sunday 30 Oct 201615:30 Book Now
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Monday 31 Oct 201616:45 Book Now
Tuesday 1 Nov 201615:30 Book Now
Tuesday 1 Nov 201620:30 Book Now
Wednesday 2 Nov 201614:30 Book Now
Thursday 3 Nov 201618:15 Book Now

Anastasia - ROH (cert-tbc)

Anastasia - ROH
The Royal Ballet LIVE in three acts

Kenneth MacMillan's full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian revolution.

An identity in crisis; a country in revolution. 'Anastasia' is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared - apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia.

Known as 'Anna Anderson', she couldn't remember her past and she was presumed to be an imposter. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived, a remnant of the old world.

One of Kenneth MacMillan's first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, 'Anastasia' is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna's nightmare of memory and identity. To music by Tchaikovsky and Martinu, we follow the events leading to the murder of a family, and Anna's confused dreams - or memories. A powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina, this is a rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer.

Choreography - Kenneth Macmillan; Music - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky and Bohuslav Martinu; Electronic Music - Fritz Winckel and Rüdiger Rüfer; Conductor - Simon Hewett.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Wednesday 2 Nov 201619:15 Book Now (Live)

I, Daniel Blake (15)

I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach's 2016 Cannes Palme D'Or Winner is not to be missed. A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

59-year-old Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle, but now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain. Loach tells his tale straight and with the confidence of someone who knows that they have a story to tell, with no need for bells and whistles. It's a spare film, muted in colour and unflashy - and it's all the more powerful and urgent for it. The quiet beauty of "I, Daniel Blake" - the reason it's the rare political drama that touches the soul - is that we believe, completely, in these people standing in front of us, as Ken Loach and the actors have imagined them. And when the movie ends, we feel like we won't forget them.
UK/France 2016 Ken Loach 100m

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Friday 4 Nov 201613:00 Book Now
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Saturday 5 Nov 201612:15 Book Now
Saturday 5 Nov 201621:00 Book Now
Sunday 6 Nov 201618:45 Book Now
Sunday 6 Nov 201621:00 Book Now
Monday 7 Nov 201612:15 Book Now
Monday 7 Nov 201616:45 Book Now
Tuesday 8 Nov 201616:00 Book Now
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Wednesday 9 Nov 201612:15 Book Now
Wednesday 9 Nov 201616:45 Book Now
Thursday 10 Nov 201613:30 Book Now
Thursday 10 Nov 201621:00 Book Now

Les Cowboys (cert-tbc)

Les Cowboys
When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her.

A vast prairie, a country & western gathering somewhere in the east of France. Alain (François Damiens) is a central figure in this community. He's dancing with his daughter Kelly (Iliana Zabeth), 16, as his wife and their young son Kid (Finnegan Oldfield) watch from the side-lines. But on this day, Kelly disappears, and the family falls apart. Alain embarks on a relentless search for his daughter, even though it costs him everything and takes him to some far-off places. Dark, unsettling places, where his sole support is Kid, who sacrifices his youth to accompany his father on this seemingly endless quest. Director Bidegain skilfully entwines what is essentially a 1950's Western, with a very modern premise. (Subtitles)
France 2015 Thomas Bidegain 104m

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Friday 4 Nov 201615:30 Book Now
Tuesday 8 Nov 201618:30 Book Now

Inferno (12A)

Inferno
Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon ('The Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels & Demons').

In director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp's adaptation of author Dan Brown's bestselling novel, Langdon uses Dante's The Divine Comedy as a tool in the race to prevent a devastating global pandemic. However, there is a problem, Langdon finds himself in Florence, but has no memory or idea of how he got there.
USA 2016 Ron Howard 121m

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Friday 4 Nov 201620:30 Book Now
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Monday 7 Nov 201614:15 Book Now
Tuesday 8 Nov 201613:15 Book Now
Wednesday 9 Nov 201614:15 Book Now
Thursday 10 Nov 201618:15 Book Now

King Lear - RSC (cert-tbc)

King Lear - RSC
RSC Encore

Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known.

Misjudging his children's loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Approx 200m with intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 5 Nov 201614:45 Book Now (Encore)

The Bright Stream (U)

The Bright Stream
Bolshoi Ballet Recorded Live

Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich's score, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities.

During harvest festival on a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend, Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina's husband decide to swap roles for the evening.

Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich's score, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities (including Principal Dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a sylph) and many colourful characters! The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky's brilliantly choreographed smash. Captured live on 29 Apr 2012. 150m approx including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 6 Nov 201615:00 Book Now

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (PG)

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch
Exhibition on Screen

The first of a new series of Exhibition on Screen from the Netherlands.

Based on the critically acclaimed, once-only exhibition which brought together practically all his major paintings and drawings from around the world to his home town of Den Bosch, Netherlands; a powerful exhibition that saw almost half a million visitors marvelling at Bosch's quirky creations.

This film asks just who is Hieronymus Bosch? Why are his strange and fantastical paintings so popular? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless visions come from? UK 2016 90m approx

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Thursday 10 Nov 201616:00 Book Now
Saturday 12 Nov 201616:00 Book Now

Alan Bennett's Diaries Live (12A)

Alan Bennett's Diaries Live
An unmissable live event that will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain's best-loved writer, who, at 82, shows no signs of slowing down.

The event will include a screening of ALAN BENNETT'S DIARIES, a new film about the writer, followed by an exclusive Q&A with Alan with from his local library in Primrose Hill.

Inspired by his acerbic and often hilarious diaries, the film shows Bennett as he's never been seen before - following him to New York, the scene of his early triumph in Beyond the Fringe, to accept an award from the city's Public Library; to Shepherd's Bush to record an episode of Private Passions for Radio 3 and open up about the importance of music in his life; to his local community-run library in Primrose Hill which, he despairs, some would rather see turned into a Pizza Hut; to the East Coast railway line, which he'd like to see renationalised, and the village in Yorkshire he calls home.

Intimate encounters, filmed over the course of a year, reveal a writer who is bemused by his own popularity and is still as angry and irreverent in his 80s as he was in his 20s.
Running time 2hrs 15mins approx.

Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)

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Wednesday 16 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

The Tales of Hoffmann (ROH) (PG)

The Tales of Hoffmann (ROH)
ROH Opera Encore

Vittorio Grigolo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in Offenbach's fantastical operatic drama.

The Royal Opera's lavish production of 'Les Contes D'hoffmann', Offenbach's masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace.

At the centre of these extraordinary tales of clockwork dolls, magical glasses, ghostly voices and sensual courtesans is the vivid imagination of the drunken Romantic poet Hoffmann. Charismatic young tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Hoffmann - compelled to tell the story of his lovers who, he believes, have all been stolen by a succession of arch villains.

Superb baritone Thomas Hampson performs all four villains. The music includes the famous 'Barcarolle' and the stunning showpiece numbers are perfect vehicles for the vocal virtuosity of Sofia Fomina as the clockwork doll Olympia, Christine Rice as the courtesan Giulietta, and Sonya Yoncheva as Hoffmann's last love Antonia. Sung in French with English subtitles.
210m approx inc. two intervals. Hoffmann - Vittorio Grigolo; Villains - Thomas Hampson; Olympia - Sofia Fomina; Giulietta - Christine Rice; Antonia - Sonya Yoncheva. Music - Jacques Offenbach; Conductor - Evelino Pidò; Director - John Schlesinger.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 20 Nov 201614:00 Book Now

The Nutcracker ROH '16 (PG)

The Nutcracker ROH '16
The Royal Ballet
Ballet in two acts

The first of two productions (ROH and Bolshoi) of Tchaikovsky's marvellous ballet score taking the traditional Christmas slots.

The Royal Ballet's glorious production, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing - including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince - make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience. 135m approx inc. interval.

Choreography - Peter Wright; After - Lev Ivanov; Music - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Conductor - Boris Gruzin.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15; Children £10)

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Sunday 11 Dec 201614:00 Book Now

No Man's Land (12A)

No Man's Land
National Theatre Live

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham's Theatre, London.

One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner (Ian MacKellen & Patrick Stewart), meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don't miss this glorious revival of Pinter's comic classic.
150m approx including interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 15 Dec 19:00 Live
Sat 7 Jan (Encore - on sale soon)

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Thursday 15 Dec 201619:00 Book Now

The Nutcracker - Bolshoi '16 (PG)

The Nutcracker - Bolshoi '16
Bolshoi Ballet

The The 2nd version of the classic Christmas Tchaikovsky ballet for the whole family, is also the first of the great trilogy of Tchaikovsky ballets, all being presented by the Bolshoi over the next 3 months.

On Christmas Eve, Marie's wooden nutcracker doll is transformed into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King, whose army is threatening Marie.

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi's principals, Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich's staging of E. T. A. Hoffmann's fairy tale will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich | Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after E. T. A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa) | Cast: Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince), Anna Nikulina (Marie), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer), Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King) and the Bolshoi Corps De Ballet

Captured live on 21 Dec 2014.
Running time 2hrs 15 mins approx including interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15; Children £10)

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Sunday 18 Dec 201614:00 Book Now

The New Year's Eve Concert 2016 (U)

The New Year's Eve Concert 2016
Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE:
The New Year's Eve Concert
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with pianist Daniil Trifonov

Celebrate the end of the year with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle at the festive 2016 New Year's Eve Gala Concert starring the young pianist Daniil Trifonov.

Before the champagne corks pop, you can experience first-class virtuosic piano playing from of one of the most technically formidable pianists of the younger generation in a sparkling programme that features classic works by Rachmaninov, Walton and Dvo?ák. Broadcast in HD with stunning 5.1 surround sound, this concert also includes exclusive interviews and programme insights.

"A marvel, a mixture of exuberance and fabulous subtlety" The Guardian on Daniil Trifonov

"He has everything and more" Martha Argerich on Daniil Trifonov

Concert Programme
Opening Programme - Introduction - (approx. 30m)
Dmitri Kabalevsky - Overture to Colas Breugnon - (approx. 5m)
Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor - (approx. 39m)
William Walton - Pieces for Orchestra Façade - (approx. 20m)
Antonín Dvorják - Slavonic Dances [Selection] - (approx. 20m)

120m approx with 30m introduction and interviews. There is no interval.

Sat 31 Dec 16:00 LIVE from Berlin

Tickets £15 (Friends/Students £12.50)

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Saturday 31 Dec 201616:00 Book Now

The Sleeping Beauty - Bolshoi '16 (PG)

The Sleeping Beauty - Bolshoi '16
Bolshoi Ballet

The continuation of the Bolshoi's captivating Tchaikovsky ballets On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince can awaken her.

In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince. In the purest style of classical ballet, the Bolshoi's peerlessly sumptuous staging with luxurious sets and costumes brings Perrault's tale to life. A must-see!

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich | Libretto: Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa (after Charles Perrault) | Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet. (Captured live)

Running time 2hrs 50 mins including interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15; Children £10)

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Sunday 22 Jan 201715:00 Book Now

Swan Lake - Bolshoi '16 (PG)

Swan Lake - Bolshoi '16
Bolshoi Ballet

Tchaikovsky's final and greatest ballet concludes the Bolshoi trilogy.

By moonlight on the shore of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his love to her. However, the Prince realises too late that Fate has another plan for him.

A ballet of ultimate beauty, and a score of unparalleled perfection, born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of the white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside Denis Rodkin as a powerful and emotional Siegfried. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi's corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich | Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile), Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried), Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius), Igor Tsvirko (the Fool). Captured live on 25 Jan 2015.

Running time 3hrs approx including intervals Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15; Children £10)

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Sunday 5 Feb 201715:00 Book Now

A Contemporary Evening - Bolshoi Ballet (PG)

A Contemporary Evening - Bolshoi Ballet
LIVE Bolshoi Ballet

An exciting and bold trilogy of the masters of contemporary choreography from the Bolshoi.

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a bold new challenge in Hans Van Manen's Frank Bridge's Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and the masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis, raising Van Manen's formal beauty, León and Lightfoot's intensity, and Ratmansky's witty brilliance to a new level. Music: Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid Desyatnikov

Running time 2hr 40 mins including intervals

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 19 Mar 201715:00 Book Now

A Hero of Our Time - Bolshoi (PG)

A Hero of Our Time - Bolshoi
LIVE Bolshoi Ballet

The final presentation in the Boshoi's cinema season is a brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov in a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passions. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…"Give me everything, it is still not enough." This story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece, three separate tales recounting Pechorin's heartbreaking betrayals. Is he a real hero? Or is he just a man like any other?

This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi. Music: Ilya Demutsky | Choreography: Yuri Possokhov | Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov | Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet
Running time 2hrs 45 mins approx including intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 9 Apr 201716:00 Book Now

THANK YOU: Festival 2016 (U)

THANK YOU: Festival 2016
The 25th Chichester International Film Festival

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Thursday 10 Aug 201707:00 Book Now (Closed)