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BlacKkKlansman (15)

BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero, Ron Stallworth.


It's the early 1970s, and Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining and funny one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute.

USA 2018 Spike Lee 135m

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Wednesday 17 Oct 201820:15 Book Now
Thursday 18 Oct 201814:30 Book Now

The Wife (15)

The Wife

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.


After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, his literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. ‘The Wife’ interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later - a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Glenn Close commands the film: still, formidable and impossible to look away from.

Sweden 2018 Björn Runge 100m

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Wednesday 17 Oct 201813:15 Book Now
Wednesday 17 Oct 201818:00 Book Now
Thursday 18 Oct 201812:15 Book Now
Thursday 18 Oct 201817:15 Book Now

Swimming with Men (12A)

Swimming with Men

A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.


When accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) seeks to win back his wife, he stumbles upon a surprising solution in the form of a male synchronised swimming team: Men Who Swim. Eric believes he can win back his wife Heather (Jane Horrocks) by diving into the world of male synchronised swimming. Joining his local team, Eric finds a surprising brotherhood in this motley crew as they train for the world championships in Milan. Can their coach Susan (Charlotte Riley) whip them into shape? Will they master 'the flower’, 'the pyramid’ and 'the spinning circle’ in time? More importantly, can Eric win Heather back with the help of his newfound confidence? Also stars Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) and Thomas Turgoose (This is England). ‘The Full Monty’ in Speedos!

UK 2018 Oliver Parker


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Wednesday 17 Oct 201815:45 Book Now

The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde Live) (PG)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde Live)

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to New Park from the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End.


Wilde's much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre's most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company. 165m inc Interval


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


Tue 9 Oct 19:15 (Live)

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Thursday 18 Oct 201819:45 Book Now

Alpha (12A)

Alpha

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ‘Alpha’ tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend.


While on his first bison hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man called Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives. The film also features Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela and Priya Rajaratnam.


USA 2018 Albert Hughes 97m

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Friday 19 Oct 201813:15 Book Now
Saturday 20 Oct 201815:45 Book Now
Sunday 21 Oct 201818:15 Book Now

Puzzle. (15)

Puzzle.

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.


Under-appreciated mum Agnes’ (Kelly Macdonald) life revolves around her husband Louie (David Denman) and her two sons Ziggy (Bubba Weiler) and Gabe (Austin Abrams). When Agnes receives a jigsaw for her birthday it opens a surprising new avenue in her life that leads her to meet Robert (Irrfan Khan), an avid competitive puzzler who triggers a reassessment of her situation. Turtletaub's film is a subtle character study that allows Agnes to retain her essential quiet character traits even as her outlook on life and her expectations from her marriage begin to evolve.

USA 2018 Marc Turtletaub 103m

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Friday 19 Oct 201815:30 Book Now
Saturday 20 Oct 201818:15 Book Now
Monday 22 Oct 201818:00 Book Now

Yardie (15)

Yardie

Idris Elba steps behind the camera for the first time with this adaptation of Victor Headley’s popular novel of the same name, tapping in to a community, and culture, seldom explored on the silver screen.


This is the story of a Jamaican hoodlum Dennis Campbell (Aml Ameen), affectionately known as ‘D’, who is sent to London for his own safety and jumps from the frying pan into the fire, as he ends up being embroiled in the London drug scene. In his feature debut, Elba shows some promise that he’ll be as good behind the camera as he is in front of it. The strongest section of ‘Yardie’ is that set in Kingston, Jamaica, where we experience the messy world of D though the strong, vibrant colour palette of DoP John Conroy’s cinematography and the hustle and bustle of an excellent, reggae-inspired soundtrack.

UK 2018 Idris Elba 101m

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Friday 19 Oct 201818:00 Book Now (Plus Intro - )
Tuesday 23 Oct 201816:00 Book Now
Thursday 25 Oct 201818:00 Book Now

Anchor and Hope (15)

Anchor and Hope

Two women, Eva and Kat, and the best friend of one of them, Roger. A boat in the canals of London and a question: Is it possible to live love, family, and life in such different ways and yet remain united?


Eva (Oona Chaplin) and Kat (Natalia Tena) have been together for years, the recent death of their cat relives an old debate between them: Eva's desire to have children… but Kat is not keen. Things change when Kat's best friend, Roger (David Verdaguer), spends a few days in the boat where they live and, after a night of drinking, she ends up reluctantly accepting that Roger will provide the necessary donation to complete the pregnancy. ‘Tierra Firma’ makes it clear that ideal situations in life are very hard to find. Placing expectations on others is a disappointing exercise because so often, the other person is not capable of fulfilling them. (Some Subtitles)

Spain 2017 Carlos Marques-Marcet 113m

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Friday 19 Oct 201820:30 Book Now
Tuesday 23 Oct 201820:15 Book Now
Thursday 25 Oct 201815:30 Book Now

Faces Places (PG)

Faces Places

Focus on the Documentary:

Visages, Villages


Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.


Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This is a lively, fun, stirring tribute to art and its ability to touch people and bring souls together.

France 2017 JR, Agnès Varda 94m


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Saturday 20 Oct 201813:30 Book Now
Thursday 25 Oct 201820:30 Book Now

Climax (18)

Climax

Birth and death are extraordinary experiences. Life is a fleeting pleasure. Gaspar Noé is back, and with his customary confrontational form of cinema.


Noé introduces his massive cast of characters - played by a diverse spectrum of first-time or nonprofessional actors, plus Sofia Boutella - through a montage of polite, lightly revealing talking-head interviews. They end up convening at a rehearsal space and dormitory to practice their routine for an upcoming competition, before kicking off a night of partying… then someone spikes the Sangria. In the hedonistic, mass-hysteric implosion of the film’s surrogate family - a wide cross section of ethnicities and sexual orientations - one can see the portrait of a multicultural Europe tearing itself apart from the inside. This never less than electrifying film, was hysterically cheered at Cannes this year. Not for the faint hearted!

France 2018 Gaspar Noé 95m

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Saturday 20 Oct 201820:45 Book Now
Monday 22 Oct 201820:30 Book Now

The Producers (15)

The Producers

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘The Producers’ by bringing this classic (here remastered) Mel Brooks film to Chichester.


Once the ‘King of The Great White Way’, Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show. But when nervous accountant Leopold Bloom (Gene Wilder) surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit, as they would be entitled to keep the investors' excess money. The next step, is to produce the Busby Berkeleyesque musical, ‘Springtime for Hitler’. They select the worst play, the worst playwright, the worst director, and the worst actor (Dick Shawn) to collaborate on the guaranteed flop. Or is it? This was Brooks' first feature, an absolutely hilarious and tasteless New York Jewish comedy about Broadway.

USA 1967 Mel Brooks 88m

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Sunday 21 Oct 201812:00 Book Now
Wednesday 24 Oct 201817:00 Book Now

Samson and Delilah (PG)

Samson and Delilah

Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting. Opera in 3 Acts by Camille Saint Saens sung in French with English subtitles.


Blessed with immense physical strength Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender, though. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria ‘Mon Coeur s’Ouvre à ta Voix’ marks the climax of his seduction - and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly? Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting. (Recorded 20 Oct 2018). 205m approx including 2 intervals.


Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)


Sun 21 Oct 14:00 (Delayed Live)


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Sunday 21 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

Kusama: Infinity (PG)

Kusama: Infinity

Yayoi Kusama is one the most successful living contemporary artists in the world, and the most successful living female artist. And it only took her 88 years to get here.


This documentary explores artist Kusama's journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. That her life would have been different had she been born male, is one of the inescapable conclusions that the documentary Kusama-Infinity leaves you with. Friends, observers, art curators, many of them women, give us a sense of Kusama’s trials and tribulations.

USA 2018 Heather Lenz 80m

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Sunday 21 Oct 201820:30 Book Now
Wednesday 24 Oct 201815:00 Book Now

Incredibles 2. (PG)

Incredibles 2.

Everyone's favourite family of superheroes is back in 'Incredibles 2' -but this time Helen (Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life.


It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again - which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible. Other voice cast includes Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Isabella Rossellini and Jonathan Banks.

USA 2018 Brad Bird 118m

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Monday 22 Oct 201813:30 Book Now
Tuesday 23 Oct 201813:30 Book Now
Thursday 25 Oct 201813:30 Book Now

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales... (U)

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...

A hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic.


The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! This is a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family, and the anxieties of modern life.

France/Belgium 2017 Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner 83m

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Monday 22 Oct 201816:00 Book Now
Wednesday 24 Oct 201813:00 Book Now

Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Concert (PG)

Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Concert

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony performed by the Vienna Philharmoniker, conducted by Christian Thielemann, one of the most recognized conductors of our time, leading the legendary Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. With Annette Dasch, Mihoko Fujimura, Piotr Beczala and George Zeppenfeld.


There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic.  In the course of its over 160 year history, the musicians of this most prominent orchestra of the capital city of music have been an integral part of a musical epoch which, due to an abundance of uniquely gifted composers and interpreters, is widely regarded as unique.

The orchestra’s close association with this rich musical history is best illustrated by the statements of countless pre-eminent musicians of the past. Richard Wagner described the orchestra as being one of the most outstanding in the world; Gustav Mahler claimed to be joined together through “the bonds of musical art”; and Richard Strauss summarized these sentiments by saying: “All praise of the Vienna Philharmonic reveals itself as understatement.”

Recorded in 2010. 80m - no interval.


Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)


Tue 23 Oct 18:30

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Tuesday 23 Oct 201818:30 Book Now

Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

Johnny English Strikes Again

After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.


Rowan Atkinson returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent. English's new mission is his most critical to date: dive head first into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analogue methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology, or his newest mission will become the Secret Service's last. A great supporting cast includes Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy, Emma Thompson and Ben Miller.

UK 2018 David Kerr TimeTBC

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Friday 26 Oct 201813:15 Book Now
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Saturday 27 Oct 201815:15 Book Now
Saturday 27 Oct 201820:45 Book Now
Sunday 28 Oct 201812:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Oct 201812:30 Book Now (Subs for Hard of Hearing - )
Tuesday 30 Oct 201812:00 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Oct 201817:15 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Oct 201813:00 Book Now
Thursday 1 Nov 201815:45 Book Now
Thursday 1 Nov 201820:45 Book Now

Tracking Edith (PG)

Tracking Edith

Edith Tudor-Hart, a courageous woman with a mission. A film about a spy, a photographer and the discovery of a family secret.


Born Edith Suschitzky in 1908, in Vienna, the Jewish great aunt of director Peter Stephan Jungk was a communist, a Montessori kindergarten teacher, a Bauhaus student and a successful spy for the KGB. She arranged contact with the famous British double agent Kim Philby and helped establish the Cambridge Five, the Soviet Union's most successful Spy ring. At the same time, Edith Tudor-Hart was a photographer who portrayed the misery of the 1930s in Vienna and London, making her one of the most important protagonists of British social photography of the 1930s. Jungk attempts to unravel the riddles of her life, of which even people close to her knew nothing – in Austria, Great Britain and Russia. He speaks to military historians, photo archivists, ex-KGB agents and family members, portraying historical moments in short animated sequences, and above all, he wonders how Edith could remain a convinced Communist in spite of the known atrocities of the Stalinist regime. The film gives an impression of the extent to which espionage shaped the life of Edith Tudor-Hart, who died in 1973, and shows the stages of her double life. (Some subtitles)

Austria 2016 Peter Stephan Jungk 92m

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Friday 26 Oct 201815:45 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Oct 201818:00 Book Now

A Star is Born (15)

A Star is Born

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers - and falls in love with - struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga).


She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. US singer Lady Gaga has composed new songs for the film, written alongside Cooper and other artists including Mark Ronson. Bradley Cooper, as well as playing the lead, also directs this remake of the 1976 Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson film - itself a remake of two earlier versions, from 1954 and 1937.

USA 2018 Bradley Cooper 135m

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Friday 26 Oct 201820:15 Book Now
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Saturday 27 Oct 201817:45 Book Now
Sunday 28 Oct 201814:15 Book Now
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Tuesday 30 Oct 201814:30 Book Now
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Thursday 1 Nov 201812:45 Book Now

Die Walküre (ROH Live) (PG)

Die Walküre (ROH Live)

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. A music Drama in 3 Acts, sung in German with English subtitles.


The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten. ‘Die Walküre’ (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling ‘Magic Fire Music’ and the electrifying ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.


But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde. With Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Emily Magee (Sieglinde), John Lundgren (Wotan), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) and Sarah Connolly (Fricka). This will make a fascinating comparison with the Met production being transmitted next year on Sunday 31 March. 290m approx including 2 intervals.                                            


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


Sun 28 Oct 17:00 (Live)

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Sunday 28 Oct 201817:00 Book Now

Columbus (12A)

Columbus

Architecture has never been more romantic than in this film, rarely will images of mighty concrete set against tranquil waters resonate so powerfully as those on display here.


When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, this is a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation of a film. It is also a showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

USA 2017 Kogonada 104m

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Monday 29 Oct 201818:00 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Oct 201815:30 Book Now
Thursday 1 Nov 201818:15 Book Now

Funny Girl (PG)

Funny Girl

Following the critically acclaimed West End run, this utterly irresistible new production of ‘Funny Girl’ stars Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice.


‘Funny Girl’ brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including ‘People’ and ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’. Half a century later, this ‘exhilarating embrace of a production’ (The Independent) comes to cinema screens after wowing critics and audiences alike in London’s West End. This iconic musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star. Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, sparkly choreography, and a strong, ebullient cast. The production heralded 5-Star reviews from many critics including The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. 160m inc Interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


Tue 30 Oct


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Tuesday 30 Oct 201819:45 Book Now
Saturday 10 Nov 201814:30 Book Now (Encore - )

First Man (12A)

First Man

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.


On the heels of their six-time Academy Award winning smash, ‘La La Land’, Oscar winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for  ‘First Man’, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong (Gosling) and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history. In this early Oscar contender, Claire Foy plays Janet Shearon, Armstrong’s first wife, Corey Stoll plays Buzz Aldrin, Kyle Chander is Deke Slayton, and Jason Clarke plays Ed White.

USA 2018 Damien Chazelle 138m

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Friday 2 Nov 201812:30 Book Now
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Oscar Wilde on Page and Screen Talk (PG)

Oscar Wilde on Page and Screen Talk

Rosemary Coxon will lead us through the enigmatic character that is Oscar Wilde, with the help of the films connected to him.


Those of you who have seen Rupert Everett’s stellar performance as director and lead actor in ‘The Happy Prince’ will have realised the complex nature and the genius of the man that is Oscar. Not surprisingly, films of Oscar’s life have met with mixed reception. We will look at film versions of his plays and of his private life, leading to his trial and his fall from grace. In this talk, illustrated with readings of his work and film clips, we will try to unpick the character and life of this gifted but ultimately flawed and tragic man. Rosemary Coxon is the Education Officer at Chichester Cinema at New Park.


Tickets £6 (Friends/Students £5)


Fri 2 Nov 13:30 (Studio)


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Friday 2 Nov 201813:30 Book Now

The Rider. (15)

The Rider.

A luminous and enthralling study of a young South Dakotan cowboy’s struggle following a near fatal injury.


To say that Zhao’s film is a narrative built around the real-life experiences of her non-actors might imply less artistry than this magnificently crafted drama deserves. Cinematographer Joshua James Richards (God’s Own Country) captures glinting rays of sunlight that reflect the soulful presence at the heart of the film, cowboy Brady Jandreau. He plays a semi-autobiographical character alongside his real-life father and sister. After a near fatal rodeo accident, Jandreau struggles to leave the sport he loves. Zhao focuses on Brady’s moving interaction with the horses and his tight community of fellow-riders. Expertly controlled and caringly delivered, ‘The Rider’ is an absorbing human drama that manages to keep you gripped to your seat whilst everything around you bucks and jolts.

USA 2017 Chloé Zhao 104m

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Friday 2 Nov 201815:30 Book Now
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Thursday 8 Nov 201814:15 Book Now

Black 47 (15)

Black 47

International Panorama: Ireland


It's 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney (James Frecheville), a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family.


Nothing prepares him for the famine's hopeless destruction of his homeland and family. With little else to live for, he sets on a destructive path, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy. Hannah (Hugo Weaving), an ageing British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of "the Great Hunger".

Ireland 2018 Lance Daly 96m


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Friday 2 Nov 201821:00 Book Now
Monday 5 Nov 201821:00 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Nov 201815:45 Book Now

La Fanciulla Del West (PG)

La Fanciulla Del West

Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. with Jonas Kauffman as the Outlaw. Opera in 3 Acts sung in Italian with English subtitles.


Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attention of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, ‘La Fanciulla del West’ combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts. (Recorded 27 Oct) 220m approx including 2 intervals.


Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)


Sat 3 Nov 14:00 (Delayed Live)

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Saturday 3 Nov 201814:15 Book Now

Some Like it Hot. (12A)

Some Like it Hot.

Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis keep this joyous Billy Wilder comedy fizzing from start to finish. Take this opportunity to see this restored version on the big screen.


Two Struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry (Jack Lemmon) and Joe (Tony Curtis) cross-dress into an all-female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member (Sugar Kane - voluptuously played by Monroe), but can't tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take "No," for an answer. ‘Some Like It Hot’ is effortlessly fluent, joyous and buoyant: a high-concept comedy that stays as high as a kite, while other comedies flag. "Nobody's perfect" is the last line. Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close.

USA 1959 Billy Wilder 121m

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Sunday 4 Nov 201815:15 Book Now
Wednesday 7 Nov 201815:45 Book Now

Lucky. (15)

Lucky.

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist, Lucky, played by the late Harry Dean Stanton in his last film.


The routines of a man living alone in a small desert town are put under a microscope, and what could easily be seen as negligible burgeons into a wilderness bloom of late-life calm absurdity. Lucky has a circle of acquaintances anyone could wish for. Including Howard (David Lynch) impeccably dressed, with idiosyncratic neckties, wants to make a will so that he can leave all his belongings to President Roosevelt! Such is the tone of ‘Lucky’ - deadpan absurdity, everyday madness and enlightenment through routine. Relish every detail of Stanton’s matter-of-factly fearless portrayal of a man who ran out of damns to give a long time ago, but still wants to make a graceful exit. It is, quite simply, the performance of a lifetime.

USA 2017 John Carroll Lynch 88m


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Sunday 4 Nov 201821:00 Book Now
Monday 5 Nov 201815:45 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Nov 201818:00 Book Now

Red (PG)

Red

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch as his assistant Ken.


Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. The delight of the piece is its ability to balance theory and practice. The studio really does look like a workspace, and the highlight of Grandage’s production is the moment when Rothko and Ken take a blank canvas and slap on an undercoat. The two men go at their task like demons and at one point, applying layers of paint horizontally, achieve a physical harmony that totally belies their intellectual rivalry. The play first premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009 before transferring to Broadway and winning six Tony Awards. The Wyndham's production is one of the few plays that offers a plausible portrait of an artist at work. 90m – No Interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


Wed 7 Oct 18:30

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Wednesday 7 Nov 201818:30 Book Now

Alan Bennett's Allelujah! (15)

Alan Bennett's Allelujah!

We’re delighted to announce that our 8 November NT LIVE TBA slot will be Allelujah! from The Bridge Theatre Company. This is Alan Bennett's most recent play which is his first new work for the theatre for six years.


Alan Bennett’s sharp and witty new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Set in a local hospital facing closure as part of an efficiency drive, this state-of-the-nation piece is a ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer). It will be an Alan Bennett double bill for NT Live in November, with the broadcast of his famous 'The Madness of George III' following shortly after. (Nov 20)


The cast includes Samuel Barnett, Sam Bond, Jacqueline Chan, Sacha Dhawan, Patricia England, Deborah Findlay, David Moorst, Jeff Rawle, Cleo Sylvestre and Gary Wood.

170m approx including interval


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Thursday 8 Nov 201819:15 Book Now

Powell & Pressburger Day Course (PG)

Powell & Pressburger Day Course

Powell and Pressburger: In Their Time and in Ours


We are delighted to welcome prolific film historian and writer Ian Christie back to New Park for this day course on an extraordinary film partnership, following his excellent day course on Russian Cinema for our Education programme last October, and his talk on Ingmar Bergman in this year’s International Film Festival.


Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ‘The Archers’ film company produced many of the outstanding British films of the 1930s-1950s period, including ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ (1946), ‘Black Narcissus’ (1947), ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948) and ‘Peeping Tom’ (1960). After this extraordinarily productive and well received period, their eminence and reputation faded somewhat, and admiration for Powell and Pressburger was slow to develop after their partnership ended in the mid-1950s. In fact, they were often denigrated during the 60s and 70s, particularly after Powell’s Peeping Tom, which caused an enormous controversy.


This day course will first consider their partnership in the context of the periods before and after WW2, and then look at why they were re-discovered and championed with such enthusiasm in the 1980s by Scorsese among others to become perhaps Britain’s most cherished filmmakers. Ian Christie organised the first full retrospective of Powell and Pressburger’s work in 1978, wrote the first books about them, and knew both filmmakers during their later years. He is now Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College and at Gresham College.

A day not to be missed …


Tickets £10 (Friends £9)


Sat 10 Nov 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio)


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Saturday 10 Nov 201810:00 Book Now

The Children Act. (12A)

The Children Act.

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work.


Based upon Ian McEwen’s novel, Fiona is presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? McEwen has adapted his own novel, sensitively directed by Richard Eyre. This is an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns, with a superbly nuanced performance by Emma Thompson.

UK 2017 Richard Eyre 105m

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Friday 9 Nov 201813:00 Book Now
Monday 12 Nov 201818:15 Book Now
Tuesday 13 Nov 201815:30 Book Now
Wednesday 14 Nov 201817:00 Book Now
Thursday 15 Nov 201820:15 Book Now

Sink or Swim (12A)

Sink or Swim

Le Grand Bain


We are delighted to open the tour with a French version on the similar UK production ‘Swimming with Men’ and just as hilarious, premiered at Cannes. “A surefooted crowd-pleaser…  stellar ensemble cast. Genuinely funny… jaunty, confident approach” - Screen Daily.


Mathieu Amalric and Guillaume Canet lead Gilles Lellouche's uplifting comedy about a group of disenchanted men who find fresh self-esteem in a synchronised swimming team. The motley band try to shake off their midlife malaise by celebrating their inner Esther Williams as the Brits did in the recent ‘Swimming with Men’. It has been rechristened in summer quarters as ‘The Pool Monty’. The group include hot-headed divorcee Laurent (Canet), never-was rock musician Simon (Jean-Hugues Anglade), near-broke pool salesman (Benoît Poelvoorde) and naive custodian Thierry (Philippe Katerine). Cast also includes Virginie Efira, Alban Ivanov and Philippe Katerine.

France 2017 Gilles Lellouche 122m


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Friday 9 Nov 201815:30 Book Now
Saturday 10 Nov 201817:45 Book Now

La Sylphide (PG)

La Sylphide

LIVE Bolshoi Ballet


'La Sylphide' is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.


On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.


Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece. Music by Herman Severin Løvenskiold, Choreography Johan Kobborg Libretto Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni. The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet.

120m approx inc interval


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 11 Nov 201815:00 Book Now (Live - )

Ceasefire (15)

Ceasefire

Cessez le Feu


Screened to mark Armistice Day (11 November), this was also the Surprise Film in this year’s Chichester Film Festival, which received high praise.


Inspired by the experiences of his own grandfather, director Emmanuel Courcol retells the aftermath of WW1 through the life of a family touched by the horrors and sacrifices of the war. Romain Duris plays Georges, a hero of the conflict who is running away from his past. He has been living a nomad and adventurous life in Africa for four years when he decides to come back to France. Having a hard time finding his place in post-war society, Georges makes the acquaintance of Hélène, with whom he begins a tumultuous relationship and at the same time attempts to heal his family’s wounds and his own. “Handsomely crafted, quietly affecting period drama” - Screen Daily.

France 2016 Emmanuel Courcol 103m


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Sunday 11 Nov 201817:45 Book Now

One Nation, One King (15)

One Nation, One King

Un Peuple et son Roi  


Pierre Schoeller (The Minister) conveys the scale of events of the 1789 French Revolution from the point of view of ordinary people.

For the first time they were able to power events and develop a national consciousness instead of remaining passive victims. Those revolutionaries are represented by two of France’s most-awarded young leads: Gaspard Ulliel, (It’s Only the End of the World) and Adèle Haenel, (Love at First Fight) with Olivier Gourmet, Louis Garrel and Laurent Lafitte. An inspirational and epic drama. at the heart of which lies the story of the fate of the king and the birth of the French Republic…

France 2018 Pierre Schoeller 121m


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Monday 12 Nov 201815:45 Book Now
Tuesday 13 Nov 201818:00 Book Now

Promise at Dawn (15)

Promise at Dawn

La Promesse de l’Aube


This adaptation of Romain Gary’s epic memoir is a diverting melange of pathos, comedy and ripe camembert.


Roman (Pierr Niney) grows up in 1920’s Poland before moving to Nice, where he enlists in the Free French Forces during WW2. He marries Nina (Charlotte Gainsbourg), became the French Consul General in Los Angeles and pursues a career as an award-winning novelist.

France/Belgium 2017 Eric Barbier 131m


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Wednesday 14 Nov 201814:15 Book Now

Return of the Hero (15)

Return of the Hero

Le Retour du Héros


“Polished French period comedy - lavish costumes … eye-popping decor.” - Hollywood Reporter


A charming comedy romp starring the ever-amusing Jean Dujardin as a swashbuckling swindler who tries to take advantage of an aristocratic family. Captain Neuville (Dujardin) vanished during one of Napoleon’s wars while engaged to Elisabeth’s (Mélanie Laurent) sister. Elisabeth forged letters from Neuville to cheer her sister up, but when a cowardly and dishevelled Neuville returns, both are caught up in the lies. Neuville wants to make money while Elisabeth tries to protect her family. A classic cat-and-mouse game ensues, with plenty of slapstick and cape-and-powder laughs. Cast Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant.

France 2018 Laurent Tirard 90m


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Thursday 15 Nov 201815:45 Book Now
Friday 16 Nov 201818:00 Book Now

Belle & Sebastien 3 (PG)

Belle & Sebastien 3

The Final Chapter

We present the film version of the popular French TV series (popular on BBC in the 70’s) about a boy and his dog.


Sebastien (Felix Bossuet) is starting adolescence and Belle is now a devoted mother of three adorable pups, but a new challenge awaits after a stranger appears in their Swiss village and claims that he is Belle's rightful owner. More than ever, Sebastien will have to do all that is in his power to protect his friend Belle and her little ones.

France 2018 Clovis Cornillac 91m


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Saturday 17 Nov 201812:00 Book Now

Marnie (Met Opera) (PG)

Marnie (Met Opera)

Nico Muhly’s 'Marnie' was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera(performed there last year to acclaim) and receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Libretto by Nicholas Wright - Opera in 2 acts sung in English.


A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free? Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna’s collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every  item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production.

190m approx inc Interval.


Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Saturday 17 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

To the Ends of the Earth (15)

To the Ends of the Earth

Les Confins du Monde  


In Indochina in 1945 the Việt Minh are fighting to liberate their country from the grips of French colonial power in a violent and gruesome guerrilla war. Starring Gerard Depardieu.


French soldier Robert Tassin (Gaspard Ulliel) narrowly escapes an attack on his first day on the ground and subsequently vows to find the elusive offending commander Vo Binh and exact his revenge. This emotionally haunting tale joins the ranks of the very best cinematic renderings of the toll war takes on all sides “Skilfully crafted and superbly shot…” - The Hollywood Reporter. Cast Gaspard Ulliel, Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Gouix.

France 2018 Guillaume Nicloux 104m


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Sunday 18 Nov 201812:00 Book Now
Monday 19 Nov 201818:15 Book Now

La Bayadère (2018) (PG)

La Bayadère (2018)

Royal Ballet: Choreography by Natalie Makerova. Music by Ludwig Minkus.

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another.


The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo.

Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling. Cast tba.

185m approx including 2 intervals


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 18 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

The Lady in the Portrait (15)

The Lady in the Portrait

Le Portrait Interdit


The colours blend beautifully together, as do the exquisite sets and costumes, in this East-meets-West historical drama. A depiction of a French painter toiling in the imperial court of Qianlong Emperor, who ruled China throughout much of the 18th century.


An empress (Fan Bingbing) commissions a painting of herself from a French outsider and Jesuit priest (Melvil Poupaud) in hopes of stirring her husband's interest in this lavish period piece. This juicy tale of art, power, concubines and Catholicism, set in the 18th century imperial court in China, boasts exquisite sets and costumes, and East-meets-West historical exoticism. “Bingbing looks at her finest and definitely fits the part…”  Hollywood Reporter Cast Fan Bingbing, Melvil Poupaud, Jin Shi Jye, Huang Jue, Thibault De Montalembert, Féodor Atkine.  

France/China 2017 Charles de Meaux 103m


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Tuesday 20 Nov 201816:30 Book Now

The Madness of George III (PG)

The Madness of George III

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.


The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).


It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


Adam Penford directs the production in his first season as artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse. 210m approx including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Tuesday 20 Nov 201819:00 Book Now

Wine Calling (12A)

Wine Calling

Le Vin se Lève


Documentary film-maker Bruno Sauvard has followed the revolution over a year, from the harvest to the bottling, revealing a rising global movement for taste and sustainability.


The world of wine has been shaken by a counter culture: around the world joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love: a natural wine free of chemicals and regulations. While there are more than 3000 wine growers in France, less than three per cent of them are working in organic or natural methods of wine production. For ethical reasons, this relatively small community of wine growers has chosen environmentally friendly farming practices to protect the living character of the wine. Documentary film-maker Bruno Sauvard has followed the revolution over a year, from the harvest to the bottling, revealing a rising global movement for taste and sustainability. Cheers!

France 2018 Bruno Sauvard 90m


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Wednesday 21 Nov 201815:50 Book Now

The Grand Ball (12A)

The Grand Ball

Le Grand Bal


In the middle of the summer, in an idyllic countryside location about 165 miles south of Paris, several thousand people come together to dance. A non-stop dance extravaganza …” - The Hollywood Reporter.


This extraordinary annual event is chronicled in the documentary from writer-director Laetitia Carton. Mixing observational elements with personal reflections in voiceover about the filmmaker’s own relationship with and observations about dance, this is a portrait of a very specific event and an exploration of dancing in both individual and more general terms.

France 2018 Laetitia Carton 99m


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Thursday 22 Nov 201818:15 Book Now

Woman Up! (15)

Woman Up!

Numero One


“An enjoyable portrait of a formidable woman navigating modern misogyny.” - Ion Cinema.


Emmanuelle Devos plays an ambitious corporate manager who aspires to be the first woman CEO of a major French company. However, when she finally gets a shot her position, she is quickly threatened by personal and political factors in this intelligent drama about corporate sexism. Director Tonie Marshall (whose mother was celebrated French actress Micheline Presse) captures not only a topical but also a potent portrait of the sacrifices unique to a woman’s ambition in male dominated environments. The perfect blend of twisty boardroom intrigue mixes with an impassioned message about the need for female solidarity in the workplace. Cast Emmanuelle Devos, Suzanne Clément, Richard Berry.

France 2017 Tonie Marshall 110m


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Friday 23 Nov 201818:00 Book Now
Saturday 24 Nov 201811:45 Book Now

Troilus and Cressida (RSC) (PG)

Troilus and Cressida (RSC)

"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion".

Written by William Shakespeare. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle. broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare's home town.


Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.


The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.


Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.


With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 24 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 (U)

Cyrano de Bergerac 1990

Veteran director Jean-Paul Rappeneau's adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play is a perfect example of what a cinematic adaptation can and should be in this newly restored copy of the classic 1990 film starring Gérard Depardieu.


Part of its strength lies in its endorsement of the story's unabashed romanticism. Instead of downplaying it, Rappeneau celebrates it. As a result, the film is as vivid and bold as its title character, revelling in exuberant intelligence and tragic poignancy. Cyrano is well-served by Gérard Depardieu's performance, for which he earned an Oscar nomination and a César award. Depardieu brings the larger-than-life Cyrano to the fore in a portrayal that is grand without being showy. His tour de force is informed as much by subtlety as by an outsized emotional display. His performance is the heart of the film, setting the pulse for an extraordinary piece of work that, fittingly enough, comes across as a love letter to love. It was one of the most successful French films of all time (English subtitles by Anthony Burgess) and screened in Rappeneau’s presence at the Festival in 1993. Its trajectory marked a revival of le Cinéma Français’s fortunes in the 1990s. “Rappeneau's version of Rostand's theatrical warhorse never puts a foot wrong.” - Time Out. Newly restored copy.  Cast Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber.

France 1990 Jean-Paul Rappeneau 135m


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Sunday 25 Nov 201815:00 Book Now

The House by the Sea (15)

The House by the Sea

La Villa 


Three grown children gathered at the picturesque villa near Marseille of their dying father reflect on where they are, who they have become, and what they have inherited.

By a little bay near lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil. Cast Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier.

France 2017 Robert Guédiguian 107m


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Monday 26 Nov 201818:00 Book Now
Tuesday 27 Nov 201812:45 Book Now

Naked Normandy (15)

Naked Normandy

Normandie Nue


The eagerly-awaited new ensemble comedy from Philippe Le Guay (The Women on the 6th Floor). It emerges as a warm and wise tale of a proud farming community who must put their grievances aside in order to save their village which is in crisis. Also stars Toby Jones.


Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports, and farmers are threatened with foreclosure. Mayor Georges Balbuzard (François Cluzet) does his best to fight and raise awareness of their plight, but the situation isn’t deemed newsworthy for national media. Things seem hopeless... until the day famous American photographer Newman (Toby Jones) passes through the village, inadvertently discovering the perfect backdrop for his next shoot. The mayor sets about convincing the townsfolk to participate. The catch? They all have to pose naked! Authentic and endearing! Cast François Cluzet, Toby Jones, François-Xavier Demaison, Arthur Dupont, Grégory Gadebois.

France 2018 Philippe Le Guay 105m


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Wednesday 28 Nov 201817:00 Book Now

A Season in France (15)

A Season in France

Une Saison en France


An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.


Cannes Jury Prize winner Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man, Grisgris) takes a dark yet compassionate look at illegal immigrants struggling in the lower depths of Paris. Far from a picture-postcard journey the film is something closer to a season in hell - especially for a grieving father whose fate depends on the mercy of the authorities. Yet as tough as it is, France is also warm and subtly heartbreaking, offering a moving vision of life for those stuck in legal and emotional limbo. The subject matter has a topical urgency. Haroun was born in Chad but has lived in France for over 30 years. Premiered in the last year’s London Film Festival. Cast Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys.

France 2017 Mahamat-Saleh Haroun 100m


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Thursday 29 Nov 201817:15 Book Now
Friday 30 Nov 201813:30 Book Now

The King and I (PG)

The King and I

Live recording


With one of the finest scores ever written by Rodgers & Hammersmith including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance. Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival.


Featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre made famous by the Hollywood classic of 1956 starring Yul Brynner. Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King).

Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

180m approx including interval


Ticjets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


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Thursday 29 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Treat Me Like Fire (15)

Treat Me Like Fire

Joueurs


When Ella meets Abel, her life changes. In the wake of this elusive lover, the girl will discover the cosmopolitan Paris underground and circles of games.


Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac) and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) pair up as lovers-in-crime in Marie Monge’s debut feature, which is set in Paris’ gambling underworld. With shades of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ they bet in clandestine Parisian casinos and illegal demolition derbies, living for the moment but landing in debt to some extremely scary people. There is no doubt things will end badly for them. It plays like a loose and gritty urban take on such films as ‘Badlands’, ‘True Romance’ or even ‘Natural Born Killers’. Here is a film that illuminates perfectly a story of a couple who collapses into dependence. Cast Stacy Martin, Tahar Rahim, Bruno Wolkowitch, Karim Leklou.

France 2018 Marie Monge 105m


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Friday 30 Nov 201820:45 Book Now

At War (15)

At War

En Guerre

Director Stephane Brize and actor Vincent Lindon (the superb ‘The Measure of a Man’) team up again for this chronicle of a factory strike in the South of France.


As the pugnacious union spokesman at an auto parts manufacture, Laurent Amedeo (Lindon) is vocal and outspoken. Along with the other employees he has no choice but to try, by any means necessary, to prevent their only source of livelihood from going under. ‘At War’ is a belligerent and vicious political battle, with intelligent arguments put forward fairly on both sides. Critically acclaimed in Cannes last year, the film is in the Ken Loach tradition “Another role ideally suited to Lindon’s knack for portraying decent guys trying to do their best under daunting circumstances” - Screen Daily. Cast Vincent Lindon, Melanie Rover, Jacques Borderie, David Rey, Olivier Lemaire, Martin Hauser, Jean Grosset.

France 2018 Stéphane Brizé 112m


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Saturday 1 Dec 201820:45 Book Now

When Margaux Meets Margaux (15)

When Margaux Meets Margaux

La Belle et la Belle


The winning duo of Sandrine Kiberlain and Agathe Bonitzer take up the challenge of playing a woman at two stages in her life: one as she enters adulthood, the other as she reaches middle age.


Writer-director Sophie Fillieres has a knack for making off-kilter drama/comedies about women under the influence, with films such as ‘Good Girl’, ‘Pardon My French’ and ‘If You Don’t, I Will’ showing them in various states of hilarity, disarray and despair. Her latest ‘When Margaux Meets Margaux’, portrays not one but two such characters - who also happen to be the same person. The winning duo of Sandrine Kiberlain and Agathe Bonitzer take up the challenge of playing a woman at two stages in her life: one as she enters adulthood, the other as she reaches middle age. Alongside the two strong leads, Melvil Poupaud plays Marc - an ex-boyfriend who pops back into the picture.  “With her warm demeanour and sharp comic instincts, Sandrine Kiberlain is perfect for the part…” - Hollywood Reporter. Cast Sandrine Kiberlain, Agathe Bonitzer, Melvil Poupaud.

France 2018 Sophie Fillières 95m


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Sunday 2 Dec 201812:45 Book Now
Monday 3 Dec 201815:45 Book Now

Don Quixote (Bolshoi 2018) (PG)

Don Quixote (Bolshoi 2018)

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Choreography by Alexei Fadeyechev and Music by Léon Minkus.


Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi. Music Léon Minkus; Choreography Alexei Fadeyechev; Libretto Marius Petipa after Miguel de Cervantes. Ekaterina Krysanova (Kitri), Semyon Chudin (Basilio), Alexei Loparevich (Don Quixote), Olga Smirnova (The Queen of Dryads), Anna Tikhomirova (A street dancer), Kristina Karasyova (Mercedes). Captured live on April 10, 2016

175m including 2 intervals.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 2 Dec 201815:00 Book Now

See You Up There (15)

See You Up There

Au Revoir Là-Haut


A rank-and-file French infantryman battling to survive trench warfare as the First World War comes to its conclusion. An awe-inspiringly lavish 1920s period thriller with a production budget to match.


Albert Dupontel appears in, writes and directs this epic drama adapted from the best-selling, award-winning novel by Pierre Lemaitre. As star and narrator, Dupontel plays Albert Maillard, a rank-and-file French infantryman battling to survive trench warfare as the First World War comes to its conclusion. In a horrific final sortie, Maillard is almost buried alive by debris and his comrade Édouard Péricourt (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) is horribly disfigured after being hit by mortar fire. Péricourt becomes addicted to morphine during his convalescence and, living behind elaborate masks to hide his disfigurement, concocts a plan with Maillard to sell phoney monuments to French towns honouring their dead; an undertaking that will prove as dangerous as it is stunning. This is a cinematic triumph, a little bit ‘Beauty and the Beast’, a little bit ‘Paths of Glory’, a little bit ‘Phantom of the Opera’, and a whole lot of satisfying storytelling and spectacle. Cast Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Niels Arestrup, Émilie Dequenne, Mélanie Thierry.

France 2017 Albert Dupontel 117m


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Monday 3 Dec 201820:30 Book Now

The Truth (15)

The Truth

La Vérité  


In this courtroom drama Brigitte Bardot surpassed her amazing work with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and Roger Vadim in a scorching portrait of amour fou in this newly restored copy.

She stars as Dominique, a hedonistic free spirit on trial for the murder of her lover, musician Sami Frey. Clouzot breaks ground in his fearless look at private insecurities, revealing what supposedly constitutes a “sordid” lifestyle, and why it is so threatening to bourgeois society. Co-written by Clouzot and his wife, Véra (star of ‘Diabolique’). Winner of the 1961 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film while Clouzot received a best director nomination in the Oscars. The film was a box office triumph, perhaps partly as a result of such headline incidents as Bardot’s suicide attempt just a few weeks before the film’s release. Restored original version. “Bardot shines most brightly - the emotional power of her performance totally eclipses all of her other work.” - Films de France. Cast Brigitte Bardot, Charles Vanel, Sami Frey, Marie-José Nat, Charles Vanel, Paul Meurisse.

France 1960 Henri-Georges Clouzot 127m


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Tuesday 4 Dec 201818:00 Book Now

Unvanquished (15)

Unvanquished

L’Insoumis


Against a background of the Algerian War of the 1960s, Thomas (Alain Delon who also co-produced) plays a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who is on the run from the authorities.

He helps to set free Dominique (Lea Massari), who has been taken hostage by a group of terrorists. Thomas is wounded but manages to escape after killing the guard who inflicted the injury. Dominique gives Thomas money to escape to France after he secures her freedom, but he is caught between the Foreign Legion and the terrorists seeking revenge. Director Alain Cavalier drew inspiration from the events that befell the lawyer Mireille Szatan-Glaymann, a member of the Communist party who, in contrast to the party line, had defended several Algerian FLN militants and was subsequently kidnapped and held hostage by the OAS. Restored original version. Cast Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret, Maurice Garel, Guy Laroche.

France 1964 Alain Cavalier 114m



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Wednesday 5 Dec 201820:30 Book Now

Family is Family (12A)

Family is Family

La Ch’tite Famille


To conclude our French Film Festival, we present another hilarious Dany Boon comedy that can both poke fun at, and celebrate, French regional differences.


In 2008, French comic Dany Boon's second feature, ‘Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis’ (Welcome to the Sticks), turned into a box office sensation, raking in more than 20 million admissions and falling just shy of ‘Titanic’ to become the second-highest-grossing film in Gallic history, shown successfully here in Chichester in 2009. This follow-up ten years on was written by Boon and Sarah Kaminsky (Gauguin), has the comic once again playing a lovable, heavily accented man from the north - though in this case he is one who has completely buried his origins under a layer of Parisian smugness. As a fashionable furniture designer, Valentin (Boon) is about to celebrate a retrospective of his work at the Palais de Tokyo. Along with his partner and girlfriend, Constance (Laurence Arne), he also runs a fancy design firm that is known for making minimalist, barely usable chairs and tables that the elite all want to own. But little does anyone know that Valentin, who claims in the press to be an orphan, actually hails from a family that runs an auto salvage lot and spends their time drinking, fighting and speaking in a slang that requires subtitles, even for French people. When they all decide to appear for his big show - under the pretext that they want to celebrate the 82nd birthday of his beloved mother (Line Renaud) - Valentin's true identity is revealed. A few scenes later, he's hit by a car and wakes up with a heavy case of amnesia: His Parisian persona is forgotten and the Ch'ti in him returns for a roller-coaster of fun and frolics. Cast: Dany Boon, Line Renaud, Laurence Arne, Valerie Bonneton, Guy Lecluyse, Francois Berleand, Pierre Richard.

France 2018 Danny Boon 106m


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Thursday 6 Dec 201816:45 Book Now

Antony and Cleopatra (2018) (12A)

Antony and Cleopatra (2018)

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.


Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

220m Inc Interval


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Thursday 6 Dec 201819:00 Book Now (Live - )

The Nutcracker (ROH 2018) (PG)

The Nutcracker (ROH 2018)

Peter Wright’s wonderful production of this Christmas Family treat returns and makes for a fascinating comparison with the Bolshoi version being transmitted on December 23rd.


'The Nutcracker' has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.


Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic. Choreography by Peter Wright.

150m including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 9 Dec 201814:00 Book Now (Live - )

La Traviata (Met Opera) (PG)

La Traviata (Met Opera)

Delayed Live: Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.


Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo.

205m approx inc intervals.


Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)


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Sunday 16 Dec 201814:00 Book Now

The Nutcracker (Bolshoi 2018) (PG)

The Nutcracker (Bolshoi 2018)

A festive tradition for the whole family, the timeless classic The Nutcracker is broadcast live from the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic on 23 December 2018.

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince taking them both on a wonderful adventure. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score, Yuri Grigorovich’s choreography, the Bolshoi’s Principals, Soloists and the accomplished Bolshoi corps de ballet this promises to be the perfect pre-Christmas treat for the whole family. Taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Once again audiences have the opportunity of also seeing or choosing the Royal Ballet’s production earlier on 9th December.                       140m approx including interval.


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


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Saturday 22 Dec 201815:00 Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: NY Eve 18 (U)

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: NY Eve 18

Celebrate the end of 2018 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Concert.  The only live cinema broadcast of the 2018/19 Berliner Philharmoniker Concert season, this fantastic event will be conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and Broadcast LIVE from Berlin in high definition and 5.1 surround sound.


Barenboim, one of the Philharmoniker’s oldest friends, also takes on the role of soloist in Mozart’s Piano No. 26 – a work of sparkling beauty and nuanced expression. There are also four famous by Maurice Ravel, which create an impressive synthesis of elegance and originality. The highlight is the Boléro, perhaps the most stunning crescendo in music.

This broadcast will feature exclusive interviews and programme insights.

Piano and Conductor Daniel Barenboim              


120m (No Interval)


Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)

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Monday 31 Dec 201816:00 Book Now (Live - )

Adriana Lecouvreur (Met Opera) (PG)

Adriana Lecouvreur (Met Opera)

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion.


The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the "elegant production, sumptuously designed ... The spectacle guarantees a good night out."

240m inc 2 Intervals.


Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 13 Jan 201914:00 Book Now

Carmen (Met Opera) (PG)

Carmen (Met Opera)

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José.


Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.


221m inc Interval


Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 3 Feb 201914:00 Book Now

La Fille du Régiment (Met Opera) (PG)

La Fille du Régiment (Met Opera)

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs.


Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

175m inc Interval


Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 3 Mar 201914:30 Book Now

Die Walküre (Met Opera) (PG)

Die Walküre (Met Opera)

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.


Die Walküre is set in mythological times, when gods, giants, dwarves, and humans all contended for power. While the first part of the cycle, Das Rheingold, moves between realms above and below the earth, Die Walküre takes place entirely in human territory, as the balance of power in the cosmic struggle tips ever so slowly toward humanity.

320m inc 2 intervals.


Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 31 Mar 201914:30 Book Now

Dialogues des Carmélites (Met) (PG)

Dialogues des Carmélites (Met)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom.


Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

209m inc Interval.


Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 12 May 201914:00 Book Now