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THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (12A)

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

La Mort de Louis XIV


The last days of the Sun King, evoked with sombre beauty by Albert Serra. The legendary Jean-Pierre Léaud brings ineffable presence to the title role.


Catalan director Albert Serra continues his contemplative series of studies of legendary figures, with this elegant, mesmerising evocation of the last days of the Sun King, surrounded by doctors and courtiers as he yields slowly to a fatal infection. Magnificently shot by Jonathan Ricquebourg, his candlelit cinematography echoing the chiaroscuro of 17th-century painter Georges de La Tour, the film portrays the arcane system of court protocol while powerfully evoking the distance between the physical body of a decrepit mortal and the mythical being of the monarch as God. Playing the king is a legend of French cinema - Jean-Pierre Léaud, once the golden youth of the Nouvelle Vague, now enacting his own mortality in a performance that is as revealing and poignant as it is minimalist. A film of stately beauty and philosophical depth. (Subtitles)

France/Portugal/Spain 2016 Albert Serra 115m



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Wednesday 23 Aug 201714:45 Book Now

THE RED TURTLE (PG)

THE RED TURTLE

La Tortue Rouge


A beautiful French animation feature without dialogue, and coproduced with Studio Ghibli. A fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years.


Although there is no dialogue the big questions the film asks, about ambition, acceptance and the beauty of companionship, ring loud in every frame. A man is shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds. When he builds a wooden raft, he is confronted by the eponymous turtle. The story then follows the milestones in his life on the island which include meeting a woman and starting a family.

London-based Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit co-wrote the film’s story with French filmmaker Pascale Ferran. It adventurously links isolation and freedom and is the first international co-production for Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Presented in Cannes’ ‘Un Certain Regard’. (Suitable for older children)

France 2016 Michael Dudok de Wit 80m


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201710:30 Book Now (Relaxed Screening)
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A WEDDING (15)

A WEDDING

Noces


A Pakistani teenager in Belgium faces deep rooted traditions with heartbreakingly poignant results in this intimate family drama about parental love versus religious duty.


Zahira (Lina El Arabi), 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir. Based on a true story, the film follows a young girl whose relaxed, western lifestyle is suddenly threatened when her parents announce her arranged marriage. With its strong international cast and assured direction from Stephan Streker, this is a moving and provocative study of a young woman’s fight to make her own choices. Following its Edinburgh premiere, we present the English premiere. (Subtitles)

Belgium/France/Luxembourg/Pakistan 2016 Stephan Streker 98m


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201711:00 Book Now

CITY OF GHOSTS (15)

CITY OF GHOSTS

A documentary that follows the efforts of the group – ‘Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently’ - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.


With deeply personal access, Matthew Heineman's film - puts the focus on an important group of unsung heroes, the citizen journalists who risk their lives daily to report on what is happening within the war-torn country. In the case of those reporting for non-violent activist group ‘Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently’, it is not just atrocities committed by President Bashar al-Assad that they want to expose, but the equally horrific treatment of the civilians by extremist members of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/Daesh). Heineman's film inevitably includes some tough-to-watch footage but he recognises the power in not always showing death. It's hard to know what is the most chilling - the indiscriminate deaths in Raqqa, the propaganda footage from IS, which has become as slick and well-produced as any Ministry of Defence recruitment advert, or the sickening and irrational hate of neo-Nazis who we see gathered in Germany to confront those refugees lucky enough to make it out alive.

USA 2017 Matthew Heineman 92m


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201713:15 Book Now

AMUN (cert-tbc)

AMUN

This striking Russian film is a family drama about a young father who is looking for a monk in the desert.

A Russian tourist goes to the Monastery of Temptation in Israel to find an elder called Amun. His search leads him to the Judean desert. Thirst and scalding sun bring the traveller to complete exhaustion but his son’s life is at stake, and there is no way back. Even though the protagonist does not believe in miracles, he completes his journey and receives salvation. Shot on location with stunning landscapes. (Subtitles)

Israel/Palestine/Russia 2016 Anar Abbasov 82m


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201713:30 Book Now

TALK: ANDRZEJ WAJDA: MAN OF HISTORY (PG)

TALK: ANDRZEJ WAJDA: MAN OF HISTORY

Illustrated talk by Michael Brooke


Poland has produced many great filmmakers, but there’s a surprising consensus about who is the greatest of them all, not least because of Andrzej Wajda’s lifelong dedication to the subject of Poland itself. In this heavily illustrated talk, Polish film expert Michael Brooke focuses on Wajda’s two great trilogies, about WWII (‘A Generation’, 1955; ‘Kanal’, 1957; ‘Ashes and Diamonds’, 1958) and the post-war Communist era (‘Man of Marble’, 1977; ‘Man of Iron’, 1981; ‘Wałęsa: Man of Hope’, 2013), which collectively offer an unforgettably vivid portrait of how Poland was squeezed between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201715:15 Book Now

MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15)

MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE

Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben


An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel, despite being strongly visually impaired.


A German ‘Untouchable’ is how this film is being promoted. This true-facts-based comedy is a buddy movie about Saliya (Kostja Ullmann), a young man who is going blind, but with the help of close friends, disguises the fact when working at a top hotel in Munich, resulting in many amusing situations. He exceeds all expectations and manages to get through his bluff. But when Saliya falls in love with Laura (Anna Maria Mühe), the elaborate deception he so carefully put together begins to fall apart. ‘Blind Date’ has been a box-office hit in Germany, with close to 350,000 admissions and a multi-million Euro take in its first two weeks. (Subtitles)

Germany 2016 Marc Rothemund 111m


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201717:15 Book Now

TALK: HOW WE WATCH: (cert-tbc)

TALK: HOW WE WATCH:

The Changing Face of TV Production from The Sopranos to The Crown


An Illustrated talk by Ian Haydn Smith


We have gone from a society gripped by fixed weekly episodes of our favourite programmes on a limited number of TV stations to individuals gorging on real or virtual bad sets, either at home or on the go via mobile devices. How did this happen and what does it mean for the format of the TV series? In this illustrated talk, Ian Haydn Smith charts the way that 'television' has transformed, from 'The Sopranos' to 'Game of Thrones'.


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201717:30 Book Now

MAN OF MARBLE (U)

MAN OF MARBLE

Czlowiek z Marmuru


Often described as 'the Polish Citizen Kane’ Wajda's ‘Man of Marble’ is about the attempts of a determined young woman filmmaker, Agnieszka (Krystyna Janda), to make a documentary about the Polish national hero Mateusz Birkut.  


Birkut (Jerzy Radzwilowicz) was a labourer, who, in the early days of the Communist revolution, was hailed for his productivity feats and became as famous as any film star, only to disappear from the record books in 1952. Through interviews with his former wife, colleagues, friends and enemies who knew him, Birkut emerges as a man who believed in the socialist ideals and the workers’ revolution. Unlike many of his colleagues and compatriots, Birkut refused to forgive and forget. His disappearance became, in effect, the unrelenting conscience of the revolution. However, the young filmmaker's hard-driving style and the content of her film unnerve the authorities, who thinks it's getting too close to a political nerve. Not only regarded as one of the greatest, most important films in the history of Polish cinema, it is also one of the key films of the 1970s and one of the most compelling attacks on government corruption ever made. (Subtitles - HD Restoration)

Poland 1977 Andrzej Wajda 154m


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201719:45 Book Now

A TRIBUTE: LIFE AND WORK OF BOBBY WELLINS (cert-tbc)

A TRIBUTE: LIFE AND WORK OF BOBBY WELLINS

Our tribute to the late great Bobby Wellins will commence at 20:00 with the documentary on Bobby – ‘Dreams Are Free’, and after a 30 minute interval, at 21:45 we will present a live gig by:


CLAIRE MARTIN and Friends

Claire Martin (vocals and host), Art Themen (tenor sax), Kate Williams (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Spike Wells (drums). All the musicians in this all-star band have loved and worked with Bobby over the years, and they will play some of the music associated with him, and some requests from the Wellins family.


Preceded by

DREAMS ARE FREE


‘Dreams are Free’ is a celebration of Bobby Wellins - a talented musician, composer and great storyteller.


It charts the rise, fall and redemption of critically acclaimed British saxophonist Bobby Wellins. He’s played with the cream of jazz musicians, including Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey and Charlie Watts, and received critical acclaim for his intense and haunting performances on the seminal track Starless and Bible Black. Yet Wellins struggled to overcome addiction and depression. Ten years of silence followed, before he began to rediscover the desire to play, and self-belief in his ability. This documentary includes rare concert footage and interviews with family members, musicians and Wellins himself. His honesty, warmth and humour provides a compelling insight into the world of a musical survivor.

UK 2013 Gary Barber 60m


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Wednesday 23 Aug 201720:00 Book Now (SOLD OUT)

THE MINISTER (15)

THE MINISTER

L'Exercice de l'État


This serious minded political drama attempts to humanize a greenhorn French Minister of Transport’s personal idealistic struggle. Made in 2011 but never given a UK release.


Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean (Olivier Gourmet) is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully and he has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world that is increasingly more complex and hostile. Speed, power struggles, chaos, economic crisis... Emergencies follow on each other's heels. What sacrifices are men prepared to make? Just how long will they hold up in a state that devours those that work for it? Saint-Jean represents a new breed within French politics, which ‘The Minister’ suggests has long been dominated by a self-perpetuating class of career politician.  Writer/director Schöller remains firmly agnostic on Saint-Jean’s main power struggle: Should private railroad stations be privatized or should they remain in the state’s hands? Successfully screened at Cannes 2012, and still relevant today. Also starring Michel Blanc and Zabou Breitman. (Subtitles)

France 2011 Pierre Schöller 112m



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Thursday 24 Aug 201711:00 Book Now
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INSYRIATED (15)

INSYRIATED

This gripping, Syria-set war drama won the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlinale.


About as relevant and urgent as it’s possible to get, Philippe Van Leeuw’s claustrophobic and powerful film throws us amongst a middle-class family, barricaded inside their flat in the middle of the city. The story revolves around the contemporary reality of life for many in the war-torn country, with its focus on Oum (Abbas), a mother-of-three who is confined inside her flat in a city under siege. Turning it into a safe haven for her family and neighbours, she tries desperately to protect them from the savagery of the battles outside and maintain a sense of normal routine. Whilst in the distance, war rages, nearby snipers lie in wait, and opportunistic men stalk the streets. As what’s going on outside makes its way inside, formidable matriarch Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) is the one charged with making the sorts of decisions no-one should ever have to make. (Subtitles)

Belgium 2016 Philippe Van Leeuw 85m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201712:15 Book Now

STANLEY: MAN OF VARIETY (15)

STANLEY: MAN OF VARIETY

‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’ meets ‘Eraserhead’!


Stanley finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes that he didn’t commit. After many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember what he’s done. In this hilarious and sometimes moving comedy, we follow Stanley through his journey of hallucinations as he faces up to his unusual upbringing and his parents bizarre religious beliefs. Stanley becomes desperate to learn the truth about what happened to his daughter and what lead to having this ordinary life he has already dreamed of. Award winning actor Timothy Spall plays all the characters in Stanley’s hallucinations; from the flamboyant Noel Coward to the grotesque Max Wall to the ukulele King George Formby to Igor in a Transylvanian castle. Eventually Stanley flies on a coffin through the clouds making his escape from prison with stand-up comedian Max Miller for company. He then finds himself in a courtroom facing the magistrate played by eccentric Margaret Rutherford. It’s down to her to decide Stanley’s fate and either send him back to the place where he was born or back to a life in prison. Priceless! budget to come

UK 2016 Stephen Cookson/Timothy Spall 84m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201714:00 Book Now (Low)

INVERSION (PG)

INVERSION

Behnam Behzadi's new film from Iran is a quietly dramatic tale of a woman in Tehran who is not as liberated as she thinks she is.


Niloofar (Sahar Dolatshahi), a 35-year-old woman, is forced by her family to accompany her ailing mother in an exodus of Tehran when the air pollution in the city threatens her health, despite the fact that Niloofar is a successful business owner. The film falls into what is called the “popular art” genre, and its concerns - detailing the struggles to negotiate the variety of complications that life throws up - are close to those of Asghar Farhadi’s recent ‘The Salesman’. Both deal with the consequences of a settled life being disrupted. The elements of drama are strong, and give the film’s closely observed scenes their power. It premiered at Cannes last year in the “Un Certain Regard” programme, and the quality of the acting impresses profoundly, especially Sahar Dolatshahi. (Subtitles)

Iran 2016 Behnam Behzadi 85m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201714:15 Book Now

STORAGE (15)

STORAGE

Storage is an experimental film that attempts to conceptualise male perception of changing gender roles and the intimate conflicts that result. The film takes the form of a dark fairytale, where the obstacles that must be faced are man's own inner demons. Storage explores the nature of regret by following the struggle of one man to resolve a lifetime of poor decisions, their impacts on his life and the lives of the people he has loved. John is forced to journey through his internal world to reconcile his past and face the consequences of his actions in an attempt to obtain a final peace. Budget €12,000

Ireland 2016 Rupert MacCarthy Morrogh 62m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201714:30 Book Now

THE TELL TALE HEART (15)

THE TELL TALE HEART

Edgar Allen Poe’s tale revised and told by Steven Berkoff.


Steven Berkoff's own feature length interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's original short story about a servant who plots to murder his master because of his 'vulture' eye. Considered to be one of the Berkoff’s best dramatizations, ‘Tell Tale Heart’ was first published in 1843 and widely held to be a classic of the Gothic fiction genre. Although another mainly one-hander from Berkoff, he is briefly supported by Hugh Skinner, Henry Goodman and Dudley Sutton. budget to come

UK 2017 Stephen Cookson/Steven Berkoff 80m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201716:00 Book Now

FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (15)

FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON

Mal de Pierres


In 1950s France, Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man Andre when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones.


Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

A sensual, independent-minded woman is considered a danger to herself and the natural order of society in Nicole Garcia’s languid, handsomely crafted adaptation of Italian author Milena Agus’s novel.  Gabrielle promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams? The ingredients of an old-fashioned romantic weepie are given class and conviction, bolstered by fine and under-stated performances from Louis Garrel and  Marion Cotillard whose  performance is luminous throughout.(subtitles)

France 2016 Nicole Garcia  116 mins  


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Thursday 24 Aug 201716:15 Book Now

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS (12A)

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.


At its heart stands Yo Yo Ma, perhaps still cemented in the minds of the world as a child prodigy, despite the fact that he is now 61. He has an enviable brand of cheeky spontaneity and inquisitiveness, captured in footage of the original Silk Road workshops. Neville weaves the strands of his documentary together like the silk of its title, connecting disparate ideas to create a concept of culture that is strong, attractive and, above all, still of great use to humanity. Although artistic creativity is central to the film, neither the musicians nor Neville neglect the real world. The director focuses, in particular, on a handful of the performers, Wu Man, who plays the pipa (or Chinese lute), Syrian clarinettist (among other instruments) Kinan Azmeh, Iranian-born Kayhan Kalhor, who plays a stringed instrument known as a kamancheh, and Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato. The enhancement of the performances by visual arts is also fascinating, such as the inclusion of jookin' street dancer Lil' Buck as Ma plays Saint-Saens' ‘The Dying Swan’, or artists who create drawings inspired by the music as it is played. The instrumentalists, who hail from Spain, Syria, Japan, Iran, and other nations, are at home with global musical fusion, and join the legendary cellist to form a virtuoso ragtag band, and they create a joyful noise.

USA 2016 Morgan Neville 96m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201718:00 Book Now

THAT GOOD NIGHT (15)

THAT GOOD NIGHT

This enthralling film is a wonderful tribute to the late John Hurt. He plays Ralph, a once famous writer who is terminally ill and wants to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son Michael.


When Michael comes to his Portuguese villa, Ralph's long-suffering wife looks to create the perfect environment, but he manages to ruin things by picking a fight with his son’s girlfriend. The clock is ticking, as Ralph has invited a mysterious ‘visitor’ (Charles Dance) to provide him with a painless end to his life. But the visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph ‘wakes up’ to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him and with his second chance he has a short window of opportunity to right some wrongs. With thanks to Red Rock for permission to screen this film.

UK/Portugal 2017 Eric Styles 92m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201718:30 Book Now

IRREPROCHABLE (15)

IRREPROCHABLE

Faultless


A strange and captivating French psychological thriller, directed by Sébastien Marnier - his debut film.

Constance (comic actress Marina Foïs as a femme fatale) slinks back to her hometown in rural France after losing her job as a real estate agent in Paris. She presents a self-confident, brassy attitude as she begins looking up her old friends, only to be met with universal scorn for daring to show her face again. It seems that she did not depart on the best of terms with anyone, not only burning her bridges but throwing the ashes in the faces of her former workmates and lovers. This is too much for Constance to take, and the situation gradually transforms into a head-scratching but rewarding psychological thriller, moving into Brian de Palma territory. A soundtrack from French electro duo Zombie Zombie is filled with nods to John Carpenter and Dario Argento. (Subtitles)

France 2016 Sébastien Marnier 103m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201720:30 Book Now

PATTI CAKE$ (15)

PATTI CAKE$

A Sundance Film Festival success, centred on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

‘Patti Cake$’ introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother's (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes. Jeremy Jasper’s debut achieved spontaneous applause during the movie on more than one occasion during its world premiere at Sundance, quickly winning over the audience with its strong emotional undercurrent, high energy and catchy tunes from the off. And the response was repeated at its European premiere closing the Directors Fortnight at Cannes in May. Though the gritty vision of New Jersey depicted in ‘Patti Cake$’ won’t be luring many tourists, it feels authentic to the director’s experience, representing the socioeconomic quicksand both Jasper and Patti are determined to rise above. A real crowd pleaser.

USA 2017 Jeremy Jasper 108m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201721:00 Book Now
Friday 25 Aug 201713:15 Book Now (Cancelled - ) (Closed)

THE LODGER (PG)

THE LODGER

The Story of a London Fog


Widely regarded as the first big screen thriller to be directed by Alfred Hitchcock, ‘The Lodger’ was made back in 1927, and has been beautifully restored with colour tinting with special live piano accompaniment by Steven Horne.


The film itself is a suspenseful thriller, as you might expect, telling the story of a young woman called Daisy, who takes in a lodger (played by matinee idol and composer Ivor Novello). Fear that runs through London as a series of murders are committed by a criminal who leaves a triangular card on each of his victims, marking himself 'The Avenger'. He soon takes a shine to Daisy Bunting, the daughter of the couple whom he rents a room off and love blossoms between the pair. Alerted by the lodger's dubious behaviour, Daisy's long-time admirer, a policeman named Joe, and Daisy's mother, notice that all of the clues to the Avengers murders point towards the lodger being the perpetrator. Her other half, Joe, is a detective, and he gets suspicious of the aforementioned lodger, not least because a serial killer is on the loose. Even though the film was made very early in Hitchcock's career, the tell-tale signs, the mastery of suspense, and the wonderful framing, is all evident. The story was inspired by a story Walter Sickert (himself a less than credible suspect for many Jack the Ripper theorists) told writer Lowndes about his landlady, who was convinced that one of her lodgers who often went out at night was Jack the Ripper, and although there are substantial changes in the last exciting third, the film retains the basic outline.

UK 1927 Alfred Hitchcock 75m


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Thursday 24 Aug 201721:15 Book Now

MANHATTAN (12A)

MANHATTAN

Woody Allen combines witty dialogue, the music of George Gershwin, and atmospheric location shooting in one of his best romantic comedies.


Allen plays Isaac Davis, a TV writer who dreams of becoming a heavyweight author. He is obsessed in roughly equal measures with himself and New York. A hopeless, but somehow - as always with Allen - serially successful romantic, Isaac is coping with divorce from his waspish wife Jill (Meryl Streep), while being torn between two lovers, one the innocent and adoring teenager Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), and the other, Mary (Diane Keaton), the sometime lover of his best pal Yale (Michael Murphy). The theme, in so many Allen movies, is the impermanence of everything, chiefly life and love, but more importantly the film is an extended love letter to Isaac's and Woody's home town. Is this Allen's greatest film? Spend time in its company and you'll find it hard to argue otherwise.

USA 1979 Woody Allen 96m



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Friday 25 Aug 201711:00 Book Now

THE OUTSIDER (12A)

THE OUTSIDER

L'Outsider


Christophe Barratier ('The Chorus') tells the true story of France's greatest financial scandal – the frog of Wall Street!


Before the subprime mortgage crisis began unfolding in 2008, causing chaos in world markets and misery among millions of homeowners, another financial apocalypse was already underway at one of France’s most prestigious banks. Whether Kerviel was the rogue trader his employers claimed he was, or whether they were aware of his actions and turned a blind eye as long as he made them buckets of cash, has been the major question ever since the affair broke out. In ‘The Outsider’, adapted from Kerviel’s 2010 autobiographical account, the filmmakers clearly take the side of their young culprit, showing how he was caught in a Gordon Gekko-esque web of greed, machismo and unchecked high-wire capitalism, raking in millions for his bank - and much less for himself - until stock prices collapsed and the cat got out of the bag. Cast includes Arthur Dupont, Francois-Xavier Demaison, Sabrina Ouazani, Tewfik Jallab and Thomas Coumans. (Subtitles)

France 2016 Christophe Barratier 117m


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Friday 25 Aug 201711:15 Book Now
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CHASING TRANE (15)

CHASING TRANE

The Life of John Coltrane


This outstanding documentary explores the life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, narrated by Denzel Washington.


This is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent, whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon’ and ‘Who Is Harry Nilsson...?’), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalogue. Those interviewed include Cornel West, best friend Sonny Rollins, his children and - surprise - saxophonist Bill Clinton. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, ‘Chasing Trane’ brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, and Coltrane the artist.

"Illuminates the spirit of John Coltrane" - Observer

"Serves the jazz legend well" - Los Angeles Times

"Deep spiritual power" - Rolling Stone

USA 2016 John Scheinfeld 104m


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Friday 25 Aug 201713:15 Book Now (Replaces PATTI CAKE$ - )

WELCOME ABOARD (15)

WELCOME ABOARD

Bienvenue Parmi Nous


An elderly artist and a runaway girl meet, and together the bond between them grows closer, akin to a father-daughter relationship, in this 2012 French film never released in the UK. 


This is the simple tale of an elderly artist called Taillandier (Patrick Chesnais) -sufficiently wealthy and evidently once quite a notable painter, but now melancholic and weary of his world - who is drawn into a relationship with a young girl (Jeanne Lambert). Rejected by her own mother and also seeking out her path in life, her youthful innocence and spontaneity contrasts with the artist's disappointment with what he sees as life's final reward. The pair encounter a series of challenges and a bond gradually forms and eventually aged cynical perceptions meet with youthful exuberance to their mutual benefit. Patrick Chesnais gives a masterclass in understated acting. Surprisingly, this film by master director Jean Becker, who made the wonderful ‘Conversations with my Gardener’, has never been released in the UK. Supporting cast includes Jacques Weber and Xavier Gallais. (Subtitles)

France 2012 Jean Becker 88m


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Friday 25 Aug 201713:30 Book Now

DETOUR (15)

DETOUR

A young law student blindly enters into a pact with a man who offers to kill his stepfather, whom he feels is responsible for the accident that sent his mother into a coma.


Three people become enmeshed in a neo-noir Hitchcock riff set against a clever construct of parallel timelines. Harper (Tye Sheridan) blames his stepfather for the car crash that put his mother in a coma, so one drunken night he strikes a deal with lowlife thug Johnny Ray (Emory Cohen) to murder him. When Johnny Ray and his reluctant stripper girlfriend Cherry (Bel Powley) show up to put the plan into action, the narrative splits in two, ‘Sliding Doors’-style, to explore both story options. In one, Harper goes to Vegas for the killing, in the other, he stays to frantically deal with the regretful aftermath. Smith uses every trick to keep interest high and ramp up tension - skewed angles, split screen, film noir references, lighting homages to artist Edward Hopper - and it all works surprisingly well, in this underrated movie.

USA 2016 Christopher Smith 97m


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Friday 25 Aug 201713:45 Book Now
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DUNKIRK (12A)

DUNKIRK

It is 1940, the Battle on Dunkirk has begun: Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated take on the key moment in WWII.


The film is told from three points of view: on the beach with the infantry (including Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles), the evacuation by the navy (Kenneth Branagh), and helped by Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance, showing how civilians came to the rescue and then in the air (with Tom Hardy engaging in plane combat). For the soldiers who embarked in the conflict, the events took place on different temporalities. On land, some stayed one week stuck on the beach. On the water, the events lasted a maximum day; and if you were flying to Dunkirk, the British spitfires would carry an hour of fuel. To mingle these different versions of history, the temporal strata are mixed. Efforts were made to create suspense solely through details, as the script contained little dialogue. With long-time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing a magnificent score subtlety morphing into Elgar at the climax.

Netherlands/UK/France/USA 2017 Christopher Nolan 106m


NB: We hope to present this film as director Nolan intended it – on 35mm film.


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SCRIBE (15)

SCRIBE

La Mécanique de l’Ombre         


This is a combination of Francis Ford Coppola's ‘The Conversation’, and the Alan Pakula's ‘Parallax View’ in a feature debut starring Francois Cluzet (‘Intouchables’) and Denis Podalydes.


A well-crafted throwback to some of the great conspiracy thrillers of yesteryear, Thomas Kruithof’s ‘Scribe’ follows a lonely accountant (Francois Cluzet) engulfed in the underworld of French political eavesdropping and contending with a host of unanswered questions, red herrings and at least one dead body. He finds himself very quickly in the heart of a political plot, and plunges in spite of himself into the brutality and strangeness of the underworld of secret services. Kruithof's debut boasts a skilfully crafted script that keeps audiences tensely guessing the outcome until the delicious “did that just happen?” denouement. (Subtitles)

France/Belgium 2016 Thomas Kruithof 90m


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Friday 25 Aug 201715:45 Book Now
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SS-GB (15)

SS-GB

Episode 1


It is 1941 and Nazi Germany, having won the Battle of Britain, is the occupying force in the UK.


Adapted by Robert Wade from the best-selling novel ‘SS-GB’  by Len Deighton, renowned London murder detective Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) is caught between his brutal new SS superiors and a ruthless British resistance, as he investigates what looks like a black market-related murder. With thanks to Sid Gentle Films Ltd.

BBC 2017 Philipp Kadelbach 60m


Following the complete screening of episode 1, we are pleased to welcome producer Sally Woodward Gentle, writer/adaptor Robert Wade – of SS-GB, together with Edward Milward-Oliver, biographer of Len Deighton, to discuss this series.


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Friday 25 Aug 201718:00 Book Now

THE LAST WORD (15)

THE LAST WORD

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.


Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett's life, resulting in a life-altering friendship. It is very rare in Hollywood to see a movie focused on the issues that the elderly face in their final years - and this movie does it in a touching way, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes serious.

USA 2017 Mark Pellington 108m


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Friday 25 Aug 201718:15 Book Now

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL (cert-tbc)

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL

Truth to Power


A decade after ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, Al Gore returns with the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.


When it comes to boundless energy resources, former US vice-president Al Gore seems to have cracked the secret, with his megawatt charm and way of attracting people of all political stripes into his orbit.. Gore and his arguments remain compelling - with his assertions moving beyond straight forward impacts on climate to consider how major events, such as a lasting drought in Syria, began the refugee tide as people were forced from their land. His tirelessness in the run up to the Paris United Nations climate change conference in 2015 is particularly inspiring, and, with its bang up-to-date inclusion of president Donald Trump's climate change scepticism and pledges to fossil fuel businesses, it's a timely reminder that we can take a step backwards just as easily as we can move forwards. Screened to great acclaim at Sundance and Cannes.

USA 2O17 Bonni Cohen/Jon Shenk 100m


Following the screening there is a recorded live Q&A with Al Gore.


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Friday 25 Aug 201720:30 Book Now

THE GHOUL (15)

THE GHOUL

British writer-helmer Gareth Tunley makes an auspicious debut with this blend of Lynchian psychodrama with low-budget cop mystery.


Low budget Brit thriller, ‘The Ghoul’ is an atmospheric slow-burn crime film more interested in psychology and the occult than in solving crimes. Tom Meeten’s detective Chris is called to investigate a mysterious, possible double murder. Discovering clues in the house of a shadowy suspect, he goes undercover as a patient to see the suspect’s psychotherapist. But our understanding of Chris is quickly turned on its head as we get inside his, with Meeten excelling in portraying his character’s complex duality. Gareth Tunley, who previously starred in Kill List and Down Terrace, turns director here and his intricate plots pay homage to the illustrious lineage of British genre-bending directors that includes Wheatley, Nic Roeg and Christopher Nolan. And don’t be put off by the title - it’s not a horror movie!

UK 2016 Gareth Tunley 85m

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Friday 25 Aug 201720:45 Book Now
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THE ODYSSEY (15)

THE ODYSSEY

L'Odyssée


Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.


From 1949 to 1979, thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Lambert Wilson), the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and accordingly closer - to the sea. A genius, a leader of men and a charismatic opinion maker, Cousteau was not without defects, his being unfaithful to ever-supportive wife Simone (Audrey Tautou) for example or else his vainglory. After his favourite son, Philippe, dies in the crash of a plane he was piloting, the dashing conqueror of the sea suddenly becomes a broken old man, tempted to discouragement, but his eldest son Jean-Michel is by his side to help him overcome his grief and go on with his mission. (Subtitles)

France 2016 Jérôme Salle 122m


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Saturday 26 Aug 201710:30 Book Now

LA TRAVIATA 2017 (cert-tbc)

LA TRAVIATA 2017

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

                                 

Haute Couture meets Hollywood as acclaimed director Sofia Coppola and designer Valentino combine their talents to bring you one the most ambitious productions of ‘La Traviata’ to date.


Coppola brings new life into Verdi’s 1853 classic opera that tells the story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Coppola’s ‘La Traviata’ has already become one of the most successful productions in its history immediately selling out its 15-performance run in Rome. Now, this elegant spectacle is being brought directly to the big screen captured in glorious 4K with over 100 microphones from Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The ensemble included singers of the calibre of Francesca Dotto, Antonio Poli, Roberto Frontali and Anna Malavasi. The orchestra of the Rome Opera was led by Jader Bergamini. The opera’s broadcast in Germany and France by Arte/ZDF was one of the highlights of the station’s cultural programming. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Recorded live. Thanks to All’Opera. 145m approx (no interval).


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Saturday 26 Aug 201713:00 Book Now

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS: (cert-tbc)

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS:

‘A Bigger Picture’ (2012) and ‘82 Portraits and One Still Life’ (2016)


We are proud to present the world premiere of this new ‘Exhibition on Screen’, well ahead of its autumn release.


Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity. Presented by Tim Marlow. Thanks to Seventh Art Productions, Brighton.

UK 2017 Phil Grabsky 85m


Subject to his availability, we hope to welcome the director Phil Grabsky to introduce his new production.


Tickets £12.50


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Saturday 26 Aug 201715:45 Book Now

RISK (15)

RISK

The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who made the documentary on Snowden.


Filmed over six years, this is a character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. "The risk of inaction is extremely high," he says in a reflection of his activist mentality and the title of the film. He is smooth and careful, partly right and partly wrong, just like this documentary. "We don't have a problem, you have a problem." - Julian Assange.  

USA 2016 Laura Poitras 92m


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Saturday 26 Aug 201716:00 Book Now

BLOOD AND GLORY (15)

BLOOD AND GLORY

Modder en Bloed


Set during the Anglo Boer War, prisoners of war take a stand against their captors.


This is a film that revolves around a young Afrikaner man who leaves his wife and new-born son behind to fight for his land and freedom in the Second Boer War (aka Anglo-Boer War) against the British Empire.

He returns to find his home destroyed and family gone. After an ill- fated attempt to rescue his family from a concentration camp, he is himself arrested and shipped off to a remote concentration camp on the island of St Helena run by a vicious and sadistic British officer.

Here in his darkest hours he finds hope thanks to the newly discovered game of Rugby and a way to get back at the British and regain his honour and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell, at his own game. ‘Blood and Glory’ is part revenge drama, part patriotic film, part propaganda piece and part sports drama. A feel good movie laced with tragic events. (Director’s cut)

South Africa 2016 Sean Else 136m


We welcome the producer Llewelynn Greeff to introduce the film and a Q&A after the screening.


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Saturday 26 Aug 201718:00 Book Now

BACK TO BURGUNDY (15)

BACK TO BURGUNDY

Ce Qui Nous Lie


We are pleased to close the Festival with the latest film from French director Cedric Klapisch, starring Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot and Francois Civil as three siblings in the French wine region of the title.


The story focuses on a man who left his family and his native Burgundy 10 years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father’s imminent death he returns to his childhood home where he, his sister and brother inherit their family vineyard. As the seasons go by and they work to save the vineyard, they’ll have to learn to trust each other again and reinvent their relationship. The story is set in and around the family winery over the course of roughly four seasons and two harvests, with the gorgeous landscapes showcased in everything from time-lapse photography to overhead shots, drone footage and seasonal side-by-side split-screen. The film is about natural cycles, whether generational renewal in a family or those of a vineyard. To establish change throughout the year, Klapisch hired a photographer to take a picture of a tree every day at 3 pm for one year. How the three siblings change is the heart of the film. (Subtitles)

France 2017 Cedric Klapisch 113m


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Sunday 27 Aug 201710:30 Book Now
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A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER (PG)

A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

In an attempt to revisit a creative collaboration and revive his marriage, a theatre director brings together a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated, mountainous part of southern France.


As the work progresses, fiction and reality become blurred and there is a constant tension between the characters emotional lives and the nature of the work - an investigation into the changing nature of love. The couple are haunted by memories and dreams which, in the end, threaten not only the venture but the marriage itself. All this is underpinned by a sense of melancholy, reflected in the songs and music performed, and in the dramatic and implacably beautiful landscape. With Anna Mottram, Stephen Lowe, Meret Becker, Bob Goody.

UK 2017 Jon Saunders 98m


We are delighted to welcome Jon Sanders (director/co-writer) and Anna Mottram (actress/co-writer) to attend a screening/Q&A.


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Sunday 27 Aug 201713:00 Book Now

CHASING A RAINBOW (PG)

CHASING A RAINBOW

LATE FESTIVAL ADDITION:


This almost illiterate girl from the slums of St Louis was so much more than an exotic music-hall performer. She was four times married, twice before she was sixteen; the first nude black dancer at the Folies Bergère in Paris; an active member of the French Resistance during WW2; symbol of the new freedom for women; tireless Civil Rights campaigner in the USA; intimate friend of monarchs and dictators; and mother to twelve adopted children.


This film contains no reconstructions. It consists entirely of authentic film, photographs, paintings, posters and a wonderful range of music from the jazz age, together with eye-witness accounts from people who knew her personally.


Introduced by Mick Csaky

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Sunday 27 Aug 201713:30 Book Now (Newly Added - )

LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD (PG)

LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD

Gertrude Bell, (voiced by Tilda Swinton) the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.


Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. Voiced and executive produced by Tilda Swinton, the film chronicles Bell's journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power with never-seen-before archival footage of the region shot a century ago. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current. Adding to this are dramatization interviews with actors playing people that Bell knew in her time and could tell us about her. UK/France/USA 2016 Sabine Krayenbühl/Zeva Oelbaum 95m


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Sunday 27 Aug 201715:30 Book Now

STEP (PG)

STEP

Amanda Lipitz's thrilling debut documentary offers a timely look at a talented group of Baltimore teens, caused a storm at its Sundance premiere.


Documentaries aren’t often discussed in terms of their ability to entertain, but this might be the most infectiously entertaining documentary of the year. This ebullient chronicle of a Baltimore girls step team’s senior year matches a fascinating, worthy subject with unabashedly joyful filmmaking. It’s a crowd-pleasing winner that has what it takes to appeal across generations. At a breezy 83 minutes, it weaves multiple narrative strands together in a flashy package that opens a very specific window into life in 2016 America. By offering some of society’s most marginalized members - young black women - their time in the spotlight without any inkling of condescension or exploitation, Lipitz does more than just entertain or enlighten. She’s breaking down barriers in nonfiction cinema.

USA 2017 Amanda Lipitz 83m


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Sunday 27 Aug 201715:45 Book Now

WILLIAMS (cert-tbc)

WILLIAMS

Focusing on the career and family of its legendary founder Sir Frank Williams, the British sports documentary tells the extraordinary story of the Williams Formula 1 team, from its inception to the present day.


Founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams F1 represents the last of the true independent teams; a company devoid of corporate dogma and run by enthusiasts driven by a love of racing and the satisfaction that comes with beating the rest of the world. Since its first Grand Prix victory at Silverstone on 14 July 1979, the team has won over 100 more GPs, delivered seven World Champions - among them Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill - and won nine Constructors Championships.

UK 2017 Morgan Mathews 109m


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Sunday 27 Aug 201717:50 Book Now

Hampstead. (12A)

Hampstead.

Diane Keaton plays an American in London who falls for Brendan Gleeson's homeless curmudgeon in this romantic comedy.


A widow whose adult son Philip (James Norton) has long flown the nest, Emily (Keaton) works in a charity second-hand store but lives in an apartment across the street from Hampstead Heath. Emily can’t quite face the idea of selling up and downsizing, although her snobby friend (Lesley Manville), has tried to help by fixing her up on a blind date with an amorous accountant (Jason Watkins). However, something in Emily rebels against her bourgeois destiny and she finds herself drawn to Donald (Gleeson), a gruff, beefy loner who has been living in a self-made hut on the Heath for many years. The pairing of bearish, formidable Irish actor Brendan Gleeson (again!) with professionally ditzy, ageless ingenue Diane Keaton is perfect.

UK 2017 Joel Hopkins 103m

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The Beguiled (15)

The Beguiled

Writer/director Sofia Coppola delivers an atmospheric thriller set at a Southern girls' boarding school during the American Civil War.


The lives of these sheltered young women from Virginia, are turned upside down when they take in John McBurney (Colin Farrell), an injured enemy Union soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. In 1971, Don Siegel’s ‘The Beguiled’ starred Clint Eastwood as the wounded Yankee, this time, Coppola has returned to Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 source novel and modified the story’s focus. This time, the events are viewed from the perspective of the headmistress (Nicole Kidman) and her cast of female teachers and students (including Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning).

USA 2017 Sofia Coppola 94m


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Thursday 31 Aug 201712:15 Book Now
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Yerma - NT Live (15)

Yerma - NT Live

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.


A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.


The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday).


Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).


Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

120m - Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.


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Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00 Book Now (Live) (SOLD OUT)

Dunkirk. (12A)

Dunkirk.

It is 1940, the Battle on Dunkirk has begun: Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated take on the key moment in WWII.


The film is told from three points of view: on the beach with the infantry (including Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles), the evacuation by the navy (Kenneth Branagh), and helped by Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance, showing how civilians came to the rescue and then in the air (with Tom Hardy engaging in plane combat). For the soldiers who embarked in the conflict, the events took place on different temporalities. On land, some stayed one week stuck on the beach. On the water, the events lasted a maximum day; and if you were flying to Dunkirk, the British spitfires would carry an hour of fuel. To mingle these different versions of history, the temporal strata are mixed. Efforts were made to create suspense solely through details, as the script contained little dialogue. With long-time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing a magnificent score subtlety morphing into Elgar at the climax.

Netherlands/UK/France/USA 2017 Christopher Nolan 106m

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Baby Driver (15)

Baby Driver

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.


Traumatised by his parents’ death in a car crash, Baby (Elgort) became a joyrider and, having contracted tinnitus in the same accident, he constantly listens to music to drown out the buzz. Baby is paying off a debt to Doc (Spacey), incurred when he stole Doc’s booty-laden Mercedes. But Doc won’t let him go once the debt is paid, and his luck can’t last for ever.

The opening credit sequence, in which Baby goes round the corner and back to buy coffee, all in one shot, is almost dazzling!

UK/USA 2017 Edgar Wright 112m


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Friday 1 Sep 201720:45 Book Now
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My Life as a Courgette (PG)

My Life as a Courgette

Ma Vie de Courgette


Beginning with its debut at Cannes, this film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit.


After his mother's sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond's help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. (Subtitles)

Switzerland/France 2016 Claude Barras 66m


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Saturday 2 Sep 201714:45 Book Now
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Angels in America - Pt1 - Millennium Approaches (15)

Angels in America - Pt1 - Millennium Approaches

This new staging at the National Theatre of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, 'Angels in America, is receiving rave reviews from the national press.


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (‘Silence’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (‘People’, ‘Places and Things’), Nathan Lane (‘The Producers’), James McArdle (‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’) and Russell Tovey (‘The Pass’). Directed by Olivier and Tony award winner Marianne Elliott (‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘War Horse’). Recorded Live 14 & 21 July.


Part One: Millennium Approaches

210m approx including two 15min intervals

Sat 2 Sep 19:00 (Recorded Live)


Part Two: Perestroika

240m approx including two 15min intervals

Sat 9 Sep19:00 (Recorded Live)


Tickets £17.50 for each part (Friends/Students £15)


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Saturday 2 Sep 201719:00 Book Now

Titus Andronicus (PG)

Titus Andronicus

RSC Recorded Live


When a society is oppressed, it becomes violent. How do we govern ourselves? In the chaos and disorder of 2017, Titus Andronicus is a commentary on the way this world could be going. The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.


Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre (‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ 2016) directs David Troughton in this chillingly contemporary Titus Andronicus. 180m including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


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Tuesday 5 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

John Le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley (cert-tbc)

John Le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley

John Le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley

Live by Satellite from London’s Royal Festival Hall


Join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers, as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels to his powerful descriptions of the War on Terror, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century.


In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author introduces his new novel, ‘A Legacy of Spies’, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In conversation with Jon Snow, le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. 135m


Tickets £15 (Friends/Students £12.50)


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Thursday 7 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

The Odyssey. (15)

The Odyssey.

Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.


From 1949 to 1979, thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Lambert Wilson), the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious about the sea. A genius, and leader of men, Cousteau was not without defects - his being unfaithful to ever-supportive wife Simone (Audrey Tautou) for example. After his son Philippe dies in the crash of a plane he was piloting, the dashing conqueror of the sea suddenly becomes a broken old man, tempted to discouragement, but his eldest son Jean-Michel is by his side to help him overcome his grief and go on with his mission. (Subtitles)

France 2016 Jérôme Salle 122m

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Friday 8 Sep 201715:30 Book Now
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Alone in Berlin. (12A)

Alone in Berlin.

The story of a couple in Nazi-occupied Germany who stand up to Hitler and the SS regime after their son is killed in action. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson and Daniel Brühl.

Vincent Perez’s diverting story concerned a middle-aged couple waging an anonymous propaganda war against Nazism in the early 1940s. Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel based the characters of Otto and Anna Quangel on Otto and Elise Hampel, a respectable working-class couple who complied with the stentorian demands of their government until their only child, Hans, was killed in the Battle of France in 1940. Gleeson is - as always - excellent, conveying his character’s duelling impulses of rebellion and resignation via his stolid, shuffling body language. His onscreen rapport with Thompson, too, is gently moving.

UK/France/Germany 2016 Vincent Perez 103m

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The Other Side of Hope. (12A)

The Other Side of Hope.

Aki Kaurismäki’s droll drama-comedy sees a poker playing restauranteur and former travelling salesman befriend of a newly arrived group of refugees in Finland.


This is a typically deadpan and brilliantly observed comic study of the plight of asylum seeker Khaled (Sherwan Haji), who emerges from the coal on the ship he has stowed away on. His unlikely benefactor is a travelling salesman turned restaurateur Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), another of Kaurismaki’s stoical and impassive heroes. Kaurismäki is the great Finnish master of melancholy wit. His world remains the familiar one he’s built so lovingly over a long career, where jobs are a barely tolerated necessity, everybody smokes and drinks, vintage clothes, bars and uniforms are preferred, and things go off at half cock and are met with deadpan responses and biting remarks. Wise, sardonic and beautiful. (Subtitles)

Finland 2016 Aki Kaurismäki 100m

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Friday 8 Sep 201720:45 Book Now
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Angels in America - Pt2 - Perestroika (15)

Angels in America - Pt2 - Perestroika

This new staging at the National Theatre of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, 'Angels in America, is receiving rave reviews from the national press.


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (‘Silence’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (‘People’, ‘Places and Things’), Nathan Lane (‘The Producers’), James McArdle (‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’) and Russell Tovey (‘The Pass’). Directed by Olivier and Tony award winner Marianne Elliott (‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘War Horse’). Recorded Live 14 & 21 July.


Part One: Millennium Approaches

210m approx including two 15min intervals

Sat 2 Sep 19:00 (Recorded Live)


Part Two: Perestroika

240m approx including two 15min intervals

Sat 9 Sep19:00 (Recorded Live)


Tickets £17.50 for each part (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 9 Sep 201719:00 Book Now

Carmen on the Lake (PG)

Carmen on the Lake

Recorded Live


Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession.


The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song. On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage during the Bregenz Festival. As with their previous spectacular productions, you can expect the staging of this classic tale to have an extravagantly original and innovative design, with the waters of the lake being used as an extension of the stage.


This production of Carmen will be directed by Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, with the set designed by the British artist Es Devlin. Her past work includes sets for such stars as Adele, Take That, U2, Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West. Opera in French with English subtitles. 180m approx including interval.  


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


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Thursday 14 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

Maudie. (12A)

Maudie.

Sally Hawkins delves past Maud Lewis' arthritis-stricken exterior to capture the inner spirit of the Canadian folk artist in this modest biopic.


Hawkins is at her best is this engaging and gently moving period drama, depicting the real-life story of Maud Lewis, a talented painter who refused to be hindered by her severe arthritis and went on to become one of Canada’s best-known folk artists. Ethan Hawke is also impressive in the initially unsympathetic role of the man who, to everyone’s surprise in their remote Nova Scotia community, hires Maud as his housekeeper, with the pair starting the most unlikely of romances. As played by Hawkins, who taps into the same kind of upbeat energy she brought to her career-launching turn as Poppy in Mike Leigh’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’, Maud impresses not so much for her perseverance - but for her indefatigable optimism.

Canada/Ireland 2017 Aisling Walsh 118m

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Souvenir. (12A)

Souvenir.

A forgotten European Song Contest singer (Isabelle Huppert), fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback.


Huppert stars as Liliane, a middle-aged factory worker whose long-ago brush with fame comes to the fore again when she begins her romance with her colleague Jean (Kévin Azaïs). The young man who boxes in his spare time is intrigued by Liliane, and so is eager to become her friend. Amazingly, Huppert did her own singing to music from Pink Martini, and lyrics co-written by the director and producer. Her moments on screen singing are some of the best in the film. Her versatility knows no bounds! (Subtitles)

France 2016 Bavo Defurne 90m

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Friday 15 Sep 201721:00 Book Now
Monday 18 Sep 201718:15 Book Now

Hotel Salvation. (cert-tbc)

Hotel Salvation.

2017 Chichester Film Festival opening film. Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey.


An Indian comedy full of emotional depth and understated paradox, ‘Hotel Salvation’ describes the tragicomic ordeal of an over-worked modern son who is forced to set his job aside and accompany his elderly father to the holy city of Varanasi to, presumably, die. The tale has an exotic setting, family values, and satisfying moral outcome, and is far removed from Bollywood. The film brings to mind ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, but Bhutiani’s take on the subject is embedded in Indian culture and Hindu rituals. The acting is beautifully low-key, full of warmth and tenderness that involves the audience in the shared joy, worry and grief of an identifiable family. (Subtitles)

India 2016 Shubhashish Bhutiani 102m

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Saturday 16 Sep 201718:30 Book Now
Tuesday 19 Sep 201720:45 Book Now

Slack Bay (15)

Slack Bay

Ma Loute


The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family-among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi - have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay.


Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing (and serving full-on Keystone Kops). As the macabre mysteries mount and love blossoms between the family's genderqueer teen and the son of a local fisherman, Binoche and company ratchet the slapstick up to eleven. It's no wonder director Bruno Dumont cites Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for his delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce. (Subtitles)

France/Germany/Belgium 2017 Bruno Dumont 122m


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Sunday 17 Sep 201720:45 Book Now (SOLD OUT)
Monday 18 Sep 201720:15 Book Now (SOLD OUT)

The Magic Flute (ROH '17) (PG)

The Magic Flute (ROH '17)

Die Zauberflote

Live ROH


Mozart’s glorious opera is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s classic production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.


Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno - but all is not as it seems… David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. ‘The Magic Flute’ was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘Operone’ – a great opera. The cast includes Mauro Peter, Siobhan Stagg, Roderick Williams. Sung in German in 2 acts with English subtitles. 190m approx including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


Wed 20 Sep 19:15 (LIVE)

Sun 24 Sep14:30 (Encore)


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Wednesday 20 Sep 201719:15 Book Now
Sunday 24 Sep 201714:30 Book Now (Encore)

King Lear (2017) (12A)

King Lear (2017)

LIVE from The Globe

                                                                 

Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this is a brand-new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays.


King Lear decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Actor Kevin McNally, known to audiences worldwide for countless roles in iconic television and film series such as ‘I, Claudius’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, takes on the role of King Lear in this live cinema broadcast from London’s Shakespeare’s Globe. Nancy Meckler, founder and former Artistic Director of renowned theatre company Shared Experience, will direct the production in a brand-new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays. 180m approx including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


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Thursday 21 Sep 201719:30 Book Now (Live)

Logan Lucky (cert-tbc)

Logan Lucky

Trying to reverse a family curse, two brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery.


Jimmy Logan is a divorced father, injured Iraq war vet and John Denver enthusiast from West Virginia. His wounded leg gets him fired from a construction job at the Charlotte Motor Speedway because it’s “a pre-existing condition”. It is another example of the Logan curse, says his brother Clyde (Adam Driver), a stoic bartender with a prosthetic hand (again, Iraq). After a humiliating experience with a Nascar-affiliated sponsor (Seth MacFarlane), Jimmy pitches Clyde an elaborate plan to rob the speedway. With his latest directorial effort, Soderbergh has made a film that not only constantly pokes fun at its own characters, but finds their soul and heart along the way.

USA 2017 Steven Soderbergh 119m


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Friday 22 Sep 201718:15 Book Now
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Tuesday 26 Sep 201713:15 Book Now
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The Limehouse Golem (15)

The Limehouse Golem

A return to the classic Hammer Horror style staring Bill Nighy. based  upon the novel by Peter Ackroyd, A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.


As a serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the "Golem", a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare(Bill Nighy) of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task of solving these heinous crimes and his investigations lead him on a race across the capital from The Old Bailey, to Newgate Prison, to the music halls of London and the British Museum. His chief suspects are music hall superstar Dan Leno, political agitator Karl Marx, writer and philosopher George Gissing and journalist John Cree. Kildare believes that famed performer Little Lizzie Cree, who is almost certainly destined to hang for the poisoning of her husband, holds the key to the identity of the real Golem. Kildare must solve the case and in doing so, he believes he will save the life of Elizabeth Cree.

UK 2016 Juan Carlos Medina 105m


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Friday 22 Sep 201721:00 Book Now
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England is Mine (15)

England is Mine

Steven Patrick Morrissey wants to write and sing. But as a young man, his voice goes no further than the NME letters page and his dead-end office walls.


When the punk scene explodes, Steven discovers there's more to life than dark satanic mills. With the help of strong women, the young Morrissey embarks on a journey to become himself in a world that's trying to make him like everybody else. This should be an exercise in rock biiography for the big screen. What makes Mark Gill's debut interesting is that it is not. Jack Lowden (‘Dunkirk’) is committed as the young Morrissey, awkward in his shoes, fed-up with Manchester, and every bit as much of an intellectual snob as he is today. Wry, tasteful, and with a tangible sense of the era.

UK 2017 Mark Gill 94m


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Saturday 23 Sep 201720:45 Book Now
Wednesday 27 Sep 201714:30 Book Now

The Big Sick (15)

The Big Sick

Based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets.


However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. The Big Sick finds plots by losing them. That's its genius. One moment we are in an ethnic satire; the next a rom-com; the next a hospital comedy-drama. But that's existence.

USA 2017 Michael Showalter 120m


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Sunday 24 Sep 201718:00 Book Now
Monday 25 Sep 201712:45 Book Now
Wednesday 27 Sep 201716:30 Book Now

The Midwife. (12A)

The Midwife.

An understated portrait of two women at crossroads in their lives, starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, and by the director of ‘Séraphine’.


Claire is a wonderfully gifted midwife, but over the years, her delicate ways, her sense of pride and responsibility are clashing with the more efficiency-driven methods of modern hospitals. One day she receives a strange phone call, a voice from the past. Béatrice, the extravagant and frivolous mistress of her deceased father, has important and pressing news and wants to see her again, 30 years after having disappeared without a trace. Opposed in every way, the over-conscientious Claire – bordering inhibition - and the free-spirit, life-loving Béatrice, will learn to accept one another and by revealing old secrets will start to make up for the lost years. (Subtitles)

France 2016 Martin Provost 117m

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Monday 25 Sep 201718:00 Book Now
Thursday 28 Sep 201716:00 Book Now

Final Portrait. (15)

Final Portrait.

In this enthralling and beautifully mannered labour-of-love of a film, writer/director Stanley Tucci has taken a brief moment in the life of artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) and distilled it into an amusing, sophisticated and insightful film about art, life and love.


Based on American art critic James Lord’s memoir of how Giacometti invited him to sit for him in Paris in 1964, only to find his portrait sitting, that the wonderfully flighty Giacometti said would last for a few hours at most, extending into days and weeks. Flattered by the attention, Lord (Armie Hammer) is forced to cancel and rearrange a series of flights back home as Giacometti is continually distracted. With Geoffrey Rush in superb form as the wonderfully contrary artist, this chamber piece film is a finely mounted comedy drama full of bold brush strokes and artistic flourishes.

UK 2017 Stanley Tucci 90m

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Monday 25 Sep 201720:45 Book Now
Tuesday 26 Sep 201718:15 Book Now
Thursday 28 Sep 201713:15 Book Now

Canaletto and the Art of Venice (U)

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Exhibition on Screen


No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. This film offers an immersive journey into his remarkable life and art.


Based on the extraordinary group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, this film conveys unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle - to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Embark on your very own 21st century grand tour and visit the sites immortalised by Canaletto’s views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church Of Santi Giovanni e Paolo 90m


Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)


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Tuesday 26 Sep 201716:00 Book Now
Saturday 30 Sep 201715:30 Book Now

Victoria and Abdul (PG)

Victoria and Abdul

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) remarkable rule.


When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. It was on a 2003 family trip to the Isle of Wight’s Osborne House that Indian journalist Shrabani Basu wandered through the house’s Indian wing, and noticed several portraits and a bust of an Indian servant called Abdul Karim, and noted that “he did not look like a servant”. In a project that spanned around five years and three countries, Basu slowly uncovered the story of Victoria and Abdul - a 24-year old former Indian Muslim clerk who had been granted as a ‘Golden Jubilee gift’ to the Queen, and ended up becoming her closest confidante until she died. From the director of ‘Philomena’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’.

UK 2017 Stephen Frears 106m


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Friday 29 Sep 201713:15 Book Now
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Back to Burgundy. (15)

Back to Burgundy.

This beautiful film about three siblings in the French wine region of the title, closed our recent Film Festival.


The story focuses on a man who left his family and his native Burgundy 10 years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father’s imminent death he returns to his childhood home where he, his sister and brother inherit their family vineyard. As the seasons go by and they work to save the vineyard, they’ll have to learn to trust each other again and reinvent their relationship. The story is set in and around the family winery over the course of roughly four seasons and two harvests, with the gorgeous landscapes showcased in everything from time-lapse photography to overhead shots, drone footage and seasonal side-by-side split-screen. How the three siblings change is the heart of the film. (Subtitles)

France 2017 Cedric Klapisch 113m

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Friday 29 Sep 201715:45 Book Now
Sunday 1 Oct 201717:45 Book Now
Wednesday 4 Oct 201715:45 Book Now

God's Own Country (15)

God's Own Country

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of Romanian migrant worker Alec ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.


With obvious similarities to Ang Lee’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’, this is not just a love story.  It is also an immigrant tale, and an unflinching portrait of rural farm life where the war between tradition and change is bitter and has real casualties. And in Josh O'Connor (‘Peaky Blinders’) the film finds a central performance of great authenticity and naturalism. This is one of the most assured, fully-formed British debuts of recent years. It succeeds on every level, and does so in an uncompromising way.

UK 2017 Francis Lee 104m


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Friday 29 Sep 201720:45 Book Now
Monday 2 Oct 201715:30 Book Now

Detroit (15)

Detroit

From the Academy Award winning director of ‘The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, this is the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67.


Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men are murdered. What Kathryn Bigelow does - incomparably - is put us in that room with those people at that moment. She induces a feeling of powerlessness that's beyond our capacity to imagine on our own, and she keeps it going.

USA 2017 Kathryn Bigelow 143m


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Saturday 30 Sep 201720:15 Book Now
Monday 2 Oct 201718:00 Book Now
Tuesday 3 Oct 201714:15 Book Now

Kedi (U)

Kedi

‘Kedi’ is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people's lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can.


Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves. Some fend for themselves, scavenging from dumpsters, living in abandoned buildings, others are cared for by communities of people, pampered with the best cat food and given shelter for the cold months. Part wildlife documentary, part urban love letter, this is a lyrical and surprising philosophical tribute to the therapeutic power of pets.

(Subtitles)

Turkey/USA 2016 Ceyda Torun 76m


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Sunday 1 Oct 201713:15 Book Now
Thursday 5 Oct 201714:45 Book Now

La Bohème (2017) (PG)

La Bohème (2017)

Live from ROH


Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il Trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème conducted by Antonio Pappano.


Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making ‘La Bohème’ one of the best-loved of all operas. First performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since. The cast includes Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień, Nadine Sierra. In four acts, sung in Italian with English subtitles. 155m approx including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


Tue 3 Oct 19:15 (Live)

Sun 8 Oct 15:00 (Encore)


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Tuesday 3 Oct 201719:15 Book Now (Live)
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Belle de Jour (18)

Belle de Jour

Even after 50 years, Luis Buñuel’s erotic odyssey still brilliantly tantalises.


Catherine Deneuve stars as a wealthy but bored newlywed, eager to taste life to the fullest. She seemingly gets her wish early in the film when she is kidnapped, tied to a tree, and whipped. It turns out that this is only a daydream, but her subsequent visits to a neighbouring brothel, where she offers her services, certainly seem to be real. This illusion/reality dichotomy extends to the final scenes, in which we are offered two possible endings. Thanks to a question of copyright and ownership, ‘Belle de Jour’ disappeared from view shortly after its 1967 release, not even resurfacing on videotape. When it was reissued theatrically in 1994, many critics placed the perplexing but mesmerizing film on their lists of that year's best films. (Subtitles)

France/Italy 1967 Luis Buñuel 100m


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Wednesday 4 Oct 201720:45 Book Now

Hamlet (National Theatre) (PG)

Hamlet (National Theatre)
NT Live's 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. And we will be bringing 3 productions back to the screen as Encores.

Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in 'Burnt by the Sun', 'The Revenger's Tragedy', 'Philistines' and 'The Man of Mode', Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare's complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner. He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia). 210m inc intervals

Tickets £15 (£12.50 Friends/Students) Inc. Complimentary interval wine.

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Thursday 5 Oct 201719:15 Book Now

Britain on Film: Black Britain (PG)

Britain on Film: Black Britain

The third programme from Britain on Film on Tour explores the vital history of black Britain throughout the 20th century.


Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen. Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, this is not just an important educative tool, but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid black British life and culture on screen.

UK 2016 BFI 91m+Q&A


Sat 7 Oct 15:30


We are delighted to welcome Yvonne Connike, curator and film maker, and the founder of Black Britain Festival in Wales to introduce this film and lead a Q&A afterwards.


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Saturday 7 Oct 201715:30 Book Now

Loving Vincent Live from The National Gallery + Q&A (12A)

Loving Vincent Live from The National Gallery + Q&A

Join us for a special Gala screening, broadcast live from the National Gallery (London) which will include a lively post-film discussion and interactive Q&A with Directors Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela and other special guests. The world's first fully painted animated feature, which took 5 years to complete, brings to life a stellar cast and a true tribute to the Dutch master.


29th July, 1890: Vincent Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the drowsy high street of Auvers at twilight. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide. But ‘Loving Vincent’ delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider this narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them. Footage originally performed by a cast including Robert Gulaczyk, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory forms the basis of frames which mimic Van Gogh’s singular Impressionist technique. Thick daubs of flickering, variegated colours play over each character’s face, revealing the depth and ambiguity of their shifting thoughts and emotions in a truly innovative way and enhancing our understanding of a canonical artist and his great interior anguish.

UK/Poland 2017 Hugh Welchman/ Dorota Kobiela 95m


This film will screen as a normal run from 20 Oct


Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)





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Monday 9 Oct 201719:00 Book Now

Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

Goodbye Christopher Robin

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Alex Lawther), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.


Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? This is the latest film from director Simon Curtis who has recently brought us ‘Woman in Gold’ and ‘My Week with Marilyn’.

UK 2017 Simon Curtis


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Friday 13 Oct 201713:00 Book Now
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TALK: British Prisoner-Of-War Films (PG)

TALK: British Prisoner-Of-War Films

Three Week Course with Charles Rollings


In a series of three talks, Charles Rollings explores a thirty-year period (1945 to 1975) in the history of these films, and asks why, despite their popularity, they have been disregarded by serious film critics. He shows how the genre evolved, culminating in the first post Second World War example, ‘The Captive Heart’ (1946) and uses clips from ‘The Wooden Horse’ (1951), ‘Albert, RN’ (1953), ‘The Colditz Story’ (1955), ‘The One That Got Away’ (1957), ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ (1957) and other lesser known examples to demonstrate how they reflected contemporary issues and how they influenced later films. In particular, he shows how ‘The Great Escape’ (1963) mined old movies, but was then itself imitated by The Password is Courage (1962), Von Ryan’s Express (1965), Hannibal Brooks (1969) and The McKenzie Break (1970). He then discusses how this and the 1970s ‘Colditz mania’ generated by the Colditz BBC TV series led to send-ups by popular comedians.  

Charles is an expert on this subject and a great supporter of the Education programme at New Park cinema.  


Tickets £14 for all 3 Sessions – or £6 each


Fri 13, 20 & 27 Oct 13:30 – 15:30 (Studio)



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Friday 13 Oct 201713:30 Book Now
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Wind River (15)

Wind River

A chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation.


Wind River, the location, is a reservation high in the bone-white Wyoming wilderness – a place of “snow and silence”, as Cory Lambert (Renner) evocatively puts it. Renner, in one of his best roles, lends a weathered depth to Cory but also surprising intelligence to the character deemed “Sherlock Snow,” for whom a career of wildlife work has made him a detective savant. A chilly air of isolation and desperation pervades this thriller, Taylor Sheridan’s (‘Hell or High Water’, ‘Sicario’) new directorial effort that proves he’s more than an exceptional writer. He has put together a talented Native American cast, including the venerable Graham Greene as a tribal sheriff.

UK/Canada/USA 2017 Taylor Sheridan 107m


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Friday 13 Oct 201715:30 Book Now
Monday 16 Oct 201720:45 Book Now
Thursday 19 Oct 201720:45 Book Now

American Made (15)

American Made

A pilot (Tom Cruise) lands work for the CIA, and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.


Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal. Cruise has teamed up again with his ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ director Doug Liman for ‘American Made’, but this does not look like your typical Cruise movie. Here, he interprets a real person, sports a Southern accent, and recreates events that actually happened… no aliens or unbelievable baddies in sight!

USA 2017 Doug Liman 120m


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Friday 13 Oct 201720:30 Book Now
Monday 16 Oct 201715:30 Book Now
Wednesday 18 Oct 201720:30 Book Now

COURSE: Reading the Language of Cinema (PG)

COURSE: Reading the Language of Cinema

Day Course with Richard Cupidi


All films are made, constructed. Whether an art house indie or studio blockbuster, all films are composed of identical cinematic DNA: directing, editing, cinematography, sound, lighting, acting and script.  

In this informal and interactive workshop, we’ll explore how these basic film elements function individually and then work together to create complex narratives, develop themes and meanings, sustain mood, atmosphere and pace - in other words, how they make the film come alive. Being familiar with film language and construction not only enriches our experience as filmgoers, it also provides us with some common ground for discussing films.

Throughout the morning we’ll investigate the “how” process using examples drawn from a wide range of films, observing how cinematic techniques transform into the flow of movement and story. Later in the day, we’ll put our newfound film literacy into practice as we watch a short film together and then critically discuss it. To paraphrase the great film critic Roger Ebert, this illuminating process of reading a film is “truly a democracy in the dark”.  Everyone welcome.


Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) - Complimentary coffee and tea on arrival.


Sat 14 Oct 10:00 – 15:00



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Saturday 14 Oct 201710:00 Book Now

Pecking Order (PG)

Pecking Order

You'd be excused for thinking a documentary about competitive chicken breeding in New Zealand could be either a little dry or a touch wacky. This however – is a real treat!


Join members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history and each other in a quest for glory and for the love of their birds. At first ‘Pecking Order’ treads a fine line between documentary and mockumentary, but as the story settles, the characters are revealed with respect and dignity, and you find yourself wishing them well and seeing chicken shows as perfectly everyday. ‘Pecking Order’ is hilarious, unique, heart-warming and will delight and surprise audiences of all ages.

New Zealand 2017 Slavko Martinov 88m


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Saturday 14 Oct 201716:00 Book Now
Tuesday 17 Oct 201716:45 Book Now
Wednesday 18 Oct 201715:45 Book Now

Daphne. (cert-tbc)

Daphne.

'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young London woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.


Busy days, hectic nights, friends, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young to settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on. ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ meets Kenneth Lonergan's ‘Margaret’ on the streets of 21st century London in Peter Mackie Burns' disarming debut ‘Daphne’. First and foremost, it's a cracking little showcase for rising British actress Emily Beecham, who's seldom off screen for long as the tale's lively, complex, intriguing quasi-heroine.

UK 2017 Peter Mackie Burns 90m

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Saturday 14 Oct 201720:45 Book Now
Thursday 19 Oct 201716:00 Book Now

Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy (U)

Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy

This concert coupled with a documentary shows Jonas Kaufmann’s special affinity with the Italian language, the Italian way of life and culture – and also, of course, the music.


There is no other place in the world like Italy: the sun, the sea, the scent of the citrus and coffee, a seductive gaze, an incomparable song rising from the heart. Jonas presents his personal tribute to a culture where the influence and beauty of Opera goes beyond the walls of the theatre. Puccini and Verdi are not the central figures of the concert however, but the hits from tenors like Enrico Caruso & Lucio Dalla. The concert was recorded in Teatro Carignano in Turin, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionalle della RAI accompanies the star under the baton of Jochen Rieder. Kaufmann sings popular songs like “Torna a Surriento”, “Cor’ngrato”, “ Mattinata”, “Parla pie piano”, “Caruso” & “Il canto”. (Subtitles) 115m


Tickets £15 (Friends/Students £12.50)


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Sunday 15 Oct 201715:30 Book Now

Carmen (Roma) (PG)

Carmen (Roma)

LIVE: Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma


Carmen deals with the love and jealousy of naïve soldier Don José who’s lured away from his beloved by the gypsy factory-girl Carmen, whom he allows to escape from custody.


Staged by Argentine director Valentina Carrasco, this is a modern interpretation performed in the enchanting setting of the Terme di Caracalla in Rome, the archaeological site of the Roman baths where a unique theatrical stage comes to life. Conducted by Jesús López-Cobos and Jordi Bernácer; Starring Veronica Simeoni and Roberto Aronica; Stage director Valentina Carrasco. Captured live in 4K. 190m


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00)


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Tuesday 17 Oct 201719:15 Book Now (Live)

Loving Vincent. (12A)

Loving Vincent.

British animator Hugh Welchman and his wife, artist Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil painted frames - produced by 115 professional artists - to form this stunning cinematic achievement. Received a standing ovation at its premiere in the Amency Animation Festival.


Vincent Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the drowsy high street of Auvers at twilight. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide, but ‘Loving Vincent’ delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider this narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them. Thick daubs of flickering colours play over each character’s face, revealing the depth and ambiguity of their emotions in a truly innovative way and enhancing our understanding of this canonical artist.

UK/Poland 2017 Hugh Welchman/ Dorota Kobiela 95m


Look out for the Special UK Premiere with Live Satellite Q&A from the National Gallery on the 9th October.





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Friday 20 Oct 201715:30 Book Now
Saturday 21 Oct 201718:00 Book Now
Sunday 22 Oct 201720:15 Book Now
Monday 23 Oct 201714:30 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Oct 201718:15 Book Now
Wednesday 25 Oct 201714:15 Book Now
Thursday 26 Oct 201716:15 Book Now

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US.


‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion. In ‘The Golden Circle’, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy. Starring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, and many more.

UK/USA 2017 Matthew Vaughn


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Friday 20 Oct 201717:45 Book Now
Saturday 21 Oct 201720:15 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Oct 201715:15 Book Now

Mother! (cert-tbc)

Mother!

The long awaited new film from director Darren Aronofsky (‘Black Swan’, ‘Requiem for a Dream’).


A couple's (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) relationship is severely tested when their sedate home-life is disrupted by the appearance of two unexpected guests (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer), disrupting their tranquil existence. Soon Lawrence’s character becomes deeply unsettled by both her new houseguests and her increasingly odd husband, and begins to experience creepy visions.  Expect a tone similar to Aronofsky’s 2010 thriller ‘Black Swan’, featuring unsettling imagery and a menacing score from Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. This is a riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.

USA 2017 Darren Aronofsky 115m

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Friday 20 Oct 201720:45 Book Now
Thursday 26 Oct 201718:30 Book Now

Army of Shadows (12A)

Army of Shadows

L' Armee des Ombres


Following the very successful day course exploring ‘Occupation, Resistance and the Cinema’ we ran in May, here is an opportunity to see the full length version of some of one of the extraordinary films we referred to on the day.


In this war drama set during the French Resistance of WWII, a courageous fighter escapes Gestapo headquarters and returns to Marseille. There he and his gang capture a traitor, and then try to rescue a Resistance fighter in Lyons. As they do so, the hero is again captured and his partner killed. The screenplay is based on Joseph Kessel's novel and became filmmaker Jean Pierre Melville's magnum opus. From the first sight of German soldiers goose-stepping past the Arc de Triomphe to a postscript that spells out the fate of characters, ‘Army of Shadows’ is a movie of its time - and ours.

France/Italy 1969 Jean-Pierre Melville 145m


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Saturday 21 Oct 201715:00 Book Now

Le Corsaire (2017) (PG)

Le Corsaire (2017)

Live Bolshoi Ballet


Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions with glorious music by Adolphe Adam.


Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.


Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre. Libretto: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier. 215m approx including 2 intervals.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 22 Oct 201716:00 Book Now

Dispicable Me 3 (U)

Dispicable Me 3

The crazy adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - and of course, the Minions.


Steve Carell doubles your fun as he not only voices Gru, the bald-pated baddie turned goodie, but Dru, his blond, long-lost twin and a villain-in-training with an even more delightfully bizarre accent. Joining Carell is Kristen Wiig and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park and the Broadway smash ‘The Book of Mormon’. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Pharrell Williams contributes five new songs to the film, which is full of gags, and is blessed with a bright and breezy pace.

USA 2017 K. Balda & P. Coffin 90m


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Monday 23 Oct 201712:30 Book Now
Wednesday 25 Oct 201712:15 Book Now

The Jungle Bunch (U)

The Jungle Bunch

Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever.


Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons... The Jungle Bunch - to the rescue. (In English)

France 2017 David Alaux 97m

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Tuesday 24 Oct 201713:00 Book Now
Thursday 26 Oct 201714:00 Book Now

Loving Vincent (cert-tbc)

Loving Vincent

CLOSED FOR SALE...

The Distributors of this film have reconsidered their festival and premiere strategy for this film.
They have decided to put on a Special Premiere Event in October (we will keep you posted),
meaning we have had to replace the film.
On Friday 18th Aug 16:00 we will be screening an Encore of 'Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh'.
We are keeping the Saturday slot free for the moment.

Please contact the Box Office if you have purchased a ticket for this film.
Thanks You for your Patience and Understanding.





Oscar-winning British animator Hugh Welchman and his wife, Polish artist and director Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil painted frames - produced by 115 professional artists and using over 3,000 litres of oil paint - to form ‘Loving Vincent’, a stunning cinematic achievement billed as ‘the first fully painted feature film in the world.’


29th July, 1890: Vincent Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the drowsy high street of Auvers at twilight. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide. But ‘Loving Vincent’ delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider this narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them. Footage originally performed by a cast including Robert Gulaczyk, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory forms the basis of frames which mimic Van Gogh’s singular Impressionist technique. Thick daubs of flickering, variegated colours play over each character’s face, revealing the depth and ambiguity of their shifting thoughts and emotions in a truly innovative way and enhancing our understanding of a canonical artist and his great interior anguish.

UK/Poland 2017 Hugh Welchman/ Dorota Kobiela 95m




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Thursday 26 Oct 201712:00 Book Now
Thursday 26 Oct 201721:00 Book Now

The Snowman (cert-tbc)

The Snowman

Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.


When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. This is a British crime thriller directed by Tomas Alfredson (‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘Let the Right One In’) based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø, and with the thrilling Norwegian landscape as a backdrop.

UK 2017 Tomas Alfredson 123m

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Friday 27 Oct 201713:00 Book Now
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Wednesday 1 Nov 201713:15 Book Now
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Thursday 2 Nov 201720:15 Book Now

Borg/McEnroe (cert-tbc)

Borg/McEnroe

A film about one of the world's greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe and their legendary duel during the 1980's Wimbledon tournament.


It's a story about two men who changed the face of tennis and who became legends and the price they had to pay. This is a serious drama that gets inside the minds of these two tennis superstars, whose 14-match rivalry became known as "fire and ice”. The story of this nail-biter matchup changed the sport of tennis forever, and is rounded off by the outstanding performances from the two leads. Directed by Janus Metz and written by Ronnie Sandahl, the film opened the Toronto Film festival, and stars Shia LaBeouf as McEnroe, Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, and also stars Stellan Skarsgård.

Sweden/Denmark/Finland 2017 Janus Metz 100m


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Friday 27 Oct 201715:45 Book Now
Sunday 29 Oct 201717:30 Book Now
Tuesday 31 Oct 201713:15 Book Now
Wednesday 1 Nov 201720:45 Book Now
Thursday 2 Nov 201713:15 Book Now

The Party (cert-tbc)

The Party

Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Kristin Scott Thomas get more than their just deserts in this dark comedy wrapped around a tragedy.


The single setting is a well-appointed London home on an auspicious night for hostess Janet (Scott Thomas), a career politician celebrating her promotion to shadow health minister. Ominously, her academic husband (Spall) appears to be in shock at the news, numbing himself with booze to a soundtrack of jazz and blues on crackly old-school vinyl. Among the guests at the party is April (Clarkson), a former idealist turned wisecracking cynic, accompanied by an unlikely partner in the shape of ageing New Age hippie Gottfried (Bruno Ganz).


Attractively shot in timeless monochrome, ‘The Party’ is indebted to a long tradition of dinner-party-from-hell classics including Mike Nichols’ ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’, Luis Bunuel’s ‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’ and Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Festen’. British director Sally Potter's chamber farce was filmed in just two weeks, which may help explain its adrenalized energy and lean running time.

UK 2017 Sally Potter 71m


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Friday 27 Oct 201721:00 Book Now
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Sunday 29 Oct 201712:15 Book Now
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Tuesday 31 Oct 201718:15 Book Now
Wednesday 1 Nov 201716:00 Book Now
Thursday 2 Nov 201718:15 Book Now

COURSE: From Russia with Love? (PG)

COURSE: From Russia with Love?

Russian Cinema in the Soviet Era and After


We welcome Ian Christie who returns to our cinema with this new day course.


Soviet cinema gained a worldwide audience in the 1920s, with Lenin’s blessing and its star directors became the first art-house heroes. But there was always much more going on, often not widely exported. We will look at the pioneer period up to 1939, and at the new popular cinema of the 30s. We move on to the new talents that emerged in the 1960s, often critical of Soviet life and then then look at the leading role filmmakers played in influencing society under Gorbachev. As well as the classics, from Eisenstein to Tarkovsky and Sokurov, Ian will look at comedy, musicals and realism, as well as censorship and different ways of pleasing the masses.

Ian Christie teaches film history at Birkbeck College, at the National Film and Television School and internationally. He is also a regular broadcaster and writes for Sight & Sound, with a longstanding interest in Russian cinema. He has contributed several times to our Summer Film Festival and is always an interactive and engaging speaker.


Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) - Complimentary coffee and tea on arrival.


Sat 28 Oct 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio)


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Saturday 28 Oct 201710:00 Book Now

Coriolanus (RSC '17) (12A)

Coriolanus (RSC '17)

RSC Live (Recorded)


Shakespeare’s full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.


Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, Completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse 2016) take on the title role. 210m approx including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


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Saturday 28 Oct 201714:45 Book Now

Alice in Wonderland (ROH) (U)

Alice in Wonderland (ROH)
ROH Ballet - Delayed Live

Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography, now restaged in 2017.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole, events become curiouser and curiouser… As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. The ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment. Choreography Christopher Wheeldon. Ballet in 3 acts and 2 intervals. 170m approximately with 2 intervals.

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

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Sunday 29 Oct 201714:00 Book Now

Breathe (cert-tbc)

Breathe

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.


When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the ground-breaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, this is a heart-warming celebration of love and human possibility.


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Friday 3 Nov 201713:00 Book Now
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The Death of Stalin (cert-tbc)

The Death of Stalin

‘Death of Stalin’ is directed by Armando Iannucci (‘The Thick of It’) and chronicles the events that transpired after the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953.


This film has has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin's Terror… and with an amazingly multifaceted cast who can give us all these things and more. Cast includes Jason Isaacs as Stalin, Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, Michael Palin as Soviet Foreign Secretary Vyacheslav Molotov, Simon Russell Beale as chief torturer Lavrentiy Beria, and Paddy Considine as the Head of Radio Moscow. This Soviet-era satire was filmed in England and Ukraine in summer last year.

France/UK 2017 Armando Iannucci 107m

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Friday 3 Nov 201715:30 Book Now
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