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Phantom Thread (15)

Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames.

Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Paul Thomas Anderson (‘There Will Be Blood’ - also with Day-Lewis) paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. There is such pure delicious pleasure in this film, in its strangeness, its vehemence, its flourishes of absurdity, carried off with superb elegance. Could this really be Day-Lewis’ final film (as he has promised)? We hope not!

USA 2017 Paul Thomas Anderson 115m

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

NT Captured Live

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017.

Following his smash hit production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Cast: Brian Gleeson, Richard Hansell, Colm Meaney, Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, Lisa Palfrey, Michael J. Shannon, Hayley Squires. Director - Benedict Andrews.

185m approx including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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The Mercy (12A)

The Mercy

The extraordinary true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth), and his attempt to win the first Golden Globe round the world yacht race in 1968.

Firth is haunting as the mild-mannered English businessman who took on some of the world's greatest professional sailors, in a non-stop attempt to circumnavigate the world. The dangerous solo voyage brought extreme physycal and psychological challenges to Crowhurst - with devastating results. Rachel Weisz stars as his anxious wife praying for his safe return, and David Thewlis is the Fleet Street reporter who fuels Crowhurst’s fantasy of sailing in the race. Director James Marsh (Theory of Everything) brings us this extraordinary tale of a man going to sea, and the family he leaves behind.

UK 2017 James Marsh 101m

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Downsizing (15)


When scientists discover how to shrink humans as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community - a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Part relationship comedy, part environmental warning, Alexander Payne’s (‘Sideways’, ‘About Schmidt’) ‘Downsizing’ is a beautiful, confounding creation. In the near-future, overpopulation has so ravaged the planet that science has turned to “downsizing” – shrinking humans to about five inches in height. Those who choose to “go small” live in tiny communities with all the tiny pleasures of tiny modern life. Paul and wife Audrey are about to make one small leap when – there is a twist. What follows is entirely unpredictable and delightfully humane in its twists and turns, and is definitely one of the most original and interesting films of the last year.

USA 2017 Alexander Payne 135m

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Call Me by Your Name (15)

Call Me by Your Name

A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.

It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Stripped of the baggage that so often complicates and corrupts same-sex romance, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is allowed to flourish as an unfiltered evocation of the agony and ecstasy of first love. (Some Subtitles)

Italy/France 2017 Luca Guadagnino

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The 15:17 to Paris (12A)

The 15:17 to Paris

21 August 2015: the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris, an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe.

The film follows the course of the friends' lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. In 2016, director Clint Eastwood dramatized the story of an airline pilot who saved a planeload of passengers in ‘Sully’, casting one of the world’s biggest movie stars, Tom Hanks, as the pilot. Now he recreates another real-life on-board rescue, but this time, enlisting the actual men who thwarted the attack to play themselves: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone.

USA 2018 Clint Eastwood

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Blade Runner 2049 (15)

Blade Runner 2049

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner (a police officer charged with "retiring" replicants), LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Director Denis Villeneuve has recently astounded us with ‘Sicario’ and ‘Arrival’, so it should be no surprise that he has presented a film full of intense dialogue, staggering visuals, worthy of being the sequel to the original 1982 Ridley Scott film.

USA 2017 Denis Villeneuve 163m

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COURSE: Kick Ass! Women and Action (PG)

COURSE: Kick Ass! Women and Action


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Menashe (U)


Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe - a kind, hapless grocery store clerk - struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah's death.

Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven's strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah's memorial. It's his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters. Doubling as a fascinating look at a subculture that is normally sealed off from the rest of us and a gently amusing comedy of manners, this manages to say an awful lot by, paradoxically, saying it endearingly gently.

(In Yiddish and English with some subtitles).

USA 2017 Joshua Z Weinstein 82m

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The Winter’s Tale (ROH '18) (PG)

The Winter’s Tale (ROH '18)

ROH Ballet

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance ‘The Winter’s Tale’ for The Royal Ballet in 2014. A ballet in three Acts and a Prologue with music by Joby Talbot.

Building on the success of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, ‘The Winter’s Tale’ received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, ‘The Winter’s Tale’ is a masterful modern narrative ballet. 180m approx including 2 intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 3 Mar 201814:30 Book Now

Flames of Paris (PG)

Flames of Paris

Bolshoi Ballet Live

‘Flames of Paris’ is a full-length ballet in four acts, choreographed by Vasily Vainonen to music by Boris Asafyev based on songs of the French Revolution. Created by the Bolshoi as a Soviet "Revolutionary Ballet" in 1933.

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way. Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s ‘The Flames of Paris’. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage. Music: Boris Asafiev, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Libretto: Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev.

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists tba and Corps de Ballet. 135m including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Hostiles (15)


In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Capt. Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale), after stern resistance, agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. With an exceptional lead performance by Bale and some of 2017’s most stunning cinematography, this is a satisfying, deliberately slow-paced Western.

USA 2017 Scott Cooper 133m

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Loveless (15)



The 2017 Cannes Jury Prize Winner follows a couple going through a divorce, which must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Zhenya (Maryana Spivak), now with an older man, and Boris (Alexei Rozin), whose younger girlfriend is pregnant, are getting divorced. Their bitter, vitriolic arguments, while rarely still home together, lead their son, 12-year-old Alyosha (Matvey Nolvikov), to take drastic action. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev, who burst on to the world scene with ‘The Return’ in 2003, returns after his multi award-winning ‘Leviathan’ in 2014. He continues to solidify his place as one of the most important and original voices in world cinema. (Subtitles)

Russia 2017 Andrey Zvyagintsev 127m

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Carmen (ROH '18) (PG)

Carmen (ROH '18)

Live from the Royal Opera House

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form. The opera is in four acts, sung in French with English subtitles.

Numbers such as the ‘Habanera’ and ‘The Toreador Song’ have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his ‘Carmen’ would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical new production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors. For ‘Carmen’ he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Director Barrie Kosky; Conductor Jakub Hrůša; Singers include Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch and Kostas Smoriginas. 200m inc intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Finding Your Feet (12A)

Finding Your Feet

A middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and so is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton), who, while celebrating her husband of 40 years (John Sessions)' retirement, discovers he's been having an affair with her best friend. Stunned, and needing somewhere to figure things out, she finds refuge with her estranged, bohemian older sister Bif (Celia Imrie), a woman who couldn't be more different from Sandra if she tried. Could the change in scenery and dynamic be just what Sandra needs? Especially when she joins a community dance class and potential new romance with Charlie (Timothy Spall). Also stars Joanna Lumley.

UL 2017 Richard Loncraine 111m

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Brakes (15)


A raw, dark and unconventional comedy from new writer/director Mercedes Grower, and starring Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Julia Davis and Kerry Fox.

Split into two halves it follows the tumultuous stories of nine couples, plunging straight into the brutal and absurd endings of their relationships first, before travelling back to the moments when the spark of love between them first emerged. Using London as their match-maker, each of their stories is unique yet familiar to us all. This is an endearing and very funny, look at modern relationships with a spectacular English cast, improv-based, and shot on a micro-budget.

UK 2016 Mercedes Grower 88m

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Lady Bird (15)

Lady Bird

In the early 2000s, an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, she creates a coming-of-age story that is wry, funny and touchingly real. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. ‘Lady Bird’ is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. It is all about watching Lady Bird learn to fly and leave the nest; familiar though that sounds, this film is so funny and so moving (and so smart) that it’s fair to say you’ve never seen anything quite like it before.

USA 2017 Greta Gerwig 94m

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QUIZ: A Mind for Movies (U)

QUIZ: A Mind for Movies
Our Annual Film Quiz

One of the most entertaining nights out of the Cinema calendar. A Film Quiz organized by the Cinema as a fundraiser, hosted by Walter Francisco (Cinema General Manager) and Richard Cupidi (WEA Film Tutor).

How it Works: Questions of varying difficulties are projected on to a screen, accompanied by images, video, audio and more. Teams of six fight it out for the quiz trophy, and other prizes.

Choose your favourite from the list below:

A - Pedro Almodovar
B - Ingmar Bergman
C - Jane Campion
D - Catherine Deneuve
E - Clint Eastwood
F - Morgan Freeman
G - Greta Gerwig
H - Werner Herzog
I - Armando Iannucci
J - Angelina Jolie
K - Stanley Kubrick
L - Sophia Loren
M - Frances McDormand
N - Christopher Nolan
O - Francois Ozon
P - Nick Park
R - Saoirse Ronan
S - Peter Sellers
T - Audrey Tautou
V - Denis Villeneuve
W - Denzel Washington

Sat 10 Mar 18:30
Doors Open 18:00

Minerva Bar & Grill, Minerva Theatre (Upstairs),
at the Chichester Festival Theatre

Tickets £24 each

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Saturday 10 Mar 201818:00 Book Now (Quiz at 18:30 - )

Through Lotte’s Lens (cert-tbc)

Through Lotte’s Lens

This film tells the story of the ‘Hitler émigrés’ - the many thousands of people, mainly but not exclusively Jews, who found safe have in the UK after Hitler came to power, and the many contributions they made to their adopted country.

Director Tony Britten says: “I have been fascinated by the profound influence that the immigrants from Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930’s had on the arts, science and business of the UK. When I discovered the collection of celebrated photographer Lotte Meitner-Graf, it seemed like a wonderful door was opening on this project”. Lotte’s escape from Austria in 1938 mirrored many of her compatriots, and subsequent subjects. She settled in London and after the war opened a studio in Bond Street. This documentary attempts to ‘re-create’ that studio, and those that passed through it.

UK 2017 Tony Britten

We hope to welcome director Tony Britten back to Chichester to introduce and Q&A his film.

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Tuesday 13 Mar 201818:15 Book Now (+ Q&A with Director - )

TALK: Female Directors Make their Mark! (PG)

TALK: Female Directors Make their Mark!

Film audiences are now aware of the lack of women film directors. In 2016, Female directors accounted for only 7% of the top 250 films at the US Box Office. This course, which is part of our celebration Women’s History Month, looks at some of the best films directed by women.

In the first session, Ellen Cheshire will offer a brief historical overview of female directors and will focus on three international film directors, Jane Campion, Mira Nair and Deniz Gamze Erguven, discussing how they have made an impact on global cinema. Ellen Cheshire is a film writer and lecturer whose new book on Jane Campion is out later this year. In the second session, Rosemary Coxon, the Cinema’s Education Officer, will look at some of the best work of three of the most recent American and British film Directors.

Fri 16 Mar 13:30 (Studio)

Fri 23 Mar 13:30 (Studio)

Tickets £6 per Session

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12A)

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington is Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defence attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

This is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Washington stars as the driven, idealistic attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell co-stars as the slick, ambitious lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. Writer/director Dan Gilroy (‘Nightcrawler’) takes time and care to establish this character, and Washington inhabits Roman J. Israel, Esq. right down to the last idiosyncratic gesture and expression of arcane belief. It is a riveting performance certain to get major award nominations.

USA 2017 Dan Gilroy 122m

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The Shape of Water (15)

The Shape of Water

From master story teller Guillermo del Toro (‘Pan’s Labyrinth’) comes an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of 1962 Cold War America.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment, where a strange amphibious creature is being used for scientific testing. Elisa feels for the tortured prisoner. She feeds him eggs, plays him Benny Goodman records and teaches him sign language, all out of rapt devotion. The result is an acting duet that will haunt your dreams and break your heart. The emotionally naked Hawkins is unforgettable as Elisa, an orphan who was abused as a child, and is now mute. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones as the creature.

USA 2018 Guillermo del Toro 123m

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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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Twelfth Night (RSC '18) (PG)

Twelfth Night (RSC '18)

RSC Delayed Live

Following last year’s successful National theatre’s production, the Royal Shakespeare Company offer their interpretation of this hilarious tale, starring Adrian Edmondson.

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.' ‘Twelfth Night’ is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heart-breaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister.

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (2014 and 2016), returns to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time", with Adrian Edmondson (‘Bottom’, ‘The Young Ones’) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (ITV’s ‘Mr Selfridge’ and ‘Sound of Music Live!’) in the role of Olivia. 165m including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Don Carlos (Paris) (PG)

Don Carlos (Paris)

Paris Opera

The original French version of Verdi’s grandest Opera, starring Jonas Kauffmann. An opera in five Acts, sung in French with English subtitles. Captured Live.

Bringing together a dream cast (including Jonas Kauffman) under the musical direction of Philippe Jordan and staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski, ‘Don Carlos’ was undoubtedly the most highly-anticipated production to mark the beginning of the Paris Opera Season in October 2017. An opportunity to discover this rarity. If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’, a work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders. Politics, religion, history and psychoanalysis are all entwined here, increasingly exacerbating the fears and taboos between the protagonists.

Krzysztof Warlikowski strips down a tragedy haunted by ghosts, and places the intimate at the heart of an imaginary fresco truer than history itself. Along with Philippe Jordan, he reveals to the public the very first version of this great five-act opera: the version modified by Verdi himself for the work’s first performance in 1867. Conductor: Philippe Jordan; Stage director: Krzysztof Warlikowski; Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Philippe II - Ildar Abdrazakov; Don Carlos - Jonas Kaufmann; Rodrigue - Ludovic Tézier; Le grand inquisiteur - Dmitry Belosselskiy; Élisabeth de Valois - Sonya Yoncheva; La princesse Eboli - Elīna Garanca; Thibault - Eve-Maud Hubeaux.

290m approx. including two intervals.

This is a rare transmission of the opera which is not being screened in most UK event cinemas.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Sun 18 Mar 13:00 – 18:00  

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Dark River (15)

Dark River

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.

Alice is a highly competent sheep hand who returns to a decaying family farm after the death of her abusive father: Can she and her traumatized brother (Mark Stanley) run the operation together? Director Clio Barnard (‘The Selfish Giant’) elicits great performances from the two leads. Stanley is superb, yet it is Wilson that will leave you shaken. Her performance is impossibly affecting – teasing out Alice's pain and foregrounding her courage, ahead of the inevitable, earth-shattering eruption. Look out for P.J. Harvey’s disconsolate, shiver-inducing interpretation of the English folk standard “An Acre of Land”.

UK 2017 Clio Barnard 89m

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Lady Windermere’s Fan (15)

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Oscar Wilde Live

Live From Vaudeville Theatre, London

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke.

Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. Following the sell-out ‘Woman of No Importance’, this is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

‘You gave me this fan today; it was your birthday present. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it.’ Oscar Wilde. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays. 150m approx including interval.

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Julius Caesar (NT '18) (15)

Julius Caesar (NT '18)

NT Live

Ben Wishaw and Michelle Fairley star in this Live Broadcast from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Ben Whishaw (‘The Danish Girl’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Hamlet’) and Michelle Fairley (‘Fortitude’, ‘Game of Thrones’) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (‘The Lost City of Z’, ‘The Hatton Garden Job’) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (‘The Missing’, ‘Hangmen’, ‘The Walking Dead’) is Mark Antony.

180m approx including interval.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15)

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

A romance sparks between Hollywood leading lady Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and struggling young actor Pete Turner (Jamie Bell).

In the late 70s, Turner met and fell in love with Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame who, incredibly, was living in the same north London boarding house, whilst optimistically looking for stage work in Britain. Then, some time after their affair ended, Grahame collapsed in her dressing room while on tour in the UK, and had asked to come and stay with Peter and his family in Liverpool, poignantly convinced that she could recover there. Adapted from Turner’s memoir, the film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Julie Walters and a cameo from the real Peter Turner as Jack. To complement this film we present two Gloria Grahame films (‘In a Lonely Place’ & ‘The Big Heat’) on the big screen.

UK 2017 Paul McGuigan 105m

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Wonder Wheel (12A)

Wonder Wheel

Woody Allen’s new film is set on Coney Island in the 1950s, where a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

We follow four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet – channelling Blanche DuBois), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a ‘clam house’; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny's rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment. When both Ginny and Carolina fall for the new lifeguard in town, fireworks are guaranteed. You will not be able to ignore the vintage Coney Island backdrop which is so beautifully created.

USA 2017 Woody Allen 101m

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A Fantastic Woman (15)

A Fantastic Woman

Una Mujer Fantástica

Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio’s ‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a mesmerizing piece of work,thanks to Daniela Vega’s powerful, award-worthy lead performance.

Orlando (Francisco Reyes) is a middle-aged, silver-haired textile factory manager who falls in love with a young singer called Marina (Vega). After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill, and in that moment, Marina’s seemingly stable world begins to crumble right before her eyes. She will have to battle the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman. Much will likely be made of the fact that Vega not only stars as a transgender woman, but is one herself, and delivers a star-making turn of quiet suffering and steely resolve, ably shouldering the dramatic load of a film that keeps her, at all times, front and centre.

Chile 2017 Sebastián Lelio 104m

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I, Tonya (15)

I, Tonya

Based on the unbelievable, but true events, this is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

Though Harding (an iconic performance by Margot Robbie) was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). Featuring a moustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, and a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as Tonya’s acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, whose "training" extends to paying strangers to shout "You suck! What is this, rednecks on ice!" just to juice Tonya's streak of resentful competitive anger. Beneath all the gallows humour there's a sadness to ‘I, Tonya’. A prevailing sense that if Tonya had just had less terrible people in her life, her path could've been much different.

USA 2017 Craig Gillespie 119m

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The Final Year (PG)

The Final Year

Focus on the Documentary

This is a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office.

Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, ‘The Final Year’ offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years. The documentary just lets its subjects speak and trusts the audience to connect the dots. An effective and even illuminating approach, though it can make it hard not to watch the film through parted fingers.

USA 2018 Greg Barker 89m

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The Divine Order (15)

The Divine Order

International Panorama: Switzerland

Die Göttliche Ordnung

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.

Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora's life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well-liked by everyone - until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women's right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7th, 1971. The message here is that everyone has it in them - all it takes is a friend or two fighting for the same cause.

Switzerland 2017 Petra Biondina Volpe 96m

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My Generation (cert-tbc)

My Generation

A documentary that explores the cultural revolution that occurred in 1960s England.

Loaded with great footage from the era and accompanied by superbly cleaned-up music tracks from the Kinks, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and many others, this love letter-as-documentary offers 85 minutes of good old fun. This is Michael Caine’s narrative about the unapologetic working class taking over popular culture. Director Batty divides the film into three parts, roughly corresponding to the awakening, the flourishing and the decline of 1960s pop culture. Alongside nods to historic markers like the Beatles performing at Liverpool’s Cavern Club are more unanticipated moments, such as Roger Daltry talking about the profound impact of seeing Elvis perform: “For the first time in my life, I saw someone who was free.”

Voiceover interviews with such key players of the era as Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithfull, Twiggy and Mary Quant add to the overall feast, making the film an attractive offering.

UK 2017 David Batty 85m

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We Are Our Own Liberators (PG)

We Are Our Own Liberators

Film + Q&A

Amelia Francis - a student member of the Chichester University Young Historians group presents a film which narrates the history of the Black Liberation Front (BLF), a British Black Power organisation present from 1971-1993.

The BLF's main initiatives included: Grassroots newspaper - which featured a women's column, a women's group, black bookshops, supplementary schooling and a housing association. This film was created by the Young Historians Project; a predominantly female group.

Free – Must Book in Advance (40 Seat Limit)

Tue 27 Mar 16:00 – 18:00 (Studio)

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Bernstein Centenary (PG)

Bernstein Centenary

New McGregor / The Age of Anxiety / New Wheeldon

ROH Ballet Live

This Royal Opera House programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including ‘Fancy Free’ and ‘West Side Story’. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s ‘The Age of Anxiety’, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II. 180m approx including 2 intervals.                                                        

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The Nile Hilton Incident (15)

The Nile Hilton Incident

International Panorama: Sweden

This political thriller based on a true story is a genuinely thrilling neo-noir with added intrigue.

Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself. A perfect case study on what it feels like to navigate dysfunction and futility. (Subtitles)

Sweden 2017 Tarik Saleh 106m

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Early Man (PG)

Early Man

Aardman Animations, with Nick Park at the helm, bring us their brand new stop-motion animated comedy, set in prehistoric times.

At the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, we follow the story of Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob and his beau Goona (Maisie Williams), as they unite the tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. The voice cast also includes Richard Ayoade, Timothy Spall and mark Williams. We dare you to watch the trailer for this film and then not go to see it – impossible!

UK/France 2018 Nick Park 83m

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You Were Never Really Here (15)

You Were Never Really Here

This Cannes 2017 winner for Best Screenplay (Lynne Ramsay) and Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) follows the agitated, fragmented inner journey of Joe, a kind of vigilante for hire who finds missing people.

Joe (Phoenix) searches for the daughter of a local politician who is involved in a child trafficking ring. But as depicted by Ramsay’s staccato editing style, Joe does not think in linear fashion. His mind is a tangle of memories and flash-forwards and what-ifs, all rendered in short, sharp, shock cuts. This is a bold piece of storytelling, with a dream-like feel that evokes its hellish, predominantly nocturnal world very compellingly. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood provides the threatening electronic score which breathlessly pursues our troubled hero. You may remember director Lynne Ramsay from her brilliant ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ (2011).

UK 2017 Lynne Ramsay 85m

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Messiah (PG)


Handel’s Messiah  

Captured Live from the Old Vic Bristol

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of ‘Messiah’ and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.

Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (‘War Horse’), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists. The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus’s life and death with all humanity.

Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage),‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. Cast: Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Joshua Ellicott, Brindley Sherratt, Julia Doyle, The English Concert, The Erebus Ensemble and Jamie Beddard. Director - Tom Morris.

135m including interval

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Sweet Country (15)

Sweet Country

An Australian western set in 1920’s Northern Territory, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and goes on the run.

Middle-aged Aboriginal Sam’s (Hamilton Morris) relationship with his cruel and ill-tempered neighbour Harry (Ewen Leslie) quickly deteriorates, culminating in a shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served. This is a beautiful, stark movie, superbly shot by Thornton (‘Samson & Delilah’) who is both cinematographer and director. Visually arresting, well-acted and carried by a layered story with cataclysmic consequences, ‘Sweet Country’ is a great example of what Australian cinema has to offer.

Australia 2017 Warwick Thornton 110m

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (cert-tbc)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The world's most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of communication systems (Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth), but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved - until now.

If this story was pitched for a fictional film, it would be laughed out of the room as being too far-fetched… but Lamarr was no ordinary screen siren. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during WWII, Lamarr, after shooting her scenes on set, works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology that would change history. Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvellous documentary, a brilliant woman finally gets her due.

USA 2017 Alexandra Dean 90m

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Shiraz (U)


A Romance of India

Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal.

Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings – all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive which features a specially commissioned score by the Grammy Award-winning Anoushka Shankar. Produced by and starring Indian film legend Himansu Rai, the film is performed by an all-Indian cast, featuring Rai as humble potter Shiraz, who follows his childhood sweetheart Selima (Enakshi Rama Rau) when she’s sold by slave traders to the future emperor (Charu Roy). (Subtitles)

UK/India/Germany 1928 Dir Franz Osten 105m

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Marie Curie: the Courage of Knowledge (15)

Marie Curie: the Courage of Knowledge

Marie Curie

Polish actress Karolina Gruszka stars in this sweeping biography of the legendary, Nobel Prize–winning physicist and chemist.

Curie courted controversy with both her challenging of France’s male-dominated academic establishment and her unconventional romantic life. Physicist, chemist, and pioneer in the study of radioactivity, Curie spent her life setting precedents. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it twice. Director Marie Noëlle conjures turn-of-the-century Europe with camerawork whose restless precision is an analogue of the brilliant scientist's mind. Cast Karolina Gruszka, Charles Berling, André Wilms, Arieh Worthalter, Samuel Finzi, Daniel Olbrychski, Sabin Tambrea. “Karolina Gruszka is very good as Curie, conveying a mix of intelligence and romantic impulse” - Chicago Reader.

France/Poland/Germany/UK 2016 Marie Noëlle 95m

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Macbeth (ROH '18) (PG)

Macbeth (ROH '18)

Live from the Royal Opera House

An opera by Giuseppe Verdi in four acts sung in Italian with English subtitles in a revised production of Phyllida Lloyd’s original in 2002 using Verdi’s 1965 Paris revision.

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with ‘Macbeth’, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesise that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

200m approx including interval.

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Cyrano De Bergerac (PG)

Cyrano De Bergerac

Comédie Française

The Comédie Française is offering UK audiences the chance to enjoy emblematic repertoire plays in the original French with English subtitles. Following the successful transmission of ‘Le Misanthrope’ we present the classic romantic comedy ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’, captured live from the Salle Richelieu of La Comédie Française Paris.

Handsome cadet Christian de Neuvillette falls madly in love with the beautiful Roxane, who is poised to be married off to the Viscount Valvert. In order to woo her for himself, Christian approaches fellow cadet and poet Cyrano de Bergerac.

Denis Podalydes acts and directs Edmond Rostand's timeless romantic drama, which combines slapstick comedy, tragedy and symbolist poetry. In French with English subtitles. 185m approx with interval.

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Giselle (2018) (PG)

Giselle (2018)

Bolshoi Ballet

A ballet with music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death. Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Captured live on Oct 11, 2015, Music - Adolphe Adam; Choreography - Yuri Grigorovich; Libretto - Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges. Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht), Ekaterina Shipulina (Myrtha), Denis Savin (Hans) and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet. 140m including interval.

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Berlin Philharmonic Live (Petranko / Wang) (PG)

Berlin Philharmonic Live (Petranko / Wang)

The second LIVE broadcast of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2017/18 Season is led by Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor designate of the orchestra, and features the exciting young pianist Yuja Wang performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

The concert also includes Paul Dukas’ iridescent tone poem ‘La Péri’ and Franz Schmidt’s Symphony No. 4 in C Major. The cinema broadcast features exclusive interviews and programme insights.

Opening Introduction (approx. 30m); Paul Dukas – La Péri (approx. 20m); Sergej Prokofiev – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C major, op. 26 (approx. 30m); Franz Schmidt – Symphony No. 4 in C major (approx. 46m).150m approx including 2 intervals.

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La Bohème (Bologna) (PG)

La Bohème (Bologna)

Teatro Comunale, Bologna

An opera by Giacoma Puccini in three Acts, sung in Italian with English subtitles. This new production was captured live on 24 Jan 2018.

Graham Vick’s new production is conducted by Michele Mariotti, Teatro Comunale's exciting Musical Director. Set in 19th century Paris, Puccini’s beloved opera by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health charts the love affair between a poor poet Rodolfo (Sardinian tenor Francesco Demuro) and a seamstress Mimì (Italian soprano Mariangela Sicilia, who starred in this role for Opera Australia in 2017) whose relationship is tested.

Conductor - Michele Mariotti; Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Cast: Mariangela Sicilia (Mimì), Hasmik Torosyan (Musetta), Francesco Demuro (Rodolfo), Nicola Alaimo (Marcello). 140m approx inc. interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Manon (ROH18) (PG)

Manon (ROH18)

ROH Ballet

MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble for the whole Company creates vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. Music by Jules Massenet.

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for ‘Manon’ was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas. 155m approx including 2 intervals.

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Macbeth (NT Live '18) (15)

Macbeth (NT Live '18)

NT Live

This is the third version of Shakespeare’s dark tragedy during April and May – One Opera from ROH, and two theatre productions from RSC and here live from the National Theatre.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 200m inc Interval

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Cinderella (Ballet) (PG)

Cinderella  (Ballet)

Prokofiev’s Cinderella

Matthew Bourne Ballet plus Live Q&A

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’ is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War.

The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score. This special dance screening will include a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas. 150m approx including Q&A.

Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)

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Don Pasquale (2018) (PG)

Don Pasquale (2018)

Teatro alla Scala, Milan

A comic opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti sung in Italian with English subtitles. Captured live on 19 Apr 2018.

Soprano Rosa Feola takes the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. ‘Don Pasquale’ follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money. But Pasquale's chosen bride isn't who she seems and bears her own secret.

Riccardo Chailly's journey through the Italian repertoire, which in 2017 brought back Rossini's ‘The Thieving Magpie’, continues with Donizetti's first title. Davide Livermore's new production will see Ambrose Maestri, the Falstaff par excellence of these years, take on the title role, another figure suspended between comedy and melancholy with the disillusion of time. New production by Davide Livermore. 150m approx including interval.

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Sunday 20 May 201814:30 Book Now

An American in Paris (PG)

An American in Paris

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the 'City of Light'.

Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. An American GI's chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical film stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, who lead a company of more than 50 performers.

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An Ideal Husband (PG)

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde Live

Live From Vaudeville Theatre, London

This is the third new production from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

"Sooner or later, we shall all have to pay for what we do…No one should be entirely judged by their past."  The brilliance of Oscar Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ is that it is a stylish critique of politicians and social morality, whilst leaving the audience convinced they have seen uplifting and light-hearted entertainment. Full cast details to be announced. 165m inc Interval

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Coppélia (PG)


Bolshoi Ballet Live

A comic ballet Der Sandmann by E. T. A. Hoffmann with music by Leo Delibes and choreography by the Boshoi's Sergei Vikharev.

Swanhilda notices her fiancée Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson. The Bolshoi’s unique version of ‘Coppélia’ exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancée with a wandering eye, and an old doll-maker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humour in this effervescent production. Music: Leo Delibes, Choreography: Sergei Vikharev, Libretto: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon. The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists (tba) and Corps de Ballet. 165m approx including intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 10 Jun 201816:00 Book Now

Swan Lake (ROH '18) (PG)

Swan Lake (ROH '18)

ROH Live

The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. A ballet in 3 Acts by Tchaikovsky.

‘Swan’ Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov. 155m including 2 intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Tuesday 12 Jun 201819:15 Book Now (Live - )

Lohengrin (Dresden) (PG)

Lohengrin (Dresden)

Semperoper Dresden

This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.

Met with standing ovations from audiences, and an equally warm acclaim from critics: “Pure bliss! Never ending applause!” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). An opera in three Acts by Richard Wagner sung in German with English subtitles.

Starring in their premiere Wagnerian roles, Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała, alongside the outstanding Staatskapelle Dresden and led by the baton of Christian Thielemann. Anna Netrebko’s role debut as Elsa was one of the most wildly anticipated musical events: “The soprano sang a lush, mature-sounding Elsa with undeniable bel canto shadings, utterly at home in Wagner’s Romantic universe. Netrebko’s finely calibrated interpretation captured the full range of Elsa’s emotional development... Her plush voice seemed to glow from within”, (Opera News). The “Primadonna assoluta” (Die Welt) stars across fellow Wagnerian debutant Piotr Beczała whose role debut as the eponymous Grail Knight has garnered the acclaimed tenor further plaudits from fans and critics alike: “The revelation was Piotr Beczała, who was just about perfect in the title role” says WQXR “Netrebko and Beczała are Wagner Stars” summarized the New York Times “and were frenetically celebrated by the audience.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Captured Live February 2015.

Conductor - Christian Thielemann; Director - Angela Brandt, after the original production by Christine Mielitz; Chorus Master - Jörn Hinnerk Andresen; Orchestra - Staatskapelle Dresden; Chorus - Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden; Heinrich der Vogler - Georg Zeppenfeld; Lohengrin - Piotr Beczała; Elsa von Brabant - Anna Netrebko; Friedrich von Telramund - Tomasz Konieczny; Ortrud        - Evelyn Herlitzius. Running 215m plus intervals.

This is a rare transmission of the opera which is not being screened in most UK event cinemas.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 17 Jun 201813:00 Book Now

Berlin Philharmonic Live - Rattle Farewell (U)

Berlin Philharmonic Live - Rattle Farewell

Berlin Philharmonic Live

Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert

This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.

Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to New Park, with interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, “I felt that I was finding my voice on that day.” Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Opening Introduction (approx. 30m); Gustav Mahler Symphony – No. 6 (approx. 90m). 120m approx No interval.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)

Fri 13 Apr 18:30 (Live)

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Wednesday 20 Jun 201818:30 Book Now

Billy Budd (Opera Roma) (PG)

Billy Budd (Opera Roma)

Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd

Opera Roma

This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.

A new production of an opera by Benjamin Britten in three Acts, sung in English recorded in HD from Teatro Costanzi, Roma 5 June 2018.

A gripping drama based on the short novel by Herman Melville. ‘Billy Budd’ follows a young sailor who finds himself serving under the repressive regime of master-at-arms John Claggart in the Royal Navy. Unable to bear the goodness that Billy radiates, Claggert becomes determined to destroy him, leading Billy to take harsh actions against his superior.

Britten’s gripping contemporary opera was first performed at the Royal Opera House on 1951. Setting sail for the first time in Rome this season, this hugely acclaimed new staging by renowned British director Deborah Warner is a co-production with the Teatro Real of Madrid, the Opéra National de Paris and the Finnish National Opera. Conducted by American James Conlon, and featuring South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo as Billy, Britain's Toby Spence as Captain Vere and Canadian John Relyea as the villainous Claggart, this is a truly international collaboration and a thrilling experience.  Captured live from Teatro Costanzi, Rome 5 June 2018. Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Conductor - James Conlon. Cast: Jacques Imbrailo (Billy), Toby Spence (Vere), John Relyea (Claggart), Zachary Altman (Mr. Flint), Johnathan Michie (Donald), Keith Jameson (A novice), Matthew O'Neill (Squeak). 150m approx inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 24 Jun 201814:30 Book Now