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La La Land (12A)

La La Land
This Oscar front-runner tells the story of an aspiring actress and a jazz musician who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

As the film starts, Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) find themselves in a traffic jam, where drivers start jumping out of their cars to joyously sing and dance. This wondrous (and technically accomplished) scene, which received a deserved round of applause at the Venice Premiere, tells us what kind of film to expect: a musical that's set in the exasperating present day, but which has its heart in the harmonious past. Mia is an aspiring actress who moved to Hollywood years ago, but the closest she has been to the movie business is working in a Warner Bros backlot canteen. Sebastian is just as far from where he wants to be. A jazz obsessive, he longs to open a nightclub where he can improvise on the piano while wearing tailored three-piece suits, but instead he has to plod through Christmas songs in a restaurant whose owner is so stern that he's played by JK Simmons. Chazelle's follow-up to the acclaimed 'Whiplash' is knowingly romantic and defiantly nostalgic. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
USA 2016 Damien Chazelle 126m

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Loving (12A)

Loving
'Loving' celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.

Richard was Caucasian and Mildred was African-American; interracial marriage was illegal in Virginia in 1958 under an "anti-miscegenation" statute enacted in 1924. When they returned home after marrying in Washington DC, the Sheriff and his deputies burst into their bedroom to arrest them. The judge offered a one-year suspended sentence if they'd leave the state and not return for 25 years, noting: "Almighty God created the races: white, black, yellow, Malay and red. He placed them on separate continents and, but for the interference with His arrangement, there would be no cause for such marriages." Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. The film beautifully expresses the love they had for each other, the pain of the long court ordeal and the hardship of moving away from their families.
UK/USA 2017 Jeff Nichols 123m

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Denial (12A)

Denial
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. This is a movie about what ensued when Lipstadt and her publisher, Penguin Books, refused to settle out of court. Settlement was a course of action that would have revolted the feisty Lipstadt but which many counselled because it would have deprived Irving (Timothy Spall) of a platform from which to expound his noxious theories. Celebrity solicitor Anthony Julius (Andrew Scott) was determined that Lipstadt would win in a trial that would still somehow manage to deny Irving the public hearing he so craved. Also stars Tom Wilkinson, Caren Pistorius, Jack Lowden and Harriet Walter.
UK 2016 Mick Jackson 109m

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Donnie Darko (15)

Donnie Darko
A funny, moving and mind-bending journey of an extraordinary but disenchanted teenager through suburban America. The modern cult classic turns 15 and is gifted with a 4K restoration.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays the troubled and misunderstood Donnie Darko, a teen living in suburban Virginia who is told the world will come to an end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. Donnie's world predictably unravels; director Richard Kelly embarks on a journey that finds its way into the very headspace of the viewer; and this indie psychodrama becomes an immortal cult classic. Every year it seems 'Donnie Darko' amasses a ton of new followers, and it has become a right-of-passage for any cinephile looking to make a dent in contemporary cult cinema.
USA 2001 Richard Kelly 113m

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Monday 27 Feb 201721:00 Book Now
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Manchester by the Sea (15)

Manchester by the Sea
This strong Oscar contender tells the life of a solitary Boston janitor who is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew.

The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope. After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to care for the spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.
USA 2016 Kenneth Lonergan 137m

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Dancer (cert-tbc)

Dancer
This documentary offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer, and will be followed by a Live satellite Q&A with Sergei Polunin as well as an exclusive performance.

Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift. From archive footage of Polunin training at the age of 6 to be an Olympic gymnast, to intimate material shot by both his parents, and in-depth interviews with family, friends, colleagues through to footage of Sergei's life on and off the stage now, we witness every step of his journey.
UK/Russia 2017 Steven Cantor 85m + 30m Q&A and Performance

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Thursday 2 Mar 201718:30 Book Now (SOLD OUT)

Christine (15)

Christine
The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

Rebecca Hall's ('Vicky Cristina Barcelona') performance in 'Christine' is nothing less than mighty. She completely immerses herself in the role of Christine Chubbuck in this stark retelling of the story that led to the television news reporter's suicide live on air, aged 29, in 1974. From the outset we see Chubbuck as an extreme perfectionist with a relentless drive to succeed in the male-dominated business. It is also apparent that she lacks the requisite on-camera appeal that her job calls for: interviewing subjects, she comes across as sedate and cold. As her producer implores her to do 'juicier' stories, the dark cloud hovering over Christine seems to loom larger. An empathetic and insightful film.
UK/USA 2016 Antonio Campos 119m

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Friday 3 Mar 201712:45 Book Now
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20th Century Women (15)

20th Century Women
A coming of age comedy-drama about three women, who explore love and freedom in late 1970s Southern California.

It's 1979, and everything is in flux. Ayatollah Khomeini assumes power in Iran; Margaret Thatcher becomes British Prime Minister; and Dorothea Fields (a never-better Annette Bening) invites a squad of firemen to a party… as her son Jamie points out, only she would do such a thing. Her one concern is if he will become a good man. She has tried to give him a father figure (Billy Crudup) without success, so asks two women (Elle Fanning & Greta Gerwig) to help guide the boy to adulthood. You may find yourself itching to dance along with the people onscreen as they cut loose to songs from the distant past or from their rapidly spinning present.
USA 2016 Mike Mills 118m

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Moonlight (15)

Moonlight
The tender, heart-breaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

'Moonlight' is essentially three short stories woven into a larger tapestry. Each features the same protagonist but at different times of his life: child, teenager, man. This film is indeed about the struggles and difficulties of a person embracing his culturally reviled sexuality, but the story is universal in scope and intent. It is about poverty, intolerance, the battle to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and love. This is a serious Oscar contender, and after recent non-inclusion issues, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has in 'Moonlight' exactly the kind of small, smart film that the Awards should be recognizing more often. Whether it will actually win is another matter: Jenkins's script and his direction are bracingly free of the sentimentality Oscar so loves.
USA 2016 Barry Jenkins 111m

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Friday 3 Mar 201718:00 Book Now
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Gold (15)

Gold
Matthew McConaughey is unrecognizable as a modern-day gold prospector in Indonesia.

The film centres on the 1993 scandal in which Canadian mining company Bre-X Minerals falsely reported the discovery of a huge gold deposit at its site in Busang, Indonesia. The company later declared bankruptcy following what has been described as one of the most elaborate frauds in the history of mining. McConaughey is no stranger to body transformation in the name of art, having shed pounds to play a rodeo cowboy with Aids in 'Dallas Buyers Club' (2013) and bulked up to play a muscle-bound stripper in 'Magic Mike' (2012) - portrays unlucky modern-day prospector Kenny Wells in the mining drama. It marks the first new film from 'Syriana' director Stephen Gaghan in a decade. Bryce Dallas Howard and Edgar Ramirez co-star.
USA 2016 Stephen Gaghan 121m

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Friday 3 Mar 201720:30 Book Now
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COURSE: Cinema, Censorship and Public Opinion in the 1960s (15)

COURSE: Cinema, Censorship and Public Opinion in the 1960s
Brian Robinson (BFI) will lead us through a day-course looking at the links between film, censorship and public opinion in the early '60s.

The course will look at the twilight world of the homosexual: from Oscar Wilde to Wolfenden - giving voice to the unmentionable; 'Victim's creation; 'Sapphire' by Basil Dearden, with the same creative team; Detailed account of the film's creation using letters between the censor, the producers and the writers; Dirk Bogarde - the star, impact of 'Victim' and his prior career; the launch of 'Victim'; detailed perusal of the press book and press cuttings; accounts from gay men about what seeing 'Victim' and other similar films meant to them.

We are delighted to welcome as our lead speaker Brian Robinson, who has spent 25 years on the staff of the British Film Institute - most recently as Communications Manager, Archive and Heritage - and since 2000 has programmed the BFI's London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

(Studio - Tickets £10 - Friends/Students £9)

Sat 4 Mar 10:00 - 15:00

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Taxi Driver (18)

Taxi Driver
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his dark urges.

Insomniac ex-Marine Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) works the nightshift, driving his cab throughout decaying mid-'70s New York City, wishing for a "real rain" to wash the "scum" off the neon-lit streets. Chronically alone, Travis cannot connect with anyone, and becomes infatuated with a self-assured presidential campaign worker (Cybill Shepherd), who agrees to a date and then spurns Travis when he cluelessly takes her to a tasteless film. After being spurned once more by a teenage prostitute (Jodie Foster) in no need of his rescue operation, he dons battle uniform, shaves his head into a mohawk and takes to the streets bent on vengeance. Harvey Keitel also co-stars - but it is De Niro who is hypnotically watchable.
USA 1976 Martin Scorsese 113m

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Saturday 4 Mar 201720:45 Book Now
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The Sleeping Beauty ROH '17 (U)

The Sleeping Beauty ROH '17
Encore

Following on from the live Bolshoi production in January, we present the Royal Ballet production of this perennial delight and a much-loved classic.

The Royal Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty' combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, 'The Sleeping Beauty' has wonderful ensembles, solos including the 'Rose Adage' as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006. The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairy-tale make this 'Sleeping Beauty' a spectacle like no other. Starring Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov. Conductor - Koen Kessels.
195m approx including 2 intervals.

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Sunday 5 Mar 201714:00 Book Now

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (15)

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars.

D.A. Pennebaker captures Bowie at perhaps his purest, punkiest rock 'n' roll peak. This digitally and audio remastered concert film will be paired with a brand new 30 minute Bowie documentary including an exclusive interview with Woody Woodmansey and Q/MOJO editor Phil Alexander, giving insight into the 1973 Hammersmith event.
Every ticket includes a souvenir "Bowie" edition of MOJO magazine. With a Bowie/Spiders from Mars cover it will contain special features and replica artwork from the original 1973 programme. This souvenir issue will not be available in the shops and is set to be one of the rarest covers that MOJO have ever produced.
UK 1973 D.A. Pennebaker 120m

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Tuesday 7 Mar 201721:00 Book Now

Hedda Gabler (NT Live) (12A)

Hedda Gabler (NT Live)
“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

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Thursday 9 Mar 201719:00 Book Now (LIVE)
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Fences (12A)

Fences
Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.

Troy Maxson (Washington) is a garbage man by day and a Greek tragedy by night. Boisterous and hyper-talkative, his job renders him largely invisible to white society, but he's impossible to miss at home, where his oversized personality fills every inch of the house he shares with Rose (Viola Davis), his stoic wife of 18 years. 'Fences' is a deeply affecting treatise on marriage, poverty and the struggles of sons to confront the long shadow of the man who brought them into this world. You can see why Denzel Washington picked this project: this is essentially a transfer of the 2010 Broadway revival which won he and co-star Viola Davis Tony awards, and which she is almost guaranteed to convert into Oscar gold come February. With extraordinary performances, this is as faithful an adaptation as you can imagine.
USA 2017 Denzel Washington 138m

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The Founder (12A)

The Founder
A definite Oscar contender, this fascinating film digs into the beginnings of one of the largest companies in the world today.

The McDonald brothers, Dick (Nick Offerman) and Maurice, aka Mac (John Carroll Lynch), have established a hugely popular hamburger restaurant in 1950s southern California based on the principle of speed and quality. Their streamlined production of burgers and fries means that no customer has to wait for their food, and they show milkshake machine salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) around their kitchens with pride. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' system and maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. Keaton is superb in this role, convincingly repulsive as the conscience-free go-getter who thinks nothing of betraying his professional and personal relationships to get to the top. The film's title is ironic; Kroc later claimed to be the founder of the company that today still bears the names of its real founders.
USA 2016 John Lee Hancock 115m

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The L-Shaped Room (15)

The L-Shaped Room
Masterpiece of British kitchen sink dramas with Tom Bell and Leslie Caron at their acting peaks and a superb supporting cast of British character actors.

Leslie Caron received her second Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing a French woman named Jane Fosset, who goes to London and decides to keep her out-of wedlock baby, instead of having an abortion. The subject matter was considered mature and risqué, because abortion was illegal at the time. She rents a room (L-Shaped) in a Notting Hill house populated by other lonely souls and social outcasts, such as Toby (Tom Bell), a writer who falls in love with her, but departs when he finds out she's pregnant.

Many of the character types were new to films of the era, but have since become clichés: the understanding young black, the lesbian actress, and the prostitutes without golden hearts. Director Bryan Forbes brings his usual muted sensibilities to the project, resulting in a work that downplays the sensational aspects and emphasizes characterization. Surprisingly, while The L-Shaped Room was considered too "hot" for several corporate-owned American movie houses, it was an early arrival on 1960s TV, where it frequently ran uncut.
UK 1962 Bryan Forbes 126m

Fri 10 Mar 18:30 (Studio - Tickets £6)

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T2 Trainspotting (18)

T2 Trainspotting

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Friday 10 Mar 201720:45 Book Now
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Raging Bull (18)

Raging Bull
Robert De Niro plays Jake LaMotta, a former middleweight boxing champion, whose reputation for tenacity and success in the ring was offset by his troubled domestic life.

This is the high-point of the Scorsese/De Niro partnership. De Niro plays the fanatically aggressive middleweight boxer, paranoid, driven and unhappy, who alienates everyone around him as he descends into self-loathing and loneliness. Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty are superb as his brother and wife. The film's editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, established the movie as a classic example of her art, and the monochrome cinematography is superb. Unmissable!
USA 1980 Martin Scorsese 129m

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (15)

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Two-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to this story, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel.

The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before.
USA 2017 Ang Lee 113m

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Sunday 12 Mar 201718:00 Book Now
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It's Only the End of the World (cert-tbc)

It's Only the End of the World
Juste la fin du monde

After 12 years of absence, a writer goes back to his home town, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family.

Xavier Dolan's Canadian contender for the Palme d'Or features an A-list cast of French actors tearing into each other over long-simmering family conflicts. This adaptation of a stage play by France's Jean-Luc Lagarce is about a writer named Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), who, having learned he's suffering from a terminal illness, decides to return to the hometown he quit 12 years earlier. He wants to break the bad news in person to his neglected family: mother Martine (Nathalie Baye), sister Suzanne (Léa Seydoux), brother Antoine (Vincent Cassel) and Antoine's wife Catherine (Marion Cotillard). The question is, are they willing to listen? (Subtitles)
Canada/France 2016 Xavier Dolan 97m

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Sunday 12 Mar 201720:45 Book Now
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Manon Lescaut (PG)

Manon Lescaut
Puccini's Manon Lescaut
Live from Teatro Regio, Turin

María José Siri and Gregory Kunde star as the ill-fated lovers in Puccini's passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris and finds herself torn between true love and a life of luxury.

The opera had its debut on the very same stage of the Teatro Regio Turino in 1893 and was Puccini's first major triumph - a hit with critics and audiences alike, that revealed Puccini as an operatic composer on a par with Verdi.

Puccini reveals his fascination with the destiny of a woman whose sensuality and boundless energy is shown by her passionate search for life's pleasures. His sumptuous and rich score is characterised by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies to further enrich the story. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Sung in Italian with English subtitles (Running time TBA).

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Tue 14 Mar 19:00 LIVE

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Tuesday 14 Mar 201719:00 Book Now

Viceroy's House (12A)

Viceroy's House
The true story of Lord Mountbatten, when in 1947 he assumed the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

This drama charts the life inside Viceroy's House, the sumptuous Delhi home of the British rulers of India, and the momentous political decisions that led to the Partition of India. For six months, iconic British statesmen Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) assumed the post of last Viceroy, and had the responsibility of working out the details of Indian independence and simultaneous British withdrawal. Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter, downstairs lived their 5,000 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted throughout the House as a new India is broken apart into three countries (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). Co-stars Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and Manish Dayal and directed by 'Bend it Like Beckham' director Gurinder Chadha.
UK/India 2017 Gurinder Chadha 106m

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Hidden Figures (PG)

Hidden Figures
A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

This is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. Known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of the pioneering astronaut, and guaranteeing his safe return. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Also stars Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst.
USA 2016 Theodore Melfi 127m

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COURSE: Woody Allen - Seriously Funny (PG)

COURSE: Woody Allen - Seriously Funny
A two day film course (over 2 weeks) on the American living legend, Woody Allen.

Woody Allen is a unique American filmmaker. Prolific (averaging one film release a year), controversial, celebrated and reviled, Allen is never far from the box office or the headlines. Love him or hate him, his features still attract world class actors, cinematographers and collaborators.

This course takes us through Woody Allen’s entire filmmaking career and delves into the what have become known as the “early funny films” and the “later serious films”. We will explore his American classics (Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Blue Jasmine) and his recent Europe-set features (Midnight in Paris, Cassandra’s Dream, Match Point), whilst looking at how his work is received, financed and reviewed.

Gareth Evans is Head of Media Studies at Bishop Luffa School. He has studied Woody Allen’s work at Master’s degree level and is a film and film education journalist.

Complimentary hot drink included.

In the Studio

Tickets: £10 for 2 days (Friends £8)
Or £6 per class (Friends £5)

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Friday 17 Mar 201718:30 Book Now (week 1)
Friday 24 Mar 201718:30 Book Now (week 2)

COURSE: Women in Hollywood (PG)

COURSE: Women in Hollywood
From Kitchen to Boardroom:
How Women's changing place in society was reflected in films of the day

'The position of women in American society experienced dramatic changes in the Depression decade of the 1930s, and then again during and immediately after the Second World War. After a period of relative calm, the feminist movement of the 1970s led to seismic changes in the way in which women participate in American economic, political and social life.

How did Hollywood cinema react to these developments? What sort of roles did it propose for the American woman during these times of profound social change?

Nick Smedley, an expert in the history of Hollywood cinema, who has written about the portrayal of women in American cinema from 1930 to the present day, navigates us through the complex reactions in Hollywood during these challenging times. Nick will bring out many surprising developments in this period, illustrated copiously with clips from the Golden Age to the modern day.

This is an interactive day course, with short talks, discussion groups, Q&A and maybe even a quick film quiz. Don't miss it!'

(Studio - Tickets £10 - Friends/Students £9)

Sat 18 Mar 10:00 - 15:00

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Saturday 18 Mar 201710:00 Book Now

QUIZ: A Mind for Movies (U)

QUIZ: A Mind for Movies
Our Film Quiz Returns

One of the most entertaining nights out of the Cinema calendar returns. A Film Quiz organized by the Cinema as a fundraiser for new Cinema Seating, 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.

TABLE / TEAM NAMES
Choose your favourite from the list below:

A - The Artist (2011 B)
B - The Bicycle Thief (1949 B & OF)
C - Cinema Paradiso (1990 BF)
D - The Deer Hunter (1978 O)
E -Eight & a Half (81/2) (1963 OF)
F -From Here to Eternity (1953 O)
G -The Great Beauty (2013 BF)
H -Hamlet (1948 O)
I - Ida (2014 BF)
J - Jean de Florette (1987 B)
K - The King’s Speech (2010 B&O)
L - The Last Emperor (1987 B&O)
M - Motorcycle Diaries (2004 BF)
N - No Country For Old Men (2007 O)
O - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1976 B)
P - Pan’s Labyrinth (2006 BF)
Q - The Queen (2006 B)
R - Ran (1986 BF)
S - Schindler’s List (1993 B)
T - Tom Jones (1963 O&B)
U - The Unforgiven (1992 O)
W - West Side Story (1961 O)

key:
B = BAFTA Winner / BF = BAFTA Foreign Film Winner
O = Oscar / OF = Oscar Foreign Film Winner


Sat 18 Mar 18:30
Doors Open 18:00

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

Tickets £24 each

We hope to raise money for New Auditorium Cinema Seating to be installed in the Summer.

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Saturday 18 Mar 201718:30 Book Now

Goodfellas (18)

Goodfellas
Definitive Scorsese at his peak, and the film towards which all his subsequent films have been reaching, many critics choice as the best movie of the director's career.

From the opening credits to Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta in a hard-hitting intro, hard-cutting to red-lit freeze frame, to the sound-bite ("As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster"), followed by Tony Bennett's 'Rags to Riches', this movie announces its bold, swaggering intent from the start and never relents. Spanning thirty years, the film bristles with the violent passion, howitzer wit and virtuoso style that made Scorsese's reputation with the gangster drama 'Mean Streets' in 1973. Joe Pesci dominates the film with a fierce, unforgettable performance.
USA 1990 Martin Scorsese 146m

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Saturday 18 Mar 201720:15 Book Now
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A Contemporary Evening - Bolshoi Ballet (PG)

A Contemporary Evening - Bolshoi Ballet
LIVE Bolshoi Ballet

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

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

Running time 2hr 40 mins including intervals

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sweet Dreams (cert-tbc)

Sweet Dreams
Fai Bei Sogni

Turin 1969. A young boy loses his mother in mysterious circumstances, and refuses to accept a priest's explanation that she is now in heaven.

As young Massimo grows into a man, Italy changes radically before his eyes. The mass emotions of the rowdy football crowds and the innocent pleasure of watching Raffaella Carra's daring dances on TV describe an entire universe outside the rambling apartment. By 1990, Massimo has become an accomplished journalist, but his mysterious past still haunts him. (Subtitles)
Italy 2016 Marco Bellocchio 134m

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Tuesday 21 Mar 201713:00 Book Now
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The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism (PG)

The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism
Exhibition on Screen

Following the smash hit 'Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse' from Season 3 of Exhibition on Screen comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition 'The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement' from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American impressionism.

American impressionism took its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet but followed its own path that over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about a much-loved artistic movement.

The story of American impressionism is closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and treasured locations throughout the Eastern United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.
UK 2017 Phil Grabsky 90m approx

Tickets £12.50 (Friend/Students £10)

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Tuesday 21 Mar 201716:00 Book Now
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COURSE: Women in Brit Cinema (PG)

COURSE: Women in Brit Cinema
From Kitchen to Boardroom:
The representation of women in British film from the 1940's to the present day.

Rosemary Coxon , Education Officer at CCANP, invites you to join her for three sessions to look at the roles actresses played in three significant periods of British film history - the 1940's to 50's,the 1960's and the 20th Century

Has the perception of women in film and in society changed over these years and if not, why not?

By looking at a host of film clips and the opinions of critics, actresses and directors we will try to find answers to these questions. Please join us at the cinema!

(Studio - Tickets £14 for three sessions - or £6 each)

Fri 24 Mar 13:30, Fri 31 Mar 13:30 & Fri 7 Apr 13:30

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No Man's Land (12A)

No Man's Land
National Theatre Live

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

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

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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

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The Nights of Zayendeh-Rood (15)

The Nights of Zayendeh-Rood

Makhmalbaf made the film in Iran in 1990, but it was banned by Iranian censors. In 2016, some parts of the original negative were stolen from the archives of the Iranian censor and smuggled to the West allowing Makhmalbaf to restore the film. The restored version opened the Venice Classics section of the 2016 Venice Film Festival.


The film tells the story of an anthropologist and his daughter, and it unfolds during three different periods: before, during and after the Islamic Revolution. The daughter works in ER at a local hospital, where she treats suicidal patients. The reason behind each suicide attempt is different, especially before and after the Revolution. Looking for a reason to be alive, one of the suicidal patients falls in love with the anthropologist’s daughter. However it is a forbidden love with some unexpected consequences. (Subtitles) Iran 1990/2016 Mohsen Makhmalbaf 63m


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Friday 31 Mar 201716:00 Book Now (Closed)

Madama Butterfly ROH '17 (PG)

Madama Butterfly ROH '17
Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.

Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria 'Un bel di' (One Fine Day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice. Starring Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth DeShong.
180m approx including interval.

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Sunday 2 Apr 201714:00 Book Now
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Twelfth Night (2017) (PG)

Twelfth Night (2017)
National Theatre Live
Live from the Olivier Theatre

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: 'Man and Superman', NT Live: 'The Beaux Stratagem') directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig ('Episodes') as a transformed Malvolia. An ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby ('Flowers', 'Jericho'), Tamara Lawrence ('Undercover'), Doon Mackichan ('Smack the Pony') and Daniel Ezra ('The Missing', 'Undercover'). Running time 210m approx including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Thursday 6 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

A Hero of Our Time - Bolshoi (PG)

A Hero of Our Time - Bolshoi
LIVE Bolshoi Ballet

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

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

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

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 9 Apr 201716:00 Book Now (LIVE)

Jewels ROH 2017 (U)

Jewels ROH 2017
Encore

George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant 3 part ballet classic with music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'. 'Jewels' is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company. Conductor - Pavel Sorokin.
165m approx including 2 intervals.

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Sunday 16 Apr 201714:00 Book Now

La Gazza Ladra (PG)

La Gazza Ladra

Rossini

LIVE from La Scala Milan


200 years after the success of Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra, where one spectator during the Premiere at La Scala in 1817 described that the opera “aroused such furore that at every moment the audiences stood up en masse to cover Rossini in acclaim,” Riccardo Chailly now brings this celebrated tragicomic opera back to the stage where it was first performed.


A masterpiece of grace and brilliance, La Gazza Ladra is adept at describing the excesses of power without prevaricating. In this production, the director and co-founder of the Teatro dell’Elfo and Oscar winner for Mediterraneo makes his debut at La Scala to elegantly relate the story of the servant Ninetta who is wrongly accused of theft.


The cast brings together the cream of the new generation of Rossinian bel canto with Rosa Feola debuting, tenor Edgardo Rocha,basses Alex Esposito and Paolo Bordogna, as well as Teresa Lervolino and the expert bel canto of Michele Pertusi. Sung in Italian with English Subtitles,      

La Scala Chorus and Orchestra Conductor  Riccardo Chailly


Running time 220 mins approx including interval(s)  


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Tuesday 18 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (cert-tbc)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Live from the Old Vic


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare's iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Running time 200m approx including interval.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


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Thursday 20 Apr 201720:00 Book Now
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The Snow Maiden (12A)

The Snow Maiden

LIVE from Paris Opera:


Snegúrochka (The Snow Maiden) was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring Beauty and Grandfather Frost.


Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo, (who vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love), Snegúrochka’s fate is entrusted to a wood sprite.


Ten years after its creation, Rimsky‑Korsakov wrote: “anyone who fails to love ‘The Snow Maiden’ understands nothing of my works nor of myself”. This masterpiece of popular Slavic literature brings to the stage a magical fantasy of love and mythical renewal. Aida Garifullina sings the title role under young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov. 260m (including 2 intervals) + 15min intro .


This magnificent and rarely performed epic opera by Rimsky Korsakov is not showing in most UK venues.


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


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Tuesday 25 Apr 201717:45 Book Now

Don Carlo (2017) (PG)

Don Carlo (2017)

Verdi

Live from Florence


Zubin Mehta conducts a cast led by Fabio Sartori and Julianna Di Giacomo in the acclaimed Don Carlo.


Verdi’s opera about love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain is based upon the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545-1568). Carlos was betrothed to Elizabeth of Valois (1545-1568), the daughter of France’s King Henry II but for political reasons, Elizabeth was ultimately married to Carlos’ father Philip II of Spain. Based on the 1787 dramatic poem by Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlo was first performed at the Paris Opéra in 1867 where politics and religion were dangerously entwined. Verdi made extensive revisions to the opera over the following 20 years, and this production follows the four-act 1886 version performed at one of the newest Opera Houses in the world, the Opera di Firenze. The Opera di Firenze has pioneered the perception of opera worldwide, demonstrating it can be both traditional and innovative. Their blend of the classic and contemporary puts Opera di Firenze at the centre of opera, guiding its future for years to come.                                                                        

Orchestra and Choir of the Annual Music Festival in Florence Conductor: Zubin Mehta      


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


Running time 220m approx inc interval(s)                                        

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Friday 5 May 201719:00 Book Now

Obsession (NT Live) (12A)

Obsession (NT Live)

NT Live from the Barbican


Jude Law stars in this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film, directed by Ivo van Hove (‘A View from the Bridge’, ‘Hedda Gabler’).


Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.


Visconti's first feature film ‘Obsession’ (1943), based on James M Cain's novel ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’, gave rise to Italian neorealism, a cinematic movement highlighting the struggles of ordinary people in a time of upheaval.

120m (No Interval)


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)



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Thursday 11 May 201719:00 Book Now

Julius Caesar (2017) (PG)

Julius Caesar (2017)
Royal Shakespeare Company
Recorded Live

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith's 'Oppenheimer' (2014) and James Fenton's adaptation of 'Don Quixote' (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. 'Antony and Cleopatra' follows. Running time 180m approx including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 20 May 201714:30 Book Now

Triple Ballet Bill (U)

Triple Ballet Bill
The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite & Armand

This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, with music by Felix Mendelssohn, César Franck and Franz Liszt.

'The Dream' is Ashton's adaptation of Shakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. 'Symphonic Variations' was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck's brooding 'Variations Symphoniques', this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. 'Marguerite and Armand' is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera 'La Traviata'. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963. Conductor - Emmanuel Plasson.
Running time tba with 2 intervals.

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Sunday 11 Jun 201714:00 Book Now

Michelangelo: Love and Death (PG)

Michelangelo: Love and Death
Exhibition on Screen

This new film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo, and goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition on Michelangelo at the National Gallery of London who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance - and perhaps of all time.

This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery).
UK 2017 90 mins approx

Tickets £12.50 (Friend/Students £10)

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Tuesday 13 Jun 201716:00 Book Now
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Antony and Cleopatra (2107) (PG)

Antony and Cleopatra (2107)
Royal Shakespeare Company
Recorded Live

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare's tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Following Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony's military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of 'Othello' (2015) and 'Much Ado About Nothing' (2012). 'Titus Andronicus' follows Aug/Sep (tbc). Running time 180m approx including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Thursday 15 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

Otello (2017) (PG)

Otello (2017)

ROH


Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera directed by Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufmann  in the title role, in our final presentation from The ROH Season.


World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi‘s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


Running time 180m approx including interval


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Wednesday 28 Jun 201719:15 Book Now
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THANK YOU: Festival 2016 (U)

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

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Thursday 10 Aug 201707:00 Book Now (Closed)