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The Little Stranger (15)

The Little Stranger

Lenny Abrahamson, who brought us the brilliantly chilling ‘Room’ in 2015, is back with a thrilling drama about a doctor who must investigate the paranormal activity taking place at an English stately home.

This is the story of Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

UK 2018 Lenny Abrahamson 111m

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Spitfire. (cert-tbc)


An epic and emotional testimony and tribute to the aircraft teams that won the Battle of Britain and ultimately the Second World War, as told by the last serving heroes who built, flew and fought in her.

Narrated by Charles Dance and with breath-taking aerial footage from the world’s greatest aviation photographer, John Dibbs, and never before seen digitally re-mastered archive footage, ‘Spitfire’ explores how this extraordinary plane became the most famous fighter aircraft ever made. In the documentary, the only piece of genius that goes un-celebrated is the plane’s name. That alone deserved to win the Battle of Britain, didn’t it? A plane that spits fire: brilliant. A little dragon in the sky, fast, fearless, impudent, un-outwittable. Timed to release as part of the RAF’s centenary year celebrations (RAF100).

UK 2018 David Fairhead & Ant Palmer 100m

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Wednesday 26 Sep 201814:30 Book Now

The Nun. (cert-tbc)

The Nun.

One of the most breath-taking and emotional works of French cinema, Jacques Rivette’s exquisite 1966 drama ‘The Nun’ appears now in a glorious new 4K digital restoration.

Suzanne (Anna Karina) is an intelligent, freedom-loving woman who is forced into a convent against her will. The fact that she was sired by a man who is not her mother's husband - and that a suitable dowry cannot be paid for her - bring her to the church. Suzanne endures continual harassment from one Mother Superior (Micheline Presle), and when transferred to a different convent, she becomes subject to romantic leanings from another Mother Superior (Liselotte Pulver), who flees with a priest (Francisco Rabal). The controversial subject matter caused the feature to be banned for two years, ironically helping the film gain more recognition.

France 1966 Jacques Rivette 140m

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Thursday 27 Sep 201816:30 Book Now

King Lear (CFT) (PG)

King Lear (CFT)

CFT’s Production Live from the West End

We’re delighted to present the NT Live broadcast of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear with Ian McKellen live from live from London’s Duke of York’s Theatre.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear (an extraordinarily moving portrayal by McKellen) sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. 220m inc intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 27 Sep 19:00 (Live)

Sun 30 Sep 14:30 (Encore)

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The Children Act. (15)

The Children Act.

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

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

UK 2017 Richard Eyre 105m

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Friday 28 Sep 201815:30 Book Now
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Hearts Beat Loud (12A)

Hearts Beat Loud

A casual, keenly observed story of a Brooklyn father and daughter charged with a kind of music as free-spirited as the duo is.

Aging Brooklyn hipster Frank (Nick Offerman) is in danger of losing his failing Brooklyn record shop; his teenage daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) is preparing to move to California to study medicine. Frank’s boyish response to stress is to conscript Sam for one of their “jam seshes,” a father-daughter bonding ritual that he loves but that she’s grown out of. When one of their jam session songs becomes an online hit, they adopt Sam’s protest-filled words “'We Are Not A Band, dad” as the name of their ensemble, before they eventually exchange farewells with acceptance. ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ gently charts the last days of this parent-daughter’s togetherness pre-college, as both of them learn to let life take its course.

USA 2018 Brett Haley 97m

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Friday 28 Sep 201818:00 Book Now
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Nureyev: All the World his Stage (15)

Nureyev: All the World his Stage

In a ground-breaking innovation for a feature-length documentary, newly commissioned dance sequences are woven with archive footage - and interviews with those that really knew him - to tell the epic tale of Rudolf Nureyev's life.

Ballet’s most famous star can be seen performing, choreographing and rehearsing in material unearthed by the film-maker Jacqui Morris. In one clip, Nureyev can be seen rehearsing ‘The Nutcracker’ with Claude de Vulpian, choreographing her while dancing together. Rudolf Nureyev was in every sense 'Made in Russia'. It would be hard to imagine a character of such conflicting passion, ego, obsession, talent, triumph and tragedy emerging from anywhere other than Russia.

UK/Denmark 2017 Jacqui & David Morris 115m

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Friday 28 Sep 201820:30 Book Now
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Woodfall at 60 (PG)

Woodfall at 60

This year, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of iconic films from Woodfall Studios and to help us, we are delighted to welcome Steven Hess as our guest speaker.

Steven is Tony Richardson’s son-in-law and as a result, the accidental curator of Woodfall films. He will tell us the Woodfall story and why it was created by Tony Richardson, John Osborne and Harry Saltzman. Woodfall was a company that was never satisfied with the status quo and for many it was a breath of fresh air in the film world of its day. Recently, Woodfall has restored a significant number of its films and Steven will share the highs and lows of this work, plus many anecdotes of Woodfall films and their stars. The BFI have recently celebrated this restoration as part of British cinematic history and we are delighted to bring to our Chichester Cinema the best of Woodfall and showcase its pioneering and creative spirit. As an additional treat, our Education Team and guest speakers will share with you clips of ‘six of the best’ Woodfall films which we can all discuss and question.

Which Woodfall film would be your favourite?

Perhaps ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, ‘Kes’, ‘Tom Jones’?

This promises to be a not-to-be missed day and we look forward to sharing it with you.

All welcome

Tickets £10 (Friends £9)

Sat 29 Sep 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio)

Tea /Coffee available at bar on arrival

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Saturday 29 Sep 201810:00 Book Now

Bad Samaritan (15)

Bad Samaritan

A well-directed thriller with knuckle-chewing suspense from start to finish, starring David Tennant as the “guy next door” you do not want to mess with.

A valet (Robert Sheehan) develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers in Portland Oregan. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (Tennant), and discovers a woman being held captive in his home. Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind. Tennant steals the show as the brilliant, demented villain.

USA 2018 Dean Devlin 110m

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Sunday 30 Sep 201820:45 Book Now
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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (PG)

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Wim Wenders' new documentary is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him.

The pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, Pope Francis engages the audience face-to-face and calls for peace. Wenders, who once wanted to be a priest but went onto make some directly religious films instead, doesn't seek converts with this documentary, so much as to put His Holiness' wisdom out into the world. It's difficult to see how anyone who watches this film won't be deeply impressed with Francis' integrity and warmth of spirit.

Switzerland/Vatican/Italy 2018 Wim Wenders 96m

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Tuesday 2 Oct 201818:15 Book Now
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The Winter's Tale (Globe) (PG)

The Winter's Tale (Globe)

‘The Winter’s Tale’ is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age.

Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters with a colossal sweep that takes audiences from the stifling atmosphere of the Sicilian court to the unbuttoned joy of a Bohemian festival. Staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London, this new production is directed by Blanche McIntyre and stars Will Keen (‘The Crown’, ‘Wolf Hall’) as Leontes, Priyanga Burford (‘Marcella’) as Hermione and Annette Badland (‘Father Brown’) as Old Shepherd. A reconstruction of an open-air Elizabethan playhouse on the bank of the River Thames, the Globe Theatre has become a significant part of the national and international theatre landscape, celebrating Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world. 180m approx including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 4 Oct 19:15 (Live)

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Apostasy. (15)


A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love.

Apostasy - an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith. Blood proves thicker than (holy) water in one of the year's strongest British films. A beautifully balanced glimpse into the world of Jehovah's Witnesses set in a humdrum corner of Manchester. The focus of Kokotajlo's ingeniously structured script shifts fluidly between a mother (Ivana) and her two adult daughters (Chloe and Luisa), examining how deeply ingrained religious beliefs can be sorely tested by circumstances. While undeniably critical in tone and ultimately sympathetic with Luisa's increasingly spiky rebelliousness, ‘Apostasy’ takes appropriate care to show balanced respect for Jehovah's Witness beliefs, It's a timely, sensitive and intelligent work of cinema.

UK 2017 Daniel Kokotajlo 95m

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Friday 5 Oct 201813:30 Book Now
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The Heiresses. (cert-tbc)

The Heiresses.

An immaculate, entirely female-driven drama, that won the Silver Bear at Berlin and received unanimous acclaim.

A piercing character study and commentary on the Paraguayan class structure, it follows Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irún), who have been together for 30 years when their lives start to change. Chela meets the much younger Angy (Ana Ivanova), and they forge a fresh and exhilarating connection – encouraging Chela to finally break out of her shell and embark on a personal revolution. (Subtitles)

Paraguay / Uruguay / Germany/ France 2018 Marcelo Martinessi 95m

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Friday 5 Oct 201815:45 Book Now
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American Animals (15)

American Animals

The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history.

Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on a life of its own. Their meticulous preparations begin with typing "how to plan a heist" into Google and continue with watching every heist film ever made, though they manage to overlook the primary lesson of all such films - that something always goes wrong. Director Layton mixes in testimonials from the real-life characters while also inserting them into the film, alongside the actors playing them, lingering like ghosts of their decisions - the effect is dizzying. One of the year's smartest, most captivating films.

UK/USA 2018 Bart Layton 116m

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The King of Thieves (15)

The King of Thieves

A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015.

The film tells the story of the epic multi-million-pound robbery initially believed to be undertaken by a gang of super-thieves. The actual perpetrators were a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s - with all kinds of physical maladies - who were mostly unoccupied and bored, until they consulted a bunch of how-to books and figured out a way to pull off one last hurrah. Entering the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company property via a lift shaft, they drilled through the 50cm thick vault walls with heavy machinery and escaped with a haul estimated to be worth around £200 million. The all-star cast of thieves includes Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone and Michael Gambon.

UK 2018 James Marsh 103m

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Friday 5 Oct 201820:45 Book Now
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Aida (Met Encore) (PG)

Aida (Met Encore)

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production. Opera in 4 Acts by Giuseppe Verdi sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris - mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili - is an implacable rival for Radamès’ affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war. As Aida and Radamès face impossible choices between patriotism, passion, and paternal bonds, the stage is set for tragedy. With heart-stopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens our Met matinees with a bang. (Recorded 6 Oct 2018). 235m approx inc 2 intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Sun 7 Oct 14:00 (Delayed Live)

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

The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde Live)

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

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

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Tue 9 Oct 19:15 (Live)

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Tuesday 9 Oct 201819:15 Book Now
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The Wife (15)

The Wife

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

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

Sweden 2018 Björn Runge 100m

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Friday 12 Oct 201812:45 Book Now
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BlacKkKlansman (15)


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

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

USA 2018 Spike Lee 135m

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A Prayer Before Dawn (18)

A Prayer Before Dawn

This is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand's most notorious prisons.

Billy (Joe Cole) is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth. It's a spare, brutal, well-crafted prison drama, anchored by an at-turns wildly aggressive and hauntingly vulnerable lead performance by Cole.

France / UK 2018 Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire 116m

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Friday 12 Oct 201820:30 Book Now
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Neorealism: The New Italian Renaissance (PG)

Neorealism: The New Italian Renaissance

In the aftermath of WW2, after decades of Fascist propaganda, warfare and poverty, a number of Italian filmmakers began focusing on the personal, especially the marginalised and powerless.

They used documentary techniques - location shoots, natural lighting and non-professional actors - to reproduce reality. Labelled Italian Neorealism (INR), this movement has been described as “the most precious moment of film history”, “Neorealism breaks all the rules” and “washing our dirty laundry in public”. In Richard Cupidi’s informal workshop, we’ll develop a functional definition of INR, examine its historical context, tease out some important themes and stylistic practices, and show how these were applied cinematically with examples drawn from both iconic and lesser-known films. We’ll also touch on geopolitical factors, which affected INR’s evolution, e.g., American intervention in Italy’s 1948 elections. Later in the day we’ll explore in depth one of INR’s most signature films: ‘Bicycle Thieves’. This will be followed by a discussion about INR’s legacy - on the French New Wave, the New Hollywood, Indian Realism, and on auteurs such as Pier Paolo Pasolini. In our post-post-modern era where notions of “the real” have been down-graded, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate this innovative period called Neorealism. Everyone welcome.

Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9)

Sat 13 Oct 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio)

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Saturday 13 Oct 201810:00 Book Now

Swimming with Men (12A)

Swimming with Men

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

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

UK 2018 Oliver Parker

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Sunday 14 Oct 201815:30 Book Now
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Mayerling (PG)


‘Mayerling’ is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. With music by Franz Liszt.

Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction. 195m including 2 intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Mon 15 Oct 19:15 (Live)

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Alpha (12A)


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

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

USA 2018 Albert Hughes 97m

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Friday 19 Oct 201813:15 Book Now
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Puzzle. (15)


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

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

USA 2018 Marc Turtletaub 103m

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Friday 19 Oct 201815:30 Book Now
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Yardie (15)


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

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

UK 2018 Idris Elba 101m

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Friday 19 Oct 201818:00 Book Now (Plus Intro - )
Tuesday 23 Oct 201816:00 Book Now
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Anchor and Hope (15)

Anchor and Hope

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

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

Spain 2017 Carlos Marques-Marcet 113m

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Friday 19 Oct 201820:30 Book Now
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Faces Places (PG)

Faces Places

Focus on the Documentary:

Visages, Villages

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

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

France 2017 JR, Agnès Varda 94m

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Saturday 20 Oct 201813:30 Book Now
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Climax (18)


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

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

France 2018 Gaspar Noé 95m

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

The Producers (15)

The Producers

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

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

USA 1967 Mel Brooks 88m

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

Samson and Delilah (PG)

Samson and Delilah

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

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

Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

Sun 21 Oct 14:00 (Delayed Live)

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Kusama: Infinity (PG)

Kusama: Infinity

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

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

USA 2018 Heather Lenz 80m

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Sunday 21 Oct 201820:30 Book Now
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Incredibles 2. (PG)

Incredibles 2.

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

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

USA 2018 Brad Bird 118m

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

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...

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

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

France/Belgium 2017 Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner 83m

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Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Concert (PG)

Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Concert

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

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

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

Recorded in 2010. 80m - no interval.

Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)

Tue 23 Oct 18:30

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Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

Johnny English Strikes Again

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

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

UK 2018 David Kerr TimeTBC

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Tracking Edith (PG)

Tracking Edith

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

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

Austria 2016 Peter Stephan Jungk 92m

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Friday 26 Oct 201815:45 Book Now
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A Star is Born (15)

A Star is Born

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

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

USA 2018 Bradley Cooper 135m

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Die Walküre (ROH Live) (PG)

Die Walküre (ROH Live)

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

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

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

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Sun 28 Oct 17:00 (Live)

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Columbus (12A)


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

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

USA 2017 Kogonada 104m

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Funny Girl (PG)

Funny Girl

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

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

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Tue 30 Oct

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First Man (12A)

First Man

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

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

USA 2018 Damien Chazelle 138m

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Oscar Wilde on Page and Screen Talk (PG)

Oscar Wilde on Page and Screen Talk

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

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

Tickets £6 (Friends/Students £5)

Fri 2 Nov 13:30 (Studio)

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The Rider. (15)

The Rider.

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

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

USA 2017 Chloé Zhao 104m

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Black 47 (15)

Black 47

International Panorama: Ireland

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

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

Ireland 2018 Lance Daly 96m

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La Fanciulla Del West (PG)

La Fanciulla Del West

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

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

Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

Sat 3 Nov 14:00 (Delayed Live)

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Some Like it Hot. (12A)

Some Like it Hot.

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

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

USA 1959 Billy Wilder 121m

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Lucky. (15)


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

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

USA 2017 John Carroll Lynch 88m

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Red (PG)


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

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

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Wed 7 Oct 18:30

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Alan Bennett's Allelujah! (PG)

Alan Bennett's Allelujah!

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

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

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

170m approx including interval

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Powell & Pressburger Day Course (PG)

Powell & Pressburger Day Course

Powell and Pressburger: In Their Time and in Ours

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

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

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

A day not to be missed …

Tickets £10 (Friends £9)

Sat 10 Nov 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio)

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La Sylphide (PG)

La Sylphide

LIVE Bolshoi Ballet

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

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

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

120m approx inc interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Marnie (Met Opera) (PG)

Marnie (Met Opera)

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

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

190m approx inc Interval.

Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Saturday 17 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

La Bayadère (2018) (PG)

La Bayadère (2018)

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

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

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

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

185m approx including 2 intervals

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 18 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

The Madness of George III (PG)

The Madness of George III

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday 20 Nov 201819:00 Book Now

Troilus and Cressida (RSC) (PG)

Troilus and Cressida (RSC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 24 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

The King and I (PG)

The King and I

Live recording

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

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

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

180m approx including interval

Ticjets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Thursday 29 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Don Quixote (Bolshoi 2018) (PG)

Don Quixote (Bolshoi 2018)

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

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

175m including 2 intervals.

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Sunday 2 Dec 201815:00 Book Now

Antony and Cleopatra (2018) (12A)

Antony and Cleopatra (2018)

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

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

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

220m Inc Interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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

The Nutcracker (ROH 2018) (PG)

The Nutcracker (ROH 2018)

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

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

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

150m including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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

La Traviata (Met Opera) (PG)

La Traviata (Met Opera)

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

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

205m approx inc intervals.

Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 16 Dec 201814:00 Book Now

The Nutcracker (Bolshoi 2018) (PG)

The Nutcracker (Bolshoi 2018)

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

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

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

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Saturday 22 Dec 201815:00 Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: NY Eve 18 (U)

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: NY Eve 18

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

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

This broadcast will feature exclusive interviews and programme insights.

Piano and Conductor Daniel Barenboim              

120m (No Interval)

Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)

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

Adriana Lecouvreur (Met Opera) (PG)

Adriana Lecouvreur (Met Opera)

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

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

240m inc 2 Intervals.

Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 13 Jan 201914:00 Book Now

Carmen (Met Opera) (PG)

Carmen (Met Opera)

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

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

221m inc Interval

Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 3 Feb 201914:00 Book Now

La Fille du Régiment (Met Opera) (PG)

La Fille du Régiment (Met Opera)

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

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

175m inc Interval

Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 3 Mar 201914:30 Book Now

Die Walküre (Met Opera) (PG)

Die Walküre (Met Opera)

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

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

320m inc 2 intervals.

Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 31 Mar 201914:30 Book Now

Dialogues des Carmélites (Met) (PG)

Dialogues des Carmélites (Met)

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

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

209m inc Interval.

Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

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Sunday 12 May 201914:00 Book Now