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contents Aida

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Alpha 33 American Animals

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Anchor and Hope

29

Apostasy

24

The Apparition

10

Bad Samaritan

21

Strikes Again

36

Neorealism: The New Italian Renaissance 44

Jonas Kauffmann: Under the Stars

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The Nun

Julie

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Oscar on Page and Screen

The King

12

King Lear

18

The King of Thieves 23

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

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Powell and Pressburger: In Their Time and in Ours 47

Kusama: Infinity

31

La Bohème

14

A Prayer Before Dawn

27

La Fanciulla Del West

41

The Producers

35

43

Puzzle

31

BlacKkKlansman

29

Red

42

The Children Act

20

The Rider

41

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Concert 35 The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales… 32 Black 47

Christopher Robin

Samson and Delilah 27

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The Seagull

Cold War

13

Sicilian Ghost Story 10

Columbus

39

Some Like it Hot

42

Die Walküre

39

Song and Dance on Film

12

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The Escape Faces Places

33

First Man

43

Climax

First Reformed Funny Girl

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The Guardians

16

Hearts Beat Loud

19

The Heiresses

23

The Importance of Being Earnest

26

Incredibles 2

32

Johnny English

Spitfire 16

A Star is Born Le Corsaire

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The Little Stranger

15 40

Lucky Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

A Star is Born

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Summer 1993

15

Swimming with Men 29 Tracking Edith 37

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Under the Tree 14

Mayerling

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The Wife 27

The Merry Widow

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The Winter’s Tale 20

The Merry Wives of Windsor

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The More You Ignore Me

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Autumn 2018 Fri 31 Aug

13:00  First Reformed (15) 113m 15:30  Christopher Robin (PG) 104m 18:15  Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (PG) 114m 20:45 Christopher Robin

Thu 6 Sep

13:45 Christopher Robin 16:15 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 19:00  Julie (NT Live) (15) 120m 21:15 Christopher Robin

Fri 7 Sep

12:45 Christopher Robin 15:15 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 17:45 First Reformed 20:30 Christopher Robin

13:15  Christopher Robin (PG) 104m 15:45  The Seagull (12A) 98m 18:15 The Seagull 20:30 Sicilian Ghost Story (15) 122m

Sun 2 Sep

Sat 8 Sep

Sat 1 Sep

12:15 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 15:00  Jonas Kaufmann Under the Stars 125m 17:45 Christopher Robin 20:15 Christopher Robin

Mon 3 Sep

13:00 Christopher Robin 15:30 Christopher Robin 18:00 First Reformed 20:45 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Tue 4 Sep

13:00 Christopher Robin 15:15 First Reformed 18:00 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 20:45 Christopher Robin

Wed 5 Sep

13:00 Christopher Robin 15:30 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 18:00 Christopher Robin 20:30 First Reformed

12:15 The Seagull 14:30  Le Corsaire (La Scala Ballet) 139m inc interval 17:30 Christopher Robin 20:00 The Seagull

Sun 9 Sep

12:45 The Seagull 15:15 Christopher Robin 17:45 The Seagull 20:00 The Apparition (15) 144m

Mon 10 Sep 13:15 The Seagull 15:30 Sicilian Ghost Story 18:15 The Seagull 20:45 Christopher Robin

Tue 11 Sep

13:15 Christopher Robin 15:45 The Seagull 18:00 Sicilian Ghost Story 20:45 The Seagull

Wed 12 Sep

12:15 The Seagull 14:30 Christopher Robin 17:00 The Seagull

Thu 13 Sep

13:00 The Apparition 16:00 The Seagull 18:15 Christopher Robin 20:45 The Seagull

Fri 14 Sep

13:30  The More You Ignore Me (15) 105m 16:00  The Seagull (12A) 98m 18:15  Cold War (15) 85m 18:30  Song and Dance on Film (Talk) 120m 20:30 The Escape (15) 101m

Sat 15 Sep

12:15 The Seagull 14:30  The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC) 18:00 The Escape 20:30 Cold War

Sun 16 Sep

12:15 The Seagull 14:30  La Bohème (Sydney Harbour) 150m inc interval 17:45 Cold War 20:00 The King (15) 107m

Mon 17 Sep

13:15 The Escape 15:45 Cold War 18:00 The Seagull 20:30 The More You Ignore Me

Tue 18 Sep

13:15 Cold War 15:30 The Escape 18:00 The More You Ignore Me 20:45 Under the Tree (15) 89m

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Film Listings Wed 19 Sep

13:30 The Escape 16:00 The Seagull 18:30 Cold War 20:45 The King

Thu 20 Sep

13:30 Under the Tree 15:45 The King 18:15 The Escape 20:45 Cold War

Fri 21 Sep

13:15  Summer 1993 (12A) 97m 15:30  The Little Stranger (12A) 111m 18:00  The Guardians (PG) 135m 20:45 The Little Stranger

Sat 22 Sep

13:00 The Little Stranger 15:30 Summer 1993 17:45  Spitfire (PG) 100m 20:15 The Little Stranger

Sun 23 Sep

12:45  The Nun (15) 140m 15:30  The Merry Widow (Australian Ballet) 114m inc interval 17:45 The Little Stranger 20:15 The Little Stranger

Mon 24 Sep

13:15 The Little Stranger 15:45 Spitfire 18:00 The Guardians 20:45 The Little Stranger

Tue 25 Sep

12:45 The Guardians 15:45 The Little Stranger 18:15 Summer 1993 20:30 The Little Stranger

Wed 26 Sep

12:15 The Little Stranger 14:30 Spitfire 16:45 The Little Stranger

Thu 27 Sep

12:00 The Little Stranger 14:15 The Little Stranger 16:30 The Nun 19:00  King Lear (Live) 220m inc intervals

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Fri 28 Sep

13:00  The Little Stranger (12A) 111m 15:30  The Children Act (12A) 105m 18:00  Hearts Beat Loud (12A) 97m 20:30 Nureyev: An Orgy of One (15) 115m

Sat 29 Sep

10:00  Woodfall at 60 (Day Course) 330m 12:45 Hearts Beat Loud 15:15 Nureyev: An Orgy of One 18:00 The Children Act 20:30 The Little Stranger

Sun 30 Sep

12:00 The Children Act 14:30  King Lear (Encore) 220m inc intervals 18:30 The Little Stranger 20:45 Bad Samaritan (15) 110m

Mon 1 Oct

13:00 The Children Act 15:30 Bad Samaritan 18:00 Nureyev: An Orgy of One 20:30 The Little Stranger

Tue 2 Oct

13:15 Nureyev: An Orgy of One 15:45 The Little Stranger 18:15  Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (PG) 96m 20:30 The Children Act

Wed 3 Oct

13:15 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word 15:45 The Children Act 18:15 The Little Stranger 20:45 Hearts Beat Loud

Thu 4 Oct

12:00 Nureyev: An Orgy of One 14:30 The Little Stranger 16:45 The Children Act 19:15  The Winter’s Tale (The Globe Live) 180m inc interval

Fri 5 Oct

13:30  Apostasy (15) 95m 15:45  The Heiresses (15) 95m 18:00  American Animals (15) 116m 20:45 The King of Thieves (15) 103m

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Sat 6 Oct

13:15 The King of Thieves 15:45 The Heiresses 18:00 The King of Thieves 20:30 American Animals

Sun 7 Oct

11:45 The King of Thieves 14:00  Aida (Met Opera) 235m inc 2 Intervals 18:15 American Animals 20:45 The King of Thieves

Mon 8 Oct

13:15 The King of Thieves 15:45 American Animals 18:30 The Heiresses 20:45 The King of Thieves

Tue 9 Oct

12:15 The King of Thieves 14:30 American Animals 17:00 The King of Thieves 19:15  The Importance of Being Ernest (Wilde Live) 180m inc interval

Wed 10 Oct

12:00 Apostasy 14:15 The King of Thieves 16:45 American Animals

Thu 11 Oct

13:15 The King of Thieves 15:45 The King of Thieves 18:15 Apostasy 20:30 American Animals

Fri 12 Oct

12:45  The Wife (15) 100m 15:00  BlacKkKlansman (15) 135m Plus intro 18:00 The Wife 20:30 A Prayer Before Dawn (18) 116m

Sat 13 Oct

10:00  Italian Neorealism Day Course (Day Course) 330m 12:45 The Wife 15:30 The Wife 17:45 BlacKkKlansman 20:45 A Prayer Before Dawn

Sun 14 Oct

13:15 The Wife 15:30  Swimming with Men (12A) 96m 17:45 The Wife 20:00 BlacKkKlansman


Mon 15 Oct

Tue 23 Oct

12:00 The Wife 14:15 BlacKkKlansman 17:00 The Wife 19:15  Mayerling (ROH Encore) 195m inc 2 Intervals

13:30 Incredibles 2 16:00 Yardie 18:30  Beethoven’s 9th (Vienna Phil. Orch.) 80m 20:15 Anchor and Hope

Tue 16 Oct

Wed 24 Oct

12:45 BlacKkKlansman 15:45 The Wife 18:15 Swimming with Men 20:45 The Wife

13:00 The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales… 15:00 Kusama: Infinity 17:00 The Producers

Wed 17 Oct

13:00 Incredibles 2 15:30 Anchor and Hope 18:00 Yardie 20:30 Faces, Places

13:15 The Wife 15:45 Swimming with Men 18:00 The Wife 20:15 BlacKkKlansman

Thu 25 Oct

Fri 26 Oct

12:15 The Wife 14:30 BlacKkKlansman 17:15 The Wife 19:45  The Importance of Being Earnest (Wilde Encore) 180m inc interval

13:15  Johnny English Strikes Again (PG) TimeTBC 15:45  Tracking Edith (PG) 92m 18:00 Johnny English Strikes Again 20:15  A Star is Born (15) 135m

Fri 19 Oct

Sat 27 Oct

Thu 18 Oct

13:15  Alpha (12A) 97m 15:30  Puzzle (15) 103m 18:00  Yardie (15) 101m Plus intro 20:30 Anchor and Hope (15) 113m

12:15 A Star is Born 15:15 Johnny English Strikes Again 17:45 A Star is Born 20:45 Johnny English Strikes Again

Sat 20 Oct

Sun 28 Oct

13:30  Faces, Places (PG) 94m 15:45 Alpha 18:15 Puzzle 20:45 Climax (18) 95m

Sun 21 Oct

12:00  The Producers (15) 90m 14:00  Samson and Delilah (Met Opera) 235m inc 2 Intervals 18:15 Alpha 20:30 Kusama: Infinity (PG) 80m

Mon 22 Oct

13:30  Incredibles 2 (PG) 118m 16:00  The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales… (U) 83m 18:00 Puzzle 20:30 Climax

12:00 Johnny English Strikes Again 14:15 A Star is Born 17:00  Die Walküre (ROH Live) 290m inc 2 Intervals

Mon 29 Oct

12:30 Johnny English Strikes Again 15:00 A Star is Born 18:00 Columbus (12A) 104m 20:15 A Star is Born

Tue 30 Oct

12:00 Johnny English Strikes Again 14:30 A Star is Born 17:15 Johnny English Strikes Again 19:45  Funny Girl (West End) 160m inc Interval

Wed 31 Oct

13:00 Johnny English Strikes Again 15:30 Columbus 18:00 Tracking Edith 20:15 A Star is Born

Thu 1 Nov

12:45 A Star is Born 15:45 Johnny English Strikes Again 18:15 Columbus 20:45 Johnny English Strikes Again

Fri 2 Nov

12:30  First Man (12A) 138m 13:30  Oscar on Page and Screen (Talk) 120m 15:30  The Rider (15) 104m 18:00 First Man 21:00  Black 47 (15) 96m

Sat 3 Nov

12:00 The Rider 14:15  La Fanciulla del West (Met) 220m inc 2 Intervals 18:15 First Man 20:45 First Man

Sun 4 Nov

12:15 First Man 15:15  Some Like it Hot (12A) 121m 18:00 First Man 21:00  Lucky (15) 88m

Mon 5 Nov 12:45 First Man 15:45 Lucky 18:00 First Man 21:00 Black 47

Tue 6 Nov

12:45 First Man 15:45 Black 47 18:00 Lucky 20:15 First Man

Wed 7 Nov

12:45 First Man 15:45 Some Like it Hot 18:30  Red (Wyndham Theatre) 90m 20:15 First Man

Thu 8 Nov

11:45 First Man 14:15 The Rider 16:30 First Man 19:15  NT Live TBA

First Man

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NT Live

Julie

Thu 6 Sep

19:00 (Live)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

This new version of August Strinberg’s play ‘Miss Julie’, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary Britain. Wild and newly single, Julie (Vanessa Kirby) throws a latenight party. In the kitchen, Jean (Eric Kofi Abrefa) and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. Directed by Carrie Cracknell, this production will be broadcast live from the National Theatre. 120m inc interval.

Jonas Kauffmann: Under the Stars

Sun 2 Sep

15:00

Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)

Join star tenor Jonas Kaufmann for a magical night of music under the stars, featuring famous arias and timeless Italian songs. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne Amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars. 125m including interval.

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Fri 31 Aug Sat 1 Sep Sun 2 Sep Mon 3 Sep Tue 4 Sep Wed 5 Sep Thu 6 Sep

18:15 15:15 12:15 20:45 18:00 15:30 16:15

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Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) learns about her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) past, in this sequel to ‘Mamma Mia!’. As the film goes back and forth in time through Donna’s life, experiencing the fun she had with Sophie’s three possible dads, it shows how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Sophie is now pregnant, so like Donna, she will be young when she has her baby. This is where she realizes she will need to take risks, just as her mother did. USA 2018 Ol Parker.


Fri 31 Aug Sat 1 Sep Sun 2 Sep Mon 3 Sep Tue 4 Sep Wed 5 Sep Thu 6 Sep Fri 7 Sep Sat 8 Sep Sun 9 Sep Mon 10 Sep Tue 11 Sep Wed 12 Sep Thu 13 Sep

Christopher Robin

15:30 & 20:45 12:45 & 20:30 17:45 & 20:15 13:00 & 15:30 13:00 & 20:45 13:00 & 18:00 13:45 & 21:15 13:15 17:30 15:15 20:45 13:15 14:30 18:15

Booking Ref

Disney’s brand-new film based around A.A. Milne’s characters, sees a working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounter his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. In this heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. The all-star cast includes Ewan McGregor in the title role, accompanied by Jim Cummings (voice) as Winnie the Pooh, Chris O’Dowd perfectly cast as Tigger, Hayley Atwell as Christopher’s wife Evelyn, Brad Garrett as Eeyore and Toby Jones as Owl. USA 2018 Marc Forster 104m.

Fri 31 Aug Sat 1 Sep Mon 3 Sep Tue 4 Sep Wed 5 Sep

First Reformed

13:00 17:45 18:00 15:15 20:30

Booking Ref

From writer-director Paul Schrader (‘Taxi Driver’, ‘American Gigolo’) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political and planetary. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in the final act. Beautifully shot in an unusual aspect ratio, this is a film that will not be quickly forgotten. USA 2017 Paul Schrader 113m. Subtitled screening

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We are delighted and proud to announce that we can present for the first time in our cinema the complete Met 2018/19 season. Three productions are on sale now, with the rest coming soon. In addition, we present Sheridan Smith in ‘Funny Girl’, Ian McKellen in ‘King Lear’ (the CFT production from the West End), and Alfred Molina in ‘Red’. Internationally, there are two productions from Australia (‘La Bohème’ from Sydney Harbour and ‘The Merry Widow’), a concert from Vienna (Beethoven’s 9th), a ballet from Italy (‘Le Corsaire’), and Jonas Kaufmann performs from Berlin.

THEATRE: Julie – NT Live�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6 The Merry Wives of Windsor – RSC ������������������������������������������������13 King Lear – CFT from West End with Ian McKellen������������������������18 The Winter’s Tale – Globe������������������������������������������������������������������ 20 The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde Live ���������������26 Funny Girl – West End ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 40 Red – Wyndham Theatre ������������������������������������������������������������������ 42

OPERA: La Bohème – Sydney Harbour ��������������������������������������������������������� 14 Die Walküre – ROH �����������������������������������������������������������������������������39 Mats at The Met – New York Aida ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24 Samson and Delilah ���������������������������������������������������������������������������27 La Fanciulla del West ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41 On Sale Soon: Marnie - Sat 17 Nov; La Traviata - Sun 16 Dec; Adriana Lecouvrer - Sun 13 Jan; Carmen - Sun 3 Feb; La Fille - Sun 3 Mar; Die Walkure - Sun 31 Mar; Dialogues des Carmelites - Sun 12 May.

DANCE: Le Corsaire – La Scala Ballet �������������������������������������������������������������� 11 The Merry Widow – Australian Ballet ����������������������������������������������17 Mayerling – ROH Ballet ���������������������������������������������������������������������27

CONCERTS & SPECIAL EVENTS: Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars – Berlin �������������������������������������6 Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – Vienna Phil �������������������������������������35

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Fri 7 Sep Sat 8 Sep Sun 9 Sep Mon 10 Sep Tue 11 Sep Wed 12 Sep Thu 13 Sep Fri 14 Sep Sat 15 Sep Sun 16 Sep Mon 17 Sep Wed 19 Sep

The Seagull

15:45 & 18:15 12:15 & 20:00 12:45 & 17:45 13:15 & 18:15 15:45 & 20:45 12:15 & 17:00 16:00 & 20:45 16:00 12:15 12:15 18:00 16:00

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One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam from Anton Chekhov’s classic play, ‘The Seagull’ explores with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art. Utilizing natural light, Matthew J. Lloyd’s cinematography is stunning, highlighting the detailed production design and authentic period costumes. Saoirse Ronan’s tender, wrenching performance as the lovelorn Nina, and, especially, Annette Bening’s fantastic turn as Irina, the grand dame of the Russian theatre whose most tumultuous work occurs offstage, are both outstanding. Also stars Elisabeth Moss and Brian Dennehy. UK 2018 Michael Mayer 98m.

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Sun 9 Sep 20:00 Thu 13 Sep 13:00 International Panorama: France

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The Apparition

L’Apparition The Vatican recruits journalist Jacques (Vincent Lindon) to investigate the veracity of a saintly apparition in a small French village – a true canonical investigation. Upon his arrival, he meets the young and sensitive Anna who claims to have personally witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary. A profound devout, she’s garnered an impressive following in the village and is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives. Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and skeptics in the group, Jacques gradually uncovers the hidden motivations and pressures at work and sees his beliefs system profoundly shaken. Giannoli’s film moves slowly but with considerable power as it explores faith, doubt, mass hysteria and the desperate human need for supernatural reassurance. (Subtitles) France 2018 Xavier Giannoli 144m.

Fri 7 Sep 20:30 Mon 10 Sep 15:30 Tue 11 Sep 18:00 International Panorama: Italy

Sicilian Ghost Story

Booking Ref

Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her handsome classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick the mystery behind his strange disappearance really is. This Italian drama is based on the harrowing true story of a 13-yearold boy kidnapped by Mafia figures in the 1990s and held captive for two years to prevent his father, another mafioso, from testifying against them in court. The criminal aspect of the story is played down, with the focus instead on the curious, almost supernatural connection between the teen and his girlfriend. Careful camera movement, distorting wide-angle lenses, and a hyper-focused sound design all contribute to the mysterious atmosphere. With shades of ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, co-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza beautifully mix fairy tale and mythological tropes with the harsh reality of a Mafia kidnapping. (Subtitles) Italy 2017 Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza 122m.

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Sat 8 Sep

14:30

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Le Corsaire

Booking Ref

Teatro alla Scala A final opportunity to see the wonderful La Scala ballet, ‘Le Corsaire’, loosely based on the poem ‘The Corsair’ by Lord Byron, to the music of Adolphe Adam. Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 16 May 2018. ‘Le Corsaire’ follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn. With lavish sets and costumes, the choreography mirrors Russian ballet master Maris Petipa’s revival from 19th century St. Petersburg. Full of action, passion and a romantic twist form the heart of this unmissable ballet. Following our sell-out live production from the Bolshoi last October, it will be fascinating to see how La Scala’s new production compares. Conductor – Patrick Fournillier; Choreographer – Anna-Marie Holmes. 139m approx. inc interval.

Fri 14 Sep 13:30 Mon 17 Sep 20:30 Tue 18 Sep 18:00

The More You Ignore Me

Booking Ref

Based on Jo Brand’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this is a warm, comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England. The film focuses on Gina, a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health. Over the years, as she grows up, her daughter Alice struggles to relate to her heavily medicated mum and causes chaos when she comes up with a plan to reconnect with her. Set to the songs of The Smiths, ‘The More You Ignore Me’ provides a sometimes stark, yet comical insight into life within this quirky household, whilst addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family. The cast includes Sheridan Smith, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock and Michelle Collins. UK 2018 Keith English 105m.

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Fri 14 Sep Sat 15 Sep Mon 17 Sep Tue 18 Sep Wed 19 Sep Thu 20 Sep

The Escape

20:30 18:00 13:15 15:30 13:30 18:15

Booking Ref

A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally rich look at what it means to start over. Tara (Gemma Arterton), a housewife in suburban London, is living a life that is no longer hers: it belongs to her overworked, selfabsorbed husband (Dominic Cooper); her young son and daughter; and the numbing routine of housework and childcare. In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city – but walking out on your life isn’t so simple. Built around a remarkable central performance from Gemma Arterton, ‘The Escape’ is a perceptive, deeply compassionate portrait of a woman on the rocky road to becoming herself. This is a rewarding watch, with a career-best performance from Arterton. UK 2017 Dominic Savage 101m.

Sun 16 Sep 20:00 Wed 19 Sep 20:45 Thu 20 Sep 15:45

The King

Booking Ref

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president could not provide a better example of what’s gone so terribly wrong south of the border, that a country once so full of promise decades ago in dealing with racial and economic inequality has simply failed to heed the lessons of history. In this ground-breaking film, Jarecki (two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner) paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and not, join the journey. USA 2018 Eugene Jarecki 107m.

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Fri 14 Sep Sat 15 Sep Sun 16 Sep Mon 17 Sep Tue 18 Sep Wed 19 Sep Thu 20 Sep International Panorama: Poland

18:15 20:30 17:45 15:45 13:15 18:30 20:45

Booking Ref

Cold War

Zimna Wojna A tumultuous love story between two very different people, who despite their overwhelming passion for each other, are fatefully mismatched. Winner of Best Director at Cannes in May and has received ecstatic reviews. Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Oscar-winning ‘Ida’, returns with a story set against the oppressive background of the Cold War; following singer Zula (Joanna Kulig) and pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) over the course of 15 years. Endlessly drawn to each other, they are unable to co-exist, but their inability to move on from one another is stuck on a painful loop. The film’s very structure serves to compound and solidify their unbreakable bond as Zula rises to fame, as they perform across Eastern Europe (the film includes some brilliantly choreographed musical set-pieces) and realise that they must find a way to slip past the Iron Curtain, and soon. (Subtitles) UK/ Poland/ France 2018 Pawel Pawlikowski 85m.

Sat 15 Sep 14:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Royal Shakespeare Company The only way is Windsor in this new production of Shakespeare’s merry comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos. John Falstaff (David Troughton) plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor in this outrageous and fun-filled new version, directed by Fiona Laird. 170m inc interval.

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Tue 18 Sep 20:45 Thu 20 Sep 13:30 International Panorama: Iceland

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Under the Tree

Undir Trénu A petty feud between suburban neighbours escalates to terrible heights in this Icelandic jewel of a film, which pushes beyond comedy-drama into tragic depths. ‘Under the Tree’ follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours over an old and beautiful tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbours unexpectedly and violently reaches a boiling point, soon spiralling out of control. Sigurdsson has crafted an exhilaratingly sly dark comedy about ordinary suburbanite folk going from unglued to unhinged to ultimately undone. Iceland 2017 Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson 89m.

Sun 16 Sep 14:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

La Bohème

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Sydney Harbour From the World’s Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production will be an unforgettable delight. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. Experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story, from the magnificent outdoor setting of the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Three act opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. 150m including interval.

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Fri 21 Sep Sat 22 Sep Sun 23 Sep Mon 24 Sep Tue 25 Sep Wed 26 Sep Thu 27 Sep Fri 28 Sep Sat 29 Sep Sun 30 Sep Mon 1 Oct Tue 2 Oct Wed 3 Oct Thu 4 Oct

Little Stranger

15:30 & 20:45 13:00 & 20:15 17:45 & 20:15 13:15 & 20:45 15:45 & 20:30 12:15 & 16:45 12:00 & 14:15 13:00 20:30 18:30 20:30 15:45 18:15 14:30

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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.

Fri 21 Sep 13:15 Sat 22 Sep 15:30 Tue 25 Sep 18:15 International Panorama: Spain

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Summer 1993

Estiu 1993 A delicate film that movingly looks at an orphaned six-year-old’s loneliness and confusion, without the usual dip into sentimentality. After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle’s family to live with them in the countryside, but Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life. The film explores this time with great sensitivity, and is peppered with details that send us right back to childhood, with all of its anxieties and unexpected twists. Spain’s submission to the Foreign Language Film of the 2018 Academy Awards. (Subtitles) Spain 2017 Carla Simón 97m. Subtitled screening

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Fri 21 Sep 18:00 Mon 24 Sep 18:00 Tue 25 Sep 12:45 International Panorama: France

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The Guardians

Les Gardiennes A superbly involving French rural drama from Xavier Beauvois, with Nathalie Baye magnificent as a matriarch struggling to run the land when war breaks out. Beauvois (‘Of Gods and Men’) reveals the heroic struggles of women on the rural home front in First World War France, in a gripping, terrifically acted ensemble drama. The ‘Gardiennes’ of the title are the women who roll up their sleeves to take charge of the land when war breaks out. Nathalie Baye, in the role of a lifetime, is utterly commanding as Hortense, the matriarch who will do anything to ensure that family and farm survive, as the men of the family make intermittent returns from the front, and the arrival of American troops brings its own unrest. Caroline Champetier’s magnificent landscape photography brings an elemental touch to the realism that gives this film the intensity of a French-style Thomas Hardy. (Subtitles) France/Switzerland 2017 Xavier Beauvois 135m.

Sat 22 Sep 17:45 Mon 24 Sep 15:45 Wed 26 Sep 14:30

Spitfire

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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 (The Imitation Game, Gosford Park) and with breath-taking aerial footage from the world’s greatest aviation photographer, John Dibbs, and never before seen digitally remastered archive footage, ‘Spitfire’ explores how this extraordinary plane became the most famous fighter aircraft ever made. Timed to release as part of the RAF’s centenary year celebrations (RAF100). UK 2018 David Fairhead & Ant Palmer 100m.

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Sun 23 Sep 12:45 Thu 27 Sep 16:30 Treasures Restored & Reissued

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The Nun

La Religieuse 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 – brings 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.

Sun 23 Sep 15:30 Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)

The Merry Widow

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Australian Ballet Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, ‘The Merry Widow’ has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta by Franz Lehar, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Epoque Paris and is dressed magnificently in velvets, silks, spangles and feathers. The tiny nation of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari. But trouble brews when he discovers that he rejected her when she was his childhood sweetheart. Will she forgive him? Created especially for The Australian Ballet, ‘The Merry Widow’ is a laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve. 114m inc interval.

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Thu 27 Sep 19:00 (Live) Sun 30 Sep 14:30 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)

King Lear

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NT Live We are 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.

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Nureyev: An Orgy of One

28 Sep 29 Sep 1 Oct 2 Oct 4 Oct

20:30 15:15 18:00 13:15 12:00

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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.

Fri 28 Sep 18:00 Sat 29 Sep 12:45 ? Wed 3 Oct 20:45

Hearts Beat Loud

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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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Fri 28 Sep Sat 29 Sep Sun 30 Sep Mon 1 Oct Tue 2 Oct Wed 3 Oct Thu 4 Oct

The Children Act

15:30 18:00 12:00 13:00 20:30 15:45 16:45

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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.

Thu 4 Oct

19:15 (Live)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

The Winter’s Tale

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Live from the Globe Theatre ‘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.

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Sun 30 Sep 20:45 Mon 1 Oct 15:30

Bad Samaritan

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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.

Tue 2 Oct Wed 3 Oct

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

18:15 13:15

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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. Subtitled screening

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Fri 5 Oct Sat 6 Oct Sun 7 Oct Mon 8 Oct Tue 9 Oct Wed 10 Oct Thu 11 Oct

The King of Thieves

20:45 13:15 & 18:00 11:45 & 20:45 13:15 & 20:45 12:15 & 17:00 14:15 13:15 & 15:45

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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.

Fri 5 Oct Sat 6 Oct Mon 8 Oct International Panorama: Paraguay

15:45 15:45 18:30

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The Heiresses

Las Herederas 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. Subtitled screening

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Sun 7 Oct

14:00 (Delayed Live)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Verdi

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Aida

Met Opera 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.

Fri 5 Oct 13:30 Wed 10 Oct 12:00 Thu 11 Oct 18:15

Apostasy

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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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Fri 5 Oct Sat 6 Oct Sun 7 Oct Mon 8 Oct Tue 9 Oct Wed 10 Oct Thu 11 Oct

American Animals

18:00 20:30 18:15 15:45 14:30 16:45 20:30

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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.

Tue 9 Oct Thu 18 Oct

19:15 (Live) 19:45 (Encore)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

The Importance of Being Earnest

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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. 180m inc Interval.

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Fri 12 Oct Sat 13 Oct Sun 14 Oct Mon 15 Oct Tue 16 Oct Wed 17 Oct Thu 18 Oct

The Wife

12:45 & 18:00 12:45 & 15:30 13:15 & 17:45 12:00 & 17:00 15:45 & 20:45 13:15 & 18:00 12:15 & 17:15

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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’s. ‘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.

Fri 12 Oct 20:30 Sat 13 Oct 20:45

A Prayer Before Dawn

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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 Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Shot in an actual Thai prison, this is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth. France / UK 2018 Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire 116m. Subtitled screening

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Mon 15 Oct 19:15 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

Liszt / MacMillan

Mayerling

ROH Ballet ‘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.

Sun 21 Oct 14:00 (Delayed Live) Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

Samson and Delilah

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Camille Saint-Saëns Met Opera 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-Saëns 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. 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.

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Fri Sat Sun Mon Black History Month

12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct

15:00 17:45 20:00 14:15

Tue 16 Oct 12:45 Wed 17 Oct 20:15 Thu 18 Oct 14:30

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BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero, Ron Stallworth. It’s the early 1970s, and Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining and funny one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute. USA 2018 Spike Lee 135m.

Sun 14 Oct 15:30 Tue 16 Oct 18:15 Wed 17 Oct 15:45 Back by Popular Demand

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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? 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 96m.

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Fri 19 Oct 20:30 Tue 23 Oct 20:15 Thu 25 Oct 15:30 International Panorama: Spain

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Anchor and Hope

Tierra Firma 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.

Sat 20 Oct 20:45 Mon 22 Oct 20:30 International Panorama: France

Climax

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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 practise 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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Fri 19 Oct 15:30 Sat 20 Oct 18:15 Mon 22 Oct 18:00

Puzzle

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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.

Sun 21 Oct 20:30 Wed 24 Oct 15:00

Kusama: Infinity

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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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Mon 22 Oct 16:00 Wed 24 Oct 13:00

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…

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Le Grand Méchant Renard et Autres Contes... 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 tworeelers. 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 83.

Mon 22 Oct 13:30 Tue 23 Oct 13:30 Thu 25 Oct 13:00

Incredibles 2

Booking Ref

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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Fri 19 Oct 13:15 Sat 20 Oct 15:45 Sun 21 Oct 18:15

Alpha

Booking Ref

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.

Sat 20 Oct 13:30 Thu 25 Oct 20:30

Faces, Places

Booking Ref

Visages, Villages Director Agnès 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. (Subtitles) France 2017 JR, Agnès Varda 94m.

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Sun 21 Oct 12:00 Wed 24 Oct 17:00 Treasures Restored & Reissued

Booking Ref

The Producers

50th Anniversary 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.

Tue 23 Oct 18:30 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10) Booking Ref

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Concert

Vienna Philharmonic Orhestra Beethoven’s 9th Symphony performed by the Vienna Philharmoniker, conducted by Christian Thielemann, one of the most recognized conductors of our time. With Annette Dasch, Mihoko Fujimura, Piotr Beczala and George Zeppenfeld. There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently associated with the tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic. During its 160-year history, its musicians 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. 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 Running time 80mins no interval.

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Fri 19 Oct 18:00 (Plus intro) Tue 23 Oct 16:00 Thu 25 Oct 18:00 Black History Month

Booking Ref

Yardie

Idris Elba steps behind the camera for the first time with this adaptation of Victor Headley’s popular novel of the same name, tapping in to a community, and culture, seldom explored on the silver screen. This is the story of a Jamaican hoodlum Dennis Campbell (Aml Ameen), affectionately known as ‘D’, who is sent to London for his own safety, and jumps from the frying pan into the fire, as he ends up being embroiled in the London drug scene. In his feature debut, Elba shows some promise that he’ll be as good behind the camera as he is in front of it. The strongest section of ‘Yardie’ is that set in Kingston, Jamaica, where we experience the messy world of D though the strong, vibrant colour palette of DoP John Conroy’s cinematography and the hustle and bustle of an excellent, reggae-inspired soundtrack. UK 2018 Idris Elba 101m.

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Johnny English Strikes Again

13:15 & 18:00 15:15 & 20:45 12:00 12:30 12:00 & 17:15 13:00 15:45 & 20:45

Booking Ref

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 Time TBC.

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Fri 26 Oct Sat 27 Oct Sun 28 Oct Mon 29 Oct Tue 30 Oct Wed 31 Oct Thu 1 Nov

A Star is Born

20:15 12:15 & 17:45 14:15 15:00 & 20:15 14:30 20:15 12:45

Booking Ref

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.

Fri 26 Oct 15:45 Wed 31 Oct 18:00

Tracking Edith

Booking Ref

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. 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. (Some subtitles) Austria 2016 Peter Stephan Jungk 92m.

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Mon 29 Oct 18:00 Wed 31 Oct 15:30 Thu 1 Nov 18:15

Columbus

Booking Ref

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.

Sun 28 Oct 17:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Die Walküre

Booking Ref

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. 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. ‘The Ring’ is always a special event: once experienced, never forgotten. ‘The Valkyrie’ is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s highlights – the sparkling ‘Magic Fire Music’ and the electrifying ‘Ride of the Valkyries’. The unforgettable characters include twins Siegmund (Stuart Skelton) and Sieglinde (Emily Magee), and Wotan (John Lundgren) and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde (Nina Stemme). This will make a fascinating comparison with the Met production being transmitted next year. 290m approx including 2 intervals.

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Tue 30 Oct 19:45 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Funny Girl

Booking Ref

West End Following the critically acclaimed West End run, this utterly irresistible new production of ‘Funny Girl’ stars Olivier Awardwinning 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.

Sun 4 Nov 21:00 Mon 5 Nov 15:45 Tue 6 Nov 18:00

Lucky

Booking Ref

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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Fri 2 Nov Sat 3 Nov Thu 8 Nov

The Rider

15:30 12:00 14:15

Booking Ref

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.

Sat 3 Nov

14:15 (Delayed Live)

Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50) Puccini

Booking Ref

La Fanciulla Del West

La Fanciulla Del West Met Opera with Jonas Kaufmann 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.

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Wed 7 Nov

18:30

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Red

Booking Ref

Wyndham Theatre Award-winning actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant Ken (Alfred Enoch), 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 stage 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, 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. 90m – No Interval.

Sun 4 Nov 15:15 Wed 7 Nov 15:45 Treasure Restored & Reissued

Some Like it Hot

Booking Ref

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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Fri 2 Nov Sat 3 Nov Sun 4 Nov Mon 5 Nov Tue 6 Nov Wed 7 Nov Thu 8 Nov

First Man

12:30 & 18:00 18:15 & 20:45 12:15 & 18:00 12:45 & 18:00 12:45 & 20:15 12:45 & 20:15 11:45 & 16:30

Booking Ref

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.

Fri 2 Nov 21:00 Mon 5 Nov 21:00 Tue 6 Nov 15:45 International Panorama: Ireland

Booking Ref

Black 47

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. Subtitled screening

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Film Courses at New Park

Sat 29 Sep 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends £9) Tea /Coffee available at bar on arrival

Woodfall at 60

Booking Ref

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 Osbourne 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.

Fri

14 Sept 18:30 (Studio)

Tickets £6 (Friends £5)

Song and Dance on Film

Booking Ref

The Education Section of Chichester Cinema at New Park present an illustrated talk on the different aspects of song and dance on film. The presentation, by Cinema Trustee Michael Cox and Projectionist Paul Stanley, covers not just musicals but how an individual song or dance from any film can engage, move, influence or entertain the audience. Background information on a wide range of songs and dance styles featured on film will abound.

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Sat

13 Oct

10:00 – 15:30 (Studio)

Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) Booking Ref

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.

Black History Month

Last October, New Park’s Education department programmed our first stimulating celebration of cinema reflecting black history. This included the fascinating BFI documentary ‘Britain on Film: Black Britain’. This October’s offering is two contemporary fiction films made by black filmmakers. From the USA, Spike Lee’s ‘Blackkklansman’ is a raucous, very funny and hard-hitting satire on contemporary America (Screens from Oct 12 - See pg29). Our other film is ‘Yardie’, Idris Elba’s first film as director, and based on Victor Headley’s 1993 novel about black struggles in a gangland revenge crime thriller (Screens from Oct 19 - See pg36).

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Fri

2 Nov

13:30 (Studio)

Tickets £6 (Friends/Students £5)

Oscar on Page and Screen

Booking Ref

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.

Focus on Film: Coming Soon

Classic Comedy

Three sessions led by Mike Jennings, Lead Trustee, Education, appraising the contributions of three giants of comedy to film history, with many film extracts Fri 16 Nov: Buster Keaton Fri 23 Nov: The Marx Bros Fri 30 Nov: Jacques Tati

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Sat 10 Nov 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends £9)

Powell & Pressburger

Booking Ref

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. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger produced many of the outstanding British films of the 1930s-1950s period, including ‘49th Parallel’ (1941), ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ (1946), ‘Black Narcissus’ (1947), ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948), and ‘Peeping Tom’ (1960). 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. 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 …

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Ticket prices Autumn 2018 Full price Senior citizens

£9.00 £8.00

Friends Full-time Students/Unemployed Children under 15 Student Gold

£7.50 £5.50 £3.50 £1.00

(For first two matinees every day)

Special Events as listed Subtitled screening for the hard of hearing Valid cards must be shown to obtain concessions. Credit Vouchers can be issued if you cancel a minimum of 24 hours prior to the film.

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