Autumn 2021 Season Programme Brochure

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Chichester Cinema at New Park Following a Film Festival such as the one we produce annually in Chichester, is always a difficult task, since regular film seasons cannot offer the multitude of UK premieres and previews, as well as guest filmmakers and musicians that our renowned Festival draws in. But we try. We have created an Autumn season filled with a variety of offerings that span the globe and genres, and as has always been the case - we have something for everyone. Look out for the Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’; the restored and reissued ‘The Servant’ (Dirk Bogarde) and ‘Now, Voyager’ (Bette Davies); the Brit road movie ‘The Pebble and the Boy’; as well as the return of a couple of Summer favourites - ‘The Truffle Hunters’ and ‘After Love’. We also take this opportunity to re-screen some of the best films from the Chichester International Film Festival as most had only two screenings to choose from. These include ‘The Last Bus’ (actors Phyllis Logan and Timothy Spall are pictured above with Festival Artistic Director Roger Gibson at the UK Premiere of their film; ‘Minamata’ which scored very highly in the Audience Awards; and the wonderfully unique ‘Annette’. With this global covid pandemic still playing a big part in everybody’s lives, we want to assure our audience that we have not taken our eye off your safety. Please refer to the back page or our new website to see how we are looking after you, including socially distanced screenings for the more popular films. See you at the Cinema

Early Autumn Season Index After Love 12 Annette 17 Beethoviana Cinema 18 Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci 22 The Champion of Auschwitz 22 The Courier 4 Follies 6 From the Vine 19 Henry Beltran Farewell 25 Herself 19 I’m Your Man 10 Janine Jansen 4 The Last Bus 6 Last Letter from Your Lover 3 The Lost Leonardo 20 Minamata 7 2

Walter Francisco - Cinema Director & Programmer The Nest 10 Now, Voyager 20 Off the Rails 12 Orphée and Eurudice 11 Our Ladies 18 The Pebble and the Boy 21 Pig 9 The Power of Film 24 Reminiscence 3 Respect 15 Riders of Justice 5 Romeo and Juliet 14 The Servant 14 Souad 11 Stand Up Stand Out 8 The Truffle Hunters 7 Wildfire 23 Wildland 8

Last Letter From Your Lover

Sat 4 Sep 13:30 Sun 5 Sep 16:45 Tue 7 Sep 13:30 Thu 9 Sep 19:45 Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones), an ambitious journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their centre.

Ellie discovers love letters in her newspaper’s archive. She is enthralled by the passionate story the letters reveal and embarks on a quest to unearth the two lovers known only as ‘J’ and ‘Boot’. The film flashes back to present the story of J and Boot as they embark on their affair. This is hugely entertaining stuff featuring two individually compelling and flaw-free leads. The cinematography is as opulent as the production values and the direction smooth and discreet. ‘If there’s a chink in your emotional armour, there’s simply no resisting what this film has to offer.’ The Guardian. UK/France 2021 Augustine Frizzell


Sat 4 Sep 19:45 Mon 6 Sep 16:45 A scientist discovers a way to relive your past and uses the technology to search for his long-lost love.

Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae’s disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love? This is delicious-looking neo-noir with more twists and turns than the Gordian Knot. USA 2021 Lisa Joy 116m

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Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari

Mon 6 Sep 19:45 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10.00) Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen and Director of the Royal Opera Sir Antonio Pappano dazzle as they embark on a journey to record an album on 12 of the world’s greatest Stradivari violins.

Janine is followed from initial research and rehearsals in Stockholm to a hectic month in London where, accompanied by Pappano on the piano, she becomes acquainted with each of the violins and selects works that fit them best. Made by the legendary luthier Antonio Stradivarius, some of these violins have not been played for 200 years, while others belonged to the greatest virtuosos ever - including Kreisler, Milstein, Haendel and Shumsky, all featured in the film in powerful archive. Janine falls ill with Covid, but in a virtuoso feat of determination, she recovers to rehearse and record this astonishing album with just a day to spare before the first violin must be returned to its owner. Up close and personal, we see not only what makes these the most unique stringed instruments in the world, but also the enormous humour, spark and energy that drives two of the world’s leading musicians at the top of their creative game. 131m - No interval

The Courier

Sat 4 Sep 16:45 Sun 5 Sep 13:30 (Socially Distanced Screening) Sun 5 Sep 19:45 Mon 6 Sep 13:30 Wed 8 Sep 16:15 Tue 7 Sep 16:45 Thu 9 Sep 13:30 The gripping true story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history – The Cuban Missile Crisis.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Wynne, an engineer and a family man, recruited by MI6 in 1960 to connect with a member of Russian military intelligence named Oleg Penkovsky - here played by the superb Georgian actor Merab Ninidze - who, alarmed by escalating tensions between the U.S.S.R. and the West, had offered secret information about his country’s nuclear capabilities. The movie is honest about the decidedly unglamorous side of spying: chiefly, that it is a line of work in which human beings are often treated as easily discarded pawns. There are echoes here of Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ and Cumberbatch delivers a compelling performance in a film that brilliantly encapsulates its time and place. UK 2020 Dominic Cooke 112m 4

International Panorama: Denmark

Riders of Justice

Retfærdighedens Ryttere

Tue 7 Sep 19:45 Wed 8 Sep 13:15 Thu 9 Sep 16:45 A soldier returns to care for his daughter after his wife is killed in a train accident. Things take a turn for the vigilante when foul play is suspected. A crackling revenge thriller - with a wicked sprinkling of dark Nordic humour - starring the always reliable Mads Mikkelsen.

Markus (Mikkelsen) goes on the rampage to avenge the death of his wife in a thriller that subverts the revenge thriller cliches with some truly brilliant black humour. He is aided by engineer Otto and his computer geek friends Lennart and Emmenthaler who persuade him that gang, ‘Riders of Justice’ killed his wife. Markus and his merry gang of nerds proceed to eliminate those responsible. Mikkelsen wouldn’t know how to be uninteresting if he tried but it’s his companions that really shine in this brutal and bitterly funny tale of vengeance. (Subtitles) Denmark 2020 Anders Thomas Jensen 116m

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The Last Bus

Fri 10 Sep 13:30 & 19:45 Sat 11 Sep 19:45 Sun 12 Sep 16:45 Mon 13 Sep 13:30 Tue 14 Sep 13:30 Tue 14 Sep 19:45 (Socially Distanced Screening) Wed 15 Sep 16:45 & 19:45 Thu 16 Sep 13:30 (Socially Distanced Screening) Thu 16 Sep 16:45

Opened the 2021 Chichester Film Festival with a visit to New Park from Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan and director Gillies MacKinnon. An elderly John O’Groats resident, Tom (Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses only local buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across the UK to Land’s End, where they originally met. This quirky drama about a widower’s adventures on the local bus network opens in flashback in 1952, when an opaque tragedy sends a couple from the West Country to the far point of John O’Groats, where, decades later, we meet them in their quiet dotage. A foreshadowed event sets creaky, muttering Timothy Spall on a crossBritain pilgrimage to Lands’ End utilising the free bus network that he can access with his travel pass. With his map of the UK, precious brown suitcase and habit of nodding off, he learns to rely on a string of kind-hearted strangers, from hen-night revellers to a Ukrainian wedding. UK 2021 Gillies MacKinnon 86m PERFORMANCE

Sun 12 Sep 13:00

National Theatre - 2017

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00)


We are delighted to announce the re-release of ‘National Theatre Live: Follies’, filmed live on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage in 2017. Available exclusively in cinemas. The former Weismann’s Follies girls return to their old theatre one last time. At the core of the story are two married couples on the brink of collapse. As the night goes on, egos are unleashed, lies are exposed, and secrets are revealed. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017. Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes ‘A Little Night Music’, ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘Sunday in the Park with George’. 175m inc interval 6

Back by Popular Demand - Documentary: Italy

The Truffle Hunters

Sat 11 Sep 17:00 Mon 13 Sep 16:45 Thu 16 Sep 19:45 A near-perfect documentary film for those who love Italian cuisine... and dogs.

A heart-wrenchingly sweet study of the pure love that exists between old men and their dogs. In the forests of Piedmont (north Italy) there is to be found a certain exquisite form of white truffle prized by connoisseurs and gourmands and restaurateurs the world over – and they are prepared to pay big money. We see buyers at auctions showing the kind of overexcitement more associated with sales of wine or contemporary art. The stars are the dogs, but not far behind is a boisterous gallery of ageing oddballs whose eccentricity, because it is rooted in a passion for the natural world, has an innate dignity. (Subtitles) Italy 2020 Michael Dweck / Gregory Kershaw 84m


Fri 10 Sep 16:45 Mon 13 Sep 19:45 Wed 15 Sep 13:30 A very high Audience Award scorer in the recent Chichester Film Festival, this film sees a nearly unrecognizable Johnny Depp plays ‘Life’ war photographer W. Eugene Smith in this earnest look at his mission to document a pollution-ravaged Japanese community.

In documenting what came to be known as Minamata disease, Smith showed the world what toxic chemicals were doing to a community, paving the way for a different kind of war, one of personal political activism carried forward by Andrew Levitas’ impressive look at this high-impact last-act triumph in Smith’s career. The drama finds him in his declining years, drunk, depressed, impossible to work with – and of course ripe for redemption. By chance, he finds himself befriended by Japanese-American Aileen (Minami Hinase) who alerts him to an environmental atrocity in Japan that he could do something about, if he chose to rouse himself from his grumpy self-indulgent ennui. A forthright, heartfelt “issue picture” that may well restore Depp’s reputation. (Some subtitles) UK/USA/Japan 2020 Andrew Levitas 115m 01243 786650


International Panorama: Denmark

Wildland Kød & Blod

Sun 12 Sep 19:45 Tue 14 Sep 16:45 Following the death of her mother, Ida moves in with her aunt and her grown sons. Though her aunt’s home is filled with physical tenderness and love, the family leads a violent and criminal life.

At first, they are all very welcoming to poor Ida (Sandra Guldberg Kampp), who believes that their business is the large nightclub that Bodil (Sidse Babett Knudsen) appears to manage. But Bodil is the matriarch of a ruthless crime family whose main income is from acting as loan sharks. Ida quickly shows them that she too has a criminal vocation, taking like a duck to water to her new task. Danish film-maker Jeanette Nordahl has served her time as a second-unit director on TV’s ‘Borgen’. Now, presenting her debut feature at Berlinale, she gives us an insidiously horrible and thrilling Scandi noir of her own. (Subtitles) Denmark 2020 Jeanette Nordahl 89m

Stand Up, Stand Out Ovation Music

Sat 11 Sep 12:30 & 14:45 Tickets £8 Adults / £5 for Under 25’s ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ is a film about Chichester-based Charity Ovation Music and the creative steps taken by the children and young people we work with as they emerged from Lockdown to Live! You can find out more about us at

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Fri 17 Sep 19:45 Sun 19 Sep 16:45 Tue 21 Sep 13:30 A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

Put aside any thoughts of an eye-bulging, tendon bursting Nicolas Cage performance and revel in his restrained, intuitively measured portrait of a lost man rediscovering forgotten facets of himself. This is one of the most surprising films of the year that blends revenge fable with foodie travelogue as a pensive and broody Cage attempts to recover his porcine friend. It shouldn’t work but it really does and there is even online chatter about Cage receiving his first Oscar nomination since 2002’s ‘Adaptation’. ‘Nicolas Cage’s new film could have been a train wreck. Instead, it’s a masterpiece.’ (The Independent). UK 2021 Michael Samoski 92m

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International Panorama: Germany

I’m Your Man Ich Bin Dein Mensch

Fri 17 Sep 13:30 Mon 20 Sep 19:45 Tue 21 Sep 19:45 Alma, a scientist, is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy in Maria Schrader’s immensely enjoyable picture.

Alma (Maren Eggert) is a scientist at the famous Pergamon Museum in Berlin. In order to obtain research funds for her work, she is persuaded to participate in an extraordinary study. For three weeks, she has to live with a humanoid robot (Dan Stevens) tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is designed to be the perfect life partner for her. When the odd couple begins to cohabit, the robot is a catalyst for self-reflection and self-doubt in this comedy-drama that’s as thought-provoking as it is funny. A comic-tragic tale about the questions of love, longing and what makes a human being human, this is a sensationally funny and gentle science-fictional German rom-com. (Subtitles) Germany 2020 Maria Schrader 105m

The Nest

Fri 17 Sep 16:45 Sat 18 Sep 16:45 Mon 20 Sep 13:30

Wed 22 Sep 16:15 Thu 23 Sep 19:45

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor. A beautifully understated film starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon. Rory (Law) is an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife (Coon) and kids to his native country, England, to explore new business opportunities, with dreams of profiting from booming 1980’s London. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into the despair of an archaic 1980’s Britain and their unaffordable new life in an English manor house threatens to destroy the family. What makes Durkin’s vision so powerfully unsettling is its ease with ambiguity, its ability to make cruelty and tenderness seem like flip sides of the same human coin. UK/Canada 2020 Sean Durkin 107m 10

International Panorama: Egypt


Sat 18 Sep 19:45 Mon 20 Sep 16:45 Souad, a 19-year-old young Egyptian woman, leads a double life. While remaining conservative and veiled among her family and society, she is obsessed with her image on social media. Razor-sharp and non-judgemental.

19-year-old Souad (Bassant Ahmed) leads a double life. Conservative and veiled in public, online she obsesses over her appearance and embarks on secret virtual romances. A film that casts a sharp eye on the challenges faced by women in a strongly patriarchal society where tradition and modernity collide in uneasy ways. Souad and her friends discuss boys, sex and more, just like any other women their age, though they must be more discreet lest their elders take punitive action. Featuring astonishing performances from a cast of non-professionals, the film, co-produced by Wim Wenders, examines the contradictions of teenage life in contemporary Egypt. (Subtitles) Egypt/Tunisia/Germany 2020 Ayten Amin 96m PERFORMANCE

Orphée And Euridice La Scala - 2018

Sun 19 Sep 13:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00) Juan Diego Flórez dazzled audiences and critics alike when he played the virtuoso role of Orphée in La Scala’s first-ever staging of Gluck’s opera in its French version.

“Juan Diego Flórez delivered a lesson in style. His tone is darker and his projection more self-effacing than in the past, but class is permanent. His agility and legato are utterly thrilling. The ovations were never-ending.” (Corriere della sera). Opera in three acts, by Christoph Willibald Gluck, sung in French, with English subtitles. Recorded live from La Scala, Milano 2018. Conductor - Michele Mariotti; Director - Hofesh Shechter & John Fulljames; Choreographer - Hofesh Shechter Cast - Juan Diego Flórez; Christiane Karg; Fatma Said. 143m inc interval

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Back By Popular Demand

Off the Rails

Tue 21 Sep 16:45 Wed 22 Sep 13:15 Thu 23 Sep 13:30 Four friends recreate an inter-rail journey across Europe they did in their youth to fulfil their friend’s dying wish. And this time 18-year-old Maddie takes her mother’s place. Back by popular demand after a succesful run in the Summer at New Park.

Three 50-something women (Kelly Preston, Jenny Seagrove and Sally Phillips) set out to repeat the European inter-railing adventures of their youth, after their close friend passes away leaving them rail tickets, and a final request: to take her teenage daughter (Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips) with them. With lost passports, train strikes and romantic entanglements thrown in their way, they must put old feuds aside to complete the journey within five days and remind themselves that they are still at their peak. Also stars Franco Nero and Ben Miller. UK 2021 Jules Williamson 89m

Back By Popular Demand

After Love

Sat 18 Sep 13:30 Sun 19 Sep 19:45 Thu 23 Sep 16:45 A woman discovers a shocking secret after the unexpected death of her husband in this moving drama from a first-time director to watch. This was a big hit in the spring at New Park.

The White Cliffs of Dover, an enduring symbol of British nationalism, take on a different meaning here. For Mary Hussein (Joanna Scanlan), their crumbling chalk façade represents her identity and sense of self, eroding away and growing ever distant. Mary is a British Muslim convert who is happily married to Ahmed (Nasser Memarzia), and fully integrated into his culture. When Ahmed dies suddenly Mary is devastated. She soon discovers that he had a secret family just across the Channel. Unable to go on without fully knowing the truth about the man she adored, she travels to Calais leaving the collapsing cliffs in her wake. Anchored by a phenomenal performance by Scanlan, this is an accomplished debut from writer and director Aleem Khan which employs elegant, mirrored scenes and repetition to explore the threads that link the two women. UK 2020 Aleem Khan 89m 12


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Classics restored & Reissued

The Servant

Sat 25 Sep 13:30 Tue 28 Sep 16:15 Joseph Losey’s ‘The Servant’ hasn’t lost any of its mystery over the years since 1963; it might even have gained a bit.

British aristocrat Tony (James Fox) hires the mysterious Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) as his household servant. The new employee soon begins to cause unrest in the household, and Tony is forced to send him away. But Barrett’s influence extends further than Tony realizes, and he finds himself entangled in an intense psychological war with his former valet. Servant and master square off in a battle that redefines each man’s understanding of fear, desire and class. Losey does masterly work in confined spaces while Bogarde is brilliant as usual. UK 1963 Joseph Losey 116m Dirk Bogarde said of his role in ‘The Servant’: ‘I nearly always do wear the characters a bit, but I wore Barrett really with a zip fastener down the back.’ His performance as this ‘mean and shabby man’ is arguably the finest in a 44-year career with his name above 60-odd titles. Following swiftly upon his ground-breaking work in ‘Victim’ it marked his progression from matinée idol to leading player in art-house cinema and made him a star in Europe. (John Coldstream - Dirk Bogarde Biographer)


Romeo and Juliet National Theatre - 2021

Tue 28 Sep 13:30 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10.00) Filmed at the National Theatre this year and released in cinemas in 4K for one day only on Tue 28 Sep.

Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This critically acclaimed bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. Jessie Buckley (‘Wild Rose’, ‘Judy’) and Josh O’Connor (‘The Crown’, ‘God’s Own Country’) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati and Deborah Findlay. 100m No interval 14


Fri 24 Sep 16:15 Tue 28 Sep 19:45 Sat 25 Sep 19:45 Wed 29 Sep 13:30 Sun 26 Sep 16:15 Thu 30 Sep 13:15 Mon 27 Sep 16:15 (Socially Distanced Screening) Aretha Franklin sings in her father’s church choir as a child and grows up to become an international musical superstar and legend.

‘Respect’ chronicles Franklin’s life and career from her Detroit childhood, in which the young prodigy was dragged out of bed on Saturday nights to sing for her father’s famous guests, to her recording of the timeless 1972 gospel album ‘Amazing Grace’: Franklin’s career-bestselling work and, as the movie frames it, a return to the singer’s church roots that, after a low period in her life, nearly saved her. Jennifer Hudson is captivating in the lead role, chosen specifically by Franklin herself, before she passed away in 2018. Director Tommy and writer Tracey Scott Wilson are making their cinematic debuts with this splendid retelling of Franklin’s early life and career. However, they come to the project with impressive stage backgrounds, which inform every aspect of their approach. Any stage, of course, needs a star who can command the space... and Jennifer Hudson does so, without any doubt. With Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Mary J Blige in the supporting cast. Canada/US 2021 Liesl Tommy 145m

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Chichester Cinema at New Park supporting the wider community CCNP is committed to extending and developing the love of Cinema, not just amongst those who are able to attend screenings. As a consequence, this year the Board of Trustees decided to embark on the first of several projects designed to reach different areas of the local community. Realising that when people reach a certain age going to the cinema becomes far more difficult, we launched ‘Cinema in a Box’ where we provide a recent DVD together with delicious cakes supplied by COOK in Chichester. Residential care homes in Chichester and the wider area have signed up to the scheme, which enables them to plan showing the film at a time to suit their schedules, along with a cup of tea and a delicious treat. Having taken steps to support the older generation, we then looked at how we could work alongside some younger members of our local community. The Snowdrop Trust is a local charity supporting children with challenging illness and their families. Mel Driver Di Levantine David Phillips They too can experience difficulty coming to a regular screening, and thus Movie Magic in a Box was born! We wanted families to enjoy a night at the movies in the comfort of their own home. So we put together a box of goodies including a Just Eat voucher, Netflix subscription, plus popcorn and Montezuma chocolate. (Cinema),



Backdating to the start of the year, we have used the birthdays of each child and done our best to ensure that they receive their box on their special day. We also invited every family to the Open Air Screening of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Both schemes could not function without the generous support of those who support Chichester Cinema at New Park, be it on a regular basis, generously offering their ticket value of cancelled screenings, and to those who have made donations in memory of someone who has enjoyed time spent sharing the love of film with fellow cinema goers. We hope to continue and extend these projects as well as offering further links to the local community where we see an opportunity to share our love of film. Throughout the course of the coming year we will keep you posted with the schemes and ideas that we hope some of you will feel able to support, either as volunteers or by making a donation. Snowdrop Child Reggie

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Fri 24 Sep 13:00 Sun 26 Sep 19:45 Mon 27 Sep 12:45 Wed 29 Sep 16:45 (Socially Distanced Screening) Thu 30 Sep 19:45 A stand-up comedian (Adam Driver) and his opera singer wife (Marion Cotillard), have a 2-year-old daughter with a surprising gift.

Los Angeles, nowadays. Henry is a stand-up comedian with a fierce humour. Ann, an internationally renowned opera singer. Together, under the spotlight, they form a happy and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down. A dreamy, delicate dance between farce and fantasia, ‘Annette’ is a magnificently ludicrous rock opera whose experimental approach to its emotional extremes is an ambitious, if not peculiar, return for director Leos Carax. Story & music by Ron & Russell Mael of Sparks, this original musical is a journey of love, passion & fame. Selected as the opening night for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in July. France 2021 Leos Carax 139m

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Our Ladies

Fri 24 Sep 19:45 Sat 25 Sep 16:45 Sun 26 Sep 13:15

Mon 27 Sep 19:45 Wed 29 Sep 19:45 Thu 30 Sep 16:45

In 1990’s Scotland, a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they are more interested in drinking, partying and “hooking up” than winning the competition. In a desolate Highlands town, opportunities for Orla (Tallulah Greive), Finoula (Abigail Lawrie), Amanda (Sally Messham) and their gang don’t extend far beyond a job at the local Woolies or getting knocked up on the local housing estate. But it is 1996 and optimism is in the air. The choir are off to the capital to perform in a singing competition where they can sneak off to shop, smoke and do shots – if they can dress ‘old enough’ to get served. ‘Our Ladies’ brings poignancy and laughs while offering a nostalgic celebration of sisterhood. If you like BBC4’s ‘Derry Girls’, then you will love this. UK 2019 Michael Caton-Jones 105m

Auditorium Talk

Beethoviana Cinema Sat 2 Oct 10:30 (Auditorium) Tickets £6.50 (Friends/Under 25’s - £5) An illustrated talk by Patrick Hargood, Deputy Education Officer at Chichester Cinema, to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven (postponed from last year), which will explore the ways in which the composer’s music has been used in films. From Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ to Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’, a diverse range of filmmakers have used the music of Beethoven for a variety of purposes, most commonly inside the narrative, as when Alex in Kubrick’s film plays his LP of the Ninth Symphony, or when Bette Davis plays the Appassionata Sonata in ‘Deception’, but also occasionally to create a mood, such as Peter Weir’s use of the Emperor Piano Concerto in ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’. There have also been several notable biopics, including ‘Immortal Beloved’ with Gary Oldman and ‘Copying Beethoven’ with Ed Harris (pictured). Using a range of clips, Patrick will be exploring how these pinnacles of early 19th Century European culture have been incorporated into a very different cultural context - the cinema of the 20th and 21st centuries. A fitting hommage - or enough to make Beethoven roll over? 120m 18

International Panorama: Italy

From the Vine

Fri 1 Oct 13:30 Mon 4 Oct 19:45 Tue 5 Oct 13:30 (Socially Distanced Screening) Thu 7 Oct 16:45 A downtrodden man (Joe Pantoliano) experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass.

In a rare leading role, Pantoliano stars as Marco Gentile, an Italian born CEO of a Canadian automobile company. He is at a crossroads in his life. Tired of the grind and troubled by an unkept promise he made years ago; he throws it all away. Without consulting his wife Marina he quits his high-paying job and hopes to reconnect to a way of life that will help him find his centre and regain his moral compass. ‘From the Vine’ breathes the same fragrant air as ‘Under the Tuscan Sun,’ ‘A Good Year’ and any number of other movies that offer up beautiful scenery and a stripped-down way of life as a tonic for the soul. (Some subtitles) Italy / Canada 2020 Sean Cisterna 97m


Fri 1 Oct 16:45 Sun 3 Oct 19:45 Mon 4 Oct 13:30 Tue 5 Oct 19:45 Thu 7 Oct 13:30 A young mother escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.

Sensitively directed by Phyllida Lloyd and brought to life by co-writer Clare Dunne’s starring performance, ‘Herself’ charts one woman’s journey with empathy and grace. Using all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality, Sandra draws together a community to lend a helping hand to build her house and ultimately recover her own sense of self. It’s filled with touching scenes that reflect a mother’s resilient devotion to her children as she strives to shape a better life. The script is smart enough to avoid the usual feelgood cliches and sentimental flourishes. Claire Dunne’s performance as the beleaguered mother is grittily authentic. UK 2020 Phyllida Lloyd 97m 01243 786650


International Panorama: Denmark

The Lost Leonardo

Sat 2 Oct 13:30 Mon 4 Oct 16:45 Thu 7 Oct 19:45 This is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a longlost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.

From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as it’s price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo - or do certain power players simply want it to be? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, ‘The Lost Leonardo’ reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary. This documentary plays like a thriller - and a riveting one at that. (Some subtitles) Denmark/France 2021 Andreas Koefoed 96m

Classics Restored and Reissued

Now, Voyager

Sat 2 Oct 16:45 Wed 6 Oct 16:45 A wealthy young woman escapes her tyrannical mother to fall hopelessly in love, in this magnificent Hollywood melodrama.

Prepare to be swept away by an emotional tsunami. Charlotte Vale (Betty Davis) is a young woman from a wealthy Boston family who is bullied by her domineering widowed mother. Under this tyranny, Charlotte has become a tearful, frumpy, bespectacled spinster with unplucked eyebrows, who lives at home. Her sister saves her from a nervous breakdown by sending her to a sanatorium run by the kindly Dr Jaquith (Claude Rains). Davis’s transformation into an elegant, beautiful woman is one of Hollywood’s iconic moments and her frustrating relationship with architect Jerry Durrance one of its most moving. ‘Davis’s performance is at once spiky and angular and yet also soft, sensual and vulnerable. This film is exquisitely crafted and passionately acted.’ The Guardian USA 1942 Irving Rapper 117m


The Pebble and the Boy

Sat 2 Oct 19:45 Wed 6 Aug 13:30 John Parker, a 19-year-old from Manchester embarks on a journey to Brighton on an old Lambretta scooter carrying his father’s ashes.

John’s father has died in an accident leaving not much behind but his dented Lambretta. John decides to transport his father’s ashes to the spiritual home of the Mods in Brighton. Along the way he faces many trials, discovers family secrets and generally gets more than he bargained for. This gentle comedy pays homage to all things Mod from the scooter, the fashion as well as the fantastic punchy soundtrack dominated by songs by The Jam. Clearly aware of the legacy of mod-films like ‘Quadrophenia’ (1979), ‘The Pebble & The Boy’ manages to offset any heavy debt by keeping the film set in the present and telling a genuinely moving tale about a boy trying to uncover the mystery around his dad - all within the relevant context of the mod movement. This is a British road movie with a big heart and a nice balance of comedy and drama. Please note that this film is not being released in too many cinemas around the country, so take advantage of these New Park screenings. UK 2021 Chris Green 105m

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International Panorama: Poland

The Champion of Auschwitz

Fri 1 Oct 19:45 Tue 5 Oct 16:45

Mistrz The story of the pre-war boxing champion Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski, who in 1940 arrives with the first transport of prisoners to the newly created Auschwitz concentration camp. Before the war, Teddy was the bantamweight vice-champion of Poland and a champion in his hometown of Warsaw. Captured and sent to the notorious concentration camp, his boxing talent gains interest from the German officers. During his three-year imprisonment in the camp, Teddy fought over 40 victorious duels, becoming a symbol of hope for victory over Nazi terror. However, beating up Germans and collaborators in the ring has its own repercussions. This extraordinary true story is told with all the grit and determination Teddy exhibits in his fights. Director Maciej Barczewski handles this moving film with commendable restraint. (Subtitles) Poland 2020 Maciej Barczewski 91m PERFORMANCE

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Salzburg - 2015

Sun 3 Oct 12:45 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00) Described by Salzburger Nachricten as “Opera as Great Romantic Cinema”, the two operas brought record attendances to the Salzburg Easter Festival. Jonas Kaufmann in his debut as both Turiddu and Canio, was “stellar” (Daily Telegraph) and sang “both parts so lyrically, with such italianità, mellow with impeccable highs… a pure delight” (Kurier).

The scene is set by film and opera director Philipp Stölzl, whose fascinating vision brings these popular operas to new heights. Stölzl divides the stage into several levels, staging crowd scenes below with the more intimate action going on above – the latter projected with filmic close-ups – doubling and tripling the action. This production, insists Kurier, “simply must be described as world-class”. “Thrilling” concludes the Telegraph. Conductor - Christian Thielemann; Director - Philipp Stölzl; Cast ‘Cavalleria’: Jonas Kaufmann, Annalisa Stroppa, Ambrogio Maestri. Cast ‘Pagliacci’: Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Tansel Akzeybek. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 176m inc interval 22

International Panorama: Ireland


Sun 3 Oct 16:45 Wed 6 Oct 19:45 Two sisters grow up on the fractious Irish border. When one of them who has been missing, finally returns home, the intense bond with her sister is re-ignited.

Two powerhouse performances by Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan as the siblings light up this cracking tale of family intrigue. Inseparable sisters raised in a small town on the Irish border, Lauren and Kelly’s lives were shattered with the mysterious death of their mother. Left to pick up the pieces after her sister abruptly disappeared, Lauren is suddenly confronted with the family’s dark and traumatic past when Kelly returns home after being reported missing for a whole year. With the intense sisterhood reignited, Kelly’s desire to unearth their history is not welcomed by all in the small town, as rumours and malice spread like wildfire, threatening to push them over the edge. Ireland 2020 Cathy Brady 85m

NEW CINEMA WEBSITE We have recently created a new website to help us stride forward through our next chapter. As we fine tune the site with the help of your helpful feedback, we hope to end up with an online presence that can be seen as a modern and informative place to go to find out about this art that we so love; discover how we as a charity contribute to our local community; and of course, a place to book films, talks and events at Chichester Cinema at New Park. 01243 786650


Free Community Event

The Power of Film Films which influenced public opinion and the law

Sat 9 Oct 10:00 - 14:30 (Auditorium) Free - Bookings in Advance An important date for your diary is Sat 9 Oct when we are in the cinema auditorium for an event involving many parts of the Chichester community. Led by Rosemary Coxon and the Cinema Education Team, we welcome as guests: law students from Bishop Luffa school and the University of Chichester, representatives from Stonepillow and local law firms, and John Coldstream, the official biographer of Dirk Bogarde – star of ‘Victim’.

We will look in detail at clips from two films which were outstanding in their day for bravely and explicitly tackling the laws of the time and influencing public opinion. They are ‘Cathy Come Home’ and ‘Victim’. Our guests will play an active part in the programme. We welcome audience participation and will finish with a brief Q&A.

Victim (1961) - Director Basil Dearden

This film was a landmark in the history of cinema and British society. It fearlessly tackled the existing law governing homosexual offences and, by doing so, eased the path towards partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. It was also marks a brave decision on the part of the star of the film, Dirk Bogarde, who shed his matinee idol image to take on the main part in the film – a barrister with the thriving career who is being blackmailed because of his personal life. NB. We will be screening Bogarde’s magnificent ‘The Servant’ in this season (see pg14).

Cathy Come Home (1966) - Director Ken Loach

Controversial, moving and brilliantly acted – this film is arguably the most influential TV drama ever broadcast. Watched by 10 million people the film provoked major public and political discussion and was instrumental in the foundation of the charities Shelter and Crisis. The film tells the story of Reg and Cathy, a couple with three young children whose lives are spiralling into poverty. Gripping and emotional, it remains a truly ground-breaking film, engaging viewers with social issues which changed the law, such as the right of families to stay together and mothers to keep their children. 10:00 to 14:30 with short breaks and a lunch break. 24

Special Event

Henry Beltran Farewell

Sun 10 Oct 13:30 All proceeds from this event will be donated to PACSO. Come and join us for this special rescheduled event which will feature a Surprise Film with special guests, and a short drinks & nibbles party afterwards in the Jubilee Hall, as we thank our ex Front of House Manager Henry Beltran for his decade of dedicated work at Chichester Cinema at New Park.

Henry retired in April 2020 after 10 years of unforgettable service to Chichester Cinema at New Park, and all it stands for. He had been an absolute treasure and is missed by us all. Henry has asked that all the profits raised from this event to be donated to the Parents and Carers Support Organization (PACSO), a partner organization of ours which enables children (and carers) who would normally not be able to go to a cinema, enjoy this experience that we all take for granted. 160m “I have much appreciated the goodwill messages received from many Patrons on the occasion of my coming departure from New Park Cinema. Over the years I have been delighted to enjoy New Park Cinema’s collective DNA that is made up of kindness, loyalty and an outstanding commitment to the celebration of the Art of Cinema on the part of patrons and members of the staff. It has been a privilege for me to be able to share this with you all and I remain in your debt. - Henry Beltran (Feb 2020).

Coming Soon LATE AUTUMN 2021

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What’s On


Mon 13 Sep 13:30 The Last Bus 16:45 The Truffle Hunters 19:45 Minamata

Sat 4 Sep 13:30 Last Letter from Your Lover (12A) 110m Tue 14 Sep 13:30 The Last Bus 16:45 The Courier (12A) 112m 16:45 Wildland 19:45 Reminiscence (15) 116m 19:45 The Last Bus - Socially Distanced Screening Sun 5 Sep 13:30 The Courier Wed 15 Sep - Socially Distanced Screening 13:30 Minamata 16:45 Last Letter from Your Lover 16:45 The Last Bus 19:45 The Courier 19:45 The Last Bus Mon 6 Sep Thu 16 Sep 13:30 The Courier 13:30 The Last Bus 16:45 Reminiscence - Socially Distanced Screening 19:45 Janine Jansen: Falling for 16:45 The Last Bus Stradivari 131m 19:45 The Truffle Hunters Tue 7 Sep 13:30 Last Letter from Your Lover I’m Your Man 16:45 The Courier 19:45 Riders of Justice (15) 116m Wed 8 Sep 13:15 Riders of Justice 16:30 The Courier Thu 9 Sep 13:30 The Courier 16:45 Riders of Justice 19:45 Last Letter from Your Lover Fri 10 Sep 13:30 The Last Bus (12A) 86m 16:45 Minamata (15) 115m 19:45 The Last Bus Sat 11 Sep 12:30 Stand Up, Stand Out (Ovation event) (PG) 60m 14:45 Stand Up, Stand Out 17:00 The Truffle Hunters (PG) 84m 19:45 The Last Bus Sun 12 Sep 13:00 Follies (National Theatre Live) 165m 16:45 The Last Bus 19:45 Wildland (15) 89m 26

Fri 17 Sep 13:30 I’m Your Man (15) 105m 16:45 The Nest (15) 107m 19:45 Pig (15) 92m Sat 18 Sep 13:30 After Love (12A) 89m 16:45 The Nest 19:45 Souad (15) 96m Sun 19 Sep 13:30 Orphée and Eurudice (La Scala) 143m inc interval 16:45 Pig 19:45 After Love Mon 20 Sep 13:30 The Nest 16:45 Souad 19:45 I’m Your Man

Tue 21 Sep 13:30 Pig 16:45 Off the Rails (PG) 89m 19:45 I’m Your Man

Fri 1 Oct 13:30 From the Vine (12A) 97m 16:45 Herself (15) 97m 19:45 The Champion of Auschwitz (15) 91m

Wed 22 Sep 13:15 Off the Rails 16:15 The Nest

Sat 2 Oct 10:30 Beethoviana Cinema (Auditorium Talk) 120m 13:30 The Lost Leonardo (15) 96m 16:45 Now, Voyager (PG) 117m 19:45 The Pebble and the Boy (15) 101m

Thu 23 Sep 13:30 Off the Rails 16:45 After Love 19:45 The Nest Fri 24 Sep 13:00 Annette (15) 139m 16:15 Respect (12A) 145m 19:45 Our Ladies (15) 106m Sat 25 Sep 13:30 The Servant (12A) 116m 16:45 Our Ladies 19:45 Respect Sun 26 Sep 13:15 Our Ladies 16:15 Respect 19:45 Annette Mon 27 Sep 12:45 Annette 16:15 Respect - Socially Distanced Screening 19:45 Our Ladies Tue 28 Sep 13:30 Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre) 100m - no Interval 16:15 The Servant 19:45 Respect Wed 29 Sep 13:30 Respect 16:45 Annette - Socially Distanced Screening 19:45 Our Ladies Thu 30 Sep 13:15 Respect 16:45 Our Ladies 19:45 Annette

Sun 3 Oct 12:45 Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci (Salzburg) 176m 16:45 Wildfire (15) 85m 19:45 Herself Mon 4 Oct 13:30 Herself 16:45 The Lost Leonardo 19:45 From the Vine Tue 5 Oct 13:30 From the Vine - Socially Distanced Screening 16:45 The Champion of Auschwitz 19:45 Herself Wed 6 Oct 13:30 The Pebble and the Boy 16:45 Wildfire 19:45 Now, Voyager Thu 7 Oct 13:30 Herself 16:45 From the Vine 19:45 The Lost Leonardo Respect

Sat 9 Oct 10:00 The Power of Film (Free Community Event) 270m inc breaks Sun 10 Oct 13:30 Henry Beltran Farewell (PG) 160m inc Surprise Film & Guests 01243 786650


Autumn SEASON 2021

The Magic of Cinema at New Park CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK


New Park Rd, Chichester, PO19 7XY

Full Price: £9.00 Senior Citizens (1st screening day): £8.00 Friends of the Cinema: £7.50 Late Films (8pm Start or later): £7.50 Under 25’s: £5.50 Unemployed: £5.50 Children Under 15: £3.50

Cinema Director & Programmer: Walter Francisco Artistic Consultant/President: Roger Gibson Registered Charity: 1099780


KEEPING YOU SAFE - Face Coverings are not compulsory as per government guidelines, but we do encourage their use when on the New Park premises. - Socially distanced screenings are offered for the more popular films. - The Auditorium at New Park draws in fresh air and has it’s own air supply (i.e. not shared with any other rooms). - Covid cleaning is carried out between each film (auditorium, toilets and communal areas), meaning reduced screenings in the Auditorium (three per day instead of four) will continue until further notice. - We encourage booking online via our new website and contactless payment at the box office. - For any further queries about our covid policies, please make contact via the cinema website.

Box Office Hours: 12:30 to 20:00 seven days a week. Box Office Telephone: 01243 786650 Email:

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