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SEASON 2018 26 Jan – 5 Apr

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Chichester Cinema We are delighted to bring you this exciting Awards Season Programme – a season always filled with some of the strongest contenders of the year. With the BAFTAs (Feb 18) and Oscars (Mar 4) just around the corner, we present some of the frontrunners: ‘Three Billboards’, with Frances McDormand, hot favourite for Best Actress; Sally Hawkins (Shape of Water) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird). Other favourites include ‘Phantom Thread’ (Daniel Day-Lewis in his last role), ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘I, Tonya’. Also, don’t miss the ‘Mind for Movies’ Film Quiz held at the Minerva; the four Q&A’s led by guests such as Director Tony Britten (Through Lotte’s Lens) and World Quizzing Champion Kevin Ashman (The Man With the Iron Heart); plus a unique collaboration with the Chichester Festival Theatre, to include a BackStage Tour at the CFT followed by the 1999 version of ‘The Winslow Boy’.

The Mercy

Subtitled Screenings for the Hard of Hearing I thank you for the wonderful support of our upcoming subtitled screenings for the hard of hearing. Every email received gave me hope that we will continue the initiative after this trial. Films will be in the English language, with English subtitles added. Even though the subtitles are designed for hard of hearing, anyone is welcome to these screenings. Many patrons without hearing difficulties have commented on how subtitles will add to their enjoyment. Subtitled screenings will be the first screening on a Monday, with the first three being ‘The Post’ (5 Feb), ‘Journey’s End’ (12 Feb) and ’Phantom Thread’ (19 Feb). The following three (‘The Mercy’, The 15:17 to Paris’, and ‘Finding Your Feet’) are unconfirmed at the time of going to print – please check our website for details. See you at the Cinema (General Manager) 2

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Awards 2018 contents

The 15:17 to Paris 27 All the Money in the World 9 Bernstein Centenary Live (ROH) 40 Blade Runner: 2049 29 Brad’s Status 13 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 43 Brakes 32 Call Me by Your Name 26 Carmen (ROH) 30 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (NT) 25 Dark River 34 Darkest Hour 7 The Disaster Artist 18 The Divine Order 39 Don Carlos (Paris Opera) 34 Downsizing 26 Dunkirk 19 Early Man 41 A Fantastic Woman 39 Female Directors Make their Mark! 46 Film Noir Day Course 45 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool 38 The Final Year 38 Finding Your Feet 32 The Flames of Paris (Bolshoi) 28

Focus on Film (Talks & Courses) 45

My Blind Date With Life  10

Glory 20

My Generation 40

Hostiles 29

The Nile Hilton Incident 38

I, Tonya 37 In Another Life 14 Journey’s End 17 Julius Caesar (NT) 36 Kick Ass! Women and Action Day Course 46 Lady Bird 31 Lady of the Camellias (Bolshoi) 10 Lady Windermere’s Fan 36 Last Flag Flying 20 Lost in Paris 12 Love, Cecil 13 Loveless 27 Lover for a Day 14 Loving Vincent 35 Macbeth (ROH) 44 The Man with the Iron Heart 15 Marie Curie: the Courage of Knowledge 44

Paddington 2 15 Performance Events 8 Phantom Thread 19 The Post 11 Roman J. Israel, Esq. 35 The Shape of Water 33 Shiraz 41 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 17 Sunset Boulevard 18 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 7 Sweet Country 42 Through Lotte’s Lens 31 Tosca (ROH) 11 Twelfth Night (RSC) 33 We Are Our Own Liberators 47 The Winslow Boy (Plus CFT Tour) 16 The Winter’s Tale (ROH) 28

Menashe 30

Wonder Wheel 37

The Mercy 25

You Were Never Really Here 43

Messiah 42 Mind for Movies (Film Quiz) 22 Molly’s Game 24

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Film Listings Fri 26 Jan

12:30 Darkest Hour (PG) 125m 15:15  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) 115m 18:00  All The Money in the World (15) 133m 20:45 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sat 27 Jan

12:45 Darkest Hour 15:30  My Blind Date With Life (15) 111m 18:00 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 20:30 All The Money in the World

Sun 28 Jan

12:30 All The Money in the World 15:15 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 17:45 Darkest Hour 20:30 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Mon 29 Jan

12:45 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 15:15 Darkest Hour 18:00 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 20:30 All The Money in the World

Tue 30 Jan

12:30 All The Money in the World 15:15 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 18:00 Darkest Hour 20:45 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Wed 31 Jan

12:30 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 15:15 All The Money in the World 18:00 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 20:30 Darkest Hour

Thu 1 Feb

12:45 Darkest Hour 15:30 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 18:00 My Blind Date With Life 20:30 All The Money in the World


Fri 2 Feb

13:15 T  he Post (12A) 115m 15:45  Lost in Paris (PG) 83m 18:00 The Post 20:30  In Another Life (15) 83m

Sat 3 Feb

18:00 The Post 20:45 The Post

Sun 4 Feb

12:15  Love, Cecil (12A) 98m 14:30  The Lady of the Camelias (Bolshoi) 185m inc Interval 18:00 The Post 20:30 The Post

Mon 5 Feb 13:15  The Post S 16:00  Brad’s Status (15) 102m 18:30 Lost in Paris 20:30 The Post

Tue 6 Feb

13:00 The Post 15:45 Love, Cecil 18:00 The Post 20:45 Brad’s Status

Wed 7 Feb

12:00 The Post 14:30 Lost in Paris 16:30 The Post 19:15  Tosca (Live ROH) 180m inc 2 Intervals

Sun 11 Feb

11:45  Paddington 2 (PG) 103m 14:00  Tosca (ROH Encore) 180m inc 2 Intervals 17:30 The Man With the Iron Heart 20:30 Journey’s End

Mon 12 Feb 13:15  Journey’s End S 15:45 Paddington 2 18:00 The Man With the Iron Heart + Intro/Q&A 21:00 Lover for a Day

Tue 13 Feb

12:30 The Disaster Artist 15:00  Journey’s End + Intro/Q&A 18:00 Paddington 2 20:15 The Man With the Iron Heart

Wed 14 Feb

11:45 Paddington 2 14:00 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 17:00 Journey’s End

Thu 15 Feb

12:45 The Man With the Iron Heart 15:30 Journey’s End 18:00 Paddington 2 20:15 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Fri 16 Feb

13:15 The Post 16:00 In Another Life 18:15 Brad’s Status 20:30 The Post

12:30  Phantom Thread (15) 130m 15:15 Last Flag Flying (15) 125m 17:45 Phantom Thread 20:30  Molly’s Game (15) 140m

Fri 9 Feb

Sat 17 Feb

Thu 8 Feb

13:00 S  tar Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) 152m 16:00 Lover for a Day (15) 76m 18:00  The Man With the Iron Heart (15) 120m 20:30  Journey’s End (12A) 107m

Sat 10 Feb

11:00  Winslow Boy Back Stage Tour at CFT 60m 12:45 plus The Winslow Boy (U) 104m + Q&A (30m) 15:30 The Man With the Iron Heart 18:15 Journey’s End 20:30  The Disaster Artist (15) 103m

10:00 F  ilm Noir Day Course (Studio) 300m 12:30 Dunkirk (12A) 106m 15:00 Phantom Thread 17:45 Last Flag Flying 20:30 Phantom Thread

Sun 18 Feb

12:45 Phantom Thread 15:30 Sunset Boulevard (PG) 110m 17:45 Phantom Thread 20:30 Last Flag Flying

Mon 19 Feb

12:30 P  hantom Thread S 15:15 Molly’s Game 18:00 Dunkirk 20:30 Phantom Thread

Tue 20 Feb

12:30 Phantom Thread 15:15 Last Flag Flying 18:00 Phantom Thread 20:45  Glory (15) 101m

S Subtitled screening

Wed 21 Feb

12:30 Dunkirk 15:00 Phantom Thread 17:45 Molly’s Game 20:30 Phantom Thread

Thu 22 Feb

12:00 Phantom Thread 14:30 Glory 16:45 Phantom Thread 19:30  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (NT Rec. Live) 185m inc Interval

Fri 23 Feb

12:45  The Mercy (12A) 101m 15:15 Phantom Thread (15) 130m 18:00 The Mercy 20:15  Downsizing (15) 135m

Sat 24 Feb

12:30 Phantom Thread 15:15 The Mercy 17:45 Downsizing 20:45 The Mercy

Sun 25 Feb

12:45 The Mercy 15:00 Downsizing 18:00 The Mercy 20:15 Phantom Thread

Mon 26 Feb 13:00  The Mercy S tbc 15:15  Call Me By Your Name (15) 132m 18:00 Phantom Thread 20:45 The Mercy

Tue 27 Feb

13:00 The Mercy 15:15 Phantom Thread 18:00 The Mercy 20:15 Call Me By Your Name

Wed 28 Feb

12:00 The Mercy 14:15 Phantom Thread 17:00 The Mercy

Thu 1 Mar

13:00 Call Me By Your Name 15:45 The Mercy 18:00 Phantom Thread 20:45 The Mercy

My Generation

Fri 2 Mar

12:30  The Mercy (12A) 101m 14:45 The Mercy 17:30 The 15:17 to Paris (15) 20:00 Blade Runner 2049 (15) 164m

Sat 3 Mar

10:00  Women & Action Talk (Studio) 12:30 Menashe (U) 82m 14:30  The Winter’s Tale (ROH Delayed Live) 180m inc Interval 18:00 The 15:17 to Paris 20:45 The Mercy

Sun 4 Mar

12:45 The Mercy 15:00 The Flames of Paris (Bolshoi Live) 135m inc Interval 17:45  Hostiles (15) 133m 20:30 The 15:17 to Paris

Mon 5 Mar

12:45  The 15:17 to Paris S 15:30 Hostiles 18:15 The Mercy 20:30 Loveless (15) 127m

Tue 6 Mar

12:00 The Mercy 14:15 The 15:17 to Paris 16:45 Menashe 18:45  Carmen (ROH Live) 200m inc Interval

Wed 7 Mar

12:15 Loveless 14:45 Blade Runner 2049 18:00 The 15:17 to Paris 20:45 The Mercy

Thu 8 Mar

12:15 The 15:17 to Paris 15:00 The Mercy 17:30 Loveless 20:15 Hostiles

Fri 9 Mar

13:15 F  inding Your Feet (12A) 111m 15:45 Finding Your Feet 18:15  Brakes (15) 98m + Intro/Q&A (60m) 21:00 Lady Bird (15) 94m

Sat 10 Mar

13:15 Finding Your Feet 15:45 Lady Bird 18:15 Finding Your Feet 18:30  Mind For Movies Film Quiz (Minerva Bar & Grill) 20:45 Lady Bird

Sun 11 Mar

12:00 Lady Bird 14:00  Carmen (ROH Encore) 200m inc Interval 18:00 Finding Your Feet 20:30 Finding Your Feet

Mon 12 Mar

13:00 F  inding Your Feet S tbc 15:45 Lady Bird 18:15 Finding Your Feet 20:45 Lady Bird

Tue 13 Mar

13:15 Finding Your Feet 15:45 Lady Bird 18:15  Through Lotte’s Lens (90m) + Q&A (40m) 20:45 Finding Your Feet

Wed 14 Mar

12:15 Finding Your Feet 14:30 Lady Bird 16:45 Finding Your Feet

Thu 15 Mar

13:15 Finding Your Feet 15:45 Lady Bird 18:15 Finding Your Feet 20:45 Lady Bird

Fri 16 Mar

12:45  Finding Your Feet (12A) 111m 15:15 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12A) 122m 18:00 The Shape of Water (15) 123m 20:45  Loving Vincent (12A) 95m

Fantastic Woman

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Film Listings continued Sat 17 Mar

12:00 Finding Your Feet 13:30 Female Directors Make their Mark! – Pt1 (Studio Talk) 14:15 Twelfth Night (RSC) 165m inc Interval 18:00 The Shape of Water 20:45 Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Sun 18 Mar

12:30  Don Carlos (Paris Opera) 300m inc Intervals 17:45 Finding Your Feet 20:15 The Shape of Water

Mon 19 Mar

13:00 The Shape of Water 15:45 Finding Your Feet 18:15  Dark River (15) 89m 20:30 Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Tue 20 Mar

12:15 Finding Your Feet 14:30 Dark River 16:30 The Shape of Water 19:15 Lady Windermere’s Fan (Oscar Wilde Season) 150m inc Interval

Fri 23 Mar

13:15  Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15) 105m 13:30  Female Directors Make their Mark! – Pt2 (Studio Talk) 15:45  Wonder Wheel (12A) 101m 18:00  A Fantastic Woman (15) 104m 20:30  I, Tonya (15) 119m

Sat 24 Mar

13:30 The Final Year (PG) 89m 15:45 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool 18:15 Wonder Wheel 20:45 The Divine Order (15) 96m

Sun 25 Mar

13:00 Wonder Wheel 15:30  My Generation (PG) 85m 17:45 I, Tonya 20:30 A Fantastic Woman

Mon 26 Mar

13:15 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool 15:45 I, Tonya 18:15 The Final Year 20:30 Wonder Wheel

Tue 27 Mar

13:00 Roman J. Israel, Esq. 15:45 Loving Vincent 18:00 Finding Your Feet 20:30 The Shape of Water

12:15 A Fantastic Woman 14:45 The Divine Order 16:00  We Are Our Own Liberators (Studio) 17:00 Wonder Wheel 19:15  Bernstein Centenary (ROH Live) 180m inc Interval

Thu 22 Mar

Wed 28 Mar

Wed 21 Mar

12:00 Finding Your Feet 14:15 Dark River 16:15 The Shape of Water 19:00  Julius Caesar (NT Live) 180m inc Interval

12:00 The Nile Hilton Incident (15) 106m 14:30 Wonder Wheel 16:45 A Fantastic Woman

Thu 29 Mar

13:30 I, Tonya 16:15 My Generation 18:30 Wonder Wheel 20:45 The Nile Hilton Incident



Fri 30 Mar

13:30 Early Man (U) 89m 15:45  You Were Never Really Here (15) 85m 18:00 Messiah (Bristol Old Vic) 135m 20:45 Sweet Country (15) 110m

Sat 31 Mar

13:30 Bombshell (U) 90m 15:45 Shiraz (U) 97m 18:00 Early Man 20:30 You Were Never Really Here

Sun 1 Apr

13:15 Early Man 15:30 You Were Never Really Here 17:45 Early Man 20:00 Sweet Country

Mon 2 Apr

13:30 Early Man 15:45 You Were Never Really Here 17:45 Early Man 20:15 Marie Curie (15) 95m

Tue 3 Apr

13:15 Sweet Country 15:45 Early Man 18:15 Bombshell 20:30 You Were Never Really Here

Wed 4 Apr

12:45 Early Man 14:45 Marie Curie 17:00 You Were Never Really Here 19:15 Macbeth (ROH Live) 200m inc Interval

Thu 5 Apr

12:30 Bombshell 14:45 You Were Never Really Here 16:45 Early Man 19:00 NT Live – To Be Announced

Loveless S Subtitled screening

Fri 26 Jan Sat 27 Jan Sun 28 Jan Mon 29 Jan Tue 30 Jan Wed 31 Jan Thu 1 Feb

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

Booking Ref

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

We kick off the 2018 Awards Season with what may be the best film you will see all year! In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, when they fail to catch the culprit. Nominated for 9 BAFTAs! After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his secondin-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated. The performances all round are outstanding, but McDormand and Rockwell really do have a shot at top honours at this year’s Academy Awards. McDonagh’s (‘In Bruges’, ‘Seven Psychopaths’) film may be awkwardly titled, but it is brilliantly executed. It is wildly violent, brilliantly funny and deeply moving. And so very smart! USA 2017 Martin McDonagh 115m

Darkest Hour

Fri 26 Jan Sat 27 Jan Sun 28 Jan Mon 29 Jan Tue 30 Jan Wed 31 Jan Thu 1 Feb Booking Ref

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

During the early days of WWII, the fate of Western Europe hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. With the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newlyappointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). Nine BAFTA Nominations. UK 2017 Joe Wright 125m

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We have 13 Performance Events on offer during the breadth of this Awards Season Programme, including three Live Operas from the Royal Opera House, alongside Jonas Kauffman in ‘Don Carlos’ from the Paris Opera. Look out for two Bolshoi Performances, and two Royal Ballet Performances, including a trio of ballets celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein. Get in quick for the next of the Oscar Wilde Live season (‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’) as the previous presentation was a sell-out. If you have not already done so, please visit the Performance page on our website ( where you will find all of these events, plus another 14 already on sale, that will be presented throughout the Spring and Summer.

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BALLET: Lady of the Camellias (Bolshoi)����������������� 10 The Winter’s Tale (Royal Ballet)�����������������28 Flames of Paris (Bolshoi Live)���������������������28 Bernstein Centenary Live (Live Royal Ballet) ���������������������������������������� 40


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Live: Transmitted Live by Satellite during the actual performance. Encore: Follow ups that have been recorded Live by Satellite. Delayed Live: Recorded live by satellite and transmitted within a week. Recorded: Live performances, but pre-recorded.

Fri 26 Jan Sat 27 Jan Sun 28 Jan Mon 29 Jan Tue 30 Jan Wed 31 Jan Thu 1 Feb

All the Money in the World

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

Booking Ref

Ridley Scott’s new film about the kidnapping of American oil tycoon John Paul Getty’s grandson in the 1970’s. The film follows the taking of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Yes – this is the film that originally had Kevin Spacey as Getty Sr. but after sexual allegations against Spacey, Ridley Scott took the drastic step of reshooting all his scenes with Plummer in his place. USA 2017 Ridley Scott 133m

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Sat 27 Jan 15:30 Thu 1 Feb 18:00 International Panorama: Germany

Booking Ref

My Blind Date With Life

Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel, despite being strongly visually impaired. A German ‘Untouchable’ is how this film is being promoted. This true-facts-based comedy is a buddy movie about Saliya (Kostja Ullmann), a young man who is going blind, but with the help of close friends, disguises the fact when working at a top hotel in Munich. But when Saliya falls in love with Laura (Anna Maria Mühe), the elaborate deception he so carefully put together begins to fall apart. ‘Blind Date’ was a box-office hit in Germany, with close to 350,000 admissions in its first two weeks, and is brought back to New Park after our Premiere screening in the 2017 Chichester Film Festival. (Subtitles) Germany 2016 Marc Rothemund 111m

Sun 4 Feb


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Lady of the Camellias

Booking Ref

Bolshoi Ballet ‘Lady of the Camellias’ is a ballet by John Neumeier in 3 acts and a prologue, with music by Frédéric Chopin which is also the subject of Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’. As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love. Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score. Dancers include Svetlana Zakharova (Marguerite Gautier), Edvin Revazov (Armand Duval) and Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut). Captured live Dec 2015. 185m including 2 intervals


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

The Post

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

Booking Ref

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring longburied truths to light. ‘The Post’ marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. USA 2017 Steven Spielberg 115m

Wed 7 Feb Sun 11 Feb

19:15 (Live) 14:00 (Encore)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)


Booking Ref

Live from the Royal Opera House ‘Tosca’ is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic opera is in three Acts sung in Italian with English subtitles. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why. The meticulously researched score is infused with authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I ‘Te Deum’ to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad. Singers include Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja, Gerald Finley; Conductor Dan Ettinger; Director Jonathan Kent. 180m inc 2 intervals S Subtitled screening

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Fri 2 Feb Mon 5 Feb Wed 7 Feb

Lost in Paris

15:45 18:30 14:30

Booking Ref

Paris Pieds Nus A fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love, while lost in the City of Light. One of the highlights of the recent French Film Festival UK. When Fiona’s (Fiona Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by the late Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar-nominated for ‘Amour’) who is living in Paris, she hops on the first plane she can. She arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Dominique Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. ‘Lost in Paris’ with its trademark antics and intricately choreographed slapstick, will have you leaving the cinema with a gleeful skip in your step and a renewed zest for life. (Some Subtitles) France/Belgium 2016 Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel 83m

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Mon 5 Feb Tue 6 Feb Thu 8 Feb

Brad’s Status

16:00 20:45 18:15

Booking Ref

A bitter-sweet comedy about a father who takes his son to tour colleges and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life choices. When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to Boston, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable suburban life with his sweetnatured wife (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, he can’t help compare his life with those of his four best college friends: Hollywood bigshot (Mike White), hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and political pundit and author (Michael Sheen). When he reconnects with them, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is he the most successful of them all. USA 2017 Mike White 102m

Sun 4 Feb Tue 6 Feb

Love, Cecil

12:15 15:45

Booking Ref

Cecil Beaton, the Oscar-winning set and costume designer of ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Gigi,’ emerges as a colourful and sometimes controversial personality in this comprehensive documentary. The film opens with the famous Ascot sequence from ‘My Fair Lady’ – a panorama of stunning black-and-white costumes in Edwardian England, certainly one of the most striking musical sequences ever filmed. The documentary quickly reminds us that Beaton’s talents went beyond his memorable costumes. In a way he was frustrated by his own wide-ranging interests, but Beaton was too restless to specialize, and he succeeded as a photographer, a theatre and film designer and a gifted writer. There are telling interviews with photographer David Bailey, artist David Hockney and designer Isaac Mizrahi, as well as Beaton’s biographer Hugo Vickers. You may remember director Lisa Vreeland from her 2015 documentary on Peggy Guggenheim. USA 2017 Lisa Immordino Vreeland 98m

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Fri 2 Feb Thu 8 Feb

In Another Life

20:30 16:00

Booking Ref

After being forced to flee war-torn Syria, Adnan and his wife Bana are separated on route through France. Adnan faces the crippling challenge of living in ‘The Jungle’. His only option is to risk his life in a series of desperate attempts to cross the channel, hoping he will be reunited with his wife. Back in Syria, Adnan was a teacher, an ordinary man, a law abiding pacifist. Together with Yousef and Mima, friends he makes on the camp, they are prepared to risk everything in search of another life. Adnan’s friendships with fellow refugees, Yousef and Mima, strengthen through their shared experiences on the camp. Their risks begin to mount, threats from police, fellow refugees and ruthlessly exploitative traffickers are starting to close in. Set against the backdrop of the refugee camp known as ‘The Jungle’ in Calais the film combines documentary footage and real-life interviews with a dramatic narrative to give a voice to refugees that is seldom heard. (Some Subtitels) UK 2017 Jason Wingard 83m

Fri 9 Feb 16:00 Mon 12 Feb 21:00 International Panorama: France

Lover for a Day

Booking Ref

L’Amant d’un Jour A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age. After a devastating breakup, the only place 23-year-old Jeanne (Esther Garrel) has to stay in Paris is the small flat belonging to her father, Gilles (Éric Caravaca). But when Jeanne arrives, utterly broken-hearted, she finds her father living with a new girlfriend her own age: Arianne (Louise Chevillotte). Both young women are looking for their own kind of love in a city filled with possibilities. Philippe Garrel, the 69-year-old veteran of the French New Wave, has produced a casual, bittersweet, and intoxicating study of relationships in flux. As in his 2015 film ‘In the Shadow of Women’, this is shot in widescreen black and white (by Renato Berta), and staged in a prosaic suite of bedrooms, cafés and side streets. (Subtitles) France 2017 Philippe Garrel 76m


Fri 9 Feb 18:00 Sat 10 Feb 15:30 Sun 11 Feb 17:30 Mon 12 Feb 18:00 + Intro/Q&A with Kevin Ashman Tue 13 Feb 20:15 Thu 15 Feb 12:45

The Man with the Iron Heart

Booking Ref

1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the “Final Solution”. The first half of the film charts the unlikely ascent to power of Heydrich (Jason Clarke), a loser dismissed from the army who is initially egged on by his flag-waving, National-Socialism-loving wife. The second half catches up with the Czechoslovak Resistance fighters who plot Heydrich’s assassination. In their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik (Jack Reynor) and Jan Kubis (Jack O’Connell) are parachuted into the Czechoslovak countryside and make their way to Prague, where the Resistance hides the duo while they prepare their mission. France/UK 2017 Cédric Jimenez 120m We are delighted to welcome Kevin Ashman to introduce the film on Mon 12 Feb. Kevin is a frequent visitor to New Park and extremely knowledgeable on the Heydrich story. He has been World Quizzing Champion six times since 2004 (he is reigning champion), was Mastermind Champion in 1995 (still holding the record score to this day), and this year will mark 15 years on BBC’s ‘Eggheads’.

Sun 11 Feb Mon 12 Feb Wed 14 Feb Thu 15 Feb

Paddington 2

11:45 15:45 11:45 18:00

Booking Ref

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Ben Whishaw lends his voice to our hero, and he is once again joined by an unbelievable cast of UK talent, including Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters… the list goes on… really… Peter Capaldi, Hugh Bonneville, Imelda Staunton, Noah Taylor, Ben Miller… UK 2017 Paul King 103m

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In Partnership with The Winslow Boy

Sat 10 Feb 11:00 CFT Tour 12:45 Film

Writer and director David Mamet’s sixth film is a thoughtprovoking and ethically charged tour de force based on Terence Rattigan’s 1946 play. It focuses on the true story of a middle-class English family who in 1910 take on the Crown and the Admiralty after their son is falsely accused of cashing in a fellow student’s postal order at the Naval College. Convinced of 14-year-old Ronnie’s (Guy Edwards) innocence, the Winslow family puts everything on the line for him. His highly principled father, Arthur (Nigel Hawthorne), is worn down by the long and drawn-out legal battle. His mother, Grace (Gemma Jones), grows anxious over her husband’s failing health and the financial burdens of their son’s defence. Mamet draws out topdrawer performances from the entire cast. UK/USA 1999 David Mamet 104m

Booking Ref

Two Treats on one day!!

The Education Departments at Chichester Cinema at New Park and the Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) have put their heads together to offer our patrons a double whammy. As you may know, the Terence Rattigan play ‘The Winslow Boy’ is part of the Winter programme at CFT. For the price of a cinema ticket to see ‘The Winslow Boy’ (1999), we are offering you a free backstage tour at the CFT on the morning of the same day. The tour will meet in the coffee bar of CFT at 11:00 – Please keep your cinema ticket for inspection. The 45 minute tour will commence at 11:15. The screening of ‘The Winslow Boy’ will then commence at 12:45 at New Park Cinema, followed by a short Q&A afterwards.

The Education Department at New Park Cinema is proud to present this special ‘Winslow Boy’ event, but that is not all… This Season is loaded with Talks, Courses and Intros/Q&A’s with film makers. Look out for Kevin Ashman’s Intro/Q&A for ‘The Man with the Iron Heart’, Rosemary Coxon will expand on ‘Journey’s End’, Jane Campion Mercedes Grower and Tony Britten proudly present their films (‘Brakes’ and ‘Through Lotte’s Lens’ respectively), and there will be Courses to support International Women’s Month and Film Noir. See the Focus on Film pages for more details (pg45).


Fri 9 Feb 20:30 Sat 10 Feb 18:15 Sun 11 Feb 20:30 Mon 12 Feb 13:15 S Tue 13 Feb 15:00 + Intro/Q&A with Rosemary Coxon Wed 14 Feb 17:00 Thu 15 Feb 15:30

Journey’s End

Booking Ref

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate. Sam Claflin is Captain Stanhope, the much-admired commanding officer of an infantry company waiting nervously for an expected German onslaught. They know they’re a sacrificial gesture, undermanned and under-equipped but ordered to “hold them up as long as you can”. Stanhope is on the brink of mental collapse, holding himself together with whisky but sticking it out because “it’s the only thing a decent man can do”. There have been several film and TV versions of RC Sherriff’s WW1 play since it’s London debut in 1928, but this new incarnation, shown at the 2017 London Film Festival, is testament to the lingering potency of the piece. Also stars Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield and Toby Jones. UK 2017 Saul Dibb 107m

Fri 9 Feb 13:00 Thu 15 Feb 20:15

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Booking Ref

If you want lightsabre duels, X-wing dogfights, exotic creatures, criss-crossing family bloodlines, high-end FX and lowdown farce. It’s all here. But director Rian Johnson takes it to the next level, leading us through so many trap doors and blind alleys that we can’t tell the dark side from the light. Heroes die, and villains thrive... and then it’s the reverse. Like J.J. Abrams did before him with ‘The Force Awakens’, Johnson is trying to navigate a new world that will appeal to the next generation of Star Wars fans along with us who have been there since the beginning. You don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to love this addition to the canon – actually, it works even if you have not seen any of the other films. USA 2017 Rian Johnson 152m S Subtitled screening

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Sat 10 Feb 20:30 Tue 13 Feb 12:30

The Disaster Artist

Booking Ref

The real-life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as “The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies” – ‘The Room’, is brought to life, chronicling the odd film’s troubled development and eventual cult success. When Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. When Hollywood rejects them, they endeavour to make ‘The Room’ – a film that would later become notorious as being one of the worst ever made. A wild true story about obsessively chasing a dream, and yearning to belong, which also stars Bryan Cranston, Sharon Stone, Seth Rogen, Kristen Bell and Zac Efron. USA 2017 James Franco 103m

Sun 18 Feb 15:30 Film Noir

Sunset Boulevard

Booking Ref

To complement our Film Noir Day Course on Feb 17, we present this Film Noir classic where aging silent-film star Norma Desmond ensnares a young screenwriter in this poison-pen valentine to Hollywood. At the heart of the story is Norma Desmond, a fictional former queen of the silent era, played with mesmerizing intensity by Gloria Swanson, herself a former queen of the silent era. She takes up with Joe Gills (William Holden), a two-bit screenwriter on the make, and virtually holds him captive in her Hollywood gothic mansion. ‘Sunset Boulevard’, one of the greatest movies about the movies, may be a fiction, but rarely is fiction shot through so glitteringly with real life. Which is probably what makes it such a melancholy pleasure – but one you return to again and again. If you haven’t seen it on the big screen – do not miss this rare opportunity. USA 1950 Billy Wilder 110m


Fri 16 Feb Sat 17 Feb Sun 18 Feb Mon 19 Feb Mon 19 Feb Tue 20 Feb Wed 21 Feb Thu 22 Feb Fri 23 Feb Sat 24 Feb Sun 25 Feb Mon 26 Feb Tue 27 Feb Wed 28 Feb Thu 1 Mar

Phantom Thread

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

Booking Ref

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Paul Thomas Anderson (‘There Will Be Blood’ – also with Day-Lewis) paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. There is such pure delicious pleasure in this film, in its strangeness, its vehemence, its flourishes of absurdity, carried off with superb elegance. Could this really be Day-Lewis’ final film (as he has promised)? We hope not! USA 2017 Paul Thomas Anderson 115m Back by Popular Demand


Sat 17 Feb 12:30 Mon 19 Feb 18:00 Wed 21 Feb 12:30

It is 1940, the Battle on Dunkirk has begun: Christopher Nolan’s much heralded take on the key moment in WWII. The film is told from three points of view: on the beach with the infantry, the evacuation by the Navy and civilians by sea (Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance), and then in the air (Tom Hardy). There is such suspense told solely through details, as the script contained little dialogue. The film should gather in a few major Awards. Nominated for eight BAFTAs. USA/UK 2017 Christopher Nolan 107m

Booking Ref

S Subtitled screening

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Fri Sat Sun Tue

Last Flag Flying

16 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb

15:15 17:45 20:30 15:15

Booking Ref

30 years after serving together in Vietnam, former Navy Corps medic Richard “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with Former Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo a burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Director Linklater (‘Boyhood’, ‘Before Sunrise’) juggles the movie’s shifting moods expertly and draws moving, finely textured performances from his stars – Carell especially, standing out. USA 2017 Richard Linklater 125m

Tue 20 Feb 20:45 Thu 22 Feb 14:30 International Panorama: Bulgaria


Booking Ref

Slava A sharply executed, superbly performed Bulgarian tragic dramedy where the lives of a cosmopolitan PR woman and lonely railroad worker come together in some highly unfortunate ways. Tsanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov), a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. When the transport ministry’s head of PR Julia Staikova (Margita Gosheva) decides to use him as a diversion from a corruption scandal, his simple life falls victim to the grinder of bureaucracy. She loses Petrov’s old watch, a family relic, and here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity. (Subtitles) Bulgaria 2016 Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov 101m


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Fri 16 Feb 20:30 Mon 19 Feb 15:15 Wed 21 Feb 17:45

Molly’s Game

Booking Ref

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade, before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba), who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. In Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Chastain roars through the performance with a force of take-no-prisoners attitude that keeps one rapt throughout. Elba is the most pivotal of the numerous male figures that pop up, including Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Jon Bass, Michael Kostroff and a truly hilarious Chris O’Dowd. USA 2017 Aaron Sorkin 140m

Thu 22 Feb 19:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Booking Ref

NT Captured Live Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Cast: Brian Gleeson, Richard Hansell, Colm Meaney, Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, Lisa Palfrey, Michael J. Shannon, Hayley Squires. Director – Benedict Andrews. 185m approx including interval


Fri 23 Feb Sat 24 Feb Sun 25 Feb Mon 26 Feb Mon 26 Feb Tue 27 Feb Wed 28 Feb Thu 1 Mar Fri 2 Mar Sat 3 Mar Sun 4 Mar Mon 5 Mar Tue 6 Mar Wed 7 Mar Thu 8 Mar

The Mercy

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

Booking Ref

The extraordinary true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth), and his attempt to win the first Golden Globe round the world yacht race in 1968. Firth is haunting as the mild-mannered English businessman who took on some of the world’s greatest professional sailors, in a nonstop attempt to circumnavigate the world. The dangerous solo voyage brought extreme physycal and psychological challenges to Crowhurst – with devastating results. Rachel Weisz stars as his anxious wife praying for his safe return, and David Thewlis is the Fleet Street reporter who fuels Crowhurst’s fantasy of sailing in the race. Director James Marsh (Theory of Everything) brings us this extraordinary tale of a man going to sea, and the family he leaves behind. UK 2017 James Marsh 101m

Mon 26 Feb 15:15 Tue 27 Feb 20:15 Thu 1 Mar 13:00 International Panorama: Italy

Booking Ref

Call Me by Your Name

A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, screened for the Mayor of London’s Gala at the 2017 London Film Festival. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). One day, the charming American Oliver (Armie Hammer) arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg). Amid the sun-drenched splendour, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Stripped of the baggage that so often complicates same-sex romance, this is allowed to flourish as an unfiltered evocation of the agony and ecstasy of first love. (Some Subtitles) Italy/France 2017 Luca Guadagnino 132m S Subtitled screening

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Fri 23 Feb 20:15 Sat 24 Feb 17:45 Sun 25 Feb 15:00


Booking Ref

When scientists discover how to shrink humans as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community – a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. Part relationship comedy, part environmental warning, Alexander Payne’s (‘Sideways’, ‘About Schmidt’) ‘Downsizing’ is a beautiful, confounding creation. In the near-future, overpopulation has so ravaged the planet that science has turned to “downsizing” – shrinking humans to about five inches in height. Those who choose to “go small” live in tiny communities with all the tiny pleasures of tiny modern life. Paul and wife Audrey are about to make one small leap when – there is a twist. What follows is entirely unpredictable and delightfully humane in its twists and turns, and is definitely one of the most original and interesting films of the last year. USA 2017 Alexander Payne 135m


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

The 15:17 to Paris

17:30 18:00 20:30 12:45 S 14:15 18:00 12:15

Booking Ref

21 August 2015: the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris, an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. In 2016, director Clint Eastwood dramatized the story of an airline pilot who saved a planeload of passengers in ‘Sully’, casting one of the world’s biggest movie stars, Tom Hanks, as the pilot. Now he recreates another real-life on-board rescue, but this time, enlisting the actual men who thwarted the attack to play themselves: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone. USA 2018 Clint Eastwood

Mon 5 Mar Wed 7 Mar Thu 8 Mar International panorama: Russia

20:30 12:15 17:30

Booking Ref


Nelyubov The 2017 Cannes Jury Prize Winner follows a couple going through a divorce, who must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Zhenya (Maryana Spivak), now with an older man, and Boris (Alexei Rozin), whose younger girlfriend is pregnant, are getting divorced. Their bitter, vitriolic arguments, while rarely still home together, lead their son, 12-year-old Alyosha (Matvey Nolvikov), to take drastic action. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev, who burst on to the world scene with ‘The Return’ in 2003, returns after his multi award-winning ‘Leviathan’ in 2014. He continues to solidify his place as one of the most important and original voices in world cinema. (Subtitles) Russia 2017 Andrey Zvyagintsev 127m S Subtitled screening

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Sat 3 Mar

14:30 (Encore)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)

The Winter’s Tale

Booking Ref

ROH Ballet Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance ‘The Winter’s Tale’ for The Royal Ballet in 2014. A ballet in three Acts and a Prologue with music by Joby Talbot. Building on the success of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, ‘The Winter’s Tale’ received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, ‘The Winter’s Tale’ is a masterful modern narrative ballet. 180m approx including 2 intervals

Sun 4 Mar

15:00 (Live)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)

The Flames of Paris

Booking Ref

Bolshoi Ballet Live A full-length ballet in four acts, choreographed by Vasily Vainonen to music by Boris Asafyev based on songs of the French Revolution. Created by the Bolshoi as a Soviet “Revolutionary Ballet” in 1933. In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way. Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vainonen’s ballet. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage. Music: Boris Asafiev, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Libretto: Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev. Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists tba and Corps de Ballet. 135m including interval


Sun 4 Mar Mon 5 Mar Thu 8 Mar


17:45 15:30 20:15

Booking Ref

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Capt. Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale), after stern resistance, agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. With an exceptional lead performance by Bale and some of 2017’s most stunning cinematography, this is a satisfying, deliberately slowpaced Western. USA 2017 Scott Cooper 133m

Fri 2 Mar Wed 7 Mar

Blade Runner: 2049

20:00 14:45

Booking Ref

Another opportunity to see one of the best films of 2017, certain to feature prominently in all of the Awards presentations. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner (a police officer charged with “retiring” replicants), LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Director Denis Villeneuve has recently astounded us with ‘Sicario’ and ‘Arrival’, so it should be no surprise that he has presented a film full of intense dialogue, staggering visuals, worthy of being the sequel to the original 1982 Ridley Scott film. USA 2017 Denis Villeneuve 164m

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Sat 3 Mar Tue 6 Mar


12:30 16:45

Booking Ref

Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe – a kind, hapless grocery store clerk – struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters. Doubling as a fascinating look at a subculture that is normally sealed off from the rest of us and a gently amusing comedy of manners, this manages to say an awful lot by, paradoxically, saying it endearingly gently. (In Yiddish and English with some subtitles). USA 2017 Joshua Z Weinstein 82m

Tue 6 Mar Sun 11 Mar

18:45 (Live) 14:00 (Encore)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)


Booking Ref

Live from the Royal Opera House Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form. The opera is in four acts, sung in French with English subtitles. Numbers such as the ‘Habanera’ and ‘The Toreador Song’ have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. This everpopular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical new production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors. For ‘Carmen’ he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Director Barrie Kosky; Conductor Jakub Hrůša; Singers include Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch and Kostas Smoriginas. 200m including intervals


Fri 9 Mar Sat 10 Mar Sun 11 Mar Mon 12 Mar Tue 13 Mar Wed 14 Mar Thu 15 Mar

Lady Bird

21:00 15:45 & 20:45 12:00 15:45 & 20:45 15:45 14:30 15:45 & 20:45

Booking Ref

In the early 2000s, an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old comes of age in Sacramento, California. Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, she creates a coming-of-age story that is wry, funny and touchingly real. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. ‘Lady Bird’ is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. It is all about watching Lady Bird learn to fly and leave the nest; familiar though that sounds, this film is so funny and so moving (and so smart) that it’s fair to say you’ve never seen anything quite like it before. USA 2017 Greta Gerwig 94m

Tue 13 Mar 18:15 + Q&A

Through Lotte’s Lens

Booking Ref

This film tells the story of the ‘Hitler émigrés’ – the many thousands of people, mainly but not exclusively Jews, who found safe haven in the UK after Hitler came to power, and the many contributions they made to their adopted country. Director Tony Britten says: “I have been fascinated by the profound influence that the immigrants from Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930’s had on the arts, science and business of the UK. When I discovered the collection of celebrated photographer Lotte Meitner-Graf, it seemed like a wonderful door was opening on this project”. Lotte’s escape from Austria in 1938 mirrored many of her compatriots, and subsequent subjects. She settled in London and after the war opened a studio in Bond Street. This documentary attempts to ‘re-create’ that studio, and those that passed through it. UK 2017 Tony Britten 90m + Q&A We hope to welcome director Tony Britten back to Chichester to introduce and Q&A his film.

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Fri 9 Mar Sat 10 Mar Sun 11 Mar Mon 12 Mar Mon 12 Mar Tue 13 Mar Wed 14 Mar Thu 15 Mar

13:15 & 15:45 13:15 & 18:15 18:00 & 20:30 13:00 S tbc 18:15 13:15 & 20:45 12:15 & 16:45 13:15 & 18:15

Finding Your Feet

Fri 16 Mar 12:45 Sat 17 Mar 12:00 Sun 18 Mar 17:45 Mon 19 Mar 15:45 Tue 20 Mar 12:15 Wed 21 Mar 18:00 Thu 22 Mar 12:00

Booking Ref

A middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and so is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton), who, while celebrating her husband of 40 years (John Sessions)’ retirement, discovers he’s been having an affair with her best friend. Stunned, and needing somewhere to figure things out, she finds refuge with her estranged, bohemian older sister Bif (Celia Imrie), a woman who couldn’t be more different from Sandra if she tried. Could the change in scenery and dynamic be just what Sandra needs? Especially when she joins a community dance class and potential new romance with Charlie (Timothy Spall). Also stars Joanna Lumley. UK 2017 Richard Loncraine 111m

Fri 9 Mar 18:15 + Intro/Q&A We welcome Director Mercedes Grower for an introduction and Q&A to her film. We also hope to welcome some of the cast depending on availability.


Booking Ref

A raw, dark and unconventional comedy from new writer/director Mercedes Grower, and starring Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Julia Davis and Kerry Fox. Split into two halves it follows the tumultuous stories of nine couples, plunging straight into the brutal and absurd endings of their relationships first, before travelling back to the moments when the spark of love between them first emerged. Using London as their match-maker, each of their stories is unique yet familiar to us all. This is an endearing and very funny look at modern relationships with a spectacular English cast, improv-based, and shot on a micro-budget. UK 2016 Mercedes Grower 88m

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Fri 16 Mar Sat 17 Mar Sun 18 Mar Mon 19 Mar Tue 20 Mar Wed 21 Mar Thu 22 Mar

The Shape of Water

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

Booking Ref

From master story teller Guillermo del Toro (‘Pan’s Labyrinth’) comes an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of 1962 Cold War America. Nominated for 12 BAFTA Awards! In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment, where a strange amphibious creature is being used for scientific testing. Elisa feels for the tortured prisoner. She feeds him eggs, plays him Benny Goodman records and teaches him sign language, all out of rapt devotion. The result is an acting duet that will haunt your dreams and break your heart. The emotionally naked Hawkins is unforgettable as Elisa, an orphan who was abused as a child, and is now mute. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones as the creature. USA 2018 Guillermo del Toro 123m

Sat 17 Mar


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)

Twelfth Night

Booking Ref

RSC Delayed Live Following last year’s successful National Theatre’s production, the Royal Shakespeare Company offer their interpretation of this hilarious tale. ‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house, And all the brothers too.’ ‘Twelfth Night’ is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heart-breaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister. Christopher Luscombe (‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’), returns to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”, with Adrian Edmondson in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon in the role of Olivia. 165m including interval

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Mon 19 Mar 18:15 Tue 20 Mar 14:30 Thu 22 Mar 14:15

Dark River

Booking Ref

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Alice is a highly competent sheep-hand who returns to a decaying family farm after the death of her abusive father: Can she and her traumatized brother (Mark Stanley) run the operation together? Director Clio Barnard (‘The Selfish Giant’) elicits great performances from the two leads. Stanley is superb, yet it is Wilson that will leave you shaken. Her performance is impossibly affecting – teasing out Alice’s pain and foregrounding her courage, ahead of the inevitable, earth-shattering eruption. Look out for P.J. Harvey’s disconsolate, shiver-inducing interpretation of the English folk standard “An Acre of Land”. UK 2017 Clio Barnard 89m

Sun 18 Mar 12:30 – 17:30 This is a rare transmission of the opera which is not being screened in most UK event cinemas. Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)

Don Carlos

Booking Ref

Paris Opera The original French version of Verdi’s grandest Opera, starring Jonas Kauffmann. An opera in five Acts, sung in French with English subtitles. Captured Live. Bringing together a dream cast under the musical direction of Philippe Jordan, ‘Don Carlos’ was undoubtedly the most highlyanticipated production to mark the beginning of the current Paris Opera Season. If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly this work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders. Conductor: Philippe Jordan; Stage director: Krzysztof Warlikowski; Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Philippe II – Ildar Abdrazakov; Don Carlos – Jonas Kaufmann; Rodrigue – Ludovic Tézier; Le grand inquisiteur – Dmitry Belosselskiy; Élisabeth de Valois – Sonya Yoncheva. 290m approx. including two intervals

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Fri 16 Mar Sat 17 Mar Mon 19 Mar Wed 21 Mar

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

15:15 20:45 20:30 13:00

Booking Ref

Denzel Washington is Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defence attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action. This is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Washington stars as the driven, idealistic attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell co-stars as the slick, ambitious lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. Writer/director Dan Gilroy (‘Nightcrawler’) takes time and care to establish this character, and Washington inhabits Roman J. Israel, Esq. right down to the last idiosyncratic gesture and expression of arcane belief. It is a riveting performance certain to get major award nominations. USA 2017 Dan Gilroy 122m

Fri 16 Mar 20:45 Wed 21 Mar 15:45

Loving Vincent

Booking Ref

After its complete sell-out runs in October and in December, here is a final chance to see one of the most uniquely brilliant films of recent times. British animator Hugh Welchman and artist Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil paintings – by 115 professional artists – to form this stunning cinematic achievement. Thick daubs of flickering colours play over each character’s face, revealing the depth of their emotions, enhancing our understanding of Van Gogh. If previous sales are anything to go by, please buy your tickets as soon as possible – they will sell out! UK/Poland 2017 H. Welchman/ D. Kobiela 95m

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Tue 20 Mar 19:15 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15) Oscar Wilde Live

Booking Ref

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Live from Vaudeville Theatre, London A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order, until her friend plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman attend the party? This 1892 play explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays. Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her West End stage return after twenty years. Following the sell-out ‘Woman of No Importance’, this is the second play from the year-long Oscar Wilde Season. 150m approx including interval

Thu 22 Mar 19:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15)

Julius Caesar

Booking Ref

NT Live Ben Wishaw and Michelle Fairley star in this Live Broadcast from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Ben Whishaw (‘The Danish Girl’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Hamlet’) and Michelle Fairley (‘Fortitude’, ‘Game of Thrones’) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (‘The Lost City of Z’, ‘The Hatton Garden Job’) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (‘The Missing’, ‘Hangmen’, ‘The Walking Dead’) is Mark Antony. 180m approx including interval


Fri 23 Mar Sat 24 Mar Sun 25 Mar Mon 26 Mar Tue 27 Mar Wed 28 Mar Thu 29 Mar

Wonder Wheel

15:45 18:15 13:00 20:30 17:00 14:30 18:30

Booking Ref

Woody Allen’s new film is set on Coney Island in the 1950s, where a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife. We follow four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet – channelling Blanche DuBois), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a ‘clam house’; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. When both Ginny and Carolina fall for the new lifeguard in town, fireworks are guaranteed. You will not be able to ignore the vintage Coney Island backdrop which is so beautifully created. USA 2017 Woody Allen 101m

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I, Tonya

23 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 29 Mar

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

Booking Ref

Based on unbelievable, but true events, this is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding (Margot Robbie) was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). Featuring Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, and a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as Tonya’s acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, whose “training” extends to paying strangers to shout “You suck! What is this, rednecks on ice!” Beneath all the gallows humour there is a sadness, a prevailing sense that if Tonya had just had less terrible people in her life, her path could have been much different. USA 2017 Craig Gillespie 119m

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The Final Year

Sat 24 Mar 13:30 Mon 26 Mar 18:15

This is a unique insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, ‘The Final Year’ offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years. The documentary just lets its subjects speak and trusts the audience to connect the dots. An effective and even illuminating approach, though it can make it hard not to watch the film through parted fingers. USA 2018 Greg Barker 89m

Booking Ref

Back by Popular Demand

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Fri 23 Mar 13:15 Sat 24 Mar 15:45 Mon 26 Mar 13:15 Booking Ref

A romance sparks between Hollywood leading lady Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and struggling young actor Pete Turner (Jamie Bell). In the late 70s, Turner met and fell in love with Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame who, incredibly, was living in the same north London boarding house, whilst optimistically looking for stage work in Britain. Adapted from Turner’s memoir, the film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Julie Walters and a cameo from the real Peter Turner as Jack. UK 2017 Paul McGuigan 105m International Panorama: Sweden

The Nile Hilton Incident

Wed 28 Mar 12:00 Thu 29 Mar 20:45 Booking Ref


This political thriller based on a true story is a genuinely thrilling neo-noir with added intrigue. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. A perfect case study on what it feels like to navigate dysfunction and futility. (Subtitles) Sweden 2017 Tarik Saleh 106m

Fri 23 Mar Sun 25 Mar Tue 27 Mar Wed 28 Mar International Panorama: Chile

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

Booking Ref

A Fantastic Woman

Una Mujer Fantástica Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio’s ‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a mesmerizing piece of work, thanks to Daniela Vega’s powerful, award-worthy lead performance. Orlando (Francisco Reyes) is a middle-aged, silver-haired textile factory manager who falls in love with a young singer called Marina (Vega). After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill, and in that moment, Marina’s seemingly stable world begins to crumble right before her eyes. She will have to battle the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman. Much will likely be made of the fact that Vega not only stars as a transgender woman, but is one herself, and delivers a star-making turn of quiet suffering and steely resolve, ably shouldering the dramatic load of a film that keeps her, at all times, front and centre. Chile 2017 Sebastián Lelio 104m

Sat 24 Mar 20:45 Tue 27 Mar 14:45 International Panorama: Switzerland

Booking Ref

The Divine Order

Die Göttliche Ordnung In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote. Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora’s life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well-liked by everyone – until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women’s right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7th, 1971. The message here is that everyone has it in them – all it takes is a friend or two fighting for the same cause. Switzerland 2017 Petra Biondina Volpe 96m

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Sun 25 Mar 15:30 Thu 29 Mar 16:15

My Generation

Booking Ref

A documentary that explores the cultural revolution that occurred in 1960s England. Loaded with great footage from the era and accompanied by superbly cleaned-up music tracks from the Kinks, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and many others, this love letter-as-documentary offers 85 minutes of good old fun. Director Batty divides the film into three parts, roughly corresponding to the awakening, the flourishing and the decline of 1960s pop culture. Alongside nods to historic markers like the Beatles performing at Liverpool’s Cavern Club are more unanticipated moments, such as Roger Daltry talking about the profound impact of seeing Elvis perform. Voiceover interviews with such key players of the era as Michael Caine, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithfull, Twiggy and Mary Quant add to the overall feast, making the film an attractive offering. UK 2017 David Batty 85m

Tue 27 Mar 19:15 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/ Students £15) Booking Ref

Bernstein Centenary Live New McGregor / The Age of Anxiety / New Wheeldon

ROH Ballet Live This Royal Opera House programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon. Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz, modernism, Jewish music and Broadway – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. At the heart of the programme is the revival of Liam Scarlett’s ‘The Age of Anxiety’, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II. 180m approx including 2 intervals


Fri 30 Mar Sat 31 Mar Sun 1 Apr Mon 2 Apr Tue 3 Apr Wed 4 Apr Thu 5 Apr

Early Man

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

Booking Ref

Aardman Animations, with Nick Park at the helm, bring us their brand new stop-motion animated comedy, set in prehistoric times. At the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, we follow the story of Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob and his beau Goona (Maisie Williams), as they unite the tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. The voice cast also includes Richard Ayoade, Timothy Spall and Mark Williams. We dare you to watch the trailer for this film and then not go to see it – impossible! UK/France 2018 Nick Park 83m


restored & reissued

Sat 31 Mar 15:45


Booking Ref

A Romance of India Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings – all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive which features a specially commissioned score by the Grammy Award-winning Anoushka Shankar. Produced by and starring Indian film legend Himansu Rai, the film is performed by an all-Indian cast, featuring Rai as humble potter Shiraz, who follows his childhood sweetheart Selima (Enakshi Rama Rau) when she’s sold by slave traders to the future emperor (Charu Roy). (Subtitles) UK/India/Germany 1928 Dir Franz Osten 97m

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Fri 30 Mar 20:45 Sun 1 Apr 20:00 Tue 3 Apr 13:15

Sweet Country

Booking Ref

An Australian western set in 1920’s Northern Territory, where an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and goes on the run. Middle-aged Aboriginal Sam’s (Hamilton Morris) relationship with his ill-tempered neighbour Harry (Ewen Leslie) quickly deteriorates, culminating in a shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman (Bryan Brown) is formed to track Sam down, but as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community questions whether justice is really being served. A beautiful, stark, superbly shot movie, and a great example of what Australian cinema has to offer. Australia 2017 Warwick Thornton 110m

Fri 30 Mar 18:00 Tickets £15:00 (Friends/ Students £12:50) Handel’s


Booking Ref

Captured Live from the Old Vic Bristol Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of ‘Messiah’ and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. Staged by Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (‘War Horse’), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra, The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists. The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus’s life and death. Cast: Catherine WynRogers, Joshua Ellicott, Brindley Sherratt, Julia Doyle and Jamie Beddard. Director – Tom Morris. 135m including interval


Fri 30 Mar Sat 31 Mar Sun 1 Apr Mon 2 Apr Tue 3 Apr Wed 4 Apr Thu 5 Apr

You Were Never Really Here

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

Booking Ref

This Cannes 2017 winner for Best Screenplay (Lynne Ramsay) and Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) follows the agitated, fragmented inner journey of Joe, a kind of vigilante for hire who finds missing people. Joe (Phoenix) searches for the daughter of a local politician who is involved in a child trafficking ring. But as depicted by Ramsay’s staccato editing style, Joe does not think in linear fashion. His mind is a tangle of memories and flash-forwards and what-ifs, all rendered in short, sharp, shock cuts. This is a bold piece of storytelling, with a dream-like feel that evokes its hellish, predominantly nocturnal world very compellingly. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood provides the threatening electronic score which breathlessly pursues our troubled hero. You may remember director Lynne Ramsay from her brilliant ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ (2011). UK 2017 Lynne Ramsay 85m

Sat 31 Mar 13:30 Tue 3 Apr 18:15 Thu 5 Apr 12:30 Booking Ref

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The world’s most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of communication systems (Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth), but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved – until now. If this story was pitched for a fictional film, it would be laughed out of the room as being too far-fetched… but Lamarr was no ordinary screen siren. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during WWII, Lamarr, after shooting her scenes on set, works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology that would change history. Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvellous documentary, a brilliant woman finally gets her due. USA 2017 Alexandra Dean 90m

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Wed 4 Apr 19:15 (Live) Tickets £15:00 (Friends/ Students £12:50)


Booking Ref

Live from the Royal Opera House An opera by Giuseppe Verdi in four acts sung in Italian with English subtitles in a revised production of Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 original. Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with ‘Macbeth’, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesise that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’. 200m approx including interval

Mon 2 Apr Wed 4 Apr

20:15 14:45

Booking Ref

Marie Curie: the Courage of Knowledge

Back by popular demand from our French Film Festival in November, comes this sweeping biography of the legendary, Nobel Prize–winning physicist and chemist. Curie courted controversy with both her challenging of France’s male-dominated academic establishment and her unconventional romantic life. Physicist, chemist, and pioneer in the study of radioactivity, Curie spent her life setting precedents. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it twice. Director Marie Noëlle conjures turn-of-the-century Europe with camerawork whose restless precision is an analogue of the brilliant scientist’s mind. Cast Karolina Gruszka, Charles Berling, André Wilms, Arieh Worthalter, Samuel Finzi, Daniel Olbrychski, Sabin Tambrea. “Karolina Gruszka is very good as Curie, conveying a mix of intelligence and romantic impulse” – Chicago Reader. (Subtitles) France/Poland/Germany/UK 2016 Marie Noëlle 95m


Film Courses and Talks at New Park

Sat 17 Feb 10:00 – 15:00 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) Booking Ref

The Art of Darkness: Film Noir Reconsidered

Day Course led by Richard Cupidi What is Film Noir anyway? Is it an exercise in visual style, is it a genre, the dark underside of the American Dream, a film movement like the French New Wave, the collective pessimism of European emigres, a moody poetic realism, or all of the above? Since 1946, when French film critics first invented the term, “Film Noir” has been argued about and contested. In this informal, interactive workshop we’ll examine the themes and practices associated with Film Noir and with its later, more self-conscious incarnation “Neo-noir” to help us better understand Noir and why it still matters. We’ll start by looking at those elements often employed in classic Noir: Expressionist visual style, themes of revenge and betrayal, antiheroes immersed in moods of paranoia, claustrophobia and obsession. We’ll follow that with an examination of how post-classical “Neo-noir” has expanded the boundaries of what we imagine Film Noir to be. Throughout the day there’ll be supporting film clips of classic as well as rarely-seen Noirs. To close, we’ll develop a working definition of Film Noir and explore how we can put our accumulated knowledge into practice. Everyone welcome.

Film Education in this Awards Season Alongside the three courses plus film detailed over these three pages, this season we also present four films with Intros/Q&A’s, as well as a special event in conjunction with the Chichester Festival Theatre.

„ The Man With the Iron Heart, pg15

„ The Winslow Boy (Plus CFT Tour), pg16 „ Journey’s End, pg17 „ Through Lotte’s Lens, pg31 „ Brakes, pg32

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Sat 3 Mar

10:00 – 15:00 (Studio)

Tea/coffee on arrival Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9)

Kick Ass!

Booking Ref

Women and Action from Silent Cinema to the Present Day To celebrate Women’s History Month and to start our exciting programme, Ian Haydn Smith presents a day course. Name a female action hero. Most people would likely respond with Ripley in ‘Aliens’ or Sarah Connor in ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’. But women have long played a proactive role in the thriller, crime and action film. To open a series of events celebrating Women’s History Month, Ian Haydn Smith looks back to the best female action movies and characters, from the silent crime serial ‘Les Vampires’ (1915) and Barbara Stanwyck in ‘Forty Guns’ (1957), to Geena Davis in ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’ (1996) and Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman (2017). The talk will place the films within an historical context and show that when it comes to kicking ass, men have much to learn. Ian is a frequent popular presenter at our cinema. He is a film journalist, critic and editor of Curzon magazine.

Fri Fri

16 Mar 13:30 (Studio) 23 Mar 13:30 (Studio)

Tickets £6 per Session

Female Directors Make their Mark!

Booking Ref

Film audiences are now aware of the lack of women film directors. In 2016, female directors accounted for only 7% of the top 250 films at the US Box Office. This course, which is part of our celebration Women’s History Month, looks at some of the best films directed by women. In the first session, Ellen Cheshire will offer a brief historical overview of female directors and will focus on three international film directors, Jane Campion (pictured), Mira Nair and Deniz Gamze Erguven, discussing how they have made an impact on global cinema. Ellen Cheshire is a film writer and lecturer whose new book on Jane Campion is out later this year. In the second session, Rosemary Coxon, the Cinema’s Education Officer, will look at some of the best work of three of the most recent American and British film directors.


Tue 27 Mar 16:00 – 17:30 (Studio) Free – Must Book in Advance (40 Seat Limit)

We Are Our Own Liberators

Booking Ref

Amelia Francis – a student member of the Chichester University Young Historians group – presents a film which narrates the history of the Black Liberation Front (BLF), a British Black Power organisation present from 1971-1993. The BLF’s main initiatives included: Grassroots newspaper (which featured a women’s column) a women’s group, black bookshops, supplementary schooling and a housing association. This film was created by the Young Historians Project, a predominantly female group.

Seating plan

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Ticket prices Awards 2018 Full price Senior citizens

£8.50 £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 S 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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