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SEASON 2019 30 Aug - 7 Nov


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Chichester Cinema RUBY TUESDAY

Ruby Tuesdays – Milestones of the Past 40 Years: 1979-2019

From February through to December on each first and third Tuesdays of the month, we will be screening milestones and highlights of specific years in our Cinema history. In most cases we will be charging an admission price of £2 reflecting the original ticket price in our first few years as a film society. This season we commemorate Ken Russell’s visits to New Park; the introduction of the ‘Surprise Film’ in the annual Film Festival; the Installation of Digital Cinema; our special Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment events; and the Film and Live Jazz gigs that have become very popular in the Chichester Film Festival. But the main event of our Ruby Anniversary year is the celebration of the birth of our cinema. On Friday 20 Sep, we present the very film that started it all way back in 1979 – Woody Allen’s hugely entertaining ‘Love and Death’. This event will include a party in the Jubilee Hall directly after the film, to include drinks, snacks and live music. See pg19 for details. See you at the Cinema

(General Manager)

‘Love and Death’ plus 40th Anniversary Party


what’s on

Autumn 2019 contents

American Woman 40 Animals 15 Ad Astra 33 Bird 33 Black Cinema Day Course 49 Blinded by the Light 7 The Candidate 31 Do the Right Thing 38 Don Giovanni (ROH) 30 Don Pasquale (ROH) 39 Downton Abbey 23 The Edge 11 Ethnographic film Talk 50 A Faithful Man 47 The Farewell 46 Faust 44 Fleabag NT Live 14 Gauguin from the National Gallery 32 The Goldfinch 26 Good Posture 47 Gwen 13 Hansard (NT Live) 48 Honeyland 29 Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans 43 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Met) 12 Inna de Yard 28 Iris 21 JT Leroy 22 Judy 31 The Kitchen 42

Kursk: The Last Mission 13 The Last Tree 40 The Lehman Trilogy NT Live 12 Leonardo: The Works 44 The Leopard 25 Life is Wonderful 42 Love and Death 19 Macbeth From Stage to Screen Talk 50 Mahler 10 Manon (Met) 48 Margaret Atwood (NT Live) 12 Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love 16 Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet 39 Memory: The Origins of Alien 18 Midnight Cowboy 29 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NT Live) 36 A Million Little Pieces 24 A Miniscule Adventure 43 Mrs Lowry & Son 9 Mystify: Michael Hutchence 45 The Mustang 24 Night Hunter 28 Non-Fiction 45 Official Secrets 41 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood 11

One Man, Two Guvnors (NT Live) 22 Only You 10 Pain and Glory 15 Pavarotti 26 Performance Events 8 Photograph 18 Plácido Domingo 23 Quentin Tarantino Talk 49 Raymonda (Bolshoi) 39 Rigoletto on the Lake 14 Rocketman 20 Rojo 38 Sea of Shadows 36 Seating Plan 51 The Shiny Shrimps 25 The Shock of the Future 20 Small Island (NT Live) 14 Song & Dance on Film – The Sequel 50 South Africa on Trial 35 The Souvenir 21 Special Ruby Anniversary Event 19 Surprise Film 17 Tell It to the Bees 7 Top Hat 37 Transit 30 Triple Ballet (ROH Live) 48 Turandot (Met) 34 The Wedding Guest 37


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Film Listings Fri 30 Aug

13:15  Mrs Lowry & Son (PG) 91m 15:30 Tell It to the Bees (15) 108m 18:00 Mrs Lowry & Son 20:15 Blinded by the Light (12A) 117m

Sat 31 Aug

13:15 Blinded by the Light 16:00 Mrs Lowry & Son 18:15 Tell It to the Bees 20:45 Mrs Lowry & Son

Sun 1 Sep

12:30 Mrs Lowry & Son 14:30 The Lehman Trilogy (NT Live) 210m inc 2 Intervals 18:30 Mrs Lowry & Son 20:30 Blinded by the Light

Mon 2 Sep

13:15 Mrs Lowry & Son 15:30 Tell It to the Bees 18:00 Blinded by the Light 20:30 Mrs Lowry & Son

Tue 3 Sep

13:00 Mrs Lowry & Son 15:15 Blinded by the Light 18:00 Mahler (15) 115m (Ruby Tuesday) 20:30 Mrs Lowry & Son

Wed 4 Sep

13:00 Mrs Lowry & Son 15:30 Only You (15) 119m 18:15 Mrs Lowry & Son 20:30 Blinded by the Light

Thu 5 Sep

13:00 Blinded by the Light 15:45 Mrs Lowry & Son 18:00 Only You 20:45 Mrs Lowry & Son

Fri 6 Sep

13:15 Mrs Lowry & Son (PG) 91m 15:45 The Edge (15) 95m 18:00 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (18) 161m 21:00 Only You (15) 119m

Sat 7 Sep

12:15 Mrs Lowry & Son 14:30 The Lehman Trilogy (NT Live) 210m inc 2 Intervals 18:15 Gwen (15) 84m 20:00 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood

Sun 8 Sep

12:30 Mrs Lowry & Son 14:30 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (MET Opera) 185m inc 2 Intervals 18:00 The Edge 20:00 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood


The Leopard

Mon 9 Sep

13:00 Only You 15:30 Gwen 17:45 Mrs Lowry & Son 20:00 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood

Tue 10 Sep

12:00 Mrs Lowry & Son 14:00 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood 17:15 The Edge 19:30 Margaret Atwood (NT Live) 110m

Wed 11 Sep

12:00 Mrs Lowry & Son 14:00 Gwen 16:00 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood

Thu 12 Sep

12:15 Gwen 14:15 Mrs Lowry & Son 16:15 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood 19:30 Fleabag (NT Live) 100m

Fri 13 Sep

13:00 Pain and Glory (15) 113m 15:30 Kursk: The Last Mission (12A) 117m 18:00 Pain and Glory 20:30 Animals (15) 109m

Sat 14 Sep

12:00 Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love (12A) 102m 14:00 Small Island (NT Encore) 220m inc Interval 18:00 Pain and Glory 20:30 Pain and Glory

Sun 15 Sep

12:45 Pain and Glory 15:15 Animals 17:45 Kursk: The Last Mission 20:15 Pain and Glory

Mon 16 Sep

13:15 Pain and Glory 15:45 Pain and Glory 18:15 Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love 20:30 Kursk: The Last Mission

Tue 17 Sep

12:45 Kursk: The Last Mission 15:15 Pain and Glory 17:45 Surprise Film 180m approx (Ruby Tuesday) 21:00 Pain and Glory

Wed 18 Sep

12:30 Pain and Glory 15:00 Kursk: The Last Mission 17:30 Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love 20:00 Rigoletto on the Lake (Bregenz) 150m inc Interval

Thu 19 Sep

13:15 Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love 15:45 Pain and Glory 18:15 Pain and Glory 20:45 Animals

Fri 20 Sep

13:45 Photograph (15) 110m 16:15 Memory: The Origins of Alien (15) 95m 18:45 Love and Death (PG) 78m (Ruby Anniversary Party) 20:30 The Souvenir (15) 120m

Sat 21 Sep

12:30 JT Leroy (15) 108m 15:00 Iris (15) 91m Plus Q&A 18:00 The Souvenir 20:30 Rocketman (15) 121m

Sun 22 Sep

12:45 Photograph 15:15 The Souvenir 18:00 Memory: The Origins of Alien 20:15 The Souvenir

Mon 23 Sep

12:45 Rocketman 15:30 The Souvenir 18:15 JT Leroy 20:45 Photograph

Tue 24 Sep

13:00 The Souvenir 15:45 Rocketman 18:30 The Shock of the Future (15) 84m 20:30 JT Leroy

Wed 25 Sep

11:45 The Souvenir 14:15 JT Leroy 16:45 The Souvenir

Thu 26 Sep

12:15 JT Leroy 14:30 The Souvenir 17:00 The Shock of the Future 19:00 One Man, Two Guvnors (15) 210m inc Interval

Fri 27 Sep

12:45 Downton Abbey (PG) 118m 15:30 A Million Little Pieces (15) 113m 18:00 Downton Abbey 20:45 The Mustang (15) 96m

Sat 28 Sep

10:00 Quentin Tarantino Talk 330m (Studio) 13:15 Downton Abbey 16:00 Fleabag (NT Encore) 100m 18:00 Downton Abbey 20:45 A Million Little Pieces

Sun 29 Sep

12:45 Downton Abbey 15:15 The Mustang 17:30 Pavarotti (12A) 114m 20:00 Downton Abbey

Mon 30 Sep

13:15 The Shiny Shrimps (15) 100m 15:30 Downton Abbey 18:15 The Mustang 20:30 Downton Abbey

Tue 1 Oct

Tue 08 Oct

Wed 2 Oct

Wed 9 Oct

12:00 Downton Abbey 14:30 The Leopard (U) 186m (Ruby Tuesday) 18:00 Downton Abbey 20:45 The Mustang 12:30 Downton Abbey 15:00 The Shiny Shrimps 17:15 Downton Abbey 20:00  Plácido Domingo (Arena di Verona) 150m

Thu 3 Oct

13:00 Pavarotti 15:30 Downton Abbey 18:15 The Shiny Shrimps 20:30 Downton Abbey

Fri 4 Oct

12:30 Downton Abbey (PG) 118m 13:30 Macbeth from Stage to Screen 120m (Studio Talk) 15:15 The Goldfinch (15) 149m 18:30 Night Hunter (15) 98m 20:45 Inna de Yard (12A) 99m

Sat 5 Oct

11:45 Downton Abbey 14:00 Honeyland 15:45 The Goldfinch 18:45 Don Giovanni (ROH) 210m inc 2 Intervals 11:45 The Goldfinch 14:45 Downton Abbey 17:15 Honeyland

Thu 10 Oct

12:30 Downton Abbey 15:00 The Goldfinch 18:00 Midnight Cowboy 20:30 Downton Abbey

Fri 11 Oct

11:45 Judy (12A) 118m 14:30 Don Giovanni (ROH) 210m inc Interval 18:15 Judy 20:45 Transit (15) 101m

Sat 12 Oct

12:45 Transit 15:15 Judy 18:00 The Candidate (15) 132m 20:45 Judy

Sun 13 Oct

12:00 The Goldfinch 15:00 Downton Abbey 17:45 The Goldfinch 20:45 Midnight Cowboy (18) 113m

12:00 Judy 14:30 Turandot (MET Opera) 180m inc 2 Intervals 18:00 Judy 20:30 Transit

Sun 6 Oct

Mon 14 Oct

12:45 Downton Abbey 15:30 Night Hunter 17:45 Inna de Yard 20:15 The Goldfinch

Mon 7 Oct

12:15 Downton Abbey 15:00 The Goldfinch 18:00 The Goldfinch 21:00 Honeyland (PG) 87m

12:00 Judy (Subs for Hard of Hearing tbc) 14:30 One Man, Two Guvnors (15) 210m inc Interval 18:15 Judy 20:45 Transit

Tue 15 Oct

13:00 Judy 15:45 Gauguin from the National Gallery 90m 17:45 Judy 20:15 Bird (15) 154m (Ruby Tuesday)

Wed 16 Oct

12:45 The Candidate 15:30 Judy 18:15 Transit 20:30 Judy

Thu 17 Oct

12:00 Judy 14:30 Gauguin from the National Gallery 16:30 Judy 19:00 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NT Live) 160m inc Interval

Pain and Glory

Subtitled screening

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Film Listings continued Fri 18 Oct

12:00 Judy (12A) 118m 14:30 Sea of Shadows (PG) 104m 17:00 Ad Astra (15tbc) 124m 19:45 Turandot (MET Opera) 180m inc 2 Intervals

Mon 28 Oct

Sun 3 Nov

Tue 29 Oct

Mon 4 Nov

13:15 Official Secrets 15:45 A Miniscule Adventure (U) 92m 18:00 Official Secrets 20:30 The Kitchen

13:15 The Farewell 15:30 Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet 90m 17:45 Non-Fiction 20:15 Good Posture

10:00 Mandela and Rivonia (Special Event) 315m 15:30 Judy 18:15 The Wedding Guest (15) 96m 20:30 Ad Astra

13:30 Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (PG) 92m 15:45 Leonardo: The Works (Exhibition on screen) 85m 18:00 Official Secrets 20:30 The Last Tree

Sun 20 Oct

Wed 30 Oct

13:15 A Miniscule Adventure 15:30 Official Secrets 18:00 The Kitchen 20:45 Official Secrets

13:45 A Faithful Man 15:45 Good Posture 18:00 The Farewell 20:15 Non-Fiction 20:30 Faust (PG) 107m (Ruby Tuesday at St John’s Chapel with Live Music Accompaniment

Mon 21 Oct

Thu 31 Oct

Wed 6 Nov

Sat 19 Oct

13:15 The Wedding Guest 15:30 Top Hat (U) 101m 17:45 Judy 20:15 Ad Astra 13:00 The Wedding Guest 15:15 Judy 18:00 Rojo (15) 109m 20:30 Do the Right Thing (18) 120m

Tue 22 Oct

12:30 Judy 15:00 Ad Astra 17:45 Do the Right Thing 20:30 Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet 90m

Wed 23 Oct

12:00 Judy 14:30 Judy 17:00 Sea of Shadows

Thu 24 Oct

12:00 Rojo 14:15 Sea of Shadows 16:30 Judy 19:30 Don Pasquale (ROH Live) 150m inc Interval

Fri 25 Oct

13:00 American Woman (15) 112m 14:00 Ethnographic Film Talk 120m (Studio) 15:30 Life is Wonderful (15) 88m plus Intro/Q&A 18:00 Official Secrets (15) 112m 20:30 The Last Tree (15) 98m

13:15 Official Secrets 16:00 Leonardo: The Works 18:00 Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans 20:15 The Kitchen

Fri 1 Nov

13:30 Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (PG) 92m 15:45 The Farewell (12A) 100m 18:00 Mystify: Michael Hutchence (15) 108m 18:30 Song and Dance Talk - The Sequel 120m (Studio) 20:30 Non-Fiction (15) 108m

Sat 2 Nov

12:00 Good Posture (15) 91m 14:00 Manon (Met Opera) 240m inc 2 Intervals 18:30 Non-Fiction 20:45 Mystify: Michael Hutchence

13:30 The Farewell 15:45 Non-Fiction 18:15 Good Posture 20:30 A Faithful Man (15) 75m

Tue 5 Nov

12:45 Good Posture 15:00 A Faithful Man 17:00 The Farewell 19:30 Triple Ballet (ROH Live) 180m inc 2 Intervals

Thu 7 Nov

12:30 Non-Fiction 14:45 Mystify: Michael Hutchence 17:00 A Faithful Man 19:00 Hansard (NT Live) Time TBC

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Sat 26 Oct

11:00 Black Cinema Talk 240m (Studio) 13:00 Official Secrets 15:30 The Kitchen (15) 112m 18:00 American Woman 20:30 Official Secrets

Sun 27 Oct

12:45 The Last Tree 15:00 Raymonda (Live Bolshoi) 180m inc 2 Intervals 18:15 American Woman 20:30 Official Secrets



Subtitled screening

Fri 30 Aug Sat 31 Aug Sun 1 Sep Mon 2 Sep Tue 3 Sep Wed 4 Sep Thu 5 Sep

Blinded by the Light

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

Booking Ref

In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss, his world is turned upside down. Already a creative soul, his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run. Practically bursting with its love for Springsteen, the movie builds past its formulaic story when it captures the euphoria of singing a song you love. UK 2019 Gurinder Chadha 117m

Fri 30 Aug 15:30 Sat 31 Aug 18:15 Mon 2 Sep 15:30

Tell It to the Bees

Booking Ref

In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient’s mother. Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger provide spectacular chemistry in this authentic and tender love story. Dr. Jean Markham (Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the beekeeper brings his mother Lydia (Grainger) into Jean’s world. In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever. UK 2017 Annabel Jankel 108m

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This Autumn Season we see the return of our ‘Mats at the Met’ series, whereby we record the live operas from New York, and screen them on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. We also have a host of live National Theatre and Royal Opera House productions from London, Live Bolshoi Ballet, plus a special Matthew Bourne. N.B. Please note that if you arrive after the scheduled start time of a busy Performance event, you may have to wait until the interval to be admitted into the auditorium.



The Lehman Trilogy – NT Live – Sun 1 Sep 14:30 (Encore) & Sat 7 Sep 14:30������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12 Fleabag – NT Live – Thu 12 Sep 19:30 (Live) & Sat 28 Sep 16:00 (Encore)��������������������������������������������������������������� 14 Small Island – NT Live – Sat 14 Sep 14:00 (Encore) ��������������������� 14 One Man, Two Guvnors – NT Live Encore – Thu 26 Sep 19:00 & Mon 14 Oct 14:30 �����������������������������������������������������������������������������22 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – NT Live – Thu 17 Oct 19:00 (Live)���������������������������������������������������������������������36 Hansard – NT Live – Thu 7 Nov 19:00 (Live)���������������������������������� 48

OPERA: Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Met Opera Encore – Sun 8 Sep 14:30����12 Rigoletto on the Lake – Bregenz – Wed 18 Sep 20:00��������������� 14 Plácido Domingo – Arena di Verona – Wed 2 Oct 20:00���������� 24 Don Giovanni – ROH – Tue 8 Oct 18:45 (Live) ������������������������������ 30 Turandot – Met Opera – Sun 13 Oct 14:30 (Delayed Live) & Fri 18 Oct 19:45 (Encore)���������������������������������������������������������������� 34 Don Pasquale – ROH – Thu 24 Oct 19:30 (Live) ���������������������������39 Manon – Met Opera – Sat 2 Nov 14:00 (Delayed Live)���������������� 48

DANCE: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet – Tue 22 Oct 20:30 & Sun 3 Nov 15:30���������������������������������������������������������������������������������39 Raymonda – Bolshoi Ballet – Sun 27 Oct 15:00 (Live) ���������������39 Triple Ballet – ROH – Wed 6 Nov 19:30 (Live)������������������������������ 48

EXHIBITIONS, CONCERTS & SPECIAL EVENTS: Margaret Atwood – NT Live – Tue 10 Sep 19:30 (Live) ����������������12 Gauguin from the National Gallery – Exhibition – Tue 15 Oct 15:45 & Thu 17 Oct 14:30 �������������������������������������������������32 Leonardo: The Works – Exhibition – Tue 29 Oct 15:45 & Thu 31 Oct 16:00 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 44

Triple Bill Ballet ROH


Fri 30 Aug Sat 31 Aug Sun 1 Sep Mon 2 Sep Tue 3 Sep Wed 4 Sep Thu 5 Sep Fri 6 Sep Sat 7 Sep Sun 8 Sep Mon 9 Sep Tue 10 Sep Wed 11 Sep Thu 12 Sep

Mrs Lowry & Son

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

Booking Ref

Engrossing and entertaining, ‘Mrs Lowry & Son’ offers up a veritable masterclass in acting, with Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall spellbinding as a mother and son separated by art and ambition. L.S. Lowry, not yet established as an artist, works as a rent collector, walking the streets of Salford, mixing with factory workers and observing the town closely. In the evenings, he takes art classes and paints until the early hours of the morning. He is resolutely loyal and well-mannered towards his bitter mother Elizabeth, who tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions and never misses a chance to tell him what a disappointment he is to her. This lovely film is punctuated by delightful moments of humour, as it depicts the impact a bitterly obsessive mother had on one of this country’s greatest artists. Closed the recent Chichester International Film Festival. UK 2019 Adrian Noble 91m

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Fri 6 Sep Mon 9 Sep

Only You

21:00 13:00

Booking Ref

Two people meet by chance on New Year’s Eve, arguing for the same taxi. However, instead of going their separate ways, they start a passionate relationship. There is enormous tenderness and sensuality in the lead performances: from Spanish actor Laia Costa, (‘Victoria’) and from Josh O’Connor, (‘God’s Own Country’). They are respectively Elena and Jake: she is working in arts centre administration and he is a postgrad student doing research in marine biology. They meet in an almost Richard Curtis-like romcom moment, and after a white lie, their relationship blooms. But, as the seasons pass, reality catches up with them. Falling in love was the easy part. This sad, tender and gloriously sexy love story has been lauded by the critics. UK 2019 Harry Wootliff 119m


Tue 3 Sep



Booking Ref

2007/09: Ken Russell’s New Park Cinema visits The wonderfully charismatic Ken Russell visited the cinema twice, first during a retrospective of his work in 2007, and in 2009 when, very ill and in a wheelchair, he introduced ‘Gothic’ as a tribute to Natasha Richardson. He earlier had agreed to introduce ‘Mahler’, but when his house suffered a terrible fire, he had a good excuse not to come! And it was introduced by his one-time pupil/assistant Tony Palmer. Now in remembrance of his visits, we again are showing ‘Mahler’ as part of our Ruby Anniversary celebrations. – Roger Gibson. From its stunning opening sequence ‘Mahler’ distinguishes itself as the most poetic and archetypal of Russell’s great composer works – a kind of cinematic response to Visconti’s 1971 adaptation of ‘Death in Venice’. While the film is the least ostentatious of Russell’s movies about music, it is hardly conventional, a mix of lyrical tableaux and comic fantasy that adds up to a stirring, dreamlike experience. UK 1974 Ken Russell 115m


Subtitled screening

Fri Sat Sun Mon

6 Sep 7 Sep 8 Sep 9 Sep

18:00 20:00 20:00 20:00

Tue 10 Sep 14:00 Wed 11 Sep 16:00 Thu 12 Sep 16:15

Booking Ref

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story about a faded television actor and his stunt double, who strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), are both struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour... Sharon Tate. Tarantino returns to his roots, the action taking place in the LA of his first three films (‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Jackie Brown’), and yet it’s also a period piece like his last three films (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight). USA 2019 Quentin Tarantino 161m Look out for the Quentin Tarantino Day Course on Sat 28 Sep in the Studio (see pg49 for details).

Fri 6 Sep 15:45 Sun 8 Sep 18:00 Tue 10 Sep 17:15

The Edge

Booking Ref

Between 2009 and 2013, the England Test cricket team rose from the depths of the rankings to become the first and only English side to reach world number one (since ICC records began). ‘The Edge’ is a compelling, funny and emotional insight into a band of brothers’ rise to the top, their unmatched achievements and the huge toll it would take. Featuring unseen footage from the period and new interviews from star players and coaching staff (Strauss, Cook, Anderson, Broad, Swann and Flower), ‘The Edge’ will reveal the team’s intense and often hilarious pursuit of success. Strauss and Flower took over a team including some of the true greats of the English game and transformed them into a phenomenal winning machine before the pressure and scrutiny began to fracture bodies and minds. UK 2019 Barney Douglas 95m

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The Lehman Trilogy

Sun 1 Sep 14:30 (Encore) Sat 7 Sep 14:30 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

NT Live Encore “Sam Mendes is on the money with this astonishing saga” 5 Stars! – The Guardian. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. This critically acclaimed and fivetime Olivier Award nominated play comes from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. 210m inc 2 Intervals.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Sun 8 Sep 14:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

MET Opera In our final Metropolitan Opera Summer encore, we present Rossini’s madcap comedy, which receives a spirited production by Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is Rosina, Juan Diego Flórez, the undisputed king of Rossini tenors, is Almaviva, and Swedish baritone Peter Mattei exudes charisma and confidence and shows a flair for comic timing in the title role. Maurizio Benini conducts. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Recorded in 2007. 185m inc interval.

Margaret Atwood

Tue 10 Sep 19:30 (Live) Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50) Booking Ref


NT Live On the day award-winning author Margaret Atwood publishes her highly anticipated sequel to her most celebrated work, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – ‘The Testaments’, we present a unique event, where cinema audiences will be treated to an evening in conversation with the author. There will be exclusive readings by a number of high-profile actors from the new book and filmed documentary content from throughout Atwood’s life. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre. 110m approx

Sat Mon Wed Thu


7 Sep 9 Sep 11 Sep 12 Sep

18:15 15:30 14:00 12:15

Booking Ref

A dark folk tale set in the stark beauty of 19th Century Snowdonia during the industrial revolution. Gwen (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) is a young girl desperately trying to hold her home together – struggling with her mother Elen’s (Maxine Peak) mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land. As a growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, the local community grows suspicious and turns on Gwen and her family. It’s a bleakly beautiful film, full of angry skies and distant thunder. Dark figures prowl at night, animals meet untimely ends and a hollow-eyed Elen is afflicted by an increasing irascibility and mysterious convulsions. Director McGregor creates real tension right from the start, stirring in scary images and sounds that build a gnawing sense that something terrible is coming. UK 2018 William McGregor 84m

Fri Sun Mon Tue Wed

Kursk: The Last Mission

13 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 18 Sep

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

Booking Ref

The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. Some of the crew survives the initial explosion, including officer Mikhail Kalekov (Matthias Schoenaerts), whose pregnant wife (Lea Seydoux) and child are waiting back home. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them. Unfortunately, their rescue is complicated by bureaucracy between Russia, France, Norway and Britain, with British navy chief David Russell (Colin Firth) attempting to convince Russian officials to accept foreign aid. This is a punchy and poignant piece of film-making from Vinterberg with several riveting set-pieces. Also stars Max von Sydow and Peter Simonischek. UK 2018 Thomas Vinterberg 117m

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Thu 12 Sep 19:30 (Live) Sat 28 Sep 16:00 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

NT Live ★★★★★ ‘Witty, filthy and supreme’ – The Guardian. Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns to the stage to perform her show that inspired the hit TV series. Directed by Vicky Jones, ‘Fleabag’ is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series ‘Fleabag’, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Playing to soldout audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’. 100m.

Small Island

Sat 14 Sep 14:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

NT Live Encore Andrea Levy’s Orange Prizewinning novel ‘Small Island’ comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. ‘Small Island’ embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story. 220m inc Interval.

Booking Ref

Rigoletto on the Lake

Wed 18 Sep 20:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref


Bregenz Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage. One of Verdi’s most popular works, ‘Rigoletto’ is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake. Constance. Recorded live Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 150m inc interval.

Fri 13 Sep Sat 14 Sep Sun 15 Sep Mon 16 Sep Tue 17 Sep Wed 18 Sep Thu 19 Sep International Panorama: Spain

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

Booking Ref

Pain and Glory

Dolor y Gloria A film director reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. Pedro Almodóvar’s eagerly awaited film was a highlight of Cannes. Director Salvador Malo (Antonio Banderas), a scruffy, hauntedlooking guy, hasn’t shot a film in years and suffers from a laundry list of ailments. He is visited by memories from his childhood, often under the influence of one substance or another. Banderas gives a stunning performance, evoking the spirit of Almodóvar without any tendency to imitate him. He suggests – “Without filming, my life is meaningless,” giving a nod to Almodóvar’s own lurking fears at this point in his career. With echoes of Fellini’s ‘8 ½,’ here the tone is both bitter and sweet, and in contrast to the more flamboyant ethos of the early films, this one is executed with simplicity and a restrained rigour. Not to be missed! (Subtitles) Spain 2019 Pedro Almodóvar 113m

Fri 13 Sep 20:30 Sun 15 Sep 15:15 Thu 19 Sep 20:45


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A story that revels in the messiness of life, and the many love stories it can contain. Based on the novel ‘Animals’ by Emma Jane Unsworth. Laura (Holliday Grainger) and Tyler (Alia Shawkat) are soulmates. Thirty-something best friends and revellers residing in Dublin, they are ingrained in the fabric of each other’s lives; dating, partying, drinking and living their life without limitations. American ex-pat, Tyler – a siren of drugs, alcohol and debauchery – lures aspiring writer, Laura, away from her long overdue novel as well as her new beau, the irresistibly handsome Jim (Fra Fee). A tee-total classical pianist, Jim is the antithesis of Tyler and the world she and Laura inhabit, and with his presence the girls’ hedonistic double act finds itself in jeopardy. Elevated by the chemistry and bold performances of its leads, ‘Animals’ takes a refreshingly frank and impressively ambitious look at female relationships. UK 2019 Sophie Hyde 109m

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Sat 14 Sep Mon 16 Sep Wed 18 Sep Thu 19 Sep

12:00 18:15 17:30 13:15

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Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

Nick Broomfield returns with an in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. This is Broomfield’s (‘Aileen’, ‘Kurt & Courtney’) most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016. An absorbing glimpse of a fascinating chapter of its subjects’ lives. USA 2019 Nick Broomfield 102m

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Tue 17 Sep 17:45

Surprise Film

Booking Ref

2009: ‘Surprise Film’ first introduced in the 18th Film Festival The notion of a secret/surprise unreleased film was introduced in our 18th Film Festival in 2009, being ‘Julie and Julia’. This idea has continued successfully for the past 10 years, except when in 2017, I could not find a suitable secret film which would fulfil audience expectations, having built up a certain reputation (‘Untouchable’, ‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘Pride’ etc). But after an outcry of disappointment, we restored this popular element of the Festival. As we are dealing with the past milestones, the film chosen for our Ruby Tuesday, is not a newly unreleased film, but a very beloved classic of the past which most of you will have already seen and loved – but you miss it again at your peril – Warning (a clue) – it is a long film. Roger Gibson. 180m approx

S Subtitled screening

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Fri 20 Sep 13:45 Sun 22 Sep 12:45 Mon 23 Sep 20:45


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Director Ritesh Batra made his name with ‘The Lunchbox’ back in 2013, a lovely understated story of a man and woman who become accidental pen pals. He returns with another high-concept film, executed with an organic touch, that’s as beautiful as its predecessor. Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) is a quiet young woman from a modestly prosperous family in Mumbai studying to become an accountant. On a stroll past the Gateway of India monument, she agrees to have her picture taken by Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who does the same all day, every day for tourists at 50 rupees a piece. What Miloni doesn’t know is that Rafi’s grandmother is pressuring him to marry and he later uses the photo to prove to her that he is dating someone. Now, the grandmother (Farrukh Jaffar) is coming to town and Rafi must track down Miloni and ask her to pose as his girlfriend. (Subtitles) India 2018 Ritesh Batra 110m

Fri 20 Sep 16:15 Sun 22 Sep 18:00

Memory: The Origins of Alien

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An entertaining inside look at the making of a classic – and compellingly analyses its creation in the context of its era. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, ‘Memory – The Origins of Alien’ unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger archives – including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and Dan’s original 29-page script from 1971, titled ‘Memory’. This doesn’t just remind you that ‘Alien’ is a masterpiece, but details how it got that way and why it continues to haunt us. USA 2019 Alexandre O. Philippe 95m




20 Sep 18:45

Tickets £15 (Friends £13.50)

Love and Death

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1979: The birth, the start of it all! 40 years ago! The film that I selected which began it all, shown on 20 September 1979 as the Film Society at the Chichester College of Technology, unwieldy named as the Chichester College Adult Education Film Society was Woody Allen’s ‘Love and Death’, and we are revisiting this film again 40 years on the same date, and celebrating this special occasion with a party after the screening. – Roger Gibson. The film stars frequent co-star Diane Keaton opposite Woody Allen and it’s my personal favourite among their collaborations. Allen himself is particular fun as the pacifist who becomes an accidental hero in the Russian army. The plot is a wonderful spoof of pretty much every work of classical Russian literature paired (including Dostoevsky and Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’) with all the insecurities and angst of Allen’s world. There are a good few belly laughs about the obvious jokes and a lot more smiles about the more subtle references to history and literature, and an appropriate soundtrack with music by Prokofiev. Hugely entertaining and stands up very well today. (Film at 18:45 - Party at 20:20) USA 1979 Woody Allen 85m

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Tue 24 Sep 18:30 Thu 26 Sep 17:00 International Panorama: France

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The Shock of the Future

Le Choc du Futur An immersive film that will plunge the viewer into the world of 1970’s music. In the Paris of 1978, old formulas do not charm listeners anymore and new music must arise. In a male-dominated industry, Ana uses her electronic gadgets to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future. In a time of Jean-Michel Jarre, we often forget the importance that women had in creating a futuristic form of music. ‘The Shock of the Future’ is the first film by Marc Collin, French musician, composer and producer. The title is also a nod to a book by Alvin Toffler, ‘American sociologist and Futurologist’. (Subtitles) France 2019 Marc Collin 84m

Sat 21 Sep 20:30 Mon 23 Sep 12:45 Tue 24 Sep 15:45 Back by Popular Demand


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A musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John’s (Taron Egerton) breakthrough years. Named after Elton John’s 1972 song, the film follows the early years of the chart-topping singer’s career, and his rise to fame, with his music as the backdrop. The film takes us from his early days as Reginald Dwight, a young prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, right up to his partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). Its cast also includes Richard Madden as the singer’s manager John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as his mother Sheila Eileen. Elton John himself was a huge driving force behind the production of this film and was blown away when he first heard Egerton’s singing voice. This is less a bio-pic, and more of a musical film using Elton John’s songs to express important beats in his life. UK 2019 Dexter Fletcher 121m


Fri 20 Sep Sat 21 Sep Sun 22 Sep Mon 23 Sep Tue 24 Sep Wed 25 Sep Thu 26 Sep

The Souvenir

20:30 18:00 15:15 & 20:15 15:30 13:00 11:45 & 16:45 14:30

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Joanna Hogg’s fourth film takes us back to early 1980s London and the insecurities and vulnerabilities of a rich and searching young filmmaker, here expressed with complete mastery. Based on Hogg’s own experiences as a film student in London during the 1980s, it is potent autofiction, and incredibly revealing of a young artist wrestling with her ambitions, limitations and desires. Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) is unguarded and riskily so, allowing herself to be wrapped in the too-tight embrace of the older, sophisticated-seeming Anthony after meeting him at a party. “I’m trying to work out how you two… tessellate,” says Anthony’s friend (a drily funny cameo from Richard Ayoade). Swinton Byrne gives a profoundly subtle performance as Julie, in a film that features extended, often-improvised scenes of mundane, daily life. Co-stars Tilda Swinton. UK 2019 Joanna Hogg 122m

Sat 21 Sep 15:00


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In Murdoch’s centenary year join Miles Leeson, Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at the University of Chichester, and film scholar Lucy Bolton of Queen Mary, University of London for a post-screening session discussing the film, twenty years on from Murdoch’s death. How has it affected how we see Murdoch today? This film is a heartfelt drama about the power of love in the shadow of a treacherous disease. Based on memoirs by Iris’s husband, John Bayley (Hugh Bonneville). Judi Dench plays the older Iris with a deep intelligence which is a joy, almost a privilege to watch, while Kate Winslet is the young Iris. When Iris meets Bayley at Oxford, he is naïve, and flummoxed by her libertine manner and obvious artistic talent. In later life the childless couple become each other’s children. The devoted John struggles as Iris deteriorates with Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Iris’ earned a slew of nominations for awards including a win for best supporting actor for Jim Broadbent who played the older Bayley. (Plus Q&A) UK 2001 Richard Eyre 91m

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Sat 21 Sep Mon 23 Sep Tue 24 Sep Wed 25 Sep Thu 26 Sep

JT Leroy

12:30 18:15 20:30 14:15 12:15

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A young woman named spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law. In this captivating true story, Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) spends years playing the public role of Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, an enigmatic and celebrated literary persona created by her sister-in-law Laura Albert (Laura Dern). The literary world was a more interesting place with JT LeRoy around, even though he never was, really. “JT” was an androgynous former truck-stop sex worker who supposedly channelled his sordid upbringing into raw, autobiographical fictions that captivated hip circles in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Albert played JT on the page and in phone calls with journalists and famous admirers, duping the public into believing the guise was real. This is the perfect role for Stewart, and the film offers a diverting dramatization of incredible real-life events. USA 2018 Justin Kelly 108m

Thu 26 Sep 19:00 Mon 14 Oct 14:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

One Man, Two Guvnors

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“One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.” – The Guardian. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. 210m approx inc Interval.


Fri 27 Sep 12:45 & 18:00 Sat 28 Sep 13:15 & 18:00 Sun 29 Sep 12:45 & 20:00 Mon 30 Sep 15:30 & 20:30 Tue 1 Oct 12:00 & 18:00 Wed 2 Oct 12:30 & 17:15 Thu 3 Oct 15:30 & 20:30

Downton Abbey

Fri 4 Oct Sat 5 Oct Sun 6 Oct Mon 7 Oct Tue 8 Oct Wed 9 Oct Thu 10 Oct

12:30 15:00 12:45 12:15 11:45 14:45 12:30 & 20:30

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The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. This worldwide phenomenon written by Julian Fellowes has become a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. The A-list cast is led by Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Elizabeth McGovern, ably assisted by Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt and Brendan Coyle. UK 2019 Michael Engler 118m

Wed 2 Oct


Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Plácido Domingo

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Arena di Verona For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breathtaking Arena di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening, 50 years after his debut, revisiting three of his greatest ever roles in Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’, ‘Simon Boccanegra’ and ‘Macbeth’. With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power. (Recorded live). 150m approx including interval. Subtitled screening.

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Fri Sun Mon Tue International Panorama: France

27 Sep 29 Sep 30 Sep 1 Oct

20:45 15:15 18:15 20:45

Booking Ref

The Mustang

The story of Roman Coleman, a convict who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. ‘The Mustang’ finds fresh perspectives in a familiar redemption tale brought brilliantly to life by powerful performances from Dern and Schoenaerts. This film was developed at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute lab for emerging talent; he certainly found one in French actress Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, here making an impressive feature directorial debut. (In English) France/Belgium 2019 Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre 96m

Fri 27 Sep 15:30 Sat 28 Sep 20:45

A Million Little Pieces

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A young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent submits to two months of agonizing detox at a treatment centre in Minnesota. At the age of 23, James Frey (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a drug addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There, he found much more than traditional treatment. He found similar broken souls yearning and fighting for a better life. This is a story of recovery and love, a story of friendship and hope. This is an account of his six weeks in rehab. Directed by UK director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is married to the lead actor… you may remember their first partnership – ‘Nowhere Boy’ (2009). USA 2018 Sam Taylor-Johnson 113m


Mon 30 Sep 13:15 Wed 2 Oct 15:00 Thu 3 Oct 18:15 International Panorama: France

Booking Ref

The Shiny Shrimps

Les Crevettes Pailletées Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water-polo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It’s the start of a bumpy and joyful ride – Faster, Higher, Stronger. It’s a combination of ‘YMCA’ (Village People) and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’... in swimming suits! This is clearly a crowd pleaser, the actors are really endearing, and the film is full of wacky and hilarious replies, even if the jokes are not always very subtle. This is based upon a real event, unbelievably! (Subtitles) France 2019 Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo 100m


Tue 1 Oct 14:30

The Leopard

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Il Gattopardo 2012: Digital Cinema installed The changeover to digital from 35mm film was happening fast in the first decade of this century, and almost as revolutionary as from silent film to sound. After six months of fund raising from our patrons (£60,000 – no grants) we installed new digital projection equipment (keeping 35mm) in 2012. As a result, we were able to project all new releases, and a particular advantage for live streaming by satellite of opera, ballet, and theatre. We celebrate this milestone for us with the digitally stunningly restored 1962 masterpiece – ‘The Leopard’. – Roger Gibson. An epic on the grandest scale, Luchino Visconti’s 3-hour ‘The Leopard’ re-creates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy’s Risorgimento, when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. A prime example of the advantages of digital restoration. (Subtitles) Italy 1963 Luchino Visconti 186m

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Fri 4 Oct 15:15 Sat 5 Oct 12:00 & 17:45 Sun 6 Oct 20:15 Mon 7 Oct 15:00 & 18:00 Tue 8 Oct 15:45 Wed 9 Oct 11:45 Thu 10 Oct 15:00

The Goldfinch

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A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day... a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch. Also stars Nicole Kidman and Luke Wilson. USA 2019 John Crowley 149m

Sun 29 Sep 17:30 Thu 3 Oct 13:00 Back by Popular Demand

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Acclaimed director Ron Howard gives us an in depth look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. Returns after it’s sell-out run in the Summer… so get in quick! A riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. As Plácido Domingo, one of the world’s greatest living tenors and a close of friend of Pavarotti’s, says: “He would just open his mouth, and everything was easy.” Born in 1935 in Modena, Italy, his career took off when cast as Rodolfo in Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’, in a small regional Italian opera house in Reggio Emilia. He gave his final performance at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and was diagnosed that year with pancreatic cancer. He died the following year. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage. UK 2019 Ron Howard 114m


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Fri 4 Oct Sun 6 Oct International Panorama: Canada

18:30 15:30

Booking Ref

Night Hunter

Nomis A weathered Lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who’s linked to years of female abductions and murders. Ever since splitting with his ex and losing custody of his daughter, the long days and unpredictable nights on Minneapolis’ homicide squad seem to suit Marshall’s (Henry Cavill) newfound susceptibility to insomnia. An unexpected lead following the recent murder of a young woman introduces him to Cooper (Ben Kingsley), a retired judge with a penchant for vigilantism. Working with female accomplice Lara (Eliana Jones), he’s been tracking down paedophile predators and administering an extreme form of outlaw justice, but when Lara goes missing, he turns to his old colleagues on the police force for assistance. Co stars Stanley Tucci. Canada/USA 2018 David Raymond 98m

Fri 4 Oct Sun 6 Oct

Inna de Yard

20:45 17:45

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A portrait of a group of pioneering reggae musicians, capturing the ongoing relevance of reggae and its social values, and the music’s passion to revitalize an older generation while passing it on to younger listeners. Shot largely in the hills above Kingston, British director Peter Webber gives a comeback platform to senior reggae stars like Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, and Cedric Myton. They collaborate on a music project that will capture the spirit of their music genre and pass on its values to the younger generation of artists. While rehearsing, they share their insights on reggae’s past, present, and future. What really makes this documentary soar high above others that focus on a specific musical style is that, in this, it provides a peek into the intimate lives of the legendary personalities which create it. Reggae music, like Jamaica, is all about peace and love. That is what the audience will remember about this rousing, heartfelt documentary. France 2019 Peter Webber 99m


Mon 7 Oct Tue 8 Oct Wed 9 Oct International Panorama: Macedonia

21:00 14:00 17:15

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Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She is the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours’ walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. She optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice. It doesn’t take long however, before the itinerant family’s patriarch, senses opportunity and develops an interest in selling his own honey. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidze’s isolation, her very means of survival are threatened. This documentary/drama is an eye-opener and a mind-opener. (Subtitles) Macedonia 2019 Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov 87m

Sat 5 Oct 20:45 Thu 10 Oct 18:00 Classics – Restored and Reissued

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Midnight Cowboy

John Schlesinger’s gritty, unrelentingly bleak look at the seedy underbelly of urban American life is undeniably disturbing, but Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight’s performances make it difficult to turn away. Voight’s absurd stud is a drop-out trying to drop-in, a deprived semi-adult whose muscular good looks he rightly assumes to be the only possible passport to success. But at least he is better off than Ratso (Hoffman), a sleazy little Bronx pickpocket who first cons and then befriends him. The two are shown to be in desperate need of each other, and it is a superbly observed relationship not only because this is so, but because the hideous hollowness of the world they battle with is so clearly painted as well. We can identify with them without false sentimentality and it is impossible not to do so. USA 1969 John Schlesinger 113m

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Fri 11 Oct Sat 12 Oct Sun 13 Oct Mon 14 Oct Wed 16 Oct International Panorama: Germany

20:45 12:45 20:30 20:45 18:15

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A man attempting to escape German-occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed. German troops are fast approaching Paris. Georg (Franz Rogowski), a German refugee, escapes to Marseille in the nick of time. In his luggage, he carries the documents of an author, Weidel, who has taken his own life in fear of his persecutors. Those documents include a manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy. In Marseille, only those who can prove they will leave, may remain. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie (Paula Beer). This it is not a routine World War II vintage costume drama. Director-Writer Christian Petzold has chosen to set the entire story in present day France. There are no Nazis, no swastikas, and no political explanations. There are only the omnipresent French police checking papers in the street, raiding hotels and apartments. (Subtitles) Germany 2018 Christian Petzold 103m

Tue 8 Oct Fri 11 Oct

18:45 (Live) 14:30 (Encore)

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Don Giovanni

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ROH Live Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece. An opera in 2 acts, sung in Italian with English subtitles. This follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite. Director – Kasper Holten; Conductor – Hartmut Haenchen. Cast Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni), Roberto Tagliavini (Leporello), Malin Byström (Donna Anna), Christine Rice (Donna Elvira), Daniel Behle (Don Ottavio), Louise Alder (Zerlina), Lars Woldt (Commendatore), Leon Košavić (Masetto). 210m approx including 2 intervals.


Fri 11 Oct Sat 12 Oct Sun 13 Oct Mon 14 Oct Tue 15 Oct Wed 16 Oct Thu 17 Oct

11:45 & 18:15 15:15 & 20:45 12:00 & 18:00 12:00 & 18:15 13:00 & 17:45 15:30 & 20:30 12:00 & 16:30


Fri 18 Oct Sat 19 Oct Sun 20 Oct Mon 21 Oct Tue 22 Oct Wed 23 Oct Thu 24 Oct

12:00 15:30 17:45 15:15 12:30 12:00 & 14:30 16:30

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Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.” Co-stars Jessie Buckley, Michael Gambon and Rufus Sewell. UK 2019 Rupert Goold 118m

Sat 12 Oct 18:00 Wed 16 Oct 12:45 International Panorama: Spain

Booking Ref

The Candidate

El Reino A Spanish politician whose high-class lifestyle is based on nefarious and illegal business threatens to break his entire party after a newspaper expose him to the public eye. 2007. Manuel López-Vidal (Antonio de la Torre) is a veteran Spanish politician and the right-hand of Frías (Josep Maria Pou), an autonomous community’s president. Manuel lives a high-class lifestyle with his wife Inés (Mónica López) and his teen daughter Nati. But behind his long career and the respect of his party’s partners and friends, the truth is totally different: Manuel is a crooked and corrupt man who for many years, together his friends, has used his political position to deviate foreign aid and strived to accumulate wealthy by any way possible, be it legal or not. A beautifully shot film which grows progressively more engrossing as it develops. Well worth a watch! (Subtitles) Spain 2018 Rodrigo Sorogoyen 132m Subtitled screening.

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Tue 15 Oct 15:45 Thu 17 Oct 14:30 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)

Gauguin from the National Gallery

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Exhibition: Documentary + Exhibition Private View A 60-minute documentary on Paul Gauguin, followed by an exclusive 30-minute private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits. This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts. It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits, just after it opens in London. The cinema audience will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights. 90m (no interval)



Tue 15 Oct 20:15


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2013: Film and live jazz series As part of the 22nd Film festival in 2013 we screened a documentary on the late great Scottish jazz saxophonist Bobby Wellins, followed by a live gig with the Bobby Wellins quartet playing – and so the Live Jazz and Film evening was born. Each year I scheduled a documentary film or theme with a live jazz session. To mark this annual festival event, we are screening Clint Eastwood’s great jazz film – ‘Bird’. – Roger Gibson. ‘Bird’ traces the life of Charlie Parker, a 1940’s jazz great whose improvisation abilities led him to become one of the most acclaimed figure in his own lifetime. Sensitively acted, this dramatic story of the troubled life of a man of tremendous warmth and compassion, includes a magnificent score, and stunning sound. Forest Whitaker gives an excellent performance, with an especially inevitable death scene at the age of 34, and Diane Venora is impressive as Parker’s wife. USA 1988 Clint Eastwood 154m

Fri Sat Sun Tue

Ad Astra

18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct

17:00 20:30 20:15 15:00

Booking Ref

Premiering in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival, this will be an early runner for Oscar contention. Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. Director James Gray, whom you may remember from the visually beautiful ‘The Lost City of Z’ (2016) has assembled a powerful cast for this unique space drama, which includes Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland. USA 2019 James Gray 124m

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Sun 13 Oct 14:30 (Delayed live) Fri 18 Oct 19:45 Encore Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)


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MET Opera We open the exciting new Season of the Met, live from New York with Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final Opera. Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bassbaritones James Morris and Nicolas Testé as Timur. Opera in 3 acts, sung in Italian, with English subtitles. (Act I 32m – Intermission 40m – Act II 43m – Intermission 28m – Act III 39m. 180m approx including 2 intervals.


Sat 19 Oct 10:00 to 15:00 (Auditorium)

South Africa on Trial

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Mandela and the Others In this day event we take you back to Johannesburg in the 1960s and the trial that changed South Africa. The Rivonia trial – called by many “The trial of the century” lasted from October 1963 to June 1964. It brought Nelson Mandela to the world stage – his famous speech, declaring that freedom and equality was “an ideal for which I am prepared to die”, became a rallying cry for black people and set the young lawyer on the path to a 27 year prison sentence on Robben Island, his release (secured in part by international pressure) and his election to President of South Africa. It could have been so different. Mandela and his 8 co-defendants faced the death penalty and it was Bram Fischer, a white Afrikaner lawyer, and his legal team who, at great risk to themselves, saved their lives. Little is known of “the others”, the other men in the dock and the legal team. We hope to remedy this today. When the judge commuted their sentences to life imprisonment, Denis Goldberg, one of the prisoners shouted to his wife, “Life! Life is wonderful” The documentary film which bears this title, scripted and presented by Sir Nick Stadlen will be screened during the following week in our auditorium. We are fortunate in having two outstanding speakers as guests for the 19th October event. Gavin Fischer is Bram Fischer’s great nephew and has been instrumental in keeping Bram’s memory alive. Until recently Gavin was a correspondent for the BBC in South Africa. Kevin Ashman is well known as a great supporter of our cinema. We know him through the BBC2 TV programme ‘Eggheads’ but he is also a history buff who has won innumerable quiz competitions at home and abroad, including the World Quiz Championships, Brain of Britain and Mastermind. To illustrate the talks there will be numerous film clips. We look forward to welcoming you to this day course which is one of five events at the cinema to mark Black History Month. Subtitled screening

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Fri 18 Oct 14:30 Wed 23 Oct 17:00 Thu 24 Oct 14:15

Sea of Shadows

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A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in this riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. ‘Sea of Shadows’ follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice. The plot twists are so spot on that a screenwriter might have rejected them. From National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. (Some subtitles) Austria 2018 Richard Ladkani 104m

Thu 17 Oct 19:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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NT Live A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot. 160m inc interval.


S Subtitled screening

Sat 19 Oct 18:15 Sun 20 Oct 13:15 Mon 21 Oct 13:00

The Wedding Guest

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This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay (Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be (Radhika Apte). Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi – as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed. Pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent, ‘The Wedding Guest’ is a wiry thriller that works as a homage to the neo-noir genre. UK 2018 Michael Winterbottom 96m

Sun 20 Oct 15:30 BFI Musicals Tour

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Top Hat

This undeniable classic, screwball musical comedy, starring the legendary duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is the first of a series of Hollywood Musicals forming the ‘BFI Musicals Tour’ that we will be screening from October to January. Glamorous and enthralling, a Depression-era diversion beautifully scored by Irving Berlin, this is the most successful and beloved picture of the prolific Rogers and Astaire partnership which saw them produce an astonishing nine musicals between 1933 and 1939. When American dancer Jerry (Astaire) comes to London to star in a show produced by bumbling Horace (Edward Everett Horton), he wakes up wealthy tourist Dale (Rogers) by tap dancing in his hotel bedroom. She’s annoyed, but he’s instantly smitten, and proceeds to pursue her all over London, then to Venice – despite Dale’s reluctance, as she has mistaken him for the (married) Horace. Don’t miss your chance to hear its lavish songs (including the gorgeous ‘Cheek to Cheek’) and see its effortless, masterful dance sequences on the big screen. USA 1935 Mark Sandrich 101m

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Mon 21 Oct 18:00 Thu 24 Oct 12:00 International Panorama: Argentina

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Set in Argentina during the mid-1970s, Benjamín Naishtat’s hypnotic drama follows a successful lawyer whose picture-perfect life begins to unravel when a private detective comes to his seemingly quiet small town and starts asking questions. In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences. A film lauded by audiences and critics alike, scoring a very impressive 100% on the leading film review website. (Subtitles) Argentina/Brazil/France 2018 Benjamín Naishtat 109m

Mon 21 Oct 20:30 Tue 22 Oct 17:45 Classics Restored and Reissued

Do the Right Thing

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Smart, vibrant, and urgent, this is Spike Lee’s most fully realized film – and one of the most important films of the 1980s. 30-years-old this year! This powerful visual feast combines humour and drama with memorable characters, while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. Sal (Danny Aiello) opens the pizza parlour he has owned for 25 years in a neighbourhood that has changed considerably over time, now composed primarily of African Americans and Hispanics. On the hottest day of the year, a simple complaint escalates into tension and violence, bringing out the worst in everyone. From the opening credits sequence featuring the vibrant Rosie Perez, through the unforgettable soundtrack featuring the inimitable Public Enemy, and climaxing with a scene to remember, this is an exceptional film. USA 1989 Spike Lee 120m


Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

Tue 22 Oct 20:30 Sun 3 Nov 15:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Prokofiev) is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. Bursting with youth, vitality and Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, conducted by Brett Morris. 90m (No Interval)

Don Pasquale

Thu 24 Oct 19:30 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

ROH Live Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy. Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. This witty story of a middleaged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him, has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Director Damiano Michieletto; Conductor Evelino Pidò. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 150m approx inc interval.


Sun 27 Oct 15:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Booking Ref

Subtitled screening

Live Bolshoi ‘Raymonda’ is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Music by Alexander Glazunov. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina. Choreography Yuri Grigorovich (after Marius Petipa); Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after Lidia Pashkova); The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet. 180m approx including 2 intervals.

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Fri 25 Oct 13:00 Sat 26 Oct 18:00 Sun 27 Oct 18:15

American Woman

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In a blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, a 32-year-old woman’s teen daughter goes missing and she is left to raise her infant grandson alone. The story is told over the course of 11 years: we journey with Katherine (Christina Hendricks) from the time her daughter Debra (Sienna Miller) vanishes, through the trials-and-tribulations of subsequent years, and ultimately to the long-awaited discovery of the truth. Sienna Miller delivers the best performance of her career in this film – you cannot take your eyes off her, in expectation of what she will do next. ‘American Woman’ finds poignant drama in one woman’s gruelling odyssey, thanks in no small part to Miller’s outstanding work in the leading role. UK/USA 2018 Jake Scott 112m

Fri 25 Oct 20:30 Sun 27 Oct 12:45 Tue 29 Oct 20:30

The Last Tree

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A powerful focus on the crisis in black masculinity, told though the three-part story of a Nigerian boy growing up in Britain. We follow the story of Femi (played by Tai Golding as a young boy, and Sam Adewunmi as a teenager), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi must figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London. Young people can get caught between two cultures, not belonging in either and trying to find their own place. This is a gripping and meaningful film, where trees are an understated but potent symbol of a life that is possible. UK 2019 Shola Amoo 98m


Fri 25 Oct Sat 26 Oct Sun 27 Oct Mon 28 Oct Tue 29 Oct Wed 30 Oct Thu 31 Oct

Official Secrets

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

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The true story of a British whistle-blower who leaked information to the press about an illegal National Security Agency (NSA) spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) is a translator working at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) who finds herself frustrated with what she is seeing on the news. It is 2003 and as Tony Blair argues for British involvement in an Iraq war, she is struggling to understand the reasoning, aware of the lack of evidence underpinning his case. Aware that a UN resolution was looking unlikely, the NSA was asking GCHQ employees to spy on diplomats, hoping to blackmail them into agreeing that invasion was necessary. Unsettled and angered by the request, Katharine found herself tasked with a life-changing dilemma, forced to weigh up the importance of herself versus her country. UK/USA 2019 Gavin Hood 112m

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Life is Wonderful

25 Oct 15:30

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Mandela’s Unsung Heroes Discover the story behind the infamous Rivonia Trial in this new film, where Mandela and his co-defendants fought for the freedom of South Africa. Directed by former high court judge Sir Nick Stadlen, the film follows the ten leading opponents of apartheid and their lawyers and supporters through the trial. It is an inspiring story of immense courage and self-sacrifice on the part of a small group of multiracial idealists. Though the defendants were saved from the death penalty, eight of the ten were sentenced to life imprisonment, Mandela among them. When Mandela was released 27 years later, he had a vision of multiracial democracy for South Africa. UK 2017 Nick Stadlen 88m We are pleased to have Director Sir Nick Stadlen with us for a Q&A directly after the film.

Sat 26 Oct Mon 28 Oct Wed 30 Oct Thu 31 Oct

The Kitchen

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

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The wives of New York gangsters in 1970s Manhattan continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison. Kathy (Melissa McCarthy – ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’) is a devoted mother of two whose initial reluctance to enter the criminal domain is eventually diminished by her deft abilities; Ruby (Tiffany Haddish) is an outsider in an Irish community who seeks self-sufficiency once her husband is not around to protect her; and Claire (Elisabeth Moss – ‘Handmaid’s Tale’) simply falls in love with the violence of her new life. These three housewives are left with little but a sharp axe to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands – proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition... literally. Written and directed by Andrea Berloff, in her directorial debut. USA 2019 Andrea Berloff 112m



Mon 28 Oct 15:45 Wed 30 Oct 13:15

A Minuscule Adventure

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Minuscule – Les Mandibules du Bout du Monde When the first snow falls in the valley, it is urgent to prepare the reserves for the winter. Alas, during the operation, a small ladybug is trapped in a box – to the Caribbean. One solution: reform the shock team. In the air conditioning unit of a small chestnut can factory, in a quiet little country village, as winter slowly settles, a young ladybug gets trapped by accident in a cardboard box shipped to the Caribbean. His parent sets off for the paradise archipelago to find his little kid and free him. French animators Thomas Szabo and Helene Giraud deliver a follow-up to their successful feature debut, it is a gorgeous, completely dialogue-less movie that’s suspenseful, easy to follow and a real pleasure to watch. France/China 2018 Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo 92m


Tue 29 Oct 13:30 Thu 31 Oct 18:00 Fri 1 Nov 13:30 Booking Ref

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans

Who are the Celts? What have the Romans ever done for us? And why is Emperor Nero dousing himself in horse wee? Friends, Romans, Celts... Lend us your ears. The all-conquering Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes “the stain” that is Britain. While the young Emperor Nero (Craig Roberts) must battle his scheming mother Agrippina (Kim Cattrall) for ultimate power, Celt queen Boudicca (Kate Nash) gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Atti (Sebastian Croft), a reluctant Roman soldier, and Orla (Emilia Jones), a young Celt with dreams of becoming a warrior like Boudicca. Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of Celtic-inspired rebellion? The great cast also includes Nick Frost, Derek Jacobi, Rupert Graves, Warwick Davis and Alexander Armstrong. UK 2019 Dominic Brigstocke 92m * See online for £2 Offer

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Tue 29 Oct 15:45 Thu 31 Oct 16:00 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)

Leonardo: The Works

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Exhibition on screen Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of ‘Leonardo: The Works’, as Exhibition on Screen presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include ‘The Mona Lisa’, ‘The Last Supper’, ‘Lady with an Ermine’, ‘Ginevra de Benci’, ‘Madonna Litta’, ‘Virgin of the Rocks’, and more than a dozen others. This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. To be released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story. UK 2018 Phil Grabsky 85m


Tue 5 Nov 20:30 (At St Johns Chapel) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £8)


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2012: Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment series (St Johns Chapel) For the 21st Film Festival in 2012 we introduced the idea of using St Johns Chapel as an atmospheric home to present a series of Gothic/Horror themed silent films accompanied live on the organ by Ben Hall, professor of Music at the University of Chichester – we opened with the Lon Chaney version of ‘Phantom of the Opera’. This became a regular highlight of the Festival each year, going on to include ‘Nosferatu’, ‘The Lodger’ and ‘Faust,’ which Ben has selected to repeat to celebrate this venture. – Roger Gibson. Murnau’s silent 1926 masterpiece features astonishing photography, magnificent art direction, and special effects which retain the power to amaze. ‘Faust’s tale is a classic one of a man who sells his soul to the devil. Murnau, a perfectionist, shot multiple takes of each scene with only prime takes making the final German domestic cut of ‘Faust’. Germany 1927 F.W. Murnau 107m


Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Thu International Panorama: France

1 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 7 Nov

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

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Doubles Vies Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet argue over a publishing company’s digital takeover in a typically French series of enjoyable conversations. This is a transparently philosophical film, comprising a series of very French conversations among the Parisian set of characters. Alain (Guillaume Canet), who runs a prestigious, 100-year-old publishing house, is confronted with the necessity of making the transfer from print to digital. His concomitant existential crisis gives rise to many, many deliberations – mainly held at cafés and dinner parties, in pairs as well as groups – about the pros and cons of books versus e-books, criticism vs blogging, physical libraries vs Google Books, considered opinion vs Facebook likes. Shot in grainy 16mm, it is perhaps reminiscent of 1980s and ‘90s Woody Allen in its structure, dissection of relationships, and even a heady dose of self-examination. (Subtitles) France 2018 Olivier Assayas 108m

Fri 1 Nov Sat 2 Nov Thu 7 Nov International Panorama: Australia

18:00 20:45 14:45

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Mystify: Michael Hutchence

This terrific documentary, as complete a portrait of this talented singer as you could wish, has been created by Richard Lowenstein, the director of several INXS music videos. At the height of his internationally renowned career, a sudden blow to the head robs the famously sensual rock star of his most cherished senses. A series of personal battles follows, ending tragically with his death at the age of 37, the night before embarking on a world tour. Richard Lowenstein’s beautifully sad documentary study of the all-too-short life of his late friend Michael Hutchence is a most moving memorial, and rather more about the man than the music. Lowenstein’s proximity to the singer’s sphere has helped him to enlist former girlfriends (Kylie Minogue, Helena Christensen) and friends (Bono) in telling his story. Some of them have even provided camcorder footage and photographs from their personal collections. Australia 2019 Richard Lowenstein 108m

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Fri 1 Nov Sun 3 Nov Mon 4 Nov Tue 5 Nov Wed 6 Nov

The Farewell

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

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A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. Billi’s (Awkwafina) woes take a back seat when her parents get word that her beloved grandmother, Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhao), who lives in China, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Nai Nai is the only one who does not know the bad news. So the only way everyone in the far-flung family can have an excuse to see her one last time without arousing suspicion is to stage some other, happier, life-changing event: a wedding. Directed and written by Lulu Wang, who based it on an incident that happened in her family, this film which has been praised by critics, and deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes. (Some Subtitles) USA 2019 Lulu Wang 100m


Sat 2 Nov Sun 3 Nov Mon 4 Nov Tue 5 Nov Wed 6 Nov

Good Posture

12:00 20:15 18:15 15:45 12:45

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Another film in our Autumn Season to be made by a female director, this time delivering a forgiving, gently funny look at post-college cluelessness. Set in current day Brooklyn, this is the story of Lilian (Grace Van Patten) a lazy but charming and beautiful young woman who, having broken up with her boyfriend has been placed into the care of family friend and famed reclusive author, Julia Price (Emily Mortimer). To impress her ex-boyfriend, and the other cynics around her, Lilian suddenly decides to make a documentary on Julia – albeit an unauthorized one – with surprisingly amusing results. This is an endearing coming-of-age story, delivered with sincere wit and genuine emotion, giving viewers not one, but two characters to fall in love with. USA 2019 Dolly Wells 91m

Mon Tue Wed Thu International Panorama: France

4 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov

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

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A Faithful Man

Steeped in New Wave lore, and revolving in a late-60s time warp, with pairs of ravishing lovers roaming the streets. Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with his recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). It seems to be a beautiful new beginning, but soon the hapless Abel finds himself embroiled in all sorts of dramas: the come-ons of a wily jeune femme (LilyRose Depp), the machinations of Marianne’s morbid young son, and some unsavoury questions about what exactly happened to his girlfriend’s first husband. A very New Wave-ish tale of love, sex, death, adultery and picturesque Paris streets, in a movie that seems to pay homage to mid-career Francois Truffaut. Francophiles will love it. (Subtitles) France 2018 Louis Garrel 75m

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Sat 2 Nov 14:00 Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50) Booking Ref

Met Opera Laurent Pelly’s revealing new production of Massenet’s fiveact Opera is sung in French with English subtitles. Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score. A co-production of the Met; ROH; Teatro alla Scala; and Théâtre du Capitole. 240m approx including 2 intervals.

Triple Ballet

Wed 6 Dec 19:30 (Delayed live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15) Booking Ref

ROH Live Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III. Three glorious ballets with music by Shostakovich, Elgar and Glazanov and choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ahston and Rudolf Nureyev. Petipa’s ‘Raymonda Act III’ is Russian classical ballet in one act, full of precise technique, while Ashton’s ‘Enigma Variations’ is quintessentially British. ‘Concerto’, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows The Royal Ballet’s heritage. Recorded live 5 Dec. 180m approx including 2 intervals.


Thu 7 Nov 19:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15) Booking Ref


NT Live Hansard; noun – The official report of all parliamentary debates. Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings star in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. Time tbc inc interval.

Film Courses and Talks at New Park

Sat 28 Sep 10:00 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £8.50) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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The films of Quentin Tarantino

Day Course by Patrick Hargood Quentin Tarantino’s much-heralded debut ‘Reservoir Dogs’ introduced one of the brightest, boldest and most energetic imaginations in modern cinema history. This day seminar, run by the Education Department, offers a comprehensive chronological journey including ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’. With his new movie just arrived on our screens, there could not be a better time to re-engage with this modern wunderkind and evercontroversial writer-director-actor.

Thu 26 Oct 11:00 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £8.50)

Black Cinema

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Day Course by Richard Cupidi Scarcely visible to the (non-black) naked eye, African-American films and filmmakers have been part of the secret history of cinema, especially the Hollywood variety, since the silent era. There was a time when Chicago actually vied with New York as the new Black Hollywood. In this informal workshop, we’ll illuminate the rise, struggle and legacy of Black American filmmakers, beginning with its earliest pioneers, such as the indomitable Oscar Micheaux, who authored the 1st all-black feature (or ‘Race film’ as they were originally called). We’ll also look at the mixed-messages of black musicals as well as the poetic documentaries of Charles Burnett (pic). This neglected body of work, the by-product of a racially segregated America, deserves a wider audience – especially now. Everyone welcome.

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Let’s Talk About the Scottish Film:


4 Oct

13:30 (Studio)

Macbeth from stage to screen In this talk Ellen Cheshire will be talking about a number of film adaptations of the Scottish play that have been brought to our screens over the past 70 years from Orson Welles 1948 film, through to Kit Monkman’s 2018 take. Exploring how screenwriters and directors have looked at the original and found a new way of exploring its themes for the time and place in which it was made. A talk by Ellen Cheshire. 120m

Tickets £6.50 Booking Ref

The Silent Time Machine

25 Oct 14:00 (Studio) Tickets £6.50 Booking Ref

Ethnographic film in the early twentieth century Between the 1890s and 1940s previously isolated peoples living in rainforests, deserts and Arctic tundra were radically transformed by modernity. Paul Henley will show and evaluate examples from newly available archival documentary material from this period. Paul Henley is an anthropologist who trained in documentary at NFTS and was Director of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester, 1987-2014. 120m

Song & Dance on Film – The Sequel

Fri 1 Nov 18:30 Studio Tickets £6.50 Booking Ref


The Education Department of Chichester Cinema at New Park present another illustrated talk on the different aspects of this popular subject, by Cinema Trustee Michael Cox and Projectionist Paul Stanley. Covering not just musicals, but how an individual song or dance from any film genre can engage, move, influence or entertain the audience. This edition will also feature some unusual highlights from four very black comedies. Background information on a wide range of songs and dance styles featured on film will once again abound.

A Cinema Education

The education team at Chichester Cinema at New Park is committed to providing a varied programme for our adult audiences, which you can find in these Focus on Film pages, as well as on pg35 and pg42 where we present our ambitious ‘Mandela and Rivonia’ programme of events. We also cater for the schools in Chichester and its surrounding area, as we believe in showing these students the variety and powerful influence of film in all its forms and how it can provide another visual dimension to their curriculum. We hope these future cinema goers will enjoy and learn from this experience. This autumn we have over a dozen bookings for sessions including ‘Macbeth’, ‘Butterfly Lion’ and’ The Wizard of Oz’ – in collaboration with the Education team at Chichester Festival Theatre. If you wish to know more, please contact Rosemary Coxon ( Education Officer – Chichester Cinema at New Park.

Seating plan

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Ticket prices AUTUMN 2019 Full price Senior Citizens

£9.00 £8.00

Friends Full-time Students/Unemployed Children Under 15 Ruby Tuesday Films Student Gold

£7.50 £5.50 £3.50 £2.00 £1.00

(For first two matinees every day)

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

























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Autumn Season Programme 2019  

The 2019 Autumn Season Programme for Chichester Cinema at New Park.

Autumn Season Programme 2019  

The 2019 Autumn Season Programme for Chichester Cinema at New Park.