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SEASON 2020 31 Jan – 2 Apr

Parasite

The Lighthouse

Emma

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

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Chichester Cinema This Awards Season comes complete with some of the strongest films of the year, with countless Bafta, Oscar and Golden Globe nominations between them, we are delighted to bring you the best in cinema from the UK and abroad. We present some of the big-hitters yet to screen at New Park (inc. ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘The Lighthouse’), and bring back some of the most popular multi-award nominees from the Winter Season (inc. ‘The Irishman’, ‘Joker’ and ‘The Two Popes’). On March 7th, our 10th Mind for Movies Film Quiz will take place at the Minerva Bar and Grill, where this year, we are hoping to raise funds to replace our auditorium cinema screen which is coming to the end of its life. Coupled with it being the year 2020, our theme for this year’s quiz is ‘2020 Vision’ and all the table names will be of some of the best films of the first 20 years of this century… the questions however, will be from all cinema history. If you have not been to any of our quiz nights in the past, speak to someone who has, and they will tell you that it is the most fun night on our cinema calendar. Book Early! See you at the Cinema   (General Manager)

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Awards 2020 contents

1917 10

Harriet 33

Porgy and Bess 10

Agrippina 27

A Hidden Life 13

And then We Danced 44

The Irishman 9

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Bacurau 41 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice GuyBlaché 18

Jojo Rabbit 7 Joker 11 Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna 38

15 & 39

The Public 32 Queen & Slim 32 Radioactive 43 Rebecca 46

Just Mercy 16

The Rhythm Section 31 Richard Jewell 28

Bombshell 17

Kinky Boots – The Musical 14

The Call of the Wild 37

Knives Out 17

Calm with Horses 43

La Belle Époque 14

Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones 26

Citizen K 7

La Bohème 19

Romeo and Juliet 42

Cyrano de Bergerac 20

The Lighthouse 28

Seberg 21

Daphne Du Maurier Talk 46

Little Joe 36

Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall 26

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood 19

Die Fliegende Hollander 36 Dolittle 34

Long Day’s Journey into Night 16 The Man who Killed Don Quixote 21

Riverdance 30

So Long My Son 29 Sons of Denmark 41

Marston & Scarlett ROH Double Ballet 22

Sorry We Missed You 33

End of Century 35 Fellini / ‘La Dolce Vita’ Talk 47

Midnight Family 37

Swan Lake 22

Military Wives 39

Fidelio 38

Tex Avery Talk 46

A Mind for Movies Film Quiz 24

True History of the Kelly Gang 44

Mr Jones 30

The Two Popes 33

A Paris Education 31

Uncut Gems 12

Parasite 35

Valentine’s Day Special Screenings 15

Emma 29

Film Openings & Closings Talk 45 First Love 40 For Sama 11 The Gentlemen 12 Greed 42 The Good Liar 13

Performance Events 8 The Personal History of David Copperfield 10

Spies in Disguise 18

Weathering with You 15 The Wolf’s Call 27

A Paris Education

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Awards 2020 Fri 31 Jan

12:15  The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) 119m 14:45  The Irishman (15) 210m +10m Intermission 18:45  Jojo Rabbit (12A) 108m 21:00  1917 (15) 110m

Sat 1 Feb

12:45 1917 15:00  Rebecca (PG) 130m (+ Optional CFT Tour at 11:30 ) 17:45 The Personal History of David Copperfield 20:15 Jojo Rabbit

Sun 2 Feb

12:00 1917 14:15  Porgy and Bess (Met Encore) 210m inc 2 Intervals 18:00 Jojo Rabbit 20:30 The Personal History of David Copperfield

Mon 3 Feb

13:00 The Personal History of… 15:45 Jojo Rabbit 18:15 1917 20:30 Joker (15) 122m

Tue 4 Feb

12:00 1917 14:15 The Irishman 18:15 The Personal History of David Copperfield 20:45  Citizen K (15) 126m

Wed 5 Feb

12:00 The Personal History of David Copperfield 14:30 Joker 17:00 1917 19:15 The Irishman

Thu 6 Feb

12:00 The Personal History of David Copperfield 14:30 Citizen K 17:00 1917 19:15 The Irishman

Fri 7 Feb

12:30  The Good Liar (15) 109m 15:00  Uncut Gems (15) 135m 17:45  A Hidden Life (12A) 174m 21:00  The Gentlemen (18) 113m

Sat 8 Feb

12:30 A Hidden Life 15:45 The Good Liar 18:00  La Belle Époque (15) 113m 20:30 Kinky Boots – The Musical (15) 133m

Sun 9 Feb

12:30 The Good Liar 14:45 Uncut Gems 17:30 The Gentlemen 19:45 A Hidden Life

Mon 10 Feb

12:15 A Hidden Life 15:30 The Good Liar 18:00 Uncut Gems 20:45  For Sama (18) 100m

Tue 11 Feb

12:45 The Good Liar 15:00 A Hidden Life 18:15 Uncut Gems 21:00 The Gentlemen

Wed 12 Feb

11:30 A Hidden Life 14:45 La Belle Époque 17:00 The Gentlemen

Thu 13 Feb

13:00 For Sama 15:15 La Belle Époque 17:45 The Good Liar 20:00 A Hidden Life

Fri 14 Feb

12:45  Bombshell (15) 108m 15:15  Just Mercy (12A) 136m 18:00  Weathering With You (Subtitled) (12A) 114m – Valentine’s Day Screening 20:30 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15) 121m – Valentine’s Day Preview

Sat 15 Feb

12:45  Weathering with You (English Dubbed) 15:15  Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (U) 123m inc Short 17:45 Just Mercy 20:45 Bombshell

Sun 16 Feb

12:15 Bombshell 14:45  La Bohème (ROH Encore) 150m inc Interval 17:30  Knives Out (12A) 130m 20:15 Just Mercy

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Mon 17 Feb

13:00  Spies in Disguise (PG) 101m 15:15 Just Mercy 18:00 Bombshell 20:30 Knives Out

Tue 18 Feb

12:45 Just Mercy 15:30  Weathering with You (English Dubbed) 18:00  Long Day’s Journey into Night (12A) 138m 20:45 Bombshell

Wed 19 Feb

13:00 Spies in Disguise 15:15 Knives Out 18:00 Bombshell 20:30 Long Day’s Journey into Night

Thu 20 Feb

11:45 Spies in Disguise 14:00 Bombshell 16:15 Just Mercy 19:00  Cyrano de Bergerac (NT Live) 180m tbc inc Interval

Fri 21 Feb

12:45  A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (PG) 109m 15:15  Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones (15) 96m 18:00  Seberg (15) 102m 20:15  The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (15) 132m

Sat 22 Feb

10:30  Tex Avery Talk (12A) 120m 13:00 Seberg 15:15 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 18:00 A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood 20:30 The Wolf’s Call (15) 115m

Sun 23 Feb

12:30 A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood 15:00  Swan Lake (Bolshoi Live) 165m inc Interval 18:00 Seberg 20:15 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Mon 24 Feb

12:30 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 15:15 A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood 17:30  So Long My Son (15) 185m 21:00 Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones

Tue 25 Feb

11:45  Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (15) 92m 14:15 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 17:00 A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood 19:15  Marston & Scarlett (ROH Ballet) 150m inc Interval

Wed 26 Feb

12:15 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 15:00 Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall 17:00 A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Thu 27 Feb

13:15 Seberg 15:30 The Wolf’s Call 18:00 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 20:45 A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Fri 28 Feb

12:30  Emma (cert & time tbc) 15:15  Richard Jewell (15) 131m 18:00 Emma 20:45  The Lighthouse (15) 119m

Sat 29 Feb

11:00  Film Openings & Closings (Richard Cupidi Talk) 180m 12:15 Richard Jewell 15:00 Emma 17:45 The Lighthouse 20:30 Emma

Sun 1 Mar

11:30 The Lighthouse 14:00  Agrippina (Met Encore) 220m inc 2 Intervals 18:00 Emma 20:30 Emma

Mon 2 Mar

12:30 Emma 15:15 The Lighthouse 18:00 Emma 20:45 Richard Jewell

Fri 6 Mar

12:30  Emma (cert & time tbc) 13:30  Federico Fellini Talk (Studio) 120m 15:15  The Rhythm Section (15) 119m 18:00  Mr Jones (15) 118m 20:30 A Paris Education (15) 137m

Sat 7 Mar

12:15  The Public (15) 119m 14:45 Emma 17:30 A Paris Education 18:00  A Mind for Movies Film Quiz (Minerva CFT) 180m 20:30 Mr. Jones

Sun 8 Mar

12:30 Emma 15:15  Riverdance 25th Anniversary 130m inc Interval 17:45 Mr. Jones 20:15 The Rhythm Section

Mon 9 Mar

12:30 Mr. Jones 15:00 Emma 17:45 A Paris Education 20:30 Queen & Slim (15) 132m

Tue 10 Mar

12:30 Mr. Jones 15:00 Queen & Slim 17:45 The Rhythm Section 20:15 Emma

Wed 11 Mar

11:45 Mr. Jones 14:15 The Public 16:45 Emma

Thu 12 Mar

12:45 The Rhythm Section 15:15 Emma 18:00 The Public 20:30 Mr. Jones

Fri 13 Mar

13:30  Midnight Family (15) 81m 15:30  Dolittle (PG) 106m 18:00  Harriet (12A) 125m 20:45  Parasite (15) 132m

Tue 3 Mar

12:30 Emma 15:15 Emma 18:00 The Lighthouse 20:30 Richard Jewell

Wed 4 Mar

12:15 Emma 15:00 Richard Jewell 17:45 Emma 20:30 The Lighthouse

Thu 5 Mar

12:45 Emma 15:30 The Lighthouse 18:00 Richard Jewell 20:45 Emma

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Sat 14 Mar

Sat 21 Mar

Sat 28 Mar

Sun 15 Mar

Sun 22 Mar

Sun 29 Mar

12:45 Dolittle 15:15  The Two Popes (12A) 125m 18:00 Parasite 20:45  Little Joe (12A) 105m 13:00 Dolittle 15:30  Die Fliegende Hollander (Met Encore) 160m – No Interval 18:30 Midnight Family 20:30 Sorry We Missed You (15) 101m

13:00 Military Wives 15:45  Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15) 121m 18:15 Military Wives 20:30 Sons of Denmark (15) 123m 12:15 The Call of the Wild 15:00  Fidelio (ROH Encore) 150m inc Interval 17:45 Military Wives 20:15 Military Wives

Mon 23 Mar

13:30 Radioactive 16:00  Jonas Kauffman: My Vienna 90m inc Interval 18:00 Greed 20:30 Radioactive 12:30 Radioactive 15:00  Romeo and Juliet (Bolshoi) 165m inc Interval 18:00 Radioactive 20:30 Greed

Mon 30 Mar

12:45 Harriet 15:30 Parasite 18:15 Little Joe 20:45  End of Century (15) 84m

12:45 Military Wives 15:30 Military Wives 18:00 The Call of the Wild 20:45  First Love (15) 108m

13:15 Radioactive 15:30  And Then We Danced (cert tbc) 113m 18:00  Calm With Horses (15) 101m 20:15 Radioactive

Tue 17 Mar

Tue 24 Mar

Tue 31 Mar

Wed 18 Mar

Wed 25 Mar

Mon 16 Mar

12:45 Little Joe 15:00 Sorry We Missed You 17:15 Midnight Family 19:15  Fidelio (ROH Live) 150m inc Interval 12:45 Harriet 15:30 Little Joe 18:00 The Two Popes 20:30 Parasite

Thu 19 Mar

12:45 Military Wives 15:15 Sons of Denmark 18:15 Military Wives 20:45  Jonas Kauffman: My Vienna 90m inc Interval 12:00 Military Wives 14:30 Military Wives 17:00 First Love

Thu 26 Mar

13:00 The Two Popes 15:30 End of Century 17:30 Dolittle 20:00 Parasite

12:45 Military Wives 15:15 Bacurau 18:00 Portrait of a Lady on Fire 20:30 Military Wives

Fri 20 Mar

Fri 27 Mar

12:45  Military Wives (12A) 110m 15:15  The Call of the Wild (Cert & Time TBC) 18:00 Military Wives 20:30 Bacurau (15) 131m

13:15 Radioactive 15:30 True History of the Kelly Gang 18:00 Radioactive 20:15 Calm With Horses

Wed 1 Apr

13:00 Greed 15:30 Radioactive 18:00 And Then We Danced 20:30 Radioactive

Thu 2 Apr

12:45 Radioactive 15:15 Calm With Horses 18:00 True History of the Kelly Gang 20:45 Radioactive

13:15  Radioactive (12A) 109m 15:45  Greed (15) 104m 18:15 Radioactive 20:30 True History of the Kelly Gang (15) 124m

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Jojo Rabbit

31 Jan 1 Feb 2 Feb 3 Feb

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

Booking Ref

In this audacious anti-satire, a young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Critically acclaimed, and hilarious, this is a multi-award nominated film. Writer director Taika Waititi (‘Hunt For the Wilderpeople’), brings his signature style of humour and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Refreshingly daring, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ tears into the nature of prejudice and how the young can be socially conditioned to become rule-loving racists. Waititi manages to walk the fine line between fantasy and drama, humour and wartime horror without losing his balance. (Some subtitles) Czech Rep/NZ/USA 2019 Taika Waititi 108m.

Tue 4 Feb Thu 6 Feb

Citizen K

20:45 14:30

Booking Ref

Oscar winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory film is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than ten-years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy. (Subtitles) UK 2019 Alex Gibney 126m.

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Jonas Kauffman takes centre stage in two of our Awards Season Performance events – ‘My Vienna’ (filmed at the renowned Wiener Konzerthaus) and ‘Fidelio’ (which sold out within 24 hours of going on sale at the ROH). Also from the Royal Opera House come two new ballets from master choreographers Cathy Marston (‘The Cellist’), and Liam Scarlett (‘Dances at a Gathering’) the Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence. Our Mats at the Met series continues with three operas (‘Porgy and Bess’, ‘Agrippina’ and ‘Die Fliegende Hollander’), as do the breath-taking Bolshoi ballets (‘Swan Lake’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’). Look out also for two special events: ‘Kinky Boots – The Musical’ from the Adelphi Theatre, and ‘Riverdance Anniversary Performance’ filmed 25 years to the day of the original ground-breaking performance at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. THEATRE:

Kinky Boots – The Musical – Sat 8 Feb 20:30....................................14 Cyrano de Bergerac – NT Live – Thu 20 Feb 19:00........................20 OPERA:

Porgy and Bess – Met Encore – Sun 2 Feb 14:15...............................10 La Bohème – ROH Encore – Sun 16 Feb 14:45................................... 19 Agrippina – Met Encore – Sun 1 Mar 14:00......................................... 24 Die Fliegende Hollander – Met Encore – Sun 15 Mar 15:30......... 36 Fidelio – ROH Live – Tue 17 Mar 19:15.................................................... 38 DANCE:

Swan Lake – Bolshoi Live – Sun 23 Feb 15:00.................................. 22 Marston & Scarlett Double Ballet – ROH – Tue 25 Feb 19:15...... 22 Riverdance 25th Anniversary – Sun 8 Mar 15:15..............................30 Romeo and Juliet – Bolshoi – Sun 29 Mar 15:00.............................. 42 CONCERTS & SPECIAL EVENTS:

Jonas Kauffman: My Vienna – Tue 24 Mar 20:45............................ 38

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Fri 31 Jan Tue 4 Feb Wed 5 Feb Thu 6 Feb Back by Popular Demand

14:45 14:15 19:15 19:15

Booking Ref

The Irishman

An epic gangster drama that finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect. Stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for Russell Bufalino (Pesci). Now older, the WWII veteran once again reflects on his most prolific hits and, in particular, considers his involvement with his good friend Jimmy Hoffa’s (Pacino) disappearance in 1975. The film’s ace is a quietly electrifying Pesci, with a character so dramatically distant from his previous Scorsese incarnations (here, he is rational and professional). Surprisingly, there is plenty of humour in this film, where instead of flash and brash, Scorsese has delivered an effectively moving portrait that focuses on the emotional toll of being atop the mob underworld. USA 2019 Martin Scorsese 209m. N.b. We have included a 10-minute intermission with each screening.

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1917

Fri 31 Jan Sat 1 Feb Sun 2 Feb Mon 3 Feb Tue 4 Feb Wed 5 Feb Thu 6 Feb

21:00 12:45 12:00 18:15 12:00 17:00 17:00

Booking Ref

Sam Mendes returns with an all-star WWI film, accomplished with long takes and elaborately choreographed moving camera shots to give the effect of one continuous take. Two young British soldiers, (George MacKay and DeanCharles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission to cross enemy territory and deliver a message which will warn of an ambush soon after Operation Alberich. The mission will stop a deadly attack on a British battalion of 1,600 men – including the brother of one of the two men. Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth. UK 2019 Sam Mendes 110m.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Fri 31 Jan Sat 1 Feb Sun 2 Feb Mon 3 Feb Tue 4 Feb Wed 5 Feb Thu 6 Feb

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

Booking Ref

Armando Iannucci puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on this British literature classic. David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. Iannucci makes us laugh, but also makes us think about why some people are funnier than others, tapping into the fury and despair of bright men who, when it comes to spontaneous wit, are clueless. Ben Wishaw and Peter Capaldi. UK 2019 Armando Iannucci 119m.

Porgy and Bess

Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

Met Encore George Gershwin’s masterpiece is one of America’s favourite operas. We are transported to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. The dynamic cast features the duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles. Sung in English. A coproduction of the Metropolitan Opera; Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; and English National Opera. 210m inc 2 intervals.

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Sun 2 Feb 14:15 (Delayed Live)

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Mon 3 Feb Wed 5 Feb

Joker

20:30 14:30

Booking Ref

Eleven BAFTA nominations, winner of the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Film, and winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, this is not your typical ‘super-hero/villain’ film – this is one to watch! Joaquin Phoenix is extraordinary in the lead role. ‘Joker’ centres around the iconic arch nemesis of Batman, Arthur Fleck, a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night... but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events. Suddenly, the shunned outcast transforms into a symbol for Gotham’s most marginalized inhabitants, gaining new swagger. The film also stars Robert de Niro, but it is Phoenix who simultaneously challenges the viewer, and yet, makes it impossible for us to take our eyes off him. USA 2019 Todd Phillips 122m.

Mon 10 Feb 20:45 Thu 13 Feb 13:00

For Sama

Booking Ref

As intimate as it is heartbreakingly resonant, ‘For Sama’ powerfully distils the difficult choices faced by citizens of war-torn regions. Multiple BAFTA nominations, and winner at Cannes and the British Independent Film Awards – not to be missed. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice – whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much. They display a striking buoyancy, which the film captures in moving detail – there is laughter, there is comradeship, there is life even in the face of horror. (Subtitles) UK/Syria 2019 Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts 97m.

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Fri 7 Feb Sun 9 Feb Tue 11 Feb Wed 12 Feb

The Gentlemen

21:00 17:30 21:00 17:00

Booking Ref

Guy Ritchie (‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’) brings us this star-studded sophisticated action comedy, where a British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. ‘The Gentlemen’ follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Hugh Grant (who has an absolute ball as a sexually ambiguous private investigator) arrives at the luxurious estate of Ray (Charlie Hunnam) to propose a shady deal, in the hope of making a cool 20 million pounds… but as is typical in all Guy Ritchie scripts, the path is never going to be a straight forward one. The cast also includes Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan and Colin Farrell. UK 2020 Guy Ritchie 113m.

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Uncut Gems

7 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb

15:00 14:45 18:00 18:15

Booking Ref

An electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. He thinks he’s finally solved his problem when a massive, bumpy rock arrives at his showroom: It’s a rare black opal, the product of a mine in Ethiopia, and he’s been waiting months for its arrival—it shows up inside a fish packed on ice, so you know right away there’s something notquite-legit about it. ‘Uncut Gems’ reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema – and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material. USA 2019 Benny & Josh Safdie 135m.

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Fri 7 Feb Sat 8 Feb Sun 9 Feb Mon 10 Feb Tue 11 Feb Wed 12 Feb Thu 13 Feb

A Hidden Life

17:45 12:30 19:45 12:15 S 15:00 11:30 20:00

Booking Ref

Based on real events, this is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Terrence Malick (‘Tree of Life’, ‘Thin Red Line’) returns with what many critics are calling a masterpiece. WW II has been raging for a year and Franz (August Diehl) is called up by the Austrian military for basic training, but he thankfully returns home. As the war is escalating, he could be called back for duty, and his negative feelings about the war and Adolf Hitler will no longer become private but common knowledge. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani (Valerie Pachner) and children that keeps his spirit alive. This film does not feature military clashes in France or horrific sights in concentration camps, it squarely lands on Franz’s silent protest. Ambitious and visually absorbing, ‘A Hidden Life’ should only further confirm Malick’s genius. (Some subtitles) USA 2019 Terrence Malick 174m. Back by Popular Demand

The Good Liar

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Thu

7 Feb 8 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 13 Feb

12:30 15:45 12:30 15:30 12:45 17:45

Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live. Career con artist Roy (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty (Mirren) online. She is worth millions… and Roy plans to take it all. ‘Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter and ‘Being Human’s Russell Tovey round out this thoroughly British game of cat and mouse. Based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Searle. USA 2019 Bill Condon 109m.

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Sat 8 Feb 18:00 Wed 12 Feb 14:45 Thu 13 Feb 15:15 Back by Popular Demand

Booking Ref

La Belle Époque

Daniel Auteuil’s illustrator is given the chance to visit a different era to re-evaluate his life, in this resplendent slice of speculative fiction. With its gorgeous sets featuring a superb cast, this delightful film closed the French Film Festival in December at New Park with two sold-out screenings. Nicolas Bedos’ second feature boasts a spritely up-to-the-minute script which turns on a Westworld-like dramatic conceit that permits well-heeled customers to revisit old times and play out fantasies of the past recaptured. Auteuil, in his element, plays a cartoonist who is given the opportunity to relive his past in order to save his marriage to Fanny Ardant as a psychoanalyst all set to a soundtrack of hits from the likes of Dionne Warwick and The Monkees. Great fun! “Handsomely crafted, ‘La Belle Époque’ cleverly works through the complications of blurring fact and fantasy.” – Screen. (Subtitles) France 2019 Nicolas Bedos 113m.

Sat 8 Feb

20:30

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Kinky Boots – The Musical

Booking Ref

Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, and strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (‘La Cage Aux Folles’), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Hairspray’), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! 133m including interval.

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Valentines Day Screenings

Fri 14 Feb 20:30 – Valentine’s Day Screening Plus: Sat 21 Mar 15:45 Thu 26 Mar 18:00 International Panorama: France

Booking Ref

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu We are delighted to present this superlative film two weeks before its official release, as our Valentine’s Day feature of 2020. A vivid 18th century portrait of the stolen romantic relationship between two young women, played by Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, who have a persuasive onscreen connection which gives this affair a life of its own. Brittany 1760. Painter Marianne (Merlant) is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Haenel). Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all. One of the hits at Cannes 2019. (Subtitles) France 2019 Céline Sciamma 121m.

Fri 14 Feb 18:00 (Subtitled) – Valentine’s Day Screening Sat 15 Feb 12:45 (English Dubbed) Tue 18 Feb 15:30 (English Dubbed) International Panorama: Japan

Booking Ref

Weathering with You

Tenki no Ko As irresistibly romantic as it is awe-inspiringly gorgeous, we present this beautiful film as one of our two Valentine’s Day presentations. The story follows a high-school boy who has run away and befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. The summer of his first high school year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rains every day, as if to suggest his future, but finally he finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. One day, this small-town dreamer meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky... Japan 2019 Makoto Shinkai 114m. N.b. We will screen both the original version and the English dubbed version of this film.

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Just Mercy

14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb

15:15 17:45 20:15 15:15 S 12:45 16:15

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A powerful and thought-provoking true story that follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary cases, is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. Michael B. Jordan is phenomenal in the lead role. USA 2019 Destin Daniel Cretton 136m.

Tue 18 Feb 18:00 Wed 19 Feb 20:30 International Panorama: China

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Long Day’s Journey into Night

Di Qiu Zui Hou de ye Wan A noir-tinged film told in two parts: the first an achronological mosaic, the second a nocturnal dream. Centring around his native province of Guizhou in southwest China, the director has created a film like nothing you’ve seen before. Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) is a former casino manager who has returned to the depressed home-town he left 20 years before. He finds an old photo of a woman with whom he was passionately in love in the old days called Wan Qiwen (Tang Wei), but who had vanished. His return triggers an obsessive need to find her again, and to delve into his memory for clues. “There is such artistry in this film, which is like a hallucinatory experience, whose sinuous camera movements take you on a long journey into memory and fear and a night full of dreams – with influences from David Lynch and Wong Kar-wai.” – Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian). (Subtitles) China/France 2018 Gan Bi 138m.

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Bombshell

12:45 20:45 12:15 18:00 20:45 18:00 14:00

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A revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. The women in question are Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) and a composite character called Kayla (Margot Robbie). All three are being abused by Fox honcho Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) and are unsure what – if anything -to do about it, especially since none is sure if she is the only one. The script is very well written by director Roach and Charles Randolph (whose script for ‘The Big Short’ won an Oscar), and despite the heavy subject, is sprinkled with humour, creating a hugely entertaining film. USA 2019 Jay Roach 108m.

Sun 16 Feb 17:30 Mon 17 Feb 20:30 Wed 19 Feb 15:15

Knives Out

Booking Ref

This modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect, is a crackling, devious, and hugely satisfying old-school whodunnit with a modern twist. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson and Michael Shannon, this is a witty and stylish whodunnit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. USA 2019 Rian Johnson 130m.

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Mon 17 Feb 13:00 Wed 19 Feb 13:00 Thu 20 Feb 11:45

Spies in Disguise

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When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. A funny, fast-paced, and family-friendly animated comedy. Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is... not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo is forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic... pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril. A buddy movie, Bond spoof, body-swap comedy and action adventure all rolled into one. USA 2019 Nick Bruno & Troy Quane 101m.

Sat 15 Feb 15:15 Booking Ref

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Plus her short film: ‘Algie, the Miner’ Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning – in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. This energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster. 113m. Algie, the Miner (1912) – Algie Allmore has one year to prove he’s a man in order to wed Harry Lyons’ daughter. 10m USA 2018 Pamela B. Green 123m.

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Fri 21 Feb Sat 22 Feb Sun 23 Feb Mon 24 Feb Tue 25 Feb Wed 26 Feb Thu 27 Feb

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between American television personality, musician and puppeteer Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. This is a movie that is both entertainment and spiritual toolkit. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers (host of the long-running US TV show ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood’), he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour. A kind of gentle and deeply affecting filmmaking that is completely original and reflective of Rogers himself, offering a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding. USA 2019 Marielle Heller 109m.

Sun 16 Feb 14:45 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

La Bohème

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ROH Encore Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of ‘Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter’ and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures ‘La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. Music – Giacomo Puccini; Director – Richard Jones; Conductor – Emmanuel Villaume; Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì), Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo), Andrzej Filończyk (Marcello), Aida Garifullina (Musetta), Gyula Nagy (Schaunard), Peter Kellner. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 150m (approx) inc interval.

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Thu 20 Feb 19:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Cyrano de Bergerac

Booking Ref

NT Live James McAvoy (‘Atonement’) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp. Directed by Jamie Lloyd. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (‘Betrayal’). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds. 180m (TBC) inc Interval.

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The Man who Killed Don Quixote

20:15 15:15 20:15 12:30 14:15 12:15 18:00

Booking Ref

It has been called one of the most cursed film productions ever. Most assumed that Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ project would never be made, much less see the light of day. Plagued by endless delays, natural disasters, dying actors, greedy financiers and good oldfashioned Icarus-level hubris. But alas – it has arrived! Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoemaker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all? Utterly beautiful and endlessly inventive. (Some subtitles) Spain/Belgium/France 2019 Terry Gilliam 132m.

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Seberg

21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 27 Feb

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Seberg is inspired by true events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI because of her support of the civil rights movement and romantic involvement with Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie), among others. Already mentally and physically scarred by the sadistic Preminger when, at 18, she was nearly burned alive on camera (during the stake sequence she was actually set on fire by reckless, negligent direction), she miraculously survived to become the darling of New Wave cinema in Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Breathless’. Seberg’s life and career are destroyed however, by Hoover’s overreaching surveillance and harassment in an effort to suppress and discredit her activism. Kristen Stewart is excellent in the title role, reminding us of Seberg’s vibrant strength and defiance, and standing up for her truth. UK/USA 2019 Benedict Andrews 102m.

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Sun 23 Feb 15:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Swan Lake

Booking Ref

Bolshoi Live Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see. Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Choreography Yuri Grigorovich; Libretto Yuri Grigorovic; The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet. 165m approx including 1 interval.

Tue 25 Feb 19:15 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Marston & Scarlett

Booking Ref

The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering (ROH Ballet) Two world premieres of two new ballets including ‘Cellist’ and ‘Dances at a Gathering’. Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballet, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme. Choreography Cathy Marston (‘Cellist’), Liam Scarlett (‘Dances at a Gathering’); Music Philip Feeney (‘Cellist’), TBC (‘Dances At A Gathering’). 150m approx including 1 interval.

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Fri 21 Feb 15:15 Mon 24 Feb 21:00 Booking Ref

Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones

In the mid 60’s, Brian Jones emerged as the poster boy of the Bohemian London scene, topping the charts with The Rolling Stones and dating model/actress Anita Pallenberg. This is the first documentary to be produced about the founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones. His excessive lifestyle and his reputation as ‘the original bad boy of Rock & Roll’ was to cost him dearly. As the scene descended into the acid-ridden year of 1967 so did Brian. Targeted by the authorities and media, he spiralled out of control losing both Anita and the respect of the Stones. Two years later, Brian was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, the verdict: death by misadventure. The film also delves into the many theories which have emerged during the last 50 years, claiming that Brian was murdered and that it was covered up at high level. UK 2019 Danny Garcia 96m.

Tue 25 Feb 11:45 Wed 26 Feb 15:00 Booking Ref

Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

An outsider with attitude, this film chronicles the infamous photographer Jim Marshall’s life behind and outside the camera. A child of immigrants and a with life battling inner demons, Jim fought his way to become one of the most trusted mavericks behind a lens throughout 60’s history. A passion for music led him to capture some of the most iconic figures in music history from Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, to the infamous image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar. It was his abrasive but honest approach to his subjects combined with incredible skill to build trust that expanded his portfolio beyond celebrities, documenting history across the ages. This fascinating character study also offers insights into how the best candid portraits of musicians happen. A must for anyone interested in photography and/or music. UK/USA 2019 Alfred George Bailey 92m.

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Sat 22 Feb 20:30 Thu 27 Feb 15:30 International Panorama: France

Booking Ref

The Wolf’s Call

Le Chant du Loup With nuclear war looming, a military expert in underwater acoustics strives to prove things aren’t as they seem – or sound – using only his ears. A critically acclaimed French action-thriller. Set in the near future, we follow Chanteraide (François Civil), a young naval Acoustic Warfare Analyst (AWA) who finds himself in the midst of a troubling mystery and on the brink of nuclear war. After an unexpected vessel appears in close proximity to the submarine, the mission is almost compromised. Seeking to right his wrong, Chanteraide begins to investigate the mysterious vessel’s origins and uncovers a very sinister threat. Very much like the beginning of the Oscar-winning ‘The Hurt Locker’, you will be hooked from the very start. In addition to being a compelling thriller, ‘The Wolf’s Call’ also casts a light on the fascinating job of an AWA. It is their job to listen to the ocean around them and decipher the origin of the noises they hear. (Subtitles) France 2019 Antonin Baudry 115m.

Sun 1 Mar 14:00 (Delayed live) Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50)

Agrippina

Booking Ref

Met Encore Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in March, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to ‘the present,’ where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. This production was originally created by the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie / De Munt Brussels and adapted by the Metropolitan Opera. 220m approx Including Interval. (Act 1&2: 101m; Interval: 30m; Act 3&4: 95m).

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The Lighthouse

20:45 17:45 11:30 15:15 S 18:00 20:30 15:30

Booking Ref

A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s, that further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent. Aboard a steamboat that punches through a sea of mist, foghorns blasting and engine chugging, are Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson). Wake is a spirited-eyed, rotten-toothed ex-sailor with a penchant for liquor and sea-dog stories. Winslow is his right hand – a bookish, cash-strapped former logger on a quest for money and on the run from some dark secrets on the mainland. Shot on location, in academy ratio and austere black-and-white, ‘The Lighthouse’ chronicles the four weeks the pair spend ‘keeping’ the lighthouse on a barren island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Dafoe and Pattinson are nothing short of sensational, and a special mention must go to cinematographer Jarin Blaschke. Canada 2019 Robert Eggers 119m.

Fri 28 Feb Sat 29 Feb Mon 2 Mar Tue 3 Mar Wed 4 Mar Thu 5 Mar

Richard Jewell

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

Booking Ref

Clint Eastwood returns behind the camera with this true story about an American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) who saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist. This is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. “There is a bomb in Centennial Park.” The world is first introduced to Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics – his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. The supporting cast includes Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm. USA 2019 Clint Eastwood 131m.

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Emma

Fri 6 Mar Sat 7 Mar Sun 8 Mar Mon 9 Mar Tue 10 Mar Wed 11 Mar Thu 12 Mar

12:30 14:45 12:30 15:00 S 20:15 16:45 15:15

Booking Ref

First published in 1815, Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending continues to resonate and is reimagined here in this delicious new film adaptation by Autumn de Wilde. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. In addition to Taylor-Joy, the cast includes Bill Nighy as Mr Woodhouse, Josh O’Connor (The Crown) as Mr Elton, Mia Goth as the beleaguered Harriet Smith, and Johnny Flynn as Mr Knightley. Autumn de Wilde is known as a fashion photographer and music video director, and here she brings those skills to create a breathtakingly beautiful vision of a film. UK 2020 Autumn de Wilde (time tbc). Back by Popular Demand

So Long My Son

Mon 24 Feb 17:30

Following up from two sold-out screenings in January, we give you one final chance to see this brilliant film. This epic traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in China. Even as their lives diverge, a common search for truth and reconciliation remains. This is an unmissable film, rated at 100% on the Film Critic’s website Rotten Tomatoes, it finds, then repeatedly breaks, your heart, before a subtly momentous finale. Do not be frightened off by the running time, it will keep you gripped to the final minute. (Subtitles) China 2019 Xiaoshuai Wang 185m.

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Fri 6 Mar Sat 7 Mar Sun 8 Mar Mon 9 Mar Tue 10 Mar Wed 11 Mar Thu 12 Mar

Mr Jones

18:00 20:30 17:45 12:30 12:30 11:45 20:30

Booking Ref

This bold and heartfelt biopic commemorates the heroic efforts of Gareth Jones: the Welsh journalist who broke the story of the horrific famines within the Soviet Union in the 1930s. Gareth Jones (James Norton) was a teetotal, Russian-speaking Cambridge scholar from Barry, South Wales. He made his name after ‘fortunately’ finding himself on an airplane with Adolf Hitler, and in possession of an exclusive interview. So off Jones goes to Moscow, ostensibly to try to interview Joseph Stalin too, but he follows his journalist’s nose for a story to slip into Ukraine, where reporters were banned. There he exposed the Holodomor, a famine caused by Stalin’s agricultural policies in which up to 10 million people died. The movie is partly about Jones’s personal nightmare and his anguish when he was at first disbelieved, but it is also about his final vindication. (Some Subtitles) Poland/UK 2019 Agnieszka Holland 118m.

Sun 8 Mar 15:15 Tickets £15 (Friends/Students £12.50)

Riverdance

Booking Ref

25th Anniversary Show Filmed live in Dublin exactly 25 years to the day when it all began, the event includes a special introduction and fascinating backstage footage and interviews. Riverdance originally burst on to the world stage in Dublin when it premiered during the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest and overnight became a worldwide phenomenon. It’s celebrated for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Over the last 25 years, Riverdance has performed live to an audience of over 27.5 million. In 2020, Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will be a powerful and stirring reinvention of the family favourite with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. 130m inc interval.

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Fri 6 Mar Sat 7 Mar Mon 9 Mar International Panorama: France

20:30 17:30 17:45

Booking Ref

A Paris Education

Mes Provinciales Etienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for film. But as they spend the year studying, they have to face friendship and love challenges as well as choosing their artistic battles. Dark-eyed, floppy-haired Etienne (Andranic Manet) travels from his working-class home in Lyon to study cinema at the Université Paris 8, located in Seine-Saint-Denis. He quickly falls in with two classmates: the cheerful and rather helpful Jean-Noel (Gonzague Van Bervesseles) and the cocky, seductive Mathias (Corentin Fila), who talks about movies like he is the next Jean-Luc Godard but has yet to put his words into action. Shot in widescreen black and white, with many scenes devoted to extended discussions about movies, books and the desperation of existence, ‘A Paris Education’ is the perfect film for both cinephiles and Francophiles. (Subtitles) France 2018 Jean-Paul Civeyrac 137m.

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The Rhythm Section

6 Mar 8 Mar 10 Mar 12 Mar

15:15 20:15 17:45 12:45

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Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) and the producers of the James Bond film series, ‘The Rhythm Section’ also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown. USA 2020 Reed Morano 119m.

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Mon 9 Mar 20:30 Tue 10 Mar 15:00

Queen & Slim

Booking Ref

Stylish, provocative, and powerful, ‘Queen & Slim’ tells a gripping fugitive story steeped in timely, thoughtful subtext. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, Slim (Daniel Kaluuya – ‘Get Out’) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates with sudden and tragic results when he kills the police officer in selfdefense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, Queen, a criminal defence lawyer, and Slim, a retail employee, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. This oddly hypnotic piece of work is an example of how modern culture can be weaved into a romance plot without compromising either element. Canada/USA 2019 Melina Matsoukas 132m.

Sat 7 Mar 12:15 Wed 11 Mar 14:15 Thu 12 Mar 18:00

The Public

Booking Ref

A David versus Goliath story which tackles some of our most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness, setting the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. Estevez (‘The Outsiders’, ‘The Breakfast Club’), best known as one of the brat-pack in the 1980’s, stars, writes and directs this passion piece. USA 2018 Emilio Estevez 119m.

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The Two Popes

Sat 14 Mar 15:15 Wed 18 Mar 18:00 Thu 19 Mar 13:00

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). What makes ‘The Two Popes’ so delightful, other than the very funny script, is watching two seasoned actors play off each other, illustrating what the craft of acting is really about. UK/Italy/Argentina 2019 Fernando Meirelles 125m.

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Harriet

Fri 13 Mar 18:00 Mon 16 Mar 12:45 Wed 18 Mar 12:45

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. We meet Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) as a slave, trying to get her owners to accept a lawyer’s letter stating that if she and her free husband have children, the young ones will be free as well. Her fortunes take her to Philadelphia, where Harriet begins a dangerous mission of repatriating terrified slaves, helping them to a new life. USA 2019 Kasi Lemmons 125m.

Booking Ref

Back by Popular Demand

Sorry We Missed You

Sun 15 Mar 20:30 Tue 17 Mar 15:00 Booking Ref

Ken Loach’s follow-up to his 2017 Palme D’Or winner ‘I, Daniel Blake’, sees a hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modernday England. Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt when an opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears. It’s hard work, and his wife’s (Debbie Honeywood) job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point. UK/France 2019 Ken Loach 101m.

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Fri 13 Mar 15:30 Sat 14 Mar 12:45 Thu 19 Mar 17:30

Dolittle

Booking Ref

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) hermits himself away at Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Rami Malek), an enthusiastic birdbrained duck (Octavia Spencer), a cynical ostrich (Kumail Nanjiani), an upbeat polar bear (John Cena) and a headstrong parrot (Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor. USA 2020 Stephen Gagham 106m.

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

Booking Ref

Parasite

Gisaengchung The 2019 Palme D’Or winner is an urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, which finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft. In this pitch-black modern fairytale, we meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the two families. This has been hailed by some critics as a nearly perfect film, from Bong’s masterful use of framing and visual language and control of a wildly shifting tone to the performances (all terrific) to the commentary on class division. A fitting movie for our times, that you must see before the inevitable American remake sands down all its razor-sharp edges. (Subtitles) South Korea 2019 Bong Joon Ho 132m. International Panorama: Spain

End of Century

Mon 16 Mar 20:45 Thu 19 Mar 15:30 Booking Ref

Fin de Siglo Two men meet in Barcelona and after spending a day together they realize that they have already met twenty years ago. When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hook-up. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other’s histories – and maybe even their destinies? This can be seen as the gay equivalent of Richard Linklater’s ‘Before’ trilogy, distilled into a single film. Spain 2019 Lucio Castro 84m.

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Sat 14 Mar Mon 16 Mar Tue 17 Mar Wed 18 Mar

Little Joe

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

Booking Ref

A quirkily rattling movie that will grip you with its geneticsmanipulation plot. A “genre-fluid” film that can be classed as sci-fi, horror, thriller, and even comedy. Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests. What allows ‘Little Joe’ to stand out in the independent film world is its use of colour and sound. The plant in its strikingly bright red seems to engulf everything around it. UK 2019 Jessica Hausner 105m.

Sun 15 Mar 15:30 (Delayed live) Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)

Die Fliegende Hollander

Booking Ref

ROH Encore The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel brings his acclaimed portrayal of the doomed title sea captain in Richard Wagner’s ‘The Flying Dutchman’ to New Park on March 15. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on ‘Parsifal’ set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik. The score of ‘Die Fliegende Holländer’ is an extraordinary combination of operatic lyricism, dramatic insight, and magnificent effects. Sung in German with English subtitles. 160m approx. No interval.

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Fri 13 Mar 15:30 Sun 15 Mar 18:30 Tue 17 Mar 17:15 International Panorama: Mexico

Booking Ref

Midnight Family

In Mexico City, a city with nine million people but only 45 government-operated ambulances, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other similar for-profit entrepreneurs for patients in need of urgent help. The movie captures moments of astonishing intimacy, not just with the Ochoas but with their patients, the police, and the citizens they interact with from moment to moment. The camera looks at people and places and lets us think and feel things, rather than constantly and clumsily trying to manage our reactions. This is one of the great contemporary films about the look and feel of a big city after dark, luxuriating in the vastness of almost-empty avenues lit by buzzing streetlamps. It is a real-life answer to fiction films like ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Collateral.’ (Subtitles) Mexico 2019 Luke Lorentzen 81m.

Fri 20 Mar 15:15 Sun 22 Mar 12:15 Mon 23 Mar 18:00

The Call of the Wild

Booking Ref

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, this film vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team – and later its leader – Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. USA 2020 Chris Sanders (Time TBC).

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Tue 17 Mar 19:15 (Live) Sun 22 Mar 15:00 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Fidelio

Booking Ref

ROH Encore Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan. Lise Davidsen plays his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Sung in German with English subtitles. Music Ludwig van Beethoven; Director Tobias Kratzer; Conductor Antonio Pappano. Cast: Lise Davidsen (Leonore [Fidelio]), Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan), Georg Zeppenfeld (Rocco), Simon Neal (Don Pizarro), Amanda Forsythe (Marzelline). 150m approx including 1 interval.

Tue 24 Mar 20:45 Tickets £15 (Friends/Students £12.50)

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna

Booking Ref

This is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the worldfamous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. This special concert was filmed live at the renowned Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna and features popular Viennese songs by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and Robert Stolz and guest starring internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis–Sørensen. Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. His grandmother had a fondness for the light classics and was happy to sing the evergreens of Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and Robert Stolz – a nice contrast to his grandfather’s passion for Wagner. A great opportunity to see this in conjunction with his performance in Fidelio which comes to the New Park screen on the 17th March. 150m inc interval.

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

Military Wives

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

Booking Ref

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement. The film focuses on two women and their differing attempts to raise the spirits of those left behind at a military base. With their partners away in Afghanistan, the women fall into a familiar routine, glumly aware of what lies ahead as they either wait for their return or for news they hope will never arrive. It’s a mode of living that Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas) knows all too well, her son killed in battle while her husband continues to fight and as she hands over social committee duties to Lisa (Sharon Horgan), she finds it difficult to let go. Kate is uptight and chilly while Lisa is laidback and unconventional and the two clash as they find ways to distract the women around them. But an uneasy partnership is formed as they decide upon a choir, an idea that grows into something neither of them could have expected. There is no denying that this is a film that squeezes a well-known true story into the crowd-pleasing packaging of a feelgood Brit-com. But we know it will be a blast, especially as the director rose to fame with 1997’s ‘The Full Monty’. UK 2020 Peter Cattaneo 110m.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Sat 21 Mar 15:45 Thu 26 Mar 18:00 Also screens as a Valentine’s Day Preview – see pg15

Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu A vivid 18th century portrait of the stolen romantic relationship between two young women, played by Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, who have a persuasive onscreen connection which gives this affair a life of its own. See page 15 for full details on this film, which was one of the hits at Cannes 2019. (Subtitles) France 2019 Céline Sciamma 119m.

Booking Ref

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Mon 23 Mar 20:45 Wed 25 Mar 17:00 International Panorama: Japan

First Love

Booking Ref

Hatsukoi A blend of comedy, violence, and romance might seem disparate – but for director Takashi Miike, it’s just another wildly entertaining entry in a filmography full of them. The film revolves around promising young orphaned boxer Leo (Masataka Kubota) and hallucination-prone prostitute Monica (Sakurako Konishi), who unwittingly find themselves in the middle of a complex game between the Yakuza and their Chinese rivals. When Miike does slow the pace down, he creates space for a tender romance to bloom between Leo and Monica, two innocents amid the gunplay and swordplay going on around them. A first-rate cast, dynamic action, slapstick comedy and a cool animated sequence. Think ‘Kill Bill’ meets ‘Baby Driver’ as this carnage of chaos proves to be wildly entertaining. Japan/UK 2019 Takashi Mike 108m.

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Sat 21 Mar 20:30 Tue 24 Mar 15:15 International Panorama: Denmark

Booking Ref

Sons of Denmark

Danmarks Sønner Denmark four years into the future. After a major bomb attack in Copenhagen, radicalization and ethnic tensions are running high, and a racist leader is leading the polls. The next election is on the doorstep, and the strongly nationalist politician Martin Nordahl (Rasmus Bjerg) from the newly established party National Movement is predicted a historic landslide victory that can secure him the Prime Minister’s post. The 19-year-old Zakaria (Mohammed Ismail Mohammed) moves slowly but surely onto a radical and dangerous track that can cost him and his family everything. On his way, he meets (Ali Zaki) Youssef, who fights his own battles and bears a deadly secret. While counting down to the most important choice in Denmark in recent times, Zakaria and Ali are forced towards a decisive decision that will have consequences for everyone. (Subtitles) Denmark 2019 Ulaa Salim 123m.

Fri 20 Mar 20:30 Thu 26 Mar 15:15 International Panorama: Brazil

Booking Ref

Bacurau

Aka Nighthawk A confident genre hybrid film quite unlike any other film you have seen, brought to us by the talent behind 2016’s ‘Aquarius’. The title of the film refers to the fictional remote village planted in a parched rural area of Northeast Brazil, whose small yet united population follows organized strategies to combat a gang of American psychopaths. Documentarian Michael (Udo Kier) heads deep into the Brazilian outback to profile the village that recently lost its matriarch. As his relationship with the locals grows, he witnesses their true selves coming to light and unpacks the unusual and mysterious secrets they have buried. Part siege movie, part rural drama, part gorefest, ‘Bacurau’ also stars Sonia Braga and Barbara Colen. (Subtitles) Brazil 2019 Juliano Dornelles & Kleber Mendonça Filho 131m.

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Fri 27 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sun 29 Mar Wed 1 Apr

Greed

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

Booking Ref

This Michael Winterbottom satire of the mega-rich is centred around the build up to a spectacular 60th birthday party in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos. This is a breezy, funny, unsubtle satire-melodrama all about the moral squalor of the super-rich. They are epitomised by a fictional high-street fashion mogul called Sir Richard “Greedy” McCreadie (Steve Coogan) as he prepares for a monumentally tasteless Roman-themed 60th birthday party on the plutocrats’ island of Mykonos. McCreadie has just suffered a nightmare of bad publicity following a catastrophic performance in front of a parliamentary select committee, and all the celebs are starting to pull out of his bash. The great cast includes Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Fry, David Mitchell and Sophie Cookson. UK 2019 Michael Winterbottom 104m.

Sun 29 Mar 15:00 (Captured live from Moscow) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Romeo and Juliet

Booking Ref

Bolshoi Ballet The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight. Music Sergei Prokofiev; Choreography Alexei Ratmansky; Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky (after William Shakespeare); Ekaterina Krysanova (Juliet), Vladislav Lantratov (Romeo), Igor Tsvirko (Mercutio), Dmitry Dorokhov (Benvolio), Vitaly Biktimirov (Tybalt) and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet. 165m approx including 2 intervals.

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Fri 27 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sun 29 Mar Mon 30 Mar Tue 31 Mar Wed 1 Apr Thu 2 Apr

Radioactive

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

Booking Ref

The incredible, true story of Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike) and her ground-breaking scientific achievements. In Paris, 1893, Marie meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). The pair go on to marry, raise two daughters and change the face of science forever by jointly winning the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radium in 1903. Marie Curie was the first female scientist to win the esteemed prize. Satrapi seamlessly balances Marie’s accomplishments and struggles with the more complex realities that haunt her legacy. Compelling, creative, thoughtful and undeniably beautiful, ‘Radioactive’ confirms Satrapi’s (‘Persepolis’ 2007) status as one of the most original and important filmmakers working today. UK/Hungary 2019 Marjane Satrapi 119m.

Mon 30 Mar 18:00 Tue 31 Mar 20:15 Thu 2 Apr 15:15

Calm with Horses

Booking Ref

What initially appears to be a crime thriller, becomes about so much more once you get deeper into this engrossing tale. In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) is used as a muscle man for the deadly Devers family, particularly by Daimhin (Barry Keoghan). He is treated like a lap dog doing the violent bidding for the family and he is also kept on a very short leash, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic young son. Torn between these two families, Arm’s loyalties are truly tested when he is asked to kill for the first time. Jarvis’ star turn marks him as a screen talent to watch, and its script brings each character’s best and worst qualities to life with no extraneous exposition. UK 2019 Nick Rowland 101m. S Subtitled screening

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Mon 30 Mar 15:30 Wed 1 Apr 18:00 International Panorama: Georgia

Booking Ref

And then We Danced

A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak. In this story of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society, we follow Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary (Ana Javakishvili) for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) – gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak – throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family. This film achieves something truly special, and exactly what cinema should be – giving us an experience of a different culture, whilst connecting us through the universal theme of first love. (Subtitles) Sweden/Georgia 2019 Levan Akin 113m.

Fri 27 Mar 20:30 Tue 31 Mar 15:30 Thu 2 Apr 18:00 International Panorama: Australia

Booking Ref

True History of the Kelly Gang

A fierce counterpoint to the Ned Kelly legend with this bold, violent take on the story of a damaged criminal. The film is adapted by Shaun Grant from Peter Carey’s Booker prize-winning novel, and it is a further variation on the legend of Ned Kelly, the 19th-century Australian outlaw and bushranger at war with the English colonial oppressor. Nurtured by the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe) and fueled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Ned Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot one of the most audacious attacks of anarchy and rebellion the country has ever seen. The film is gritty and grimy, but surprisingly funny too, and cinematography superstar Ari Wegner does an excellent job in providing a real sense of the unforgiving landscape. Australia 2019 Justin Kurzel 124m.

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Film Courses at New Park

Sat 29 Feb 11:00 – 15:00 Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £8.50)

Film Openings & Closings 2

Booking Ref

Richard Cupidi Studio Workshop “All I ask is that you step with me into the boundlessness.” Béla Tarr The opening sequences of films invite viewers into the visual and emotional landscapes that follow. Sometimes they introduce us to geographies, a mood or atmosphere, a mystery or dilemma, or to a character worth our time and attention. In contrast, film closings offer viewers a release – time to reflect on or reconsider what’s gone before, time to speculate about what happens afterwards. In this interactive workshop we’ll explore how openings and closings function cinematically (with examples), and reveal how the digital age has affected their production and aesthetics. We will analyse in depth some outstanding openings (intense, visually striking and atmospheric) together with some exceptional closings – ones that complete the narrative, or remain opaque, leave us in a pool of deep reflection, or opportunistically invite us into a sequel. Everyone welcome. 240m.

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Rebecca

Sat 1 Feb

15:00

Tickets £9 (Film Only) or £11 (Tour + Film) or £15 (Talk + Tour + Film)

Hitchcock’s first American film (and his only Best Picture winner), ‘Rebecca’ (written by Daphne Du Maurier) is a masterpiece of haunting atmosphere, Gothic thrills, and gripping suspense. USA 1940 Alfred Hitchcock 130m Screening in the auditorium in conjunction with Chichester Festival Theatre’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’ (also written by Du Maurier), for which we are offering a backstage tour of the set at 11:30 preceding the screening of ‘Rebecca’.

Booking Ref

Daphne Du Maurier: The Cinema Director’s Dream Writer

Fri

24 Jan 13:30 (Studio)

Tickets £6.50

We are delighted once again to join with CFT in a three-part tribute to Daphne. This Studio talk led by Rosemary Coxon; A backstage tour of the CFT set of ‘My Cousin Rachel’ on Feb 1, followed by a screening in the auditorium of ‘Rebecca’.

Booking Ref

Screwball Genius – The Outrageous Films of Tex Avery

Sat 22 Feb 10:30 (In the auditorium) Tickets £6.50 Booking Ref

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A celebration of his short animated films by Patrick Hargood, illustrated by clips from his masterpieces, including ‘Red Hot Riding Hood’, ‘Screwball Squirrel’ and ‘North-West Hounded Police’. The antithesis of Walt Disney, Tex Avery came to prominence at Warner Bros in the 1930s where he worked on the first films featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. But it was at MGM in the 1940s and 1950s that his surreal, manic humour was given full rein. In ‘Red Hot Riding Hood’, Little Red Riding Hood becomes a nightclub singer and the wolf is forced to flee from a sexually voracious Grandma. This is a subversive world of extremes, where gag follows gag at breakneck speed, narrative conventions are overturned, and the fourth wall is regularly broken. 120m.


Fri

6 Mar

13:30 (Studio)

Booking Ref

Fellini Centenary – the Coming of La Dolce Vita

A talk by Professor Emeritus Richard Dyer As part of our celebrations of 100 years since the birth of Federico Fellini we are delighted to welcome Professor Emeritus Richard Dyer, formerly of Kings College London, who will present a talk on Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ which we are screening in January. Professor Dyer is a renowned specialist in Italian cinema and has been widely published, including as author of the book of the film in the BFI Classics series. The talk will explain the phenomenon that is ‘La Dolce Vita’. Much of the film’s notoriety arose from the inclusion of real people and media stories of the time, mediated though the actions of journalists, press photographers and publicists. The film reworks these stories and events, transforming them for public consumption in a manner similar to the media itself – but does it present a bleak perspective that nothing in the media is as it seems, or an exuberant view that the film, and the world, is just fun? 120m.

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£9.00 £8.00

(For first two matinees every day)

Friends £7.50 Under 25’s £5.50 Unemployed £5.50 Children Under 15 £3.50 Student Gold £1.00 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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