Early Winter 2021 Season Programme Brochure

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Early Winter SEASON 2021

19 Nov to 6 Jan

The Power of the Dog

Mothering Sunday

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Chichester Cinema at New Park As the only UK festival devoted exclusively to contemporary and classic French cinema, the French Film Festival UK has in 18 years earned an unrivalled reputation as a showcase for contemporary French cinema in the UK and abroad. We are delighted to once again present it here for you. The festival brings the best of Francophone cinema from France, Belgium, Canada and French-speaking African territories, starring such French luminaries as Catherine Deneuve, Isabel Huppert, Juliet Binoche, Gerard Depardieu, Vincent Lindon, Romain Duris and Yves Montand. The collection includes an animation, and restored classics. The French Film Festival UK is supported by Greenwood Wealth Services. I have recently attended the UK Cinema Association Conference in London, and I can report that things are looking rosy for the industry. Fuelled by the recent Bond film, most regular cinemagoers have returned to the cinema. We want to assure our audience that we have not taken our eye off your safety. Please refer to our website to see how we are looking after you, including more socially distanced screenings. Look out for this logo. → See you at the Cinema - Walter Francisco (Cinema Director & Programmer)

Early Winter Season Index Anything Goes (Barbican) 7 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn 30 Becoming Cousteau 13 Between Two Worlds 11 A Boy Called Christmas 24 The Card Counter 14 Cinderella 29 The Colour Room 12 Cry Macho 20 The Danish Collector 31 Dettori 21 The Divide 16 Don’t Look Up 27 Encanto 28 Eugénie Grandet 6 Eurydice 12 Fahim, the Little Chess Prince 6 Frida. Viva La Vida 7 The Hand of God 14 Hope 30 House of Gucci 23 I Want to Talk About Duras 8 JFK Revisited 20 Kaamelott: First Installment 18 King Richard 17 2


Lamb 31 Last Night in Soho 10 The Lost Daughter 27 The Mafia on Film Talk 9 Mothering Sunday 10 Natural Light 21 No Time to Die 26 The Nutcracker (Bolshoi) 25 The Nutcracker (ROH) 17 Peaceful 15 Petite Maman 22 The Power of the Dog 3 Promises 4 Robust 11 Ron’s Gone Wrong 28 Satyajit Ray Talk 16 Seven Samurai 18 The Shop Around the Corner 24 Silent Night 25 Sondheim on Stage and Screen 4 Spencer 3 Summer Light 11 Titane 8 Alice: Curiouser & Curiouser 5 Tosca (ROH Live) 23 West Side Story 32 Z 6

The Power of the Dog

Fri 19 Nov 18:00 Sat 20 Nov 15:30 Sun 21 Nov 20:15 Mon 22 Nov 18:00 Tue 23 Nov 13:15 & 18:00 Wed 24 Nov 13:30 Thu 25 Nov 13:00 Jane Campion’s long-awaited return to big-screen film is an unflinching western that ripples with prickly tension with Benedict Cumberbatch as a hard-bitten rancher.

Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons star as the Burbank brothers, Phil and George, who run a successful cattle ranch in the hills of Montana. The brothers are inseparable. However, Phil is outraged out of all proportion when George abruptly takes a wife (Kirstin Dunst). Phil is clearly a brutal and cruel man but beneath the sneer there is another side to him. Campion captures devastating moments of isolation, during which his façade begins to crack. It’s a brawny, brooding drama about the wreckage caused by men, reflected in Johnny Greenwood’s haunting and atmospheric score. Benedict Cumberbatch is a revelation in the lead role. UK/Australia 2021 Jane Campion 126m


Fri 19 Nov 15:30 & 20:45 Sat 20 Nov 18:15 Sun 21 Nov 18:00 Mon 22 Nov 15:30 Tue 23 Nov 20:45 Wed 24 Nov 16:30 Thu 25 Nov 15:45 During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

Spencer spotlights three days in the dissolution of Charles and Di’s marriage. Working off a sharp script by Steven Knight, Chilean director Pablo Larraín spins the headlines and scandals into a full-blown Gothic nightmare, an opulent ice palace of a movie with shades of Rebecca at the edges and a pleasing bat-squeak of absurdity in its portrayal of the royals. If Kristen Stewart was a surprise choice for the role of Diana, it proves to be divine casting with her uncanny magnetism and her ability to mesmerize the camera even in moments of stillness. Terrific support from Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris. Germany/Chile/UK 2021 Pablo Larrain 111m

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Auditorium Talk

Sondheim on Stage & Screen Sat 20 Nov 12:30 (Auditorium) Tickets £6.50 (Friends/Under 25’s - £5) Professor Simon Barker of the University of Gloucestershire and members of the Chichester Cinema Education Team celebrate the long life and unique artistry of Stephen Sondheim. Simon Barker, Rosemary Coxon and Patrick Hargood celebrate the long life and unique artistry of Stephen Sondheim. They discuss stage and screen productions of key works and explore Sondheim’s sources, his philosophy, and his legacy, showing clips from productions and interviews. Sondheim’s work has been seen as a kind of cultural encyclopaedia for the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and this event will demonstrate Sondheim’s range and versatility. It was conceived in relation to the Covid-postponed production of ‘Assassins’ at Chichester Festival Theatre. Sondheim’s take on the American Presidency seemed particularly relevant in the high days of Trump – but the power of Sondheim’s work is that it never lacks cultural resonance or renewed topicality. In a period of unprecedented cultural anxiety in the USA, there is no better time to pause and reflect on Sondheim’s creative wisdom. 120m

Promises Les Promesses

Fri 19 Nov 13:00

Sat 20 Nov 20:45

What should it profit a woman, if she gains the whole world but loses her own soul? Isabelle Huppert’s Mayor Collombet faces tough choices in this adroit and absorbing tale of French political life. Clemence Collombet is nearing the end of her second and final term as mayor. Her faithful chief of staff Jazid (Reda Kateb) grew up in a run-down housing estate and it has been Collombet’s pet project to renovate and restore the area. However when she receives a discreet offer to join the government she risks derailing everything she has worked for compromising her friends and integrity. ‘Promises’ is cleverly plotted and captures a sense of the wheeler dealing, gladhanding and backstabbing that are par for the politician’s course. Huppert is excellent but it is Kateb and his righteous anger that you will remember. (Subtitles) France 2021 Thomas Kruithof 98m 4



Sun 21 Nov 13:00

V&A Presents

Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10.00)

Alice: Curiouser & Curiouser

Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages. You’ll leave this film smiling like the Cheshire Cat after you’ve taken a mind-bending journey into Wonderland with this immersive exhibition, exploring the origins, adaptations and artistic reinventions of Alice’s adventures across time and media. Discover how Lewis Carroll’s stories have inspired the most creative minds over the last 150 years. Highlights include John Tenniel’s original Alice sketches and early artwork for the 1951 Disney adaptation, along with more out-there fare like Salvador Dali’s surrealist sketches of the characters. “A hugely enjoyable and thoughtprovoking exhibition.... a wonderful tumble down the rabbit hole.” The Guardian 91m no interval

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Fahim, the Little Chess Prince Fahim

Mon 22 Nov 13:00

Tue 23 Nov 16:00

Adrift in Paris, asylum seeker Fahim and his dad are in desperate straits. However, their fates are transformed when Fahim is accepted into an elite chess class. Fahim’s precocious talent sets him apart from his peers but he meets his match in the form of Gérard Depardieu‘s Sylvain Charpentier. Fahim must learn to overcome his emotions to succeed at the game, while his father battles to keep them in France. Based on a true story. (Subtitles) France 2019 Pierre-Francois Martin-Laval 107m

Z Mon 22 Nov 20:30 In 1968 the world was exploding – millions of students and workers were on the march in every square of every city the world over – and one piece of shrapnel that rocketed out of those times was Costa Gavras’ ‘Z’. His political thriller is just as searing hot today as it was then. Screened to mark the 100th anniversary of Yves Montand’s birth. Filmmakers Paul Greengrass and Aki Kaurismäki listed the film in their top 10 films of all time. A true Francophone classic, restored here for the screen. (Subtitles) Algeria/France 1969 Costa-Gavras 127m

Eugénie Grandet Thu 25 Nov 18:15

Fri 26 Nov 15:30

A miserly capitalist enslaves his daughter in this adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s uncompromising novel. Felix Grandet (Olivier Gourmet) reigns supreme in his modest house in Saumur where his wife and daughter Eugenie (Joséphine Japy) lead an isolated existence. He does not take a favourable view of the handsome suitors who seek his daughter’s hand. The sudden arrival of his nephew, an orphaned and ruined Parisian dandy, turns the young girl’s life upside down. (Subtitles) France 2021 Marc Dugain 103m 6


Focus on the Documentary

Frida. Viva la Vida

Sun 21 Nov 15:15 Thu 25 Nov 20:45 An unconventional, visually sumptuous dive into the psyche of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo via her paintings.

Director Giovanni Troilo swerves his documentary away from traditional nuts and bolts biography in favour of what he sees as Kahlo’s state of mind as portrayed in a series of key paintings. This makes a refreshing change from the timeline and talking heads approach of your standard visual arts documentary. Italian actor Asia Argento is our guide throughout the film reading letters, diaries and private confessions. The film succeeds in drawing together key themes in Kahlo’s work: the drama of her physical pain (a spinal injury), her sense of theatre and her ability to transmute gruesome anatomical detail into symbolic architecture. (Subtitles) Italy 2019 Giovanni Troilo 98m PERFORMANCE

Anything Goes Barbican Theatre

Sun 28 Nov 12:45 Wed 1 Dec 15:30 Thu 2 Dec 12:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00) Summer 2021’s must-see, five star musical ‘Anything Goes’ is the musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another.

The all-star cast is led by renowned Broadway sensation Rachel York as Reno Sweeney. “The show combines star pull with sheer talent” (The Stage), with three-time Olivier Award and Tony-Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family), Evening Standard Theatre Award-Winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago). Directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director Kathleen Marshall, this production for London features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’ and the show stopping ‘Anything Goes’. This five-star hit new production “immediately joins the pantheon of great classic musical revivals.” The Telegraph 155m inc interval

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Titane Sat 27 Nov 20:45

Mon 29 Nov 15:30

Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning film is a nightmarish yet mischievously comic barrage of sex, violence, lurid lighting and pounding music. Alexia, a young girl gets injured in a car accident. To save her life, surgeons insert a titanium plate into her head, which seems to give her a metal fetish. Cut to years later: Alexia (now played by Agathe Rousselle), head still half-shaved, makes a living stripping at car shows. She is a solitary and forbidding figure, even more so when she suddenly murders an aggressive fanboy who follows her to her car. Later that night, she crawls into a flame-painted gas-guzzling Cadillac for another rapturous reunion, only this time it’s sexual. Provocative, daring and fearlessly original, this film is impossible to pigeonhole defying all sorts of cinematic conventions and tropes. (Subtitles) France 2021 Julia Ducournau 108m

I Want to Talk About Duras Vous ne Désirez que Moi

Sun 28 Nov 15:45

Wed 1 Dec 18:30

A superfan dates his idol in this intimate, theatrical piece of intellectual French cinema. French director Claire Simon, a prolific maker of fiction and documentary films, unites the two forms in her surprising latest, a precise, enveloping portrait of the complex romantic relationship between epochal experimental novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras and her much younger, homosexual partner, Yann Andréa. (Subtitles) France 2021 Claire Simon 95m

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Studio Talk

The Mafia on Film Fri 26 Nov 14:00 - Session 1 (Studio) Fri 3 Dec 14:00 - Session 2 (Studio) Tickets £6.50 (Friends/Under 25’s - £5) Or £11 for both (Friends / Under 25’s - £8) “An offer you cannot refuse.” A two part talk, from Rosemary Coxon, head of the cinema education team, with a close look at a supposedly non-existent criminal fraternity, using documentary film, readings and classic movies.

Session1: We look at the rise of the Sicilian Mafia - with much documentary footage and readings – their rise, the attempts to quell them, their leaders and the role of the Sicilian police force and judges. Suggested reading: ‘Excellent Cadavers’ - Alexander Stille. Session 2: We look at the Godfather trilogy – its making and influence, “The Firm” with Tom Cruise and many other film clips. All welcome – but no horses’ heads please! 120m each session

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Mothering Sunday

Fri 26 Nov 13:15 & 18:00 Sat 27 Nov 13:15 & 18:15 Sun 28 Nov 18:00 & 20:30 Mon 29 Nov 18:00 & 20:30 Tue 30 Nov 13:00 & 20:30 Wed 1 Dec 13:00 & 20:30 Thu 2 Dec 20:15 Set mostly over a hot and sultry day in 1924, for Jane Fairchild, a maid in the Niven household, this will be her last day with her lover before he marries another.

Set in Britain’s Home Counties between the wars, Australian star Odessa Young plays Jane, the maid at a grand house ruled over by the sad Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman) whose children were killed in the war. Jane is enjoying an affair with a well-born young neighbour who is destined to marry someone else. The grand lesson that “Mothering Sunday” teaches, and the one Jane must learn from tragedy after tragedy is that neither the pleasure or the pain, is ever permanent. This is a languorous, dreamy film that draws you into an irresistible and sensual story that is beautifully shot and acted. UK 2021 Eva Husson 110m

Last Night in Soho

Fri 26 Nov 20:15 Sat 27 Nov 15:45 Tue 30 Nov 15:30 Thu 2 Dec 18:00 An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters dazzling wannabe singer. A hugely enjoyable time-travel movie.

Edgar Wright follows up ‘Baby Driver’ with a neat genre swerve into supernatural territory. Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) moves to a creepy old bedsit owned by a creaky old lady, Miss Collins (Diana Rigg). Ellie rather loves this shabby spot, as it brings her closer to the mid-century yesteryear she feels she was probably meant to live in. As Ellie sleeps in her new bed on the first night, she is whisked off into a very lucid reverie, where she witnesses, or has become, an aspirant Londoner of the 1960s, a singer and dancer looking to break into the nightclub circuit. A daring, mind-bending thriller set in neon-lit seedy 60s Soho. UK 2021 Edgar Wright 116m



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Between Two Worlds Le Quai de Ouistreham

Mon 29 Nov 13:00

Tue 30 Nov 18:15

Juliette Binoche goes undercover in the gig economy to probe the injustices faced by low-paid workers. Binoche stars as an author who, inspired by Orwell’s ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’, goes undercover as a cleaning lady to research a book. Desperate applicants burnish their CVs with assurances about how passionate they are about cleaning, in return for dehumanising work with pitiful pay and no job security. (Subtitles) France 2021 Emmanuel Carrère 106m

Robust Robuste

Thu 2 Dec 15:30

Fri 3 Dec 20:45

An aging and disenchanted film star (Gerard Depardieu) gets a new assistant in the form of a young female security officer. Depardieu is George, an ageing French actor with a tendency to crash motorbikes and to embark on drunken misadventures. The film’s secret weapon, however, is Déborah Lukumuena, supremely assured as Aïssa, the temporary security guard with whom George forges a grudging friendship. Succesfully opened Critics’ Week at Cannes 2021. (Subtitles) France 2021 Constance Meyer 95m

Summer Light Lumière d’Été

Sat 4 Dec 15:30

Mon 6 Dec 17:45

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragi-comic love tapestry. Cri-Cri plays host to a vivid array of characters while lamenting what got her there in the first place. With the arrival of Michele and her boorish painter beau, Roland, Cri-Cri’s resentment boils over when her lover starts taking an interest in Michele. Banned during the occupation and singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement. (Subtitles) France 1943 Jean Grémillon 112m 01243 786650


The Colour Room

Fri 3 Dec 13:30 Sat 4 Dec 18:00 Sun 5 Dec 18:00 Mon 6 Dec 20:15 Tue 7 Dec 13:15 & 20:30 Wed 8 Dec 13:30 Thu 9 Dec 13:30 Follows the journey of a determined, working-class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century.

Clarice Cliff (Phoebe Dynevor, last seen in ‘Bridgerton’) is a vivacious young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s - Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, Clarice takes more and more dangerous risks - but she manages to stay one step ahead of the workhouse and impress the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Matthew Goode) on the way with her talent and innovation. Dynevor makes a spirited and resourceful Clarice whose pottery made history while her story broke every rule. Ireland/Canada/USA 2021 David Lowery 112m



Delayed Live from The Met

Sun 5 Dec 12:45 Tickets £20.00 (Friends/Students £17.50) Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story - a product of the Met’s commissioning program.

With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the momentous Met premiere from the podium, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself. 183m including interval



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Focus on the Documentary

Becoming Cousteau

Fri 3 Dec 15:45 Sun 5 Dec 16:00 Filmmaker, innovator, scientist, author and researcher, this is the extraordinary story of Jacques Cousteau.

Cousteau described himself as “a witness to change.” This visually compelling biography implores a new generation to bear witness too. Breezy, simply presented, and plenty illuminating, ‘Becoming Cousteau’ shirks the typical talking heads doc format in favour of shrewdly selected archive materials accompanied by compelling voiceover testimony. Liz Garbus’s film pays tribute to his legacy but also charts his evolution into a passionate advocate for the environment. Featuring never-before-seen 4K footage of Cousteau. (Subtitles) USA 2021 Liz Garbus 93m

Chichester Cinema at New Park Supporting the Wider Community We are committed to extending and developing the love of Cinema, not just amongst those who are able to attend screenings. Over the last 18 months, we have introduced three initiatives: Cinema in a Box; Movie Magic in a Box; and Cinema in a Lunch Box.

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These initiatives could not function without the generous support of those who support Chichester Cinema at New Park. We hope to continue and extend these projects as well as offering further links to the local community where we see an opportunity to share our love of film. Throughout the course of the coming year we will keep you posted with the schemes and ideas that we hope some of you will feel able to support, either as volunteers or by making a donation. To find out more, please contact Richard Warburton, Operations Manager (richard@chichestercinema.org) or the Cinema Fundraising and Volunteer Committee (mel@mayennaise.com).

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The Hand of God È Stata la Mano di Dio

Fri 3 Dec 18:00 Sat 4 Dec 20:15 Mon 6 Dec 15:00 Wed 8 Dec 16:15 Thu 9 Dec 18:00 The story of a boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. Sorrentino’s most personal film yet is a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.

At 16, Paolo Sorrentino returned home to find that both his parents were dead, killed by a carbon monoxide leak. On the night of the tragedy, Sorrentino was inside a football stadium, watching Diego Maradona play for his local team, Napoli. Afterwards, he would say – not wholly joking – that Maradona saved his life. ‘The Hand of God’, no surprise, is Sorrentino’s most nakedly personal film to date, almost to a fault in the way it jettisons the cool distance of ‘The Great Beauty’ or ‘Il Divo’ in favour of a sweaty, close-up evocation of youth. (Subtitles) Italy 2021 Paulo Sorrentino 130m

The Card Counter

Sat 4 Dec 13:00 Sun 5 Dec 20:45 Tue 7 Dec 16:00 Thu 9 Dec 15:45 Paul Schrader’s revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’. Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, this revenge thriller tells the story of William Tell (Oscar Isaac) who sets out to reform a young man seeking vengeance on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the likely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past. ‘You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more thrillingly necessary use of the filmmaking form this year.’ The Observer. UK 2021 Paul Schrader 111m



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Peaceful De Son Vivant

Mon 6 Dec 13:00

Tue 7 Dec 18:30

How to live knowing that there are only a few months left? This is the painful question asked by director Emmanuelle Bercot in this powerful drama led by a formidable Benoît Magimel and Catherine Deneuve. A son in denial of a serious illness. A mother facing the unbearable. And between them a doctor and a nurse fighting to do their job and bring them to acceptance. They have one year and four seasons to come together and understand what it means to die while living. There is no miracle cure here – no Hollywood deus ex machina moment to save the day. Bercot’s film faces its subject head on without attempting to provide misplaced hope of a sunnier conclusion. Catherine Deneuve received a standing ovation at Cannes for her stunning performance. (Subtitles) France 2021 Emanuelle Bercot 92m

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Auditorium Talk

Satyajit Ray The Big River Flows Sat 11 Dec 10:30 (Auditorium) Tickets £6.50 (Friends/Under 25’s - £5) This is the rescheduled talk originally programmed for 30 October To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the true greats of the cinema, Bengali director Satyajit Ray, Patrick Hargood, Deputy Education Officer, looks back at his extraordinary body of work in a talk featuring a wide range of clips. Born into a middle class Bengali family, Satyajit Ray did not attend film school, and was one of the first to make the transition into movies from the world of advertising. He was, however, an avid cinema fan as a young man, and, on a visit to England, watched dozens of films, making notes on the techniques he observed. It is nevertheless a miracle on a par with ‘Citizen Kane’ that his very first film, ‘Pather Panchali’, should turn out to be such a masterpiece of realist cinema. This talk will include a breathtaking range of clips from ‘The Apu Trilogy’, ‘The Music Room’, ‘Charulata’ (pic right), and many others. 120m

The Divide La Fracture

Thu 9 Dec 20:45 Two women on the verge of breaking up find themselves in a besieged Paris emergency room while the Yellow Vests rage outside in this smart observation of contemporary France.

Also in the hospital is a protesting trucker with shrapnel in his blood-soaked leg, who harbours an innocent idea that Macron might come out to hear of their woes directly. Newcomer Aissatou Diallo Sagna (a real-life hospital worker) is impressive as the nurse who makes desperate efforts to cope with this seething mass of humanity. Here she directs at a breakneck pace and spares none of her political punches. (Subtitles) France 2021 Catherine Corsini 98m 16


King Richard

Fri 10 Dec 17:45 Mon 13 Dec 14:15 Tue 14 Dec 20:15 Wed 15 Dec 20:15 Thu 16 Dec 12:45 King Richard charts the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, Venus and Serena Williams.

Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. Put aside any preconceptions of the sisters and their driven father and marvel at this portrayal of a deeply complicated man who hatched his plan for world dominance before the girls were even born. Will Smith serves up a reminder of what he can bring to the screen when he plays larger than life characters while Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton are terrific as Venus and Serena. USA 2021 Reinaldo Marcus Green 138m


The Nutcracker ROH

Sun 12 Dec 13:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00; Children £10) Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

‘The Nutcracker’ has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet and makes for a sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a story of magic on Christmas Eve, and the journey of Clara and her Nutcracker to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments. Peter Wright’s gorgeous production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, and the many solo roles and ensembles show the world-class skills of the Company at its best. This is the first of two ‘Nutcrackers’ presented at New Park this Christmas. The Bolshoi version will be screened on Fri 24 Dec at 14:00. 140m including interval Socially Distanced Screening

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Kaamelott First Installment Kaamelott - Premier Volet

Fri 10 Dec 13:00

Sat 11 Dec 18:15

We end this 18-film season of Francophone cinema with a comedy medieval fantasy - an offbeat retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his knights.

Ten years have passed since Arthur Pendragon renounced the throne of Kaamelott and disappeared after handing it over to Lancelot du Lac, who has since established a reign of terror over the kingdom of Logres. The Knights of the Round Table have disbanded and formed pitiful pockets of resistance against Lancelot. Everyone wonders what happened to Arthur, from Lancelot (who wants him dead and put a bounty on his head) all the way to the oppressed smallfolk (who want him to return). But does Arthur really want to bother coming back to Kaamelott to help them once more and reclaim the throne? More than a decade ago, French actor, director, writer, composer and comedian Alexandre Astier started a new TV series called ‘Kaamelott’ (the spelling is deliberately awry). It is often described as France’s equivalent of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and there are certain similarities and also with the Gallic time travelling comedy hit and its sequels ‘Les Visiteurs’. (Subtitles) France/Belgium 2021 Alexandre Astier 120m Classics Restored & ReIssued

Sun 12 Dec 15:45 Mon 13 Dec 19:15

Shichinin no Samurai

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves in Akira Kurosawa’s influential classic.

The Seven Samurai

Kambei the samurai assembles his team of reluctant warriors to participate in a probable suicide mission that will bring them neither money nor fame. The second act explores the strained relationship between villager and warrior class while the last act depicts the epic final battle when the bandits attack the village. The shoot lasted a year but the results are there to be seen with its sublime photography and choreography. Kurosawa’s approach to historical realism was utterly committed with meticulously researched sets and costumes with masterful deployment of natural lighting and weather conditions to enhance the drama. This is a restored 4K version. (Subtitles) Japan 1954 Akira Kurosawa 206m 18



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Cry Macho

Fri 10 Dec 15:30 & 20:45 Sat 11 Dec 15:15 Mon 13 Dec 12:00 & 17:00 Tue 14 Dec 15:30 & 18:00 Wed 15 Dec 13:00 Thu 16 Dec 17:15 Clint Eastwood is Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico.

Milo’s former boss (Dwight Yoakam) hires him to head to Mexico to bring his troubled 13-year-old son Rafo (Mexican TV star Eduardo Minett) back from his mother. Milo agrees and after finding the kid in the middle of a cockfight, he starts the journey back home. The unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption. The simple sincerity about what’s worthwhile in life is the movie’s reason for being. Nothing more and nothing less. Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, the film is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by N. Richard Nash. US 2021 Clint Eastwood 104m

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JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

Sun 12 Dec 19:45 Wed 15 Dec 15:15

Thirty years after his film ‘JFK’, filmmaker Oliver Stone takes viewers on a journey though recently declassified evidence in the assassination of President Kennedy. Joined by Oscar-winning narrators Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland, as well as a distinguished team of forensics, medical and ballistics experts, historians, and witnesses, Stone presents compelling evidence that in the Kennedy case “conspiracy theory” is now “conspiracy fact.” This two-hour film races by, feeling like a potently told murder mystery in search of the truth. Whether we ever get the latter is up for debate, but Stone’s persistence is heroic. His indefatigable efforts at unearthing evidence and holding it up to the light for intensive examination properly keeps the case for the prosecution alive. US 2021 Oliver Stone 115m 20


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Sat 11 Dec 13:00 Tue 14 Dec 13:00 Wed 15 Dec 17:45 The exhilarating, tub-thumping celebration of inspirational jockey Frankie Dettori, the rock star of racing and one of the most decorated sportsmen of all time.

Winner of over 3000 races, and fondly seen as the happiest man on the circuit, Dettori has led a seemingly charmed life. But his true story is one of titanic struggle, transformation and renewal. When he stepped out from the shadow of his own champion jockey father, he had to overcome career threatening early injury; and when he escaped from the inferno of a deadly plane crash Frankie the superstar has had to overcome drug addiction, repeatedly pick himself up, and drive himself to new heights. Experience intimate, behind-closed-doors access to Frankie and the inner sanctum of the racing world. UK 2021 Anthony Wonke 95m

International Panorama: Hungary

Sat 11 Dec 20:45 Thu 16 Dec 15:00

Természetes Fény

Denes Nagy’s powerful debut feature confronts several moral dilemmas thrown up by war and people in extremis. A profound contemplation of war, ennui and guilt.

Natural Light

1943, World War II. A long winter is about to begin in the endless territories of the occupied Soviet Union. István Semetka is part of a special Hungarian unit tasked with travelling from village to village looking for partisan groups. After his commander is killed, Semetka takes over and must lead the survivors back to an occupied village where an unspeakable act is committed. Owing a visual debt to Andrei Tarkovsky this is a technically impeccable work that challenges the audience to confront questions such as how far would you go to survive? (Subtitles) Hungary 2021 Dénes Nagy 103m 01243 786650


Petite Maman

Fri 17 Dec 18:15 Tue 21 Dec 12:45 Wed 22 Dec 20:15 A girl meets her mother as a child in the woods in a moving jewel of a film about memory, friendship and kin.

Céline Sciamma’s beautiful fairytale reverie is occasioned by the dual mysteries of memory and the future: simple, elegant and very moving. Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse to whom she bears a striking resemblance. The pair become fast friends while incrementally, the girls’ eerie similarities yield revelations that merge events of the past with those of the present. The jewel of this year’s Berlin Film Festival. (Subtitles) France 2021 Céline Sciamma 72m

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House of Gucci

Fri 17 Dec 13:00 & 20:00 Sat 18 Dec 12:15 & 17:45 Sun 19 Dec 20:00 Mon 20 Dec 14:45 & 20:00 Tue 21 Dec 16:45 & 20:00 Wed 22 Dec 12:45 Thu 23 Dec 14:30 & 20:00 Ridley Scott brings us three decades of love betrayal, decadence, revenge and ultimately murder with an all-star cast.

Starring Adam Driver as Maurizio and Lady Gaga as Patrizia, ‘House of Gucci’ follows their story from their marriage to the divorce, Maurizio inheriting the brand after his father’s death, and Maurizio’s murder in 1995, when he was shot and killed on the steps of his Milan office. It all leads up to Patrizia’s (aka the “Black Widow”) trial. It appears that the devil, in fact, does not wear Prada. Based on Sara Gay Forden’s book ‘The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder Madness, Glamour, and Greed’ which is as apt a description as you’re likely to read. Great support from Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek and Jared Leto. Canada/US 2021 Ridley Scott 160m


Tosca ROH

Thu 16 Dec 19:30 Sun 19 Dec 14:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00) Set in Rome at the time of Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, Tosca is a roller coaster story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue.

Three outstanding casts bring alive the excitement of one of the best loved operas in the repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of its shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter, Cavaradossi, and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Jonathan Kent’s taut and intense production with Paul Brown’s historically charged designs wonderfully evokes the dangerous atmosphere of Rome in 1800, where love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face. 140m including interval

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A Boy Called Christmas

Sun 19 Dec 12:15 Mon 20 Dec 12:30 Tue 21 Dec 14:30 Wed 22 Dec 18:00 Fri 24 Dec 11:30 You can’t get more Christmassy than this delightful origin story of Father Christmas in which Nikolas goes in search of his father.

An ordinary boy (with a loyal pet mouse and a reindeer at his side) sets out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of Elfhelm. Having eventually reached Elfhelm he learns that humans are hugely unpopular and he’s thrown into a dungeon with a hungry troll and a truth pixie, who can’t tell lies. No spoilers here but it’s fair to say Nikolas goes on quite the journey, in more ways than one! Based on the children’s book by Matt Haig it stars Maggie Smith, Kirsten Wiig, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Toby Jones, Joel Fry and Stephen Merchant. UK 2021 Gil Kenan 106m

The Shop Around the Corner

Sat 18 Dec 15:30 Thu 23 Dec 17:45 This 1940 film is one of Ernst Lubitsch’s finest and most enduring works, a romantic comedy of dazzling range starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan.

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other’s pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters. It’s a very different taste from the 1998 remake, ‘You’ve Got Mail’. Lubitsch demonstrates that romantic comedies, like popcorn, can be enjoyed salty as well as sweet. USA 1940 Ernst Lubitsch 99m



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Silent Night

Fri 17 Dec 16:15 Sat 18 Dec 21:00 Sun 19 Dec 18:15 Mon 20 Dec 18:00 Wed 22 Dec 16:00 Thu 9 Dec 12:30 Christmas meets the end of the world as a group of friends gather to celebrate what will be their last night on earth.

‘Silent Night’ follows a group of old friends who - in true British fashion and while the rest of the world faces impending doom reunite to celebrate Christmas in the comfort of an idyllic country home. Burdened with the inconvenience of mankind’s imminent destruction, they adopt a stiff upper lip, crack open another bottle of prosecco and continue with their festivities. Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Roman Griffin Davis (the boy from ‘JoJo Rabbit’), the film veers from bleakness to wild black comedy. Watching these revelers interact feels like they have long come to terms with their impending doom and are determined to make the best of it. With a lively soundtrack that includes some classic tunes of the season (Jose Feleciano’s ‘Feliz Navidad’ for one), plus a rock out, dance your socks off scene set to ‘Fame’, this is fun and unique apocalyptic Christmas fare. UK 2021 Camille Griffin 92m


The Nutcracker Bolshoi

Fri 24 Dec 13:45 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15.00) On Christmas eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday. She receives a magical gift from her godfather Drosselmeyer and soon enough this Christmas eve will take an unexpected turn for her. Marie’s new doll comes alive and carries her into a whirlwind adventure.

The exceptional score by Tchaikovsky, brought to life by the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in ‘The Nutcracker’, delights the hearts and ears of all generations of music lovers. Experience this holiday classic with the whole family through the eyes of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince on the big screen. Cast includes: Semyon Chudin, Denis Savin, The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet, Margarita Shrainer, Alexandre Vodopetov. This is the second of two ‘Nutcrackers’ presented at New Park this Christmas. The ROH version will be screened on Sun 12 Dec. 135m including interval

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Back by Popular Demand

No Time to Die

Fri 24 Dec 16:15 Mon 27 Dec 17:15 Tue 28 Dec 12:00 Wed 29 Dec 14:15 Thu 30 Dec 19:45 We’ve waited long enough for the return of this cinematic behemoth. Rami Malek plays the villain while Daniel Craig straightens his cuffs for the last time.

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga takes over the reins from Sam Mendes but don’t expect any genre busting re-invention, instead settle for the splendid locations, stunts, gadgets and glamour. This is precisely what New Park’s new screen and sound system was made for. UK/USA 2019 Cary Joji Fukunaga 163m

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Don’t Look Up

Mon 27 Dec 14:15 Tue 28 Dec 17:30 Wed 29 Dec 20:00 Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem: it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). USA 2021 Adam McKay 145m

The Lost Daughter

Mon 27 Dec 20:30 Tue 28 Dec 20:30 Wed 29 Dec 17:30 Thu 30 Dec 14:15 & 16:45 A woman’s beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past. Based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling novel.

Olivia Colman gives a powerhouse turn in ‘The Lost Daughter’, prickly and combustible as Leda Caruso, a middle-aged languages professor on a working holiday in Greece. In flight from her past, possibly from herself, she stares at the sea as though it’s done her a great wrong and eats alone at the bar, repelling anyone who draws close. She haunts the resort like a ghost while other ghosts are haunting her. We get hints of her past when she is played very well by Jessie Buckley. Prepare to be wrong-footed by this clever and sensual film. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s splendid directorial debut. USA 2021 Maggie Gyllenhaal 121m

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Family C inema Encanto

Enjoy great value Family Cinema at New Park with fairly priced treats from the café/bar. Mon 27 Dec 12:00 Tue 28 Dec 15:15 Thu 30 Dec 12:00 A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Encanto tells the story of the Madrigal family, who lives in a magical home and go through a very unique experience at the age of five: they’re each granted a special power tied to their personality. Isabela, the favorite child, makes flowers sprout wherever she goes; Luisa, the rock of the family, has strength like The Hulk. The story centers on 15-year-old Mirabel, the only one who wasn’t bestowed with a magical gift. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Bright and colourful, funny and wonderful. See online for special £2 Offer. USA 2021 Jared Bush/Byron Howard 106m

Ron’s Gone Wrong

Wed 29 Dec 12:00 Sat 1 Jan 15:00 Mon 3 Jan 12:30 Lonely kid Barney finally gets a Bubble Bot – the hottest new robot tech – except his is a damaged model whose hilarious malfunctions spark an adventure.

The core of the tale is a friendship between a pair of loveable rejects. There’s 13-yearold Barney Pudowski who just can’t click with the other kids in his school. Then there’s Ron (Zach Galifianakis in ‘sooth’ mode), the ‘B*Bot’ which literally fell off the back of a truck. Because he can’t connect to the internet, he’s a free-spirited naïf who must learn about the world through Barney, with the old-school help of a corkboard and a bunch of Post-it notes. “Visualised with verve, it’s a zingy, mercilessly funny satire on how devices, with their ever-so-friendly interfaces, have in fact become our despots.” The Telegraph. See online for special £2 Offer. USA/UK 2021 Sarah Smith/Jean-Philippe Vine 106m




Sun 2 Jan 15:15

Cinderella Delayed Live from The Met

Tickets £20.00 Friends/Students £17.50 Kids £10 Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Met presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences.

Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s ‘Cendrillon’ is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. French author Charles Perrault’s originally story was published at the end of the 17th century, and the opera and its music preserve references to that era of lavish court entertainments and clear-cut distinctions of social hierarchies. 110m no interval

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International Panorama: Romania

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Babardeala cu Bucluc sau Porno Balamuc

Mon 3 Dec 20:45 Thu 6 Dec 17:45

Winner of the Golden Bear - Berlin 2021. The mock trial of a teacher puts history on the stand in this peculiar revenge story.

Emi, a schoolteacher, finds her reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is uploaded onto the internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender. This is a film in three loosely connected parts: a walk in the city of Bucharest, then a playful essay on obscenities, all culminating, in the third part, an incendiary comic confrontation. As playfully provocative as its title, ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ uses a potentially prurient premise to highlight the hypocrisy of societal norms. The first essential fiction movie to be made about the coronavirus pandemic, as well as about the way it’s driven so many people mad. This is thought-provoking, very well performed and states its case remarkably clearly, even with the 18-certificate collar around it’s preverbial neck. (Subtitles) Romania 2021 Radu Jude 106m

International Panorama: Norway

Hope Håp

Sun 2 Jan 17:45 Tue 4 Jan 12:30 The relationship between artist-partners Tomas and Anja is put to the test after Anja gets a life-threatening diagnosis.

Anja lives with Tomas in a large family of biological children and stepchildren. For a number of years the two adults have grown independent of each other, with creative jobs in parallel worlds. When Anja gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, their modern life breaks down and exposes neglected love. By getting to know each other anew, they unconsciously become principal characters in a love story, finally learning to truly love each other after a long life spent together. Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgard are transcendent while Maria Sødahl directs with languid confidence. The effect of ‘Hope’ is anything but depressing; it’s reassuring proof of art’s ability to comfort as it clarifies. (Subtitles) Norway 2019 Maria Sødahl 130m 30



The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin Exhibition on Screen

Tue 4 Jan 15:15 Wed 5 Jan 15:45 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10.00) Visionary Dutch businessman Wilhelm Hansen amassed one of the most remarkable collections of Impressionist work ever seen.

Discover some of the best examples of 19th Century French art in this extraordinary film that focuses on the collection of Wilhelm Hansen. His summer home, Ordrupgaard in Copenhagen, contains a remarkable collection including work by Monet, Pissarro, Cézanne, Degas, Manet and more. This fascinating film tells his story and gives exclusive access to the 2020 sell-out exhibition at the Royal Academy that shared his collection with the world. From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens at Ordrupgaard to the streets of bohemian Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected. David Bickerstaff 90m

International Panorama: Iceland


Wed 5 Jan 20:45 Thu 6 Jan 15:30 A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery in their sheep barn.

Maria (Naomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) are unhappy – there is a sense of loss surrounding them as they go about their business on their remote farm. When one of their sheep gives birth to something unexpected the couple are initially delighted as the prospect of a family life dawns. With its overtones of horror ‘Lamb’ is nonetheless a genuinely affecting story about parenthood and the burden of loss. However, to explain much more about ‘Lamb’ would be to spoil the experience. To fully appreciate this strange folktale it is best to go in cold. “It’s the sweetest, most touching waking nightmare you’ve ever experienced.” Rolling Stone. (Subtitles) Iceland 2021 Valdimar Jóhannsson 106m

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West Side Story

Fri 31 Dec 13:15 & 16:15 Sat 1 Jan 17:15 & 20:15 Sun 2 Jan 12:15 & 20:15 Mon 3 14:45 & 17:45 Tue 4 Jan 17:15 & 20:15 Wed 5 Jan 12:45 & 17:45 Thu 6 Jan 12:30 & 20:00 The classic musical gets the Spielberg treatment – fierce rivalries and ill-fated romance clash in steamy 50s New York.

Spielberg was obsessed with the original cast soundtrack of West Side Story before the original film had been made. He used to imagine the action and dancing that might accompany it. Finally, he has translated idle daydreams into celluloid magic with a blistering reworking of one of cinema’s most iconic films. The story focuses on teenagers Tony and Maria who fall in love despite having affiliations with street gangs, the Jets and Sharks in 1950s New York. Romeo and Juliet is the source material here with Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) as Tony and newcomer Rachel Zegler as Maria. Expect plenty of focus on the racial elements and dazzling choreography. USA 2021 Steven Spielberg - Time & Cert TBC Please note that tickets for ‘West Side Story’ are not for sale on going to print. Please join the weekly email list or check online for on sale date.

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What’s On

14:00 The Mafia on Film Pt1 - Studio Talk 15:30 Eugénie Grandet 18:00 Mothering Sunday 20:15 Last Night in Soho (15) 116m

Fri 19 Nov 13:00 Promises (15) 98m 15:30 Spencer (15) 111m 18:00 The Power of the Dog (15) 126m

Sat 27 Nov

Sat 20 Nov 12:30 Sondheim on Stage and Screen

Sun 28 Nov 12:45 Anything Goes 155m inc Interval 15:45 I Want to Talk About Duras (15) 95m


20:45 Spencer

(Auditorium Talk) 120m 15:30 The Power of the Dog 18:15 Spencer 20:45 Promises (FFF)

18:00 Mothering Sunday 20:30 Mothering Sunday

Sun 21 Nov 13:00 Alice: Curiouser & Curiouser 93m 15:15 Frida. Viva La Vida (12A) 98m 18:00 Spencer 20:15 The Power of the Dog

Mon 22 Nov 13:00 Fahim, the Little Chess Prince (PG) 15:30 Spencer 18:00 The Power of the Dog 20:30 Z (FFF) (15) 127m

Mon 29 Nov 13:00 Between Two Worlds (15) 106m

15:30 Titane 18:00 Mothering Sunday 20:30 Mothering Sunday

Tue 30 Nov

13:00 Mothering Sunday 15:30 Last Night in Soho 18:15 Between Two Worlds 20:30 Mothering Sunday

Wed 1 Dec

Tue 23 Nov

13:15 The Power of the Dog 16:00 Fahim, the Little Chess Prince 18:00 The Power of the Dog 20:45 Spencer

13:00 Mothering Sunday 15:30 Anything Goes 18:30 I Want to Talk About Duras 20:30 Mothering Sunday

Thu 2 Dec

12:30 Anything Goes 15:30 Robust (15) 95m 18:00 Last Night in Soho 20:15 Mothering Sunday

Wed 24 Nov

13:30 The Power of the Dog 16:30 Spencer

Thu 25 Nov

13:00 The Power of the Dog 15:45 Spencer 18:15 Eugénie Grandet (15) 103m 20:45 Frida. Viva La Vida

Fri 26 Nov 13:15 Mothering Sunday (15) 110m Socially Distanced Screening

13:15 Mothering Sunday 15:45 Last Night in Soho 18:15 Mothering Sunday 20:45 Titane (15) 108m

The Power of the Dog

Fri 3 Dec 13:30 The Colour Room (12A) 112m 14:00 The Mafia on Film Pt2 - Studio Talk 15:45 Becoming Cousteau (12A) 93m 18:00 The Hand of God (15) 130m 20:45 Robust

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Sat 4 Dec 13:00 The Card Counter (15) 111m 15:30 Summer Light (12A) 102m

Sun 12 Dec 13:00 The Nutcracker (ROH) 140m 15:45 Seven Samurai (PG) 206m 19:45 JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (PG) 115m

Sun 5 Dec 12:45 Eurydice (Met) 183m inc Interval

Mon 13 Dec

Mon 6 Dec 13:00 Peaceful (12A) 92m

Tue 14 Dec

15:00 The Hand of God 17:45 Summer Light 20:15 The Colour Room

13:00 Dettori 15:30 Cry Macho 18:00 Cry Macho 20:15 King Richard

Tue 7 Dec

Wed 15 Dec

Wed 8 Dec

Thu 16 Dec

18:00 The Colour Room 20:15 The Hand of God

16:00 Becoming Cousteau 18:00 The Colour Room 20:45 The Card Counter

13:15 The Colour Room 16:00 The Card Counter 18:30 Peaceful 20:30 The Colour Room

13:00 Cry Macho 15:15 JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass 17:45 Dettori 20:15 King Richard

13:30 The Colour Room 16:15 The Hand of God

12:45 King Richard 15:00 Natural Light 17:15 Cry Macho 19:30 Tosca (ROH Live) 205m inc interval

Thu 9 Dec

13:30 The Colour Room 15:45 The Card Counter 18:00 The Hand of God 20:45 The Divide (12A) 98m


King Richard

Fri 10 Dec 13:00 Kaamelott: First Installment (12A) 15:30 Cry Macho (PG) 104m 17:45 King Richard (12A) 138m

20:45 Cry Macho

Sat 11 Dec 10:30 Satyajit Ray - Auditorium Talk 13:00 Dettori (12A) 114m 15:15 Cry Macho 18:15 Kaamelot: First Installment 20:45 Natural Light (15) 103m



12:00 Cry Macho 14:15 King Richard 17:00 Cry Macho 19:15 Seven Samurai

Fri 17 Dec 13:00 House of Gucci (15) 160m 16:15 Silent Night (15) 92m 18:15 Petite Maman (PG) 72m 20:00 House of Gucci

Sat 18 Dec

12:15 House of Gucci 15:30 The Shop Around the Corner (U) 17:45 House of Gucci 21:00 Silent Night

Sun 19 Dec 12:15 A Boy Called Christmas (PG) 106m

14:30 Tosca (ROH) 18:15 Silent Night 20:00 House of Gucci

Mon 20 Dec

Thu 30 Dec

12:30 A Boy Called Christmas 14:45 House of Gucci 18:00 Silent Night 20:00 House of Gucci

12:00 Encanto 14:15 The Lost Daughter 16:45 The Lost Daughter 19:45 No Time to Die Ron’s Gone Wrong

Tue 21 Dec

12:45 Petite Maman 14:30 A Boy Called Christmas 16:45 House of Gucci 20:00 House of Gucci

Fri 31 Dec 13:15 West Side Story (Cert & Time TBC)

Wed 22 Dec

16:15 West Side Story

12:45 House of Gucci 16:00 Silent Night 18:00 A Boy Called Christmas 20:15 Petite Maman

Sat 1 Jan

15:00 Ron’s Gone Wrong 17:15 West Side Story 20:15 West Side Story

Thu 23 Dec

12:30 Silent Night 14:30 House of Gucci 17:45 The Shop Around the Corner 20:00 House of Gucci

Fri 24 Dec 11:30 A Boy Called Christmas (PG) 106m 13:45 The Nutcracker (Bolshoi) 140m 16:15 No Time to Die (12A) 163m Sat 25 Dec - Christmas Day - CLOSED Sun 26 Dec - Boxing Day - CLOSED

Sun 2 Jan

12:15 West Side Story 15:15 Cinderella (Met Delayed) 110m 17:45 Hope (12A) 130m 20:15 West Side Story

Mon 3 Jan

12:30 Ron’s Gone Wrong 14:45 West Side Story 17:45 West Side Story 20:45 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (18) 106m

Tue 4 Jan

Mon 27 Dec 12:00 Encanto (PG) 106m 14:15 Don’t Look Up (15) 145m

17:15 No Time to Die 20:30 The Lost Daughter (15) 121m

12:30 Hope 15:15 The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin (Exhibition on Screen) 90m 17:15 West Side Story 20:15 West Side Story

Tue 28 Dec

Wed 5 Jan

12:00 No Time to Die 15:15 Encanto 17:30 Don’t Look Up 20:30 The Lost Daughter

12:45 West Side Story 15:45 The Danish Collector 17:45 West Side Story 20:45 Lamb (15) 106m

Wed 29 Dec 12:00 Ron’s Gone Wrong (PG) 106m

14:15 No Time to Die 17:30 The Lost Daughter 20:00 Don’t Look Up

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Thu 6 Jan

12:30 West Side Story 15:30 Lamb 17:45 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn 20:00 West Side Story

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Early Winter SEASON 2021

The Magic of Cinema at New Park CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK New Park Rd, Chichester, PO19 7XY Cinema Director & Programmer:

Walter Francisco

Artistic Consultant/President:

Roger Gibson

Registered Charity: 1099780

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

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

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


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