SEASON 2018 5 Apr – 7 Jun
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Isle of Dogs
Lean on Pete
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Chichester Cinema Welcome to another lovely English Spring – full of sunshine (we hope), full of gardening (we assume), and full of vibrant cinematic opportunities here at New Park (we assure!). Keep Sunday 15 April free, as our founder Roger Gibson will be hosting an afternoon entitled ‘My Life in Film’, where he will guide us through his (and our) passion – Cinema. Roger will present some short clips of his favourite films and enlighten us on how his love for cinema has evolved, from going to his local theatre at a young age to being the life-force behind Chichester Cinema at New Park. With so many sold out screenings in this past Awards season, we are taking the opportunity to bring back some of the more popular films this Spring – for those who could not get a seat, or for those who just want to re-watch some of the best films of the year to date. These favourites accompany another diverse swag of the best cinema from the UK and abroad. Wes Anderson has a new film (‘Isle of Dogs’) that will make up a series of his films that we will screen on four consecutive weeks… we call it ‘Tuesdays with Wes’. Other highlights include the WW2 set ‘Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’, the Palme D’Or winner ‘The Square’, the Indian epic ‘Padmaavat’, ‘On Chesil Beach’, ‘Jeune Femme’, and two classics that have been remastered: ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Look Back in Anger’. Thanks to everyone who helped make our ‘Mind for Movies Film Quiz’ another huge success this past March 10th. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the 120 quizzers, many of whom have thanked us for putting on such a fun-filled evening, and promised to be back again next year. We raised just over £2,300 which we will put straight back in to making our Cinema the best it can possibly be. See you at the Cinema
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Awards 2018 contents 120 BPM (Beats per Minute) 27 An American in Paris 38 The Bachelors 24 The Ballad of Shirley Collins 38 Beast 41 Berlin Philharmonic Live 14 Black Panther 34 Cinderella 34 Classic Gangster Movies (Course) 47 Coco 9 Custody 30 Cyrano De Bergerac 11 Dam Busters at 75 33 Darkest Hour 10 Don Pasquali 36 Edie 41 Fantastic Mr. Fox 19 Finding Your Feet 22 Funny Cow 31 A Gentle Creature 23 Gholam 21 Ghost Stories 30 Giselle 11 I Got Life! 12 The Grand Budapest Hotel 19 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 29 The Ice King 16 An Ideal Husband 44
Isle of Dogs 18 Jeune Femme 43 Journeyman 26 Journey’s End 10 La Bohème 17 Lady Windermere’s Fan 14 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House 13 Lean on Pete 37 The Leisure Seeker 43 Let the Sunshine In 32 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 19 Look Back in Anger 20 Manon 27 Mary and the Witch’s Flower 40 Mary Magdalene 7 Macbeth (NT Live) 28 Macbeth (RSC) 24 McKellen: Playing the Part 36 My Golden Days 7 Never Steady, Never Still 31 On Chesil Beach 39 Padmaavat 35 Performance Page 8 Peter Rabbit 40 Phantom Thread 22 The Post 22 Preston Sturges (Course) 45
Ready Player One 44 Red Sparrow 12 Roger Gibson – My Life in Film 15 The Shape of Water 32 The Silence of the Lambs 26 Silence of the Lambs (Talk) 46 Spirited Away 39 The Square 21 Studio Ghibli: Spiriting Away 46 That Good Night 35 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 10 Thriller (Day Course) 45 Tuesday with Wes 18 Tully 37 Unsane 20 Walk Like a Panther 13 Walk With Me 16 Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist 28 Wonderstruck 23 You, Me and Him 33
On Chesil Beach
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Film Listings Thu 5 Apr
Sat 14 Apr
Sun 22 Apr
18:45 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) 115m
12:30 Darkest Hour 15:00 Lady Windermere’s Fan (Oscar Wilde Season) 150m inc Interval 17:45 Walk Like a Panther (12A) 108m 20:15 Red Sparrow (15) 139m
13:00 Isle of Dogs 15:15 Look Back in Anger (15) 93m (Plus Intro) 17:45 The Post 20:15 Unsane
Fri 6 Apr 12:45 Journey’s End (12A) 107m 13:30 Preston Sturges Talk – wk1 (Studio) 15:15 Mary Magdalene (15) 120m 18:00 My Golden Days (15) 123m 20:45 Three Billboards
Sat 7 Apr 12:15 Journey’s End 14:30 Cyrano de Bergerac (Comédie Française) 185m inc Interval 18:00 Mary Magdalene 20:45 Three Billboards
Sun 8 Apr 12:45 Three Billboards 15:30 Giselle (Bolshoi) 140m inc Interval 18:15 Journey’s End 20:30 Mary Magdalene
Mon 9 Apr 13:00 Three Billboards 15:30 Coco (PG) 105m 18:00 Mary Magdalene 20:45 My Golden Days
Tue 10 Apr 12:45 Coco 15:15 Mary Magdalene 18:00 Three Billboards 20:30 My Golden Days
Wed 11 Apr 12:00 Coco 14:15 Mary Magdalene 16:45 Three Billboards
Thu 12 Apr 13:00 Coco 15:30 My Golden Days 18:00 Mary Magdalene 20:30 Three Billboards
Fri 13 Apr 13:30 Darkest Hour (PG) 125m 13:30 Preston Sturges Talk – wk2 (Studio) 16:15 I Got Life! (15) 89m 18:30 Berlin Philharmonic Live (Petranko) 140m inc 2 Intervals 21:00 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (12A) 103m
Sun 15 Apr 11:00 Roger Gibson: My Life in Film (Illustrated Talk) 150m inc interval 13:45 Walk With Me (PG) 94m 15:45 Walk Like a Panther 18:00 Darkest Hour 20:45 I Got Life!
Mon 16 Apr 13:00 Darkest Hour 15:30 Mark Felt 18:00 The Ice King (12A) 89m 20:15 Red Sparrow
Tue 17 Apr 12:45 The Ice King 15:00 Red Sparrow 18:00 Darkest Hour 20:45 The Grand Budapest Hotel (Tuesdays with Wes) (15) 99m
Wed 18 Apr 12:30 Darkest Hour 15:00 Mark Felt 17:30 Walk With Me 20:00 La Bohème (Bologna) 140m inc Interval
Thu 19 Apr 13:15 I Got Life! 15:30 Walk Like a Panther 18:00 Mark Felt 20:15 Darkest Hour
Fri 20 Apr 12:45 The Post (12A) 115m 13:30 Preston Sturges Talk – wk3 (Studio) 15:15 The Square (15) 142m 18:15 Isle of Dogs (PG) 101m 20:30 Unsane (15) 97m
Sat 21 Apr 13:15 Isle of Dogs 15:30 Unsane 17:45 Finding Your Feet (12A) 111m 20:15 The Square
Mon 23 Apr 12:45 Isle of Dogs 15:15 Finding Your Feet 17:45 The Post 20:00 The Square
Tue 24 Apr 12:45 The Post 15:15 The Square 18:00 Gholam (15) 95m 20:15 Isle of Dogs (Tuesdays with Wes)
Wed 25 Apr 12:30 Finding Your Feet 15:00 Gholam 17:00 Isle of Dogs
Thu 26 Apr 13:15 Unsane 15:45 Isle of Dogs 18:15 The Post 20:45 Look Back in Anger
Fri 27 Apr 12:45 Phantom Thread (15) 130m 15:30 Journeyman (15) 92m 17:45 Wonderstruck (PG) 116m 20:15 A Gentle Creature (15) 143m
Sat 28 Apr 10:00 Thriller Talk – Nick Scudamore (Studio) 12:00 The Bachelors (15) 99m 14:15 Macbeth (RSC) 210m inc Interval 18:00 Phantom Thread 20:45 Wonderstruck
Sun 29 Apr 12:30 Wonderstruck 15:00 Phantom Thread 17:45 Journeyman 20:00 120 BPM (15) 143m
Mon 30 Apr 13:00 Wonderstruck 15:30 Phantom Thread 18:15 Journeyman 20:30 The Silence of the Lambs (18) 118m
Tue 1 May 12:45 The Bachelors 15:00 A Gentle Creature 18:00 Wonderstruck 20:30 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Tuesdays with Wes) (15) 119m
Wed 2 May
Tue 8 May
Sun 13 May
12:30 Phantom Thread 15:15 120 BPM 18:15 The Bachelors 20:30 Wonderstruck
12:45 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 15:30 Custody 17:45 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 20:30 Fantastic Mr. Fox (Tuesdays with Wes) (PG) 87m
12:30 Funny Cow 15:15 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 18:00 Let the Sunshine In 20:15 The Shape of Water
Thu 3 May 13:00 Finding Your Feet 15:30 Wonderstruck 18:00 The Bachelors 20:15 Phantom Thread
Fri 4 May 13:00 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A tbc) 124m (Plus Intro) 15:45 Ghost Stories (15) 98m 18:00 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 20:45 Custody (15) 93m
Sat 5 May 13:00 Custody 15:15 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 18:00 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 20:45 Ghost Stories
Sun 6 May 12:00 Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (15) 78m 14:00 Manon (ROH Ballet) 155m inc 2 Intervals 17:00 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 20:00 The Guernsey Literary ... Society
Mon 7 May 13:00 The Guernsey Literary … Society 15:30 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 18:15 Ghost Stories 20:30 The Guernsey Literary ... Society
Wed 9 May 12:15 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 14:45 Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist 16:45 The Guernsey Literary ... Society
Thu 10 May 12:00 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 14:30 Ghost Stories 16:30 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 19:00 Macbeth (NT Live) 200m inc Interval
Fri 11 May 13:15 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (cert tbc) 124m 16:00 Let the Sunshine In (15) 94m 18:15 Never Steady, Never Still (15) 112m 18:30 ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Under the Microscope (Studio Talk) 20:45 Funny Cow (15) 102m
Mon 14 May 12:45 The Shape of Water 15:15 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 18:00 Funny Cow 20:45 Let the Sunshine In
Tue 15 May 11:45 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 14:15 Funny Cow 16:45 Let the Sunshine In 19:00 Cinderella (Matthew Bourne Ballet) 150m inc Q&A
Wed 16 May 13:00 Never Steady, Never Still 15:30 The Shape of Water 18:00 Funny Cow 20:30 The Guernsey Literary ... Society
Thu 17 May 12:00 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 14:30 Funny Cow 17:00 Never Steady, Never Still 19:15 The Dam Busters at 75 (215m inc interval)
Sat 12 May
Fri 18 May
12:45 The Shape of Water (15) 123m 15:15 The Guernsey Literary ... Society 18:00 Uni Graduation Screening (Private) 20:45 Funny Cow
13:30 That Good Night (12A) 92m 15:45 Lean on Pete (15) 121m 18:15 That Good Night (Plus intro by Anwen Hurt) 20:30 You, Me and Him (15) 98m
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Film Listings continued Sat 19 May
Sun 27 May
Sat 2 Jun
12:30 Lean on Pete 15:00 Padmaavat (12A) 164m 18:15 That Good Night 20:30 Black Panther (12A) 134m
12:30 On Chesil Beach 15:00 An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre) 150m inc interval 18:00 On Chesil Beach 20:15 Tully
13:30 On Chesil Beach 15:45 Spirited Away (PG) 125m 18:15 Edie (12A tbc) 102m 20:45 The Leisure Seeker
Mon 28 May
13:15 Edie 15:45 Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Subtitled) 18:00 On Chesil Beach 20:30 The Leisure Seeker
Sun 20 May 12:15 That Good Night 14:30 Don Pasquale (Scala, Milan) 150m inc interval 17:30 Lean on Pete 20:00 You, Me and Him
Mon 21 May Closed for auditorium upgrade works
Tue 22 May 18:15 That Good Night 20:30 Lean on Pete
Wed 23 May 12:15 That Good Night 14:30 You, Me and Him 16:45 Lean on Pete
Thu 24 May 12:30 Lean on Pete 15:00 Black Panther 17:45 That Good Night 20:00 Padmaavat
Fri 25 May 13:15 On Chesil Beach (15) 100m 13:30 Gangster Films Talk (wk1) Studio 15:45 The Ballad of Shirley Collins (12A) 94m 18:00 On Chesil Beach 20:30 Tully (15) 94m
Sat 26 May 10:00 Studio Ghibli Talk – Richard Cupidi 13:30 Peter Rabbit (PG) 95m 15:45 On Chesil Beach 18:15 Tully 20:45 On Chesil Beach
12:30 On Chesil Beach 14:45 Tully 17:00 An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre) 150m inc interval 20:00 On Chesil Beach
Tue 29 May 12:45 On Chesil Beach 15:00 Tully 17:15 McKellen: Playing the Part (15) 190m 20:45 On Chesil Beach
Wed 30 May 13:30 Peter Rabbit 15:45 On Chesil Beach 18:15 On Chesil Beach 20:30 Tully
Thu 31 May 13:45 On Chesil Beach 16:00 Tully 18:30 The Ballad of Shirley Collins 20:45 On Chesil Beach
13:15 Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Dubbed) (PG) 102m 13:30 Gangster Films Talk (wk2) Studio 15:45 On Chesil Beach (15) 100m 18:00 The Leisure Seeker (15) 102m 20:30 Jeune Femme (15) 97m
Mon 4 Jun 13:15 The Leisure Seeker 15:45 Jeune Femme 18:00 Ready Player One (12A) 140m 20:45 Beast (15) 107m
Tue 5 Jun 12:15 Jeune Femme 14:30 The Leisure Seeker 16:45 Edie 19:15 An Ideal Husband (Oscar Wilde Live) 165m inc interval
Wed 6 Jun 13:00 Ready Player One 16:00 Beast 18:30 Jeune Femme 20:45 The Leisure Seeker
Thu 7 Jun
Fri 1 Jun
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Sun 3 Jun
13:15 Edie 15:45 The Leisure Seeker 18:15 Beast 20:45 Jeune Femme
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Fri 6 Apr Sat 7 Apr Sun 8 Apr Mon 9 Apr Tue 10 Apr Wed 11 Apr Thu 12 Apr
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Set in the Holy Land in the first century, this film is faithful to the widely received story of Christ. Rooney Mara is mesmeric as Mary Magdalene, her vulnerability is part of what makes her into one of the best actors to her generation. We follow her life, passing through events such as the raising of Lazarus, Palm Sunday, the last supper and of course the crucifixion itself. The film makers have included a beautifully nuanced female-centric narrative to a story many of us thought we already knew. Joaquin Phoenix puts in a robust performance as Jesus, however it is Tahar Rahim as who manages to put in a scenestealing turn as Judas Iscariot. Look out for the brilliantly versatile Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter. UK/Australia 2018 Garth Davis 120m.
Fri Mon Tue Thu International Panorama: France
6 Apr 9 Apr 10 Apr 12 Apr
18:00 20:45 20:30 15:30
My Golden Days Trois Souvenirs de ma Jeunesse A movie about looking back, in more ways than one. The film consists of the nostalgic reveries of a middle-age man who’s about to trade his globe-trotting existence for a quieter life back home in France. Paul Dédalus (played by Mathieu Almaric as an Adult and Quentin Dolmaire as a teenager) is an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan, who has a series of flashbacks that include his childhood in Roubaix, his mother’s attacks of madness and his father’s alienating depression. He remembers his trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life as well as remembering Esther, the beautiful, rude love of his life. A beautifully sensitive film, full of surprising changes of rhythm and tone. (Subtitles) France 2015 Arnaud Desplechin 123m.
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A beautifully balanced selection of ballet performances are on offer this season, made up of the Bolshoi, Royal Opera House and Matthew Bourne. We have two operas from Italy (Bologna and Milan), plus another live transmission from the Berlin Philharmonic, to go alongside the six Theatre offerings we present. These include two Oscar Wildes, two Shakespeares, an American classic, and another in the Comédie Française season. We are also proud to present a special event live from the Royal Albert Hall, commemorating 75 years to the day since the Dam Busters made their mark on world history.
THEATRE: Cyrano De Bergerac (La Comédie Française) ������������������������������ 11 Lady Windermere’s Fan (Oscar Wilde Encore)���������������������������� 14 Macbeth (RSC Delayed Live)�������������������������������������������������������������24 Macbeth (NT Live) �������������������������������������������������������������������������������28 An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre)�������������������������������������38 An Ideal Husband (Oscar Wilde Live)�������������������������������������������� 44
OPERA: La Bohème (From Bologna) ��������������������������������������������������������������17 Don Pasquali (La Scala) ���������������������������������������������������������������������36
BALLET: Giselle (Bolshoi)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11 Manon (ROH Ballet)�����������������������������������������������������������������������������27 Cinderella (Matthew Bourne) ���������������������������������������������������������� 34
CONCERTS & EVENTS: Berlin Philharmonic Live (Dukas / Prokoviev /Schmidt)����������� 14 Dam Busters at 75 (Live from the Royal Albert Hall)�������������������33 McKellen: Playing the Part (BFI South Bank)�������������������������������36 Simon Rattle’s Farewell Berlin Philharmonic Concert (Live Berlin) 20 Jun 18:30������Next Season
Giselle – Bolshoi Ballet
Live: Transmitted Live by Satellite during the actual performance. Encore: Follow ups that have been recorded Live by Satellite. Delayed Live: Recorded live by satellite and transmitted within a week. Recorded: Live performances, but pre-recorded.
Mon 9 Apr Tue 10 Apr Wed 11 Apr Thu 12 Apr
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Oscar Winner for the 2018 Best Animation. Pixar’s new production arrives with joyous Latin music celebrating Mexico’s Day of the Dead festivities. It is a visual and sonic delight for all ages! Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful ‘Land of the Dead’ following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. This is a magical experience from the first frame through the final credits, it’s a resonant fable that speaks to the heart of the young and old alike. USA 2017 Lee Unkrich 109m.
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Thu 5 Apr Fri 6 Apr Sat 7 Apr Sun 8 Apr Mon 9 Apr Tue 10 Apr Wed 11 Apr Thu 12 Apr
18:45 20:45 20:45 12:45 13:00 18:00 16:45 20:30
In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand swept all the Awards with this performance) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Chief of Police William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. And so very smart! USA 2017 Martin McDonagh 115m.
Fri 6 Apr Sat 7 Apr Sun 8 Apr
12:45 12:15 18:15
Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate. Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) is the much-admired commanding officer waiting nervously for an expected German onslaught. They are under-manned and underequipped but ordered to “hold them up as long as you can”. Stanhope holds himself together with whisky but sticks it out because “it’s the only thing a decent man can do”. Also stars Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield and Toby Jones. UK 2017 Saul Dibb 107m.
Fri 13 Apr Sat 14 Apr Sun 15 Apr Mon 16 Apr Tue 17 Apr Wed 18 Apr Thu 19 Apr
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During the early days of WWII, the fate of Western Europe hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. With the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newlyappointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Oscar & BAFTA winner – Gary Oldman). UK 2017 Joe Wright 125m.
Sat 7 Apr
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Cyrano de Bergerac
Comédie Française The Comédie Française is offering UK audiences the chance to enjoy emblematic repertoire plays in the original French with English subtitles. Following the successful transmission of ‘Le Misanthrope’ we present the classic romantic comedy ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’, captured live from the Salle Richelieu of La Comédie Française Paris. Handsome cadet Christian de Neuvillette falls madly in love with the beautiful Roxane, who is poised to be married off to the Viscount Valvert. In order to woo her for himself, Christian approaches fellow cadet and poet Cyrano de Bergerac. Denis Podalydes acts and directs Edmond Rostand’s timeless romantic drama, which combines slapstick comedy, tragedy and symbolist poetry. In French with English subtitles. 185m approx with interval.
Sun 8 Apr
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Bolshoi Ballet A ballet with music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death. Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi. Captured live on Oct 11, 2015, Music – Adolphe Adam; Choreography – Yuri Grigorovich; Libretto – Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges. Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht), Ekaterina Shipulina (Myrtha), Denis Savin (Hans) and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet. 140m including interval.
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Fri 13 Apr 16:15 Sun 15 Apr 20:45 Thu 19 Apr 13:15 International Panorama: France
I Got Life! Aurore Cesar award-winner Agnès Jaoui gives an intelligent and affecting performance as Aurore; fifty, flirty and not so-thriving, her world is turned upside down when a past flame returns, reigniting her lust for life and love. Separated from her husband, Aurore also loses her job and to top it off, she learns that she will soon be a grandmother. She suddenly realizes that society is pushing her gently on a sideline, but when she unexpectedly encounters her youthful love, Aurore decides to rebel by refusing the fate that seems to her all predestined. What if a new life was about to be offered to her? This film about female solidarity, hope and love, is a witty and wonderful ode to embracing age whilst staying young. (Subtitles) France 2017 Blandine Lenoir 89m.
Sat 14 Apr 20:15 Mon 16 Apr 20:15 Tue 17 Apr 15:00
Bolshoi ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is recruited to a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. When an injury ends her career, she has nowhere else to turn for support but her uncle (Matthias Schoenaerts), a dark-suited government executive who sends her to ‘sparrow school.’ Sparrows are trained courtesans and government operatives whose job is to use sex to elicit secrets. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. Schoenaerts actually starts to look like Putin on a good day, and Jeremy Irons brings an old-style Stalinist flare to his military man in sunglasses. Lawrence nails the emotional conflict and physicality of the ballet dancer turned spy in this Cold War thriller, which also stars Charlotte Rampling, Ciarán Hinds, Joely Richardson and Joel Edgerton. USA 2018 Francis Lawrence 139m.
Fri 13 Apr Mon 16 Apr Wed 18 Apr Thu 19 Apr
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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House This is a taut, timely thriller which takes us behind the scenes for a riveting peek at the life of the Watergate whistle-blower. The film centres on “Deep Throat”, the pseudonym given to the notorious whistle-blower who helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt (Liam Neeson) shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything – his family, his career, his freedom – in the name of justice. USA 2017 Peter Landesman 103m.
Sat 14 Apr 17:45 Sun 15 Apr 15:45 Thu 19 Apr 15:30
Walk Like a Panther
A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure. The film centres on The Panthers, once a staple of British wrestling’s heyday, drawing in millions of viewers both at live events and on shows like ITV’s World of Sport. Think low-budget, Bingo Hall chic – and stars like Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks. But that was 30 years ago. And where once they were likely to find themselves locked in a painful submission hold on a Saturday night, now it’s more probable it’s a lock-in their local pub, The Half Nelson. Stephen Graham (‘This is England’), Dave Johns (‘I, Daniel Blake’) and Jill Halfpenny (‘Humans’) are joined by Julian Sands and Jason Flemyng in a film which recalls ‘Billy Elliott’ and ‘The Full Monty’. A real crowd-pleaser! UK 2018 Dan Cadan 108m.
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13 April 18:30 (Live)
Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)
Berlin Philharmonic Live
Petranko / Wang The second live broadcast of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2017/18 Season is led by Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor designate of the orchestra, and features the exciting young pianist Yuja Wang performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert also includes Paul Dukas’ iridescent tone poem ‘La Péri’ and Franz Schmidt’s Symphony No. 4 in C Major. The cinema broadcast features exclusive interviews and programme insights. Opening Introduction (approx. 30m); Paul Dukas – La Péri (approx. 20m); Sergej Prokofiev – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C major, op. 26 (approx. 30m); Franz Schmidt – Symphony No. 4 in C major (approx. 46m).150m approx including 2 intervals.
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Oscar Wilde Encore
Lady Windermere’s Fan Vaudeville Theatre, London A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke. ‘You gave me this fan today; it was your birthday present. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it.’ Oscar Wilde. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. But is her husband having an affair? Will the other woman really attend the party? Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick. Following the sell-out ‘Woman of No Importance’, this is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring. 150m approx including interval.
Sun 15 Apr
Tickets £6.00 (Friends/Students £5)
Roger Gibson: My Life in Film
A journey of some 78 years, from age 8 to 79, of the highlights experienced in my life in cinema, illustrated by film extracts and trailers and a few anecdotes. This is in no way a “best of cinema” or desert island choices, but a reflection on the creation of film courses, film societies, an independent cinema, an international Film Festival and a cast of thousands that made this possible. Expect some name dropping! Approx 120m plus interval.
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Sun 15 Apr 13:45 Wed 18 Apr 17:30
Walk With Me
Returns after the three Sold Out January Screenings! A Zen Buddhist community have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity to practise the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life. As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, whose voice is another ingredient to the stillness of the project, delivering the endless poetry with his baritone voice, extremely mindful of delicacy and warmth. A unique documentary spectacle that explores the power of silence and clarity. (Some subtitles) UK 2017 Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh 94m.
Mon 16 Apr 18:00 Tue 17 Apr 12:45
The Ice King
This is the searing documentary of a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion. A few years before Torvill and Dean became the face of British figure skating, John Curry became the 1976 Olympic and World champion. He makes for a fascinating subject due to his impact on the world of professional skating. The film highlights early on Curry’s struggle with his mental health, as well as the pressure placed upon him as a gay sportsman in the 1970s. Raised as a middle-class boy in an unglamorous corner of Birmingham, Curry was not allowed to attend ballet classes, his father let him skate because that was protected by the umbrella of ‘sport’. Curry went on to become the best in the world. In this excellent documentary we are treated to impressive (some previously unseen) footage of the skater in all of his magnificence. UK 2018 James Erskine 89m.
Wed 18 Apr 20:00 Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)
Teatro Comunale, Bologna An opera by Giacoma Puccini in three Acts, sung in Italian with English subtitles. This new production was captured live on 24 January 2018. Graham Vick’s new production is conducted by Michele Mariotti, Teatro Comunale’s exciting Musical Director. Set in 19th century Paris, Puccini’s beloved opera by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health charts the love affair between a poor poet Rodolfo (Sardinian tenor Francesco Demuro) and a seamstress Mimì (Italian soprano Mariangela Sicilia, who starred in this role for Opera Australia in 2017) whose relationship is tested. Conductor – Michele Mariotti; Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Cast: Mariangela Sicilia (Mimì), Hasmik Torosyan (Musetta), Francesco Demuro (Rodolfo), Nicola Alaimo (Marcello). 140m approx inc. interval.
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Unlike most directors, Wes Anderson’s films can truly be considered originals – they are ‘wonder-full’ in the true sense of the word. To celebrate the release of his new film ‘Isle of Dogs’, we are proud to bring together three more of his unique cinematic visions: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’.
Fri 20 Apr Sat 21 Apr Sun 22 Apr Mon 23 Apr Tue 24 Apr Wed 25 Apr Thu 26 Apr
Isle of Dogs
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Wes Anderson’s brand new dark comedy is a stop-motion adventure story of a boy searching for his beloved dog, set in Japan in a near future where canines are no longer considered “man’s best friend”. The boy (Koyu Rankin) journeys to the ‘Isle of Dogs’ to rescue ‘Spots’ (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines (Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham and Tilda Swinton) who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. ‘Isle of Dogs’ emerges as a profoundly Andersonian tribute to his love of Japanese cinema, particularly to Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli), as well as the late, legendary Akira Kurosawa. This stunning achievement is one of Anderson’s most handsomely realized visions yet. (Some subtitles) USA 2018 Wes Anderson 99m.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Tue 17 Apr 20:45 Booking Ref
The adventures of a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune – all against the backdrop of a dramatically changing continent. The star-studded cast features Anderson regulars Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Tony Revolori, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law and Tilda Swinton. USA 2014 Wes Anderson 99m.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Tue 1 May
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark. A young airline co-pilot (Owen Wilson) who may or may not be Zissou’s son, a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou’s estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston), joins them on their voyage. Look out for Brazilian singer Seu Jorge and his Bowie covers throughout the film. USA 2004 Wes Anderson 119m.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Tue 8 May 20:30
This was Anderson’s first animated film, in which he used handmade stop-motion animation to tell Roald Dahl’s famous children’s story. Mr and Mrs Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman). But after 12 years, this proved too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. He slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Other voices include Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Helen McCrory, Owen Wilson and Jarvis Cocker. USA 2009 Wes Anderson 87m.
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Steven Soderbergh’s new film sees a young woman involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear – but is it real or a product of her delusion? Despite moving away from home and rebooting her life, Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) still suffers the trauma of being stalked by an obsessive man. Then, after a therapy session, she is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where her worst fears are realised and her grip on reality loosens. The entire film is shot on iPhones, nourishing the mood of nasty, queasy unease. The image quality is cold and grainy, feeling surreptitiously snatched rather than framed, and lending a sense of grubby voyeurism to the experience. This raw, lean and abrasively effective thriller presents Foy (‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘The Crown’) as we’ve never seen her before. USA 2018 Steven Soderbergh 97m.
Sun 22 Apr 15:15 (plus intro) Thu 26 Apr 20:45 Classics Restored and Reissued
Look Back in Anger This film that spawned a new genre of British social-protest films, has been given new life by a BFI re-master. Sunday’s screening will be introduced by Rosemary Coxon (Cinema Education Officer). Archetypal British “angry young man” Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) is a university-educated bloke who can’t seem to get any better job than working in a candy store. Jimmy’s relationship with his wife Alison (Mary Ure) alternates between hugs and kisses when he’s feeling good and verbal abuse when he’s down on himself. Alison’s best friend Helena (Claire Bloom) advises Alison to escape her injurious marriage. Left with no one for a punching bag, Jimmy romances Helena. Playwright John Osborne (at that time married to Mary Ure) uses Jimmy Porter as a spokesman for Osborne’s own spleen-venting harangues against the British government and class system. UK 1959 Tony Richardson 93m.
Fri Sat Mon Tue International Panorama: Sweden
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The Square Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2017, this is an intelligent satirical drama reflecting our times, about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. People gather to City Square, where there are no rules and you can do whatever you want. This is part of the new exhibition. Christian is the successful curator of a modern art museum – he lives in the epicentre of the art community and takes his work very seriously. A few days before the opening of the prestigious exhibition ‘The Square’, he is mugged, which he can neither shake off, nor let pass unnoticed. Christian embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in situations that turn steadily more amusing, and make him question his own moral compass. (English and subtitles) Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark 2017 Ruben Östlund 142m.
Tue 24 Apr 18:00 Wed 25 Apr 15:00 International Panorama: Iran
Gholam A British Iranian thriller about Gholam, a man haunted by his past and with an uncertain future, who gets involved in the conflict of a total stranger. Gholam, an enigmatic Iranian cab driver, works at night and doesn’t like to talk about his past. He has two jobs yet seems not to be interested in the money. He eats at his uncle’s café every day, yet is fully aware of being betrayed by him. We learn that he was once a war hero, and yet disappeared from the battlefield without a trace. Iranian-born, London-based photographer and artist Mitra Tabrizian brings us the predominantly Farsi-language drama which charts the story of an enigmatic cab driver who is haunted by his past. The film stars one of the most prominent Iranian actors of our time – Shahab Hosseini (‘About Elly’, ‘A Separation’). (Subtitles) UK/Iran 2017 Mitra Tabrizian 95m.
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A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets. USA 2017 Steven Spielberg 115m.
Finding Your Feet
Sat 21 Apr 17:45 Mon 23 Apr 15:15 Wed 25 Apr 12:30
A middle-class snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and so is forced into exile with her bohemian sister. Sandra (Imelda Staunton), while celebrating her husband of 40 years (John Sessions)’ retirement, discovers he’s been having an affair with her best friend. Stunned, and needing somewhere to figure things out, she finds refuge with her estranged older sister Bif (Celia Imrie), a woman who couldn’t be more different from Sandra if she tried. UK 2017 Richard Loncraine 111m.
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Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. USA 2017 Paul Thomas Anderson. 130m.
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Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. In 1927, the born-deaf Rose (Millicent Simmonds) runs away from home to pursue silent-movie star Lillian Mayhew in New York. In 1977, the newly deaf orphan Ben (Oakes Fegley) runs away from home to find his birth father in that same metropolis. Their stories converge, in a sense, at the American Museum of Natural History, where Todd Haynes (‘I’m Not There’, ‘Carol’) weaves a tale of innocence lost that is bold if only for its lack of cynicism. There’s hardly a moment here that isn’t gorgeously framed, and Haynes seems to take particular pleasure in meticulously recreating the Manhattan street scenes of two such distinctive decades. USA 2017 Todd Haynes 116m.
Fri 27 Apr 20:15 Tue 1 May 15:00 International Panorama: Russia
A Gentle Creature Krotkaya A captivating, hallucinatory plunge into Russia’s civil society, in which a woman’s search for answers is rewarded with humiliation and abuse. A woman (Vasilina Makovtseva) who lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia receives a parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked ‘return to sender’. Shocked and confused, the woman has no choice but to travel to the prison in a remote region of the country in search of an explanation. So begins the story of a battle against this impenetrable fortress, the prison where the forces of social evil are constantly at work. Braving violence and humiliation, in the face of all opposition, our protagonist embarks on a blind quest for justice. Loznitsa’s construction of this world apart (a grotesque allegory for Russia itself) is as immersive as it is unnerving. (Subtitles) France/Germany/Russia 2017 Sergei Loznitsa 143m. Subtitled screening.
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After the early death of his wife, a mourning father moves with his teenage son across the country for a private school teaching job. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again. After the death of his wife, Bill (J.K. Simmons) abruptly announces to his teenage son, Wes (Josh Wiggins), that they’re moving from San Francisco. Bill connects with French teacher Carine (Julie Delpy), and Wes falls for his study partner, Lacy (Odeya Rush), who has issues of her own. This emotionally mature and resonant drama knows when to lean into its comedic elements, particularly through Delpy’s wonderfully funny Carine. Deftly balancing humour and grief, the film is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters. It is a small but big-hearted movie that deserves more attention than it is likely to get. USA 2017 Kurt Voelker 99m.
Sat 28 Apr 14:15 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
RSC Delayed Live “Something wicked this way comes...” William Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’. Macbeth and Banquo, generals in the service of King Duncan of Scotland, are returning victorious from battle when they are hailed by three witches who predict that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland, whereas Banquo’s descendants will be kings. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. RSC’s contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the company. Directed by Polly Findlay. 210m inc interval.
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Fri 27 Apr 15:30 Sun 29 Apr 17:45 Mon 30 Apr 18:15
Paddy Considine plays boxer Matty Burton, who suffers a serious head injury during a fight, which will impact his marriage, his life and his family. A lifelong boxing fan, writer/director Considine takes the lead role, who we meet in training to defend his world championship title; an award he won by default, when his previous opponent withdrew due to injury. The fight turns out to be a disaster, with Matty getting seriously injured. What he hasn’t lost, however, is his pride; unable to give voice to his frustrations, he increasingly lashes out in ways that push his marriage to breaking point. This heartfelt, forceful story is Considine’s second as actor/director after 2011’s ‘Tyrannosaur’, and Jodie Whittaker is outstanding as his devoted wife. UK 2017 Paddy Considine 92m.
Mon 30 Apr 20:30 Film & Talk Offer: May 11 Talk plus ‘Silence of the Lambs’ film: £12 (Friends/Students £11) Classics Restored & Reissued
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme’s chiller thriller, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, returns to New Park for one night only (30 Apr), accompanied by an illustrated talk by Gareth Evans (May 11). Clarice Starling (Foster) is a top FBI student who lands a special assignment: a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). To help her investigation, she interviews brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins), who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars. Lecter skilfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. Showered with awards upon its release (one of only three films to have won the five main Oscars – Film, Director, Actor, Actress & Screenplay) this is one of the great thrillers of the last 30 years, and remains as vital and horrific today. USA 1991 Jonathan Demme 118m.
Sun 29 Apr 20:00 Wed 2 May 15:15 International Panorama: France
120 BPM (Beats per Minute) 120 Battements par Minute Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. Nominated for 13 Césars (French Oscars), and won the Best Film Award. The organization and its members, many of them gay and HIVpositive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties (the film has a great techno score), the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand. Their passion (graphically presented on screen) sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough. This gripping, multi-level, multi-character chronicle film was somehow ignored by the Oscars for the 2018 Best Foreign Film. France 2017 Robin Campillo 143m.
Sun 6 May 14:00 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
ROH Ballet Encore MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble for the whole Company creates vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. Music by Jules Massenet. Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux, recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier ‘Romeo and Juliet’, drives this tragic story, and make ‘Manon’ one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas. 155m approx including 2 intervals.
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Sun 6 May 12:00 Wed 9 May 14:45
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
The first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles – and her legacy. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in post-war Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion. UK 2018 Lorna Tucker 78m.
Thu 10 May 19:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
NT Live This is the third version of Shakespeare’s dark tragedy during April and May – One Opera from ROH, and two theatre productions from RSC and here live from the National Theatre. In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, the Macbeths ruthlessly fight to survive, and forces of elemental darkness propel them towards the crown. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and AnneMarie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. 200m inc interval.
Fri 4 May Sat 5 May Sun 6 May Mon 7 May Mon 7 May Tue 8 May Wed 9 May Thu 10 May
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their wartime experiences. A correspondence begins between free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton (Lily James) and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey (Michael Duisman), Amelia (Penelope Wilton), Isola (Katherine Parkinson), Eben (Tom Courtenay) and Elizabeth (Jessica Brown Findlay). Mike Newell (‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’) directs this beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost, adapted from the 2008 novel written by Mary Ann Shaffer. The Fri 4 May 13:00 screening will be introduced by Rosemary Coxon (Cinema Education Officer). UK 2018 Mike Newell 124m.
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An expertly crafted, very British horror anthology that serves up chills, and features Martin Freeman, Jill Halfpenny and Paul Whitehouse. Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman), psychologist and archskeptic, has his rationality tested to the hilt when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying ‘hauntings’. Shaken by what he reads, Goodman embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for these ghostly stories. Visually, ‘Ghost Stories’ offers a masterclass in a very British kind of gothic drabness, its crumbling pubs and deserted seaside trailer parks painted in a wintry palette of nicotine browns, despondent greens and funereal grays. Mostly shot in Dyson’s native county of Yorkshire, this purgatorial backdrop is a key element of the film’s moody, melancholy charm. UK 2017 Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman 98m.
Fri 4 May 20:45 Sat 5 May 13:00 Tue 8 May 15:30 International Panorama: France
Custody Jusqu’à la Garde This Venice Film Festival hit follows a broken marriage that leads to a bitter custody battle, with an embattled son at the centre. After their divorce, Myriam and Antoine get shared custody of their son. Hostage of a jealous and violent father (Denis Ménochet), shield for a hunted mother (Léa Drucker), Julien (Thomas Gioria) is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening. Julien’s 17-year-old sister Joséphine (Mathilde Auneveux) chooses not to see her father and the scene is set for the viewer to learn the truth about how terror and intimidation can swallow up lives. ‘Custody’ deservedly won the first-time feature director the Venice Film Festival’s Best Director award. (Subtitles) France 2017 Xavier Legrand 93m.
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Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit. If you think that modern comedy is still lacking in gender equality, then this tough, streetwise British film shows that it’s also made giant strides since the in-your-face chauvinism of working men’s clubs in decades past. And yet, ill-treatment by men is something our eponymous heroine is grimly used to, from childhood beatings to an abusive husband. More a film about the power of laughter and how to transform pain into humour than a straight-up comedy, ‘Funny Cow’ is a fitting showcase for Peake. So often dazzling on stage and television, she’s hilarious and heart-breaking here. There’s fine support too from cast-against-type Paddy Considine as her middle-class paramour and a swooning, melancholic soundtrack by Richard Hawley. UK 2018 Adrian Shergold 102m.
Fri 11 May 18:15 Wed 16 May 13:00 Thu 17 May 17:00
Never Steady, Never Still
A celebration of the quiet strength of the human spirit, dealing with issues of loss, masculinity, and love through the lives of an eighteenyear-old oil field worker, and his mother, who has for years been living with Parkinson’s. Judy (Shirley Henderson) is a woman struggling to live with Parkinson’s Disease while trying to launch her son Jamie into the world. “You’ve got to live your life,” she tells Jamie in one particularly poignant scene following a death that will leave her alone to fend for herself in her isolated northern home. Jamie (Théodore Pellerin) has plenty of troubles of his own, among them a hard, lonely life working as a roughneck in the oil patch and trying to come to terms with his sexual identity. Henderson (‘Trainspotting’, ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’) delivers a truly impressive performance as Judy, allowing us to see the strong, sensitive woman behind the disability. Canada 2017 Kathleen Hepburn 112m.
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Let the Sunshine In Un Beau Soleil Intérieur Claire Denis’ latest film sees Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), Parisian artist, divorced mother, looking for love – true love at last. Isabelle is a middle-aged divorcée hopping from relationship to relationship with men – there’s the businessman who likes to boss her around, which she admits turns her on; there’s the handsome actor who seems to overthink and doubt everything; there’s her ex-husband, for whom she still has affection but who already appears to be moving on. This is an exquisite romantic comedy whose laughs are sad and whose sadness is funny. The ending is a genuine knockout. If the romantic comedy is practically defined by its journey toward resolution, then this film completely upends the formula, closing out instead on a delirious, hilarious vision of utter dissolution. (Subtitles) France 2017 Claire Denis 94m.
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The Shape of Water
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2018 Oscar Winner for Best Film and Best Director! From master story teller Guillermo del Toro (‘Pan’s Labyrinth’) comes an otherworldly fable, set against the backdrop of 1962 Cold War America. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment, where a strange amphibious creature is being used for scientific testing. Elisa feels for the tortured prisoner. The result is an acting duet that will haunt your dreams and break your heart. The emotionally naked Hawkins is unforgettable as Elisa, an orphan who was abused as a child, and is now mute. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones as the creature. USA 2018 Guillermo del Toro 123m.
Thu 17 May 19:15 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)
Dam Busters at 75
Live from the Royal Albert Hall Relive the Royal Air Force’s most daring operation of the Second World War, 75 years to the day, with a gala screening of the newly restored classic British film. Dan Snow will host a commemorative evening paying tribute to Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his comrades of the legendary 617 Squadron. Guests will include family members of the Dam Busters crew, former members of 617 Squadron, renowned historian Paul Beaver, plus a ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment and music from the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. This event will culminate with a screening of a remastered version of ‘The Dam Busters’, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Sir Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd. Event plus film running time: 195m. UK 1955 Michael Anderson 124m.
Fri 18 May 20:30 Sun 20 May 20:00 Wed 23 May 14:30
You, Me and Him
A witty romantic comedy set in middle class England about two female lovers, one a career driven lawyer and the other a fun loving, pot smoking layabout; and their annoying Casanova neighbour. Alex (Faye Marsay) and Olivia (Lucy Punch) are two women with vastly different lives but a shared love of each other. Olivia, a career driven lawyer is turning 40 and feels her body clock is ticking – she wants a baby. Alex, much younger can’t think anything beyond where her next bong hit is coming from. After Olivia secretly, and successfully, does a course of IVF, Alex hits the booze and ends up sleeping with John (David Tennant), their sleazy neighbour. Both end up pregnant, creating conflicts that cause each to re-examine their outlook on life and the relationship. The film brings humour, controversy, tears and an unexpected emotional twist. UK 2017 Daisy Aitkens 98m.
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Tue 15 May 19:00 Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)
Matthew Bourne Ballet plus Live Q&A Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’ is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Awardwinning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score. This special dance screening will include a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas. 150m approx including Q&A.
Sat 19 May 20:30 Thu 24 May 15:00
This is no ordinary adventure movie – this is an important step in this ever-changing world of film making. This is a film produced, written, and performed by a predominantly black cast and crew. T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), King of the mythical country Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider (Michael B Jordan) who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake. After the 2017 Oscars, many people were outraged that the individual acting nominations were given exclusively to white performers. Since then, the subject of diversity and representation has been especially present, so ‘Black Panther’ may just make positive waves in the world of Hollywood. Also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Forrest Whitaker. USA 2018 Ryan Coogler 134m.
Fri 18 May 13:30 Fri 18 May 18:15 (plus intro by Anwen Hurt) Sat 19 May 18:15 Sun 20 May 12:15 Tue 22 May 18:15 Wed 23 May 12:15 Thu 24 May 17:45 We are honoured to welcome Anwen Hurt, who has kindly agreed to introduce her late husband’s film.
That Good Night
This enthralling film is a wonderful tribute to the late John Hurt. He plays Ralph, a once famous writer who is terminally ill and wants to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son Michael. When Michael comes to his Portuguese villa, Ralph’s long-suffering wife looks to create the perfect environment, but he manages to ruin things by picking a fight with his son’s girlfriend. The clock is ticking, as Ralph has invited a mysterious ‘visitor’ (Charles Dance) to provide him with a painless end to his life. But the visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph ‘wakes up’ to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him and with his second chance he has a short window of opportunity to right some wrongs. This gentlepaced adaptation of N.J. Crisp’s 1996 play builds steadily toward an irresistibly moving finale. UK/Portugal 2017 Eric Styles 92m.
Sat 19 May 15:00 Thu 24 May 20:00 International Panorama: India
Padmaavat This Hindi-language epic is set in medieval Rajasthan, where Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of her beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen. The story is based on a poem by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, describing how the Rajput king Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and his beautiful and politically savvy queen (Deepika Padukone) attempt to save their centuries-old kingdom from a savage madman named Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh channeling Alan Rickman at his peak). The dazzling visuals, sumptuous palace interiors and classically inspired music lend elegance to a film which has courted controversy in its homeland when some believed the film besmirched their sainted heroine. (Subtitles) India 2018 Sanjay Leela Bhansali 164m.
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Sun 20 May 14:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Teatro alla Scala, Milan A comic opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti sung in Italian with English subtitles. Captured live on 19 Apr 2018. Soprano Rosa Feola takes the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. ‘Don Pasquale’ follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money. But Pasquale’s chosen bride isn’t who she seems and bears her own secret. Riccardo Chailly’s journey through the Italian repertoire, which in 2017 brought back Rossini’s ‘The Thieving Magpie’, continues with Donizetti’s first title. Davide Livermore’s new production will see Ambrose Maestri, the Falstaff par excellence of these years, take on the title role, another figure suspended between comedy and melancholy with the disillusion of time. New production by Davide Livermore. 150m approx including interval.
Tue 29 May 17:15 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)
McKellen: Playing the Part
Delayed Live from BFI South Bank A feature length film celebrating the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Fully authorised, including access to a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, the film is built around an extensive, personal interview covering everything from his upbringing in Wigan to becoming a star of stage and screen, coming out and becoming a leader in the gay rights movement. This live event, originally to celebrate Sir Ian McKellen’s birthday on May 27th, was transmitted from the BFI Southbank. Hosted by Graham Norton and featuring some very special guests, ‘McKellen: Playing the Part’ promises to be a fitting celebration of one of the world’s most beloved actors. Documentary plus South Bank Event running time: 200m approx.
Fri 18 May Sat 19 May Sun 20 May Tue 22 May Wed 23 May Thu 24 May
Lean on Pete
15:45 12:30 17:30 20:30 16:45 12:30
A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, ‘Lean on Pete’. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father (Travis Fimmel), working in warehouses and finding some stability is hard. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland where Charley earns cash helping out likeable old racing hand Del (Steve Buscemi), who races horses in scrappy local competitions, sometimes with the help of past-it jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny). Charley quickly becomes best friends with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. Andrew Haigh’s (’45 Years’) adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel makes sure the characters are first and foremost, leading to a film that is an emotional triumph. UK 2017 Andrew Haigh 121m.
Fri 25 May Sat 26 May Sun 27 May Mon 28 May Tue 29 May Wed 30 May Thu 31 May
20:30 18:15 20:15 14:45 15:00 20:30 16:00
The creators of ‘Juno’ bring us a marvelous movie about a struggling mother saved by a millennial ‘Mary Poppins’. Marlo (a terrific Charlize Theron) is days away from giving birth to her third child – “Such a blessing” she mutters. In truth, her husband (Ron Livingston) plays video games every night, her son may get kicked out of his private school kindergarten, and Marlo’s brother Craig (Mark Duplass) correctly fears she’s speeding toward another breakdown. Craig offers to pay for a night nanny to help her out, and while reluctant at first, Marlo welcomes Tully (Mackenzie Davis) into her home, and they instantly form a unique friendship that will change their lives forever. This is a wonderful movie about the lies we tell ourselves to stay sane – and the reasons why we might need to tell the truth. USA 2018 Jason Reitman 94m.
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Sun 27 May 15:00 Mon 28 May 17:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
An American in Paris
Dominion Theatre This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, ‘An American in Paris’ is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical film stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, who lead a company of more than 50 performers. 150m approx. including interval.
Fri 25 May 15:45 Thu 31 May 18:30
The Ballad of Shirley Collins
Shirley Collins was at the epicentre of the folk music revival during the 1960’s and ‘70s, before a vocal disorder robbed her of her uniquely ancestral singing voice. In 1978, Collins was performing the folk standard Lark Rise at the National Theatre in London, when she suddenly lost her voice. It took her several years of appointments and examinations to receive the diagnosis of dysphonia. Visits to various English festivals and intimate access to recording sessions for her 2016 album Lodestar, Collins speaks movingly about the music she has worked so hard to catalogue and enliven for years. Making adventurous use of a motherlode of seminal archive audio, ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’ chronicles one woman’s gallant battle to rise phoenix-like from long silent ashes. UK 2017 Rob Curry & Tim Plester 94m.
Fri 25 May Sat 26 May Sun 27 May Mon 28 May Mon 28 May Tue 29 May Wed 30 May Thu 31 May Fri 1 Jun Sat 2 Jun Sun 3 Jun
On Chesil Beach
13:15 & 18:00 15:45 & 20:45 12:30 & 18:00 12:30 20:00 12:45 & 20:45 15:45 & 18:15 13:45 & 20:45 15:45 13:30 18:00
In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centres on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Edward (Billy Howle) and Florence (Saoirse Ronan), newly-married and very much in love, arrive at a grand old inn on the Dorset coast for their honeymoon; they’ll leave with a very different understanding of who they are and what they actually want out of life. While downstairs the hotel is full of guests, they are achingly alone with each other and the momentous thing that is supposed to happen. As pressure mounts in the hotel room, Cooke smoothly tells their backstories in a series of flashbacks, each stimulated by something the couple says or feels. UK 2018 Dominic Cooke 100m.
Sat 2 Jun
Film & Talk Offer: Ghibli Talk plus ‘Spirited Away’ £15 (Friends/Students £14) International Panorama: Japan
Spirited Away To complement our Studio Ghibli Day Course on Sat 26 May, we bring to you on the big screen what is regarded as the best of the Ghibli films, where a 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki created this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale where ten-year-old Chihiro and her family discover an abandoned amusement park, where strange happenings are afoot. Chihiro learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world. This is an amazing work, filled with a visual intelligence that’s meticulously composed and obscenely clever, and was rewarded with many awards including Berlin’s Golden Bear and the Oscar for Best Animation. (Subtitles) Japan 2001 Hayao Miyazaki 125m. Subtitled screening.
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Sat 26 May 13:30 Wed 30 May 13:30 Booking Ref
A new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden with playful spirit and wild charm), the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. Peter, a kind but mischievous rabbit in a blue coat, lives a relatively carefree existence in a pastoral British village along with his siblings Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail (Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley). Their feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warmhearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). Also stars Sam Neil, Colin Moody and the singer Sia. UK/Australia 2018 Will Gluck 95m.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Fri 1 Jun 13:15 (Dubbed English Version) Sun 3 Jun 15:45 (Subtitled) Booking Ref
Meari to Majo no Hana Based on “The Little Broomstick” by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers. Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, and ‘Ponyo’, and director of ‘When Marnie Was There’ and ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ has created this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. This is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. We will present both the original language version as well as the subtitled version which features the voices of Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent and Ruby Barnhill as Mary. Japan 2017 Hiromasa Yonebayashi 102m.
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18:15 13:15 16:45 13:15
To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, eighty four year old Edie (Sheila Hancock) decides to climb a mountain in Scotland. Having lived under the domineering restraints of her husband in the early years of their marriage, Edie then devotes thirty years of care because of a blood clot that left him immobile and totally dependent. His final passing gives Edie a freedom she has long desired, even though her daughter (Wendy Morgan) would rather have peace of mind by exiling her into a local care home. But Edie, once a “wild child”, and in good health for her age, has other ideas – to fulfil a promise she and her now departed father had once planned … to climb mount Suilven together. Hancock anchors the film effortlessly in a stunning performance that seems almost tailor made for her, and it would be an understatement to say Scotland has never looked so incredibly awe-inspiring on film before. UK 2017 Simon Hunter 102m.
Mon 4 Jun Wed 6 Jun Thu 7 Jun
20:45 16:00 18:15
A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider. Moll (Jessie Buckley) is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal (Johnny Flynn), a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. When he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of murders, she is left isolated and afraid, choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community. Two young actors shine and a filmmaker makes an impressive debut. Remember the names Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, and Michael Pearce. UK 2017 Michael Pearce 107m.
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Fri 1 Jun Sat 2 Jun Sun 3 Jun Mon 4 Jun Tue 5 Jun Wed 6 Jun Thu 7 Jun
The Leisure Seeker
18:00 20:45 20:30 13:15 14:30 20:45 15:45
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call ‘The Leisure Seeker’, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other. Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star as the runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida. They go together like matching furniture, their moods and habits perfectly shaped by each other’s. Even their ailments are complementary, one suffering in body and the other in mind: Mirren’s character, Ella, is facing cancer, while Sutherland’s, John, is losing his memory and his certainty about who he’s speaking to and what year it is. Along their road trip, the couple have a run-in with the police, cross beautiful vistas, have a showdown with some thugs, and recapture their love for each other. Italy/France 2017 Paolo Virzì 102m.
Fri Mon Tue Wed Thu International Panorama: France
1 Jun 4 Jun 5 Jun 6 Jun 7 Jun
20:30 15:45 12:15 18:30 20:45
Jeune Femme Montparnasse Bienvenue This 2017 Cannes hit by debutante Léonor Serraille, stars the brilliantly vibrant Laetitia Dosch as an aimless young woman trying to get by in Montparnasse. With a mane of Pre-Raphaelite hair, and an impossibly furry white cat clasped to her chest, 31-year-old Paula (Dosch) moves across Paris in the wake of a breakup. The feline, whom Paula has catnapped from ex-boyfriend Joachim (Grégoire Monsaingeon), has a stern face peering out from a formless mound of fluff and steals every scene. Whether replying to job interview questions with a sense of humour, or answering the door of her motel room naked, Paula acts according to impulse, not reflecting on whether it is serving her well. But as the film progresses, and as Paula drags herself up and out of one difficult situation after another, we see her not so much as unhinged as unique. (Subtitles) France 2017 Léonor Serraille 97m. Subtitled screening.
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Tue 5 Jun
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) Oscar Wilde Live
An Ideal Husband Live From Vaudeville Theatre, London This is the third new production from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. “Sooner or later, we shall all have to pay for what we do… No one should be entirely judged by their past.” The brilliance of Oscar Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ is that it is a stylish critique of politicians and social morality, whilst leaving the audience convinced they have seen uplifting and light-hearted entertainment. Full cast details to be announced. 165m inc interval.
Mon 4 Jun Wed 6 Jun
Ready Player One
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel is a dizzying foray into 1980’s pop culture, which turns out to be a supremely entertaining film. In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world. Spielberg loves pop culture, loves film, and misfit kids and the 1980s, and ‘Ready Player One’ is his tribute to all of those things and, yes, even to himself. USA 2018 Steven Spielberg 140m.
Film Courses at New Park Cinema Classics
Fri 6 Apr, Fri 13 Apr & Fri 20 Apr – all at 13:30 (Studio) Tickets £6/Session (3 for £15)
The Life and Career of a Hollywood Legend We are delighted to welcome back Hollywood cinema expert Nick Smedley to introduce us to the astounding career of a key figure during Hollywood’s golden years. Sturges was the first writer/director of the sound period in Hollywood, and produced, in the 1940s, some of the most hilarious and insightful satires ever made in America. His decline was as stratospheric as his ascendancy, and his glittering career was essentially over by 1949. These three Friday afternoon sessions will show extracts from all his masterpieces, together with unique readings of extracts from his private correspondence, all delivered with Nick’s customary humour and stimulating style. This is the first in a series looking at key films and figures in cinema history.
Sat 28 Apr 10:00 – 15:30 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) – tea/coffee on arrival
We delighted to welcome Nick Scudamore to introduce our thriller season. Nick is a well-known lecturer, cinema manager and academic both in the UK and abroad. He recently gave the introductory talk at the BFI for their Thriller event. Nick defines thrillers thus; “In cinema the term ‘thriller’ is very loosely used. This one day film history course will consider the preoccupations of the conspiracy thriller as it continues to evolve from grim silent beginnings in pre-Nazi Germany towards current visions of our dystopian societies. Starting from ‘Dr Mabuse’ (1922), we will arrive at ‘The Fifth Estate’ (2013) via films by Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Costa-Gavras, Pakula and many others.” This talk marks the first in a series of talks and films in our ‘Thriller’ season.
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Fri 11 May 18:30 (Studio) Tickets £6 (Friends/Students £5) Film & Talk Offer: Talk plus ‘Silence of the Lambs’ film: £12 (Friends/Students £10)
The Silence of the Lambs
Under the Microscope In conjunction with our one-off screening of this beautifully remastered modern classic, Gareth Evans presents an illustrated talk in the Studio. Gareth will give us a detailed exposition, with many film clips, of one of the most famous thrillers of all time – The Silence of the Lambs – with exceptional performances by Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Foster is used as a bait to draw out information from Dr Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) – a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath. Be afraid! Gareth Evans is a film journalist and Head of Media Studies at Bishop Luffa School. He has written for Little White Lies, Sorted magazine and writes regularly for various film education organisations. We also present the remastered ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ on our big screen on Mon 30 Apr at 20:30.
Sat 26 May 10:00 – 15:00 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) – tea/coffee on arrival Film & Talk Offer: Ghibli Talk plus ‘Spirited Away’ £15 (Friends/Students £13)
Spiriting Away: An interactive workshop with Richard Cupidi What is this phenomenon called Studio Ghibli? Their animated films have been described as action adventures, political allegories, love stories, eco-fables, transformative tales, poetic realism, childhood magic or cultural treasures; others simply describe them as enchanting, painterly and exquisitely formed. Founded in 1985 by the dedicated animators Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli has only 22-ish feature films to its credit, but these include masterpieces of animation such as the Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away’ (which we will be screening on Sat 2 Jun), ‘Princess Mononoke’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ and ‘Grave of the Fireflies’. Despite its modest output, the Studio’s impact has been immense. In this friendly and informal workshop we’ll explore many of the supernatural territories and recurrent themes which animate Studio Ghibli’s output. We’ll also look behind the scenes at the Studio in action, watch Hayao Miyazaki prepare noodles, and discover the dedication it takes to produce their lovingly crafted animations. Most importantly, we’ll look in depth at how the films work cinematically, how they invite us in to their complex fantastical realms, and then take us along for the journey. Everyone welcome.
Fri 25 May, Fri 1 Jun & Fri 8 Jun – all at 13:30 (Studio) Tickets £6/Session (3 for £15)
Classic Gangster Movies
In a series of three, two-hour lectures that you can’t refuse, Charles Rollings covers almost a century of gangster movies, illustrated with movie clips, stills, lobby-cards, posters and studio shots. Starting with the silent era and the masterpiece ‘Underworld’ (1927), he’ll take you for an action-packed ride through the landmark biopics, heist movies, film noirs and film stars right up to today’s epics, re-makes and the ‘geezer-gangster’. Charles Rollings is a BA (Hons) in Film & Drama Studies and United States Studies. He writes and lectures widely on history, literature, film, television and journalism, both in Britain and abroad. The author of three books, he has also been involved in documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. All welcome.
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Ticket prices Awards 2018 Full price Senior citizens
Friends Full-time Students/Unemployed Children under 15 Student Gold
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(For first two matinees every day)
Special Events as listed Subtitled screening for the hard of hearing Valid cards must be shown to obtain concessions. Credit Vouchers can be issued if you cancel a minimum of 24 hours prior to the film.
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