SEASON 2019 5 Apr – 6 Jun
At Eternity’s Gate
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Chichester Cinema RUBY TUESDAY
Ruby Tuesdays – Milestones of the Past 40 Years: 1979-2019
From February through to December on each first and third Tuesday of the month, we will be screening milestones and highlights of specific years in our Cinema history. In most cases we will be charging an admission price of £2 reflecting the original ticket price in the first few years as a film society at the Chichester College of Technology in the 80’s. See you at the Cinema
Spring 2019 contents
All About Eve (1950) 12 All About Eve (NT Live) 12 All My Sons 34 An American in Paris 40 Arctic 42 As You Like It 16 At Eternity’s Gate 13 Bel Canto 36 Ben is Back 21 Benjamin 26 Bohemian Rhapsody 23 The Bookshop 44 Can You Ever Forgive Me? 39 Carmen Suite / Petrushka 36 Cold Pursuit 10 Colette 21 Dialogues des Carmelites 31 Donbass 35 Dr. Strangelove 41 Dragged Across Concrete 38 Dumbo 17 Ernst Lubitsch Talk 45 Faust 24 The Favourite 30
The Fight 15 Fisherman’s Friends 7 Free Solo 11 Girl 19 The Golden Age 14 Green Book 27 Hannah 22 Happy as Lazzaro 24 Isolani 33 Jellyfish 33 The Keeper 22 The Kid Who Would be King 7 The King and I 20 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk 16 The Last Witness 28 Laurel and Hardy Talk 45 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 14 Loro 27 Madeline’s Madeline 41 Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 38 Mary Queen of Scots 15 Old Boys 9 Out of Blue 18 Out of the Shadows 46
Performance 8 Pick of the Litter 40 Rattigan on Page and Screen 46 Plenty 46 Red Joan 31 Rembrandt 10 Rocketman 43 Royal Ballet Triple Bill 32 Run Lola Run 37 The Sisters Brothers 23 Stanley Kubrick Talk 47 Steel Country 17 Styx 37 The Taming of the Shrew 44 3 Faces 20 Tolkien 35 Under the Silver Lake 19 Us 30 Van Gogh 11 Van Gogh and Japan 43 Vox Lux 39 The War of the Roses 29 Wild Rose 29 Woman at War 42 Yuli 32
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Film Listings Fri 5 Apr
13:15 Old Boys (12A) 96m 15:30 Fisherman’s Friends (12A) 112m 18:00 Free Solo (12A) 100m 20:15 Cold Pursuit (15) 119m
Sat 6 Apr
12:45 Old Boys 15:15 Free Solo 17:45 Fisherman’s Friends 20:15 Cold Pursuit
Sun 7 Apr
11:45 Fisherman’s Friends 14:00 La Forza del Destino (ROH Encore) 255m inc 2 Intervals 18:30 Free Solo 20:45 Fisherman’s Friends
Mon 8 Apr
12:45 Fisherman’s Friends 15:15 The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) 120m 18:00 Fisherman’s Friends 20:30 Old Boys
Tue 9 Apr
13:15 Fisherman’s Friends 15:45 Rembrandt (Exhibition on Screen) 90m 18:00 The Kid Who Would Be King 20:30 Fisherman’s Friends
Wed 10 Apr
11:45 The Kid Who Would Be King 14:15 Fisherman’s Friends 16:45 Cold Pursuit
Thu 11 Apr
11:45 Fisherman’s Friends 14:15 The Kid Who Would Be King 17:00 Old Boys 19:00 All About Eve (NT Live) 130m inc Interval
Fri 12 Apr
13:15 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U) 107m 15:45 At Eternity’s Gate (12A) 111m 18:15 At Eternity’s Gate 18:30 Ernst Lubitsch Talk (Studio) 120m 20:45 The Fight (12A) 91m
Happy as Lazzaro
Sat 13 Apr
12:45 At Eternity’s Gate 15:15 All About Eve (Bette Davis) (PG) 138m 18:15 At Eternity’s Gate 20:45 At Eternity’s Gate
Sun 14 Apr
12:30 Mary Queen of Scots (15) 124m 15:15 The Golden Age (Bolshoi Ballet) 140m inc Interval 18:00 At Eternity’s Gate 20:30 At Eternity’s Gate
Mon 15 Apr
13:30 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 15:45 The Fight 18:00 Mary Queen of Scots 20:45 At Eternity’s Gate
Tue 16 Apr
12:45 At Eternity’s Gate 15:15 Van Gogh (Ruby Tuesday) (15) 158m 18:30 Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk (Paris Opera) 160m Approx
Wed 17 Apr
11:45 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 14:00 At Eternity’s Gate 16:30 At Eternity’s Gate 19:00 As You Like It (RSC Live) 176m inc Interval
Thu 18 Apr
13:00 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 15:15 Mary Queen of Scots 18:00 All About Eve (Bette Davis) 20:45 At Eternity’s Gate
Fri 19 Apr
13:00 Dumbo (PG) 130m 15:45 Ben is Back (15) 103m 18:00 3 Faces (12A) 100m 20:15 Under the Silver Lake (15) 139m
Sat 20 Apr
13:15 Dumbo 16:00 3 Faces 18:15 Ben is Back 20:45 Out of Blue (15) 110m
Sun 21 Apr
12:00 Dumbo 14:30 The King and I (Palladium Encore) 180m inc Interval 17:45 Dumbo 20:30 Ben is Back
Mon 22 Apr
12:30 Dumbo 15:15 Dumbo 18:15 Out of Blue 20:45 Steel Country (15) 89m
Tue 23 Apr
13:15 Steel Country 15:30 Out of Blue 18:00 Dumbo 20:45 Girl (15) 109m
Wed 24 Apr
12:00 Out of Blue 14:15 Girl 16:30 Dumbo
Thu 25 Apr
12:30 Dumbo 15:15 Under the Silver Lake 18:00 Out of Blue 20:30 Girl
Fri 26 Apr
12:45 Colette (15) 111m 15:15 The Keeper (15) 120m 18:00 The Sisters Brothers (15) 122m 20:45 Hannah (15) 93m
Sat 27 Apr
12:30 Colette 14:45 Happy as Lazzaro (12A) 125m 17:30 The Keeper (Plus Q&A with Author Catrine Clay) 160m 20:30 The Sisters Brothers
Sun 28 Apr
12:15 The Sisters Brothers 15:00 All About Eve (NT Live) 130m inc Interval 17:45 Hannah 20:00 Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) 134m
Wed 8 May
12:00 Loro 15:00 Benjamin 17:00 Wild Rose
Thu 9 May
13:00 Green Book 15:45 Wild Rose 18:00 The Last Witness 20:15 Loro
Mon 29 Apr
Fri 10 May
Tue 30 Apr
Sat 11 May
12:45 Bohemian Rhapsody 15:30 The Sisters Brothers 18:00 Colette 20:30 Hannah
12:45 Red Joan (15) 110m 15:15 The Favourite (15) 119m 18:00 Red Joan 20:30 Us (15) 120m
11:30 Colette 13:45 The Sisters Brothers 16:15 Happy as Lazzaro 18:45 Faust (ROH Live) 210m inc Interval
13:00 Red Joan 15:15 Red Joan 18:00 Uni Graduation Screening 20:45 Us
Wed 1 May
11:45 Red Joan 14:00 Dialogues des Carmelites (Met Opera) 210m inc 2 Intervals 18:00 Red Joan 20:30 Isolani (15) 107m
12:45 Hannah 15:15 Bohemian Rhapsody 18:00 The Sisters Brothers 20:30 Happy as Lazzaro
Thu 2 May
12:30 The Keeper 15:15 The Sisters Brothers 18:00 Colette 20:30 The Sisters Brothers
Fri 3 May
13:00 Loro (15) 151m 16:00 Wild Rose (15) 100m 18:15 Green Book (12A) 129m 21:00 Benjamin (15) 85m
Sat 4 May
13:00 Wild Rose 15:15 Green Book 18:00 Wild Rose 20:15 Loro
Sun 12 May
Mon 13 May 12:45 Red Joan 15:15 The Favourite 18:00 Red Joan 20:30 Yuli (PG) 115m
Tue 14 May
12:00 Red Joan 14:15 Jellyfish (15) 101m 16:30 The Favourite 19:00 All My Sons (NT Live) 165m inc Interval
Wed 15 May
13:00 Red Joan 15:30 Yuli 18:00 The Favourite 20:45 Jellyfish
Thu 16 May
12:00 Isolani 14:15 Red Joan 16:45 Red Joan 19:15 Royal Triple Ballet Bill (ROH Live) 195m inc 2 Intervals
Fri 17 May
13:15 Tolkien (12A) 113m 15:45 Styx (15) 94m 18:00 Tolkien 18:30 Laurel & Hardy Talk (Studio) 20:30 Bel Canto (15) 100m
Sat 18 May
13:15 Bel Canto 15:30 Tolkien 18:15 Bel Canto 20:30 Tolkien
Sun 19 May
13:15 Tolkien 16:00 Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Live) 140m inc Interval 18:30 Tolkien 20:45 Bel Canto
Mon 20 May
13:15 Tolkien 15:45 Bel Canto 18:15 Tolkien 20:45 Styx
Tue 21 May
13:00 Tolkien 15:30 Tolkien 18:15 Run Lola Run (Ruby Tuesday) (15) 81m 20:00 Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 130m
Wed 22 May
12:00 Tolkien 14:30 Donbass (15) 110m 16:45 Tolkien
Sun 5 May
12:30 Green Book 15:15 The Last Witness (15) 97m (Plus Q&A with Director) 17:45 Loro 20:45 Wild Rose
Mon 6 May 12:45 Wild Rose 15:00 Loro 18:00 Green Book 20:45 Benjamin
Tue 7 May
13:00 Wild Rose 15:15 The War of the Roses (Ruby Tuesday) (15) 116m 17:45 Green Book 20:15 Loro
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Film Listings continued
Thu 23 May
13:15 Bel Canto 15:30 Tolkien 18:00 Tolkien 20:30 Donbass
Fri 24 May
13:15 Pick of the Litter (PG) 80m 15:15 Tolkien (12A) 112m 18:00 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15) 106m 20:30 Vox Lux (15) 114m
Sat 25 May
10:00 Stanley Kubrick Talk (Studio) 12:45 Pick of the Litter 14:30 An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre) 150m inc Interval 18:00 Tolkien 20:30 Vox Lux
Sun 26 May
12:30 Tolkien 15:00 Dr. Strangelove (PG) 95m 17:15 Vox Lux 19:45 Dragged Across Concrete (15) 159m
Thu 30 May
Mon 3 Jun
Fri 31 May
Tue 4 Jun
12:45 Dragged Across Concrete 16:00 Pick of the Litter 18:00 Tolkien 20:30 Vox Lux 13:15 Madeline’s Madeline (15) 93m 15:30 Rocketman (15) (time tbc) 18:15 Woman at War (12A) 101m 20:30 Rocketman
Sat 1 Jun
12:15 Arctic (15) 98m 14:45 All My Sons (NT Live) 165m 17:45 Rocketman 20:30 Rocketman
Sun 2 Jun
12:15 Rocketman 15:00 Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (Encore) 130m 17:30 Rocketman 20:15 Woman at War
12:45 Rocketman 15:30 Rocketman 18:15 Madeline’s Madeline 20:30 Arctic 13:15 The Book Shop (Ruby Tuesday) (PG) 116m 16:00 Van Gogh and Japan (Exhibition on Screen) 85m 18:00 Rocketman 20:45 Rocketman
Wed 5 Jun
12:00 Rocketman 14:30 Woman at War 16:30 Rocketman 19:00 The Taming of the Shrew (RSC Live) 210m approx. inc interval
Thu 6 Jun
13:15 Rocketman 16:00 Van Gogh and Japan (Exhibition on Screen) 90m 18:15 Arctic 20:30 Rocketman
Mon 27 May 13:00 Tolkien 15:30 Can You Ever Forgive Me? 18:00 Vox Lux 20:30 Tolkien
Tue 28 May
13:15 Vox Lux 15:45 Tolkien 18:15 Dr. Strangelove 20:30 Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Wed 29 May
13:00 Can You Ever Forgive Me? 15:30 Vox Lux 18:00 Pick of the Litter 20:00 Tolkien
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
5 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 9 Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr
15:30 17:45 11:45 & 20:45 12:45 & 18:00 13:15 & 20:30 14:15 11:45
Ten fishermen from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties. Nine years ago, a group of Cornish fishermen were singing sea shanties in their village pub when a holidaying music executive (played here by Danny Mays) came in for a pint. The result was a million-pound record deal, chart-topping success, a performance at the Glastonbury Festival, and this feel-good film about their lives. Starring James Purefoy (High-Rise), Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game) Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Christian Brassington (Poldark), the film was filmed in small and picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac on Cornwall’s north coast, adding a rugged beauty to the background. UK 2018 Chris Foggin 100m.
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The Kid Who Would be King
8 Apr 9 Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr
15:15 18:00 11:45 14:15
Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure, which has the charm of those 1980’s adventure flicks such as ‘The Goonies’ and ‘The Never Ending Story’. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Joe Cornish has pulled off a fantastic feat – a children’s fantasy adventure that balances the drama, action, and humour perfectly and will keep an audience of any age entertained through its entire runtime. UK 2019 Joe Cornish 120m.
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All About Eve – NT Live – Thu 11 Apr 19:00 (Live) & Sun 28 Apr 15:00 (Encore) ��������������������������������������������������������������12 As You Like It – RSC Live – Wed 17 Apr 19:00 (Live) ������������������� 16 The King and I – Palladium Theatre – Sun 21 Apr 14:30 ������������ 20 All My Sons – NT Live – Tue 14 May 19:00 (Live) & Sat 1 Jun 14:45 ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34 An American in Paris – Dominium Theatre – Sat 25 May 14:30���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 40 The Taming of the Shrew – RSC Live – Wed 5 Jun 19:00 ���������� 44
OPERA: La Forza del Destino – ROH – Tue 2 Apr 18:15 (Live) & Sun 7 Apr 14:00 (Encore) ���������������������������� Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – Paris Opera – Tue 16 Apr 18:15������� 16 Faust – ROH Live – Tue 30 Apr 18:45���������������������������������������������� 24 Dialogues des Carmelites – Sun 12 May 14:00��������������������������������31
DANCE: The Golden Age – Bolshoi Ballet Delayed Live – Sun 14 Apr 15:00����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14 Royal Ballet Triple Bill – ROH Ballet – Thu 16 May 19:15 �������������32 Carmen Suite / Petrushka – Bolshoi Ballet Live – Sun 19 May 16:00�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Tue 21 May 20:00 & Sun 2 Jun 15:00�������������������������������������������������38 Romeo and Juliet – Royal Ballet Live – Tue 11 Jun 19:15 (Live) & Sun 16 Jun 14:00 (Encore)��������������������������������������������������� Summer
CONCERTS, SPECIAL EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS: Rembrandt – Exhibition on Screen – Tue 9 Apr 15:45����������������� 10 Van Gogh & Japan – Exhibition on Screen – Tue 4 Jun 16:00 & Thu 6 Jun 16:00�������������������������������������������������� 43
Van Gogh and Japan
Live: Transmitted Live by Satellite during the actual performance. Encore: Follow ups that have been recorded Live by Satellite. Delayed Live: Recorded live by satellite and transmitted within a week. Recorded: Live performances, but pre-recorded.
Fri Sat Mon Thu
5 Apr 6 Apr 8 Apr 11 Apr
13:15 12:45 20:30 17:00
In this school-set re-working of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, an awkward but imaginative pupil helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero pursue the fiery daughter of a visiting French teacher. Set in an ultra-posh boys’ boarding school in the 1980’s, where masculinity is at once fragile and boorishly vocal, this charming film blends nostalgia with a strain of farce and class satire. As the film’s pipsqueak Cyrano, the ubiquitous Alex Lawther is a highlight, though Jonah Hauer-King, endearingly hilarious as his beefy marionette, is the film’s greatest revelation. Director Toby MacDonald shows an inventive visual imagination, particularly in the artistic items that Agnes (Pauline Etienne) and Amberson (Lawther) send each other – several of which wouldn’t be out of place in a Michel Gondry film. UK 2018 Toby MacDonald 96m.
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Fri 5 Apr Sat 6 Apr Wed 10 Apr
20:15 20:15 16:45
This action thriller infused with irreverent humour, stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels’ search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking (Tom Bateman), a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one of Viking’s associates “disappear,” Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante. Adapted from his own 2014 film, ‘In Order of Disappearance’ (which starred Stellan Skarsgaard in the Neeson role), Director Moland has a strong current of dark humour winding through the proceedings. With a nod or two to Quentin Tarantino, he has fashioned a bizarrely entertaining ode to violence, gangsters, and heavy snowfall in the Rockies. UK/Norway 2019 Hans Petter Moland 119m.
Tue 9 Apr
Tickets £12.50 (Friends £10) Exhibition on Screen
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world-famous institutions. The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend. UK 2014 Phil Grabsky 90m.
Tue 16 Apr
Admission Free (Tickets required)
1992: First Chichester Film Festival As part of the July Chichester Festivities, I founded our first fully fledged film festival for Chichester, with over 50 screenings including 12 new European films as part of the ironically “into Europe” theme of the Festivities. We have selected the previewed 1991 French masterpiece ‘Van Gogh’ to mark this new initiative. From the following year we moved into August as a stand-alone Film Festival for the next 27 years. – Roger Gibson. One of the greatest films by one of the finest directors of the second half of the 20th century, Maurice Pialat’s ‘Van Gogh’ represents an ambitious and crowning achievement in its portrayal of the master painter’s final weeks of life. Van Gogh, depicted by the remarkable actor/songwriter-singer Jacques Dutronc (Godard’s ‘Sauve qui peut (la vie)’), has arrived at Auvers-sur-Oise to come under the care of Dr. Gachet (Gérard Séty) for his nervous agitation. Soon after the arrival of Vincent’s brother Théo (Bernard Le Coq) and his wife, plein air portraiture and conviviality give way to the more crepuscular moods of brothels and cabarets, and the painter’s anguished existence, tossing between money worries and an impassioned relationship with the doctor’s teenage daughter, finally meets its terminal scene. Although other films have also covered this subject well, Pialat’s masterpiece towers over them all, and received high praise from Jean-Luc Go. France 1991 Maurice Pialat 158m. Arrow Distributors have kindly let us screen the film without admission charges. There will be a collection for local charity Stonepillow at the end of the film.
Fri 5 Apr Sat 6 Apr Sun 7 Apr Back by Popular Demand
18:00 15:15 18:30
Winner of the BAFTA and Oscar for Best Documentary. If you have not seen this film yet, get your climbing boots on and book that ticket immediately. This is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. This film is a jaw-dropper, both in what is documented and its visual impact. USA 2018 Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi 100m.
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Thu 11 Apr 19:00 (Live Sun 28 Apr 15:00 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15) NT Live
All About Eve
A new stage adaptation of the classic 1950 film opens in the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre starring Gillian Armstrong and Lily James and transmitting live in Cinemas. The legendary 1950 Bette Davis film has been adapted by Ivo Van Hove, who also directs the production. ‘All About Eve’ tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. It has been designed by Jan Versweyveld, with new music from PJ Harvey. 130m approx inc interval.
Sat 13 Apr 15:15 Thu 18 Apr 18:00
All About Eve (1950)
To complement the NT Live performance of ‘All About Eve’ from the West End, we bring you a rare opportunity to see the 1950 Bette Davis classic on the big screen. This is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that naïve Eve is a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses everyone around her to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. This is not only a brilliant and clever portrait of an actress, it is a downright funny film, from its opening scene to the final fadeout. Look out for the Marilyn Monroe cameo. USA 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 138m.
Fri 12 Apr Sat 13 Apr Sun 14 Apr Mon 15 Apr Tue 16 Apr Wed 17 Apr Thu 18 Apr
At Eternity’s Gate
15:45 & 18:15 12:45, 18:15 & 20:45 18:00 & 20:30 20:45 12:45 14:00 & 16:30 20:45
Willem Dafoe plays Vincent Van Gogh in this expressive biopic, concentrated on the Dutch painter’s later years in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France, shortly before his death at age 37. Director Julian Schnabel, a painter himself, rightly focuses on Van Gogh’s most prolific period, in which the artist churned out more than 200 paintings in 15 months, with minimal dialogue and striking visual poetry. This was the period where the artist moved from the grey modernity of Paris to the rainbow rusticity of Arles in southern France, where he produced many of his most famous works, among them ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’. Other influential characters - Van Gogh’s loving brother and benefactor, Theo (Rupert Friend) and his demonstrative peer, the French painter Paul Gauguin (Oscar Isaac) - drift into the film, reminding the painter to soak up the vivid, quotidian ephemera of his surroundings when he is, for the most part, living in solitude. Dafoe fully commits to his performance, as does Schnabel to the painter’s vision and humanity. This is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. Switzerland 2018 Julian Schnabel 111m.
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
12 Apr 15 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr
13:15 13:30 11:45 13:00
This irresistible and irrepressible sequel has that same quality as its predecessor: it seems to be aimed at children, but adults will be delighted at the pop culture references hidden just below the surface. It’s been five years since everything was awesome but the citizens of Bricksburg are now facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the Lego universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and master building skills, and reveal just how special they really are. USA 2019 Mike Mitchell 107m.
Sun 14 Apr 15:15 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
The Golden Age
Bolshoi Ballet A jazzy ballet with a tango inflected score by Shostakovich set in the roaring 20’s. In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favourite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its musichall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, ‘The Golden Age’ is a refreshing and colourful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi! Music Dimitri Shostakovich; Choreography Yuri Grigorovich; Libretto Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman. Dancers Nina Kaptsova (Rita); Ruslan Skvortsov (Boris); Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Lyuska). 140m approx including interval.
Fri 12 Apr Mon 15 Apr
Jessica Hynes’ (‘Spaced’, ‘W1A’) directorial debut is set in her reallife home town of Folkestone, and sees a struggling mum take up boxing to deal with new (and past) issues. Tina (Hynes) lives in a quiet seaside town, but her life is anything but quiet - her mother is threatening to leave her father, her daughter is being bullied and she and her husband Mick are juggling full time jobs and three children. Determined to ditch the dysfunction and beat her inner demons, Tina puts on her fighting gloves - literally, stepping into the boxing ring to sweat out her anxieties and punch up her self-worth. But does she have what it takes to get her family off the ropes and emerge victorious? She’s helped, once she’s shown some commitment, by boxing trainer Viv (Cathy Tyson) who tells her “first lesson, give up guilt”. That’s a hard ask for any frazzled mother but particularly for Tina. UK 2019 Jessica Hynes 91m.
Sun 14 Apr Mon 15 Apr Thu 18 Apr Back by Popular Demand
12:30 18:00 15:15
Mary Queen of Scots
This historical epic explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones. In addition to providing ripe roles for the two lead actresses, the new film serves as the big-screen directorial debut for Rourke, the artistic director of London’s renowned Donmar Warehouse Theatre Company. UK 2018 Josie Rourke 124m.
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Wed 16 Apr 18:30 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
This devastating opera, originally banned by Stalin during the Soviet era, is presented in a rare live performance in UK cinemas from Paris Opera. Of Shostakovich’s initial undertaking – a trilogy on the tragic destinies of Russian women through the ages – only one opera was ever written: the hard-hitting ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’. Although one of the mainsprings of the work, the Shakespearean parallel is here bitterly ironic: unlike Lady Macbeth, Katerina Ismaïlova who, in the remote reaches of rural 19th century Russia, falls in love with one of her husband’s employees and is finally forced to commit suicide, is less a manipulator than a victim of a violent and patriarchal society. Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. Cast includes Dmitry Ulyanov, John Dasza, Aušrinė Stundytė. An Opera in 4 Acts and 9 scenes by Dimitri Shostakovich, sung in Russian with English subtitles. 160m approx inc one interval.
Wed 17 Apr
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
As You Like It
RSC Live “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford comes this Shakespeare production where gender roles, nature and politics are confused, reflecting on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Lucy Phelps is mighty good as Rosalind, her command of the poetry, the wit - and the room - is something to behold. Director Kimberley Sykes (‘Dido’, ‘Queen of Carthage’) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy that the Daily Telegraph calls “Inventive, playful, captivating... A bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden”. 176m inc interval.
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19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr
13:00 13:15 12:00 & 17:45 12:30 & 15:15 S 18:00 16:30 12:30
From visionary director Tim Burton, this live-action adventure expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a new-born elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. USA 2019 Tim Burton 130m.
Mon 22 Apr 20:45 Tue 23 Apr 13:15
A young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation. An edge-of-your-seat revenge thriller. Donny Devlin (Andrew Scott) is a Pennsylvania garbage man in a former steel town that has seen brighter days. A delicate single father, suffering from autism, he spends his days collecting the trash from residents of this one-horse town alongside his best friend Donna, and in his off-time, focuses his energies on being the best father he can be to his young daughter Wendy. But when a young neighbourhood boy goes missing, Donny starts to fixate on finding out what has happened to him. Set in Trumpâ€™s America, the film references many issues faced by the US under the current regime. Released now after its initial screening at the Chichester International Film Festival in August 2018. UK 2018 Simon Fellows 90m.
S Subtitled screening
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Out of Blue
20 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr
20:45 18:15 15:30 12:00 18:00
When a detective is called to investigate the shooting of a leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend. Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer), a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing, labyrinthine case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars - cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unravelling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality. Awash in dreamlike, neo-noir atmosphere, this one-of-a-kind thriller is both a tantalizing whodunnit and a rich, metaphysical mind-bender. This stylish, psychological neo-noir costars James Caan, Jackie Weaver and Toby Jones. USA/UK 2018 Carol Morley 110m.
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Tue 23 Apr 20:45 Wed 24 Apr 14:15 Thu 25 Apr 20:30 International Panorama: Belgium
The emotional story of a 15-year-old girl who is transitioning from being a boy and wants to become a ballerina. 15-year-old Lara (Victor Polster) has just enrolled in a prestigious ballet school, an environment where everything that’s challenging about being a teenager is magnified: your body; the in-crowd; selfdoubt; family members who don’t understand you. What magnifies these insecurities further is that Lara is a transitioning transgender girl, counting the days until she can have gender reassignment surgery, so she is even more self-conscious about her physique than her classmates are. This tender debut drama from Belgian director and co-writer Lukas Dhont is one of the most agonisingly wellobserved films about being an adolescent. Most of the film’s scenes are so naturalistic they could have been lifted from a fly-on-the-wall documentary. (Subtitles) Belgium/Netherlands 2018 Lukas Dhont 109m.
Fri 19 Apr 20:15 Thu 25 Apr 15:15
Under the Silver Lake
A very modern thriller comedy that daringly looks at a young man’s obsession with a mystery, that ultimately leads back to his own obsessions. Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels. The film is a sort of homage to Hollywood history and classic films, featuring a bravery typical of young filmmakers with confidence to spare. Look out for some outrageous inspiration deep into the third act with one of the greatest dream sequences in recent memory. USA 2018 David Robert Mitchell 139m.
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Fri Sat International Panorama: Iran
19 Apr 18:00 20 Apr 16:00
Se Rokh Jafar Panahi (‘Crimson Gold’, ‘The Circle’) returns with a delightful road movie, Iranian style, full of delicate metaphors and at times laugh out loud funny. Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help - oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality. Observational, insightful, and ultimately powerful, 3 Faces adds another quietly thought-provoking chapter to writerdirector Jafar Panahi’s filmography. (Subtitles) Iran 2018 Jafar Pahani 100m.
Sun 21 Apr
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
The King and I
Palladium Encore With one of the finest scores ever written by Rodgers & Hammersmith including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance. Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre made famous by the Hollywood classic of 1956 starring Yul Brynner. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam (Ken Watanabe) and Anna (Kelli O’Hara), a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. 180m Including interval.
Fri 19 Apr 15:45 Sat 20 Apr 18:15 Sun 21 Apr 20:30
Ben is Back
In a picture-postcard suburban home just before Christmas, a mother (Julia Roberts) is shocked but happy to find that her son (Lucas Hedges) is home from the drug rehabilitation centre to which he has been sent. 19-year-old Ben Burns (Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Refreshingly understated, ‘Ben Is Back’ subverts family drama stereotypes - and provides a forum for terrific performances from Hedges and Roberts. Also stars Courtney B. Vance (‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’) and Kathryn Newton (‘Lady Bird’). USA 2018 Peter Hedges 103m.
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12:45 12:30 18:00 11:30 18:00
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghost-write for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, they become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Director Westmoreland (Still Alice) and cinematographer Giles Nuttgens have created a visually fabulous film, Paris is scrumptiously decadent as Colette navigates the city’s eclectic, gossipy social scene. UK/USA 2018 Wash Westmoreland 111m.
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Fri Sat Thu International Panorama: Germany
26 Apr 15:15 27 Apr 17:30 (Intro & Q&A) 2 May 12:30
Trautmann The extraordinary life of goalkeeper ‘Bert’ Trautmann (David Kross), a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret (Freya Mavor), saw him rise from Nazi ‘villain’ to British hero. Trautmann’s name is well-known to British football fans as the heroic Manchester City goalkeeper who played to the end of the 1956 FA Cup Final despite having broken his neck. Not many though, will be aware of the full back story, how, as a former German POW, Trautmann refused repatriation and started to play in the hostile UK minor leagues despite having been awarded an Iron Cross for his actions on the battlefront during the Second World War. (Some Subtitles) Germany/UK 2018 Marcus H. Rosenmüller 120m. We are delighted to welcome Catrine Clay, author of ‘Trautmann’s Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend’ for an intro and Q&A at the Saturday screening.
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20:45 17:45 20:30 12:45
The mesmerising Charlotte Rampling brings an intelligent intensity to the role of a woman whose ageing husband has been jailed. This is the intimate portrait of a woman’s loss of identity as she teeters between denial and reality. Left alone grappling with the consequences of her husband’s (André Wilms) imprisonment, Hannah (Rampling) begins to unravel. Ostracised by family members, neighbours hurl abuse through her door, even her gym membership, bizarrely, is suddenly revoked. Through the exploration of her fractured sense of identity and loss of selfcontrol, the film investigates modern day alienation, the struggle to connect, and the dividing lines between individual identity, personal relationships, and societal pressures. Rampling was awarded the Volpi cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for this wondrous performance. (Some Subtitles) Italy/France 2017 Andrea Pallaoro 93m.
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The Sisters Brothers
26 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 Apr 1 May 2 May
18:00 20:30 12:15 15:30 S 13:45 18:00 15:15 & 20:30
In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers. Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents... and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods. Audiard (‘Rust and Bone’, ‘A Prophet’) reimagines the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. Also stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed. France 2018 Jacques Audiard 121m. Back by Popular Demand
Sun 28 Apr 20:00 Mon 29 Apr 12:45 Wed 1 May 15:15 Booking Ref
A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet (Rami Malek is mesmerizing as Freddy Mercury). The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their nearimplosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion at Live Aid. UK/USA 2018 Bryan Singer 134m.
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Sat 27 Apr 15:00 Tue 30 Apr 16:15 Wed 1 May 20:30 International Panorama: Italy
Happy as Lazzaro
Lazzaro Felice This enchanting, surprising Italian fable from the gifted Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher, was the winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes 2018. Lazzaro (Adriano Tardiolo) is a naive and optimistic twenty-year-old farmer. On the other hand, Tancredi (Tommaso Ragno) is a young man with a fervid imagination. Between the two an unexpected friendship is born, one that for Lazzaro, turns out to be an important moment of growth. The first half of the film takes place on the ironically named Inviolata, a large, isolated tobacco farm owned by the wealthy Marquise de Luna (Nicoletta Braschi), before moving to a city of paved streets and modern buildings. With an unapologetic social message, ‘Happy as Lazzaro’ dares one to imagine a reality where each individual would task themselves to be as selfless and morally whole as its main protagonist. (Subtitles) Italy 2018 Alice Rohrwacher 125m.
Tue 30 Apr 18:45 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
ROH Live The lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris, with a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale. There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. An opera in 5 acts sung in French with English subtitles. 210m approx including 2 intervals.
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In Simon Amstell’s affecting, bittersweet comedy, a filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and an upcoming film premiere. Rising young filmmaker Benjamin (Colin Morgan), is thrown into emotional disarray over the impending release of his second feature ‘No Self’. If that was not enough to mess with his emotions, his hard-drinking publicist Billie introduces him to a magnetic French musician called Noah (Phénix Brossard). This comedy about being weird and struggling for a connection, is a letter to the director’s younger self. In Amstell’s first feature film, he seems to channel Woody Allen, and achieves a warm, heartfelt, and very funny look at the insecurities of our hero Benjamin. Look out for Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo in a cameo as they review Benjamin’s film. UK 2018 Simon Amstell 85m.
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu International Panorama: Italy
3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May
13:00 20:15 17:45 15:00 20:15 12:00 20:15
Them Paolo Sorrentino’s much-anticipated treatment of Silvio Berlusconi is a sharply written look at the politician and the people attracted to his power. Naturally Berlusconi is inhabited by Sorrentino’s muse Toni Servillo, the shapeshifting star who once again transforms himself not simply with the help of prostheses and hair dye, but through his exceptional physicality. This film aims to peer not just into Berlusconi’s monomaniacal soul, but to expose, as with Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’, the apotheosis of vulgarity and craving for attention that’s been the canny politician and media magnate’s lasting imprint on Italian society. This kaleidoscopic consideration of the four-time Prime Minister and the Italy he fostered, is a subtly written, stylistically classical look at one of the most divisive European leaders in recent memory. (Subtitles) Italy 2018 Paolo Sorrentino 151m.
Fri 3 May 18:15 Sat 4 May 15:15 Sun 5 May 12:30 Mon 6 May 18:00 Tue 7 May 17:45 Thu 9 May 13:00 Back by Popular Demand
Best Film – Oscars 2019 A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Based on the true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, who is hired to drive world-class black pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. They must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger – as well as unexpected humanity and humour - they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Screenplay at both the Oscars and Golden Globes of 2019, with Ali also taking the Supporting Actor BAFTA. 2018 USA Peter Farrelly 129m.
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Sun 5 May 15:15 (Plus Q&A) Thu 9 May 18:00
The Last Witness
A political thriller based on the harrowing true events of the Katyn Massacre in Spring 1940. In post-war England, ambitious journalist Stephen Underwood (Alex Pettyfer) comes across a disturbing spate of suicides by Polish soldiers. Sensing a story, his first port of call is Colonel Janusz Pietrowski (Will Thorp), a Liaison Officer for the resettlement of Polish troops under British command, but the meeting with Pietrowski leaves Stephen unsettled, and from here his investigation escalates as he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous, multi-layered conspiracy concerning the execution of 22,000 Polish military and civilians by Stalinâ€™s secret police. Michael Gambon co-stars. UK/Poland 2018 Piotr Szkopiak 97m. We welcome Director Piotr Szkopiak for a Q&A after the SundayÂ screening.
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16:00 13:00 & 18:00 20:45 12:45 S 13:00 17:00 15:45
A singer from Glasgow is on a quest to become a Nashville country music star. Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) is a Glaswegian jailbird who is still grasping on to dreams of becoming a country singer and heading to Nashville to pursue her talents. Her mother (Julie Walters) has been looking after her two youngsters while Rose has been in prison and, hoping a bit of jail time will buck up her ideas, tries to instil a sense of responsibility in her daughter. But Rose’s itchy feet – no matter the ankle tag under her white cowboy boots – will get her to Nashville at any cost. So begins an arduous but always optimistic cycle, as the young woman runs away from the responsibilities of family and adulthood in order to chase who she thinks she has to be. Directed by ‘War and Peace’ (BBC) director Tom Harper. UK 2018 Tom Harper 100m.
Tue 7 May 15:15 Tickets £2
The War of the Roses
1989: Kathleen Turner Visit During the 40 years of the cinema, we were privileged to present many actors, directors, writers, producers etc, to introduce their works. And for the 6th Chichester Film Festival in 1997, I invited the legendary Hollywood actress Kathleen Turner to introduce one of her latest and most controversial films, ‘The War of the Roses’. In her Q&A she gave a fascinating and very amusing account of her work under director Danny DeVito to an enthralled audience. – Roger Gibson. Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito star in this cunning comedy about the demise of a marriage. Oliver (Douglas) and Barbara (Turner) Rose have been together for 18 years. Now Barbara wants a divorce, but when it comes to deciding who will get their sumptuous house neither is willing to give an inch. Oliver’s lawyer (DeVito) offers some savvy advice, but it’s already too late. Oliver and Barbara become entangled in a mire of rapidly escalating spite and revenge as the war of the Roses moves towards its stunning conclusion. Extremely outrageous and very funny. USA 1989 Danny DeVito 116m. Subtitled screening
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Fri 10 May Mon 13 May Tue 14 May Wed 15 May Back by Popular Demand
15:15 15:15 16:30 18:00
In Yorgos Lanthimos’ (‘The Lobster’, ‘Dogtooth’) new film, Olivia Colman is simply dazzling as a fragile, volatile and sometimes dotty Queen Anne. Colman won every major Best Actress award in the recent awards season. Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. A wicked delight! UK 2018 Yorgos Lanthimos 120m.
10 May 20:30 11 May 20:45
Jordan Peele’s eagerly awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2017 ‘Get Out’. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o – ’12 Years a Slave’) feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. ‘Us’ is a thriller/horror that pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. USA 2019 Jordan Peele 120m.
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12:45 & 18:00 13:00 & 15:15 11:45 & 18:00 12:45 S & 18:00 12:00 13:00 14:15 & 16:45
The extraordinary true story of Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench), who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy. In a picturesque village in England, Joan lives in contented retirement, when suddenly, her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history. At Cambridge University in the 1930s, the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo (Tom Hughes). Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top-secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? This is a taut and emotional discovery of one woman’s sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom. UK 2018 Trevor Nunn 110m.
Sun 12 May 14:00 Tickets £20 (Friends/Students £17.50)
Dialogues des Carmelites
Met Opera Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Poulenc’s genius with the setting of text is apparent throughout the opera, much of which consists of recitative that closely follows speech patterns. The most arresting combination of the internal, spiritual, and dramatic musical worlds occurs in the celebrated finale: the fervent prayer of the Salve Regina is sung over a repeating figure in the orchestra, as each of the nuns meets her execution and their voices are silenced one by one. Opera in 2 acts sung in French with English Subtitles. 209m inc Interval. Subtitled screening
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Mon 13 May 20:30 Wed 15 May 15:30
The story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend in the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles. This documentary follows Acosta - nicknamed Yuli by his father from growing up on the streets of his native Cuba, through his time at the country’s National Dance School, to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Ballet. Raised in a poorer barrio of Havana by his white mother Maria (Yerlín Perez) and his black truck-driver father Pedro (Santiago Alfonso), Yuli, as a child, was dragged away from Michael Jackson break-dancing routines, and forced to attend the Cuban School of Ballet, where a teacher soon recognizes his talent. By the age of 25, he is dancing for the prestigious Royal Ballet. Director Bollaín creates outstanding dance routines that gives the film its vitality and joy – for both ballet aficionados and newbies alike. (Some subtitles) Spain/Cuba 2019 Icíar Bollaín 115m.
Thu 16 May 19:15 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Royal Ballet Triple Bill
ROH Ballet Within the Golden Hour / New Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern. A triple bill displaying the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet. The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘Within the Golden Hour’ is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s ‘Flight Pattern’, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created for The Royal Ballet, has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date. Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite. Music: Ezio Bosso, Henryk Górecki. 195m including 2 intervals.
Tue 14 May 14:15 Wed 15 May 20:45
A young carer discovers an unlikely talent for stand-up comedy in this moving, provocative, and often hilarious debut by James Gardner. Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor (Liv Hill). However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent. As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choose between her responsibilities as a carer and her new-found passion for comedy. Hill has genuinely funny bones and her outstanding talent shines through. UK 2018 James Gardner 101m.
Sun 12 May 20:30 Tue 16 May 12:00
After witnessing a murder, a young single mother is forced to act as a witness. Threatened on all sides, she must do whatever it takes to protect her son. The story follows Isla (Kate McLaughlin), a young single mother who witnesses a murder and is thrown into a dangerous game she did not ask to be part of, all the while fighting to keep her son safe. Filmed in Glasgow over the course of eighteen days on a tiny budget with a cast and crew comprised mostly of Scottish talent. Catriona Evans plays prosecutor Anne Ramsay, determined to solve the murder of her late informant. The tension between these two characters is palpable as is the relationship between Ramsay and the antagonist crooked police detective, Brian Ross (Jim Sweeney). A great independent thriller screened at the 2018 Chichester International Film Festival. UK 2017 R. Paul Wilson 110m.
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Tue 14 May 19:00 (Live) Sat 1 Jun 14:45 (Encore) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
All My Sons
NT Live Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi. 165m approx including interval.
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The formative years of the orphaned author, J.R.R. Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult) as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of WW1, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. His schoolmates who became close friends with the author in college and even fought alongside him during the first world war. These experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels. During his time in combat (including Battle of the Somme which is impressively staged), Tolkien encounters dark and mythical visions that he experiences upon falling sick - visions that ultimately help inspire the writer to create Sauron, Mordor, and other aspects of Middle-earth. The film explores deeper aspects, including his interest in language inspired by his meeting with a professor, nicely played by Derek Jacobi. The Finnish director Dome Karukoski sensitively brings all the elements together, and Nicholas Hoult is an outstanding rising star. USA 2019 Dome Karukoski 113m.
Wed 22 May 14:30 Thu 23 May 20:30 International Panorama: Ukraine
Director Sergey Loznitsa gives us a series of 13 loosely connected snapshots set in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. In eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war blends open armed conflict, crimes and looting perpetrated by separatist gangs. In Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is erected in truth and hate claims to be love. A journey through the Donbass is a series of crazy adventures in which the grotesque and the tragic mingle like life and death. This is not a tale about a region, a country or a political system but about a world lost in the after-truth and false identities. In this film’s own absurdist way, it sheds some light on just what the war did to the lives – and sensibilities – of civilians caught up in the nightmare. (Subtitles) Germany/Ukraine 2018 Sergey Loznitsa 110m. Subtitled screening
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20:30 13:15 & 18:15 20:45 15:45 S 13:15
Based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel, this is a dramatic love story that follows a famous soprano (Julianne Moore) who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at a party for a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). Just as the glittering gathering of diplomats and politicians convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Threats are made, lives are lost, a tense negotiation begins, and a month-long standoff ensues. While they are confined to the house, the hostages and their captors, who speak different languages, are forced to find ways to communicate. Music, especially the beautiful arias performed by Moore’s character, a songbird in captivity, sparks a shared sense of comradeship and even love, uniting the disparate housemates as they form unexpected bonds and discover their shared humanity. (Some Subtitles) USA 2018 Paul Weitz 100m.
Sun 19 May 16:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Carmen Suite / Petrushka
Bolshoi Ballet Our final ballets in this season’s programme is a tremendous live double bill of new Bolshoi productions: ‘Carmen’ Suite with music by Georges Bizet; Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka’. Carmen: Impetuous Carmen seduces Don José in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks she’s finally free before realizing that she’s in fact prisoner of a love triangle: she wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she can’t make Don José go away. Petrushka: At Saint-Petersburg’s carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with this endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppets’ theatre. Music: Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky; Choreography: Alberto Alonso and Edward Clu. 140m approx including interval.
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Fri 17 May 15:45 Mon 20 May 20:45 International Panorama: Germany
A taut moral thriller of our times, that sees a woman alone at sea, encounter a vessel full of refugees. Rike (Susanne Wolff), a 40-year-old doctor from Europe, embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike’s everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision. (Some subtitles) Germany/Austria 2018 Wolfgang Fischer 94m.
Tue 21 May 18:15 Tickets £2
Run Lola Run
1998: 1st Festival Audience Award We introduced the idea to our patrons to vote for the best new films for the first time in the 8th Chichester Film Festival (1999) and created various Audience Awards categories. The best new fiction film was, not surprisingly, selected by our audience for our preview of a multiaward-winning German film ‘Run Lola Run’, which had scooped the board in all the International Film Festivals. Here is another chance to re-view this gem! – Roger Gibson. Set against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack, ‘Run Lola Run’ is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that explores the life-altering impact of seemingly inconsequential actions. Beautiful, hip and young, poor Lola has but 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 Deutsche Marks or come up with the money some other way - if she can’t, gangsters are going to kill her boyfriend. A pulse-raising race against time, the film employs a startling array of innovative techniques to present three separate scenarios, all departing from a single split-second decision Lola makes. Franka Patente, who also sings on the soundtrack, is mesmerizing as Lola. (Subtitles) Germany 1998 Tom Twyker 81m.
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Tue 21 May 20:00 Sun 2 Jun 15:00 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Sadler’s Wells Theatre Matthew Bourne’s all male ‘Swan Lake’ comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is ‘as bold and beautiful as ever. This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Retaining the iconic elements of the original staging loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) have created a spellbinding re-imagining of this classic. Stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen. Collected over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway. 130m - no interval.
Sun 26 May 19:45 Thu 30 May 12:45
Dragged Across Concrete
Once two overzealous policemen get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation. Brett (Mel Gibson) and Tony (Vince Vaughn) are two detectives that find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media (think ‘bad cop, worse cop’). With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows. If you are familiar with Zahler’s previous films, ‘Bone Tomahawk’ for example, you will know that this film will be brutal in parts, but will keep you on the edge of your seat for its duration. Premiered with critical success on the opening night of the 2018 Venice Film Festival. Canada 2018 S. Craig Zahler 159m.
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 May
20:30 20:30 17:15 18:00 13:15 15:30 20:30
An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star. The story begins in 1999 when teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste’s meteoric rise to fame dovetails with a personal and national loss of innocence, consequently elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident almost derailed her career. There is much to love here - wonderful naturalistic acting, especially the virtuoso performance by an almost unrecognisable Portman; the glorious soundtrack; the script, with its often savagely witty dialogue; the moments of heart-stopping drama; and the striking visual images. USA 2018 Brady Corbet 114m.
Fri 24 May 18:00 Mon 27 May 15:30 Tue 28 May 20:30 Wed 29 May 13:00 Back by Popular Demand
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). His performance and character remind one of his seminal 1987 black comedy ‘Withnail and I’ (but in a more tragi-comedic way), while she is a revelation, almost unrecognisable, in more than one sense of the word, from her previous big-screen outings. Just like Bart Leyton’s brilliant ‘American Animals’, this is a thriller that revels in the incompetence and flaws of its protagonists. A gem of a film. USA 2018 Marielle Heller 106m. Subtitled screening
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Pick of the Litter
24 May 25 May 29 May 30 May
13:15 12:45 18:00 16:00
We follow a litter of puppies from the moment they are born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut - only the best of the best - the ‘pick of the litter’. This film has all the fluffy adorableness audiences expect from a puppy documentary, along with a story that’s as edifying as it is heartwarming. The most joyous time you’ll have at the cinema all year. USA 2018 Don Hardy & Dana Nachman 80m.
25 May 14:30
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.
Sun 26 May 15:00 Tue 28 May 18:15 Booking Ref
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant Cold War satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was in 1964. In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button - and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove’s jet-black satire and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining. There is so much to like about this pre-eminent satire of Cold War paranoia, but Peter Sellers is undoubtedly the star of the show. And perhaps the highlight… whilst playing US President Merkin, he says – “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the War Room!” A treat to be able to see this on the big screen. USA/UK 1964 Stanley Kubrick 95m.
Fri 31 May 13:15 Mon 3 Jun 18:15
A theatre director’s latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously. Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theatre troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives. The early scenes raise the anxiety, perfectly emoting the young Madeline on screen, moving then through a film which is more choreographed than directed. This film is stunning! USA 2018 Josephine Decker 93m.
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Fri 31 May 18:15 Sun 2 Jun 20:15 Wed 5 Jun 14:30 International Panorama: Iceland
Woman at War
Kona Fer í Stríð Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminium industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. In a literal power struggle between capitalism vs environmentalism, director Benedikt Erlingsson’s lyrical drama combines the beauty of Iceland with the strength of a woman. The backdrop is modern-day Iceland where our unlikely protagonist and self-appointed soldier is set to take on the country’s aluminium industry. Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is an unsuspecting middle-aged woman who, when not moonlighting as a covert environmental activist, is a single, well-respected choir teacher. A strong lead performance grounds the film’s fairy-tale quality in reality, as our heroine sets out to right the world’s wrongs with nothing more than a bow & arrow. This film’s impact will linger long after the closing credits roll. (Subtitles) Iceland/France 2018 Benedikt Erlingsson 101m.
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12:15 20:30 18:15
A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown. Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen), a cargo pilot whose small plane has crashed somewhere in the Arctic before the film’s story begins, has figured out how to survive - fishing through the ice, sheltering in the remains of his plane, waiting patiently for a passing plane to spot him. But when one does, his problems aren’t solved, if anything, they are increased. When a failed rescue attempt strands a member of the rescue party (Maria Thelma Smaradottir), Overgård finds a purpose beyond himself, as he struggles to keep the injured woman alive. ‘Arctic’ proves that a good survival thriller doesn’t need much in the way of dialogue to get by - especially when Mads Mikkelsen is the one doing the surviving. Iceland 2018 Joe Penna 98m.
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31 May 1 Jun 2 Jun 3 Jun 4 Jun 5 Jun 6 Jun
15:30 & 20:30 17:45 & 20:30 12:15 & 17:30 12:45 & 15:30 S 18:00 & 20:45 12:00 & 16:30 13:15 & 20:30
A musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John’s (Taron Egerton) breakthrough years. Named after Elton John’s 1972 song, the film follows the early years of the chart-topping singer’s career, and his rise to fame, with his music as the backdrop. From his early days as Reginald Dwight, a young prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, right up to his partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). Its cast also includes ‘Bodyguard’ star Richard Madden as the singer’s manager John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as his mother Sheila Eileen. Elton John himself is a huge driving force behind the production of this film and was blown away when he first heard Egerton’s singing voice. Unlike the film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, this is less a bio-pic, and more of a musical film using Elton John’s songs to express important beats in his life. UK 2019 Dexter Fletcher (Time TBC).
Tue 4 Jun Thu 6 Jun
Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)
Van Gogh and Japan
Exhibition on Screen “I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – Van Gogh & Japan at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan, it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. After leaving Paris for the south of France, the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today. UK 2019 Phil Grabsky 85m. Subtitled screening
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Tue 4 Jun 13:15 Tickets £2
2002: The Friends of the Cinema Founded One of our most dedicated patrons Mercia Last, created ‘The Friends’ in 2002, a membership scheme with discounts and ‘The Circle’ which encouraged patrons to meet and discuss some of the films screening at our Cinema. In recognition of these initiatives, I invited Mercia to select one of her favourite films, and we are showing on her birthday, the enchanting ‘The Bookshop’. – Roger Gibson. Set in 1959, this adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s ‘The Bookshop’ focuses on Florence Green, a plucky middle-aged widow living in the coastal town of Harborough in East Anglia, who decides to open a bookshop. Despite a lack of encouragement from her bank manager and from some of the locals, Florence buys the freehold of a damp and dilapidated 15th century property called the Old House and is keen to get started. A free-spirited widow (Emily Mortimer), puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. Penelope Fitzgerald’s book is filled with wonderfully evocative descriptions of East Suffolk and this film version adapted and directed by Spanish director Isabel Coixet co-staring Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson more than captures the beauty of Fitzgerald’s story. UK/ Spain/ Germany 2017 Isabel Coixet 116m.
Wed 5 Jun 19:00 (Live) Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
The Taming of the Shrew
RSC Live Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford comes this Shakespearean favourite, where in a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Fortune-hunting Hortensia, rich old Gremia and newly-arrivedin-town Lucentia all wish to court the handsome Bianco, but his mother Baptista decrees he cannot marry before his older brother, the sharp-tongued and quick-tempered Katherine. The bachelorette Petruchia steps up to the challenge and vows to woo Katherine, both for Katherine’s dowry and for the challenge of overcoming his fearsome reputation. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (‘Snow in Midsummer’, ‘The Jew of Malta’) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power. Running time tbc includes interval.
Film Courses and Talks at New Park
The Cinema of Ernst Lubitsch
Studio Talk by Nick Smedley Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1947) was one of the most brilliant film directors in the history of Hollywood cinema. A master of the comedy of manners, Lubitsch was a shrewd and warmly-indulgent observer of the American way of life, love and the battle of the sexes. Born in Berlin, he rapidly progressed to be one of the most soughtafter directors of comedies and big-budget historical dramas in 1920s Germany. Snapped up by Hollywood, he established a reputation as a sophisticated European purveyor of moral comedies in the silent era, and then effortlessly made the transition to the sound period. This talk will focus on the sound films Lubitsch made, featuring wonderful clips from such masterpieces as ‘Ninotchka’, ‘To Be or Not to Be’ and ‘Heaven Can Wait’.
17 May 18:30 (Studio)
Tickets £6.50 Booking Ref
Another Fine Mess! The Films of Laurel and Hardy
Studio Talk by Mike Jennings After previous sessions in the Education programme’s season of Classic Comedy (Buster Keaton, The Marx Bros, Jacques Tati), the final session in the series looks at the greatest comedy double act in film history, one which has influenced countless other comedians in Britain and America, both in cinema and television. Not only did they become world famous, but they were regarded with enormous affection in every country in which their films were distributed, including many countries whose first language was not English. This two-hour session will look at their individual careers, lives and contributions, with lots of illustrative clips, and will be led by Mike Jennings, Lead Trustee for Education. The Comedy Classics series will be starting again next year, as laughter, and the appreciation of those who so brilliantly provide it, is a must in all our lives!
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Rattigan on Page and Screen
Studio Talk by Rosemary Coxon A different take on ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ at Chichester Festival Theatre and other Rattigan’s plays, this talk examines Rattigan’s works which became successful films. As well as ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ we will look at ‘The Winslow Boy’ and several other of his plays. A deeply troubled man in many ways, we will examine how the inner turmoil of his life is evidenced in his writing and films. ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ (Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston) will be screened at New Park in June (date tbc) with an introduction by Rosemary Coxon. 120m.
In conjunction with Chichester Festival Theatre Festival season, we are offering our patrons a double bargain for the play ‘Plenty’. If you buy a ticket for a backstage tour of the play set on June 15th at a reduced price of £2, you can also see the film ‘Plenty’ in the afternoon of 15th June at Chichester Cinema at New Park at a bargain price. Details of this double offer will be in the Summer brochure and on the cinema website.
Out of the Shadows
14 Jun 1900-1949 21 Jun 1950-1969 28 Jun 1970-1999
5 Jul 2000-present day Tickets £22 for all four talks (£6.50 each)
A four-part course looking at the spy film genre from the silent era to the present day. This exciting event looks at the genre of spy films, either as fictional espionage - think Le Carré; a basis for fantasy - Bond, or as true stories - ‘Carve her Name with Pride’ and ‘Odette’. We showcase firstly the silent era and the early 1900’s - a time of paranoia and invasion fears, followed by the exploits of real life and fictional Allied agents in the WW2 years. At its peak of popularity in The Cold War, the spy film chose on one hand the real-life gritty agents in ‘The Ipcress File’ and the unrealistic but oh so popular Bond films. Lastly, we will take you from 2000 right up to the present day. Do join us and enjoy being shaken and perhaps stirred. Presenters: Mike Jennings, Nick Smedley, Patrick Hargood and Rosemary Coxon.
Sat 25 May 10:00 - 15:30 (Studio) Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £8.50)
Stanley Kubrick: A Cinema Odyssey
Richard Cupidi Day Course After his initial breakthrough film ‘The Killers’, Kubrick went on to produce a litany of 20th century cinematic icons: ‘Paths of Glory’, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ (screening at New Park on 26 and 28 May), ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘The Shining’. An uncompromising master in scope and scale of visual storytelling, Kubrick ignored convention by embracing black comedy, political satire, war, historical drama and sexual melodrama. Rather than concentrate only on themes and narratives, our interactive workshop will explore Kubrick’s artistic development. We’ll also survey Kubrick’s exceptional technical accomplishments which helped him render his epic visions onscreen. Everyone welcome.
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Ticket prices SPRING 2019 Full price Senior Citizens
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The 2019 Spring Season Programme for Chichester Cinema at New Park.