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April Programme The Place Beyond the Pines (12 - 25 April)

New film releases

The Look of Love Robot & Frank In the House Side Effects Broken

Also this month

Les Misérables – Back by popular demand New weekend children's shows – just £3.50! Our ‘England’ film season – inspired by St George’s Day

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April at a glance Side Effects p4

The Place Beyond the Pines p5

Compliance p4

Broken p4

Beyond the Hills p5

Arbitrage p6

The Happy Lands p6

Caesar Must Die p6

In the House p6

Robot and Frank p7

Reincarnated p7

Mea Maxima Culpa p7

The ABCs of Death p7

The Look of Love p10

Spring Breakers p10

Cloud Atlas p10

Rebellion p10

Mud p11

Trance p11

Coming in May

The Great Gatsby p11

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With April bringing St George’s Day on the 23rd, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a look at England and portrayals of ‘Englishness’ on film. Our mini season includes David Niven’s stiff upper lip Englishman in A Matter of Life and Death, Olivier’s Richard III with introduction, the angry young men of the British New Wave, and Terence Davies’ look at Liverpool during the 40s and 50s. We’ll also be showing Mike Leigh’s bittersweet dissection of class and colour Secrets & Lies, Ken Russell’s Altered States, plus a fascinating look at immigration and national identity with 1999’s East is East. Other highlights include new UK award-winning film Broken – starring Tim Roth – who also pops up in cracking thriller Arbitrage, Steven Soderbergh’s (rumoured) swansong Side Effects, Kristen Scott Thomas in Ozon’s In the House, powerful documentary Mea Maxima Culpa and Michael Winterbottom's new film The Look of Love starring Steve Coogan.. Trying to tell our team about this wealth of cinema is proving difficult, however, as everyone is preoccupied with the gorgeous triumvirate of Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes! They star in new thriller The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Blue Valentine’s Derek Cianfrance. Jake Harvey, Film Programmer

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Side Effects 15 Fri 5 – Thu 11 Apr Dir: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara USA 2013, 1hr 46mins Adored by critics and rumoured to be Soderbergh’s last feature; if that turns out to be true, Side Effects is a brilliant film to go out on. Emily’s husband Martin returns to their home having served four years for insider trading. After an apparent suicide attempt by Emily, he begs her psychiatrist Jonathan (Law) for help. Continued from March

Post Tenebras Lux 18 Mon 1 – Thu 4 Apr Mexico 2012, 1hr 55mins, subtitled Carlos Reygadas won Best Director at Cannes for this beguiling and beautiful semi-autobiographical film.

Lore 15 Mon 1 – Thu 4 Apr Germany / UK 2012, 1hr 49mins, subtitled A beautifully shot, multi awardwinning film set in Germany postWorld War II.

The King of Pigs 15 Mon 1 Apr South Korea 2011, 1hr 36mins, subtitled Violent and stylish anime from South Korea tells the story of Jung Jong-suk and Hwang Kyung-min, two former classmates haunted by their childhoods.

Assigned an experimental drug, Emily’s behaviour grows increasingly bizarre. A Hitchcockian thriller that will keep you guessing up to the final reel.

Compliance 15


Mon 1 – Thu 4 Apr

Fri 5 – Thu 11 Apr

Dir: Craig Zobel Cast: Ann Dowd, Matt Servitto USA 2012, 1hr 30mins

Dir: Rufus Norris Cast: Tim Roth, Eloise Laurence UK 2012, 1hr 31mins

This provocative independent film from the USA caused a sensation when it premiered at Sundance. A fast-food restaurant manager receives a call from the police; one of her employees – Rachel, a young waitress – has been accused of stealing from a customer. Instructed by the caller to take Rachel into the office and question her, the interrogation becomes increasingly humiliating. Based on a real event at a Washington McDonalds in 2004, this is a chilling exploration of authority and power.

Winner of Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards in December 2012, Norris’ feature debut is a powerful and thoughtprovoking drama. Eleven year-old Skunk (Laurence) witnesses a violent assault in the sleepy culde-sac where she lives with her dad Archie (Roth). Unable to forget what she saw, the ripple effects of the attack spread throughout the community. A wonderful breakout performance from Laurence with a superb supporting cast – it’s great to see Tim Roth back in British film.


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The Place Beyond the Pines 15 Fri 12 – Thu 25 Apr Dir: Derek Cianfrance Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta USA 2012, 2hrs 20mins Cianfrance (director of 2010’s acclaimed Blue Valentine) returns with this cracking thriller. Ryan Gosling channels his moody intensity from Drive to play Luke – a leather jacket-wearing motorcycle rider who turns to robbing banks

to provide for his family. This decision puts him on a collision course with idealistic rookie cop Avery (a brilliant Bradley Cooper), and what happens between the two men will have lasting consequences. This is grown-up entertainment; a superbly acted mix of heist movie and relationship drama.

Les Misérables 12A

Beyond the Hills

Fri 5 – Mon 8 Apr

Mon 8 – Thu 11 Apr

Dir: Tom Hooper Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe UK 2013, 2hrs 38mins

Dir: Cristian Mungiu Cast: Cosmina Stratan Romania 2012, 2hrs 32mins, subtitled

Back by popular demand! Tom Hooper took on one of the most successful musicals of all time with staggering results. Les Misérables features an all-star cast, all singing live. Set in revolutionary France, it tells the story of escaped convict Jean Valjean (Jackman) and those he comes into contact with in his quest for redemption whilst being relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (Crowe).


A haunting and beautifully shot drama from the Palme d’Or winning director of 4 months, 3 weeks & 2 days. Voichita and Alina are childhood friends who are separated when Alina moves away and Voichita enters a rural monastery. Determined they should be together, Alina visits Voichita with the aim of bringing her back to live together in Germany. Clashing with the ingrained superstition of the nuns and an authoritarian head-priest, Alina is suspected of being possessed with wickedness.

My Left Foot 15 Presented by U3A and Phoenix Wed 10 Apr, 10.30am Tickets: U3A members £3.75, all others £4.50 Dir: Jim Sheridan Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis Ireland 1989, 1hr 39mins In association with the University of the Third Age ( Phoenix presents a new monthly co-curated film screening designed with an older audience in mind. We begin with Jim Sheridan’s wonderful biopic of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy who became a celebrated artist and painter using his left foot. Daniel Day-Lewis is on Oscar-winning form as Christy with excellent support from Brenda Fricker as his indefatigable mother.

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Arbitrage 15 Fri 12 – Thu 18 Apr Dir: Nicholas Jarecki Cast: Richard Gere, Tim Roth USA 2012, 1hr 47mins Richard Miller (Gere) is a successful hedge fund manager on the verge of selling his trading empire when he’s involved in a car accident which kills his mistress. Fleeing the scene, Miller must hide his part in the crash from a determined detective (Roth) whilst answering prying questions from his daughter about an anomaly in their company accounts.

A gripping and superbly written thriller with Gere reminding us what a sublime actor he can be given the right material.

The Happy Lands 12A Caesar Must Die 12A In the House 15 (Cesare deve morire)

(Dans la maison)

Mon 15 – Thu 18 Apr

Fri 19 – Thu 25 Apr

Dir: Paolo & Vittorio Taviani Documentary Italy 2012, 1hr 17mins, subtitled

Dir: François Ozon Cast: Kristen Scott Thomas France 2012, 1hr 45mins, subtitled

‘Since I have discovered art, this cell has turned into a prison’ – so says one of the actors in this deeply moving docudrama about inmates at a maximum-security prison in Rome who put on a production of Julius Caesar. The play’s central themes of honour, justice, retribution and liberty clearly resonate deeply with the prisoners – many of whom are serving life sentences. The audition sequences and final performance in particular are electric.

The director of 2010’s Potiche returns with this delicious blend of mystery and comedy starring Kristen Scott Thomas. A gifted sixteen- year-old student insinuates himself into another boy’s family life, and writes assignments about it for his teacher – who along with his wife becomes fascinated by the essays. Razor-sharp and shot through with wry humour, Ozon perfectly skewers the couple’s middle-class pretensions as they move from aloof critics to obsessive devotees and unwitting players in the boy’s story.

Sat 13 Apr, 6.15pm Dir: Robert Rae Cast: Kevin Clarke, Jokie Wallace UK 2012, 1hr 48mins ‘It's never a good time to stand up for your rights - but it's always the right time.’ It's the General Strike 1926 - only seven years after the slaughter of the trenches, miners’ unions lead the country against savage austerity cuts by a Liberal-Conservative government. Inspired by true stories from families in Fife, The Happy Lands tells the story of law-abiding citizens becoming law-breakers in a battle against the state. A one-off screening of Theatre Workshop Scotland’s new film.

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Robot & Frank 12A Fri 19 – Thu 25 Apr Dir: Jake Schreier Cast: Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon USA 2012, 1hr 29mins This wonderful comedy drama follows Frank - an ex-jewel thief living in a leafy New York suburb and facing the slide into dementia. Worried about his father’s ability to look after himself, Frank’s son buys a robot to take care of him. Noticing the robot’s talent for lockpicking coupled with its inability to distinguish between legal

and criminal activities, Frank sets about planning to burgle his unpleasant neighbours! Smart and funny, it features a touching performance from Frank Langella.

Reincarnated 18

Mea Maxima Culpa: The ABCs of Death 18 Silence in the House of God 15

Fri 19 & Sat 20 Apr

Fri 26 Apr, 10pm Mon 22 – Thu 25 Apr

Dir: Andy Capper Documentary Cast: Snoop Lion, Dr. Dre USA 2012, 1hr 36mins

Dir: Alex Gibney Documentary USA 2012, 1hr 47mins

In 2012 legendary hip-hop star Snoop Dogg travelled to Jamaica on a spiritual quest. Reflecting on his career and tired of the violence of the rap game, Snoop became fascinated by Rastafari and the importance of peace and brotherhood. Embraced by the Jamaican people, Snoop was ‘born again’ into Rastafari, shifted the focus of his music to reggae and changed his name to Snoop Lion. VICE films were with him throughout his odyssey and this fascinating film is the result.

This powerful documentary takes on the controversial subject of paedophilia in the Catholic Church, using the backdrop of four deaf men who set out to expose the priest who abused them during the mid-1960s. Claiming a trail leads from this first protest against clerical sexual abuse in America all the way to the Vatican, the film is made with integrity and avoids sensationalism. The men’s gutwrenching testimonies are voiced by actors including Ethan Hawke and Chris Cooper.

Dir: Ben Wheatley and many more New Zealand, 2hrs 4mins, subtitled (parts) Introduced by Johnny Walker, Lecturer in Film Studies at DMU. Phoenix is one of 26 cinemas nationwide taking part in a special one-off screening of new portmanteau horror film The ABCs of Death. Perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with 26 ‘chapters’ directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in horror cinema, including the directors of House of the Devil, Hobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, You’re Next and Sightseers.

April '13

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11am Wreck-it Ralph 3D 1pm Lore 1.30pm Compliance 3.30pm Lore 3.45pm Wreck-it Ralph 3D 6.15pm Lore 6.30pm Compliance 8.45pm Post Tenebras Lux 8.45pm The King of Pigs Tue 2 1pm Wreck-it Ralph 3D 2pm Lore 3.30pm Wreck-it Ralph 3D 4.45pm Lore 6.30pm Distant Voices, Still Lives 7.30pm Post Tenebras Lux 8.30pm Compliance Wed 3 1pm Lore 1.15pm Wreck-it Ralph 3D 3.30pm Post Tenebras Lux 3.45pm Compliance 6.15pm Lore 6.15pm Wreck-it Ralph 3D 8.45pm Compliance 8.45pm Post Tenebras Lux Thu 4 1.15pm Wreck-it Ralph 3D 3.15pm Lore 3.45pm Wreck-it Ralph 3D 6.15pm Lore 6.30pm Compliance 8.45pm Post Tenebras Lux 8.45pm Compliance Fri 5 1pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 2.30pm Les Misérables 3.45pm Broken 6pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 6.15pm Side Effects 8.45pm Broken 8.45pm Side Effects Sat 6 11.30am Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 1.30pm Side Effects 2.30pm Broken 4pm Les Misérables 5pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 7.30pm Side Effects 8pm Broken Sun 7 12pm Lazy Sunday: Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 1pm Les Misérables 2.45pm Broken 4.30pm A Matter of Life and Death 5pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 7pm Side Effects 7.45pm Broken Mon 8 10.30am Monday Movies 1pm Broken 1.30pm Les Misérables 3.15pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 5pm Beyond the Hills 6.15pm Broken 8.15pm Side Effects 8.30pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D Tue 9 1.30pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 3.30pm Side Effects 6pm Broken 6.30pm Adam Buxton: BUG 8.15pm Beyond the Hills 8.45pm Adam Buxton: BUG Wed 10 10.30am My Left Foot 1pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 1.30pm Side Effects 3.45pm Broken 4pm Beyond the Hills 6pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 7.30pm Side Effects 8.45pm Broken Thu 11 3.30pm Side Effects 4pm Broken 6pm Beyond the Hills

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6.15pm Broken 8.30pm Oz The Great and Powerful 3D 8.45pm Side Effects 4pm Arbitrage 4.15pm The Place Beyond the Pines 6.30pm Arbitrage 7.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 9pm CINEMA BIZARRE: Altered States 11am Bugsy Malone 1pm The Place Beyond the Pines 1.15pm Arbitrage 3.45pm Arbitrage 4.15pm The Place Beyond the Pines 6.15pm The Happy Lands 7.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 8.45pm Arbitrage 12pm Lazy Sunday: The Place Beyond the Pines 12.30pm Bugsy Malone 3pm Double Bill: Room at the Top & Saturday Night & Sunday Morning 3.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 6.45pm The Place Beyond the Pines 7pm Arbitrage 1pm The Place Beyond the Pines 1.30pm Arbitrage 4pm Caesar Must Die 4.15pm The Place Beyond the Pines 6.15pm Arbitrage 7.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 8.45pm Caesar Must Die 4pm Arbitrage 5pm The Place Beyond the Pines 6.30pm Caesar Must Die 8pm The Place Beyond the Pines 8.30pm Arbitrage 1pm The Place Beyond the Pines 1.30pm Arbitrage 4pm Caesar Must Die 4.15pm The Place Beyond the Pines 6.15pm Arbitrage 7.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 8.45pm Caesar Must Die 4pm Arbitrage 5pm The Place Beyond the Pines 6.30pm Caesar Must Die 8pm The Place Beyond the Pines 8.30pm Arbitrage 3.45pm In the House 4pm Robot & Frank 6.15pm In the House 6.15pm Robot & Frank 8.30pm Reincarnated 8.45pm The Place Beyond the Pines 11.30am Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1pm In the House 3pm Robot & Frank 3.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 5.45pm Robot & Frank 6.30pm In the House 8.15pm Reincarnated 8.45pm The Place Beyond the Pines 12pm Lazy Sunday: In the House 12.30pm Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3pm The Place Beyond the Pines 3.30pm FROM THE VAULTS: Richard III + intro 6.15pm In the House 7pm Robot & Frank 1pm In the House 1.30pm Robot & Frank 3.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 3.45pm Mea Maxima Culpa 6.15pm Robot & Frank 6.30pm In the House 8.30pm Mea Maxima Culpa 8.45pm The Place Beyond the Pines 3pm Robot & Frank 3.30pm In the House 6pm The Place Beyond the Pines 7.30pm Mea Maxima Culpa 8.45pm In the House 1pm In the House 1.30pm Robot & Frank

3.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 3.45pm Mea Maxima Culpa 6.15pm Robot & Frank 6.30pm In the House 8.30pm Mea Maxima Culpa 8.45pm The Place Beyond the Pines Thu 25 2.30pm In the House 3.30pm Mea Maxima Culpa 5pm In the House 6.15pm Secrets and Lies 7.30pm The Place Beyond the Pines 8.45pm Robot & Frank 3.45pm The Look of Love Fri 26 4pm Jack the Giant Slayer 3D 6.15pm The Look of Love 6.30pm Cloud Atlas 8.45pm The Look of Love 10pm The ABCs of Death 10.30am Autistic Spectrum Screening: Sat 27 Jack the Giant Slayer 2D 11.30am Jack the Giant Slayer 3D 1pm The Look of Love 2pm Jack the Giant Slayer 3D 3.45pm The Look of Love 4.30pm Cloud Atlas 6.15pm The Look of Love 8pm Cloud Atlas 8.45pm The Look of Love Sun 28 12pm Lazy Sunday: Cloud Atlas 1.30pm The Look of Love 3.45pm Jack the Giant Slayer 3D 4.30pm The Look of Love 6.30pm Cloud Atlas 7.15pm The Look of Love The Look of Love Mon 29 1pm 1.30pm Cloud Atlas 3.45pm The Look of Love 6.15pm Rebellion 6.15pm The Look of Love 8.45pm Spring Breakers 8.45pm The Look of Love Tue 30 3.30pm Rebellion 4.30pm The Look of Love 6.30pm East is East 7.30pm The Look of Love 8.45pm Spring Breakers


Live Events Education England Season

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The Look of Love 18 Fri 26 Apr – Thu 9 May Dir: Michael Winterbottom Cast: Steve Coogan, Stephen Fry UK 2013, 1hr 41mins From Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom, the team behind the critically acclaimed The Trip, 24 Hour Party People and A Cock and Bull Story, comes this hugely entertaining biopic of Paul Raymond. Once Britain’s richest man and named the ‘King of Soho’, the eccentric Raymond amassed a huge fortune through an empire of gentlemen’s clubs and

magazines. A funny and fascinating account of Britain’s changing attitude to sex and sexuality, Coogan gives pathos to the complex character of Raymond whilst the superb script comes from Matt Greenhalgh (Control).

Cloud Atlas 15

Rebellion 15

(L'ordre et la morale)

Fri 26 – Mon 29 Apr

Spring Breakers 18 Mon 29 Apr – Thu 2 May

Mon 29 Apr – Thu 2 May Dir: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry Germany / USA 2012, 2hrs 52mins

Dir: Mathieu Kassovitz Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz France 2011, 2hrs 15mins, subtitled

This adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel is a sprawling explosion of a film that revels in the spectacle of cinema. Consisting of six interwoven stories that take us from 19th century South Pacific to Neo-Seoul in 2144, it examines the lasting effects one action can have across generations, taking in revolution, technology, reincarnation and love. Highlights include a heartbreaking performance from Ben Whishaw, and Jim Broadbent leading a Great Escape-style exodus from an old people’s home!

Kassovitz (writer and director of 1995’s La Haine) returns with this riveting drama based on the Ouvéa crisis of 1988, when armed rebels took 27 hostages and demanded independence from France. A team of elite police led by negotiator Capitaine Legorjus (Kassovitz) are flown to the island, only to discover the army has taken over with instructions from the French government to end the standoff by any means necessary. A powerful and extremely relevant film following recent events in Mali.

Dir: Harmony Korine Cast: James Franco, Selina Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens USA 2012, 1hr 34mins Harmony Korine (Gummo), the enfant terrible of American independent cinema returns with this lurid, surreal and sensational film. Former Disney-starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Selina Gomez star with Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine as four college girls who wind up in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their spring break vacation. Bailed out by local drug dealer ‘Alien’ (Franco) who wants them to work for him, the girls’ lives spiral further out of control.


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The Great Gatsby

Altered States 18

Richard III U

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) returns with this sumptuous and exhilarating adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald famous novel, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

Fri 12 Apr, 9pm

Coming in May

Mud Matthew McConaughey continues his incredible career resurgence with this atmospheric thriller from Jeff Nichols the director of last year’s Take Shelter.

Trance After his astonishing Olympic ceremony last year, Danny Boyle is back in the director’s chair for this hypnotic thriller starring James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel.

The weird and wonderful

Sat 27 Apr 8pm til late

+ Introduction Sun 21 Apr, 3.30pm

Dir: Ken Russell Cast: William Hurt, Bob Balaban USA 1980, 1hr 42mins We pay tribute to the sadly missed Ken Russell by screening one of the flamboyant director’s mindwarping films. Edward Jessop (Hurt) is a Professor of Abnormal Psychology who, experimenting with sensory-deprivation flotation tanks, is convinced he can regress his mind to prehistory by taking psychoactive drugs. As he spends more time in the tank he experiences shocking hallucinations, until his devolution begins to physically manifest.

Ghostbusters I + II

Double Bill

Must-see masterpieces


Dir: Laurence Olivier Cast: Laurence Olivier UK 1955, 2hrs 41mins Following our hugely successful screening in November, we again present Laurence Olivier’s Richard III. This 1955 film is the definitive version featuring an all-British cast including Sir John Gielgud, who bring Shakespeare’s powerful tale of corruption and tragedy to life. Laurence, with his hunched back and drawling voice in the title role, is iconic and unforgettable. The screening will feature an introduction on Richard III and his ties to Leicester.

The Social Cinema

Join us in our café bar as we bring you not one, but TWO slices of Bill Murray magic! Possibly the ultimate double bill, Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters I and II features a raft of glorious effects, inspired humour and Messrs Murray, Ramis and Aykroyd at the top of their games. Plus food and drinks offers, cocktails, a retro gaming station, music and more. It'll be more fun than a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

Tickets: £10 / £12 sofa seats Social Cinema screenings take place monthly in the Phoenix cafebar. Tickets are limited. Contact box office for full details.

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England Season


This month we celebrate St George’s Day with a season looking at England and portrayals of ‘Englishness’ on film. Our cafebar will be cooking up some of our country’s favourite dishes, plus on Sat 20th between 1 – 4pm – as part of Leicester City Council’s St George’s Festival – there’ll be a fabulous showcase of the region’s best young musical talent.

A Matter of Life and Death U

Distant Voices, Still Lives 15

Secrets and Lies 15

Sun 7 Apr, 4.30pm

Tue 2 Apr, 6.30pm

1hr 42mins, 1946

1hr 24mins, 1988

David Niven stars as the archetypal stiff upper lip Englishman Peter Carter in Powell and Pressburger’s wonderful film. After cheating death, pilot Carter must argue for his life in front of a celestial court. Will his love for radio-operator June be enough to save him?

Terence Davies’ depiction of a working-class family in Liverpool during the 40s and 50s remains a fascinating document of British life. Made up of two separate films, we see snapshots of a tyrannical father, marriages, deaths, air-raids, and sing-alongs in pubs.

East is East 15 Tue 30 Apr, 6.30pm

Double Bill Room at the Top 1959 12A / Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 PG

1hr 36mins, 1999

Sun 14 Apr, 3pm

Damien O’Donnel’s comedydrama is set in Manchester in 1971. George, a first generation Pakistani immigrant expects his children to follow Pakistani ways, but his children increasingly see themselves as British and reject his beloved traditions.

A double bill of two of the key films from the British New Wave.

Thu 25 Apr, 6.15pm 2hrs 16mins, 1996

This screening will feature an introductory lecture on Leicester’s history of immigration.

No England season would be complete without a Mike Leigh film. This bitter-sweet tale of a successful black woman who discovers her birth mother is a working-class white woman, features great performances from Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

Causing a stir on its release due to its portrayal of adultery, Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top stars Laurence Harvey as ambitious social climber Joe Lampton. After starting a low-level position at the local treasurer’s department, Joe is determined to advance his career by seducing the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. We follow with the multi award-winning Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Albert Finney plays the ‘Angry Young Man’ Arthur Seaton, a hard-drinking, hard-living factory machinist who begins an affair with the wife of a fellow worker.


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Children’s Phoenix All cinema tickets £3.50 on Saturday and Sundays before 5pm (adults must be accompanied by a child!) Standard tickets prices at other times.

Wreck-it Ralph 3D U Fri 29 Mar – Thu 4 Apr Dir: Rich Moore Cast: John C. Reilly USA 2012, 1hr 48mins Fed-up with being the bad-guy, video game villain Wreck-it Ralph decides to break out of his game and achieve his dream of winning a gold medal, only to cause chaos for the arcade machines his friends live in! Wonderfully inventive, beautifully animated, and full of gaming references that will amuse both young and old, Wreck-it Ralph is great fun for the whole family.

Bugsy Malone U Sat 13 & Sun 14 Apr Splurge guns at the ready! Following his Academy Fellowship at the BAFTA awards in February, we present Alan Parker’s wonderful family film.

Adam Buxton: BUG

Oz the Great and Powerful 3D PG

Creative Saturday!

Fri 5 – Thu 11 Apr

Sat 6 Apr, 2pm – 3pm Tickets: Children £4, adults free

Dir: Sam Raimi Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis USA 2013, 2hrs 10mins Oscar Diggs is a circus magician with big ambitions. After his latest show, he finds himself transported to the magical Land of Oz where he meets three witches who believe he’s the mythical ‘Wizard’ who will bring peace and prosperity. Agreeing to destroy the Wicked Witch, he sets off on his quest, but in Oz all is not as it seems...

Kids get creative! Leicester's Creation Station will be running a fun arts and crafts afternoon at Phoenix for children aged 1 - 11 years - taking inspiration from our Easter film Oz the Great and Powerful. Reserve places at the Phoenix box office.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang U

Jack the Giant Slayer 3D 12A

Sat 20 & Sun 21 Apr

Fri 26 – Sun 28 Apr

Ken Hughes’ timeless classic returns to the big screen! A hapless inventor finally succeeds in creating a flying car, but a wicked dictator wants it for himself!

A rip-roaring new adaptation of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk English folk-tale from director Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects).

After sell-out shows at Phoenix in February, the fantastic BUG music video show returns!

Tue 9 Apr 6.30pm & 8.45pm Running time: 1hr 45mins Tickets: £15 / £13 conc.

Hosted by the brilliant Adam Buxton – comedian, writer, broadcaster, video director and YouTube comment wrangler – BUG promises a set of aweinspiring music videos, some incredible online discoveries and hilarious insights into the online community.

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Contains adults content – over 18s only.

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Short Courses Skills Courses Desktop Publishing Fridays, 3 May – 24 May (4 sessions) Times: 7pm – 8.30pm Price: £100 / £90 conc. Would you like to design fantastic flyers or magnificent magazines from the comfort of your home computer? With our Desktop Publishing course, you’ll learn how to capture the power of your imagination using Adobe’s InDesign software.

Acting for Film Basics Tuesdays, 6 – 27 Jun (4 sessions) Times: 7pm – 9pm Price: £100 / £90 conc. Have you got what it takes to be a film actor? With film credits including Les Misérables, our tutor Kenton Hall will introduce you to the craft and life of the film actor. Discover the differences between acting for film and theatre, learn basic film acting techniques, and the etiquette and skills required when working on a professional set.

Film Making! The Basics Sat 22 – Sun 23 Jun (2 days) Times: 10am – 4pm Price: £99 A hands-on film making course for beginners or anyone looking to improve their film making skills. Over two days you’ll learn basic camera skills, lighting, creative composition, how to edit with iMovie and much more. By the final afternoon, you’ll get to devise, shoot and edit a short movie. To book call LASALs on 0116 233 4343

Film Appreciation The Evolution of British Cinema Tuesdays, 7 May – 2 Jul (9 sessions) Times: 7pm – 8.30pm Price: £63 / £54 conc. Join tutor Blake Goddard on a journey through the history of British cinema: from the war years, through the swinging sixties, Thatcher’s Britain and up to the present day. Discover how film has helped shaped our national identity and learn about the country’s most influential directors including Carol Reed, Terence Davies and Ken Loach.

Booking and further information Find out more about all the courses and their tutors at under ‘Short Courses’ To book, call Phoenix on 0116 242 2800 or enquire at the box office.


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Digital Arts

Extinction Event An exhibition by Dave Griffiths 12 Apr – 24 May Location: Phoenix Cube gallery, cafebar and online. Free entry After studying the distant cosmos with scientists at the University of Leicester, artist Dave Griffiths has been inspired to create Extinction Event, a new artwork commissioned specially for exhibition at Phoenix. Extinction Event draws on Dave's fascination with both film and astronomy, embedding a map of tiny film fragments on the windows of the Phoenix cafebar. Use your magnifying glass and observe a history of cinema told through cue-dot bursts. Astronomy and cinema are also explored in the film Seer's Catalogue on the cafebar video-screens. The exhibition continues in the Cube gallery with Babel Fiche, a film that imagines what future generations might make of us from the moments we choose to capture and share. Babel Fiche was created from a crowd-sourced archive of videos distilled and compressed onto microfiche film, a selection of which will also be on display. About Dave Griffiths Nominated for this year’s Northern Art Prize, Dave Griffiths is an artist, film maker and curator based in Manchester. His work has been shown internationally from China to the first ever video-art show in Tripoli, Libya. In 2010 he co-curated the major exhibition UnSpooling - Artists and Cinema at Cornerhouse in Manchester. Extinction Event has been commissioned by Phoenix and MIRIAD. Babel Fiche was commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella with support from North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University, co-produced by Castlefield Gallery, and Film and Video Umbrella. Supported by Arts Council England. Dave Griffiths – Artist’s Talk 2 May, 6.30pm Phoenix Seminar Rooms Free. Contact box office to book your place. Join Dave Griffiths for an insight into his use of microfilm in Babel Fiche, and how the creation of Extinction Event has been shaped by his residency at the University of Leicester's X-Ray & Observational Astronomy Group.

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Mon – Fri

Sat – Sun

You can buy tickets in advance online, by phone or in person at the Phoenix box office. There is no phone or online booking fee.

Box office

12pm – 9pm

11am – 9pm

Café Bar & DMU Cube gallery

9am – 11pm

10am – 11pm

Food Served 11am – 9pm




After 5pm & weekends




11am – 9pm (Sat) Before 5pm 10am – 6pm (Sun)




3D films cost an additional £1.50

Box Office 0116 242 2800 Book Online

*Concessions are available with proof of status, for: • Under 16s • Unemployed • Disabled • Retired in receipt of state pension

Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

All tickets £3.50 (adults must be accompanied by a child)

For office enquires, including corporate space hire, call 0116 242 2821.

Mercury Mondays: 2 for 1 tickets (requires purchase of

Special ticket offers Family ticket: £19 (2 adults + 2 under 16), £25 (3D Films) Children's weekend screenings before 5pm:

Leicester Mercury on Thursdays) Orange & EE Wednesdays: 2 for 1 tickets



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A temporary pay and display car park is available next to Phoenix. Parking costs £1 for 1 hour, £1.50 for 2 hours, £2 for 3 hours and £4 all day. Parking after 6pm and on Sundays is free.

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Rutland Street NCP on Halford Street (LE1 1TQ) is a short walk from Phoenix and costs £3.80 all day for Phoenix customers (with tickets stamped at the Phoenix box office).



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Access Parking in front of building & Halford Street NCP

Hearing loops in building

Wheelchair spaces

Baby changing facilities

Guide dogs are welcome

Toilet & washing facilities

Litho and Digital Printers T 0116 246 1717 F 0116 246 1575 E

Waterside Road Hamilton Business Park Leicester LE5 1TL

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