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Cinema Art  Café Bar August Programme This month:

Richard Attenborough film season David Bowie is Happening Now – live from the V&A New children’s cafebar menu and mascot!

New film releases

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Only God Forgives Elysium Wadjda From Up on Poppy Hill

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August at a glance The World's End p4

Only God Forgives p4

Piercing Brightness p4

Stories We Tell p5

Only God Forgives p4

Wadjda p5

From Up On Poppy Hill p5

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa p5

Elysium  p7

The Bling Ring  p6

Blackfish p6

Elysium  p7

Days of Grace p7

Paris-Manhattan p6

Frances Ha  p7

Jurrasic Park 3D p7

Man of Steel p10

Jadoo 

Kurosawa season 

Coming in September

About Time 


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Whilst we’ve been enjoying the heat wave, the hot days in the Phoenix office have reminded us that there’s nothing better than an air-conditioned screen, an ice cream and a quality film! This month we’re proud to be celebrating the 90th birthday of Lord Richard Attenborough, hosting a season of six films from his distinguished body of work. From his breakthrough acting role in Brighton Rock to his directorial triumph Gandhi, the season has been co‑curated by his son Michael Attenborough, who will also be hosting an exclusive talk on his father’s life and career. Meanwhile our Stage on Screen events are proving extremely popular, and will continue into autumn with plenty more opera, drama and Shakespeare – including a live performance in November of Richard II starring David Tennant. Our regular film programme continues a pace with Only God Forgives, Elysium and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa all hitting our screens on their national release dates. The fun isn’t over for kids either with Studio Ghibli’s charmingly-animated From Up On Poppy Hill and family comedy Smurfs 2.

Cover image: Brighton Rock (see page 14)

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Only God Forgives

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Fri 2 – Thu 15 Aug Dir: Nicholas Winding Refn Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas France / Thailand 2013, 1hr 30mins Reuniting the director and star of 2011’s Drive, Only God Forgives is a bloody and brutal journey into Bangkok’s neon-lit criminal underworld. When his brother is murdered, drug-dealer and Thai-boxer Julian (Gosling) is commanded by his mother (Thomas) to track down the men Continued from last month

responsible, putting him on course for a violent encounter with corrupt ex-cop Chang AKA ‘The Angel of Vengeance’. It’s gorgeously shot with a thumping electronic score, and Kristen Scott Thomas gives a jaw-dropping performance as the domineering matriarch.

The World’s End

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Piercing Brightness

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Despicable Me 2

Fri 26 July – Thu 8 Aug

Wed 31 Jul & Thu 1 Aug

(3D & 2D) U

Fri 26 July – Thu 8 Aug Dir: Edgar Wright Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost UK 2013, 1hr 49mins

Dir: Shezad Dawood Cast: Houda Echouafni, Chen Ko UK 2013, 1hr 16mins, subtitled

Thu 1 Aug Dir: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Cast: Steve Carell USA 2013, 1hr 38mins This sequel to the 2010 smash hit finds our favourite anti-hero Gru recruited by the Anti-Villain League to stop a new mega-criminal!

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Mon 29 July - Thu 1 Aug Dir: Ben Wheatley Cast: Reece Shearsmith UK 2013, 1hr 30mins Set during the English Civil War, Ben Wheatley’s (Sightseers) new film follows a band of deserters captured by an alchemist.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright reunite for this sci-fi comedy, the final part of their ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ (the others being Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz). 40-year-old Gary King gathers his childhood friends together to reattempt the legendary pub crawl round their hometown they failed in their youth. But all is not well in the sleepy town and the friends soon find themselves battling an alien invasion. It’s inventive, exciting and uproariously funny!

Using sci-fi as a backdrop this new film from internationallyacclaimed artist Shezad Dawood, contests fixed notions of race, migration and identity. Two youths land in a spaceship. Their mission is to re-establish contact with ‘The Glorious 100' – sent to earth millennia ago in human form to study and observe the development of another race. But many of their kind have become corrupted, forgetting their original purpose and slowly becoming influenced by their adopted home.


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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa TBC Wed 7 Aug – Thu 5 Sep Dir: Declan Lowney Cast: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney UK 2013, TBC Steve Coogan’s beloved comic creation makes it to the big screen, over 20 years after first appearing on Radio 4. Alpha Papa finds Alan still toiling away at North Norfolk Digital Radio with his Sidekick Simon (Tim Key) and long-suffering assistant Lynn. When rumours spread that North Norfolk is to be taken over

From Up On Poppy Hill U Fri 2 – Thu 15 Aug Dir: Goro Miyazaki Japan 2011, 1hr 32mins, subtitled / dubbed (see listings) This wonderful hand-drawn animation comes from Studio Ghibli, the makers of children’s classics Spirited Away and Ponyo. A charming tale of two high school students, Umi and Shun, who develop a budding romance whilst trying to save their school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition in preparation for the 1964 Olympics. Directed by Goro Miyazaki from a screenplay by his father – the legendary Hayao Miyazaki.

by a global media company and remodelled for a younger audience, Alan finds himself broadcasting during a siege after fellow DJ Pat (Meaney) takes hostages. Reminiscent of vintage Ealing, it’s hysterically funny stuff that’ll be quoted for years to come!

Stories We Tell

Wadjda

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Dir: Sarah Polley Documentary Canada 2013, 1hr 49mins

Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed Saudi Arabia 2012, 1hr 38mins, subtitled

Arriving on a wave of critical adoration, Sarah Polley’s new film is a moving and personal investigation into her own family history, specifically her parents’ troubled marriage and the rumours of alleged affairs. Polley’s assembled family members narrate key events, with their different versions sometimes contradicting and sometimes confirming certain facts. What unravels is a fascinating detective piece about love, happiness and the elusive nature of truth. “*****... gripping and absorbing” The Guardian

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This superbly-acted Saudi Arabian film is reminiscent of 2012’s The Kid with a Bike, by turns charming and unexpectedly moving. Wadjda is a rebellious girl obsessed with buying a bicycle so she can beat local boy Abdullah in a race, but her mother is more concerned with persuading Wadjda’s father not to take another wife. In a country vilified for its attitude to women’s rights, that the film was made by a female director is a towering achievement.

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Fri 23 – Mon 26 Aug Dir: Sophie Lellouche Cast: Alice Taglioni, Woody Allen France 2012, 1hr 20mins, subtitled Paris-Manhattan stars Taglioni (La proie) as Alice, a thirty-something pharmacist whose obsession with Woody Allen sours her chances at a relationship. With her father determined to find her a husband, will new suitor Victor – a genial alarm-technician – meet Alice’s expectations? Cleverly cutting together narration from Woody Allen culled from his movies, and

with a very funny cameo from the man himself, this unexpected treat is perfect viewing for a summer evening.

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The Bling Ring

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Fri 16, Sun 18, Mon 19, Wed 21 Aug

Dir: Raja Gosnell Cast: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris USA 2013, 1hr 45mins

Dir: Sofia Coppola Cast: Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga USA / UK 2013, 1hr 30mins

Dir: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Documentary USA 2013, 1hr 23mins

In this sequel to the family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties, in the hope they’ll allow him to harness the allpowerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends and rescue her!

Nominated for the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes and based on actual events, this crimethriller / satirical comedy comes from Sofia Coppola – director of Lost in Translation. When teenslacker Marc moves to California, he becomes friends with a group of fame-obsessed students. Discovering they can use the internet to find celebrity’s homes, and gossip-websites to know when they will be empty, the gang begin a spree of robberies. Beautifully shot and caustically funny.

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Blackfish

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A mesmerising documentary thriller, Blackfish focuses on the notorious Tilikum – a 6-ton captive Killer Whale responsible for the deaths of three people since 1983, including a top Orca trainer in 2010. Exploring Tilikum’s capture and history of aggressive behaviour, Director Cowperthwaite intercuts shocking footage of previous incidents with testimonies from numerous ex-trainers – some convinced that places like SeaWorld can do good, others visibly shaken by the guilt of exploiting beautiful creatures for entertainment.


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Fri 23 Aug – Thu 5 Sep Dir: Neil Blomkamp Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster USA 2013, 1hr 49mins The creator of 2009’s critically adored smash-hit District 9, director Blomkamp returns with another intelligent blockbuster. It’s 2154 and society has been split in two. The wealthy live on Elysium – a high-tech metropolis in orbit free of war, disease and hunger. Meanwhile the rest of humankind scrabble for survival on the ruined Earth, forbidden from leaving its

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surface. After an industrial accident exposes factory-worker DeCosta to a fatal dose of radiation, he faces a race against time as he fights his way to Elysium where he can be cured. A timely parable of the haves and have-nots, this is grownup and thrilling entertainment.

Frances Ha

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Jurassic Park (3D)

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Mon 26 – Thu 29 Aug

Fri 30 Aug – Thu 5 Sep

Dir: Everado Valerio Gout Cast: Paulina Gaitan, Dolores Heredia Mexico / France 2013, 2hrs 12mins, subtitled

Dir: Noah Baumbach Dir: Steven Spielberg Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner Cast: Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, USA 2012, 1hr 26mins Richard Attenborough USA 1993, 2hrs 1min From Noel Baumbach, writer of The Life Aquatic and director of Enjoy Steven Spielberg’s classic The Squid and the Whale, this Jurassic Park in 3D! Scientists daft, bluesy, black-and-white New bring dinosaurs back to life using York fable stars Greta Gerwig as DNA taken from dino blood wannabe dancer Frances. Forced which has been preserved inside to move out of best-friend Sophie’s insects encased in amber. Whilst flat when she gets engaged, Hammond (Attenborough) is Frances drifts between friends’ showing off his dinosaur 'theme apartments, never giving up on park' to a selected audience and her dream. Good-natured, funny his grandchildren – the park’s and anchored by a terrific central security system breaks down, the performance from Gerwig. prehistoric creatures break out, and the assembled guests find themselves at the bottom of the food chain.

This multi award-winning debut feature from Mexican writer/ director Valerio Gout is a muscular and hard-hitting crime epic with echoes of Elite Squad and Miss Bala. Set across 8 years we follow tough-as-nails cop Lupe, involved in three kidnap cases that coincide with the ‘02, ‘06 and ‘10 World Cups when feverish excitement grips Mexico City. Breathlessly paced and filmed in a kinetic style, we are already looking forward to Gout’s next film.

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Silver Screenings

CINEMA BIZARRE The weird and wonderful

Man of Steel (35mm)

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Antiviral

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Weekly matinee screenings for our early-bird customers. Films cost just £4.60 and include a free tea or coffee, and biscuits.

Sat 31 Aug – Tue 3 Sep

Fri 9 Aug, 9.15pm

Dir: Zack Snyder Cast: Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe USA / UK 2013, 2hrs 23mins

Dir: Brandon Cronenberg Cast: Caleb Landry Jones Canada 2012, 1hr 43mins

The World’s End

Exploding back on to the big screen, this new Superman film ups the blockbuster proportions of previous instalments with epic battles fought in mid-air! Cavill stars as Clark Kent, a drifter who hides a big secret – he belongs to an alien race whose home planet has been destroyed. We see Clark struggling from a young age to control his super-human powers, before coming face-to-face with General Zod – a fellow alien who wants to enslave the Earth.

The Lucas Clinic – a pharmaceutical company offering the ultimate experience for the celebrity obsessed – Biological Communion. Feel a physical connection with your favourite star by harvesting and then injecting their disease. Employee Syd March has a sideline smuggling illegal samples but becomes infected with a disease that killed a superstar. Now hunted by collectors and rabid fans, Syd must search for a cure. A twisted debut from the son of the ‘Baron of Blood’ David Cronenberg.

Wed 7 Aug, 11am

Jadoo

Kurosawa season

Wed 31 Jul, 11am

From Up On Poppy Hill The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Wed 14 Aug, 10.30am This week’s screening in partnership with the University of the Third Age (U3A)

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Wed 21 Aug, 11am

Shadowlands Wed 28 Aug, 11am Screenings are reduced price, so we are unable to offer further reductions with 2 for 1 offers.

Coming in September

About Time David Bowie is Happening Now Tue 13 Aug, 7pm Tickets: £12 / £10 conc. The V&A brings their hugely successful exhibition on cultural icon and musical genius David Bowie to the big screen. The first event of its kind, this live cinema event showcases over 300

items – from costumes and set designs to handwritten lyrics and instruments. Directed by Hamish Hamilton – director of the live TV coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic 2012 games – David Bowie is Happening Now fuses fashion, contemporary culture, music, art and design through introductions, interviews and objects.

Photographer: Brian Duffy (c) The David Bowie Archive and (under license from Chris Duffy) Duffy Archive Limited


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Children's films for the holidays Bring your children to Phoenix this summer to meet the latest member of our team… Phoenix the bird! Phoenix features on our updated childrens menu, offering a range of mouth-watering home-cooked dishes including jacket potatoes, fish and chips and pizzas. We’ve got some great family films for you to enjoy including the award-winning classic Jurassic Park – in stunning 3D! – and Studio Ghibli’s charming From Up on Poppy Hill.

2D films 3D films*

Adult £9.50 £13.50 + child Adult £14.25 £18.75 + 2 children 2 adults £19.00 £25.00 + 2 children *3D glasses are included in the price

Jurassic Park 3D

PG A theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run havoc. Now in 3D, it’s more fun than ever!

From Up On Poppy Hill The Smurfs 2

PG Gargamel creates mischievous Smurf-like creatures, in the hope they will allow him to harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf essence – but will he succeed?

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Two children develop a budding relationship and fight to save their school clubhouse, but a buried secret could ruin everything! See new film listings for full details and the diary for times.

Sky Ride returns to the city, offering traffic-free zones for family and friends to saddle-up and cycle together in safety. Phoenix will be offering a haven for those wishing to rest their pedals en route. Capture the bygone days with afternoon tea in our cafebar complete with a display of vintage bicycles, or cool off in our micro cinema watching cycle-themed short films.

2013 Ride Leicester Festival

We’ll also be offering 25% film discounts to all those who complete the Ride Leicester Treasure Hunt.

Sun 25 Aug, 11am – 4pm Photo: Citizens' Eye

Get involved at www.goskyride.com


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Stage on Screen summer season Reserved seat booking now available on all shows! We continue to screen the very best theatre and opera performances from up and down the country. This month, we announce our first show from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), who join our existing providers - National Theatre Live, Globe on Screen and Glyndebourne opera.

The Audience Sat 17 Aug, 7.30pm Following four sold-out screenings at Phoenix, Helen Mirren returns with her Academy Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II.

All tickets £14 / £12 conc.

Othello GLOBE ON SCREEN

Thu 26 Sep, 7pm SOLD OUT Sat 28 Sep, 7.30pm Tue 1 Oct, 7.30pm Deceit, adultery and jealousy take centre stage in Shakespeare’s turbulent tale of the Moor and his right hand man Iago; played by Olivier Award-winning actors Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear. Coming soon: Hamlet

The Taming of the Shrew Thu 1 Aug, 7.15pm Thu 15 Aug, 7.15pm Shakespeare’s outrageous battle of the sexes comedy gives us one of theatre’s great screwball double‑acts.

Twelfth Night Sat 24 Aug, 7.30pm Hilarity and cruelty ensue in this all-male ‘Original Practices’ production with theatrical legends Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance.

Tue 22 Oct, 7pm From the creative team that brought us Othello, Rory Kinnear takes the title role in this encore screening as part of the National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary. “*****” - The Times Frankenstein Thu 31 Oct, 7pm Sat 2 Nov, 7.30pm Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art Thu 7 Nov, 7pm Coriolanus Thu 30 Jan 2014, 7pm

Encore screenings are recordings of the first night’s live performance

Don Pasquale Tue 6 Aug, 7.15pm Live from Glyndebourne, Donizetti’s comic masterpiece centres around two lovers kept apart by a wealthy uncle, Don Pasquale. With the help of Pasquale’s friend the lovers devise a cunning plot to marry, taking their freedom and Pasquale’s gold with them. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Billy Budd Tue 20 Aug, 6.45pm Benjamin Britten’s celebrated opera. Billy Budd is about loyalty, mutiny and regret at sea, based on Herman Melville’s (Moby-Dick) short novel of the same name. Sung in English.


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Access Cinema Supported Environment Screenings

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Subtitled Screening Quartet

Sat 3 Aug, 7.30pm

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Audio Described Screening

Tue 6 Aug, 10.30am

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Les Misérables

Carer Screenings Come along to our free carer screenings – a chance for those who provide care to anyone with a learning or physical-disability to socialise, relax and enjoy a film. Proof of carer status not required.

12A

Fri 16 Aug, 2pm

Tue 13 Aug, 10.30am

Smurfs 2

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Jurassic Park 3D

Autistic Screenings PG

Tue 27 Aug, 10.30am

From Up on Poppy Hill

Sat 10 Aug, 10.30am We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your time at Phoenix. If you have suggestions about how we could make things better for you, or films you’d like us to screen, please get in touch.

Silver Linings Playbook Tue 27 Aug, 1pm

Devdas

Thu 29 Aug, 1pm

Courses Feeling frazzled from the heat wave? Boost your brain power with one of our short courses.

Film Appreciation:

Skills:

Mondays, 2 Sep – 21 Oct (8 sessions) Times: 7pm – 8:30pm Price: £56 / £48 conc.

Thursdays, 5 Sep – 26 Sep (4 sessions) Times: 7pm – 9pm Price: £100 / £90 conc.

Keep summer going with an immersive trip into the history and passion of Latin cinema exploring the writers, directors and performers.

Actor Kenton Hall joins guest speakers from the industry to offer a course preparing you for the realities of an acting career.

South American Cinema

Richard II Wed 13 Nov, 7pm The first-ever live cinema broadcast from the stage at the RSC. David Tennant takes the title role in this sell-out production (the RSC’s fastest selling show ever). Get a ticket before they go!

Actors, Agents and Auditions

Booking and further information Full details can be found at www.phoenix.org.uk under ‘Short Courses’. To book, call Phoenix on 0116 242 2800 or enquire at the box office


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Richard Attenborough Season

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Growing up with Richard Attenborough

A talk by Michael Attenborough CBE Sat 17 Aug, 2pm Tickets: £5 Michael Attenborough will give a unique personal insight into Richard’s film career in a one-off talk at Phoenix. His talk will provide a fascinating and entertaining view behind the scenes of the films featured in our season. Michael is a theatre director whose career includes directorial positions at London’s Almeida Theatre, the Young Vic and the RSC. He was appointed CBE in 2013 for services to the theatre.

FROM THE VAULTS Must-see masterpieces

To celebrate Lord Richard Attenborough’s 90th birthday this month, Phoenix will be hosting a season of six of his finest films, as well as a talk by his son – theatre director Michael Attenborough CBE. Richard Attenborough is one of British cinema’s most important figures: an actor, director and lifelong patron of the arts who spent the early years of his life in Leicester. In a film career which began in 1942, Richard won two Academy Awards for Gandhi, as well as four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. We are delighted that Michael Attenborough has helped us choose the films and will be giving us a personal insight into his father’s life and career.

Gandhi

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Sun 4 Aug, 12pm Dir: Richard Attenborough UK / India 1982, 3hrs 9mins A passion project that involved an 18 year battle to raise finances, Lord Attenborough’s persistence in making his historical epic was rewarded with 8 Oscars, 5 BAFTAs and countless other awards.

Séance on a Wet Afternoon PG Sun 11 Aug, 5pm Dir: Bryan Forbes UK 1964, 2hrs 1min Attenborough’s superb performance as the brow-beaten husband of a psychic caught up in the kidnapping of a child thrilled audiences, and brought him his first BAFTA.

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Wed 14 Aug, 6.15pm Dir: Richard Fleischer UK 1970, 1hr 52mins A role he was reluctant to take on, Lord Attenborough won critical acclaim for his incredible performance as British serial killer John Christie in this unnerving thriller alongside a BAFTAnominated John Hurt.

Brighton Rock

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Sat 17 Aug, 3.15pm Dir: John Boulting UK 1947, 1hr 32mins Following Michael’s talk we host a screening of this masterful British film noir. His iconic portrayal of violent thug Pinkie proved to be Lord Attenborough’s breakthrough role and catapulted him to fame.

Cry Freedom

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Thu 22 Aug, 8.15pm Dir: Richard Attenborough UK 1987, 2hrs 31mins Attenborough’s riveting apartheid drama starring Kevin Kline and Denzel Washington was nominated for 3 Oscars and 7 BAFTAs.

Shadowlands

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Wed 28 Aug, 11am (Silver screening) & Sat 31 Aug, 3.15pm Dir: Richard Attenborough UK 1993, 2hrs 12mins A personal favourite of Lord Attenborough’s, this is a deeply moving account of the life of C. S Lewis and his love affair with the spirited poet Joy Gresham.


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Digital Arts Benedict Drew Fri 9 Aug – Sat 7 Sep Phoenix and Two Queens gallery Phoenix is working with Two Queens gallery to present a solo show by Benedict Drew, one of the UK’s most exciting new contemporary artists. Working across a range of media, Benedict Drew explores our relationship with technology, creating fantastical worlds that are both mesmerising and unsettling.

Benedict Drew, The Onesie Cycle, 2013. Installation view at Rhubaba, Edinburgh. Photograph by Tom Nolan. Courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London.

At Phoenix we’ll be presenting a newly-commissioned exhibition and online artwork, while Two Queens will be showing Drew’s recent film and sculptural installation, The Onesie Cycle.

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Free public dress rehearsal Thu 8 Aug, 5.30pm Courtyard Suite Humans are scary. Every wolf knows that. Rufus is a canine of simple tastes, he likes vegetarian food, fairy tales and a good game of Scrabble. When he sets out to find Grandma’s Cottage he instantly regrets his decision. The forest is cold and dark and he misses his spice rack. Worst of all there’s something out there … something in a red hood!

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Nominated for the prestigious Jarman Award in 2012, Drew has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. He is represented by Matt’s Gallery, Haymarket London.

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Cafebar Thu 15 – Fri 30 Aug As part of our new programme to support local artists working in film and digital media, Phoenix is pleased to present Am I Losing You or Have You Left Already?, a multi-channel film installation looking at experience and perception.

Produced and performed by Phoenix’s resident theatre group BigMix, Little Red is a humorous twist on the much-loved Little Red Riding Hood tale, bringing together live performance and vivid digital animation. Recommended for ages 7+ Please contact box office to reserve your place


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