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GONE GIRL

IDA

NORTHERN SOUL

WELCOME As the nights start drawing in, come and join us at the cinema for all the treats in store in our latest programme. As well as the films likely to feature in next year’s awards (The Imitation Game, Mr Turner), we have plenty of pure cinematic entertainment in the form of Gone Girl, Maps to the Stars, Interstellar and the latest instalment of The Hunger Games, to name but a few. In addition, we are thrilled to welcome writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz for a Q&A after the critically acclaimed and award-winning Ida. Or if you would prefer something completely different, don’t miss the music and dancing before, during and after Northern Soul. For those who would like to get more involved, we are running a one day course about science fiction cinema – come and be inspired and fascinated! We have plenty of films to celebrate the Christmas season including two sing-along screenings of Frozen, generously sponsored by local firm Croucher Needham, as well as Nativity 3, the charming classic The Bishop’s Wife and our annual celebration of silent film with Laurel and Hardy short films with live accompaniment from Gail Ford. Subtitled for the hard of hearing

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NOVEMBER 2014  MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

DOLPHIN TALE 2

THE BOXTROLLS

PRIDE (15) Sat 1st 5pm DIRECTOR Matthew Warchus CAST Bill Nighy, George Mackay, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton SCREEN TEST With shades of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty, this film is the unlikely but true story of a London gay and lesbian group raising money for striking miners because of their mutual hatred of Margaret Thatcher. Rejected by the miners’ union, they target their efforts on a Welsh mining village. A hilarious and moving film. (2014 UK 120 mins) A MOST WANTED MAN (15)

Sat 1st 8pm

DIRECTOR Anton Corbijn CAST Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Nina Hoss, Daniel Brühl SCREEN TEST Corbijn (Control) directs the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman in this atmospheric spy thriller based on the novel by John le Carré. When a tortured ChechenRussian immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, German and US security forces race to establish his true identity.  (2014 UK/USA/Ger 122 mins)

THE BOXTROLLS (PG)

Sun 2nd 3pm Sun 7th Dec 3pm

DIRECTORS Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi VOICES Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Nick Frost SCREEN TEST A rollicking animation about a community of mischievous creatures who have raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in their underground home. When the town villain threatens the Boxtrolls, Eggs ventures above ground and teams up with feisty Winnie to save them. Great family entertainment.  (2014 USA 100 mins)

SKYLIGHT (15)

Sun 2nd 7.20pm Encore of play broadcast from Wyndham’s Theatre – see Special Events pages for details.

MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN (15)

Mon 3rd 8pm

DIRECTOR Mohammad Rasoulof SCREEN TEST A crackling, tense thriller made clandestinely under the radar of the feared Iranian security service. The film tracks two government thugs, rounding up dissident intellectuals to torture and kill. Cinema is rarely a matter of life and death, but Rasoulof’s name is the only one on the credits – the rest of the cast and crew had to remain anonymous.  (2013 Iran 124 mins Subtitled)

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (12A)

Fri 7th 8pm Sun 9th 5pm

DIRECTOR Woody Allen CAST Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Simon McBurney, Eileen Atkins SCREEN TEST Allen’s latest comic confection is set on the glamorous French Riviera in the 1920s. Stone plays a young American clairvoyant who has captivated fashionable society. Firth’s curmudgeonly stage magician is summoned to expose her as a fraud, but soon finds himself falling under her spell. Gorgeous-looking and entertaining.  (2014 USA 98 mins)

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NOVEMBER 2014

THE RIOT CLUB

ARS

MAPS TO THE ST

MOOMIN AND NESS MIDSUMMER MAD

DOLPHIN TALE 2 (U) Sat 8th 3pm Sun 9th 2pm DIRECTOR Charles Martin Smith CAST Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick Jr SCREEN TEST Several years have passed since injured dolphin Winter was rescued and the dedicated team at Clearwater Marine Hospital developed her unique prosthetic tail. But when her surrogate mother dies, Winter is alone and her human friends must race against time to find a companion for the dolphin they love. A heartwarming, gentle family film. (2014 USA 107 mins) THE RIOT CLUB (15) Sat 8th & Sun 9th 8pm DIRECTOR Lone Scherfig CAST Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Max Irons, Holliday Grainger SCREEN TEST Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous and elitist Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed in a single evening. Adapted by Laura Wade from her stage play Posh, this is a sharply written satire about the dark side of wealth and privilege, based on the real-life Bullingdon Club.  (2014 UK 107 mins) MAPS TO THE STARS (18)

Mon 10th 8pm

DIRECTOR David Cronenberg CAST Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack SCREEN TEST A burn-scarred teenage girl arrives in LA looking for fame but instead is hired as assistant to neurotic, ageing actress Havana (Moore, in a Cannes Best Actress Award-winning performance). Cronenberg delivers a macabre bleakly comic satire of contemporary Hollywood.  (2014 Can/USA/Ger/Fr 112 mins)

GONE GIRL (18)

Fri 14th, Sat 15th & Sun 16th 7.45pm Sat 13th Dec 7.45pm DIRECTOR David Fincher CAST Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle SCREEN TEST In this richly satisfying adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller, Nick Dunne reports the disappearance of his wife on their fifth wedding anniversary. In the ensuing media circus, cracks begin to appear in Nick’s portrait of a happy union. Lies and secrets bubble over as he becomes the focus of a murder investigation. Outstanding performances from Affleck and Pike.  (2014 USA 149 mins)

MOOMIN AND MIDSUMMER MADNESS (U)

Sat 15th & Sun 16th 3pm DIRECTOR Maria Lindberg VOICES Richard M Dumont, Mark Camacho, Kathleeen Fee, Todd Fennell SCREEN TEST A flood in Moomin Valley forces the family to take refuge in a strange house that floats past. This unusual lifeboat turns out to be a theatre and Moominpapa writes a play for the family to perform. A delightful animation based on the original TV series.  (2008 Fin 71 mins) Join us for Moomin activities before the film.

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NOVEMBER 2014 FROZEN SING-ALONG

A WALK AMONG S THE TOMBSTONE

WHAT WE DID AY ON OUR HOLID

IDA (12A)

Mon 17th 8pm

DIRECTOR Pawel Pawlikowski CAST Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela SCREEN TEST Acclaimed director Pawlikowski has crafted a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland. Anna, an orphan, is sent to see Wanda, her only living relative, before she takes her vows. The two women embark on a journey to uncover their family’s tragic story. Momentous historic events are interpreted from an intensely personal perspective. Stunningly shot, this is a very powerful and affecting film. (2013 Pol/Den 82 mins Subtitled Black & white) followed by a Q&A with the film’s co-writer rebecca Lenkiewicz.

THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

Tues 18th 7.30pm Tour of the Vatican Museums – see Special Events pages for details.

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (15)

Fri 21st 8pm

DIRECTOR Scott Frank CAST Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Razane Jammal, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley SCREEN TEST New York, 1999. Unlicensed PI Matthew Scudder (Neeson) goes on the trail of a pair of kidnapper-murderers who target criminals unwilling to go to the police – in this case drug trafficker Kenny (Stevens), whose wife was returned to him cut into pieces after he paid the ransom. An old-fashioned gumshoe, Scudder operates just outside the law but retains a sense of humour and honour which sees him through the violence. (2014 USA 114 mins)

FROZEN SING-ALONG (PG)

Sat 22nd 3pm Sun 23rd 2pm

DIRECTORS Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee VOICES Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel SCREEN TEST This great big snowy pleasure, featuring Princess Elsa who has magical frosty powers, her feisty sister Anna and goofy snowman Olaf, returns for special sing-along screenings for anyone who can’t let go of ‘Let It Go’! (2013 USA 108 mins) Tickets: £1, 18 & under 50p, thanks to the sponsorship of Croucher Needham.

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY (12A)

Sat 22nd 8pm Sun 23rd 5pm & 8pm

DIRECTORS Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin CAST Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Celia Imrie SCREEN TEST Doug and Abi are in the middle of a messy divorce, which they are keen to keep a secret from their extended family. But when they travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father’s birthday, their three children struggle to keep their lips sealed, and an unexpected turn of events shows the danger of losing what they hold most dear. A touching comedy drama from the makers of the brilliant Outnumbered. (2014 UK 95 mins)

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NOVEMBER 2014

TONY BENN

FE

THE BOOK OF LI

EFFIE GRAY

SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA COURSE

Sun 23rd 10am – 4pm One-day course examining the history of the science fiction genre – see our website for further details. £30 (£20 for 16-18 year olds).

TONY BENN: WILL AND TESTAMENT (12A)

Mon 24th 8pm

DIRECTOR Skip Kite SCREEN TEST Tony Benn, the longest-serving Labour MP in history, struck a chord with people of all ages and social backgrounds. He tells his own story of growing up in the establishment, his conversion from centre-right to Labour supporter and finally his decision to quit parliamentary politics. A candid cinematic memoir from a remarkable figure. (2014 UK 93 mins)

NORTHERN SOUL (15)

Fri 28th 8pm

DIRECTOR Elaine Constantine CAST Steve Coogan, Antonia Thomas, James Lance, Lisa Stansfield SCREEN TEST Two Northern boys in the 1970s find their world changed for ever when they discover black American soul music. The music and dancing help them forget the daily grind. With a strong sense of its period, this film reveals the Northern Soul world: if you were there, you’ll know; if you weren’t there, you’ll wish you had been. (2014 UK 102 mins) With music from Spoilt Broth before and after the film.

THE BOOK OF LIFE (U)

Sat 29th 3pm Sun 30th 2pm Sat 6th Dec 3pm

DIRECTOR Jorge R Gutierrez VOICES Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate SCREEN TEST This animated comedy tells the story of Manolo, a young man torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. He embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Visually stunning, and full of wit and excitement. (2014 USA 95 mins)

L’ELISIR D’AMORE (12A As Live)

Sat 29th 7.15pm opera broadcast from the royal opera House – see Special Events pages for details.

EFFIE GRAY (12A)

Sun 30th 5pm & 8pm

DIRECTOR Richard Laxton CAST Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Greg Wise SCREEN TEST The story of the relationship between art historian and critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Euphemia ‘Effie’ Gray. In the repressed atmosphere of Victorian England, Effie’s affair with pre-Raphaelite painter Sir John Everett Millais leads to a scandalous trial that secures the spirited and outgoing Effie an annulment but at huge personal cost as she is ostracised by society. Thompson brings wit and intelligence to the script, brought to life by a fine cast. (2014 UK 108 mins)

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SAFFRON SCREEN DIARY NOVEMBER 2014 Sat 1 Sat 1 Sat 1 Sun 2 Sun 2 Mon 3

2.00pm 5.00pm 8.00pm 3.00pm 7.20pm 8.00pm

The King and the Mockingbird (U) Pride (15) A Most Wanted Man (15) The Boxtrolls (PG) Skylight (15) – Wyndham’s Theatre Manuscripts Don’t Burn (15)

Fri 7 Sat 8 Sat 8 Sun 9 Sun 9 Sun 9 Mon 10

8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm 2.00pm 5.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm

Magic in the Moonlight (12A) Dolphin Tale 2 (U) The Riot Club (15) Dolphin Tale 2 (U) Magic in the Moonlight (12A) The Riot Club (15) Maps to the Stars (18)

Fri 14 Sat 15 Sat 15 Sun 16 Sun 16 Mon 17

7.45pm 3.00pm 7.45pm 3.00pm 7.45pm 8.00pm

Gone Girl (18) Moomin and Midsummer Madness (U) Gone Girl (18) Moomin and Midsummer Madness (U) Gone Girl (18) Ida (12A)

Tue 18 7.30pm

The Vatican Museums

Fri 21 Sat 22 Sat 22 Sun 23 Sun 23 Sun 23 Sun 23 Mon 24

8.00pm A Walk Among the Tombstones (15) 3.00pm Frozen (PG) Sing-along screening 8.00pm What We Did on Our Holiday (12A) 10.00am Science Fiction Cinema course 2.00pm Frozen (PG) Sing-along screening 5.00pm What We Did on Our Holiday (12A) 8.00pm What We Did on Our Holiday (12A) 8.00pm Tony Benn: Will and Testament (12A)

Fri 28 Sat 29 Sat 29 Sun 30 Sun 30 Sun 30

8.00pm 3.00pm 7.15pm 2.00pm 5.00pm 8.00pm

Northern Soul (15) The Book of Life (U) L’Elisir d’Amore – Royal Opera House The Book of Life (U) Effie Gray (12A) Effie Gray (12A)

DECEMBER 2014

Mon 1 8.00pm ’71 (15) Tue 2 7.30pm Rembrandt – National Gallery and Rijksmuseum

Subtitled for the hard of hearing

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Fri 5 Sat 6 Sat 6 Sun 7 Sun 7 Sun 7 Mon 8

8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm 11.00am 3.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm

Thu 11 7.30pm

Fury (15) The Book of Life (U) Fury (15) Hercules (U) The Boxtrolls (PG) Fury (15) Jimi: All Is By My Side (15) John (18) – National Theatre

Fri 12 8.00pm Serena (15) Sat 13 3.00pm Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) Sat 13 7.45pm Gone Girl (18) Sun 14 3.00pm Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) Sun 14 8.00pm Serena (15) Mon 15 8.00pm Violette (15) Fri 19 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sun 21 Sun 21 Mon 22 Mon 22

8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm

Tue 23 - Fri 26 Sat 27 Sun 28 Sun 28 Mon 29 Mon 29

7.30pm 2.00pm 7.30pm 3.00pm 7.30pm

My Old Lady (12A) Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? (U tbc) My Old Lady (12A) The Nutcracker – Bolshoi Ballet My Old Lady (12A) Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? (U tbc) The Bishop’s Wife (U) Cinema closed – Happy Christmas! Mr Turner (12A) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Royal Ballet Mr Turner (12A) Interstellar (12A tbc) Mr Turner (12A)

Tue 30 3.00pm Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? (U tbc) Tue 30 7.30pm Interstellar (12A tbc) Wed 31 3.00pm Interstellar (12A tbc)

JANUARY 2015

Thu 1 Fri 2 Fri 2 Sat 3 Sat 3 Sun 4 Sun 4

8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm 3.00pm 8.00pm

Laurel & Hardy silent films (U) Laurel & Hardy silent films (U) The Imitation Game (12A tbc) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1 (12A tbc) The Imitation Game (12A tbc) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1 (12A tbc) The Imitation Game (12A tbc)

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DECEMBER 2014  ‘71

HERCULES

‘71 (15)

JIMI Mon 1st 8pm

DIRECTOR Yann Demange CAST Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy SCREEN TEST In 1971, in the midst of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, a young and disorientated British soldier (rising star O’Connell) is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety. With minimal dialogue, hand-held camera-work and an atmosphere of menace, the sense of escalating tension is gripping and starkly realistic. (2014 UK 99 mins)

REMBRANDT

Tues 2nd 7.30pm Art exhibition from the National Gallery and Rijksmuseum – see Special Events pages for details.

FURY (15)

Fri 5th, Sat 6th & Sun 7th 8pm

DIRECTORS David Ayer CAST Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood SCREEN TEST In April 1945, as the Allies make their final push, battle-hardened Sergeant ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their desperate attempt to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.  (2014 UK/Chi/USA 134 mins)

THE BOOK OF LIFE (U)

Sat 6th 3pm

See November for details.

HERCULES (U)

Sun 7th 11am SCREEN TEST Bright and funny, this free-spirited show-biz version of Greek mythology ranks with the best of modern Disney animation. Enjoy the cinema without worrying about noise or wriggling.  (1997 USA 93 mins) Cinema for Tinies – Adults £3.60, children £2.60, under 2s free.

THE BOXTROLLS (PG)

Sun 7th 3pm

See November for details. FURY

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DECEMBER 2014

SERENA

ALEXANDER ...

JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE (15)

VIOLETTE

Mon 8th 8pm

DIRECTORS John Ridley CAST André Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman SCREEN TEST Written and directed by the writer of 12 Years a Slave, this is a snapshot of the year before Jimi Hendrix became famous, when he was inventing himself in New York and London and flitting between girlfriends (Poots and Atwell, both on fine form). The film captures the spirit of the ill-fated rocker. Its low budget means we hear none of the classic tracks, but it beautifully recreates 60s London and Benjamin impresses in the lead role. (2013 UK/Ire/USA 118 mins)

JOHN (18)

Thurs 11th 7.30pm Theatre broadcast from the National Theatre – see Special Events pages for details.

SERENA (15)

Fri 12th & Sun 14th 8pm

DIRECTOR Susanne Bier CAST Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones SCREEN TEST In depression-era America, logging magnate George Pemberton (Cooper) and his ruthless, brilliant wife Serena (Lawrence) are the perfect couple. But their lives are turned upside down when they discover she cannot have children and George has fathered a child out of wedlock. A well-crafted, extravagant melodrama of bitter jealousy, cold ambition and murder.  (2014 USA/Fr 110 mins)

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, Sat 13th & Sun 14th 3pm VERY BAD DAY (PG)

DIRECTOR Miguel Arteta CAST Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell, Ed Oxenbould, Bella Thorne SCREEN TEST When 11-year-old Alexander experiences the worst day of his life, filled with calamity and embarrassment, his upbeat family offer no sympathy. But then his parents and older siblings have their own disastrous day, and Alexander realises he’s not alone. Fun, family-friendly fare, and strongly supported by seasoned comedy pros Carrell and Garner. (2014 USA 81 mins)

GONE GIRL (18)

Sat 13th 7.45pm

See November for details.

VIOLETTE (15)

Mon 15th 8pm

DIRECTOR Martin Provost CAST Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Hiegel SCREEN TEST This engaging and literate biopic tells the story of novelist Violette Leduc and her struggle to find her voice as a writer. Scarred by childhood trauma and a loveless marriage, the talented but insecure Violette finds a mentor in Simone de Beauvoir. The heady intellectual atmosphere of 1940s Paris is vividly brought to life in this powerful story of the relationship between two extraordinary women.  (2013 Fr/Bel 139 mins Subtitled)

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DECEMBER 2014 

MY OLD LADY

NATIVITY 3

MY OLD LADY (12A)

MR TURNER Fri 19th, Sat 20th & Sun 21st 8pm

DIRECTOR Israel Horovitz CAST Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kevin Kline, Dominique Pinon SCREEN TEST A penniless New Yorker, Matthias, inherits a Paris apartment from his estranged father and is stunned to find sitting tenants – a refined elderly lady and her defensive daughter. Adapted by Horowitz from his own award-winning stage play, what starts off as a light cross-cultural comedy soon deepens into an exploration of family secrets and personal failings. The cast provides an acting master-class, especially Kline as the troubled Matthias. (2014 UK/Fr/USA 107 mins)

NATIVITY 3: DUDE, WHERE’S MY DONKEY? (U tbc) Sat 20th, Mon 22nd & Tue 30th 3pm DIRECTOR Debbie Isitt CAST Catherine Tate, Celia Imrie, Martin Clunes, Marc Wootton SCREEN TEST Another hilarious adventure involving the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their madcap teacher Mr Poppy. New teacher Mr Shepherd loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, his fiancée Sophie and the whereabouts of the beloved donkey Archie. The challenge is on as they all try to get Mr Shepherd to New York in time for his yuletide wedding. Great Christmas fun. (2014 UK length tbc) THE NUTCRACKER

Sun 21st 3pm Ballet broadcast live from the Bolshoi – see Special Events pages for details.

THE BISHOP’S WIFE (U)

Mon 22nd 8pm

DIRECTOR Henry Koster CAST Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley SCREEN TEST It’s Christmas, but there is little joy in Bishop Henry Brougham’s Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage. But the handsome angel sent from above (Grant) has a mind of his own and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn’t all he’s got planned! A delightful classic seasonal treat.  (1947 USA 105 mins Black & white)

MR TURNER (12A)

Sat 27th, Sun 28th & Mon 29th 7.30pm

DIRECTOR Mike Leigh CAST Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey SCREEN TEST Leigh’s exultant cinematic portrait of the artist JMW Turner is both a luminous tribute to the master of light and a fascinating, meticulous character study of a man who attained greatness whilst resisting the art-world conventions of his time. Spall’s evocation of the artist in middle age deservedly won the best actor prize at Cannes. A richly detailed and highly enjoyable film. (2014 UK 150 mins)

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DECEMBER 2014

Y LAUREL & HARD

THE IMITATION

GAME

MES

THE HUNGER GA

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

Sun 28th 2pm Ballet from the Royal Opera House – see Special Events pages for details.

INTERSTELLAR (12A tbc) Mon 29th 3pm

Tues 30th 7.30pm Weds 31st 3pm

DIRECTOR Christopher Nolan CAST Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck SCREEN TEST Earth is falling into disrepair, humanity holds little hope for the future, and widowed engineer Cooper (McConaughey) must leave behind his children as he is called up on a mission to travel through a newly discovered wormhole in outer space. This highly anticipated tale of exploration from Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception) boasts a fantastic cast – we can’t wait! (2014 USA/UK 169 mins)

JANUARY 2015 LAUREL & HARDY SILENT FILMS (U) Thurs 1st 8pm

Fri 2nd 3pm SCREEN TEST Our annual celebration of silent film with live piano accompaniment from Gail Ford returns with three short films from Laurel and Hardy. In BIG BUSINESS the duo are door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen, ANGORA LOVE sees them adopted by a stray goat, while the boys try to build a house in THE FINISHING TOUCH. Expect Gail’s witty and inventive music to complement these classic comedies.   (1927-1929 USA 60 mins) Silent screening with live piano accompaniment.

THE IMITATION GAME (12A tbc) Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd & Sun 4th 8pm

DIRECTOR Morten Tyldum CAST Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong SCREEN TEST Based on the fascinating and ultimately tragic story of Alan Turing, this historical thriller portrays the nail-biting race against time by the team of mathematicians, logicians and crossword solvers at Bletchley Park to break the German Enigma code. An absorbing and intelligent biopic with an enjoyably old-fashioned feel. Cumberbatch’s flawless, touching portrayal of a brilliant mind and a tortured soul is already tipped for awards.  (2014 UK/USA 113 mins tbc)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – Part 1 (12A tbc) Sat 3rd & Sun 4th 3pm DIRECTOR Francis Lawrence CAST Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson SCREEN TEST Hidden in District 13 – previously thought destroyed – Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) is determined to rescue her friend, Peeta. Turned into a propaganda weapon by the leaders of the rebellion, she must learn to accept her status as the Mockingjay as she struggles with the trauma of surviving two Hunger Games. A change in narrative structure and broader supporting cast breathe fresh life into this adaptation of the series’ third instalment. (2014 USA length tbc)

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SPECIAL EVENTS at Saffron Screen

SKYLIGHT

E L’ELISIR D’AMOR

REMBRANDT

SKYLIGHT (15)

Sun 2nd Nov 7.20pm Encore of play broadcast from Wyndhamʼs Theatre. Another chance to see this superb production of David Hare’s play, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan and directed by Stephen Daldry. Tickets: Adult £15 Adult conc £13 18 & under £10

THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

Tues 18th Nov 7.30pm Museum tour of the Vatican Museums. An exciting opportunity to see some of the most famous works of art in the company of the Museums’ Director. Tickets: Full £10.50 Adult conc £9.50 18 & under £5.50

L’ELISIR D’AMORE (12A As Live)

Sat 29th Nov 7.15pm Opera broadcast as live from the Royal Opera House. Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging. Tickets: Full £20 Adult conc £18 18 & under £12.50

REMBRANDT

Tues 2nd Dec 7.30pm Art Exhibition from the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Given privileged access to both galleries, this film documents the landmark exhibition. Tickets: Full £10.50 Adult conc £9.50 18 & under £5.50

JOHN (18)

Thurs 11th Dec 7.30pm Physical Theatre broadcast as live from the National Theatre. A powerful new production by DV8 Physical Theatre combining movement and spoken word to create a poignant theatrical experience. Tickets: Full £17.50 Adult conc £15.50 18 & under £9.50

FILMS COMING SOON

PADDINGTON

BATTLE THE HOBBIT: THE IES M AR OF THE FIVE

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING


See our website for more information THE NUTCRACKER

ES ALICE’S ADVENTUR D AN RL DE ON W IN

JOHN

THE NUTCRACKER (12A As Live)

Sun 21st Dec 3pm Ballet broadcast live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Yuri Grigorovich’s gorgeous interpretation of the classic tale and Tchaikovsky’s music. Tickets: Full £17 Adult conc £15 18 & under £9

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (12A As Live)

Sun 28th Dec 2pm Ballet broadcast as live from the Royal Opera House. Christopher Wheeldon’s glorious interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s story is a new Christmas classic for all the family. Tickets: Full £17 Adult conc £15 18 & under £9

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