FILM MAR â€“ APR 2018
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WELCOME After the awards season feeding frenzy comes a chance to reflect on what else has been going on in the world. Two of the highly tipped foreign language candidates feature in this programme: Ruben Östlund’s mischievous satire on the art world, The Square, and Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, an illuminating and engaging study of transgender issues. Both feature in my top 10 best films of the last 12 months. We have a preponderance of exceptional women; Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird (compulsory viewing for any student or parent of an older teen), Clio Barnard’s challenging Dark River and Lynne Ramsay’s unsettling study in violence and righteousness, You Were Never Really Here. I, Tonya tells the amazing story of the world champion figure skater from the wrong side of the tracks, spurned by the public and destroyed by an absurd act of violence. Margot Robbie is commanding at the centre, but Allison Janney delivers one of the most memorable studies in embittered motherhood I have seen.
Journey’s End 12A Thu 1 Mar Dir: Saul Dibb UK 2017 108mins Cast: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield Saul Dibb’s adaptation of R.C. Sheriff’s 1928 play follows young new recruit, Lieutenant Raleigh (Butterfield), as he pulls strings to join his childhood hero, Captain Stanhope (Claflin), on the front line on the eve of the Spring Offensive. Stanhope, cracked by the war, is horrified to find Raleigh in the claustrophobia of the officer’s dugout. Held together by whiskey and his second-in-command, Osbourne (Bettany), Stanhope is sustained by one thought: that when the war is over he can return to his beloved, Raleigh’s sister Margaret. Journey’s End
In contrast, Agnès Jaoui revels at the centre of I Got Life!, a delicious comedy about getting on and a fitting counterpoint to Richard Loncraine’s Finding Your Feet, which explores the quest for love in later life with Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley and a host of British treasures. Elsewhere, James Corden animates Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Jo Brand’s novel on mental health and recovery, The More You Ignore Me, is brought to the screen. Beatrix Potter and Jo Brand in the same sentence: I never thought that would happen! Then, there is a short Criminal World season of original international thrillers. If you have enjoyed the Scadi Noirs of recent years, then try The Nile Hilton Incident, murder in Cairo against the backdrop of the Egyptian revolution, Loveless, the search for a missing child in Russia by the acutely observant Andrey Zvyagintsev, and The Third Murder, a complicated tale of crime and punishment by Hirokazu Kore-eda, the most compelling of Japanese story tellers. Finally, mark your diary for Sun 29 Apr, when we have a day that celebrates a very British kind of rebellion, Pushing Boundaries: 1960s British Cinema and its Pioneering Stars, which offers you a chance to see three controversial classics on the big screen.
John Gore Film Programmer Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread 15
The Shape of Water 15
Darkest Hour PG
Thu 1 Mar, Mon 16 – Thu 19 Apr Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson UK 2017 130mins Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
Fri 2 – Sun 11 & Fri 30 Mar Sun 1 – Tue 3 Apr Dir: Guillermo del Toro UK 2017 122mins Cast: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon
Fri 2, Sat 3, Mon 5, Tue 6, Thu 8 & Fri 30 Mar Sun 1 & Mon 2 Apr Dir: Joe Wright UK 2017 122mins Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James
Set in the glamour of 1950s post war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister, Cyril (Manville), are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars and socialites in their distinct style. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Krieps). As she becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover, Woodcock finds his once controlled and planned life disrupted by love.
Guillermo del Toro returns with an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of the Cold War. Hoping it will give them an edge in the space race, government agency Occam capture an amphibious humanoid creature known as The Asset (Jones). Discovered by mute cleaner, Elisa (Hawkins), the two form an unlikely, wordless connection that slowly intensifies. However, when the creature is threatened with vivisection by fearsome agent Strickland (Shannon), Elisa mounts a daring rescue. “GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S BEAUTIFUL BLOOD-CURDLER IS AS TIMELESS AS A FAIRY TALE” The Telegraph
May, 1940. With Allied troops stranded at Dunkirk and mounting pressure to surrender, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is tasked with convincing a reluctant nation to fight for freedom. Delving into the perilous political waters of parliament and exploring the pressures of his marriage to Clemmie (Scott Thomas), this electrifying historical drama proves just how close history came to taking a terrifyingly different direction. “CHURCHILL’S DARKEST HOUR IS GARY OLDMAN’S FINEST.” Empire
Lady Bird 15
The Post 12A
Wed 7 & Thu 8 Mar Dir: Jennifer Peedom Australia 2017 74mins Cast: Willem Dafoe (voice)
Fri 9 – Thu 15 Mar Dir: Greta Gerwig USA 2017 94mins Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf
Mon 12 – Thu 15 Mar Dir: Steven Spielberg UK 2017 116mins Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
Scored by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and narrated by Willem Dafoe, director Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with the peaks. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered impossible. Why, then, are we now drawn to them in our millions? Mountain shows us the spellbinding force of high places and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.
Greta Gerwig’s semi autobiographical directorial debut follows precocious teenager Christine (Ronan), or ‘Lady Bird’, as she drifts through her final year at a strict Catholic school in Sacramento, California in 2002. Full of daydreams and aspirations for her future, she continually clashes with her mother, Marion (Metcalf), who is more preoccupied with practical concerns. Beautifully and sensitively realised, Lady Bird’s sensational performances and sophisticated writing create a personal and authentic coming-ofage story.
The Post examines the Washington Post’s legal battle to publish the leaked Pentagon Papers in 1971, which contained damning classified information about the Vietnam War and a cover-up that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Based on the incredible true story, The Washington Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) risked their careers and their freedom to help bring long buried truths to light.
“A 70-MINUTE RUSH OF ADRENALINE…A VERTIGINOUS VOYAGE TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD.” The Guardian
“THIS STORY IS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER” The Guardian
“A MODEST, MIRACULOUS, LOWBUDGET GEM.” Variety
The Salt of the Earth 12A Tue 13 Mar Dir: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado France/Italy/Brazil 2017 110mins Cast: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders The incredible monochrome images of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado are the subject of this deeply considered and personal documentary from Wim Wenders and Salgado’s son, Juliano. Over his 40-year career as a photojournalist, Salgado took breath-taking pictures all over the world, including South America, Africa and Central Europe, documenting the human experience.
My Generation 12A
The Final Year 12A
Wed 14 Mar Tickets: £12.50 (£10) Dir: David Batty UK 2017 86mins Cast: Michael Caine, Roger Daltrey, Twiggy, Paul McCartney
Thu 15 Mar Dir: Greg Barker USA 2017 90mins Cast: Barack Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power
British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage, the film has been painstakingly assembled over the last six years. Featuring The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and more, it tells the story of the birth of pop culture in London.
This slick, fly-on-the-wall documentary tracks Barack Obama’s final year in office, focusing on his administration’s foreign policy and looking forward to his presidential legacy. With extraordinary access to key members of Obama’s cabinet, as well as the president himself, the film is fascinating, timely and, at times, “West Wing-esque” (The Guardian) in its fast-paced political patter.
This screening includes a Q&A with Michael Caine broadcast live.
Finding Your Feet 12A Fri 16 – Mon 19 & Wed 21 Mar Dir: Richard Loncraine UK 2017 111mins Cast: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall
Finding Your Feet
After discovering her long-time husband having an affair at his retirement party, the slightly snobbish Sandra (Staunton) finds refuge in the flat of her estranged, bohemian sister, Bif (Imrie). Although they appear to be polar opposites, Sandra’s perceptions begin to change as she is introduced to a whole host of people who are bucking the trend in their later years, including her new dance partner, Charlie (Spall). “THERE IS A PARTICULAR BLEND OF HEART-WARMING SECOND-CHANCEAT-LIFE COMEDY THAT SEEMS TO BE A SPECIALITY FOR BRITISH FILMMAKERS” Empire
The Mercy 12A
Dark River 15
Fri 16 – Tue 20 & Sat 24 Mar Dir: James Marsh UK 2017 102mins Cast: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis
Tue 20 & Wed 21 Mar Dir: Clio Barnard UK 2017 90mins Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean
The Mercy tells the incredible true story of businessman and amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Firth) who entered the first non-stop, single-handed, round the world yacht race in 1968, hoping to publicise a new navigation device he had been working on in order to save his ailing business. Leaving his wife, Clare (Weisz), and children behind he set off in his untested trimaran to circumnavigate the globe. However, due to his inexperience and the intense loneliness of the high seas, his journey soon turned into a dramatic and disastrous struggle for survival.
Following her father’s (Bean) death, Alice (Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years to claim ownership of the family farm, only to find it in complete disrepair. In her absence, her troubled older brother Joe (Stanley) has been struggling to look after their father and keep the farm from going under. As tensions rise between them, Alice must confront traumatic memories to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.
Roman J. Israel, Esq 12A Fri 23 – Sun 25 Mar Dir: Dan Gilroy USA 2017 122mins Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo Roman J. Israel, Esq. is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Roman (Washington) is a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited by one of the legendary man’s former students (Farrell) and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.
Roman I. Isr
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
I, Tonya 15 Fri 23 – Mon 26 Mar Dir: Craig Gillespie USA 2017 119mins Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Caitlin Carver Based on true events, I, Tonya is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding (Robbie), and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Despite being the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, Harding’s legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Carver). The film is a piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked glory.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 12A
Exhibition on Screen
Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing PG
Tue 27 Mar Dir: Alexandra Dean USA 2017 88mins Alone in Berlin Wed 28 Mar Cast: Nino Amareno, Charles Tickets: £12.50 (£10) Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger Dir: David Bickerstaff What do the most beautiful actress UK 2015 90mins of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor who laid the foundations for mobile phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon and technological trailblazer. Bombshell weaves interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life, from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish émigré and her glittering Hollywood career, to the ground breaking but completely uncredited inventions of her later years.
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. Featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this is a chance to experience Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before.
CRIMINAL WORLD SEASON
The Nile Hilton Incident TBC Tue 10 & Thu 12 Apr Dir: Tarik Saleh Sweden/Denmark/Germany 2017 107mins Arabic with subtitles Cast: Fares Fares, Mari Malek Winner of the 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury prize, this unconventional thriller sees amoral police officer Noredin (Fares) called to investigate a murder at the Nile Hilton Hotel that implicates Egypt’s powerful elite.
The Third Murder TBC (Sandome no Satsujin)
You Were Never Really Here
Loveless 15 (Nelyubov) Wed 28 & Thu 29 Mar Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia 2017 124mins Russian with subtitles Cast: Maryana Spivak, Matvey Novikov, Alexei Rozin After overhearing a tempestuous fight between his divorcing parents, shy 12-year-old Alyosha (Novikov) disappears without a trace. Devastatingly beautiful, Loveless is a fascinating mediation on the wider consequences of a failed marriage in Russian society. “ITS BRILLIANCE AND PASSION ARE COMPELLING” The Guardian
You Were Never Really Here 15 Tue 3 – Thu 5 Apr Dir: Lynne Ramsay UK/France/USA 2017 90mins Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola Former Gulf War veteran and FBI agent, Joe (Phoenix), is an assassin for hire who helps to recover wayward children. But, when he is tasked with rescuing Nina (Samsonov), a US Senator’s kidnapped daughter, things go horribly wrong. Featuring uncompromising imagery and Jonny Greenwood’s nerve-shredding score, You Were Never Really Here is a brutal portrayal of a man engaged in a cycle of violence he cannot escape. “AN EXPERIENCE FULLY CAPABLE OF BLOWING YOU AWAY” The Telegraph
Wed 18 & Thu 19 Apr Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan 2017 124mins Japanese with subtitles Cast: Koji Yakusho, Masharu Fukuyama When factory worker Misumi (Yakusho) confesses to the murder of a wealthy industrialist, state defender Shigemori (Fukyama) feels certain he can save his client, but Misumi is evasive and keeps changing his story. “A CAPTIVATING PUZZLE” The Guardian
The Nile Hilton Incident
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 15 Mon 26 – Thu 29 Mar Dir: Martin McDonagh UK 2017 115mins Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell After months have passed without any progress in her daughter’s murder case, enraged Mildred Hayes (McDormand) commissions three billboards outside the town demanding action from revered chief of police, William Willoughby (Harrelson). When violent, blundering sidekick, Officer Dixon (Rockwell), gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement ignites in Martin McDonagh’s (In Bruges) Oscar nominated pitch-black comedy.
Peter Rabbit PG Fri 30 Mar – Thu 5 Apr Dir: Will Gluck UK 2018 95mins Cast: James Corden, Domnhall Gleeson, Rose Byrne Beatrix Potter’s beloved and adventurous character now takes on the starring role in his own irreverent, contemporary comedy for a new generation. Follow Peter Rabbit (Corden) as he takes his ongoing feud with the miserly Mr McGregor (Gleeson) to greater heights than ever before when they both compete for the affections of Bea (Byrne), a kind animal lover who lives next door.
“AN UPROARIOUS DELIGHT OF A FILM” TThe Guardian
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I Got Life!
I Got Life! 15 (Aurore) Wed 4, Thu 5 Apr & Sat 7 Apr Dir: Blandine Lenoir France 2017 89mins In French with subtitles Cast: Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert Aurore (Jaoui), separated from her husband, has just lost her job and been told that she is going to be a grandmother. She feels she is slowly being pushed out of the way, yet she refuses to be relegated to the sidelines. When her first love, Totoche (Montalembert), reappears, the opportunity to rekindle the relationship presents itself, along with the chance to begin a new life.
The Magic Flute PG
Wonder Wheel 12A
Fri 6 & Sat 7 Apr Dir: Ingmar Bergman Sweden 1975 137mins Swedish with subtitles Cast: Ulrik Cold, Håkan Hagegård, Irma Urrila, Josef Köstlinger
Fri 6 – Tue 10 Apr Dir: Woody Allen USA 2017 101mins Cast: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple
In Bergman’s screen adaptation of the beloved Mozart opera, the Queen of the Night enlists handsome prince, Tamino (Köstlinger), to rescue her treasured kidnapped daughter, Princess Pamina (Urrila). Aided by the lovelorn Papageno (Hagegård) and a magical flute that holds the power to change the hearts of men, young Tamino embarks on a quest for true love that leads him to the evil Sarastro’s (Cold) temple, in which Pamina is held captive.
Set amid the hustle and bustle of Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s, Woody Allen’s latest film centres around Ginny (Winslet), an unhappily married waitress who reimagines herself a future with the handsome young Mickey (Timberlake), an aspiring playwright working as a lifeguard. However, when her husband’s estranged daughter, Carolina (Temple), resurfaces and takes a liking to Mickey as well, Ginny’s insecurities rear their head as she begins toWonder unravel. Wheel
Shiraz: A Romance of Call Me By Your India U Name 15 Sun 8 Apr Dir: Franz Osten UK/Germany/India 1928 105mins Cast: Himansu Rai, Enakashi Rama Rao, Charu Roy
Mon 9 & Wed 11 Apr Dir: Luca Guadagnino Italy/France 2017 132mins Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Based on the romance between 17th century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan (Roy) and his queen, Selima (Rama Roa), this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale of the story behind one of the world’s most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings, beautifully restored by the BFI National Archive. Performed by an all-Indian cast, producer and Indian film legend Himansu Rai plays humble potter Shiraz, who follows Selima when she is sold by slave traders to the future emperor.
1983, summer in northern Italy. Elio (Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian, finds his life forever altered when Oliver (Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father (Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor. As they get closer, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire. Based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, this is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love. “A MASTERFUL WORK” The Guardian
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen TBC Thu 12 Apr Tickets: £12.50 (£10) Dir: David Barnard USA 2017 135mins In 2017, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds returned to the road for an acclaimed tour, starting in Australia before tearing across the USA and the rest of the world with some of the best reviews of a decorated career. Performing their new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisitely moving compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in three years provoked an ecstatic and passionate response in fans and critics alike.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen
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Early Man PG Fri 13 – Sun 15 Apr Dir: Nick Park UK/France 2018 89mins Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams Wallace and Gromit’s Nick Park returns with an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters. At the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, plucky, big-hearted caveman Dug (Redmayne) and his tribe are forced out of their beloved Valley by evil Bronze Age Governor, Lord Nooth (Hiddleston). Along with his faithful hog, Hognob, Dug must unite his tribe and lead them in the biggest challenge they have ever faced in a battle to beat the Bronze Age at their own game.
Isle of Dogs
The Square 15
Isle of Dogs TBC
Sun 15 – Tue 17 Apr Dir: Ruben Östlund Sweden 2017 151mins Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss
Fri 20 – Thu 26 Apr Dir: Wes Anderson USA 2018 Cast: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand
Christian (Bang) is a divorced and devoted father of two, as well as the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. In his desperation for a successful opening night, he goes along with the idea for a viral stunt cooked up by the museum’s PR team. However, when the stunt is met with public outcry, Christian is sent into a moral and existential crisis. With pitch perfect performances from the likes of Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, The Square is a witty exploration of idealism and cynicism in the modern world.
Ready Player One
“IT SETS OUT TO MAKE YOUR JAW DROP. AND IT SUCCEEDS.” The Guardian
The latest film from idiosyncratic directorial genius, Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, the 12-year-old ward of corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his guard dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Ready Player One TBC Fri 20 – Thu 26 Apr Dir: Stephen Spielberg USA 2018 141mins Cast: Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke Based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, Ready Player One follows Wade Watts (Sheridan), a young boy living in 2045, in a world on the brink of collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find an Easter egg he has hidden deep in the OASIS, sparking a contest that hurls Wade into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a universe full of mystery, discovery and danger. Ready Player One
The More You Ignore Me TBC Fri 27 Apr – Thu 3 May Dir: Keith English UK 2017 Cast: Sheridan Smith, Mark Addy, Ella Hunt Based on the bestselling book by Jo Brand, The More You Ignore Me addresses mental illness and parental breakdown in a frank and stark, yet strangely life-affirming, way. Living in 1980s rural England, Gina (Smith) is a young mother attempting to provide a loving home to husband Keith (Addy) and daughter Alice (Hunt). However, Gina develops De Clerambault Syndrome, complicating family life. The only thing that gives Alice hope is her love for Morrissey and The Smiths... The More You Ignore Me
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The Divine Order TBC (Die Göttliche Ordnung) Fri 27 & Mon 30 Apr Dir: Petra Volpe Switzerland 2017 Swiss with subtitles Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek
FILM TALKS £15 (£12.50) Film Club Members £13 (£10.75)
Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as a way to refuse women the right to vote until 1971. This film centres around Nora (Leuenberger), a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a small Swiss village, who must learn to become a resolute suffragette leader in the face of adversity. In overcoming the mockery and bullying accompanied by taking a stand, Nora convinces the women of her village to go on strike for an equal voice. With a host of rousing performances and a timely subject matter, The Divine Order is heartfelt and inspiring.
COMING SOON A Fantastic Woman 15
Tue 1 – Thu 3 May Dir: Sebastián Lelio Chile/Germany/Spain/USA 2017 104mins Spanish with subtitles Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco Marina (Vega) is a young waitress and aspiring singer. When her partner, Orlando, suffers a terrible accident one night, Marina becomes the prime suspect. As a trans woman she is treated like a criminal from the offset, with everyone from the doctors to Orlando’s family and the police treating her not as a woman, but as an aberration. “IT MAY BE A TIMELY FILM, BUT IT IS ITS TIMELESSNESS, AS WELL AS ITS DEPTHS OF COMPASSION, THAT QUALIFY IT AS A GREAT ONE.” The Guardian
French Popular Cinema 15 Sat 3 Mar 11am – 3.10pm (including lunch break)
The day includes a full screening of Untouchable. Many of the most successful French films of the past few years have been colourful comedies such as Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis and Untouchable. Beyond the stereotypes, this is a fascinating and amusing snapshot of how France is addressing its new diversity. Taking a closer look at several recent films, Charlie Michael of the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel identifies themes and directions, directors and stars.
LIVE DIGITAL SCREENINGS
aesar Julius Caesar Julius C n tutte
MET OPERA LIVE
MET OPERA LIVE
Mozart Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sat 31 Mar 5.55pm 3hrs 56mins £27 (£22)
(Encore screening) Rossini Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sun 11 Mar 1pm 4hrs 20mins £27 (£22)
Così fan tutte
William Shakespeare Thu 22 Mar 7pm 3hrs 12mins £18
MET OPERA LIVE
Julius Caesar 12A
OSCAR WILDE SEASON LIVE (Encore screening)
Lady Windermere’s Fan 12A Oscar Wilde Sun 25 Mar 1.30pm 2hrs 30mins £18
William Shakespeare Wed 11 Apr 7pm £18
Verdi Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sat 14 Apr 5.30pm 3hrs 58mins £27 (£22)
MET OPERA LIVE
Massenet Sung in French with English surtitles Sat 28 Apr 5.55pm 2hrs 40 mins £27 (£22)
Restricted view tickets available at £11.
SATURDAY FAMILY FILM SAVERS £5.50 (Adults) £3.50 (Children)
Ferdinand PG Sat 10 Mar 1.30pm Dir: Carlos Saldanha USA 2017 106mins
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Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
PUSHING BOUNDARIES: 1960s British Cinema and its Pioneering Stars Sun 29 Apr 11am – 6.30pm (including breaks) Special Day Pass rates including all three films and extra content: £18 (£15). University of Warwick Students & Under 18s £10. Films can also be booked individually.
In a celebration of 1960s British cinema, Warwick Arts Centre in collaboration with second year students of the University of Warwick Film and Television Studies department have curated a one-day film festival. The event showcases a diverse selection of the most boundary pushing films of the decade, including: Victim (1961), Darling (1965) and Performance (1970). These films, featuring iconic stars of the period including Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie and Mick Jagger, explore the changing culture of Britain through the lenses of sexuality, gender and rebellion. This is a rare opportunity to experience these ground breaking films once again on the big screen, with enriching introductions and panels to provide an enlightening viewing for audiences. Darling
QUICK GUIDE FILMS A–Z A Fantastic Woman Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Call Me By Your Name Dark River Darkest Hour Early Man Exhibition on Screen: Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing Ferdinand Finding Your Feet I Got Life! I, Tonya Isle of Dogs Journey’s End Lady Bird Loveless Mountain My Generation Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen Peter Rabbit Phantom Thread Ready Player One Roman J. Israel, Esq. Shiraz: A Romance of India The Divine Order The Final Year The Magic Flute The Mercy The More You Ignore Me The Nile Hilton Incident The Post The Salt of the Earth The Shape of Water The Square The Third Murder Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Wonder Wheel You Were Never Really Here
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DIGITAL SCREENINGS MET OPERA LIVE: Cendrillon MET OPERA LIVE: Così fan tutte MET OPERA LIVE: Luisa Miller MET OPERA LIVE: Semiramide (Encore Screening) NT LIVE: Julius Caesar OSCAR WILDE SEASON LIVE: Lady Windermere’s Fan (Encore Screening)
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FILM EVENTS Film Talk: French Popular Cinema Pushing Boundaries: 1960s British Cinema and its Pioneering Stars
MARCH Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3 Sun 4 Mon 5 Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24
Journey’s End 4pm Journey’s End 6.10pm Phantom Thread 8.30pm The Shape of Water 6.05pm Darkest Hour 8.40pm Film Talk: French Popular Cinema S 11am The Shape of Water 3.30pm Darkest Hour 6pm The Shape of Water 8.30pm The Shape of Water 4pm The Shape of Water 6.05pm Darkest Hour 8.40pm Darkest Hour 3.30pm Darkest Hour 6.05pm The Shape of Water 8.30pm Off Screen Film Course 2pm The Shape of Water 3.30pm The Shape of Water 6.05pm Mountain 8.40pm Darkest Hour 3.30pm Mountain 6.30pm The Shape of Water 8.30pm Lady Bird 6.20pm The Shape of Water 8.30pm Ferdinand 1.30pm The Shape of Water 3.30pm The Shape of Water 6.05pm Lady Bird 8.30pm MET OPERA LIVE: Semiramide (Encore Screening) 1pm Lady Bird 5.30pm The Shape of Water 7.40pm The Post 6pm Lady Bird 8.30pm The Salt of the Earth 4pm Lady Bird 6.20pm The Post 8.30pm Off Screen Film Course 2pm Lady Bird 4pm My Generation 6.30pm The Post 8.50pm The Final Year 4pm Lady Bird 6.20pm The Post 8.30pm Finding Your Feet 6.05pm The Mercy 8.30pm Finding Your Feet 4pm The Mercy 6.15pm Finding Your Feet 8.30pm Finding Your Feet 4pm The Mercy 7.30pm The Mercy 6.15pm Finding Your Feet 8.30pm The Mercy 6.15pm Dark River 8.30pm Finding Your Feet 3.45pm Finding Your Feet S/HOH 6.05pm Dark River 8.30pm NT LIVE: Julius Caesar 7pm Roman J. Israel, Esq. 6pm I, Tonya 8.40pm The Mercy 4pm
I, Tonya 6.10pm Roman J. Israel, Esq. 8.40pm Sun 25 OSCAR WILDE SEASON LIVE: Lady Windermere’s Fan (Encore Screening) 1.30pm I, Tonya 4.30pm Roman J. Israel, Esq. 7.30pm Mon 26 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 6.05pm I, Tonya 8.30pm Tue 27 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 6.15pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 8.30pm Wed 28 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 4pm Exhibition on Screen: Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing 6.30pm Loveless S 8.30pm Thu 29 Loveless S 6.10pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 8.50pm Fri 30 Peter Rabbit 11am Peter Rabbit 1.30pm Darkest Hour 4pm The Shape of Water 7pm Sat 31 Peter Rabbit 11am Peter Rabbit 1.30pm MET OPERA LIVE: Così fan tutte 5.55pm
Sun 1 Peter Rabbit 11am Peter Rabbit 1.30pm Darkest Hour 4pm The Shape of Water 7pm Mon 2 Peter Rabbit 11am Peter Rabbit 1.30pm The Shape of Water 4pm Darkest Hour 7pm Tue 3 Peter Rabbit 11am Peter Rabbit 1.30pm You Were Never Really Here 6.30pm The Shape of Water 8.30pm Wed 4 Peter Rabbit 11am Peter Rabbit 1.30pm I Got Life! S 6.30pm You Were Never Really Here 8.40pm Thu 5 Peter Rabbit 11am Peter Rabbit 1.30pm I Got Life! S 6.30pm You Were Never Really Here 8.40pm Fri 6 The Magic Flute S 6pm Wonder Wheel 8.45pm Sat 7 I Got Life! S 4pm Wonder Wheel 6pm The Magic Flute S 8.15pm Sun 8 Shiraz: A Romance of India 4pm Wonder Wheel 7.30pm Mon 9 Wonder Wheel S/HOH 6.15pm Call Me By Your Name 8.30pm Tue 10 Wonder Wheel 6.15pm The Nile Hilton Incident S 8.30pm Wed 11 Call Me By Your Name 3.30pm RSC LIVE: Macbeth 7pm Thu 12 The Nile Hilton Incident S 6.10pm Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen 8.30pm Fri 13 Early Man 6pm Sat 14 Early Man 3pm
MET OPERA LIVE: Luisa Miller 5.30pm Sun 15 Early Man 4pm The Square 7.30pm Mon 16 The Square 6pm Phantom Thread 8.50pm Tue 17 Phantom Thread 6pm The Square 8.40pm Wed 18 Phantom Thread 3.30pm The Third Murder S 6pm Phantom Thread 8.40pm Thu 19 Phantom Thread 6pm The Third Murder S 8.40pm Fri 20 Isle of Dogs 6.15pm Ready Player One 8.30pm Sat 21 Isle of Dogs 4pm Isle of Dogs 6.15pm Ready Player One 8.30pm Sun 22 Isle of Dogs 4pm Ready Player One 7.30pm Mon 23 Isle of Dogs 6.15pm Ready Player One 8.30pm Tue 24 Ready Player One 3.15pm Isle of Dogs S/HOH 6.15pm Ready Player One 8.30pm Wed 25 Isle of Dogs 4pm Isle of Dogs 6.15pm Ready Player One 8.30pm Thu 26 Ready Player One 3.15pm Isle of Dogs 6.15pm Ready Player One 8.30pm Fri 27 The More You Ignore Me 6.20pm The Divine Order S 8.30pm Sat 28 The More You Ignore Me 3.30pm MET OPERA LIVE: Cendrillon 5.55pm Sun 29 Pushing Boundaries: 1960s British Cinema 11am and its Pioneering Stars The More You Ignore Me 7.30pm Mon 30 The More You Ignore Me BACKCHAT 6.20pm The Divine Order S 8.30pm
COMING SOON MAY
Tue 1 The More You Ignore Me 4pm A Fantastic Woman S 6.10pm The More You Ignore Me 8.30pm Wed 2 A Fantastic Woman S 4pm The More You Ignore Me S/HOH 6.20pm A Fantastic Woman S 8.30pm Thu 3 The More You Ignore Me 4pm A Fantastic Woman S 6.10pm The More You Ignore Me 8.30pm
S/HOH Subtitled for hard of hearing. S Subtitled. BACKCHAT A chance to talk about what you have seen with
Julia Jones in a series of informal discussions on key new films.
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Do you love cinema and enjoy talking about films? Join our Off Screen film course, which runs every Wednesday over a 4 week period.
Wed 25 Apr Wed 2 May Wed 9 May Wed 16 May
Our expert facilitator will lead an interactive 90 minute discussion about the forthcoming film, whilst also reflecting on the previous week’s film. After the discussion there will be a short break before the screening begins.
Please note the 4 week film course must be purchased as a package and missed sessions cannot be refunded.
Isle of Dogs A Fantastic Woman TBC TBC
Price: £48 including admission to the film discussed in each session.
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Subtitles for the hard of hearing available on selected film screenings. Look for the S/HOH symbol next to film times in the quick guide. All details correct at time of going to print. Please check our website or contact Box Office for updated information.
Cover image: The Shape of Water p03
Published on Feb 21, 2018
Published on Feb 21, 2018
Our Film Diary for Mar - Apr 2018. Featuring lots of new releases, foreign films and special events.