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Broadway Nottingham

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Nottingham Media Centre, 14–18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
  • 1989
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Weir
  • Written by: Tom Schulman
  • Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen

In a staid private boys' school in Fifties New England, an unconventional teacher (Williams) interests his charges in literature and philosophy to such an extent that they form a secret club to investigate them (along with booze and girls) further. Though Williams is on good form, the film focuses mainly on the boys' emotional development and crises, and on the mystery and beauty surrounding their midnight meetings. A sensitive, tense and moving study of the conflict between passion and authority, even if the plot is something of a cliche.

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Mon 6 Oct

Gone Girl

Gone Girl
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 145 min
  • Directed by: David Fincher
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Nick (Affleck) comes home on his fifth wedding anniversary to find his wife Amy (Pike) gone, and a series of revelations cast him in the worst possible light. Fincher directs with cool proficiency and a sense of brutal fun; Affleck is perfect, and Pike gives a bravura, breakout performance.

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Ida

Ida
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Poland/Denmark
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig

Poland 1962; orphaned novice nun Sister Anna (Trzebuchowska) is about to take her vows when she finds out that she was originally named Ida and is Jewish, so she goes on a search for the truth about her parents. A thoughtful, beautifully shot but emotionally uninvolving coming-of-age story.

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Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)

Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)
  • 1939
  • France
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marcel Carné
  • Cast: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty

Gabin's masculinity and 'boy-next-door' charm are put to good use as a tragic working-class hero in this pre-war film which features groundbreaking use of flashbacks.

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Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • Canada/US/Germany/France
  • 111 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Cronenberg
  • Written by: Bruce Wagner
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williams

Scarred mystery girl Agatha (Wasikowska) arrives in Hollywood and becomes personal assistant to aging diva Havana (Moore); meanwhile, her bratty actor brother Benjie (Bird) has become a teen idol. Williams tears into her role as Benjie's mother and Moore is fearless, but it all feels desperately obvious and rather silly.

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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • Germany/US/UK
  • 121 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anton Corbijn
  • Cast: Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Thu 2 Oct

A Night at the Cinema in 1914

  • 1914
  • US/UK
  • 85 min

Compilation created from BFI archive footage.

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Sun 5 Oct

Pride

Pride
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Stephen Beresford
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

During the 1984–84 UK miners' strike, a group of young lesbian and gay activists travel from London to Wales to help a mining community in trouble. Unashamedly fizzy and cheering take on a true story about two groups who bonded together against small-mindedness and vile tabloid headlines.

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Pull Down the Future – A Day With Lawrence

It's a film, a gig, an exhibition, and a day in the company of Lawrence (first name only), cult frontman of Felt, kicking off with a free screening of Lawrence of Belgravia, Paul Kelly's 2011 documentary, plus post-show discussion with Lawrence, followed by a preview of his collaboration with artist Jim Lambie. Finally, Lawrence will play live at 10.45pm in his current Go Kart Mozart incarnation, with club night to follow.

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Thu 2 Oct

An arts centre with a range of screenings, along with a film-making and education programme. There are regular silver screenings and family showings, and a fortnightly 'Bringing up Baby' screening for parents with tiny people in tow.

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