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Phoenix Cinema East Finchley

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52 High Road, East Finchley, England, N2 9PJ

Calvary

Calvary
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Ireland
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Father James (Gleeson) is a priest, but a good one; wise, witty, kind, non-judgmental. Then he's told that he's to be killed to atone for the sins of his church. McDonagh's film features exceptional performances from a great cast, and a witty and powerful script, far more thoughtful than 2011's lacklustre The Guard.

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Thu 24 Apr
Fri 25 Apr

Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven
  • 1998
  • Iran
  • 89 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Majid Majidi
  • Cast: Mohammed Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi

A tale of a brother and sister and their adventure to find a lost pair of shoes.

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Thu 1 May

Don't Be Tired!

  • 2013
  • Iran
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Mohsen Gharaie/Afshin Hashemi

Iranian drama about a woman on a road trip that reignites her lust for life and living.

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Mon 28 Apr

Locke

Locke
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US/UK
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Knight
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson (voice), Andrew Scott (voice)

Ivan Locke (Hardy) is a Welsh construction manager driving his BMV down the motorway, dealing with various professional and personal crises as he does so. An entire film set in a car is surprisingly compelling; it may not be a wild ride but you can't take your eyes off the road.

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Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox (Dabba)
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • India/France/Germany/USA
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

In Mumbai, young mother Ila (Kaur) prepares a multi-layered lunchbox to be delivered by courier to his office, but when it's mistakenly delivered to grumpy middle-aged accountant Sajaan (Khan), an unlikely romance develops. A precisely structured romcom written with compassion and warmth; just don't watch it on an empty stomach.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 13:00
  • 15:30
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Cosi fan tutte

Live from the Met
  • 2014

A performance of Mozart's two-act opera, on stage in New York City.

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Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr

Mr Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Minkoff
  • Cast: Voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert

Mr. Peabody, a genius dog who appeared in the 1950s/60s TV series Rocky and Bullwinkle, springs into action when his and his master's time machine is stolen.

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Sat 26 Apr

National Theatre Live: King Lear

NT Live
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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Thu 1 May

RiverRuns

The Sea

RiverRuns is a spectacular night of new music and spoken word celebrating the River Tyne in all of its glory, following in the great traditions of local songsmiths and writers and starring eight of the North East's best known singers and spoken word artists: Aidan Clarke, Alfie Crow, Kate Fox, Ben Holland, Sara Dennis, Degna Stone, Jeff Price and Simma.

The show is an exhilarating celebration of the history and stories of the River Tyne, its people, their culture and their heritage and is often humorous, occasionally dark, sometimes irreverent and always entertaining.

A review of the Customs House show by Jake Campbell says it all:

It's hard not to be taken under the spell of the River Tyne. RiverRuns, a celebration of the 'big river' in song and spoken word, certainly makes you think so. In narrative terms, River Runs is a song and verse line for the journey of the River Tyne. From its source in the hills and valleys of Northumberland and the Borders, to its confluence and subsequent journey through various towns till it spills out into the North Sea, this show is concerned with what the river gives and what the river leaves behind.

Personal narratives overlap with common histories; tragedy overlays euphoria. How this translates into a stage show is masterful in its simplicity. Running for just over an hour, including a short interval, RiverRuns is a welcome addition to the canon of mythology that surrounds the great river. There were no props, no sets, no gimmicks: this was simply 8 people connecting with each other and with their audience. I hope this show gets the wider audience it so very much deserves.

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Sun 27 Apr
Wed 30 Apr

Vikings: Live from the British Museum

Vikings: Live from the British Museum
  • 2014

Take a look around the British Museum's Viking exhibition, right from the comfort of your cinema seat. Introduced by Michael Wood and Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams.

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Thu 24 Apr
Mon 28 Apr

We Are the Best! (Vi är bäst!)

We Are The Best
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Sweden
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lukas Moodysson
  • Cast: David Dencik, Liv LeMoyne, Mira Barkhammar

A look at teenage life in 1982 Stockholm through three 12 and 13 year old girls who decide to form a punk band.

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Fri 25 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 1 May

The White Balloon (Badkonake sefid)

The White Balloon (Badkonake sefid)
  • 1995
  • Iran
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jafar Panahi
  • Cast: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

Persian story about a little girl who wants to buy a goldfish to celebrate New Year, but loses the money she's been given on the way to the market.

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Thu 24 Apr
  • 11:00

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