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Stratford Picturehouse

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Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NL

20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Iain Forsyth/Jane Pollard
  • Written by: Nick Cave, Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard

Discover the 20,000 day of Nick Cave's life on earth in this exploration of the creative spirit. Plus, a broadcast live performance from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for the launch.

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Wed 17 Sep

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

A cinematic adventure across 15 iconic venues in historic York, ASFF celebrates short film from across the world. Masterclasses from industry professionals at BAFTA, Film4 and more offer further tuition and special screenings also take place.

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Sat 16 Aug
Kids

Boyhood

Boyhood
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 163 min
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

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Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Tue 5 Aug

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone
  • 4 stars
  • 1976
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Alan Parker
  • Written by: Alan Parker
  • Cast: Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi, and Martin Lev, as Dandy Dan

Musical spoof of Prohibition-era gangster films, with an all-child cast. Family entertainment pure and simple, and a true original with it.

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Thu 14 Aug
Kids

Cycling with Molière (Alceste à bicyclette)

Bicycling with Molière (Alceste à bicyclette)
  • 2013
  • France
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philippe Le Guay
  • Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa

Two actors, one play. Can the two egocentric men put aside their differences for the sake of friendship and theatre?

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Tue 9 Sep

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

Ten years after the events of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, simian leader Caesar (Serkis) must work with human leader Malcolm (Clarke) to forge an alliance between apes and men. Thought-provoking and exciting, with fine performances from Serkis, Clarke, Oldman and Kebbell, it's a blockbuster for grown-ups.

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Thu 31 Jul
Fri 1 Aug
Sat 2 Aug
Sun 3 Aug
Mon 4 Aug

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • 2 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 99 min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Bowers
  • Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

Anaemic sequel to last year's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's best-selling books.

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Thu 28 Aug
Kids

Dinosaur 13

Dinosaur 13
  • 2014
  • US
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller

An illumination of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

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Tue 2 Sep

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 84 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Written by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Cast: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

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Tue 5 Aug

Glyndebourne Opera: La Traviata

Glyndebourne
  • 2014

Verdi's tragic opera, live from Glyndebourne.

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Sun 10 Aug

The Golden Dream (La jaula de oro)

The Golden Dream
  • 2013
  • Guatemala/Spain/Mexico
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Diego Quemada-Díez
  • Cast: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez

Two Guatemalan teenagers trek their way to the US.

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Tue 12 Aug

Grand Central

Grand Central
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • France/Austria
  • 94 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski
  • Cast: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet

Gary (Rahim) is a tough guy from Lyon who goes to work in a nuclear plant near the Rhone, where he falls for Karole (Seydoux); but then she gets pregnant. Zlotowski plays down the romance in favour of a tense and scathing indictment of lax standards in the nuclear power industry, with well-drawn characters and fine performances.

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Tue 16 Sep

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances, this adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic is enormous fun.

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Thu 31 Jul
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Thu 7 Aug

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
  • 2 stars
  • 2001
  • US/UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Energetic if mildly bland adaptation of JK Rowling's first Potter book.

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Thu 7 Aug

Inbetweeners 2

Inbetweeners 2
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris
  • Cast: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison

The second movie spin-off from the popular TV series sees the four teenage boys go on holiday to Australia.

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Wed 6 Aug
Thu 7 Aug

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins
  • 4 stars
  • 1964
  • UK
  • 139 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber

When high-spirited youngsters Jane and Michael Banks send yet another nanny packing with their shenanigans, they advertise for a replacement who'll 'sing songs and bake cakes'. Enter Andrews as the loveable Mary, a woman who turns the household on its head and forces their suffragette mother and banker father to finally pay their children some attention. Great songs, wonderful Technicolor animation in the fantasy scenes, and if it weren't for Dick Van Dyke's appalling London accent this would, like Mary, be 'practically perfect in every way'.

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Thu 21 Aug
Kids

Miss Violence

Miss Violence
  • 2013
  • Greece
  • 98 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alexandros Avranas
  • Cast: Kostas Antalopoulos, Constantinos Athanasiades, Chloe Bolota

On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation looks into the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.

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Tue 26 Aug

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python Live (Mostly)
  • 2014
  • UK

A simulcast of Monty Python's highly anticipated reunion show.

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Thu 31 Jul

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 112 min
  • U
  • Directed by: James Bobin
  • Cast: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey

A world tour goes awry when the Muppets find themselves accidentally caught up in a jewel heist.

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Sat 2 Aug

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

  • UK
  • 2014 min

The heat and passion of Stanley and Stella's love and the tragedy of poor, fading Blanche DuBois, beamed live from London.

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Tue 16 Sep

National Theatre Live: Medea

National Theatre: Medea
  • 2014
  • Directed by: Carrie Cracknell

Helen McCrory plays the title role in this live screening of the classic tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power.

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Thu 4 Sep
Tue 9 Sep

National Theatre Live: Skylight

National Theatre Live: Skylight
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: David Hare
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy

Kyra (Mulligan) receives a visit from her recently widowed former lover (Nighy) out of the blue. Stage production beamed live from London.

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Thu 21 Aug

A Night at the Cinema in 1914

  • 1914
  • US/UK
  • 85 min

Compilation created from BFI archive footage.

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Mon 4 Aug

O Lucky Man!

O Lucky Man!
  • 1973
  • UK/US
  • 178 min
  • Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
  • Written by: David Sherwin
  • Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts

McDowell busts out his crazy-eyed grin for this surrealist musical about the pitfalls of capitalism.

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Tue 19 Aug

Poppy Cat

Poppy Cat
  • UK
  • 30 min
  • Cast: Voices of Katie Leigh, Alicyn Packard, Charlie Cameron

TV animation about a naughty but lovable cat.

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Tue 19 Aug

Pride

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

During the 1984 strike, a group of LGBT activists work alongside the miners.

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Sun 7 Sep

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentleman of Verona
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin

Simon Godwin, associate director of the Royal Court, makes his RSC début with Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy.

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Wed 3 Sep
Sun 7 Sep

Salome and Wilde Salome

Salome and Wilde Salome
  • 2011/2013
  • US
  • Directed by: Al Pacino
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, Kevin Anderson

Back to back screenings of Al Pacino's films based on Oscar Wilde's controversial play, with Jessica Chastain as the deadly Princess Salome.

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Sun 21 Sep

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2014

Shakespeare's perennial comedy, screened live from the Globe in London.

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Mon 11 Aug

Sin City Double Bill

  • 2005/2014
  • Directed by: Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez

Back to back showings of Frank Miller's Sin City (2005) and the new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).

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Sun 24 Aug

Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons
  • 1974
  • UK
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Claude Whatham
  • Cast: Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser, Sophie Neville.

The adventures of four children in the lake district in the 1920s. Idyllic screen incarnation of the Arthur Ransome novel that is very much an adult's idea of what children's entertainment should be. About as exciting as a steady downpour of drizzle.

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Thu 31 Jul

The Nut Job

The Nut Job
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Lepeniotis
  • Written by: Lorne Cameron/Peter Lepeniotis
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.

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Fri 1 Aug
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Viking Adventures from the British Museum

Viking Adventures from the British Museum
  • 2014

A new live screening from the museum's Vikings exhibition, with a family bent.

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Sat 9 Aug
Kids

West End Theatre: Ghosts

  • UK
  • 2014 min

Screening of a live production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, performed at the Trafalgar Studios and starring Lesley Manville as the widow Helene Alving.

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Thu 28 Aug

What If

What If
  • 2013
  • Ireland/Canada
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Michael Dowse
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Mackenzie Davis, Zoe Kazan

A med school dropout (Radcliffe) and an animator (Kazan) struggle to define their close relationship, wondering what if the love of your life is actually your best friend.

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Thu 14 Aug
Stratford Picturehouse

In 1997 a petition signed by over 2000 people asking for a local cinema led to the opening of the Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse. This state-of-the-art cinema is centrally located, with two screens that show the best of independent and mainstream cinema. The cinema now also screens live theatre, ballet and dance productions from around the world.

All areas of the building are accessible by wheelchair. Adapted toilet facilities are available.

There is limited car parking in the area. See the Visit Stratford-upon-Avon website.

The nearest railway station is Stratford-upon-Avon, a 12 minute walk away via Western Road.

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