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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
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Iain Forsyth/Jane Pollard
  • Written by: Nick Cave, Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard
  • Cast: Blixa Bargeld, Susie Bick, Arthur Cave

Existentialist pseudo-documentary telling the seductive and quasi-truthful story of Nick Cave, starring and co-written by the man himself. With guest appearances from Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue and psychoanalyst Darian Leader, it's a mischievous and fiercely beautiful amalgam which sweeps you up in its embrace before sending you swooning from the cinema.

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Wed 17 Sep

All This Mayhem

All This Mayhem
  • 2014
  • UK/Australia
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eddie Martin
  • Cast: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill

A look at the dark underbelly of extreme sports, this documentary explores the lives of two skateboarding brothers as their lives spiralled out of control in the late 1980s.

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Tue 21 Oct

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
  • 1991
  • US
  • 84 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
  • Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers, Bradley Pierce, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

The first animated film ever to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, the 30th Walt Disney feature-length cartoon is a classic by anyone's standards. The familiar story is supplemented by terrific songs, a host of comic characters and a breathtaking combination of traditional and computer animation techniques.

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Sat 11 Oct
Kids

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rowan Joffe
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong

Christine (Kidman) is an amnesiac, unable to recall her marriage to husband Ben (Firth) and the incident which caused her amnesia in the first place; can neuropsychologist Dr Nash (Strong) help? Stylish but superficial thriller which makes for an entertaining evening's viewing, but – like Christine – you may not remember much the next day.

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Tue 16 Sep
Wed 17 Sep
Thu 18 Sep

Bicycle

Bicycle
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael B Clifford

A film that tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle: it's birth, decline and rebirth from Victorian origins to today.

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Wed 8 Oct

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Legend of Love
  • 2014

Live screening of one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works. Queen Mekhmene Banu's younger sister, Princess Shireen, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shireen falls in love with her lover, the painter Ferkhad.

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Sun 26 Oct

Coraline

Coraline 2D
  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane

After her family moves to Pink Mansions, Coraline (voiced by Fanning) quickly becomes bored with the large dusty house, and in particular with her hardworking parents (Hatcher and Hodgman). The fantasy kicks into top gear when she discovers a secret door that leads her into an alternate version of her home. A lush, visually imaginative and freshly entertaining stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman's children's novel.

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Sat 1 Nov
Kids

Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 89 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Cal Brunker
  • Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba

On the planet Baab, Scorch Supernova is admired as a national hero. When a mission goes wrong, it's up to his scrawny brother Gary to save the day.

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Sat 18 Oct
Kids

The Exorcist - Director's Cut

The Exorcist
  • 1973
  • US
  • 132 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Cast: Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

Writer William Peter Blatty always griped that in excising twenty minutes from The Exorcist, Friedkin removed its moral centre and obscured its theological message. To Blatty's horror, some people thought the Devil won. Twenty seven years later, Friedkin has reinstated eleven minutes of footage, and the re-editing job is done so lovingly that fans are unlikely to feel cynically exploited. Even so, Friedkin's cuts have mostly been vindicated by this newrelease ­ it now feels too long, while the infamous 'spider walk' scene merely adds a cheap and redundant shock.

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Fri 31 Oct

The German Doctor (Wakolda)

Wakolda
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Argentina/France/Spain/Norway
  • 93 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lucía Puenzo
  • Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti

The story of an Argentine family who live with Dr Josef Mengele without knowing it is him.

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Tue 14 Oct

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

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • India/United Arab Emirates/USA
  • 122 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lasse Hallström
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal

Indian patriarch Papa (Puri) decides to open a restaurant in the French countryside, directly opposite a Michelin-starred joint run by Madame Mallory (Mirren); cue romantic complications between son Hassan (Dayal) and Mallory's sous-chef Marguerite (Le Bon). Mirren's imperiousness almost redeems it, but an undercooked third act makes for an insipid conclusion.

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Tue 16 Sep
Senior
  • 13:00
Wed 17 Sep
Thu 18 Sep

Lilting

Lilting
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 86 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hong Khaou
  • Written by: Hong Khaou
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Morven Christie, Leila Wong

Richard (Whishaw), grieving for his late parter Kai (Leung), forges a tentative relationship with Kai's elderly and irritable mother (Cheng), who lives in a London care home. Striking culture clash drama with a rather uninspired score, lifted by fine performances from Whishaw and Leung, with Bowles charming as an out-of-practice lothario.

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Tue 30 Sep

London International Animation Festival Special

  • 2013
  • UK
  • 75 min
  • 12A

Ten films that represent the best International animated films screened at last year’s LIAF.

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Sat 27 Sep
Kids

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
  • 2014
  • US

A live performance starring Elna Garana and Roberto Alagna.

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Sat 1 Nov
Wed 5 Nov

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro
  • 2014
  • US

Mozart's classic opera, beamed live from New York.

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Sat 18 Oct
Wed 22 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth

Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth
  • 2014

For her first time at the Met, star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

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Sat 11 Oct
Wed 15 Oct

Moomin and the Midsummer Madness

Moomin and the Midsummer Madness
  • 2008
  • Finland
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Maria Lindberg

Moomins up to their antics.

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Sun 28 Sep
Autism-friendly

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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Wed 24 Sep

Mystery Road

Mystery Road
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Ivan Sen
  • Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson

When Jay Swan (Pedersen), an Indigenous Australian detective, returns to his native town of Winton from the big city, he finds himself an outsider; then his first case involves the murder of an Indigenous Australian girl. Expertly controlled and strikingly atmospheric murder mystery disguised as a modern western.

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Tue 28 Oct

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Written by: Tennessee Williams
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby

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
Thu 25 Sep
Thu 9 Oct

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

NT Live: Frankenstein
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Mary Shelley's classic gothic tale realised by Danny Boyle in his return to theatre. The roles of Dr Frankenstein and the Creature are alternated between Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller.

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Thu 30 Oct

Olly the Little White Van

Follow the adventures of CITV's wee white van.

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Tue 23 Sep

ParaNorman

ParaNorman
  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Butler/Sam Fell
  • Written by: Chris Butler
  • Cast: Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Norman (Smit-McPhee) can communicate with the dead, which complicates his life when he's tasked with protecting his town from a centuries-old curse. A funny and stylish kids' film, but given the reanimated corpses and terrifying witch, it's worth making sure your little 'un is prepared for terror as well as laughs.

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Sat 25 Oct
Kids

Postman Pat: The Movie

Postman Pat: The Movie
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Disa
  • Cast: Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, Ronan Keating, David Tennant

An all-star cast help Postman Pat in his big screen CGI adventure as he enters a TV talent competition.

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Sat 4 Oct
Kids

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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Tue 16 Sep
Wed 17 Sep
Thu 18 Sep

Rastamouse

Rastamouse
  • 2011/2012
  • Cast: Voices of Reggie Yates, Cornell John

Screening of the kids' fave reggae mouse tales.

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Tue 16 Sep
  • 11:30

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Thaddeus Strassberger

Live screening of Verdi's tragedy, starring Plácido Domingo.

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Mon 27 Oct

Royal Opera House: Manon

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK

Live screening of the Royal Ballet performing Kenneth MacMillan’s modern, tragic ballet.

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Thu 16 Oct

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

Smart Ass (La crème de la crème)

Smart Ass (La crème de la crème)
  • 2014
  • France
  • 90 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Kim Chapiron
  • Cast: Thomas Blumenthal, Alice Isaaz, Jean-Baptiste Lafarge

Three business students use their curriculum as a guide to their sex lives.

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Tue 23 Sep

Soul Boys of the Western World

Soul Boys of the Western World
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: George Hencken
  • Cast: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp

The rise and fall of Spandau Ballett, set to a backdrop of 80s hair.

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Tue 30 Sep

Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

  • 2014

A live event to mark the publication of Stephen Fry's brand new volume of memoirs More Fool Me. Get a sneak preview of the new book: a heady tale of the late eighties and early nineties in which Stephen - driven to create, perform and entertain - burned bright and partied hard and damn the consequences.

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Wed 1 Oct

Tarzan

Tarzan
  • 2013
  • Germany
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Reinhard Klooss
  • Cast: Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Robert Capron

Tarzan (Twilight's Lutz) and Jane take on a big energy company – the same one that Tarzan's parents ran before they died in a plane crash – in this CGI version of the classic tale.

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Sat 20 Sep

Timmy Time

Timmy Time
  • 2009
  • UK
  • Cast: Voices of Kate Harbour, Justin Fletcher, Louis Jones

The madcap adventures of the little sheep with a lot to learn.

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Tue 30 Sep

Watermark

Watermark
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jennifer Baichwal/Edward Burtynsky
  • Written by: Jennifelr Baichwal

Filmmaker Baichwal and photographer Burtynsky (Manufactured Landscapes) team up once again to investigate how water shapes humanity.

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Tue 7 Oct

West End Theatre: Billy Elliot the Musical

West End Theatre: Billy Elliot the Musical
  • 2014

Performance of the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, beamed live from London.

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Sun 28 Sep
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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