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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

Begin Again

Begin Again
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: John Carney
  • Written by: John Carney
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Cee-lo Green, Catherine Keener

Two songwriting and romantic partners have their bubble burst when Dave (Levine) gets a major label record deal and casts Gretta (Knightley) aside. But Gretta gets her own back when she meets her own label exec, the quirky Dan (Ruffalo), who takes her down an indie route. From the writer-director of Once.

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Fri 25 Jul
Sat 26 Jul
Sun 27 Jul
Wed 30 Jul

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 25 Jul
Sat 26 Jul
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Mon 28 Jul
Tue 29 Jul
Wed 30 Jul

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

Camille Claudel 1915

Camille Claudel 1915
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • France
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman

Biopic covering the later life of the French sculptor.

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Tue 29 Jul

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 24 Jul
Fri 25 Jul
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Wed 30 Jul
Thu 31 Jul

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

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

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
  • 1991
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jon Avnet
  • Cast: Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy

After the local Ku Klux Klan threatens the busy cafe in Whistle Stop, Alabama for serving coloured customers, the female owner and her black handyman find themselves on trial for an unsolved murder. A chronicle of courage and ingenuity that avoids becoming as overwhelmingly heart-warming as you might have feared. Not the most tantalising item on the menu, but a flavoursome little dish nonetheless.

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Tue 29 Jul

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
  • 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

An American pilot forms an alliance with a group of alien oddballs, first for protection and then to prevent a villain from seizing a powerful orb.

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Thu 31 Jul

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
Kids

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle
  • 3 stars
  • 2005
  • Japan
  • 119 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Chieko Baishō, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa

Miyazaki, the director of 'Spirited Away' returns with a version of Diana Wynne Jones' children's book 'Howl's Moving Castle'. The result is a strange hybrid that starts out as a cheery kids adventure then changes direction halfway through to envisage the hell of a dystopian futureworld ruled by war. Despite Miyazaki's undoubted gifts for story, character and cute animation, the diverse cultural agendas jar badly. East meets West so awkwardly here.

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Thu 24 Jul

Khumba

Khumba
  • 2013
  • South Africa
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Anthony Silverston
  • Cast: Voices of Jake T Austin, Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

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Sun 27 Jul

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 26 Jul

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 24 Jul
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
Kids

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

Rastamouse

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

Screening of the kids' fave reggae mouse tales.

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Tue 29 Jul

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

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

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Macbeth

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

The Scottish Play, beamed live from London.

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Mon 4 Aug

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: The Tempest

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

Ageless wisdom from Shakespeare in this live performance of his comedy.

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Mon 28 Jul

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

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 165 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Bay
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci

More explosions and metal-on-metal battling from Michael Bay.

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Thu 24 Jul

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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