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City Screen Picturehouse

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13–17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
  • Box office 0871 902 5726
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 11am–10.30pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…

20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Morgan Neville

The back-up singers on some of music history's greatest songs – the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter', Ray Charles' 'What’d I Say', Lynyrd Skynrd’s 'Sweet Home Alabama' – tell their oft-ignored story.

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Tue 6 May

Acoustic TV

Classic rock from Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright and Milly Evans. With support from The Idol Dead.

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Fri 20 Jun

£12.50

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Atomic Raygun

Atomic Raygun

The band plays rock'n'roll. With support from The Patron Saints.

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Fri 25 Apr
Over-16s only

£5

With The Patron Saints.

Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter performs tracks from his second album House of Jacks.

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Wed 21 May

£10

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse
  • 3 stars
  • 1957
  • US
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Otto Preminger
  • Written by: Arthur Laurents, Françoise Sagan
  • Cast: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne

A teenage girl attempts to break up the romance between her philandering widowed father and his mistress. Heavy-handed adaptation of Francoise Sagan's bestseller. A glossy, well acted soap opera that occasionally permits a flavour of Sagan to trickle through.

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Sun 4 May

Boss Caine, Mulholland And Sam Griffiths Celebrate Bob Dylan's Birthday

All three artists perform covers of Bob Dylan songs.

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Fri 23 May

£7; £5 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

Common People

Common People
  • 2013
  • UK
  • Directed by: Stewart Alexander, Kerry Skinner
  • Cast: Sam Kelly, Diana Payan, Iarla McGowan

The stories of life told entirely on Tooting Common.

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Tue 10 Jun

Craig Campbell: Thrilling Mic Hunt

Craig Campbell's Thrilling Mic Hunt

Enthusiastic storytelling and sharp wit from the Canadian stand-up.

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Mon 5 May
Basement

£3.50

Driving Miss Daisy

  • 2013
  • Australia
  • Directed by: David Esbjornson
  • Cast: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Boyd Gaines

Screening of a live performance of the classic story about an elderly woman and her chauffeur, filmed at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, in 2013.

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Sun 25 May

French For Rabbits

Dream-folk duo from Wellington, New Zealand.

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Tue 13 May
Basement

£10

Glyndebourne Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Glyndebourne
  • 2014
  • Directed by: Richard Jones

Live screening of Richard Strauss' comic opera. Robin Ticciati conducts.

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Sun 8 Jun

The Godfather, Part II

The Godfather, Part II
  • 1974
  • US
  • 200 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Marianna Hill, Lee Strasberg

Still the only sequel to win the Oscar for Best Picture, Coppola's extended gangster epic looks at the life of the Corleone family before and after the events of the first movie. De Niro is superb as the young Vito, newly arrived from Sicily and making his mark in the Land of the Free; his son Michael (Pacino), now fully corrupted by absolute power, extends his crime empire, but at the expense of killing family and friends. A magnificent achievement.

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Mon 21 Apr

Harry Manx

The musician from the Isle of Man who is now based in Canada, plays a melange of blues, folk and Indian music.

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Fri 24 Oct

£8

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Henry Priestman

Quirky pop and rock by the singer-songwriter from Kingston-upon-Hull.

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Fri 30 May

£12 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Howard Marks: Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe

Howard Marks: Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe

The author and former drug dealer shares his experiences of smuggling contraband.

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Thu 16 Oct

£16

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Hyena Lounge Comedy Club

Sat 26 Apr

£12

Incisive wit, sharp gags and improvisations from former advertising professional Mark Maier. Also featuring Jimmy McGhie and Barry Dodds.

Sat 3 May

£12

Amiable musings and musical comedy from guitar-playing stand-up Jonny Awsum. Also featuring Katie Mulgrew and Andrew Ryan.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 10 May

£12

Acerbic humour from Oldham-born stand-up and writer for series two of BBC1's John Bishop's Britain, Alex Boardman.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 17 May

£12

Observations and anecdotes from former drama student Jimmy McGhie. Also featuring Steve Shanyaski.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sun 25 May

£12

Quick wit, intelligent punchlines and energetic storytelling from stand-up, TV warm-up and voice over artist Dan Nightingale. Also featuring Rob Rouse and Tony Jameson.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 31 May

£12

Upbeat and cheeky wit from Bristol-based stand-up and former Russell Howard tour support act, Mark Olver. Also featuring Alex Boardman and Phil Ellis.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 14 Jun

£12

Upbeat and cheeky wit from Bristol-based stand-up and former Russell Howard tour support act, Mark Olver. Also featuring Alex Boardman and Phil Ellis.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 21 Jun

£12

Cheeky wit, anecdotes and tales from 2012 Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show nominee Rob Rouse. Also featuring Tom Wrigglesworth and Dave Twentyman.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 28 Jun

£12

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 5 Jul

£12

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 12 Jul

£12

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 19 Jul

£12

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 19:15 – 22:30
Sat 26 Jul

£12

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 19:15 – 22:30

Laura Kindelan

The York-based singer-songwriter performs self-penned indie-pop songs. With support from According to Eve, Beth McCarthy.

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Fri 2 May

£6; £5 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Lisa Knapp

The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London performs folk originals.

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Sun 19 Oct

£12.50

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Liz Green

Manchester-based blues-folk singer-songwriter. With support from Woodpigeon, Alisia Casper.

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Sun 27 Apr

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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Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr

Marsicans

Self-penned indie-pop is performed by this Leeds-based four-piece group. With support from The Concetines, Arabia.

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Sun 11 May

£3

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

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Fri 16 May

£20

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Masts

Punk and post-hardcore courtesy of the Cardiff-based band.

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Sat 21 Jun

£5

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola

Live from the Met
  • 2014

Rossini's famous opera live in high definition from The Met in New York.

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Sat 10 May
Tue 13 May

Micmacs

Micmacs
  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • France
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Written by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurent
  • Cast: Dany Boon, Dominique Pinon, André Dussollier

This slight but enjoyably manic satire from Amelie and Delicatessen director Jeunet sees eccentric Parisian loner Bazil (Boon) draw on a bunch of insane refuseniks for help when he is left with a bullet in his cerebellum following a freak accident. In evoking the ghosts of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati and displacing them in an anarchic underground world peopled by the forgotten and abused, Jeunet is clearly on familiar ground. Fun and innovative stuff.

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Thu 12 Jun

Milk

Milk
  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gus Van Sant
  • Written by: Dustin Lance Black
  • Cast: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, and James Franco

This fairly conventional biopic of the first openly gay elected politician in the United States succeeds in overcoming genre limitations to create a powerful and compassionate film. Tracing Harvey Milk's (Penn) life from his apolitical forties, through three unsuccessful political campaigns, before winning a seat on the San Francisco board of Supervisors, Van Sant deftly weaves archive footage with drama, crafting a film that's undoubtedly up there with the very best of his work.

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Thu 22 May

The Misfits

The Misfits
  • 4 stars
  • 1961
  • US
  • 124 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Huston
  • Written by: Arthur Miller
  • Cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, Kevin McCarthy, James Barton

Heaven knows what mood persisted on the set of this sombre Western, as it ended up being the last film for both Monroe and Gable, while Clift too was in something of a decline, despite his superb performance. Gable plays a cowboy who comes across divorcee Monroe when she's freeing captive horses with disillusioned rodeo rider Clift. Arthur Miller's intelligent script is a character study set as dusk falls on the Old West.

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Mon 5 May

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: A Small Family Business

National Theatre Live: A Small Family Business
  • 2014

Live screening of the piece exposing entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

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Thu 12 Jun

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
Mon 12 May
Thu 15 May
Mon 2 Jun
Thu 5 Jun

National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

NT Live
  • 2012
  • UK
  • Directed by: Marianne Elliott
  • Cast: Luke Treadaway, Nicola Walker, Una Stubbs

See the National Theatre's adaptation of Mark Haddoe's best-selling book on a big screen near you.

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Thu 22 May
Mon 26 May

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront
  • 4 stars
  • 1954
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Written by: Budd Schulberg
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Lee J Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden

Taking on gangster supremo Lee J Cobb only leads to tragedy for Brando's ex-boxer Terry Malloy in this early masterpiece of the Method school. Despite over-obvious religious symbolism, Budd Schulberg's politically contentious script and Kazan's involved direction, this offers one of Brando's best screen performances and the original 'I coulda been a contender' monologue later so effectively interpreted by Scorsese/De Niro in 'Raging Bull'.

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Sun 1 Jun

Paws

Glasgow-based rock trio.

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Thu 29 May

£8; £6 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun
  • 1951
  • US
  • 122 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: George Stevens
  • Written by: Michael Wilson, Harry Brown
  • Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Stevens brought Theodore Dreisler's novel An American Tragedy up to date but, as a consequence, lost most of the social satire and replaced it with romantic melodrama. Clift is the young man, tied down by a pregnant working class girl, who tragically tries to better himself by falling in with a snobbish socialite (Taylor).

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Sun 25 May

The Raid 2

The Raid 2
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • Indonesia
  • 148 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gareth Evans
  • Written by: Gareth Evans
  • Cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Alex Abbad, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Julie Estelle, Cecep Arif Rahman, Yayan Ruhian, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura

In Evans' sequel to his 2011 original, rookie cop Rama (Uwais) goes undercover to infiltrate an organised crime ring. Despite astonishing action set-pieces, the story is over-complicated and while fans of the first film will be pleased, casual viewers will be exhausted by the end of 150 minutes.

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Sun 4 May
Mon 5 May
Thu 8 May
Senior

Rashomon

Rashomon
  • 5 stars
  • 1950
  • Japan
  • 88 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Eijirō Hisaita, Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel)
  • Cast: Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga, Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Noriko Sengoku

Responsible for introducing Japanese cinema to the world market, this extraordinary film recounts four people's versions of a violent incident involving a nobleman and a bandit.

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Sun 27 Apr
Thu 1 May
Senior

Rastamouse

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

Screening of the kids' fave reggae mouse tales.

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Fri 2 May

Richard Tyrone Jones: Big Heart

The performance poet, comedian and writer tells the story of how he received a heart attack for his birthday.

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Wed 30 Apr

£5

  • 19:15 – 22:30

Road House

Road House
  • 3 stars
  • 1989
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Rowdy Herrington
  • Written by: David Lee Henry, Hilary Henkin
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Swayze moves from 'Dirty Dancing' to dirty dunting when he becomes bouncer-in-chief at the savage Double Deuce nightclub. Utterly execrable macho nonsense, but full of satisfying cheap thrills if you take it in the right spirit.

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Wed 21 May

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014

The ballet version of Shakespeare's tale, live from London.

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Mon 28 Apr

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Gregory Doran
  • Cast: Antony Sher, Jasper Britton, Alex Hassell

Screening of the play with Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

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Wed 14 May
Wed 21 May
Mon 26 May

Salvo

Salvo
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Italy/France
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Fabio Grassadonia/Antonio Piazza
  • Cast: Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco

It's a familiar thriller setup: Salvo (Bakri) is a hired killer who falls in love with Rita (Serraiocco), the blind sister of one of his targets. The action sequences are masterly and Serraiocco is especially effective, but the titular character is too firmly established as blank and merciless for his later development to be plausible.

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Tue 29 Apr

Script Factor

Mon 12 May

£4

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Shield Patterns

The Manchester based duo plays electronic.

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Sat 26 Apr

Sola Virtus

This Leeds-based five-piece group performs their self-penned indie-rock and pop material.

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Wed 23 Apr

£6; £5 adv

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 4 stars
  • 1951
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Written by: Tennessee Williams, Oscar Saul
  • Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Brando takes the acting honours and, with this film, sets the style for method acting for years to come. Tennessee Williams' steamy sex romp seems a little tame by today's standards, but the realism of the drama remains intact and the performances are to be savoured.

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Sun 18 May

Untouchable (Intouchables)

Untouchable (Intouchables)
  • 3 stars
  • 2011
  • France
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Nakache/Eric Toledano
  • Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny

When paralysed aristocrat Philippe (Cluzet) needs an assistant, he hires impoverished drifter Driss (Sy) who only turned up to the interview to authorise his benefit. Life lessons ensue. Despite some predictable plotting, Nakache and Toledano's movie (already a colossal hit) is genuinely funny and moving, thanks to deft performances from Sy and Cluzet.

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Thu 24 Apr

Vasa

The Scottish four-piece performs instrumental rock. With support from Shrine.

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Sat 10 May

£5

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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

The Well Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier)

The Well Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier)
  • 3 stars
  • 2011
  • France
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Daniel Auteuil
  • Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Nicolas Duvauchelle

In this remake of Pagnol's 1940 melodrama, Patricia (Frisbey), daughter of Provençal well-digger Pascal (Auteuil), falls for a dashing pilot (Duvauchelle) although her father has other plans. Despite his acclaimed performances in Claude Berri's 1980s Pagnol adaptations, Auteuil plays it safe in his polished but unadventurous directorial debut.

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Thu 24 Apr

The Wild One

The Wild One
  • 4 stars
  • 1953
  • US
  • 120 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: László Benedek
  • Written by: Novel:, Frank Rooney, Screenplay:, John Paxton, Ben Maddow
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Lee Marvin

Biker Johnny (Brando) and his wild chums terrorise a small town until the Sheriff arrests rival gang leader Marvin (whose supremely sarcastic line 'Wah, they're arresting me' is one of the high points of the film). Minimally-plotted, seminal biker movie, which set the tone for the genre so well that many of its lines and situations now seem cliched.

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Sun 27 Apr

Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

The band plays alternative folk. With support from Martyn Barker.

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Sun 18 May

£12; £10 adv

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wrinkles (Arrugas)

Wrinkles (Arrugas)
  • 2011
  • Spain
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Ignacio Ferreras
  • Written by: Paco Roca, Ignacio Ferreras, Rosanna Cecchini, Ángel de la Cruz
  • Cast: Voices of Alvaro Guevara, Tacho Gonzalez

An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility.

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Tue 22 Apr

YPS Cafe Scientifique

Discuss the latest techniques in modern technology.

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Wed 4 Jun

Free

  • 19:00 – 21:30

The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US, Romania
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Written by: Pat Rushin
  • Cast: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

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Mon 28 Apr
The Basement, City Screen

Built on the riverside site of the Yorkshire Evening Press buildings, the City Screen Picturehouse has three auditoria each with their own character - one is clad in stone, one in zinc and one in timber. There are screenings of opera, ballet and theatre recordings, as well as the usual Picturehouse mix of classic films and new releases and a film club for students.

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