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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/…

Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • Sweden/Finland/Denmark/US
  • 78 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Göran Olsson
  • Cast: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Smart, sobering and thoughtful documentary detailing Africa's hard-fought liberation from colonial rule in the 60s and 70s. Olsson suggests that self-righteous missionaries are just as implicated as those who commit atrocities and human rights violations; the film puts forward a plan of action by tracing a passage through the past.

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Tue 2 Dec

The Crucible

The Crucible
  • 2014
  • 195 min
  • Directed by: Yal Farber
  • Cast: Richard Armitage

Arthur Miller's classic drama based on the infamous witch trials in America.

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Thu 4 Dec
Mon 15 Dec

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Alternative life-drawing workshop for over 18s, featuring burlesque models.

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Thu 4 Dec

The French Connection

The French Connection
  • 4 stars
  • 1971
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Friedkin's blistering crime thriller features one of cinema's classic car chases and launched 'Popeye' Doyle, the prototype 'bad cop'.

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Sun 30 Nov

Giuliano Montaldo: Quattro volte vent'anni

Giuliano Montaldo: Quattro volte vent'anni
  • 2012
  • Italy
  • 75 min
  • Directed by: Marco Spagnoli

Documentary about a filmmaker by the man himself.

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Sun 30 Nov
Thu 4 Dec

Hockney

Hockney
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Randall Wright

Intimate and affectionate portrait of Britain's most enduringly popular modern artist, with ample footage of him at work in his studio on LA. Friends provide entertaining anecdotes but Hockney's account of the losses that AIDS has inflicted on his life is deeply moving.

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Fri 28 Nov
Sat 29 Nov
Sun 30 Nov
Mon 1 Dec
Tue 2 Dec
Wed 3 Dec
Thu 4 Dec

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore

Carving the final book in the Hunger Games series into two movies pays off, giving rhythm to a story that might otherwise have felt rushed. Action and politics are confidently balanced, Sutherland is deliciously vile as ever, Hutcherson is finally given something interesting to do and while Lawrence is rightly the star, the older actors are a pleasure.

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Fri 28 Nov
Sat 29 Nov
Sun 30 Nov
Mon 1 Dec
Tue 2 Dec
Wed 3 Dec
Thu 4 Dec

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK/USA
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Morten Tyldum
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

Historical drama about Alan Turing (Cumberbatch), father of modern computer science; how he and a team of codebreakers figured out how to beat the German Enigma machine during WWII, and his tragically early death. Triumphant slice of British heritage drama, with great emotional force and a touching performance from Cumberbatch.

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Fri 28 Nov
Sat 29 Nov
Sun 30 Nov
Mon 1 Dec
Tue 2 Dec
Wed 3 Dec
Thu 4 Dec

Interstellar

Interstellar
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 169 min
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

Cooper (McConaughey) is a pilot-turned-farmer who's recruited for an intergalactic mission to find humanity a new home. Despite awe and nail-biting tension, there's too much clunky exposition and cinematic clichés, and although Nolan's intentions to make a singular and cerebral film are admirable, it all gets a bit silly.

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Fri 28 Nov
  • 14:30
Sat 29 Nov
Sun 30 Nov
Mon 1 Dec
Tue 2 Dec
Wed 3 Dec
Thu 4 Dec

Krater Comedy Club

Sun 30 Nov

£10 ( £8)

An evening of amusement as UK stand-ups take to the stage.

Sun 7 Dec

£10 ( £8)

UK stand-ups take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Sun 14 Dec

£10 ( £8)

Stand-ups take to the stage for an evening of hilarity.

LaikaDog

The band plays a dynamic rock set.

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Fri 28 Nov

£10 adv

  • 20:00

Open Mic Night

An open stage for all performers.

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Sat 29 Nov
Sat 27 Dec

Royal Opera House: L'elisir d'amore

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly directs Gaetano Donizetti's opera in which a 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.

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Mon 1 Dec

Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano
  • 1962
  • Italy
  • 123 min
  • Directed by: Francesco Rosi
  • Cast: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi

A 50's outlaw is found gunned down. His life from recruitment as muscle by political figures to the days before his death shows the violence of the era.

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Sun 30 Nov
Thu 4 Dec

This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You
  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shawn Levy
  • Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda

When Judd (Bateman)'s father dies, he goes home to to sit Shiva with mother Hilary (Fonda), sister Wendy (Fey) and brother Phillip (Driver). Though some of the family dynamics ring true, the strokes are so broad that comedy and drama are equally dulled; in comparison to something like Jason Reitman's Young Adult, it's all too safe and predictable.

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Mon 1 Dec
Wed 3 Dec

YPS Cafe Scientifique

Discuss the latest techniques in modern technology.

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Wed 3 Dec
City Screen Picturehouse

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. The underground Basement Bar hosts live music and comedy shows on selected evenings.

All areas are the building are accessible by wheelchair and adapted toilets facilities are available.

Car parking is limited next to the cinema and can be difficult in central York, but disabled persons with orange badges can park in St Helen's Square, Parliament Square and Davygate.

The nearest railway station is York Station which is a ten minute walk away via Station Avenue.

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