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Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

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4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
  • Box office 0116 242 2800
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–11pm; Sat & Sun 10am–11pm
  • Bar open Daily: noon–2pm & 5–11pm.
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 9am–9pm; Sat & Sun 10am–9pm.
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  • Website www.phoenix.org.uk
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Freedom Fields

  • 2018
  • Libya
  • 1h 37min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Naziha Arebi

Documentary following three young Libyan men and their dream of being allowed to play football.

Wed 19 Jun
Thu 20 Jun

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell
  • 2018
  • Chile / US
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
  • Cast: Sean Astin, Julianne Moore, Alanna Ubach

Gloria (Moore) is a lovelorn independent woman in her 50s, seeking out new romance in the Los Angeles nightlife scene. Lelio, reworking his award-winning 2013 breakthrough, has an ideal lead in Moore but there are some strained touches; nevertheless, Moore gives one of her most sympathetic performances. Sensitive and rousing.

Wed 19 Jun
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Thu 27 Jun

In Safe Hands

  • 2018
  • France / Belgium
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jeanne Herry
  • Cast: Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Elodie Bouchez

An all-star French cast star in this drama about a young child's fate.

Wed 19 Jun
Thu 20 Jun

Late Night

Late Night
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nisha Ganatra
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow

Katherine (Thompson) is a seasoned talk show host who, when forced to hire new writing staff, takes on former chemical plant employee Molly (Kaling). Kaling’s script is peppy, good-natured and has a good grasp of the issues, and Thompson has her best role in years. Piquant and winning.

Fri 21 Jun
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Thu 27 Jun

Northern Ballet: Victoria

Northern Ballet: Victoria

Live screening of Northern Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada's dance interpretation of Queen Victoria's diaries.

Tue 25 Jun

Paddington

Paddington
  • 2014
  • UK / France
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.

Sat 22 Jun
Sun 23 Jun

Pond Life

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bill Buckhurst
  • Cast: Esmé Creed-Miles, Tom Varey, Angus Imrie

Trevor (Varey) is a twentysomething living in a mining village outside Doncaster, who becomes obsessed with finding and catching a giant carp that’s living in a local pond. The slim plot relies on a number of predictable tropes, but as an evocation of tranquil early 90s South Yorkshire it’s assured and delightful.

Wed 19 Jun
Thu 20 Jun

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

Live screening of Shakespeare's comedy, which has been reimagined into a matriarchy by director Justin Audibert.

Sun 23 Jun

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
  • 2018

A live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

Thu 20 Jun

Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

Saturday Night & Sunday Morning
  • 1960
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Karel Reisz
  • Cast: Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts, Shirley Anne Field.

A defining moment in British cinema history, made at a time when the UK was finding its feet in the postwar industry by transforming new stage successes into movies. Finney is the Nottingham factory worker determined he won't 'let the bastards grind you down', as he rails at the dead-end nature of his life.

Sat 22 Jun
Sun 23 Jun

Sometimes Always Never

Sometimes Always Never
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Carl Hunter
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter, Alice Lowe

Alan (Nighy) is a fastidious widower who joins his son Peter (Riley) at the seaside on family business. Fine performances, including an ever-excellent one from Nighy, can’t quite breathe life into Hunter’s Wes Anderson-ish mannerisms, in this gently melancholic but too studied comedy drama.

Fri 21 Jun
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Sunset

  • 2018
  • Hungary / France
  • 2h 22min
  • Directed by: László Nemes
  • Cast: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Evelin Dobos

Írisz Leiter (Jakab) arrives in Budapest in 1913, seeking work at her parents’ old hat shop, but the new owner is none too pleased about it. Atmospheric mystery from Son of Saul director Nemes, gorgeously shot and sometimes disorienting, but the highly watchable Jakab and a good script make it fascinating, thrilling and intoxicating.

Fri 21 Jun
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Sun 23 Jun
Mon 24 Jun

Tucked

Tucked
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jamie Patterson
  • Cast: Derren Nesbitt, Jordan Stephens, April Pearson

Jackie (Nesbitt) is a Brighton drag queen who’s diagnosed with aggressive terminal cancer, who forms an unlikely friendship with Faith (Stephens), a newcomer to the drag scene. It shouldn’t work but it does, thanks to a warm, believable relationship between the two leads. Far from perfect, but with plenty of heart and humanity.

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