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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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Border

Border
  • 2018
  • Sweden / Denmark
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Ali Abbasi
  • Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson

Tina (Melander) is a customs officer in a Swedish coastal town, who has a strange appearance and a preternatural sense of smell. A very strange crime drama with a strong dose of Scandinavian mythology; intriguing, but hampered by its clumsy child pornography subplot.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • 2016
  • New Zealand
  • 1h 41min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima te Wiata

Urban malcontent Ricky (Dennison) reluctantly goes to the NZ countryside with foster aunt Bella (te Wiata) and her gruff husband Hec (Neill). When a tragic event prompts Ricky to run off, Hec goes after him, but the authorities assume that Hec's kidnapped Ricky. Simple, affecting comedy that builds into full-on action, with great chemistry between Neill and Dennison.

Sun 24 Mar

The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Cornish
  • Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson

Alex (Serkis), escaping from school bullies, finds a sword sticking out of a cement post which he and mate Bedders (Chaumoo) decide is Excalibur. Entertaining, but with too many unanswered questions, and Ferguson as Morgana is wasted for most of the movie. Shame, because the kids are terrific.

Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar

Scotch: The Golden Dram

Scotch: The Golden Dram
  • 2018
  • Taiwan / UK
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Andrew Peat

A documentary covering the entire process of how Scotch whisky gets made.

Fri 22 Mar
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The Scythian Lamb

  • 2018
  • Japan
  • 2h 6min
  • Directed by: Daihachi Yoshida
  • Cast: Ryô Nishikido, Fumino Kimura, Kazuki Kitamura

A small community with a population in decline welcomes six strangers.

Tue 26 Mar

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal
  • 1957
  • Sweden
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Written by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast: Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré, Åke Fridell

Bergman's hugely iconic and sustained meditation on the inevitability of death and suffering in the Middle Ages makes a more than welcome return to the big screen courtesy of this lovely new print.

Wed 27 Mar

Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise
  • 1991
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Callie Khouri
  • Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald

The buddy/road movie genres are turned on their heads as Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel and head off leaving a trail of murder and mayhem in their wake. On one level, the film is the critical catalyst that had the feminists cheering and put the stars on the cover of Time magazine; just as importantly, it's an accessible piece of entertainment with excellent central performances.

Sat 23 Mar

What They Had

What They Had
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elizabeth Chomko
  • Cast: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga

Bridget (Swank) and her brother Nicky (Shannon) have to deal with the worsening Alzheimer’s of their mother Ruth (Danner). Chomko’s clear-eyed approach steers the movie away from melodrama and there’s time devoted to the often humorous realities of family life. An expertly observed family drama.

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