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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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All'Opera: Billy Budd

All'Opera: La bohème
  • 2018
  • 2h 40min
  • Directed by: Debora Warner

Benjamin Britten's opera based on the novel by Herman Melville. Conducted by the American James Conlon.

Tue 26 Jun

The Boy Downstairs

The Boy Downstairs
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sophie Brooks
  • Cast: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell

Diana (Mamet), an aspiring writer, returns from a European sabbatical and finds that former boyfriend Ben (Shear) is living in the basement flat of her apartment block. A winsome wisp of a romance, likeable and naturalistic enough but lacking in substance, sharp wit or comic highpoints.

Mon 25 Jun
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Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club
  • 1999
  • Cuba
  • 1h 44min
  • U
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Written by: Wim Wenders
  • Cast: Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González

Cuba looks a little like the land that time forgot. A theme Wenders brings out both in the over-exposed images of Havana and also in the musical brilliance of these octogenarian and nonagenarian musicians who have for so long been neglected. And it's ironically thanks to an American, Wenders' regular musical collaborator Ry Cooder, that their careers have been resurrected.

Sun 24 Jun

A Ciambra

A Ciambra
  • 2017
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Written by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

A coming-of-age drama, drawn from true stories of life among Italy’s Romani community.

Sat 23 Jun
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Coco

Coco
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lee Unkrich
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Edward James Olmos

Miguel (Gonzalez) is a 12-year-old Mexican boy who wants to be a musician, but his family disapproves. Then he steals a guitar from a mausoleum and finds himself in the Land of the Dead. An eye-popping mosaic of a kids’ movie which pays proper respect to Mexican folklore, its sincerity and creativity are ultimately winning.

Sat 23 Jun
Sun 24 Jun

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince
  • 2018
  • Germany / Belgium / UK / Italy
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Everett
  • Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

The tale of the last days of Oscar Wilde (Everett), as he lives out his post-prison existence in France and Italy. If Firth and Watson are underused as pal Reggie Turner and wife Constance, they’re well-cast, and Everett himself, in his accomplished directorial debut, is sensational as the fallen star. A surprising and courageously unflattering portrait.

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Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

Fri 29 Jun
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In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)

In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)
  • 2017
  • Germany/France
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Fatih Akin
  • Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar

When Katja (Kruger)’s husband (Acar) and young son (Santana) are killed in a nail bomb attack, she is further traumatised by a police investigation which focuses on his criminal past rather than the evidence that it was racially motivated. Kruger won Best Actress at Cannes for her outstanding work as Katja.

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McQueen

McQueen
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
  • Cast: Alexander McQueen

Elegant documentary on the working-class London lad who became chief designer at Givenchy, combining behind-the-scenes footage with archive comments and fresh interviews, looking at the grief caused by the loss of close friend Isabella Blow and his beloved mother. Informative, engrossing but never maudlin.

Sat 23 Jun
Sun 24 Jun

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries
  • 2004
  • US/Germany/UK/Peru/Argentina/Chile
  • 2h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Walter Salles
  • Cast: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna

Years before he became one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto 'Ché' Guevara took a formative journey across Latin America on a rickety motorbike with his friend Alberto Granado. Inspired by Guevara's journal account, Brazilian director Walter Salles lovingly recreates this epic cross-continental trip, in a film that grows in stature as it progresses. Minus the iconic cap and beard, Mexican man-of-the-moment Bernal plays El Ché with a quiet assurance, while Rodrigo de la Serna is the perfect foil as the lusty Granado. A film that pays its respects without resorting to crass cliché.

Wed 27 Jun

The Piano

The Piano
  • 1993
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Written by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill

Jane Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (Hunter) as she travels to 19th century New Zealand with her piano and daughter to enter into an arranged marriage. Soon she begins a passionate and erotic affair with her illiterate neighbour as a means to regaining her treasured instrument. Impeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. Undoubtedly one of the best films of the 90s.

Sat 23 Jun
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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo

The origin story of the young Han Solo (Ehrenreich), as he gets out of Corellia, meets Chewbacca (Suotamo) and Lando (Glover) for the first time, and runs into former lover Qi’ra (Clarke). Ehrenreich has just the right easy charm and despite some missteps it’s an enjoyable yarn with fine set-pieces.

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