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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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American Animals

American Animals
  • 2018
  • US/UK
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Bart Layton
  • Cast: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Blake Jenner

A group of young men plan and execute a heist of a university library in 2004. A masterfully balanced and insightful blend of drama and documentary, with a dramatization of the heist interspersed with interviews with the real participants; the two styles should work against each other but they complement each other perfectly. Audacious and playful.

Fri 21 Sep
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Arcadia

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Paul Wright

A provocative and poetic exploration of Britain’s relationship with its own land, Arcadia is crafted from BFI National Archive footage spanning 100 years and set to score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).

Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

C'est la vie

C'est la vie! (Le Sens de la fête)
  • 2017
  • Belgium/Canada/France
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche

Max (Bacri) is the head of a catering company whose powers are tested by the impending nuptials of Pierre (Lavernhe) and Héléna (Chemla). Charming and finely tuned ensemble comedy with a highly effective script, and the cast is a riot, with Bacri a master of the withering put-down.

Fri 21 Sep
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The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • Cast: Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Gwendoline Christie

When a pandemic wipes out 98% of the world’s children, the remainder develop X-Men-esque powers and—guess what—are distrusted by parents and authorities. Numbingly derivative and eminently forgettable YA action flick which entirely fails to grapple with the potential horror; supposedly a franchise-opener, but don’t be too hopeful for a sequel.

Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep

Lucky

Lucky
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: John Carroll Lynch
  • Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr

Lucky (Stanton) is a committed atheist who takes a quiet pleasure in his daily routines, while coming to terms with his mortality. Debut director Lynch downplays the drama, resting the film on Stanton’s cantankerous, charming performance and his interactions with others. An elegant and moving meditation on life and death and a fitting memorial to its late star.

Fri 21 Sep
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Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep

National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear
  • 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.

Thu 27 Sep
Thu 11 Oct

The Rider

The Rider
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Brady (Jandreau) is a South Dakotan bronco rider whose head has been stapled together following a rodeo accident, and who must face that another fall could kill him. Zhao uses non-professional actors to great effect, and the film broods with unforced inner tension and lyric naturalism.

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Upgrade

Upgrade
  • 2018
  • Australia
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leigh Whannell
  • Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen

Grey (Marshall-Green) falls victim to a robbery which leaves his wife dead and him quadriplegic, until whiz-kid Eron (Glibertson) offers him an untried AI chip to help him bridge the gap between brain and limbs. Well-paced and sometimes indecently entertaining mix of low-budget Cronenbergian body horror with gore-splattered Evil Dead-style slapstick.

Fri 21 Sep
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Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep

Yardie

Yardie
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Idris Elba
  • Cast: Stephen Graham, Aml Ameen, Mark Rhino Smith

Dennis (Ameen) is a young man who vows vengeance for the death of his older brother. Elba directs with assurance, with gloomy 80s London coming across with tasty authority, but it never quite transcends its pulpy material. Still, Ameen is excellent, it’s got a thumping soundtrack and it rings with anger and energy.

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