Legendary annual Maastricht concert which features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Ali Ray
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.
"Seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo…"
Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world renowned Kahlo curators, this film explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo. Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.
We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?
Mon 6 Jul
- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
- Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan
Caron is the coquette allied to Jourdan's rake; they are watched over by an extravagantly French Chevalier and the rest of fin de siècle Paris. This is a lavish musical from the golden days of MGM, adapted from Colette's novel by Lerner and Loewe. An Oscar-winner (nine times!) in its day, it is now best remembered for songs like Thank Heaven For Little Girls.
Thu 17 Sep
- 1h 18min
- Directed by: Charles Crichton
- Written by: TEB Clarke
- Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway
Charming Ealing comedy that has mild-mannered bank clerk Guinness being dragged into a gold bullion robbery. Smashing satire and cracking car chase.
Thu 16 Jul
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, this comedic farce set in 1940s Britain follows pilot Jack Absolute's quest for win the heart of his old flame, Lydia.
Thu 23 Jul
A live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Comedy of Errors, a farcical comedy about two sets of twins. Mistaken identities abound in a typical Shakespearean manner, of course.
Wed 15 Jul
A new cinema for New Brighton, featuring the latest digital technology and luxurious seating.
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