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Phoenix Cinema East Finchley

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52 High Road, East Finchley, England, N2 9PJ

The Assassin

The Assassin
  • 2015
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hou Hsiao-hsien
  • Cast: Shu Qi, Sheu Fang-Yi, Chang Chen

Yinniang (Shu) is raised to be an assassin, but when she fails to kill a target she is sent to kill the governor (Chang) of a nearby province who happens to be her first love. Elegant, unhurried and taciturn, its fight scenes are dynamic but martial arts fans will crave more action from a film that exercises restraint and prizes compassion.

Thu 2 Mar

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet

  • 2016
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the influential painter and impressionist.

Mon 27 Feb

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Subtitled
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

Mon 27 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Parent & baby
Thu 2 Mar

Lion

Lion
  • 2015
  • Australia/UK/US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Garth Davis
  • Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.

Mon 27 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Subtitled
Thu 2 Mar

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain
  • 1950
  • US
  • 102 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
  • Written by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
  • Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell

Hollywood undergoes the transition from the silent era to the talkies and reputations rise and fall. Absolutely wonderful musical entertainment, with the slickest of snappy dialogue, enduringly catchy numbers, a cast of genuine charisma, and an engaging picture of the industry in transition into the bargain. Quite splendid.

Tue 28 Feb

Currently run by a charitable trust, Phoenix Cinema sits beneath an unusual vaulted ceiling dating back to 1910. It screens a mix of independent, mainstream and foreign films with actors and directors often introducing their work.

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