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Prince Charles Cinema

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7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
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After Hours

After Hours
  • 1985
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Joseph Minion
  • Cast: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard, Richard "Cheech" Marin, Catherine O'Hara

Screwball comedy with a nightmare twist has a computer programmer (Dunne) caught in an increasingly menacing downtown New York after he loses his taxi fare on the way to a date. Energetic comedy with an edge of insanity.

Wed 27 Feb

After the Screaming Stops

  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Joe Pearlman, David Soutar

A documentary on 80s band Bros.

Thu 28 Feb

Before Midnight

Before Midnight
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

The third part of Linklater's long-running saga examines the couple's feelings as they face early middle age.

Thu 28 Feb

Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise
  • 1995
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

American inter-railer Hawke and French student Delpy are the strangers on a train who strike up a chance conversation and spend a night wandering around Vienna. The actors give career best performances while director Linklater veers into Eric Rohmer territory with a funny, sweet and fundamentally wise movie.

Mon 25 Feb

Before Sunset

Before Sunset
  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

Following on from 1994's Before Sunrise, this second part of Linklater's saga reunites the pair in Paris.

Wed 27 Feb

Blue

Blue
  • 1993
  • UK/Japan
  • 1h 19min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Derek Jarman
  • Written by: Derek Jarman
  • Cast: Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry

Jarman's monochromatic collage of sound, music and speech reflects his encroaching blindness and threatened mortality.

Thu 28 Feb

Burning

Burning
  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 2h 28min
  • Directed by: Chang-dong Lee
  • Cast: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon

Jong-Su (Ah-in Yoo) is a delivery man with a troubled past, who’s attracted to neighbour Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jun) until she hooks up with dashing Ben (Yeun). Exquisitely crafted adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story, meandering from comedy to romance to thriller before an unforgettable climax.

Tue 26 Feb
Wed 27 Feb
Thu 28 Feb

Dogtooth

Dogtooth
  • 2009
  • Greece
  • 1h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
  • Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Christos Passalis

A dark fairytale for contemporary times, Dogtooth tells the story of three grown up children who have been brought up without venturing beyond the tall fence that surrounds their house. Lanthimos explores the logic and boundaries of what we deem to be right or wrong, in a situation where social norms have been removed or subverted - a deeply memorable, stylish, anarchic but assured piece of filmmaking.

Mon 25 Feb

Dune

Dune
  • 1984
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Silvana Mangano, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Siân Phillips, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul Smith

Lynch's complex, convoluted adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1960s million-selling novel is strikingly shot and not without merit.

Tue 26 Feb

Free Solo

Free Solo
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Documentary about free solo climber Alex Honnold and his ambition to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite national park. Insightful and exhilarating, showing how Honnold’s personal life and background have affected his climbing, and how the filmmakers themselves had to take special efforts not to distract him into making a disastrous error.

Sat 23 Feb
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Wed 27 Feb
Thu 28 Feb

The Godfather Trilogy: 1901–1980

The Godfather Trilogy: 1901–1980
  • 1977
  • US
  • 9h 43min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

Whether you believe them to be the greatest films ever made or not, it’s undeniable that Francis Ford Coppola’s epic The Godfather Trilogy has had a profound effect on the landscape of cinema. Based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo, the films chronicle the Corleone family - a New York crime syndicate governed by the family’s patriarch, Don Vito Corleone, aka the Godfather (Brando). The films are widely heralded as a landmark in the gangster genre of film-making and have received some of the most prestigious cinematic accolades, including nine Oscars. Coppola’s transcendent portrayal of mobsters as creatures of depth and complexity was both innovating and iconic, and earned The Godfather Part I and II the right to be preserved by the National Film Registry.

Sat 23 Feb

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Sun 24 Feb

Singalong

Sat 2 Mar

Singalong

Sun 10 Mar

Singalong

Sun 24 Mar

Singalong

Sat 30 Mar

Singalong

Sun 7 Apr

Singalong

Sat 13 Apr

Singalong

Sun 21 Apr

Singalong

Sat 4 May

Singalong

Sat 11 May

Singalong

Sun 19 May

Singalong

Sat 8 Jun

Singalong

Sun 23 Jun

Singalong

Sat 6 Jul

Singalong

Sun 14 Jul

Singalong

Sat 20 Jul

Singalong

I Live In Fear

I Live In Fear
  • 1955
  • Japan
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumio Hayasaka, Hideo Oguni
  • Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Very fine early Kurosawa movie, made between 'Seven Samurai' and 'Throne Of Blood', 'I Live in Fear' tells the intimate story of a Tokyo family facing the threat of nuclear war. The father (Mifune, uncomfortably playing a character twice his age) wants to emigrate to a farm in Brazil, his family don't want to and try to have him incarcerated. This is a little nugget of a movie, a time capsule from the Atomic Age.

Sat 23 Feb

Jacquot de Nantes

Jacquot de Nantes
  • 1991
  • France
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Agnès Varda
  • Written by: Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy
  • Cast: Philippe Maron

Director Jacques Demy made the 60s' classics 'Lola' and 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg'; here we see the life behind the celluloid images in a fictionalised documentary based on his early life, filmed by his wife Agnes Varda. An unsentimental account of a creative talent and an evocative portrait of his times.

Tue 26 Feb

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy
  • 1983
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Sandra Bernhard, Jerry Lewis

Scorsese's 1983 comedy bombed; 80s audiences were repelled by writer Zimmerman's brutal tale about a fifth-rate comedian determined to be a star. With hindsight, it's a brilliant exploration of a culture where anyone can be famous; De Niro's Pupkin is wonderfully repellent, Bernhard hurls herself at the camera and Lewis's slow burn is unforgettable. At times almost unwatchable for the sheer embarrassment factor, it's one of its director's finest films.

Wed 27 Feb

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own
  • 1992
  • USA
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Penny Marshall
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna

During WWII, major league baseball is on the brink of collapse, and in an effort to keep it running a woman’s league is created. Two sisters, Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller, who work in a dairy are recruited to join the league. Eternal rivals, the baseball league is the ideal stage for Kit to prove to her elder sister that she is her equal.

Mon 25 Feb

Magnolia

Magnolia
  • 1999
  • US
  • 3h 5min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C Reilly, Tom Cruise

PT Anderson's follow-up to his superb 70s LA porn industry flick, Boogie Nights, is a snapshot of the lives of a dozen residents of LA's San Fernando Valley. Their stories are sad, funny and moving without ever becoming overly-sentimental and Anderson's script is full of humble humanity and beautifully observed moments. And the quite stunning miraculous conclusion is audacious but it works – the same can be said of the whole film.

Sun 24 Feb

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 17min
  • U
  • Directed by: Clyde Geronimi/Wilfred Jackson
  • Written by: JM Barrie, Ted Sears
  • Cast: Voices of Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried

Disney classic adaptation of JM Barrie's beloved story. Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Sat 23 Feb
Sat 16 Mar

RBG

RBG
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Exhilarating documentary about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, showing how she became one of the most influential lawyers in US history. A timely reminder that there are always those prepared to stand up and fight for human rights, no matter how exhausting the battle.

Mon 25 Feb
Thu 28 Feb

Roma

Roma
  • 2018
  • Mexico / US
  • 2h 15min
  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

Cleo (Aparicio) is the loyal servant of a middle-class family headed by Sofia (de Tavira), in the Roma district of Mexico City in 1970-71. Beautifully crafted family drama that mixes quiet intimacy with observation of the tumultuous times in the nation, melancholy but thoroughly absorbing and gently touching.

Sat 23 Feb
Sun 24 Feb
Mon 25 Feb

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Six day festival celebrating documentary and factual storytelling. The 2017 programme features 35 world premieres, 21 international, 24 European and 73 UK premieres, not to mention a second-to-none lineup of guests, including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry, Nick Broomfield and Walter Murch.

Sun 24 Feb
Tue 26 Feb

Shoplifters

Shoplifters
  • 2018
  • Japan
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô

A family in Tokyo lives by shoplifting, and then Osamu (Franky) and Shota (Kairi) bring home a little girl who seems to be homeless. The humanity of the performances and the loving attention to visual detail are of a piece in what’s ultimately a film about love.

Mon 25 Feb
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Wed 27 Feb
Thu 28 Feb

Sing-a-long-a Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
  • 1987
  • 1h 40min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Sing along to the classic movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Fri 1 Mar

Singalong

Fri 10 May

Singalong

Fri 5 Jul

Singalong

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Nicolas Cage

Miles Morales (Moore) is an average kid living in a New York where Spider-Man exists, but he then gets bitten himself by a radioactive spider and starts developing familiar abilities. Hugely imaginative animated adventure which dispenses with the familiar origin story and looks like a comic come to life. Hilarious, original and exhilarating.

Sun 24 Feb
Tue 26 Feb
Thu 28 Feb

Taika Waititi All-Nighter

  • Directed by: Taika Waititi

Marathon films by the Kiwi actor and director.

Sat 23 Feb
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