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Arts Picturehouse

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38–39 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
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The Addams Family

The Addams Family
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney

The titular family, Morticia (Theron), Gomez (Isaac), Wednesday (Moretz) and Pugsley (Wolfhard), are targeted by reality TV host Margaux Needler (Janney). The voice cast is decent and the style pays homage to Charles Addams' drawings, but it misses the darkly Gothic spirit of both the original and the Barry Sonnenfeld films, being disconcertingly family-friendly.

Thu 24 Oct

After the Wedding

After the Wedding
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Bart Freundlich
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup

Isabel (Williams) is a charity worker and co-founder of an Indian orphanage who finds that a potential benefactor (Moore) is married to an old flame (Crudup). Blandly polished remake of Susanne Bier’s Oscar-nominated original, which devolves into soap opera-style revelations. Moore is terrific, but it lacks punch..

Tue 29 Oct

And Then We Danced

  • 2019
  • Sweden / Georgia / France
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Levan Akin
  • Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili

And Then We Danced is a story of rivalry and desire set within the world of a prestige dancing academy, the National Georgian Ensemble. Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) and Mary (Ana Javakishvili) have been training together since a young age, but everything changes with the arrival of the care-free Irakli, and professional rivalry soon gives way to something more profound.In the hyper-masculine, ultra-conservative world of Georgian dance, can Merab remain true to himself without jeopardising his dreams?Professional dancer Levan Gelbakhiani delivers a standout performance in his film debut, while director Akin has created a visually ravishing drama, a moving but unsentimental romance in the vein of Gods Own Country and A Moment in the Reeds.Akin films his dancers in golden light, offering elegance to these periods of clumsy yearning The landscape is sober but not loveless, romantic but never saccharine. The compassion of the story keeps spirits high and love alive. -Sight Sound

Thu 24 Oct

The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda

The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
  • Directed by: Yuri Grigorovich

Yuri Grigorovich choreographs the tale of medieval knights as created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky.

Sun 27 Oct

Castle of Dreams

  • 2019
  • Iran
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Reza Mirkarimi
  • Cast: Hamed Behdad, Zhila Shahi, Azadeh Nobahari

After his estranged wife passes away, a man refuses to take his children back with him as he settles her affairs.

Thu 24 Oct

Chained For Life

Chained For Life
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Schimberg
  • Cast: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett

Mabel (Weixler) is a well-meaning actress playing a blind woman, opposite Rosenthal (Pearson), in the English-language debut film of Herr Director (Korsmo). Schimberg tackles the representation of disability and disfigurement in cinema with a funny, nuanced, multi-layered drama that doesn’t provide easy answers.

Thu 24 Oct

The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chris Morris
  • Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Chris Morris
  • Cast: Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Kayvan Novak, Denis O'Hare, Jim Gaffigan

Moses (Davis) is the founder of the Star of Six, an ailing community farm and mission, who refuses to take his psych meds; Kendra (Kendrick) is the FBI agent tasked with making him look like a bona fide terrorist. Well-researched and yet madcap, Morris’ comedy is firmly on the side of the mentally ill, goofball outsider, showing how the ‘war on terror’ became an assault on basic human decency.I.

Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Wed 30 Oct

Departures

Departures
  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Yōjirō Takita
  • Written by: Kundo Koyama
  • Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Ryōko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takashi Sasano

When cellist Daigo (Motoki) is made redundant after his orchestra is disbanded he finds work as assistant to Sasaki (Yamazaki), preparing bodies for funeral rituals. With little trace of his unsavoury background as a porn director, Takita's sombre compositions, skilful use of a lush score by Joe Hisaishi and mordant humour lend a grim subject a spiky wit, warmth and empathy. Winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Tue 29 Oct
Senior

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 2min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Engler
  • Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith

A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants. Directed by Michael Engler.

Fri 25 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
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Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct
Senior

The Farewell

The Farewell
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Lulu Wang
  • Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao

When a Chinese grandmother gets terminal cancer, the family is torn between hiding the diagnosis from the patient or telling her. Poignant and deeply personal family comedy from Wang, with a hugely affecting performance from rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina as Billi, who adores her Nai Nai (Zhao, effervescent). A bittersweet portrait of undying love.

Fri 25 Oct
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Thu 31 Oct
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Hero

Hero
  • 2015
  • India
  • 2h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nikhil Advani
  • Cast: Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Tigmanshu Dhulia

A remake of Subhash Ghai’'s 1983 film about star crossed lovers Sooraj, a gangster, and Radha, the daughter of the chief of police.

Tue 29 Oct

Q&A

Hero

  • 2018
  • Trinidad and Tobago / Canada
  • Directed by: Frances-Anne Solomon
  • Cast: Kofi Adjorlolo, Jimmy Akingbola, Giles Alderson

Drama inspired by the life of Caribbean war hero, judge and diplomat Ulric Cross.

Tue 29 Oct

Q&A

Joker

Joker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Phillips
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is an unsuccessful clown who wants to be a comedian, but he gradually turns to evil. This dizzying origin story about Batman’s nemesis is like an ode to 1970s New York City; Phoenix is astonishing and Phillips’s grave vision never swerves. Unmissable.

Fri 25 Oct
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Sun 27 Oct
Subtitled
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
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Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct
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Judy

Judy
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell

A look at the later life of Judy Garland (Zellweger), as she marries her fifth husband (Wittrock) and performs a five-week run at a London nightclub. Zellweger is captivating as the deeply lonely star, struggling to keep her work commitments, adored but unhappy and wracked with guilt about being away from her children.

Fri 25 Oct
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Tue 29 Oct
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Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joe Talbot
  • Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan

Jimmie (Fails) is obsessed with regaining ownership of the Victorian home that his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. A fond elegy for a city slipping from view, shedding light on many themes from the bonds of masculinity and the class divide in modern America.

Thu 24 Oct
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Tue 29 Oct
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Wed 30 Oct
Parent & baby
Thu 31 Oct
Senior

The Last Tree

The Last Tree
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shola Amoo
  • Cast: Sam Adweunmi, Denise Black, Gbemisola Ikumelo

Femi (Golding as a youngster, Adewunmi as an adult) is a British boy of Nigerian descent who, after enjoying an idyllic rural childhood with his foster mother (Banks), is claimed by his mother (Ikumelo) and moves to London. Cohesive and initimate exploration of racial identity, with an outstanding performance from Adewunni as a young man struggling against stereotypes.

Fri 25 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct
Senior

Man with a Movie Camera

The Man with the Movie Camera
  • 1929
  • Soviet Union
  • 1h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dziga Vertov
  • Written by: Dziga Vertov

Vertov's unforgettable documentary is a portrait of day-to-day Muscovite life, which not only employs every device available to the cinematographer of the time, but does so with irresistible charm, humour and intelligence.

Thu 31 Oct
Senior

Metropolitan Opera: Manon

Live from the Met
  • 2012
  • US
  • 4h 5min
  • E
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Paulo Szot

Join the New York Metropolitan Opera for Massenet's Manon, in which the eponymous heroine has little trouble attracting the attentions of men, but only has eyes for one young chevalier, and he's got his sights set on taking holy orders.

Sat 26 Oct
Tue 29 Oct

Monos

Monos
  • 2019
  • Colombia / Argentina / Netherlands / Germany / Sweden / Uruguay / US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alejandro Landes
  • Cast: Sofia Buenaventura, Moises Arias, Julianne Nicholson

In an unnamed Latin American country, a ragtag team of adolescent male and female guerrillas are guarding an American hostage, Doctora (Nicholson). There’s no social or political context: it’s a primal chaotic portrait of the impact of conflict on the soul. A masterful exploration of the inhumanity of battle and the hostilities of adolescence.

Fri 25 Oct
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My Father is my Mother's Brother

  • 2019
  • Ukrainian
  • 1h 16min
  • Directed by: Vadym Ilkov

Portrait of an unconventional family.

Thu 24 Oct

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Written by: Tim Burton (story), Michael McDowell (adaptation), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page

Jack Skellington, the skinny trickster king of Halloweentown, is restless with success and needs a new challenge, so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and creates a mixed-up Yuletide which isn't quite what the kids expected. Produced and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Sat 26 Oct
Kids

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A joyous adaptation of Shakespeare's magical romantic comedy, in which a feuding fairy King and Queen draw four young lovers and some other unsuspecting mortals into their dispute. Directed by Nicholas Hynter and starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania.

Mon 28 Oct

Official Secrets

Official Secrets
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes

The story of Katharine Gun (Knightley), the GCHQ whistleblower who in 2003 leaked an email containing details of a US eavesdropping operation targeting UN Security Council members concerning the invasion of Iraq. Knightley gives a tightly-wound performance and Hood tells the story with sensationalising it. Possibly one of the most important films of the year.

Fri 25 Oct
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Subtitled
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct
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Pause

  • 2018
  • Cyprus
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Cast: Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vassiliou, Popi Avraam

A woman trapped in a loveless marriage seeks refuge in her own daydreams about the painter.

Thu 24 Oct

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 1975
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Sharman
  • Written by: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
  • Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray

The cult film to end all others, this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies, and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments, and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N Furter.

Thu 31 Oct

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jan Lachauer/Max Lang
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams

Charming kids' tale about a witch who lets too many creatures onto her broom, much to the annoyance of her cat.

Fri 25 Oct
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Selma

Selma
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson

The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's achievements. Essential.

Sun 27 Oct

The Shining

The Shining
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Philip Stone.

Kubrick's overwrought, overlong horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror of a family turning in on itself. Nicholson, with all the stops out, is bug-eyed and demonic as the writer cracking up violently in an isolated hotel, and the final scenes are, literally, chilling.

Mon 28 Oct

Shorts to Debate

Screening of shorts Grace, Surface Noise, Alina, The Afghanistans and In Black and White.

Thu 24 Oct

Sorry We Missed You

  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

Ricky (Hitchen) becomes a freelance delivery driver in order to earn more money, but the financial toll on himself and his wife Abby (Honeywood) starts to destroy their family life. No easy answers, no triumph against the odds, just a gruelling portrait of the damage the system can do.

Thu 24 Oct

Strike

Strike
  • 2018
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Trevor Hardy
  • Cast: Ken Stott, Lizzie Waterworth, Alex Kelly

An ambitious young man tries to achieve his dream of being a football player in order to save his town from a greedy villain.

Thu 24 Oct

Surprise Film

A surprise film revealed on the night.

Thu 24 Oct
Fri 25 Oct

To Sleep With Anger

To Sleep With Anger
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Charles Burnett
  • Written by: Charles Burnett
  • Cast: Danny Glover, Richard Brooks, Paul Butler, Mary Alice

An ambitious and charming attempt by black director Burnett to confront racial tensions in the US. Based on an old Georgian legend, it tells the story of traditionalist shit-stirrer Trickster, who visits friends in LA and causes everyone a lot of bother. Keenly political yet warm-hearted, this is a kind of Southern/West Coast response to Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing2.

Sun 27 Oct

Western Stars

Western Stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Bruce Springsteen, Thom Zimny

Bruce Springsteen sings songs from his 'Western Stars' album.

Mon 28 Oct

Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections

  • 1h 13min
  • Directed by: Olivier Meyrou

Feature on the fashion designer's last show.

Wed 30 Oct

Situated directly above England's largest pub, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse offers three screens and shows a range of classics and new releases, as well as having its own bar and cafe that's distinctly artier than the pub downstairs. You can enjoy a pint of the exclusive locally-brewed 'Reel Ale', and there are also regular film quizzes.

Cambridge Railway Station is a 20 minute walk away. From the station, walk straight on Station Road until you come to Hills Road (the end), then turn right. Walk along Hills Road until it becomes Regent Street and then Saint Andrew’s Street. The cinema is on the left above the pub ‘The Regal’.

Local buses stop on the Drummer Street bus depot, 2 minutes walk from the cinema. National Express coaches stop on the edge of Parkers Piece, 5 minutes walk from the cinema.

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