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Arts Picturehouse

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

The Bookshop
  • 2017
  • 1h 53min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Isabel Coixet
  • Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson

Florence (Mortimer) is a war widow who causes a stir in a 1950s Suffolk seaside town when she opens a bookshop. Like modern-day Brief Encounter, this adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel is all unspoken sentiment which never descends into mawkishness. Restrained but quietly subversive.

Thu 19 Jul

Britain on Screen: Coast & Sea

Britain on Screen: Coast & Sea

Documentary footage from throughout the 20th century exploring holiday resorts from 1901–1978.

Thu 19 Jul

First Reformed

First Reformed
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Philip Ettinger

Rev Toller (Hawke) is an ailing priest at a First Reformed Church in upstate New York, who becomes concerned about despairing parishioner Michael (Ettinger) and his wife Mary (Seyfriend). Schrader has a triumphant return to form in this searching and meticulous drama, with a career-best performance from Hawke.

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Generation Wealth

  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lauren Greenfield
  • Cast: Limo Bob, Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters

Documentary from the director of The Queen of Versailles which investigates the disproportionate distribution of wealth across the world. Despite Greenfield's keen eye, a lack of focus and ham-handed comparisons to her personal life leads to some hackneyed conclusions.

Fri 20 Jul
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Glyndebourne Opera: Saul

Glyndebourne's 2015 journey into a nightmare world of madness and despair.

Thu 26 Jul

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.

Fri 20 Jul

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince
  • 2018
  • Germany / Belgium / UK / Italy
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Everett
  • Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

The tale of the last days of Oscar Wilde (Everett), as he lives out his post-prison existence in France and Italy. If Firth and Watson are underused as pal Reggie Turner and wife Constance, they’re well-cast, and Everett himself, in his accomplished directorial debut, is sensational as the fallen star. A surprising and courageously unflattering portrait.

Thu 19 Jul

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 30min
  • Directed by: Jeroen Jaspaert
  • Cast: Rob Brydon, David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Tom Hollander, Frances de la Tour

Julia Donaldson's tale of a thieving rat.

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The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk

In this sequel to the 2004 original, Supers are still forbidden but Elastigirl (Hunter) gets to go up against a supervillain while husband Bob (Nelson) minds the kids. It looks great and the voice cast is excellent, but it feels dated and the set-pieces become tiring.

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Madagascar

Madagascar
  • 2005
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
  • Written by: Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights

Madagascar opens with steak-loving lion Alex enjoying his pampered existence in New York's Central Zoo. His friends, Marty the zebra (Rock), Gloria the hippo (Smith) and Melman the hypochondriac giraffe (Schwimmer) discover that the crafty penguins are planning a breakout, and set off for Africa to re-connect with their inner animals. But interaction with a tribe of lemurs uncovers the bitter truth about Alex's carnivorous nature. Thoroughly enjoyable, blackly comic DreamWorks animation musical.

Sat 21 Jul

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Hugh Skinner, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Dylan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Andy García

Sequel to the feel-good ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Despite its absurdities and shoe-horning of ABBA songs, at its heart is a touching mother-daughter love story and an irresistible esprit de corps.

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Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Ben Hardy

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Fanning) meets her soulmate in poet Percy Shelley (Booth), skips off to the continent with he and her sister (Powley) and goes about writing her first novel, Frankenstein. Unassuming period drama, solidly crafted and absorbing but a little too respectful and tasteful to really come alive.

Thu 19 Jul

Maurice

Maurice
  • 1987
  • UK
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Ivory
  • Cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Ben Kingsley, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw

Overlong but impeccably crafted screen version of the E. M. Forster novel, in which a young Edwardian man slowly but movingly comes to terms with his homosexuality in the face of widespread bigotry. Although over-indulgent, the film uses beautiful locations, a 'Brideshead2-style cast and a langorous evocation of pre-War Britain to sweeten an angry pill about the strictures of the class system and the unchanging face of prejudice. Wilby is a revelation in the title role, skilfully capturing the complexity of the emotional traumas faced by his character.

Tue 24 Jul
Wed 1 Aug

Path of Blood

Path of Blood
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jonathan Hacker

Documentary taking you inside Al Qaeda.

Sun 22 Jul

Postcards from the 48%

Postcards from the 48%
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Wilkinson

Documentary made by those who voted against leaving the UK.

Tue 24 Jul

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A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn
  • 2017
  • France / UK / Cambodia / US / China
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
  • Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

True story of an English boxer (Cole) incarcerated in a Thai prison, who decides to participate in Muay Thai competitions to earn his release. Cole's star turn as the Liverpudlian boxer shines through the film's nightmarish depiction of his surroundings

Mon 23 Jul

Spitfire

Spitfire
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer
  • Cast: Carol Vorderman

The story of the world's most famous fighter plane.

Sat 21 Jul
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Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
  • 1951

Classic Hitchcock about two strangers who concoct a plan to each murder someone on behalf of the other, thus committing the 'perfect crime'.

Sun 22 Jul

Swimming with Men

Swimming with Men
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Oliver Parker
  • Cast: Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Jane Horrocks, Thomas Turgoose, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley

Eric (Brydon) is a melancholy accountant in middle life who joins a synchronised swim team at his local pool. This ultra-low-budget offering has a game ensemble who work terrifically well as wisecracking comrades, and Riley as good as their tough coach. It may be The Full Monty with nose clips and goggles but it keeps afloat.

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Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: George Dunning
  • Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison

The music-loving paradise of Pepperland is invaded by the Blue Meanies, who confiscate all musical instruments and drain the land of colour. It falls to The Beatles to save Pepperland, travelling there in a Yellow Submarine across all manner of psychedelic landscapes.

Thu 19 Jul

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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