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Arts Picturehouse

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38–39 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
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An Accidental Studio

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Bill Jones, Kim Leggatt
  • Cast: Richard E. Grant, Helen Mirren, Michael Caine

The story of the early years of HandMade Films.

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Mon 29 Apr

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana

Five years after Thanos’s victory, the Avengers are in despair until Ant-Man (Rudd) kicks the story back into action. The final film in the saga verges on fanservice, but there’s intelligent character development, everyone (except Johansson) is given enough to do, and some arcs have a truly poignant sense of closure. Playful, inventive and highly entertaining.

Thu 25 Apr
Fri 26 Apr
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Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May

Down to Earth

  • 2015
  • UK / US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Renata Heinen, Rolf Winters

Documentary made by a family searching for meaning in the modern world while living among indigenous tribes.

Wed 1 May

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Bo Burnham
  • Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

Kayla (Fisher) is an awkward teenager in her last week of grade school, who posts would-be inspirational vlogs while lacking confidence in daily life. Fisher is superb as the anxious, heroic Kayla and it’s a humane and sometimes hilarious debut from comedian-turned-filmmaker Burnham.

Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Written by: Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi

Tragic Japanese animation about a young boy and his little sister's efforts to survive in World War II Japan.

Tue 30 Apr

Greta

Greta
  • 2018
  • Ireland/US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

Frances (Moretz) is a young waitress trying to make her way in New York, whose life changes when she returns a found handbag to its owner, Greta (Huppert). A stalker thriller with full commitment from the leads, but littered with plot holes; a nightmarish fantasy which falls apart if you think about it.

Thu 25 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May

H Is For Harry

H Is For Harry is an insightful new documentary about the relationship between one charismatic boy, Harry, and his teacher, Sophie. Harry arrives at Reach Academy in Feltham as the third generation in his family to be illiterate. Sophie, in her first year as a qualified teacher, runs a specialist English group where she meets Harry and tries to help him catch up so that he can rejoin his friends.

H Is For Harry shows Harry from his first day at school and throughout the school year as we see him struggling to read and write in Sophie’s class. We meet Grant, Harry’s father, who fights tooth and nail to keep Harry in school, as they attend regular meetings about both Harry’s progress and misbehaviour in school. Grant hopes Harry can stay in mainstream school, the only place he believes can ‘save him’ from a life of illiteracy and poverty. Depicting the often-unnoticed impact that material and aspirational poverty can have on a child’s future, H Is For Harry is at the crux of current debates about society’s growing inequality. The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with directors Jamie Taylor and Edward Owles.

Tue 30 Apr

Q&A with director

Hey Duggee

Hey Duggee
  • UK
  • 1h 3min
  • U
  • Directed by: Grant Orchard
  • Cast: Jasmine Bartholomew, Alexander Armstrong, Poppy Boyes

Episodes of the animated CBeebies show.

Thu 25 Apr

Hopster Showtime

Hand-picked episodes of kid's favourite series

Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 1989
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garafolo, Phil Hartman

Japanese animation with American voice-over in which a young witch finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself running an airborne broomstick delivery service. Part of the Studio Ghibli season.

Sun 28 Apr

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch
  • 2002
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Written by: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Jason Scott Lee

This is all about being bad. It's a Disney cartoon that pits a willful toddler, Lilo (pronounced Lee-low), against a genetically engineered space creature (Stitch) programmed for maximum mischief. Thus the mawkish route beloved of Disney animators is well and truly blocked. OK, so it's a minor movie – it doesn't have the budget or vision of a Monsters, Inc, and just because it's got water-colour backdrops doesn't make it Dumbo – but what it does, it does with freshness and inventiveness, not to mention gags for the grown-ups.

Sat 27 Apr

Mid90s

Mid90s
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Jonah Hill
  • Cast: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie, Katherine Waterston

Stevie (Suljic) is a 13-year-old whose brother beats him up, and in an escape from his domestic woes he starts hanging out with an older crew of skaters. Hill’s debut feature shows plenty of creative daring and is pleasingly non-judgmental, a witty and compassionate portrait of adolescence.

Thu 25 Apr

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Ivo den Hove's stage version of the classic movie by Joseph Mankiewicz.

Mon 29 Apr
Thu 2 May

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • 2018

A new production of Oscar Wilde's popular comedy of manners.

Wed 1 May

Red Joan

Red Joan
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Trevor Nunn
  • Cast: Judy Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes

Joan (Cookson when young, Dench later on) arrives at Cambridge in 1938 and is beguiled by radical politics into becoming a Soviet spy. Nunn’s first movie in over 20 years is a plodding, pedestrian affair, and while Dench captures her befuddlement and steely resolve, it fails to find the drama in a story inspired by intriguing real life events.

Thu 25 Apr
Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May

Royal Opera House: Faust

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Tue 30 Apr
Tue 7 May

Royal Opera House Live: Faust

  • 2019

Broadcast of Gounod's most popular opera in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

Tue 30 Apr
Tue 7 May

Scotch: The Golden Dram

Scotch: The Golden Dram
  • 2018
  • Taiwan / UK
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Andrew Peat

A documentary covering the entire process of how Scotch whisky gets made.

Thu 2 May

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers
  • 2018
  • US /France
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Jacques Audiard
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer

In 1850s Oregon, brothers Charlie and Eli Sisters (Phoenix and Reilly) are guns for hire who have conflicting ambitions in life. Although the body count is extensive, Audiard is more concerned with reflection and introspection, and the film resounds with both hopeful optimism and resigned melancholy.

Thu 25 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Thu 2 May

Styx

  • 2018
  • Germany/Austria
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wolfgang Fischer
  • Cast: Susanne Wolff, Geidion Oduor Weseka

A doctor escapes life on a solo-sailing trip but is soon brought back to reality when she discovers a sinking fishing boat.

Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May

The White Crow

The White Crow
  • 2018
  • UK/France
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
  • Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann

The story of Rudolf Nureyev (Ivenko), delving into his work and sex life and how he defected from the Soviet Union in 1961. Ukrainian dancer Ivenko gives an intensely physical performance and Fiennes’ light touch as a director makes it something exciting, genuine and naturally sexy.

Sat 27 Apr
Thu 2 May

Wild Rose

Wild Rose
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Tom Harper
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

Rose-Lynn (Buckley) is a Glaswegian woman who, on leaving prison, resumes her quest for fame as a country music singer. A warm-hearted and inspiring tale, not without clichés in the Cinderella tradition, and Buckley is a genuine star in the ascendant.

Thu 25 Apr
Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May

Winterlong

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Jackson
  • Cast: Francis Magee, Carole Weyers, Doon Mackichan

When his estranged wife deposits his teenage son Julian (Harper Jackson) at the doorstep of his remote caravan home, solitary (though charming) poacher Francis (an excellent Francis Magee) must amend his ways, take on new responsibilities and engage with the world. But just as the two begin to bond, Julian takes a friend into the woods where an accident occurs that puts them under the authorities’ spotlight. They must make a decision that will forever change their lives. A striking new drama also starring Doon Mackichan.

Sun 28 Apr

Q&A

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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