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Arts Picturehouse

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

Arrival

Arrival
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave, vulnerable and fallible central character.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

The Coming War on China

  • 2016
  • UK
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: John Pilger

charting the rise of China as an economic power and the possibility of world war.

  • IMDb
Mon 5 Dec

Q&A with Satellite

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Tue 6 Dec
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Fri 23 Dec

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Hey Duggee

Animated kids show aimed at 2–5 year olds.

Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec
Fri 9 Dec

Life, Animated

Life, Animated
  • 2016
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Roger Ross Williams
  • Cast: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind

Documentary following a young autistic boy named Owen Suskind who found a path to language through Disney films.

Mon 5 Dec

Q&A

Wed 14 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: L'amour De Loin

  • 2017

Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (Love From Afar), has its Met premiere this season. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.

Sat 10 Dec
Tue 13 Dec

My Feral Heart

My Feral Heart
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jane Gull
  • Cast: Steven Brandon, Pixie Le Knot, Shana Swash, Will Rastall, Eileen Pollock, Suzanna Hamilton

A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons.

Mon 5 Dec

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US/Germany
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Red Shoes

Red Shoes
  • 1948
  • UK
  • 127 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
  • Cast: Anton Wallbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer.

Powell and Pressburger's seminal dance film based on Hans Christian Andersen's story.

Tue 6 Dec

Scrooge

Scrooge
  • 1951
  • UK/US
  • 86 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
  • Written by: Noel Langley
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Dolan

Probably the best screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story concerns the overly prudent businessman Ebeneezer Scrooge (Sim), who becomes a saint overnight. Dickens was never afraid to tackle the big issues: the threat to children's lives, whether they are privileged or poverty-stricken, is one of the main themes; but none of this darkness gets in the way of a cracking tale.

Sun 11 Dec

Sully

Sully
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the crash, make for riveting drama.

Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

United States of Love

United States of Love
  • 2016
  • 106 min
  • Directed by: Tomasz Wasilewski
  • Written by: Tomasz Wasilewski
  • Cast: Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak

Set in Poland in 1990 four women of different ages decide this first year of freedom is the time to follow their desires.

Mon 5 Dec

The Witches

The Witches
  • 1990
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
  • Cast: Jasen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson

Nine year old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the ever present threat posed by witches, which isn't much help because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual convention in a small English hotel and gets himself changed into a mouse. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl's children's story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner) creating a superior kids' movie that has you rooting for the mice all the way.

Sat 10 Dec

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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