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Arts Picturehouse

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

Alien: Covenant
  • 2017
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

Tue 23 May
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May

Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea
  • 2016
  • Italy / France
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gianfranco Rosi

Documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, which is a major destination for refugees, focusing on a 12 year old boy and a local doctor who treats the people rescued from boats.

Thu 25 May

Frantz

Frantz
  • 2016
  • France
  • 113 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Cast: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner

In a small German town after WW1, Anna (Beer) mourns her fiancé Frantz who was killed, when she meets Frenchman Adrien (Niney), who claims to have been his friend. Touching, mournful and beautifully crafted tale, with a fine performance from Beer as just one of the many impressive elements.

Tue 23 May
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
  • 2016
  • Finland/Sweden/Germany
  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Juho Kuosmanen
  • Written by: Juho Kuosmanen, Mikko Myllylahti
  • Cast: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, John Bosco Jr

Exquisitely crafted, charming and true story about the 1962 world featherweight boxing match between Finnish challenger Olli Mäki (Lahti) and title holder Davey Moore (Bosco Jr). Mäki is the anti-Rocky: disliking the spotlight and the expectations, he just wants to be with his girlfriend Raija (Airola). It’s low on sweat-speckled montages and high on romance.

Tue 23 May
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May

The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Jencks
  • Cast: Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Russell Tovey, Emily Berrington

Ted Wallace (Allam) is a failed poet and bitter crtic who is asked by an old friend to investigate miracle cures on a country estate. A half-hearted mixture of Poirot-like sleuthing, Wodehouse-styloe hijinks and slapstick, only partially redeemed by Allam’s ebullient performance as the withering Ted.

Sun 28 May
Wed 7 Jun

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today… Sgt Pepper and Beyond

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today… Sgt Pepper and Beyond
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Alan G. Parker
  • Cast: Pete Best, Freda Kelly, Steve Diggle

A documentary celebrating the making of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

  • IMDb
Mon 29 May

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Oldroyd
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie

Katherine (Pugh) is a young bride shackled to a middle-aged man; when left alone in the grand manor house she begins an affair with a stable-hand (Jarvis) and it all goes downhill. Restrained, compulsively watchable debut feature with a chilling, droll performance from Pugh as the wicked but compelling Katherine.

Tue 23 May
Thu 25 May

Letters From Baghdad

Letters From Baghdad
  • 2016
  • US / UK / France
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Sabine Krayenbühl / Zeva Oelbaum

The story of Gertrude Bell and her influence on Iraq after World War I.

Tue 23 May
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May

Mindhorn

Mindhorn
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby
  • Cast: Essie Davis, Julian Barratt, Richard McCabe, Alex Wyndham, Alannah Olivia

Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft (Barratt) was the star of an 80s British TV series in which he was an MI5 agent with an optical lie detector who could ‘see the truth’; in the present day, a serial killer case draws him in. Endearingly silly comedy with a fully committed performance from Barratt; fans of Partridge and Garth Marenghi will appreciate it.

Tue 23 May
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May

The Naked Civil Servant

The life and times of Quentin Crisp (John Hurt) based on his memoir.

Sun 28 May
Thu 1 Jun

National Theatre Live: Obsession

National Theatre Live: Obsession
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

Tue 23 May

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Edward Albee
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots

Martha and George are a bitter married couple who have a charged relationship, fuelled by their excessive consumption of alcohol. When Martha invites the new professor of the college and his wife for some after-party drinks, the young couple are caught up in Martha and George's games, leading to some devastating truths.

Mon 29 May

Psycho

Psycho
  • 1960
  • US
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh

Hitch's misogynistic masterpiece has a young secretary take off to hicksville with a bagful of her boss' money. Unfortunately for her, she chooses to put up at the Bates' Motel, run by that nice Norman boy. The ironic dialogue ('Mother's not quite herself today') make it a joy to catch any time around. We liked it, didn't we mother … mother?

Tue 23 May
Thu 25 May

Queen of Walking

Queen of Walking
  • 2016
  • South Korea
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Seung-hwa Baek
  • Cast: Sae-byeok Kim, Joo-hee Park, Eun-kyung Shim

A teenager who has to walk to school every day, because she suffers severe motion sickness, discovers the world of 'race walking'.

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Mon 29 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 177 min
  • Directed by: Iqbal Khan
  • Cast: Josette Simon, Antony Byrne

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Wed 24 May
Tue 30 May

Sacro GRA

Sacro GRA
  • 2013
  • Italy/France
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gianfranco Rosi

Challenging yet compelling portrait of modern Rome, focused on those who live near the city's ring road, the Grande Raccordo Anulare (the GRA of the title). Images of the highway are juxtaposed with snippets of people's lives; while it may prove frustratingly mundane for some, it has a quiet power.

Tue 23 May

The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture
  • 2015
  • Ireland
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jim Sheridan
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Jack Reynor, Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana

Roseanne (Redgrave) is an elderly woman who has spent much of her life in a mental institution; Dr Grene (Bana) finds out about her early life. Sheridan’s film of Sebastian Barry’s novel jettisons what complexity the original had to make a Nicholas Sparks-style tearjerker, and despite strong work from the cast, it’s melodramatic and contrived.

Tue 23 May
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May

Shakespeare's Globe On Screen: Antony & Cleopatra

Shakespeare's Globe On Screen: Antony & Cleopatra
  • Directed by: Jonatahn Munby
  • Cast: Clive Wood, Eve Bes

Shakespeare's famous tale of infatuation, brought to you via this live screening from the Globe Theatre.

Wed 24 May

The Shining

The Shining
  • 1980
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 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.

Thu 25 May

Taskafa: Stories of the Street

Taskafa: Stories of the Street
  • 2013
  • Turkey
  • 66 min
  • Directed by: Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Documentary about the street dogs of Istanbul.

Tue 23 May

Their Finest

Their Finest
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.

Tue 23 May
Wed 24 May
Thu 25 May

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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