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The Ants and the Grasshopper

  • 2021
  • 1h 14min
  • Directed by: Raj Patel, Zak Piper

Screening of a documentary investigating the question: how do the roots of change grow? Screening as part of Take One Action Film Festival 2021.

Mon 25 Oct
Subtitled

Q&A

Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus

Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus

A live screening of the dramatic ballet.

Sun 7 Nov

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet.

Sun 6 Mar

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, Marie receives a nutcracker doll as a gift. In her dreams, the toy turns into a courageous and charming prince, who takes the girl on an unforgettable adventure.

This eternal holiday classic is the Bolshoi’s ode to wonder and imagination. Audiences of all ages will be carried away on an enchanting journey of their dreams with young Marie and her Prince through a whirlwind of snowflakes, an intense battle against a Mouse King, and finally, a kingdom of delights on the Bolshoi’s majestic stage.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)

Cast: Margarita Shrainer (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de ballet

Sun 19 Dec

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Music: Cesare Pugni

Libretto: Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa (after the novel Le roman de la momie by Théophile Gautier)

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, lies entombed. When he falls asleep, lulled by the haze of opium, Aspicia comes to life and his passion for her will take him on a fantastic journey.

French choreographer Pierre Lacotte brilliantly resurrected a forgotten masterpiece exclusively for the Bolshoi Ballet nearly twenty years ago - Marius Petipa’s The Pharaoh’s Daughter.  With its exotic setting, spectacular dancing and scenes choreographed for nearly the entire Bolshoi troupe, this stunning Egyptian fresco is one of the most remarkable productions in the company’s repertoire.

Sun 1 May

Bull

  • 2021
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Paul Andrew Williams
  • Cast: Neil Maskell, David Hayman

Dir Paul Andrew Williams/GB 2021/88 mins
Neil Maskell, David Hayman, Tamzin Outhwaite

He’s been beaten, burned and buried but somehow Bull is back on the streets, searching for the son that was taken from him and dead-set on taking revenge. The director of London to Brighton Paul Andrew Williams delivers a formidably brutal thriller, starring Kill List’s Neil Maskell as former enforcer Bull and David Hayman as a purely evil gangster who, despite his strength, has no idea what’s coming his way. Thanks to Williams’ merciless approach, this familiar-feeling story becomes a relentless nightmare - with a wicked secret at its black heart.

Courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Event/ This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Paul Andrew Williams and actor Neil Maskell.

Tue 2 Nov

Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour

A chance to see Cliff's 80th birthday tour live on the big screen.

Wed 27 Oct
Sun 31 Oct

The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68

The Doors: Live at the Bowl 68
  • 2012
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ray Manzarek

Concert footage of Jim Morrison and co performing in Hollywood in 1968.

Thu 4 Nov

Early Summer

Early Summer
  • 1951
  • Japan
  • 2h 4min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu
  • Written by: Kogo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu
  • Cast: Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryu, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Characteristically focusing on the texture of family life, Ozu's 'Early Summer' chronicles the efforts exerted by a father to marry off his 'old maid' daughter.

Sun 7 Nov

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky
  • Written by: Phil Grabsky, Philip Rance
  • Cast: Rupert Farley, Glen McCready, David Rintoul

An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.

Tue 5 Apr
Fri 8 Apr

Exhibition on Screen: Pissarro – Father of Impressionism

  • 2022
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.

It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.

Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.

The Ashmolean Museum has a long tradition of excellence. As the UK’s first ever public museum (it opened its doors in May 1683) it houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive. With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.

Tue 24 May
Fri 27 May

The Flavour Of Green Tea Over Rice

The Flavour Of Green Tea Over Rice
  • 1952
  • Japan
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu
  • Written by: Kōgo Noda, Yasujirō Ozu
  • Cast: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kōji Tsuruta, Chikage Awashima

One of Ozu's funniest films on his familiar ground of marriage and relationships. Shaken out of the routine drudgery of middle-age by their over-enthusiastic niece - a childless couple begin to reappraise their marriage. Seminal Ozu, full of classic set pieces.

Sun 14 Nov

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Kenny Ortega
  • Written by: David Kirschner/Mick Garris
  • Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw

Three 17th century witches are brought back to life in modern-day Salem, and go searching for young blood to keep them immortal. Max (Katz) is our hapless hero, helped out of one predicament to the next by resourceful heroine Allison (Vinessa Shaw). The story cracks along, the effects are moderate, the gags good, but it's for the younger end of the teen market.

Sat 30 Oct
Kids
Sun 31 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

  • 2022

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.

Sat 12 Mar
Fri 18 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: Cinderella

  • 2022

In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Sat 1 Jan
Fri 7 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlos

  • 2022

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.

Sat 26 Mar
Fri 1 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Eurydice

  • 2021

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days.

Sat 4 Dec
Wed 8 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

  • 2021

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir.

Sat 23 Oct
Fri 29 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet

  • 2022

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Sat 4 Jun
Fri 10 Jun

Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

Live from the Met
  • 2022

Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theatre and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza.

Sat 21 May
Wed 25 May

Metropolitan Opera: Rigoletto

  • 2022

Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Sat 29 Jan
Fri 4 Feb

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

  • 2022

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess.

Sat 7 May
Fri 13 May

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
  • 1982
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: C Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Leif Garrett

Adaptation of Susie Hinton's million-selling novel of violent conflict between the poor kids (Greasers) and the rich kids (Socs) in a middle-American town. Coppola's earnest, and some might say sentimental, treatment of his material is a return to the sort of movies you thought they didn't make anymore. Wonderful in other words, with a staggering cast of future teen idols.

Mon 1 Nov

Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness

Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness
  • 2017
  • 25min
  • Directed by: Edmunds Jansons

A charming animation short about a little girl who plans to send her baby brother and grandma to the moon.

Tue 7 Dec

The Rescue

  • 2020
  • China
  • 2h 19min
  • Directed by: Dante Lam
  • Cast: Eddie Peng, Yanlin Wang, Zhilei Xin

A rescue unit has to put their personal differences aside when a serious crisis emerges.

Tue 26 Oct

Q&A with Director

The Rocky Horror Show Live

The Rocky Horror Show Live
  • 2021
  • 2h 15min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • Cast: Ore Oduba, Stephen Webb, Philip Franks

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O'Brien's legendary rock 'n' roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba as Brad and directed by Christopher Luscombe, the Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party and features timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting, show-stopping Time Warp. The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids - Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank'n'Furter. It is an adventure they'll never forget, filled with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity.

Run-time 2hours 15 minutes

BBFC: 12A

 

Thu 28 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.

Tue 26 Oct

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

Royal Opera House: La Traviata
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Wed 13 Apr
Tue 19 Apr

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto
  • 2022
  • 12A

Anniversary Screening (performed in September 2021) from The Royal Opera House.In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears, sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi's masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi's thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

This special anniversary screening of Verdi's Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: 3 hours (with one interval)

Tickets: Full Price: £16, Concession £15, Child/Student £10

Thu 10 Mar
Tue 15 Mar

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2022
  • 12A
  • Cast: Marcelino Sambé, Anna-Rose O’Sullivan

The Royal Ballet | Special screening (performed 3rd February 2022)

Synopsis

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. The doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

Cast 

Marcelino Sambé (Romeo), Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Juliet)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Credits 

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan

Music Sergey Prokofiev

Designer Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting designer John B. Read

Running times: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

Language:  N/A

Mon 14 Feb
Mon 21 Feb

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake
  • 2022
  • 12A

The Royal Ballet | LIVE

Synopsis

This classic fairytale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky. The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.

Cast

Lauren Cuthbertson (Odette/Odile), TBC (Prince Siegfried)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Credits 

Original choreography Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Production Liam Scarlett

Additional choreography Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton

Designer John Macfarlane

Lighting designer David Finn

Running times: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)

Thu 19 May
Mon 23 May

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
  • 2021
  • 12A

The Royal Ballet | Live

The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

Akane Takada (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Cesar Corrales (The Prince), Christopher Saunders (Herr Drosselmeyer), Isabella Gasparini (Clara), Luca Acri (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker)

Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House

Conducted By Koen Kessels

Choreography Peter Wright After Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Original scenario Marius Petipa

Production and scenario Peter Wright

Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Production consultant Roland John Wiley

Thu 9 Dec
Mon 13 Dec

Royal Opera House: Tosca

Royal Opera House: Tosca
  • 2021
  • 12A

The Royal Opera | Live

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)

The Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Music Giacomo Puccini

Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Director ¬Jonathan Kent

Designer Paul Brown

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Wed 15 Dec
Mon 20 Dec

Stick Man

Stick Man
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 27min
  • Directed by: Jeroen Jaspaert, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon

Stick Man (Freeman) gets carried away from the family tree, and has to make it back for Christmas.

Tue 21 Dec

Throne Of Blood

Throne Of Blood
  • 1957
  • Japan
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, William Shakespeare (play)
  • Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

It's Shakespeare's Scottish play, Japanese-style, as samurai Mifune is spurred on by his wife and the spirits to murder his best friend and then his master. Although the barest plot and striking images remain from the original, Kurosawa's atmospheric settings in mist-shrouded forests give the film a brooding power.

Sun 21 Nov

Tokyo Story

Tokyo Story
  • 1953
  • Japan
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu
  • Cast: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Toru Abu

Ozu's brilliant seminal meditation on age and the generation gap was always one of cinema's postwar masterpieces, and now it receives the digital restoration treatment. If you haven't seen this before then miss at your peril.

Sun 28 Nov

Yojimbo

Yojimbo
  • 1961
  • Japan
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Kamatari Fujiwara.

Mifune's unheroic and lazy samurai sells his services to two rival factions in a small town and then sits back to watch them destroy each other. Darkly comic exercise in Japanese violence which later served as a blueprint for Sergio Leone's For A Few Dollars More.

Thu 4 Nov

Zog

Zog
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Lenny Henry, Hugh Skinner, Tracey Ullman, Patsy Ferran, Kit Harington, Rob Brydon

An accident-prone dragon goes to Dragon School.

Tue 23 Nov
Cinema City

The building housing this cinema was bequeathed in 1925 to the 'Mayor, Alderman and Citizens of the City of Norwich' with the intention 'that the place should be used for the advancement of education in its widest and most comprehensive sense'. That aim stands true today, as a vast range of events and themed screenings take place at the venue, including showings of documentaries and live recordings of opera and theatre shows. Refreshments are available at the Dining Room.

All areas of the building are accessible by wheelchair and adapted toilet facilities are available.

To access the cinema by public transport please note that Norwich Railway Station is a short walk away, as is the Norwich Castle Meadow Bus Terminal.

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