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Animals

  • 2019
  • UK / Australia / Ireland
  • Directed by: Sophie Hyde
  • Cast: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee

Laura (Grainger) and her friend Tyler (Shawkat) are flatmates either side of 30, negotiating transitions in their lives. Unsworth adapts her own novel and Hyde’s gently interrogatory style lends intimacy and buoyancy to the proceeding. A funny and authentic portrait of two sexually confident but otherwise confused women.

Tue 30 Jul

Q&A with writer Emma Jane Unsworth

The Current War

The Current War
  • 2017
  • us
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult

Dramatic retelling of the race between Edison and Westinghouse to harness the power of electricity.

Fri 26 Jul
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Thu 1 Aug

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds
  • 2009
  • US / Germany / France
  • 2h 32min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent

Pitt's Lieutenant Aldo Raine and his band of Nazi-bushwhacking Jewish-American GIs provide the film's 'Dirty Dozen' element, but their bloody antics are only one of the plot strands of this multiple narrative romp through occupied France. Plenty of action, a good deal of black humour and a number of superbly staged set pieces.

Mon 29 Jul

Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love

  • 2019
  • USA
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nick Broomfield

A look at the love story between legendary musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen.

Fri 26 Jul
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Thu 1 Aug

Midsommar

Midsommar
  • 2019
  • US / Sweden
  • 2h 20min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, Will Poulter

Dani (Pugh) is a fragile American girl dating fellow student Christian (Reynor) who, after tragically losing family members, travels to Sweden with Christian and his friends to visit a commune. Slow-burn horror which simmers rather than explodes, but Pugh and Reynor give full-blooded turns and it’s transfixing.

Wed 24 Jul
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Tue 30 Jul

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • 1953
  • France
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacques Tati
  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Michelle Rolla.

M Hulot, the accident-prone bachelor, arrives at a jaunty coastal resort and devastation very soon ensues. Comic timing at its most irresistible, as Tati gets away with a number of memorable, slow-burning gags, all undercut by the stabbing notion that we all have an uncle exactly like Hulot.

Sun 28 Jul

National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Live broadcast of National Theatre's play about the rise and fall of the Lehman Brothers and their role in the 2008 financial crisis, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles.

Thu 25 Jul
Thu 29 Aug

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk
  • 1959
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gordon
  • Written by: Russell Rouse, Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro, Clarence Greene
  • Cast: Rock Hudson, Doris Day

Brad (Hudson) is a songwriter, Jan is an interior designer. They get together through a series of misunderstandings, but millionaire Jonathan Forbes (Tony Randall), who harbours an obsession with Jan, isn't happy about it. Fruity, camp as hell Day/Hudson vehicle. One of their best.

Fri 26 Jul

Rocketman

Rocketman
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

This Elton John biopic, exec-produced by its subject, could have been a vanity project, but it’s a fun and cute fantasy musical; Egerton as John as exuberant and sympathetic, and the framing device is sensible. Hardly revelatory, but Fletcher does a good job and sprinkles some inventiveness. Classic songbook helps.

Fri 26 Jul

Singalong

Strike

Strike
  • 2018
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Trevor Hardy
  • Cast: Ken Stott, Lizzie Waterworth, Alex Kelly

An ambitious young man tries to achieve his dream of being a football player in order to save his town from a greedy villain.

Sat 27 Jul

Varda by Agnes

Varda by Agnes
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Agnès Varda

Autobiographical work from artist Agnès Varda.

Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul

Yesterday

Yesterday
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Singer-songwriter Jack (Patel) is knocked unconscious when a bus hits his bike, and he wakes up in a world where the Beatles are unknown. There’s some fine comedy (including from Sheeran, playing himself) but it gets less surefooted; Patel can’t stop Jack from being rather morose and it’s neither a classic Curtis rom-com nor as infectiously euphoric as Boyle’s best work.

Wed 24 Jul
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Opened in 1910, the Duke of York's claims to be the oldest purpose-built cinema in the UK, having served continuously as a cinema since then. It caters for everyone with special nights of autism-friendly screenings as well as Kids' Club, Silver Screen showings and Big Scream screenings for those with small babies.

There are adapted toilets available and, apart from the first floor bar and balcony seating, the building has full wheelchair access.

Located in central Brighton, the cinema is within walking distance from Brighton station. A local landmark just off London Road, look out for the kicking legs!

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