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Duke of York's Picturehouse

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42nd Street

42nd Street
  • 1933
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • U
  • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • Cast: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers

‘Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to – 42nd Street.’ One of the brightest, toe-tapping backstage musical triumphs from Depression era Hollywood, 42nd Street provided a major stepping stone in the career of twenty-two-year-old Ginger Rogers. Ruby Keeler is the chorus girl who steps in to replace an ailing leading lady and emerges a shiny new Broadway star but Rogers steals all her scenes as wise-cracking, gold-digging chorus girl Anytime Annie. Eye-popping choreography from Busby Berkeley is matched by an unforgettable score that includes ‘Shuffle off to Buffalo’, ‘You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me’ and the glorious title track. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival

Tue 22 Aug
  • 10:30

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing
  • 2017
  • Directed by: Paul Sng

A documentary exploring the causes behind the social housing crisis in Britain

  • IMDb
Wed 23 Aug

Q&A with director

Dunkirk

Dunkirk
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.

  • IMDb
Tue 22 Aug
  • 15:30
Wed 23 Aug
Thu 24 Aug

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Sonia Acevedo, Casey Affleck, Carlos Bermudez

C (Affleck) and M (Mara) are a couple; when C is killed in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to make contact with M. Lowery manages to reanimate the corny old trope of the ghost under a bedsheet, creating a story about grief and a captivating reflection on the enormity of mankind’s existence.

Tue 22 Aug
Wed 23 Aug
Thu 24 Aug

The Merchant of Four Seasons

The Merchant of Four Seasons
  • 1972
  • Germany
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Cast: Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla

Downbeat tale of a fruit salesman in post-war Germany.

Mon 28 Aug

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Ian Holm, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Brad Garrett, Will Arnett

The Pixar masterpiece follows Remy the rat (voiced by Oswalt) as he chases his dream of becoming a gourmet chef. This is Pixar at its best, offering audiences both three dimensional images and storytelling with its thoughtful consideration of the relationship between the creative process and friendship. Yet Bird's colourful production never stints on fast, furious fun, with plenty of sight gags and chases through the streets, waterways, sewers and dinner tables of Paris.

Sat 26 Aug

Suffragette

Suffragette
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sarah Gavron
  • Written by: Abi Morgan
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep

In 1912, laundry worker Maud (Mulligan) has her eyes opened to gender inequality by suffragette activists Violet (Duff), Edith (Bonham-Carter) and Alice (Garai). Gavron's decision to shoot it not as a stoic period piece but as a gritty actioner pays off, with a superb performance from Mulligan at the centre of a great cast.

Thu 24 Aug

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland
  • 2017
  • Finland / Sweden / Denmark / Germany / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dome Karukoski
  • Cast: Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky, Werner Daehn

Biopic of the gay artist famed for his illustrations of leather clad muscle men.

Tue 22 Aug
Thu 24 Aug
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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