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Duke of York's Picturehouse

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

Documentary about Aretha Franklin’s 1972 concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, shot at the time by Sydney Pollack and realised by Alan Elliott. Digital technology has at last made it possible to sync the sound recording with the footage: revel in Aretha at the height of her power, with an exuberant choir, an engaged congregation and celebrity guests Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts.

Thu 23 May

Jimi Hendrix Electric Church

  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12
  • Directed by: John McDermott

Experience Jimi Hendrix's historic July 4, 1970 performance.

Wed 29 May

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz
  • 1978
  • USA
  • 1h 57min
  • U
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Scorsese's film of the Band's final concert performance has become the benchmark by which rockumentary makers measure themselves (and usually find themselves wanting). Everyone's here, from Robbie Robertson and the boys to Dylan, Clapton, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, the list goes on …

Sun 26 May

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • 2019
  • US / Australia / Denmark
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Schrab
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz

Despite living in the Mad Max-style nightmare of Apocalypseburg, Emmet (Pratt) is still his cheery self—until his friends are kidnapped by the alien queen (Haddish). There are lots of good jokes and plenty of fun, but it’s not quite up to the magical original.

Sat 25 May
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Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me
  • 1955
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Charles Vidor
  • Cast: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

James Cagney received a third Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as ruthless gangster Martin ‘The Gimp’ Snyder in this unusually candid, hard-edged biography of 1920s singer Ruth Etting. Doris Day matches him with one of the best dramatic performances of her career as Etting, a woman moulded for stardom by her Svengalilike lover and unable to escape his obsessive need to dominate and control her life. A lavish recreation of the roaring twenties, great songs (‘Ten Cents a Dance’, ‘Love Me or Leave Me’ etc) and scorching performances make this one of the best late Cagney films and the recipient of six Oscar nominations.

Fri 24 May

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.

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Tucked

Tucked
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jamie Patterson
  • Cast: Derren Nesbitt, Jordan Stephens, April Pearson

Jackie (Nesbitt) is a Brighton drag queen who’s diagnosed with aggressive terminal cancer, who forms an unlikely friendship with Faith (Stephens), a newcomer to the drag scene. It shouldn’t work but it does, thanks to a warm, believable relationship between the two leads. Far from perfect, but with plenty of heart and humanity.

Thu 23 May

Zog

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 27min
  • Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Kit Harington, Hugh Skinner, Rob Brydon

An accident-prone dragon goes to Dragon School.

Mon 27 May
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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