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Apostasy

Apostasy
  • 2017
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Daniel Kokotajlo
  • Cast: Molly Wright, Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson

Family drama set among a close-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oldham. Ivanna (Finneran) is a single mother raising two daughters in accordance with her religious beliefs. When her elder daughter Luisa (Parkinson) begins to have doubts, Ivanna decides to match her youngest (Wright) to a church elder. Finneran is magnificent in this incendiary yet meticulously measured drama about the difficulties of reconciling the requirements of family and faith.

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BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

Mon 20 Aug

The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Cousins
  • Cast: Mark Cousins

Unconventional film essay that looks at the life and work of one of the greatest filmmakers through the prism of his drawings and paintings. Cousins comes across at times as self-satisfied, but he really knows his subject and the result is rich, rewarding and original.

Tue 21 Aug

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Written by: Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi

Tragic Japanese animation about a young boy and his little sister's efforts to survive in World War II Japan.

Wed 22 Aug

Heathers

Heathers
  • 1989
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Lehmann
  • Written by: Daniel Waters
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn Shadix

An ultrablack parody of the high school teenflick, Lehman's first feature film manages to combine box office success with artistic merit. This cult hip hit of its year has Slater and Ryder starting a suicide craze to muscle in on the cliquey Heathers running the joint. Tune in, turn on, drop dead.

Sun 19 Aug

Hey Duggee

Animated kids show aimed at 2–5 year olds.

Mon 20 Aug

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time
  • 1989
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Don Bluth
  • Cast: Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Helen Shaver, Burke Byrnes, Bill Erwin, Pat Hingle

Animated feature from Disney graduate Bluth follows the fortunes of orphaned Brontosaurus Littlefoot, who loses his mum to the claws of a nasty Tyrannosaurus Rex before teaming up with a gang of similarly parentless wee dinos to undertake the hazardous journey across country to the safety of the Great Valley. Classically drawn and chockful of edifying moral lessons, this is solid entertainment perfectly tailored to the demands of its target audience of very young children.

Sat 18 Aug

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Hugh Skinner, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Dylan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Andy García

Sequel to the feel-good ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Despite its absurdities and shoe-horning of ABBA songs, at its heart is a touching mother-daughter love story and an irresistible esprit de corps.

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins
  • 1964
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber

When high-spirited youngsters Jane and Michael Banks send yet another nanny packing with their shenanigans, they advertise for a replacement who'll 'sing songs and bake cakes'. Enter Andrews as the loveable Mary, a woman who turns the household on its head and forces their suffragette mother and banker father to finally pay their children some attention. Great songs, wonderful Technicolor animation in the fantasy scenes, and if it weren't for Dick Van Dyke's appalling London accent this would, like Mary, be 'practically perfect in every way'.

Fri 24 Aug

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

Live from the Met
  • 2016

A live screening of Puccini's opera.

Tue 21 Aug

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland

Cameron Post (Moretz) is sent to a conversion therapy centre to 'cure' her lesbianism, adapted from Emily Danforth's novel.

Wed 22 Aug

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Stevenson
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine

When the gnomes of London go missing, the titular detective (Depp) and his long-suffering sidekick (Ejiofor) go looking for them. Despite vivid animation and a fine voice cast, there’s just not enough story to fuel this hardly-necessary sequel to the lacklustre 2011 original.

Sun 19 Aug

Toy Story

Toy Story
  • 1995
  • US
  • 1h 21min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Lasseter
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Erik von Detten

It isn't just the state-of-the-art images that distinguish Disney's first computer-generated animation feature, it's got a cracking adventure story too. A tale of friendship and self-belief combined with an exciting rescue and against-the-clock tension, Toy Story is sprinkled with comic asides. Don't be fooled into thinking these toys are just for the kids.

Sun 19 Aug

Yardie

Yardie
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Idris Elba
  • Cast: Stephen Graham, Aml Ameen, Mark Rhino Smith

Crime drama set in London and Jamaica, marking the directorial debut of Idris Elba.

Thu 23 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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