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Duke of York's Picturehouse

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Preston Circus, Brighton, BN1 4NA

20th Century Women

20th Century Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

In late 70s California, teenager Jamie (Zunmann) grows up among three women: his chain-smoking mother Dorothea (Bening), punky photographer Abbie (Gerwig) and best friend Julie (Fanning). A poignant, witty and well-observed coming of age story.

Mon 20 Feb
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Thu 23 Feb

Blinky Bill the Movie

Blinky Bill the Movie
  • 2015
  • 93 min
  • U
  • Written by: Fin Edquist
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Rufus Sewell, David Wenham

A koala bear travels across the Australian outback in search of his father.

Sat 25 Feb

Funny Face

Funny Face
  • 1957
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Donen
  • Written by: Leonard Gershe
  • Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng

Design is to the fore in Donen's visually brilliant musical fairytale that follows a vaguely Pygmalion structure. Hepburn is the dull bookseller who's transformed into a model by fashion photographer Astaire. A Gershwin score, some biting wit from Thompson as a magazine editor and Hepburn's glowing beauty make this an enduring movie that looks terrific.

Fri 24 Feb

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

Tue 21 Feb

Lost in France

Lost in France
  • 2016
  • Ireland/UK
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Niall McCann

Documentary about a festival of Scottish indie bands staged in Mauron, France in 1997, and a 2015 multi-band trip to the same place. The many affable talking heads and fine music make for a hearty blast of indie nostalgia, but in noting today’s declining support network for young outsider musicians, it’s a reminder of what music may have lost.

Tue 21 Feb

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Mon 20 Feb
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Thu 23 Feb

Rastamouse

Rastamouse
  • 2011/2012
  • Cast: Voices of Reggie Yates, Cornell John

Screening of the kids' fave reggae mouse tales.

Mon 20 Feb
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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