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Hackney Picturehouse

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270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
  • Box office 0871 902 5734
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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Are You Proud?

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Ashley Joiner

Documentary about Gay Pride and LGBT+ rights.

Thu 25 Jul

Q&A with director

Blinded by the Lights

Blinded by the Lights
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

A teenager in Thatcher's Britain learns how to live life through Bruce Springsteen's music.

Wed 24 Jul

The Brink

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Alison Klayman

Immersive, fly on the wall documentary following around the political strategist Steve Bannon, staying in five-star hotels and travelling on private jets as he attends strategy meetings. Klayman seems content to observe rather than challenge and we don’t find out whether he really matters as much as he seems to think he does.

Tue 23 Jul

The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don't Die
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits

Jarmusch’s homage to the zombie movie makes the humans criminally dumb and apathetic and the zombies thirsty for coffee, wi-fi and candy. Swinton works her usual magic as a Scottish samurai mortician, Sevigny excels as a dangerously empathetic cop and if it’s insufficiently scathing about the penal system, the silly humour carries it along.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Kapadia provides another documentary portrait of a fallen star, after Senna and Amy. If this one isn’t as moving or compelling as its predecessors, it still has enough emotional heft to make it more than a celebration of great goals.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul

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

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

Live action remake of the beloved Disney animation.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

In the 1960s, when Leonard Cohen was a burgeoning novelist and poet, he met young Norwegian Marianne Ihlen on the Greek island of Hydra. They fell in love and she became his muse, inspiring songs such as ‘So Long, Marianne’ and ‘Bird on the Wire’. In time, their relationship fractured and they lived apart, but as years passed and they grew older, the bond between them remained. Nick Broomfield – who also has links with Marianne and Hydra – tells a love story that is fascinating, tender and memorable. [12A]

Tue 23 Jul

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.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 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

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

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal

After the events of Endgame, Peter Parker (Holland) is dealing with the loss of his mentor when he and his schoolmates find themselves fighting the Elementals. An enjoyable mix of storming special effects and road trip silliness which manages to work in the believable development in the relationship between Peter and MJ (Zendaya). It returns the fun to the Marvel canon.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan

Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul

Varda by Agnes

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

Autobiographical work from artist Agnès Varda.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul
Thu 1 Aug

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.

Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul
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