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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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Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast
  • 1987
  • Denmark
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gabriel Axel
  • Cast: Stephane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel, Bodil Kjer

In the Jutland peninsula during the late 19th century, exiled French housekeeper Audran wins 10,000 francs in a lottery and uses the money to prepare a sumptuous banquet in honour of a deceased Lutheran dean, whose daughters are sustaining his mission to the poor and needy. But when the shopping list arrives the sisters begin to wonder if a feast is compatible with their piety. A delicious gastronomic experience and an exquisite, boisterous slice of cinematic narrative with real feeling.

Thu 8 Dec

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation
  • 2016
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nate Parker
  • Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union

Nat Turner (Parker) is a slave in early 19th century Virginia, used by his owners to encourage other slaves to submit, but who is plotting an uprising of his own. Despite the controversy surrounding Parker, the film deserves to be seen: angry, dramatic and bittersweet, it's a story that needs telling.

Fri 9 Dec
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Tue 13 Dec

Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell
  • 2009
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sam Raimi
  • Written by: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
  • Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza

Life is good for ambitious LA loan officer Christine (Lohman). Until that is, she double refuses an OAP an extension on her home loan, leaving the old lady shamed and homeless. In return a curse is put on Christine and her life becomes a living nightmare. A must for horror fans.

Fri 9 Dec

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Fri 9 Dec
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Tue 13 Dec

Hey Duggee

Animated kids show aimed at 2–5 year olds.

Sat 10 Dec

I Am Not A Serial Killer

I Am Not A Serial Killer
  • 2016
  • Ireland / UK
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Billy O'Brien
  • Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Max Records

John Wayne Cleaver (Records) is a lonely teenager considered abnormal by his teachers and classmates; when local residents start being murdered, he gets involved in the investigation. Darkly funny and surprisingly tender mystery thriller, with an intuitive understanding of human emotion and despair.

Fri 9 Dec

It Follows

It Follows
  • 2014
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
  • Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

Jay (Monroe) is a Michigan teenager whose lover reveals that he's infected her with a potentially deadly curse. Sensitive, visually arresting and utterly disturbing horror about the possible consequences of a sexual encounter, with a deeply affecting performance from Monroe and an excellent supporting cast.

Sat 10 Dec

Moana

Moana
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk

Moana (Carvalho) is a Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and doesn't bother with a love interest. A spirited, vividly realised and genuinely rousing adventure.

Fri 9 Dec
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Sun 11 Dec
Mon 12 Dec
Tue 13 Dec

The Pass

  • 2016
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben A Williams
  • Cast: Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Lisa McGrillis

Jason (Tovey) is a footballer who shares a kiss with friend and teammate Ade (Kene) the night before their first team debut, a moment which affects their lives and careers. Ten years are covered in three acts; Tovey and Kene are both impressive, and the theatrical setup is sufficiently full of incident and insight not to seem stagey. Well played, gents.

Fri 9 Dec
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Tue 13 Dec

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US/Germany
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Fri 9 Dec
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Mon 12 Dec
Tue 13 Dec

Scrooge

Scrooge
  • 1951
  • UK/US
  • 86 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
  • Written by: Noel Langley
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Dolan

Probably the best screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story concerns the overly prudent businessman Ebeneezer Scrooge (Sim), who becomes a saint overnight. Dickens was never afraid to tackle the big issues: the threat to children's lives, whether they are privileged or poverty-stricken, is one of the main themes; but none of this darkness gets in the way of a cracking tale.

Sun 11 Dec

Seasons Of Love Feat. Bisi Alimi & Rachel Cooke

We have Bisi Alimi speaking with us as an inspirational advocate and supporter for equal rights for LGBT individuals in Nigeria. Bisi took charge of his sexuality and came out as gay on national Nigerian television - the aftermath saw him disowned from his family and he was forced to leave Nigeria in fear of his life. Bisi runs his own foundation and charity to raise awareness in his home country. Also with us is Rachel Cooke - a Counsellor & Psychotherapist who will be presenting a workshop on developing communication, boundaries and compassion in open, poly, and monogamous relationships. She specialises in helping you feel fulfilled and open in not only your outward relationships but also the relationship with yourself.

Wed 14 Dec

Snowden

Snowden
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo

The story of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents to the Guardian, revealing the scope and reach of the USA's global surveillance program. Smartly dramatised and absorbing drama with fine performances from all, with Gordon-Levitt completely convincing as the earnest, idealistic Snowden.

Fri 9 Dec
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Tue 13 Dec

Sully

Sully
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the crash, make for riveting drama.

Fri 9 Dec
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Tue 13 Dec

Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Babak Anvari
  • Written by: Babak Anvari
  • Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

Shideh (Rashidi) is a mother left alone with her daughter (Manshadi) in their apartment in war-torn Tehran, while her husband is at the front line; when a bomb hits their building, Shideh comes to feel that they are haunted. Intelligent, slow-burning horror film buoyed by Rashidi's incredible performance, with a truly terrifying basement climax.

Tue 13 Dec

The Witches

The Witches
  • 1990
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
  • Cast: Jasen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson

Nine year old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the ever present threat posed by witches, which isn't much help because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual convention in a small English hotel and gets himself changed into a mouse. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl's children's story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner) creating a superior kids' movie that has you rooting for the mice all the way.

Sat 10 Dec
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