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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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Alien & Aliens Double Bill

Alien & Aliens
  • 1979/1986
  • US
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver

Double header of Alien and Aliens.

Wed 26 Apr

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
  • 2017
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May

The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 89 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Greg McLean
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona

One day, the employees of Belko Corp arrive at their Bogotá HQ to find the local staff being turned away; then steel shutters lock them in and they’re forced to battle to the death. A brutal little belter of a trap movie, with plenty of splatter and satire. Horror fans won’t regret it.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Tom McGrath
  • Written by: Marla Frazee/Michael McCullers
  • Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi

The Boss Baby (Baldwin) is a tot with the mannerisms of a ruthless corporate tycoon, who upsets seven-year-old Tim (Bakshi). The frantic visual style and crude slapstick overwrite the charm of the original story by Marla Frazee, and there’s not much for audiences to take to their hearts.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May

Bunch of Kunst

Bunch of Kunst
  • 2017
  • Germany
  • 103 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Christine Franz
  • Cast: Jason Williamson, Andrew Fearn

Documentary about minimalist rock duo Sleaford Mods, tracing their slow rise from obscurity to one of the most respected bands in the country.

  • IMDb
Mon 1 May

Clash

Clash
  • 2016
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mohamed Diab
  • Cast: Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed

Egypt’s Oscar contender is a tense, state-of-the-nation drama. Set in 2013, during the mass protests that toppled the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, rival demonstrators and innocent bystanders are bundled into a police van.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr

Event

Sat 29 Apr
Wed 24 May

Fast & Furious 8

Fast and Furious 8
  • 2017
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: F. Gary Gray
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren

Cyber-terrorist Cypher (Theron) pits rogue racer Dom (Diesel) against his fellow petrolheads, including wife Letty (Rodriguez). Baffling and inconsequential story aside, it’s all shamelessly about car-based action, and although human doorstop Diesel isn’t up to the story’s limited emotional demands, Johnson and Statham make up for it with some grade-A squabbling.

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Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • 1953
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Written by: Anita Loos (novel and play), Joseph Fields (play), Charles Lederer
  • Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell

Howard Hawks' beloved 1953 comedy musical starring Monroe and the late Russell.

Fri 28 Apr

Get Out

Get Out
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Written by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

Chris (Kaluuya) heads to upstate New York with his girlfriend Rose (Williams), for a dinner with her supposedly liberal parents (Whitford and Keener), only to find that things are very much other than they seem. Peele’s deep understanding of horror movies tropes combines with his own experiences as a black American, to make a sharp, taut and precisely crafted reflection on racial tensions in America.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • 2017
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

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Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
  • 2016
  • Korea
  • 144 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Park Chan-Wook
  • Cast: Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-Hee, Ha Jung-Woo, Jo Jin-Woong

Thief Sook-Hee (Tae-ri) is hired to pose as a maid to wealthy heiress Hideko (Min-hee) as part of a con trick, but then maid and heiress discover mutual passion. This loose adaptation of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith is bravura filmmaking, but while the emotion between the two women is vibrant, an extended sex scene is exploitative, and the plot is too convoluted.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
  • 2016
  • Finland/Sweden/Germany
  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Juho Kuosmanen
  • Written by: Juho Kuosmanen, Mikko Myllylahti
  • Cast: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, John Bosco Jr

Exquisitely crafted, charming and true story about the 1962 world featherweight boxing match between Finnish challenger Olli Mäki (Lahti) and title holder Davey Moore (Bosco Jr). Mäki is the anti-Rocky: disliking the spotlight and the expectations, he just wants to be with his girlfriend Raija (Airola). It’s low on sweat-speckled montages and high on romance.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

Heal the Living

Heal the Living
  • 2016
  • France / Belgium
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Katell Quillévéré
  • Cast: Tahar Rahim, Bouli Lanners, Anne Dorval, Emmanuelle Seigner

Teenager Simon (Verdet) has no sense of his own mortality, but when he’s fatally injured in a car accident, his mother (Seigner) has to decide what to do with his organs. Wonderfully credible and humane, with intriguing stories, an impressive cast and a reverence for life which can be felt in every frame.

Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Oldroyd
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie

Katherine (Pugh) is a young bride shackled to a middle-aged man; when left alone in the grand manor house she begins an affair with a stable-hand (Jarvis) and it all goes downhill. Restrained, compulsively watchable debut feature with a chilling, droll performance from Pugh as the wicked but compelling Katherine.

Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 2015
  • US/Australia
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.

Sun 30 Apr
Thu 4 May

March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins
  • 2005
  • France
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Luc Jacquet
  • Written by: Luc Jacquet, Michel Fessler

Delightful if fairly routine (in a Discovery Channel kind of way) documentary which follows the Emperor Penguins' annual attempt to bring new life into the freezing climbs of Antarctica. Morgan Freeman's rich, cheesy voice-over makes the film.

Sun 30 Apr

A Moving Image

A Moving Image
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 74 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shola Amoo
  • Cast: Tanya Fear, Hussina Raja, Yrsa Daley-Ward,

Nina (Fear) is a filmmaker who returns to her home of Brixton after years of living away, to find it gentrified beyond recognition. A personal story with broader resonance (Nina recognises that she herself is part of the gentrification), it’s not quite fully formed but Fear gives a winning performance, and the use of real life people gives it special impact.

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Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1975
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Miloš Forman
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

Forman's classic film adaptation of Ken Kesey's seminal novel, one of the very best films from a brilliant era in US filmmaking.

Sun 30 Apr

Rastamouse

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

Screening of the kids' fave reggae mouse tales.

Sat 29 Apr
Tue 2 May

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 152 min
  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • Cast: Andrew Woodall, Alex Waldmann, Jon Tarcy, James Corrigan

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Wed 26 Apr

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • 2017
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are among the few highlights.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

Spot Night

A collection of award-winning short films, with Q&As following screenings. Featuring Stutterer, Burn the Clock, Pregnant Pause and more.

Wed 26 Apr

TED Cinema Experience: TED 2017 Opening Event

  • 2017
  • 150 min
  • PG

Once a year, the world’s most powerful ideas are shared on the TED stage in Vancouver.

Tue 25 Apr

Their Finest

Their Finest
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lone Scherfig
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Mon 1 May
Tue 2 May
Wed 3 May
Thu 4 May

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration
  • 2016
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael O'Shea
  • Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten

Lonely orphan teenager Milo (Ruffin) lives with his war veteran brother (Moten) in a housing project; obsessed with vampire lore, he meets Sophie (Levine), a fellow orphan and outsider. Low-key, staunchly realistic take on vampirism as a metaphor for how violence operates in teen lives, soldily acted, imaginative and sensitive.

Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
  • 2011
  • US
  • 63 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stephen J Anderson, Don Hall
  • Cast: Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, Tom Kenny, Bud Luckey, Craig Ferguson, Jack Boutler, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Hall

Disney returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with pleasing results.

Sat 29 Apr
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