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Phoenix Picturehouse

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57–58 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AE
  • Box office 0871 902 5736
  • Bar open 11am–11pm.
  • Box office times 1–11.30pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda

The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
  • Directed by: Yuri Grigorovich

Yuri Grigorovich choreographs the tale of medieval knights as created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky.

Sun 27 Oct

The Farewell

The Farewell
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Lulu Wang
  • Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao

When a Chinese grandmother gets terminal cancer, the family is torn between hiding the diagnosis from the patient or telling her. Poignant and deeply personal family comedy from Wang, with a hugely affecting performance from rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina as Billi, who adores her Nai Nai (Zhao, effervescent). A bittersweet portrait of undying love.

Mon 21 Oct
Senior

Hey Duggee

Hey Duggee
  • UK
  • 1h 3min
  • U
  • Directed by: Grant Orchard
  • Cast: Jasmine Bartholomew, Alexander Armstrong, Poppy Boyes

Episodes of the animated CBeebies show.

Thu 24 Oct

Joker

Joker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Phillips
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is an unsuccessful clown who wants to be a comedian, but he gradually turns to evil. This dizzying origin story about Batman’s nemesis is like an ode to 1970s New York City; Phoenix is astonishing and Phillips’s grave vision never swerves. Unmissable.

Mon 21 Oct
Tue 22 Oct
Senior
Wed 23 Oct
Senior
Thu 24 Oct
Senior

Judy

Judy
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell

A look at the later life of Judy Garland (Zellweger), as she marries her fifth husband (Wittrock) and performs a five-week run at a London nightclub. Zellweger is captivating as the deeply lonely star, struggling to keep her work commitments, adored but unhappy and wracked with guilt about being away from her children.

Mon 21 Oct
Tue 22 Oct
Senior
Wed 23 Oct
Senior
Thu 24 Oct
Senior

Lost Lives

  • 2019
  • UK & Ireland
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Dermot Lavery, Michael Hewitt

Sensitive and touching documentary inspired by the book with the same title to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the Northern Irish conflict. The book records 3700 lost lives, bringing their stories to life. Featuring readings by famous Irish actors such as Kenneth Branagh, Brendan Gleeson and Liam Neeson.

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Wed 23 Oct

Recorded Q&A

Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet

Matthew Bournes Romeo + JulietFilmed live at Sadlers Wells in London 2019Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019 by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeares classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute…Here difficult young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadlers Wells in London especially for cinemas.Bursting with youth, vitality andMatthew Bournestrademark storytelling, the UKs brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design byLez Brotherston, lighting byPaule Constable, sound byPaul Groothuisand new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score byTerry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted byBrett Morris. Run time: 93 mins (No interval)

Tue 22 Oct
Tue 5 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: Manon

Live from the Met
  • 2012
  • US
  • 4h 5min
  • E
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Paulo Szot

Join the New York Metropolitan Opera for Massenet's Manon, in which the eponymous heroine has little trouble attracting the attentions of men, but only has eyes for one young chevalier, and he's got his sights set on taking holy orders.

Sat 26 Oct
Tue 29 Oct

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Stanley Nelson

Collection of archival photos and home movies shot by the legendary musician himself.

Tue 22 Oct

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Written by: Tim Burton (story), Michael McDowell (adaptation), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page

Jack Skellington, the skinny trickster king of Halloweentown, is restless with success and needs a new challenge, so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and creates a mixed-up Yuletide which isn't quite what the kids expected. Produced and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Sat 26 Oct
Kids

Official Secrets

Official Secrets
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes

The story of Katharine Gun (Knightley), the GCHQ whistleblower who in 2003 leaked an email containing details of a US eavesdropping operation targeting UN Security Council members concerning the invasion of Iraq. Knightley gives a tightly-wound performance and Hood tells the story with sensationalising it. Possibly one of the most important films of the year.

Mon 21 Oct
Senior
Subtitled
Tue 22 Oct
Senior
Wed 23 Oct
Parent & baby
Thu 24 Oct
Senior

Royal Opera House: Don Pasquale

New production of Donizetti's domestic comedy drama with Bryn Terfel.

Thu 24 Oct
Mon 28 Oct

Sorry We Missed You

  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

Ricky (Hitchen) becomes a freelance delivery driver in order to earn more money, but the financial toll on himself and his wife Abby (Honeywood) starts to destroy their family life. No easy answers, no triumph against the odds, just a gruelling portrait of the damage the system can do.

Wed 23 Oct

Surprise Film

A surprise film revealed on the night.

Fri 25 Oct

To Sleep With Anger

To Sleep With Anger
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Charles Burnett
  • Written by: Charles Burnett
  • Cast: Danny Glover, Richard Brooks, Paul Butler, Mary Alice

An ambitious and charming attempt by black director Burnett to confront racial tensions in the US. Based on an old Georgian legend, it tells the story of traditionalist shit-stirrer Trickster, who visits friends in LA and causes everyone a lot of bother. Keenly political yet warm-hearted, this is a kind of Southern/West Coast response to Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing2.

Sun 27 Oct
Phoenix Picturehouse

The Phoenix Picturehouse screens a diverse and interesting mixture of arthouse, independent, quality mainstream and foreign cinema to ensure a stimulating diversity. The fully licensed roof-top bar is a welcome addition to this two-screened cinema.

Both screens are accessible by wheelchair, but the bar is not. Adapted toilet facilities are available.

Oxford Railway Station is a 15 minute walk away, via Cranham Street.

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