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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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Arcadia

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Paul Wright

A provocative and poetic exploration of Britain’s relationship with its own land, Arcadia is crafted from BFI National Archive footage spanning 100 years and set to score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).

Tue 19 Jun

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon
  • 1975
  • UK
  • 3h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Gay Hamilton, Godfrey Quigley, Steven Berkoff

Kubrick's epic adaptation of William Makepeace Thackery's picaresque novel about the attempts of an Irish upstart to become a member of the English aristocracy in the early part of the 19th century re-emerges for re-evaluation on a beautiful fully restored print. A stunning, sumptuous and sustained meditation on man's ultimate powerlessness at the hands of fate.

Sun 24 Jun

Berlin Philharmonic: Simon Rattle's Farewell

  • 2h
  • U

Special screening of Sir Simon Rattle's last concert as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the Philharmonie.

Wed 20 Jun

Glyndebourne 2018: Madama Butterfly

Glyndebourne 2018: Madama Butterfly

Annilese Miskimmon directs Puccini's tragic romance.

Thu 21 Jun

Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

Mon 18 Jun
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Thu 21 Jun

McQueen

McQueen
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
  • Cast: Alexander McQueen

Elegant documentary on the working-class London lad who became chief designer at Givenchy, combining behind-the-scenes footage with archive comments and fresh interviews, looking at the grief caused by the loss of close friend Isabella Blow and his beloved mother. Informative, engrossing but never maudlin.

Mon 18 Jun
Tue 19 Jun
Wed 20 Jun
Thu 21 Jun

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson

Adaptation by Ian McEwan of his own novella, in which newlyweds Eddie (Howle) and Florence (Ronan) have an unsatisfying wedding night in a Dorset hotel in the early 60s. Overwrought and underwhelming, it’s filmed with a heavy hand by theatre director Cooke, making it for self-important and unengaging viewing.

Mon 18 Jun
Tue 19 Jun
Wed 20 Jun
Thu 21 Jun

Paddington

Paddington
  • 2014
  • UK/France
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.

Sat 23 Jun

The Piano

The Piano
  • 1993
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Written by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill

Jane Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (Hunter) as she travels to 19th century New Zealand with her piano and daughter to enter into an arranged marriage. Soon she begins a passionate and erotic affair with her illiterate neighbour as a means to regaining her treasured instrument. Impeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. Undoubtedly one of the best films of the 90s.

Mon 18 Jun
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Thu 21 Jun

The Rape Of Recy Taylor

The Rape Of Recy Taylor
  • 2017
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Nancy Buirski
  • Cast: ommy Bernardi, Robert Corbitt, Alma Daniels

Mrs Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.

Mon 18 Jun
Wed 20 Jun

Royal Opera House: Romeo & Juliet

  • 2019

Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score.

Mon 18 Jun

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton

A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Tue 19 Jun
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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