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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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Belfast

Belfast
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe

Acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy-drama from Kenneth Branagh about a young boy growing up in working-class Belfast during the tumultuous late 1960s.

Fri 21 Jan
Subtitled
Sat 22 Jan
Sun 23 Jan
Mon 24 Jan
Senior
Subtitled
Tue 25 Jan
Wed 26 Jan
Parent & baby
Senior
Thu 27 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Elegant and sophisticated ballet performances on the theme of precious stones.

Sun 23 Jan

Drive My Car

Drive My Car
  • 2021
  • 2h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima

(Doraibu mai kâ)
Dir Ryûsuke Hamaguchi/JP 2021/179 mins/Japanese wEng ST

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima

Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama.

Theatre director Yusuke and his TV screenwriter wife Oto have a special bond as creative partners, sharing a life punctuated by private rituals. This is shattered by a sudden incident and the appearance of Yusuke’s new chauffeur Misaki and Koji, an actor from Oto’s TV series. As the film gradually peels back the unspoken layers of their marriage, parallels form with Yusuke’s ongoing production of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’. As the title infers, much of the film takes place while driving, with Yusuke’s old red Saab becoming centre stage for the protagonists to reveal their innermost truths. Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe’s immaculate script, though visually austere, keeps us on the edge of our seat throughout, eagerly anticipating the next epiphany. This is an intense and sensorially rich film, sustained by great performances and bold long takes. Thoroughly engrossing across its three-hour duration, Drive My Car shows us how intimate silences can amplify the truth and become part of the intricate evolution of a life story.

Thu 20 Jan
Subtitled / Senior

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
  • 2021
  • UK / US
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Will Sharpe
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the ‘electrical’ mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).

Thu 20 Jan
Senior

Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza
  • 2021
  • US / Canada
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie

Coming-of-age drama set it 1973.

Thu 20 Jan
Senior
Fri 21 Jan
Sat 22 Jan
Mon 24 Jan
Tue 25 Jan
Senior
Wed 26 Jan
Senior
Thu 27 Jan
Senior

Memoria

Memoria
  • 2021
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho

A Scottish woman begins to hear strange noises while travelling in Colombia.

Thu 20 Jan

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt
  • 2020
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrick Marber
  • Written by: Tom Stoppard

Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.

Please note that this performance has been filmed live in front of an audience and is not a live broadcast.

Thu 27 Jan
Tue 8 Feb
Wed 9 Feb

Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

Fri 21 Jan
Sat 22 Jan
Sun 23 Jan
Mon 24 Jan
Senior
Tue 25 Jan
Senior
Wed 26 Jan
Senior
Thu 27 Jan
Senior

Petite Maman

Petite Maman
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne

The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood), Petite Maman is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss.

Nelly, an 8-year-old girl, has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mothers childhood home. One day, her mum abruptly leaves, and Nelly meets a girl her age as she's building a tree house in the woods.

Thu 20 Jan
Subtitled / Senior

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Diana Rigg, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd, Max Lang

A charming short animation film based on Julia Donaldson's children's book.

Thu 20 Jan

Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • U
  • Directed by: Steve Martino
  • Written by: Bryan Schulz, Charles M. Schulz
  • Cast: Francesca Capaldi, Madisyn Shipman, Noah Schnapp

Charlie Brown (Schnapp) is an anxious schoolboy who wants to impress a cute red-haired girl, but only his inspirational dog Snoopy can show him the way. Reverential, crowd-pleasing animation which scores by keeping the stakes small and the scale personal, with some exhilarating set-pieces as Snoopy pursues his Red Baron nemesis.

Sat 22 Jan
Kids

The Souvenir

The Souvenir
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joanna Hogg
  • Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton, Richard Ayoade

Julie (Swinton Byrne) is an unworldly filmmaking student, balancing her work with a fraught relationship with Foreign Office worker Anthony (Burke). Swinton Byrne gives a fine, unaffected performance (with her own mother Swinton as Julie’s stiff but loving mother) and Hogg provides a brilliant, unsparing portrait of her own creative evolution.

Mon 24 Jan
Senior
Wed 26 Jan

West Side Story

West Side Story
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, Rita Moreno

Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as María, as well as Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of West Side Story, playing a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.

Thu 20 Jan
Senior
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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