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Ritzy Picturehouse

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Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, England, SW2 1JG
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The Angry Birds Movie 2

The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Thurop Van Orman
  • Cast: Dove Cameron, Awkwafina, Peter Dinklage

When Eagle Island villain Zeta (Jones) starts lobbing ice bombs at Piggy Island, ruler Leonard (Hader) bonds with angry birds (Sudeikis, McBride, Gad) to try and clip her wings. Half-knowing and half-derivative, it’s cheerful but gaudy and relentless and the story isn’t strong enough to support all the half-baked set pieces.

Sat 19 Oct

The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chris Morris
  • Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Chris Morris
  • Cast: Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Kayvan Novak, Denis O'Hare, Jim Gaffigan

Moses (Davis) is the founder of the Star of Six, an ailing community farm and mission, who refuses to take his psych meds; Kendra (Kendrick) is the FBI agent tasked with making him look like a bona fide terrorist. Well-researched and yet madcap, Morris’ comedy is firmly on the side of the mentally ill, goofball outsider, showing how the ‘war on terror’ became an assault on basic human decency.I.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 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 14 Oct
Wed 16 Oct

Farming

Farming
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

A young Nigerian boy is 'farmed out' to a white British family for a better future. But events take a very dark turn.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Subtitled / Senior

Gemini Man

Gemini Man
  • 2019
  • China / US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen

Henry (Smith) is a 51-year-old assassin who develops a conscience, but the powers that be want to retire him; then baddie businessman Varris (Owen) sends a 31-year-old clone of Henry after him. The characters are totally underdeveloped and the effects (include Lee’s favourite high frame rate) make it look cheap. Smith is as watchable as ever, but that’s all.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 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.

Sun 20 Oct
Thu 24 Oct

Hopster Showtime

Hand-picked episodes of kid's favourite series

Thu 17 Oct

Hustlers

Hustlers
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
  • Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B

Destiny (Wu) and Ramona (Lopez) are strippers who, with their friends, devise a way of getting more cash out of their clients. Wu gives a sophisticated performance and her dynamic with Lopez pops with convincing intensity, making for a raucous crime story that’s by turns gorgeous, funny and surprisingly moving.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Senior

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 14 Oct
Parent & baby
Subtitled
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Subtitled / 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 14 Oct
Parent & baby
Subtitled
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Senior

The Last Tree

The Last Tree
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shola Amoo
  • Cast: Sam Adweunmi, Denise Black, Gbemisola Ikumelo

Femi (Golding as a youngster, Adewunmi as an adult) is a British boy of Nigerian descent who, after enjoying an idyllic rural childhood with his foster mother (Banks), is claimed by his mother (Ikumelo) and moves to London. Cohesive and initimate exploration of racial identity, with an outstanding performance from Adewunni as a young man struggling against stereotypes.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Senior

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Mystify: Michael Hutchence
  • 2019
  • Australia
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Lowenstein

A documentary about the INXS frontman, thoughtfully assembled from archive footage and suggesting that his death may have been related to mental health issues relating to a brain injury. Hutchence is a great subject and there’s plenty of fascinating footage providing a fresh context for understanding his troubled life.

Wed 16 Oct

Recorded Q&A

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A joyous adaptation of Shakespeare's magical romantic comedy, in which a feuding fairy King and Queen draw four young lovers and some other unsuspecting mortals into their dispute. Directed by Nicholas Hynter and starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania.

Thu 17 Oct

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 2019
  • US / UK
  • 2h 45min
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: James Marsden, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio

Past-his-peak actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stuntman and buddy Cliff Booth (Pitt) are living in Hollywood in 1969; then Sharon Tate (Robbie) and her husband Roman Polanski move in next door. Compelling and provocative, but uneven; for all the fine performances, black comedy and savage violence, Tarantino may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Mon 14 Oct
Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Senior

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan

Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.

Sun 20 Oct
Autism-friendly

What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?

What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?
  • 2018
  • Italy / US / France
  • 2h 3min
  • Directed by: Roberto Minervini
  • Cast: Kevin Goodman, Dorothy Hill, Judy Hill

A documentary about New Orleans, looking at lives in an African-American community in the summer of 2017: Judy, a bar owner struggling with the effects of gentrification; the local chapter of the New Black Panthers; and half-brothers Ronaldo King and Titus Turner. A poignant tribute to the culture, music and tradition of the city.

Tue 15 Oct
Ritzy Picturehouse

After surviving demolition threats in 1976, the Ritzy picture house has undergone a substantial renovation programme to become the UK's largest independent specialist cinema. Five screens, two bars and a cafe ensure that this is a thriving arts hub.

There is full disabled accessibility in the building.

No parking facilities are available in front of the cinema. The nearest parking bays are on Rushcroft Road but fill up very quickly during the day.

With a prime central location next to Brixton Railway Station and Brixton Underground station in the Victoria line, the venue is easily accessible by public transport.

Bus routes close to the cinema are 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 345, 355, P4, P5, N2, N3, N35, N37, N109.

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