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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Written by: Comden and Green, Alan Jay Lerner
  • Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan

One of the great Minnelli musicals. Buchannan is a highbrow producer who wants to turn Astaire's comeback into an arthouse take on 'Faust'. There are some fantastic Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz numbers and Astaire and Charisse take the opportunity to show off with an array of different dance styles.

Tue 27 Feb

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Alexandra Dean

Documentary about film star Hedy Lemarr and her life as an inventor.

Thu 8 Mar

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Written by: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman
  • Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Waris Ahluwalia, Amara Karan, Natalie Portman, Bill Murray, Camilla Rutherford, Irrfan Khan

Three eccentric brothers (Wilson, Brody and Schwartzman) cross India by train in an attempt to deal with the recent death of their father. On this evidence writer/director Anderson is fast becoming the John Cheever of US cinema. This film is preceded by a short by Anderson called 'Hotel Chevalier'; it is imperative you see this film in order to understand what follows. A delight.

Mon 5 Mar

Dark River

Dark River
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Clio Barnard
  • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean

Alice (Wilson) goes back to the scene of her childhood trauma after 15 years, to lay a claim to the Yorkshire farm that was promised her, but her brother Joe (Stanley) insists it should go to him. Barnard’s third feature features a superb performance from Stanley and a deeply affecting one from Wilson as the gutsy, damaged Alice.

Tue 27 Mar

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Fri 30 Mar

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox
  • 2009
  • USA
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Anderson's inspired choice of stop-motion animation pays off in this beautiful and idiosyncratic adaptation of the well-loved children's tale. While kids may enjoy it, Anderson's typically arch humour is aimed more at their parents, who will also be impressed by the star-studded voice cast – Bill Murray as a badger lawyer anyone?

Mon 12 Mar

Gigi

Gigi
  • 1958
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

Caron is the coquette allied to Jourdan's rake; they are watched over by an extravagantly French Chevalier and the rest of fin de siècle Paris. This is a lavish musical from the golden days of MGM, adapted from Colette's novel by Lerner and Loewe. An Oscar-winner (nine times!) in its day, it is now best remembered for songs like Thank Heaven For Little Girls.

Tue 24 Apr

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson

Gustave H (Fiennes), the flamboyantly orderly concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel, likes to romance the elderly guests, but when his wealthy lover (Swinton) dies mysteriously, he finds himself framed for murder. Perhaps Anderson's most uncompromisingly eccentric and perfectly realised film to date, with an astonishing and revelatory comic performance from Fiennes.

Mon 26 Mar

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
  • 2005
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Written by: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Seu Jorge, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort

Anderson's fourth film is part high seas adventure, part film industry satire, part existential meditation on the meaning of relationships. It is consistently clever and hilarious, shifting from the light-hearted to the surreal, to scenes of real depth with the kind of ease we've come to expect from the Texan director. Bill Murray heads an eccentric, often brilliant cast, as ageing oceanographer and filmmaker Steve Zissou. No one likes his films any more and his life is falling apart around him. So he rallies a crew around him that includes his estranged wife (Huston), a journalist (Blanchett), and a man who may or may not be his son (Wilson) and takes one last fated revenge expedition in search for the mythical Jaguar Shark.

Mon 26 Feb

Loveless

Loveless
  • 2017
  • Russia
  • 2h 7min
  • Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin, Matvey Novikov

Zhenya (Spivak) and Borisi (Rozin) can no longer stand the sight of each other, but then their 12-year-old son goes missing; even then it takes a while before they notice. Despairing portrait of modern Russia, in which people are so preoccupied with their own desires that everyone else is irrelevant.

Tue 20 Mar

Makala

Makala
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Emmanuel Gras
  • Cast: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo

Immersive documentary about a Congolese charcoal maker, Kabwita Kasongo, which follows him as he cuts down trees, makes them into a charcoal and carts bags 30 miles to the nearest town to sell. A journey of sweat and blood and steadfast resolution, highly cinematic and powerful.

Tue 13 Mar

Metropolitan Opera Live: Cendrillon

  • 2018
  • 2h 47min
  • Directed by: Bertrand de Billy

For the first time, Massenet’s version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly.

Sat 28 Apr

Metropolitan Opera Live: La Bohème

  • 2018
  • 2h 55min

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s production.

Sat 24 Feb

Metropolitan Opera Live: Luisa Miller

  • 2018
  • 3h 38min
  • Directed by: James Levine

The first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, with Sonya Yoncheva singing the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.

Sat 14 Apr

Metropolitan Opera Live: Semiramide

  • 2018
  • 4h
  • Directed by: Maurizio Benini

Rossini's tragic opera based on a story by Voltaire, with Angela Meade taking on the challenging vocals of the title role in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago.

Sat 10 Mar

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Written by: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
  • Cast: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman

When 12-year-old orphan Sam (Gilman) convinces Suzy (Hayward) to run away with him, her parents (Murray, McDormand), the local scoutmaster (Norton), sheriff (Willis) and Social Services (Swinton) are soon in pursuit. Anderson's movie will delight his fans; others may consider it overlong, whimsical and emotionally lightweight.

Mon 19 Mar

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

National Theatre Live: Macbeth
  • 2018
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Thu 10 May

Open Mic

Open mic.

Tue 13 Mar

Paddington 2

Paddington 2
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.

Sun 25 Feb

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tue 6 Mar
Tue 27 Mar

Royal Opera House: Carmen

Royal Opera House: Carmen

Jakub Hrusa and Christopher Willis conduct two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaelle Arquez in the title role of Bizet's passionate opera.

Tue 6 Mar

Royal Opera House: Macbeth

Royal Opera House: Macbeth
  • 2018
  • 3h 20min
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Wed 4 Apr

Royal Opera House: Manon

Royal Opera House: Manon
  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May

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 12 Jun

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss, with music by Joby Talbot.

Wed 28 Feb

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

  • 2018

Shakespeare’s psychological thriller starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack.

Wed 11 Apr

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • 1937
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • U
  • Directed by: William Cottrell, David Hand , Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen
  • Written by: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith
  • Cast: Voices of Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne

Much-loved early Disney fairytale.

Sat 24 Feb

There's No Business Like Show Business

There's No Business Like Show Business
  • 1954
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Walter Lang
Tue 26 Jun

Timmy Time

Timmy Time
  • UK
  • Cast: Voices of Kate Harbour, Justin Fletcher, Louis Jones

The madcap adventures of the little sheep with a lot to learn.

Sun 25 Feb
Thu 1 Mar
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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