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Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, England, SW2 1JG

Arrival

Arrival
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave, vulnerable and fallible central character.

Tue 6 Dec

Beats of the Antonov

Beats of the Antonov
  • 2014
  • Sudan/South Africa
  • 65 min
  • Directed by: Hajooj Kuka

A documentary showing how the people of the Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains deal with civil war.

Sun 11 Dec

Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq
  • 2015
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Teyonah Parris, Samuel L Jackson, Angela Bassett

Lysistrata (Parris) formulates a plan to end gang war in Chicago by persuading her female cohorts to withhold sex from their boyfriends and husbands. Bold and passionate hip-hop musical, exploding with energy, slick rhymes and heady ideas. Lee's contempt for wilful ignorance and political corruption explodes through the characters.

Tue 6 Dec

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Tue 6 Dec

Hey Duggee

Animated kids show aimed at 2–5 year olds.

Tue 6 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Little Men

Little Men
  • 2016
  • US
  • 87 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Greg Kinnear, Michael Barbieri, Theo Taplitz, Talia Balsam, Maliq Johnson, Anthony Angelo Flamminio, Madison Wright, Mauricio Bustamante, John Proccacino, Alfred Molina

Jake (Taplitz), a 13 year old aspiring artist, moves to Brooklyn with his parents (Kinnear, Ehle) to occupy the apartment of his deceased grandfather, where he befriends Tony (Barbieri). Insightful and superbly performed coming-of-age tale, forgoing clichés and obvious emotional angles to explore the frustration of 'kidulthood'.

Tue 6 Dec

Melange Collective

Expect the evocative melodies and hypnotic beats of Africa, the Balkan, Middle East, South America and further afield.

Wed 7 Dec

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom Ford
  • Written by: Tom Ford, Austin Wright
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

Susan (Adams) is a successful but bored LA gallery owner who is sent the manuscript of a book by her ex Edward (Gyllenhall), the titular Nocturnal Animals, which we see unfolding along with Susan's story. Ambitious, ravishingly shot tale exploring the engrossing impact of fiction; tense, intriguing and strange.

Tue 6 Dec

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US/Germany
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Tue 6 Dec

Scrooge

Scrooge
  • 1951
  • UK/US
  • 86 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
  • Written by: Noel Langley
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Dolan

Probably the best screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story concerns the overly prudent businessman Ebeneezer Scrooge (Sim), who becomes a saint overnight. Dickens was never afraid to tackle the big issues: the threat to children's lives, whether they are privileged or poverty-stricken, is one of the main themes; but none of this darkness gets in the way of a cracking tale.

Sun 11 Dec

Sully

Sully
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the crash, make for riveting drama.

Tue 6 Dec

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Tue 6 Dec

The Witches

The Witches
  • 1990
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
  • Cast: Jasen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson

Nine year old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the ever present threat posed by witches, which isn't much help because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual convention in a small English hotel and gets himself changed into a mouse. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl's children's story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner) creating a superior kids' movie that has you rooting for the mice all the way.

Sat 10 Dec

Yoga Class

Relax your mind and body, and get fitter and stronger with the ancient art of yoga. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Thu 8 Dec
Thu 29 Dec

Your Name

Your Name
  • Japan
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Written by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Cast: Mone Kamashiraishi, Etsuko Ichihara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Country girl Mitsuha (Kamishiraishi) and city boy Taki (Kamiki) find themselves inexplicably transported into each other's bodies. A sweet love story told against a background of genuine tragedy, it has more philosophical meat than most grown-up dramas, and a finely wrought, emotionally charged payoff.

Tue 6 Dec
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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