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Stratford Picturehouse

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Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NL

BB King: The Life of Riley

BB King: The Life of Riley
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 123 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Brewer

Feature-length documentary about legendary bluesman BB King, narrated by Morgan Freeman and featuring contributions from musicians from Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Slash to Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger.

Thu 4 Jun

Bing

Bing
  • 2014
  • Cast: Elliot Kerley, Mark Rylance, Eve Bentley

Children's TV series which celebrates the reality of pre-school life – noisy, messy and joyful as it is.

Tue 2 Jun

The Impressionists: Exhibition on Screen

The Impressionists: Exhibition On Screen
  • 90 min

An unique peek at an eagerly anticipated Impressionism exhibition, focussing on 19th century collector Paul Durand-Ruel. This film tells his story and that of the Impressionists themselves.

Mon 1 Jun

LIAF Shorts

  • 2009/2010
  • Directed by: Various

Some of the best short films screened at the London International Animation Festival.

Sat 30 May

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
  • 2015
  • US/Australia
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: George Miller
  • Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Reluctant hero Max (Hardy) is drawn into helping Imperator Furiosa (Theron, excellent), who's liberated a group of sexually enslaved women and is being pursued for her trouble by the grotesque Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Precision-executed lunacy, a brilliantly feminist 'western on wheels' with a generous helping of heart.

Thu 28 May

Moomins on the Riviera

Moomins on the Riviera
  • 2014
  • Finland/France
  • 80 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä
  • Cast: Russell Tovey, Nathaniel Parker, Tracy Ann Oberman, Stephanie Winiecki

The Moomins holiday in the South of France and fall in love with casino gambling and ritzy boutiques – all except for Moominmamma (Oberman), who heads for the beach. The elegant hand-drawn animation is a pleasure, although the casual pacing might not appeal to kids weaned on breathless action. A nostalgic treat.

Thu 28 May

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2
  • 2015
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Adam DeVine, Kelley Jakle, Chrissie Fit, Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal, Elizabeth Banks

After a catastrophic wardrobe malfunction at the White House, the Barden Bellas attempt to get their groove back in a Eurovision-like song contest. Despite highlights such as Lee's brilliantly weird performance as Lilly, the knowing charm of the original is diluted and Wilson's schtick, in particular, is starting to grate.

Thu 28 May

Regarding Susan Sontag

Regarding Susan Sontag
  • 2014
  • US
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Nancy D Kates
  • Written by: Nancy D Kates, John Haptas
  • Cast: Narrated by Patricia Clarkson

Biopgraphic doc of the noted thinker and theorist Susan Sontag, whose last book, Regarding the Pain of Others, was published in 2003.

Tue 2 Jun

Royal Exchange Manchester: Hamlet

Royal Exchange Manchester: Hamlet
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sarah Frankcom/Margaret Williams
  • Written by: William Shakespeare
  • Cast: Maxine Peake, John Shrapnel, Barbara Marten

The stage production directed by Sarah Frankcom, Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre is adapted by director Margaret Williams for film. It stars Maxine Peake as the tragic Prince of Denmark.

Thu 4 Jun

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes

When the Farmer gets lost in the Big City, Shaun (Fletcher) and his friends leave Mossy Bottom Farm to rescue him. With a steady stream of hilarious, well-timed sight gags, it's a beautifully made comedy for the whole family, packed with the kind of detail that rewards future viewings.

Sun 31 May

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland
  • 2015
  • USA
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

Science-obsessed teenager Casey (Robertson) teams up with mysterious Athena (Cassidy) and child-genius-turned-grump Frank (Clooney) to unlock the secrets of a mysterious pin. Futuristic family adventure, refreshingly driven by two young women; Casey and Athena are inspiring heroes and the visuals are stunning.

Thu 28 May
Stratford Picturehouse

In 1997 a petition signed by over 2000 people asking for a local cinema led to the opening of the Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse. This state-of-the-art cinema is centrally located, with two screens that show the best of independent and mainstream cinema. The cinema now also screens live theatre, ballet and dance productions from around the world.

All areas of the building are accessible by wheelchair. Adapted toilet facilities are available.

There is limited car parking in the area. See the Visit Stratford-upon-Avon website.

The nearest railway station is Stratford-upon-Avon, a 12 minute walk away via Western Road.

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