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Stratford-Upon-Avon Picturehouse

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Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NL
  • Box office 0871 902 5741
  • Box office times 5–11.30pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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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.

Wed 14 Feb

La Bohème on Sydney Harbour

  • 2018

Experience the romance of the original bohemian love story at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Thu 13 Sep

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

Sun 8 Apr

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Coppelia

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Coppelia
  • 2018
  • 2h 45min
  • Cast: Charles Nuitter, Arthur Saint-Leon, Bolshoi principles

Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia reconstructs the original 19th century choreography.

Sun 10 Jun

The Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames Of Paris

  • 2018

Vasily Vainonen's drama of intrigue, love and tragedy, unfolding against the background of the French Revolution.

Sun 4 Mar

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias
  • 2018

The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.

Tue 6 Feb

Bolt

Bolt
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Chris Williams
  • Cast: Voices of Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Susie Essman

Heart-tugging Disney animation about child actress Penny (voiced by Cyrus) and dog Bolt (Travolta) who star in a hit TV series. The dog believes it's all real, so when he escapes from his trailer and ends up on the other side of the country he is in for a few rude surprises.

Sat 17 Feb

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket
  • 1996
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Written by: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
  • Cast: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Robert Musgrave

Early collaboration from Anderson and the Wilson brothers, about a trio of misfits who pull off an elaborate robbery and hit the road.

Mon 5 Feb

Casablanca

Casablanca
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Wed 14 Feb

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

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendlesohn, Ronald Pickup

May 1940: the situation in Europe is worsening, and Britain needs a new prime minister. The latest in a very long line of recent Churchill performances is by far the best: Oldman is virtually unrecognisable and attacks the part with relish, with Scott Thomas excellent as his wife Clemmie. It may veer into hero worship but it’s a confidently handled crowdpleaser.

Wed 17 Jan
Thu 18 Jan

Den of Thieves

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Christian Gudegast
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Mon 29 Jan

Despicable Me

Despicable Me
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews, Pierre Coffin

Universal's latest offering is a good-humoured tale of a curmudgeonly aspiring supervillain (Carrell) whose wicked ways are transformed when the three orphaned girls he adopts to help him steal the moon end up capturing his heart instead. Engaging, if not quite a classic.

Sat 3 Feb

Exhibition On Screen: Cezanne – Portraits Of A Life

Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts
  • 2018

Exhibition dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne.

Mon 29 Jan
Wed 31 Jan

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet
  • 2016
  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the influential painter and impressionist.

Mon 28 May

Exhibition on Screen – Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Exhibition On Screen – Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
  • 2014
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum without having to board a plane. Made in collaboration with experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the artist's death. The documentary features curators and art historians offering their interpretations and explanations of Van Gogh's work.

Fri 16 Mar
Mon 26 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

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman
  • 2017
  • Chile
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
  • Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

Nightclub singer and trans woman Marina (Vega) is very much in love with her older boyfriend Orlando (Reyes), but then he unexpectedly dies after a fall at the apartment they share. Compassionate study of mourning, with a nuanced and commanding performance from Vega as the grieving lover, battling through dehumanisation and bigotry from the authorities and the dead man’s family.

Tue 13 Feb

The Final Year

The Final Year
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Greg Barker
  • Cast: John Kerry, Barack Obama, Samantha Power

Documentary about Barack Obama’s final year in office, focusing on the team (and the foreign policy team in particular) rather than Obama himself; a fascinating and surprisingly moving look at global politics in action, shot through with the horror of hindsight as it becomes ever more clear that Trump will succeed.

Tue 6 Feb

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.

Wed 11 Apr

The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

  • 1972
  • Germany / Austria
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Cast: Arthur Brauss, Kai Fischer, Erika Pluhar

A goalkeeper hits the town after an important match.

Tue 30 Jan

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

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Written by: Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi

Tragic Japanese animation about a young boy and his little sister's efforts to survive in World War II Japan.

Sun 4 Mar

Happy End

Happy End
  • 2017
  • France / Austria / Germany
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Haneke
  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

The story of a powerful, privileged bourgeois family living near Calais but seemingly oblivious to everything happening on its doorstep. It’s bleak and pitiless, and doesn’t quite have the hypnotic intensity of previous Haneke films like Amour and The White Ribbon.

Tue 20 Feb

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle
  • 2005
  • Japan
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Chieko Baishō, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa

Miyazaki, the director of 'Spirited Away' returns with a version of Diana Wynne Jones' children's book 'Howl's Moving Castle'. The result is a strange hybrid that starts out as a cheery kids adventure then changes direction halfway through to envisage the hell of a dystopian futureworld ruled by war. Despite Miyazaki's undoubted gifts for story, character and cute animation, the diverse cultural agendas jar badly. East meets West so awkwardly here.

Sun 8 Apr

I, Tonya

I, Tonya
  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: Craig Gillespie
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Alison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser

The story of Tonya Harding, (Robbie), the US figure skater from an underdog background who was banned for life after an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Olympics.

Sun 18 Feb

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 1989
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garafolo, Phil Hartman

Japanese animation with American voice-over in which a young witch finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself running an airborne broomstick delivery service. Part of the Studio Ghibli season.

Sun 18 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

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Philip Hunt

Animation based on the popular picture book by Oliver Jeffers telling a magical tale of penguin friendship.

Tue 30 Jan

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death
  • 1946
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Written by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Marius Goring

A witty and stylish film that rises above its beginnings as a piece of wartime propaganda about goodwill between Britain and the US. Niven is an RAF pilot who finds himself before a heavenly tribunal when he bales out of his burning plane.

Wed 9 May

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
Tue 1 May

Metropolitan Opera Live: Così Fan Tutte

  • 2018
  • 3h 31min
  • Directed by: David Robertson

A co-production with English National Opera, Mozart's vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.

Sat 31 Mar
Tue 3 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
Tue 27 Feb

Metropolitan Opera Live: L'Elisir d'Amore

  • 2018
  • 2h 39min
  • Directed by: Domingo Hindoyan

Production of Donizetti's opera which stars Matthew Polenzani, rising South African soprano Pretty Yende and Davide Luciano, who makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore.

Sat 10 Feb
Tue 13 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
Tue 17 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
Tue 13 Mar

Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 2h 53min
  • Directed by: Sir David McVicar

Sir David McVicar’s new production of Puccini’s story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom.

Tue 30 Jan

Molly's Game

Molly's Game
  • 2017
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

Competitive skier Molly Bloom (Chastain) turns to running professional poker games after suffering a career-ending sports injury. Sorkin’s directorial debut features much of his crisp dialogue which Chastain and Elba manage to make sound natural; shame about the script’s dispiriting preoccupation with Molly’s daddy issues.

Wed 17 Jan
Thu 18 Jan

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

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi

Gentle fantasy exploring rural Japan circa the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a pair of young girls who move to the country and discover the spirits of the forest.

Sun 11 Mar

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar
Wed 11 Apr

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
Tue 22 May

Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere's Fan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Kathy Burke

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke.

Tue 20 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.

Sat 10 Feb

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke
  • 1997
  • Japan
  • 2h 14min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi

Young warrior Ashitaka sets out on a hunt for the cure to his deadly curse and becomes entangled in a battle between humans and animal gods, led by Princess Mononoke.

Sun 25 Mar

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 20 Mar
Tue 27 Mar
Mon 2 Apr

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
Tue 20 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
Tue 10 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
Mon 7 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
Tue 19 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
Mon 5 Mar

Royal Opera House: Tosca

Royal Opera House: Tosca
  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent

A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.

Wed 7 Feb
Tue 20 Feb

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

  • 2018

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

Wed 11 Apr

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2018

Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.

Wed 18 Jul

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
  • 2018

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

Wed 12 Sep

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 14 Feb

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 2002
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow

The Tenenbaums are no ordinary family. Descended from a long line of overachievers, these New York geniuses are now in stultifying decline. Odd tale of an awkward family and its members' impossible magnetic attraction to each other.

Mon 19 Feb

Rushmore

Rushmore
  • 1998
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Written by: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
  • Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray

Bright, bespectacled and geeky, Max Fischer, scholarship boy at the exclusive Rushmore Academy in Houston, is irritating and endearing in equal measures, while his self-belief is awesome. In Bill Murray's self-loathing millionaire steel tycoon, Max finds a soul mate, but when they both fall in love with the new teacher, Miss Cross (Williams), their friendship turns sour. In Wes Anderson's quirky, original comedy, Murray gives his best performance in years, while film debutante Schwartzman is simply astonishing.

Mon 12 Feb

The Son of Bigfoot

The Son of Bigfoot
  • 2017
  • Belgium
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jeremy Degruson/Ben Stassen
  • Cast: Pappy Faulkner, Christopher L Parson, Cinda Adams, Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker

Adam (Faulkner) is an Oregon teenager with an absent father and concerns about his own big feet and hirsute-ness; it turns out that his father is Bigfoot. It gets bogged down in the middle section but the disparagement of male vanity is amusing, and it has enough above-par character and background animation to stand out from the crowd.

Sat 27 Jan

Spirited Away

Spirited Away
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara

Chihiro travels through a tunnel into another world, where she happens upon a bathhouse for the spirits. After chowing down greedily on some spiked local produce, Chihiro's parents are transformed into pigs, leaving their suddenly dutiful daughter to seek work in the bathhouse in order to release them. Philosophy, anime and shamanism – this is something really stunning that needs to be seen to be believed.

Sun 1 Apr

The Square

The Square
  • 2017
  • Sweden / Germany / France / Denmark
  • 2h 22min
  • Directed by: Ruben Östlund
  • Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West,

Christian (Bang), the curator of a modern art museum, is scammed and robbed of his wallet, phone and cufflinks, and as a result tracks his phone and leaves threatening letters where he thinks it might be. At its best it mixes sly, Swiftian satire with an almost Ballardian view of human nature, but it’s sprawling and overstuffed.

Tue 27 Feb

There's No Business Like Show Business

There's No Business Like Show Business
  • 1954
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Walter Lang
Wed 13 Jun
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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