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Stratford East Picturehouse

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Salway Road, London, E15 1BX
  • Telephone 0871 902 5740
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell

Buck is a dog who is kidnapped in California and then has adventures all over the north, including with loner John Thornton (Ford). Big-hearted adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 novella, with skilful CGI and fine action sequences and a tear-jerking turn from Ford as both actor and narrator.

Thu 27 Feb
Sat 29 Feb
Sun 1 Mar

Cinema Live: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gathering

Cinema Live: Marston & Scarlett World Premieres

Broadcast live to Airdrie Town Hall cinema.

Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Approximate running time – 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.

Mon 2 Mar

Dark Waters

Dark Waters
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins

Robert (Ruffalo) is a corporate defence attorney who switches sides when a friend’s cattle are ravaged by diseases caused by chemical run-off from a DuPont plant. The spiralling narrative sucks you in, but it’s rather lacking in conviction, idiosyncrasy and suspense (Hathaway is wasted as Robert’s crotchety wife.) Still, interesting and pertinent.

Fri 28 Feb
Subtitled
Sat 29 Feb
Sun 1 Mar
Subtitled
Mon 2 Mar
Tue 3 Mar
Senior
Subtitled
Subtitled / Senior
Wed 4 Mar
Senior
Subtitled
Thu 5 Mar

Dolittle

Dolittle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard

Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.

Thu 27 Feb
Sat 29 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 1 Mar
Sat 16 May
Subtitled / Kids
Sun 17 May
Autism-friendly

Emma

Emma
  • 2020
  • UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Autumn de Wilde
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor, Gemma Whelan

Emma (Taylor-Joy) is a self-important matchmaker blinded by snobbery and youthful hubris. It’s in keeping with the vogue for complex, unapologetic heroines but the comedy is rather hit and miss and it looks great. Taylor-Joy’s alert performance makes Emma her own.

Thu 27 Feb
Subtitled
Fri 28 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 1 Mar
Mon 2 Mar
Subtitled
Tue 3 Mar
Wed 4 Mar
Thu 5 Mar
Subtitled

Greed

Greed
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Cast: Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, David Mitchell

Richard (Coogan) is a super-rich fashion tycoon, being followed around by an official biographer (Mitchell). Winterbottom’s satire takes on too many targets and, while funny, is never clever enough to be truly satisfying, with characters appearing as plot devices rather than as people in their own right. The targets are righteous but it misses the mark.

Thu 27 Feb
Subtitled

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h
  • U
  • Directed by: Jacob Schuh
  • Cast: Voices of Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Robbie Coltrane

The cinema version of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo. Featuring a veritable feast of famous voices.

Mon 2 Mar

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller, Kristen Wiig

Commendable new DreamWorks animation set in the mythical world of Vikings and dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell. Hiccup, a Viking teenager, befriends a dragon.

Sat 29 Feb
Kids

Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina

In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Joyce DiDonato stars as the power-hungry empress.

Sat 29 Feb
Tue 3 Mar

Onward

Onward
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • U
  • Directed by: Dan Scanlon
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger

Adventure set in a fantasy world which has lost its magic due to a reliance on technology.

Sat 29 Feb

Parasite

Parasite
  • 2019
  • South Korea
  • 2h 12min
  • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam

Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his family hatch a cunning plot to improve their lives by infiltrating a wealthy family. Bong Joon-Ho’s slickly directed and darkly hilarious satire catches you off guard with its mix of pithy humour and tender family interactions, and then unfolds into something blazingly brutal, smart and heartfelt.

Thu 27 Feb
Subtitled
Fri 28 Feb
Subtitled
Sat 29 Feb
Sun 1 Mar
Subtitled
Mon 2 Mar
Tue 3 Mar
Senior
Subtitled
Subtitled / Senior
Wed 4 Mar
Senior
Subtitled / Senior
Thu 5 Mar
Subtitled

Royal Opera House Live: The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

UK 2020 Choreography Cathy Marston and Liam Scarlett approx. 150 min

Mon 2 Mar

Royal Opera House: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gathering

Royal Opera House: Marston & Scarlett

Two part performance with Cathy Marston's piece about cellist Jacqueline du Pre and a new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet's Artist in Residence.

Mon 2 Mar

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 2020
  • US / Japan
  • Directed by: Jeff Fowler
  • Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter

Sonic (Schwartz) finds himself alone on Earth, on the run from the authorities, with villain Dr Robotnik (Carrey) also in pursuit. A derivative script and a rather tired performance from Carrey aside, it’s got disarming charm and cheek and Sonic is a cutely cartoonish hero.

Thu 27 Feb
Subtitled
Fri 28 Feb
Sat 29 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 1 Mar
Mon 2 Mar
Subtitled
Tue 3 Mar
Wed 4 Mar
Senior
Thu 5 Mar

True History of the Kelly Gang

  • 2019
  • 2h 4min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Justin Kurzel
  • Cast: George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Orlando Schwerdt

The tale of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (Schwerdt as a boy, MacKay as a man) and the making of his legend. Vibrant, arresting stuff, more pop art portrait than chapter and verse, with outstanding performances, an astonishing eye for detail and a raw authenticity.

Fri 28 Feb
Sat 29 Feb
Subtitled
Sun 1 Mar
Mon 2 Mar
Subtitled
Tue 3 Mar
Senior
Subtitled
Subtitled / Senior
Wed 4 Mar
Senior
Subtitled / Senior
Thu 5 Mar
Subtitled

United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass

United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • Directed by: Terry Stone, Richard Turner
  • Cast: Terry Stone, Adam Saint, Charissa Saverio

Documentary about the history of drum'n'bass, from its start in illegal raves to its present-day chart takeover.

Thu 27 Feb

Q&A

Stratford East Picturehouse

The building housing this four screen cinema has won numerous architectural awards since it opened it 1997. Features of the venue include stadium seating, THX sound in the main auditorium and 3D projection.

The cinema has full wheelchair access and toilets.

With no parking directly beside the venue, there are 4 spaces for Orange Badge holders at the Pay & Display car park on Salway Road immediately behind the cinema.

The Picturehouse is a short walk from Stratford Station which is part of the Overground Central Docklands Light Railway, Jubilee Underground network, Overground & National Rail lines.

The Stratford Bus Station is close by, with the following routes running close to the cinema: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473 & D3).

To get the Picturehouse from Stratford train and bus station cross the road and walk through Stratford Shopping Centre (the shopping centre directly opposite the station), turn left at the central atrium, following the signs for the cinema and the Theatre Royal exit.

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