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City Screen Picturehouse

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13–17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
  • Box office 0871 902 5726
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 11am–10.30pm.
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…

45 Years

45 Years
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham

Kate (Rampling) and Geoff (Courtenay) are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when news comes that the body of Geoff's ex-girlfriend, who was killed in the Alps 50 years earlier, has been found preserved in the ice. A credible, unsensational, desperately sad picture of a fracturing relationship.

Fri 28 Aug
Subtitled
Sat 29 Aug
Sun 30 Aug
Mon 31 Aug
Tue 1 Sep
Subtitled
Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies
  • 2015
  • US
  • 87 min
  • Directed by: Robert Gordon/Morgan Neville
  • Cast: John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Cavett

A fascinating account of the televised debates of 1968 that became legendary between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F Buckley Jr. Using a combination of extensive archive footage and a line-up of insightful talking heads, this superbly assembled doc provides plenty of context and background knowledge, and though in watching the modern day clips, you keenly feel the loss of both Vidal and Buckley, this riveting, impressively crafted and thought-provoking film at least provides a fitting tribute.

Tue 1 Sep

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
  • 2006
  • USA
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Gary Winick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, voices of Julia Roberts, Sam Shepherd, Steve Buscemi

Chirpy tot Fern (Fanning) rescues Wilbur the pig from a cruel farmyard fate for lovable arachnid Charlotte to eventually save the day in a bittersweet finale that touches on practical matters of life and death. Somewhere between the cutesy 'Babe' and Orwell's political 'Animal Farm' it should draw in children and nostalgic adults alike.

Sat 29 Aug

The Confessions of Thomas Quick

Documentary on serial killer Thomas Quick, who confessed to the murders of more than 30 people.

Sun 30 Aug

Dear White People

Dear White People
  • 2014
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Justin Simien
  • Cast: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner

This canny satire from Simien follows the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. It presents a complex picture of racial politics and identity in the US, taking matters way beyond simple provocation, and is performed to perfection by its young, predominantly black cast. This film provides thoughtful, witty commentary on the dog-eat-dog world of ambitious hopefuls of any skin colour, and is executed with both class and character.

Mon 31 Aug

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School

Alternative life-drawing workshop for over 18s, featuring burlesque models.

Thu 3 Sep

£8; £7 adv

Thu 1 Oct

£8; £7 adv

Gemma Bovery

Gemma Bovery
  • 2014
  • France/UK
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anne Fontaine
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng

When the Boverys, an English couple, move to a Normandy village, scandal soon threatens to happen. Pleasantly witty adaptation of Posy Simmonds' graphic novel, with a great performance from Arterton in the title role and fine work from the strong supporting cast.

Fri 28 Aug
Sat 29 Aug
Sun 30 Aug
Mon 31 Aug
Tue 1 Sep
Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Inside Out

Inside Out
  • 2015
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith

Riley (Dias) is an 11 year old girl whose family is moving from Minnesota to San Francisco; her troubled mind is represented as a factory hub commanded by Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Sadness (Smith), Disgust (Kaling) and Anger (Black). Delightful, poignant and hysterically funny coming-of-age story from Pixar.

Fri 28 Aug
Sat 29 Aug
Sun 30 Aug
Mon 31 Aug
Tue 1 Sep
Thu 3 Sep
Sun 8 Nov

An Interview In The Afterlife

A dark comedy about love, friendship, custard creams and suicide.

Fri 28 Aug

£8 ( £6)

Irrational Man

  • 2015
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey

Woody Allen's latest, about a tormented professor who finds a reason to live after considering existentialism.

Mon 31 Aug
Wed 23 Sep

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • 2015
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Cast: Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Jon Bernthal

A young filmmaker makes friends with a classmate with cancer.

Wed 2 Sep
Wed 9 Sep

Mistress America

Mistress America
  • 2015
  • US
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Noah Baumbach
  • Cast: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Matthew Shear

Tracy (Kirke), a shiftless NYC student and aspiring writer, meets her soon-to-be-stepsister Brooke (Gerwig), and is awestruck. A screwball take on sisterly infatuation, it features star turns from Kirke and Gerwig but, rich and ambitious as the film is, it flounders as it descends into farce.

Fri 28 Aug
Sat 29 Aug
Sun 30 Aug
Mon 31 Aug
Tue 1 Sep
Wed 2 Sep

National Theatre Live: The Beaux' Stratagem

National Theatre Live: The Beaux' Stratagem
  • 2015
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin
  • Written by: George Farquhar

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

Thu 3 Sep

Open Mic Night

An open stage for all performers.

Sat 29 Aug

Free

Sat 26 Sep

Free

Sat 31 Oct

Free

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
  • 2015
  • US
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jake Schreier
  • Written by: John Green, Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber
  • Cast: Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff, Cara Buono

Q (Wolff) and friends go on a trip to find Q's childhood friend and ultimate crush Margo (Delevingne), who has disappeared. This adaptation of John Green's novel tries to pick apart the cliché of the manic pixie dream girl but a fantastic supporting cast and indie pop soundtrack aren't enough to save it.

Fri 28 Aug
Sat 29 Aug
Sun 30 Aug
Subtitled
Mon 31 Aug
Tue 1 Sep
Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

Q Pootle 5

Animated alien happenings from children's author Nick Butterworth.

Fri 28 Aug

Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello

Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Iqbal Khan

Hugh Quarshie plays the Moorish general in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production.

Wed 2 Sep

Shampoo

Shampoo
  • 1975
  • US
  • 109 min
  • Directed by: Hal Ashby
  • Written by: Robert Towne, Warren Beatty
  • Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn

Bedroom farce centring on thirty-something Beverly Hills hairdresser George Roundy (Beatty).

Sun 30 Aug
Thu 3 Sep

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
  • 2015
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: F Gary Gray
  • Cast: Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr

Biopic of rap group NWA, focusing on the recording of their debut album, their subsequent fallings-out and eventual disintegration. Mitchell is excellent as Eazy-E and despite some second-half problem, it's punchy, provocative and packed with attitude, worthy of comparison with the similarly themed Boyz n the Hood and 8 Mile.

Fri 28 Aug
Sat 29 Aug
Sun 30 Aug
Mon 31 Aug
Tue 1 Sep
Wed 2 Sep
Thu 3 Sep

YPS Cafe Scientifique

Discuss the latest techniques in modern technology.

Wed 2 Sep

Free

Wed 7 Oct

Free

City Screen Picturehouse

Built on the riverside site of the Yorkshire Evening Press buildings, the City Screen Picturehouse has three auditoria each with their own character - one is clad in stone, one in zinc and one in timber. There are screenings of opera, ballet and theatre recordings, as well as the usual Picturehouse mix of classic films and new releases and a film club for students. The underground Basement Bar hosts live music and comedy shows on selected evenings.

All areas are the building are accessible by wheelchair and adapted toilets facilities are available.

Car parking is limited next to the cinema and can be difficult in central York, but disabled persons with orange badges can park in St Helen's Square, Parliament Square and Davygate.

The nearest railway station is York Station which is a ten minute walk away via Station Avenue.

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