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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/…

Au revoir les enfants

Au revoir les enfants
  • 1987
  • France
  • 100 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Louis Malle
  • Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphaël Fejtö, Philippe Morier-Genoud

In a French Catholic boarding school during WW II, schoolboy Julien (Manesse) befriends Jean (Fejtö), who is actually Jewish and being protected by the school's headmaster. An autobiographical account of Malle's own school years, it's suitably moving yet discreet and haunting.

Thu 30 Apr

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • 2015
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much emotional impact.

Tue 28 Apr
Wed 29 Apr
3D
Thu 30 Apr
3D

Bearfoot Beware

The trio from Leeds performs alternative rock with elements of post-hardcore.

Fri 1 May

£5

Blind

Blind
  • 2014
  • Norway
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Eskil Vogt
  • Written by: Eskil Vogt
  • Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali

Eskil Vogt's debut feature focuses on former teacher (Petersen) who has recently become blind. She retreats into her own world, full of fantasies and fanciful stories, until the distinction between reality and fantasy becomes dangerously blurred.

Tue 28 Apr

The Dark Horse

Dark Horse
  • 2014
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Napier Robertson
  • Written by: James Napier Robertson
  • Cast: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance

Biopic of bipolar speed chess champion Genesis 'Gen' Potini (Curtis), who formed a chess club for at-risk youth. Curtis gives the performance of his career, gaining four stone to play the troubled and generous Potini, and the film's human interest extends far beyond the triumphs and problems of its troubled and generous central character.

Tue 28 Apr
Wed 29 Apr
Thu 30 Apr

Force Majeure

Force Majeure
  • 2014
  • Sweden
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ruben Östlund
  • Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius

In this penetrating study of human weakness, Tomas (Kuhnke) is the patriarch of a Swedish family holidaying in the French Alps; confronted with what he wrongly thinks is a lethal avalanche, he abandons his family and boots it, pausing only for his gloves and iPhone. Östlund draws out the painfully comic consequences of his decision with impressive poise, credibility and wit.

Tue 28 Apr
Wed 29 Apr
Thu 30 Apr

Harley Daniels

The Yorkshire based singer-songwriter performs his debut solo show. With support from Beth McCarthy, Laura Kindelan and Watershed Sam.

Fri 1 May

£5; £4 adv

John Wick

John Wick
  • 2014
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chad Stahelski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe

John Wick (Reeves), a retired hitman in mourning for his wife, gets back in the game when mob kingpin's clueless son Iosef (Allen) kills his puppy. One of Reeves' best roles yet, in a stylish hitman-with-a-heart thriller crammed with satisfying action sequences, solid direction, innovative cinematography and terrific production design.

Mon 4 May

A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Rickman
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, Helen McCrory, Stanley Tucci

Sabine (Winslet), a widowed landscape gardener in 1682 Paris, is commissioned to work on the gardens of Versailles, but her friendship with the head gardener (Schoenaerts) provokes the fury of his scheming wife (McCrory). Crowd-pleasing period drama; what it lacks in historical accuracy it makes up for with fine performances, an engaging story and strong direction from Rickman.

Tue 28 Apr
Wed 29 Apr
Thu 30 Apr

Lynne Hanson

Americana originals are performed by the singer-songwriter from Ottawa. With support from Union Jill, Miles Salter, Ron James.

Mon 4 May

£9

Metropolitan Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Live from the Met
  • 2015
  • US

Tragic double bill, set in 1900 Sicily and then moving to 1948, with Marcelo Álvarez playing both lead tenor roles. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Tue 28 Apr

Rozi Plain

Enchanting understated music from Fence Records' Plain.

Thu 30 Apr
Basement

£9

Ryan Boldt

The singer-songwriter from Saskatoon and member of the band Deep Dark Woods, performs his folk-rock originals.

Wed 29 Apr
Basement

£9

Script Factor

15 minute plays from local writers.

Mon 11 May

£4

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Julius Caesar
  • Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole
  • Cast: Tom Mckay, Luke Thompson, Catherine Bailey, Sam Cox

Shakespeare's classic play, screened live from the Globe Theatre.

Mon 4 May

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • 1982
  • US
  • 113 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
  • Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Director Meyer had a hand in writing and directing the best (ie even numbered) Star Trek films and this is arguably the best of all. When a marooned warlord is unwittingly released from exile, he seeks revenge on Captain Kirk for his incarceration.

Sun 3 May

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold
  • 2015
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Andrew Garfield, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl

Maria (Mirren), an Austrian woman who escaped her homeland before WW II, teams up with lawyer Randol (Reynolds) in a fight to retrieve paintings stolen by the Nazis. Mirren and Reynolds have pleasing chemistry but Curtis fails to give this true story a clear direction or emotional impact.

Tue 28 Apr
Wed 29 Apr
Thu 30 Apr

York CD And Record Fair

Sat 13 Jun

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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