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Curzon Soho

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99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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American Animals

American Animals
  • 2018
  • US/UK
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Bart Layton
  • Cast: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Blake Jenner

A group of young men plan and execute a heist of a university library in 2004. A masterfully balanced and insightful blend of drama and documentary, with a dramatization of the heist interspersed with interviews with the real participants; the two styles should work against each other but they complement each other perfectly. Audacious and playful.

Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep

Climax

Climax
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h 35min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gaspar Noé
  • Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub

A dance troupe comes together to rehearse for a tour, but during the break someone spikes the sangria with acid and things quickly get weird. Noé’s fifth feature is as mixed-up as ever (opening credits halfway through, end credits at the start) and it aims to be the ultimate bad trip movie, but ultimately it’s both impressive and irritating.

Tue 25 Sep
IMAX
Wed 26 Sep
IMAX

Cold War

Cold War
  • 2018
  • Poland / France / UK
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Jeanne Balibar

In 1949 Poland, Wiktor (Kot) is given the job of starting a folk music and dance academy, where he falls for Zula (Kulig). Pawlikowski’s film, dedicated to his own parents, is shot in ravishing black and white and is a stunning love story, steeped in song and emotion and exquisitely crafted.

Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep

Faces Places

Faces Places
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: JR, Agnès Varda
  • Cast: Agnès Varda, JR

Director Agnès Varda and photographer JR go on a road trip through France, intending to send home postcards that gather the history of the places they visit. Varda’s mischievousness and empathy radiate throughout, and the pair’s cross-generational friendship is enriching, inspiring and irrestistible.

Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep

Lucky

Lucky
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: John Carroll Lynch
  • Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr

Lucky (Stanton) is a committed atheist who takes a quiet pleasure in his daily routines, while coming to terms with his mortality. Debut director Lynch downplays the drama, resting the film on Stanton’s cantankerous, charming performance and his interactions with others. An elegant and moving meditation on life and death and a fitting memorial to its late star.

Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Curzon Soho

Even when it was first built in 1912 there was always the intention that this cinema should be a stablemate of Curzon Mayfair, but various twists and turns meant this only finally happened when Roger Wingate acquried it in 1985. It now claims to be one of the country's busiest arthouse cinemas, with cafes and a fully-licensed bar on site alongside showings of premieres, previews, one-off screenings and festivals.

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