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42nd Street - The Musical

42nd Street - The Musical
  • 2019
  • 2h 35min

The legendary Broadway musical classic, filmed live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Sun 10 Nov
Tue 12 Nov

All About My Mother

All About My Mother
  • 1999
  • Spain
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Written by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz, Candela Peña

When Madrid hospital worker Manuela's son is killed in a car accident the grief-stricken woman sets out to fulfil her son's last wish to know his father, and goes to Barcelona to find the transvestite she ran away from 18 years earlier. Renowned for his portrayal of strong women, Almodovar pays tribute here to their capacity to act, to mother and to create strong bonds of solidarity in the face of extremities.

Tue 3 Sep

Ask Dr Ruth

Ask Dr Ruth
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Ryan White

A look at the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor and America's most famous sex therapist.

Thu 29 Aug

Bad Education (La Mala Educacion)

Bad Education (La Mala Educacion)
  • 2004
  • Spain
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Written by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martinez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Javier Cámara, Petra Martínez, Leonor Watling

A successful young movie director Enrique (Martínez) receives an unexpected visitor – someone claiming to be his childhood friend and lover Ignacio (Bernal), who now prefers to be called Angel. He shows Enrique a short story The Visit about a transsexual singer Zahara (also Bernal) who sleeps with a married admirer called Enrique and who attempts to blackmail the priest Father Manolo (Cacho) who abused her schoolboy self. But who exactly is Angel and why is he carrying around Iganacio's work? And what is the connection between Manolo and the mysterious Berenguer (Homar)? Possibly the finest 'Almodrama' to date, this sizzles with Hitchcockian verve and Ripleyesque menace. An absolute delight. Almodovar is undoubtedly one of the finest filmmakers working in Europe today.

Wed 18 Sep

Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala Concert

New Year's Eve Gala concert broadcast live from the Berliner Philharmonie.

Tue 31 Dec

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages
  • 2019
  • Cast: Billy Connolly

Iconic comedian Billy Connolly's last stand-up tour comes to the big screen.

Thu 10 Oct
Fri 11 Oct

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 26 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

An homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools of Paris, New York and St Petersburg, each represented by a jewel; emerald, ruby, and diamond. The Bolshoi is the only company authorised by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast this masterpiece.

Sun 19 Apr
Thu 23 Apr

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire
  • 2016
  • 3h 25min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s 19th century classic.

Sun 17 Nov
Thu 21 Nov

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake
  • 2h 40min
  • 12A

A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia's world famous Bolshoi Ballet.

Sun 23 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
  • 2017

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

Sun 15 Dec
Thu 19 Dec

The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda

The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
  • Directed by: Yuri Grigorovich

Yuri Grigorovich choreographs the tale of medieval knights as created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky.

Sun 27 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2018
  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.

Sun 29 Mar
Thu 2 Apr

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane
  • 1941
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: Herman J Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
  • Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Stewart, Ruth Warrick, Erskine Sanford, William Alland

Stunningly successful biographical mosaic centring on a Hearst-like media tycoon. Welles' first film remains scintillating viewing for its sheer technical verve, narrative confidence and spellbinding performances.

Mon 11 Nov

Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest

Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest

Documentary film festival, featuring Q&A sessions with creators, round table discussions, networking sessions and plenty of innovative, engaging non-fiction films to enjoy.

Wed 9 Oct

Free

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
  • 1989
  • US
  • 2h
  • 18
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

On the hottest day of the year in Brooklyn, tensions are running high, and everyone's hate and bigotry eventually erupts in violence.

Sun 13 Oct

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity
  • 1944
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G Robinson

One of the very best examples of the post-war American crime movie genre. Adapted from James M Cain's novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, the regular-Joe-seduced-by-femme-fatale-into-murdering-her-husband-for-insurance-money plot is elevated by wise-ass dialogue and black comedy.

Sun 8 Sep

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Film
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Michael Engler
  • Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith

A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants.

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Fri 13 Sep
Sat 14 Sep
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Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

Exhibition On Screen: Easter In Art

  • Directed by: Phil Grabsky

An exploration of how the story of Easter has been portrayed in art.

Tue 7 Apr
Mon 13 Apr

Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo

Film featuring key exhibitions and interviews with curators of Kahlo's work.

Mon 6 Jul
Mon 13 Jul

Exhibition On Screen: Leonardo – The Works

Feature film looking at the life and works of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Mon 4 Nov
Wed 13 Nov

Exhibition On Screen: Lucian Freud – A Self Portrait

Lucian Freud’s self-portraits are brought together for the first time by the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Mon 20 Jan
Mon 27 Jan

The Game Changers

  • 2019
  • USA
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Louie Psihoyos

The truth about protein is uncovered by elite athletes, scientists and soldiers.

Thu 19 Sep

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • U
  • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Written by: Anita Loos (novel and play), Joseph Fields (play), Charles Lederer
  • Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell

Howard Hawks' beloved 1953 comedy musical starring Monroe and the late Russell.

Mon 28 Oct

Grease

Grease (Sing-Along)
  • 1978
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Sandy (Newton-John) meets Danny (Travolta) and they have a summer romance, but he doesn't expect to see her turn up at his school the following year. There follows teenage angst, misunderstandings and a joyful reunion. Despite its dubious 'change yourself to attract the person you want to be with' message, it's a good, romp with tons of catchy songs.

Mon 26 Aug

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams
  • 1994
  • 2h 51min
  • Directed by: Steve James

Awarding-winning documentary following the aspirations of high-school basketball players from inner city Chicago.

Tue 29 Oct

Q&A with Producer Frederick Marx

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 17 Nov

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place
  • 1950
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame

Dix Steele (Bogart) is a screenwriter who is falling in love with sultry Hollywood actress Laurel Gray (Grahame). He is also prime suspect in a sick murder case. This restoration of a classic film noir shows Bogart in one of his most impressive roles, and the suspense will keep you pegged until the very end.

Sun 15 Sep

The Killers

The Killers
  • 1946
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Robert Siodmak
  • Written by: Story:, Ernest Hemingway, Screenplay:, Anthony Veiller, Richard Brooks, Uncredited:, John Huston
  • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levene

All the markers of the classic film noir are here in abundance as insurance investigator O'Brien looks into the mysterious death of Burt Lancaster. Better than the Don Siegel remake, if only for the atmospherics.

Sun 22 Sep

Magnolia

Magnolia
  • 1999
  • US
  • 3h 5min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C Reilly, Tom Cruise

PT Anderson's follow-up to his superb 70s LA porn industry flick, Boogie Nights, is a snapshot of the lives of a dozen residents of LA's San Fernando Valley. Their stories are sad, funny and moving without ever becoming overly-sentimental and Anderson's script is full of humble humanity and beautifully observed moments. And the quite stunning miraculous conclusion is audacious but it works – the same can be said of the whole film.

Sun 1 Sep

Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Interview with the Handmaid's Tale author, Margaret Atwood, screened live from London.

Tue 10 Sep

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

Michael Banks (Whishaw) is facing ruin after the death of his wife, and his sister Jane (Mortimer) can’t help—but then Mary Poppins (Blunt) sails down from the sky. Blunt is suitably brusque and radiant and a fine songstress, and while it’s a sliver of a story it’s impressively imaginative and unashamedly, triumphantly nostalgic.

Mon 30 Sep

Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M²

  • 2h 30min
  • Directed by: Wayne Isham

Screening of a Metallica gig in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.

Mon 14 Oct

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

Metropolitan Opera: Akhnaten

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.

Sat 23 Nov
Tue 26 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's Maria Stuarda

Live from the Met
  • 2012
  • US
  • E
  • Directed by: David McVicar

Donizetti's tragic opera based on the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I, filmed at the Met Opera, NYC, and brought to the big screen in stunning digital clarity.

Sat 9 May
Tue 12 May

Metropolitan Opera Live: Aida

Live from the Met

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production.

Tue 3 Sep

Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca

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.

Sat 11 Apr
Tue 14 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly

Live from the Met
  • 2007
  • 2h 35min
  • E

A chance to enjoy the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's tragic love story.

Sat 9 Nov
Tue 12 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: Manon

Live from the Met
  • 2012
  • US
  • 4h 5min
  • E
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Paulo Szot

Join the New York Metropolitan Opera for Massenet's Manon, in which the eponymous heroine has little trouble attracting the attentions of men, but only has eyes for one young chevalier, and he's got his sights set on taking holy orders.

Sat 26 Oct
Tue 29 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.

Sat 1 Feb
Tue 4 Feb

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

Live from the Met
  • 2016

A live screening of Puccini's opera.

Sat 12 Oct
Tue 15 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Wozzeck

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century.

Sat 11 Jan
Tue 14 Jan

Mrs Lowry & Son

Mrs Lowry & Son
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Adrian Noble
  • Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Wendy Morgan

LS Lowry (Spall) is a meek Salford rent collector dominated by his bedridden mother Elizabeth (Redgrave), but his secret passion for painting is about to bring him success. Hesford’s clichéd script feels more like a stage or radio play but Spall and Redgrave manage to bring substance to the bickering; still, it’s glum, downcast and lacking insight.

Tue 27 Aug

The Mustang

  • 2019
  • France / Belgium
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
  • Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern

A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program training wild mustangs.

Tue 27 Aug

My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette
  • 1985
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Written by: Hanif Kureishi
  • Cast: Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth

A young Asian (Warnecke) from South London is given the chance to manage his uncle's laundrette, which he and his ex-skinhead boyfriend (Day-Lewis) transform into the latest word in laundromats. A notable early role for Day-Lewis and one of the classic films about Thatcher's Britain.

Thu 12 Sep

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 3 Nov

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of *A Midsummer Night’s Dream *will build on the success of his immersive staging of *Julius Caesar *(NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.

Thu 17 Oct
Wed 30 Oct

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

See Pheobe Waller-Bridge's generation-defining one-woman show, which spawned the hit TV show, in its last ever theatrical run, broadcast live from London's Wyndham Theatre.

Fri 20 Sep
Sat 21 Sep
Wed 25 Sep
Sat 28 Sep
Wed 2 Oct

National Theatre Live: Hansard

Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

"…the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport."

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

Thu 7 Nov
Wed 27 Nov

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter, filmed live in front of an audience.

"A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection…"

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.

Thu 28 Nov
Wed 11 Dec

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden

English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.

Thu 26 Sep
Wed 9 Oct

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 24 Nov

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • 2010
  • Finland
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jalmari Helander
  • Cast: Tommi Korpela, Per Christian Ellefsen, Jorma Tommila, Jonathan Hutchings, Onni Tommila, Risto Salmi, Peeter Jakobi, Rauno Juvonen, Ilmari Järvenpää

Off-the-wall yuletide horror starring Jakobi as a Father Christmas you really wouldn't wish to find up your chimney. Corporate excavations in the north of Finland unwittingly awaken the original Santa (unluckily, an ancient and murderous demon) and when local children start to disappear, only youngster Pietari (Tommila) has an inkling of what's going on.

Mon 9 Dec

Rigoletto on the Lake

Rigoletto on the Lake

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece screened from a unique, Bregenz lake stage.

Tue 17 Sep

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 1975
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Sharman
  • Written by: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
  • Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray

The cult film to end all others, this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies, and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments, and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N Furter.

Thu 31 Oct

Roger Waters  Us + Them

Roger Waters  Us + Them
  • 2019
  • Directed by: Roger Waters, Sean Evans

The co-founder and creative force behind Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, collaborates with director Sean Evans for this film about music, human rights and love.

Wed 2 Oct
Sun 13 Oct

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Albery

Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Sat 14 Mar
Tue 17 Mar

RSC Live: Timon Of Athens

  • 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company adapt Shakespeare's biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

Wed 20 Nov

Seahorse

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Jeanie Finlay

A transgender man's journey to parenthood as he decides to carry his child himself.

Thu 5 Sep

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 10 Nov

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard
  • 1950
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

An unsuccessful screenwriter is drawn into the fantasy world of Norma Desmond, a silent movie star who dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen. Widely accepted as a classic of US cinema, and rightly so.

Sun 6 Oct

Talk To Her

Talk To Her
  • 2002
  • Spain
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Written by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin, Rosario Flores

Benigno (Cámara) and Marco (Grandinetti) are in love with two women, both of whom are hospitalised in comatose states, and out of these tragic circumstances a friendship forms between the two men. 'Talk to Her' is mature Almodóvar; Spain's most famous filmmaker on top form, describing complex characters and complicated emotional states in expert storytelling fashion. A flawless film and a treat for cinema lovers.

Wed 11 Sep

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
  • 1976
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Cybill Shepherd

The now classic story of an alienated taxi driver in New York who is so repelled by the squalor and the moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. One of the key American films of the 1970s with the Scorsese-De Niro partnership at its peak.

Mon 9 Sep

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird
  • 1962
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Mulligan
  • Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

Sturdy film adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel which won an Oscar for Peck as a liberal lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man accused of rape. The material is delicately handled as Peck attempts to explain the situation to his children, and Duvall makes his screen debut as their friend, a man with learning difficulties.

Sun 20 Oct

To Sleep With Anger

To Sleep With Anger
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Charles Burnett
  • Written by: Charles Burnett
  • Cast: Danny Glover, Richard Brooks, Paul Butler, Mary Alice

An ambitious and charming attempt by black director Burnett to confront racial tensions in the US. Based on an old Georgian legend, it tells the story of traditionalist shit-stirrer Trickster, who visits friends in LA and causes everyone a lot of bother. Keenly political yet warm-hearted, this is a kind of Southern/West Coast response to Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing2.

Sun 27 Oct

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil
  • 1958
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: Novel:, Whit Masterson, Screenplay:, Orson Welles, Uncredited on screenplay:, Paul Monash, Franklin Coen
  • Cast: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich

In a sleazy border town, the murder of a Mexican bigwig causes friction between corrupt local detective Hank Quinlan (Welles himself) and upright Mexican narcotics agent Vargas (Heston). Amidst a gallery of Wellesian grotesques and expressionist camerawork the dialogue between truth and justice becomes progressively more garbled.

Sun 29 Sep

Vinyl Revival

Documentary on the comeback of the vinyl.

Fri 27 Sep

Q&A [N/A]

Volver

  • 2006

IBLAS Talks Film- Lecturers from the Iberian and Latin American Studies department of the University of Liverpool present a series of films & talks from the wide Luso-Hispanic world that address historical and contemporary issues.

Revered Spanish director Pedro Almodavar is known to create rich worlds that revel in the mystery of women, described by him as the 'Cinema of women'.

Volver draws inspiration from Italian neorealism to address themes such as sexual abuse, loneliness and death as experienced by three generations of women from an eccentric family.

Rich in magical realism, a vivid palette and complex characters typical of Almodovar's films.

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Thurs 9th feb / doors: 6:30pm / Film start: 7pm

Tue 24 Sep

Wise Children

Wise Children

Based on the novel by Angela Carter

Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice

Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.  

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father - and greatest actor of his generation - Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all… Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World)

★★★★★

‘Fantastic. Life-enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all-singing and dancing… Stars? I’m not sure why you would stop at five.’ The Observer

★★★★★

‘It's pure, unadulterated theatre with an airtight company, subject, direction, and production. Rice not only blind-casts the whole piece, but single-handedly gives a masterclass on how to play with gender.’ Broadway World

★★★★

‘An explosion of theatrical glee’ The Times

★★★★

‘It is a spectacular show, distilling the carnivalesque spirit of the book… Rice’s relaunch is a splashy one, celebrating the sheer razzle-dazzle of a life in theatre.’ The Guardian

★★★★

‘One huge love letter to theatre’ The Stage

Thu 3 Oct
Thu 10 Oct

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz
  • 1939
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley

Miserable Dorothy runs away from home but is soon whisked up into a magical land where her adventures teach her that happiness is to be found in her own back yard. Classic stuff indeed, just chockful of great songs, characterisation and memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the curmudgeonly element rooting for the Wicked Witch of the West, though.

Mon 7 Oct
Cameo Cinema

Formerly the King's Cinema (opened 1914), a refurbishment and name change by owner Jim Poole led to Edinburgh's first art house cinema, The Cameo, in 1949. Since then it's been an important venue for the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

All screens apart from Screen 3 have wheelchair access and there are adapted toilets available.

Haymarket Train Station is a 15 minute walk away, whilst Waverley Station is 30 minutes away.

Bus routes close to the cinema are 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 345, 355, P4, P5, N2, N3, N35, N37, N109.

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Lovers of indie flicks, cult classics and documentaries, rejoice: both Edinburgh and Glasgow boast a great selection of independent cinemas, many of which offer too-good-to-resist student discounts. In the capital, the Filmhouse is a haven for…

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