List Film

Abominable

Abominable
  • 2019
  • US / China
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jill Culton
  • Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong

A cute, blue-eyed Yeti is found hiding on the roof of a Shanghai apartment building, and teenager Yi (voiced by Bennett) and her friends Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai) decide to help him get back to the Himalayas. Enjoyable, smartly paced and gorgeously animated; hardly very original, but full of comic relief and heart.

Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Sun 27 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Strickland
  • Cast: Toby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Fatma Mohamed, Salvatore Li Causi, Chiara D'Anna, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Eugenia Caruso, Susanna Cappellaro, Guido Adorni, Lara Parmiani, Jozef Cseres, Pál Tóth, Katalin Ladik, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg

In the 1970s, a British sound technician (Toby Jones) is brought to Italy to work on the sound effects for a gruesome horror film. His nightmarish task slowly takes over his psyche, driving him to confront his own past. Striking and unsettling, this is boundary-stretching, genre-fuddling work.

Thu 24 Oct

By the Grace of God

By the Grace of God
  • 2018
  • France
  • 2h 14min
  • 15
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud

Alexandre (Poupaud) is a 40-year-old bank executive who, like many others, was molested in his youth by local priest Father Bernard (Verley); he decides to confront the Archbishop of Lyon about it. A scrupulously researched procedural that’s already been dubbed ‘the French Spotlight’, it has real urgency and strikes a significant blow.

Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Sun 27 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

Don Pasquale

Donizetti's comic opera Don Pasquale screened live from the Met in New York City featuring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo.

Thu 24 Oct
Tue 29 Oct

Hero

  • 2018
  • Trinidad and Tobago / Canada
  • Directed by: Frances-Anne Solomon
  • Cast: Kofi Adjorlolo, Jimmy Akingbola, Giles Alderson

Drama inspired by the life of Caribbean war hero, judge and diplomat Ulric Cross.

Sat 26 Oct

Joker

Joker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Phillips
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is an unsuccessful clown who wants to be a comedian, but he gradually turns to evil. This dizzying origin story about Batman’s nemesis is like an ode to 1970s New York City; Phoenix is astonishing and Phillips’s grave vision never swerves. Unmissable.

Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
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Fri 25 Oct
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Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

Judy

Judy
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell

A look at the later life of Judy Garland (Zellweger), as she marries her fifth husband (Wittrock) and performs a five-week run at a London nightclub. Zellweger is captivating as the deeply lonely star, struggling to keep her work commitments, adored but unhappy and wracked with guilt about being away from her children.

Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
Thu 24 Oct

Monos

Monos
  • 2019
  • Colombia / Argentina / Netherlands / Germany / Sweden / Uruguay / US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alejandro Landes
  • Cast: Sofia Buenaventura, Moises Arias, Julianne Nicholson

In an unnamed Latin American country, a ragtag team of adolescent male and female guerrillas are guarding an American hostage, Doctora (Nicholson). There’s no social or political context: it’s a primal chaotic portrait of the impact of conflict on the soul. A masterful exploration of the inhumanity of battle and the hostilities of adolescence.

Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Sun 27 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Assayas
  • Cast: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne

Editor Alain (Canet) isn’t going to publish Léonard (Macaigne)’s latest work, which annoys Alain’s wife Selena (Binoche) because she’s having an affair with Léonard. An uncharacteristically conventional comedy from Assayas, with fine performances but talky and disappointingly self-satisfied.

Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
Thu 24 Oct

Official Secrets

Official Secrets
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 52min
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes

The story of Katharine Gun (Knightley), the GCHQ whistleblower who in 2003 leaked an email containing details of a US eavesdropping operation targeting UN Security Council members concerning the invasion of Iraq. Knightley gives a tightly-wound performance and Hood tells the story with sensationalising it. Possibly one of the most important films of the year.

Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
Thu 24 Oct
Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Sun 27 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tyler Nilson/Michael Schwartz
  • Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen

Zak (Gottsagen) has Down’s Syndrome and dreams of becoming a wrestler; one night he sneaks out, meets crab fisherman Tyler (LaBeouf) and they go on the lam. It may sound contrived, but the Tyler-Zak relationship is incredibly sweet, and a cast of indie movie royalty make for a cockle-warming delight.

Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
Thu 24 Oct
Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Sun 27 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Richard Starzak
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes

Shaun and his gang of sheep are getting up to mischief that puts them at odds with sensible sheepdog Bitzer; then an alien craft arrives. This dialogue-free pristinely shambolic stop-motion romp is, in its deft way, a crowd-pleaser for everyone, with enough Close Encounters references to keep parents interested.

Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
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Fri 25 Oct
Sat 26 Oct
Sun 27 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
Wed 30 Oct
Thu 31 Oct

Theorem

Theorem
  • 1968
  • Italy
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Written by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Cast: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti

Pasolini's twin obsessions, Christianity and Marxism, are brought searingly to life in this intense fable, featuring Tel as a mysterious Christ figure who creates spiritual, sexual and emotional upheavals within a wealthy family when he stays for a short time in their home. Enigmatic and powerful.

Wed 23 Oct

Western Stars

Western Stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Bruce Springsteen, Thom Zimny

Bruce Springsteen sings songs from his 'Western Stars' album.

Mon 28 Oct

An independent community cinema and cafe-restaurant run as a charity, Lewes Community Screen. It takes its name from the site, which used to be a depot for Royal Mail and later for Harvey’s Brewery.

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