List Film

All is True

All is True
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst

William Shakespeare (Branagh) comes back to Stratford to find his family estranged from him. Branagh and screenwriter Elton search for the man behind the myth, but lose sight of the genius; there’s no sense of the writer’s intelligence or empathy and only McKellen as the Earl of Southampton brings any life to the proceedings.

Fri 15 Feb
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Thu 21 Feb

Around China With A Movie Camera

A programme that explores 50 years of Chinese history and includes possibly the oldest surviving film to be shot in China, unseen for over 115 years.

Sat 16 Feb

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde
  • 1967
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Arthur Penn
  • Written by: David Newman, Robert Benton, Special Consultant:, Robert Towne
  • Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons

This stylish and gritty account of the relationship and activities of two self-publicised bank robbers was a late-1960s milestone in making extreme screen violence curiously fashionable. Great performances from Hackman and Dunaway, a genuine sense of the thrill involved in their nefarious activities, and telling period detail make this one of Penn's best.

Sun 17 Feb
Thu 2 May

Dear Etranger

  • 2017
  • 2h 7min
  • Directed by: Yukiko Mishima
  • Cast: Rena Tanaka, Tadanobu Asano, Miu Arai

A middle-aged man finds his life in turmoil when his wife gets pregnant.

Mon 18 Feb

The Getaway

The Getaway
  • 1972
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • Written by: Walter Hill, Jim Thompson (novel)
  • Cast: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Sally Struthers

Enjoyably commercial thriller from Peckinpah has couple McQueen and McGraw squabbling on the run after a robbery. Amoral and violent stuff adapted by Walter Hill from Jim Thompson's famous pulp novel.

Tue 19 Feb

Green Book

Green Book
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Peter Farrelly
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Don Shirley (Ali), virtuoso pianist, is chauffeured around the American South in 1962 by his Italian-American driver Tony (Mortensen), and much learning ensues. It’s beautifully made and very worthy, but far too gentle and broad to be effective; Tony, rather than Don, is the heart of the story and it lacks bite.

Fri 15 Feb
Sat 16 Feb
Sun 17 Feb
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Thu 21 Feb

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

Tish (Layne) and Fonny (James) are friends since childhood who grow up to realise that they’re soulmates, but then Fonny gets arrested and charged with rape. Jenkins’s follow-up to Moonlight is an enchanting, heartbreaking love story, adapted from James Baldwin’s novel. A great film with anger in its tender heart.

Fri 15 Feb
Sat 16 Feb
Sun 17 Feb
Mon 18 Feb
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Thu 21 Feb

The Lady From Shanghai

The Lady From Shanghai
  • 1948
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: Novel:, Sherwood King, Screenplay:, Orson Welles, Uncredited:, William Castle, Charles Lederer, Fletcher Markle
  • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane

Irish sailor Welles falls in love with 'femme fatale' Hayworth and becomes enmeshed in a deadly game of murder and intrigue involving her unscrupulous millionaire husband.

Wed 20 Feb

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • 2019
  • US / Australia / Denmark
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Schrab
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz

Despite living in the Mad Max-style nightmare of Apocalypseburg, Emmet (Pratt) is still his cheery self—until his friends are kidnapped by the alien queen (Haddish). There are lots of good jokes and plenty of fun, but it’s not quite up to the magical original.

Sat 16 Feb
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Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

Cervantes's story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers.

The story follows Don Quixote's picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching - Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

Choreography by Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa. Music by Ludwig Minkus. Arranged and orchestrated by Martin Yates.

Tue 19 Feb

Royal Opera House: Don Quixote

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2019

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Tue 19 Feb

Vice

Vice
  • 2018
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Sam Rockwell

The rise of Dick Cheney (Bale), from electrical worker in Wisconsin to US vice-president, presented as cheeky, dark, inventive comedy. Bale gives a compelling, shape-shifting performance and Adams as his ambitious wife Lynne is scintillating, as are Carell and Rockwell. A super-smart and disconcerting history lesson.

Sat 16 Feb

Yurigokoro

  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 2h 48min
  • Directed by: Naoto Kumazawa
  • Cast: Yuriko Yoshitaka, Tae Kimura, Kaya Kiyohara

Film adapted from the novel by Mahokaru Numata.

Wed 20 Feb

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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