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The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

Command and Control

  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Robert Kenner

Documentary about when a nuclear missile was almost launched in Arkansas in 1980.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress
  • 2016
  • UK / Mongolia / US
  • 87 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Otto Bell
  • Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley (voice)

Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13 year old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Crowd-pleasing documentary which skirts some of the deeper issues, and Ridley's monotonous voice-over doesn't help, but only a cold heart would fail to be stirred by Aisholpan's game-changing story.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

Endless Poetry

  • 2016
  • Chile / France
  • Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Cast: Adan Jodorowsky, Jeremias Herskovits, Pamela Flores

Director Jodorowsky looks back at his own youth in Santiago in the 40s and 50s. Funny, touching and insightful second segment of a planned five-part autobiopic; grandiose and sometimes repetitive, but full of curiosity and energy.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

GoodFellas

GoodFellas
  • 1990
  • US
  • 145 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Braco, Paul Sorvino.

Liotta plays Henry Hill, a real-life mafioso, with De Niro as his mentor in crime. And while the bullets, fists and carving knives fly, Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question – yes, it's glamorous and lucrative to live this way, but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAFTA awards for best film, director and screenplay, and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Joe Pesci.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty and unfairness – is sadly more relevant than ever.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester By The Sea
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Roméo Et Juliette

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette inBartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.

Sat 21 Jan

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US/Germany
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan
Sun 22 Jan
Mon 23 Jan

The Promise (Das Versprechen)

  • 2016
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4552298/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3
  • 130 min
  • Directed by: Karin Steinberger / Marcus Vetter

Unlikely story of serial killers Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom.

Fri 20 Jan
Sat 21 Jan

Shadow World

  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Johan Grimonprez
  • Cast: Andrew Feinstein, David Leigh, Helen Garlick, Riccardo Privitera, Pierre Sprey, Vijay Prashad

A documentay exploring the international arms industry. Based on Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade.  

Sun 22 Jan

Things to Come

Things to Come
  • 2016
  • France/Germany
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Nathalie (Huppert) is a philosophy teacher whose finds herself having to soldier on as she loses her job, her mother (Scob, wonderful) and her husband over a short period of time. A poignant, wonderfully funny and elegantly crafted meditation on ageing; Huppert is simply incredible.

Sun 22 Jan
Curzon Bloomsbury

This is a six screen Curzon which has undergone a major refurbishment (re-opened in spring 2015) with Sony 4K projectors and Dolby Atmos sound systems.

The redesign of Curzon Bloomsbury was completed by architect Takero Shimazaki who acknowledged the influence of filmmakers Peter Greenaway and Andrei Tarkovsky. The new furniture was designed by Eileen Gray.

This cinema, previously called the Renoir, hosts many premieres of Artificial Eye movies.

Russel Square is the nearest tube, and buses 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188 pass nearby.

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