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Picturehouse Central

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7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
  • Telephone 0871 902 5747
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  • Website www.picturehouses.com/cinema/…
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Ad Astra

Ad Astra
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland

In the near future, Roy McBride (Pitt) is an astronaut searching for his father Clifford (Jones), himself a pioneering space explorer. But Roy’s classified mission turns deadly. Gray’s stellar third film is a huge step up, mixing horror and action with deeper themes and anchored by a dazzling turn from Pitt, who has never been better.

Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

Animals

Animals
  • 2019
  • UK / Australia / Ireland
  • Directed by: Sophie Hyde
  • Cast: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee

Laura (Grainger) and her friend Tyler (Shawkat) are flatmates either side of 30, negotiating transitions in their lives. Unsworth adapts her own novel and Hyde’s gently interrogatory style lends intimacy and buoyancy to the proceeding. A funny and authentic portrait of two sexually confident but otherwise confused women.

Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

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

Bait

Bait
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Jenkin
  • Cast: Edward Rowe, Isaac Woodvine, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd

Martin (Rowe) is a boat-less Cornish fisherman trying to restore his family fortunes by catching fish any way he can. Jenkin uses silent cinema techniques to turn the tensions in a fishing village into riveting drama, shooting in black and white on a clockwork Bolex. A pertinent, leftfield take on class warfare.

Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

In 1982 Luton, Javed (Kalra) is a misfit who struggles to relate to family, neighbours and girls until he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen. A joyful musical comedy about how music connects people; if it sometimes feels forced, and isn’t going to win prizes for subtlety, it’s still uplifting fun.

Mon 16 Sep

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h 2min
  • PG
  • 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.

Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep
Subtitled

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • Directed by: Leslie Woodhead

Biographic film on the life of American singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Sat 21 Sep

For Sama

For Sama
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts

A documentary on life in Aleppo, filmed by al-Kateab over five years, as she and her husband Hamza set up a volunteer-run hospital. A powerful testament to the resilient people of Aleppo, with tragedy and heartbreak but also camaraderie and occasional resigned levity: urgent filmmaking at its finest.

Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

The Goldfinch

  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 29min
  • Directed by: John Crowley
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson

A teenager's life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack. Confused in the aftermath, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.

Tue 17 Sep

Inna de Yard

Inna de Yard
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 39min
  • Directed by: Peter Webber

A portrait of a group of pioneering reggae musicians.

Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

It Chapter Two

It Chapter Two
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andy Muschietti
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, Bill Hader

Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, the town experiences a series of attacks, causing the Losers to reunite. Darker-toned than the first one, it has an impactful story about friendship and buried secrets and if the repetitive CGI lose their impact, there are still surprises in store.

Mon 16 Sep
Subtitled
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 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

Midsommar

Midsommar
  • 2019
  • US / Sweden
  • 2h 20min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, Will Poulter

Dani (Pugh) is a fragile American girl dating fellow student Christian (Reynor) who, after tragically losing family members, travels to Sweden with Christian and his friends to visit a commune. Slow-burn horror which simmers rather than explodes, but Pugh and Reynor give full-blooded turns and it’s transfixing.

Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

National Theatre Live: Fleabag
  • 15
  • Directed by: Vicky Jones
  • Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Live broadcast of Fleabag, written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep
Sun 22 Sep
Thu 26 Sep

Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory
  • 2019
  • Spain
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Retired director Salvador (Banderas) reflects on his life while one of his older movies is being restored. This is Almodóvar on subdued, melancholic form, and while the film’s standoffish tone prevents us from feeling fully involved, the director’s sense of cinema remains undiminished.

Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

Phoenix

  • 2018
  • Norway
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Camilla Strøm Henriksen
  • Cast: Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, Maria Bonnevie, Sverrir Gudnason

Jill (Thedin) is a thirteen-year-old who looks after her younger brother Bo (Falck-Løvås), while their mother (Bonnevie) struggles with mental health issues and their jazz musician father (Gudnason) is largely absent. Impressive debut feature from writer-director Henriksen, a plaintive, piercingly sad story that’s beautifully acted.

Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep

Rigoletto on the Lake

Rigoletto on the Lake

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

Tue 17 Sep

A Second Chance

  • 2h
  • Directed by: Rex Bloomstein

Feature-length documentary on the marginalisation of former prisoners after release.

Thu 19 Sep
Picturehouse Central

This is the premier Picturehouse in the UK with 7 screens. The address is Coventry Street, though the entrance is on the corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.

Inside, a grand staircase leads up to members only bar and dining area and includes illustrations from artist Patrick Vale on the right.

The showcase screen runs film premieres and high profile questions and answer sessions.

It provides 35mm and 70mm format and 2D, 2K and 4K DCP, RealD 3D, 3D HFR, satellite and Blu-ray projection capabilities supported by a Dolby Atmos sound system.

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