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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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Apollo 11

Apollo 11
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller

Documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with never-before-seen footage and newly discovered audio recordings. The rockets are spankingly new and exciting, and it’s a piece of gleaming history showing the youth, hope and enthusiasm of the time.

Wed 17 Jul
Thu 18 Jul

Booksmart

Booksmart
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Olivia Wilde
  • Cast: Skyler Gisondo, Kaitlyn Dever, Lisa Kudrow

Molly (Feldstein) and Amy (Dever) are proud to be brainiacs, but on their last day of high school they resolve to fit as much fun as they can into a single night. Wilde’s debut feature is zesty and confident with box-fresh writing, well-drawn characters and a swaggering hip-hop soundtrack; Feldstein, in particular, steps up to leading lady status.

Thu 18 Jul

The Brink

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Alison Klayman

Immersive, fly on the wall documentary following around the political strategist Steve Bannon, staying in five-star hotels and travelling on private jets as he attends strategy meetings. Klayman seems content to observe rather than challenge and we don’t find out whether he really matters as much as he seems to think he does.

Wed 17 Jul
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Tue 23 Jul

The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don't Die
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits

Jarmusch’s homage to the zombie movie makes the humans criminally dumb and apathetic and the zombies thirsty for coffee, wi-fi and candy. Swinton works her usual magic as a Scottish samurai mortician, Sevigny excels as a dangerously empathetic cop and if it’s insufficiently scathing about the penal system, the silly humour carries it along.

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Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich
  • 2000
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
  • Written by: Susannah Grant
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart

Unemployed single mother Erin (Roberts) shoehorns her way into a filing clerk position with Finney's California law firm, where she accidentally uncovers a conspiracy leading to the largest direct action lawsuit in American history. Based on a true story and with Soderbergh and Roberts on faultless form, it proves that mainstream American cinema can be truly great.

Wed 17 Jul

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown
  • 1997
  • US
  • 2h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Samuel L Jackson

Tarantino's stab at a more mature crime drama is adapted from Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch, and features stand-out performances from Grier, Jackson and DeNiro.

Wed 17 Jul

Kill Bill Double Bill

Kill Bill Double Bill
  • 2003 / 2004
  • 18
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Uma Thurman, David Carradine

Thurman goes on a vengeance-fuelled rampage in back-to-back showings of Tarantino's 2003 and 2004 bloody, violent, martial arts-inspired two-parter.

Mon 22 Jul

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

Live action remake of the beloved Disney animation.

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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

In the 1960s, when Leonard Cohen was a burgeoning novelist and poet, he met young Norwegian Marianne Ihlen on the Greek island of Hydra. They fell in love and she became his muse, inspiring songs such as ‘So Long, Marianne’ and ‘Bird on the Wire’. In time, their relationship fractured and they lived apart, but as years passed and they grew older, the bond between them remained. Nick Broomfield – who also has links with Marianne and Hydra – tells a love story that is fascinating, tender and memorable. [12A]

Tue 23 Jul

The Matrix

The Matrix
  • 1999
  • US / Australia
  • 2h 16min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
  • Written by: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano

Absolutely gobsmacking science fiction thriller boasting cutting edge special effects, rocking action sequences, a smart story and an immensely entertaining cartoon sensibility (the film was storyboarded by comic artist Geoff Darrow). In the future day-to-day life is merely a scam, a matrix camouflaging reality - a post-apocalyptic nightmare world in which humankind are a power source for domineering super-computers. Only Reeves' cyber hero, Neo, and a gang of hacker pirates stand between the evil technology and their race's extinction.

Wed 17 Jul
Thu 18 Jul

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.

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Pavarotti

Pavarotti
  • 2019
  • UK / USA
  • 2h 20min
  • Directed by: Ron Howard

A celebration of the life and times of the beloved opera singer who sold over 100 million records.

Wed 17 Jul
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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • U
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Overrated but easy to watch fairytale romance about a fleeing princess (Hepburn) and her relationship with a journalist in 50s Italy.

Sun 21 Jul

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal

After the events of Endgame, Peter Parker (Holland) is dealing with the loss of his mentor when he and his schoolmates find themselves fighting the Elementals. An enjoyable mix of storming special effects and road trip silliness which manages to work in the believable development in the relationship between Peter and MJ (Zendaya). It returns the fun to the Marvel canon.

Wed 17 Jul
Thu 18 Jul

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan

Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.

Wed 17 Jul
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Varda by Agnes

Varda by Agnes
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Agnès Varda

Autobiographical work from artist Agnès Varda.

Fri 19 Jul
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Woman at War

Woman at War
  • 2018
  • Iceland / France / Ukraine
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada

Halla (Geirharðsdóttir) is a 50-year-old environmental activist who takes on the aluminium industry, but whose ability to campaign is disrupted when her long-gestating adoption application comes through. Erlingsson’s love of the absurd and flair for visual humour is a delight and it’s immensely enjoyable and highly eccentric, with a genuine emotional punch.

Sat 20 Jul
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Yesterday

Yesterday
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Singer-songwriter Jack (Patel) is knocked unconscious when a bus hits his bike, and he wakes up in a world where the Beatles are unknown. There’s some fine comedy (including from Sheeran, playing himself) but it gets less surefooted; Patel can’t stop Jack from being rather morose and it’s neither a classic Curtis rom-com nor as infectiously euphoric as Boyle’s best work.

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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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