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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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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

Tue 11 Aug
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An American Pickle

An American Pickle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Brandon Trost
  • Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccone, Maya Erskine
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Babyteeth

Babyteeth
  • 2019
  • Australia
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shannon Murphy
  • Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedder, Essie Davis, Ben Mendelsohn
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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 11 Aug
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner
  • 2007 (1982)
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy

Fifteen years on from the 1992 'Director's Cut', Scott has had another bash at his sci-fi opus which pitted Deckard (Ford) against a slew of replicants. Now a more linear, voiceover-free film noir, for once a great film has been made better thanks to advances in special effects technology and thoughtful rethinking.

Tue 11 Aug
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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Landis
  • Written by: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
  • Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Henry Gibson

Belushi and Aykroyd are at their deadpan best in Landis' cult classic, a bonkers celebration of shabby-suited, sunglass-wearing psychopathology. Notable for its righteous anti-racism, its ludicrously destructive car chase, frisky cameos by some of the greatest soul musicians and Fisher's touching performance as Jake's bazooka-toting ex-fiancée.

Tue 11 Aug

Elvis: That's the Way It Is

Elvis: That's the Way It Is
  • 1970
  • USA
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Denis Sanders
  • Cast: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin

Backstage and performance footage of Elvis performing in Vegas during 1970.

Thu 13 Aug

Enter the Dragon

Enter The Dragon
  • 1973
  • US / HK
  • 1h 38min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Robert Clouse
  • Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Shih Kien, Jim Kelly.

First in a spate of kung-fu films that were to spawn playground imitators throughout the 70s. Bruce infiltrates a martial arts crew converging on Hong Kong in the course of his inquiries into an opium ring.

Tue 11 Aug
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The Farewell

The Farewell
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Lulu Wang
  • Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao

When a Chinese grandmother gets terminal cancer, the family is torn between hiding the diagnosis from the patient or telling her. Poignant and deeply personal family comedy from Wang, with a hugely affecting performance from rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina as Billi, who adores her Nai Nai (Zhao, effervescent). A bittersweet portrait of undying love.

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Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon
  • 1980
  • USA / UK
  • 1h 46min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mike Hodges
  • Written by: Lorenzo Semple Jr/Michael Allin
  • Cast: Sam J Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti, Brian Blessed

A colourful, camp adventure starring Flash! ('aaah, saviour of the universe', as the memorable Queen soundtrack has it).

Tue 11 Aug
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Thu 13 Aug

Inception

Inception
  • 2010
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine

DiCaprio stars as Don Cobb, a thief who is the master of the art of extraction, stealing secrets from the minds of the unconscious. The business is risky and has resulted the loss of everything he once held dear. Now he is being offered a chance of redemption, but at a cost, and up against a dangerous enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

Wed 12 Aug
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Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant

Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Eggers
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

Ephraim (Pattinson) and Tom (Dafoe) are two lighthouse keepers in 19th century Maine who find that the isolation is getting to them. A slow-burn psychological thriller with rich use of salty period language and unexpected shards of black comedy, filmed in shadowy monochrome: the result is somewhere between FW Murnau and Buster Keaton.

Tue 11 Aug
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My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro
  • 1988
  • Japan
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi

Gentle fantasy exploring rural Japan circa the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a pair of young girls who move to the country and discover the spirits of the forest.

Fri 14 Aug
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Proxima

Proxima
  • 2019
  • France / Germany
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Alice Winocour
  • Cast: Eva Green, Zélie Boulant, Matt Dillon

Sarah (Green) is a French astronaut preparing to go to Mars, whose schedule is punctuated by visits from her daughter (Boulant). A heartrending astronaut drama that eschews spectacle and focuses on the mother-daughter relationship, with superb performances from all. Beautiful and insightful.

Tue 11 Aug
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Saint Frances

Saint Frances
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alex Thompson
  • Cast: Kelly O'Sullivan, Charin Alvarez, Braden Crothers

A waitress must cope with an accidental pregnancy while juggling a new gig as a nanny to a rambunctious six-year-old.

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Spirited Away

Spirited Away
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara

Chihiro travels through a tunnel into another world, where she happens upon a bathhouse for the spirits. After chowing down greedily on some spiked local produce, Chihiro's parents are transformed into pigs, leaving their suddenly dutiful daughter to seek work in the bathhouse in order to release them. Philosophy, anime and shamanism – this is something really stunning that needs to be seen to be believed.

Tue 11 Aug
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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • U
  • Directed by: Irvin Kershner
  • Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz

Arguably the best Star Wars film, the middle part of the original trilogy is packed with drama, tension, humour and a belter of a cliffhanger. Much of its impact has been lost to familiarity (that twist) but it's a masterpiece, impeccably directed by George Lucas' old UCLA tutor Kershner.

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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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