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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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Battle of Soho

Battle of Soho
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aro Korol

Documenting the gentrification London's Soho.

Sat 25 Nov

La Belle et la Bête

La Belle et la Bête
  • 1946
  • France
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jean Cocteau
  • Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély

The story of a young girl who takes her father's place as prisoner to a wealthy beast. With the original soundtrack (including dialogue) stripped and replaced with music from Philip Glass.

Sun 19 Nov
  • 13:00

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name
  • 2017
  • Italy/France/Brazil/US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

Oliver (Hammer) arrives at a country palazzo in Lombardy to be intern to the family patriarch (Stuhlbarg), but he slowly forms a strong bond with the 17-year-old son Elio (Chalamet). Sensitive and sensuous love story which treats characters and audiences with respect; one of the best films of the year.

Sun 19 Nov
Mon 20 Nov
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

Sun 19 Nov
Mon 20 Nov
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: James Franco
  • Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone, Jacki Weaver

A comedy-drama about the filming of Tommy Wiseau's notoriously awful cult film, The Room.

Wed 22 Nov

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul McGuigan
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber, Julie Walters

London, 1978: young actor Peter Turner (Bell) meets and falls in love with 50s film star Gloria Grahame (Bening). Sensitively adapted from Turner’s own memoir, it features a luminous performance from Bening as the faded star and moves with wonderful fluidity from the present to flashbacks. A lovely celebration of a unique woman.

Sun 19 Nov
Mon 20 Nov
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov
Sun 26 Nov

Q&A

The Florida Project

The Florida Project
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Baker
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Moonee (Prince) is a six-year-old being raised by her trash-talking mom in a motel near Florida’s Disney World, where she and her pal Scooty (Riviera) terrorise guests at a neighbouring establishment. This low-key masterpiece is full of affection for its adorable urchins while not being blind to the occasional danger of their situation.

Sun 19 Nov
Mon 20 Nov
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
  • 2017
  • Ireland / UK
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sophie Fiennes
  • Cast: Grace Jones

Cinéma-vérité style documentary about Grace Jones, shot over a period of five years, switching between a dazzling Dublin live performance and scenes showing Jones’s vulnerability, humour, passion and anger. Fiennes doesn’t gloss over Jones’s more temperamental outbursts, but unmasks many more sides of her, including an emotional family reunion in Jamaica. Warm and memorable.

Mon 20 Nov

Hotel Salvation

Hotel Salvation
  • 2016
  • India
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Shubhashish Bhutiani
  • Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni

As his dying wish, a son accompanies his father to the holy city of Varanasi.

Tue 21 Nov

Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West
  • 2017
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Spicer
  • Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr

Ingrid (Plaza) is a cyberstalker who becomes obsessed with part-time photographer and social media star Taylor (Olsen). Writer/director Spicer’s debut is a wildly funny and smartly written look at narcissism and fantasy, with Jackson Jr highly endearing as Ingrid’s nerdy landlord and Plaza excellent as the crazed, vulnerable, lonely Ingrid.

Sun 19 Nov
Mon 20 Nov
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

Justice League

Justice League Part One
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa

A team of superheroes forms to fight an alien invasion led by chief baddie Steppenwolf (Hinds). As so often, the villain is less interesting than the heroes, being a soulless CGI creation, but Affleck and Gadot are growing into their roles and it’s a lot better than the lumbering Batman vs Superman.

Sun 19 Nov
3D
  • 14:45
Mon 20 Nov
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

Manifesto

Resilience
  • 2017
  • Germany
  • Directed by: Julian Rosefeldt
  • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante

A multi-video art installation transformed into a playful and provocative full-length film. Blanchett plays 13 different characters reciting different artistic and political doctrines: a bag lady, a news reporter, a puppeteer, a primary school teacher (explaining Dogme 95 to her baffled pupils.) Blanchett’s performance is a tour de force of humour and pathos.

Wed 22 Nov

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley

Murder in the dead of night, a carriage of suspects trapped in an avalanche, and the world’s greatest detective is on hand to solve it. Against the odds, Branagh pulls off a stylish, first-class, surprisingly poignant retelling with fluid camerawork and a top cast, and has a fine old time as the arrogant, outrageously moustachioed Poirot.

Sun 19 Nov
Mon 20 Nov
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

Paddington 2

Paddington 2
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.

Sun 19 Nov
  • 11:45
  • 14:05
  • 16:25
  • 18:45
Mon 20 Nov
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Thu 23 Nov
Sun 10 Dec

The Party

The Party
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones

Janet (Scott Thomas) is throwing a party to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Health Minister, but as friends arrive, secrets emerge and it all starts to unravel. Potter’s most accessible and uproarious film yet runs to a succinct 71 minutes but expertly takes the pulse of the nation.

Sun 19 Nov
  • 12:20
  • 16:30
Tue 21 Nov
Wed 22 Nov
Thu 23 Nov

Trophy

Trophy
  • 2017
  • USA/UK/Namibia/South Africa/Zimbabwe
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz

Documentary about big-game hunting, examining claims by hunters that legalised hunting helps the local economy, and by ranch owners that the ban on legal sale of rhino horn keeps poachers in operation. Well-conceived, thoughtful, powerful and sometimes distressing, dodging knee-jerk responses in favour of rigorous investigation.

Sun 19 Nov
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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