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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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52 Tuesdays

52 Tuesdays
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sophie Hyde
  • Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Späte

Billie (Cobham-Hervey) is a gawky, needy 16 year old who faces an altered relationship with her mother Jane (Herbert-Jane) when the latter decides to transition to a male body and identity. Intimate, fresh, spiky and funny take on family and gender politics, not always successful, but Cobham-Hervey is striking and likeable.

Sun 2 Jun

After the Wedding

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Bart Freundlich
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup

American remake of the Danish film of the same name, where the manager of a financially struggling orphanage must travel to New York to meet the benefactor who has just made a sizeable donation.

Sat 1 Jun
Sun 2 Jun

Aladdin

Aladdin
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Alan Tudyk, Frank Welker

Live-action remake of the 1992 animated Disney film, directed by Guy Richie and starring Will Smith as the Genie.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

Documentary about Aretha Franklin’s 1972 concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, shot at the time by Sydney Pollack and realised by Alan Elliott. Digital technology has at last made it possible to sync the sound recording with the footage: revel in Aretha at the height of her power, with an exuberant choir, an engaged congregation and celebrity guests Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom
  • 2010
  • Australia
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Michôd
  • Written by: David Michôd
  • Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton, James Frecheville

Featuring a who's who of Australian character actors, writer/director David Michôd's Sundance prize-winning debut is a riveting drama about a teenager (Frecheville) who becomes trapped in a life of crime with his three uncles. It adds up to a potent Shakespearean brew that dramatises humanity's kill-or-be-killed instinct with chilling conviction.

Sat 1 Jun

Animals

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

Film adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth's novel of the same name.

Fri 31 May
Sun 2 Jun

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.

Fri 31 May
Wed 26 Jun

Ask Dr Ruth

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Ryan White

A look at the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor and America's most famous sex therapist.

Sun 2 Jun

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana

Five years after Thanos’s victory, the Avengers are in despair until Ant-Man (Rudd) kicks the story back into action. The final film in the saga verges on fanservice, but there’s intelligent character development, everyone (except Johansson) is given enough to do, and some arcs have a truly poignant sense of closure. Playful, inventive and highly entertaining.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Beats

Beats
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Brian Welsh
  • Cast: Martin Donaghy, Laura Fraser, Rachel Jackson |

Johnno (Ortega) and Spanner (Macdonald) are teenagers who plan to go to an illegal rave. The set-up betrays the film’s origins in screenwriter Hurley’s own play, and there’s nothing about the setting that merits the arty black & white photography, but it’s one of the few films that manages to successfully put on screen the ecstasy of a mid-90s rave.

Mon 27 May

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.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

The Brink

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

A chronicle of former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon's quest to spread extreme nationalism.

Sat 1 Jun

Capernaum

Capernaum
  • 2018
  • Lebanon
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nadine Labaki
  • Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Zain (Al Rafeea) is a 12-year-old in Beirut who brings a court case against his parents for bringing him into the world. A captivating piece of storytelling with the rich sweep of a Dickens novel, beautifully photographed. A haunting salute to an indomitable human spirit.

Mon 27 May

Corporate Animals

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Patrick Brice
  • Cast: Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams

Disaster looms at a corporate team-building caving weekend organised by the megalomaniac CEO of an edible cutlery company.

Sat 1 Jun
Sun 2 Jun

The Death Of Dick Long

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • R18
  • Directed by: Daniel Scheinert
  • Cast: Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland

Two men attempt to hide the circumstances of their friend's death in a small town in Alabama.

Fri 31 May
Sat 1 Jun

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Bo Burnham
  • Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

Kayla (Fisher) is an awkward teenager in her last week of grade school, who posts would-be inspirational vlogs while lacking confidence in daily life. Fisher is superb as the anxious, heroic Kayla and it’s a humane and sometimes hilarious debut from comedian-turned-filmmaker Burnham.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

The Farewell

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

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother doesn't have much longer to live, but they keep her in the dark and organise a wedding so everyone can get together one last time before she dies.

Sun 2 Jun

Gravity

Gravity
  • 2013
  • US/UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Thu 30 May
3D

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Penny Lane

Documentary feature on the rise and influence of the Satanic Temple.

Sun 2 Jun

High Life

High Life
  • 2018
  • Germany / France / UK / Poland / US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Claire Denis
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth,

Monte (Pattinson) is the last man alive on a space mission, left to care for a young baby; in flashbacks, we find out the unsettling truth of what happened to the others. Denis’s first movie in English is uncompromisingly weird, and in spite of some unforgettable images, it’s a bizarre and somewhat incoherent mind-bender.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Jimi Hendrix Electric Church

  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12
  • Directed by: John McDermott

Experience Jimi Hendrix's historic July 4, 1970 performance.

Wed 29 May

The Last Tree

  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Shola Amoo
  • Cast: Nicholas Pinnock, Denise Black, Gbemisola Ikumelo

A teenage boy attempts to handle a change in the environment and his incoming adulthood.

Sat 1 Jun
Sun 2 Jun

Late Night

Late Night
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nisha Ganatra
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow

A veteran late-night talk-show host who is accused of being a 'woman hater' hires a young woman for her all-male writing team, who might just be what she needs to save her career.

Thu 30 May
Fri 31 May

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
  • UK
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ross MacGibbon
  • Cast: Richard Winsor, Dominic North, Nina Goldman

Matthew Bourne's contemporary all-male reinterpretation of the classic ballet.

Tue 28 May

National Theatre Live: All My Sons

National Theatre Live: All My Sons

The National Theatre production of Arthur Miller's great play, starring Sally Field, Bill Pullman and Jenna Coleman.

Wed 29 May

The Nightingale

  • 2018
  • Australia / Canada / USA
  • 2h 16min
  • Directed by: Jennifer Kent
  • Cast: Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Damon Herriman

A young Irish convict woman and an aboriginal tracker track down a man who committed an act of violence against her family.

Sat 1 Jun
Sun 2 Jun

Precious

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Lee Daniels
  • Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Fri 31 May

Rocketman

Rocketman
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

This Elton John biopic, exec-produced by its subject, could have been a vanity project, but it’s a fun and cute fantasy musical; Egerton as John as exuberant and sympathetic, and the framing device is sensible. Hardly revelatory, but Fletcher does a good job and sprinkles some inventiveness. Classic songbook helps.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Still Walking

Still Walking
  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 1h 54min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Written by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You

Japanese filmmaker Koreeda confirms his status as his country's most gifted with this moving and uplifting tale of death, family and dementia. Twelve years on from the accidental death of their oldest son, retired doctor father Kyohei (Harada) and mother Toshiko (Yui Natsukawa, excellent) are joined by their remaining family for a day of banter, bickering and a non-stop buffet. A rare achievement.

Tue 28 May

Sundance Film Festival Shorts

A selection of short films from the US festival.

Fri 31 May

Surprise Film

A surprise film revealed on the night.

Sun 2 Jun

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.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

XY Chelsea

  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Travers Hawkins

When Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's prison sentence for the leak of 750.000 documents to Wikileaks, it was a controversial decision. This documentary follows Manning after she leaves prison and starts her new life.

Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May
Tue 4 Jun
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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