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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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42nd Street

42nd Street
  • 1933
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • U
  • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • Cast: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers

‘Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to – 42nd Street.’ One of the brightest, toe-tapping backstage musical triumphs from Depression era Hollywood, 42nd Street provided a major stepping stone in the career of twenty-two-year-old Ginger Rogers. Ruby Keeler is the chorus girl who steps in to replace an ailing leading lady and emerges a shiny new Broadway star but Rogers steals all her scenes as wise-cracking, gold-digging chorus girl Anytime Annie. Eye-popping choreography from Busby Berkeley is matched by an unforgettable score that includes ‘Shuffle off to Buffalo’, ‘You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me’ and the glorious title track. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival

Sun 20 Aug

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
  • Cast: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump

Eleven years after the original film, this is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of the Big Daddy of global environmentalism going about his work. Gore comes across as a charming and savvy negotiator, funny, empathetic and passionate. An inspiring call to people to exercise their power.

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Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Leitch
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella,

Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is an MI6 agent tasked with finding a list of double-crossing agents, aided by dodgy fellow spy David (McAvoy) as she kicks the arses of an army of foes in 1989 Berlin. Basically a showcase for Theron’s sparring ability and withering looks, it features authentically exhausting fights and is a shamelessly derivative but fun actioner.

  • IMDb
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Baby Driver

Baby Driver
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Written by: Edgar Wright
  • Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx

Baby (Elgort) is an Atlanta getaway driver, forced by his boss Doc (Spacey) into doing one last heist. Exuberant crime caper full of stonking music; the story is hardly original, but Wright’s snappy dialogue and zesty direction reinvigorates the genre clichés, and the stars revel in it. Great fun.

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The Big Sick

The Big Sick
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Showalter
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Culture clash comedy written by real life couple Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. It plays out with charming, sometimes toe-curling honesty and an acknowledgement of how complicated life can get when expectations weigh heavy and tradition unceremoniously intervenes.

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Detroit

Detroit
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith

Dramatic retelling of a police raid in Detroit in 1967 that resulted in one of the largest race riots in American history.

  • IMDb
Sun 20 Aug
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Le Doulos (The Finger Man)

  • 1961
  • France
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville
  • Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre, Marcel Cuvelier

Thief Maurice Faugel (Reggiani) has just finished his sentence. He walks straight back into trouble when he murders Gilbert Vanovre (Lefèvre) and steals loot the from a break-in. But he has one more big job to do and makes the mistake of trusting Silien (Belmondo). More existential brilliance from the guv'nor Melville. Crime movies don't come much better than this.

Sun 20 Aug

Dunkirk

Dunkirk
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.

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Final Portrait

Final Portrait
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stanley Tucci
  • Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy

American writer James Lord (Hammer) poses for a portrait by legendary painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti (Rush), but regrets it as the deadline is extended beyond absurdity. Delightfully playful examination of the artist-subject relationship, and both Rush and Hammer are perfectly cast as the curmudgeonly master and his impeccably polite sitter.

  • IMDb
Fri 18 Aug

Q&A With Stanley Tucci

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A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Sonia Acevedo, Casey Affleck, Carlos Bermudez

C (Affleck) and M (Mara) are a couple; when C is killed in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to make contact with M. Lowery manages to reanimate the corny old trope of the ghost under a bedsheet, creating a story about grief and a captivating reflection on the enormity of mankind’s existence.

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Metamorphoses

  • 2014
  • France
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christophe Honoré
  • Cast: Amira Akili, Sébastien Hirel, Mélodie Richard

Quirky coming-of-age story about gods and humans, (very) loosely based on the works of Ovid.

  • IMDb
Tue 22 Aug

Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Geremy Jasper
  • Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay

Drama about an aspiring female rapper.

  • IMDb
Thu 24 Aug

Quest

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Jonathan Olshefski

Documentary about a Philadelphia family whose lives were changed forever when a stray bullet wounded their daughter.

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Step

Step
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Amanda Lipitz
  • Cast: Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon

Documentary about a high school dance team, following three young black students (Giraldo, Grainger, Solomon) through their step dance training and the emotional process of applying for college. Lipitz celebrates the cross-generational relationships, delivering an uplifting and beautiful film about the power of female solidarity.

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Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland
  • 2017
  • Finland / Sweden / Denmark / Germany / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dome Karukoski
  • Cast: Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky, Werner Daehn

Biopic of the gay artist famed for his illustrations of leather clad muscle men.

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The Untamed

  • 2016
  • Mexico/Denmark/France/Germany/Norway/Switzerland
  • 1h 38min
  • Directed by: Amat Escalante
  • Cast: Kenny Johnston, Simone Bucio, Fernando Corona

As their relationship falls apart, a young couple discover a meteorite and a mysterious creature.

  • IMDb
Fri 18 Aug
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Your Name

Your Name
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Written by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Cast: Mone Kamashiraishi, Etsuko Ichihara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Country girl Mitsuha (Kamishiraishi) and city boy Taki (Kamiki) find themselves inexplicably transported into each other's bodies. A sweet love story told against a background of genuine tragedy, it has more philosophical meat than most grown-up dramas, and a finely wrought, emotionally charged payoff.

Wed 23 Aug
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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