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7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
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An Accidental Studio

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Bill Jones, Kim Leggatt
  • Cast: Richard E. Grant, Helen Mirren, Michael Caine

The story of the early years of HandMade Films.

  • IMDb
Mon 29 Apr

After Life

  • 2003
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alison Peebles
  • Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage, Shirley Henderson

May (Duncan) looks after Roberta (Sage), her 21-year-old daughter with Downs. Her other child Kenny (McKidd) is an ambitious journalist. He drifts in and out of their lives, always putting the stress of his workload over spending time with his old mum and sis. But then May discovers she has cancer and Kenny has to re-evaluate his life, as his mother's only dying wish seems to be that he and he alone looks after Roberta. Moving, if fairly predictable, drama whose superb cast manage to transcend the dour cliches of the screenplay. This was clearly a labour of love for first time director Peebles - it bodes well for future projects.

Tue 14 May

Aliens

Aliens
  • 1986
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 18
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, William Hope, Paul Reiser

Revived from a 57-year snooze in deep space, Warrant Officer Weaver is cajoled into joining a marine rescue mission to the planet that is home for the original alien beastie. Unrelentingly paced with a terrifically gutsy performance from Weaver, this nerve-shredding sequel not only matches its predecessor but cannily surpasses it. An Oscar winner for special effects.

Thu 9 May

An American in Paris - The Musical

An American in Paris - The Musical

Screening of the award-winning Broadway musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin.

Tue 7 May

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but still gruff and quick-witted Deckard. A triumph.

Mon 20 May

Booksmart

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

Two high school academic over-achievers attempt to cram four years of fun into one night.

Fri 17 May

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso
  • 1988
  • Italy/France
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Written by: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin

Told largely in flashback, the winner of the 1990 Oscar for Best Foreign Film traces young Salvatore's infatuation with his village cinema, and his growing friendship with its projectionist (played to perfection by Noiret). Essentially, it's Tornatore's lament for the joyous movie-going experience of his youth and recognition of the price we pay for our maturity.

Sun 5 May

Down to Earth

  • 2015
  • UK / US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Renata Heinen, Rolf Winters

Documentary made by a family searching for meaning in the modern world while living among indigenous tribes.

Wed 1 May

Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

Doctor Strangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Bomb)
  • 1963
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Devastating black comedy on the lunacy of the nuclear age with Sellers ideally cast in three roles (US President, jolly Brit captain, and demented teutonic boffin) and Slim Pickens the good ole boy heading for oblivion to a chorus of 'We'll Meet Again'. Still alarmingly relevant.

Sun 12 May

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • Directed by: Leslie Woodhead

Biographic film on the life of American singer Ella Fitzgerald.

  • IMDb
Mon 3 Jun

Exhibition On Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

Exhibition On Screen: Van Gogh & Japan
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Exhibition on Screen looks at the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It examines the influence the country, which Van Gogh had never visited, had on his work.

Mon 10 Jun

Family in Transition

  • 2018
  • Israel
  • 1h
  • Directed by: Ofir Trainin

A trans woman reveals her true self to her family, who insists on staying together and helping her through the transition.

Sun 5 May

First Man

First Man
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Mon 13 May

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 15min
  • Directed by: Thomas Piper

Landscape designer Piet Oudolf discusses his creative methods and process.

Thu 13 Jun

Q&A

Glyndebourne: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Glyndebourne: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
  • Directed by: Enrique Mazzola (cond)
  • Written by: Rossini

Rossini’s popular comedy about Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, who uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. Directed by Annabel Arden, conducted by Enrique Mazzola and featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Sun 14 Jul

Glyndebourne Live: Cinderella

Glyndebourne Live: Cinderella

Glyndebourne LIVE Cinderella (Cendrillon)With its combination of enchanting love story and broad, burlesque comedy, Cendrillon is one of the great operatic fairytales - a Cinderella that looks back to Charles Perraults original story in all its richness and ambiguity. Massenets sensuous, Belle Epoque fairytale is gilded with lavish orchestral textures and glittering vocal writing, drawing on everything from baroque dances to Wagner-inspired chromaticism to bring its story to colourful life, conjuring a world of infinite musical and emotional variety. Fiona Shaws production makes its Festival debut here conducted by John Wilson, with a cast led by Glyndebourne favourites Danielle de Niese as Cendrillon and Kate Lindsey as her Prince. Sunday 30th June 5.30 pm �12.50

Sun 30 Jun

Glyndebourne Live The Magic Flute

Glyndebourne Live The Magic Flute

GlyndebourneLIVEDie Zauberflte (The Magic Flute)Prince Tamino is on a quest to rescue the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, who has been kidnapped by her father Sarastro. But is all really as it seems? With the help of bird-catcher Papageno, Tamino must brave not only dragons and the forces of darkness but trials of fire and water if he is to arrive at the truth and gain Pamina as his wife. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting young cast including Sofia Fomina and Bjrn Brger. Sunday August 4th 5.30 pm �12.50

Sun 4 Aug

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

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.

Thu 9 May

Jazz On A Summer's Day

Jazz On A Summer's Day
  • 1959
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bert Stern
  • Cast: Anita O'Day, Thelonious Monk, George Shearing

Influential film from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival features performances by Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong and Thelonius Monk.

Sun 9 Jun

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

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

  • 2018
  • Germany / Israel
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Tomer Heymann

A rare look at the world of porn and escorting through the eyes of Jonathan Agassi, one of the world's most successful gay porn stars.

Sat 4 May

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 1989
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garafolo, Phil Hartman

Japanese animation with American voice-over in which a young witch finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself running an airborne broomstick delivery service. Part of the Studio Ghibli season.

Sun 28 Apr

King Bibi

  • 2018
  • Israel
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Dan Shadur

Benjamin Netanyahu's rise to power told exclusively through archival footage of his media appearances.

Sat 4 May

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz
  • 1978
  • USA
  • 1h 57min
  • U
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Scorsese's film of the Band's final concert performance has become the benchmark by which rockumentary makers measure themselves (and usually find themselves wanting). Everyone's here, from Robbie Robertson and the boys to Dylan, Clapton, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, the list goes on …

Sun 26 May

Maborosi

Tue 7 May

Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas

Interview with the Handmaid's Tale author, Margaret Atwood, screened live from London.

Tue 10 Sep

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 21 May
Tue 28 May

National Theatre Live: All My Sons

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

Tue 14 May
Wed 29 May

National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

Thu 25 Jul
Wed 14 Aug

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Ivo den Hove's stage version of the classic movie by Joseph Mankiewicz.

Thu 9 May

National Theatre Live: Small Island

National Theatre Live: Small Island
  • 2019

Live screening of the National Theatre's adaption of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.

Thu 27 Jun
Thu 4 Jul

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows
  • 2004
  • Japan
  • 2h 21min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Written by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura

The true story of four children left to care for themselves after their mother takes off.

Tue 21 May

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden

James Corden returns to the National Theatre for Richard Bean's English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.

Thu 26 Sep
Sun 29 Sep

Pick Of The Litter

  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 20min
  • Directed by: Don Hardy, Dana Nachman

This documentary follows the lives of a litter of puppies from the moment they are born.

Sun 12 May

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia
  • 1979
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Franc Roddam
  • Written by: Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman
  • Cast: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis

Mods and rockers live it up on Brighton beach by swapping buckets and spades for chains and sticks. Lively first half has enough energy, music, violence and period flavour to carry it along, but all too soon it degenerates into some sort of treatise on the morality of youth, set to tunes by The Who.

Mon 8 Jul

Royal Opera House Live: Faust

  • 2019

Broadcast of Gounod's most popular opera in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

Tue 30 Apr

Royal Opera House: Romeo & Juliet

  • 2019

Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score and performed by the Royal Ballet.

Tue 11 Jun

ROH Royal Ballet Live: Triple Bill

  • 2019

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in revivals of works by Wheeldon and Pite and a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Thu 16 May

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

Live screening of Shakespeare's comedy, which has been reimagined into a matriarchy by director Justin Audibert.

Wed 5 Jun

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

RSC's Artistic Director Gregory Doran's new production of Shakespeare's play set in Vienna. Live to the big screen.

Wed 31 Jul

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
  • 2018

A live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

Thu 20 Jun

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
  • 1976
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Frank Pierson
  • Cast: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey

Directed by the writer of such classics as Dog Day Afternoon and Cool Hand Luke, this drama about a declining rock star reinvigorated by a talented, innocent singer, united Kristofferson with Barbara Streisand.

Sun 19 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

Super 8

Super 8
  • 2011
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Kyle Chandler

A science fiction adventure harking back to the character-driven values of late 1970s and early 1980s films, particularly all those Spielberg classics, and it's a potent reminder of why _Close Encounters … _ and its like continue to stand the test of time. While Abrams' rarely-seen monster is wrapped up in a suitably exhilarating tension, it's the coming-of-age story and the endearing young characters at its heart that are really the masterstroke in this enjoyable homage to the way blockbusters used to be.

Sat 4 May

Take That: Greatest Hits Live

Take That: Greatest Hits Live
  • 2019

Live broadcast of one night of Take That's Greatest Hits tour.

Sat 8 Jun

Tel Aviv On Fire

Bristol Palestine Film FestivalTel Aviv on Fire Dir: Sameh Zoabi, 2018, 97 minutes, Italy, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles, Cert TBC - Sun 9 December // 20:00 Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession) Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on a popular Palestinian soap opera, Tel Aviv on Fire, which is produced in Ramallah. Every day Salam must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. He meets the commander of the checkpoint, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to impress her, Assi gets involved in the writing of the show.Salam soon realizes that Assis ideas could get him a promotion as a screenwriter. Salams creative career catches fire, until Assi and the soaps financial backers disagree on how the soap opera should end. Squeezed between an Army Officer and the Arab backers, Salam can only solve his problems with a final masterstroke.

Sun 5 May

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 29 Apr
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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