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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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20th Century Women

20th Century Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

In late 70s California, teenager Jamie (Zunmann) grows up among three women: his chain-smoking mother Dorothea (Bening), punky photographer Abbie (Gerwig) and best friend Julie (Fanning). A poignant, witty and well-observed coming of age story.

Wed 22 Feb
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Thu 2 Mar

Best (George Best: All By Himself)

Best
  • 2016
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Daniel Gordon
  • Cast: George Best

A documentary about the great footballer, adroitly framing his rise to fame in the context of the 1958 Munich air disaster and Manchester manager Matt Busby’s European Cup ambitions. However, too many talking heads say too little, and Gordon fails to get enough relevant or frank interviews for it to constitute a definitive guide to the turmoil of Best’s life.

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Fri 24 Feb
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Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Christine

Christine
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antonio Campos
  • Cast: Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts

The true story of Florida television news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who committed suicide on air in July 1974; Campos tells it as the story of a serious and dedicated but neurotic and insecure journalist appalled by the growing pressure to achieve higher ratings. Hall is astonishing: edgy, nervous, uncomfortable and immensely sympathetic.

Tue 28 Feb

Fear Itself

Fear Itself
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Charlie Lyne
  • Cast: Voice: Amy E Watson

Meditative exploration of the concept of fear, made up of clips from old horror movies.

Sat 25 Feb

Fences

Fences
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denzel Washington
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

Troy ( Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a long running time.

Wed 22 Feb
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Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker
  • 2017
  • US
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

No surprises here: Anastasia (Johnson) gets sweet-talked back into the red room by Christian (Dornan). Foley seems to be under orders to skip the actual sex, as the real money shots are of Christian’s wardrobe. Johnson manages to be likeable and human, but otherwise it’s high on production values and short on story.

Wed 22 Feb
Thu 23 Feb

Gloria

Gloria
  • 1980
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Cassavetes
  • Cast: Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen

Young Jack flees from the death of his family and is accompanied by his neighbour. They're pursued by a posse of mobsters who believe Jack has incriminating evidence against them.

Mon 27 Feb
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Mon 10 Apr

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Wed 22 Feb
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Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

Wed 22 Feb
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Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Logan

Logan
  • 2017
  • US
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen

A third film in the solo series for the adamantium-clawed hero, Wolverine.

Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
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Wed 8 Mar
Thu 9 Mar

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester By The Sea
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Thu 23 Feb
Fri 24 Feb
Sat 25 Feb
Sun 26 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Thu 2 Mar

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Wed 22 Feb
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Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Multiple Maniacs

Multiple Maniacs
  • 1970
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: John Waters
  • Written by: John Waters
Wed 22 Feb
Thu 23 Feb

Old Joy

Old Joy
  • 2006
  • US
  • 73 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: Daniel London, Will Oldham, Tanya Smith

Two thirtysomethings, Kurt (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy singer Oldham) and Mark (London), head out of Portland one weekend into Oregon's Cascade mountains in this rueful and sensitively observed study of male friendship undermined by the passing of time.

Sun 26 Feb

Prevenge

Prevenge
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alice Lowe
  • Cast: Alice Lowe, Kayvan Novak, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie

Ruth (Lowe) is an expectant mother who starts to hear her unborn baby urging her to kill people. Lowe's blackly comic, squirmingly uncomfortable directorial debut is remarkably well-realised, with an impressive cast and her own eerily passive, brilliantly-timed performance at the core. Enjoyably provocative.

Sat 25 Feb

Sweet Dreams

Fri 24 Feb
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Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann
  • 2017
  • Germany, Austria
  • 162 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maren Ade
  • Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn

When Winfried (Simonischek) visits his adult daughter Ines (Hüller) in Romania, he thinks that she takes life too seriously, and decides to play pranks on her. Superlative third feature from German writer-director Ade, ranging from flamboyantly lunatic comedy to a wonderfully natural, textured portrait of the parent-child relationship. Inimitable and unforgettable.

Wed 22 Feb
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Sun 26 Feb
Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

Wed 22 Feb
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Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House
  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville

As British rule of India comes to an end in 1947 Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing the country back to its people.

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Fri 24 Feb

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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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