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Alone in Berlin: Live from the Imperial War Museum

Alone In Berlin
  • 2016
  • 103 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Vincent Perez
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson

Broadcast live from the Imperial War Museum audiences can enjoy a a preview of the film Alone in Berlin, followed by a view of the museum's most famous exhibits from Nazi Germany and a discussion exploring the realities of political protest from Germany during World War II through to present day.

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Mon 26 Jun

Baby Driver

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

The Cinema Travellers
  • 2016
  • India
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Shirley Abraham / Amit Madheshiya

Doc about the travelling cinema lorries that visit remote Indian villages.

  • IMDb
Sun 25 Jun

Frantz

Frantz
  • 2016
  • France
  • 113 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Cast: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner

In a small German town after WW1, Anna (Beer) mourns her fiancé Frantz who was killed, when she meets Frenchman Adrien (Niney), who claims to have been his friend. Touching, mournful and beautifully crafted tale, with a fine performance from Beer as just one of the many impressive elements.

Thu 22 Jun

Gifted

Gifted
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan

Frank (Evans) has been looking after his mathematically gifted niece Mary (Grace) ever since his sister committed suicide, but then his mother stakes a claim on the girl. Movie-of-the-week stuff about one man’s journey for personal redemption, emotionally overwrought and schmaltzy.

Thu 22 Jun
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The Godfather

The Godfather
  • 1972
  • US
  • 175 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S Castellano, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton

Coppola's gangster classic in which an ageing Mafioso patriarch (Brando) transfers charge of his empire to his son (Pacino).

Fri 23 Jun
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Mon 26 Jun
Thu 29 Jun

The Graduate

The Graduate
  • 1967
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson

Deliciously awkward college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) finds himself in an affair with the wife of his father's business partner.

Fri 23 Jun
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Sun 9 Jul

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • 2017
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

Thu 22 Jun
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Hampstead

Hampstead
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joel Hopkins
  • Written by: Robert Festinger
  • Cast: Diane Keaton, James Norton, Brendan Gleeson

Emily (Keaton) is an American widow living in Hampstead who falls for the grumpy Donald (Gleeson), who lives in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Twee later-life rom-com with Ketaon in pure ditz mode; her and Gleeson’s chemistry is appealing, but there are no surprises.

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Fri 23 Jun
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The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
  • 2016
  • Korea
  • 144 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Park Chan-Wook
  • Cast: Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-Hee, Ha Jung-Woo, Jo Jin-Woong

Thief Sook-Hee (Tae-ri) is hired to pose as a maid to wealthy heiress Hideko (Min-hee) as part of a con trick, but then maid and heiress discover mutual passion. This loose adaptation of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith is bravura filmmaking, but while the emotion between the two women is vibrant, an extended sex scene is exploitative, and the plot is too convoluted.

Thu 22 Jun
  • 13:20

Heat

Heat
  • 1995
  • US
  • 170 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Mann
  • Written by: Michael Mann
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

Mann's star package cops-and-robbers tale is head and shoulders above the rest of the genre, thanks to an action-packed screenplay that fully explores its themes and gives depth to its characters. Pacino is the dedicated detective whose home life is in ruins; De Niro is the reclusive criminal mastermind. The two men's finely balanced sense of honour and mutual respect is well dissected, and the shoot-out set pieces are heart-stopping. Brilliant.

Mon 26 Jun

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek
  • 2016
  • India
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Vishal Furia
  • Cast: Vikram Gaikwad, Usha Naik, Pooja Sawant

Indian horror movie as a couple fight to keep their baby safe.

  • IMDb
Fri 23 Jun

Hotel Salvation

Hotel Salvation
  • 2016
  • India
  • 102 min
  • 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.

  • IMDb
Wed 28 Jun

The House

The House
  • 2017
  • US
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Andrew Jay Cohen
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler

After spending their daughter's college fund Scott (Farrell) and Kate (Poehler) start an illegal casino in their basement.

  • IMDb
Thu 29 Jun

In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sunao Katabuchi

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, a young woman struggles to feed her family due to rationing and lack of supplies.

Wed 28 Jun

Interstellar

Interstellar
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 169 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

Cooper (McConaughey) is a pilot-turned-farmer who's recruited for an intergalactic mission to find humanity a new home. Despite awe and nail-biting tension, there's too much clunky exposition and cinematic clichés, and although Nolan's intentions to make a singular and cerebral film are admirable, it all gets a bit silly.

Tue 27 Jun
Sun 2 Jul

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Oldroyd
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie

Katherine (Pugh) is a young bride shackled to a middle-aged man; when left alone in the grand manor house she begins an affair with a stable-hand (Jarvis) and it all goes downhill. Restrained, compulsively watchable debut feature with a chilling, droll performance from Pugh as the wicked but compelling Katherine.

Thu 22 Jun
  • 13:30

Lost in London

Lost in London
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Woody Harrelson
  • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson

Ambitious project from Woody Harrelson. A semi autobiographical comedy that will be filmed and broadcast live to cinemas.

Fri 23 Jun
Sat 24 Jun

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
  • 1998
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Maybury
  • Cast: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton.

By no means a documentary-style portrait of the artist, Love is the Devil is concerned with the destructive relationship between Bacon and his lover George Dyer. Far more visual and experimental than most of what passes for British cinema these days. Jacobi has an uncanny physical resemblance to Bacon, but the real acting revelation is Craig (Geordie in Our Friends in the North) who superbly gives life to this human tragedy waiting to happen.

Tue 27 Jun

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Manhattan Murder Mystery
  • 1993
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Written by: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
  • Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston, Alan Alda, Joy Behar

When her elderly neighbour dies mysteriously and suddenly, Carol Lipton (Keaton) does some amateur sleuthing along with the New York literary set. Allen returns to the comic formula that first made his name - neat plot, snappy one-liners - making this a much more approachable and enjoyable experience than his more serious work of late.

Sun 25 Jun
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Marvin's Room

Sat 24 Jun
Wed 28 Jun

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel
  • 1952
  • US
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Henry Koster
  • Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton
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My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette
  • 2016
  • Switzerland, France
  • 66 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)

Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.

Thu 22 Jun
  • 13:40
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Sun 9 Jul

National Theatre Live: Salome

National Theatre Live: Salome
  • 2017

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.

Thu 22 Jun

Norman

Norman
  • 2016
  • Israel/USA
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joseph Cedar
  • Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen

Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse. It is one of Gere's best performances to date. While Norman is consistently fascinating to watch, the story is extremely dry and the flow of repetitive conversation eventually becomes exhausting.

Thu 22 Jun

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle
  • 2016
  • France / Belgium / Japan
  • 80 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michaël Dudok de Wit
  • Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Barbara Baretta, Tom Hudson (voices)

A man washes up on a desert island; when he tries to build a raft, it’s destroyed by a mysterious red turtle. Breathtaking début feature by Dutch writer, director and animator, a stunning, life-affirming tale of man’s relationship with nature, entirely worthy of the Ghibli name (the studio co-produced it).

Thu 22 Jun
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Royal Opera House: Otello

Royal Opera House: Otello
  • 2017

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.

Wed 28 Jun

Slack Bay

Slack Bay
  • 2017
  • France
  • 122 min
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont
  • Written by: Bruno Dumont
  • Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Portly police chief Machin (Després) and his sidekick Malfoy (Rigaux) investigate disappearing holidaymakers in Slack Bay; could cannibalism be involved? Madcap murder mystery with a stellar cast; the satire may be a touch obvious and the shtick becomes repetitive, but it’s speckled with hilarity.

  • IMDb
Sun 25 Jun

Summer in the Forest

  • 2017
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Randall Wright

Documentary about philosopher Jean Vanier and L'Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris.

  • IMDb
Fri 23 Jun

Q&A with director

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Whitney: Can I Be Me

Whitney: Can I Be Me
  • 2017
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nick Broomfield/Rudi Dolezal
  • Written by: Nick Broomfield

Documentary about the life and death of singing sensation Whitney Houston, using a fairly traditional format of talking heads and archive footage. Broomfield and Dolezal trace her journey with sensitivity and assurance and if a few puzzle pieces are missing, there are some revealing interviews.

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Thu 22 Jun
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Wilson

Wilson
  • 2017
  • US
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Craig Johnson
  • Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Isabella Amara

Wilson (Harrelson) meets his teenage daughter for the first time, in this comedy drama based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Wilson's occasional charm just about outweighs the unpleasant aspects of his character but as the story develops the black humour drains away.

Thu 22 Jun
  • 16:40

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patty Jenkins
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright

Diana (Gadot) is a princess of the Amazons, who rescues WW1 pilot / secret agent interest Steve (Pine) and resolves to end the war. Stylish and exciting, with a top cast, touches of real humour and tragedy, and spiffing action sequences, anchored by a strong and highly likeable performance from Gadot.

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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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