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Horrible Histories: The Movie (PG)

★★★★ – Den of Geek. When Atti, a quick-witted Roman teen, upsets Emperor Nero he’s sent to cold, wet Britain as punishment- to make things worse, Britain is in the grip of a full-scale rebellion led by warrior queen Boudicca.

"★★★★ – an absolute blast" – Den of Geek


TV’s Horrible Histories as a feature film…what’s not to like?


When Atti, a quick-witted Roman teen, upsets Emperor Nero he’s sent to cold, wet Britain as punishment. And to make things worse, Britain is in the grip of a full-scale Celtic rebellion, led by Boudicca, warrior queen of the Iceni.


A guaranteed hit with parents and children alike.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (18)

★★★★★ – Guardian. The ninth film from Quentin Tarantino blends fact and fiction as a C-list TV actor and his stunt double cross paths with the Manson cult in late ‘60s Hollywood.

"★★★★★ – Tarantino's dazzling LA redemption song" – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


"★★★★★ – Top-drawer Tarantino" – Little White Lies


"★★★★★ – pure movie-world intoxication" – Telegraph


"★★★★ – gorgeous filmmaking and a valentine to the movies" – Empire


The ninth film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino blends fact and fiction as C-list TV actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and long-time friend and stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) cross paths with the Manson cult in late ‘60s Hollywood.


Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt excel in this intoxicating, genre-defying tribute to the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age that switches deftly between uproarious comedy and razor-sharp tension with all of Tarantino’s trademark panache and style.

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Photograph (15)

★★★★ – Empire. A photograph and the determination of a grandmother to see her grandson married bring unlikely lovers together in Mumbai.

"★★★★ – a nuanced, tender picture" – Empire


“A beautiful, resonant film” – Los Angeles Times


A photograph and the determination of a grandmother to see her grandson married bring unlikely lovers together in Ritesh Batra’s Photograph.


When Rafi’s grandmother refuses to take her medicine until he marries, the struggling Mumbai street photographer convinces shy stranger Miloni to pose as his fiancée. Somewhere in the pretence they find a truer version of themselves and perhaps also real romance.


Photograph evokes the warmth and quiet charm of Batra’s breakout 2013 hit The Lunchbox with its mismatched romance, outstanding performances and subtle commentary on modern India.


One of August's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.

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The Swimmer (PG)

★★★★ – Empire. Burt Lancaster stars as wealthy ad-exec Ned Merrill who decides to ‘swim home’ one day – via the pools of his affluent neighbours.

"★★★★ – An enigmatic, poetic, disturbing, interestingly pretentious fable" – Empire


Burt Lancaster stars as wealthy ad-exec Ned Merrill who, after visiting with friends one hot summer’s day, decides to ‘swim home’ – via the backyard pools of all his affluent neighbours.


But with each pool length Ned’s bravado is stripped away as his past comes back to haunt him.


Based on a short story by John Cheever, The Swimmer is an oft-praised but underseen masterpiece of American cinema, and one of the great films about the fading of '60s idealism.


Showing as part of our Sun Screen Season.


All tickets are £8 and include either a pint of beer, glass of wine, or a large soft drink. Show your ticket to a member of our bar staff on arrival and they will run through what drinks are included in the offer.

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Oska Bright Screening (15)

Oska Bright presents Window into our World. Take a peek into the lives of people with learning disabilities from all over the globe and challenge your world view.

Oska Bright presents Window into our World. Take a peek into the lives of people with learning disabilities from all over the globe and challenge your world view.


All the films in this programme have been made and curated by learning disabled talent.


CHECKOUT

Dir: Bobby Marinelli

10 mins 19 secs, USA


Kelly and Allison are two twenty something grocery store employees who find out that the best friendships blossom when they are most needed.


TOPSY AND DAVE

Dir: Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick

8 mins 44 secs, New Zealand


Love, understanding and support are the cornerstone of any marriage. With help from their support workers, we follow Topsy and Dave as they grasp the idea of marriage.


LOVE YOU 'TIL I DIE

Dir: (Rudely) Rudely Interrupted

2 mins 33 secs, Australia


In their 11th year as a band Rudely Interrupted have a new look, new EP and some of their finest songs ever. This film captures them in their colourful glory.


MY LIFE IN THE CITY

Dir: Adam Goldhammer

11 mins, Canada


A group participate in a research study using interviews, city walks and drama to explore what it's like to be a person with a learning disability living in Toronto.


AQUI ES POSIBLE

Dir: Blanca Zaragueta and Joseba Huegun

22 mins 46 secs, Spain


Andoni, the owner of an advertising agency, accidently meets his neighbour, Enrike, who has Down's Syndrome.


JONATHAN

Dir: Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick

5 mins 57 secs, New Zealand


Jonathan takes pride in representing Thames in the Special Olympics. He enjoys pounding the pavement as part of his rigorous training regime.


TRAPPED

Dir: Rhythms Access All Areas' Black Cab Theatre Company

4 mins 4 secs, UK


Inspired by the history of people with leanring disabilities being put in long-stay hospitals, their stories and protest songs and statements by Mabel Cooper.


PAUL

Dir: Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick

5 mins 57 secs, New Zealand


Paul has been at Thames for 22 years. With strength and vulnerability he quietly pursues the things in life which make him strong and happy.


I'M ME

Dir: Denis Darzacq with Mind the Gap

4 mins 4 secs, UK


An inspirational music video which helps to challenge the stigma around learning disability. Featuring music by Jez Colborne.


LIKE A STAR

Dir: Daniele Bonarini

10 mins 50 secs, Italy


Daniele is a director who works with people with disabilities. He takes his lead actor, Tiziano to a festival in Texas. For Tiziano these will be unforgettable days.


BUMBLEBEES

Dir: Jenna Kanell

3 mins 56 secs, USA


A quirky romantic comedy starring Vance Kanell, who was diagnosed with autism and several other sensory disorders. He now faces the adventure of his first date.

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Tuesday 20 Aug 20197:00pm Book Now

Poacher (18)

Poacher, made by Leicestershire-born filmmaker Thomas Whitworth, humanises the interconnected lives involved in the elephant extinction crisis.

The opening gala of this year's Short Cinema festival competition is the Midlands premiere of Poacher.


Made by Leicestershire born filmmaker Thomas Whitworth, Poacher humanises the interconnected lives involved in the elephant extinction crisis.


Casting an eye on both sides of the fence, this suspense thriller thrusts the audience into a world where subsistence farming competes against animal welfare and conservation confronts militarised violence.


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Wednesday 21 Aug 20196:00pm Book Now

BFI Network Shorts (U)

Thinking of applying for BFI NETWORK funding? Here’s a chance to see some of the films successfully funded by BFI NETWORK and hear from the filmmakers.

Thinking of applying for BFI NETWORK funding? Here’s a chance to see some of the films successfully funded by BFI NETWORK and hear from the filmmakers.


GHOSTED

Dir: Duncan Roe and Katie Redford

11 mins, UK


After her husband passes away, a woman becomes a psychic medium.


KEEP BREATHING

Dir: Mark Corden, Emmeline Hartley and Tommy Draper

18 mins 34 secs, UK


Trapped in a lift, a man and woman are forced to confront each other about the night they first met.


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Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Shorts (18)

Iris Prize is regarded as the Academy Awards of LGBTQ+ film. These award-winning films from Iris 2018 tell modern stories from around the world with humour, heart and honesty.

Iris Prize is regarded as the Academy Awards of LGBTQ+ film. These award-winning films from Iris 2018 tell modern stories from around the world with humour, heart and honesty.


This selection of international shorts will be introduced by Iris Prize festival director Berwyn Rowlands.


In 2006 Berwyn established the Iris Prize – the world’s largest LGBT short film prize at £30,000. Nine short films have been produced to date with the Iris Prize including Burger and Followers which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016 the festival celebrated its 10th anniversary and was recognised by BAFTA as an 'A' list festival. The Cardiff-based event has featured in the top 50 film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine for four years, and the Iris Prize was recognised by the Queen at a reception for the British Film Industry in 2013.


MRS McCUTCHEON

Dir: John Sheedy

16 mins, Australia


WREN BOYS

Dir: Harry Lighton

11 mins, UK


PRE-DRINK

Dir: Marc-Antoine Lemire

23 mins, Canada


THREE CENTIMETRES

Dir: Lara Zeidan

9 mins, Lebanon/UK

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International Programme (18)

Enjoy the very best festival entries from global talent, with this mix of live action, animation and documentary shorts.

Enjoy the very best festival entries from global talent, with this mix of live action, animation and documentary shorts.


We're very excited that some of the directors of the International Programme selection will be joining us at this year's event, including Elena Garcia and Gabriela Garcia Medina.


PEOPLE ON THE STREET BARKING

Dir: Yuan Kong

1 min 33 secs, Germany


WHAT REMAINS

Dir: Areej Mahmoud

16 mins, USA


CAT DAYS

Dir: Jon Fricke

11 mins, Germany


A GOLDEN MARRIAGE

Dir: Stephen Bullen

4 mins 27 secs, China


THE TRAFFIC SEPARATING DEVICE

Dir: Johan Palmgren

15 mins, Sweden


LITTLE CON LILI

Dir: Gabriela Garcia Medina

9 mins 40 secs, Cuba


THE TIGRESS MASQUE

Dir: Gowri Neelavar

2 mins 29 secs, India


THE WOMAN WHO TURNED INTO A CASTLE

Dir: Kathrin Steinbacher

3 mins 35 secs, Austria


GOLF

Dir: Julia Bales

7 mins 16 secs, USA


MY DEAD DAD'S OLD PORNO TAPES

Dir: Charlie Tyrell

13 mins 36 secs, Canada


WE ARE THE SAME

Dir: Elena Garcia

2 mins 6 secs, Mexico


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Thursday 22 Aug 20197:00pm Book Now

Playmobil: The Movie (U)

When Marla’s 10-year-old brother Charlie unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated Playmobil universe it’s up to her to find him.

When Marla’s 10-year-old brother Charlie unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated Playmobil universe it’s up to her to find him – with the stiff-limbed assistance of a truck driver, a secret agent, a robot, and a fairy-godmother.


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Blinded by the Light (12A)

Pakistani teenager Javed dreams of escaping his life in the smallminded Luton of Thatcher's Britain. He wants more- and Bruce Springsteen is going to show him the way.

England, 1987. Teenager Javed is growing up in Thatcher’s Britain, writing poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household.


When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics, and discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams.


A timely coming-of-age story from the award-winning director of Bend it Like Beckham, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir.


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Keyed Alike VR (12+)

Phoenix Interact Labs resident and virtual reality filmmaker Alex Rühl presents her short VR film Keyed Alike.

Phoenix Interact Labs resident and virtual reality filmmaker Alex Rühl presents her short VR film Keyed Alike


By London riverside railings, covered in love locks, two very different women meet by chance. They argue and tease each other about love; one is desperate to move on (Eve, played by Natacha Karam, NBC's The Brave), the other is stuck in the past and unwilling to let go (Coley, played by Gemma Whelan, HBO's Game of Thrones)


Alex Rühl is a VR creator and founder of CATS are not PEAS, a boutique immersive storytelling studio. Prior to that she worked as a TV producer for the likes of BBC, Sky and ITV Studios. She picked up her first 360 camera in early 2016 and hasn’t looked back since.


"She is a pioneer of the 360 medium, unafraid to try new genres and create new IPs for immersive tech" – Samantha Kingston, Virtual Umbrella


The event will be facilitated by artist filmmaker Ben Fredericks, who works with narrative, moving image, VR and installations.


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British Shorts (U)

What does it mean to be British in 2019? Comedy, drama and horror come together to showcase individuals, communities and stories from our nation.

What does it mean to be British in 2019? Comedy, drama and horror come together to showcase individuals, communities and stories from our nation.


PIP

Dir: David Yorke

2 mins 17 secs, UK


LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Dir: Stuart Hackshaw

7 mins, UK


MY GRANDSON, CHARLOTTE

Dir: Tyler Pierreson

13 mins 16 secs, UK


MATHER

Dir: Eyes & Ears

3 mins 34 secs, UK


SALT & SAUCE

Dir: Alia Ghafar

11 mins, UK


RUCK IT!

Dir: Kelvin DeSena

10 mins, UK


DISCO DYNAMITE

Dir: Tom Clover

9 mins 45 secs, UK


NIGHT OUT

Dir: Amelia Hashemi

11 mins, UK


MASTERPIECE

Dir: Runyararo Mapfumo

7 mins, UK


F*CK

Dir: Danny Morgan

9 mins 45 secs, UK


STANDBY

Dir: Charlotte Regan

5 mins 42 secs, UK


NURAIYAH

Dir: Khevyn Ibrahim

1 min 30 secs, UK

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Horror Shorts (18)

This Encounters-curated programme of short horror films includes zombie feasts, extreme foley sessions, psychological thrills, and domestic nightmares.

Spanning the full width of the genre, this Encounters-curated programme includes zombie feasts, extreme foley sessions, psychological thrills, domestic nightmares and a horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a pack of men... who just want to help!


Based in Bristol, Encounters is the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival.


ALL YOU CAN CARRY

Dir: Andrew Rose

11 mins 3 secs, US/UK


OOZE

Dir: Kilian Vilim

5 mins 29 secs, Switzerland


DÉJÀ VU

Dir: Olivier Labonté LeMoyne

9 mins, Canada


AND THE BABY SCREAMED

Dir: Dan Gitsham

3 mins 27 secs, UK


DELIRIA

Dir: Tomas Stark

8 mins, Sweden


THE BLUE DOOR

Dir: Paul Taylor

9 mins 14 secs, UK


THE GIRL IN THE SNOW

Dir: Dennis Ledergerber

7 mins, Switzerland


ASIAN GIRLS

Dir: Hyun Lee

6 mins 34 secs, Australia


TWO PUDDLES

Dir: Timothy Keeling

6 mins, UK


HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE

Dir: Ilja Rautsi

15 mins, Finland

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Friday 23 Aug 201910:00pm Book Now

Family Shorts (U)

Fortune favours the brave in this collection of animated shorts from around the world, curated by Flatpack Festival. Suitable for ages 4+

Fortune favours the brave in this collection of animated shorts from around the world, curated by Flatpack Festival. The programme is 70 minutes in length and will be screened in Autism Friendly conditions with partially raised lighting and reduced sound levels.


A charming selection of animations, where a little girl learns to overcome her fears; a white crow discovers a wonderful land far from home; and Mr Gnome climbs mountains to chase the clouds away.


Suitable for ages 4+.

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Saturday 24 Aug 201910:30am Book Now

Ice Cold in Alex (PG)

A stranded group of Allies face an arduous journey in a Military Ambulance across the desert to the safety of British occupied Alexandria in North Africa.


A copper-bottomed WWII classic screening to mark the Phoenix Beer Festival.


A stranded group of Allies face an arduous journey in a Military Ambulance across the desert to the safety of British occupied Alexandria in North Africa.


Drenched in the sweat and heat of the desert the group must overcome their personal differences to battle the ambulance through the unforgiving terrain.


The hardest part of watching is resisting the urge to stand up and salute as John Mills provides the stiffest of upper lips as Captain Anson.


Showing as part of our Sun Screen Season.

All tickets are £8 and include either a pint of beer, glass of wine, or a large soft drink.

Show your ticket to a member of our bar staff on arrival and they will run through what drinks are included in the offer.

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Closing Gala: Midlands Showcase and Awards (18)

Walk the red carpet straight into our closing gala and awards ceremony, bringing you some of the best in shorts from the Midlands.

Walk the red carpet straight into our closing gala and awards ceremony, bringing you some of the best in shorts from the Midlands and celebrating the talent who made them.


We’ll announce the 2019 award winners before our annual wrap party in the Café Bar, which features a DJ set by Alan Morton.


FROM ASHES WE RISE

Dir: Khadijah Carberry

6 mins 59 secs, UK


INFERNUM MONOLOGUE: LUCIFER’S CHALLENGE

Dir: Rajnish rai Sharma

4 mins 30 secs, UK


KINDLING

Dir: Cassiah Joski-Jethi

8 mins 58 secs, UK


BEE-LOVED

Dir: Sarah Wynne Kordas, James Pyle

3 mins 52 secs, UK


THE FRONT DOOR

Dir: Andrew Rutter

6 mins 45 secs, UK


MY FRIEND FRANK

Dir: Joel Caborn

5 mins 22 secs, UK


SUPERDEAD

Dir: Louis Murrall

10 mins 40 secs, UK


THE FLOOR IS OUR INDOOR OCEAN

Dir: Jon Ellison

20 secs, UK


IFFY

Dir: Scarlett Turner, Danni Spooner

3 mins 30 secs, UK


WAXWORKS OWNER FUMES AT CLOSURE

Dir: Lee Charlish

4 mins 48 secs, UK


SOCKS AND ROBBERS

Dir: David Lilley

8 mins, UK


SHINING TOR

Dir: Andew David Barker

5 mins, UK


TROUBLED WATERS

Dir: Gemma Norton

12 mins 33 secs, UK


NO GUESSES FOUND

Dir: Georgie Cubin, Jane Leggat

9 mins 52 secs, UK


SIZE 8

Dir: Margo Roe

11 mins 25 secs, UK


TOGETHER

Dir: Steff Lee, Jack Ross, Mair Perkins, Oz Durose

1 min 24 secs, UK


STRIPPED

Dir: Jess O’Brien

6 mins 46 secs, UK


LOVE IN THE 21st CENTURY

Dir: Tom Bulpett, Charlie Sturgeon

5 mins, UK



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Paddington (PG)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Based on the hugely popular children’s books by Michael Bond, a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home.

★★★★★ – Guardian


Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, a young Peruvian bear begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ("Please look after this bear. Thank you") and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a rare-bear collector.


Screening as part of Journeys Festival International 2019, which celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares the refugee experience through art.


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Sunday 25 Aug 201912:30pm Book Now

The Hateful Eight (18)

This here is Daisy Domergue. She's wanted dead or alive for murder, so when that sun comes out, I'm taking this woman to hell!


★★★★★ – “Breathtakingly stylish and clever” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


The eighth film from Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is a violent and funny western set in a remote cabin. Bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) is transporting his prisoner Daisy Domergue to Red Rock to hang, but is forced to stop at a lodge when a huge blizzard rolls in.


With the owners gone and the cabin populated by a motley collection of outlaws, who can be trusted and who will survive the night?


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Sunday 25 Aug 20193:30pm Book Now

Rafiki (12A)

Based on Monica Arac de Nyeko’s short story, Rafiki transports Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the vibrant youth culture of Kenya to create a universal story of love.

"Reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee" – Screen Daily


“A radiant, vivacious portrait of young love” – Washington Post


Screening in the week leading up to Leicester Pride, Rafiki tells the story of Kena and Ziki, two young women who have been told all their lives that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives.”


When their friendship blooms into love, the pair must choose between their happiness and their safety in an intolerant society.


Banned by the Kenyan government due to its positive depiction of homosexuality, Rafiki has won world-wide acclaim and became the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.


One of August's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.

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Are You Proud? (15)

This new documentary meets key campaigners and investigates the organisations and events that have contributed to substantial progress within the western LGBTQ+ liberation movement.

Screening in the week leading up to Leicester Pride, this new documentary meets key campaigners and investigates the organisations and events that have contributed to substantial progress within the western LGBTQ+ liberation movement, focussing on the history of Pride in the UK.


It celebrates that progress, whilst exploring the controversial questions over the continuing relevance of the Pride march, and highlights the international battles still to be fought.


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Tuesday 27 Aug 20198:40pm Book Now

Sea Prayer VR (12+)

Screening as part of Journeys Festival, Sea Prayer is a haunting 360-degree animation, written and narrated by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner).


Screening as part of Journeys Festival, Sea Prayer is a haunting 360-degree animation, written and narrated by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner).


The night before a potentially fatal journey, a father reflects with his son on their life in Syria before the war – and their unknown future.


Writen in response to the tragic death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to reach Greece in 2015, acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini wrote Sea Prayer.


In the film, a Syrian father speaks to his son lying asleep on his lap on the eve of making the sea crossing to Europe to seek refuge and safety.


Produced by the Guardian's in-house VR team, in collaboration with acclaimed VR artist Liz Edwards, Sea Prayer is the first narrative, animated virtual reality film created using the VR paint programme Tilt Brush.


The screening will include a post-film discussion led by VR producer Alex Ruhl and representatives from the British Red Cross.


Journeys Festival International 2019 celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares the refugee experience through art.


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Wednesday 28 Aug 20196:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)
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The Movement (15)

Amidst the worst refugee crisis since WW2, Nottingham filmmaker Sharon Walia’s documentary follows the stories of the volunteer rescuers who are taking matters into their own hands.

“Fiercely committed migration documentary” – Guardian


Amidst the worst refugee crisis since WW2, Nottingham filmmaker Sharon Walia’s feature documentary tells the stories of volunteer rescuers –including a firefighter, a footballer and a former nurse – who have stepped in where governments have held back and are saving refugees as part of their day-to-day lives.


Screening as part of Journeys Festival International 2019, which celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares the refugee experience through art.


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Wednesday 28 Aug 20198:00pm Book Now

Aida (12A)

Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili deliver blazing performances in Sonja Frisell's stunning production of Verdi's grand ancient Egyptian drama.

Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili deliver blazing performances in Sonja Frisell's stunning production of Verdi's grand ancient Egyptian drama.


Nicola Luisotti conducts.


From the MET's 2018-19 season, and screening now as part of MET Opera's 2019 Summer Encores.


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Thursday 29 Aug 20196:45pm Book Now

Pain and Glory (15)

European cinema great Pedro Almodóvar returns with his 21st feature film, a semi-autobiographical tale of an ageing film director starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.

“★★★★★ – Pedro Almodóvar’s nostalgia-soaked memoir is a gorgeous, humane journey into an ageing filmmaker’s soul” – Time Out


European cinema great Pedro Almodóvar returns with his 21st feature film, a semi-autobiographical tale of an ageing film director starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.


Salvador Mallo (Banderas) is a man facing up to his mortality. Having not made a film in years, he finds himself looking backwards to his childhood in ‘60s Valencia, his first love affair in ‘80s Madrid and his discoveries of cinema and heartbreak.


Ruminative and reflective, Pain and Glory brings past and present together in a vivid, soul-nourishing way that has seen it described as Almodóvar’s Cinema Paradiso.

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Transit (12A)

A gripping thriller about the spread of fascism in modern day France, Transit follows a German refugee who assumes the identity of a dead man in order to escape the authorities.

“By turns intimate and expansive, Transit is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie”– The Los Angeles Times


Acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) returns with this gripping thriller, adapted from Anna Segher’s 1942 novel but transposed to the modern day.


As fascism and terror spread through France, German refugee Georg (a brilliant Franz Rogowski) flees Paris and heads to Marseille, assuming the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying.


Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband.


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Kill Bill 1 & 2 (18)

Those of you lucky enough to still have their lives, take them with you! However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now.


“The sum of both films is what makes Kill Bill a triumph” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


The Bride (Uma Thurman) must kill her ex-boss and lover Bill (Carrdaine) who betrayed her at her wedding ceremony, shot her in the head and took away her unborn daughter.


But first, she's gonna make the other four members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad suffer.


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Beyond the River (12A)

This inspirational new film is based on the true story of two South-African canoeists from different walks of life who entered the arduous Dusi Canoe Marathon in 2014.

This inspirational new film is based on the true story of two South-African canoeists from different walks of life who entered the arduous Dusi Canoe Marathon in 2014.


Duma is a talented young man trapped by his surroundings and desperate to find an escape in the world of canoeing; Steve is a nine-time Dusi winner who throws himself into his the sport to try and forget his past.


Unexpectedly coming together to attempt the three-day Canoe race as a doubles pair; if they are to have any hope of competing the two men must put aside their differences and work together, both in the boat and beyond the river.


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The Souvenir (15)

★★★★★ – The Telegraph. The latest film from Joanna Hogg, The Souvenir follows Julie, a young student, whose fraught love affair with the charismatic Anthony threatens to derail her dreams of becoming a filmmaker.

★★★★★ – “A cinematic memoir of once-in-a-decade emotional precision and ambition” – Time Out


Julie, a young, quietly ambitious film student, embarks on her first serious love affair with Anthony, a charismatic and mysterious man. Just as she begins to find her voice as an artist, Julie defies her mother and friends to slip deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that threatens to destroy her fledgling dreams.


Inspired by the director’s own experiences, The Souvenir is a different kind of coming-of-age story- one that illuminates the artist’s journey from ingénue to maker in personal and philosophical terms, a nuanced film about memory, privilege and discovering one’s voice.


The Souvenir is the latest film from award-winning writer-director Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, Exhibition), starring Tilda Swinton, her daughter Honor Swinton Byrne- in a breakthrough role- and Tom Burke (War & Peace, Strike). The film won the world cinema Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


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Neither Wolf Nor Dog (12A)

Kent, a white author, is summoned to meet Native American elder Dan. Drawn into a road trip across the Dakotas, Kent’s understanding of his country is turned upside down as Dan recounts American history from a Native point of view.

Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Norburn, this profound film has been a mini-sensation in America with a record-breaking theatrical run.


Kent, a white American author, finds himself drawn into a road trip across the Dakotas with a 95-year-old Native American elder, Dan. As the two traverse the sparse backroads of Lakota country, accompanied by the elder’s gruff chaperone, they discover a forgotten world and Kent’s understanding of his country is turned upside down as Dan recounts American history from a Native point of view.


With earnest and heartfelt performances, Neither Wolf nor Dog is a fitting final film for legendary Native American figure Dave Bald Eagle (a decorated WWII veteran, whose Hollywood career included being Errol Flynn’s stunt double) who passed away shortly after filming was completed.


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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (12A)

From acclaimed documentary director Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me), Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love charts the beautiful, yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

★★★★ – “Nick Broomfield’s riveting documentary gives us a vivid snapshot of the early 1960s and a complicated, mysterious love story” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


“Admiring, affectionate and a little awe-struck” – The New York Times


Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is a documentary that charts the beautiful, yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen from director Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer).


Marianne and Leonard’s love affair began when they met on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of artists, writers and musicians. The film follows their relationship from these early days to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician and right through to Marianne’s death in 2016.


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The Secret Garden (U)

After the death of her parents in India, young Mary is sent to Yorkshire to live with her uncle – who she’s never met. Feeling sad and lonely, she begins to explore her new moorland home and finds a hidden garden...

★★★★ – “The summer of 1993 will be remembered as the time when every child in the world wanted to see 'Jurassic Park'. The lucky ones will see this one, too” – Roger Ebert


Maggie Smith and Kate Maberly star in this classic adaptation of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s timeless story. After the death of her parents in India, young Mary is sent to Yorkshire to live with her uncle – who she’s never met.


Feeling sad and lonely, she begins to explore her new moorland home and finds a hidden garden – a discovery that leads to new friendships and happiness.


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Best of ShAFF (15)

One of the world’s most renowned outdoor and adventure big screen gatherings, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) presents the best of outdoor and adventure filmmaking from all around the world.

One of the world’s most renowned outdoor and adventure big screen gatherings Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) presents the best of outdoor and adventure filmmaking from all around the world.


This summer, the ShAFF is going on tour across the UK presenting 2 hours of the best of the Festival, representing the pinnacle of climbing, running and biking, adventures from the snow and streets - and the latest adventure featuring Free Solo’s Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin.


A Mile an Hour

Dir: Beau Miles / Australia / 17 mins

How about this for a different kind of marathon; Meet Beau, who whilst going about his day, is running one lap an hour for 24hrs around a perfectly mile long block.


Gravitas

Dir: Sebastian Linda / Germany / 2 mins

Witness the most incredible street workout scenes with the Australian Calisthenic athlete “Simonster”.


Queen Maud Land

Dir: Taylor Keating and Cedar Wright / USA / 27 mins.

Six climbers (including Conrad Anker and Free Solo’s Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin) fly to the inhospitable Antarctic range to test themselves on frozen big walls and against subzero temperatures. Described as “The film where Alex Honnold actually shows fear!”


Kai Jones

USA / 5 mins.

A 12 year old skier rips some gnarly terrain at Wyoming’s famous Jackson Hole. "How far can I push it before I make my mum scared…”


The Frenchy

Michelle Smith / USA / 14 mins

Eighty- two year old Jaques Houot, who gets after it non-stop on skis, mountain bikes and the cyclocross race circuit, may just have found the fountain of youth.


Ar Gefn y Ddraig (Riding The Dragon)

Huw Erddyn / UK / 56 mins. Subtitled

Huw Jack Brassington’s attempt to complete the hardest 5 day mountain race in the world, The Dragons Back - a whopping 300+ km run down the spine of Wales.


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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (12A)

We celebrate the publication of Margaret Atwood's The Testaments with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

On Tuesday 10 September, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – her highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale – is revealed. This momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.


The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.


Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.


"Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in."


With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.


The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.

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BSFF Festival Pass (U)

Phoenix will be the venue for the 20th British Silent Film Festival from 11 – 15 September.

This year will be the 20th iteration of the British Silent Film Festival and it celebrates the centenary of the birth of Wiemar and Expressionist cinema in Germany and its global influence between 1919 and 1932, particularly on British cinema.


One of the foremost collections of Expressionist art outside of Germany is held at Leicester's New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, and we'll be screening some films at the museum to draw links between film and the other arts.


Festival highlights include Neil Brand presenting Laurel and Hardy; a programme of Victorian short films restored to their former breath-taking glory; early horror films including The Phantom of the Moulin Rouge; The Runaway Princess; and German comedy The Oyster Princess/Die Austernprinzessin directed by Ernst Lubitsch.


Please note the opening evening event on Wednesday 11 September will take place at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Details of the location can be found below:


https://www.leicester.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums-and-galleries/museums-and-historic-venues/new-walk-museum-and-art-gallery/

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About a Boy (12A)

Nick Hornby's much-loved book proved a charming hit on the big screen, re-inventing Hugh Grant and introducing audiences to the talented Nicholas Hoult.

Will is a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings.


As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up.


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Il Barbiere di Siviglia (12A)

Rossini's madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and features an all-star cast, including mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Rossini's madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and baritone Peter Mattei.


Maurizio Benini conducts.


From the MET's 2006-07 season, and screening now as part of MET Opera's 2019 Summer Encores.

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The British Silent Film Festival returns from September 11th to 15th. Thursday's programme includes comedy classic The Oyster Princess, WWI film Comradeship and the rarely seen Swedish film Song of the Scarlett Flower.


A fantastic programme of rarely seen films beginning with an illustrated presentation on the British Pioneer Alf Collins, followed by some early sound films, a screening of the  delightful comedy classic from 1919, The Oyster Princess/Die Austernprinzessin, Maurice Elvey’s WW1 film Comradeship (1919), the rarely seen Swedish film by Marice Stiller, Song of the Scarlett Flower /Sången om den Eldröda Blomman (pictured) and ending with the wonderful Alley Cat (Hans Steinhoff, UK/Germany,  1929).


This year will be the 20th iteration of the British Silent Film Festival and it celebrates the centenary of the birth of Wiemar and Expressionist cinema in Germany and its global influence between 1919 and 1932, particularly on British cinema.

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Fleabag (15)

★★★★★ – Guardian. See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

"★★★★★ – Witty, filthy and supreme" – Guardian


See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.


Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.


Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.


Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this "legitimately hilarious show" (New Yorker).


Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre.

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The British Silent Film Festival returns from September 11th to 15th. Friday's programme features a mix of British and German classics, including The City of Song (Farewell to Love) and the epic The Struggle for the Matterhorn.

Friday kicks off with The City of Song (Farewell to Love) starring Jan Kiepuri, followed by some British silent rarities from the Archive Agency, including the comedies: A Merry Night, The Nervous Curate and The Curate’s Double. This will be followed by two British films Silver Linings, a Cain and Abel fable and Tons of Money, a forgotten comedy classic.


Then we have two rarely seen classics Spring Awakening/Frühlingserwachen from Germany, exploring 1920s Berlin life and ending the evening with the epic The Struggle for the Matterhorn/Der Kampf ums Matterhorn (pictured) depicting the historical battle between climbers Anton Carrel and Edward Whymper as they attempt to conquer the Matterhorn in the 1860s.


This year will be the 20th iteration of the British Silent Film Festival and it celebrates the centenary of the birth of Wiemar and Expressionist cinema in Germany and its global influence between 1919 and 1932, particularly on British cinema.

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Bait (15)

“A genuine modern masterpiece” – Mark Kermode. With the height of the summer season approaching, local fisherman Martin finds himself in the middle of simmering tension between the locals and the tourists.

“A genuine modern masterpiece” – Mark Kermode.


Martin Ward is a cove fisherman without a boat- his brother having repurposed their trawler as a day tripper for tourists and thus driven a wedge between the two. The height of the summer season finds Martin on the wrong side of simmering tension between the locals and tourists when a family tragedy changes everything.


Shot in Cornwall on 16mm black and white film and processed by hand, Bait is an utterly unique, handcrafted monochrome exploration of communities facing up to a changing world.


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The British Silent Film Festival returns from September 11th to 15th. Saturday's highlights include the UK premiere of  Rene Clair's debut feature and The Sound of Cinema's Neil Brand accompanying Laurel and Hardy on piano.

Saturday begins with Tell Me Tonight (Litvak, UK/Germany 1933) an engaging musical comedy set in Switzerland starts the day, followed by The Runaway Princess (Asquith, UK/Ger, 1928). Neil Brand (BBC's The Sound of Cinema) and Laurel and Hardy will then be entertaining everyone at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery at lunchtime.


After lunch we return to Phoenix for the Boer War on film, followed by Peace on the Western Front; presented by the Imperial War Museum. Two comedy classics Toni and The Midnight Girl will offer afternoon entertainment before the UK premiere of The Phantom of the Moulin Rouge/Le Fantome du Moulin Rouge (pictured); Rene Clair’s first feature film. Victor Saville’s Tesha then rounds off the evening, starring the wonderful Maria Corda.


This year will be the 20th iteration of the British Silent Film Festival and it celebrates the centenary of the birth of Wiemar and Expressionist cinema in Germany and its global influence between 1919 and 1932, particularly on British cinema.

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The Run (TBC)

The Run follows Australian ultra-runner and politician Pat Farmer as he attempts the Spirit of India run for charity, covering 4,650km over 60 days.

The Run follows Australian ultra-runner and politician Pat Farmer as he undertakes his charitable Spirit of India run, attempting to cover the full length of India in 60 days: a whopping 4,650km.


Director Anupam Sharma breaks the rules and entrenches himself inside Pat’s support team: a group of idiosyncratic characters ruled over by the demanding Pat, a 50+ year old Aussie bloke who’ll stop at nothing to achieve his mission.


As we follow the team through the beautiful and vibrant landscapes of India and some extreme weather conditions, they are cheered along every step of the way by thousands. Inspirational filmmaking, The Run keeps you with Pat every painful step of the way.


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The British Silent Film Festival returns from September 11th to 15th. Sunday's programme will include a surprise film and a selection of travelogues, Victorian shorts and a special look at the Leicester Film Society of the 1930s.

A secret early sound film will delight audiences followed by a wonderful programme of European travelogues.


After lunch there will be an illustrated exploration of the Leicester Film Society in the 1930s, followed by films and a talk on Weimar cinema.


The final event of the day takes place at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery with a programme of Victorian short films, restored from their original large-format to IMAX quality and presented by Bryony Dixon, Curator of silent cinema at the BFI National Archive.


This year will be the 20th iteration of the British Silent Film Festival and it celebrates the centenary of the birth of Wiemar and Expressionist cinema in Germany and its global influence between 1919 and 1932, particularly on British cinema.


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Hail Satan? (15)

Chronicling the rise of the Satanic Temple, one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from director Penny Lane.

“A devilishly fun documentary about faith in America” – IndieWire


When the media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humour, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways.


As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.


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The Game Changers (PG)

A revolutionary documentary about meat, protein & strength. Featuring some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet, The Game Changers documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports.


A revolutionary documentary about meat, protein & strength. Featuring some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet, The Game Changers documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports.


Mixing real-time, ground-breaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph, Psihoyos’ film exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the global population.


Followed by a cinema-exclusive roundtable Q&A with the filmmakers and executive producers James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan.

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Psycho Vertical (12A)

Psycho Vertical is a raw and emotive study of the complex life and motivations of writer, funny-man and Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer, Andy Kirkpatrick.

Beautiful and emotive, Psycho Vertical explores the intricate mind of Andy Kirkpatrick, a world-class climber, alpinist and funny-man who lives a life of conflicting desires, identities and responsibilities, inspired by his best-selling autobiography of the same name.


Firmly grounded by his impoverished upbringing in 1970s Hull, from a young age Andy’s head has been in the clouds, filled with grand ideas of discovering who he is and what exactly he’s made of, spurred on by his father’s absence and translated into ascents of some of the world’s most dangerous alpine routes.


By exploring his past, his present and his motivation for pushing his limits to the absolute extreme, we follow Andy on an 18-day, solo ascent of El Capitan, where life on the mountain wall is precarious, tough and lonely, creating a raw and intimate portrait of one of climbing’s most controversial, unpredictable and adored figures, and exploring themes of identity, fatherhood, and how our pasts shape us, drive us forward and stay with us all our lives.


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Die Tomorrow (12A)

★★★★ - "Offers a Zen poetry antidote to our collective fear of mortality" - Little White Lies. This sublime documentary/drama hybrid recreates the final moments of 6 people - pulled from real cases in the Thai newspapers.

★★★★ - "Offers a Zen poetry antidote to our collective fear of mortality" - Little White Lies.


Continuing our Atypical strand dedicated to unique cinema, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s sublime documentary/drama hybrid recreates the final moments of 6 people - pulled from real cases in the Thai newspapers - to explore the question ‘When is it our time to die?’


Despite the subject matter there is no death on screen, Die Tomorrow is playful and thoughtful, with the re-enactments playing out in warmly naturalistic style.


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Ad Astra (TBC)

Tasked with travelling to the outer edges of the solar system, astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) must find his missing father, who was working on a top-secret project that may hold the key to humankind’s destruction or salvation.

Acclaimed director James Gray (We Own the Night, The Lost City of Z) returns with this gripping new film starring Brad Pitt. Astronaut Roy McBride is tasked with travelling to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father, who was working on a top-secret project that may hold the key to humankind’s destruction or salvation.


A smart, profound and jaw-dropping film for grown-ups, Pitt gives one of his best performances in years alongside a cast including Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and Ruth Negga.


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Mrs Lowry and Son (PG)

Starring Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) and Vanessa Redgrave (Howard’s End) as L.S. Lowry and his mother, Mrs Lowry and Son brings to life the tumultuous relationship that helped shape one of the 20th century’s most iconic painters.

★★★★ – “Redgrave is on mesmerising form and, at 82, delivers one of the turns of her career” – The Times


The feature-film debut from acclaimed theatre director Adrian Noble, Mrs Lowry and Son depicts the turbulent relationship between L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), one of the 20th century’s most iconic painters, and his domineering mother (Vanessa Redgrave).


Lowry, not yet established as an artist, is working as a rent collector, but is obsessed by painting and dedicates all of his free time to it. The other great devotion in Lowry’s life is to his mother- she, however, only finds disappointment in her son and his work.


Delicately balancing tension and apprehension with vulnerability and humour, Mrs Lowry and Son is a dramatic and moving story with a ferocious performance from Vanessa Redgrave at its centre.


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Gaza (15)

An elegantly shot portrait of Palestinian life, this new documentary offers a rare glimpse behind the walls of Gaza and an opportunity to get to know the real people who inhabit a land plagued by conflict, but not defined by it.

“A raw, emotive film, one that demands to be watched” – Cineuropa


★★★★★ – RTÉ


From TV sets thousands of miles away, Gaza has been reduced to an image of violence, chaos and destruction. It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life there- but what do the local people do when they’re not under siege?


This elegantly shot documentary on Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, to glimpse behind the walls of this misunderstood land and get to know the real people who inhabit it- a taxi driver, a teacher, a student, a barber. Through them we gain a nuanced understanding of what life is really like in Gaza, painting a portrait of a people plagued by conflict, but not defined by it.


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Mystery Film (18)

Join us as we voyage into the unknown with our mystery film night!


Join us as we voyage into the unknown with our mystery film night!


It could be a new digital restoration, a 35mm print of an old classic or a rare theatrical outing for a film you’ve never had the chance to see on the big screen. Nobody knows what we’re screening (including our staff!) until the film begins, but you can trust that we’ll deliver some brilliant cinema.


The Mystery Film may be any classification up to an 18 certificate. As such, these screenings are for over-18s only.

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Friday 20 Sep 20196:15pm Book Now

MAKING A FEATURE FILM: HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

A one day introduction to the complete feature filmmaking process, from initial idea to selling the first ticket.

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Saturday 21 Sep 201910:30am Book Now

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Now 16, Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents but having moved to LA she finds herself facing her most dangerous adventure yet… high school!

“An exhuberant, tongue-in-cheek adventure for everyone” – Indiewire

A live-action family adventure, à la Indiana Jones – based on the long-running children’s TV animation. Now 16, Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents but having moved to LA she finds herself facing her most dangerous adventure yet… high school!


When her parents go on an expedition to find the City of Gold without her, it’s not long before Dora embarks on a quest to find her parents and solve the mystery of the lost city.


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Saturday 21 Sep 201911:00am Book Now
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The Yukon Assignment (PG)

British adventurer Chris Lucas (34) and his actor father Niall (64) depend on each other for survival as they canoe down one of the most remote rivers in Canada.

British adventurer Chris Lucas, 34, and his actor father Niall, 64, depend on each other for survival as they canoe down one of the most remote rivers in Canada.


The Yukon Assignment is a breath-taking exploration of one of the Earth’s last wildernesses and the story of how adventure can sometimes bring us together, irrespective of age.


The film is suitable for families and specifically made to inspire curious adventurers of all ages, leaving the audience wanting to call their loved ones, dream big, and dare to believe.


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Saturday 21 Sep 20194:30pm Book Now
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Vakhtangov Theatre's Anna Karenina (12A)

This award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely through the medium of contemporary dance.


Directed by Lithuanian choreographer, Anzelica Cholina, this multiple award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance.


In this way, Cholina succeeds in finding the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The distinctive music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the inner turmoil of the characters and their depth.

Winner of the "Villanueva Award", Best Foreign Performance, International Havana Theatre Festival; Winner "Crystal Turandot" Best Debut Performance, Olga Lerman.


Filmed before a live audience from Moscow's venerable Vakhtangov Theatre.


2 hours 15 min with one intermission


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Sunday 22 Sep 20193:00pm Book Now

The Shiny Shrimps (TBC)

An Olympic swimming champion makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment : coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant amateur water polo team with their sights set on qualifying for the Gay Games.

Water polo team the Shiny Shrimps have little hope of competing in the ‘Gay Games’ the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ sporting event. Their lack of discipline - in and out of the pool - has team captain Jean praying for a new coach.


Fate then takes a turn when champion swimmer Matthias Le Goff makes a homophobic remark on TV, and he’s offered a chance at redemption by training the flamboyant Shrimps - can this uncoordinated shoal of water divas become the Queens of the Pool?


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Monday 23 Sep 20198:30pm Book Now
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Against the Tides (12A)

BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Stefan Stuckert's new film follows marathon swimmer Beth French as she sets out to swim the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world.

A feature documentary by the BAFTA-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Stefan Stuckert, Against the Tides follows marathon swimmer Beth French, as she sets out to conquer Oceans Seven, a challenge consisting of the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world.


For extreme swimmers, it’s the ultimate test; the equivalent to the seven peaks in mountaineering. Only a handful of people have ever completed it, but driven by her desire to set an example for her autistic son and by her battle with lifelong illness M.E. (a.k.a. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Beth aims to become the first person ever to swim all seven in one year.


With each swim Beth gets stronger and more determined, but as her dramatic journey nears its end, Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes into heart-rending conflict with her dreams for her son.


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Wednesday 25 Sep 20196:15pm Book Now

One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark NT Live’s 10th birthday.

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark NT Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood who's gone to Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad.


But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.


Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

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Thursday 26 Sep 20197:00pm Book Now
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Downton Abbey (PG)

The beloved Crawley family and their dutiful staff finally make their move to the big screen, just in time for a grand occasion as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England.

The beloved Crawley family and their dutiful staff finally make their move to the big screen, just in time for a grand occasion as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England. As preparations for their guests begin in earnest, they threaten to unleash scandal, leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance!


This new feature-film length instalment features all the romance, intrigue and red-hot butlering that fans of the television show have come to expect.


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Friday 27 Sep 20191:00pm Book Now
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Cinema Paradiso (15)

Marking 30 years since the UK release of Giuseppe Tornatore’s much-loved film. Alfredo, the projectionist of the local cinema teaches Toto his trade, but tries to persuade the young boy there is a life away from his small town.

After losing his father, young Salvatore ‘Toto’ sneaks into the local cinema where he harasses the local projectionist Alfredo. The kindly Alfredo teaches Toto his trade but tries to persuade him there is a life away from his small town.


Screening to mark 30 years since the UK release of Giuseppe Tornatore’s beautiful, Oscar-winning film, this sweet and sentimental tale is a must for all those who can’t imagine their life without movies, and was voted the Greatest Foreign Film of All Time by Guardian readers in 2007.


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Friday 27 Sep 20192:45pm Book Now
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The Big Meeting (12A)

Every second Saturday in July the city of Durham is taken over by miners, trade-unions and the public for the Durham Miners' Gala, a major event known locally as "The Big Meeting".

Every second Saturday in July the city of Durham is taken over by miners, trade-unions and the public for the Durham Miners' Gala, a major event known locally as "The Big Meeting". An annual celebration of noise, colour, culture, creativity, unity and endeavour, it attracts 200,000 people onto the streets to honour their heritage.


The Big Meeting reflects the past, present and future of the Gala and the labour movement, whilst following four protagonists over the course of this momentous working-class occasion.


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Friday 27 Sep 20196:15pm Book Now
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Aniara (18)

★★★★★ – “A stark, modernist riff on Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise” – NOW Toronto. The last survivors of a dying Earth must relocate to Mars- but when has space travel ever went smoothly?

★★★★★ – “A stark, modernist riff on Douglas Trumbull’s Silent Running and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise” – NOW Toronto.


With Earth in a state of environmental Armageddon, giant interstellar cruise liners are constructed to shuttle the remnants of humanity in luxury to their new home on Mars. On one such liner, a woman known only as MR helps passengers adjust to their new life using AI to immerse themselves in memories of earlier, better times. But when a disaster leaves the ship hopelessly adrift in space and people are losing all hope, MR will become the only link between the survivors and what remains of their humanity.


Based on the poem of the same name by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson, Aniara embraces the existential possibilities of science fiction to produce a masterful, contemporary sci-fi classic.


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Friday 27 Sep 20198:30pm Book Now

Astro Kid (PG)

When their spaceship is destroyed as they travel through the galaxy, 10-year-old Willy is separated from his parents and finds himself alone on a wild and uncharted planet...

When their spaceship is destroyed as they travel through the galaxy, 10-year-old Willy is separated from his parents. Landing on a wild and uncharted planet, Willy is befriended by Buck, a friendly robot, and an alien called Flash, and together the gang explore the mysterious planet.


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Saturday 28 Sep 201911:30am Book Now
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The Mustang (15)

Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, Far from the Madding Crowd) stars as Roman, a prisoner who learns to channel his anger issues by working with wild horses.

★★★★ – “The Mustang marks the birth of an exceptional new filmmaker, a woman hellbent on bucking Hollywood gender bias” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Serving time in a rural Nevada penitentiary, hulking prisoner Roman (Schoenaerts) is signed up to a unique therapy programme, joining fellow inmates in training wild horses- inspired by a real-life prison programme. Challenged by the no-nonsense stable master (Bruce Dern) to see if he can stay in a pen with a particularly unbreakable mustang, Roman sees his equal in this untamed animal and gradually a profound bond develops.


Deftly exploring masculinity, healing and forgiveness, actor-turned director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s first film (exec-produced by Robert Redford) is a fearless and accomplished debut.


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Monday 30 Sep 20191:00pm Book Now

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (TBC)

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag" – one who abandons societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag" – one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.


This rebel athlete’s lifetime of accomplishments set the bar for the entire sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable.


But Beckey burned bridges, eschewed fame and stayed unencumbered so his only obligation would be to conquer the next summit. He kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his romantic life, to the myriad sunrises he witnessed from vantages not seen by anyone else on Earth.


Beckey defiantly continued climbing until he passed away in October 2017 at the age of 94. Director Dave O’Leske filmed with Fred for almost a decade before his death, and with access to nearly a century’s worth of precious photos, personal journals and rare films entrusted to Dave by Fred, the resulting film is a fascinating, emotional and funny insight into a truly captivating unsung legend.


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Monday 30 Sep 20196:15pm Book Now

For Sama (18)

Cannes prize winning-documentary For Sama covers five defining years in the life of filmmaker Waad al-Kateab during the Syrian civil war, resulting in one of the most powerful accounts of the experience of war ever produced.

★★★★ – "The most harrowingly intimate and arguably, the best documentary to date on the Syrian conflict" – RogerEbert.com


For five years during the civil war in Syria, filmmaker Waad al-Kateab picked up a camera and filmed her life as she fell in love, got married and gave birth to Sama. The result of those five years is the award-winning documentary For Sama, a love letter to her daughter and the most intimate and incredible document of the female experience of war.


Waad’s camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice- whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.


For Sama is the first feature documentary from Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. The film has won international praise and was awarded prize for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.


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Monday 30 Sep 20198:20pm Book Now

Claudine (15)

A landmark film starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, Claudine addresses the conundrums of the welfare system and challenges the notions of the ‘welfare queen’.


A landmark film starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, Claudine addresses the conundrums of the welfare system and challenges the notions of the ‘welfare queen’.


Claudine (Carroll) supports herself and her six children by working secretly as a maid, whilst garbage collector Roop attempts to win her affections and earn the trust of her children.

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Wednesday 2 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Wise Children (15)

★★★★★ Broadway World. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief.

★★★★★ Broadway World.


In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday.


Over the river in Chelsea, their father (and greatest actor of his generation) Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is actually their real father...


Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show received a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews on its debut at London’s Old Vic in 2018.


Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production, filmed for cinemas in March 2019 at the Theatre Royal, York.


A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

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Thursday 3 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Time and Judgement (TBC)

An overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 hundred years, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people from the African diaspora.


An overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 hundred years, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people from the African diaspora, establishing a connection between biblical prophecy and the times we are living in.


Through archival footage and creative film the film examines the lives of leaders such as Maurice Bishop, Walter Rodney, Jessie Jackson, Samora Machel, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey and others.

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Wednesday 9 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Metallica: S&M2 (TBC)

On October 9, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.


On October 9, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.


See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco.  Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s waterfront.


Including several tracks from the original '99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert.



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Wednesday 9 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (TBC)

Legendary comedian Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas for one night only with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour in 2015.

★★★★ "Beautifully funny" - The Guardian.


Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. Recorded in 2015, during the Australian leg, this whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with outrageous tales and blistering observations of everyday absurdities.


Screening as a special one-night-only event, Connolly will also muse upon his career, life and legacy in a deeply personal interview filmed exclusively for cinema audiences.  

Prior to retiring in 2016 following his diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease, Connolly toured worldwide continuously for 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10 million. The Sex Life of Bandages is a big screen tribute to an iconic funny-man whose sharp wit and anarchic storytelling is still as hilarious as ever.


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Thursday 10 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Talking Pictures Monday (Autumn)

Do you love watching films and talking about them? Then why not join us at Phoenix and meet like-minded film enthusiasts and watch a variety of world cinema.

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Monday 14 Oct 201910:30am Book Now

Talking Pictures Tuesday (Autumn)

Do you love watching films and talking about them? Then why not join us at Phoenix and meet like-minded film enthusiasts and watch a variety of world cinema.

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Tuesday 15 Oct 201910:30am Book Now

Gauguin from the National Gallery (U)

This fascinating cinema event begins with a new documentary about the life and work of artist Paul Gauguin, followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery's exhibition, Gauguin Portraits.

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists.


Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.


It will be followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition Gaugin Portraints just after it opens in London. The cinema audience will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

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Tuesday 15 Oct 20196:30pm Book Now
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The Man Who Mends Women (TBC)

Doctor Mukwege has helped thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whilst facing attempts on his own life.


Doctor Mukwege has helped thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whilst facing attempts on his own life.


But he is not on his own in his struggle, the women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity stand beside him; true activists for peace, hungry for justice.

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Wednesday 16 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)

Nicholas Hytner directs a star-studded cast in Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, captured live on film at the London's Bridge Theatre.

"The course of true love never did run smooth."


A feuding fairy King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.


Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London.


The star-studded cast includes Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania, Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx) as Oberon, David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) as Puck, and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) as Bottom.


Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production builds on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018), as the theatre becomes a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

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Thursday 17 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now
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Every Cook Can Govern: The Life and Work of CLR James (TBC)

Interweaving never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him and astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work.


Interweaving never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him and astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work.


Exploring issues from colonialism to cricket, the film looks at the life of a pivotal historian, journalist and socialist.


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Wednesday 23 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Raymonda (12A)

Created in the late 19th century in Imperial Russia, Raymonda remains a timeless ballet which expresses the splendour of classical dance.

Created in the late 19th century in Imperial Russia, Raymonda remains a timeless ballet which expresses the splendour of classical dance. One of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, Raymonda is filled with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.


Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When Raymonda's beloved leaves, a foreign knight called Abderakhman makes a bid for her hand and threatens her fate when she rejects him.


Broadcast live via satellite.

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Sunday 27 Oct 20193:00pm Book Now

Leonardo: The Works (TBC)

Take a fresh look at the life and work of Leonardo da Vinco, as Exhibition on Screen presents his paintings in Ultra HD quality, never before seen on the big screen.

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art.


Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings are the focus of Leonardo: The Works, with every single attributed painting presented in Ultra HD quality, never before seen on the big screen.


Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others.


The film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art.


Released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.

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Tuesday 29 Oct 20196:15pm Book Now
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Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work + Catch a Fire (TBC)

Black History Month comes to a close at Phoenix with a double bill of films looking at the lives of Frantz Fanon and Paul Bogle.

Black History Month comes to a close at Phoenix with a double bill of films.


FRANTZ FANON: HIS LIFE, HIS STRUGGLE, HIS WORK

Dir: Cheikh Djemai

Algeria/France 2001, 52 mins, subtitled


Frantz Fanon, was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of Black consciousness known as negritude. The film traces the short and intense life of one of the great thinkers of the Twentieth century.


CATCH A FIRE

Dir: Menelik Shabazz

UK 1996, 29 mins


This award winning documentary/drama tells the story of Jamaican Baptist minister Paul Bogle, leader of the Morant Bay Rebellion 1865. This rebellion had a major impact on attitudes to race and empire in Victorian Britain, still present today. Paul Bogle is immortalised in the lyrics of many reggae artists like Bob Marley, Third World and Burning Spear.


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Wednesday 30 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Editing for Indie Filmmakers

Learn how to get the most out of your film in the edit suite with this guide to the art of film editing. Over the course of five weeks you'll look at the different types of editing techniques used by editors to evoke reactions from audiences - from the fi

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Thursday 31 Oct 20197:00pm Book Now

Dracula (12A)

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror story for Halloween!

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story Dracula for special LIVE screenings in cinemas this Halloween.


The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre - this is ballet with a dramatic bite.


Created by Northern Ballet's Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with atmospheric music by Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty and Sergei Rachmaninov, Dracula is a thrilling adaptation that will leave you thirsty for more.

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Thursday 31 Oct 20197:15pm Book Now

Hansard (15)

Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen) lead this new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Hansard; noun: the official report of all parliamentary debates.


Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen) take the leads in Simon Wood's new play, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana.


But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place.


As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.


A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class,, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.


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Thursday 7 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now
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42nd Street: The Musical (12A)

Filmed live at the Theatre Royal in London’s West End, this American classic tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

‘★★★★★ - Achingly beautiful revival of an American classic’ - The Telegraph


Filmed live at the Theatre Royal in London’s West End, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.


This is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical, stars national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and features the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby Of Broadway.

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Sunday 10 Nov 20196:00pm Book Now
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Le Corsaire (12A)

In Andrinopolis's bazaar, the Pacha sets his sights on a beautiful young woman. But then she is kidnapped by a charming pirate and the adventure begins.

On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnapped by Conrad, a charming corsaire who catches her eye…


Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity.


Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.

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Sunday 17 Nov 20193:00pm Book Now

Timon of Athens (12A)

'★★★★ - Kathryn Hunter is hypnotic in this gender-switched tragedy' - The Telegraph


'★★★★ - Kathryn Hunter is hypnotic in this gender-switched tragedy' - The Telegraph


'★★★★ - A searing central performance flips the gender dynamics as Shakespeare’s study of greed gets a ravishing revival' - The Guardian


In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone.


Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved. Featuring a stunning performance from award-winning actor Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.


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Wednesday 20 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now

Present Laughter (12A)

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


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Thursday 28 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now
Sunday 1 Dec 20193:00pm Book Now

The Nutcracker (12A)

This timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s magical score is a true Christmas institution, beloved by all ages.

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.


In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant principal dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.

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Sunday 15 Dec 20193:00pm Book Now

In Search of Beethoven (12A)

In Search of Beethoven brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer.

In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his ‘immortal beloved’ but remained unmarried.


Bringing together the world’s leading performers and experts to reveal new insights into this legendary composer, it delves beyond the image of the tortured, bad-tempered, unhinged personality, to uncover someone quite different and far more interesting.


The line-up of performers and interviewees includes Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Frans Brüggen, Ronald Brautigam, Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin, Janine Jansen, Paul Lewis, Lars Vogt, and Emanuel Ax among others.


Described as the best film ever made on Beethoven, In Search of Beethoven is the Beethoven Haus's (Beethoven’s birthplace) ‘go to’ film on Beethoven.

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Tuesday 17 Dec 20196:30pm Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: New Year’s Eve (TBC)

Celebrate the end of 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker's glittering New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and featuring the world-famous soprano Diana Damrau.

Celebrate the end of 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker's glittering New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and featuring the world-famous soprano Diana Damrau.


This superlative orchestra will takes the audience on a journey through George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as works from Cole Porter, Carl Loewe, and Kurt Weill.


Broadcast live from Berlin.

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Tuesday 31 Dec 20194:00pm Book Now

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (TBC)

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits for a new exhibition of works by this modern master of British art.

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.


The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.


One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th Century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency. Spanning nearly seven decades, his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter – from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.


When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for Exhibition on Screen to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.

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Tuesday 14 Jan 20206:15pm Book Now
Sunday 19 Jan 20203:00pm Book Now

Giselle (12A)

The Bolshoi bring to life one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance. Giselle dies when she learns she has been betrayed by the man she loves, and he in turn is condemned to dance until death.


The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion.


Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.

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Sunday 26 Jan 20203:00pm Book Now

In Search of Mozart (12A)

In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence, featuring over 80 works that take us to the heart of Mozart's genius.

In Search of Mozart was produced with the world’s leading orchestras and musicians and is told through a 25,000-mile journey along every route Mozart followed. This is a detective story that takes us to the heart of genius.


Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence. From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart’s own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart’s life fitting around it.


With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart’s genius, health, relationships, death and character to present a new image very different from Milos Forman’s Amadeus.


On its first release the film played in some cinemas for six months and remains many people’s – including classical musicians – favourite film on Mozart.


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Tuesday 28 Jan 20206:15pm Book Now

Swan Lake (12A)

Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new Bolshoi cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon.

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. Encountering a mysterious swan-woman, Odette, by the lake he is captivated by her, but his vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.


Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.


Broadcast live via satellite.

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Sunday 23 Feb 20203:00pm Book Now

In Search of Chopin (12A)

Phil Grabsky's funny, heart-warming and inspirational film delves deep into the life and work of this much-loved composer, with contributions from some of the world's leading classical musicians.

Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide.


But who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?


For four years, award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. Some of the world’s best musicians provide the music, including Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.


Funny, heart-breaking, inspirational – this film has been called the first to really illustrate the true nature of this remarkable and still widely-loved composer.

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Sunday 1 Mar 20203:00pm Book Now

Romeo and Juliet (12A)

Alexei Ratmansky's dramatic and fresh re-telling of Shakespeare's tragic love story, accompanied by Prokofiev's stunningly cinematic score.


Despite their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, leading Romeo to seek vengeance for the loss of his friend…


The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev to create a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights.


Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

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Sunday 29 Mar 20203:00pm Book Now

In Search of Haydn (12A)

Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians.

Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work.


Haydn’s life spanned from the end of the Baroque period to Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna, outliving his younger friend Mozart. He was one of the most prolific composers,

producing more than 100 symphonies, 64 quartets, 16 extant operas, 51 piano sonatas and the oratorios ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Seasons’.


Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydn’s music, but an appreciation of the artist himself.


The emphasis of the film is on the performance and interpretation of the works of Haydn – the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.

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Tuesday 31 Mar 20206:30pm Book Now

Easter in Art (12A)

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated Western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.


From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of Western civilisation’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.


Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages, and thus depicts the history of us all.

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Tuesday 7 Apr 20206:15pm Book Now
Sunday 12 Apr 20203:00pm Book Now

Jewels (12A)

A unique occasion to enjoy the genius of the celebrated choreographer George Balanchine's visually captivating work, performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.

This opulent triptych was inspired by choreographer George Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.


Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of this choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.


Broadcast live via satellite.

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Sunday 19 Apr 20204:00pm Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: Season Finale (TBC)

Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”.

Enjoy the conclusion of the Berliner Philharmoniker 2019/20 Live Cinema with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”.


This spectacular Season Finale Concert will be broadcast live from Berlin and will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and insights into the programme.

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Friday 12 Jun 20206:30pm Book Now

Frida Kahlo (12A)

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of most iconic female artists, to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.


This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons, Frida Kahlo – a prolific self-portraitist who used the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life.  


Through interviews, commentary and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that, in fact, hers was not a life defined by tragedy.

Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, Exhibition on Screen explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.


Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine this great artist, displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.


We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?

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Tuesday 7 Jul 20206:15pm Book Now
Sunday 12 Jul 20203:00pm Book Now

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey (12A)

Filmed over four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’ attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.


Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life.


Against the wonderful background of Leif Ove playing these five pieces, we also show how these works offer a new and fresh way of examining Beethoven’s life and work.


Leif Ove Andsnes’s own life as a pianist is also revealed – and, despite knowing and performing all the great composers, he concludes after this major project with Beethoven’s piano concerti – and a world-wide

sell-out tour – that the greatest composer in history is indeed Ludwig van Beethoven.


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Wednesday 16 Dec 20206:30pm Book Now