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The Bad Guys (U)

★★★★ – The Times. Notorious crew of master criminals, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula, find themselves in hot water after finally being caught and are given a chance to redeem themselves and avoid prison if they pull off the biggest stunt of their careers.


"A superbly selected voice cast bring swagger to this animated caper" – Radio Times


"Tarantino for ankle-biters with a bit of Ocean’s 11 thrown in" – Guardian


"★★★★ – A fast and very funny family film" – HeyUGuys


★★★★ – The Times


Notorious crew of master criminals, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula, find themselves in hot water after finally being caught and are given a chance to redeem themselves and avoid prison if they pull off the biggest stunt of their careers - going good!


Under Professor Marmalade’s mentorship, Mr. Wolf and the gang set out to hoodwink the world that they’re reformed, and in doing so Mr. Wolf starts to become convinced that being good isn’t so bad - and that being bad isn’t so good…


Directorial debut from Pierre Perifel, animator of Kung Fu Panda, featuring a star-studded cast.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (12A)

★★★★ – Time Out. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Doctor Stephen Strange as he ventures further into the multiverse than ever before, facing unknown perils and a mysterious new foe. A mind-bending adventure full of cosmic chaos.


"★★★★★ – As gleefully outlandish as any independent cult movie" – BBC


"★★★★ – While Benedict Cumberbatch’s original solo outing delivered a cerebral LSD trip... here Sam Raimi’s penchant for gore is executed to euphoric effect" – Time Out


★★★★ – CineVue


Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Doctor Stephen Strange as he ventures further into the multiverse than ever before, facing unknown perils and a mysterious new foe.


Following on from the events of Spider-man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange casts a forbidden spell, opening up the multiverse, unleashing the dangers of myriad alternate realities. As he journeys through timelines and worlds with associates old and new, madness descends in its many forms and wages war within.


The 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness expands Marvel’s boundaries further and further with a mind-bending adventure full of cosmic chaos.

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The Lorax - Great Big Green Month (U)

A powerful story by Dr. Seuss which highlights the dangers of deforestation and the importance of nature to us all. Screening as part of Leicester City Council's Great Big Green Month.


"a sweet and enjoyable concoction" – Radio Times


12-year old Ted lives in Thneedville, a walled city where all plants and foliage are artificial. In order to impress his crush, Audrey, he sets out to seek something to truly take her breath away, something nobody else has – a real tree. He goes to his wise grandmother for advice and she tells him of the ‘Once-ler’, a legendary figure who knows what happened to the trees.


As he goes out on his search, he discovers the land outside Thneedville is an arid, polluted wilderness, and upon meeting the Once-ler learns of the Truffula trees that once grew there, and the mystical Lorax who protected them. Ted, armed with his new knowledge, returns home and against all odds tries to make a change for good…


There will be a short intro from the Sustainable Schools Leicester team prior to this screening.

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The Innocents (15)

★★★★ – Bloody Disgusting. From the writer of The Worst Person in the World, comes a chilling supernatural thriller, exploring the boundaries of innocence.


"★★★★ – a provocative look at the fine razor line between good and evil and the darker side to innocence" – Bloody Disgusting


"Beautifully creepy fable about kids with powers" – Variety


★★★★ – Radio Times


From the writer of The Worst Person in the World, comes a chilling supernatural thriller, exploring the boundaries of innocence.


The story unfolds in a Norwegian tower-block complex, focusing on the lives of three families, led by the children. Ida is 9 and new to the area with her sister, Anna, who developed regressive autism as a toddler and no longer speaks. While playing outside during the bright, Nordic summer, they befriend Ben and Aisha, and once the adults are out of sight, they discover they possess supernatural powers.


A refreshing change from the usual lens given to superpowers in cinema, Eskil Vogt’s visionary film creates a creeping tension, he resists the urge to sensationalise the protagonists otherworldly abilities and a sense of realism permeates, resulting an immersive story that is made all the more believable by the exquisite cast – the majority of whom are under 12 years old.


The weight of a long, lonely summer holiday grounds this high tension thriller that poses questions around childhood, innocence and the difference between right and wrong.


Norwegian with English subtitles

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The Quiet Girl (12A)

"★★★★★ – a jewel" – Guardian. Based on Claire Keegan’s novella Foster, a girl from a dysfunctional family spends a summer with foster parents to be nurtured and heal from her chaotic start in life.


"★★★★★ – a jewel" – Guardian


"★★★★ – a sublime coming-of-age tale that’s as tranquil as the Irish countryside in which it’s set" – The Upcoming


★★★★★ – RTE


★★★★★ – Little White Lies


Cáit arrives at a rural Irish home in the early 1980’s, dropped off by her Father with barely a goodbye, with only the clothes on her back. She has been sent to stay with her Mother’s cousin while her Mother has another baby, to be given the care and attention she so clearly needs.


Before long, Cáit is thriving, the stains of her upbringing gently and lovingly washed away in a home full of warmth. However as time goes on, she learns the price of such enveloping care can be deep, unabating grief.


The Quiet Girl is the first Irish language film to be selected for the Berlinale Film Festival, and was awarded Best Film in its section, and earned a swathe of accolades at the IFTAs.


Gaelic with English subtitles

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The Bad Guys - Autism Friendly (U)

★★★★ – The Times. Notorious crew of master criminals, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula, find themselves in hot water after finally being caught and are given a chance to redeem themselves and avoid prison if they pull off the biggest stunt of their careers.


★★★★ – The Times


Notorious crew of master criminals, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula, find themselves in hot water after finally being caught and are given a chance to redeem themselves and avoid prison if they pull off the biggest stunt of their careers.


Under Professor Marmalade’s mentorship, Mr. Wolf and the gang set out to hoodwink the world that they’re reformed, and in doing so Mr. Wolf starts to become convinced that being good isn’t so bad - and that being bad isn’t so good…


This screening is adapted for people with Autism, sensory processing disorders or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed cinema environment.


The lights will remain on at a low level, volume will be decreased and audience members are free to move around and talk throughout the screening. There will be no adverts prior to the film.

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Saturday 28 May 202212:00pm Book Now (Autism Friendly)

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts (12A)

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the late Roger Michell’s (Notting Hill, The Duke) unique and thoughtful documentary celebrates the life of Britain’s longest serving monarch.


To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the late Roger Michell’s (Notting Hill, The Duke) unique and thoughtful documentary celebrates the life of Britain’s longest serving monarch.


Featuring rare footage from the Royal Archives spanning her impressive reign, together with interviews from public figures, Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts presents the Queen as the woman behind her public persona.


A witty, uplifting tribute to a figure instantly recognisable, yet shrouded in mystery, her elusive mischievousness displayed in full view with the utmost respect.

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism (U)

It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.


It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.


Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.


The Ashmolean Museum has a long tradition of excellence. As the UK’s first ever public museum (it opened its doors in May 1683) it houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive. With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - Autism Friendly (12A)

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Doctor Stephen Strange as he ventures further into the multiverse than ever before, facing unknown perils and a mysterious new foe. A mind-bending adventure full of cosmic chaos.


"★★★★★ – Sophisticated, beautifully-acted, emotional and very funny" – Evening Standard


"★★★★ – Multiverse of Madness might be the most outright comic book-y film in the entire MCU to date" – Den of Geek


★★★★ – Empire


★★★★ – Time Out


Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Doctor Stephen Strange as he ventures further into the multiverse than ever before, facing unknown perils and a mysterious new foe.


Following on from the events of Spider-man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange casts a forbidden spell, opening up the multiverse, unleashing the dangers of myriad alternate realities. As he journeys through timelines and worlds with associates old and new, madness descends in its many forms and wages war within.


The 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness expands Marvel’s boundaries further and further with a mind-bending adventure full of cosmic chaos.


This screening is adapted for people with Autism, sensory processing disorders or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed cinema environment.


The lights will remain on at a low level, volume will be decreased and audience members are free to move around and talk throughout the screening. There will be no adverts prior to the film.

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Sunday 29 May 20224:40pm Book Now

Patricia Highsmith on Screen (18)

Join tutor Kenton Hall for a visual tour through the work of Patricia Highsmith on screen, from Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train to Todd Haynes' Carol.


A complex and controversial writer, Patricia Highsmith wrote 22 novels and numerous short stories throughout a career spanning nearly five decades. Her work has led to more than two dozen film adaptations, including Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, Minghella’s Talented Mr Ripley, and more recently Carol, which starred Cate Blanchett. Join tutor Kenton Hall for this 4-week visual tour of her well-known and under-seen adaptations for screen.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1: Strangers on Trains

Week 2: The Talented Mr Ripley

Week 3: The Price of Salt (the story of Carol)

Week 4: The European American


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix. Capacity is limited to 15 participants.

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Cries and Whispers (15)

Ingmar Bergman’s resonant and visceral feature is rereleased to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Unmistakably bold in his dissection of the human condition, a searing psychodrama centred around three sisters reuniting as one of them is dying of cancer.


"★★★★★ – This film burns, like ice held to the skin" – Guardian


★★★★ – The Times


Agnes lives in the home she and her sisters grew up in, unmarried and alone, now losing her battle with cancer. Maria and Karin return to care for her in her last days but are preoccupied with their own miserable lives, leaving Anna, the maid, to support Agnes as her illness takes hold.


Beautiful period settings contrast with striking red flashbacks - the colour Bergman believed to ‘reflect the interior of the soul’ - pinpointing pivotal moments in the sister’s lives where their compassion began to dwindle and distort into self-absorbed pathos.


Swedish with English subtitles

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Top Gun: Maverick (12A)

★★★★★ – Empire. The most eagerly anticipated sequel of the 21st century is requesting a fly-by, and we’re thrilled to be granting it! After 30 years as a successful Navy aviator, Maverick is back at Top Gun, training pilots for a mission unlike any other.


"★★★★★ – Punching the air is mandatory" – Empire


"★★★★★ – Unquestionably the best studio action film to have been released since 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road" – Telegraph


★★★★★ – Total Film


★★★★ – Evening Standard


★★★★ – The Times


The most eagerly anticipated sequel of the 21st century is requesting a fly-by, and we’re thrilled to be granting it!


Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Cruise) has spent 30 years as one of the leading aviators in the US Navy, his daredevil ways making him the foremost test pilot around. A promotion is looming, meaning he would be out of the air and back on the ground, but when Maverick finds himself back at Top Gun training the next generation of fighter pilots he is confronted with the ghosts of his past.


Top Gun: Maverick is a guaranteed adrenaline rush, jam packed with unbelievable flight sequences promising to be more jaw dropping than anything seen before. A familiar cast will ignite the nostalgia of the iconic first film, with new faces injecting fresh excitement in this jet-fuelled frenzy.

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Everything Everywhere All At Once (15)

★★★★★ – Evening Standard. Evelyn is exhausted. Wife, Mother, business owner and at the mercy of the IRS for filing her taxes late, in the midst of it all she gets sucked into a multiverse. Presented with infinite versions of her life that may be under threat, she does what any strong woman would do - deals with it.


"★★★★★ – Easily one of the best comedies of the year" – Evening Standard


"★★★★★ – Everything Everywhere All At Once is everything cinema was invented for" – Empire


"★★★★★ – The best multiverse movie ever" – Den of Geek


"An instant classic" – IndieWire


★★★★★ – Independent


★★★★★ – Little White Lies


A24 presents an outrageously weird and wonderful sci-fi action comedy, which in equal parts has audiences moved to laughter and tears. Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert turned down a Marvel project to create their own multiverse movie, and have excelled themselves.


Delightful and refreshing, the sincerity and heart of the characters set this film apart from anything like it. The boundaries of science fiction are blurred and pushed into the realm of absurdity, centred by Michelle Yeoh’s (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Crazy Rich Asians) portrayal of a Mother who just wants to connect with her daughter and make her family happy.

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Small Body (12A)

★★★★ – Guardian. Italian director Laura Samani’s first feature is a slow-burn folktale exploring motherhood, identity, grief and faith.


“★★★★ – a sublimely shot parable of spiritual redemption” – Guardian


★★★★ – Sunday Times


Italian director Laura Samani’s first feature is a slow-burn folktale exploring motherhood, identity, grief and faith. Agata (Cescutti) lives in an island fishing community in early 20th century Italy. Tragically giving birth to a stillborn child, Agata searches for a mystical sanctuary where her baby can be brought back to life long enough to be baptised and thereby avoid wandering in limbo forever.


One of this month’s MyPhoenix Passport films – tickets £5 for MyPhoenix Members and Friends.

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Top Gun: Maverick - Autism Friendly (12A)

The most eagerly anticipated sequel of the 21st century is requesting a fly-by, and we’re thrilled to be granting it! After 30 years as a successful Navy aviator, Maverick is back at Top Gun, training pilots for a mission unlike any other.


The most eagerly anticipated sequel of the 21st century is requesting a fly-by, and we’re thrilled to be granting it!


Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Cruise) has spent 30 years as one of the leading aviators in the US Navy, his daredevil ways making him the foremost test pilot around. A promotion is looming, meaning he would be out of the air and back on the ground, but when Maverick finds himself back at Top Gun training the next generation of fighter pilots he is confronted with the ghosts of his past.


Top Gun: Maverick is a guaranteed adrenaline rush, jam packed with unbelievable flight sequences promising to be more jaw dropping than anything seen before. A familiar cast will ignite the nostalgia of the iconic first film, with new faces injecting fresh excitement in this jet-fuelled frenzy.


This screening is adapted for people with Autism, sensory processing disorders or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed cinema environment.


The lights will remain on at a low level, volume will be decreased and audience members are free to move around and talk throughout the screening. There will be no adverts prior to the film.

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Tuesday 7 Jun 20227:15pm Book Now (Autism Friendly)

Straight Line Crazy (15)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.


"★★★★★ – Fiennes heads an electrifying cast" – Guardian


"Polished, witty, impeccably researched work" – Evening Standard


★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.


For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.


Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?


Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.


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Bergman Island (15)

★★★★★ – IndieWire. A filmmaker couple retreats to the island of Fårö, famed for being Ingmar Bergman’s inspiration, to work on their respective screenplays. As time passes by, the confines of reality give way to fantasy and the couple’s relationship disintegrates.


"★★★★★ – a heart-stoppingly poignant stunner" – IndieWire


"A masterful dissection of love, memory and autobiography" – Little White Lies


★★★★★ – Telegraph


★★★★ – The Times


★★★★ – Flickering Myth


Tony (Tim Roth) has been invited to the island of Fårö to screen his latest work, revelling in it’s glory and enjoying all the cinephilic entertainment on offer in such a revered spot, while Chris (Vicky Krieps) is hoping a change of scenery ignites a spark and breathes life into her current project, taking in her surroundings without the fanfare of the tourist trail.


Chris begins to walk Tony through the plot of her work, which she has written with the weight of Bergman’s legacy looming, and as that story weaves, insights into their own tale unfold.


Bergman Island is a deeply personal exploration of a relationship between artists, with director Mia Hansen-Løve drawing unabashedly on her own experiences to put forth this heartfelt, poignant piece.

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Between Two Worlds (12A)

★★★★★ – Evening Standard. Juliette Binoche (The Truth, Chocolat) stars in this adaptation of acclaimed journalist Florence Aubenas’ account of working undercover to expose employment conditions in the French gig economy.


"★★★★★ – hilarious and emotionally devastating" – Evening Standard


★★★★ – Time Out


Juliette Binoche (The Truth, Chocolat) stars in this adaptation of acclaimed journalist Florence Aubenas’ account of working undercover to expose employment conditions in the French gig economy.


Marianne Winckler (Binoche) sets out to delve into the precarious nature of employment in her native France. She takes a job as a cleaner in Caen, in northern France, and soon sees for herself the exploitation of the women that are now her colleagues.


With a supporting cast of non-professional actors, there is a somewhat Loachian quality to author turned director Emmanuel Carrère’s latest work of French social realism, lead superbly by Binoche with unflinching modesty.


French with English subtitles

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Men (15)

★★★★★ – Telegraph. Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) partners with flourishing studio A24 once more and departs from his usual realm of sci-fi to inject his otherworldly intrigue into horror drama Men.


"★★★★★ – the work of a filmmaker who’s giving you everything he’s got" – Telegraph


"★★★★★ – an absolute game changer" – Total Film


"A visually gorgeous, heady, deeply unsettling horror film" – Washington Post


★★★★ – BBC Culture


★★★★ – Flickering Myth


Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) partners with flourishing studio A24 once more and departs from his usual realm of sci-fi to inject his otherworldly intrigue into horror drama Men.


Alice (Jessie Buckley) is grieving the loss of her ex-husband, having seen him fall past her window to his death. She takes herself on a countryside retreat to find solace, in a beautiful country house complete with picturesque garden and rural charm. Upon arrival she is greeted by her innkeeper (Rory Kinnear), an unnerving presence though you can’t quite put your finger on why.


As Alice explores the village, his face appears over and over again, is she being followed or battling purgatory of the mind?

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The Velvet Queen (12A)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Scored by Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, this new documentary follows renowned wildlife photographer Vincent Munier attempting to photograph the elusive snow leopard in the Tibetan Himalayas.


"★★★★ – never less than absorbing" – Scotsman


"A calming, meditative experience" – RogerEbert.com


★★★★★ – Guardian


★★★★ – The Times


Renowned wildlife photographer Vincent Munier chases his dream of photographing the elusive snow leopard in the Tibetan Himalayas, accompanied by adventurer Sylvain Tesson.


The sheer majesty of nature, coupled with a sublime score from Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, plus Munier and Tesson’s thought-provoking philosophical musings, combine to create a profound and inspiring documentary. Expertly visualised, The Velvet Queen is a quiet and reflective meditation about the beauty of the untouched and the true virtue of patience.


French with English subtitles.


One of this month’s MyPhoenix Passport films – tickets £5 for MyPhoenix Members and Friends.

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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande - SFFL (TBC)

★★★★ – Evening Standard. An uplifting comedy that challenges expectations. Nancy & Leo discover an unexpected bond in this hilarious, heartwarming, sex-positive tale of empowerment and self-discovery.


"A refreshing, intelligent bedroom drama, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is a quietly hilarious study on emotional and sexual intimacy" – Little White Lies


★★★★ – Evening Standard


★★★★ – Guardian


Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex. In an anonymous hotel room,  Nancy greets a sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication – and over the course of three rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.


We are delighted to once again be partnering with Sundance London to present previews of three fantastic films from this year’s selection. All screenings will be accompanied by a recorded intro and Q&A.

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Free Chol Soo Lee - SFFL (15)

In 1973 San Francisco, a young Korean American immigrant is arrested and wrongfully charged with murder. After a special interest was taken by investigative journalist K.W. Lee, an unprecedented social justice movement was sparked to fight his case.


"★★★★ – In just around 90 minutes, Free Chol Soo Lee brings to light the deep complexities of narrativising Asian diaspora" – Asian Movie Pulse


"A loving depiction of a lonely and often misunderstood man" – Hollywood Reporter


In 1973 San Francisco, a young Korean American immigrant is arrested and wrongfully charged with murder. After a special interest was taken by investigative journalist K.W. Lee, an unprecedented social justice movement was sparked to fight his case.


Chol Soo Lee moved to the US at 12 to reunite with his Mother, speaking little English and with a turbulent upbringing, the San Francisco school board and juvenile authorities declared him “mentally disturbed” within a year of his arrival.


Years later, his arrest and wrongful imprisonment for a Chinatown gangland murder unites Asian American activists as never before, making a young man with a difficult past the figurehead for a national movement. As he is released, he risks self-destructing and tearing the movement down with him.


We are delighted to once again be partnering with Sundance London to present previews of three fantastic films from this year’s selection. All screenings will be accompanied by a recorded intro and Q&A.

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Saturday 11 Jun 20223:15pm Book Now

Jesus Christ Superstar + intro (12A)

A rare screening of Norman Jewison's singular musical, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s hugely successful concept album and Broadway show. Introduced by Matthew Page, an expert on Cinema and the Bible, and author of the BFI book "100 Bible Films".


The screening will be introduced by Matthew Page, an expert on Cinema and the Bible, and author of the BFI book "100 Bible Films". 


A rare screening of Norman Jewison's singular musical, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s hugely successful concept album and Broadway show. This film version takes the musical to the Israeli desert, where a troupe of performers arrive in a van ready to re-enact the Passion of Christ, the story of Jesus’ last few days on earth before his crucifixion, focusing on the relationship between him and Judas.


Featuring world-famous songs such as ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’  and of course the rousing number ‘Superstar’, this musical caused controversy around the world from its beginnings as an album to stage iterations and film release. For many of the cast this was their first foray into film, as they had primarily been stage performers, a large number reprising their roles from touring productions and Broadway.


Matthew Page is a UK-based film historian, writer and independent scholar who has been researching adaptations of the Bible in film for over 20 years. He has contributed to a variety of books and journals on the subject, was a consultant for the Channel 4 documentary The Passion : Films, Faith and Fury, and runs the popular Bible films blog biblefilms.blogspot.com

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Sunday 12 Jun 20222:15pm Book Now

A Love Song - SFFL (15)

Two childhood sweethearts, both now widowed, share a night by a lake in the mountains. Max Walker-Silverman’s feature directorial debut shines a spotlight on the leading duo, Dale Dickey and Wes Studi.


"A subdued but affecting drama which showcases both a stark and striking backdrop and a pair of lovely, intimate performances" – Screen International


★★★★ – Eye For Film


At a picturesque, lakeside campsite in the Colorado mountains Faye, a fiercely independent woman living off-grid, passes the time as the sun sets listening to birdsong, memorising constellations and waiting for her childhood sweetheart, Lito, to arrive. After decades apart and both recently widowed, they spend the evening reminiscing and sharing warm moments that ease their heartache in common.


Max Walker-Silverman’s feature directorial debut shines a spotlight on the leading duo, Dale Dickey and Wes Studi, both gloriously tender in this compassionate take on the communion between inner strength and the need for connection.


A Love Song is purposefully minimalist, there are no grand gestures or proclamations of love, it quietly celebrates the power of reaching out to an old friend, to share troubles and take comfort in their company if nothing else. An understated and beautiful reminder of the power of fellowship.


We are delighted to once again be partnering with Sundance London to present previews of three fantastic films from this year’s selection. All screenings will be accompanied by a recorded intro and Q&A.

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Sunday 12 Jun 20227:45pm Book Now

Lancaster (PG)

The team behind the Spitfire documentary use remastered archive materials and aerial footage to tell the story of the iconic WWII bomber.


Using remastered archive materials and aerial footage of the RAF’s last airworthy Lancaster, directors David Fairhead and Ant Palmer (the team behind the Spitfire documentary) weave together the story that is told by the last surviving crew members of the iconic WWII bomber – most notable for the Dambusters raid.


An expressive and genuinely moving tale of bravery and companionship in the face of fear and the moral densities of war.

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Monday 13 Jun 20221:30pm Book Now
Tuesday 14 Jun 20227:45pm Book Now
Wednesday 15 Jun 20225:00pm Book Now (Descriptive Subtitles)
Thursday 16 Jun 202212:15pm Book Now
Thursday 16 Jun 20225:15pm Book Now

Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured (18)

Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured explores how artists are interpreting different forms of environment, from real to virtual to the spaces in between.


Both Sides Now 7: DeNatured explores how artists are interpreting different forms of environment, from real to virtual to the spaces in between.


It attempts to reconsider the evolving notion of environments and (meta)universes, via recent work by artists and filmmakers.


Through Both Sides Now 7, we examine how artists are disrupting, commenting upon, and engaging with virtual worlds, environmentalism, and the coming metaverse.


The programme is the seventh edition of a long-term project that proposes re-readings of artists' moving image from China, the UK and beyond. In this new edition, videoclub (UK) and Videotage (HK) bring together international artists from the fields of film & video with screenings in the UK and Hong Kong between May and June 2022.


PROGRAMME


AL+AL, Hard Drive (A:), 8 mins, 2004        

Astrid Feringa and Jean Baptiste Castel, This is not the Amazon, 4:56 mins, 2019

Danni Zhang, Mineral Wasteland, 6:18 mins, 2021

Alex May, A Kolkata, 6:36 mins, 2021

LIN Tzu-Huan, Online Funeral Service I – Tamara, 10 mins, 2015

JUAN Poyuan, It just a virtual kiss, 10:05 mins, 2020

Hu Rui        Soon, It Will Be Deep Enough, 4:04 mins, 2019

Lawrence Lek, AIDOL 爱道 (SoMA Scene), 7:46 mins, 2019


關於彼岸觀自在 About Both Sides Now

http://www.both-sides-now.org/

Both Sides Now is a tactical programme partnership between Videotage (HK) and videoclub (UK). Which uses contemporary and historical film and video work to explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong, China, and the UK, and beyond.


Image credit: Astrid Feringa and Jean Baptiste Castel, This is not the Amazon, 2019 - courtesy of the artist.

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Thursday 16 Jun 20228:00pm Book Now

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (TBC)

★★★★ – Guardian. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Notting Hill) stars as Nancy, retired and widowed, on a journey to find connection, acceptance and sex she’s missed out on all these years. An uplifting, poignant comedy drama from director Sophie Hyde.


"A refreshing, intelligent bedroom drama, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is a quietly hilarious study on emotional and sexual intimacy" – Little White Lies


★★★★ – Evening Standard


★★★★ – Guardian


Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Notting Hill) stars as Nancy, retired and widowed, on a journey to find connection, acceptance and sex she’s missed out on all these years. An uplifting, poignant comedy drama from director Sophie Hyde.


Nancy has spent her life nurturing students as a school teacher and as a devoted wife to her late husband, but has yet to dedicate those qualities to herself. Enter charming young sex worker ‘Leo Grande’, whom Nancy hires to explore her needs, and ideally fulfill them.


Over the course of three afternoons in a Norwich hotel, Nancy and Leo become intimately acquainted, the sex is a given and boosts her confidence all round, but the unexpected conversation that flows in each meeting gives way to a shift in power dynamics.

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Wild Strawberries (PG)

★★★★★ – BBC Culture. Widely acclaimed, and billed as one the greatest films of all times, Wild Strawberries explores Professor Isak Borg’s profound journey of self-discovery through dreams, flashbacks and reflection as he makes peace with the last chapter of his life.


"★★★★★ – This is one of the truly outstanding works of post-war European cinema" – BBC Culture


"One of Bergman's warmest, and therefore finest films" – Time Out


★★★★★ – Guardian


★★★★ – Empire


Isak is travelling from Stockholm to Lund to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater with his daughter-in-law Marianne, unhappy with her marriage, pregnancy and company on this journey.


Along the way they pick up several hitch-hikers, each sparking a memory for Isak, causing him to reflect on his past. A beautiful juxtaposition of the rose-tinted glasses of memory against reality that has faded and been re-written over time.


The iconic imagery and benevolent story-telling earned Bergman reverence for his 1957 masterpiece, receiving a plethora of awards and is widely regarded as his greatest work.


Swedish with English subtitles

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Friday 17 Jun 20223:30pm Book Now
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Il Buco (U)

★★★★ – Guardian. Inspired by a 1961 potholing expedition, Il Buco is set on the Italian Calabrian plateau where a group of speleologists discover one of the world's deepest caves, the Bifurto Abyss.


"★★★★ – unhurried meditation on the beauties of geological time" – Guardian


"A magnificent piece of work, completely beguiling from end to end" – Little White Lies


"A masterful work of sound and sight" – Hollywood Reporter


Inspired by a 1961 potholing expedition, Il Buco is set on the Italian Calabrian plateau, where a group of speleologists discover one of the world's deepest caves, the Bifurto Abyss.


A gentle, mesmerising and rapturous cinematic experience where time seems to stand still, leading you on a journey to impossible geological and spiritual depths.


One of this month’s MyPhoenix Passport films – tickets £5 for MyPhoenix Members and Friends.

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Friday 17 Jun 20226:00pm Book Now
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Tuesday 21 Jun 202212:45pm Book Now

Boonie Bears: Back to Earth - Autism Friendly (PG)

From the biggest cartoon franchise in China, Boonie Bears: Back to Earth is an extra terrestrial adventure for all the family! This screening is adapted for people with Autism, sensory processing disorders or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed cinema environment.


Bramble is a timid bear desperate to get out of the shadow of his big brother Briar, and when a mysterious alien turns up in Pine Tree Forest, he has the opportunity to do just that.


When Bramble discovers a mysterious object from outer space in the forest, he finds himself with new powers and an alien sidekick - a cat-like creature named Avi. He learns that Avi’s people, the Rhyots, once lived on Earth millions of years ago but fled their home planet when it became uninhabitable.


Avi takes Bramble to the Rhyots ancient relics on earth but they are ambushed by a high-tech human army using futuristic weapons to attack! Bramble must find the courage to help his new friend and save the world from the fate Avi’s ancestors suffered , stepping out of his comfort zone and becoming the hero he wants to be.


This screening is adapted for people with Autism, sensory processing disorders or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed cinema environment.


The lights will remain on at a low level, volume will be decreased and audience members are free to move around and talk throughout the screening. There will be no adverts prior to the film.

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Saturday 18 Jun 20221:00pm Book Now (Autism-Friendly)

Boonie Bears: Back to Earth (PG)

From the biggest cartoon franchise in China, Boonie Bears: Back to Earth is an extra terrestrial adventure for all the family! Bramble is a timid bear desperate to get out of the shadow of his big brother Briar, and when a mysterious alien turns up in Pine Tree Forest, he has the opportunity to do just that.


When Bramble discovers a mysterious object from outer space in the forest, he finds himself with new powers and an alien sidekick - a cat-like creature named Avi. He learns that Avi’s people, the Rhyots, once lived on Earth millions of years ago but fled their home planet when it became uninhabitable.


Avi takes Bramble to the Rhyots ancient relics on earth but they are ambushed by a high-tech human army using futuristic weapons to attack! Bramble must find the courage to help his new friend and save the world from the fate Avi’s ancestors suffered , stepping out of his comfort zone and becoming the hero he wants to be.

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Sunday 19 Jun 202211:15am Book Now

Aviation Archive: Song of the Clouds (U)

Phoenix is delighted to welcome the return of film archivist Rob Foxon with a special screening exploring the post-war British civil aviation industry.


Phoenix is delighted to welcome the return of film archivist Rob Foxon with a special screening exploring the post-war British civil aviation industry in the days before the jet age with newly discovered colour footage of the airports and airliners of the 1950’s being shown for the first time.


Real film on a real screen!

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Sunday 19 Jun 20223:00pm Book Now

The Road Dance (15)

In a small Hebridean village, Kirsty dreams of a life beyond her harsh, religious island with a young man she has been courting in secret. When tragedy strikes her twice, a thoughtful and emotive journey begins, seeing her grow into a young woman through the hardships of the turn of the century in the Outer Hebrides.


"★★★★ – A quietly powerful and moving period drama" – HeyUGuys


"A heartfelt, nostalgic film" – Guardian


The raw beauty and arresting landscapes of the Outer Hebrides provide a dramatic backdrop to Kirsty’s journey into womanhood. Isolated and wild, the island village is bound by strict religious beliefs, and has a strong sense of community that proves resilient in the face of trauma.


Despite the adversity that comes with island life, hope prevails to overcome the grief felt in the villagers’ hearts. Though grief is at its core, seeing young men conscripted for World War I and those left behind facing their seclusion all the more, The Road Dance is primarily a story of strength and community.

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Monday 20 Jun 202212:45pm Book Now
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Thursday 23 Jun 202212:20pm Book Now

Mind-set + Q&A (18)

Shot in the Midlands and winner of Best UK Feature at the Manchester Film Festival, Mind-set follows a seemingly mis-matched couple through their individual struggles and isolation as two parts of a whole.


"Mikey Murray's comedy/drama reflects on isolation and post-Brexit life in England; a country that seems infatuated with distancing itself from its friends and neighbours" – Manchester Film Festival


Lucy is almost fatalistically committed to Paul, a writer most often found in his dressing gown lounging around the house as she goes out to her office job. There she finds a taste of the excitement she longs for, innocent squash matches with new colleague Daniel, which of course wind their way in to a less than discreet affair. Despite receiving the attention and affection she craves, the distraction is not enough to draw her away from the dysfunction at home.


This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mikey Murray, hosted by Ben Reynolds of MACE (The Media Archive for Central England).

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Wednesday 22 Jun 20228:00pm Book Now

Elvis (12A)

★★★★ – The Times. Baz Luhrmann casts his spectacular cinematic gaze over one of the greatest musical artists of all time, Elvis Presley. With his signature showmanship, Luhrmann combs through American society and politics through the 50s, 60s and 70s through the life of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.


"★★★★ – Baz Luhrmann’s sweaty, seductive biopic makes the King cool again" – Independent


"A fizzy, delirious, impishly energized, compulsively watchable 2-hour-and-39-minute fever dream" – Variety


"★★★★ – Baz Luhrmann's best movie since Romeo + Juliet" – The Times


"★★★★ – you can't help falling in love with Baz Luhrmann's juekbox epic" – Telegraph


★★★★ – Evening Standard


Relative newcomer Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Dude) stars as Elvis, completely disappearing into the role and achieving a praise-worthy transformation, along with Hollywood royalty Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, the Dutch musical entrepreneur who catapulted Elvis to stardom. Following his path from childhood to his now legendary status as rock and roll star, with theatrical flair and a soundtrack to boot.


An intrinsic figure in music history, Elvis’ influence is still felt today with countless hits that have become timeless classics. His provocative moves and stance on segregation regarded as radical at the time earned him a divisive reputation, ultimately leading to his status at the King.

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Psycho (15)

★★★★★ – Guardian. The original theatrical cut of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic, restored in 4k and back on the big screen for spine-chilling cinematic glory. Return to the Bates Motel and experience the thrill of one of the most influential films in horror in crystal clear quality.


"★★★★★ – The best horror film of all time" – Guardian


"★★★★★ – Timeless classic" – Empire


"Psycho, in its dark and sordid extravagance, remains utterly contemporary" – New Yorker


The original theatrical cut of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic, restored in 4k and back on the big screen for spine-chilling cinematic glory.


Marion Crane, a Phoenix secretary, is on the run after stealing $40,000 from her employer to clear her lover’s debts and start a new life. A violent rainstorm forces her to pause her journey and pull in to rest at the Bates motel, greeted by young, well put-together Norman, she checks in to spend the night. Norman invites her to dine with him, though problems arise when conversations overheard put him seemingly under the thumb of his unseen, domineering Mother.


The master of suspense bolstered his title with this feature, shot in black and white initially as a cost-saving exercise but later becoming a central device to the shock horror throughout the piece. Based on Robert Block’s novel of the same name, which is in turn based on serial killer Ed Gein, the macabre story is expertly manipulated by Hitchcock, as are the audience whom he directs just as much as he directed the actors on screen.

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Friday 24 Jun 20223:30pm Book Now
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Mystery Film (18)

Come with us on a journey through the weird, the wonderful, the cult and the long forgotten... into the world of mystery film. Nobody knows what the film will be until the lights drop and the opening titles roll.


Come with us on a journey through the weird, the wonderful, the cult and the long forgotten... into the world of mystery film. Nobody knows what the film will be until the lights drop and the opening titles roll.


A Phoenix favourite that regularly sells out – book early to guarantee your seat and enjoy surprise 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 24 Jun 20226:15pm Book Now

Persona (15)

★★★★★ – Independent. A feast for the eyes and mind once again from Ingmar Bergman, with nuanced, gentle performance from the lead actors (Liv Ullmann & Bibi Anderson), daring imagery and complex characters converging with one another.


"★★★★★ – Ingmar Bergman's enigmatic masterpiece still captivates" – Guardian


"★★★★★ – Wonderfully complex but warmly human, Bergman's drama is one of his very best" – Empire


★★★★★ – Independent


★★★★★ – Sunday Times


Actress Elisabet Vogler (Ullmann) is convalescing in a remote island cottage, after experiencing a blank spell on stage leading to her current absence of words. A young nurse, Alma (Anderson), is charged with her recovery but struggles to connect with her patient at first. As time goes on and Alma reveals more, Elisabet seems to absorb her, merging Alma’s personality into the persona she has created while ceasing to speak.


A mysterious and radical film, deeply reflective and moving in Bergman’s signature style, challenging ideas of connection and self with a surrealist frame.


Swedish with English subtitles

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Sunday 26 Jun 20222:30pm Book Now
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All My Friends Hate Me (15)

Pete (Tom Stourton) is heading for a reunion with his friends from university to celebrate his 30th birthday, as he arrives his spirits are high, but moment by moment a creeping sense of dread consumes him - is it possible that all his friends do in fact hate him?


"Ferociously witty" – Variety


"Tightly paced and slickly composed" – New York Times


Pete (Tom Stourton) is heading for a reunion with his friends from university to celebrate his 30th birthday, as he arrives his spirits are high, until moment by moment a creeping sense of dread consumes him - is it possible that all his friends do in fact hate him?


Rolling up to his posh pal’s country mansion, Pete is eager to catch up and share his experiences volunteering at a refugee camp with his best friends, but when he finds they’ve picked up mysterious stranger Harry (Dustin Demri Burns) at the pub, the weekend takes an unexpected turn.


Exploring the anxiety familiar to many of us, All My Friends Hate Me has all the tension of a horror classic, replacing a villainous slasher or otherworldly terror with the crippling burden of self-awareness.

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Monday 27 Jun 20223:30pm Book Now
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Wednesday 29 Jun 20221:00pm Book Now (Midweek Matinee)
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World War I on Screen (18)

In the first of a series of 3 one-day courses looking at war on screen, tutor Kenton Hall uses classic films, documentaries and contemporary footage to examine the effect on cinema of World War I and its aftermath.


Cinema has always wrestled with the concept of war, as have artists of all stripes. The First World War, in particular, represented such a sea change in world history that it is unsurprising to discover that – along with theatre and literature – it has been examined through the lens of cinema countless times over the last century.


Befitting a war that, for the first time, took the entire globe in its grasp, films about WWI have been made from the perspectives of multiple nations and reflected both the immediate effects on the soldiers involved and those left behind.


Kenton Hall looks at classic films, documentaries and contemporary footage - including Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old, and Sam Mendes’ multi-award-winning 1917, as we examine the effect on cinema of the First World War and its aftermath.


Course Breakdown:

         

11.30am – Introduction to course and themes


12pm – WWI on Film (documentary footage)


12.30pm – Film contemporary to WWI


1pm – Effect of cinema on the perception of WWI and allegories


1.30pm – Lunch


2.30pm – Revisitation - Modern films about WWI


3.30pm – Reinterrogation -  How do films about specific wars reflect on subsequent wars?


4.30pm – Conclusion


5pm – End


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.


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Saturday 2 Jul 202211:30am Book Now

Talking Pictures Summer (Mondays) (18)

Get deeper into film with our regular (and very popular) course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to a midweek daytime film during the week of your session.

Get deeper into film with our regular (and very popular) course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to a midweek daytime film during the week of your session.


This summer's term has been shortened to 6 weeks (rather than the usual 10) due to building work in the venue.


The course will run in Screen 2, and there are 35 places available. If you have access requirements, please book via Box Office as so we can ensure that your specific needs can be accommodated.


PLEASE NOTE: The course will run from 10.30am – 12pm, though Phoenix does not open to the general public until 12 o’clock. Your drinks which are included in the course fee will be available from the foyer bar.

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Monday 18 Jul 202210:30am Book Now

Talking Pictures Summer (Tuesdays) (18)

Get deeper into film with our regular (and very popular) course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to a midweek daytime film during the week of your session.

Get deeper into film with our regular (and very popular) course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to a midweek daytime film during the week of your session.


This summer's term has been shortened to 6 weeks (rather than the usual 10) due to building work in the venue.


The course will run in Screen 2, and there are 35 places available. If you have access requirements, please book via Box Office as so we can ensure that your specific needs can be accommodated.


PLEASE NOTE: The course will run from 10.30am – 12pm, though Phoenix does not open to the general public until 12 o’clock. Your drinks which are included in the course fee will be available from the foyer bar.

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Tuesday 19 Jul 202210:30am Book Now

Prima Facie (15)

★★★★ – Telegraph. Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.


"★★★★ – West End debuts don't come much more astonishing than this" – Telegraph


"★★★★ – Jodie Comer takes the stage by storm" – The Times


★★★★ – Guardian


★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.


Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.


Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.


Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

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The Work of David Lynch (18)

Led by tutor Dr Connor Winterton, this one-day course will examine Lynch’s works from the late 1970s to now via several different frameworks: style, ideology, postmodernism, genre, narrative, duality, and feminist theory. The course will offer a critical insight to Lynch’s works for both Lynch fans and for those unfamiliar with his filmography.


David Lynch is one of the most influential and celebrated filmmakers of all time. His works have continually challenged, puzzled, and excited audiences, from the bizarre Midnight Movie Eraserhead to Mulholland Drive, the “greatest film of the 21st century” (BBC Culture, 2019).


This one-day course will examine Lynch’s works from the late 1970s to now via several different frameworks: style, ideology, postmodernism, genre, narrative, duality, and feminist theory. The course will offer a critical insight to Lynch’s works for both Lynch fans and for those unfamiliar with his filmography.


10:30: Intro and ice-breakers


10:45: Lynch – early career and life


11:00: The Midnight Art Movie: Eraserhead


11:30: The Mainstream years: The Elephant Man and Dune


12:00: Ideology; postmodernism: Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and The Straight Story


13:00 – 13:45: Lunch


13:45: Transgressing narrative and genre conventions; the concept of duality: Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway


14:35: The digital era: Inland Empire


15:00: Break


15:10: Blurring Boundaries: The Twin Peaks Universe  


16:00: End


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix. Capacity is limited to 12 participants to enable social distancing.


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Saturday 23 Jul 202210:30am Book Now (Sold Out)

Phoenix Film Camp 7-11

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for children aged 7-11. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two, and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for children aged 7-11. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two, and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.


Starting on Monday we’ll write a story for a film we can produce in a week. Tuesday will be rehearsing and assigning roles, from actors to camera and sound operators.


Then from Wednesday to Friday it’s lights, camera, action as we go out on set to make our film a reality.


The film will then be edited by the course tutor ready for its ‘premiere’ screening in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the building work at Phoenix, this year the Film Camp will be based at LCB Depot. This is a creative workspace located very close to Phoenix, at 31 Rutland Street, LE1 1RE.


Lunch is not provided, so please bring your own; alternatively there is also a café at LCB Depot.

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Monday 25 Jul 20229:30am Book Now

World War II on Screen (18)

In this, the second instalment of our war on screen series we turn our attention to World War II. Kenton Hall will be looking at contemporary and classic films about the conflict, the people who experienced it and the way it changed the world.


In this, the second instalment of our war on screen series we turn our attention to World War II. Kenton Hall will be looking at contemporary and classic films about the conflict, the people who experienced it and the way it changed the world.


From a dramatic perspective, World War II is often seen as the conflict with the most readily identifiable heroes and villains – a titanic struggle of good over evil. This is particularly reflected in the films made during the war itself, although the power of cinema was used equally as propaganda – on both sides – as much as it was a vehicle for storytelling.


The almost incomprehensible horrors of the Holocaust have, rightly, continued to be examined via film – as a way of trying to understand the worst sides of human nature, but also as a reminder that unless we learn from that history, those horrors could well be repeated. Films such as Schindler’s List and Downfall in particular, stand as important lessons about events that are not as long ago as sometimes we seem to believe.


Course Breakdown:  

         

11.30am – Introduction


12pm – WWII on Film (Documentary footage)


12.30pm – Films contemporary to WWII


1pm  – Effect of cinema on the perception of WWII and allegories about the war


1.30pm  – Lunch


2.30pm  – Revisitation - Modern films about WWII


3.30pm  – Reinterrogation -  How do films about specific wars reflect on subsequent wars?


4.30pm  – Conclusion


5pm  – End


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.




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Saturday 30 Jul 202211:30am Book Now

Phoenix Film Camp 12-15

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 12 to 15-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 12 to 15-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.


Starting on Monday we’ll write a story for a film we can produce in a week. Tuesday will be rehearsing and assigning roles, from actors to camera and sound operators.


Then from Wednesday to Friday it’s lights, camera, action as we go out on set to make our film a reality.


The film will then be edited by the course tutor ready for its ‘premiere’ screening in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the building work at Phoenix, this year the Film Camp will be based at LCB Depot. This is a creative workspace located very close to Phoenix, at 31 Rutland Street, LE1 1RE.


Lunch is not provided, so please bring your own; alternatively there is also a café at LCB Depot.


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Monday 1 Aug 20229:30am Book Now (Closed)

Phoenix Film Camp 16-19

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 16 to 19-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 16 to 19-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.


Starting on Monday we’ll write a story for a film we can produce in a week. Tuesday will be rehearsing and assigning roles, from actors to camera and sound operators.


Then from Wednesday to Friday it’s lights, camera, action as we go out on set to make our film a reality.


The film will then be edited by the course tutor ready for its ‘premiere’ screening in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the building work at Phoenix, this year the Film Camps will be based at LCB Depot. This is a creative workspace located very close to Phoenix, at 31 Rutland Street, LE1 1RE.


Lunch is not provided, so please bring your own; alternatively there is also a café at LCB Depot.



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Monday 8 Aug 20229:30am Book Now (Sold Out)

The Vietnam War on Screen (18)

In the concluding part of our war on screen series we take a visual tour through contemporary and classic films about the Vietnam War, considering how the conflict changed both cinema and American society itself.


In the concluding part of our war on screen series we take a visual tour through contemporary and classic films about the Vietnam War, considering how the conflict changed both cinema and American society itself.


Cinema dealing with the Vietnam experience, on all sides, has continued to ask difficult questions, and wrestle with the moral fallout from a war in which there are not only no clear heroes or villains, but no clear victor. Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, Platoon, Heaven & Earth, Born on the Fourth of July – all works that shone a light on not only the war itself, but the lives of those it impacted.


Kenton Hall will be looking at how cinema and television directly influenced our understanding of the Vietnam War and the politics surrounding it, as well as changing our view of war itself.


Course Breakdown:


11.30am – Introduction


12pm – Vietnam on Film (Documentary footage)


12.30pm – Films contemporary to the conflict


1pm – Effect of cinema on the perception of Vietnam and allegories about the war


1.30pm – Lunch


2.30pm – Revisitation - Modern films about Vietnam


3.30pm – Reinterrogation -  How do films about specific wars reflect on subsequent wars?


4.30pm – Conclusion


5pm – End


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.

 


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Saturday 20 Aug 202211:30am Book Now