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Emma (U)

★★★★ – The Times. Jane Austen’s beloved comedy is reimagined in this delicious new satire of social class from debut director Autumn de Wilde.


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★★★★ – The Times


★★★★ – The Independent


"You’ll laugh, cry, cringe and covet the hats and bedspreads" – Spectactor


Jane Austen’s beloved comedy is reimagined in this delicious new satire of social class from debut director Autumn de Wilde.


Fancying herself a matchmaker, young society woman Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) decides to meddle in the affairs of her friend and family, but the path to true love never did run smooth.


Blissfully playful, Emma recalls to mind recent Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, and has a superb supporting cast including Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country), Johnny Flynn (Beast, Vanity Fair), and a wonderfully rumpled Bill Nighy as Emma’s long-suffering father.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Céline Sciamma's stunning new film tells the story of doomed, forbidden love between two women in 18th century France.

"★★★★★ – A gorgeous study of two women in love, unbothered by the restrictions of men" – The Independent


★★★★★ – Empire


"★★★★★ – A superbly elegant, enigmatic drama" – The Guardian


"A painterly masterpiece" – IndieWire


Set in Brittany in 1760 Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent.


But Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing, observing her by day and secretly painting her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom.


Winner of Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is set to be the coming out party for French auteur Céline Sciamma (Girlhood) and the film's stars Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel.


With echoes of Hitchcock and 2017's Call Me by Your Name, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a mesmerising, modern masterpiece.

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Queen & Slim (15)

Causing a mini-sensation on its release in America, Melina Matsoukas’ debut feature is a stylish, provocative story of race, love and escape.


"★★★★ – Tackles urgent, difficult subjects with bravery, care and adrenalised genre cool" – Empire.


"Lovers on the run are to die for" – The Times.


Causing a mini-sensation on its release in America, Melina Matsoukas’ debut feature is a stylish, provocative story of race, love and escape.


Out for dinner on a first date, Slim (Kaluuya - Get Out, Widows) and Queen (Turner -Smith) are pulled over by a policeman for a minor-incident, but when the situation spirals drastically out of control the two must go on the run - hunted across the country by law enforcement but heralded as outlaw heroes by some in the black community.


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The Holy Mountain (18)

Continuing our Movie Mavericks strand, Jodorowsky’s surreal-fantasy arrives in a gorgeous new 4K restoration from Arrow Video.

Continuing our Movie Mavericks strand, Jodorowsky’s surreal-fantasy arrives in a gorgeous new 4K restoration from Arrow Video.


A man - the thief - awakens in the desert and makes his way to the nearest town, after an altercation with the locals the thief finds a tower inhabited by an Alchemist, and joins his party on pilgrimage to a holy mountain. Overwhelmingly odd and held together with a gossamer dream-logic, seeing this on the big screen will be an experience not easily forgotten.


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Mrs. Doubtfire (12A)

This much-loved 90s comedy was the perfect vehicle for Robin Williams' unique talent and manic energy. With a superb supporting cast, including Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan, it really is as good as you remember.

Estranged from his exasperated wife (Field), loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard (Williams) is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids.


When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job – disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children’s best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

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Bento Harassment (18)

Wishing to open up another line of communication with her rebellious teenage daughter, single mother Kaori begins creating embarrassingly sweet messages in her child’s lunchbox meals. Will it work?

Wishing to open up another line of communication with her rebellious teenage daughter, in the name of light-hearted revenge, single mother Kaori (Ryoko Shinohara) begins creating embarrassingly sweet messages in her child’s lunchbox meals. Will it work?


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** Please note: this film does not have BBFC certification, and as such can only be screened to over 18s. This does not necessarily indicate that the film contains adult content.**


Image: ©Bento Harassment: ©2019 "Bento Harassment" Film Partners

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In Search of Chopin (12A)

★★★★ – Guardian. 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.

"★★★★ – This engaging documentary highlights the emotional power of his music" – The Guardian


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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Riverdance 25th Anniversary (12A)

The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.


The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.


25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance.


Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.


This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance.


Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!

** PLEASE NOTE - Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy

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Home (12A)

Home is a British documentary following one woman's journey on a solo attempt to cross the globe under her own power via bike, rowing boat and kayak.

Between 2011 and 2015 UK adventurer Sarah Outen traversed the globe. For her expedition London2London: Via The World, Sarah was the engine, travelling by bike, kayak and rowing boat across Europe and Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and finally the Atlantic.


Sarah’s incredible 4 and a half year odyssey saw her travel over 20,000 miles. As she migrated between cultures, climates and landscapes under her own power, Sarah’s inspirational voyage was followed by thousands, hooked on her infectious humour and love of life. A journey of heart and soul, of hardship and joy, for Sarah it was also a trek towards true emotional acceptance.


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Military Wives (12A)

★★★★★ – Daily Mail. With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of military wives accidentally inspire a global movement when they band together to form a choir in this feel-good heart-warmer from the director of The Full Monty.

★★★★★ – Daily Mail


“The feel-good film of the year” – James King, BBC Radio 2


Archetypal officer's wife Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Lisa (Sharon Horgan), a rebellious newcomer, are very different people. But with their partners away serving in Afghantistan, the pair form a choir with fellow military wives.


Slowly but surely Kate and Lisa, along with the other wives, develop friendships that will last a lifetime through the joyous and cathartic act of communal singing.


A feel-good heart-warmer from the director of The Full Monty, inspired by the real-life Military Wives group who found unlikely fame in 2011.

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Parasite (15)

★★★★★ – Independent. Bong Joon-ho's (Snowpiercer, Okja) superb black comedy about wealth, greed and class discrimination made history at the 2020 Academy Awards as the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.


2020 ACADEMY AWARD WINNER – Best Picture | Best Director | Best Foreign Language Film | Best Original Screenplay


"★★★★★ – A dazzling work, surprising and fully gripping from beginning to end" – Time Out


"★★★★★ – An intricate examination of class conflict" – Independent


"★★★★★ – A searing satire of a family at war with the rich" – Guardian


A box office sensation, winner of Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Golden Globes, winner of Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTAs, and now the recipient of four Oscars including Best Picture... making history as the first ever foreign language winner in this category.


Kim Ki-teak’s family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family’s luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park’s home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.


With Hitchcockian mastery, director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Okja) relentlessly changes gears, always keeping the audience on the edge of their seats and raising the stakes to dizzyingly heart-pounding effect. Parasite is an absolute must-see.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

A new live-action adventure comedy based on the Sega videogame, featuring the world's speediest hedgehog. Sonic and his friends team up to defend the planet from the evil Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.

A new live-action adventure comedy based on the Sega videogame, featuring the world's speediest hedgehog. Sonic and his friends team up to defend the planet from the evil Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.


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The Walt Disney Company Examined (18)

We take a look behind the scenes at Walt Disney to find out what makes the company one of the most successful entertainment providers ever.

We take a look behind the scenes at Walt Disney to find out what makes the company one of the most successful entertainment providers ever, and explore their vast catalogue of films and recent business acquisitions.


Started in 1923 by Walt Disney, one of the world’s longest standing film studios has grown from the small animation company who created Mickey Mouse into a worldwide multimedia conglomerate worth $130 billion, producing Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars blockbusters.


This one-day course will look at the evolution of Disney, focusing on its renaissance in the 1990s, and explore how CEO Bob Iger has grown the company into the media giant of today.

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Shadowfall (18)

Makabe, a professional burglar, witnesses arson while on a job one night. The fire brings back memories from his past and sets in motion events which will determine his destiny.

Makabe (Masayoshi Yamazaki), a first-class professional burglar, witnesses arson while on a job at night. The fire brings back memories of a past incident some 20 years before and sets in motion events which will determine his destiny.


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Feminista UK Tour 2020 (18)

To coincide with International Women's Day we shine a light on new female voices in cinema with Feminista Film Festival's 2020 touring programme of short films.

Feminista Film Festival and Tour tells the most inspiring stories about women and girls.The festival takes place annually each September in London before going on to tour around the world throughout the year.


Feminista’s mission is to inspire audiences and to connect women and girls to female role models. This year's programme includes 8 festival favourites from all over the world.


Life of Pie - Jen and Anne have transformed their town into a moutain biking hotspot, but not all the locals are happy about it. Runtime: 11 mins


Girls Section - Girls in Northern Pakistan fight for the right to attend school. Runtime: 12 mins


My Mom Vala - Imaginative Mathilda paints a picture of a fantastical country under guidance from her mother. Runtime: 10 mins


Sarah - A former Syrian swimming champion faces a fight to save her own life and that of her sister when they find themselves adrift in the Mediterranean. Runtime: 4 mins


Katie - A tribute to the freespirited Katie Lee, starlet, river rat, folk singer and rabble-rouser. Runtime: 10 mins


Grace - A breast cancer survivor aims to reclaim her body with a tattoo to cover her mastectomy scars. Runtime: 16 mins


Nela - An intimate study of a classical ballerina in motion. Runtime: 3 mins


My Big White Thighs and Me - A young woman takes up swimming to help build up her body confidence. Runtime: 25 mins


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1917 (15)

“★★★★★ – Ambitious and unshakeable storytelling” – Guardian. Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to this World War I epic.

“★★★★★ – Ambitious and unshakeable storytelling” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to this World War I epic.


At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Pride’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them.


Filmed in an extraordinary single take by master cinematographer Roger Deakins, 1917 stands alongside Saving Private Ryan and Dunkirk as a modern war film masterpiece and an enthralling story of empathy, heroism and the horrors of war.


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Cyrano de Bergerac (15)

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.


Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?


Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.


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Organ (18)

As Tokyo burns in the wake of air strikes in the closing months of the Pacific War, nursery teachers led by Kaede scramble to evacuate the children under their care to an abandoned temple.

As Tokyo burns in the wake of air strikes in the closing months of the Pacific War, nursery teachers led by Kaede (Erika Toda) scramble to evacuate the children under their care to an abandoned temple.


A rare film showing the little known realities of women on the home front who answered the call of duty in the face of adversity.


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30 Greatest Foreign Language Films (18)

Join Alan Seaman for this 6-week countdown of the top 30 foreign language films, as voted for by over 200 international film critics. Will your favourite be there?

The 30 greatest films according to who? BBC Culture's 2018 poll of 209 critics in 43 different countries, that's who!


The top 100 featured films by 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages. The poll asked critics to vote for their favourite films made primarily in a language other than English and over these six  weeks we'll be analysing the top 30. In reverse order, naturally.


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Dark Waters (12A)

From the director of Carol and Far from Heaven, Dark Waters tells the shocking true story of an attorney who fights to uncover a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations.

From the director of Carol and Far from Heaven, Dark Waters tells the shocking true story of an attorney who fights to uncover a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations.


Corporate defence attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) has built his reputation defending Big Chem companies in environmental lawsuits. But when two West Virginia farmers confront him with damning evidence that a local plant is dumping toxic waste that is poisoning their land and killing their cattle. Bilott is faced with a choice, does he risk everything– his future, his family and even his own life– to expose the truth?


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True History of the Kelly Gang (18)

★★★★★ – Telegraph. George MacKay (1917) plays the notorious Australian icon Ned Kelly – hero to some, outlaw to others – in Justin Kurzel's (Macbeth) striking adaptation of Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel.

Please note: The dates for this film are incorrect on page 8 of the March brochure, but the dates and screening times are correct in the brochure diary listings.


★★★★★ – The Telegraph


★★★★ – The Guardian


“This full-blooded essay in Australian Gothic achieves an authentic epic sweep” – Screen Daily


Hero to some, outlaw to others, George MacKay (1917) plays the notorious Australian icon Ned Kelly in this striking adaptation of Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel from Justin Kurzel (Macbeth).


Spanning Kelly’s childhood to the time leading up to his death, True History of the Kelly Gang explores his unorthodox relationships with father figure and criminal mentor Harry Power (Russell Crowe) and his dominant, mercurial mother – played by Essie Davis (The Babadook) in a performance destined to be remembered alongside the great matriarchs of cinema – as well as the formation of the legendary Kelly gang.


With an incredible ensemble cast, including Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, The Current War) , Tomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) and Charlie Hunnam (The Lost City of Z), this highly original take on the Ned Kelly story is a visual and emotional tour de force that demands to be seen on the big screen.

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The Conversation (12)

Widely considered one of Coppola’s best, The Conversation is a slow-burn thriller that embodies the paranoia and fear of the Cold War era.

Widely considered one of Coppola’s best, The Conversation is a slow-burn thriller that embodies the paranoia and fear of the Cold War era. Harry Caul, a brilliant yet paranoid surveillance expert, has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he’s spying on will be murdered.


Featuring a short pre-film introduction by DMU film studies lecturer Ian Hunter, and a free prize for one lucky cinemagoer.


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Railways Remembered - British Locomotives (TBC)

This special programme of rare archive films tells the story of the locomotive builders of Great Britain.

Britain gave the world railways and alongside the works of the established British railway companies, the independent Railway Industry flourished producing locomotives, rolling stock, even complete railway installations for all parts of the World!


This special programme of rare archive films tells the story of the locomotive builders of Great Britain. Genuine publicity films never before shown outside of the Industry show the production of steam, diesel & electric locomotives for use in Britain and overseas. Films to sell locomotives!


Introduced by Rob Foxon.


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Mulholland Drive (15)

A car crash, a blue box, a murder. A psychological thriller. David Lynch’s Freudian, surreal neo-noir explores the patterns and secrets of the human mind.

A car crash, a blue box, a murder. A psychological thriller. David Lynch’s Freudian, surreal neo-noir explores the patterns and secrets of the human mind.


Join us for a celebration of all things Lynchian with classic Hollywood cocktails and an exhibit inspired by his work. Plus - come in Lynch-themed fancy dress for the chance to win a prize.


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A Banana? At this Time of Night? (18)

Afflicted by muscular dystrophy, Yasuaki doesn’t let that slow him down. He is determined to live an independent life and fulfil his dreams with the help of coerced volunteers Misaki and Tanaka.

Afflicted by muscular dystrophy, Yasuaki (Yo Oizumi) doesn’t let that slow him down. A charming and eternally positive man, he is determined to live an independent life and fulfil his dreams with the help of coerced volunteers Misaki (Mitsuki Takahata) and Tanaka (Haruma Miura). Based on a true story.


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** Please note: this film does not have BBFC certification, and as such can only be screened to over 18s. This does not necessarily indicate that the film contains adult content.**


Image: ©2018 “A Banana? At This Time of Night?” Film Partners

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Present.Perfect. (18)

The explosion of live-streaming platforms in China and the ensuing government crackdown provides the context for Shengze Zhu’s Present.Perfect. (Wan Mei Xian Zai Shi), a work comprising intimate footage shared by twelve Chinese online streamers.

The explosion of live-streaming platforms in China and the ensuing government crackdown provides the context for Shengze Zhu’s Present.Perfect. (Wan Mei Xian Zai Shi), a work comprising intimate footage shared by twelve Chinese online streamers.


Regardless of class, sexuality or physical ability, these personal broadcasters open themselves to an anonymous audience in search of connection.


Through a diverse collage of videos, Present.Perfect. encourages us to consider the ways in which we expose ourselves online in pursuit of affirmation, and to confront how, for better or worse, our identities and relationships have become entangled with network technologies.


Screening in the Cube Gallery


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Greed (15)

Director Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) reunite for this funny and sharp-tongued satire of the ultra-rich, following the rise and fall of fictional fashion billionaire Sir Richard “Greedy” McCreadie.

Please note: The dates for this film are incorrect on page 9 of the March brochure, but the dates and screening times are correct in the brochure diary listings.


Director Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) continue one of British cinema’s most fruitful creative partnerships with this funny and sharp-tongued satire of the ultra-rich, following the rise and fall of fictional fashion billionaire Sir Richard “Greedy” McCreadie.


After 30 years of ruling the world of retail fashion, McCreadie’s image is tarnished by a damaging public inquiry. His plan to bounce back and relaunch his brand? Host an extravagant 60th birthday party on the Greek island of Mykonos attended by the great and the good of the celebrity world.


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Honeyland (12A)

Winner of armfuls of awards and Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary, this stunning film follows the life of Macedonian woman Hatidze Murativa – the last female bee-hunter in Europe.

Winner of armfuls of awards and Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary, this stunning film follows the life of Macedonian woman Hatidze Murativa – the last female bee-hunter in Europe.


Living in harmony with nature, Hatidze tends to her bees, never taking more honey than she needs to sell at market – "half for them, half for me" – in order to provide for herself and her mother. But the arrival of a nomadic family on her land threatens Hatidze’s way of life.


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Mystery Film (18)

Journey into the unknown with our ever-popular monthly mystery film screening.

Journey into the unknown with our ever-popular monthly mystery film screening.


The films are chosen by Phoenix staff members and are a well-kept secret until the lights go down and the opening titles roll. With previous films including Gremlins (as last month's Christmas treat), Mean Streets, Bonjour Tristesse, Twelve Angry Men and Modern Times, who knows what’s coming next? There’s only one way to find out…


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 Mar 20208:15pm Book Now

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U)

Join Milo Thatch on his quest to discover the lost underwater city of Atlantis in Disney’s sci-fi adventure. As the only translator of the forgotten language, can Milo discover this amazing world and investigate its main power source?

Join Milo Thatch on his quest to discover the lost underwater city of Atlantis in Disney’s sci-fi adventure. As the only translator of the forgotten language, can Milo discover this amazing world and investigate its main power source?


Featuring pioneering animation with an award-winning soundtrack, join us for an adventure-packed day with face painting, photo opportunities and crafts as you discover the secret of the lost city!


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Saturday 21 Mar 202011:00am Book Now

Clue + Knives Out Double Bill (12A)

Filthy rich snobs, parodies of the well-worn murder mystery genre, and a bevy of acting talent – in this double bill of epic proportions you’ll be laughing your hearts out on the edge of your seats.

Filthy rich snobs, parodies of the well-worn murder mystery genre, and a bevy of acting talent – in this double bill of epic proportions you’ll be laughing your hearts out on the edge of your seats.


Enjoy board games in the Café Bar and our special murder mystery cocktail – and come along dressed as your favourite Cluedo character to win a prize. Watch out for the Sherlock walking around!


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Saturday 21 Mar 20206:30pm Book Now

The Death of Stalin (15)

Following Stalin’s sudden death, his political comrades must preserve Russia’s future – and scheme their way to the top. Armando Iannucci (The Personal History of David Copperfield) delivers this impeccable surrealist comedy about the most macabre of subjects.

Following Stalin’s sudden death, his political comrades must preserve Russia’s future – and scheme their way to the top. Armando Iannucci (The Personal History of David Copperfield) delivers this impeccable surrealist comedy about the most macabre of subjects, and we’ll be providing a similarly tongue-in-cheek funeral service for Stalin before the film.


Screening as part of Phoenix’s Lazy Sunday offer – your ticket and a pre-film breakfast for £13.95 / £12.40 conc. Booking essential via box office, in person or by phone 0116 242 2800.


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Knives Out (12A)

Back by popular demand, Rian Johnson’s delicious Agatha Christie-inspired whodunit is perhaps the most fun you will have at a cinema. When a wealthy patriarch is found murdered in his room, debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is called in to investigate.

★★★★★ – The Telegraph


"★★★★ – Knives Out is snappy, meta and, yes, sharp" – Empire


"★★★★ – Johnson has seen the opportunity to use the framework of a rich, white family as a way to examine what happens when privilege comes under threat" – The Independent


Rian Johnson (Brick, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to Agatha Christie with his new film, a blissfully entertaining whodunnit with a killer cast set on the country estate of the wealthy Thrombey family.


When patriarch and renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead, debonair detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, free from the permanent frown of James Bond and clearly  having the time of his life) is called in.


Interviewing family members and staff it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems with the dysfunctional clan, and Blanc will be pushed to his limits to try and solve the case.


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Harriet (12A)

A huge success when it screened at Phoenix in January, we’ve been inundated with requests to bring it back. Cynthia Erivo gives a powerful, compelling performance in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic of abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman.

★★★★ – Guardian


Oscar-nominated Cynthia Erivo gives a powerful, compelling performance in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic of abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman, casting a long overdue spotlight onto one of the most significant figures in American history.


Based on Tubman's thrilling and inspirational life, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of her escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Through her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity Harriet freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.


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Little Joe (12A)

This creepy, pastel-hued sci-fi has been quietly accumulating praise on the festival circuit. Emily Beecham stars as Alice, a scientist juggling working on a new breed of plant with looking after her young son.

This creepy, pastel-hued sci-fi has been quietly accumulating praise on the festival circuit. Scientist Alice (Emily Beecham, Daphne) juggles her work developing new breeds of plant with looking after her young son.


After a breakthrough at work where she develops a new flower that will make its owner happy, Alice brings one of them home as a gift to her son. They christen the plant ‘Little Joe’, but when strange things start happening to her co-workers, Alice begins to suspect that Little Joe is responsible.


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Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna (U)

Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder, for a deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta.

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna is the star tenor's deeply personal tribute to the world famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta.


Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus many classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna.


Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder, and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen.


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Tuesday 24 Mar 20206:30pm Book Now

My Dad is a Heel Wrestler (18)

Little Shota is shocked when he discovers that the father he looks up to is the despicable heel wrestler, Cockroach. Once a star champion, Takashi decides he must win back his son’s heart.

Little Shota (Kokoro Terada) gets the shock of his life when he discovers that the father he looks up to plays the despicable heel wrestler, Cockroach.


Once a star champion, Takashi (Japanese professional wrestler Hiroshi Tanahashi) decides to overcome his injuries and re-join the wrestling big league to win back his son’s heart.


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** Please note: this film does not have BBFC certification, and as such can only be screened to over 18s. This does not necessarily indicate that the film contains adult content.**

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Tuesday 24 Mar 20208:15pm Book Now

Push + Q&A (12A)

Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. This new documentary attempts to shed some light on a new king of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all.

“Plays like a real-world conspiracy thriller, with an inspiring hero at its heart” – Little White Lies


Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. This new documentary attempts to shed some light on a new king of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all.


The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why.


Screening in partnership with the DocHub@DMU, the film will be followed with a panel featuring special guests and a discussion of regional housing issues and visions of alternative communities.


The DocHub@DMU is a documentary centre based within the Leicester Media School at De Montfort University and led by the director/producer and Associate Professor Ulrike Kubatta.


The centre brings together industry professionals, students and academics to engage with and participate in the creative growth and sociopolitical impact of the documentary genre.

You can find more information about the DocHub@DMU at https://www.dmu.ac.uk/events/dochub.aspx


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Wednesday 25 Mar 20206:30pm Book Now

And Then We Danced (15)

And Then We Danced is a moving coming-of-age love story about two male dancers who are torn between the traditional macho codes of Georgian national dance and their desires for each other.

“This isn’t just cinema as good citizenship, it’s also gripping drama, and that’s what makes its politics so effective” – Slant Magazine


PLEASE NOTE: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


Sparking furious protests outside cinemas in Tbilisi when it screened there during November last year, And Then We Danced is a coming-of-age love story about two male dancers who are torn between the traditional macho codes of Georgian national dance and their desires for each other.


Traditional dance is one of the pillars of national identity in Georgian culture. This practice, rooted in military moves and Middle Age holiday celebrations, occupies both the mind and body of Merab, a sensitive and headstrong student at the National Georgian Ensemble academy. Merab’s world is thrown off balance, however, by the arrival of Irakli, a gifted dancer with a rebellious streak.


Bringing into sharp focus Georgian society and the ongoing battle between personal freedom and conservative traditional views on life, And Then We Danced is an important film that tackles wider international issues of generational polarisation and LGBTQ+ equality with immense dignity and poise.


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Misbehaviour (12A)

This timely new film follows the events of the 1970 Miss World ceremony in London. With Miss World the most watched show in the world, the newly formed Women’s Liberation movement decide it is the perfect place to stage a protest.

This timely new film from Philippa Lowthorpe (Swallows and Amazons) is based on the events at the 1970 Miss World ceremony in London. With Miss World the most watched show in the world, the newly formed Women’s Liberation movement decide to stage a protest; meanwhile Miss Grenada is aiming to be the first black woman to win the crown and turn the western ideal of beauty on its head.


Funny, punchy and packed with real empathy thank to great performances from the ensemble cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Keeley Hawes and Lesley Manville.


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Colour Out of Space (15)

The unhinged minds of H.P. Lovecraft, cult director Richard Stanley and Nicolas Cage join forces to bring this psychedelic cosmic nightmare to the silver screen.

“A freakout of the first order with sights and sounds that will not easily be forgotten” – RogerEbert.com


“Colour Out of Space is full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas” – New York Post


The unhinged minds of H.P. Lovecraft, cult director Richard Stanley and Nicolas Cage join forces to bring this psychedelic cosmic nightmare to the silver screen.


After a meteorite lands in their front yard, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling for their lives against an extra-terrestrial organism that infects the minds and bodies of everything it comes into contact with… including the Gardners themselves.


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Calm with Horses (15)

Produced by Michael Fassbender, Nick Rowland’s first film is a bruising and bold debut with superb performances from Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth).

Produced by Michael Fassbender, Nick Rowland’s first film is a bruising and bold debut with superb performances from Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth).


In rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas “Arm” Armstrong (Jarvis) is employed as an enforcer by the drug-dealing Devers family. Tired of his violent life and desperate to be a good father to his young son, Arm’s loyalties are tested when the Devers ask him to kill for the first time.


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Dolittle (PG)

Robert Downey Jr is the man who can talk to the animals in this star-studded retelling of the classic story.

Robert Downey Jr is the man who can talk to the animals in this star-studded retelling of the classic story.


Widowed and reclusive Dr Doolittle – the famous Victorian doctor and veterinarian – is called to search for a cure when the young queen (Jessie Buckley- Wild Rose) falls gravely ill. On his travels he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures of all shapes and sizes.


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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

Talking Pictures Spring (Mondays) (18+)

Share your love of film with this 10-week course of group discussions, led by tutor Alan Seaman. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the 1pm or 1.30pm film screening following your session.

**NOTE: This course starts on Monday 30 March, not 6 April as stated in the February brochure**


Do you love watching films and talking about them? Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions that put the cinema week into focus and help you get more from your cinema experience.


Tutor Alan Seaman will share film clips and talk about forthcoming movies and film industry news. After your session you can enjoy our regular Monday matinee, included in the price of the course.


When booking your course, you may choose whether to attend Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings. We would recommend the Tuesday course for beginners as the attendance numbers are slightly lower.


This great value course includes a cup of tea/coffee on arrival AND entry to the 1pm or 1.30pm film on the same day as your session.

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Monday 30 Mar 202010:30am Book Now

Bait (15)

Bait returns to our screens fresh from winning Outstanding British Debut at this year's BAFTAs. At the height of the summer season, local fisherman 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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Monday 30 Mar 20206:20pm Book Now
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am (12A)

“Moving and profound” – Los Angeles Times. An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison.

“Moving and profound” – Los Angeles Times


An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison.


From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own work.


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Talking Pictures Spring (Tuesdays) (18+)

Share your love of film with this 10-week course of group discussions, led by tutor Alan Seaman. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the 1pm or 1.30pm film screening following your session.

**NOTE: This course starts on Tuesday 31 March, not 7 April as stated in the February brochure**


Do you love watching films and talking about them? Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions that put the cinema week into focus and help you get more from your cinema experience.


Tutor Alan Seaman will share film clips and talk about forthcoming movies and film industry news. After your session you can enjoy our regular Tuesday matinee, included in the price of the course.


When booking your course, you may choose whether to attend Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings. We would recommend the Tuesday course for beginners as the attendance numbers are slightly lower.


This great value course includes a cup of tea/coffee on arrival AND entry to the 1.00pm or 1.30pm film on the same day as your session.

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Tuesday 31 Mar 202010:30am 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
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Film School (18)

Award-winning filmmaker and director Keith Allott leads our annual 8-week practical introduction to filmmaking, taking you step by step all the way from pre-production planning through to the final edit of your film.

Award-winning filmmaker and director Keith Allott (Badshoes Film) leads our annual 8-week practical introduction to filmmaking, taking you step by step all the way from pre-production planning through to the final edit of your film.


We will look at using the camera and what shot types cause what effects with an audience; capturing good audio and treating it; editing, edit pacing and the effects it has; and how music can change the mood of your film completely.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:  Intro to filmmaking and the course

Week 2:  Planning and pre-production

Week 3:  Using the camera

Week 4:  Shot types and mise-en-scene

Week 5:  Capturing audio

Week 6:  Editing and post-production

Week 7:  Post audio and music

Week 8:  Entering film festivals and final recap

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Thursday 9 Apr 20207:00pm Book Now

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (TBC)

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.


In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.


Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.


After the film, audiences around the world will hear from the great man himself live via satellite from the iconic Royal Albert Hall.


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Thursday 16 Apr 20207:15pm Book Now

Drawn this Way: A History of Film Animation (18)

Tutor Kenton Hall delves into the wonderful world of film animation – from early shorts to today’s blockbusters.

From Snow White to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Toy Story to Persepolis, animation – like every other film genre – is a broad church. Often seen as a child-friendly form of cinema, its history is in fact much more complex and exciting.


Join Kenton Hall for this exploration of animation on film, from early shorts to today’s blockbusters.

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Saturday 18 Apr 202010:30am 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

Elvis: That's The Way It Is (U)

To celebrate 85 years of Elvis Presley and 50 years since the film’s original 1970 release, the King returns to cinemas – remastered - with Elvis: That’s The Way It Is, an unmissable event for fans around the world.


On July 31, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley staged a triumphant return to the concert stage from which he had been absent for almost a decade. His series of concerts broke all box office records and completely reenergised the career of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.


This feature-length documentary and concert film features performances including Love Me Tender, Sweet Caroline, Heartbreak Hotel and Suspicious Minds. Crossing the footlights, revealing the legendary singer as a man preparing for an emotional career comeback, the fans who travelled from all over the world for this history-making event.... and the electrifying live performance of the man who gave us rock 'n' roll.


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Wednesday 22 Apr 20207:00pm Book Now

Prado: Collection of Wonders (12A)

A cinematic journey through the rooms, stories and emotions of one of the most visited museums in the world; narrated by and featuring Academy Award-winner, Jeremy Irons.


The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders, narrated by and featuring Academy Award-winner, Jeremy Irons, is a cinematic journey through the rooms, stories and emotions of one of the most visited museums in the world. Its wealth of over 8000 art treasures is a spell-binding experience drawing almost 3 million visitors to Madrid every year.


The film interweaves the art narrative with a study of the architecture and an analysis of valuable archival materials and includes interviews with various experts from the Prado Museum. It takes a close look at not only the magnificent works of art but also the landscape, the palaces and buildings that saw the birth and development of these extraordinary collections.


The life of the Prado collection began with the birth of Spain as a nation and the marriage between Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castile; a union that marked the start of the great Spanish Empire. Yet, over the centuries, painting had been a universal language that knew no boundaries.


If there is one museum where it is clear that painting was not affected by nationalism then that museum must surely be the Prado, with its eclectic and multifaceted collections demonstrating that art has no passports limiting its circulation, that rather it is a universal means to understand and convey the thoughts and feelings of human beings


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Tuesday 28 Apr 20206:15pm Book Now

King John (TBC)

★★★★ – Guardian. A mad world of mad kings, teetering on the brink of disaster – Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new RSC production.

"★★★★ – Engrossing... thrilling... spellbinding" – Guardian


"★★★★ – Bombastic and stylish" – The Stage


Richard the Lionheart is dead. His brother John is King of England.


Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen, and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown.


Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production by director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.

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Wednesday 29 Apr 20207:00pm Book Now

World War Two on Screen (18+)

A visual tour through films – contemporary and classic – dealing with World War II, the people who experienced it and the way it changed the world.

Cinema has always wrestled with the concept of war, as have artists of all stripes. Just days before the 75th anniversary of VE Day, this one-day course examines representations of World War Two on screen.


Tutor Kenton Hall will take you on a visual tour through contemporary and classic films dealing with World War Two, the people who experienced it and the way it changed the world.


This is the second in a series of one-day courses exploring depictions of war on film – Vietnam War on Screen will run on Sat 7 Nov, coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the conflict (tickets on sale nearer the time).

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Saturday 2 May 202010:30am Book Now

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 3 May 20206:00pm Book Now

70s Hollywood (18)

From Jaws and Annie Hall, to All The President’s Men and Apocalypse Now, the seventies was the period that shook the studios. Join us for an exploration of the decade's defining films.

From Jaws and Annie Hall, to All The President’s Men and Apocalypse Now, the seventies was the period that shook the studios.


Join tutor Alan Seaman for an exploration of the decade in which Hollywood turned radical, then conservative.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:  Road movies

Week 2:  Sci-fi

Week 3:  War

Week 4:  Comedy

Week 5:  Conspiracy and paranoia

Week 6:  Blockbusters

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Thursday 14 May 20202:00pm Book Now

The Welkin (15)

A new play by Lucy Kirkwood, starring Maxine Peake. England, 1759, and a young woman's life is in the hands of 12 women who must decide whether she should hang for murder.

One life in the hands of 12 women.


Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.


When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.


James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins).


Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


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Thursday 21 May 20207:00pm Book Now
Thursday 4 Jun 20207:00pm Book Now

Fleetwood and Friends (TBC)

Mick Fleetwood has assembled a stellar cast of musicians to celebrate the music that established Fleetwood Mac as one of the biggest bands in the world – the music of Peter Green.

With a line-up featuring Neil Finn, Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler and Bill Wyman, this once-in-a-lifetime concert event captured at The London Palladium on 25 Feb 2020 is an absolute must-see for any music fan out there.


“The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognise the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music.”

– Mick Fleetwood


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Tuesday 2 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now
Sunday 7 Jun 20202:30pm Book Now

Hermitage: The Power of Art (12A)

Hermitage: The Power of Art tells the great stories and events that have passed down the corridors of world-famous Hermitage Museum and through the streets of St. Petersburg.


Presented and narrated by multi award-winning actor Toni Servillo, Hermitage: The Power of Art tells the great stories and events that have passed down the corridors of world-famous Hermitage Museum and through the streets of St. Petersburg: from its foundation by Peter I to the splendour of Catherine the Great; from the triumph of Alexander I against Napoleon, to the 1917 Revolution; and down to the present day.


The spectacular imagery brings the viewer through the magnificent interiors of the museum and the Winter Palace, to the Theatre, to Raphael’s Loggias, to the Portrait Gallery of Heroes from the 1812 War. Works from Leonard, Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt and many, many more adorn the walls, whilst outside the walls the legend of St Petersburg is conveyed through poems and stories, both during the day and its night-time splendour, all in stunning 4K.


The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, is the world’s second largest art museum attracting over 4.2 million visitors from across the globe in 2018. The vast museum features more than 3 million works of art within its 66,842 sq. metres of exhibition space with a tour route of over 30kms!


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Wednesday 3 Jun 20206:15pm Book Now

Film School: Part 2 (18)

Make a film in just four weekly sessions, with our new course that follows on from Film School. A fantastic opportunity for you to put your newly-acquired skills into practice.

Award-winning filmmaker and director Keith Allott (Badshoes Film) leads this new course – an extension to our annual Film School. Over the course of four weeks you’ll make a film from scratch, putting into practice all your newly-acquired skills and techniques.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1: Story and Roles

Two actors, one location, two pages of script. What story can you tell within these parameters? We'll select a storyline from all the suggestions and crew up by defining all the different roles on the production – from director to camera op, sound to runner.


Week 2: Script, Rehearsal and Shot List

The final script will be available to all the group and the shot list will be created. The two actors will come in to rehearse with the group too.


Week 3: Production

We take all the skills we've learned over the course and all the planning we have made over the previous two weeks and use it to produce our first short film. The shoot will be monitored and supervised but you are in charge of how it runs.


Week 4: Post-Production

It's time to edit, add music, colour grade, audio design. The footage from the previous week will be uploaded and you can have a go at cutting it in preparation for this week's workshop. We’ll screen all the films you have made and go through an edit of the final film with the course leader.


Note: This course is open to all, not just people who have previously completed Film School, though some knowledge of filmmaking is advantageous.

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Thursday 4 Jun 20207:00pm Book Now

The Winter's Tale (RSC) (TBC)

This new RSC production imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with the horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale as King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy.

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.


King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy, but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?


A moving new production directed by deputy artistic director Erica Whyman.

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Wednesday 10 Jun 20207:00pm Book Now

Berliner Philharmoniker LIVE: Season Finale (TBC)

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

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


Broadcast live from Berlin, this spectacular season finale concert will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and insights into the programme.

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Friday 12 Jun 20206:30pm Book Now

Reappraised: Classics that Bombed (18)

Join us as we explore and reappraise some of the films that were considered failures on initial release but are now seen as classics.

As films are increasingly judged on their immediate financial and critical success, we review some of the movies that failed to set the box office on fire when they were originally released but are today hailed as classics.


Join tutor Kenton Hall for a visual tour of "classics that bombed"... you may be surprised at some of the films that are on the list!

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Saturday 27 Jun 202010:30am 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

The Comedy of Errors (TBC)

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision sees a man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else.

A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else.


“So I to find a mother and a brother

In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself”


How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to?


Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017, The Merry Wives of Windsor 2012).


Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors.


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Wednesday 15 Jul 20207:00pm Book Now

Pericles (TBC)

Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers in the RSC production of Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.

Director Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her acclaimed Titus Andronicus (2017) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).


Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heartbreaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle.


Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.

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Wednesday 23 Sep 20207:00pm 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