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Mogul Mowgli (TBC)

★★★★ – Evening Standard. Riz Ahmed is on electrifying form as a rapper on the verge of a career-making tour who is struck down with a mystery illness.


"★★★★ – One of the funniest, darkest and smartest movies of the year" – Evening Standard.


"★★★★ – Riz Ahmed's electric performance is hard to forget" – Little White Lies.


A passion project for producer, co-writer and star Riz Ahmed (The Sisters Brothers, The Night Of), he plays British rapper Zed who is struck down with a mystery illness on the eve of embarking on a career-making tour.


Moving back home and relying on his parents for help, Zed finds his new life clashing with his family’s past, an internal war of culture, identity and colonialism that threatens his future. Mogul Mowgli is a vital, deeply moving work - with Riz delivering a stunning performance.


* Please note - Mogul Mowgli contains flashing images which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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Pinocchio (2020) (PG)

★★★★ – Empire. The director of Tale of Tales returns with this live-action version of the classic Pinocchio tale.

★★★★ – Empire.


"★★★★ – A mesmerisingly creepy live-action retelling" – Guardian.


The director of Tale of Tales returns with this live-action version of the classic Pinocchio tale.


A kindly woodcarver named Gepetto (Roberto Benigni) creates a puppet which then magically comes to life. Gepetto names him Pinocchio and intends to raise him as his son, but Pinocchio is kidnapped by the owner of a puppet theatre and taken far away.


As he tries to get back to Gepetto, Pinocchio encounters an array of magical creatures; some are looking to help him but others wish him harm.


PLEASE NOTE: The screening on Fri 30 Oct will be in Italian with English subtitles. The screenings on Sat 31 Oct and Sun 1 Nov are for a family audience so we will be screening the English language dubbed version on those days.

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Misbehaviour (12A)

★★★★ – Guardian. Featuring a stellar cast, Philippa Lowthorpe's comedy-drama is based on real events at the 1970 Miss World ceremony in London.


★★★★ – Guardian.


★★★★ – Evening Standard.


This timely 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, thanks to great performances from the ensemble cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) Keira Knightley (Colette), Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Keeley Hawes, Lesley Manville, and Greg Kinnear as the event's celebrity host Bob Hope.


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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (15)

★★★★ – Empire. This gripping new film from Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) is based on the real-life case of the Chicago 7 – a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters arrested during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

★★★★ – Guardian.


★★★★ – Mirror.


"★★★★ – A fiery condemnation of the police state and government overreach, this is both timely and timeless" – Empire.


This gripping new film – written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) – is based on the real-life case of the Chicago 7, a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters charged with conspiracy and inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.


An all-star cast including Jeremy Strong (Succession), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Les Misérables) are on great form as the defendants, while Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall) could be in for another Oscar win for his portrayal of defense attorney William Kunstler.


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The Lady of the Camellias (PG)

Armand Duval finds himself at the auction of the famous courtesan Marguerite Gautier’s possessions after she passed away. She was Armand’s true love, and the vision of her belongings awakens vivid memories of their turbulent love story.


Armand Duval finds himself at the auction of the famous courtesan Marguerite Gautier’s possessions after she passed away. She was Armand’s true love, and the vision of her belongings awakens vivid memories of their turbulent love story.


Choreographer John Neumeier adapts Alexandre Dumas Fils’s timeless novel The Lady of the Camellias for the stage with great sensitivity and emotional depth in his work of rare beauty.


As the troubled courtesan Marguerite, superstar prima Svetlana Zakharova and Hamburg Ballet’s guest star Edvin Revazov as Armand bring the passionate drama to new emotional heights accompanied by Chopin’s fantastic score.


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Sunday 1 Nov 20202:45pm Book Now

Akira (15)

★★★★ – Time Out. Katsuhiro Otomo's ground-breaking cyberpunk anime arrives in a brand new 4k restoration.

★★★★ – Time Out


★★★★ – Empire


"★★★★ – Apocalyptic anime's startling message of global annihilation" – Guardian 


When teenager Tetsuo Shima is involved in a motorbike crash he develops formidable telekinetic abilities that threaten the future of Neo-Tokyo, and only his childhood friend Shōtarō Kaneda can stop him.


At first a cult favourite beloved by anime and manga fans, Otomo's groundbreaking film has now become a cultural landmark with an indelible influence on animation, film and cyberpunk.

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Monday 2 Nov 20207:45pm Book Now
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Presidents on Screen (18)

With the Trump vs Biden race for the White House nearing its conclusion, this four-week course explores the history of the US Presidency on screen, and how it has influenced the world’s view of America.

The White House and its occupants have long held both fascination and, at times, infuriation for people across the world. And, in cinema, it has been no different, with many on-screen depictions of US Presidents.


With the Trump vs Biden battle nearing its end, tutor Kenton Hall takes us on a visual tour through the history of the Presidency on screen, and considers how cinema’s portrayals shape people’s view of America and its leaders.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  Independence Day

Week 2:  A Nation at War

Week 3:  All the ‘Gates

Week 4:  Fictional Presidents


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.


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Tuesday 3 Nov 20207:00pm Book Now

Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (12A)

★★★★★ – Observer. Nick Cave plays his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen.

"★★★★★ – utterly magnetic" – Observer


"★★★★ – If this is the gig of the future, Cave is the man to show us how it’s done" Independent


"★★★★ – Beautiful" – Guardian


Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen.


The film features tracks including 'Into My Arms', 'The Mercy Seat', 'Higgs Boson Blues' and 'Girl In Amber'. Recorded in June 2020 and initially imagined as an online-only event, fans will now be able to watch the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances.


Recorded as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown and conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months, Idiot Prayer is a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history.


The performance was filmed by award-winning cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall, with editing by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta) and music recorded by Dom Monks.


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Thursday 5 Nov 20207:30pm Book Now

Frida Kahlo (12A)

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


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


Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns?


Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life.


Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career.


Using letters Kahlo wrote to guide us, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art.


Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. 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, politics, men and women.


Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.

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Sunday 8 Nov 20203:45pm Book Now

Talking Pictures Autumn (Mondays) (18+)

Share your love of film with this 6-week course of group discussions, led by tutor Alan Seaman. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice.

We're please to be able to bring our regular film discussion course back to the venue, albeit with reduced capacity and a slightly different format due to social distancing requirements.


Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 6-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.


Included in the price of the course is a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice, to be used in the same week as your session.


This course will run in Screen 1. Seats will be allocated on the first day to ensure social distancing: this will be your seat for every session.


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Monday 9 Nov 202010:30am Book Now

Talking Pictures Autumn (Tuesdays) (18+)

Share your love of film with this 6-week course of group discussions, led by tutor Alan Seaman. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice.

We're please to be able to bring our regular film discussion course back to the venue, albeit with reduced capacity and a slightly different format due to social distancing requirements.


Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 6-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.


Included in the price of the course is a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice, to be used in the same week as your session.


PLEASE NOTE: This course will run in Screen 2. You should select your seat from those available at the time of booking: this will be your seat for every session. If you wish to book a single place and no single seats are available on the seating plan, please call Box Office.

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Tuesday 10 Nov 202010:30am Book Now

Uncle Vanya (12A)

After its critically acclaimed opening was halted earlier this year due to lockdown, this star-studded production arrives on screen, captured from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

Additional screening on Sat 14 Nov at 4pm, due to huge demand – tickets now available


"★★★★★ – It is excellent.' - Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor


"★★★★★ – An exquisite production. Perfection’ – Guardian


'"★★★★★ – Toby Jones is superb in Chekhov’s great tragicomedy" – Financial Times


"★★★★★ – A superlative company achievement – most of us will be lucky if we see a better cast in our lifetimes' – i news


"★★★★ – This is a Vanya for our times' – Evening Standard


"★★★★ – Ian Rickson’s striking revival. Such compassion, such life" – The Times

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).


However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?

 

Following its critically acclaimed opening in London earlier this year, Sonia Friedman Productions’ stunning 5-star production of Uncle Vanya – a new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson directed by Ian Rickson – was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown.

Now, as the majority of theatres remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s cast and crew overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards.


Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/Angelica Films co-production is far more than simply a capture of the play. Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event.

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Tuesday 10 Nov 20207:45pm Book Now
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Film Location, Location, Location (18+)

A whistle-stop tour of six of the world's most iconic film locations, looking at the changes in these fascinating metropolises over the past century through the medium of cinema.

Join tutor Alan Seaman for a whistle-stop tour of some of the world's most iconic film locations, looking at the changes in these fascinating metropolises over the past century through the medium of cinema.


City symphonies and love-letters to urban existence, we'll be travelling to six great places that are teeming with life.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  Berlin

Week 2:  Rome

Week 3:  Paris

Week 4:  New York

Week 5:  Tokyo

Week 6:  London


This course will run in our upstairs Courtyard Suite, which is accessible via stairs and lift. Please be aware that capacity is reduced due to social distancing requirements, and 10 places are available.

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Thursday 12 Nov 20202:00pm Book Now

Present Laughter (12A)

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


Only a few tickets remaining! We recommend booking your tickets in advance to avoid missing out.


Returning after a hugely popular run earlier this year, Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.


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


Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness; with Scott winning Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2019 for his performance.

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Thursday 12 Nov 20207:30pm Book Now

War Horse (12A)

The critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November.


The critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November.

 

At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.


Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. 


Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, and in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company



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Wednesday 18 Nov 20207:30pm Book Now
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100% Wolf (PG)

Excited to take over leadership of his werewolf pack, young Freddy Lupin's plans hit a setback when he transforms into a poodle!

This new family animation from 'down under' is based on the children's book by Jayne Lyons.


Proud heir to a werewolf pack that has protected his local town for years, Freddy Lupin cannot wait until his first transformation where he expects to become the most fearsome werewolf ever.


But on the night of his 'warfing', Freddy turns into a... poodle! Now outcast by his pack, Freddy must prove himself a true leader and find the wolf within.

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Sunday 22 Nov 20204:25pm Book Now (Closed)

Mental Health on Screen (18)

Mental health is finally getting the attention it deserves, thanks to high-profile individuals speaking openly about their experiences. Join us for this introductory course exploring how mental health and mental illness have been portrayed – for better or worse – in cinema.

The conversation around mental health and mental illness has evolved considerably over recent decades, with high-profile individuals now speaking openly about their experiences, and public campaigns to raise awareness and help support those affected.


This short introductory course, led by Kenton Hall, takes a look at some of the ways in which movies have helped – and hindered – our understanding of issues surrounding mental health.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  From Bedlam to Beautiful Minds

Week 2:  From Cuckoo’s Nests to Silver Linings


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.

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Thursday 26 Nov 20207:00pm Book Now

Fleabag (15)

Another chance to see the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series.


★★★★★ – Guardian. Your last to see the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series.


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


Another chance to see the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series.


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


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


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


Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre.

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Thursday 26 Nov 20207:45pm Book Now

Raphael Revealed (12A)

Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome. Exhibition on Screen was granted exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime show.


With over two hundred masterpieces, including paintings and drawings – over a hundred of which have been brought together for the first time – this major exhibition celebrates the life and work of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.


With unprecedented loans from the Louvre, Uffizi, National Gallery of Art, the Prado Museum and more, the exhibition and this film provide an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity and ingenuity.


Award-winning director Phil Grabsky provides a fresh look at this giant of the Renaissance, and shows why he is considered one of the all-time greats. The film covers his life in Rome, and includes unique footage of the ancient Rome that was such a powerful influence, including rare footage of Nero’s Golden House that Raphael himself visited.


More than just a painter, Raphael was one of the most extraordinary artists of the Renaissance but is often misunderstood or mythologised. On the basis of this extraordinary exhibition in Rome, this film allows Raphael, for the first time, to be truly revealed.

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Tuesday 1 Dec 20206:30pm Book Now
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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

The Nutcracker (12A)

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


This eternal festive classic is the Bolshoi’s ode to wonder and imagination.


Audiences of all ages will be carried away on an enchanting journey of their dreams with young Marie and her Prince through a whirlwind of snowflakes, an intense battle against a Mouse King, and finally, a kingdom of delights on the Bolshoi’s majestic stage.

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Sunday 20 Dec 20203:00pm Book Now