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Minions: The Rise of Gru (U)

Gru and his lovable yellow companions are back in this new origin story. Following on from 2015’s Minions, Gru is 12-years-old and growing up in peaceful suburbia, dreaming of being evil enough to join the supervillain crew Vicious 6.


"★★★★ – The bean-shaped evil-groupies deliver a concentrated hit of irrepressible goofball nonsense" – Observer


★★★★ – The Times


★★★★ – Evening Standard


Gru and his lovable yellow companions are back in this brand new origin story. Following on from 2015’s Minions, Gru is 12-years-old and growing up in peaceful suburbia, spending his time poring over supervillain crew the Vicious 6, and dreaming of one day being evil enough to join them.


When the Vicious 6 get rid of their leader, Gru seizes the opportunity to make his dreams come true and puts himself forward to be their newest member. When his interview doesn't go as planned, Gru retaliates by stealing a precious stone with the help of the Minions.


Gru finds himself at the top of the Vicious 6’s hit list, and finds unlikely help from the very man he was trying to replace, learning that even the world’s most evil villains can sometimes use a little help from their friends.


Treat yourself to the best cinema snack while watching Minions: The Rise of Gru – an exclusive Project D minion doughnut! Available from Fri 5 – Mon 8 Aug, each doughnut will be £6 each (or two for £10). Subject to availability.

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Nope (15)

★★★★★ – Empire. Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) returns with a sci-fi horror starring British Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya. After a mysterious object falls from the sky and kills their father, a brother and sister's investigations lead to a chilling discovery.




"★★★★★ – A film that does for open skies what Jaws did for the beach..." – Telegraph


"★★★★★ – An ambitious, provocative swing" – Empire


"★★★★★ – Director Jordan Peele is at the height of his powers" – Evening Standard


"★★★★ – A bracingly ambitious blend of UFO flick, horror, western and black comedy" – The Times


★★★★★ – Little White Lies


Deep in a California valley, OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer) become caretakers of their father’s ranch after he is killed by a mysterious object falling from the sky. As they probe into the cause of his death, they encounter forces seemingly from another planet.


With the help of a local tech salesman and a documentarian, they jump on the opportunity to profit from the strange happenings, much to the displeasure of the apparent aliens circling their ranch. As more attention builds around the UFOs and extra-terrestrial events, their severity ramps up to breaking point.


Of course, with Jordan Peele in the driving seat, nothing is ever as it seems and you can expect a wild ride with sharp turns and jump scares aplenty.

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Joyride (15)

Faced with a new-born baby, Joy (Olivia Colman) decides that motherhood isn't right for her. Mully's problem on the other hand is his wayward father and his criminal pursuits. United in their plans to escape, Joy and Mully go on the run in this feel-good adventure comedy.


"★★★★ – Olivia Colman is simply extraordinary" – The Times


"Another powerhouse performance from Olivia Colman" – Empire


Faced with a new-born baby and the shadow of her own neglected upbringing, Joy (Olivia Colman) decides that motherhood isn't right for her. Mully's problem on the other hand is his wayward father and his criminal pursuits.


Having run off with a pile of his father's money, Mully commandeers a taxi, not realising that is already has a couple of passengers – a hungover Joy and her baby.


United in their plans to escape the lives they’re so unhappy with, Joy and Mully go on the run. Travelling across the country, making their way past border patrols and revelling in living life in the moment, the troubles they leave at home seem far behind them.


A rip-roaring adventure fuelled by the need to reclaim one’s sense of self and resolve the trauma of the past.

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Hit the Road (12A)

★★★★★ – Observer. A family set out from Tehran on an uncertain journey across a ruggedly beautiful landscape, with the destination shrouded in mystery in Panah Panahi's wondrous debut feature.


"★★★★★ – hits that sweet spot between laughter and tears" – Observer


"The quiet, low-key masterpiece of the year" – Rolling Stone


"It’s well worth hitching a ride right from the start" – Sight & Sound


"A triumph" – Screen Daily


★★★★ – Flickering Myth


★★★★ – Time Out


A family set out from Tehran on an uncertain journey across a ruggedly beautiful landscape, with the destination shrouded in mystery.


A forlorn father is relegated to the back seat due to a broken leg; a mother laughs as she holds back tears; energetic Little Brother instigates relentless car karaoke; while Big Brother is eerily quiet. As the trip progresses, Big Brother’s silence begins to reveal more about their fate and how in their barren surroundings, family is the most important thing.


Any story involving two generations and a dog packed into a car together is guaranteed to bring out the full range of human emotion, but Panah Panahi’s debut feature does more than that – it brings you along for the ride.


Persian with English subtitles

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Prima Facie (15)

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


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


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


★★★★ – Guardian


★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


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


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


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


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

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Eiffel (15)

Romantic drama inspired by Gustave Eiffel’s life during the construction of his famous tower. Under pressure after the completion of the Statue of Liberty, Gustave begins plans for the centrepiece of Paris’ Exposition Universelle of 1889.


As Gustave (Romain Duris, Populaire) looks over the city from his eponymous tower, he is cloaked by the shadow of memories surrounding its conception and construction, beginning with a chance meeting with the woman who would become his greatest love and deepest heartache.


Adrienne (Emma Mackey, Sex Education) is the daughter of a wealthy local bourgeois, who crosses paths with Gustave as he approaches her Father to ask for funds for safety scaffolding after an accident occurs during the construction of an iron bridge over the River Garonne. She later reveals she saw the accident and heroic rescue Gustave carried out.


An imagined love story plays out in the film, set against the backdrop of a structure famed the world over and featured in the photo albums of almost every holiday to the French capital. Part biopic, part sweeping French romance, tied together with magnetic performance from the two leads.


French with English subtitles

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DC League of Super Pets (PG)

Krypto the Super-Dog is Superman’s furry best friend, they are inseparable buds who do everything together, but when the Justice League is under threat from Lex Luthor and fall into his dastardly clutches, Krypto and the other Super Pets must band together and save the day!


"An adorable superhero spin-off that's miles ahead" – IndieWire


★★★★ – Guardian


★★★★ – Eye for Film


Krypto the Super-Dog is Superman’s furry best friend, they are inseparable buds who do everything together, but when the Justice League is under threat from Lex Luthor and fall into his dastardly clutches, Krypto and the other Super Pets must band together and save the day!


Starring the winning comedy duo of Dwayne Johnson as Krypto and Kevin Hart as Ace - Batman’s canine sidekick plus a star studded voice cast including Keanu Reeves and John Krasinski among others in tow – DC League of Super Pets is fun for all the family.

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Fire of Love (PG)

Sara Dosa's thrilling new film takes the daredevil documentary genre to new heights, chronicling the lives of French volcanologists Maurice and Katie Krafft, through their own awe-inspiring footage taken among billowing smoke and trickling molten rock.


"★★★★★ – romantic portrait of passionate, doomed volcanologists" – Guardian


"A spellbinding experience" – Variety


"the greatest lava-fueled love story ever told" – Rolling Stone


★★★★ – Time Out


Fascinating volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft took their research to extremes, often getting feet away from the flow of lava spewing from active volcanoes which ultimately led to their death. Revered in their field, the Krafft’s research and their ardent commitment to it has shaped our understanding of active volcanoes the world over.


At its heart, Fire of Love is indeed a love story, two individuals consumed by their passion and each other. Seeking thrills in the name of scientific enquiry side by side, having grown up little more than 25 miles away from each other, the Kraffts met at the University of Strasbourg and soon married, what followed was 25 years of obsession and dedication.


A touching ode to the natural world, love and the combination that brought two fearless souls together. Sara Dosa directs this thrilling documentary with equal parts spectacle and tenderness.

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The Vietnam War on Screen (18)

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


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


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


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


Course Breakdown:


11.30am – Introduction


12pm – Vietnam on Film (Documentary footage)


12.30pm – Films contemporary to the conflict


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


1.30pm – Lunch


2.30pm – Revisitation - Modern films about Vietnam


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


4.30pm – Conclusion


5pm – End


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.

 


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DC League of Superpets - Relaxed (PG)

Krypto the Super-Dog is Superman’s furry best friend,  but when the Justice League is under threat from Lex Luthor and fall into his clutches, Krypto and the other Super Pets must save the day!


"An adorable superhero spin-off that's miles ahead" – IndieWire


★★★★ – Guardian


★★★★ – Eye for Film


Krypto the Super-Dog is Superman’s furry best friend, they are inseparable buds who do everything together, but when the Justice League is under threat from Lex Luthor and fall into his dastardly clutches, Krypto and the other Super Pets must band together and save the day!


Starring the winning comedy duo of Dwayne Johnson as Krypto and Kevin Hart as Ace - Batman’s canine sidekick plus a star studded voice cast including Keanu Reeves and John Krasinski among others in tow – DC League of Super Pets is fun for all the family.


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


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

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Buena Vista Social Club (U)

★★★★ – Empire. Ry Cooder, long-time friend of Wim Wenders, brings together a host of renowned Cuban musicians to record an album and perform together in this Oscar-nominated documentary.


★★★★ – Empire


Ry Cooder is a musical butterfly, known for his collaborations and projects with musicians around the world, embracing the traditional sounds and rhythms of each culture. In Buena Vista Social Club, his dream of bringing the Danzón legends of Cuba out of retirement comes alive.


Many of the musicians featured in this Oscar nominated documentary are well into their 80’s and beyond, yet the passion and spirit that pours into their music is vivacious, young and free. For Cooder too, their energy seems to inspire him and he revels in the artistry and talent of these musical masters.


Wenders’ striking visual style captures the spirit of Havana, with glittering cinematography and direction that nods to Cuba’s rich and diverse history. A moving and uplifting piece about the power of music and its undeniable ability to connect people across cultures.


Screening as part of our Wim Wenders mini-season.


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Sisters with Transistors + Live Performance (PG)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Director Lisa Rovner’s superb film reveals the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers. The screening will be followed by a live performance by a group of renowned female experimental digital and sound artists.


"★★★★★ – pays a deeply deserved, seldom-expressed tribute to the female composers, musicians and inventors from the brief history of electronic music" – Guardian


★★★★★ – InTheirOwnLeague.com


★★★★ – HeyUGuys


★★★★ – Evening Standard


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Director Lisa Rovner’s superb film reveals the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers –  including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire – composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.


As one of the film’s subjects, Laurie Spiegel explains: "We women were especially drawn to electronic music when the possibility of a woman composing was in itself controversial. Electronics let us make music that could be heard by others without having to be taken seriously by the male dominated Establishment."


With the wider social, political and cultural context of the 20th century as its backdrop, this all-archival documentary is more than just the history of a music genre.


The screening will be followed by a live performance by a group of renowned female experimental digital and sound artists, curated by Leicester-based multi-discipline artist and curator Leonie DuBarry-Gurr.


This special event will launch the Avant Femme project – a series of events and workshops for female experimental artists to engage and experiment with music technologies.

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Fisherman's Friends: One and All (TBC)

Inspired by the real life Fisherman’s Friends comes the sequel to their joyful 2019 hit film. On a high after playing Glastonbury alongside Beyonce, the “buoy band” must face the dreaded challenge of the second album.


On a high after a whirlwind of success, the shanty singing seamen are confronted with the task of following it up, all while navigating the tricky bright new world of fame and fortune, putting lifelong friendships to the test.


They embark on a tour of Australia, and on the journey trace their heritage along the South coast, finding new inspiration among the trials and tribulations of tour life.


An embracing and heartwarming follow up to Fisherman’s Friends, with sunshine, summer vibes and swaying tunes a plenty, made all the more uplifting by the truth in each man’s story.

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Official Competition (TBC)

Spain’s most prominent acting talents, Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz, star as two eccentric egotists who team up to create a box office hit. A wry satire about the art of filmmaking, with wit, fun and heaps of comedic brilliance throughout.


"★★★★★ – A hilarious and incisive skewering of vanity projects and the egos which propel them into the ground" – HeyUGuys


"Every line delivery is immaculate, and Cruz in particular, with her ginger frizzy locks, proves that she is a comic behemoth who has too long been laid dormant" – Little White Lies


★★★★ – Flicerking Myth


★★★★ – Variety


An ageing pharmaceutical tycoon wishing to expand the depths of his legacy purchases the rights to a Nobel prize-winning novel and resolves to finance a film based upon it. He hires unconventional auteur Lola (Cruz) to bring the project to life, and she does so with full force.


Hiring two titans of the industry - Iván Torres (Martínez) is a revered stage actor, respectable in conduct and committed to his art and Félix Rivero (Banderas), a blockbuster star known for his handsome looks, cars and girlfriends - Lola proceeds to apply her demanding process to the actors as their egos create a drama all of their own.


There are plenty of films about filmmaking, however none quite as warm-heartedly satirical as Official Competition, openly ridiculing the egos involved with actors and directors alike. Wacky and outrageous, beautifully brought together with the immense talents of our three leads.


Spanish with English subtitles

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Mystery Film (18)

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


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


A Phoenix favourite that regularly sells out – book early to guarantee your seat and enjoy surprise cinema.


Head to Manhattan 34 after Mystery Film and get a mystery cocktail based on the film you've just seen. Priced at £6 each, show your film ticket to redeem this special offer.


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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André Rieu: Happy Days are Here Again (U)

After 2 long years, maestro André Rieu is performing from his hometown of Maastricht once more and we are excited to present André’s brand new summer concert, Happy Days are Here Again.


After 2 long years, maestro André Rieu is performing from his hometown of Maastricht once more.


Enjoy this captivating summer event from the iconic Vrijthof Square, featuring popular feel-good classics, show tunes and joyous waltzes. Together with the wonderful Johann Strauss Orchestra and very special guests, André will be bringing an uplifting and romantic party to the big screen.


A magical treat for all ages, it's time to sing, dance, share tears of joy, and laugh together because happy days are here again.

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NewsRevue (18)

Streamed live from the Edinburgh Fringe by NextUp Comedy, NewsRevue parodies politics in a post-pandemic world. This award-winning institution is delivered by four outstanding performers at lightning speed.


NewsRevue; parodying politics in a post-pandemic world. This multi award-winning institution is flawlessly delivered by four outstanding performers at lightning speed and expertly accompanied by an on-stage musical director.


From Covid to climate change, disgraced royals to the Queen's jubilee, Putin to Partygate, NewsRevue will bang to rights those in the public eye and allow you to laugh at the awful reality of current events. 'Not even a pandemic could knock NewsRevue off its perch as the standard bearer for musical sketch comedy'. (Fringe Review on 2021's sell-out show).


Streamed live from the Edinburgh Fringe by NextUp Comedy.

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Saturday 27 Aug 20228:15pm Book Now

Paris, Texas (15)

★★★★★ – Empire. After four years in the desert, Travis Henderson stumbles into a store with no recollection of who or where he is. Paris, Texas follows his journey to reconnect with his wife, family and society.


"★★★★★ – enigmatic and fascinating" – Empire


A bedraggled figure emerges from the Mexican desert, dressed in scruffy jeans and a baseball cap, in a fugue state. As Travis asks for help at a backwater gas station, he passes out and is taken to the local hospital. In his pocket is found a telephone number, belonging to his brother Walt, whom he has had no contact with for four years. Walt arrives to collect him, wary of the changes in their families lives since Travis’ disappearance.


As they stop on the road, Travis begins to wander again, down the tracks and away from Walt. He does not speak, as if he doesn’t know how, and Walt eases him back onto their path. When Travis does start to find words to express himself, it’s as if they rattle through him with memories of the past.


They arrive at Walt’s Los Angeles home that he shares with his wife and Travis’ son Hunter - informally adopted when Travis disappeared and his Mother couldn’t cope alone, though she sends a cheque each week from Houston. Travis takes time to bond with Hunter, resulting in a road trip to find his Mother. Motivated by deep grief for the life he used to have and destroyed with drink and jealousy, Travis attempts to put his life together.

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Mr Malcolm's List (TBC)

19th century England. Julia Thistlewaite hatches a plan to give the famously pernickety Mr Malcolm his comeuppance after he rejects her for not meeting the scrupulous list of qualities he deems essential for a wife.


"Scrumptious" – Variety


"a lush, lavish, and quite frisky tale" – IndieWire


Dashingly handsome bachelor Mr Malcolm has his pick of ladies waiting to take his hand, yet he remains steadfastly unmarried. After Malcolm rejects her, Julia Thistlewaite (Ashton) discovers that he actually has a list of qualities required of a future wife, so she hatches a plan to give him his comeuppance.


She invites her dear friend Selina to London, in order to have her masquerade as Malcolm’s ideal woman before revealing that he does not meet her standards. The ruse springs into action, but as Selina spends more time with Malcolm, their true fondness for one another cannot be ignored.


Based on Suzanne Allain’s novel, this playful Regency piece is elevated by its stunning costumes and sharp performances.

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Three Thousand Years of Longing (TBC)

Solitary, scholarly widow Alithea picks a memento from her trip to Istanbul, which happens to house a Djinn who proposes to grant her three wishes so he may obtain his freedom. Starring the magnetic Tilda Swinton as Alithea and the beguiling Idris Elba as The Djinn at the forefront of this impressive take on a genie in a bottle story.


"★★★★ – A visual dazzler that wears its fantasy elements lightly and with playful humour" – Financial Times


Dr Alithea Binnie is a content professor of narratology, keenly academic in her pursuit of stories and the story behind them. While attending a conference in Istanbul, she is drawn to a keepsake she finds in a bazaar, and upon taking it home finds it houses a Djinn who has been bottle-bound for millenia.


Among his relentless chatter are stories of great historical figures, and the promise to fulfil her heart’s desires in the form of three wishes. Alithea is sceptical, her sensibilities tell her this could all be a fantasy, and her deep knowledge of stories set alarm bells ringing when it comes to choosing a wish without careful consideration.


George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) is a master in the art of fairy tales on screen, though this may be his most direct offering yet, the mysticism and fantastical adaptation of A.S. Byatt’s 1994 short story promises dazzling visuals and passion running throughout.

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The Feast (18)

Welsh language eco-horror that truly embodies the phrase ‘food for thought’. A gloriously slow burning sense of terror, set to explode as a wealthy family put profit before the environment, centred around a dinner party held to facilitate a deal that will seal their fate.


Among the lush and green Welsh countryside, nestles the inherited home of Glenda (Nia Roberts), her politician husband Gwyn (Julian Lewis Jones) and their two sons. Preparations for the evening’s dinner party are underway, with assistance from Cadi (Annes Elwy) - a local girl from the village whom Glenda has employed as help for the evening.


The lavish feast is put on to bring together their farmer neighbours, Mair and Lori with a businessman who has been drilling their land for the rich natural reserves of oil dwelling below. Mair attends alone as Lori is held up as a car has driven into a local pond and he is helping with the rescue. The propositions concerned Mair - folklore in the area demands the land around ‘the Rise’ must not be touched, which Glenda is well aware of.


The frantic fussing around the particulars of the evening have left Cadi largely unnoticed, aside from the dishevelled state in which she arrives, her fervent reactions to the family’s lifestyle seem invisible to everyone. She observes with a chilling sense of judgement, though the reasons reveal themselves in a blaze of horror once tension has been built to breaking point.


Welsh with English subtitles

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Queen of Glory (TBC)

Nana Mensah’s directorial debut tackles identity, grief and independence with a refreshing dose of normality. A PhD student is ready to follow her married lover to Ohio and abandon her own path when she is faced with the death of her mother, and the beloved Christian book store in the Bronx she has been bequeathed.


"★★★★ – a wonderful, intimate story of discovery" – The Indiependent


Sarah Obeng is a doctoral student at Columbia University, high-achieving and determined to be successful while wrestling her own cultural identity and expectations as the daughter of Ghanaian-American immigrants. Among her academic pursuits, her love life revolves around colleague Lyle, a married Father who she is all but set to relocate to Ohio with.


On the brink of this life-changing decision, Sarah’s beloved mother dies. Left with the task of organising two funerals, and dealing with the arrival of her Father from Ghana, Sarah finds she has been entrusted with owning and running her mother’s Christian book shop - King of Glory. She establishes an unlikely friendship with heavily tattooed, ultra loyal Pitt who works at the store.


Beautifully understated, Queen of Glory captures painful moments without fanfare or dramatic licence leaving a cathartic sigh of relatability.

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Much Ado About Nothing (TBC)

Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy of new beginnings. Escape to the Italian Riviera with a cast including Katherine Parkinson (Home, I'm Darling, The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula, She Stoops to Conquer).


"★★★★ – Blissful revival of a conveyor-belt classic" – Telegraph


"★★★★ – Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan are a blast in this luxuriously eccentric take on Shakespeare’s romcom" – Time Out


★★★★ – Guardian


Escape to the Italian Riviera with a cast including Katherine Parkinson (Home, I'm Darling, The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula, She Stoops to Conquer).


Since the 1930s, the legendary family-run Hotel Messina has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. When the current owner’s daughter falls for a dashing young soldier, the hallways are ringing with the sound of wedding bells. 


However, not all the guests are in the mood for love, and a string of deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the steadfastly single Beatrice and Benedick.


Director Simon Godwin (Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra) returns following the award-winning success of his Romeo & Juliet film.

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Sound of Metal @ LCB (15)

While we're closed for the next stage of our expansion project, we're going on tour! Riz Ahmed is on stunning form in this profound film from first time director Darius Marder.


"★★★★★ – Riz Ahmed gives a career-best performance" – Observer


"★★★★★ – Simply put, you don't hear movies like this every day" – Evening Standard


"★★★★★ – a beautifully crafted odyssey" – Telegraph


★★★★ – Independent


LCB’s creative programme is run for, and by artists, this month exploring the medium of sound.


Riz Ahmed is on stunning form in this profound film from first time director Darius Marder. Riz stars as Ruben, a drummer in a metal duo with his girlfriend Lou, whose life turns upside down when he begins to lose his hearing.


Refusing to accept his new reality and convinced he can “fix” his situation, Ruben ends up at a deaf community where his rage clashes with the kindly guidance of compassionate veteran Joe (Paul Raci).


Inevitable winner of the Oscar for Best Sound in 2019, truly immersing the audience in Ruben’s journey through hearing loss.

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Friday 9 Sep 20227:00pm Book Now

Brief Encounter @ Guildhall (PG)

While we're closed for the next stage of our expansion project, we're going on tour! Enjoy this classic film in the impressive setting of Leicester’s Guildhall: a centerpiece of British film history screening in a centerpiece of Leicester’s own history.


Enjoy this classic film in the impressive setting of Leicester’s Guildhall: a centerpiece of British film history screening in a centerpiece of Leicester’s own history!


Based on Noël Coward’s screenplay of his one act play Still Life, and directed by David Lean – widely considered one of the most influential directors of all time – Brief Encounter plays out a passionate and romantic affair in a small Lancashire railway station.


Returning home from a shopping trip, housewife Laura Jesson has a chance meeting with kind doctor Alec Harvey, who helps her remove some grit from her eye. Over the coming weeks they make acquaintance over more serendipitous meetings, their relationship deepens and heartache ensues as they both consider their marriages and their feelings toward each other.


Tea, cakes and refreshments will be available to purchase before the screening, and as it is in the film, our refreshment room will be cash only.

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Hopper (TBC)

Edward Hopper's work is easily the most recognisable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art, but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work?


Edward Hopper's work is easily the most recognisable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art, but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work?


This new film takes a deep look into Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships.


From his early career as an illustrator; his wife giving up her own promising art career to be his manager; his critical and commercial acclaim; and in his own words – this film explores the enigmatic personality behind the brush.


Combined with expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of American life, Hopper brings to life America’s arguably most influential artist.


Released to coincide with the major Hopper exhibition (Edward Hopper’s New York) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Oct 22 – Mar 23).

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Acting for Film (18)

Over the course of 6 weeks tutor Kenton Hall will help participants – at any level of acting experience – to develop their skills and techniques specific to film and theatre acting, including exercises to develop effective screen presence and tips on understanding the film industry and an actor’s place within it.

Over the course of 6 weeks tutor Kenton Hall will help participants – at any level of acting experience – to develop their skills and techniques specific to film and theatre acting, including exercises to develop effective screen presence and tips on understanding the film industry and an actor’s place within it.


We will be discussing varying approaches to film acting, watching a variety of styles of film performance and, later in the course, putting what you’ve learned into action.


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.


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Planes, Trains and Other Mobiles (18)

Join tutor Alan Seaman for 6 weeks of armchair-travelling around the world, each week focusing on a different mode of transport, analysing the ways in which they have been utilised for narrative purposes. Passport not required!

Join tutor Alan Seaman for 6 weeks of armchair-travelling around the world, each week focusing on a different mode of transport, analysing the ways in which they have been utilised for narrative purposes. Passport not required!


Week 1 – Trains

Week 2 – Cars

Week 3 – Bicycles

Week 4 – Planes

Week 5 – Ships and boats

Week 6 – Motorbikes


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.


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Jack Absolute Flies Again (TBC)

From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish.


"★★★★ – Uproarious mix of filth, derring-do and romance" – Evening Standard


"A knockout" – Variety


★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).


After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.


Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

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Editing for Indie Filmmakers (18+)

Over the course of 5 weeks, you will look at the different types of editing techniques used by editors to evoke reactions from audiences – from the first steps of organising your workload and creating your film’s visual style, to colour grading and mastering your film to perfection. Led by tutor Keith Allott.


Learn how to get the most out of your film in the edit suite with this guide to the art of film editing, led by tutor Keith Allott.

 

Over the course of 5 weeks, you will look at the different types of editing techniques used by editors to evoke reactions from audiences – from the first steps of organising your workload and creating your film’s visual style, to colour grading and mastering your film to perfection.

 

NOTE: You'll be using Final Cut Pro (and possibly Premiere Pro too) throughout the course.

 

Course Breakdown:

 

Week 1 – An introduction to editing techniques

Week 2 – Organising your work structure and getting started

Week 3 – Creating a visual style, stylistic consistency, colour grading and basic audio mixing

(You will be given visual and audio material in this week to construct your own edit)

Week 4 – Basic special effects

Week 5 – Screening your work and discussing the edit choices you made


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.


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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.

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 Autumn’s term has been shortened to 6 weeks (from the usual 10) due to building work in the venue.


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


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


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Monday 14 Nov 202210:30am 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.

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 Autumn’s term has been shortened to 6 weeks (from the usual 10) due to building work in the venue.


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


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


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Tuesday 15 Nov 202210:30am Book Now

The Films of Stanley Kubrick (18)

Stanley Kubrick is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, having created some of the most innovative, controversial, and enigmatic films in cinema history. Join us for this one-day course exploring his work.


“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings.” – Stanley Kubrick


Stanley Kubrick is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, having produced some of the most innovative, controversial, and enigmatic films in cinema history.


Led by tutor Dr Connor Winterton, this one-day course explores Kubrick’s influence on cinema and alternatively what influenced his own films; examines Kubrick’s films in regard to style and narrative; and introduces participants to theoretical concepts which can heighten our understanding (and criticism) of Kubrick’s films.



11.30am – Intro and ice-breakers


11.45am – Kubrick's early life


12pm – Kubrick, The Early Years: The Killing and Paths of Glory


12.30pm – BREAK


12.40pm – The 1960s: Lolita & Dr. Strangelove


1.30pm – The 1960s Part II: 2001: A Space Odyssey – the greatest film of all time?


2pm – Lunch


2.45pm – The 1970s: A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon


3.30pm – The 1980s: The Shining and Full Metal Jacket


4.15pm – Break


4.25pm – His final work: Eyes Wide Shut  


5pm – End


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Cézanne: Portraits of a Life (TBC)

Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to be bringing back one of its most successful films of all time. Narrated by award-winning actor Brian Cox, this intimate film celebrates the life and work of artist Paul Cézanne.


It's impossible to appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne.


Filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with additional interviews from experts and curators from MoMA in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and Musée d’Orsay in Paris.


Featuring correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences to the places Cézanne lives and worked, and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps one of the least known and yet most important of all the Impressionists.


Narrated by multi-award winning actor Brian Cox, this feature gives cinema audiences exclusive access to the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Cézanne.


A revealing film about a man dubbed ‘the father of us all’ by Matisse and Picasso, released to coincide with a major Cézanne exhibition at Tate Modern (Oct 22 – Mar 23).

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Tuesday 29 Nov 20226:30pm Book Now

The Works of David Lynch (18)

Back by popular demand, this one-day course led by tutor Dr Connor Winterton offers a critical insight to Lynch's works for both Lynch fans, and those less familiar with his filmography.


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


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


11.30am – 12pm – Intro, ice breaker, Lynch’s early life


12pm – 12.30pm – Eraserhead, Art Cinema and Surrealism


12.30pm – 1pm – The Elephant Man, Dune and Auteur Theory


1pm – 1.45pm – Postmodernism and ideology: Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart


1.45pm – 2.30pm – LUNCH


2.35pm – 3.20pm – Narrative and Duality: Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive


3.20pm – 4pm – Inland Empire: digital filmmaking; the "woman in trouble" narrative and feminist theory (including Mulholland Drive)


4pm – 4.50pm – Twin Peaks Universe: surreal TV; controversy; metatextuality


4.50pm – 5pm – Closing remarks, final questions / comments


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.

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