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England Is Mine (15)

England Is Mine

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Friday 22 Sep 20177:30pm
Steven Patrick Morrissey wants to write and sing. But as a young man, his voice goes no further than the NME letters page and his dead-end office walls. When the punk scene explodes, Steven discovers there's more to life than dark satanic mills. With the help of strong women, the young Morrissey embarks on a journey to become himself in a world that's trying to make him like everybody else.

Hokusai: Beyond The Great Wave (PG)

Hokusai: Beyond The Great Wave

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Saturday 23 Sep 20177:30pm
This fascinating new cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo. Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling

I Am Not Your Negro (15)

I Am Not Your Negro

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Sunday 24 Sep 20177:30pm
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

New Brit Cinema: Hell Or High Water (15)

New Brit Cinema: Hell Or High Water

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Wednesday 27 Sep 20177:30pm
Texas brothers--Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement.

A Ghost Story (15)

A Ghost Story

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Thursday 28 Sep 20177:30pm
Acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Pete's Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (15)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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Friday 29 Sep 20177:30pm
This dark drama is the prequel to the TV series, Twin Peaks, also by director David Lynch. A woman who seems to be innocent and pure by day leads a double life in a rural community where quite a bit of evil lurks just beneath the surface of an otherwise typical American small town.

David Lynch: The Art Of Life (15)

David Lynch: The Art Of Life

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Sunday 1 Oct 20175:00pm
This riveting profile of director David Lynch explores how the formative experiences of his youth led him to become the artist he is today. The film includes archival footage and home movies, as well as interviews with Lynch as he paints in his studio.

Mulholland Drive: 2K Restoration (18)

Mulholland Drive: 2K Restoration

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Sunday 1 Oct 20177:30pm
Along Mulholland Drive nothing is what it seems. In the unreal universe of Los Angeles, the city bares its schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. A woman is left with amnesia following a car accident. An aspiring young actress finds her staying in her aunt's home. The puzzle begins to unfold, propelling us through a mysterious labyrith of sensual experiences until we arrive at the intersection of dreams and nightmares.

ROH Live: La Bohème (12A)

ROH Live: La Bohème

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Tuesday 3 Oct 20177:15pm
Richard Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualised in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Logan Lucky (15)

Logan Lucky

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Wednesday 4 Oct 20177:25pm

Steven Soderbergh returns from hiatus with this hilarious comedy. Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway with the help of escaped convict and explosives expert, Joe Bang (Daniel Craig).

NT Live: Hamlet (12A)

NT Live: Hamlet

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Thursday 5 Oct 20176:00pm

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the original 2015 broadcast was experienced by over half a million people worldwide.


As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

Blade Runner 2049: Premiere (15)

Blade Runner 2049: Premiere

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Friday 6 Oct 20177:15pm

Thirty years after Ridley Scott’s original changed cinema forever, we return to the world of Blade Runner with visionary director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). A young blade runner (Ryan Gosling) discovers a long buried secret which leads him on a quest to track down former blade runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been missing and presumed dead, for decades.


The ticket price for this special premiere night includes a glass of fizz and your choice of a selection of canapés, there will also be a red carpet so dress to impress!

Blade Runner 2049 (15)

Blade Runner 2049

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Saturday 7 Oct 20172:00pm7:15pm
Sunday 8 Oct 20172:00pm7:15pm
Monday 9 Oct 20177:15pm
Tuesday 10 Oct 20177:15pm
Wednesday 11 Oct 20177:15pm
Thursday 12 Oct 20177:15pm
Friday 13 Oct 20177:15pm
Saturday 14 Oct 20172:00pm7:15pm
Sunday 15 Oct 20172:00pm7:15pm
Monday 16 Oct 20177:15pm
Tuesday 17 Oct 20177:15pm
Wednesday 18 Oct 20177:15pm
Thursday 19 Oct 20177:15pm

Thirty years after Ridley Scott’s original changed cinema forever, we return to the world of Blade Runner with visionary director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). A young blade runner (Ryan Gosling) discovers a long buried secret which leads him on a quest to track down former blade runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been missing and presumed dead, for decades.


Victoria & Abdul (12A)

Victoria & Abdul

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Friday 20 Oct 20177:30pm
Saturday 21 Oct 20177:30pm
Sunday 22 Oct 20177:30pm
Tuesday 24 Oct 20177:30pm
Wednesday 25 Oct 20172:00pm (Access For All: Subtitled)

An unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal),  travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As she questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

Kid's Club: My Life as a Courgette (PG)

Kid's Club: My Life as a Courgette

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Saturday 21 Oct 20172:00pm

After his mother's sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond's help and his new  friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

Live Ballet: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (12A)

Live Ballet: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Monday 23 Oct 20177:15pm
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

New Brit Cinema: God's Own Country (15)

New Brit Cinema: God's Own Country

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Wednesday 25 Oct 20177:30pm (With Post-Film Discussion)

Next up in New British Cinema we take a look at one of 2017’s most anticipated new releases. A Yorkshire farmer develops a relationship with a Romanian migrant worker during spring lambing season. A poignant and focused study of sexuality, race and society that is directly relevant to modern day British life.

Baby Driver (15)

Baby Driver

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Thursday 26 Oct 20177:30pm

Edgar Wright, the master-mind behind Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz is back with another slick and enticing action packed thriller. A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

The Limehouse Golem (15)

The Limehouse Golem

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Friday 27 Oct 20177:30pm
Sunday 29 Oct 20177:30pm

Set during the 1860's, a series of gruesome and bloody murders have shaken the Limehouse community. So monstrous and ruthless are these crimes the press claim they're the work of 'The Golem' - a legendary creature from dark times. Confronted by a murderer of a yet unknown kind and with no genuine leads, the police put the relatively inexperienced Detective Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) on the case.

Grind Fest (18)

Grind Fest

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Saturday 28 Oct 20176:00pm

From the mind of local film-legend Gavin Repton...


Fancy your skills as an amateur film-maker? Do you love the works of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez? Do you know your Machete from your Hobo with a Shotgun? Then we’d love to see your short homage to the Grindhouse genre. We are taking submissions for your short films now, you must make your entry in person during the cinema box office hours of 4pm-6pm Weds to Sat.


The only criteria are that all films have to be a maximum of 3  minutes long, and teams can only have a maximum of 5 members. Oh, and your film must be as weird as possible!


There are prizes on offer for the best films and the chance to see your film on the big screen followed by a secret grindhouse film screening for you and your team. A perfect Halloween season treat.


Head over to our Facebook page for news, updates and specific entry requirments.

London Symphony (PG)

London Symphony

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Monday 30 Oct 20177:30pm

London Symphony is a brand new silent film - a city symphony - which offers a poetic journey through the city of London. It is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its culture and diversity. A journey through the life of a city.

Halloween: It Comes At Night (15)

Halloween: It Comes At Night

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Tuesday 31 Oct 20177:30pm

Post apocalypse, a man learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer.


Join us this Halloween for one of the scariest films of 2017!

RSC Live: Coriolanus (TBC)

RSC Live: Coriolanus

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Wednesday 1 Nov 20177:00pm
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes our collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

Song to Song (15)

Song to Song

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Thursday 2 Nov 20177:30pm

Master film-maker Terrence Malick is back with another beautifully crafted and original story. Set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples--struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) -- chase success through a rock 'n' roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Friday 3 Nov 20177:30pm
Saturday 4 Nov 20177:30pm

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; which bring hope and comfort to England after WW1.

Loving Vincent (TBC)

Loving Vincent

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Sunday 5 Nov 20177:30pm

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. A sublime work of film artistry that gives a unique look at one of the world’s most revered painters.


Patti Cake$ (15)

Patti Cake$

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Monday 6 Nov 20177:30pm
Tuesday 7 Nov 20177:30pm

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making, in Patti Cake$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, the film chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humour, raw energy and some unforgettable beats.


Dennis Skinner: Nature Of The Beast with Q+A (TBC)

Dennis Skinner: Nature Of The Beast with Q+A

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Wednesday 8 Nov 20177:30pm

Dennis Skinner, The Beast of Bolsover, dedicated Socialist and Member of Parliament for Labour is one of the most recognisable figures in British politics. Famed for his no-nonsense approach and his voice of the common man. This documentary takes an in-depth look at Dennis’ life and his rise to political notoriety, with all the wry humour we’ve come to expect from this iconic and honest character.


With an introduction and post film Q+A with the film's director Daniel Draper.

Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (TBC)

Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast

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Thursday 9 Nov 20177:30pm

Dennis Skinner, The Beast of Bolsover, dedicated Socialist and Member of Parliament for Labour is one of the most recognisable figures in British politics. Famed for his no-nonsense approach and his voice of the common man. This documentary takes an in-depth look at Dennis’ life and his rise to political notoriety, with all the wry humour we’ve come to expect from this iconic and honest character.

Maudie (12A)

Maudie

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Friday 10 Nov 20177:30pm
Saturday 11 Nov 20177:30pm
Monday 13 Nov 20177:30pm

An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, cursed with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, and she also yearns to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. The film charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for him and her surprising rise to fame as a painter.

Kid's Club: Rock Dog (PG)

Kid's Club: Rock Dog

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Saturday 11 Nov 20172:00pm

For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star.

The Odyssey (PG)

The Odyssey

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Sunday 12 Nov 20177:30pm

In 1948, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his wife and son live in paradise in a nice house overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. But Cousteau dreams of adventure. With his invention of scuba gear that can breathe underwater, he discovered a new world. Now he wants to explore this world. And for that, he is ready to sacrifice everything. Featuring the acting talents of French supremos Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou and Pierre Niney.

The Big Sick (15)

The Big Sick

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Tuesday 14 Nov 20177:30pm

Kumail is a Pakistani comic living in Chicago, who meets an American grad-student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

The Beguiled (15)

The Beguiled

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Wednesday 15 Nov 20177:30pm

From acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. During the American Civil War, at a Southern girls' boarding school, the sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Durst and Elle Fanning.

The Snowman (15)

The Snowman

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Thursday 16 Nov 20177:30pm
Friday 17 Nov 20177:30pm
Saturday 18 Nov 20177:30pm
Monday 27 Nov 20177:30pm

Michael Fassbender plays detective Harry Hole in this live action adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s bestselling crime novel. A serial killer sets out on a maniacal spree, killing several women and leaving snowmen at the scenes of his crimes, along with other tantalising clues. As the murders become more brutal Harry is forced to face his demons, his struggles with addiction and broken relationships in order to catch The Snowman and bring him to justice.

The Ballad of Shirley Collins (12A)

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

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Sunday 19 Nov 20177:30pm

Partly inspired by her beguiling autobiography America Over the Water, this film tells the tale of the famous song-collecting trip Shirley took around the Deep South of America with legendary field-recordist Alan Lomax – a trip on which they uncovered and documented the music that would later inspire the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou.

WAFF: Man of Aran (PG)

WAFF: Man of Aran

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Monday 20 Nov 20177:30pm

Man of Aran is a 1934 fictional documentary film directed by Robert J. Flaherty about life on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland. It portrays characters living in premodern conditions, documenting their daily routines such as fishing off high cliffs, farming potatoes where there is little soil, and hunting for huge basking sharks to get liver oil for lamps.

WAFF: Trails in Motion - Mountain Bike Film Festival (PG)

WAFF: Trails in Motion - Mountain Bike Film Festival

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Tuesday 21 Nov 20177:30pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to just ride off into the sunset, to discover an unknown part of who you are and what makes you tick as a rider? The Trails In Motion Mountain Bike Film Festival features a selection of films that encapsulate our connection to the bicycle and more importantly, what it means to us to get out and explore the world's endless network of trails in search of exciting new frontiers.

WAFF: Valley Uprising (PG)

WAFF: Valley Uprising

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Wednesday 22 Nov 20177:30pm

In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service. And up on the walls, generation after generation has pushed the limits of climbing, vying amongst each other for supremacy on Yosemite's cliffs. "Valley Uprising" is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold rock climbing tradition in Yosemite National Park: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity -- and the laws of the land.

WAFF: Sunshine Superman (PG)

WAFF: Sunshine Superman

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Thursday 23 Nov 20177:30pm

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range.

WAFF: Losing Sight of Shore with Q+A (PG)

WAFF: Losing Sight of Shore with Q+A

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Friday 24 Nov 20177:30pm

The extraordinary journey of four brave women known as the Coxless Crew that set out to row the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia unsupported. As they row over 8,000 miles during their nine months at sea, they face extreme mental and physical challenges that they must overcome in order to go down in history.


With an introduction and post-film Q+A with crew member Meg Dyos.

WAFF: Best of Kendal 2017 (PG)

WAFF: Best of Kendal 2017

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Saturday 25 Nov 20177:30pm
Sunday 26 Nov 20177:30pm

Our annual visual trip to the Kendal Mountain Festival, the highlight of any adventure enthusiasts calender. A selection of some award winning films - representing the best in adventure-filmmaking, mountain culture, environment and exploration. Films are at the heart of the Festival in November and this outstanding programme will inspire, inform, challenge your perceptions and take you to places and on journeys that will stay with you forever.

Marshall (15)

Marshall

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Tuesday 28 Nov 20177:30pm

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. This is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days - a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman, a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: in the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell, accused by his white employer, of sexual assault and attempted murder.

New Brit Cinema: Ginger & Rosa (12A)

New Brit Cinema: Ginger & Rosa

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Wednesday 29 Nov 20177:30pm

From director Sally Potter. London, 1962. Two teenage girls - Ginger and Rosa -- are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered.


Williams (15)

Williams

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Thursday 30 Nov 20177:30pm

Starting life with nothing other than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world's most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Championships over the last 40 years. But in 1986 at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting to survive and the team's future hanging in the balance.

The Death of Stalin (15)

The Death of Stalin

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Friday 1 Dec 20177:30pm
Saturday 2 Dec 20177:30pm

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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Sunday 3 Dec 20177:30pm
Monday 4 Dec 20177:30pm

With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as The Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day.

Live Ballet: The Nutcracker (12A)

Live Ballet: The Nutcracker

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Tuesday 5 Dec 20177:15pm
The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognisable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs.

Queerama (15)

Queerama

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Wednesday 6 Dec 20177:30pm

Mining the jewels of the BFI archive, Queerama tells the story of an extraordinary century of gay experiences. Directed by Daisy Asquith with a soundtrack by Alison Goldfrapp, Hercules & Love Affair and John Grant, the film takes us into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women in the 20th century – a century of incredible change.

NT Live: Follies (12A)

NT Live: Follies

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Thursday 7 Dec 20176:30pm

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.


New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.


Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Murder on the Orient Express

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Friday 8 Dec 20177:30pm
Saturday 9 Dec 20177:30pm
Sunday 10 Dec 20177:30pm
Wednesday 13 Dec 20172:00pm (Access For All: Subtitled)

Kenneth Branagh helms this new vision (and stars as Poirot) in Agatha Christie's most enduring classic. A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone's a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. With an all star cast including; Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley.

Scrooge (U)

Scrooge

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Monday 11 Dec 20177:30pm
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. This 1951 film adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol stars Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and is directed by Brian Desmond Hurst.

It's a Wonderful Life (U)

It's a Wonderful Life

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Tuesday 12 Dec 20177:30pm
Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls. An angel arrives during the festive period and helps the compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

New Brit Cinema: Attack the Block (12A)

New Brit Cinema: Attack the Block

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Wednesday 13 Dec 20177:30pm

We reach the finale of New British Cinema with Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block.


When aliens land in a South London council estate with a thirst for blood, a gang of teenage thugs, led by Moses (John Boyega), must band together with the other residents of their tower block to fight the alien invasion and save their community.

NT Live: Young Marx (12A)

NT Live: Young Marx

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Thursday 11 Jan 20186:00pm
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

ROH Live: Rigoletto (12A)

ROH Live: Rigoletto

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Tuesday 16 Jan 20187:15pm
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect.

ROH Live: Tosca (12A)

ROH Live: Tosca

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Wednesday 7 Feb 20187:15pm
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’.

NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (15)

NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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Thursday 22 Feb 20186:30pm

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival. The cast includes Sienna Miller (High-Rise, American Sniper), Jack O’Connell (Money Monster, Skins) and Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, Star Trek), and is directed by Benedict Andrews, known for his smash hit A Streetcar Named Desire which was broadcast through NT Live in 2014. Produced by the Young Vic following the success of Yerma.

Live Ballet: The Winter's Tale (12A)

Live Ballet: The Winter's Tale

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Wednesday 28 Feb 20187:15pm
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

ROH Live: Carmen (12A)

ROH Live: Carmen

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Tuesday 6 Mar 20186:45pm
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

NT Live: Julius Caesar (12A)

NT Live: Julius Caesar

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Thursday 22 Mar 20187:00pm
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Live Ballet: Bernstein Centenary (12A)

Live Ballet: Bernstein Centenary

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

ROH Live: Macbeth (12A)

ROH Live: Macbeth

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Sunday 8 Apr 20182:00pm
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Live Ballet: Manon (12A)

Live Ballet: Manon

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Thursday 3 May 20187:15pm
Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution.

Live Ballet: Swan Lake (12A)

Live Ballet: Swan Lake

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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm
***SCREENING IN 2018***

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.