American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. A white knuckle thrill ride.
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. In German with English subtitles.
With a warm welcome and nibbles from The Wirksworth Twinning Association.
The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.
Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.
In Search of Beethoven offers a comprehensive and dynamic account of the life and works of the great composer. The film features 65 performances by the world’s finest musicians. In addition 100 interviews were conducted in the making of this beautifully crafted film
At this time of year it’s important to be thinking of others, and especially those worse off than ourselves. So we’ve come up with an idea to help share some festive good will around, and lend a helping hand to our community.
Sorry We Missed You is the latest offering from politically charged filmmaker Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake).
Ricky and his family, have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.
A startling and confrontational look at the gig economy, and a film that highlights the cost of on demand culture. Something we can all be more mindful of as we approach Christmas.
Festive Food Drive
We'd like to ask all customers who attend to bring a donation for the Jigsaw Food Bank in Matlock. Suggestions of items can be found here.
Kate (Emilia Clarke) harrumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate's barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year.
Can you believe it’s been six long years since we all had the tune of “Let it Go” stuck in our heads. Well, rejoice, as the next installment is finally here. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
Join us on Boxing Day as we travel back in time with Judy Garland in the loveliest Christmas movie ever made. In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Luke Skywalker is dead. The resistance has been whittled down to only a handful of survivors and they are on the run from The First Order, which is now being lead by the tyrannical Kylo Ren.
It’s up to Rey, the last Jedi, and her friends - to find a way to defeat The First Order and bring balance to the force… once and for all. An epic end to the latest Star Wars saga.
When a renowned crime novelist is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair cajun Detective, Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From the writer’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind the crime.
The sequel to the surprise blockbuster hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. A team of friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own but discover that nothing is as they expect. The players need to brave parts unknown, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.
The greatest lineup in film history; Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran (DeNiro) gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful Teamster tied to organised crime.
A young boy with Down syndrome runs away to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional wrestler in this good natured, heartfelt adventure comedy-drama, a modern-day spin on Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A delightful, American backwaters yarn, that warms the soul and will leave you with a big smile on your face.
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach (The Squid & The Whale, Frances Ha) directs this incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. A stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
From Academy Award winner Tom Hooper, director of Les Misérables and The King's Speech. Based on the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Using innovative motion capture technology Hooper brings this daring new vision to screen with a fabulous cast including; Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Rebel Wilson. A musical spectacular for the whole family.
This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company.
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.
Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.
This exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.
Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation.
Director Greta Gerwig returns to cinema with her much anticipated follow up to her breakout hit Lady Bird, which was based one her own adolescence. In Little Women, we follow the lives of four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in 1800s America during the aftermath of the Civil War. Though all very different from each other, the March sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, Seventh Art Productions presents In Search Of Mozart. Produced in association with the world's leading orchestras and musicians told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed, this is a detective story that travels to the heart of Europe, and the heart of a genius itself.
To mark Holocaust Memorial Week; when an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. In Italian with English subtitles.
With a warm welcome and nibbles from The Wirksworth Twinning Association.
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Embark on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
A WWII satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (the film’s director and comedian extraodinaire, Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism head on. Charming and hilarious… if a little on the nose.
Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.
Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today.
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own dark past.
Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, and strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.
An enthrallingly tense wartime thriller à la Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Schofield and Blake, two young British soldiers during WWI, are given a seemingly impossible mission. With time against them, they must deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake's own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap.
Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Lily James ( Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve.
The play tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?
Join us on Valentine’s Day for Richard Linklater’s delightful opening to his renowned “Before Trilogy”. American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together, taking in the sights and the first embraces of an enduring love.
Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are exact opposites. Lance is suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way.
Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. A fascinating tale of bravery in the face of overt chauvinism.
An electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
New from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days from Heaven) is this reverent historical epic following a (real) unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian conscientious objector who refused to fight for the Nazis in WWII. A Hidden Life explores the moral and emotional heart of Jägerstätter’s dilemma and the strength of his incorruptible personal faith.
James McAvoy returns to the stage in this inventive new adaptation.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all... if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp. This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
From master satirist Armando Iannucci (BBC’s The Thick of It, HBO’s Veep, The Death of Stalin), comes this new take on the period comedy.
Dev Patel gives a fantastic performance as the titular hero; leading a starry, diverse ensemble cast including Ben Whishaw, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi and Tilda Swinton, in this hilarious take on one of Charles Dickens’ best-loved novels. A semi-autobiographical tale following Copperfield’s vivid life from early youth through to middle age.
Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction. In French with English subtitles.
With a warm welcome and nibbles from The Wirksworth Twinning Association.
Polish director Agnieszka Holland's biopic commemorates the heroic efforts of Gareth Jones: the Welsh journalist who broke the story of the horrific famines within the Soviet Union in the 1930s. It depicts Jones' efforts to resist the Soviet secret service's attempts to censor him and his travels from Moscow to Kharkov. A gripping tale of espionage and betrayal.
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Spotlight’s Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations polluting a local water supply. In the process, he risks everything, his future, his family, and his own life... to expose the truth.
A gorgeous new digital restoration of Federico Fellini’s pièce de résistance. Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.
"Probably the greatest film ever made" - Nicolas Winding Refn
Looking at the life of Polish pianist and composer Frédéric François Chopin, whose grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and whose music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide.
Former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, she of the sensational shoe shopping habit and excesses so notorious they led to the spawning of an adjective, “Imeldific” – is the fascinating subject of this jaw-dropping new documentary. An acute study of the psychology of power and a portrait of someone with an incredible, almost inviolable, sense of entitlement.
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes a tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s who are faced with solitude, but start to lose their sanity and become threatened by their worst nightmares.
Taking its inspiration clearly from the likes of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. This film was shot on shimmering 35mm black and white with a daring and intense aspect ratio, The Lighthouse is a brilliant, original and distinctive existentialist work of cinema... with a jet black heart.
Out & Proud - a new season screening in partnership with Wirksworth & District LGBTQIA+
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 2018 Oscars. Marina (Daniela Vega), a transgender nightclub singer, comes under suspicion when her much older lover dies suddenly. After being harassed and threatened by her late boyfriend's vengeful relatives and the police, she must defend her rights as both Orlando's partner and as a human being.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him.
Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope.
In this eagerly-awaited documentary, Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians.
The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.
From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.
Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy.
The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.
Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.
When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.
James Macdonald directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) in this bold and gripping thriller.
Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the awardwinning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002.
The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.
Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, we explore the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.