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Miracle on 34th Street (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.


A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. A family Christmas classic.

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Saturday 1 Dec 201811:30
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The King and I

Filmed Live at The Palladium


Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.


Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance.


With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.


“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit” - The Times

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Thursday 27 Dec 201819:00
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A Star Is Born (15)

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers--and falls in love with--struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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Saturday 15 Dec 201813:3018:35
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After 82

Followed by a Q&A


What would you do if a deadly virus wiped out your circle of friends and lovers? Young men who were living out and proud, making new friends, falling in love, having hopes and dreams. For the first time After 82 brings to the screen the untold stories of the AIDS pandemic in the UK. Told by the people who were there and the people who supported them. This is their story of what happened.


“We owe these people and future generations within the LGBT community, and outside, to remember what happened. It’s like our holocaust. You can’t forget.” – Matt Micucci – Gay Essential

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Tuesday 29 Jan 201919:30
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Ambivalence (18)

Russian Film Week


Two young friends perceive life differently. One always acts by the rules. The other one prefers experimenting. One is a hard worker while the second one is a troublemaker. One loves with hate, the other one hates with love. It's a pity they both have one passion - Katherina Sergeevna. To one she is a loving mother, father's wife. To the other - a lover.

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Sunday 2 Dec 201807:00 (Closed)
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An Artist's Eyes

An Artist's Eyes, directed by Jack Bond, follows the journey of the brilliant young British painter, Chris Moon, as he navigates the perilous art world and a demanding, often excruciating relationship with his work. The film opens in Chris’s studio in London, then travels to a snowy, freezing New York for a pop-up art show and ends with Chris and his photographer friend driving his old Mercedes across Southern Spain. Through his travels, we discover what it means to be an artist and the very nature of creativity. Chris’s character is revealed as uncompromising, bohemian and totally dedicated to painting. When the director, Jack Bond, asks him, ‘What drives you?” his reply is ‘Stubbornness, selfishness…madness drives me’.


"A beautifully made poetic journey in the company of an artist, which manages to capture his personality with authenticity and great visual and musical appeal" - British Film Institute

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Monday 10 Dec 201818:30
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Andrew Norman Wilson: KODAK & other works

Presented by The Photographers’ Gallery


Los Angeles based artist Andrew Norman Wilson presents KODAK, his most recent video work, in dialogue with current exhibition All I Know Is What’s On The Internet.


KODAK articulates the will to accumulate and preserve things across time - people, objects, technologies, images, memories - how these things consolidate and disperse, are materialized and then digitized, and come into light and then cease to be visible.

The narrative is told entirely from a blind person’s point of view with both sounds and images, from photographic archives to digital compositions, remembered, imagined or fantasised by Rich, the protagonist.


The event also features Wilson’s 2011 short Workers Leaving the GooglePlex, documenting the mysterious yellow badged “ScanOps” Google workers in Silicon Valley, which simultaneously led to his own dismissal from the company. The reference to the Lumière Brother’s 1895 film Workers Leaving the Factory situates the video within both the history of Regent Street Cinema and motion pictures more broadly.


Ticket price includes entrance to All I Know Is What’s On The Internet at any time before the exhibition closes.  Please retain your ticket to gain admission to the gallery before 24 February.

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Wednesday 30 Jan 201919:00
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Anna's War (12A)

Russian Film Week


Having miraculously survived in a mass execution of the Jews in her village Anna, a 6-year-old, hides for months in a disused chimney at a Nazi Commandant's office. From her shelter she watches the life passing her by with only the memories from the life swept away by the war and an unlikely friend to save her from loneliness.


Followed by a Q&A

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Wednesday 28 Nov 201820:30
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Antony & Cleopatra - National Theatre (12A)

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.


Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.


Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem. Showing as an Encore screening


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Thursday 20 Dec 201819:00
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Are You Glad I'm Here + Three Centimeters

London Film Week


Are You Glad I'm Here - UK Premiere


A millennial American girl befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life; one night they become accidental partners-in-crime.


This is a story that explores the nature of happiness and self-actualization through the multicultural lens of Lebanese-American filmmaker Noor Gharzeddine.


The screening will be preceded by a short film


Three Centimeters

Lara Zeidan | UK, Lebanon


Four Lebanese girls go on a Ferris wheel ride to make their friend feel better about her breakup. Their conversation drifts to a less fun place.



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Saturday 8 Dec 201820:45
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Brexit and the Border Issue

Irish Film Festival


Brexit is the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. It follows from the referendum of 23 June 2016, when a majority of 52% of British voters supported leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017, the UK government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm UK time, when the period for negotiating a withdrawal agreement will end.


One of the major issues in the negotiations on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There is concern about whether the border will become a "hard border" with customs and passport checks, and whether this could affect the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that was seen as instrumental in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. In order to prevent this, the EU proposed a "backstop agreement" within the Withdrawal Agreement that would put Northern Ireland under a range of EU rules.


In this event we will screen a selection of short films on the topic, including those listed below, and welcome filmmakers including directors Juliet Riddell, Grace Sweeney and Tom Collins to join us in discussing Brexit and the Border Issue.


Hard Border

Dir: Juliet Riddell / 8 mins 34 secs

“Jacob Rees-Mogg you’re right. You don’t need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.” Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border, written by Clare Dwyer Hogg.


Hope: The Story of Yes

Dir: Grace Sweeney / 15 mins 15 secs

A first-person account from the man who steered the “Yes” campaign in the 1998 referendum on the Good Friday Agreement when voters in Northern Ireland endorsed the deal done by their politicians. Quintin Oliver reveals the highs and lows, and reflects on peace 20 years on.

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Sunday 25 Nov 201814:30
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Burning + Fighter

London Film Week


Burning

UK Preview Screening


Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...


The screening will be preceded by a short film:


Fighter

Bugsy Steel | UK


Ten minutes before a boxing match, a teenage boxer with downs syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring.



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Monday 10 Dec 201820:10
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Clay Pit (15)

Russian Film Week


In the Russian back country life seems to have frozen in the 90s. After an unsuccessful attempt to "conquer Moscow" Mila returns to her mother's house to heal her wounded pride. Her sister Galya is married to Rustam, a handsome young man from Central Asia. He becomes the cause of serious tensions between the sisters. Then a terrible revelation shatters all their lives…


With Ralph Fiennes presenting Vera Glagoleva’s last film.

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Thursday 29 Nov 201820:30
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Clean and Sober (15)

Presented on 35mm by The Celluloid Sorceress


Daryl Poynter (Michael Keaton) is a successful real estate agent, embezzler of $92,000 and cocaine addict. An investigation into Daryl’s life starts when his girlfriend dies of an overdose in his bed. Unable to leave the country Daryl, checks into a rehab centre to hide from the police behind the anonymity he is guaranteed.


A powerful drama about drug addiction and rehabilitation, Clean and Sober contains some of its impressive cast’s finest work. Morgan Freeman is Craig, Daryl’s guidance counsellor, M. Emmet Walsh is Richard, recovering addict and Daryl’s sponsor and Kathy Baker is Charlie, a fellow addict in an abusive relationship who Daryl becomes attached to.


Michael Keaton, known then strictly for comedies, was awarded the 1988 Best Actor prize by the National Society of Film Critics jointly for his work in Clean and Sober and Beetlejuice as a testament to an acting range that would not be fully appreciated for many years.


Clean and Sober only received a small cinema release in the UK a year after the success of Batman. The “full frame” VHS and DVD releases are long out of print.


The Celluloid Sorceress is thrilled to present Michael Keaton’s (joint) finest early performance from 35mm. Introduced by Rebecca Nicole Williams with a selection of vintage 35mm trailers before the feature.

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Tuesday 11 Dec 201819:30
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Colette + Selfies

London Film Week


Colette
UK Preview Screening


In Belle Époque France, Colette’s marriage to Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West) thrusts her from a simple country life in Burgundy to the raucous creative demi-monde of Paris. Swiftly developing her literary talents, Colette’s first novels are nonetheless published under her Svengali-like husband’s name. Willy, an author in his own right, basks in the glory bestowed upon the wildly popular ‘Claudine’ stories, actually penned by his wife.


The screening will be preceded by a short film:


Selfies

Claudius Gentinetta | Switzerland


In a firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition that outshines the abyss of human existence.


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Tuesday 4 Dec 201820:55
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Coupled (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


A young couple, Andrey and Nadya, are lost in the remote Siberian taiga. It seems that the only way left for them to stay together as a couple is to put themselves in the way of peril. From this very moment begins their difficult path in the fight against personal fears and mistakes of the past…


Followed by a Q&A with director Timofey Zhalnin and actress Tatyana Polosina

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Tuesday 27 Nov 201820:30
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Deep Rivers (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


An old man, his two sons, Bes and Mukha, and Bes’s wife, Zaira live on the bank of a mountain river. The men earn their living by felling trees. When the old man gets incapacitated in an accident, the family asks the youngest brother, who lives in the city, to come and help. But it is not easy for the family to overcome their old feuds and reconcile their differences.


Followed by a Q&A with director Vladimir Bitokov

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Friday 30 Nov 201818:30
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (15)

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant.

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Tuesday 18 Dec 201818:15
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Elephants Can Play Football (12A)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Dmitry is a strong-willed, solid guy. He could easily quit the game, if only he knew that he was playing.


Reception and Q&A with director Mikhail Segal and actor Vladimir Mishukov

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Monday 26 Nov 201820:30
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Elf (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
Tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

A staff Christmas favourite! Buddy is a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus. When Buddy learns that he's not a real elf, he makes the trip to New York City to seek out his biological parents.

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Saturday 15 Dec 201811:30
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald (PG)

The second instalment of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

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Sunday 16 Dec 201817:3520:10
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Film 1: Meet Me in St Louis (U)

In the year before 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.

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Sunday 23 Dec 201813:30
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Film 1: RFW Kid's Fest

Russian Film Week


Screening of the films nominated for Golden Unicorn Awards in the category «Best Kids Film» followed by a Q&A session with a jury member cinematographer Maxim Trapo, representatives of Maksatics film camp and filmmakers.


For the first time ever the Russian Film Week and the Golden Unicorn Awards – which is part of the RFW – announce a special prize and a special screening for films made by children (8 to 17).


The competition was announced earlier in the year with several children film studios and children film camps in Russia and the UK taking part in it. A special jury consisting of filmmakers, who have experience working on children’s films, has chosen 1 winner and several runners up. The audience on the day will have an opportunity to choose their favourite film and award for “The Best Acting”.


Special prize will be presented by Maksatics camp for “The Best Film Made by Children".


The winners will receive a voucher to participate at one of Maksatics camp’s filmmaking programs in the UK (April) or in Italy(August) or in Russia(summer) 2019 .


Participants are invited to stay for the screening of The Last Hero.


This is a double-bill event, with a discount to the regular ticket price.


Nominees:


A Wish / Желание – Film and TV Academy KiWi


Where the Wind is / Там, где ветер – KinoNiva camp


Monopolist / Монополист – Maksatics camp


Nechto (Something) / Нечто – Anastasia Bulavkina, Varvara Kapustina


A Team / Команда – KinoNiva camp


A Sunlight Spot / Солнечный зайчик – Maksatics camp


I Believe in You / Я верю в тебя – KinoNiva camp


Among the Lone Prairies / Среди одиноких прерий – Ivan Ilyin, Matvey Ilyin


Grey Life and Very Strange Things / Серая жизнь и очень странные дела – Maksatics camp


On the eve of the Russian Film Week in the UK and our KidsFest on November 25,


Maksatics film camp is holding an event involving talks and interviews with young filmmakers, as well as film industry professionals.

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Sunday 2 Dec 201811:30
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Film 1: Some Like It Hot (12A)

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in when they meet the beautiful Sugar Kane and hilariously compete for her affections.


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Sunday 16 Dec 201813:30
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Film 2: Christmas in Connecticut

A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

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Sunday 23 Dec 201815:40
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Film 2: It Should Happen to You (U)

Gladys Glover an unsuccessful model and actress finds her life transformed overnight when she rents a billboard to advertise herself.

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Sunday 16 Dec 201815:50
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Film 2: The Bishops's Wife (U)

Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own... and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn't all he's got planned

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Wednesday 19 Dec 201812:0015:30
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Film 2: The Last Warrior (PG)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Ivan is an ordinary guy, who by mere chance is transferred from modern Moscow to a fantasy land called Belogorie. This parallel world is inhabited by characters from Russian fairy-tales. Ivan turns up in the middle of a battle between the forces of light and darkness, although it’s unclear why he plays the leading role in these events.


Followed by a Q&A with director Dmitriy Diyachenko

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Sunday 2 Dec 201813:30
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First Man (PG)

The riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.


"An intimate portrait of a reluctant hero" - New York Post

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Saturday 15 Dec 201816:0021:05
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Free Solo (12A)

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of Meru, comes Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope.


Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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Sunday 30 Dec 201818:1520:15
Wednesday 2 Jan 201918:3020:30
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Grace and Goliath (PG)

Irish Film Festival


London Premiere + Q&A


A Hollywood big shot, Josh Jenkins (Emy Aneke), sweeps into Belfast to make a movie, but before long, his world crashes and he loses everything. Lily (Olivia Nash), a hotel cleaner, invites him to stay with her crazy family and gradually the people of this ‘strange’ city manage to touch his heart. A powerful story of how one man’s goliath ego is brought down by one single dose...of Grace.



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Saturday 24 Nov 201814:00
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Hobson's Choice (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

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Wednesday 21 Nov 201812:0015:30
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Holiday Inn (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

A treat featuring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire, performing at an inn which is only open on holidays, both competing for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer in this seasonal favourite.

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Wednesday 5 Dec 201812:0015:30
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Home Alone (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.


An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. A much loved family Christmas classic.

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Saturday 8 Dec 201811:30
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Hostages: It Was Important to Understand… (12A)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


A documentary about the shooting of the film Hostages (participant of RFW-2017) and the tragedy in Georgia in November 1983, when a group of youngsters from elite Georgian families tried to hijack an aircraft in order to escape from the USSR. The film involves live witnesses and participants of those events, as well as the creators of the film Hostages, who are trying to comprehend and get through the national tragedy of their people 35 years after what had happened.


Followed by a Q&A with director Elena Slatina

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Friday 30 Nov 201815:00
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How I Came to Be (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Young Sasha has it all thanks to his father – money, cars, the best college education. But Sasha wants to live his life differently, although he doesn’t know how exactly... He dreams of becoming a rock star or a great artist. One day Sasha meets Masha, an extraordinary and complex woman. Her mother, an ageing actress and an alcoholic, is trying to take her own life. Sasha decides to help the girl.


Followed by Q&A with director Pavel Mirzoyev


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Thursday 29 Nov 201818:30
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Incredibles 2 (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids, £5 for adults.


Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back, but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with the kids to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.

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Saturday 24 Nov 201811:30
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Irish Film Festival London 2018 Pass

Irish Film Festival London


The Colin: Our Impressive Package


Offering a Festival Pass for all 13 IFFL films/events at Regent Street Cinema

IFL tote bag + a glass of bubbles


Just £59

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Sunday 25 Nov 201820:30
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Irish Short Films - Programme 1 (15)

Irish Film Festival


A recent collection of Ireland’s finest short films - from the darker side of life.


Radiator

12 mins / Dir: Portia Alen Buckley

Two drug addicts travel across rural Ireland with nothing but their grandmother’s radiator to finance their next hit.


Wren Boys

11 mins / Dir: Harry Lighton

On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison. Starring Lalor Roddy, Diarmuid Noyes and Fionn Walton.


Her Name Is...

9 mins / Dir: Claire Byrne, Lydia McGuinness

An isolated young woman journeys through city streets in a final act of desperation.


Stigma

10 mins / Dir: Helen Warner

A string of confessions unveil a tale of religious guilt, sin and redemption in this short, experimental drama set against the dramatic and rugged Northern Irish coastline.


The Secret Market

22 mins / Dir: Martina McGlynn, Garret Daly

Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. She has a near perfect life, until her past comes back to haunt her.



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Thursday 22 Nov 201821:10
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Irish Short Films - Programme 2 (15)

Irish Short Films


A curated selection of Ireland’s recent short films.


Taking the Waters

18 mins / Dir: Kathryn Ferguson, Anna Hart

When Walpole Bay Tidal Pool was built in 1937, Margate was one of the grandest resort towns in England. By the economic slump of the late 1970s, the pool was falling into disrepair. Today, Margate’s demographic has changed dramatically, and so has the way this vast sea pool is used. This short, meditative film explores the healing nature of the sea and the value of a true community pool in turbulent times.


Take Me Swimming

15 mins / Dir: Claire Dix

A son must overcome his own conflicted feelings and honour his father’s intentions to keep his mother alive, despite her expressed wish to the contrary.


Early Days

12 mins / Dir: Nessa Wrafter

Though Kate knows she’s lucky to have become a mother, and her instincts toward her baby are fiercely protective, post-natal trauma and hallucinations make the world increasingly hard to bear. Can anything pull her back to reality - before it’s too late?


Gra & Eagla (Love & Fear)

15 mins / Dir: Catríona Ní Chadhain / English and Irish with English subtitles

A short documentary examining Irish people’s attitudes towards our native language. The story follows comedian Áine Gallagher as she prepares material for her bilingual stand-up comedy show, giving her an opportunity to explore why so many Irish people feel passionately about the Irish language but lack the confidence to speak it.


Pigsy

8 mins / Dir: Mike Andrews

Pigsy tells the story of an artist who has struggled his whole life with severe dyslexia. Being dyslexic brought feelings of shame and inferiority, but Pigsy took those feelings and channelled them into creating art to express himself.


Boy Saint

7 mins / Dir: Tom Speers

When two adolescent boys become aware of their budding sexuality they uncover the pain and longing of the human heart. A sensitively told story exploring how a sense of danger, shame and confusion can intensify a series of fleeting exchanges and ultimately prove overwhelming.


Lint

3 mins / Dir: Lisa O’Sullivan

Exploring the strange limbo state that we experience in the aftermath of a break up, Lint follows one person’s bizarre attempt at regaining some sense of normality.





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Friday 23 Nov 201817:30
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It's A Wonderful Life (U)

The enduring Christmas film. George Bailey (James Stewart) is saved from suicide by his guardian angel and begins to re-evaluate his life. Once seen never forgotten.

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Sunday 23 Dec 201817:4020:25
Monday 24 Dec 201813:0015:45
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Jane and Louise Wilson: Undead Sun/We Put The World Before You

In honour of Regent Street Cinema’s formative place in cinema history, Film and Video Umbrella and the University of Westminster’s Centre for Research in Art and Media (CREAM), present this special screening of two videos by the acclaimed artists Jane and Louise Wilson.


Undead Sun and We Put The World Before You look back at the aftermath of the First World War, and the huge technological and cultural transformations it brought in its wake. But the films also return us to the early days of cinema, and its new ways of seeing (and surveying) the world, in particular the films of the popular documentarist Charles Urban, which will also form part of the screening programme. Jane and Louise will discuss their work and the legacy of early cinema and its technologies.

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Tuesday 18 Dec 201820:30
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M + Negative Space

London Film Week


M

UK Premiere - Documentary Feature


When he was a kid, Menahem Lang was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. But he was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him.


After 10 years, Menahem returns to the scene of the crime. It is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals... a reconciliation.


The screening will be preceded by a short film:


Negative Space

Max Porter, Ru Kewahata | France


Negative Space tells the bittersweet story of a relationship between a father and his son, Sam. Always leaving on business trips, the father connects with Sam by teaching him how to pack a suitcase efficiently.


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Sunday 9 Dec 201820:30
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Magic Medicine (15)

Can magic mushrooms cure depression?


Over 2 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.


His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.


With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.


Followed by a Q&A with Magic Medicine director Monty Wates, and contributor Professor David Nutt.

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Wednesday 19 Dec 201819:30
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Memento (15)

Psychology at the Movies


Christopher Nolan launched his career with this mind-bending neo-noir. Guy Pearce stars as the amnesiac who can’t form new memories. On the hunt for revenge, but only able to retain information for a short period, he relies on polaroids and tattoos to track his own investigation.


After the film there will be an audience discussion with a panel of guest speakers to discuss issues and themes from the film.


“There's grade A work from all concerned, especially Pearce, but in the end this is Nolan's film. And he delivers, with a vengeance.” - Time Out

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Thursday 13 Dec 201819:00
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Penance (Aithri) (15)

Irish Film Festival


UK Premiere + Q&A


Father Eoin O’Donnell (Peter Coonan) is unambiguous about the need to use violence to force Britain out of Ireland and influences a young, impressionable boy, Antaine, to fight in the 1916 Rising. Fifty years later, as ‘The Troubles’ devastates Northern Ireland, Antaine arrives in Derry as an experienced gunman. This appearance throws Eoin back to the cause of his breakdown in 1916.


Showing in Irish with English subtitles

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Sunday 25 Nov 201816:30
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Pet Shop Boys: It Couldn’t Happen Here (15)

Heavenly Films


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jack Bond


The first feature length film starring the Pet Shop Boys, It Couldn’t Happen Here finds Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe on an extraordinary odyssey from the coast to London encountering the likes of Barbara Windsor, Garth Hunt and Joss Ackland on a journey that is in turns brightly comic and darkly sinister.


Inventively directed by Jack Bond (An Artist’s Eye, Anti-Clock), the only filmmaker ever invited to collaborate on a documentary with Salvador Dali, It Couldn't Happen Here is a mordantly funny prime a slice of 80s pop surrealism and a deeply English take on the road movie. The film is chock full of songs from the group’s classic first two albums, including the hits “West End Girls: and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"


Hardly ever screened and, to date, never issued on DVD, this is a rare chance to catch this unique late eighties cinematic gem from synth-pop’s most intelligent, enduring and most loved performers. As the critic Anthony Nield has observed:  ‘What other film offers up muscle men, mud wrestlers, thigh-flashing nuns and the fleeting glimpse of Neil Tennant in a tasselled gold lame suit?’. Miss this screening at your peril.




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Friday 14 Dec 201819:30
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Peter's Odyssey (12A)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Peter is a 12-year-old boy, whose blissful summer of 1996 comes to an abrupt end when his parents decide to еmigrate to Germany. Unwilling to adapt to the new reality Peter embarks on a fantasy journey back home. Based on a true story.


Followed by a Q&A with director Anna Kolchina

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Tuesday 27 Nov 201818:30
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Piter by Kasta (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


A film inspired by the beautiful city of St. Petersburg and the tracks from the new album by the well-known Russian rap group Kasta. It is a fantasy on how the group members’ lives could have turned out - should Vladi, Zmey, Khamil and Shym have been born not in Rostov-on-Don, but in St. Petersburg. Drama, thriller, comedy and mystery - four short films, united by one theme and one city.


Followed by a Q&A with director Aleksey Sobolev

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Saturday 1 Dec 201820:00
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Poc na nGael (Puck of the Irish) + An Cosc (PG)

Irish Film Festival


UK Premiere + Q&A


Poc na nGael

2017 / Documentary / 50 mins / Dir: Éamonn Ó Cualáin / Irish with English subtitles

Starring: Ger Loughnane, Brendan Shanahan, Geraldine Heaney

Irish hurling legend Ger Loughnane is on a mission to discover the Irish connections to ice hockey in Canada. He reveals how the Irish emigrants who settled there over 200 years ago, created the sport and played a key role in developing the game from its inception on a frozen pond in Nova Scotia to the modern arenas of today’s official championships. This is a poignant exploration of the incredible contribution of Irish immigrants in creating and developing a sport that went on to help define the new nation of Canada.


An Cosc

2009 / Drama / 12 mins / Dir: Vincent Gallagher

Based on true events, An Cosc explores the bizarre and humorous story of two childhood friends from opposite sides of town who share a voracious passion for hurling and mutual raillery. When local pride and sporting politics interfere, it sparks a bitter fall-out that divides a community and has unforeseen consequences for the first President of the country.


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Saturday 24 Nov 201816:00
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Rezo (PG)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


An animated documentary about the life of Rezo Gabriadze, a Georgian artist, writer and creator of the famous Tbilisi Marionette theatre, told and painted by Rezo himself. The film is dwelling on the issues of deeply rooted humanity and kindness in the very hard times after World War II.


Followed by a Q&A with director Leo Gabriadze

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Wednesday 28 Nov 201818:30
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Rosie (15)

Irish Film Festival


Irish writer Roddy Doyle was compelled back to script-writing for this Dublin-set drama, which tells a story, inspired by too many true stories in modern Ireland, of Rosie, a devoted mother of four, over a period of 36 hours as she and her partner, John Paul, and their family tries to cope with unexpected homelessness.

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Saturday 24 Nov 201819:30
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Shelter Me: Apollo House (15)

Irish Film Festival


UK Premiere + Q&A


As the homeless problem in Ireland was seen to be going unnoticed by those in power during the Christmas period of 2016, a diverse group of well-intentioned activists broke into and took over an empty government building, Apollo House, in Dublin City Centre and were surprised and gratified at the reaction of the public.


20% of IFFL’s Shelter Me ticket income will be donated to Irish charity Inner City Helping Homeless.



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Saturday 24 Nov 201818:00
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Short Film Selection #1 (12A)

Russian Film Week


Brings some of the best new Russian short films to the big screen.

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Monday 26 Nov 201818:30
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Short Film Selection #2 (12A)

Russian Film Week


A selection of films competing for the Best Short Golden Unicorn Award –  mostly by young filmmakers, winners and participants of international film festivals.


Followed by a Q&A

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Saturday 1 Dec 201815:00
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Sibel + Mercury

London Film Week


Sibel - UK Premiere


25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey's Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area.


Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be prowling in the neighbouring forest, sparking off fears and fantasies among the village women. There she crosses path with a fugitive. Injured, threatening and vulnerable, he is the first one to take a fresh look at her…


The screening will be preceded by a short film


Mercury

Kyla Simone Bruce | UK


Bambi drives her very pregnant best-friend Al to hospital to have her baby. They've decided that she's not going to keep it. Al's mood darkens as the inevitable and irreversible reality sinks in.


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Thursday 6 Dec 201820:55
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Sink or Swim + One Cambodian Family Please For My Pleasure

London Film Week


Sink or Swim

UK Preview Screening


A group of 40-something guys decide to form their local pool’s first ever synchronised swimming team – for men. Braving skepticism and ridicule and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out on an unlikely adventure. French director Gilles Lellouche made a splash at this year’s Cannes festival with a hugely entertaining and moving comedy about dreams that can come true even if we don’t dare believe in them.


The screening will be preceded by a short film:


One Cambodian Family Please For My Pleasure

Anna Martemucci | USA


1981: A lonely refugee from Czechoslovakia (Emily Mortimer) paints an all-too-appealing picture of her American life as she types a letter begging an organization to send a Cambodian refugee family so that she may help resettle them in the "dreamland" of her new hometown: Fargo, North Dakota.

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Friday 7 Dec 201820:30
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Sound Guys: Lenny Abrahamson + Stephen Rennicks in Conversation (12)

Irish Film Festival


Join us as we celebrate this long-running creative cinematic collaboration between Irish Film London Patron and Academy Award winning director Lenny Abrahamson and BIFA and IFTA Award winning  lm score composer and musician Stephen Rennicks. Lenny and Stephen met in primary school aged nine, and have remained friends ever since, frequently collaborating on their most important projects.


This event will explore a selection of their joint work, including Frank, Room and The Little Stranger, with a focus on the role that sound and music have played in them.


All of the peculiarly brilliant music and songs heard in Frank, were created specifically for the  lm. Its iconic track ‘I Love You All’, featuring vocals from the  lm’s lead, Michael Fassbender, became an instant favourite with fans. Room brought new, and expertly-manoeuvred challenges, in the guise of having to reflect the voice of an innocent child protagonist, but also the massive shift from one small space into a turbulent and violently noisy world. Finally, The Little Stranger reflects both parties of this creative collaboration at their  nest, with the score masterfully dancing a sinister ballet with the crumbling characters of Hundreds Hall.


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Thursday 22 Nov 201817:30
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Suleiman Mountain (12A)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


A story of a man, torn between two women. Shot on location in and around the mystic World Heritage Site of the Suleiman Mountain in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, the film tells the coming of age story of a grown man who must first lose love in order to find it.


Followed by a Q&A with producer Elena Yatsura

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Friday 30 Nov 201820:30
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Suspiria (18)

A darkness swirls at the centre of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.


"Suspiria is a film of rare and unfettered madness, and it leaves behind a scalding message that's written in pain and blood: The future will be a nightmare if we can't take responsibility for the past." - David Ehrlich, indieWire

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Tuesday 4 Dec 201818:00
Thursday 6 Dec 201818:00
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Tejano + Shadin

London Film Week


Tejano

UK Premiere


Desperate for money to save his sick Grandfather, a South Texas farmhand resorts to the extreme: He breaks his own arm to smuggle a cast made of cocaine across the Mexican border.


The screening will be preceded by a short film:


Shadin

David Allain | UK


Shadin, a refugee from Afghanistan, travels through the Croatian forest and nears the border of Europe's Schengen Area. He discovers a razor wire fence built to keep migrants out.



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Wednesday 5 Dec 201820:30
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The Apartment (PG)

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for liaisons, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. The film won five Oscars.

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Saturday 22 Dec 201814:0016:0518:1020:15
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The Blazing Cannons

A serial killer has the city in a murderous grip of fear. Assigned to the case are SAXON and STEEL who have an unhealthy obsession with cop shows of the ‘70s, and a reputation for 'going down hard on the bad boys'. A UK comedy indie spoof buddy cop movie. Warning: This film contains Guns...Violence... and Hot Chicks!


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Wednesday 5 Dec 201818:30
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The Book of the Sea

Russian Film Week


In the frigid waters off of Russia’s Bering Strait, Inuit and Chukchi hunters still seek out the giant sea mammals that sustained their people since time immemorial. Life meets myth as a new generation of hunters sets out to sea to hunt the whales, walruses, and seals that have tied them to these remote shores since the beginning of time.


The contemporary story of elders Alexander and Alexei blends seamlessly with that of “the woman who gave birth to a whale” and other ancient myths, told here in vivid animation, in this ongoing struggle for survival and preservation of a traditional lifestyle in one of the most remote places on earth.


A spectacular and visually impressive cinematic story about the vitality of the ancient Arctic culture.


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Sunday 2 Dec 201817:00
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The Bottomless Bag (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


A lady-in-waiting tells the Tsar Alexander II a metaphysical story about a 13th century prince who is killed in the woods under mysterious circumstances. The fairy tale characters who have witnessed the terrible death, all share their versions of the events, gradually shedding light on what had really happened. Based on Ryunosuke Akutagawa's story In a Grove.


Followed by a Q&A with director Rustam Khamdamov

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Sunday 2 Dec 201820:00
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The Entertainer (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business. A British classic. 

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Wednesday 28 Nov 201812:0015:30
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The Forest (15)

Russian Film Week

Followed by a Q&A


Danila is sixteen. Katya is twice his age. He spends hours watching her clandestinely from an old shed. He does not even think about trying to be with her until his father shows up on Katya’s doorstep... Father and son are drawn into a turmoil of events where the strong show more and more disregard and contempt towards the weak, pushing everyone’s life on the brink of disaster.


Followed by a Q&A with director Roman Zhigalov and actress Natalya Rychkova

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Saturday 1 Dec 201818:00
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The Graduation (12A)

French Film Festival


Claire Simon delves into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, once home to Alain Resnais, Arnaud Desplechin and Claire Denis (and director Claire Simon, who used to teach there). Here a specific ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: “Everyone’s equal, but only the best get in.”


Simon establishes a portrait of our relationship to excellence in the Art world and of one of the most prestigious schools in France - a place of culture where generations intermingle. Wide-eyed prospective students take three entrance tests (written, practical and oral), with each individual’s merits and failings exhaustively debated at each stage by the school’s teachers and observed fly-on-the-wall style by Simon.


“Critical of its subject in the subtlest of ways” - The Guardian

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Sunday 9 Dec 201814:10
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The Grand Ball (12A)

French Film Festival


In the middle of the summer, in an idyllic countryside location about 165 miles south of Paris, several thousand people come together to dance. This extraordinary annual event is chronicled in the documentary from writer-director Laetitia Carton. Mixing observational elements with personal reflections in voiceover about the filmmaker’s own relationship with and observations about dance, this is a portrait of a very specific event and an exploration of dancing in both individual and more general terms.


“A non-stop dance extravaganza” - The Hollywood Reporter

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Sunday 9 Dec 201816:30
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The Grinch (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.


The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

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Saturday 29 Dec 201811:30
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The Little Stranger (12A)

Irish Film Festival


After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur. The Little Stranger tells the story of Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long, hot summer of 1948, he is called to see a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, but now it is in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

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Thursday 22 Nov 201819:00
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The Madness of George III - National Theatre

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III encore screening as part of National Theatre


It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.


The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey).

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Monday 17 Dec 201819:00
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

Kids' Kino Club
Tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults.

Retelling of Dickens’ classic Christmas story - with Muppets! Michael Caine plays the crotchety Ebeneezer Scrooge, with all your favourite muppets filling in roles, including of course, the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

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Saturday 22 Dec 201811:30
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The Quest of Alain Ducasse (12A)

French Film Festival


With 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse creates restaurants for our times, builds schools and pushes the boundaries of his profession. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for two years by film-maker Gilles de Maistre, thereby revealing his evolving universe.


His quest is to open the perfect gastronomic restaurant in a renovated wing of the Palace of Versailles, creating a modern vision of what the kings would have devised three centuries ago. When asked about the ambition of being the “King of Gastronomy” he replies that all he wants is to satisfy and leave memories of a good meal. An eye-opening and memorable documentary.


“Explores what makes the eponymous globe-trotting chef-businessman tick.” - Variety


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Sunday 9 Dec 201818:30
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The Shop Around the Corner (U)

Matinee Classics – tickets from £1.75

Set in a lovingly evoked Budapest in the run-up to Christmas, Lubitsch’s deliciously delicate comedy focuses on the various obstacles blocking the path of potential lovers James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, fellow workers in a gossip-ridden emporium who are unaware they’re in fact courting one another by mail in an anonymous correspondence.

The director’s fabled ‘touch’, here at its lightest, contributes to what is arguably Hollywood’s most exquisitely romantic depiction of the old central Europe. Perfect seasonal fare.

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Wednesday 12 Dec 201812:0015:30
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Three Identical Strangers

Raised by their respective adoptive families within a hundred-mile radius of each other, triplet siblings Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman were oblivious to the fact each had two identical brothers until a chance meeting brought them together, aged 19, for the first time since birth.

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Friday 28 Dec 201818:3020:30
Saturday 29 Dec 201814:0016:0018:0020:00
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Under the Clock + Smithy & Dickie (U)

Irish Film Festival London


UK Premiere + Q&A


Under the Clock


This film tells the life-affirming stories of a generation of people whose relationships began under one of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks, Clerys clock. Be taken back in time to the days of the Dublin dance halls, courting, sneaking out to meet a fella, and the heart-racing times spent waiting, not knowing if they would turn up...


Smithy & Dickie


A celebration of love letters written in the 1940's and young people's reactions to them, and an exploration of how the currently explosion of digital information may be obliterating our most precious memories.

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Wednesday 21 Nov 201819:00
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We Ourselves (15)

Irish Film Festival


We Ourselves is an unconventional drama about isolation and belonging, about being alone with one’s own thoughts while being part of a shared experience, culture and nation. It takes us into the minds and hearts of a group of idealists and careerists as they take their separate paths in life. They believe they are from the same country, yet in the privacy of a room, they are apart, alone and in a state of exile.

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Sunday 25 Nov 201818:45
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Widows

Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.


“Gripping, corrosive and superbly acted...” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

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Friday 7 Dec 201818:00
Saturday 8 Dec 201813:3015:5518:15