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Matinee Classics - tickets just £1.75 for the over-55sTwo Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.
Ted: handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. Liz: a single mother, cautious, but smitten. A picture of domestic bliss, the two seem to have it all figured out. That is until Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. As concern turns to paranoia, Liz is forced to consider how well she knows the man she shares a life with and, as the evidence piles up, decide if Ted is truly a victim, or actually guilty as charged.
"Zac Efron is startlingly good: controlled, magnetic, audacious, committed and eerily right" - Variety
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning film from visionary director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, After the Storm) is a critically-acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan.
After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu's wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together - until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets... With universal themes of family and belonging, Shoplifters is a poignant drama and a complicated love letter to family, exploring the bonds that unite them.
Largely unseen in the UK, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Maborosi is a beautifully filmed, exquisite meditation on loss, loneliness, uncertainty, and coming to terms with the past. A young woman, Yumiko, becomes troubled by the notion that she brings death to people close to her. She still dreams of her grandmother who she lost when she was 12. Now married with a young son, she and her husband Iku appear to be happy together, but Yumiko’s life is abruptly changed by her husband’s sudden death – and was it an accident or suicide?
Join us for our film quiz, taking place in the cinema bar, running from 7pm-9pm (approx).
Tickets are £3 per person, cash collected on the night, with a maximum of 4 to a team.
Reserve your place by booking one of these 'free' tickets
An array of prizes will be on offer.
Presented by Heavenly Films
Followed by a Q&A with the directors and members of Saint Etienne
Heavenly Films and BBC Arena team up to bring you two outstanding documentaries about London. This program is a special Save The Social event and all proceeds will go towards The Social, Little Portland Street which has recently been under threat of closure due to rent hikes and developers.
Old Kent Road (1985)
directed by Mary Dickinson for BBC Arena.
Notorious as the cheapest square on the Monopoly board, the Old Kent Road can be traced back to Roman times when it formed part of Watling Street, which led from Dover to Londinium. In the middle ages it became a route of religious pilgrimage for those journeying to Canterbury to visit the tomb of the martyred Thomas Becket. Mary Dickinson’s classic study of this historic thoroughfare was shot for the BBC Arena series in 1985, and provides a charming portrait of a lost world of eccentric South London characters and their emporia, many then on the brink of being edged out by drive-in fast food joints and Thatcherite redevelopment schemes.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Mary Dickinson hosted by Travis Elborough.
directed by Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans with a soundtrack by Saint Etienne.
Mapping a lived-in London of timeworn shops and cafés, derelict housing estates and long-since gentrified neighbourhoods, Finisterre, the first of much loved electro-pop trio Saint Etienne’s feature length collaborations with the acclaimed filmmaker Paul Kelly, offers a pitch-perfect homage to a city and its inhabitants.
The film will be preceded by a Q&A with directors Kieran Evans and Paul Kelly plus Saint Etienne members Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell.
Followed by a Q&A with Valerie Leon
An aging James Bond (Sean Connery) makes an uncharacteristic mistake during a routine training mission, leading M to believe that the legendary British Intelligence spy is now past his prime. M indefinitely suspends Bond from active duty. However, when SPECTRE member Fatima Bush and her fellow terrorists successfully steal two nuclear missiles from the U.S. military, M must reinstate Bond, as he is the only agent who can beat SPECTRE at their own game of espionage.
Q&A with Valerie Leon, hosted by Robin Osmani
Kids Kino Club - tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults
Get ready for Peppa’s biggest celebration yet when the muddiest ever festival comes to cinema screens in 2019 to celebrate 15 years of Peppa Pig!
June is Pride Month around the world and 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.
Celebrate with the launch of the first book by author and activist Shaun Dellenty Celebrating Difference -A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion followed by a screening of the celebrated film Pride.
Celebrating Difference is an inspiring new book from Bloomsbury Education aimed at teachers, learning communities and anyone with a vested interest in the well-being of young people in all their natural diversity.
Written by Shaun Dellenty, internationally celebrated and award-winning lead in LGBT+ inclusion in education, it is filled with practical advice to enable schools to bring about organisational change to ensure the safety, success and wellbeing of all pupils and staff. In addition, the earlier chapters candidly and very movingly describe Shaun’s challenging journey as a survivor the sustained childhood homophobic bullying and rejection that very nearly cost him his life.
At this event there will be a screening of the film Pride, followed by a talk and Q+A with Shaun
Books will be available to purchase on the night and Shaun will be on hand for signings
Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley, this documentary takes us on a journey through the eyes of Khamba Lama Natsagdorj who is a close friend and former student of the Dali Lama. We witness one of the world’s most unique rich cultures through the eyes of a true world wisdom keeper. From his life and work in the city, experiencing the celebrations of Lunar New Year we travel with Khamba Lama on an epic pilgrimage to his remote homeland.
Followed by a Q&A with Khamba Lama Natsagdorj and the director, hosted by Robin Osmani
Khamba Lama will also offer a powerful Tibetan buddhist prayer for all who are present
Refreshment and entertainment will be provided by The Mongolian Embassy.
After teenage Celeste survives a violent tragedy a video of her singing at the memorial service, catapults her towards stardom, with the help of her song-writing sister and a talent manager. 7 years later she is a global superstar, worshipped by her fans, and spinning out of control. Natalie Portman tears into the role with a joyous ferocity that needs to be seen to be believed.
“an audacious story about a survivor who becomes a star, and a deeply satisfying, narratively ambitious jolt of a movie.” – New York Times