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Stanley Kubrick’s stunning near-future sci-fi features a sadistic gang-leader who whiles away evenings with his droogs in the Korova Milkbar before embarking on terrorising rampages. What will the authorities do about him? Contrasting the violence of the individual with that of state control, this dark satire has more bite than anything else in Kubrick’s oevre and subsequently suffered from distribution problems at the time of release.
"What our nightmares have accustomed us to see in dreams, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange shows us in broad daylight. It is one of the most unsettling films in the whole of cinema." - The Evening Standard
The documentary chronicles the never-seen-before live recording of Franklin’s album (of the same name) by Academy Award winning director, Sydney Pollack in 1972. Amazing Grace became the bestselling gospel album of all time and features what many consider to be Franklin’s greatest performance. It’s taken 46 years to restore the footage (thanks to Pollack and new director, Alan Elliot) in order to provide audiences with the utmost experience and quality. Shot at the New Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles when Aretha Franklin was 29 and at the peak of her powers.
There will be a Q&A with producer Joe Boyd after the 8.10pm screening on Sunday June 23rd only
A cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon.
"one of the most astounding films about space ever made" - The Guardian
The historical drama that brought Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton together stars she as the queen of all Egypt and he as her Roman lover Mark Antony. Unfortunately, her alliance with Caesar (Rex Harrison) runs deeper than politics - a situation that takes both empires to the brink.
Spanning three years, the film's production was as epic and tempestuous as the story it tells with stealing and sexual harassment rife on set, Taylor falling ill for months, and a budget that nearly killed 20th Century Fox. Taylor's 65 costumes cost as much as most movies; one dress alone was made of 24 carat gold.
Please note: The screening will include an intermission.
Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. A new live action classic of a much loved Disney classic.
Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75During the 1920s, a small-time Chicago criminal, Martin Snyder (James Cagney), discovers a beautiful dancer, Ruth Etting (Doris Day), after she's fired from her job at a nightclub. Under Martin's management, Ruth works her way to the top, eventually becoming a famous jazz singer and Broadway actress. But as Ruth's popularity grows, Martin's obsessive and controlling behavior begins to threaten her success and happiness.
Follewed by a Q&A with the director and writer
In 1969, Arthur Rudolph had been the much-honoured lynchpin of the first moon landing.
21 years later, he was arrested for war crimes.
50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow’s documentary tells the hidden horror story behind the NASA space programme, and of the only former Nazi to be stripped of his American citizenship and deported.
Weaving archive material and expert interviews with recreated courtroom drama using the transcripts of scientist Arthur Rudolph’s trial we learn about the Germans who led the moon shot, their wartime records, the cover-up that brought them to America, why it took forty years to investigate them, and why none of them were brought to trial….
The Q&A will be with Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow, hosted by Robin Osmani
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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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Screening in a stunning 4k restoration.
National Theatre - Live
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
Days of Future / Past
Bored of the same old reality TV? Sit down with us and enjoy Arnie and co fight their way to freedom in Paul Michael Glaser's dystopian vision of totalitarian power run amok, in a vision of the future which may have you questioning what you watch.
Screening as part of the Days of Future / Past series – events and screenings aiming to explore the impact and consequence of popular science fiction ideas in today’s world - we ask what the themes seen in The Running Man mean for us in the year it was set, 2019.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on reality TV, media power and fake news.
On the panel will be Alfie Bown and Craig Ian Mann.
Bown is lecturer in media arts at Royal Holloway University London and author of The Playstation Dreamworld (Polity, 2017). He writes for the Guardian and other places, and tweets at @leftist_gamer.
Craig Ian Mann is a film scholar with a particular interest in the politics of popular genres, including science fiction, horror, the Western and the action film. His writing on The Running Man has appeared in Science Fiction Film and Television and Science Fiction Theatre: Screenings // 1-50. He teaches film and television studies at Sheffield Hallam University, edits programme notes for Science Fiction Theatre and tweets nonsense about genre movies @craigimann.