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Ocean's 8 (12A)

Debbie Ocean has just got out of prison on parole. And she’s heading right back into the family business, putting together a team – ‘Ocean’s 8’ – to rob the Met Gala.


Every con has its pros, and if she’s going to have a chance at pulling off this seemingly impossible heist, she’s going to need the perfect crew. The risk has never been higher for her – but with a potential payoff of $150 million, it’s definitely worth it.


An all-star cast gets together for the heist of a lifetime in ‘Ocean’s 8’, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna.


The Minefield Feminist Film Club, Tuesday 26th June 8PM

Tickets are an additional £5 for this performance, which is added to the end of the "Ticket+Review" ticket. This entitles you to the discussion afterwards.

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Monday 25 Jun 20184:00pm6:30pm8:40pm
Tuesday 26 Jun 20183:00pm6:00pm8:00pm (FEMINIST FILM CLUB)
Wednesday 27 Jun 20184:00pm (Subtitled)6:30pm8:40pm
Thursday 28 Jun 20183:30pm6:00pm
Friday 29 Jun 20183:25pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 30 Jun 201812:50pm (Not Open for Sale)3:25pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 1 Jul 20181:00pm (Not Open for Sale)3:30pm (Not Open for Sale)5:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 2 Jul 20183:25pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 3 Jul 20183:25pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 4 Jul 20183:25pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 5 Jul 20184:05pm (Not Open for Sale)

In The Fade (18)

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven) returns with In the Fade, a gripping, edge-of-your-seat contemporary thriller exploring the lengths one woman would go to seek retribution after a brutal terrorist attack.


Inspired by shocking real-life events, the film tells the story of Katja (Diane Kruger), whose life is torn apart when her husband and young son are suddenly killed in a bomb attack. A police investigation points to a pair of young neo-Nazis as the key suspects, but when a lack of evidence fails to fully incriminate them, Katja is forced to take matters into her own hands and her hunt for justice begins to take increasingly dangerous and unexpected turns.


Winner of the Best Actress award at Cannes 2017, the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring a career-defining central performance from Kruger, In the Fade is a timely and all-too-urgent drama about a woman pushed to the edge as she desperately searches for the answers she believes to be out there.

Book Tickets

Monday 25 Jun 20186:20pm9:00pm
Tuesday 26 Jun 20185:30pm8:30pm
Wednesday 27 Jun 20186:20pm9:00pm
Thursday 28 Jun 20182:45pm5:00pm

Q&A (Unrated)

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Sunday 29 Jul 20185:30pm (Not Open for Sale)

The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince is an upcoming British biographical drama film about Oscar Wilde, written and directed by Rupert Everett.


In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.


The film stars Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson.

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Monday 25 Jun 20183:45pm
Tuesday 26 Jun 20183:35pm
Wednesday 27 Jun 20183:45pm

Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere's Fan (PG)

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and is now available as a recorded programme. Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.


The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.


Cast

Samantha Spiro (Mrs Erlynne)

Kevin Bishop (Lord Darlington)

Jennifer Saunders Duchess of Berwick

Joseph Marcell (Lord Lorton)

Joshua James (Lord Windermere)

Grace Molony (Lady Windermere)

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Thursday 28 Jun 20187:15pm (RECORDED)

The Acting Class (15)

When Tom Stocks, a young man from Bolton has to turn down a chance to study at the East 15 drama school because he cannot afford the fees, he sets up a campaign to highlight socio-economic exclusion in the arts. Tom is not alone. Actors from working class backgrounds are struggling to get in and get on in an industry stacked against them. Established actors worry about where the next generation of talent from modest backgrounds is going to come from. Christopher Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake and Samuel West are among those who feature in this film talking about the barriers to success. And this is an issue not just for those who see their dreams thwarted because they do not have the ‘bank of mom and dad’ to back them.  Who gets to be on our stages and screens matters to all of us. Whose stories get told, what images we have of ourselves, who we think ‘we’ are, helps shape our identities. And that is political.


On stage Q&A will follow the screening with Deirdre O'Neill (Director) and Mike Wayne (Director). Other guests TBC

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Thursday 28 Jun 20188:45pm (Q&A)

Leave No Trace (PG)

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Ore., rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Book Tickets

Friday 29 Jun 20183:35pm (Not Open for Sale)6:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 30 Jun 201812:30pm (Not Open for Sale)6:35pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 1 Jul 201812:30pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 2 Jul 20185:45pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 3 Jul 20183:35pm (Not Open for Sale)6:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 4 Jul 20183:35pm (Not Open for Sale)6:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 5 Jul 20183:00pm (Not Open for Sale)5:30pm (Not Open for Sale)

Hereditary (15)

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Book Tickets

Friday 29 Jun 20188:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 30 Jun 20183:40pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 1 Jul 20183:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:15pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 2 Jul 20183:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 3 Jul 20188:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 4 Jul 20188:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 5 Jul 20188:20pm (Not Open for Sale)

Postcards From The 48% (PG)

A documentary film made by and featuring those who voted Remain, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just why we are fighting to stay part of the EU.


When David Nicholas Wilkinson started working on the film in 2016, many people advised him to make a ‘Soft Brexit’ film, not a ‘Stop Brexit’ one. By the time he finished shooting his last scenes as late as May 2018 however, the ‘Stop Brexit’ message did not seem quite so fanciful.


There was just one rule on the film: everyone involved in the production had to have voted Remain.


Whether people are in agreement with the message of this film or not, it speaks for 16 million people (and counting) who live in the UK. That’s more than the population of Belgium or Greece or eighteen of the other EU member states. Their voice, their preference, their mandate deserves to be heard.


We will be joined for an after screening Q&A on the 2nd with director David Nicholas Wilkinson and other guests TBC.


NO ADVERTS OR TRAILERS - PROMPT START.


Directed, produced and presented by

David Nicholas Wilkinson


Featuring

Joan Bakewell, Catherine Bearder, Vince Cable, Ruth Cadbury, Alastair Campbell, Rachel Clarke, Nick Clegg, Mark Constantine, Andrew Cook, Mark Durkan, Bob Geldof, AC Grayling, Bonnie Greer, Will Hutton, Rachel Johnson, Matt Kelly, Helena Kennedy, Miriam Margolyes, Raymond McCord, Ian McEwan,Henry Porter, Lesley Riddoch, Patience Wheatcroft and so many others from The 48%


Filmed all over the UK

London, Dover, Folkestone, St Margaret’s Bay, Poole, Bath, Bristol, Ebbw Vale, Criccieth, Stoke on Trent, Norwich, Sheffield, Manchester, Fife, Omagh, Derry, Pettigo (Northern Ireland), Pettigo (the Republic of Ireland), Galway and places in-between.

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Monday 2 Jul 20188:15pm (Q&A)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (12A)

Inspired by a true story, 'Everybody’s Talking About Jamie' is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today.


Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.


John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Mina Anwar, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance (Financial Times). With songs that have the wow factor (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and hilarious book and lyrics with delightful punch (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike.  


Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.

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Thursday 5 Jul 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

AMY: Free Members Show (15)

To coincide with the release of Whitney we're delighted to offer a free to Arthouse members screening of 2015's stunning documentary. Amy, detailing the life and times of one of North London's most beautiful voices.


From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.


Book Tickets

Saturday 7 Jul 20184:20pm

Edinburgh Previews: Matt Winning & Mark Watson (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


MATT WINNING: CLIMATE STRANGE

What we know about climate change doesn't necessarily match with what we do about it. Dr Matt Winning explores why knowledge doesn't necessarily translate into action.

As seen on Unseen with Matt Forde (Dave) as the environmental correspondent.


"Winning's sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains' **** 1/2 (Sunday Post)

"A very powerful and eccentric piece of comedy writing from Winning, who is sure to become one of the largest names in UK comedy very soon" **** (ShortCom.co.uk)

http://www.mattwinning.com

@mattywin85


MARK WATSON: THE INFINITE SHOW

Our own Wangabout host Mark Watson brings his Edinburgh preview to his native Crouch End.

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere. It's about empathy. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them? One of the Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions. Complete sell-out 2014-2017.

'He sparkles with originality and verve' (Chortle.co.uk).

'Arrive early for the longest queue in Edinburgh' (List).

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' (Telegraph).


http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com

@watsoncomedian


Line-ups subject to change


Book Tickets

Thursday 12 Jul 20187:25pm (LIVE COMEDY)

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?


Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo & Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 18 Jul 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

PRIVATE HIRE - 1 HOUR

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Thursday 19 Jul 20186:30pm (Not Open for Sale)

Edinburgh Previews: Kwame Asante & Nina Conti (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


KWAME ASANTE: TEENAGE HEARTBLOB

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens. Dealing with weight issues in his formative years, split between growing up in London and spending his summers in rural Ghana played a significant part in the person he is today. Now, working in the NHS and sharing in other people's experiences of obesity has forced him to reflect on his own experiences, and taught him many valuable and heart-warming lessons which he shares with the audience in this new show.

**** Scotsman

**** Broadway Baby

**** Theatre Bubble

“Joke-heavy… Impeccable delivery” **** Chortle.


@kwamedy


Nina Conti

Nina turns up with her favourite ingredients to bake the perfect showcake when a radical change occurs: Monkey takes unadulterated control of the whole enterprise. Abandoning all etiquette, Monkey is on the loose in a whole new way. Following the three-year UK sell-out success of In Your Face, this British Comedy Award winner returns with a brand-new show.

‘Devastatingly witty’ **** (Times).

‘You will see nothing like it onstage’ **** (Evening Standard).

‘Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius’ **** (Mirror).


Line-ups subject to change

Book Tickets

Thursday 19 Jul 20187:30pm (LIVE COMEDY)

Glyndebourne: Saul (12A)

George Frideric Handel

Saul ​(Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015)


David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness

that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart.


Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling

choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly

Shakespearean scope.


Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.


This magical, mesmerising new production of [Handel’s] Old Testament-inspired oratorio has the wow factor in spades – music-theatre at its knockout best.’ ★★★★★ Daily Mail


Sung in English with English subtitles. Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015.


Also on screen this summer: the world-renowned tale of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly (live) and the rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, Vanessa.


Creative team:

Conductor​ Laurence Cummings

Director​ Barrie Kosky

Designer ​Katrin Lea Tag


Cast includes:

Saul/Apparition of Samuel ​Markus Brück

David ​Iestyn Davies

Jonathan​ Allan Clayton


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Book Tickets

Thursday 26 Jul 20183:00pm (RECORDED)

Edinburgh Previews: John Luke Roberts & Mark Watson (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With A [FX: GUN RELOADING] And A [FX: CASH REGISTER] And Perform Some Comedy!

Quick, hide! The Fringe favourite returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam! 'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up... a consistently hilarious hour of measured madness' **** (List).

'An hour of joyously daft character comedy' **** (Telegraph).

'This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle' **** (Chortle.co.uk).


@jlukeroberts


MARK WATSON: THE INFINITE SHOW

Our own Wangabout host Mark Watson brings his Edinburgh preview to his native Crouch End.

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere. It's about empathy. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them? One of the Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions. Complete sell-out 2014-2017. 'He sparkles with originality and verve' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Arrive early for the longest queue in Edinburgh' (List). 'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' (Telegraph).


http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com

@watsoncomedian


Line-ups subject to change

Book Tickets

Thursday 26 Jul 20187:25pm (LIVE COMEDY)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (15)

Double Bill


Part of the season: Uprising! Spirit of ’68

Uprising is a UK-wide programme of screenings and events taking place from June-October 2018 exploring the cinema and the legacy of 1968, joining the dots between that period and our own turbulent times.


BLACK PANTHERS -1968, 31mins.

Agnès Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton. In addition to evincing Varda’s fascination with her adopted surroundings and her empathy, this perceptive short is also a powerful political statement.



THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 -2011, 80mins.

A treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television.


Book Tickets

Saturday 28 Jul 20184:30pm (Double Bill)

Tracking Edith (12A)

When she wasn’t working as a Soviet agent, she was taking photos of Vienna’s and London’s workers and street children, of poverty and social deprivation.


Being a secret agent doesn’t seem to have come naturally to the photographer Edith Tudor-Hart (born Edith Suschitzky in 1908, in Vienna, died 1973 in Brighton).


She recruited Kim Philby, and was one of the architects of the Cambridge Five, the Soviet Union’s most successful spy ring in Great Britain..


A documentary about the renowned photographer, about a spy with a conscience and hidden secrets in a family.


"I watched this compelling film with fascination. An amazing quest – and very timely." Michael Haneke


WE WILL BE JOINED FOR AN AFTER SCREENING Q&A with director Peter Stephan Jungk and producer Lillian Birnbaum.

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Sunday 29 Jul 20183:30pm (Q&A)

In The Intense Now

Part of the season: Uprising! Spirit of ’68

Uprising is a UK-wide programme of screenings and events taking place from June-October 2018 exploring the cinema and the legacy of 1968, joining the dots between that period and our own turbulent times.



Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the film-essay, they serve to investigate how the people who took part in those events continued onward after passions had cooled. The footage, all of it archival, not only reveals the state of mind of those filmed—joy, enchantment, fear, disappointment, dismay—but also sheds light on the relationship between a document and its political context. What can one say of Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, or Beijing by looking at the images of the period? Why did each of these cities produce a specific sort of record?


Narrated in first person, the film reflects on that which is revealed by four sets of images: footage of the French students' uprising in May of 1968; the images captured by amateurs during the invasion of Czechoslovakia in August of the same year, when forces led by the Soviet Union put an end to the Prague Spring; shots of the funerals of students, workers, and police officers killed during the events of 1968 in the cities of Paris, Lyon, Prague, and Rio de Janeiro; and the scenes that a tourist—the director's mother—filmed in China in 1966, the year of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.


"Find solace, enlightenment and surprise in João Moreira Salles’s 'In the Intense Now,' a bittersweet, ruminative documentary essay."

A. O. Scott, The New York Times


"Melancholy, inspiring and evocative."

J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books


"One of the 10 best films of Berlin Film Festival! Remarkably resonant and personal."

Owen Gleiberman, Variety


"A rich, immersive contemplation of the emotional battery life of revolutions, Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles' remarkable, deeply felt essay film 'In the Intense Now' examines 1968's turbulence in four countries through the prism of what its amateur documentarians filmed."

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

Book Tickets

Saturday 4 Aug 20183:00pm

The Producers: 50th Anniversary Restoration (PG)

Mel Brooks’ outrageous comedy classic THE PRODUCERS will be returning to cinemas nationwide for one day only on August 5th 2018 following a glorious 4K restoration to mark the film’s 50th anniversary. The Oscar-winning feature will also include a very special Mel Brooks introduction from Turner Classic Movies.

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Sunday 5 Aug 20183:40pm

ROH LIVE: Swan lake (2018) (12A)

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


Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.


Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.


Choreography by Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Book Tickets

Tuesday 7 Aug 20187:00pm (ENCORE)

Glyndebourne: Vanessa (12A)

Samuel Barber

Vanessa ​(live from Glyndebourne)


A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household

of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.


An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean

poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire.


Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated

Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.


Sung in English with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.


Creative team:

Conductor​ Jakub Hrůša

Director​ Keith Warner

Designer ​Ashley Martin-Davis


Cast includes:

Vanessa​ Emma Bell

Erika​ Virginie Verrez

The Old Baroness​ Doris Soffel


London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Book Tickets

Tuesday 14 Aug 20186:30pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives... (12A)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor


Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.


Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.


For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

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Wednesday 12 Sep 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT Live: King Lear (12A)

Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. This screening of Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2017 production stars Ian McKellen in the role of Lear, his intimate, intricate and conversational performance hailed as a triumph. The play received five-star reviews for its sell-out run and afterwards transferred to the West End for 100 performances only. This contemporary retelling of the great tragedy is directed by Jonathan Munby. Also starring are Sinéad Cusack as Kent and Kirsty Bushell as Regan. Not to be missed.

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Thursday 27 Sep 20187:30pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance Of Being Earnest (12A)

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.


Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

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Tuesday 9 Oct 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH Live: La Bayadere (12A)

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.


Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.


Running Time: 3Hours 5mins!

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Tuesday 13 Nov 20187:20pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH Live: The Nutcracker 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family.

Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval.

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Monday 3 Dec 20187:20pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT Live: Anthony & Cleopatra (12A)

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, 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.


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Thursday 6 Dec 20187:00pm

NT Live: I'm Not Running (12A)

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.


Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.


What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for somethingmore than a single issue? Does she dare?


Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravdaand Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

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Thursday 31 Jan 20197:00pm