Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Starring Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao
'A sombre, ravishing study of grief, guilt and burden.' -Time Out
'The brooding suspense of Julieta reflects the protagonist's sense of inchoate guilt: She always suspects that she's done something wrong, but she's never quite sure what.' - Village Voice
Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe
Starring Andrew Scott, Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes, Harry Enfield
'A very British nostalgia suffuses director Philippa Lowthorpe's amiable revisionist take on Arthur Ransome's beloved family fable.' - Variety
An American family settles into the French countryside at the end of the First World War, where the father (Liam Cunningham) is involved in the peace negotiations around the Treaty of Versailles. His wife (Berenice Bejo) is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant young son (Tom Sweet), whose willful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making.
'With his unusually accomplished directorial debut “Childhood of a Leader,” Corbet delivers a strange and startling film that reflects the unique trajectory of his career, as well as the influence of the iconoclastic directors with whom he’s already worked.' Indie Wire
Now he returns to ArtHouse with new shows, each time bringing a guarantee of funtime for the whole family.
Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite following the acclaimed Medea in 2014.
"Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year." EVENING STANDARD
"Stunning. Exquisitely sad. Beautifully judged" TIME OUT
"Helen McCrory is in a different league" OBSERVER
Directed by Woody Allen
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell.
Patti Smith Dream of Life is a plunge into the philosophy and artistry of cult rocker Patti Smith. The portrait of the legendary singer, artist and poet explores themes of spirituality, history and self expression. Known as the godmother of punk, she emerged in the 1970’s, galvanizing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music and trademark swagger.
We follow this multitalented and private artist over 11 years of international travel, through her spoken words, performances, lyrics, interviews, paintings, and photographs. Patti Smith Dream of Life reveals a complicated, charismatic personality. Patti Smith who narrates the film, wrestles with life’s many paradoxes. She defines the human experience as an overwhelming contradiction. She pulls the strings of her guitar and simply makes music.
Directed by Steven Sebring
'Few documentaries about living artists get as deep into their subject's brain and heart as this one about the rock priestess and poetess.' New York Daily News
There is no interval for this performance
Directed by Sean Ellis
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Brian Caspe.
Directed by Matt Ross
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler.
She regularly performs at schools, festivals and art venues.
Wendy has told stories at the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Tower Bridge and the British Museum.
Her stories are magical and exciting.
With props, music and drama, everyone is welcome to join in the family fun and even dress up!
Price: £8.00 per person and £5.00 for additional siblings.
Find out more about Wendy Shearer [www.storyboat.co.uk]
February 9th, 1964, 8:12pm EST – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever.
Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night, the largest audience in television history. But it is what the band did next that would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever ingraining them into the fabric of popular culture... They went on tour.
By the time the band quit touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world. The cultural phenomenon their touring helped create, known as "Beatlemania," was something the world had never seen before and, arguably, hasn't since.
This is the not-to-missed story of the band's exceptional touring years – an intimate portrait of the band, and a behind-the-scenes look at The Beatles on tour. Exploring the effect it had on their relationships, as well as their musical evolution, and looking at how they transformed the world of music, the film features interviews, unheard music and exclusive concert footage from the biggest band of all time.
18.00 - Doors Open & red carpet feed commences
18.45 - Red carpet closes
19.00 - Film commences
Followed by 30 minutes of exclusive theatrical content
Directed by Taika Waititi
Starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley
'Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is such a film.' - Los Angeles Times
Rated 99% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by Vera Glagoleva
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Sylvie Testud, Aleksandr Baluev
Three films in one: it’s a history of European Anarchism; a biog of McLaren…and a compelling exposé of the real birth of the Sex Pistols (with The Clash, 101ers, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Boy George, Don Letts, Tony Wilson, Tracey Emin, Stuart Christie, Nick Egan, Vivienne Westwood).
Magic Circle member, Christian has been delighting audiences, of all ages, across the world for many years and has always proven a firm favorite at ArtHouse
A perfect treat for a Sunday morning, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Suitable for 3 years to adults.
Live on the Arthouse stage
After the film there will be a Live Q&A with either Rupert Truman or Peter Curzon from Storm Studios.
Described by writer Douglas Adams as ‘the best album designer in the world’, Storm Thorgerson’s career spanned five decades as he and his studio Hipgnosis created some of the most iconic album covers ever made, including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy. Gracing the covers of several albums by The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Wings, Ian Dury, The Mars Volta, The Cranberries, The Cult..etc, Thorgerson’s designs became synonymous with rock music and pop culture.
Featuring interviews with Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Peter Gabriel and many more, this fascinating documentary gives a glimpse into Thorgerson’s creative processes and career before his death in 2013.
Directed by Roddy Bogawa
'"Taken by Storm" taps that intimate, thrilling ritual of another era: picking a record in a music store, beguiled by a mysterious album cover before the needle has even dropped.' - New York Times
A cinematic classic Silkwood is based on the true story of Karen Silkwood, a union activist for the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers in a Kerr-McGee plutonium-processing plant. Guilty of dangerous, cancer-inducing contamination, Silkwood’s activism was seen as a sign of trouble. Believing that the company was tampering records, Silkwood was on the way to meet the New York Times, only for her car to mysteriously crash, and for the evidence to disappear. A breathtaking combination of drama and message, with a towering performance from Meryl Streep, who captures the spirit of a woman who’s death helped ensure the passage of important safety legislation; a heroine for the nuclear age.
Directed by Mike Nichols
Starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson
There will be a LIVE Q&A after the film with Catherine Garrick, a union activist from Hinckley Point Nuclear Plant and Jim Mowatt Industrial Negotiator Nuclear Industry.
17:00 - HAVANA CLUB drinks reception.
A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.
London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off...
With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.
This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).
Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.
Having spent 25 years making films defending ordinary people, Moore is now one of the 100 most influential people alive according to Time Magazine. Moore now follows up Capitalism: A Love Story with Where to Invade Next, in which the formidable filmmaker tours the world to investigate what the USA could learn from other countries. Discovering that Italian workers get paid holidays and parental leave; Finland’s students have no homework; Slovenians don’t pay for university; and that Tunisian women have access to abortion, he also goes to Iceland, where women hold top governmental positions whilst (mostly male) bankers are prosecuted, in a brilliant film about people before profit.
Directed by Michael Moore
After the film there will be a LIVE Q&A with award winning journalist Owen Jones, MP Catherine West , and MEP (London) Lucy Anderson
17:00 Join us for a pisco sour at our Chilean inspired drinks reception, followed by a short film then the screening of The 33
MINING POEMS OR ODES (11 mins) Directed by Callum Rice
Robert Fullerton is a force. Welder turned poet or poet turned welder? It doesn’t much matter in this evocation of his life and philosophy, and the forces that helped make him a mesmerising artist. “There she sits, majestic / He stands by engineering” begins his first poem, as he reminisces about being a 17-year old apprentice in Glasgow’s shipyards. Self-educated, and proud of listening to his mentor Archie (“a big voice”), who commanded him to read Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, which, like Das Kapital, tells how workers “gift” the profits of their labor to capitalists. A film about work and poetry.
The 33 Synopsis
Disaster strikes on Aug. 5, 2010, as a copper and gold mine collapses in Chile, trapping 33 men underground. With more than 2,000 feet of rock in their way, members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 days to save the seemingly doomed crew. Beneath the rubble, the miners begin an epic quest to survive, contending with suffocating heat and the need for food and water. With family, friends and the rest of the world watching, it becomes a race against time and a true test of the human spirit.
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin
After the film there will be a LIVE Q&A (tbc)
There will be a short film, Operator and introduction from Dave Green FBU before the screening of Girlhood.
Operator (6 mins) - Carolyn Bartlett’s film zeroes in on the face of one Fire and Rescue Service centre operator (Kate Dickie), helping a distraught woman calling in a fire trapping her and her daughter. Calmly directing the woman around the room, getting her to open a window, spread a duvet under the door, and keeping her from going off the rails, the operator’s voice is one we all hope we never have to hear. But it’s important to know she’s out there, sponsored, like the film, by the Fire Brigades Union, “the professional voice of your fire fighters.” Based on true events, this incredibly powerful film recently won a BAFTA.
A film to make you laugh, cry, and despair in equal measure, the latest masterpiece from Céline Sciamma (Tomboy) is one of the most powerful films in years on the subject of youth. Following Marieme, a young woman being denied educational opportunities by the French school system, she starts to embrace life when she meets a trio of fellow French African girls her own age. Enjoying a tearaway lifestyle of fighting, partying and carefree abandon (their dancing to Rihanna’s Diamonds in a hotel room has to be one of the most joyous scenes ever committed to film), the tough choices necessitated by a life on the economic margins still aren’t far away. Soon Marieme is leading a very different existence, and faces going down a dangerous road. But she is always willing to take control of her own life, in this brilliant portrait of marginalised people, friendship and agency. A treat of a film, that will both warm your heart and open your eyes.
Directed by Céline Sciamma
Starring Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh
This is the premier of The Judgment and a fundraiser for Syria (with the White Helmets. The waves of migrants or refugees being smuggled across our borders are now daily news. But how do these people make it to Europe through often hostile and unforgiving terrain? Whilst many refugee stories are told, we know less about the people who actually do the smuggling. This Bulgarian entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar follows Mityo who, having lost his wife, job and the respect of his son, takes up a job smuggling Syrian refugees across the very Bulgarian/Turkish/Greek border he prevented people crossing whilst in the army. A film about the impact of momentous decisions, and the hostile mountain terrain at the heart of an illegal industry.
Directed by Stephan Komandarev
Starring Assen Blatechki, Miki Manojlovic, Ovanes Torosian
After the film there will be a LIVE Q&A with renowned Channel 4 writer and broadcaster Paul Mason and Farouq Habib (MAY DAY RESCUE/WHITE HELMETS SYRIA)
This will be the UK Premiere of 7 Chinese Brothers.
The title of this immersion in the anarchistic work life of Larry (Jason Schwartzman) is based on a Chinese fable about brothers rescuing a sibling. But no one can save Larry, especially from himself. He sashays through low-paying jobs, an un-reliant member of the underclass. Fired for petty thievery, he is faithful to his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis), who is disgusted by his slacker ways. In memorable scenes, Grandma disdainfully throws her walker aside, a cook scoops up a mass of noodles, and Jason exposes a workplace bully by pushing over a barrel of ill-gotten coins. Oh, and Jason has a fat French bulldog, who doesn’t like to move much either.
Directed by Bob Byington
Starring Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis, Tunde Adebimpe
Introduced by Anthony Curley, Youth Officer.
The intimate performance is lead by Guarnido, his mesmeric dance and feet beating out an irresistible rhythm to set pulses racing and senses spinning.
The audience is taken on a powerful and emotional journey through a series of Flamenco rhythms in a celebration of this passionate art.
Enjoy the purest and most traditional Flamenco with Alvaro and his friends, Lourdes Fernandez, Tito Heredia and El Gambimba.
A sublime dance and music show that is guaranteed to delight you.
Live on stage here at the Arthouse
When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both.
Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.
Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.
Join us for this cinema screening on 28 September, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rachel Dargavel - Producer
So join in the fun, and catch Sue Kelvin on roller-coaster ride through the Divine Miss M’s fabulous career.
Sue covers songs such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, The Rose, I’m A Woman and Wind Beneath My Wings, accompanied by Tony Award winning Sarah Travis and West End songstress Jo-anna Lee.
She explores how Bette inspired her to don seven inch platform shoes, and become a diva herself, having starred in Wicked and Chicago in London's West End.
This fantastic show also features an outrageous three minute puppet show version of Beaches!!
“A GREAT NIGHT OUT” ***** Public Reviews
“A FANTASTIC TRIBUTE” Broadway World
“TOP RATE MUSICIANSHIP” **** Michael Coveney
Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.
RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.
Join us for this cinema screening of one of Shakespeare’s most epic plays on 12 October, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.
In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
The MIR Ensemble was founded in 2015 by three young successful London classical musicians - soloists, recitalists and performers in leading London chamber orchestras who aim to explore and promote rarely heard masterpieces as well as bring the classics to life.
Evva Mizerska - Cello, Geoffrey Irwin - Viola and Hartmut Richter - Violin.
Beethoven's String Trio Op. 9 No 3 in C minor is one of his early works. Written when he was roughly 28, he considered the set of trios Op.9 to be one of his best works at the time. The trio already firmly shows Beethoven's symphonic sense, dynamic effects, sharp contrasts and raw energy, paving way for his famous string quartets.
Schubert's String Trio, D 471 in B flat major was composed in 1816. He only finished the first movement, a very light and joyful piece yet still showing Schubert's impeccable sense of melody.
Dohnányi's Serenade Op. 10 in C major was written in 1904 by the then 26 year old Hungarian pianist virtuoso who as a composer had impressed Brahms with his piano quintet a few years before. He went on to become one of the most important musical figures in Hungary at the time. In his Serenade for string trio he was right at the front of 20th century's musical developments with chromatically shifting lines and harmonic twists, yet without completely abandoning the romantic 19th century roots and nostalgia.
Please note the run time includes a 20 minute interval
Kenneth Branagh stars in John Osborne's modern classic set against the dying days of the music hall.
Kenneth Branagh's ambitious year-long residence at the Garrick Theatre got off to a flying start with the artistic and commercial triumph of The Winter's Tale with Judi Dench. The first of three plays to be broadcast live to cinemas, it took £1.6 million at the UK box office.
Now Branagh's first season concludes with John Osborne's follow-up to his groundbreaking Look Back in Anger. This has at its centre the memorably sad, middle-aged figure of fading music-hall star Archie Rice, whose failing career is set against the backdrop of post-Colonial decline and personal tragedy. Archie was famously played by Laurence Olivier in the original production at the Royal Court Theatre in 1957. Branagh himself has frequently been compared to Olivier, so anticipation will be at fever pitch when he takes on this iconic role in his artistic associate Rob Ashford's production.
John Hurt will no longer be appearing in The Entertainer following medical advice.
Riccardo Chailly will conduct the original version of Madame Butterfly, marking this the first time the performance has returned to La Scala since it’s debut. This signifies an act of contribution towards Puccini but above all, alongside the subsequent variations, an opportunity to rediscover the opera that is more audacious in its dramaturgical design. The performance will be directed by Alvis Hermanis, who has already been hailed at La Scala for his new productions of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten and Verdi’s I due Foscari, and the cast orbits around Cio-Cio-San played by Maria Jose´ Siri, an emerging soprano on the greatest international stages.
This 19th century classic is an enchanting tale about a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius. The doll is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter and the mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love. Seduced by the disturbing and dramatic atmospheres of Hoffmann’s tale, Mauro Bigonzetti interprets the rich score by Delibes as a web of illusion, deception, reality and memories, coupled with confusion and ambiguity from the eyes and gazes of the performers that will perplex audiences towards a point of no return.
It has been seven years since the previous creation of Coppe´lia and in this production, key characters will emerge from the pages of the tale through the music: the scientist Spallanzani, the optician Coppola, Nataniele and his obsession, his ance´e Clara and Olimpia, the lynchpin of the affair and the choreographic inspiration for the unparalleled charm of breathing life, movement and pace into an automaton that comes to life. The same artistic team behind Cinderella, the opening title of last season which won Bigonzetti, the candidature for the prestigious Benois de la Danse award, the new Coppe´lia, interpreted for the dancers of La Scala, will feature their own star Roberto Bolle in the opening performances and Patrick Fournillier, a specialist in the romantic repertoire will grace the podium.