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Monday, 21 May 2018

Country: USA Year: 1954 Duration: 102m In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. **PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEELCHAIR SPACES ARE LIMITED. PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE ON 0115 952 6611 FOR MORE INFORMATION**

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 107m Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of America's most notorious serial killers, he was an awkward teenager trying to navigate a broken family life, the loneliness of being an outcast, and the grisly impulses growing in his mind. Based on the cult graphic novel, MY FRIEND DAHMER retraces Dahmer's last high school year, his last friendship, and the days leading up to his first murder. Marc Meyers directs an exceptional Ross Lynch as Dahmer in this absorbing and remarkably moving biopic. "Meyers humanises him without minimising his monstrousness - or his mystery. The scariest thing of all? His mundanity." - Vulture Mayhem Film Festival's Chris Cooke and Steven Sheil will introduce this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Country: UK/Cambodia Year: 2016 Duration: 126m Shot over six years, A CAMBODIAN SPRING is an intimate portrait of three people, two fearless women and a Buddhist monk, caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Charting the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the 'Cambodian Spring', the film is about the complexities - both political and personal - of fighting for what you believe in. We are pleased to welcome Venerable Luon Sovath for a special Q&A following this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Country: UK Year: 1932 Duration: 69m A group of travellers take refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler. But the Femms have a few skeletons in their closet, and one of them is on the loose… Dripping with atmosphere and packed to the brim with thrills, chills and gallows humour, it is now being presented from a stunning new restoration.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 110m In 1962, newlyweds Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s and also both virgins, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and terrified by the upcoming consummation of their marriage. Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan are on song as the young couple in a restrained adaptation of Ian McEwan’s acclaimed novella. - Belfast Film Festival “It's a lyrical and rapturous film - a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking.” Variety ACCESS CINEMA MON 28, TIME TBC This screening will have Captioned Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Country: US Year: 2018 Duration: 95m Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous bunny who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent comedy with attitude. Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates as they compete for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door. All tickets: £3.80

Friday, 25 May 2018

Country: UK/US Year: 2018 Duration: 86m Sherlock Gnomes, famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes, arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a number of gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet’s garden. Embarking on a rollicking adventure, the gnomes will explore an undiscovered side of the city and encounter all new ornaments on their extraordinary quest. All tickets: £3.80

Friday, 25 May 2018

Country: US Year: 2018 Duration: 135 m Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Country: Ireland/Canada Year: 2017 Duration: 93m A feature-length animation from director Nora Twomey (THE SECRET OF KELLS). After her father is unjustly arrested, Parvana, a girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, bravely dresses as a boy so she can work to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger and Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family. Executive Produced by Angelina Jolie and based on the best-selling novel by Canadian peace activist-turned-author, Deborah Ellis.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Duration: 150m (film + event) Host: Graham Norton Join us on Sunday 27 May for MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART, hosted by Graham Norton and broadcast live to cinemas nationwide from London's BFI Southbank. In PLAYING THE PART, audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate one of Britain's true acting icons on his birthday weekend. Built around a 14-hour interview, PLAYING THE PART uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorised insight. MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Friday, 01 June 2018

Country: France Year: 2017 Duration: 108m With English Subtitles Marine Vacht plays Chloé, a young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. When they decide to move in together, things take a strange turn and a series of discoveries leads her to suspect that Paul may be living a double life. With nods to Hitchcock, de Palma and Cronenberg, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted in Ozon’s irreverent erotic thriller. “At once coolly clinical and palpably erotic, this heady dose of cinephilic fetishism is guaranteed to get you going, whatever your preference.” – BFI London Film Festival

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Friday, 01 June 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 107m Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of America's most notorious serial killers, he was an awkward teenager trying to navigate a broken family life, the loneliness of being an outcast, and the grisly impulses growing in his mind. Based on the cult graphic novel, MY FRIEND DAHMER retraces Dahmer's last high school year, his last friendship, and the days leading up to his first murder. Marc Meyers directs an exceptional Ross Lynch as Dahmer in this absorbing and remarkably moving biopic. "Meyers humanises him without minimising his monstrousness - or his mystery. The scariest thing of all? His mundanity." - Vulture

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Saturday, 02 June 2018

10AM - 4.30PM Get to know your digital camera and leave auto-mode behind! This beginners' Digital Photography workshop will reintroduce you to your camera and help you understand its functions and capture images you are proud of. Cost: £90/£80 memb+conc (includes lunch and refreshments) Ages: 18+ Level: Beginners

Sunday, 03 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 1968 Duration: 107m Malcolm McDowell is insouciant Mick Travis – mischief-maker turned leader of a bloody student uprising, in a boarding school in late-60s Britain. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Monday, 04 June 2018

GROWING PAINS: REPRESENTATIONS OF CHILDHOOD IN CINEMA Duration: 90m Like all the best adventures, childhood is an intense mixture of wonder, exploration, danger, and discovery. But can cinema ever truly capture the experiences of childhood? And does film successfully reconnect adults to their forgotten inner child? We will explore these questions and others by looking at different aspects of childhood portrayed in a range of films. From the terror of NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, via the nostalgia of CINEMA PARADISO, to the wonders of imagination in MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO, rediscover the worlds you thought you'd left behind. Tutor: Sam Maxfield Duration: 6 weeks Monday evenings commencing MON 4 JUN, 7PM-8.30PM Price: £35/£25 memb & conc

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Duration: 180m A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern's smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof on his previous financial chicanery. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 07 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2018 Duration: 84m Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Joan Plowright get together in the countryside to discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings.

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Friday, 08 June 2018

Country: US Year: 2018 Duration: rt tbc Four years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, the existence of the remaining dinosaurs is threatened with a violent volcano eruption. Fearing an extinction-level event, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing must return to the island of Isla Nublar to attempt to rescue the dinosaurs, meeting new terrifying new breeds along the way. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Jeff Glodblum, Geraldine Chaplin and Toby Jones in this action-packed sequel.

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Friday, 08 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 99m Charlie is a young football prodigy with a bright future ahead. But Charlie feels trap in a body she doesn’t identify with, and when she comes out as female, a long and complicated journey of acceptance begins for Charlie herself, but also for those around her – her parents, her football team, and the wider local community. “Featuring a marvellous screen debut from young Harry Gilby, director Rebekah Fortune delivers a beautifully nuanced and emotionally resonant film that lingers in the memory.” – Edinburgh Film Festival

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Friday, 08 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2018 Duration: 111m Lee Alexander McQueen ascended the ranks of the international fashion world quickly. Head designer of Givenchy at just 27, he went on to win the British Designer of the Year award four times, and excited the fashion world with his controversial and confrontational work, theatrical runway shows and daring designs. Through testimonials from his closest friends and family, MCQUEEN offers a vivid portrait of a tortured but inspired auteur’s work and persona.

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Friday, 08 June 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 87m After a two-year stint in London, Diana is back in New York, in a new apartment, ready for a fresh start… until she realises her downstairs neighbour is none other than her ex-boyfriend, whose heart she broke when she left town. Despite the awkward set-up, Diana is hoping to make things work, but must soon re-examine a relationship she thought was behind her. Sophie Brooks delivers an original Nora Ephron-esque indie rom-com.

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Friday, 08 June 2018

Country: France Year: 2017 Duration: 118m With English Subtitles It’s 1844 and struggling 26-year-old Karl Marx is in exile in Paris. He meets a young Friedrich Engels, son of a factory owner, who has just published a study uncovering the miserable conditions in which the English working class must live. Raoul Peck (I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO) delivers a meticulous portrait of two men on a quest for a human society, and a daring account of the emergence of the Communist League and the Communist Manifesto. “Both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited.” – New York Times

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Friday, 08 June 2018

Country: Argentina Year: 2017 Duration: 115m With English Subtitles A sumptuous and often very funny period piece based on the Argentine novel of the same name by Antonio Di Benedetto. Don Diego de Zama is an 18th-century Spanish magistrate - born in Latin America, and so deemed inferior to his European counterparts - eternally languishing in wait for a transfer from the outpost to which he has been relegated without his family. When his last hope of departure comes to nothing, Zama joins an expedition to track down a legendary outlaw who may or may not exist. “The film's final sequences reach a fever pitch of hallucinatory splendour, the widescreen vistas of death-lurked landscapes amongst cinema's most memorably strange since the early days of Werner Herzog. " TIFF

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Saturday, 09 June 2018

10AM-4.30PM Join Director Sarmad Masud for our first filmmakers’ masterclass - Directing Drama for the Screen. This workshop is aimed at filmmakers looking to further their professional development. The opportunity is open to all filmmakers with some prior experience, including graduate media students and self-taught individuals. Topics covered: working with a script as a director, saying the right thing – the language of film sets, tips for working with crew and practical hands-on sessions working with professional actors. Cost: £150 (includes lunch and refreshments) Early Bird rate: £135 (Book by 9 MAY) Tutor: Sarmad Masud Ages: 18+ Level: Intermediate Please note You will need to have previous filmmaking experience to attend. For further information please contact workshops@broadway.org.uk My Pure Land 8/10 “An important story beautifully told” Starburst “It looks like Masud is going to be one hell of a player” Daily Express Sarmad Masud A 2017 Screen International Star of Tomorrow, his first feature MY PURE LAND, set in Pakistan and based on the extraordinary true story of one woman and her family who defended their home and land from 200 bandits, premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival and was the UK submission to the Oscars in the Foreign Language category. Sam’s short; TWO DOSAS, funded by Film London was voted best film in their London Calling Plus category and picked up numerous awards on the festival circuit. Sam also wrote and directed ADHA CUP, the first Urdu language drama commissioned by Channel Four.

Saturday, 09 June 2018

Country: Switzerland Year: 2018 Duration: 119m With English Subtitles Mario has fallen in love for the first time, with Leon, the new striker from Germany. They begin a passionate love affair but when rumours start spreading on their blooming romance in a still macho and narrow-minded industry, Mario finds himself having to decide whether to lose Leon, or jeopardise his career as a professional football player. “This heart-warming rollercoaster of a film, set on and off the pitch, offers a dynamic and realistic picture of how gay professional footballers are still seen as out of step in the 21st century.” – BFI London Film Festival

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Country: Italy Year: 2017 Duration: 118m With English Subtitles In a small Roma community in southern Italy, 14-year-old Pio is desperate to grow up fast. His role model is his oldest brother Cosimo who provides for the family through petty theft. When Cosimo is arrested, Pio seizes the opportunity to show the world he can fill his brother’s shoes, but as he gets deeper into dangerous territory, he must face a decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man. “A raw and distinctive coming-of-age portrait.” – The Hollywood Reporter SEE THE CIAMBRA FIRST – AND GET 2 TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 91m In September 1944, a young African American woman named Recy Taylor was raped by six white men in Alabama. In spite of all the threats made against her and her loved ones, Recy Taylor bravely decided to speak up and press charges, launching a high-profile campaign led by Rosa Parks. Nancy Buirski's powerful documentary recounts this turning point in the early Civil Rights Movement. "Essential viewing, not least for its emphasis on the crucial role of women in the Civil Rights Movement." - New Yorker This screening will be followed by a panel discussion. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 92m Combining science fiction, fairytale and archive, this story of a lost boy carries reminiscences of Tarkovsky. Based on the play by Hattie Naylor, Lek leaves his parents for a life with dogs. An enfant sauvage, he grows into society with emotional connections and values at odds with the world, leading to conflict and confusion. Kötting’s account of this ultimate outsider uses an extended range of visual styles derived from avant garde and genre cinema, creating a visual meditation on what it means to be an alien. – BFI We are pleased to welcome director Andrew Kötting for a post-screening Q&A. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Country: US Year: 2018 Duration: 127m Things start to unravel for the Graham family following the death of their reclusive grandmother. The matriarch may be gone, but she still casts a dark shadow over the family. As terrifying secrets about their ancestry emerge, the Grahams find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they may have inherited. With an exceptional performance from Toni Colette, HEREDITARY electrified audiences at Sundance. “Let it suffice to say that I look forward to you seeing Hereditary and then joining me on several sleepless nights peering into dark corners and gnawing your fingernails off.” – TimeOut “A deeply unsettling film, the kind of horror movie that pulls from relatable human emotions like grief and resentment to ultimately become an absolute nightmare.” – RogerEbert.com

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Country: Italy Year: 2017 Duration: 118m With English Subtitles In a small Roma community in southern Italy, 14-year-old Pio is desperate to grow up fast. His role model is his oldest brother Cosimo who provides for the family through petty theft. When Cosimo is arrested, Pio seizes the opportunity to show the world he can fill his brother’s shoes, but as he gets deeper into dangerous territory, he must face a decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man. “A raw and distinctive coming-of-age portrait.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Country: Australia Year: 1993 Duration: 116m Jane Campion became the first (and only) female director to win the Palme d’Or, 25 years ago, for this triumphant masterpiece about a mute woman’s rebellion in a newly colonised, Victorian-era New Zealand. With an award-winning and majestic performance from Holly Hunter as a woman on the edge of societal norms and caught in a Greek-like tragedy, The Piano returns to the big screen in a beautiful restoration.

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Country: US Year: 1978 Duration: 105m This year marks Grease’s 40th anniversary and what better way to celebrate this absolutely iconic musical than with a sing-along screening? Channel your inner Pink Lady, Sandra Dee or T-Bird, don your pink jackets, grease up that hair, and get ready to celebrate in style.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2016 Duration: 73m PRESENTED AS PART OF NOTTINGHAM REFUGEE WEEK An Afghan-born woman goes back to her native land after 20 years in London to find the spirit of the lost progressive ideas of Afghanistan's last Queen, Soraya. She explores the challenging conditions facing the women of Afghanistan today. Join us for this rare screening of work by an important emerging director, followed by a discussion with the director, Najia Khaan, and Dr Anna Ball, researcher in refugee women’s representation at Nottingham Trent University. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Duration: 120m On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler's Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, "I felt that I was finding my voice on that day." Mahler's multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event. Tickets: £12.50 full / £10 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) MADAMA BUTTERFLY is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice. Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West. Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’, Annilese Miskimmon’s production updates the action to the 1950s. This post-war setting brings to the fore the darker elements of Puccini’s story. Little wonder that this opera has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon. ‘The emotional impact of the piece is devastating.’★★★★ Stage Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne. Creative team: Conductor Omer Meir Wellber Director Annilese Miskimmon Designer Nicky Shaw Cast includes: Cio-Cio-San Olga Busuioc Suzuki Elizabeth DeShong Lieutenant B F Pinkerton Joshua Guerrero London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Friday, 22 June 2018

Country: Germany Year: 2017 Duration: 106m With English Subtitles Katja’s life falls apart when her Kurdish husband and their young son are killed in a targeted bombing in Hamburg. Struggling to cope with her tremendous grief, she becomes obsessed with understanding this seemingly senseless act. When two suspects are brought to trial, Katja is pushed into a moral crisis in her desperation for both justice and revenge. Diane Kruger delivers an astonishing performance, awarded the Best Actress prize in Cannes, in this riveting thriller.

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Country: US Year: 2018 Duration: rt tbc Criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean enlists seven other women to attempt the heist of the century: stealing a necklace worth more than $150 million at New York’s annual Met Gala. Sandra Bullock heads a star-studded cast including Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham-Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina in one of the summer’s most anticipated films. FRI 22 OCEAN’S 8 PARTY We’ll have a DJ playing to Diva’s tunes and a special offer on Prosecco tonight. Come out and play!

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2018 Duration: 105m Rupert Everett writes, directs, and stars in his moving debut feature depicting the final three years in the life of Oscar Wilde, following his release from prison for indecency – his open homosexuality being too much for his time. Travelling around Europe under different names, his health and wealth deteriorating, Wilde never loses his wit or creativity, writing some of his most profound and intimate work. “In a role that he was born to play, Everett astounds as the fallen star, bringing his hero to the screen with grace, depth and, above all else, dignity.” – BFI London Film Festival

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Country: Germany Year: 2016 Duration: 116m With English Subtitles A box-office smash-hit in Germany, Welcome to Germany is an irreverent comic take on what happens when a well-off Munich family offers boarding to a refugee. Diallo from Nigeria soon makes friends among the family members, but they are tested when they have to face racism, bureaucracy and terror suspicions because of him. Followed by a post-screening discussion about the realities of hosting refugee and asylum-seekers, with HOST Nottingham. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Country: Trinidad and Tobago Year: 2017 Duration: 102m In a remote village in 1952 Trinidad, a curious boy pursues the affection of two girls. Despite his ailing father’s advice, Shell follows the compassionate Mr Gidharee to work on his plantation along the river, in hopes of attracting his daughter Rosalie, but then falls for Joan, a sweet, sensible girl from the city. From the love triangle that ensues, Shell learns bittersweet lessons of life and love that will define his manhood and future forever. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the theme of Windrush. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2018 Duration: 90m At just 27, Margot Robbie has put together a formidably diverse filmography, from Oscar-nominated I, TONYA, to her star-making work as one of Scorsese’s all-time great criminal molls in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. Now, she’s the protagonist of a neon-drenched movie about dystopic, futuristic urban underworlds. TERMINAL, writer-director Vaughn Stein’s feature-length debut, follows Robbie as Annie, a mysterious and murderous player in an assassination plot involving a pair of hired guns. It’s hard to imagine a better fit for the stylized double-crossing of old-style noir than Robbie. - Consequences of Sound Advised certificate: 15. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2018 Duration: 101m Versatile British actor Idris Elba has adapted Victor Headley’s hit 1980s novel for his directorial debut in which he brings the atmosphere of this era strikingly to life. Jamaican Creole, or Patois, dancehall and reggae form the soundtrack of this epic story of revenge set in a community that is fighting for its rights, and whose propensity for violence is growing proportionally to the protagonist’s sense of despair. - Berlin Film Festival [Advised cert 18] **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Friday, 29 June 2018

BERTRAND TAVERNIER CAREER OVERVIEW & INAURGURAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD In conversation with Adrian Wootton We are proud to welcome French director Bertrand Tavernier to receive the Inaugural Shots in the Dark Lifetime Achievement Award. At this event the director, who is known for work rich in political and social commentary, and classic Policiers and Film Noir adapted from legendary novelists such as Jim Thompson and James Lee Burke, will discuss his long and distinguished career as a critic, publicist, director and producer with Shots in the Dark Festival Founder and Film London CEO, Adrian Wootton. The talk will be illustrated with clips from some of Tavernier’s most distinctive work including L.627, COUP DE TORCHON, FRESH BAIT and DEATH WATCH. EVENT INCLUDES AT 8.30PM IN THE ELECTRIC MIST (15) Director: Bertrand Tavernier Country: France Year: 2009 Duration: 112m Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman Having always been fascinated by US cinema, Bertrand Tavernier crossed the Atlantic to pitch his camera in the heart of Louisiana and make a film adaptation of James Lee Burke’s dark detective novel ‘In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead.’ This cinematic immersion in the Louisiana Bayou lives up to all its promises: beneath the appearance of a classic detective film, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST proves to be a work with a subtle atmosphere. Director Bertrand Tavernier will introduce this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Country: France Year: 2009 Duration: 105m Having always been fascinated by US cinema, Bertrand Tavernier crossed the Atlantic to pitch his camera in the heart of Louisiana and make a film adaptation of James Lee Burke’s dark detective novel ‘In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead.’ This cinematic immersion in the Louisiana Bayou lives up to all its promises: beneath the appearance of a classic detective film, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST proves to be a work with a subtle atmosphere. Director Bertrand Tavernier will introduce this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Country: US Year: 1951 Duration: 82m Presented in 35mm. This screening marks the centenary of pioneering filmmaker Ida Lupino, a trailblazer both sides of the camera. In this eloquent, brooding noir she plays a blind woman who opens the eyes of a brutal urban cop on a rural manhunt. Bernard Herrmann provides the score. One of Martin Scorsese’s favourites and an important inspiration for TAXI DRIVER. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED SCREENING**

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 113m In the late 1950s, free-spirited widow Florence Green decides to open a bookshop in the sleepy coastal town of Hardborough, and expose the conservative locals to the best literature of the time, including Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ and Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’. But whilst some welcome the new literary horizons, others aren’t yet ready for this cultural awakening. Emily Mortimer is delightful as Florence, a woman willing to take her life into her own hands and change perceptions, in this celebration of bibliophilia.

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 116m Partly Subtitled In Klong Prem, there are 10 rules. If you break them, you will almost certainly die. If you don’t break them, you will definitely die. This is the true story of Billy Moore - jailed in one of the world’s toughest prisons, Klong Prem, the notorious 'Bangkok Hilton'. Refusing to die there, Billy becomes a student of the lethal art of Muay Thai Boxing and in the process finds a brotherhood that will help guide him on an incredible journey to redemption. We will be joined by producer Sol Papadopoulos and writer Nick Saltrese for a post-screening Q&A. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

In conversation with Adrian Wootton Bertrand Tavernier’s epic MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA provided an essential tour through the films that shaped him as a cinephile and storyteller. In this unique event he turns his attention to the history of the French Crime film. It’s a personal and fascinating labour of love from one of the world’s leading experts, combining a wide-ranging survey with insights that only Tavernier could provide. EVENT INCLUDES AT 4.30PM L.627 (15) With English Subtitles Director: Bertrand Tavernier Country: France Year: 1992 Duration: 146m Starring: Didier Bezace, Charlotte Kady This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough, streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his squad's deficiencies of money and equipment. Despite the ruthless environment in which he lives and works every day, Lulu still manages somehow to maintain his humanity. Director Bertrand Tavernier will introduce this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Country: France Year: 1992 Duration: 146m With English Subtitles This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough, streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his squad's deficiencies of money and equipment. Despite the ruthless environment in which he lives and works every day, Lulu still manages somehow to maintain his humanity. Director Bertrand Tavernier will introduce this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Country: US Year: 2018 Duration: 106m The highs and lows of awkward teenager Dave Roberts as his beloved football team go through their worst season ever, and his first love is none other than the club chairman's daughter.

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Sunday, 01 July 2018

Country: France Year: 1981 Duration: 125m With English Subtitles Bertrand Tavernier relocates Jim Thompson’s 1964 Texas-set pulp novel Pop. 1280 to a sunbaked, dirt-caked Senegalese village, where its burnout, publicly mocked police chief Lucien Cordier suddenly decides to start killing his enemies. Within the palpable racist climate of French West Africa, Tavernier blends the restrained absurdity of Camus’s The Stranger with the keyed-up violence of Taxi Driver into a damning critique of French Imperialism and bourgeois society. In addition to its macabre sense of humour, and the brilliant performances all around - especially a young Isabelle Huppert as Cordier’s mistress - Tavernier’s use of the lingering Steadicam gives an effortless precision to Coup de torchon’s tense and awkward energy. - www.filmlinc.org **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Sunday, 01 July 2018

MICHAEL EATON: CHARLIE PEACE – HIS AMAZING LIFE AND ASTOUNDING LEGEND This illustrated talk charts the evolution of a Sheffield-born Victorian master burglar and murderer from truth to legend, using rare sources and illustrations. From how his crimes were reported in The Illustrated Police News to the growth of the legend and folk hero in Penny Dreadfuls, popular theatre, waxworks and early cinema, this is a fascinating blend of true crime and 19th-century history. EVENT INCLUDES AT 3.15PM: THE CASE OF CHARLES PEACE (PG) Director: Norman Lee Country: UK Year: 1949 Duration: 106m Starring: Michael Martin-Harvey, Chili Bouchier Biopic of the notorious Victorian burglar who became a killer, while leading a respectable public life until he was held to account for his crimes. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Sunday, 01 July 2018

Country: US Year: 1932 Duration: 95m A beautiful new restoration of Howard Hawks’ fast, feisty, darkly funny gangster classic which is also a subversive account of a ruthlessly ambitious punk’s pursuit of the American Dream. In charting the bloody career of boorish but street-smart hoodlum Tony Camonte (Muni, superb), Hawks and screenwriter Ben Hecht drew on the lives (and deaths) of Al Capone and other notorious figures – the Borgias included. - London Film Festival Dr. Ian Brooks from the University of Nottingham will introduce the film. He teaches in the Department of Culture, Film and Media, where he has taught film noir courses for several years. He is also the editor of 'Howard Hawks: New Perspectives' (2016) which was shortlisted for the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award in the category of Best Moving Image Book. **THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Sunday, 01 July 2018

Country: Italy Year: 2017 Duration: 122m With English Subtitles A gripping real-life story of a Mafia kidnapping in Italy is enthrallingly re-imagined as supernatural fantasy by the directors of the acclaimed Salvo. Giuseppe is the 13-year-old son of a Mafia hitman, turned informant. When he disappears, it is assumed he has been kidnapped by his father’s former bosses. Giuseppe’s girlfriend, the determined Luna, battles her mother (some kind of wicked witch) and the police authority’s sloth and corruption in her search for him. Cleverly plotting her relentless quest, while her imagination conjures up mysterious and magical visions of where Giuseppe might be, SICILIAN GHOST STORY contrasts these fantastical worlds with the grim reality of the boy’s cruel captivity. An enchanting, original and bittersweet film with a dark heart, Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza draw out wonderful performances from their young cast, while prolific cinematographer Luca Bigazzi’s luminous images highlight both the magic and bleakness of these worlds. - Adrian Wootton - LFF **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Thursday, 05 July 2018

Duration: 165m 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. 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. Tickets: £15 full/£13 memb+ conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Sunday, 08 July 2018

Duration: 172m Beloved American soprano Renée Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited young love. The opera’s sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production. Tickets: £10 full / £8 conc / £7 memb **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Duration: 90m Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across the globe. Known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production the tour saw the band perform “in the round” from the middle of the arena, with the stage design and configuration giving fans a full 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. Central to the tour’s visuals were the Drones, which flew autonomously above the stage and across the audience, alongside giant projections which interacted with the band members on stage. This spectacle, featuring LEDs and lasers perfectly complimented the band’s celebrated repertoire. Key songs performed on the tour included “Psycho”, “Madness”, “Uprising”, “Plug in Baby”, “Supermassive Black Hole” and Knights of Cydonia.” Filmed and recorded over multiple shows the concert movie includes never before seen special effects along with an exclusive insight from the band in the introduction. The New York Times has described the Muse live experience as “an endless build-up, heading for one peak after another — is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available.” Here, we find the band at the height of their powers, creating an unforgettable fan experience that demands to be seen on the big screen.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Duration: 133m Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Tickets: £10 full / £8 conc / £7 memb **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) 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 AND 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. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+ conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Duration: 139m Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. Recorded during the 15/16 season. Tickets: £10 full / £8 conc / £7 memb **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Monday, 23 July 2018

Country: US Year: 1953 Duration: 108m Song-and-dance man Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) is caught between his fading film career and an uncertain future when his friends Lester and Lily Marton (Oscar Levant abd Nanette Fabray) offer him the chance for a Broadway comeback. Their new show spirals out of control with the arrival of a new director and co-star, and Tony struggles with this stressful comeback and his falling in love with dancer Gabrielle Gerard (Cyd Charisse). This is a Dementia Friendly screening. All tickets: £3.80

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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Duration: 210m 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 Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Duration: 162m Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with a troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s gritty, Goya-inspired production. Tickets: £10 full / £8 conc / £7 memb **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) 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 Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Duration: 120m (tbc) JULIE by Polly Stenham after Strindberg Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. Tickets: £15/£13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) 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... Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Duration: 220m Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Photography (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 06 October 2018

Duration: 216m Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production. Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili—is an implacable rival for Radamès’s affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war. As Aida and Radamès face impossible choices between patriotism, passion, and paternal bonds, the stage is set for tragedy. With heart-stopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens the new Live in HD season with a bang. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Duration: 165m A new production of one of the funniest plays in English history, 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. Staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Duration: 184m Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender, though. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix ” marks the climax of his seduction—and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly? Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Duration: 202m Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Duration: 172m (tbc) A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free? Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera and receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna's collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Monday, 12 November 2018

Duration: 85m EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. “Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see” Edgar Degas **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) "Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion" Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle. The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen. Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair. With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Duration: 210m THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III by Alan Bennett Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. 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, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). 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. Show image photograph (Mark Gatiss) by Creative by Wren Tickets: £15/£13 memb+ conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Duration: 187m (tbc) New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Flórez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Duration: 213m For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera. Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała, who adores her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, the Princess of Bouillon— mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili. When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate measures of her own. In this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, the action is partially set in a working replica of a baroque theatre. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the riveting score. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 02 February 2019

Duration: 201m Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo—bass Alexander Vinogradov. She has ruined his life, but still Don José adores her, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe. Composer Bizet died just three months after Carmen’s disastrous premiere, never knowing that his creation would become one of the most popular operas of all time. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Monday, 11 February 2019

Duration: 85m Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Saturday, 02 March 2019

Duration: 155m Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging. Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Duration: 295m Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Monday, 15 April 2019

Duration: 90m BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Duration: 189m Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced. Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**