Movies Coming Soon
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Duration: 120m The 1970s were exciting and quite radical years in Hollywood. New, younger directors making their mark, new stars replacing the old guard and new attitudes fostered in the 1960s were permeating the filmmaking culture. Join us for ten Wednesday afternoons of sex, drugs and rock‘n'roll. Plus tea and biscuits. Tutor: Alan Seaman Duration: 10 weeks Wednesday afternoons commencing Wednesday 3rd May, 2-4PM Price: £70/£50 memb & conc
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 1994 Duration: approx. 120m Courtney Traub is a writer and editor for About.com Paris Travel, a collective digital narrative of the city. Tim Hannigan is a travel journalist and award-winning author of geo-historical books. They will be discussing approaches to travel writing with critic and researcher, Dr. Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University). This discussion will be followed by LONDON, a French-inspired psycho-geographical journey through the capital city and its cultural history, narrated by Paul Scofield and his companion Robinson. Tickets: £5 full / £4 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Country: Canada / US Year: 2017 Duration: 78m THE FINAL GIRLS PRESENT XX The Final Girls proudly present a one-night-only nationwide screening of XX, the first and only all-female horror anthology. With shorts directed by genre heavyweights Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION), Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD), Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S/, SOUTHBOUND) andfeaturing the directorial debut of St. Vincent, this is a horror milestone. These tales of terror, blood and mayhem test the boundaries of what genre can be, loosely connected by the eerily beautiful animations of Sofia Carrillo. Whilst not directly related to one another, each short has a distinctly feminine theme, tackling and subtly subverting expectations placed on women and the roles they play. The Final Girls is a film collective dedicated to exploring the intersections of horror film and feminism. Find out more at www.thefinalgirls.co.uk
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Country: US Year: 2016 Duration: 80m Through unflinching case-study analysis, Pentagon insiders take us beyond the headlines of the Middle Eastern conflicts and European refugee crisis and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world. As part of the UK Green Film Festival on Tour.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 2016 Duration: 89m The fame has faded and the waistline has expanded but top actor Richard Thorncroft still clings to his status as beloved 1980s TV sleuth Mindhorn. Decades after the hit show, a dangerous criminal demands the fictional Mindhorn as his nemesis and Thorncroft is back in business. Redemption or disaster await as he returns to his old stomping ground on the Isle of Man to confront all the chaos he left behind. The ghosts of groovy Austin Powers and walking disaster area Inspector Clouseau haunt a rollicking comic romp graced by a stellar cast. - Glasgow Film Festival ACCESS CINEMA MON 15, 6.15PM This screening will have English subtitles for the hard of hearing.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 2016 Duration: 94m Starring Timothy Spall as First Minister Paisley and Colm Meaney as his counterpart Martin McGuinness, the film tells the story of how the one-time enemies came together to herald the beginning of a new power-sharing agreement between the DUP and Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland. Set before the 2006 St Andrews Agreement, the two are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history. Colin Bateman's beautifully structured script and Nick Hamm's crisp direction ensure that, even though we know how this story ends, the getting there is suspenseful, moving, and wholly engrossing. THU 18 MAY, 1.30PM INTRODUCTION Dr. Deirdre O'Byrne from the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University will introduce this screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Saturday, 06 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: France Year: 1946 Duration: 94m Jean Cocteau’s adaptation of the famous 18th century fairy tale is often hailed as one of the most beautiful movies ever made.
Sunday, 07 May 2017
Country: US Year: 2014 Duration: 125m The Oscar-winning Selma tells the gripping story of the pivotal moment in Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s epic civil rights struggle, a triumphant demonstration of the power of the people. DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO WORK FOR PEACE - SGI-UK IS PROUD TO BRING THE GANDHI, KING, IKEDA (PEACEBUILDERS) EXHIBITION TO NOTTINGHAM. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Monday, 08 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 91m Ray Winstone and Ian McShane star in this tale of a former youth boxing champion who returns to the ring after hitting rock bottom. Join us for a special Q&A after the screening with the cast and the filmmakers live by satellite from the British Film Institute. Guests will include Ray Winstone, Barry McGuigan, Michael Smiley, Johnny Harris and Thomas Napper. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME** 7PM - Event starts 7.10PM - Film starts 8.45PM - Q&A starts 9.30PM - Event finishes
Monday, 08 May 2017
TEENAGERS + SPACE INVADERS: A HISTORY OF '50s HOLLYWOOD Duration: 90m With plenty of clips and discussion, this 6-week course, led by Sight & Sound journalist Christina Newland, will encompass a prosperous and golden decade for American movies: the 1950s. Going beyond nostalgia, the course will cover the Atomic Age, the Red Scare, the decade's preoccupation with family life, and the quiet revolutions of Rock'n'Roll and Method Acting - all as they relate to the Hollywood film. From James Dean to Elvis, the 'Pax Americana' of the fifties was bursting with a lively and diverse film culture. The final course session will be a film screening of ... TBC Tutor: Christina Newland Duration: 6 weeks Monday evenings commencing Monday 8th May, 7-8.30PM (excluding Monday 29th May, so ends on Monday 19th June) Price: £35/£25 memb & conc
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
David Hockney continues to innovate and excite on a global scale. One of Britain's greatest living painters, his works feature in major collections all over the world including the MET, MoMA, Pompidou, Tate and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Two blockbuster exhibitions from the Royal Academy of Arts London, 'Landscapes' and 'Portraits and a Still Life', provide the backbone to this revealing film celebrating a unique and cutting-edge talent. Both were sold-out sensations and EXHIBITION ON SCREEN secured unlimited access. For Hockney, the works in these exhibitions are the culmination of a highly influential career spanning more than five decades. In his own words, he explains what lies behind his artistry.
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
A weird and wonderful delve into the stranger side of world cinema. From the cult to the extreme, the course explores a host of international directors and films, examining early German fantasy, French sex vampires, Italian witches and demons, Aussie dystopia, Polish psychodramas and Japanese radioactive monsters. Expect an in depth look at artists like Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Ana Lily Amirpour, Fritz Lang, Ishiro Honda and many, many more. Tutor: Andrew Graves Duration: 10 weeks Tuesday evenings commencing Tuesday 9th May, 7-8.30PM (excluding Tuesday 6th June, so ends on Tuesday 18th July) Price: £70/£50 memb & conc
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Country: South Africa / UK Year: 2007 Duration: approx. 120m Award-winning novelist, screenwriter and film director Shamim Sarif will be discussing issues of race and sexuality in her work with researcher and critic, Dr. Humalra Saeed (Nottingham Trent University). This discussion will be followed by a screening of her film, THE WORLD UNSEEN. Set in 1950s South Africa, Sarif's film is the story of free-spirited Amina, who has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a cafe with Jacob, her 'coloured' business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. Tickets: £5 full / £4 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Duration: 120m (no interval) Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Friday, 12 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: Romania / France Year: 2016 Duration: 128m Small Romanian town doctor Romeo has always wanted the best for his daughter Eliza. She has won a scholarship to move to Britain, but on the eve of her final exams, Eliza is violently assaulted. Desperate to secure his daughter’s future, Romeo decides to take things in his own hands, no matter the moral or legal consequences. “A masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight… Graduation is an intricate, deeply intelligent film.” The Guardian
Friday, 12 May 2017
Country: UK/US Year: 2016 Duration: 95m Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia, was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. Despite her influence, she seems to have been forgotten from history. Voiced by Tilda Swinton, LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD is Bell’s story in her own words.
Friday, 12 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 2016 Duration: 84m Hope Dickson Leach’s haunting debut feature tells the moving tale of a father and daughter forced to confront past grievances in the wake of a family tragedy. Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick is a compelling presence as Clover, a young vet who returns to the family farm after the death of her brother whilst her gruff father blithely carries on with business as usual. Told with remarkable poise and maturity, THE LEVELLING marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in British cinema. Glasgow Film Festival FRI 12, 7.30PM POST-SCREENING Q&A Rachel Robey, the producer of THE LEVELLING, will take part in a post-screening Q&A. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Duration: 287m The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 concs / £15 members Encore Tickets: £18 full / £15 concs / £13 members Bundle Offer: Buy 6 & get 1 of those operas for free (available through the box office) Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the live performance begins.
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Country: Switzerland Year: 2016 Duration: 72m Molly Monster can hardly wait to become a big sister. Her parents head to Egg Island to wait for the baby’s egg to hatch but they’ve annoyingly left Molly’s gift behind, so she embarks on an exciting journey to deliver her gift before the happy arrival.
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Country: US Year: 1987 Duration: 119m Kevin Costner stars as the Prohibition agent attempting to stop the legendary Al Capone – here played by Robert De Niro – in Brian De Palma’s gangster thriller. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Country: Denmark Year: 2010 Duration: approx. 120m The world's nuclear power plants have generated an estimated 300,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste that must be safely stored for 100,000 years or more. Every year, they generate another 12,000 metric tons of high-level waste. This documentary explores the mind-boggling scientific and philosophical questions long-term nuclear waste storage poses. Dr. Daniel Cordle (Nottingham Trent University), an expert in Cold War literature and culture will introduce the film and host a Q&A. Tickets: £5 full / £4 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Duration: 210m (including interval) Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc
Friday, 19 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: West Germany Year: 1974 Duration: 90m Emmi, a widowed cleaning lady in her sixties, meets Ali, a Moroccan immigrant in his thirties. Seeking companionship, they get married, but social pressure and prejudice conspire to drive them tragically apart. Paying homage to Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, Fassbinder delivers a moving drama that explores the cruelty of intolerance. “Arguably Fassbinder’s best loved film, it is still, 40 years on, burningly relevant.” BFI
Friday, 19 May 2017
Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 136m Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and his newfound family of misfits return to unravel the mysteries of Peter’s true parentage. Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the gang traverses the outer reaches of the cosmos and meets old foes and new allies in this fun-packed adventure sequel. ACCESS CINEMA TUE 30, 5PM This screening will have English subtitles for the hard of hearing.
Friday, 19 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: Italy Year: 1955 Duration: 106m Fellini’s bittersweet comedy drama and neo-realist tale of a young woman sold by her mother to a thuggish and violent circus strongman, and their journey across central Italy is back on the big screen following a new digital restoration. "Unadorned, strikingly realistic and yet genuinely tender and compassionate." The New York Times
Friday, 19 May 2017
Country: US Year: 2001 Duration: 143m Naomi Watts gives a career-making performance as aspiring actress Betty, who after arriving in Hollywood, befriends an amnesiac woman and tries to help her recover her memory. Consistently hailed the best film of the 21st century, David Lynch's quintessential neo-noir is now available in a glorious new digital transfer, the restoration of which was supervised by Lynch himself. **Join us for our David Lynch party in the Cafebar after the film.** **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Friday, 19 May 2017
Country: US Year: 2016 Duration: 118m Beautiful young witch, Elaine, is determined to find a man to love her. However her spells work a little too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims and the odd body to dispose of. A loving pastiche of melodrama thrillers of the ‘60s, THE LOVE WITCH is an intoxicating exploration of female fantasy. “Anna Biller's Technicolor throwback is a spellbinding feminist delight.” Little White Lies
Friday, 19 May 2017
Country: US Year: 2016 Duration: 97m Living only with his older brother in a New York apartment, troubled 14-year-old Milo spends his days delving into the world of vampires – an obsession that’s taken incredibly dark and violent proportions. When outsider Sophia moves into the building, Milo’s distorted world starts to crumble as a new relationship starts to develop. A thoughtful coming of age drama and a chilling horror thriller that took Cannes 2016 by surprise.
Saturday, 20 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: Spain Year: 2013 Duration: 92m Naughty twins Zip & Zap are sent to a very strict summer school as punishment for their mischief. There, they form The Marble Gang, the children’s Resistance, to defy the evil headmaster, and set on a journey to uncover a mysterious treasure.
Monday, 22 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: Spain/Germany Year: 2016 Duration: 99m A determined young woman journeys from Spain to Germany to retrieve a gnarled, thousand-year-old olive tree that is precious to her ailing grandfather after it has been sold to an energy company, in Icíar Bollaín's engaging, bittersweet fable.
Monday, 22 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: France Year: 2015 Duration: 118m In 2012, a study announced the impending potential demise of the human race. Unable to ignore the hard facts that food, water and oil would be scarce within the lifetime of their children, directors Laurent and Dion set about visiting ten vastly different countries to explore what was being done to counteract the impending catastrophe and meet the pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy and education. Tomorrow is a rare thing; an environmental documentary that’s actually optimistic.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: West Germany Year: 1975 Duration: 124m Despite its brilliant all-female cast, this is an intensely autobiographical film in which Fassbinder portrays himself through Petra, a successful but lonely fashion designer who falls in love with a beautiful younger woman very different from herself. A visual and verbal extravaganza and a profound disquisition on loneliness, love, the compulsion to work, and the impossibility of truly honest relationships. BFI Flare
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Country: Australia / UK Year: 2010 Duration: approx. 120m Award-winning poet, songwriter and novelist, Naomi Shahib Nye refers to herself as a 'wandering poet', having travelled widely to hold workshops and inspire people to write. She will be presenting an illustrated talk which will include a screening of THE LOST THING, an Oscar-winning animated short film. She will also discuss the influence of her own Arab-American heritage, of peace, and of empathy, in relation to her work with critic and researcher, Dr. Anna Ball (Nottingham Trent University). Tickets: £5 full / £4 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Duration: 210m (TBC) Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012). Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 75m The second programme from Britain on Film on Tour is an evocative exploration of the countryside of the UK, taking in the diverse and beautiful landscapes of all our home nations – touching on all the technological, industrial and social changes that affected our countryside throughout the 20th century.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: West Germany Year: 1980 Duration: 115m Taking inspiration in Douglas Sirk’s melodramas, Fassbinder’s greatest critical and commercial success follows Maria Braun, a woman finding herself in dire poverty in post-World War II Germany, after losing her husband to the Russian front. Using her great beauty and ambitions, she determinedly rises to prosperity, but things take a deadly turn when her husband unexpectedly returns.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 90m A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest to find a mystical lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history! Family matinee prices apply
Friday, 26 May 2017
With English Subtitles Country: Finland Year: 2017 Duration: 100m Aki Kaurismäki won Best Director at the 2017 Berlinale for this tragicomic masterpiece: the story of a Syrian asylum seeker whose life collides with that of a Finnish salesman fleeing a miserable marriage. Kaurismäki doesn’t duck the brutal realities of refugee life, but nonetheless finds courage, hope and kindness as these two mismatched outsiders rebuild their lives. BFI
Friday, 26 May 2017
Country: France Year: 2016 Duration: 81m Shipwrecked, a man tries to return to civilisation on a makeshift raft, but a giant red turtle gets in his way. Enraged, he commits a seemingly irreparable act that will change his life in unexpected ways. Marking Studio Ghibli’s first co-production, The Red Turtle, though dialogue-free, ponders life’s essential experiences. “A fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years” Variety
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 1980 Duration: 89m Gangly, awkward teenager Gregory falls head over heels for school soccer star Dorothy, But the course of true love never did run smooth. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 89m When disgraced theatre-critic and poet, Ted Wallace, is fired from his job, he is asked to investigate the mystery of so-called healings at Swafford Hall, where he is godson to youngest child, David. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of what is going on, as well as good whisky bottles, in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry's seminal novel. Join us for a special Q&A screening of THE HIPPOPOTAMUS with Stephen Fry, cast and filmmakers live by satellite from the Hay Festival. 7.30PM - Film starts 9.10PM - Q&A starts **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Monday, 29 May 2017
Duration: 90m Raphael – the Lord of the Arts is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world, Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination. He died young, aged 37, and yet managed to leave an indelible mark on the artistic world. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstruction and expert commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphael’s life.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Country: US Year: 1984 Duration: 88m Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking Talking Heads concert film is back with a full digital restoration. An unforgettable show ingenuously designed to make the viewer feel completely immersed and engaged in the performance, Stop Making Sense is visually and aurally stunning. Featuring “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the Hose,” “Slippery People,” “Take Me to the River,” and much more.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Duration: approx. 120m Psychoanalyst and professor of modern literary theory, professor Josh Cohen, is the acclaimed author of several books on psychoanalysis, modern literature and cultural theory. He will be discussing the uncanny with writer and researcher, Dr. Zayneb Allak (Nottingham Trent University). This discussion will be followed by a screening of Werner Herzog's stunning documentary about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, where the world's oldest cave paintings have been discovered. Herzog's film brings to light an uncanny and breathtaking subterranean world including artworks hidden from view for more than 32,000 years. Tickets: £5 full / £4 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Friday, 02 June 2017
Country: UK Year: 2016 Duration: 115m Thomas Hansen, aka St. Thomas, was one of the most important Norwegian musicians of his generation but also one of the most overlooked and misunderstood. Through a host of unseen footage and interviews with Hansen's family and close friends, the film tells the story of a unique artist who died far too young. Burn the Place You Hide is both a candid tribute and an honest portrait of St. Thomas and his music.
Sunday, 04 June 2017
Duration: 90m BRITISH MUSEUM PRESENTS: HOKUSAI is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition HOKUSAI: BEYOND THE GREAT WAVE. Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, Japan's greatest artist, the film uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy.
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Duration: approx. 120m Curator at the Science Museum and author of several books on the Space Age, Doug Millard, will discuss the theme of orbit and its creative representations with critic and researcher Professor Phil Leonard (Nottingham Trent University). A screening of the sci-fi drama LIFE (2017), in which an international space crew discovers life on Mars will follow the discussion. Tickets: £5 full / £4 memb+conc
Thursday, 08 June 2017
Duration: 171m (including 30-minute interval) Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, LA TRAVIATA is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris. But she’s not the marrying kind – at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s racy past and an equally merciless disease. There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced through with melodies as familiar as the story. Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera. ‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands.’ ★★★★★– The Observer Captured live in 2014. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Also on screen this summer: Brett Dean’s brand new Shakespeare-inspired opera, Hamlet (live) and a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (live). Creative team: Conductor Mark Elder Director Tom Cairns Designer Hildegard Bechtler Cast includes: Violetta Venera Gimadieva Alfredo Michael Fabiano Giorgio Tassis Christoyannis London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Saturday, 10 June 2017
Duration : 170m All children, except one, grow up… Captured in front of a live audience at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time. Tickets: £10 full / £5 memb+conc
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Duration: 90m The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man? A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Beautiful and diverse works such as the towering statue of David, the deeply moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter and his tour-de-force, the Sistine Chapel ceiling still leave us breathless today. Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Death takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. A giant artistic force and universally loved, discover why Michelangelo is without a doubt one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. “Cold stone and fire are such friends…” Michelangelo Buonarotti
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Duration : 200m The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs ) Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time. Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc
Thursday, 06 July 2017
Duration: 180m (including 30-minute interval) Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare. A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet. Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne’s former Music Director. Neil Armfield has directed numerous productions for Opera Australia, including their first full-length presentation of The Ring Cycle. He is the director of the acclaimed films Candy and Holding the Man. ‘The themes of life and death, love and betrayal have opera written all over them.’ —Brett Dean, Composer Sung in English with English supertitles Also on screen this summer: a timeless production of La traviata (captured live in 2014) and a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (live). Creative team Composer Brett Dean Librettist Matthew Jocelyn Conductor Vladimir Jurowski Director Neil Armfield Set Designer Ralph Myers Costume Designer Alice Babidge Cast includes Hamlet Allan Clayton Gertrude Sarah Connolly Ophelia Barbara Hannigan Claudius Rod Gilfry Polonius Kim Begley Ghost of Old Hamlet John Tomlinson Horatio Jacques Imbrailo London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Part 1 of 2 Duration : 225m America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time. Angels In America Part 2 : Perestroika to be screened on 27/07/17 - http://bit.ly/2k0g9I7
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Part 2 of 2 Duration : 225m America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time.
Thursday, 03 August 2017
Duration: 180m (includes 30-minute interval) Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works. Vitellia’s path to the throne is thwarted by the man who deposed her father, so she presses her admirer Sesto to murder him. Driven by love, Sesto does his worst. But in return, receives a lesson in forgiveness. Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozart’s opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him. Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy. Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Also on screen this summer: a timeless production of La traviata (captured live in 2014) and Brett Dean’s brand new Shakespeare-inspired opera, Hamlet (live). Creative team Conductor Robin Ticciati Director Claus Guth Designer Christian Schmidt Cast includes Tito Steve Davislim Vitellia Alice Coote Sesto Kate Lindsey Servilia Joélle Harvey Annio Anna Stéphany Publio Clive Bayley Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Glyndebourne Chorus Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Duration: 210m (TBC) The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016). Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time.
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Duration : 120m The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval. Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time. Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Duration: tbc A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role. Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Duration: tbc 'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.' Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". Tickets: £14 full / £12 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**