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93Queen + Panel Discussion (TBC)

93Queen + Panel Discussion

They are fully frum and would never think of calling themselves feminists, but this group of Jewish Orthodox women from Borough Park, Brooklyn, are bona fide social reformers. Going against conservative rabbis and a conflicted community, the team, headed by the spirited Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, have created the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City, giving fellow women the choice to be cared for by other women rather than men. Shaking the patriarchal order, they prove that they can change their world for the better while keeping centuries-old traditions.


“Heartening, unexpected…[Eiselt] brings an instinctive yet clear-eyed sympathy for these women’s remarkable story.” Los Angeles Times


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Sunday 18 Nov 201818:00 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow (TBC)

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow

Based on Dickens’ own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive story-telling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see!


Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the most beloved books in the English language. It has become a classic Christmas tale for generations of grown-ups and children alike. This treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.


Following critically acclaimed, sold-out theatre seasons in 2011, 2012 and again in 2016, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) returns to wow audiences with this tour de force performance.


"Warm-hearted. Enthralling. Reminds us what a true Christmas might be."

- WhatsOnStage

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Tuesday 11 Dec 201818:45

A Star Is Born (15)

A Star Is Born

Premiering to rave reviews at 2018's Venice Film Festival, A Star Is Born stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut.


In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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Monday 22 Oct 201820:30
Tuesday 23 Oct 201817:30 (Hard of Hearing Subtitles)
Wednesday 24 Oct 201811:00 (Bringing Up Baby)
Thursday 25 Oct 201811:3017:30

Bolshoi: Carmen Suite/Petrushka (TBC)

Bolshoi: Carmen Suite/Petrushka

Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle.


The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

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Sunday 19 May 201916:00

Bolshoi: Don Quixote (TBC)

Bolshoi: Don Quixote

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea.


Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi.


Captured live on April 10, 2016



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Sunday 2 Dec 201814:00

Bolshoi: La Bayadère (TBC)

Bolshoi: La Bayadère

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.


La Bayadere is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. Simply a must-see.

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Sunday 20 Jan 201915:00

Bolshoi: La Sylphide (TBC)

Bolshoi: La Sylphide

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love…


La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

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Sunday 11 Nov 201815:00

Bolshoi: The Golden Age (TBC)

Bolshoi: The Golden Age

In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,”, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka…


With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!



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Sunday 7 Apr 201914:00

Bolshoi: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Bolshoi: The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins.


The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

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Sunday 23 Dec 201815:00

Bolshoi: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

Bolshoi: The Sleeping Beauty

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell.


A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.


Captured live on Jan. 22, 2017



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Sunday 10 Mar 201914:00

Budapest Noir (TBC)

Budapest Noir

Introduced by producer Ildikó Kemény


Director Éva Gárdos revisits film noir classics such as Chinatown in this stylish reimagining of Budapest in 1936, shortly before Hungary turned fascist. Investigating the mysterious death of a Jewish woman, charismatic reporter Zsigmond dives into the capital’s underworld. In its brothels and boxing rings and amidst corrupted politicians and gangsters, he finds a city on the verge of eruption. A stunning glimpse into Hungarian urban life on the eve of the Second World War and a beautiful homage to the golden era of cinema.


"Unique post-World War II atmosphere." - Variety

"With classical craftsmanship, Budapest Noir shines particularly brilliantly." - Cineuropa


Winner - Hungarian Film Week


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Hungarian with English subs


Warning: Film contains scenes of violence and some nudity

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Wednesday 21 Nov 201818:45 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

Cinememories: First a Girl (U)

Cinememories: First a Girl

Aspiring actors Victor (Sonnie Hale) and Elizabeth (Jessie Matthews) each want a part in a musical show, but the casting people are quick to turn Elizabeth away. Victor, meanwhile, gets offered the role of a man who disguises himself as a woman.


However, when he unexpectedly loses his voice, he convinces Elizabeth to stand in for him. Before long, a show business agent notices and helps get Elizabeth's career off the ground - although he, and everyone else, still thinks she's a man.

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Tuesday 23 Oct 201812:00 (CINEMEMORIES)

Community Meeting

Community Meeting

The Phoenix Cinema Trust invites you to a public meeting to discuss the Trust's proposed plans for the future of the cinema.


The plans would involve a partnership with Curzon Cinemas which would operate the cinema on behalf of the Trust while the Trust would keep ownership of the building and continue to offer a range of community and education activities.


The Trust and Curzon are keen to hear your views about these plans. You will be able to put any questions to the Phoenix's Board of Trustees and to representatives of Curzon Cinemas at the meeting.

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Sunday 28 Oct 201812:00

First Man (12A)

First Man

Having kicked off the 2018 Venice Film Festival and on the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, scripted by Spotlight writer Josh Singer and based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.


"Five stars for First Man" - BBC Culture

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Tuesday 23 Oct 201814:3020:30
Wednesday 24 Oct 201814:00 (Relaxed Screening)17:00
Thursday 25 Oct 201814:3020:30

Forgotten Soldier + Q&A (TBC)

Forgotten Soldier + Q&A

Q&A with Lady Irene Hatter, Jacques Noach, Lucile Smith, Henry Goodman and Zoë Wanamaker


Sally Noach’s refusal to tell his family about his actions during the war meant that his children had little idea of their father’s massive rescue operation in Lyon in the early 1940s. Almost four decades after the Dutch businessman’s death, his daughter, Lady Irene Hatter, embarks on a journey to find out the truth behind her father’s bravery, which helped save the lives of hundreds of Jews. Narrated by Henry Goodman, Forgotten Soldier is a moving story of one’s man mission to fight the Nazi killing machine.


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Monday 19 Nov 201818:45 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

Funny Girl - The Musical (12A)

Funny Girl - The Musical

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times).



Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.


Praised by critics as having “irresistible charm, wit and warmth” (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as “the greatest star by far” (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People”, “I’m the Greatest Star”, and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”.


Hilarious, glorious, and ‘exhilarating’ (The Independent), don’t miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.


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Wednesday 24 Oct 201820:00

Gilda Live - We Love Gilda! (12A)

Gilda Live - We Love Gilda!

Gilda Live will be introduced by season curator Rebecca Nicole Williams, aka The Celluloid Sorceress.


In 1979 legendary director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Working Girl) captured this permanent record of Gilda Radner’s sold-out show at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre: Gilda Radner Live from New York.


A perfect portrait of Gilda at the peak of her superstardom, Gilda Live features many of her best loved characters from Saturday Night Live, including Lisa Loopner, Emily Litella, Judy Miller and Roseanne Roseannadanna.


SNL bandleader Paul Shaffer brings musical numbers including "Let's Talk Dirty to The Animals", "I Love to Be Unhappy" and "Touch Me with My Clothes On". Gilda also showcases her classic roles Candy Slice (a satire on Patti Smith) and Vegas lounge act Rhonda Weiss and the Rhondettes.


With the added grace of Don Novello as Father Guido Sarducci, rock critic and gossip columnist for The Vatican Enquirer, Gilda Live was never released theatrically in the UK and is a must see in this rare big screen presentation!




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Sunday 6 Jan 201914:00

Hanky Panky 35mm - We Love Gilda! (15)

Hanky Panky 35mm - We Love Gilda!

Hanky Panky will be introduced by season curator Rebecca Nicole Williams, aka The Celluloid Sorceress.


Innocent architect Michael (Gene Wilder) is drawn into a web of government secrets when Sara (Kathleen Quinlan), a woman with a mysterious package, gets into a New York cab with him. When Sara is murdered Michael becomes a suspect, pursued by the cops and government man Ransom (Richard Widmark).

On the run, he meets Kate (Gilda Radner), who believes her brother's death was somehow connected to the package. Kate helps Michael evade the cops, but Ransom is harder to shake, taking them across the country for the exciting showdown.


Gilda shines in her first major film and against her future husband Gene Wilder. The couple fell in love on the set of this hilarious Hitchcockian spoof and went on to make two more films together. In Hanky Panky Wilder is reunited with Sidney Poitier, director of the smash hit Stir Crazy, for another comedy classic.




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Sunday 27 Jan 201914:00

Haunted Honeymoon 35mm - We Love Gilda! (PG)

Haunted Honeymoon 35mm - We Love Gilda!

Haunted Honeymoon will be introduced by season curator Rebecca Nicole Williams, aka The Celluloid Sorceress.


Radio personality Larry (Gene Wilder) proposes to his “Manhattan Mystery Theatre” co-star Vickie (Gilda Radner) and develops a curious speech impediment and has on-air panic attacks that threaten to get them both fired. Looking for a cure Larry takes Vickie home to his family mansion to get married.


Larry's doctor uncle decides to treat him with a form of shock therapy to scare him out of his condition. Unfortunately, something more sinister lurks at the Abbot mansion and the wedding party becomes a real-life version of Larry and Vickie's radio murder mysteries, werewolves and all.

Gilda's last film was a surprising flop but has gathered a large cult following among fans of the stars, spooky comedies and Wilder’s other horror themed favourite Young Frankenstein. We end our season We Love Gilda! with a rare 35mm revival of a forgotten family favourite.

       



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Sunday 24 Feb 201914:00

Humor Me (TBC)

Humor Me

With his wife leaving him for a French billionaire and his agent firing him, Nate – once a promising playwright in New York City – has no other choice but crashing at his dad’s retirement home in New Jersey. It may be his very last resort, but it is among his father’s senior citizen friends that Nate finally manages to climb out of his midlife funk. Humor Me is a funny, heartwarming and candid account of the struggles of growing old (and older), with a starry cast including Elliott Gould and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords).


Humor Me will humor you – and then some.” Los Angeles Times


”Funny and warmly likable.” Common Sense Media


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Thursday 22 Nov 201821:00 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

Itzhak (TBC)

Itzhak

At the tender age of 13, Israeli boy Itzhak Perlman appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, where he amazed his host and millions of people at home with his virtuosic violin performance. Since then he’s become one of the world’s best known, and loved, musicians. This documentary follows Perlman, now 73, as he continues to perform and teach. Despite his equally famous friends and collaborators, Perlman hasn’t lost his Israeli informality, which makes both him and this film so delightful. A must-watch for music lovers.


Winner - Jury Prize, Miami Jewish Film Festival

Winner - Jury Prize, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival


“A love story on so many levels – Perlman’s love of music, of the violin, of life itself!” Los Angeles Times


"A musical masterpiece.” Common Sense Media


English, Hebrew with English subs



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Saturday 17 Nov 201820:45 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

London Iranian Film Festival: Axing (Darkoob) (18)

London Iranian Film Festival: Axing (Darkoob)

The story of an addicted woman Mahsa who thinks that her girl is dead but when finds out that she is alive and lives by her father (Mahsa's ex-husband) decides to take her back. This put her to face her ex-husband and his new wife.

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Wednesday 31 Oct 201820:30

London Iranian Film Festival: Blockage (Sad-e Ma'bar) (18)

London Iranian Film Festival: Blockage (Sad-e Ma'bar)

Ghasem is working at Tehran Municipality and his job is to prevent vendors to sell their stuffs at the sidewalks. He’s to be fired because of his secret deals with some of the vendors and he’s looking for another job as a truck driver. He’s counting on his wife, Akram’s patrimony to buy the truck, however, Akram believe they should buy a small house and leave Ghasem’s father’s home. Nevertheless, Ghasem’s fighting with a vendor the other day, creates an opportunity to overcome these problems.

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Tuesday 30 Oct 201820:30

London Korean Film Festival 2018: Christmas in August (TBC)

London Korean Film Festival 2018: Christmas in August

Jung-won (Han Suk-kyu) lives with his widowed father and runs the small photo studio which he inherited. His daily routine consists of mundane tasks such as taking funeral headshot photos and developing photos of parking violations for traffic wardens. Darim (Shim Eun-ha) becomes a regular customer of the studio and the two slowly realise the special connection they have for each other. What Jung-won doesn’t tell her is that he is terminally ill.


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Sunday 4 Nov 201813:00

London Korean Film Festival 2018: Pororo (PG)

London Korean Film Festival 2018: Pororo

This cheery computer cartoon features Pororo the penguin, who’s beloved in Korea. His TV adventures have entertained kids since 2003. He’s also a symbol of co-operation; the early Pororo TV episodes were co-produced between North and South Korea.



Pororo and his animal pals have been exported to more than 100 counties, but don’t worry if you’ve not met them before, as it’s easy as pie to pick up this penguin. In this feature-length adventure, Pororo and co travel from their snowy home to a tropical island to save its gentle dinosaurs from a greedy blue-skinned alien and his army of incompetent robots. Expect madcap chases and battles, some echoes of sci-fi blockbusters (Wall-E, The Phantom Menace) and the obligatory Jurassic Park joke. Interestingly, the film’s message is that kids must do what they truly think is right, especially for the sake of their friends, even when grown-ups sternly tell them “No.”

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Saturday 10 Nov 201812:00

London Korean Film Festival 2018: The Shower (PG)

London Korean Film Festival 2018: The Shower

This sensitive, painterly evocation of two children’s life experiences will introduce new viewers to an iconic Korean short story by Hwang Sun-Won. Originally published in the 1950s, Hwang’s story depicts a country boy’s curiosity about a girl from Seoul, who plays alone by a stream. The animated version, directed by Ahn Jae-Hoon and Han Hye-Jin, fondly shows the endless moments of childhood. The youngsters’ emotions run far deeper than the inarticulate words they have to express them. Note how the boy’s deepest emotional shock is conveyed on screen.



The children are often framed as small figures embedded in shining country backdrops, part of the cycle of nature. There’s a recurring visual motif of a line of stepping stones across a wide stream, representing a life challenge for the boy who’s so fascinated by the new girl. Fans of Japanese animation may see parallels with some of anime’s most delicate works.

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Saturday 3 Nov 201812:00

London Korean Film Festival 2018: Treeless Mountain (TBC)

London Korean Film Festival 2018: Treeless Mountain

A pair of sisters learns to cope with the sudden absence of their mother when she leaves them with “Big Aunt” in the country while she goes looking for their long absent dad.


Following her Canada-set debut In Between Days (2006), Kim So Yong returns to her native Korea for another autobiographically inspired tale - though this time one of childhood’s end. Kim’s film offers a potent, unsentimental examination of impoverished childhood in which the girls wander around in too small shoes with only one outfit and a pair of pyjamas each, eventually resorting to grilling grasshoppers just to survive.


Yet for all of its everyday sadness, Treeless Mountain is a sympathetic look at life on the margins of a prosperous society in which a little girl faces adult treachery with a stoic maturity and finally resolves to find her own place independent of a perhaps uncaring world.

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Saturday 3 Nov 201813:00

London Palestine Film Festival 2018 (TBC)

London Palestine Film Festival 2018

One packed ticket allows for a full afternoon of award-winning short films followed by feature documentary, Gaza Surf Club.


The Chair (15 mins)

A young Palestinian woman visits her husband in an Israeli prison. Unable to have conjugal visits, they devise an unusual and unexpected way to conceive.



Ave Maria (15 mins)

A family of religious Israeli settlers crash their car into a convent’s wall and because of Sabbath laws, can’t operate a phone to call for assistance despite desperately wanting to get home. Unfortunately, the nuns at the convent have taken a vow of silence. Together, the two groups must come up with an unorthodox plan before nightfall.



Roof Knocking (12 mins)

In war-stricken Gaza, a woman prepares a meal for her family to break the fast in the month of Ramadan. A phone call by an Israeli soldier alerts her of the bombing of her building in 10 minutes. Coming to accept her family’s fate is the only way she has to make a stand for her life, with grim consequences.



The Day My Father Dies (15 mins)

An acting student returns home to Palestine with plans to write a play praising his father, only to realise that the hero he has written about no longer exists. Through a familial confrontation, it slowly becomes apparent that their life is the play (complete with an audience in the form of their neighbours) and Salah finds himself eulogising the spirit and image he had of his father, which has died.



Gaza Surf Club (96 mins)

Around 40  surfboards  have  been  brought  into  the Gaza Strip  over  the  past  few decades, all of them with great difficulty. This film documents the lives of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on them, thus finding the opportunity  to  experience  a  small  slice  of  freedom between  the coastal  reminder  of  a  depressing  reality  and  the  Israeli-controlled three-mile marine  border.




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Sunday 25 Nov 201814:00

Love, Gilda + Director Q&A (12A)

Love, Gilda + Director Q&A

European Premiere


We're delighted to welcome the director and producer of Love, Gilda, Lisa D’Apolito in conversation with Rebecca Nicole Williams, aka The Celluloid Sorceress, via Skype after the film.


Director Lisa D’Apolito’s acclaimed documentary on the tragically short life and hilarious career of Gilda Radner, the first superstar of Saturday Night Live and a comedy icon.


With unprecedented access to recently discovered audio tapes D’Apolito presents a vivid and loving portrait using Gilda’s own words and voice. Weaving together interviews with friends (including Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Martin Short) and rare home movies LOVE, GILDA covers Gilda’s life from her childhood in Detroit to her untimely death from ovarian cancer in 1989 aged just 42.


Featuring readings from Gilda’s diaries by modern-day comedians she inspired (including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy), this inspirational story of a female icon and comedy trailblazer was an instant hit when it opened the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.


In January and February 2019 we are celebrating the life of Gilda Radner with We Love Gilda!, a season of her best-known films. See listings for details.


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Sunday 9 Dec 201814:00

National Theatre Live: Allelujah! (12A)

National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’  - The Independent


Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer).


The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.


Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.


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Thursday 1 Nov 201819:00

National Theatre Live: Antony and Cleopatra (12A)

National Theatre Live: Antony and Cleopatra

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.


Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.


Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

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Thursday 6 Dec 201819:00

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running (12A)

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

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


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


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

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Thursday 31 Jan 201919:00

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III (12A)

National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to 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.


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Tuesday 20 Nov 201819:00

Nosferatu (PG)

Nosferatu

The Phoenix Cinema presents F W Murnau's 1922 classic Nosferatu, with live multi-instrumental score from Aubrey Jackson-Blake (sythesisers and sound manipulation) and Dan Tye (double bass)


Murnau’s horror classic was the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As potent and disturbing now as ever, it paved the way for the future of gothic cinema. Max Schreck’s Count Orlok, bald, bat-eared and rabbit-toothed, is at once terrifying and pitiable, his need for blood, for living warmth is palpable to the point of agony.


Featuring some of the most iconic images in cinema, Murnau’s interpretation of this great vampire tale has been much imitated not least by Werner Herzog, whose Nosferatu the Vampyre is an admiring tribute.

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Saturday 10 Nov 201822:30

Outdoors (TBC)

Outdoors

+ Q&A with Noa Koller


Gili and Yaara, a young couple from Tel Aviv, decide to build a house in the Galilee village where Yaara was brought up. But fulfilling their dream comes at a price, as resentments they have not dared speak of – or even recognise – come to the surface and threaten the foundation of their relationship. Noa Koller (Through the Wall) and Udi Razzin beautifully portray a couple trying their best to not let life diminish their love for each other, in this standout debut film.


Nominated – Best Actress Award, Israeli Film Academy


Winner – Best Screenplay, Haifa International Film Festival


Hebrew with English subs



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Sunday 11 Nov 201818:00 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida (TBC)

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida


"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, broadcast live to Phoenix Cinema from Shakespeare's home town.


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.


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Wednesday 14 Nov 201819:00

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


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.


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Monday 15 Apr 201912:00

Royal Opera House: Die Walküre (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Die Walküre

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers.


The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.


Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.

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Sunday 28 Oct 201817:00

Royal Opera House: Don Quixote (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Don Quixote

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.


Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea.


Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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Tuesday 19 Feb 201919:15

Royal Opera House: Faust (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Faust

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for

youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.


Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris.


Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

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Tuesday 30 Apr 201918:45

Royal Opera House: La Bayadère (TBC)

Royal Opera House: La Bayadère

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


Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.

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Tuesday 13 Nov 201819:15

Royal Opera House: La Traviata (TBC)

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.


Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.


Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

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Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:45

Royal Opera House: La forza del destino (TBC)

Royal Opera House: La forza del destino

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.


Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.


The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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Tuesday 2 Apr 201918:15

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.


Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

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Tuesday 11 Jun 201919:15

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker (TBC)

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

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


Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.


Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

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Monday 3 Dec 201819:15

Royal Opera House: The Queen of Spades (TBC)

Royal Opera House: The Queen of Spades

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.


The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere.


In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.


This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

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Tuesday 22 Jan 201918:45

Royal Opera House: Within The Golden Hour/Flight Pattern (TBC)

Royal Opera House: Within The Golden Hour/Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.


Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.


Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.


Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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Thursday 16 May 201919:15

Shelter (TBC)

Shelter

Naomi, a retired Mossad agent, is drawn back into service after a two-year hiatus following her husband’s death. Her mission – to protect Mona, a Lebanese collaborator brought to a safe house in Hamburg – seems simple at first but both women soon find out that they are in much greater danger than initially thought. Based on a popular novel by Israeli author Shulamith Hareven, Eran Riklis’s (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride) new film is an elegant and suspenseful psychological thriller.


Nominated – Best Actress, Ophir Awards

Nominated – Best Music, Ophir Awards


“Enjoyable, suspenseful and moving.” JPost


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Thursday 22 Nov 201818:45 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

The Interpreter (TBC)

The Interpreter

+ Q&A with Peter Simonischek


80-year-old Ali, a Slovakian-Jewish interpreter, arrives in Vienna with the intention of tracking down – and killing – the SS officer who shot his parents. Instead, he meets the officer’s womanising son, Georg. Despite their initial animosity, Georg turns up in Bratislava and asks Ali to help him investigate his father’s past. Their journey through the Slovak countryside is as comic as it is tragic. Starring Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann) and sensitively exploring memory, trauma and guilt, The Interpreter is a road movie like no other.


Official Selection - Berlin Film Festival


German, Slovak and Russian with English subs



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Monday 12 Nov 201819:45 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

The King and I: From The London Palladium (12A)

The King and I: From The London Palladium

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to the Phoenix in this unmissable event presented from London’s iconic Palladium.


Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.


Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.


“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I.  Book Now.  It’s a hit” - The Times


“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail


“Looks and sounds ravishing.  Complete rapture” - The Telegraph



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Thursday 29 Nov 201819:30

The Light of Hope (TBC)

The Light of Hope

This riveting Spanish drama tells the extraordinary story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, who, throughout the 1930s and 40s, under the careful scrutiny of Pétain’s fascist regime, ran a maternity home in the South of France. She risked her life so that those of others – pregnant women, mothers, children and babies, Jews and non-Jews alike, all fleeing the horror of war – could be saved. The Light of Hope sheds light on a little-known rescue operation and celebrates the power of women to conquer the evils of war.


Winner - Best TV-Movie, Gaudi Awards


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Monday 19 Nov 201821:00 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur

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 deof 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.

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Saturday 12 Jan 201917:55
Sunday 13 Jan 201912:00 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Carmen (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Carmen

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 Carmen 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.

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Saturday 2 Feb 201917:55
Monday 4 Feb 201912:00 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites

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 flee 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.

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Saturday 11 May 201917:00
Sunday 12 May 201913:30 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Die Walküre (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Die Walküre

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.

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Saturday 30 Mar 201917:00
Sunday 31 Mar 201913:30 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fanciulla del West (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fanciulla del West

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.

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Saturday 27 Oct 201817:55
Monday 29 Oct 201812:00 (Encore)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fille du Régiment (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La Fille du Régiment

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.

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Saturday 2 Mar 201917:55
Sunday 3 Mar 201913:30 (ENCORE)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La traviata (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: La traviata

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.

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Saturday 15 Dec 201817:55
Sunday 16 Dec 201813:30 (Encore)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Marnie (TBC)

The Met Opera Live in HD: Marnie

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.

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Saturday 10 Nov 201817:55
Monday 12 Nov 201812:00 (Encore)

The Prince and the Dybbuk (TBC)

The Prince and the Dybbuk

+ Q&A with Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski


As a Hollywood producer, Polish-born Michal Waszynski excelled in creating magical worlds and characters. His biggest creation, however, was his own persona: born into a poor Jewish family he changed his name and religion in order to be accepted into Italian society’s upper echelons. Winner of the 2017 Venice Classics Award for Best Documentary, The Prince and the Dybbuk sheds light on a cinematic enigma while celebrating the thrilling times of the golden era of Hollywood and Rome’s La Dolce Vita.


Winner – Venice Classics Award, Best Documentary on Cinema, Venice Film Festival


“With a tinge of humor, Niewiera and Rosołowski create a portrait of a fascinating life, driven by personal ambitions but also agitated by fears, society’s pressures and demands.”

Polish Film


English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, German with English subs


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Saturday 17 Nov 201818:15 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

The Resistance (TBC)

The Resistance

Declared as a Jew-free city in 1943, Berlin at that time was in fact the home of approximately 7,000 Jews, hiding in basements and attics and relying on their resourcefulness, the kindness of strangers and sheer luck. The Resistance brings the incredible story of four (out of 1,500) of the men and women who survived the war. Combining dramatic reenactments with interviews with the survivors, this captivating documentary sheds light on a little-known aspect of the war.


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German with English subs

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Sunday 18 Nov 201815:30 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

The Testament (TBC)

The Testament

As he investigates a hidden Holocaust-era atrocity in Austria, Yoel, a world-renowned Israeli historian, is unearthing a painful truth close to home. An accidental discovery of classified documents reveals that Yoel’s mother, an Orthodox Jewish woman, has lived under an assumed identity for decades. Plunged into professional and personal crisis, Yoel starts questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and his family. An engrossing thriller from first-time director Amichai Greenberg.

“This question of identity and who we are is rising now. You see it in Catalonia, in Brexit, in America. You have these extremes of very liberal and very nationalist,”

Amichai Greenberg, director of The Testament


"Winner - Israeli Film Competition Award, Haifa International Film Festival

Nominated - Best Film, Venice Film Festival"


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Hebrew, German, English and Yiddish with English subs

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Sunday 18 Nov 201820:40 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

The Woman in Red 35mm - We Love Gilda! (15)

The Woman in Red 35mm - We Love Gilda!

The Woman in Red will be introduced by season curator Rebecca Nicole Williams, aka The Celluloid Sorceress.


San Francisco ad-man Teddy Pierce (Gene Wilder) is happily married until he becomes infatuated with Charlotte (Kelly LeBrock), the woman in the red dress he notices on a chance encounter. In his desperate attempts to get to know Charlotte, Teddy accidentally asks out the sterner Ms. Milner (Gilda Radner), a misunderstanding with hilarious consequences.


As Teddy does get to know Charlotte his friends (Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna) egg him towards his unprecedented infidelity while dealing with relationship crises of their own, but the closer Teddy gets the more he may start to wish he’d never thought of cheating.


Gilda stands out in a terrific supporting turn as the woman scorned in an unfortunate case of mistaken identity. Wilder's remake of Yves Robert’s César Award winning farce Un éléphant ça trompe énormément was a worldwide hit. Stevie Wonder's soundtrack scored a massive UK #1 and an Academy Award with the song "I Just Called to Say I Love You".




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Sunday 10 Feb 201914:00

Toddler Time (U)

Toddler Time

Do you remember the magic of your first cinema visit and the excitement of the big screen? Toddler Time aims to introduce some of our youngest audience members to the world of film.


Every Tuesday at 11am we screen a 30 minute film or series of shorts that have been specially selected for little ones.


What's more there is a fun activity and a chance to meet other parents and carers before the screening.


Free Activity at 10:30am.

As places are limited, book your spot as early as possible, in person or by telephone on 020 8444 6789. An on-line ticket purchase will not book a place.


Film at 11am

Ages 2-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets £3 for child plus 1 FREE accompanying adult. (Please order 1 child and 1 adult ticket, discount will then be applied.)


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Tuesday 23 Oct 201811:00 (Hopster Showtime)

Unsettling (TBC)

Unsettling

Wishing to learn more about her fellow Israelis who live in the settlement of Tekoa in the West Bank, self-confessed liberal Iris Zaki (Women in Sink) moves there from Tel Aviv for a month. She sets up shop in the local café and strikes up conversations with her new neighbours, respectfully confronting her worldview with theirs. Celebrating the beauty of the place and its people, Zaki’s brave (but also humorous) film explores one of the most divisive issues in Israel today.


Official Selection – London Film Festival


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Hebrew with English subs

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Wednesday 21 Nov 201821:00 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

Van Gogh & Japan

Van Gogh & Japan

"I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh


In the exhibition on which this film is based - Van Gogh & Japan at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.


Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find - the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors. In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.


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Monday 10 Jun 201912:00

World Premiere of 2018 Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF Winners (TBC)

World Premiere of 2018 Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF Winners

100 Faces (dir Benjamin Till)

BAFTA-nominated composer and director Benjamin Till explores what it means to be Jewish in this quirky and heartwarming musical film. Till set himself the task of finding 100 British Jewish people, one born in every year between 1918 and 2017. The first shot belongs to a one-year-old in Leeds, and from then on in, with each new shot, the person featured is a year older than the last. By the end of the film, an entire lifetime of faces will have passed in front of viewers’ eyes. 100 Faces is a true celebration of the diversity of Jewish people filmed in Manchester, Northampton and London. Holocaust survivors, Kindertransportees and those who fought at Cable Street rub shoulders with chazans, rabbis and atheists. Some speak, some sing. All are accompanied by a specially-written soundtrack recorded by the Israel Camerata orchestra. This is a once-in-a-lifetime film, which Till describes as “a musical postcard from British Jewish people to the rest of the world”.


Starboy (dir Joëlle Bentolila)

Yehud, 19, a young married Hassidic man raised in a sheltered community, has all of his life been on the path traditionally followed by all Hassidic Jews. But when he immerses himself in the deep dark secrets of the Kabbalah and the study of quantum mechanics, his pious young wife doesn’t understand why there are suddenly so many unorthodox books in their small cramped Stamford Hill flat. And why he is no longer content with raising their baby son and just happy with the regular study of the Torah. What is he trying to tell her? And what will happen to him – and to them? As Yehud obsessively searches for answers to his many burning mystical questions, increasingly doubting his own identity, and the nature of being, their conflict grows – with irreparable and shocking consequences.


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Sunday 11 Nov 201820:30 (BOOK VIA UK JEWISH FILM WEBSITE) (Closed)

Young Picasso (TBC)

Young Picasso

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.


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Monday 11 Feb 201912:00