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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: 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 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

Green Book (12A)

Green Book

Recent winner of the top prize at Toronto International Film Festival, Green Book is the uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship that transcended race and class.


Set in 1962, Italian-American Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is hired to chauffeur African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour through the Deep South. Don is aware of the troubles that he might face in different locations due to the colour of his skin and requires someone to act as both driver and bouncer. They must rely on The Green Book, a guide to the few establishments that are safe for African-Americans and embark on a journey that will change both of their lives.


With strong performances from Ali (following his Oscar-winning turn in Moonlight) and Mortensen (A History of Violence), there is also a great chemistry between the leads. Director Peter Farrelly, best known for his crowd-pleasing comedies Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary, succeeds brilliantly in making the vital subject of racial division in the 1960s America into a smart and charming film.

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Saturday 16 Feb 201918:15
Sunday 17 Feb 201920:30
Monday 18 Feb 201914:45
Tuesday 19 Feb 201913:30
Wednesday 20 Feb 201920:30
Thursday 21 Feb 201917:45

HAMMERSMITH CYCLISTS’ FILM SHOW 2019

HAMMERSMITH CYCLISTS’ FILM SHOW 2019

The End-to-End: From Woodburn to Broadwith


With a talk from our special guest: the current End-to-End record holder Michael Broadwith


  • John Woodburn 2 Days & 2 Nights Revisited: Land’s End to John O’Groats (Pascoe/Dansie, 55 mins.)

  • + Tour de France films:

  • Notebook from the Tour de France 2018 (Pascoe, 30 mins)
  • Keep Going Lapebie (Bromley,25 mins)


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Sunday 17 Feb 201913:30

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

If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

If Beale Street Could Talk

Adapted from James Baldwin’s powerful novel by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk is a lyrical celebration of love, both familial and romantic, told through the prism of a young African-American couple’s struggle for justice in 1970s Harlem. At the centre of the story is Tish, a newly engaged woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term.


Jenkins’ elegant third feature sings with soulful performances from a largely unknown cast, and paints a wonderful portrait of New York against a backdrop of social change and injustice. It’s a dreamy, sometimes heartbreaking tale of love against impossible odds, and a timely reminder that compassion can be a force of nature.


"Moonlight director Barry Jenkins cements his high reputation with this mesmerising adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel." - Mark Kermode

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Saturday 16 Feb 201915:4521:00
Sunday 17 Feb 201917:45
Monday 18 Feb 201920:30
Tuesday 19 Feb 201916:15 (Hard of Hearing Subtitles)
Wednesday 20 Feb 201911:00 (Bringing up Baby)18:00 (Film Discussion)
Thursday 21 Feb 201915:00 (Relaxed Screening)20:30

Jewish women filmmakers: Discussion with Dr. Rachel Garfield

Jewish women filmmakers: Discussion with  Dr. Rachel Garfield

A special event organised in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of England for Jewish History Month, the theme of which for this year is Big Screen Little Screen, Jews in British Cinema and Television.


Roundtable discussion on Jewish women filmmakers, led by Dr Rachel Garfield with Dr Ruth Novaczek and Jill Daniels. The participants will discuss making films that explore Jewish identity and history. The filmmakers will show clips and discuss the films as well as what perspectives might be pertinent or of particular interest to women in filmmaking.


Dr Rachel Garfield is an artist who works in video. She also writes on contemporary and Modern art. She is Associate Professor in Fine Art at the University of Reading.


Dr Ruth Novaczek is a filmmaker who has exhibited her experimental, vernacular films and installations nationally and internationally since the 1990s. She works with écriture feminine, subjectivity and narrative, and uses found footage, live action, and personal documentation in mash-ups that challenge the ‘traditional’ avant-garde moving-image culture.


Jill Daniels is an internationally renowned filmmaker and scholar based in London. Over thirty years she has made numerous documentary films and won many international awards.

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Sunday 17 Mar 201914:30

NT Live: All About Eve (12A)

NT Live: All About Eve

National Theatre Live

All About Eve

By Joseph L Mankiewicz

Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove



Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.


All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?


Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.


All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.


Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.


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Thursday 11 Apr 201919:00

NT Live: All My Sons (12A)

NT Live: All My Sons

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.


America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.


But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.


Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).


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Tuesday 14 May 201919:00

NT Live: Small Island (12A)

NT Live: Small Island

National Theatre Live

Small Island

adapted by Helen Edmundson

based on the novel by Andrea Levy



Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.


The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.


A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


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Thursday 27 Jun 201919:00

RSC Live: As You Like It (12A)

RSC Live: As You Like It

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.


Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.


Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy


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Wednesday 17 Apr 201919:00

RSC Live: Measure for Measure (12A)

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

"To whom should I complain?"


When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.


Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.



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Wednesday 31 Jul 201919:00

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew (12A)

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.


Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.



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Wednesday 5 Jun 201919:00

Rachel Kolsky - Jewish London + The Small World of Sammy Lee

Rachel Kolsky - Jewish London + The Small World of Sammy Lee

A special event organised in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of England for Jewish History Month, the theme of which for this year is Big Screen Little Screen, Jews in British Cinema and Television.


Talk and Film


Join Rachel Kolsky for a trip from the East End and Stamford Hill, through Soho, the ‘Mittel Europe’ of NW2 and NW6 and suburban Edgware to celebrate how the journey of London Jews has been portrayed on the big screen. Some of the films that Rachel will discuss are original celluloid treats, while others are films that are based on books and plays. Sit back and discover the Jewish side of A Kid for Two Farthings, A Barber in Stamford Hill, Sixty Six, A Rainy Sunday, The Tenth Man and many more. After Rachel’s talk, there will be a screening of the classic film, The Small World of Sammy Lee.


Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Focussing on the human stories behind the buildings', Rachel's walks and talks are informative, entertaining and filled with anecdotes. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of London's rich and varied social history come flooding back. Rachel was a trustee of the Phoenix for over 20 years and has published four books: Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017) and Women’s London (2018).

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Sunday 24 Mar 201914:30

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: 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 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: 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

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (PG)

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Brooklyn teen Miles Morales thinks there’s only one Spider-Man. But when a nefarious kingpin opens a portal into a parallel dimension, Miles discovers his world is just a small slice of the Spider-Verse, and he’s just one of many who can wear the mask.


Developed by The Lego Movie masterminds Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wanted the film to feel like ‘walking inside a comic book’, Into The Spider-Verse is the freshest Spider-Man story yet, and delivers a dynamic blend of humour, action and gorgeous, groundbreaking animation.


"A dazzling animated caper." - The Guardian

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Saturday 16 Feb 201911:00 (Kids Club)

The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

The Kid Who Would Be King

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

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Saturday 16 Feb 201913:15
Sunday 17 Feb 201911:00
Monday 18 Feb 201912:0017:30 (Subtitled)
Tuesday 19 Feb 201911:00
Wednesday 20 Feb 201914:00
Thursday 21 Feb 201912:00

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 201916:00
Sunday 31 Mar 201913:30 (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 Ponds (Still Waters Run Deep) + Q&A (12A)

The Ponds (Still Waters Run Deep) + Q&A

We're delighted to welcome directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith as well as Nicky Mayhew, co-chair of the Kenwood Ladies' Pond Association, for a Q&A after the screening on 3rd February. Filmmaker and director Zara Balfour will chair the discussion.


In a world of flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest and parkland plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable. Capturing the beauty of the English seasons, co-directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith filmed the swimmers over 12 months as they laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised or simply sought respite from all that life threw at them.


We'll be welcoming back directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith as well as writer Caitlin Daviesfor the screening on 10th February. Dr Julia Wagner will moderate.


Directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith will also be joining us for the screening on 24th February. This screening will be moderated by actress Nicola Stephenson.


Directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith will also be joining us for the screening on 10th March.


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Sunday 24 Feb 201916:00 (Sold Out)
Sunday 10 Mar 201917:00
Sunday 17 Mar 201917:20

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