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RSC Live: Julius Caesar

20170426

RSC Live: Julius Caesar

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridor...

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Rashomon12A

20170427

Rashomon

Winner of the Grand Prize at the 1951 Venice Film Festival, Rashomon is a riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, and is widely considered to ...

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  • Thu 27 Apr
    10:30 A specially selected season of films curated around a theme.

The Sense of an Ending15

20170427

The Sense of an Ending

Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling star in a big-screen adaptation of the widely praised Julian Barnes novel about a love triangle and its consequences over several decades. Tony Webster, divorced ...

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Their Finest12A

20170427

Their Finest

With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by movie producer Buckley. With the ...

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UKJF: Photo Farag + Q&A18

20170427

UKJF: Photo Farag + Q&A

Followed by a Q&A with director Kobi Farag. Emigrating to Israel from Baghdad in the 1950s, the Farag family built a hugely successful photography business which revolutionised the way Israelis took, ...

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The Zookeeper's Wife12A

20170428

The Zookeeper's Wife

Adapted from the best-selling book by Diane Ackerman , The Zookeepers Wife is the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, An...

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Winnie the PoohU

20170429

Winnie the Pooh

During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eey...

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Shakespeare’s other countrymen

20170430

Shakespeare’s other countrymen

Shakespeare’s other countrymen: ‘Blackamoore wenches’ and Barbary African ‘king children’ in Tudor England A talk and Q & A session by historian, Onyeka Current research shows that there was a notable...

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Toddler TimeU

20170502

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 1...

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A Quiet Passion12A

20170503

A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion is Terence Davies' biographical drama detailing the life of Emily Dickinson her loves, her struggles and her magnificent poetry, painting a sympathetic but far from idealistic portrai...

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Tokyo StoryU

20170504

Tokyo Story

A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s jour...

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  • Thu 4 May
    10:30 A specially selected season of films curated around a theme.

The King and IU

20170509

The King and I

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of S...

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NT Live: Obsession15

20170511

NT Live: Obsession

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 Brid...

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The Met Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier

20170513

The Met Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier

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 h...

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SERET: Norman + Q&A15

20170517

SERET: Norman + Q&A

In his first English-language film, Academy Award-nominated US-born Israeli writer/director Joseph Cedar (Footnote and Beaufort) brings us the comic and compassionate story of Norman Oppenheimer. Wi...

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NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?12A

20170518

NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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 ...

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NT Live: Twelfth Night12A

20170522

NT Live: Twelfth Night

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined ...

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RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

20170524

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

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 ne...

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UKJF: Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs 18

20170525

UKJF: Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs

Having been raised as a devout Catholic in a small, provincial Austrian town in the late 60s, Johanna becomes Hannah when she learns from her grandmother that she is actually Jewish. While Hannah’s mo...

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The Fits12A

20170528

The Fits

Adolescence as choreography: The Fits A strikingly and often delightfully abstract film, The Fits (2015) explores the life of an 11 year-old girl torn between two worlds. Toni spends most of her free ...

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The Hippopotamus + Satellite Q&A with Stephen Fry15

20170528

The Hippopotamus + Satellite Q&A with Stephen Fry

When disgraced theatre-critic and poet, Ted Wallace, is fired from his job, he is asked to investigate the mystery of so-called miracle healings at Swafford Hall, where he is godson to youngest child...

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Raphael - The Lord of the Arts

20170529

Raphael - The Lord of the Arts

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 s...

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Dogs Without Names + Q&A12A

20170531

Dogs Without Names + Q&A

The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director and representatives of organisations featured in the film. Following the death of her beloved golden retriever, a film maker channels her grief ...

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NT Live: Peter Pan

20170610

NT Live: Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up... Captured live 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...

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Glyndebourne: La Traviata

20170611

Glyndebourne: La Traviata

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 provi...

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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story18

20170612

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

A special fundraising screening in aid of Selig Court , Jewish Care's independent living scheme in Golders Green which provides care and support for people aged over 60, specifically Holocaust survivo...

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Michelangelo Love And Death

20170619

Michelangelo Love And Death

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo , is considered one of the greatest artists...

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NT Live: Salomé15

20170622

NT Live: Salomé

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...

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Royal Opera House: Otello

20170628

Royal Opera House: Otello

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Des...

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Glyndebourne: Hamlet

20170706

Glyndebourne: Hamlet

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 lyrica...

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NT Live: Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches15

20170720

NT Live: Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches

PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES 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 h...

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RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

20170809

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

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 sever...

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NT Live: Yerma15

20170831

NT Live: Yerma

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 hav...

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RSC Live: Coriolanus12A

20171011

RSC Live: Coriolanus

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 relu...

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RSC Live: Twelfth Night12A

20180214

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

'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 ...

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The Levelling

20170512

The Levelling

Somerset, England. Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry has died - in what appears to be a suicide. Finding the family hom...

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The Secret Scripture12A

20170519

The Secret Scripture

Based on Sebastian Barry ’s 2008 novel, Jim Sheridan ’s richly evocative drama stars Vanessa Redgrave as Roseanne McNulty, an elderly woman committed to the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital 50 ye...

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UKJF: Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs 18

20170525

UKJF: Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs

Having been raised as a devout Catholic in a small, provincial Austrian town in the late 60s, Johanna becomes Hannah when she learns from her grandmother that she is actually Jewish. While Hannah’s mo...

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The Other Side of Hope

20170526

The Other Side of Hope

Aki Kaurismäki returns with superlative comedy-drama The Other Side of Hope . A poker-playing restaurateur who, fleeing his home, crosses paths with and befriends Khaled, a Syrian refugee newly arri...

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Beauty and the Beast PG

20170529

Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with an all-star cast. After leaving her small provincial village to find her missing father, the beautiful, independent Belle encounters a large, horr...

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British Museum Presents: Hokusai

20170604

British Museum Presents: Hokusai

This fascinating new cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wa...

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