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Benediction (12A)

Benediction

Decorated for bravery during World War I, British soldier Siegfried Sassoon returns from service and becomes a vocal critic of the government's continuation of the war. Adored by the aristocracy and the stars of London's literary and stage world, Sassoon's experiences inspire him to write poetry about the horrors of battle.

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Sunday 22 May 202216:45
Monday 23 May 202214:1517:10
Tuesday 24 May 202212:0020:15
Wednesday 25 May 202214:0017:00 (HOH SUBTITLED)
Thursday 26 May 202212:45

Black History Walks: African Superheroes Day (PG)

Black History Walks: African Superheroes Day

African Superheroes Day plus Q&A Thursday 2nd June 12pm


Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics, there's a lot more than just Black Panther. This animation festival for 6–60-year-olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons and authentic black history which tell tales of, Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more.

This is an interactive 2.5-hour presentation consisting of short clips of films/cartoons of black history and comics knowledge.


Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, books and merchandise will be available. A great way to spend half term, learn real history and discover scores of African/Caribbean superheroes and comics.


This is part of Phoenix Family Fun Films. This 6-month initiative curated by Black History Walks features fantastic, child centred African/Caribbean film content designed to rectify the severe lack of such images on the big screen. Black History Walks  www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk has also curated the African Odysseys film programme at the BFI for the last 15 years


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Thursday 2 Jun 202212:00

Black History Walks: Spirit of the Pharaoh (PG)

Black History Walks: Spirit of the Pharaoh

Black British Superheroes: Spirit of the Pharoah and Caribbean Science Fiction.


Big screen cartoon and live action with African Superheroes just in time for half term!


All roads lead to the Phoenix cinema Friday 3rd June 12.00pm

We will be hosting a one-off screening of the classic Spirit of the Pharoah a fantastic superhero action story set in Africa and America. An African king travels through time to find the love of his life only to find she is in danger from an enemy he thought was defeated thousands of years ago. His Queen is not helpless, but can she remember how to summon her Kemetic powers against the greedy Lord Welton and an ancient foe? You will also get a sneak preview of the new Spirit of the Pharaoh graphic novel, book, animation and movie!


PLUS!


Bluefields a live action/adventure romp set in the Caribbean starring Treva Etienne. Set between a future parallel universe and present-day earth. Bluefields is an exciting action sci-fi loosely based on the story of the Haitian independence and the European colonial powers fight for domination of the Caribbean. Warships, pirates, mercenaries, greed, lust and the battle for resources is transposed into this parallel future. This time it is the Jamaica II colony, based on a moon of Mars, which is fighting for independence…


PLUS!


Captain Scarlet’s Secret Black history. Those who grew up between the 60s and the 80s will remember that highly popular children’s TV show Captain Scarlet TV featured several black characters which was unusual at the time. Tony Warner and Terry Jervis will take you through the hidden Black history.


Please, please, please for your own benefit do not delay booking your seats! This event is totally unique.


Book NOW ring 0208 444 6789


This is part of Phoenix Family Fun Films. This 6-month initiative curated by Black History Walks features fantastic child centred African/Caribbean film content designed to rectify the severe lack of such images on the big screen. Black History Walks www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk has also curated the African Odysseys film programme at the BFI for the last 15 years.


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Friday 3 Jun 202212:00

EOS: Pissarro (PG)

EOS: Pissarro

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.


It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.


Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris, and by the age of 43 had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics, but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.


The Ashmolean Museum has a long tradition of excellence. As the UK’s first ever public museum (it opened its doors in May 1683) it houses a wonderfully rich collection, including the remarkable Pissarro archive. With exclusive access to most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist.

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Tuesday 24 May 202215:00

Everything Everywhere All At Once (15)

Everything Everywhere All At Once

When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.


"A dazzlingly kaleidoscopic adventure that is genuinely thrilling and often hilarious, with sensational martial arts fights in an always-astounding array of settings, with a roller coaster of surprising twists and turns that hold up on repeated viewings." Nell Minnow

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Sunday 22 May 202213:3020:00
Monday 23 May 202211:1520:15
Tuesday 24 May 202217:15 (HOH SUBTITLED)
Wednesday 25 May 202211:00 (BRINGING UP BABY)20:00
Thursday 26 May 202215:45

Explorer + recorded Q+A (TBC)

Explorer + recorded Q+A

A portrait of the “world’s greatest living explorer” Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a film that goes beyond the record-breaking achievements to explore the man behind the myth.


SHORT SYNOPSIS


Sir Ranulph Fiennes is credited as being the World’s Greatest Living Explorer. Among his extraordinary achievements he was the first to circumnavigate the world from pole to pole, crossed the Antarctic on foot, broke countless world records and discovered a lost city in Arabia. He has travelled to the most dangerous places on Earth, lost half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and was nearly cast as James Bond. But who is the man who prefers to be known as just ‘Ran’?

 

With exclusive access to Ran, his incredible film archive covering decades of expeditions and contributions from life-long friends and colleagues, EXPLORER tells the definitive story of an inspirational leader but it goes beyond a simple retrospective, ultimately revealing the man behind the myth.


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Thursday 14 Jul 202220:00

Flash Gordon (12A)

Flash Gordon

"Klytus, I'm bored. What plaything can you offer me today?


Well, Emperor Ming, how about a screening of your film, the cult classic FLASH GORDON, followed by a live Smersh Pod with John Rain, where he'll be chatting to Jim Howick (Ghosts, Horrible Histories) and Nicholas Burns (Nathan Barley, The World's End),

all about the film? This will all take place at The Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley - an obscure body in the S-K system, Your Majesty. The inhabitants refer to it as the planet...Earth.


That must be one hell of a planet you men come from!


Hosted by writer, author and Bond enthusiast John Rain, SMERSH POD is the latest (and only) cult James Bond podcast, celebrating all things 007, and 007 related.


All creatures will make merry."

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Thursday 2 Jun 202220:00 (Followed by SMERSH POD )

Met Opera Live: Hamlet (12A)

Met Opera Live: Hamlet

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017,  The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good ... Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” This riveting contemporary masterpiece now appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

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Saturday 4 Jun 202217:55

Met Opera Live: Lucia di Lammermoor (12A)

Met Opera Live: Lucia di Lammermoor

Soprano Nadine Sierratakes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo.

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Saturday 21 May 202217:55

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A)

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night), based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals.


After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. 


Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher. 


‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’

Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors 



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Thursday 6 Oct 202219:00

NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and

John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. 


The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick. 


Following the success of National Theatre Live’s

Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage. 

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Thursday 8 Sep 202219:00

NT Live: Prima Facie (TBC)

NT Live: Prima Facie

Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister who loves to win. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and lighting up the shadows of doubt in any case. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.


Jodie Comer, the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star of TV’s Killing Eve as well as Free Guy and The Last Duel, makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, Prima Facie which takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.


Justin Martin directs this solo actor tour de force at the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season.

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Thursday 21 Jul 202219:00

NT Live: Straight Line Crazy (12A)

NT Live: Straight Line Crazy

Ralph Fiennes stars in the world premiere of David Hare’s play Straight Line Crazy at the Bridge Theatre. Fiennes plays New York City public official Robert Moses in the brand new play.


The play explores how the streets of New York City dramatically changed during the 20th century. Right at the heart of this change was Robert Moses, a public official whose career spanned over five decades. He served as the chairman of New York State Council of Parks for nearly 40 years. He held the title of New York Secretary of State. For 18 years, he commissioned New York City planning works. Surely, somebody whose job was focused on helping his community would be considered a good man in the history books.


During Moses’ time as a New York City public official, he had built 658 playgrounds, 11 pools and 13 bridges, including the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. For all this beneficial community work, his steely presence which dominated the city was met by public outcry. In 1974, Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography The Power Broker took Robert Moses down. Straight Line Crazy examines the drastic changes that took place to the NYC skyline, as well as the impacts it had on locals.

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Thursday 26 May 202219:00

Top Gun: Maverick (12A)

Top Gun: Maverick

TOP GUN MAVERICK is an action drama in which a top US airman is tasked with training test pilots in preparation for a dangerous mission.

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Friday 27 May 202214:3017:3020:45
Saturday 28 May 202211:3014:3017:3020:45
Sunday 29 May 202211:0014:0017:0020:00
Monday 30 May 202214:3017:3020:45
Tuesday 31 May 202214:30 (SUBTITLED)17:3020:45
Wednesday 1 Jun 202214:3017:3020:45
Thursday 2 Jun 202214:35 (PLEASE NOTE: NO ADVERTS BEFORE ) (Closed)17:15 (NO ADVERTS BEFORE THIS SCREENING) (Closed)

UK Jewish Film: Where Is Anne Frank (TBC)

UK Jewish Film: Where Is Anne Frank

UK Jewish Film proudly presents Where Is Anne Frank


One stormy night a year from now, Kitty, the imaginary friend from Anne Frank’s Diary, magically emerges from the pages. Unaware of Anne’s fate, she embarks on a journey across time and space to find the young author whose curious and bright mind gave her life.


With the help of her new friends – a resourceful young man and a refugee girl who has fled her war-torn homeland – Kitty soon realises her true mission: to make Anne’s words change our current reality of struggle and conflict.


Renowned Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman and animation director Yoni Goodman, who have previously collaborated on Waltz With Bashir, triumph yet again with this fresh and captivating take on the famous diary and its lasting legacy.  

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Sunday 19 Jun 202217:30
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