Final Portrait

When art dealer James Lord (Hammer) agrees to sit for the great Alberto Giacometti (the ever-excellent Rush), he expects it to take a matter of days – yet progress proves maddeningly slow, and Lord is gradually drawn into Giacometti’s complicated personal life. Tucci applies a light comic touch to this study of a celebrated artist in his final years, creating “a delightful Paris chamber piece” (The Telegraph). French/Italian with English subtitles. Full details.

Final Portrait

When art dealer James Lord (Hammer) agrees to sit for the great Alberto Giacometti (the ever-excellent Rush), he expects it to take a matter of days – yet progress proves maddeningly slow, and Lord is gradually drawn into Giacometti’s complicated personal life. Tucci applies a light comic touch to this study of a celebrated artist in his final years, creating “a delightful Paris chamber piece” (The Telegraph). French/Italian with English subtitles. Full details.

Detroit

50 years after the murder of three young black men, Kathryn Bigelow directs the story of civil unrest and chaos that led to their deaths. Black History Month screening. Full details.

Daughters of the Dust

A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women, descendants from slaves, at the turn of the 20th century. A Black History Month screening. Full details.

Daughters of the Dust

A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women, descendants from slaves, at the turn of the 20th century. A Black History Month screening. Full details.

The Big Sick

Pakistani-American Kumail (Nanjiani) is leading a double life – while his reputation as a stand-up comic is growing, and his relationship with Emily (Kazan) is blossoming, his family are pushing him towards an arranged marriage. When Emily finds out, and then becomes very ill, Kumail must face her parents, and decide what he values most. This original, hilarious and touching true-life romcom has been one of the breakout hits of the year. Full details.

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan directs the story of the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. Subtitled for people with a hearing loss. Full details.

Andy Warhol Month – Vinyl

Warhol’s strange and disturbing interpretation of “A Clockwork Orange” presents a man undergoing a torturous “rehabilitation” designed to cure his violent streak. It is exemplary of Warhol’s work in its preoccupation with pornography and violence and includes the familiar cast of Factory regulars, such as Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick and Ondine. The soundtrack includes Martha and the Vandellas, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, and the The Isley Brothers. Book via Warhol Croydon.

Andy Warhol Month – Chelsea Girls

The art-house classic, Chelsea Girls follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City. The film consists of twelve reels of unedited conversations and monologues with Warhol’s ‘superstars’. It is presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen. Many of Warhol’s films were experimental and aimed to push the boundaries of cinema. Chelsea Girls was one such films that successfully made it into the mainstream. Book via Warhol Croydon.