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July 2018

July BABES IN ARMS screening

Tuesday 10 July 2018 at 11:00 am
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Monthly 11.00 am Babes in Arms screening Bringing a baby is not compulsory, but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium! Lights will not be fully dimmed, sound will be lower than usual and people may need to move around. When available, subtitles will be shown. The babes in arms may be up to one year old. FUNNY COW (15) - 2017 UK 102 min Director: Adrian Shergold Stars: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham With a “funny bone for a…

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TULLY (15) – 2018 USA 95 min – Croydon Comedy Festival

Tuesday 10 July 2018 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass If two demanding kids and a switched-off husband have left Marlo (Theron – excellent) tired, then the arrival of number three pushes her into utter exhaustion. She’s resentful of her smug, rich brother’s offer to pay for a “night nanny”, but when Tully (Davis) does become part of Marlo’s life, the effect is transformative. Writer Diablo Cody (Juno) is a mother of two, and her keen eye and ear for…

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FUNNY COW (15) – 2017 UK 102 min – Croydon Comedy Festival screening

Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Adrian Shergold Stars: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham With a “funny bone for a back bone”, a survivor of domestic abuse finds strength through performing, and rises to stardom in the harsh environment of the Northern working men’s clubs. Peake delivers a wonderful synergy of tragedy and comedy, with strong support from Alun Armstrong and decent cameos from John Bishop, Corinne Bailey Rae and Vic Reeves together with a beautiful score by Richard Hawley. Despite its comedic billing,…

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THE BREADWINNER (12A) – 2017 Eire/Can/Lux 94 min

Thursday 12 July 2018
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Nora Twomey Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq Based on the acclaimed children's book by Deborah Ellis and from the animation studio who made Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Taliban-controlled Kabul. After her father is imprisoned, she must disguise herself as a boy to get food for the rest of her family. Her struggles to do this are mixed with the story she tells her little…

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A CIAMBRA (15) – 2017 Italy 118 min – subtitled

Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Jonas Carpignano Stars: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato In southern Italy, a small Romani community has been confined to the shabby ‘Ciambra’ estate, while offered little integration with mainstream society. 14-year-old Pio (Amato) is determined to support his family by following in his older brother’s footsteps – a fledging life of crime that is the only door that seems open to him. With its sparkling, engaging non-professional cast and unblinking honesty, A Ciambra is “shockingly alive, startlingly accomplished…

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EDIE (12A) – 2017 UK 102 min

Thursday 19 July 2018
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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2.30 screening subtitled for those with a hearing loss Director: Simon Hunter Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan Sheila Hancock gives a tremendous performance as the widow who, following a loveless marriage and the prospect of being pushed into a care home, decides to fulfil a lifelong ambition and climb the Suilven Mountain in Northern Scotland. Arriving with ancient equipment, she is soon spotted by Jonny, a young fitness instructor who sees a way of making easy money by…

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L’AMANT DOUBLE (18) – 2017 Fra/Belg 107 min – subtitled

Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: François Ozon Stars: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset Young Parisienne Chloe (Vacth) consults psychiatrist Paul (Renier), and they fall in love. He's cagy about his past, and Chloe discovers his unacknowledged twin Louis (Renier again), also a psychiatrist but otherwise very different. Chloe's confusion about the brothers' true characters mounts, with Ozon channelling Hitchcock, De Palma and the deliciously twisted psychosexual style of his earlier Swimming Pool. Conjuring a world full of mirrors, cats, contradictions and double identities,…

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MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER (U) – 2017 Japan 107 min

Thursday 26 July 2018
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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2.30 English version, 7.30 subtitled Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Studio Ghibli animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi follows on from When Marnie was There with another version of an English children’s book, Mary Stewart’s The Little Broomstick. Lonely while on holiday, Mary finds an old broomstick and a magic flower. These combine to fly her to Endor College, a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee, but the college holds a dark secret and Mary must use all…

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ARCADIA (12A) – 2017 UK 78 min

Tuesday 31 July 2018 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Paul Wright What lies beneath our shared vision of “England’s green and pleasant land”? With 100 years of archive footage at his disposal, Wright finds beauty and utopian visions – yet also strange and violent traditions with landscapes and people scarred by industrialization and urbanism. With a thrilling score by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), Arcadia is a true one-off – an engrossing and thought-provoking exploration of how Britain has become what it is today. “There is…

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August 2018

THE HAPPY PRINCE (15) – 2018 UK 105 min

Thursday 2 August 2018
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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2.30 screening subtitled for those with a hearing loss Director: Rupert Everett Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson Responsible for the script and direction, as well as starring as Oscar Wilde, this could be regarded as a vanity project by Rupert Everett, but in fact it does an excellent job of chronicling Wilde’s last days. Having been released from Reading Gaol, he escapes to France and Italy, a broken man, battling with his demons, while friends, ex-lovers and family…

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