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January 2019

SHOPLIFTERS (15) – 2018 Japan 121 mins – Japanese with subtitles

Thursday 10 January 2019
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Koreeda Hirokazu Stars: Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Kiki Kirin The winner of this year’s top prize at Cannes, Shoplifters follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo. Renowned Japanese director Koreeda (Our Little Sister, After the Storm) shines a spotlight on the struggling classes with his usual insight, compassion and humour. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, profoundly reflecting on modern life and the nature of family, Shoplifters is sure…

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Stand-Up Film Club: SUPERBOB (15) – 2015 UK 82 mins – BFI Comedy Genius screening

Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Jon Drever Stars: Brett Goldstein, Catherin Tate, Natalia Tena After a freak meteor storm turns Peckham postman Bob into a superhero, he must face his greatest challenge: going on his first date in six years. Now in British government service, Bob has his hands full balancing international politics, saving the world and filling out forms – leaving little time for anything else, least of all love. But today he has a day off. And best of all, he has…

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THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (12A) – 2018 USA 99 mins

Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Nathaniel Kahn Features: Jeff Koons, Larry Poons, Njideka Akunyili Crosby “Money and art are like Siamese twins”, says British dealer Gavin Brown in this fascinating documentary. Koons seems less an artist, more the Wolf of Wall St, and Brown’s contemporaries treat paintings and sculptures as an investment class. Yet all is not lost – reclusive Poons keeps painting after decades out of fashion, meticulous, innovative newcomer Crosby breaks through, and collector Stefan Edlis thrives by satisfying his personal taste…

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DISOBEDIENCE (15) – 2017 UK/Ireland/USA 114 mins

Thursday 17 January 2019
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Sebastián Lelio Stars: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola Following the death of her father, Ronit (Weisz) returns to the North London Orthodox Jewish community of her childhood, from which she was previously ostracised. Persuaded to stay at the home of her friend Dovid (Nivola) and his wife Esti (McAdams), Ronit feels increasingly uncomfortable in this ultra-religious environment - and she and Esti share a secret past. “A gorgeously acted, written and directed spellbinder” (Rolling Stone) from the director of…

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (15) – 2018 USA 111 mins

Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Boots Riley Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler A huge breakthrough success in the US, this black comedy is set in a near-future California, where Cassius (Stanfield) gets a job as a telemarketer. Using his “white voice” brings the sales flooding in, and Cassius is soon heading for the mysterious big-time sales floor. Meanwhile, his fellow telemarketers plan to unionise and go on strike, and a shady entrepreneur (Hammer) has a solution to work-life balance and a plan…

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WIDOWS (15) – 2018 UK/USA 129 min

Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Steve McQueen Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo The director of the epic Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave returns with a heist thriller based on Lynda La Plante’s 1983 British TV crime drama, though with the action transported from England to Chicago. After a heist goes wrong, killing all the men involved, their wives are forced to pick up the pieces when a criminal-turned-politician demands they repay their husbands’ debts. A dazzling update delivered with aplomb, style and superb…

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WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (12A) – 2018 USA 94 mins

Thursday 24 January 2019
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Morgan Neville Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers From 1968 to 2000, Fred Rogers used television to pursue his mission to help children, creating a magical world with a message of unconditional love for all. Rogers explained the complicated issues of the day - from the assassination of Robert Kennedy to the Challenger explosion – and championed inclusion and integration. This charming and inspirational documentary explores his motivations and his effect on generations of American children. If you’ve…

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1945 (12A) – 2017 Hungary 91 mins (Hungarian with subtitles)

Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 7:30 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Ferenc Török Stars: Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi, Tamás Szabó Kimmel In a small Hungarian village at the end of the second world war, the locals are gearing up for the wedding of the local magistrate’s son. The arrival of two Jewish men, who may be father and son, with two mysterious wooden boxes gets everyone worried – have they come to claim their property? Or to seek revenge for the mass round-up of their fellows by the Nazis, to which the…

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PETERLOO (12A) – 2018 UK 154 min

Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Director: Mike Leigh Stars: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley Manchester, 1819. As England recovers from the war with Napoleon, the poor are at the mercy of rich landowners, with prices kept artificially high by the Corn Laws. With hunger biting, angry working men start preaching suffrage and "one man one vote", and unarmed civilians rally at Peters Field under the nervous eye of the authorities.  Peake is on powerful form as a mother whose family are caught up in…

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THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (12A) – 2018 USA 93 mins

Thursday 31 January 2019
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: David Lowery Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek In what is rumoured to be his last acting role, Redford plays Forrest Tucker, who escaped from San Quentin at the age of 70. With a pair of similarly-aged accomplices, he launched a series of audacious bank heists that perplexed the police and delighted the public. With effortless chemistry between Redford and Spacek, and echoing his classics such as Butch Cassidy…

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