July Babes in Arms Screening

Our Monthly 11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening! 

Intending patrons should note that the lights will not be fully dimmed during the screening and that people may need to move around.

This Month we present:

Their Finest (2016, UK), Cert. 12A

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

 

 

Facing a new demand for realistic Home Front movies, a London film studio hires copywriter Catrin (Arterton) to write the “slop” – industry slang for “girl talk” – to improve their product.

 

And she proves a real talent.  Soon she is working on a patriotic tale based on the Dunkirk evacuation, along with a narcissistic veteran star (Nighy) and a fellow screenwriter (Claflin) who is more appealing than her boorish husband.

With Arterton at the head of an excellent British cast, Their Finest is “a funny, winning, beautifully acted ode to working women and cinema” (Empire).

 

Here are links to a Review from The Guardian , including links to a Trailer and an interview with the stars.

 

The trailer on its own can be seen here:


 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 11th July 2017

Shows starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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June Babes in Arms Screening

Our Monthly 11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening! 

Intending patrons should note that the lights will not be fully dimmed during the screening and that people may need to move around.

This Month we present:

Beauty and the beast (2017, USA) Cert. pg

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline 

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The live-action retelling of Disney’s animated classic.

Belle (Watson), a beautiful bookworm, lives a tranquil life with her father – until a chain of events leads her to a mysterious old castle, occupied by an enchanted beast and a party of animated household objects!

Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s magical staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s monstrous exterior.

This retelling of a story as old as time promises to be a captivating visual experience, with enjoyable performances from the ensemble cast.

 

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 13th June 2017

Show starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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May Babes in Arms Screening

Our Monthly 11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening! 

Intending patrons should note that the lights will not be fully dimmed during the screening and that people may need to move around.

This Month we present:

MOonlight (2016, USA) Cert. 15

Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris

A beautiful and sensitive film about growing up black and sexually confused on the urban streets of Miami.

Told in three parts, we see Chiron: as a child from a deprived background who is taken under the wing of the local drug dealer; then as a troubled and confused youth; and finally the adult who has to face the truth of his feelings.

Independent film-maker Jenkins has achieved one of the great breakthroughs of recent years with this impressive drama, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards and eventually scooped the ‘best picture’ Oscar ahead of the widely-fancied La La land.

At the time of composing this write-up the film had not been released in the UK, with a surprising lack of pre-publicity material available given that the film was already being spoken of in connection with the awards ceremony.  But here is a link to the (pre-UK release) Review from The Guardian 

That Guardian review includes a link to the US Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 9th May 2017

Show starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Babes in Arms Screening

Our Monthly 11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening! 

Intending patrons should note that the lights will not be fully dimmed during the screening and that people may need to move around.

This Month we present:

Lion (2016, Australia/USA) Cert. PG (partially subtitled)

Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

 

 

Saroo and his family live a hand-to-mouth existence in a small Indian village. One night while out scavenging, he gets separated from his brother Guddu and after climbing aboard a parked train, falls asleep and wakes up utterly lost and alone in Calcutta.

Fast forward a couple of decades….

Having been adopted by an Australian couple, a chance encounter with a taste (literally) of his earlier life triggers long lost (or buried) memories and sends the adult Saroo off on a search for his original family, but the clues he has to their whereabouts are sketchy.

 

 

Ravishing photography of India and Australia, together with standout performances by the star actors, Patel as the adult Saroo and Kidman (hot tip for best supporting actress) as his adoptive mother, make this a truly heartrending true-life story.

 

“As enthralling as it is emotional” (Hollywood Reporter).

Here is a link to the Review in The Telegraph 

 

The review includes a link to the Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 11th April 2017

Show starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Cafe Society (2016, USA) cert. 12A – Babes in Arms screening

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11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening!

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively

Woody Allen’s latest picture captures the zeitgeist of the 1930s and centers on Bobby Dorfman (Eisenberg), a Bronx-born young hopeful trying to make it in the movie industry. Travelling to Hollywood, he becomes enamoured of Vonnie (Stewart), secretary to his uncle (Carell).

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But it does not work out and he returns to New York, finding new love in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life – not to mention Veronica (Lively), an enchanting divorcee.

 

Eisenberg is ideally cast in the lead while Lively is enthralling and Carell hilarious in this romantic comedy-drama.

 

Review (Telegraph): here, includes a link to the official Trailer, while in this Guardian link Woody Allen discusses wealth and aging (amongst other things): here

 

or you can skip the words and see the Trailer below:

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 8th November 2016

Show starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Sing Street (2016, Ireland/UK/USA) cert. 12A

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11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening!

Director: John Carney
Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Lucy Boynton

Dublin, mid 1980s. 14-year-old Conor is transferred from a posh private school to the local comprehensive – a hostile territory of bullies and priests.

In a bid to impress a girl and make friends, Conor rounds up a gang of lads to form a band. Under his older brother’s guidance, they distill the likes of Duran Duran and The Jam into their music. 

Imbued with popular 80s hits, Sing Street is an intoxicatingly enjoyable experience. Director Carney (Once) pulls strong performances from the young cast, expertly balancing drama and comedy.

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This Review, from the Guardian – here includes a link to the Official UK Trailer while the Official (US) Trailer, without text to wade through, is below…..

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 11th October 2016

Show starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Love & Friendship (2016, Ir/Neth/Fr/USA/UK) 93 mins, cert. U

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Director: Whit Stillman

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Tom Bennett

11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening!

Adapted from a short novel by Jane Austen.

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The beautiful, beguiling and recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon is the subject of scandalous rumours. Setting out to find a new suitor, she attracts the attention of the young and married Reginald DeCourcy (Samuel).

She also guile-fully attempts to persuade Sir James Martin (Bennett), an amiable simpleton, to pursue her un-receptive daughter.

As Lady Susan pursues the controversial relationship with Reginald, seduction, deception and heartbreak ensue. 

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Beckinsale is the main attraction as the fiendishly manipulative heroine, delivering hilariously cutting lines with brazen verve.

This Review from The Telegraph includes a link to the Trailer: here  

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 14th July 2016

Show starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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