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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News Update 09 July 2017

Our first attraction in the coming week is a final opportunity to see Their Finest at Tuesday’s Babes in Arms screening at 11:00. If you’re bringing a buggy to this “beautifully acted ode to working women and cinema” (Empire), please try to arrive early as mums and buggies need to take the lift, which can cause a delay.

Tuesday’s The Levelling offers a rewarding evening for all who seek outstanding British drama and opportunities to discover emerging talent. Director Hope Dickson Leach displays remarkable assurance in a debut feature that delivers searing emotion in a rural setting, where landscape and sound design make significant contributions to the mood. Ellie Kendrick is phenomenal as a trainee vet who returns to her father’s farm, following an unexpected tragedy. “Top-tier filmmaking… This powerhouse drama demands to be seen, discussed and celebrated. The performances are simply flawless.” (Chicago Now). Read More……..

News Update 02 July 2017

Stunningly beautiful animation contrasts with moving romance…….

The Red Turtle on Tuesday, 19:30, gives cinema-goers another chance to appreciate the skills of the celebrated animé makers at Studio Ghibli combining for the first time with a European director, Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit. Our audience at yesterday’s screening found this remarkable dialogue-free film an absorbing, touching, and very beautiful exposé of the cycle of life. Both dramatic and charming, it celebrates the beauty of nature with masterful images creating a magic spell all its own…

Perhaps you missed the earlier performances last month of Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy. If so, there’s a repeat showing on 5 July at 19:30. It’s also billed as our Babes in Arms screening on 11 July at 11:00. The film conveys a sense of depth along with some humour but it’s ultimately an entertaining, romantic and touching tribute to the role of working women – particularly pertinent to the world of cinema. Read More………….

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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News Update – 09 April 2017

Following a week featuring five different films at the David Lean, we have six in the week ahead! We start with a repeat of the Academy Award nominated black comedy Toni Erdmann tomorrow evening – seats are available. Please note the early start time of 19:00.

Tuesday evening brings Certain Women; a film “as elegant and graceful as the vast Montana landscape” (Detroit News). Seats are available for the Thursday afternoon screening of Fences starring Denzel Washington, but very few are left for the evening one. This adaptation of August Wilson’s play features a stunning performance from Viola Davis which earned her the Best Supporting Actress Award at this year’s Oscars. Read More…..

News Update 19 March 2017

We’ve had a diverse and exceptional week, featuring five much-appreciated films. Tuesday’s Babes in Arms La La Land saw the arrival of a record number of babies (nearly 60!), with the happy atmosphere contrasting with the extraordinarily intense and powerful depiction of war experienced later during Hacksaw Ridge.

On Thursday, Denial justified praise such as “One of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made” (New York Observer), so please keep in mind that there’s another opportunity to see this at 19:30 on Wednesday 5 April. Read More……..

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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