2.30 screening subtitled for those with a hearing loss
Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) collaborates once again with Ryan Gosling in this rousing depiction of one of the most dangerous missions in modern history: landing a man on the moon. Based on the book by James R. Hansen, First Man tells of the sacrifices of a trepidatious nation and the valiance of its astronaut legend, Neil Armstrong. Penned by Academy Award winner, Josh Singer (Spotlight). Gosling embodies Armstrong’s character with aplomb.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 29 November 2018
Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Our Tuesday film is the debut feature from director Kogonada, best known as a film critic and video essayist – see his website for examples of his work. The story of two strangers who form a friendship while stranded in the eponymous Indiana town, Columbus (12A) is unusual in having the unique architecture of the place become the third ‘player’ as the protagonists discuss their family problems and begin to bond. Kogonada skillfully uses buildings such as Miller House (above) to contain the drama. Get a feel for this mecca of modern architecture by visiting the Columbus website.
Our Thursday film is First Man (12A) which reunites Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling, following the success of last year’s La La land, to tell the story of Neil Armstrong and NASA’s attempts to get a man on the moon. The film depicts the hardships along the way, both in terms of the losses incurred by the space agency, including fatalities, and the effect of the programme on Armstrong’s wife (played by Claire Foy) and his family. Critic Mark Kermode found the film “both powerfully moving and quietly profound”. The film plays on Thursday at both 2.30 and 7.30pm, with Hard of Hearing subtitles for the afternoon screening.
Screenings at 11.00 am. & 7.30 pm.
Director: Andy Serkis
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville
The true story of Robin Cavendish (Garfield) who is struck down with polio soon after his marriage to Diana (Foy), who is shortly to give birth. We follow the dramatic attempts of Diana and her brothers to keep her husband alive, enabling him to lead a life worth living, and Robin’s subsequent quest to improve the lives of others.
Produced by the son of the real couple, Breathe chronicles “a triumph of joy over adversity” (The Guardian).
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 07 December 2017
Shows start at 11.00 am & 7.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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