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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Sing Street (2016, Ireland/UK/USA) 106 mins, cert. 12A

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Screenings at 2.30 and 7.30pm

 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 Thursday 28th July 2016

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Departure (2015, UK/France) cert. 15 – partially subtitled

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Director: Andrew Steggall

Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard, Niamh Cusack

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While his mother packs up their holiday home in France in the aftermath of marital disintegration, teenage Elliot – played by Lawther, last seen at the David Len as the young Alan Turing in The Imitation Game – roams the countryside. Where he meets an older local boy. 

 

 

 

A delicate exploration of unspoken emotion set in a beautiful part of France, Departure is “Sensitive, sensual… with a winning turn from Lawther” (Empire Magazine).

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Review (Empire, cited above): review – I’m afraid it is a bit slow to load – while the Official UK Trailer can be seen below…..

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 12th July 2016

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Mustang (Fr/Ger/Turkey, 2015), 97 mins, cert. 15 – subtitled

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Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 97 mins,

Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Doguslu, Elit Iscan

 

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After their behaviour on an innocent trip to the beach is misinterpreted by their controlling, conservative elders, five Turkish sisters are imprisoned in their own home, forbidden from any contact with the outside world until their marriages are arranged. 

 

Despite their confinement, the sisters’ close bond – and Ergüven’s “deft timing and unapologetic celebration of beauty” (New York Times) – ensure that this Academy Award nominated drama never loses a sense of hope in the face of despair.

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Review: from the New York Times – Times – (including a clip from the film) or the Washington Post – Post (come on British papers, let’s have your views…). 

Neither review links to the Trailer.  The French trailer (with English subtitles – weird?) can be found here on YouTube, while the US trailer is below (come on Brits, where are you?).

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 30th June 2016

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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