Dunkirk (2017 UK/Netherlands/France/USA) 106 mins, Cert. 12A

Director: Christopher Nolan           
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh

In May 1940 German forces rapidly advanced deep into northern France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk.

 

 

 

An heroic evacuation mission, using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found, was mounted to rescue 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers.

 

 

 

This meticulous yet thrilling recreation by Nolan (Memento, Inception, Interstellar and the Dark Knight trilogy) puts a group of soldiers awaiting evacuation in the centre of a vast canvas, with a striking blend of youth and experience amongst his all-British cast.

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Guardian 

The review does not have a link to a Trailer, but does include an extended interview with Nolan on the making of the film.  Meanwhile, the ‘official main’ Trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 18th October 2017

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

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Latest News 15 October 2017

There’s a varied programme of films on offer this week starting with Land of Mine (Under Sandet) on Tuesday. It tells the story of a youthful German prisoner of war unit who, at the end of World War II, are promised their freedom if they can clear landmines from a dangerous stretch of beach off the coast of Denmark. Nominated for this year’s Best Foreign Language Academy Award, Land of Mine is compelling and ‘unmissable’. Uncompromising viewing it may be, but the ultimate impression is of the overwhelming power of love… Read more……………

Latest News – 08 October 2017

Tuesday’s audience for The Big Sick was the first to see the results of the recent project work – see update below. I myself saw Dunkirk the following afternoon, and the improved picture only added to the total sense of immersion that the film produced. Patrons were enthusiastically praising the film well after the final credits. There is a further chance to see Dunkirk on Wednesday 18 at 19:30.Thursday saw two screenings of our first Black History Month title, Daughters of the Dust.

This week’s offerings start off on Tuesday with our regular Babes in Arms screening of the delightful cat documentary Kedi. This film has proved very popular, with a sold out performance last month, so there is also another chance to see it next Saturday. On Tuesday evening, we have our second Black History Month feature, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, set during the race riots of 1967, and featuring standout performances for British actors John Boyega and Will Poulter. On Thursday we have two showings of Final Portrait, Stanley Tucci’s affectionate study of the last days of the great artist Alberto Giacometti, subject of a recent Tate Modern exhibition. Read more……….

Dunkirk (2017 UK/Netherlands/France/USA) 106 mins, Cert. 12A

Screenings at 2.30* & 7.30+

* The 2.30pm screening will be subtitled for those with hearing loss.

+ the 7.30 screening is almost sold out, a further evening screening scheduled for Wednesday 18th October

Director: Christopher Nolan           
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh

In May 1940 German forces rapidly advanced deep into northern France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk.

 

 

 

An heroic evacuation mission, using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found, was mounted to rescue 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers.

 

 

 

This meticulous yet thrilling recreation by Nolan (Memento, Inception, Interstellar and the Dark Knight trilogy) puts a group of soldiers awaiting evacuation in the centre of a vast canvas, with a striking blend of youth and experience among his all-British cast.  

 

Here is a link to the Review of Dunkirk in The Guardian 

The review does not have a link to a Trailer, but does include an extended interview with Nolan on the making of the film.  Meanwhile, the ‘official main’ Trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 4th October 2017

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

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Latest News 24 September 2017

Last week was a busy one, with screenings on Tuesday and Wednesday, plus our AGM on Thursday. Kedi attracted an audience of cat lovers and people who had visited Istanbul, and obviously enjoyed the sold-out screening. I’m not in either group, but still found it a very pleasing viewing experience. If you missed it, there are two further chances to see it again on Saturday 14 October at 14.30, or in our Babes in Arms screening on Tuesday 10 October at 11.00. Our Dunkirk screenings on Wednesday were both sold out, but there are other opportunities to see this film, which has been a great critical and commercial success, on Wednesday 4 October at 14.30 (subtitled for those with hearing loss) and Wednesday 18 October at 19.30. Read more about our AGM etc.

Dunkirk (2017 UK/Netherlands/France/USA) 106 mins, Cert. 12A

Screenings at 2.30* & 7.30

* The 2.30pm screening will be subtitled for those with hearing loss.

these screenings are nearly sold out, there will be an additional afternoon screening on Wednesday 4th October @ 2.30 & an additional evening screening is scheduled for Wednesday 14th October @ 7.30PM
Director: Christopher Nolan           
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh

In May 1940 German forces rapidly advanced deep into northern France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk.

 

 

 

An heroic evacuation mission, using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found, was mounted to rescue 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers.

 

 

 

This meticulous yet thrilling recreation by Nolan (Memento, Inception, Interstellar and the Dark Knight trilogy) puts a group of soldiers awaiting evacuation in the centre of a vast canvas, with a striking blend of youth and experience amongst his all-British cast.

 

Plus BRIT School Showcase film London.wav (2016, 3 mins), directed by Samuel Marino.  This montage of London images, precisely synchronised to music, launches a new partnership involving the School’s Film & Media Production department.
A different film will be shown at selected screenings each month.
 

Here is a link to the Review in The Guardian 

The review does not have a link to a Trailer, but does include an extended interview with Nolan on the making of the film.  Meanwhile, the ‘official main’ Trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 20th September 2017

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

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Latest News 12 August 2017

We are now in the second week of our closure period, but there is plenty to look forward to on our return to business.

We have a full programme of films coming up, which is outlined in our chief programmer Philip Howard’s review which you can read here. Among these are two films showing as part of the Croydon Summer of Love season, The Trip and The Graduate. Details of these below, as well as an extra screening of the very popular Dunkirk on October 4th. Read More.

We are having our third AGM on September 21st. All are invited, and more details can be found below. Read More………….

News Update 23 July 2017

We had a very enjoyable party for our volunteers in the Braithwaite Hall on Friday night. These dedicated people are the mainstay of the Campaign, and it was good to be able to acknowledge the work they do ensuring that our screenings run smoothly. We are always on the lookout for more help, so if you are interested please see the volunteers page.

Last week’s films proved very popular. In the case of My Cousin Rachel, this was hardly surprising – both screenings sold out. A well-made version of a classic English novel, this was always likely to please. It was interesting to hear that Rachel Weisz had decided before filming whether her character was ‘guilty’ or not, and played the role with this decision in mind, without telling the director. With Destiny (Der müde Tod), programming a silent film is always a risk, but this paid off, with a good audience enjoying this wonderful tale of a woman’s attempts to cheat the Grim Reaper. Weary Death himself was portrayed as not really enjoying his job, although finally there was no way of escaping him! Read more….