BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (12A) – 2017 USA 88 min

Screenings 2.30 * & 7.30 pm
* 2.30 subtitled for those with a hearing loss

Director: Alexandra Dean

Hedy Lamarr portrait
ZIEGFELD GIRL, Hedy Lamarr, 1941

Raised in a bohemian Viennese Jewish family, and notorious for her role in the steamy Ecstasy while still in her teens, Hedwig Kiesler left for America on the eve of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Austria. Promoted in Hollywood as Hedy Lamarr, “the world’s most beautiful woman”, she starred alongside Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and many others, and in the third-biggest hit of cinema’s young history, Samson and Delilah. Yet science interested her more than stardom, and her contribution to communications technology has now been recognised. Bombshell skilfully tells the story of an extraordinary life, often sad but also inspiring.


Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing Living with Autism (PG) (7.45 min), directed by Hasna Tayyar, ‘a mother explains the challenges involved in bringing up her young son’.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 17 May 2018

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Latest News – 13 May 2018

The Nile Hilton Incident is our feature on Tuesday at 19:30. Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian revolution, what initially appears to be the murder of a prostitute turns into a complex case for detective Noredin Moskfa, played by Fares Fares. The problem for Moskfa is that very important people would rather the crime was left unsolved… This fast-paced thriller is an excellent ‘cop’ movie with an unusual setting and a certain sense of ‘Scandi noir’… Fare’s compelling performance as the disillusioned detective is a pleasure to watch and the film fully justifies its Grand Jury Prize win at the Sundance Festival.

There’s another showing of Lady Bird on Wednesday at 19:30. Greta Gerwig’s highly praised directorial debut stars Saoirse Ronan as Christine McPherson or “Lady Bird” – an outspoken 17-year-old and her loving but turbulent relationship with her mother. Seats are available for this screening and supporters aged 25 and under may like to take advantage of our £5.00 Rush ticket offer – just come to the box office desk up to an hour before the start of the programme (cash only).
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