ROAD TO PEACE (U) – 2012 UK 65 min – Croydon Festival of Peace screening, plus Q&A

Director: Leon Stuparich
Features: The Dalai Lama, Joanna Lumley

Image from filmFilmed during the Dalai Lama’s last UK visit before he stepped down as the exiled Political Leader of Tibet, this film captures his sense of humour, integrity and extraordinary ability to connect with people on a personal level. The Nobel Peace Prize winner offers a radical vision of how we can create lasting peace within ourselves and on a global level.

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With intimate behind the scenes access and a candid personal interview, this film is as close to a flesh-and-blood encounter with the Dalai Lama as you can get. Followed by a live Q&A with director Leon Stuparich.Image from film

 


Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing Tom Horton (U) (4.15 min), directed by Lucas Aliaga-Hurt & Victoria Man. A portrait of a marine biologist based in Penzance.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 21 June 2018

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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FINDING YOUR FEET (12A) – 2017 UK 111 min

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Celia Imrie

On the eve of retirement, Sandra (Staunton) discovers that her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister Bif (Imrie). Middle class and snobbish, Sandra is slow to adapt to life on an inner-city council estate, but trips to the local dance club begin to raise her mood… With its excellent veteran British cast, this gentle romcom is an endearing, escapist delight.


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 2 May 2018

Show starts at 7.30, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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FINDING YOUR FEET (12A) – 2017 UK 111 min

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

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Celia Imrie

On the eve of retirement, Sandra (Staunton) discovers that her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister Bif (Imrie). Middle class and snobbish, Sandra is slow to adapt to life on an inner-city council estate, but trips to the local dance club begin to raise her mood… With its excellent veteran British cast, this gentle romcom is an endearing, escapist delight.


Plus a 7.54 min film showcasing Croydon Philharmonic Choir, featuring: a rehearsal; a performance within the borough; and interviews with the Music Director and choir members.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 26 April 2018

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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FINDING YOUR FEET (12A) – 2017 UK 111 min

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Celia Imrie

On the eve of retirement, Sandra (Staunton) discovers that her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister Bif (Imrie). Middle class and snobbish, Sandra is slow to adapt to life on an inner-city council estate, but trips to the local dance club begin to raise her mood… With its excellent veteran British cast, this gentle romcom is an endearing, escapist delight.


Plus a 7.54 min film showcasing Croydon Philharmonic Choir, featuring: a rehearsal; a performance within the borough; and interviews with the Music Director and choir members.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 24 April 2018

Show starts at 2.30, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016, UK), cert. 15

Screenings at 2.30 and 7.30pm

Director: Mandie Fletcher
Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, Kate Moss (and a cast of thousands)

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Edina and Patsy are growing old disgracefully, still shopping, boozing and clubbing their way around London’s fashion shows, night spots and launch parties.

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Blamed for the “death” of a top fashion icon, the pair are forced to flee to the French Riviera, pursued by daughter Saffy, the police and the world’s press.

 

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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise the characters they made famous in five BBC series, joined by the familiar array of comedy players – June Whitfield, Rebel Wilson, Joan Collins, Celia Imrie, Dawn French, Kathy Burke… shall we go on? – along with famous celebrities past and present – Jon Hamm and Judith Chalmers, anybody?

 

The UK press has been, shall we say ‘lukewarm’ about the film – see this Telegraph review of reviews’.

But audiences seem to LOVE it:

Biggest British film of the year

Ejected for laughing

“You must see this film, sweetie darling!!” (Edina Monsoon).

The official UK Trailer is below

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 01 September 2016

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.50 & £6.50 (concessions)

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