BOY ERASED (15) – 2018 USA/Australia 115 mins

Director: Joel Edgerton
Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe

As the son of a small-town pastor, Jarod has a particularly hard time when he is outed to his parents. Pressured to undergo gay conversion therapy, he rebels against the programme and discovers his own voice. Manchester by the Sea and Lady Bird co-star Hedges shines in the lead role, while Kidman and Crowe bring great depth as the parents forced to weigh deeply held beliefs against their love for their son.

The programme will include our current BRIT School Showcase film Peace And Quiet (U) directed by George Hadley.

 



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 26 March 2019

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50 & £6.00 (concessions).
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IT COMES AT NIGHT (15) – 2017 USA – Halloween Horror Screening

Director: Trey Edward Shults
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

 In the aftermath of an apocalyptic plague-like outbreak, a family survive by taking every precaution against outside menaces. When they reluctantly allow another family into their remote woodland home, the tensions soon mount.
Providing an intense, gripping conclusion to our Halloween double bill, this character-driven thriller is “a horribly plausible future vision” (Empire magazine).

 

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 31 October 2017

Show starts at 9.00PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

OR

£7.00 & £5.50 (concessions) if bought as a pair with tickets for “A Ghost Story” (screening at 7.00PM).

 

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Loving (2016 UK/USA) 123 mins, Cert. 12A

At 2.30* and 7.30

(* the 2.30 screening will be subtitled for people with a hearing loss)

Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
© Estate of Grey Villett

 

The affecting story of real life couple Richard and Mildred Loving (left and below), whose interracial relationship forced them to cross the state line in order to marry in the late 1950s. They then defied anti-miscegenation laws by moving back to their home State as man and wife.

© Estate of Grey Villett

 

 

 

Smitten with his pregnant girlfriend but debarred from marrying in their home state of Virginia by it’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924, Richard and Mildred travel to Washington DC to tie the knot.

 

 

 

The couple plan their lives together, hoping to reside peacefully in their self-built home in Virginia, yet these hopes are threatened when their union is aggressively opposed by the State.

An understated dramatisation of the Loving family’s story and their legal challenge to win the right to return ‘home’, which changed US law, with moving performances from Edgerton and Negga.

 

Here are links to a (re-)Review of the film from The Evening Standard and a Guardian discussion of the film and its place in her burgeoning career with Ruth Negga

The Guardian article includes links to discussion clips with the Director and stars of the film, but not to the Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 23rd March 2017

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

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