There’s some great entertainment on offer at the David Lean this week. A repeat showing of the excellent Lean on Pete is on Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 19:30.
This uncompromising piece of cinema is the story of a teenage boy (brilliantly played by the young Charlie Plummer) who escapes from a dysfunctional home life to travel across the stunning back country of Oregon and Wyoming. His companion on this often harsh odyssey is Lean on Pete, a retired racehorse. Director Andrew Haigh (45 Years) has created a powerful and moving film bringing totally believable characters to the screen.
All seats from the cancelled screening on Thursday 7 June at 19:30 have been moved to this date, but if you’re unable to come on Wednesday, please let us know via the website contact by inserting ‘Lean on Pete refund’ in the title field.
The Croydon Comedy Festival showing of Funny Cow on Tuesday has sold out, but there’s another chance to catch it on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 19:30 – so book now if you’d like to see this very forceful film. Read More………….
‘Intriguing, audacious and totally fascinating’ – an introduction to the black-hearted Thoroughbreds showing on Tuesday at 19:30. It’s the story of two wealthy Connecticut teenagers who re-kindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart – and plan a murder. The directional debut from Cory Finley is quiet and skilful and there are fine performances from Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy as the young miscreants. This is a dark, sleek, unnerving film which presents as a puzzle – but you’ll find that everything fits together perfectly at the end…
If you’re aged 25 and under you may like to take advantage of our £5.00 Rush Tickets offer. They’re bookable on-line in advance, and also for one hour before the start of the film at the Arts Bar box office – cash only here please. And don’t forget to take a look at our Instagram account at davidleancinema.
Earlier on Tuesday at 11:00 we present a Babes in Arms showing of Isle of Dogs, a Japanese stop-motion animated science fiction adventure following 12-year-old Atari as he searches for his lost dog, Spots. Atari undertakes an epic journey full of vivid landscapes, life and colour which can only be described as ‘movie magic’. Good news for Babes in Arms patrons – the Arts Bar will be open before the screening. Read More.
Three contrasting films this week, but all three feature captivating young stars. A Quiet Place (Tuesday at 19:30) has been described as a sci-fi horror film. It is more sophisticated than that, thanks to a script that uses its monsters-who-can’t-see idea to take the thriller in a new direction, and the subtle acting of the cast, especially Millicent Simmonds. Born in 2003, Simmonds lost her hearing a year later due to a medication overdose. Her mother learned American Sign Language and taught the rest of the family so that they could communicate with Millie. She joined an open audition for the film Wonderstruck, which features deaf characters, and won the role of Rose. This brought her to the attention of director John Krasinski, who also stars in A Quiet Place with real-life wife Emily Blunt. According to the film’s co-screenwriter Scott Beck, “John really pushed for them to hire Millicent. She came to set and taught everyone sign language. It was really amazing and brought an extra depth to the film.”