March BABES IN ARMS screening

Monthly 11.00 am Babes in Arms screening
Bringing a baby is not compulsory, but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium! The lights will not be fully dimmed, sound will be at a lower level than usual and people may need to move around.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) – 2017 USA 105 mins
Director: Michael Gracey
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson

Picture from film.This original musical tells the rags to riches story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), who gathers together a group of talented misfits to create a spectacle while fighting society’s prejudices. Marrying his childhood sweetheart (Williams), everything seems to be going well until he falls for the charms of opera singer Jenny Lind (Ferguson). First-time director Gracey fills the screen with dazzling choreography and colour, the songs are belted out by an array of talent, and Jackman makes us believe that Barnum can conquer the world. ‘Splashy, fun, crowd-pleasing entertainment’ (Film Journal).

 Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department.
For this film we are showing For King and Country (2.59 mins), directed by George O’Regan.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 13 March 2018

Show starts at 11.00 am, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (15) – 2017 USA 132 min

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg

poster from filmKidnapped on a Rome evening in 1973, the fate of 16-year-old Paul Getty fascinated the world’s media and pushed his mother Gail (Williams) into the spotlight. His grandfather John Paul had ‘all the money in the world’ yet refused to pay the ransom, forcing his adviser Fletcher (Wahlberg), Paul, Gail and the kidnappers towards a potentially deadly endgame. Famously reshot with Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey as the cold-blooded tycoon, this tense drama weighs up the relative value of
money and family.



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 6 March 2018

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) – 2017 USA 105 mins

Screenings 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm
Director: Michael Gracey
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson

Picture from film.This original musical tells the rags to riches story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), who gathers together a group of talented misfits to create a spectacle while fighting society’s prejudices. Marrying his childhood sweetheart (Williams), everything seems to be going well until he falls for the charms of opera singer Jenny Lind (Ferguson). First-time director Gracey fills the screen with dazzling choreography and colour, the songs are belted out by an array of talent, and Jackman makes us believe that Barnum can conquer the world. ‘Splashy, fun, crowd-pleasing entertainment’ (Film Journal).

 Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing From Thought to Foot (U) (3.21 mins), directed by Molly Hart and George O’Regan.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 15 February 2018

Shows start at 2.30 & 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Certain Women (2016, USA) Cert. 12A

Director: Kelly Reichardt        
Stars: Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone
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In a small Montana town, three women are facing crises large and small.

One is a lawyer with a troubled client, another is seeking to build a family home, and the third is a horse rancher looking for companionship.

Reichardt “confirms her status as cinema’s foremost poet of the American Northwest” (Screen International), excelling in careful observations of women’s emotions and relationships. In a superb cast, newcomer Lily Gladstone, as the rancher, is a worthy match for her highly celebrated co-stars.

Certain Women was awarded Best Film at the 2016 London Film Festival.

 

Here is a link to the UK Theatrical release Review from The Guardian 

The Guardian review includes a link to the “official” Trailer, which can be seen below –

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 11th April 2017

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

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Manchester by the Sea (2016, USA), Cert. 15

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fifth (and final?) screening 
(timed for the benefit of our ‘afternoon audience’)
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Lee (Affleck) is a brooding, taciturn loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. The death of his beloved older brother (Chandler) saddles him with the unexpected responsibility of raising his nephew Patrick.

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Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, forcing him to confront an unspeakable (and unspoken) past tragedy which caused him to separate from the local community and his wife (Williams).

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The third feature by You Can Count On Me director Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea boasts masterly performances from Affleck and Williams.

 

 

 

Here are links to Reviews from The Guardian and the New York Times .  Going by subsequent reviews and commentaries on the film on Radio 4, the original (***) Guardian review I was going to link to seems to have missed the point, whereas the New York Times ‘gets it’ – in a very long and wordy review….

But in our ‘1984 Ministry of Truth’ world the Guardian has recanted, recently posting the enthusiastic (*****) appraisal linked above.  Post-truth or what?

 

The reviews includes links to a Trailer and more.  The ‘official’ (US – R-rated) trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 8th April 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Manchester by the Sea (2016, USA), Cert. 15

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Additional (fourth) screening at 7.30pm

Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Lee (Affleck) is a brooding, taciturn loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. The death of his beloved older brother saddles him with the unexpected responsibility of raising his nephew Patrick.

manchester_by_the_sea-banner-600

manchester-by-the-sea-affleck-column-200

Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, forcing him to confront an unspeakable (and unspoken) past tragedy which caused him to separate from the local community and his wife (Williams).

manchester-by-the-sea-williams-column-200

 

 

 

The third feature by You Can Count On Me director Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea boasts masterly performances from Affleck and Williams.

 

 

 

 

Here are links to Reviews from The Guardian and the New York Times .  Going by subsequent reviews and commentaries on the film on Radio 4, the original (***) Guardian review I was going to link to seems to have missed the point, whereas the New York Times ‘gets it’ – in a very long and wordy review….

But in our ‘1984 Ministry of Truth’ world the Guardian has recanted, recently posting the enthusiastic (*****) appraisal linked above.  Post-truth or what?

 

The reviews includes links to a Trailer and more.  The ‘official’ (US – R-rated) trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 15th March 2017

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

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Manchester by the Sea (2016, USA), Cert. 15

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As This extra screening is almost sold out we are planning a further showing, check back for time & date

Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Lee (Affleck) is a brooding, taciturn loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. The death of his beloved older brother saddles him with the unexpected responsibility of raising his nephew Patrick.

manchester_by_the_sea-banner-600

manchester-by-the-sea-affleck-column-200

 

 

Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, forcing him to confront an unspeakable (and unspoken) past tragedy which caused him to separate from the local community and his wife (Williams).

manchester-by-the-sea-williams-column-200

 

 

 

 

The third feature by You Can Count On Me director Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea boasts masterly performances from Affleck and Williams.

 

 

 

Here are links to Reviews from The Guardian and the New York Times .  Going by subsequent reviews and commentaries on the film on Radio 4, the original (***) Guardian review I was going to link to seems to have missed the point, whereas the New York Times ‘gets it’ – in a very long and wordy review….

But in our ‘1984 Ministry of Truth’ world the Guardian has recanted, recently posting the enthusiastic (*****) appraisal linked above.  Post-truth or what?

 

The reviews includes links to a Trailer and more.  The ‘official’ (US – R-rated) trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 8th March 2017

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

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