20th Century Women (2016, USA) 119 mins, Cert. 15

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30

Director: Mike Mills
Stars: Annette Benning, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann
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Santa Barbara, 1979.

A mother at 40, Dorothea (Benning) doesn’t quite know what to do with her teenage son, so she enlists their punky lodger (Gerwig) and her best friend (Fanning) to help him understand the world.

With engaging characters, wry humour and a superb ensemble cast, Mills draws us into this slice of Californian life while deftly exploring the late 1970s as a social, cultural and political turning point.

Nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, this is a must for anyone who enjoys character-driven drama “crafted with tender precision” (The Telegraph).

 

Here is a link to the (pre release, film-festival) Review from The Guardian 

 

The Guardian review includes a link to a pre-release ‘teaser’ trailer.  The longer US-release Trailer can be seen below –

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 6th April 2017

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

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Lion (2016, Australia/USA) Cert. PG – partially subtitled

As this screening is nearly sold out we have arranged a
Further Afternoon screening on 11th April
Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

 

 

Saroo and his family live a hand-to-mouth existence in a small Indian village. One night while out scavenging, he gets separated from his brother Guddu and after climbing aboard a parked train, falls asleep and wakes up utterly lost and alone in Calcutta.

Fast forward a couple of decades….

Having been adopted by an Australian couple, a chance encounter with a taste (literally) of his earlier life triggers long lost (or buried) memories and sends the adult Saroo off on a search for his original family, but the clues he has to their whereabouts are sketchy.

 

 

Ravishing photography of India and Australia, together with standout performances by the star actors, Patel as the adult Saroo and Kidman (hot tip for best supporting actress) as his adoptive mother, make this a truly heartrending true-life story.

 

“As enthralling as it is emotional” (Hollywood Reporter).

 

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Telegraph 

 

The review includes a link to the Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 5th April 2017

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

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Lion (2016, Australia/USA) Cert. PG – partially subtitled

Additional Evening screening

Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

 

 

Saroo and his family live a hand-to-mouth existence in a small Indian village. One night while out scavenging, he gets separated from his brother Guddu and after climbing aboard a parked train, falls asleep and wakes up utterly lost and alone in Calcutta.

Fast forward a couple of decades….

Having been adopted by an Australian couple, a chance encounter with a taste (literally) of his earlier life triggers long lost (or buried) memories and sends the adult Saroo off on a search for his original family, but the clues he has to their whereabouts are sketchy.

 

 

Ravishing photography of India and Australia, together with standout performances by the star actors, Patel as the adult Saroo and Kidman (hot tip for best supporting actress) as his adoptive mother, make this a truly heartrending true-life story.

 

“As enthralling as it is emotional” (Hollywood Reporter).

 

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Telegraph 

 

The review includes a link to the Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Monday 3rd April 2017

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

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Lion (2016, Australia/USA) 118 mins, Cert. PG – partially subtitled

celebrating the third anniversary of The Campaign presenting films in the David Lean Cinema
These screenings are almost sold out.  There is an extra afternoon show on 5th April, we are trying to arrange an extra evening show -“watch this space”

At 2.30 and 7.30

Director: Garth Davis
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

 

 

Saroo and his family live a hand-to-mouth existence in a small Indian village. One night while out scavenging, he gets separated from his brother Guddu and after climbing aboard a parked train, falls asleep and wakes up utterly lost and alone in Calcutta.

Fast forward a couple of decades….

Having been adopted by an Australian couple, a chance encounter with a taste (literally) of his earlier life triggers long lost (or buried) memories and sends the adult Saroo off on a search for his original family, but the clues he has to their whereabouts are sketchy.

 

 

Ravishing photography of India and Australia, together with standout performances by the star actors, Patel as the adult Saroo and Kidman (hot tip for best supporting actress) as his adoptive mother, make this a truly heartrending true-life story.

 

“As enthralling as it is emotional” (Hollywood Reporter).

 

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Telegraph 

The review includes a link to the Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 30th March 2017

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

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Toni Erdmann (2016 Ger/Austria/Romania) Cert. 15 – subtitled

Due to unprecedented demand a second screening has been arranged:
7PM on Monday 10th April
Director: Maren Ade
Stars: Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

Recently retired and bored, Winfried decides to pay a surprise visit to his daughter Ines, interrupting her rather grim corporate duties at an overseas factory.

she’s always on the phone

 

 

 

He’s a relentless practical joker, introducing himself to Ines’s work colleagues as an outrageous, bewigged alter ego named Toni Erdmann, much to their amusement and her distress.

 

 

But can his clowning change his daughter’s life for the better?

 

 

This Academy Award nominated black comedy is “a moving and often hilarious portrait of a father-daughter relationship” (Time Out).

 

Here are links to Reviews from The Guardian and, deeper as ever, the Roger Ebert film discussion site.

 

The Guardian review includes a link to the “UK” Trailer, while the “US” version (which, interestingly, gives the film an “R” rating, more restrictive than the UK’s 15) can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 28th March 2017

Show starts at 7.00PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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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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Jackie (2016 Chile/Fr/USA), cert. 15

Additional Evening Screening

Director: Pablo Larrain
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

The film is set in the immediate aftermath of John F Kennedy’s assassination.  Faced with a toxic combination of political, media and family pressures his widow Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is afforded little private space to grieve.

 

 

Larraín’s retelling of these events (which also features an appearance by the late John Hurt) brilliantly captures the feverish, dream-like atmosphere of a critical week in American history.

 

 

 

 

 

Portman gives “a performance of mesmeric complexity and commitment” (The Telegraph) as the stricken but controlled woman caught in the eye of the storm.

 

 

 

Here is a link to the Review of the film in The Guardian 

 

The review includes a link to the ‘official’ Trailer, which can also be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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

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Jackie (2016 Chile/Fr/USA), cert. 15

Additional Afternoon Screening

Director: Pablo Larrain
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

The film is set in the immediate aftermath of John F Kennedy’s assassination.  Faced with a toxic combination of political, media and family pressures his widow Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is afforded little private space to grieve.

 

 

Larraín’s retelling of these events (which also features an appearance by the late John Hurt) brilliantly captures the feverish, dream-like atmosphere of a critical week in American history.

 

 

 

 

Portman gives “a performance of mesmeric complexity and commitment” (The Telegraph) as the stricken but controlled woman caught in the eye of the storm.

 

 

Here is a link to the Review of the film in The Guardian 

 

The review includes a link to the ‘official’ Trailer, which can also be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 21st March 2017

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

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016 USA/Aus) Cert. 15 – partially subtitled

Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Based on the real-life story of Desmond T. Doss, a conscientious objector who volunteered as a medic during WWII, but refused to carry a weapon.

Despite being repeatedly victimised for his stance, Desmond persisted – winning the ‘right’ to participate in one of the bloodiest battles of the war in the Pacific, for the heavily garrisoned Hacksaw Ridge on Okinawa.  Braving enemy fire, he evacuated the wounded and singlehandedly removed 75 comrades from the battlefield.

 

 

 

 

The Congressional Medal of Honor was eventually bestowed upon him – see the archive photo of President Truman presenting the medal on the right.

 

 

Mel Gibson’s comeback film is a visceral, riveting experience with a first-rate performance from Garfield.

 

Here is the Review of the film in The Telegraph and also a link to a deeper discussion of the film within the context of Mel Gibson’s directorial career – seemingly over after a series of ‘politically incorrect’ gaffes – published in The Guardian

 

In addition to the link to a Trailer, in the newspaper articles, the ‘official’ version can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 14th March 2017

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

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Jackie (2016 Chile/Fr/USA) 100 mins, cert. 15 – International Women’s Day screening

At 2.30 and 7.30PM

Additional evening screening 22nd March

Afternoon screening almost sold out, further showing possible, check back for time & date

Director: Pablo Larrain
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

The film is set in the immediate aftermath of John F Kennedy’s assassination.  Faced with a toxic combination of political, media and family pressures his widow Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is afforded little private space to grieve.

 

 

Larraín’s retelling of these events (which also features an appearance by the late John Hurt) brilliantly captures the feverish, dream-like atmosphere of a critical week in American history.

 

 

 

 

 

Portman gives “a performance of mesmeric complexity and commitment” (The Telegraph) as the stricken but controlled woman caught in the eye of the storm.

 

 

 

Here is a link to the Review of the film in The Guardian 

 

The review includes a link to the ‘official’ Trailer, which can also be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 9th March 2017

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

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