May Babes in Arms Screening

Our Monthly 11.00am Babes in Arms screening

Bringing a baby is not compulsory but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium during this screening! 

Intending patrons should note that the lights will not be fully dimmed during the screening and that people may need to move around.

This Month we present:

MOonlight (2016, USA) Cert. 15

Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris

A beautiful and sensitive film about growing up black and sexually confused on the urban streets of Miami.

Told in three parts, we see Chiron: as a child from a deprived background who is taken under the wing of the local drug dealer; then as a troubled and confused youth; and finally the adult who has to face the truth of his feelings.

Independent film-maker Jenkins has achieved one of the great breakthroughs of recent years with this impressive drama, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards and eventually scooped the ‘best picture’ Oscar ahead of the widely-fancied La La land.

At the time of composing this write-up the film had not been released in the UK, with a surprising lack of pre-publicity material available given that the film was already being spoken of in connection with the awards ceremony.  But here is a link to the (pre-UK release) Review from The Guardian 

That Guardian review includes a link to the US Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 9th May 2017

Show starts at 11.00AM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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The Salesman (2016, Iran/France, 125 mins) Cert. 12A, subtitled

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30PM

After their Tehran flat becomes damaged, Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Alidoosti) need to move into another apartment; a place with unsettling reminders of its previous tenant – and a sudden, violent incident soon erupts.

While the couple continue to rehearse for an amateur production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Emad’s determination to investigate the incident creates a widening gulf between them.

The Salesman earned Farhadi his second Best Foreign Language Oscar and, as in his previous winner A Separation, he expertly creates rounded characters whose domestic dramas are framed within wider Iranian society.

Prior to the Academy Awards the critical consensus (in Europe, at least) was that the only thing standing between Toni Erdmann and the Academy Award was the ‘petite-fours’ scene.  Here is your chance to judge which you think the more meritorius.  If sales are any guide to quality (and they generally are not…) DLC sold 95 tickets for Toni Erdmann and – at the time of this update – had sold 84 for ‘Salesman’.  Still time to vote folks!

 

Here is a link to a Review in The Guardian.

The Guardian review includes a link to a trailer. 

The US Trailer (ironic that, given that Farhadi was prevented from traveling to the US to collect his award) can be seen below –

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 4th May 2017

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

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Moonlight (2016, USA), Cert. 15

An extra evening screening – as the first two sold out fairly fast!
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris

A beautiful and sensitive film about growing up black and sexually confused on the urban streets of Miami.

Told in three parts, we see Chiron: as a child from a deprived background who is taken under the wing of the local drug dealer; then as a troubled and confused youth; and finally the adult who has to face the truth of his feelings.

Independent film-maker Jenkins has achieved one of the great breakthroughs of recent years with this impressive drama, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards.

At the time of writing this page the film had not been released in the UK – David Lean Cinema getting ahead of themselves!  A re-write of this page will be made in connection with the launch of the April programme, in the meantime, here is a link to the (also pre-UK release) Review from The Guardian 

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

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 19th April 2017

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

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Fences (2016, USA) 139 mins, Cert. 12A

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30

Director: Denzel Washington  
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
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Once a promising baseball player, Troy (Washington) is haunted by resentment at the racist treatment that has left him earning a living as a garbage collector. Although he’s often charming, Troy’s tight grip over his family has deepening consequences.

While Washington is excellent in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play, Viola Davis’s stunning performance as wife Rose has earned the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

 

Here is a link to a typical enthusiastic but critical Review in The Telegraph 

 

That review includes a link to a Trailer, which can also be seen below –

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 13th April 2017

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

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Moonlight (2016, USA), Cert. 15

Another first for DavidLeanCinema?  An extra April screening before the April programme is even on sale!

Now sold out, further evening screening 19th April

Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris

A beautiful and sensitive film about growing up black and sexually confused on the urban streets of Miami.

Told in three parts, we see Chiron: as a child from a deprived background who is taken under the wing of the local drug dealer; then as a troubled and confused youth; and finally the adult who has to face the truth of his feelings.

Independent film-maker Jenkins has achieved one of the great breakthroughs of recent years with this impressive drama, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards.

At the time of writing this page the film had not been released in the UK – David Lean Cinema getting ahead of themselves!  A re-write of this page will be made in connection with the launch of the April programme, in the meantime, here is a link to the (also pre-UK release) Review from The Guardian 

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

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 12th April 2017

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

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Moonlight (2016, USA), Cert. 15

extra afternoon screening to meet demand
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris

A beautiful and sensitive film about growing up black and sexually confused on the urban streets of Miami.

Told in three parts, we see Chiron: as a child from a deprived background who is taken under the wing of the local drug dealer; then as a troubled and confused youth; and finally the adult who has to face the truth of his feelings.

Independent film-maker Jenkins has achieved one of the great breakthroughs of recent years with this impressive drama, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards.

At the time of writing this page the film had not been released in the UK – David Lean Cinema getting ahead of themselves! 

A re-write of this page is still planned as part of the April programme publicity.  In the meantime, here is a link to the (also pre-UK release) Review from The Guardian 

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

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 12th 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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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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Moonlight (2016, USA) 111 mins, Cert. 15

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30 now nearly sold out, extra afternoon and evening screenings arranged for 12th April

Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris

A beautiful and sensitive film about growing up black and sexually confused on the urban streets of Miami.

Told in three parts, we see Chiron: as a child from a deprived background who is taken under the wing of the local drug dealer; then as a troubled and confused youth; and finally the adult who has to face the truth of his feelings.

Independent film-maker Jenkins has achieved one of the great breakthroughs of recent years with this impressive drama, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards.

Very advance notice, more information soon.

At the time of the latest update of this page the film has not yet been released in the UK – David Lean Cinema getting ahead of themselves?  In the meantime, here is a link to the (also pre-UK release) Review from The Guardian 

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

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 4th April 2017

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

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Moonlight (2016, USA), Cert. 15

An additional evening screening – as the first two sold out fairly fast!
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Naomie Harris

A beautiful and sensitive film about growing up black and sexually confused on the urban streets of Miami.

Told in three parts, we see Chiron: as a child from a deprived background who is taken under the wing of the local drug dealer; then as a troubled and confused youth; and finally the adult who has to face the truth of his feelings.

Independent film-maker Jenkins has achieved one of the great breakthroughs of recent years with this impressive drama, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards.

At the time of writing this page the film had not been released in the UK – David Lean Cinema getting ahead of themselves!  A re-write of this page will be made in connection with the launch of the April programme, in the meantime, here is a link to the (also pre-UK release) Review from The Guardian 

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

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 19th April 2017

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

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