A PRIVATE WAR (15) – 2018 UK/USA 110 mins

Director: Matthew Heineman
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci

Marie Colvin was an acclaimed war correspondent working for the Sunday Times. With her cameraman Paul Conroy, she entered the Syrian city of Homs, just as Assad’s forces began attacking the refugees there, and died in the consequent bombing. The film follows Colvin’s career from Sri Lanka (where she loses an eye) to Afghanistan and Libya, showing how PTSD affected her personal and professional relationships. Rosamund Pike gives a gritty performance as this heroic, but damaged, journalist.

(Rosamund) Pike… is never less than convincing, inviting audiences into the minefield of Colvin’s mind – Peter Debruge, Critic’s Pick, Variety

The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film Something That I Never Thought I’d Do (PG), a music video directed by Richard Russell.



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 11 April 2019

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50, £6.00 (concessions), £5.00 aged 25 and under.

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THE CHILDREN ACT (12A) – 2017 UK 105 min

Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Fiona Maye is a scrupulous High Court judge who serves her role with diligence. Her devotion to her work takes a toll, however, when she begins to neglect her husband. Suddenly, Fiona finds herself treading a tenuous path: as her marriage reaches a crisis point, she must also choose whether to permit a blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s religiously-motivated refusal. A sophisticated drama based on the eponymous novel by Ian McEwan, with an elegant performance from Thompson.



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 18 October 2018

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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THE CHILDREN ACT (12A) – 2017 UK 105 min

Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Fiona Maye is a scrupulous High Court judge who serves her role with diligence. Her devotion to her work takes a toll, however, when she begins to neglect her husband. Suddenly, Fiona finds herself treading a tenuous path: as her marriage reaches a crisis point, she must also choose whether to permit a blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s religiously-motivated refusal. A sophisticated drama based on the eponymous novel by Ian McEwan, with an elegant performance from Thompson.



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 17 October 2018

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Final Portrait (2017 UK/USA) 90 mins, Cert. 15

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30

Director: Stanley Tucci
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub

When art dealer James Lord (Hammer) agrees to sit for the great Alberto Giacometti (the ever-excellent Rush), he expects it to take a matter of days – yet progress proves maddeningly slow, and Lord is gradually drawn into Giacometti’s complicated personal life.

Tucci applies a light comic touch to this study of a celebrated artist in his final years, creating “a delightful Paris chamber piece” (The Telegraph).

Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department.

For October we are showing Cycliste De Reve (4 mins), directed by Caleb Pithers-Gregory. This story of a boy’s efforts to gain a new bicycle recently won the School’s Best Year 12 Short Film award. 
 
A different film will be shown at selected screenings each month.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 12th October 2017

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

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