BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A) – 2017 UK/USA 121 min – LGBT History Month screening

Screenings 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Alan Cumming

Picture from the film.

In 1973’s male-dominated tennis scene, top female players are goaded into challenge matches by publicity-hungry ex-champion Bobby Riggs (Carell) – and US Open winner Billie Jean King (Stone) feels compelled to accept. As King prepares for their televised Battle of the Sexes, her private life is transformed by her relationship with hairdresser Marilyn Barnett (Riseborough).
Picture from the film.Three stars on top form, the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) deliver an ace! Screened in association with LGBT History Month.




David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 1 February 2018

Shows start at 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions)

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BORG vs McENROE (15) – 2017 Swe/Den/Fin 107 min – partially subtitled

Screenings at 2.30 pm. & 7.30 pm.
Director: Janus Metz
Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård

Image of film appears here

The 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final was one of tennis’s great five-set thrillers – a marathon battle of technique, nerve and stamina. While this was apparently a clash of opposites – “ice-man” Björn Borg against “Superbrat” John McEnroe – director Metz and Swedish ace Gudnason take time to explore the superstitions, obsessions and stewing emotions underneath Borg’s stoic exterior, while LaBeouf is a natural fit in both looks and reputation as the young American upstart. You don’t need to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy this one.

 

Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department.
For November we are showing ‘In the Middle of Nowhere’ (3.09 mins), directed by Lauryn Jackman. In this poetic film, a young woman searches for her identity.
A different film will be shown at selected screenings each month.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 02 November 2017

Shows start at 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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