The Party (2017 UK) 71 mins, Cert. PG

Screenings at 2.30 pm. & 7.30 pm.

Director: Sally Potter          
Stars: Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas

 

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Politician Janet is celebrating her new cabinet post by holding a little soirée with her academic husband Bill, some old friends and their partners, plus a smooth-talking banker. What could possibly go wrong?

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Some long-hidden secrets and smoking guns, perhaps? Playing out in real time, director Potter delivers an observant, droll, just-absurd-enough farce, with Scott Thomas holding the film together as our dubious heroine. “A short, sharp, funny shock of a movie” (The Guardian).

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 30th November 2017

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

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Denial (2016 UK/USA) Cert. 12A

Extra screening to meet demand
Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall

American historian Deborah Lipstadt is shocked when British academic David Irving interrupts her lecture – and her professional future is threatened when she is the target of his libel suit.

 

With the burden of proof upon her, Lipstadt’s legal team, led by Anthony Julius QC (Scott), must demonstrate that Irving knowingly obscured evidence of the Holocaust.

 

 

Weisz and Spall both excel as the stubborn intellectuals, with Irving’s arrogance and self-deception especially showing Spall at the height of his powers.

 

 

Adapted by David Hare from Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial”, this is “One of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made” (New York Observer).

 

Here are links to two articles about the film from The Guardian: the recent Review accompanying the UK release and an earlier piece by David Hare, written at the time of the Toronto International Film Festival premiere, on the issues he faced in bringing Lipstadt’s book to the big screen.

 

The review includes a link to the (US) Trailer, which can also be seen below


 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 5th April 2017

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

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Denial (2016 UK/USA) 109 mins, Cert. 12A

At 11.00 and 7.30

evening show almost sold out, extra screening 5th April – apologies for the gap between shows, that’s the earliest slot we could do!
 Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall

American historian Deborah Lipstadt is shocked when British academic David Irving interrupts her lecture – and her professional future is threatened when she is the target of his libel suit.

 

With the burden of proof upon her, Lipstadt’s legal team, led by Anthony Julius QC (Scott), must demonstrate that Irving knowingly obscured evidence of the Holocaust.

 

 

Weisz and Spall both excel as the stubborn intellectuals, with Irving’s arrogance and self-deception especially showing Spall at the height of his powers.

 

 

Adapted by David Hare from Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial”, this is “One of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made” (New York Observer).

Here are links to two articles about the film from The Guardian: the recent Review accompanying the UK release and an earlier piece by David Hare, written at the time of the Toronto International Film Festival premiere, on the issues he faced in bringing Lipstadt’s book to the big screen.

The review includes a link to the (US) Trailer, which can also be seen below


 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 16th March 2017

Shows start at 11.00AM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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