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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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (12A) – 2018 UK/USA 134 min

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers

It’s taken a long time to reach the screen, but the film biography of Queen’s lead singer certainly delivers, thanks to Rami Malek’s near-perfect impersonation of Freddie Mercury, from his humble origins as a baggage handler to world superstardom, and the highs and lows that followed. The movie excels in the painstaking recreation of Queen’s music, and of key moments such as the Wembley Live Aid concert. It will rock you!



David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 6 December 2018

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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BREATHE (12A) – 2017 UK 117 min

Screenings at 11.00 am. & 7.30 pm.
Director: Andy Serkis
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville

 Image of film appears hereThe true story of Robin Cavendish (Garfield) who is struck down with polio soon after his marriage to Diana (Foy), who is shortly to give birth. We follow the dramatic attempts of Diana and her brothers to keep her husband alive, enabling him to lead a life worth living, and Robin’s subsequent quest to improve the lives of others.

Image of film appears hereProduced by the son of the real couple, Breathe chronicles “a triumph of joy over adversity” (The Guardian).

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 07 December 2017

Shows start at 11.00 am & 7.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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