There’s a rare chance on Tuesday to see legendary German director Fritz Lang’s first masterpiece Destiny (Der Müde Tod). Death, here portrayed as a sympathetic character, steals a young woman’s fiancé and challenges her to save one of three lives by the power of love. In scenes of stunning visual brilliance, we’re taken to Arabia, Venice and Imperial China. Look out for the ‘Candleroom’ sequence – according to one critic, ‘a moment of floating beauty and surreal grace’. This 1921 silent classic has been meticulously restored and features a newly-composed orchestral score. For anyone interested in the genre, Destiny is an exceptional and rewarding treat.
A handful of tickets are still available for My Cousin Rachel on Thursday afternoon, which is a screening with subtitles for people with a hearing loss. The repeat showing on Wednesday 2 August at 7.30pm has almost sold out at the time of writing. Read more………………
We’ve had another memorable week at the David Lean. In addition to sell out repeat screenings of Viceroy’s House, there was the highly original blend of horror and humour provided by Get Out, which wasn’t quite to everyone’s taste, but most found it very enjoyable. The Salesman offered reflective and absorbing drama, enhanced by the insight it offered into life in Iran. It proved so thought-provoking that discussions continued afterwards at the bus stops opposite the Clocktower!
The two David Lean Cinema volunteer co-ordinators are looking for a third volunteer to share their admin duties, particularly the creation of the monthly schedule of duties for stewards, box office staff and arts bar staff. Read More………….
Due to exceptional sales, we have programmed a further screening of I, Daniel Blake, for 7.30 on 14 December. Recently, a record number of children in the audience for Swallows and Amazons really enjoyed the film, so a repeat screening scheduled for 28 December is the perfect opportunity for families who missed it the first time. See film schedule.
Last Wednesday’s screening of The Bolshoi Ballet – marking the 60th anniversary of half the film being shot at Croydon’s Davis Theatre – was a spectacular success, prompting some of the most enthusiastic feedback we have ever received. Read more……….