Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 7.30pm

Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Based on the infamous Smalls Island Incident of 1801 The Lighthouse follows Thomas Howell and Thomas Griffith’s disastrous posting to Smalls Island Lighthouse to ‘keep the light’ 25 miles from land and surrounded by the deadly Irish sea. The men are stranded in a freak storm that rages for months, nothing short of an act of God. The film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.

Just like the lighthouse beam, this is dazzling and dangerous.” ★★★★★ The Guardian

2019 | Dir Robert Eggers | 109min | USA | Canada

The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film True Love (15, 5 mins), a Year 12 sci-fi short written and directed by Alexander Markovich.

Ticket Prices: £8.00 (Standard), £6.50 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).

AT ETERNITY’S GATE (12A) – 2018 USA/France/UK/ Switzerland/Ireland 111 mins

Director: Julian Schnabel
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen

Artist and filmmaker Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) tackles the latter years of Vincent van Gogh, specifically his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise where he struggled to portray the countryside and people around him while contending with the misunderstanding of his friends, including Paul Gaugain (Isaac) and the hostility of his neighbours. Oscar-nominated Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent, and Schnabel brings his painter’s eye to the film, using filters and lens distortion at points to reflect the artist’s vision, as well as his disturbed psychological state.

Allows viewers to experience the mystery of creativity in this gloriously artistic film
– ★★★★ Caryn James, BBC Film Review


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The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film Parole (12A), directed by Lea Georgiev & Persephone Wood.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 9 May 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 FLORIDA PROJECT (15) – 2017 USA 115 min

Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto

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The Florida Project journeys through the day-to-day life of a wide-eyed, funny and precocious six-year-old girl and her ragtag group of friends. Monee and her rebellious mother Halley live at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel, overseen by Bobby, the stern-faced but kindly manager. Image of film appears hereDespite this harsh environment, Monee gets up to mischief and adventure and her summer break is filled with a sense of wonder and possibility while the adults around them struggle with the realities of life. Brooklyn Prince gives an exceptional performance as the young Monee.

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 21 December 2017

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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