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
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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On Tuesday we are screening US, director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to GET OUT, the huge critical and box-office success of 2017. US is a doppelganger horror sporting a terrific performance from Lupita Nyong’o and we are delighted to be able to precede the show with a spoken word performance from local resident, Shaniqua Benjamin.
Many of you enjoyed our screenings of LOVING VINCENT in November 2017, and now we have another take on the tortured Impressionist – AT ETERNITY’S GATE is screening on Thursday. The film has an Oscar-nominated performance from Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh, and is directed by Julian Schnabel, an artist in his own right as well as an acclaimed filmmaker.
Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto
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. Despite 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.
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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