Friday 24 May 2024

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2023 | Dir Wim Wenders | 124m | Japan | Germany

Saturday 25 May 2024 at 2.00pm

Hirayama cleans public toilets in Tokyo, lives his life in simplicity and daily tranquility. Some encounters also lead him to reflect on himself.

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Wim Wenders is back on form with this story of a Tokyo public toilet cleaner. Hirayama lives a simple life with few of the modern appliances we rely on today. Every day he has the same routine but seems at peace with his lot, taking pride in cleaning the most modern, stylised, public conveniences. Not much interferes with his routine except for the few people he interacts with, and who intrigue and sometimes frustrate him. This film harks back to the director’s masterpieces Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire, with a perfect soundtrack featuring classics from Lou Reed, Patti Smith and many more. Japanese with English subtitles.

ALL OF US STRANGERS – Film Locations Walking Tour

Sunday 26 May 2024 at 2.00pm (meet at 1.45pm)
More info and booking

Sanderstead Rec, Sanderstead “Village” (Limpsfield Road), the house, the alleys – and everything in between including tea with Joanna Scanlan.

Join us for a volunteer led film location walking tour through Sanderstead, Croydon. The tour meeting point will be Riddlesdown station where two members of the David Lean Cinema will greet you. The tour will be stopping off at some of the main locations that were used for the filming of All of Us Strangers and finishing up with a hot drink with our patron, Joanna Scanlan. The tour end point will be Sanderstead Station around 4.30pm.
We estimate the walk to be 2 hours long, which includes walking and stopping time. Places are limited, with only 20 spaces available.
Participants should arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, and make yourself known to the guides for registration with a copy of your ticket. More information and booking here.

If you are unable to secure a ticket for this event, but would be interested in other volunteer-led film location walks do share your feedback via our website contact form or social media.

2023 | Dir Jeymes Samuel | 129m | USA

Tuesday 28 May 2024 at 7.30pm

LaKeith Stanfield stars as Clarence, the twin brother of Apostle ‘Doubting’ Thomas, who like Brian before him, gets mistaken for someone much more important!

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Jeymes Samuel’s take on the ‘mistaken Messiah’ idea pays its’ dues to Monty Python before taking its own hero, Clarence, the dope-dealing twin of the Apostle Thomas, through a parallel Holy Land at the time of the Crucifixion. On the way he runs up an enormous debt with the local Mr Big while falling for his sister, trying – and failing – to join the Apostles and get baptised by David Oyelowo’s John, and performing bogus miracles. LaKeith Stanfield makes a genial comic hero, and there are cameo roles from the likes of Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Benedict Cumberbatch.

2023 | Dir Thea Sharrock | 102m | UK

Wednesday 29 May 2024 at 7.30pm

When people in Littlehampton–including conservative local Edith–begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town’s women investigate.

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A superb British cast shine in this comic dramatization of a real-life incident from 1920s Littlehampton. When exotically insulting poison-pen letters were sent to spinster Edith Swan (Olivia Colman), her fiery Irish neighbour Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley) was quickly accused of libel. Suspecting there was more to this than met the eye, Sussex’s first WPC (Anjana Vasan) set out to find the true culprit… “Hilariously creative swearing [and] Thea Sharrock’s confident direction” make this “a cheeky pleasure that never tires” (Metro).

2023 | Dir Matteo Garrone | 121 mins | Italy | Belgium

Thursday 30 May 2024 at 2.30pm
Thursday 30 May 2024 at 7.30pm

Matteo Garrone delivers a picture both beautiful and brutal of the migrant trail from Senegal to Italy as seen through the eyes of two young men looking for a better life in Europe.

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“I’m the captain” repeatedly shouts Seydou, who has steered a ship full of similar refugees, including his injured cousin Moussa to the Italian shore, the last leg of a brutal journey from Senegal. Director Matteo Garrone’s filmography includes the violent realism of Gomorrah and the magic of Tale of Tales, and his new film has elements of both – a magic realist scene of a floating woman in the Sahara desert and a gruelling passage of torture in a Libyan prison. Through it all, actor Seydou Sarr holds the screen with a portrait of a young man looking for a better life and seeing humanity at its worst – and best. Wolof with English subtitles.

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