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THE LADYKILLERS
1955 | Dir Alexander Mackendrick | 91m | UK

Saturday 01 June 2024 at 2pm

Ealing Studios last comedy classic, presented from an original 35mm Technicolor print, is the story of a criminal gang frustrated by the little old lady they rent a room from.

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Screened from the Cinema Museum’s original Technicolor print, this is the last of the classic Ealing comedies. Alec Guinness leads a gang of robbers pretending to be classical musicians who rent a room in the house of an eccentric widow, ostensibly to practice, but in fact to check out the scene of their robbery. When Mrs Wilberforce realises they are criminals, the gang decide she has to be killed… “The sheer blackness of the central concept is barely disguised by the accomplished farce which surrounds it” (Time Out). A 35mm presentation in association with The Cinema Museum.

ORDINARY ANGELS (Dementia Friendly)
2024 | Dir Jon Gunn | 118m | USA

Tuesday 04 June 2024 at 11.00am (Dementia Friendly)

A hard-drinking Louisville hairdresser becomes the unlikely guardian angel to a gravely ill young girl and her family.

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Based on a true story. Sharon (Hilary Swank) is the part owner of a hairdressing salon, and a hardened drinker who is attracted to the story of a local 5-year old girl who is desperately ill. Sharon organises a fundraising event at the salon, and approaches the family with the money collected, but the girl’s recently widowed father is wary of her, especially when she offers more help, but feels powerless to stop her. Swank’s performance anchors what could have been an exercise in schmaltz, and the film has been praised by critics and enthusiastically embraced by audiences in the States.

LOVE LIES BLEEDING
2024 | Dir Rose Glass | 104m | USA | GB

Tuesday 04 June 2024 at 7.30pm

Lou, the daughter of the local hood falls for bodybuilder Jackie, who is on her way to a competition in Las Vegas. But the illegal steroids Lou feeds Jackie have a bad effect on them both…

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Stuck in a small New Mexico town, where her corrupt father rules the roost, gym manager Lou falls hard for bodybuilder Jackie as she passes through en route to Vegas. Jackie’s steroid-fuelled rage and Lou’s contemptible relatives are soon on an explosive collision course, in this 1989-set uproarious and lethally smart noir which showcases the formidable talents of both Kristen Stewart – whose acting is brilliantly subtle as chaos breaks out around her – and British director Rose Glass (Saint Maud). “Violent story of extreme sport, forbidden love and a lot of murder could be a new grindhouse classic, but Kristen Stewart’s fierce subtlety pushes it up a level” (Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian).

JOHN SINGER SARGENT: FASHION AND SWAGGER
2024 | Dir David Bickerstaff | 90m | UK

Wednesday 05 June 2024 at 7.30pm *HOH
*HOH – Descriptive subtitles for those with hearing loss.

Saturday 08 June 2024 at 2.00pm

The latest Exhibition on Screen documentary looks at Sargent’s work using examples from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tate Britain.

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JS Sargent was the greatest society portraitist of the Gilded Age that preceded the First World War, using the “swagger” of his posing and brushwork to show more than just the wealth of his subjects. Accompanying both Tate Britain’s ongoing exhibition and a similar show at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, this polished documentary shows his shimmering paintings – including Boston murals that will never travel here – in illuminating detail, amidst the context of the fashion world of his era.

BACK TO BLACK
2024 | Dir Sam Taylor-Johnson | 122m | USA | UK

Thursday 06 June 2024 at 2.00pm *HOH
*HOH – Descriptive subtitles for those with hearing loss which will be followed by an informal discussion in association with the Croydon u3a Film Group
Thursday 06 June 2024 at 7.30pm

Sam Taylor-Johnson’s bio-pic about the late Amy Winehouse, her battles with drugs and her family, and how she created the songs for one of the best-selling albums of our time.

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Celebrating the unforgettable legacy of a homegrown star lost too soon, Back to Black delves into the remarkable journey of Amy Winehouse. Set against the backdrop of her beloved Camden streets, the film captures her early rise to fame and the trials of overnight international stardom, while paying homage to Amy’s unparalleled artistry, wit, and candour. Offering an unfiltered glimpse into the complexities of modern fame, it stands as a moving tribute to a talent of rare magnitude.

KIDNAPPED
2023 | Dir Marco Bellocchio | 134m | Italy | France

Tuesday 11 June 2024 at 7.30pm

Veteran Italian director Marco Bellocchio’s latest film is the true story of how the Vatican abducted a Jewish boy in 1858, and converted him to Catholicism.

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Based on the true 1858 story of a 6 year old Jewish boy kidnapped by police from his home in Bologna and taken to live with the pope in the Vatican, because of a report that he had been baptised without his family’s knowledge. In this beautifully shot period drama, director  Marco Bellocchio continues his lifelong work of studying the cruel treatment of victims of dogma and entrenched bias. We see the boy grow and the damage this papal decision does to the country. It is believed the consequences of this case moved Italy away from being a wholly religious country, and Rome becoming its more secular capital.

THE FALL GUY
2024 | Dir David Leitch | 126m | USA

Thursday 13 June 2024 at 2.30pm *HOH
*HOH – Descriptive subtitles for those with hearing loss.

Thursday 13 June 2024 at 7.30pm
Saturday 15 June 2024 at 11.00am (Relaxed screening for young people living with autism or other neurodivergent conditions)

Ryan Reynolds and Emily Blunt star as stunt-man and director in an Hollywood action film. Can they find their missing leading man, and rekindle their broken romance, in this action comedy delight.

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Stuntman Ryan Gosling and camera operator Emily Blunt are super cute as exes who are brought back together for her first feature as director. When the star goes missing, Colt Seavers (Gosling) is told it’s his job to find him, as he’s the only crew member not needed until the star returns. Colt gets into lots of trouble while he tries to find him. A great, funny, romantic action-adventure film. Will Colt find the star and get the girl? You’ll have to come along and find out.

CHALLENGERS (Babes In Arms Screening)
2024 | Dir Luca Guadagnino | 131m | USA

Friday 14 June 2024 at 11.00am (Babes In Arms)
Thurs 20 June 2024 at 2.30pm
Thurs 20 June 2024 at 7.30pm *HOH
*HOH – Descriptive subtitles for those with hearing loss.

A tennis love-triangle has Zendaya as an ex-player turned coach, trying to end husband Josh O’Connor’s losing streak by pitching him against Mike Faist, his ex-best friend and her ex-boyfriend.

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Art is a six-times Grand Slam winner, while Patrick is scraping a living on the lower Challenger circuit. When Art’s coach and wife Tashi pushes him into a Challenger tournament to regain form, he meets Patrick in the final. Art and Patrick were once inseparable best friends and doubles partners, when Tashi was the biggest prospect in tennis… Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino serves us an ace in this intense, exhilarating and often very funny movie.

LA CHIMERA
2023 | Dir Alice Rohrwacher | 133m | Italy | France

Tuesday 18 June at 7.30pm

Josh O’Connor’s ancient history scholar uses his knowledge to nefarious ends, while pining for the young woman who he loved when he was a student staying at her mother’s Tuscan manor.

“Alice Rohrwacher’s uproarious adventure teems with life” Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian

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Arthur was once a respectable archaeology student in love with the daughter of a local aristocrat (played by Isabella Rossellini). But his love has died, and in his grief, he has turned to using his skills to help a local gang discover Etruscan antiquities and sell them on the black market. A hit with critics at last year’s Cannes festival, Alice Rohrwacher’s film is part comedy, part magic-realist fantasy, part sad romance, and totally captivating. Italian with English subtitles.

BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY
2023 | Dir Elene Naveriani | 110m | Switzerland | Georgia

Tuesday 25 June 2024 at 7.30pm

The life of a happily single, 48 year old woman, living in a remote Georgian village, is turned upside down when a man enters her life. Is her cherished independence in danger?

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Eke Chavleishvili is a revelation as Etero in this coming-of (middle) age movie about a Georgian woman living alone with her own business, doing as she pleases, not concerned with men and relationships… until she almost falls to her death picking blackberries. This incident makes her braver and more adventurous. She starts to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, speaking her mind and making the first move with a man she has admired. This newfound zest for life is bittersweet. Strange symptoms make her fear she may be very sick, and she prepares to end her days at the hospital. Her doctor, however, has a wonderful and surprising diagnosis for her. “A marvellously tender story of loneliness and love. A gentle, sensual gem of a movie” (Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian). Georgian with English subtitles.

CIVIL WAR
2024 | Dir Alex Garland | 109m | USA

Wednesday 26 June 2024 at 7.30pm
Saturday 29 June 2024 at 2.00pm

In Alex Garland’s vision of a fractured future America, a group of journalists race to reach the capital before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

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From Alex Garland, the sci-fi writer-director behind Ex-Machina and Annihilation, comes a new dystopian thriller about a not too distant future where civil war has broken out in the United States. The film follows a group of journalists as they travel across the country documenting the horrors they witness along the way. As they encounter rising tensions amongst the country’s citizens and betrayals lurking at their every turn, will they make it in time to expose its secrets?

TWO TICKETS TO GREECE
2022 | Dir Marc Fitoussi | 110m | France | Greece

Thursday 27 June 2024 at 2.30pm
Thursday 27 June 2024 at 7.30pm

School mates Blandine and Magalie are re-united for a trip to the Greek islands, but can these two mismatched characters re-discover their old friendship, with the help of Magalie’s friend Bijou?

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Blandine and Magalie were school friends who once planned to run away to a Greek island. Now middle-aged and divorced, she mentions her friend to her son, who finds Magalie online and books the dream trip for them. Blandine is uptight, and Magalie is a free spirit, so they don’t hit it off, and have soon drifted off-course in the Greek islands. They then bump into an old friend of Magalie’s, and their relationship changes. Great performances and dreamy Greek landscapes make this the ideal summer escape film. French with English subtitles.