Dir: Gurinder Chadha, UK, 2019, 117 mins
Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
Inspired by a true story this is a drama about a British boy with Pakistani origins trying to overcome racism and strict parentage in Luton in the 80s. When he is introduced to the music of Bruce Springsteen he becomes more than just a fan; it gives him an identity, faith in life and the courage to do things he wouldn't have dared otherwise. A deliciously romantic rock ‘n' roll parable and an ode to the power of pop music to inspire.
Dir: Isabella Eklof, Den/Neth/Swe, 2018, 92 mins, Swedish & English dialogue with subtitles
Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer
In this sun-splashed, glossy drama a young woman is taken on a lavish vacation to Turkey by her gangster boyfriend. There she soon finds herself caught between the material rewards of her position and the abusive price she pays for it. A frost-bitten tale of a summer vacation gone awry which also offers some powerful commentary on the abuse culture.
Please note, extra screenings of Holiday will take place on Sat 21 Sept at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
In one of Alfred Hitchcock’s darkest thrillers, a traitor’s daughter is engaged by an American agent to get close to one of her father’s Nazi associates. As a deadly plot begins to emerge, her safety is compromised as suspicions arise, with potentially deadly consequences… Showing in a restored print.
Dir: Nick Bloomfield, US, 2019, 101 mins
Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins
We're sorry but due to reasons beyond our control we will not be able to screen the
documentary about singer Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen on Sat 21 Sept as advertised.<p>
Please accept our apologies for any disappointment caused.
However, we have managed to arrange a screening on Sun 22 Sept at 7.30pm in Cinema 1. Tickets bought in advance can be used at this screening. Alternatively, please contact us for a refund.
A documentary about singer Leonard Cohen and his early muse Marianne Ihlen, following their relationship from its beginnings on the Greek Island of Hydra in 1960, an innocent time of free love, to its collapse under the weight of Leonard's growing celebrity status. Featuring fabulous archival footage this is a charming illustration of the twists and turns of a complicated relationship that produced some of the gifted songwriter's most indelible songs.
Dir: Quentin Tarantino, US, 2019, 161 mins
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Feted at Cannes this year, Quentin Tarantino's latest comedy-drama is an engrossing tale following a fading star of a western TV series and his long-time stunt double as they try to remain relevant in the fading Hollywood's golden age of 1969. A breezy all-star fantasia which blends Hollywood and Manson-era violence into dazzling and incendiary cinema.
Dir: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Sp, 2018, 129 mins, Spanish dialogue with subtitles
Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, Josep Maria Pou
A riveting political thriller about a thrusting politician whose upward trajectory is about to take a spiral in the opposite direction when his role in a corruption scandal is exposed. Bolstered by excellent acting all round from the large ensemble cast this is an enlightening character study, exposing shameless corrupt political schemes that accommodate high-end lifestyles. Remind you of anyone ?
One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore)
By Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
(R/T 150 mins tbc)
Extra performance - Sun 29 Sept at 7.30pm
The Fleabag screening on the 12 Sept has sold out. To accommodate those disappointed fans we will be screening an Encore performance on the 29 Sept.
See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), screened 'as live'.
Tickets: £14/£10 (25 & under)
Dir: Justin Kelly, US, 2018, 106 mins
Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess
A biographical drama which details the six-year-long scheme hatched by author Laura Albert to convince the world that her sister-in-law was the teenage boy secretly serving as her own literary persona. A captivating and strongly acted true story, which gives a deep look into Albert's creative process and the personal demons that informed it.
Dir: Pedro Almodóvar, Sp, 2019, 113 mins, Spanish dialogue with subtitles
Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia
A semi-autobiographical drama in which an ageing film director recalls a series of experiences and encounters from his past. From his childhood in the 60s to his first love in 80s Madrid and his discovery of cinema, we trace the director's path to his current predicament - a void that now stands between him and rediscovering his creative spark. An intensely felt homage to filmmaking from Spanish icon Pedro Almodovar.
Dir: Penny Lane, US, 2019, 94 mins
Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe
When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organise a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humour, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking.
Dir: Alexander Mackendrick, UK, 1949, 80 mins
Basil Radford, Catherine Lacey, Joan Greenwood, Gordon Jackson
Based on a true story, Ealing's wondrous and effervescent tale of a remote Scottish Island's inhabitants unwittingly having fallen foul of a total lack of their national tipple when salvation seemingly arrives in the form of a wrecked cargo ship holding a lifetimes supply. Rescuing the booty is one thing; hiding the precious stuff from the mainland authorities who come looking is an entirely different matter.
There will be a free whisky tasting in the foyer before the screening.
Dir: Alexander Payne, US, 2004, 127 mins
Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
The widely admired, Oscar-winning comedy famously set Merlot sales tumbling (and boosted those of Pinot Noir) based on its lead character’s acidly aired wine reviews. As we close Food Feast 2018 it’s time to celebrate food’s eternal (and often more enjoyable) bedfellow – drink!
There will be a free wine-tasting in the foyer before the screening and the film features an exclusive Film Feast video introduction from the film’s writer/director, Alexander Payne.
Dir: Joanna Hogg, UK, 2019, 120 mins
Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
From executive producer Martin Scorsese, writer-director Joanna Hogg delivers a mysterious film of icy precision in The Souvenir, a UK drama about a film student who forms a relationship with a troubled older man. Recalling the work of Derek Jarman, Hogg builds on previous works Archipelago and Exhibition to emerge as one of the most singular visions working today in British filmmaking. Winner of the Sundance 2019 World Cinema Dramatic prize, The Souvenir truly is a film that stays with you, fixating in the mind long after the last utterly gorgeous frame.
"The Souvenir feels like the only film in the world that matters" - Time Out
"Hogg has found a contemporary English response to the rhetoric of Antonioni or Visconti"
- The Guardian
‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
Tickets £14/£10 (25 &under)
The official report of all parliamentary debates.
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.
Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
Tickets £14/£10 (25 &under)
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Tickets £14/£10 (25 &under)