New May season on sale

May brings the best of the new releases in the shape of stylish thriller The Two Faces Of January, charming Indian romance The Lunchbox and delightful rites-of-passage movie We Are The Best! among many others. Vintage classics include Rebel Without A Cause and Rossellini‘s extraordinary Rome, Open City, with werewolf mystery The Beast Must Die being our Cult Film Club choice.

Our Under The Radar strand continues to bring the cream of world and independent cinema to the big screen, with Ciaran Hinds impressing as a grieving widower in poetic The Sea, exquisite drama Ilo Ilo and Mia Wasikowska giving her best performance yet in Tracks. We also pay tribute to the late Roger-Lloyd Pack with his last feature In Love With Alma Cogan.

New season films include hilarious middle-aged heist feature The Love Punch, Terry Gilliam’s latest film The Zero Theorem, gripping thriller Locke and Richard Ayoade’s Kafkaesque drama The Double.

Another wide-ranging selection of special events and live screenings are on offer, with the jewel in the crown being the cinema’s special Eurovision evening. Presented in association with NN Contemporary Art and hosted by BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby, the event gives the opportunity to join in with fun and games and fancy dress, and enjoy sing-a-longs and themed food and drink, before watching the song contest final streamed live from Copenhagen. The fan-funded documentary, Rock And Roll’s Greatest Failure – John Otway The Movie, will be followed by a Q&A with cult legend John Otway, in person, in the cinema.  A Trip To Italy reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in another foodie road trip, with the screening followed by a live Q&A with the two comedians via satellite. A recording of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy, is accompanied by a satellite Q&A with its star Angela Lansbury live from the BFI Southbank. Continuing the popular programme of live screenings of theatre productions, the RSC’s Henry IV Part I will be broadcast live from Stratford. A live screening of NT Live: King Lear is already sold out but there is a second chance to see it in an encore screening. Screenings of National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night are also very nearly sold out.

Further live screenings already on sale for the coming months include the momentous last night of Monty Python’s reunion show at London’s O2 on 20 July, reputed to be the last time the legendary comic troupe will perform together. From the Glyndebourne summer season 2014 there will be the chance to see performances of the operas Der Rosenkavalier and La Traviata broadcast live, along with a recording of the 2010 production of Don Giovanni. There are also RSC Live screenings of Henry IV Part II and The Two Gentlemen Of Verona to look forward to, along with NT Live screenings of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business and a new version of Euripides’ tragedy Medea.


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