New programme on sale
After a great first month, we’re delighted to announce our second season of films for the summer. As well as our fascinating new documentary season, we’ll be showing the best of the new independent and mainstream releases including Breathe In and Frances Ha, a riveting selection of foreign films, screenings of live stage performances from Shakespeare’s Globe, a great programme of family films for the school holidays and, quite fittingly, a swashbuckling classic starring Errol Flynn.
Highlights include Drake Doremus’ captivating drama Breathe In, where the arrival of a foreign exchange student rocks the lives of her upstate New York host family. Other new films include Frances Ha, a modern and quirky comic fable about a second string ballet dancer and The East, a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from acclaimed writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling. There will also be the chance to see award-winning director Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic trip into magic and madness, A Field In England.
We couldn’t let the opening months of the new cinema pass without showing a film starring the man himself, so by popular demand we’re bringing you the classic 1938 swashbuckler The Adventures Of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone. Other classics include a digital re-mastering of Werner Herzog’s 1972 masterpiece Aguirre, Wrath Of God.
We’ve got some new movies from around the globe throughout the coming weeks, starting with a charming French homage to Woody Allen, Paris-Manhattan. Other highlights include the imaginative black and white reworking of Snow White, Blancanieves, set in 1920s Seville, Wadjda, the first full length feature film shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, and Abbas Kiarostami’s latest, Like Someone In Love. There is also the chance to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s Palme d’Or-nominated Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm.
Following the huge popularity of previous live broadcast screenings, we are delighted to have secured screenings of three productions recorded at Shakespeare’s Globe, Henry V, The Taming Of The Shrew and Twelfth Night, as well as further showings of NT Encore films The Audience (starring Helen Mirren) and Macbeth (with Kenneth Branagh).
We’ve also got a great selection of family films for the summer, starting with the brilliant animated sequel Despicable Me 2. With the introduction of a Summer Holiday Offer, it will cost just £10 for an adult and child to enjoy these family films, with extra children’s tickets available at £5 each.