This love story chronicles the lifelong relationship of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A symphonic love story with sparkling, awards-worthy performances.
Bradley Cooper takes on the triple role of lead actor, director and writer. He wisely eschews the conventional biopic logic of ticking off Bernstein’s career highlights. Instead, ‘Maestro’ zeroes in on his vivid, life-long love affair with Chilean émigré Felicia Montealegre, beautifully played by Carey Mulligan who is the beating heart of the film. ‘Maestro’ digs deep into Bernstein’s music to unleash some of the greatest hits (‘West Side Story,’ ‘On the Waterfront’) and a few lesser-known pieces. A recreation of his legendary performance of Mahler in 1968 just about blows the roof off New York’s St Patrick’s Cathedral. This is a film for cinephiles as well as musos and romantics, with its discrete ‘movements’ mirroring the movie making style of its time frame. Early scenes are filmed in 35mm black-and-white, while Lenny and Felicia’s stormy late 1960s patch is captured in Technicolor. This elegant, ambitious biopic is a love letter to life and art, and at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love. "An absolute marvel." Rolling Stone
USA 2023 Bradley Cooper 129m
Our annual return to the Royal Opera House for its Festive ‘The Nutcracker.’ Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.
Tue 12 Dec 19:15 (Live)
Sun 17 Dec 14:00 (Encore)
La Passion de Dodin Bouffant
This mouthwatering and sensual exercise in haute cuisine and late-flowering romance is set in 1885 and almost totally within the confines of a rustic kitchen in a chateau. This is our closing film of this year’s French Film Festival.
Tran Anh Hùng, the Vietnamese director, now living in France, of ‘The Scent of the Green Papaya’ based the film on the book ‘The Life and Passion of Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet’ by Marcel Rouff. Peerless cook Eugénie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years. As time went by, the practice of gastronomy and mutual admiration turned into a romantic relationship. He realises, however, that while he schmoozes the rich and famous in the dining room, she remains in the kitchen but is clearly hugely responsible for his august reputation. There is talk of marriage, but Eugénie values her independence too much in a relationship that she considers should be of equal parts. Both Binoche and Magimel who were together in life for a considerable time, exude an effortless rapport. Chosen as France’s Oscar contender. Warning: Another film like the recent ‘Delicieux’ that should not be seen on an empty stomach! (Subtitles)
France/Belgium 2023 Tran Anh Hùng 134m
A riveting tribute to Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha, who lived a life as tough as those she shot in different eras of deprivation and marginalisation.
Tish chronicled working-class lives in the north east in the 1970s and 80s (and also those of Soho sex workers in London), earning for herself the nickname “Demon Snapper” in the papers. In capturing the reality of poverty and deprivation in communities where the misery of unemployment had been allowed to settle by Westminster, Murtha showed her subjects’ humour, optimism and refusal to be cowed – particularly in the faces of children. The film is presented with enormous humanity and warmth by Murtha’s grownup daughter Ella, who is an eerie likeness of her late mother. The centrally important point is that Murtha was not an outsider: she was a part of the people whose lives she recorded.
UK 2023 Paul Sng 90m
The film takes a personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte's origins, and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor viewed through the prism of his addictive, and often volatile, relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.
‘Napoleon’ is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine (Vanessa Kirby), showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed. The cast also includes Rupert Everett as the 1st Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesly, Tahar Rahim (‘A Prophet’) as French politician Paul Barras and Ludivine Sagnier (‘Swimming Pool’) as the noblewoman and socialite Theresa Cabarrus.
USA 2023 Ridley Scott 158m
Joanna Hogg’s (‘The Souvenir’) latest film sees an artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past.
Julie and Rosalind have come to this secluded Welsh locale so the former can work on her new screenplay, incorporating remembrances of the latter’s childhood. Before Moel Famau was a hotel, for a few years it was also Rosalind’s home when she was a little girl. Memories hide around every corner and lurk in all the shadows. Tilda Swinton portrays both Julie and Rosalind, and in a career overflowing with magnificent performances, this may be one of her best. She dives in confidently, creating two distinct characters with their own personalities, histories, and ghosts who all stalk them down the lonely hallways of Moel Famau. As much as mother and daughter have in common, the emotional baggage they carry remains their own, and Swinton brings all this into the piercing, unflinching light with perceptive gracefulness. Acclaimed filmmaker Hogg's beguiling latest film is a brilliant and captivating exploration of parental relationships and the things we leave behind. This will undoubtedly capture the eye of every BAFTA award voter. "A blackly funny exploration of identity." Sight & Sound
UK 2023 Joanna Hogg 96m
Can the greatest romance of your life last only one night? Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke star in this ephemeral and sensual love story.
A chance encounter between two solitary young strangers. After they hit it off on a train bound for Vienna, Paris university student Celine and American tourist Jesse impulsively decide to spend the day together before he returns to the US. As the pair roam the city, Richard Linklater’s tenderly observant gaze captures the uncertainty and intoxication of young love. Capturing an effervescent mixture of the mid-90s, it's a striking, authentic observation of two people experiencing a romantically charged connection which would come to erode and inform the shape of their future.
USA/Austria 1995 Richard Linklater 101m
A hapless family man finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. When his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom.
Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage) is an evolutionary biology professor at a small college, in a small town. In a weird dream scenario, Paul starts to appear in people’s dreams. This gets people to notice the nondescript character like they never did before. He reaches a celebrity status when he’s interviewed about this strange occurrence on TV in New York, and becomes comfortable accepting these life changes. This dark satire shows what can happen to someone in today’s cancel culture world when they have a fall-out on social media and their 15 minutes of fame turn rotten. Cage has appeared in over 100 films. In this one, he gives a pleasing uncharacteristic low-key performance instead of his usual over-the-top one. A darkly funny, and often truthful, look at the rapid hysteria of our real-world cancel culture, Norwegian filmmaker Kristoffer Borgli (‘Sick of Myself’) first English language film helps cement him as a provocative and wildly entertaining voice for our times.
USA 2023 Kristoffer Borgli 100m
This charming animation follows a young girl who wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her.
This brand-new musical-comedy welcomes audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha (Ariana DeBose), a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force - a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe - the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico (Chris Pine) - to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
USA 2023 Chris Buck & Fawn Veerasunthorn 92m
The wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ Roald Dahl’s most iconic children's book and one of the best-selling children's books of all time. Timothée Chalamet stars in the title role, featuring his early days as an eccentric chocolatier and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.
Chalamet and newcomer Calah Lane lead the incredible ensemble cast which includes Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Olivia Colman, Simon Farnaby and Hugh Grant.
USA/UK 2023 Paul King
After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.
Fri 22 Dec 19:30
Sweet and thoughtful, ‘Jules’ deals with serious topics such as aging and loneliness, but does so in a funny and heartwarming way.
Jules follows Milton (Ben Kingsley) who lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds his day upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash land in his backyard. Before long, Milton develops a close relationship with the extra-terrestrial he calls "Jules." Things become complicated when two neighbours (Harriet Sansom Harris and Jane Curtin) discover Jules and the government quickly closes in. What follows is a funny, wildly inventive ride as the three neighbours find meaning and connection later in life - thanks to this unlikely stranger. This is a compassionate character study that accomplishes a sweet, simple sense of wonder.
USA 2023 Marc Turtletaub 87m
Exhibition on Screen
This is an exquisitely rich film that delves into the detail and passion surrounding Gustav Klimt’s iconic artwork as well as revealing the scandalous life of the artist himself. Painted in Vienna around 1908, the evocative image of an unknown embracing couple has captivated viewers with its mystery, sensuality and dazzling materials ever since it was created.
Mon 30 Oct 18:15
Tue 31 Oct 16:00
Thu 2 Nov 13:45
Our Powell & Pressburger focus continues with this story of a young ballet dancer who is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
In this classic drama, Vicky Page (Moira Shearer) is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring). Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences. ‘The Red Shoes’ is the greatest film about ballet ever made, blending multiple moods and styles with balletic grace. It is also one of the best-looking movies ever made, with unequalled Technicolor photography from Jack Cardiff.
USA 1948 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 135m
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40th Anniversary Remaster
Considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time, the live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre in December of 1983. Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary.
Sat 14 Oct 20:30
In Aardman Animation’s eagerly awaited second instalment of the ‘Chicken Run’ franchise, Ginger (Thandiwe Newton) and Rocky (Zachary Levi) welcome a new little adventurer into their lives.
Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy's farm, Ginger has finally found her dream - a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly (Bella Ramsey, ‘The Last of Us’), Ginger's happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk - this time, they're breaking in. Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson and Miranda Richardson return as Babs, Bunty, Mac, and Mrs. Tweedy.
UK/USA/France 2023 Sam Fell 97m
Two lonely people who meet each other by chance in the Helsinki night try to find the first love of their lives. Aki Kaurismäki’s deadpan comedy has received a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes film critics’ website!
Ansa (Alma Pöysti) and Holappa (Jussi Vatanen) meet each other by chance in a Helsinki bar, immediately gravitating towards each other, united by an underlying desire for togetherness and meaningful human interaction. Their path towards the honourable goal of finding the love of their lives is clouded by life's general tendency to place obstacles in the way of those seeking their happiness. Every bit as funny as it is sad, ‘Fallen Leaves’ finds glimmers of humour and hope in moments of tragedy. Finnish master Kaurismäki produces a soft-spoken and mordant comedy every six years or so and never, ever misses the mark. Even by his high standards, this gentle tragicomedy is close to perfect. "A tragicomedy that glimmers like a jewel." The Hollywood Reporter
Finland 2023 Aki Kaurismäki 81m
Anselm - Das Rauschen der Zeit
German cult director Wim Wenders (‘Wings of Desire,’ ‘Paris, Texas’) details the work of his friend and immensely talented artist Anselm Kiefer.
Taking us on a journey through Kiefer's stations of life and places of creation, Wenders guides us behind the scenes and into the conceptual world of an artist who has been exploring the human condition and the cyclical nature of history through a wide range of themes and motifs inspired by literature and poetry, history, philosophy, science, mythology and religion. This unique cinematic experience dives deep into Kiefer's oeuvre, bringing together the strings of a career spanning more than five decades between his native country Germany and France, his creative home today. Kiefer’s past and present diffuse the line between film and painting, thus giving a unique cinematic experience that dives deep into an artist's work and reveals his life path. (Some subtitles)
Germany 2023 Wim Wenders 93m
Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy feature in this Olivier-award winning production of David Hare’s hard-hitting tale of love, passion and ideology. Bill Nighy is superb, and Carey Mulligan gives a performance of extraordinarily contained power.
Thu 16 Nov 19:45
Sun 19 Nov 17:45
The Berliner Philharmoniker traditionally bid farewell to 2023 with a gala on 31 December. You can expect popular virtuoso pieces, dazzling new discoveries, celebrity guests and an incomparable festive atmosphere.
Sun 31 Dec 16:00 (LIVE)
Using an advanced oil painting animation technique, this is a visually thrilling rendering of Władysław Reymont’s Nobel Prize-winning tale. From the makers of ‘Loving Vincent.’ “A ravishingly beautiful visual triumph.” Hollywood Reporter. (Subtitles)
Poland 2023 DK Welchman & Hugh Welchman 114m
A woman's friendship with a new colleague at the youth prison facility where she works takes an unexpected turn.
Eileen (Thomasin McKenzie, ‘Jojo Rabbit’) is a peculiar young woman - aloof and unfazed by the gloomy nature of her job at the local youth prison. But something in her changes the day that the new counsellor, Dr. Rebecca St. John (Anne Hathaway) arrives. She is instantly captivated by Rebecca's glamorous, enigmatic presence. As the two women grow closer, Eileen is inspired to explore new facets of her own personality and desires. But her metamorphosis takes a twisted turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret - throwing Eileen onto a much more sinister path. The tension and suspense Hathaway and McKenzie create together is worthy of obsession. ‘Eileen’ proves to be continuously engaging and flourishing with technical talent. "A wildly audacious, wonderfully twisted period psychodrama." Variety
USA 2023 William Oldroyd 97m
In the summer of 2014 - the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings - octogenarian Bernie Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He'd staged a "great escape" from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world - Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, "can-do" spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. Bernie's adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Irene (Glenda Jackson).
Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions. ‘Nabucco’ is an Italian-language opera (subtitled) in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi.
Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprising her thrilling turn as his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek, in his company debut, are Fenena and Ismaele, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high priest Zaccaria. Daniele Callegari conducts Verdi’s early masterpiece, which features the ultimate showcase for the great Met Chorus, the moving “Va, Pensiero.”
185m inc interval
Sun 7 Jan 13:45
Lost Women: Sofia Coppola’s Cinematic Odyssey
With her latest film ‘Priscilla’ on release this month, and an Oscar contender to boot, this talk (including a wealth of clips) will look back at the career of one of the most notable female directors in Hollywood.
Dive into Sofia Coppola's cinematic legacy with film writer and lecturer Ellen Cheshire as your guide, as we unravel the stories of women across her thematic depth and directorial evolution. From the early exploration of female isolation in ‘The Virgin Suicides’ (1999) to the delicate portrayal of cultural disconnection in ‘Lost in Translation’ (2003), we peel back the layers within Coppola's work. We will dive into themes like isolation, displacement, privilege, and the complexities of father-daughter relationships. Coppola's storytelling skill brings out the personal nuances in each character's journey, adding depth to the narratives. Join us in uncovering Coppola's unique contributions to the diverse and intricate stories of women in contemporary cinema.
100m (inc 10 mins Q&A)
Sat 20 Jan 10:30 - In the Auditorium
Tickets only £6.50 (Students free)
Joseph Fiennes (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (‘Best of Enemies’) gripping examination of nation and game. The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?
Thu 25 Jan 19:45 & Sun 18 Feb 14:45
Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee create a poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale. Sung in Czech with English subtitles.
Rusalka, a water spirit, lives with her family in the pure waters of the forest lake. When she falls in love with a Prince, she sacrifices her voice and leaves her home in the hope of finding true love in a new world – a world that does not love her back. This staging reveals our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it. Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast featuring Asmik Grigorian (Jenůfa) in the title role.
230m approx inc 2 intervals
Sun 28 Jan 14:30
Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works - George Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.
It reinvigorates the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labour structures and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.
225m inc 2 intervals
Sun 4 Feb 13:15
As his final film ‘The Boy and the Heron’ is released, this talk (including clips from many of his films) will revisit the career of the legendary Japanese animation director, Hayao Miyazaki.
The animated works of Japan’s Hayao Miyazaki bear the rare distinction of being critically praised worldwide and immensely successful commercially, both in his homeland and overseas. His twelve features as a director, which include ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ (1988), ‘Princess Mononoke’, (1997) and the Academy Award-winning ‘Spirited Away’ (2001), combine realistic character design, vivid and expansive landscapes rich in detail, sweeping emotional arcs and a potent whiff of fantasy. In this illustrated talk, critic and Japanese film specialist Jasper Sharp explores a body of work in which teenage girls battle against forces of environmental devastation, children ride in giant cat-buses and pigs can fly.
100m (inc 10 mins Q&A)
Mon 5 Feb 18:15 - In the Auditorium
Tickets only £6.50 (Students free)
Zones Of Interest
With the UK release of Cannes award winner ‘The Zone of Interest’, this talk, illustrated by a range of clips, will explore the careers of film director Jonathan Glazer and writer Martin Amis, including the ways in which each of them has tackled one of the greatest crimes in human history.
Jonathan Glazer’s film of Martin Amis’ novel ‘The Zone of Interest’ unites two formidable talents. Glazer forged a reputation as a director of iconic TV commercials before his feature debut ‘Sexy Beast’ in 2000. Amis’ trademark was a pyrotechnic prose style that he perfected in satirical comedies like ‘Money’ (1984). Nick Johnston-Jones of the Cinema Education Team, traces the careers of both men, from shared apprenticeships in advertising to the mature landmarks of their later work, and how their unique story-telling visions converged in this project. It also considers Glazer’s film in the context of the expanding genre of Holocaust fiction and filmmaking.
100m (inc 10 mins Q&A)
Sat 10 Feb 10:30 - In the Auditorium
Tickets only £6.50 (Students free)
This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!
Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. Filmed live at the Adelphi in the heart of London’s West End, with songs from pop icon Cindy Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (‘La Cage Aux Folles’), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Hairspray’), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.
135m inc Interval
Sat 10 Feb 15:00
The 2023/24 Season celebrates the centenary of Nicholas Georgiadis.
This adaptation of Abbé Prévost’s novel embodies Kenneth MacMillan at his best, his acute insight into human psychology and his mastery of narrative choreography finding full expression in the impassioned duets of the central couple, visceral and urgent in their desire. The heroine’s struggle to escape poverty make ‘Manon’ one of the most dramatic and devastating of ballets, emphasized by Nicholas Georgiadis’ evocative designs that reflect the juxtaposition between Manon’s impoverished origins and the lavish world she longs to inhabit. Choreography - Kenneth Macmillan; Music - Jules Massenet; Orchestration -Martin Yates; Designer - Nicholas Georgiadis; Lighting designer - Jacopo Pantani; Conductor - Koen Kessels; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
195m inc 2 intervals
Sun 11 Feb 14:30
The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert
This landmark event from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane features the 40-piece Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Orchestra, international stars of the stage and screen, a West End chamber choir, dance ensemble and surprise guest appearances.
Starring Daniel Dae Kim, Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Ashley Park, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace, and Patrick Wilson – with more headliners to be announced in the coming weeks! Directed and staged by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Gattelli (‘The King and I’, ‘South Pacific’), the celebration of the historic partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will showcase original arrangements of the most iconic songs from ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Carousel’, ‘South Pacific’, ‘The King and I’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘The Sound of Music.’
120m No Interval
Sun 18 Feb 12:30
Wed 21 Feb 15:15
Andrew Scott (‘Fleabag’) brings multiple characters to life in the sold-out radical new production of Chekhov's ‘Uncle Vanya’.
Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. Scott's acting gymnastics flipping between characters reaches a fast clip as the play goes on, mirroring their journey unravelling. This is perfectly balanced by quiet, poetic moments of stillness amid the frenzy, where Scott carves out a moment to deliver some of Chekhov's most beautiful meditations on life.
Directed by Simon Stephens (‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’) and filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End.
110m No interval
Thu 22 Feb 20:30 & Sun 25 Feb 15:15
★★★★★ Time Out
Unsung Heroines or Domestic Drudges?
Housewives and the Homefront in Second World War Films
To mark Women’s History Month this talk will look at the ways in which the women left at home during World War Two were portrayed in the films of the time.
The Second World War was fought not only on the battle-front but in fields, factories and homes. Women who entered the workforce as munitions workers, land girls and members of the women’s armed forces were celebrated in films like ‘The Gentle Sex’ (1943) and ‘Millions Like Us’ (1943). In this talk, featuring a range of clips, cultural historian and author Maggie Andrews will however focus on how the majority of women who were housewives struggling with rationing, evacuees and keeping the home fires burning were portrayed in film. ‘Mrs Miniver’ will be screened to complement this talk on Sun 17 March.
100m (inc 10 mins Q&A)
Sat 9 Mar 10:30 - In the Auditorium
Tickets only £6.50 (Students free)
Exhibition on Screen
Using the work of Monet as a starting point, this landmark exhibition examines the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s.
Trace the emergence of the modern garden in its many forms and glories as we take you through a period of great social change and innovation in the arts. Discover the paintings of some of the most important Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde artists of the early twentieth century as they explore this theme. Monet, arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, once said he owed his painting "to flowers". But Monet was far from alone in his fascination with the horticultural world, which is why we will also be bringing you masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt and Klee. From The Royal Academy, London & Cleveland Museum of Art.
UK 2016 Phil Grabsky 85m
Sat 9 Mar 15:30
Wed 13 Mar 12:30
Thu 14 Mar 16:00
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s 'La Forza del Destino', with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen, following a string of recent Met triumphs, in her role debut as the noble Leonora.
Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new ‘Forza’ in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world. The cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Don Alvaro, baritone Igor Golovatenko as Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Preziosilla, bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone, and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano. A new production sung in Italian with English subtitles.
245m inc 2 intervals.
Sun 10 Mar 15:15
To complement our ‘Housewives on the Homefront’ talk in Women’s History Month, we present this classic moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes.
The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch Kay miniver (Greer Garson), endures the departure of the father Clem (Walter Pidgeon) for the beaches at Dunkirk; the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot; the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid; and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force. Shot in the middle of WWII about a family surviving the beginning of that war, this terrific film was the winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, Director (William Wyler), Actress (Garson), Supporting Actress (Teresa Wright), Screenplay and Cinematography.
UK 1942 William Wyler 134m
Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), 'Titanic - The Musical' is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.
All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever. Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
160m inc Interval
Sun 17 Mar 15:00
5-Stars - The Times