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John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger (PG)

John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger

Exhibition on Screen

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his 'swagger' portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience.

Tue 16 Apr 15:45

Fri 19 Apr 18:00

Thu 25 Apr 13:30

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Thursday 25 Apr 202413:30 Book Now (SOLD OUT)
Monday 29 Apr 202420:00 Book Now (Extra Screening)

Mothers' Instinct (15)

Mothers' Instinct

In this Hitchcockian psychological thriller set in 1960s suburban USA, a pair of best friends and neighbours who seem to have it all, have their lives turned upside down after a life-changing accident.


Housewives Alice (Jessica Chastain) and Celine (Anne Hathaway) live a traditional lifestyle with successful husbands (Josh Charles & Anders Danielsen Lie) and sons of the same age. Life's perfect harmony is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond. As the story progresses from drama to suspense, the interplay between the two women becomes increasingly tense, but delicately balanced out for the viewer with the immaculate 1960’s suburbia set production.

USA 2024 Benoît Delhomme 94m


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Thursday 25 Apr 202415:45 Book Now

CineCircle (PG)

CineCircle

Sign up for the next CineCircle to discuss films seen at New Park.

Choose a warming drink, a glass of wine or beer at Brasserie Blanc.

TICKETS ARE FREE, but bookings are essential as we have limited numbers.

Brasserie Blanc, Chichester

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Thursday 25 Apr 202416:00 Book Now

The Trouble with Jessica (15)

The Trouble with Jessica

Sarah and Tom, a successful London professional couple, panic after their friend Jessica kills herself in their garden just as they are on the brink of selling the house for some urgently-needed cash.


Their situation takes a terrifying nosedive with the sudden death of their uninvited guest, Jessica (Indira Varma). Panicking that the buyer will pull out of the sale if they find out what happened, Sarah (Shirley Henderson) and Tom (Alan Tudyk) persuade their best friends, Richard (Rufus Sewell) and Beth (Olivia Williams), to help them relocate Jessica’s body. Faced with the moral dilemma of their lives, they make a series of choices that could be either their salvation or their destruction. This is a delicious black comedy, and as the title suggests, it has echoes of Hitchcock's ‘The Trouble with Harry’. Premiered at the 2023 Chichester International Film Festival.

UK 2022 Matt Winn 90m


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Thursday 25 Apr 202418:00 Book Now

Naked Lunch (18)

Naked Lunch

In association with the Oxmarket Gallery’s ‘Burn Burn Burn: the Beats light up the Ox’ exhibition (2-14 Apr), and as a perfect selection for our second ‘Cult of Cinema’ presentation, we bring you David Cronenberg’s legendary take on William S. Burrough’s “unfilmable” novel.


Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee (Peter Weller) and his dead-eyed wife, Joan (Judy Davis), like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway (Roy Scheider), Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work - which he doesn't remember writing. Cronenberg's stylistically ambitious interpretation of William S. Burroughs's twisted genius may even inspire you to pick up the book. Wild cinema from even wilder source material.

Canada/UK/Japan 1991 David Cronenberg 115m


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Thursday 25 Apr 202420:00 Book Now

Evil Does Not Exist (12A)

Evil Does Not Exist

Aku Wa Sonzai Shinai


This is the new feature – an eco parable - from the director of ‘Drive My Car’, which won the 2021 Best Foreign Film Bafta and Oscar.


Takumi (Hitoshi Omika) and his daughter Hana (Rio Nishikawa) live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi's house, offering city residents a comfortable “escape” to nature. When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency's mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi's life deeply. This ecological parable stands on the battle lines between modern civilization and the natural world, offering a perspective that's as quietly measured as it is entrancing. (Subtitles)

Japan 2023 Ryûsuke Hamaguchi 106m


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Friday 26 Apr 202412:30 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Apr 202418:00 Book Now
Thursday 2 May 202415:00 Book Now

Close Your Eyes (12A)

Close Your Eyes

Cerrar Los Ojos


A near-masterpiece for director Víctor Erice, this film ends his long gap between films with a moving meditation on memory, identity and cinema itself.


A famous Spanish actor, Julio Arenas, disappears during the filming of a movie. Although his body is never found, the police conclude that he has suffered an accident at the edge of a cliff. Many years later, the mystery is brought up once more by a TV program that tries to evoke the actor, offering as a scoop, images of the last scenes in which he participated, shot by his close friend, director Miguel Garay (Manolo Solo). This is Erice’s first feature in 31 years - and only his fourth overall - arriving as something between a desert oasis and a mirage: a shimmery, nourishing culmination of ideas and ellipses in a career so elusive as to have taken on a mythic quality, to the point that his latest feels almost dreamed into being. Nominated for an amazing 11 Goya Awards – the Spanish film industry’s highest accolade. (Subtitles)

Spain 2023 Víctor Erice 169m


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Friday 26 Apr 202414:45 Book Now
Sunday 28 Apr 202419:45 Book Now
Monday 29 Apr 202412:00 Book Now
Wednesday 1 May 202412:45 Book Now

Poor Things (18)

Poor Things

Yorgos Lanthimos has created an incredible tale of the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.


Under Baxter's (Willem Dafoe) protection, Bella (Emma Stone in a career defining performance) is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. ‘Poor Things’ is an awe-striking visual feast that satisfies the eyes, tantalizes the loins, and feeds the soul. Both incredibly funny and disturbing, sometimes in the same beat, it will surely be knocking on the door of awards voters in a host of categories. Lanthimos (‘Dogtooth’, ‘Killing of a Sacred Dear’, The Favourite’) continues to surprise and astound with every film. (Some subtitles)

Ireland/UK 2023 Yorgos Lanthimos 141m


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Friday 26 Apr 202418:00 Book Now
Saturday 27 Apr 202420:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Apr 202415:15 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Apr 202412:45 Book Now

Seize Them! (15)

Seize Them!

In this hilarious British comedy, an arrogant queen becomes a fugitive in her own land after being overthrown by a charismatic revolutionary, and must face hardship and danger as she embarks on a voyage to win back her throne.


Dark Ages Britain. Queen Dagan (Aimee Lou Wood) is master of all she surveys, with an ego to match - until she's toppled by a revolution led by the charismatic Humble Joan (Nicola Coughlan). The Queen becomes a fugitive in her own land, a hefty bounty on her head. With the help of Shulmay (Lolly Adefope), a former servant with a lot of secrets - and Bobik (Nick Frost), a shit-shoveller who wants more out of life - Queen Dagan must face every conceivable hardship and danger as she embarks on a voyage to win back her throne. She also has to face up to the very worst parts of herself. Can she become Queen again? And can she become a better person while she does it? And what if she has to choose? Look out for many of the UKs best comedians popping up, including James Acaster and Jessica Hynes.

UK 2024 Curtis Vowell Time TBC


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Friday 26 Apr 202420:30 Book Now
Saturday 27 Apr 202417:30 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Apr 202415:30 Book Now
Wednesday 1 May 202416:00 Book Now

Frank Capra Talk (PG)

Frank Capra Talk

Mr Capra Goes to Hollywood

The Rise and Fall of a New Deal Disciple

‘It Happened One Night’, one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time is back on the big screen this month and this talk will look back at the fascinating career of its celebrated director, Italian-American Frank Capra.

Sat 27 Apr 10:30 (In the Auditorium)

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Saturday 27 Apr 202410:30 Book Now

It Happened One Night (U)

It Happened One Night

We are delighted to present this unique opportunity to see one of the most entertaining films of all time on the big screen... and in a new 4K restoration too! Winner of the Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay.


In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley (Jameson Thomas), leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. Colbert and Gable make the perfect comedic duo, and together with inspired direction from Capra, make this film the perfect example of that well-known phrase – “movie magic”.

USA 1934 Frank Capra 105m


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Saturday 27 Apr 202413:00 Book Now
Sunday 28 Apr 202417:45 Book Now

Drift (15)

Drift

In this powerful, engrossing and poignant emotional journey, a young refugee escapes her war-torn country to a Greek island where she meets a tour guide, and the two become close as they each find hope in the other.


Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo), a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island, where she tries first to survive and then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour-guide (Alia Shawkat) and together they find the resilience to forge ahead. This is an astonishingly confident and deeply moving film, an unarguable career highlight for both Erivo and Shawkat and further evidence that Chen is an important filmmaker, and one to definitely keep your eye on. (Some subtitles)

USA/Greece 2023 Anthony Chen 93m


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Saturday 27 Apr 202415:15 Book Now
Thursday 2 May 202417:15 Book Now

An American in Paris (PG)

An American in Paris

Big Screen Musical Season

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the 'City of Light'.

Thu 18 Apr 20:00

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Sunday 28 Apr 202412:00 Book Now (Extra Screening)

Swan Lake (ROH 24) (PG)

Swan Lake (ROH 24)

The Royal Ballet

‘Swan Lake’ remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon. Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s quintessential ballet classic.

Sun 28 Apr 14:45

Book Tickets

Sunday 28 Apr 202414:45 Book Now (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 2 May 202412:00 Book Now (Subs for Hard of Hearing)

Wicked Little Letters (15)

Wicked Little Letters

When people in Littlehampton - including conservative local Edith - begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town's women investigate.


Fiery Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley) has little in common with the pious Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) aside from them being neighbours in the seaside town of Littlehampton in the 1920's. But one day, Edith starts receiving scandalous letters written with foul language as eccentric as it is obscene, and she immediately accuses Rose of being the poison pen writer behind them. As Rose stands to lose her freedom and the custody of her daughter, and outrageous letters continue to blight the town, police officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) begins to suspect something is amiss. Together with a group of resourceful women, Gladys endeavours to solve the mystery, liberate Rose, and catch the real culprit. Inspired by a real historical event from the 1920s, the charming seaside town of Littlehampton was a place where everyone knows everyone, and everyone is always on their best Christian behaviour. Filming for this thoroughly enjoyable and very funny film took place principally in Arundel throughout the Autumn of 2022. No doubt we will delight in recognizing our local surrounds on the big screen.

UK 2023 Thea Sharrock 102m


Book Tickets

Monday 29 Apr 202418:00 Book Now (Extra Screening)
Tuesday 30 Apr 202420:15 Book Now (Extra Screening)
Friday 3 May 202413:00 Book Now (Extra Screening)
Sunday 5 May 202418:15 Book Now (Extra Screening)
Wednesday 8 May 202414:15 Book Now (Extra Screening)

Carmen (ROH 24) (15)

Carmen (ROH 24)

ROH

Aigul Akmetshina performs the title role in the Royal Opera’s sizzling new production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera. Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry ‘Habanera’ and the rousing ‘Toreador’ song.

Wed 1 May 18:45 (LIVE)

Sun 5 May 14:15 (Encore)

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Wednesday 1 May 202418:45 Book Now
Sunday 5 May 202414:15 Book Now

Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma (12A)

Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma

Dock X

Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma, this new production of one of William Shakespeare‘s most iconic plays will be seen like never before. “Beautifully staged. Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma are a killer couple. Spectacular.” WhatsOnStage.

Thu 2 May 19:30

Sat 4 May 12:45

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Thursday 2 May 202419:30 Book Now
Saturday 4 May 202412:45 Book Now

Back to Black (15)

Back to Black

The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse's early rise to fame and the making of her groundbreaking album, ‘Back to Black’.


Told from Amy's (Marisa Abela) perspective and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film follows the remarkable woman behind the phenomenon and the tumultuous relationship at the centre of one of the most legendary albums of all time. Winehouse was touted as “the next best thing” with the voice of a Blues’ angel, but left us way too soon at the age of 27, leaving not only a huge hole in her family’s life, but a chasm in the world’s musical sphere. The perfectly chosen support cast includes Jack O'Connell as Amy’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil, plus Eddie Marsan and Lesley Manville as the singer’s parents, Mitch and Cynthia. Directed by Sam Taylor Johnson, who did an outstanding job on John Lenon’s story in 2009’s ‘Nowhere Boy’. Screenplay is by Matt Greenhalgh also known for ‘Nowhere Boy’ as well as the Joy Division biopic ‘Control’.

UK 2024 Sam Taylor Johnson TimeTBC


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Friday 3 May 202415:15 Book Now
Friday 3 May 202420:30 Book Now
Saturday 4 May 202417:30 Book Now
Sunday 5 May 202420:30 Book Now
Monday 6 May 202415:15 Book Now
Tuesday 7 May 202413:00 Book Now (Subs for Hard of Hearing)
Tuesday 7 May 202418:00 Book Now
Wednesday 8 May 202416:30 Book Now
Thursday 9 May 202417:15 Book Now

Io Capitano (15)

Io Capitano

A Homeric fairy tale that tells the adventurous journey of two young boys, Seydou and Moussa, who leave Dakar to reach Europe.


In this acclaimed film which won top directing and acting prizes at the Venice Film Festival, writer-director Garrone presents a "reverse shot" of the immigration experience while unfurling an epic, cinematographically magnificent odyssey from West Africa to Italy. The story is told through the mind’s eye and experiences of two Senegalese teenagers living in Dakar who yearn for a brighter future in Europe. Yet between their dreams and reality lies a treacherous journey through a labyrinth of checkpoints, the scorched Saharan desert, a fetid North African prison and the vast waters of the Mediterranean where thousands have died packed inside vessels barely fit for passage.

Italy 2023 Matteo Garrone 122m


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Friday 3 May 202418:00 Book Now
Monday 6 May 202420:15 Book Now
Thursday 9 May 202412:30 Book Now

Henry James' Women on Screen Talk (15)

Henry James' Women on Screen Talk

Portraits of Innocence and Experience

Henry James’s Women on Screen

Later this month Léa Seydoux stars in French sci-fi movie ‘The Beast’, the latest in an extraordinarily varied range of films based on the stories of Henry James, and this talk will look at how women have played a central role in nearly all of them.

Sat 4 May 10:30 (In the Auditorium)

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Saturday 4 May 202410:30 Book Now

The Zone of Interest (12A)

The Zone of Interest

The commandant of Auschwitz and his wife strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.


The film observes Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel) and his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) as they live their happy family life right next door to the concentration camp. Shot like a casual European dramedy about a family at their summer home, the reality that surrounds them is revealed only by the barbed wire fences, small details in conversation, skies filled with smoke, bursts of sound design, and the piercing score. Friedel as Höss is frightening in his mundanity and Hüller as Hedwig gives the film its twisted humanity. The moments where Hedwig is cruel to her house staff almost feel like a relief - evil we can see even if it’s so much milder than what’s over the walls. In the novel from where this screenplay has been adapted, the lead was named Paul Doll. Glazer, best known for ‘Sexy Beast’ and ‘Under the Skin’, specifically chose to name his main character Rudolf Höss (almost identical to Rudolf Hess) to bring the weight of a well-recorded historical character living in a specific place and time. (Subtitles)

USA 2023 Jonathan Glazer 105m


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Saturday 4 May 202415:30 Book Now
Monday 6 May 202418:00 Book Now
Tuesday 7 May 202420:30 Book Now
Wednesday 8 May 202412:15 Book Now

The Teachers’ Lounge (12A)

The Teachers’ Lounge

Das Lehrerzimmer


Incredibly well-reviewed film where a teacher’s student is suspected of theft, so decides to get to the bottom of the matter. Caught between her ideals and the school system, the consequences of her actions threaten to break her.


Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) starts her first job at a high school where she stands out among the new staff because of her idealism. When a series of thefts occur and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. Between outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, she is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break.

A smart and provocative modern parable with the heart of a thriller, ‘The Teachers' Lounge’ brilliantly uses its setting as the backdrop for a look at how quickly even tight-knit communities can be destabilized.

Germany 2023 Ilker Çatak 98m


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Saturday 4 May 202420:30 Book Now
Monday 6 May 202413:00 Book Now
Tuesday 7 May 202415:45 Book Now

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (U)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

To complement our talk on Frank Capra and the remastered ‘It Happened One Night’, we also present one of Capra’s best and most loved films.


Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him - but are her feelings for him really that shallow? With snappy lines and stellar performances, this is an undisputed Capra classic.

USA 1936 Frank Capra 115m


Book Tickets

Sunday 5 May 202412:00 Book Now
Thursday 9 May 202415:00 Book Now

Nye (15)

Nye

NT Live

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

Tue 23 Apr 19:00 (LIVE)

Tue 9 May 19:45 (Encore)

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Thursday 9 May 202419:45 Book Now (SOLD OUT)

Jeanne du Barry (15)

Jeanne du Barry

This Cannes 2023 opener follows the life of Jeanne Bécu, Comtesse du Barry, who was born as the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished seamstress in 1743 and went on to rise through the Court of Louis XV to become his last official mistress.


When Jeanne’s (Maïwenn) lover, the Comte du Barry (Melvil Poupaud), wishes to present her to King Louis XV (Johnny Depp) he orchestrates a meeting through the influential Duke of Richelieu (a brilliant Pierre Richard). The encounter goes far beyond his expectations, for it was love at first sight for the King and Jeanne. Through this ravishing courtesan, the king rediscovers his appetite for life, and makes Jeanne his last official mistress. Scandal erupts of course, as no one at Court will accept a girl from the streets into their rarified world. The attention afforded to costume and production design is superb, creating a visual feast that will have you swooning over the lavish gowns, gravity-defying hairstyles and ornate décor. Director (also lead actress and co-writer) Maïwenn caused quite a stir by casting Johnny Depp as Louis XV. (Subtitles)

France 2023 Maïwenn 117m


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Friday 10 May 202413:00 Book Now (Closed)
Friday 10 May 202418:15 Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 11 May 202420:00 Book Now (Closed)
Sunday 12 May 202412:00 Book Now (Closed)
Monday 13 May 202416:15 Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 14 May 202418:00 Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 15 May 202413:30 Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 15 May 202420:45 Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 16 May 202415:45 Book Now (Closed)

The Book of Clarence (15)

The Book of Clarence

A down-on-his-luck man embarks on a misguided attempt to capitalize on the rise of celebrity and the influence of the Messiah for his own personal gain.


This film is a throwback to the era of Hollywood Biblical epics, which stops along the way to tap into the funk-powered spirituality of Isaac Hayes and a touch of Python irreverence. The ‘Book of Clarence’ is a New Testament-adjacent tale, set in Jerusalem, 29 A.D, of an opportunist unbeliever named Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield) who fraudulently sets himself up as a new Messiah. This is entertaining stuff, with a subversive swagger and a cheekiness that is not generally associated with films of faith. It is an ambitious project that manages to be both casually sacrilegious and utterly earnest about its ultimate message of faith.

USA 2023 Jeymes Samuel 136m


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Friday 10 May 202415:30 Book Now (Closed)
Sunday 12 May 202420:00 Book Now (Closed)

Silver Haze (15)

Silver Haze

Fifteen years after being burnt when the pub where she slept as a child caught fire, a woman seeks revenge before ultimately seeking peace, in this superbly acted and engaging drama.


23-year-old Franky (Vicky Knight) is a nurse who lives with her large family in an East London borough. Obsessed with a thirst for revenge and a need to assign guilt for a traumatic event that happened 15 years before, she is unable to build any meaningful relationship until she falls in love with one of her patients – Florence (Esme Creed-Miles). They escape to the coast where Florence lives with her more open-minded patchwork family, and there, Franky finds the emotional shelter to deal with the grudges of the past. Based on lead actress Vicky Knight’s life, ‘Silver Haze’ is a meandering drama that starts as a revenge story, morphs into a love story and then morphs again into something more complicated, more tragic and ultimately more hopeful.

UK 2023 Sacha Polak 102m


Book Tickets

Friday 10 May 202420:30 Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 15 May 202415:45 Book Now (Closed)

The Innocents. (12A)

The Innocents.

Creepily atmospheric, this is a stylishly crafted, chilling British ghost tale with Deborah Kerr at her finest. Remastered in stunning 4K.


Based on the Henry James story ‘The Turn of the Screw,’ this a psychological thriller about Miss Giddens (the glorious Kerr) who takes a governess job in a Victorian home for two rich orphans, ten-year-old Miles (Martin Stephens) and his younger sister Flora (Pamela Franklin). She begins to see what she believes are ghosts and suspects the children's bizarre behaviour is the result of supernatural powers. The children’s previous nanny and her manservant lover both met with mysterious deaths. This is a film that creeps slowly up on the viewer: a drip-feed of fear fed by creaks, eerie children and shadowy demonic figures on the periphery of this world and the next. Psychological horrors have imitated its ambiguous ending ever since. Few have pulled it off half as creepily, and Martin Scorsese put this in his top ten list of nerve-jangling films.

USA 1961 Jack Clayton 100m


We will also be presenting an illustrated talk on Henry James – writer of ‘The Innocents’ – see above.


Book Tickets

Saturday 11 May 202412:45 Book Now

Bernstein on Mahler’s 9th Symphony (U)

Bernstein on Mahler’s 9th Symphony

Four Ways to Say Farewell


Director tony Palmer joins us at New Park to present his film and host a Q&A directly afterwards. Join Maestro Leonard Bernstein for his 1971 rehearsal film  of Mahler's Ninth Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic.


In a way only he can, Bernstein takes us through the entire symphony sharing insight, listening guides, and a peek into the rehearsal process for such a monumental piece. Filmed in 1971, just five years before his landmark performance with the London Symphony Orchestra in Ely Cathedral, this concert documentary is a rare glimpse of Bernstein in his prime.

UK/Austria 1971 Humphrey Burton & Tony Palmer 54m


We are delighted to welcome director Tony Palmer to Chichester to host a Q&A following the screening.


We also present a screening of ‘Maestro’ directly after the Q&A and Bernstein’s ‘On the Town’


Book Tickets

Saturday 11 May 202415:15 Book Now

Maestro (15)

Maestro

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


Special Price for Bernstein Doc with Tony Palmer Q&A plus ‘Maestro’: £19


Book Tickets

Saturday 11 May 202417:15 Book Now (Closed)
Monday 13 May 202413:30 Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 14 May 202413:00 Book Now (Subs for HoH) (Closed)
Tuesday 14 May 202420:15 Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 15 May 202418:00 Book Now (Closed)
Thursday 16 May 202413:00 Book Now (Closed)

Madama Butterfly (Met24) (PG)

Madama Butterfly (Met24)

Met Opera


Giacomo Puccini: The return of Anthony Minghella’s acclaimed production to the Met in the last production of this season, which makes for an interesting comparison with the ROH production.


In her Met debut, Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the trusting geisha at the heart of Puccini’s tragedy. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman is the callous American naval officer Pinkerton whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong is the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Lucas Meachem is the American consul Sharpless. Acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang makes her Met debut conducting Anthony Minghella’s vivid production. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

195m inc interval


Sun 12 May 14:15


Tickets £21


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Sunday 12 May 202414:15 Book Now

If Only I Could Hibernate (12A)

If Only I Could Hibernate

Baavgai Bolohson


In the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, an impoverished teenage boy finds himself torn between his loyalty to his family and dreams of a better future for himself. A perfect example of New Park Cinema “bringing the world to Chichester”.


Poor but prideful teenager Ulzii (Battsooj Uurtsaikh), lives in the yurt area of Ulaanbaatar with his family. He is a physics genius and is determined to win a science competition to earn a scholarship. When his mother ((Ganchimeg Sandagdordorj)) finds a job in the countryside, she leaves him and his younger siblings to face a harsh winter by themselves. Ulzii will have to take a risky job to look after them all and keep his home heated. This assured feature debut from Mongolian filmmaker Zoljargal Puevdash sees these personal experiences become a microcosm of the tensions felt throughout this developing country, where traditions are being abandoned in the march for progress - leaving many stranded well beneath the poverty line.

Mongolia 2023 Zoljargal Purevdash 96m


Book Tickets

Sunday 12 May 202417:45 Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 14 May 202415:45 Book Now (Closed)

Dear England (15)

Dear England

NT Live

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


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42nd Street (PG)

42nd Street

Theatre Royal, London  

The legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (★★★★★ Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (★★★★★ Times). Featuring iconic songs ‘42nd Street’, ‘We’re In The Money’,  and ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, this is pure musical magic on the big screen – entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this!

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Big Banana Feet (12A)

Big Banana Feet

A fascinating and hilarious record of irrepressible Scottish comedian Billy Connolly on his 1975 Irish tour, a time when he was on the cusp of stardom at home and internationally.


Featuring iconic stand-up material and songs, there are also behind-the-scenes glimpses of ‘the Big Yin’ on the road with his crew, relaxing backstage and meeting the press. Inspired by the fly-on-the-wall style of D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 Bob Dylan documentary ‘Don't Look Back’, we see Connolly at his beguiling best, as he charms the audience in Dublin and in Belfast during the Troubles. The genius that has endeared Connolly to millions for many generations and made him one of Scotland’s most famous people in history is front and centre here. This is a must-see for fans as well as a new generation not yet acquainted with the great Scottish comic.

UK 1976 Murray Grigor 77m


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Challengers (15)

Challengers

From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (‘Call me By Your Name,’ ‘A Bigger Splash’) comes this love triangle formed around the world of professional tennis.


Zendaya stars as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to Art Donaldson (Mike Faist – ‘West Side Story’) a champion on a losing streak, Tashi's strategy for her husband's redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick Zweig (Josh O'Connor – ‘The Crown’) - his former best friend and Tashi's former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.

USA 2024 Luca Guadagnino 131m


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Bleeding Love (15)

Bleeding Love

In this this indie road-trip drama, a father takes his estranged daughter on the road in an effort to get her out of trouble.


After a drastic incident in her life, a young woman (Clara McGregor) embarks on an impromptu road trip with her estranged father (Ewan McGregor). En route to their destination of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the two are forced to confront the issues of their past that have led to their frail relationship, while encountering an eccentric array of characters along the way, in order to bring them closer together again. This is a film that is about the journey itself, its final moments taking a breath of completed exploration and discovery. A film that leaves viewers with a sense of hope and release. Real-life father and daughter (Ewan and Clara McGregor) are electrifying in this indie road-trip drama, their close relationship off-screen seeping into their hugely convincing performances.

USA 2023 Emma Westenberg 96m


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That They May Face the Rising Sun (15)

That They May Face the Rising Sun

Based on internationally acclaimed Irish author John McGahern's award-winning novel of the same name, this is a vivid evocation of nature, humanity and life itself, set in a 1980's rural community in Ireland.


Joe (Barry Ward) and Kate Ruttledge (Anna Bederke) leave London to live and work in a small lakeside community in Ireland, near to where Joe grew up. He writes, she is a photographer and artist. Creative days mingle with tending to the bee hives, growing food in their raised beds and keeping open house for any neighbour who feels inclined to drop by for a gossip, a mug of tea or a word of advice. Joe and Kate look upon their neighbours with a kind of benevolent indulgence; in turn, some of the locals regard them with fond bemusement. The prickly Patrick (Lalor Roddy) belittles their love of the quiet rural life and seems to resent the pleasure they take in the simple things. Sharing some of the sensitive qualities of Colm Bairead’s ‘The Quiet Girl’ (2022), this is a lyrical, loving celebration of the everyday. The sense of tranquillity is palpable, and the film almost seems designed to lower your blood pressure.

Ireland/UK 2023 Pat Collins 111m


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The Delinquents (15)

The Delinquents

An effortlessly charming (and funny) heist film with a Hitchcockian plot, plenty of twists and a wondrously open-hearted finale.


Buenos Aires bank employee Morán (Daniel Elías) dreams up a scheme to liberate himself from corporate monotony: he will steal enough money to support a modest retirement, then confess and serve prison time while his co-worker holds on to the cash. Soon under pressure by a company investigator, accomplice Román (Esteban Bigliardi) heads to a remote rural idyll to hide the funds. There, he encounters a mysterious woman (Margarita Molfino) who will transform his life forever. This is an astute existential heist movie that will reward patient viewers with a humorous fable about freedom. (Subtitles)

Argentina 2023 Rodrigo Moreno 189m


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Dorothy Arzner: Pioneer, Queer, Feminist (15)

Dorothy Arzner: Pioneer, Queer, Feminist

Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was simply one of Hollywood's great pioneers in the transition from the silent to the talking era, a woman making it big in the context of a gruesomely male environment.


There were other women directors before her, of course: Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Webel, Mabel Normand are some names that come to mind, but Arzner managed to bring complex characterization into otherwise 'typical Hollywood' stories. Determined and ambitious, she was accepted as a director at Paramount, as the first woman to direct a talking picture for the star Clara Bow. A true pioneer of the cinema, she was the only woman director at a major Hollywood studio in the 1930s and 1940s, openly lesbian, dressed like a man, making movies “avant-gardiste” about women’s condition. She was a mentor for Francis Ford Coppola, who considers her as one of the most important woman directors of Hollywood. This mid-length documentary (53mins) manages to put some of her achievements in the spotlight.

France 2024 Clara Kuperberg & Julia Kuperberg 53m


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Dance, Girl, Dance (15)

Dance, Girl, Dance

A burlesque queen (Lucille Ball) competes with an aspiring ballerina (Maureen O'Hara) for a divorced playboy (Louis Hayward).


It is impressive enough that Dorothy Arzner was the only woman director to find steady work in Hollywood from the late 1920s through the early 1940s - throw in the fact that she was openly gay and her success seems like nothing short of a miracle. This is arguably her most popular picture, and a great introduction for those who may not have heard of this ground-breaking director. It is the classic Madonna/whore, virgin/vamp, good girl/bad girl dichotomy, but Arzner provides the film with welcome complexity. Not surprisingly, the scene where O’Hara’s character directly lambasts an audience for its collective “male gaze” retains its topicality today.

USA 1940 Dorothy Arzner 90m


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Civil War (15)

Civil War

A searing drama following a team of military-embedded war correspondents as they race against time to reach Washington DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.


A near-future US has turned its anger against itself as civil war rages. The president (Nick Offerman), barricaded in the White House, rehearses for his televised address as he promises that the defeat of the rebels is imminent: “Some are already calling it the greatest victory in the history of mankind,” with an obvious nod to Trumpian rhetoric. Four journalists are on a mission to reach DC to interview and photograph the president. Lee (Kirsten Dunst) is numb and cooly professional, any softness in her personality long since shuttered; thrill-seeking Joel (Wagner Moura) is more gung-ho in his approach. Although elderly and out of shape, Sammy (Stephen McKinley Henderson) can’t countenance the idea of retiring. Jessie (Cailee Spaeny) is horrified and terrified but has never felt so alive. British writer/director Alex Garland (‘Sunshine’) chillingly captures the terrible, self-perpetuating momentum of war. A war that, in this case, has reached the point at which people no longer know what they are fighting for, only that they are fighting. This is an effective piece of filmmaking. Is it a cautionary tale? An incitement for revolution? It all depends on your perspective.

USA 2024 Alex Garland 109m


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The Iron Claw (15)

The Iron Claw

The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. A critically acclaimed film more about family than wrestling which should not be overlooked.


Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach Fritz (Holt McCallany), the brothers Kevin (Zac Efron), Kerry (Jeremy Allen White), Mike (Stanley Simons) and David (Harris Dickinson) seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports. Everyone puts in a great performance here, but it is Efron, his outrageously muscled body made beatific with a Joan of Arc bowl cut, who softens the film’s harder knocks with a performance of disarming tenderness.

USA 2023 Sean Durkin 132m


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The Taste of Things (12A)

The Taste of Things

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


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Love Lies Bleeding (15)

Love Lies Bleeding

Gym manager Lou falls for Jackie, a bodybuilder who is passing through town en route to a competition in Las Vegas.


1989, New Mexico. Lonely gym manager Lou (Kristen Stewart) spends her free time listening to cassette tapes on quitting smoking. The only thing keeping her in this small town is her sister Beth (Jena Malone), who is frequently beaten by her spineless husband JJ (Dave Franco). Everything changes when Jackie (Katy O’Brian) saunters into the gym: a square-jawed, leotard-wearing goddess heading to Vegas for a bodybuilding championship. This film from director Rose Glass (‘Saint Maud’) is all about the body, what lurks within it, and what physical extremes we’ll push ourselves to for lust, love and freedom. It veers through noir to revenge thriller to pitch-black comedy via moments of magic realism. When it’s not purely thrilling and darkly funny, it’s also just so wonderfully gay. Kristen Stewart with a mullet reading a book called ‘Macho Sluts’ might just be the representation queer women have been waiting for.

USA 2024 Rose Glass 104m


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The Fall Guy (12A)

The Fall Guy

A down-and-out stuntman must find the missing star of his ex-girlfriend's blockbuster film in this hilarious and thoughtful tribute to the stunt community.


Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling) is a stuntman. He gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down the missing Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), an international superstar with a lethal combo of arrogance and insecurity which Colt regularly stunt doubles for. But that is not all, he must also solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life - Jody (Emily Blunt) - while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right? Gosling and Blunt are terrific together, but the film also gives them both space to shine separately, with the help of a great supporting cast led by a scene-stealing Hannah Waddingham.

USA 2024 David Leitch 126m


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All of Us Strangers (15)

All of Us Strangers

A screenwriter drawn back to his childhood home enters into a fledgling relationship with a mysterious neighbour. Adapted by Andrew Haigh from a Japanese story, this unusual romance is aching, gorgeously shot and shimmering with sadness.


One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before. Haigh, cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay (‘Living’), and editor Jonathan Alberts utilize a lot of brilliant techniques to keep Adam slipping between worlds, to never fully resolve whether he is dreaming, is seeing ghosts, or is already one himself. A deeply moving film about loss and loneliness with a quartet of performances that blend together in a breathtaking way.

UK 2023 Andrew Haigh 105m



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The Caretaker (PG)

The Caretaker

To complement the Chichester Festival Theatre’s June/July production of Harold Pinter’s ‘The Caretaker’, we present this classic 1963 film version which benefits from an outstanding cast.


Naive and lonely Aston (Robert Shaw) rescues the homeless and manipulative Davies (Donald Pleasence), inviting him to stay at his rundown family home. Aston's brother and guardian, Mick (Alan Bates), dislikes the shiftless Davies, but comes to see him as someone to unload the house onto when Aston proposes that Davies become its caretaker. Mick, fed up with his responsibilities, hopes Davies' duties as caretaker will extend to caring for his brother as well. Whilst he is best known for his theatrical work, Pinter was also an accomplished screenwriter; adapting several of his own works as well as many by other writers. In 1963, he wrote the treatment of his own play ‘The Caretaker’ for director Clive Donner. It turned out to be arguably his best. This is a triumph of a film which deserves to be reseen in an auditorium, and discovered by a new generation.

UK 1963 Clive Donner 105m


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Monkey Man (18)

Monkey Man

A young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who systemically victimize the poor and powerless.


Inspired by the Indian legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, ‘Monkey Man’ stars Dev Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meagre living in an underground fight club where, night after night, he gets paid for losing fights against the headliners. After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city's sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him. What starts a tale of a street-smart grief-stricken man living only for revenge slow morphs into the journey of a man who learns to stand for something greater than himself. Dev Patel (‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’) who stars, direct, writes and produces this film, is showing signs of being a future leader in British cinema.

USA/Canada/Singapore/India 2024 Dev Patel 121m


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