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The Dead Don't Hurt

The Dead Don't Hurt (15)

Monday 15 Jul 20242:00pm7:45pm
Wednesday 17 Jul 20242:00pm4:45pm

In a frontier town run by corrupt forces, fiercely independent Vivienne Le Coudy (Vicky Krieps) embarks on a relationship with the passionate, hard-working Holger Olsen (Viggo Mortensen) but it’s one that leads to danger for them both. With the threat of the Civil War looming, their future becomes uncertain when Holger decides to fight for the Union, leaving Vivienne on her own to face the dangerous threats of the corrupt mayor (Danny Huston), the power-hungry ranch owner (Garret Dillahunt) and the rancher’s violent son (Solly McLeod). From writer director Viggo Mortensen comes a powerful new western about love and survival that is both epic and intimate.

Eat Drink Man Woman

Eat Drink Man Woman (PG)

Monday 15 Jul 20245:00pm

Film Feast is all about bringing communities together through a love of film, food and drink while at the same time celebrating the incredible array of local food and drink producers in our region. In the past our Film Feast Festival has showcased feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world all on the subject of food and drink with each evening ending with a meal replicated from one of the feature films screened earlier in the day. Whilst we have sadly been unable to host any Film Feast events in the last few years, in 2019 Film Feast took place at 16 venues across Suffolk and we also held our first event in London, following Film Feast’s launch in 2018 which took place in and around Woodbridge. The format is the idea of our Manager, Neil McGlone, and Film Feast patrons include British film director, Mike Leigh, TV personality and restaurateur, Ruth Watson, and Suffolk farmer and TV personality, Jimmy Doherty.


Ang Lee’s (The Wedding Banquet, Brokeback Mountain, Sense & Sensibility),  gently comic family fable about a semi-retired master chef and his three daughters, the director’s only film shot entirely in his native Taiwan, is arguably the best movie about how food can connect generations ever made. The cooking scenes, rapturously shot by cinematographer Jon Lin, capture the magic, majesty, and diversity of Taiwanese cuisine, but it’s the quiet, world weary performance by Sihung Lung as the elder chef that gives the film its heart and soul.


We are delighted that following the screening local renowned chef, Vernon Blackmore (The Table, The Anchor, Canteen) will be producing a menu inspired by dishes from the film in our restaurant and there will be a limited number of just 50 spaces available for you take up this offer of £50 for a three-course dinner which includes a film ticket.


Be quick as our last event for THE TASTE OF THINGS in May sold out quickly!

Kinds of Kindness

Kinds of Kindness (18)

Tuesday 16 Jul 20243:00pm7:00pm
Wednesday 17 Jul 20247:30pm
Thursday 18 Jul 20243:00pm (HoH Subtitle Screening)

From the director of The Favourite, The Lobster and, more recently, the multi-award winning, Poor Things.


KINDS OF KINDNESS is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.

NTLive: Present Laughter

NTLive: Present Laughter (12A)

Thursday 18 Jul 20247:00pm

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.


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.


Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Horizon: An American Saga

Horizon: An American Saga (15)

Friday 19 Jul 20243:00pm
Saturday 20 Jul 20247:00pm
Sunday 21 Jul 20242:00pm
Monday 22 Jul 20247:00pm
Tuesday 23 Jul 20247:00pm
Wednesday 24 Jul 20247:00pm
Thursday 25 Jul 20247:00pm (HoH Subtitled Screening)

Academy Award-winning visionary filmmaker Kevin Costner directs  a multi-faceted chronicle covering the Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West.  In the great tradition of Warner Bros. Pictures’ iconic Westerns, “Horizon: An American Saga” explores the lure of the Old West and how it was won—and lost—through the blood, sweat and tears of many.  Spanning the four years of the Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, Costner’s ambitious cinematic adventure will take audiences on an emotional journey across a country at war with itself, experienced through the lens of families, friends and foes all attempting to discover what it truly means to be the United States of America.

blur: To the End

blur: To the End (15)

Friday 19 Jul 20247:30pm

A new feature-length documentary depicting the extraordinary and emotional return of blur, captured during the year in which they made a surprise return with their first record in 8 years, the critically acclaimed #1 album ‘The Ballad of Darren’.  blur: To The End follows the unique relationship of four friends - and band mates of three decades - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree as they come together to record new songs ahead of their sold-out, first ever shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2023.  Featuring performances of their most iconic, much-loved songs, footage of the band in the studio and life on the road, this film is an intimate moment in time with this most enduring of English bands, who have been at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades.


Screening as part of our Monthly Music strand kindly supported by Old Jet, Decoy Sound Studios, Whizzy Wallop Vinyl, Stoddart Music, Sundowners DJ's and Stephen "Foz" Foster.


Tickets on sale from 12pm on Tuesday 7th May

Inside Out 2

Inside Out 2 (U)

Saturday 20 Jul 20242:00pm
Monday 22 Jul 20242:00pm
Tuesday 23 Jul 20242:00pm
Wednesday 24 Jul 20242:00pm
Thursday 25 Jul 20242:00pm

Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.

The Goonies

The Goonies (12A)

Saturday 20 Jul 20244:30pm
Monday 22 Jul 20244:30pm
Tuesday 23 Jul 20244:30pm
Wednesday 24 Jul 20244:30pm
Thursday 25 Jul 20244:30pm

The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into swashbuckling, surprise-around-every-corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys... and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love. A family adventure classic from start to buccaneering finish, The Goonies is a cinematic treasure trove of breathtaking action, dazzling effects and shiver-yer-timbers thrills!


All tickets £5.00

Heart of an Oak

Heart of an Oak (PG)

Sunday 21 Jul 20246:00pm

Suitable for all ages, this wordless nature documentary showcases the spectacular forest ecosystem supported by a majestic, 210-year-old French oak tree. Dispensing with voiceover, the film instead fuses innovative camerawork with environmental sounds and a vibrant score to immerse the viewer in diverse life stories from root to branch. Its cast of characters includes ants, acorn weevils, field mice, squirrels, Eurasian jays and tawny owls. The result is a mesmerising kaleidoscope of arboreal adventure, as entertaining as it is educational.

IF

IF (U)

Friday 26 Jul 20242:00pm
Saturday 27 Jul 20242:00pm
Monday 29 Jul 20242:00pm
Tuesday 30 Jul 20242:00pm
Wednesday 31 Jul 20242:00pm
Thursday 1 Aug 20242:00pm

From writer and director John Krasinski (The Office, A Quiet Place), IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

La Chimera

La Chimera (15)

Friday 26 Jul 20244:30pm
Saturday 27 Jul 20244:30pm
Monday 29 Jul 20247:30pm
Tuesday 30 Jul 20244:30pm
Thursday 1 Aug 20247:30pm

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never quite manage to find. For a band of tombaroli (tomb raiders, who steal ancient goods and archaeological wonders), the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur (Josh O’Connor of THE CROWN), the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, and goes inside the earth – in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak.


A Quiet Place: Day One

A Quiet Place: Day One (15)

Friday 26 Jul 20247:30pm
Saturday 27 Jul 20247:30pm
Monday 29 Jul 20244:30pm
Tuesday 30 Jul 20247:30pm
Wednesday 31 Jul 20244:30pm
Thursday 1 Aug 20244:30pm (HoH Subtitled Screening)

 Quiet Place: Day One is an upcoming American apocalyptic horror film written and directed by Michael Sarnoski, based on a story he conceived with John Krasinski. It serves as a spin-off prequel and the third instalment in the A Quiet Place film series.


Get ready to experience the day the world went quiet...

Before Sunset

Before Sunset (15)

Sunday 28 Jul 20243:00pm

Following the success of our screening the other month of Before Sunrise and the number of requests to screen the two other films in the trilogy, here’s  the next one, Before Sunset !


Céline (Julie Delpy) tracks down Jesse (Ethan Hawke) in Paris. Now a successful author about to wrap up his book tour, he has just a few hours left before he has to jet back to America. Almost a decade after their brief encounter in Vienna, the duo stroll around the city of love over long and winding conversations about their careers, relationships and the disappointments of adult life. A timeless study of the transience of human connections, Before Sunset builds on director Richard Linklater’s fascination with the passing of time, and the way love can transcend it.

Pictures of Ghosts

Pictures of Ghosts (15)

Sunday 28 Jul 20246:00pm

The classic movie palaces of central Recife are all but gone now. This film by Kleber Mendonça Filho is a love letter to cinema and this Brazilian city, which for the director are inextricably bound together. It was at cinemas such as Art Palácio, Trianon, and São Luiz that Mendonça Filho discovered the art form that would shape his life. Recife has changed dramatically, and Mendonça Filho has come to take stock of its cinematic ruins.


This seaside metropolis was the setting for the director’s earlier films Aquarius (2016) and Neighboring Sounds (2012). Now it is the springboard for an emotionally moving and playful essay about his parental home, the former movie houses in the city, genre cinema, and the Nazi ties that film distribution had there in the past.


The three chapters are suffused with a love of film. Mendonça Filho wanders through the apartment where he grew up, and visits a now-closed cinema. Archive footage recalls the golden era when stars like Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis visited Recife. The third chapter explores the relationship between film and religion: the Eldorado and Albatroz cinemas were, tellingly, converted into churches. We thus see the director creating a new, personal map of the city, through the lens of cinema.

The Conversation

The Conversation (12A)

Wednesday 31 Jul 20247:30pm

Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece of sustained suspense and paranoia, starring Gene Hackman as a loner surveillance expert. Hackman’s Harry Caul bugs a couple in San Francisco’s teeming Union Square. But why?  A recluse living alone in an empty apartment, Caul plays saxophone to jazz records and broods over the deaths he may have been responsible for. And as he keeps tinkering with the recordings, he gets bugged himself, his tapes are stolen, his landlord effortlessly penetrates his security to leave a note – and then, to his horror, he figures it out. Coppola’s follow-up to The Godfather, The Conversation was nominated for three Academy Awards for Sound (by legendary editor/sound designer Walter Murch), Original Screenplay, and Picture – the same year as Best Picture winner The Godfather Part II nabbed six Oscars.

Despicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4 (U)

Friday 2 Aug 20242:30pm
Saturday 3 Aug 20242:30pm
Monday 5 Aug 20245:00pm
Tuesday 6 Aug 20242:30pm
Wednesday 7 Aug 20245:00pm
Thursday 8 Aug 20242:30pm

For the first time in seven years, Gru (Steve Carrell), the world’s favorite former supervillain, returns for a new era of Minions mayhem. Gru and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) and their three girls welcome a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. But as Gru faces a new nemesis—Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend, Valentina (Sofía Vergara)—Gru and his family are forced to go on the run. Directed by Academy Award nominee Chris Renaud from a screenplay by Emmy winner Mike White, the film also stars Joey King, Miranda Cosgrove and Pierre Coffin as the voice of the Minions.

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon (12A)

Friday 2 Aug 20244:45pm7:45pm
Saturday 3 Aug 20244:45pm7:45pm
Monday 5 Aug 20242:00pm
Tuesday 6 Aug 20244:45pm7:45pm
Wednesday 7 Aug 20242:00pm7:15pm
Thursday 8 Aug 20244:45pm (HoH subtitled screening)

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, FLY ME TO THE MOON is a sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Brought in to fix NASA’s public image, sparks fly in all directions as marketing maven Kelly Jones (Johansson) wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s (Tatum) already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up and the countdown truly begins…

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire (PG)

Sunday 4 Aug 20243:00pm
Thursday 8 Aug 20247:45pm

Hugh Hudson’s exhilarating account of the struggle by Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams to compete on their own terms at the 1924 Olympics. In the religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, devout Christian Liddel sees running as part of his worship of God’s glory, while Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism in his rise to the top. A rousing British drama which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1982 and is fondly remembered for Vangelis’ soul-stirring synth score.


The Straight Story

The Straight Story (U)

Sunday 4 Aug 20246:00pm

The Straight Story is a bedrock film in which Lynch inverts all his places, objects and characters by exposing all of them without exception towards the sun. Clearly, it is a film of contrast, capable of demonstrating that the “matter” of Lynch’s cinema, when solarized, can take on a classic and moving tone…


An elderly man wants to reach his brother to make peace with him but has only one way of getting there: taking a small tractor across half of America. The Straight Story recaptures, although in  a deconstructed version, the spirit of the classic road movie. Somehow, Lynch intends to suggest that The Straight Story is Wild at Heart turned upside down: Big Tuna is replaced with a hospitable and very human rural community, the most ferocious accidents are replaced with tragic conflicts of a benign nature, and man-on-man violence is healed through a journey and forgiveness. Now, there are two ways of interpreting The Straight Story: there are those who think that Lynch has not changed much and look for the film’s disturbing elements to prove that we are still dealing with a world that is more like a nightmare than a dream; and those who think Lynch is (too) conciliatory… Both seemingly feuding factions are wrong. The Straight Story is pure Lynch, but upside down. The film seems to be an easy win: use all of Lynch’s materials, expose them “to the sun”, shape them positively and tell the story of America… The Straight Story is a story of decency, dignity and honour in all its forms through a journey in stages (and a false start) that presents itself as “straight” like the direct and stubborn protagonist. The deviations do not impede the journey – unlike its antithesis Wild at Heart – on the contrary, they reinforce it. In fact, Alvin not only chose to make the journey, but he chose to do it slowly. Respectful of his age, the protagonist travels at eight kilometres an hour and takes the time he needs to walk across the slab of America that separates him from his sick brother. The road becomes the space of earning forgiveness.


Screening as part of our year-long retrospective - Dreaming of Darkness: The Films of David Lynch

Strike: An Uncivil War

Strike: An Uncivil War (15)

Monday 5 Aug 20247:45pm

On 18 June 1984, at the height of the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike, Orgreave Coking Plant in South Yorkshire became the site of the bloodiest day of the longest and most violent industrial dispute in British history. The media subsequently appeared to lay blame for the violence at the feet of the strikers. Daniel Gordon’s comprehensive documentary doesn’t just overturn this fabrication, it portrays what took place as planned action on the part of the Thatcher government, with the Prime Minister determined to seek redress for the National Miners’ Union’s victory over the Conservative government in the early 1970s and to forever break the union’s role at the heart of British working class society.

The Garfield Movie

The Garfield Movie (U)

Friday 9 Aug 20242:30pm
Saturday 10 Aug 20242:30pm
Monday 12 Aug 20245:00pm
Tuesday 13 Aug 20242:30pm
Wednesday 14 Aug 20245:00pm
Thursday 15 Aug 20242:30pm

Lock up your lasagne – and any other food for that matter! Because the world’s favourite cat is padding back onto the big screen, hungrier than ever before.  Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have his biggest adventure yet, in a rather a reluctant road trip alongside his scruffy alleycat dad, Vic, and long-suffering sidekick Odie. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, not meatball marinara! This hilarious, high-stakes heist is a true family affair.

Twisters

Twisters (12A)

Friday 9 Aug 20245:00pm7:45pm
Saturday 10 Aug 20245:00pm7:45pm
Monday 12 Aug 20242:00pm
Tuesday 13 Aug 20245:00pm7:45pm
Wednesday 14 Aug 20242:00pm7:30pm
Thursday 15 Aug 20245:00pm (HoH subtitled screening)

This summer, the epic studio disaster movie returns with an adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most wondrous—and destructive—forces. Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado during her college years, now studies storm patterns on screens safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi to test a ground-breaking new tracking system. There, she crosses paths with Tyler Owens (Powell), the charming and reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing adventures with his raucous crew, the more dangerous the better.


Tickets on sale from 28th June

Amplify Live

Amplify Live (12A Live)

Saturday 10 Aug 20245:00pm

On Saturday 10th August, the stage of our Community Hall will be set for the Woodbridge music event you've been waiting for.


Hosted by local musicians Robbie Mitchell and Ollie De Vita with over 6 hours of music and a lineup of 10 artists consisting of solo performers and bands, its set to be a night full of energy.


All ticket sales and donations will go to St Elizabeth Hospice as a tribute to Kevin Mitchell and Steve Ellis.


The artists are: The Society, CTE, Emma Q, Grace Wells, Pretty Wasted, Chris Clayton, Lilith, Luca Lux, Idyllic Feel and Gabriel.


Doors: 4pm

Music: 5pm - 11pm

Fixed Curfew: 11:30pm

Rembrandt

Rembrandt (U)

Sunday 11 Aug 20243:00pm

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.


Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen.


For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.


“This Brilliant, brave blockbuster reveals the true Rembrandt” – The Guardian




Green Border

Green Border (15)

Sunday 11 Aug 20246:00pm

In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so called “green border” between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach the European Union are trapped in a geopolitical crisis cynically engineered by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. In an attempt to provoke Europe, refugees are lured to the border by propaganda promising easy passage to the EU. Pawns in this hidden war, the lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life, Jan, a young border guard, and a Syrian family intertwine. Holland’s poignant new feature opens our eyes, speaks to the heart, and challenges us to reflect on the moral choices that fall to ordinary people every day.

Evil Does Not Exist

Evil Does Not Exist (12A)

Monday 12 Aug 20247:30pm

Takumi and his daughter Hana 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.

Stand By Me

Stand By Me (15)

Thursday 15 Aug 20247:45pm

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends - sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O'Connell) - are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss 'cause it's cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town's knife-wielding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. STAND BY ME is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Filled with humor and suspense, STAND BY ME is based on the novella 'The Body' by Stephen King.

The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story (U)

Friday 16 Aug 20242:30pm
Saturday 17 Aug 20242:30pm
Monday 19 Aug 20245:00pm
Tuesday 20 Aug 20242:30pm
Wednesday 21 Aug 20245:00pm
Thursday 22 Aug 20242:30pm

Young Bastian has just lost his mum and is struggling in life. One day, while trying to get away from the school bullies, he takes refuge in an old bookshop. Here, he starts reading an old storybook about a mythical world, Fantasia, which is full of weird and wonderful creatures. As he reads on, Bastian discovers that Fantasia is becoming endangered, its lovely empress gravely ill and its very existence threatened by a powerful dark force known as The Nothing. A child warrior called Ateryu has been summoned to set off on a mission to defeat The Nothing and save Fantasia. But can one brave warrior and his horse halt the distrutction before Fantasia is lost forever? And what will Bastian discover in the book?

Deadpool & Wolverine

Deadpool & Wolverine (15)

Friday 16 Aug 20245:00pm7:45pm
Saturday 17 Aug 20245:00pm7:45pm
Sunday 18 Aug 20243:00pm
Monday 19 Aug 20242:00pm
Tuesday 20 Aug 20245:00pm7:45pm
Wednesday 21 Aug 20242:00pm
Thursday 22 Aug 20245:00pm (HoH Subtitled Screening)7:45pm

Everyone’s favourite potty-mouthed, costume-wearing (mostly) do-gooder returns, but this time, he’s not the only anti-hero in town. Hugh Jackman, last seen playing the hirsute, blade-wielding X-Man in the impressive Logan, is back as Wolverine. Little is so far known about the plot of the third entry in the re-booted and hugely successful Deadpool franchise, but stars Reynolds and Jackman’s playful off-screen combativeness will likely be milked for all its worth in this Marvel outlier.


Sasquatch Sunset

Sasquatch Sunset (15)

Sunday 18 Aug 20246:00pm
Wednesday 21 Aug 20247:30pm

In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches—possibly the last of their enigmatic kind— embark on an absurdist, epic, hilarious, and ultimately poignant journey over the course of one year. These shaggy and noble giants fight for survival as they find themselves on a collision course with the ever-changing world around them.


A film as utterly unique and rare as the titular subjects themselves, this surreal, playfully gross-out hangout with a family of Bigfoots has all the makings of a cult classic, with Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough as you’ve most definitely never seen them before…

Rosalie

Rosalie (15)

Monday 19 Aug 20247:30pm

1870s, Northern France: Rosalie (Nadia Tereszkiewicz) has a secret – her face and body are covered in hair. She’s concealed her hirsutism all her life, shaving to ensure she’s accepted in polite society. But her perspective changes when Abel (Benoît Magimel), an indebted bar owner unaware of her secret, marries her for her dowry. Will the conservative Abel be able to love the real her? If not, why not? And what might happen if she were to reject embarrassment entirely and go public?  


Loosely based on a true story, Stephanie Di Giusto’s second feature (following 2016’s The Dancer) champions a woman who challenges society’s restrictive beauty standards

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro (U)

Friday 23 Aug 20242:00pm
Saturday 24 Aug 20242:00pm
Monday 26 Aug 20242:00pm
Tuesday 27 Aug 20244:45pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 20242:00pm
Thursday 29 Aug 20245:00pm

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imagination, Totoros look like oversize pandas with bunny ears. They take the girls on spinning-top rides through the treetops and introduce them to a furry, multi-pawed Catbus—a nod to Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat.

Freud's Last Session

Freud's Last Session (12A)

Friday 23 Aug 20245:00pm
Saturday 24 Aug 20245:00pm7:30pm
Monday 26 Aug 20245:00pm
Tuesday 27 Aug 20247:30pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 20247:30pm
Thursday 29 Aug 20242:30pm (HoH Subtitled Screening)

On the eve of the Second World War and the end of his life, Sigmund Freud invites iconic author C.S. Lewis for a debate over the existence of God. Innovatively, the film explores Freud’s unique relationship with his lesbian daughter Anna, and Lewis’ unconventional romance with his best friend’s mother. The thought-provoking film interweaves past, present and fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud’s study on a dynamic journey. Sir Anthony Hopkins is on towering form in this intellectually stirring drama, imagining a seismic meeting of two great minds, as the debating duo unravel Lewis’ post-war trauma and Freud’s complicated interpersonal relationships.

Hard Miles

Hard Miles (12A)

Friday 23 Aug 20247:30pm
Tuesday 27 Aug 20242:30pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 20245:00pm

Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Naples International Film Festival 2023, Hard Miles tells the uplifting true story of the bicycling team at Rite of Passage’s RidgeView Academy, a medium-security correctional school in Colorado.


The film follows beleaguered coach Greg Townsend (Matthew Modine) as he rounds up an unlikely crew of incarcerated students for a seemingly impossible bike ride from Denver to the Grand Canyon.

Ama Gloria

Ama Gloria (12A)

Sunday 25 Aug 20243:00pm
Monday 26 Aug 20247:30pm

Cléo (an exceptional performance by six-year-old Louise Mauroy-Panzani) loves her nanny Gloria (Ilça Moreno Zego) more than anything. When Gloria suddenly has to return home to Cape Verde to look after her own children, Gloria invites Cléo to visit her and the two have to make the most of their last summer together. Marie Amachoukeli’s outstanding feature was the opening film of Cannes Critics’ Week 2023 and has been an audience favourite at film festivals across Europe including London and Dublin. It is produced by Céline Sciamma’s regular producer Bénédicte Couvreur (Petite Maman, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood).

Goodbye Dragon Inn

Goodbye Dragon Inn (12A)

Sunday 25 Aug 20246:00pm

Like the Royal Theater in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and the title movie house in CINEMA PARADISO, the Fu-Ho is shutting down for good. A palace with seemingly mile-wide rows of red velvet seats, the Fu-Ho’s valedictory screening is King Hu’s 1967 wuxia epic DRAGON INN, playing to a motley smattering of spectators. The standard grievances persist — patrons snack noisily and remove their shoes, treating this temple of cinema like their living room — but as we watch the enveloping film deep into a pandemic, the sense that moviegoing as a communal experience is slipping away takes on a powerful and painful resonance.


Yet GOODBYE, DRAGON INN, released nearly two decades ago, is too multifaceted to collapse into a simple valentine to the age of pre-streaming cinephilia…. By the time the possibility arises that the cinema is haunted, we’ve already identified it as a space outside of time — indeed, two stars of Hu’s original opus, Miao Tien and Shih Chun, watch their younger selves with tears in their eyes, past and present commingling harmoniously and poignantly.


Screening as part of our year-long season - CINEMA ON SCREEN

Food Inc. 2

Food Inc. 2 (12A)

Thursday 29 Aug 20247:30pm

The groundbreaking Oscar®-nominated documentary Food, Inc. ignited a cultural conversation about the multinational corporations that control our food system at enormous cost to our planet, workforce and health. In the well-timed sequel, Food, Inc. 2, comes “back for seconds” to reveal how corporate consolidation has gone unchecked by our government, leaving us with a highly efficient yet shockingly vulnerable food system dedicated only towards increasing profits. Seeking solutions, the film introduces innovative farmers, food producers, workers’ rights activists and legislators fighting to create a more sustainable future.


Wilding

Wilding (PG)

Friday 30 Aug 20242:30pm
Monday 2 Sep 20245:00pm
Tuesday 3 Sep 20247:45pm

Based on Isabella Tree’s best-selling book by the same title, WILDING tells the incredible story of a young couple that bets on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate. They set to work with their groundbreaking vision, battling entrenched tradition and major forces along the way, daring to place the fate of their farm in the hands of nature. Ripping down the fences, they set the land back to the wild and entrust its recovery to a motley mix of animals both tame and wild. It is the beginning of a grand experiment that will become one of the most significant rewilding experiments in Europe and beyond.


Andre Rieu: Power of Love

Andre Rieu: Power of Love (PG)

Saturday 31 Aug 20247:00pm
Sunday 1 Sep 20242:30pm

André Rieu is ready to blow you away with his brand new cinema concert ‘Power of Love’. From his picturesque hometown of Maastricht The King of the Waltz presents a must-see big screen spectacular. Accompanied by his world famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and a cast of hundreds this promises to be the music event of the summer by one of the world’s most prolific artists.

 

In a concert overflowing with passion André’s unique repertoire combines classical, musicals, pop and rock! You have to see it to believe it.

 

Set against the backdrop of the historic Vrijthof square André will amaze you with iconic film scores, beautiful waltzes, tear jerking ballads and unexpected chart hits  - music has the power to unite and this is a concert for all the family.

 

Let's enjoy André’s music together and spread the love. Don’t miss André Rieu ‘Power of Love’ exclusively in cinemas this summer.


Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive (15)

Sunday 1 Sep 20246:00pm

David Lynch’s distinctive take on the city of dreams is a compelling must see.


A love story in the city of dreams . . . Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia (Laura Harring). Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project. David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.


"Mulholland Drive is pure cinema - a gorgeous, noir-narcotic loop of heartbreak in the "dream place" of Los Angeles." - Financial Times


Screening as part of our year-long retrospective - Dreaming of Darkness: The Films of David Lynch

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro (12A Live)

Tuesday 10 Sep 20246:30pm

It’s Figaro’s wedding, and you’re invited to join the Almaviva household for an uproarious day of revelation and scandal. Mozart’s comic opera is packed with plot twists, forbidden desires and unforgettable melodies, combining laugh-out-loud comedy with moments of breathtaking beauty.


Cast: Luca Micheletti, Ying Fang, Huw Montague Rendall, Jacquelyn Stucker


Director: David McVicar | Conductor: Julia Jones

NT Live: Prima Facie

NT Live: Prima Facie (15)

Thursday 12 Sep 20247:00pm

Tessa is a thoroughbred. A young, brilliant barrister who loves to win. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and lighting up the shadows of doubt in any case. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.


Jodie Comer, the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star of TV’s Killing Eve as well as Free Guy and The Last Duel, makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, Prima Facie which takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo actor tour de force at the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season.


The play is currently running at the Harold Pinter Theatre for just 9 weeks.

Honey & The Bear - Live

Honey & The Bear - Live (12A Live)

Sunday 22 Sep 20247:30pm
Celebrating a decade of Honey & The Bear with selection of songs from across those years, three studio albums and earlier material.

Featuring special guests Evan Carson (Drums/Percussion) & Archie Churchill-Moss (Diatonic Button Accordion) and more...

Honey & the Bear were a tour de force on the UK Folk Festival circuit in 2023. The British folk and roots duo combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting. With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic. Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courageous people they admire and their passion for nature which has been enchanting audiences up and down the country.

The multi-instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bouzouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin & percussion), are often joined on-stage by band guests Evan Carson (percussion) and Toby Shaer (Fiddle/Flutes/Whistles) who also feature on both Honey & The Bear studio albums. Together they have played at many revered venues and festivals across the UK as well as travelled across the channel for their first European tour. They supported Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys on two UK tours and opened for The Shires at world renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall. They returned to Snape Maltings under their own steam just two years later to perform a sold out show. Third album 'Away Beyond The Fret' was released 3rd November 2023.


Renoir

Renoir (U)

Sunday 29 Sep 20243:00pm

Pierre Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris which rank among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course.      


This stunning film – based on the remarkable Renoir collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation – explores the artist’s new approach. These later works still provoke extreme reactions – some people are repulsed by them and others seduced.


Two 20th century titans– Picasso and Matisse are intriguingly among the many artists who were clearly influenced by Renoir’s later direction. This film is a new biography of an artistic giant – Renoir – but also uncovers an untold story that identifies him as a significant link between the art world’s old order and the new.



The Movie Man

The Movie Man (12A)

Sunday 29 Sep 20246:00pm

THE MOVIE MAN  introduces us to colorful entrepreneur Keith Stata and his bizarre multiplex set deep in the forest of small-town Ontario, Canada. After 40 years in business, Keith is forced to confront his current limitations, dwindling health, and a global pandemic. The future of his quixotic cinema becomes more and more uncertain as the film unfolds.


Has the pandemic ended movies as we knew them? Is the collective experience of sitting in the cinema quickly fading away?


The film explores Highlands Cinemas and it’s importance to the town of Kinmount as a microcosm of the world facing COVID-19. What happens to a small town when it’s only allure is forced to close? Will 2022 be the last season at Highlands Cinemas?


Keith Stata opened Highlands Cinemas during the summer of 1979. What began as a single screen, transformed into a 5-screen multiplex showing first-run films over the course of it’s 40-year history. Changes in technology, dwindling ticket sales, a popcorn-eating bear, and his 50 cats all contribute to the chaos.


Despite his steadfast passion, we follow Keith as he is beaten down with issues and complications due to COVID-19. With no family and few friends to help, Keith is confronted with insurmountable challenges of keeping his unlikely cinema open for another season.


Screening as part of our year-long season - CINEMA ON SCREEN

Inland Empire

Inland Empire (15)

Sunday 6 Oct 20246:00pm

Inland Empire is to-date the last feature film by renowned director, David Lynch. One of his most challenging and provocative works, known for its complex, nonlinear narrative and dreamlike visuals, the film is an intense, ethereal experience made to be seen in cinemas.


The film follows the story of Nikki (Laura Dern) who lands a role in a new film directed by Kingsley (Jeremy Irons). As Nikki delves deeper into her character, she becomes entangled in a surreal and nightmarish web of reality and illusion. As the film within the film unfolds, Nikki finds herself facing a series of bizarre and inexplicable events that challenge her perception of what is real and what is imagined.


Lynch's trademark use of enigmatic symbolism and haunting imagery creates a sense of unease and throughout and demands multiple viewings to unravel its layers of meaning.


Screening as part of our year-long retrospective - Dreaming of Darkness: The Films of David Lynch

Splendor

Splendor (15)

Sunday 27 Oct 20246:00pm

The beauty of cinemas as a cultural hub and gathering place for the community is explored in this touching story set within the aisles of a cinema named Splendor and focusing on three main characters: Jordan, Luigi, and Chantal. Jordan, portrayed by the great Marcello Mastroianni, is an old projectionist who has dedicated his life to the cinema. Luigi, played by Massimo Troisi, is a man who inherits the old theatre and tries to keep it running despite facing financial difficulties and Chantal, portrayed by Marina Vlady, is the woman who both Jordan and Luigi love.


Echoes of Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso flow through the narrative as it presents themes of love, nostalgia, and the passage of time. It reflects on the magic and significance of cinema as a place where dreams and reality intertwine.


Receiving critical acclaim for its heartfelt storytelling and the remarkable performances of its cast, particularly Marcello Mastroianni and Massimo Troisi, Splendor remains a cherished gem among cinephiles and is indeed an ode to the golden age of cinema.


Screening as part of our year-long season - CINEMA ON SCREEN

Short Films of David Lynch

Short Films of David Lynch (12A)

Sunday 3 Nov 20246:00pm

Delve deeper into the labyrinthine psyche of surrealist nightmare-weaver David Lynch with these unsettling, hallucinatory shorts that reflect the origins and evolution of his singular style. Spanning the early experimental and painterly works that laid the foundation for his cult sensation ERASERHEAD through his darkly absurdist web animation series DUMBLAND, these films are replete with the sinister, uncanny imagery that could have emerged only from an artist so deeply in tune with his subconscious.


Six Men Getting Sick (1967): 1 minutes film projected on sculptured screen. The Alphabet (1968): 16mm 4 minutes The Grandmother (1970): 16mm 34 minutes The Amputee (1973): Video - 2 versions 5 minutes / 4 minutes The Cowboy And The Frenchmam (1988): 35mm 26 minutes Lumiere (1995): 35mm 55 seconds using original Lumiere Brothere's camera, Weather Report (2020) - 1min


Screening as part of our year-long retrospective - Dreaming of Darkness: The Films of David Lynch

Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers

Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers (U)

Sunday 10 Nov 20243:00pm

200 years after its opening and a century after acquiring its first Van Gogh works, the National Gallery is hosting the UK’s biggest ever Van Gogh exhibition. Van Gogh is not only one of the most beloved artists of all time, but perhaps the most misunderstood.


This film is a chance to reexamine and better understand this iconic artist. Focusing on his unique creative process, Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers explores the artist’s years in the south of France, where he revolutionised his style.


Van Gogh became consumed with a passion for storytelling in his art, turning the world around him into vibrant, idealised spaces and symbolic characters.

Poets and lovers filled his imagination; everything he did in the south of France served this new obsession. In part, this is what caused his notorious breakdown, but it didn’t hold back his creativity as he created masterpiece after masterpiece. Explore one of art history’s most pivotal periods in this once-in-a- century show.


Made in close collaboration with the National Gallery.


We are delighted that founder of Exhibition on Screen, Phil Grabsky, will be joining us and the composer of the score for the film for a Q&A after the film.

Scala (2022) & Riverside Archive

Scala (2022) & Riverside Archive (12A)

Sunday 24 Nov 20246:00pm

First the chandelier is dismantled in the foyer, each string of lamps lowered to the floor one by one. The other retro light fittings come later, after the curtain that lines the walls of the auditorium has been pulled down and before the seats are unscrewed and carried out. As the director narrates in impassive voiceover, the Scala has recently ceased operations, the last of the three great cinemas built in Bangkok in the 1960s to close its doors to the public. Her father used to work at the already shuttered Siam, and she spent much of her childhood there, sleeping behind the projection room, her sheets of the same fabric as the curtains. Her recollections flow into those of who appear on camera, those whose lives are just as linked to such spaces as hers and who now strip it bare. As the space empties out ever further, it is perversely filled by something else: an almost unbearable sense of melancholy that infects director, staff and audience alike, at a life, at a culture, at a community that will soon disperse, even if its importance remains undimmed, here and elsewhere too. In the dark windows behind the palms, the only moving images are reflections of the glowing billboards.


Following SCALA (2022) we will be screening a selection of short films from the Riverside film archive covering various significant events that have happened at The Riverside over the last 40+ years.

David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life (15)

Sunday 1 Dec 20246:00pm

Speaking into a vintage microphone from his painting studio in the hills above Hollywood, Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through his youth. He talks about his childhood in small-town America, his family, the awkward teenage years, his anxieties and fears, and the people who helped him become who he is. Lynch recounts the influence his youth had on him as an artist and his subsequent move into filmmaking.


Combining home movies, stock footage, moody artworks and observations of him working on his paintings and sculptures, David Lynch: The Art Life, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2016, is an immersive and compelling experience. He’s an entrancing storyteller who delivers fascinating anecdotes. And the soundtrack, as you’d expect, is deliciously strange, dark and beautiful.


Screening as part of our year-long retrospective - Dreaming of Darkness: The Films of David Lynch

Cinderella ROH 2024

Cinderella ROH 2024 (12A Live)

Tuesday 10 Dec 20247:15pm

his Christmas, be transported into an ethereal world where a sprinkling of fairy dust makes dreams come true. This enchanting ballet by The Royal Ballet’s Founding Choreographer Frederick Ashton is a theatrical experience for all the family.


Cast: To be confirmed

Choreography: Frederick Ashton | Music: Sergei Prokofiev

The Nutcracker ROH2024

The Nutcracker ROH2024 (12A Live)

Tuesday 17 Dec 20247:15pm

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Julia Trevelyan Oman’s period designs bring festive charm to Peter Wright’s beloved Royal Ballet production, as fairytale magic comes together with spectacular dancing in this unforgettable classic ballet.


Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov | Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso (12A)

Sunday 29 Dec 20246:00pm

A celebration of youth, friendship and the everlasting magic of the movies, Cinema Paradiso won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and is considered a classic of world cinema. Restored in 4K.


Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood.


Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the highs and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.


A homage to the inspirational power of the moving image, played out to a gorgeous score by the maestro Ennio Morricone..


Screening as part of our year-long season - CINEMA ON SCREEN

The Tales of Hoffman

The Tales of Hoffman (12A Live)

Wednesday 15 Jan 20256:45pm

Olivier award-winning director Damiano Michieletto (Carmen, Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci) returns to The Royal Opera for a new production of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. Conductor Antonello Manacorda, with whom Michieletto previously collaborated on Carmen, leads Juan Diego Flórez and Leonardo Caimi, who share the role of the poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, Alex Esposito as the Four Villains, Julie Boulianne as Nicklausse and Ermonela Jaho, Olga Pudova and Marina Costa-Jackson as Hoffmann’s unforgettable trio of lovers.


Swan Lake ROH2025

Swan Lake ROH2025 (12A Live)

Thursday 27 Feb 20257:15pm

Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her? 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. Opening in Spring and returning in Summer, Swan Lake remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon.

Romeo & Juliet ROH2025

Romeo & Juliet ROH2025 (12A Live)

Thursday 20 Mar 20257:15pm

Shakespeare’s great love story is brilliantly retold through this modern ballet classic celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2025. The fervent longing of the star-crossed lovers is perfectly captured by Kenneth MacMillan’s impassioned choreography. The flourishing of young love is just as present in Romeo and Juliet's meeting on the balcony as in their final moments when they desperately cling to life in the tomb.


Dawn of Impressionism

Dawn of Impressionism (U)

Sunday 23 Mar 20253:00pm

The Impressionists are the most popular group in art history - millions flock every year to marvel at their masterpieces. But, to begin with, they were scorned, penniless outsiders.


1874 was the year that changed everything; the first Impressionists, “hungry for independence”, broke the mould by holding their own exhibition outside official channels. Impressionism was born and the art world was changed forever.


What led to that first groundbreaking show 150 years ago? Who were the maverick personalities that wielded their brushes in such a radical and provocative way?


The spectacular Musée d’Orsay exhibition brings fresh eyes to this extraordinary tale of passion and rebellion. The story is told not by historians and curators but in the words of those who witnessed the dawn of Impressionism: the artists, press and people of Paris, 1874.


Made in close collaboration with the Musee d’Orsay and National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Turandot ROH 2025

Turandot ROH 2025 (12A Live)

Tuesday 1 Apr 20257:15pm

Drawing on Chinese and Italian theatrical tradition to evoke a richly-imagined, mythical Peking, Andrei Șerban’s dazzling production is a ‘blazing masterpiece’ (Financial Times). Rafael Payare and Francesco Ivan Ciampa conduct Puccini’s opera of love and revenge, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Ewa Płonka sharing the title role and SeokJong Baek and Gwyn Hughes Jones sharing the role of Calaf.


In the final months of his life Puccini struggled to depict Calaf's triumph: he died before finishing the final act of this grand opera. Turandot was completed by Franco Alfano two years later and given its premiere in 1926 at La Scala, Milan.


Turandot has gone on to have great worldwide success.

Die Walkure ROH 2025

Die Walkure ROH 2025 (12A Live)

Sunday 18 May 20252:00pm

Love and death, gods and mortals, heroes and villains: it’s all here, in the thunderous second chapter of the Ring cycle. Following the glittering triumph of Das Rheingold in 2023, Barrie Kosky and Antonio Pappano plunge back into Wagner’s mythic universe. Christopher Maltman’s Wotan returns alongside an international cast including Elisabet Strid as Brünnhilde, Lise Davidsen as Sieglinde and Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Siegmund.


It has become the most performed opera of the cycle, loved and admired for its nuanced and intelligent exploration of complex family entanglements, expressed through music of astonishing power – perhaps nowhere more so than in the glorious music for the incestuous lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde.

Michelangelo: Love & Death

Michelangelo: Love & Death (U)

Sunday 25 May 20253:00pm

Michelangelo - Love and Death offers a cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican, to the print and drawing rooms of Europe, to explore Michelangelo's tempestuous life. The film goes in search of a greater understanding of this charismatic and enigmatic figure, both through his relationships with his contemporaries and his ongoing artistic legacy.


The film invites audiences to intimately examine Michelangelo’s art and artistic process - from the Carrara quarries where Michelangelo sourced his marble, to the new technology being used to attribute works. The film also offers a rare chance to get up close to the mesmerising Rothschild Bronzes, which, following an extensive research project carried out by Academics in Cambridge in 2015, were positively attributed to Michelangelo after over a century of debate.


Key contributors to the film include art critics Martin Gayford and Jonathan Jones, Deputy Director of the Vatican Museums Professor Arnold Nesselrath and contemporary artist Tania Kovats.


Filming locations include Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Carrara marble mines, the Medici Chapel and the Vatican. These beautiful locations, combined with high-resolution views of Michelangelo’s greatest works, convene to create a staggering visual experience.