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Respect (12A)

Respect

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

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The Breadwinner - International Day of Peace (12A)

The Breadwinner - International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace fundraiser for those affected by recent events in Afghanistan

Screening with a recorded intro from the filmmaker and other special guests.


We have joined a large number of UK cinemas, motivated by Birds’ Eye View (the pathfinder for films by women) to mark 21 September, the International Day of Peace, with a special presentation of the Oscar nominated THE BREADWINNER with all proceeds going to Afghanistan & Central Asian Association based here in the UK.

 

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner directed by Nora Twomy is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all. From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea and based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel,

 

All proceeds from the screenings will be donated to the Afghanistan & Central Asian Association who provide support, skills and knowledge to help their communities live and prosper in the UK. They also provide support, where possible, to those on the ground in Afghanistan who have UK connections and is a charity run by Afghans here and there. You can find out more about their current appeal here.

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Tuesday 21 Sep 202118:10 Book Now

Queer East 2021: Secrets of 1979 (18)

Queer East 2021: Secrets of 1979

UK PREMIERE


With a pre-recorded introduction by director Zero Chou.


In the summer of 1979, during Taiwan’s martial law period, Bing-Kuan asks her college friend Shu-Lan to help out on her family's banana plantation. As time goes by, the two girls secretly develop a romantic relationship, and decide to volunteer at the Formosa Magazine in order to promote democratic freedom of expression. Yet their youthful romance is threatened as the Kuomintang regime seeks to suppress dissident voices. Secrets of 1979 is the latest film by award-winning director Zero Chou. Depicting a turbulent period in Taiwan’s history, Chou explores the connections between political and sexual awakening, the film offering a stark reminder of the forces that seek to suppress change.


Preceded by the short film:


Undercurrent

Dir Yu-Tong Weng | Taiwan | 2020 | 19 min

Taiwan, 1979. The city is under curfew, but a curious teenager follows a mysterious young man along a riverside path and into an abandoned hut.


Part of Queer East 2021, an LGBTQ+ film festival showcasing East and Southeast Asian queer cinema, in London from 15 to 26 September.


This screening is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.



Queer East is an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Seeking to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK, the festival explores the forces that have shaped the current queer landscape in Asia, and aims to encourage more inclusive narratives. The second edition of Queer East Film Festival takes place in London from 15 to 26 September.

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Tuesday 21 Sep 202120:30 Book Now

Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (12A)

Shang-chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi's friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.

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Tuesday 21 Sep 202120:30 Book Now
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Herself (15)

Herself

Sandra (Clare Dunne), on the surface of it, is a young mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a warm, safe, happy home to grow up in. Beneath the surface, Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch. With very little income to speak of and no savings, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality. At the same time, she must escape the grip of her possessive ex-husband and keep him away from her and her girls. The lionhearted Sandra draws together a community of friends to support her and lend a helping hand and it is the kindness and generosity of these people and the love of her young daughters that help rebuild her own strength and sense of self.


Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!), produced by Sharon Horgan (Military Wives), and co-written by & starring Clare Dunne, Herself is an uplifting and empowering story of hope and triumph over adversity

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Wednesday 22 Sep 202114:30 Book Now
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The Nest (15)

The Nest

Rory (Jude Law), an ambitious entrepreneur and former commodities broker, persuades his American wife, Allison (Carrie Coon), and their children to leave the comforts of suburban America and return to his native England during the 1980s. Sensing opportunity, Rory rejoins his former firm and leases a centuries-old country manor, with grounds for Allison’s horses and a stable. However, all is not as it seems and soon the promise of a lucrative new beginning starts to unravel and the couple has to face both the secrets and unwelcome truths that lie beneath the surface of their marriage. From acclaimed director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), THE NEST is one of the must-see films of the year.

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Wednesday 22 Sep 202118:20 Book Now
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Queer East 2021: Ghost in the Shell (15)

Queer East 2021: Ghost in the Shell

Adapted from the manga by Masamune Shirow, this 1995 masterpiece remains a milestone of animated cinema. Ghost in the Shell takes place in 2029, with humanity and technology intertwined to such an extent that people can transfer their consciousness into cybernetic bodies. Cyborg cop Major Motoko Kusanagi leads a special police security unit that is tasked with tracking down ‘ghost hackers’, criminals who can clandestinely tap into the bodies and minds of other people. Imagining a future in which sexual reproduction has given way to mechanical replication, Ghost in the Shell has been acclaimed for its inversion of traditional gender roles and depiction of fluid sexuality. Both a high-octane adventure and a philosophical speculation on what it means to be human, Mamoru Oshii's film is a visionary piece of action cinema.


Part of Queer East 2021, an LGBTQ+ film festival showcasing East and Southeast Asian queer cinema, in London from 15 to 26 September.


This screening is organised in partnership with the Japan Foundation, with support from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Society.


Queer East is an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Seeking to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK, the festival explores the forces that have shaped the current queer landscape in Asia, and aims to encourage more inclusive narratives. The second edition of Queer East Film Festival takes place in London from 15 to 26 September.


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Thursday 23 Sep 202120:45 Book Now

The Guilty (15)

The Guilty

The film takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger—but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.

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The Many Saints of Newark (15)

The Many Saints of Newark

Mob Drama. The Many Saints of Newark is the much-anticipated feature film prequel to David Chase’s groundbreaking, award-winning HBO drama series The Sopranos.


Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.

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PAW Patrol: The Movie (U)

PAW Patrol: The Movie

When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on.  While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!


Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big screen adventure are members from the original series’ cast along with Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel and introducing Will Brisbin.

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Sunday 26 Sep 202113:15 Book Now

No Bass Like Home: The Harder They Come (15)

No Bass Like Home: The Harder They Come

The first and still the best-known feature film ever to emerge from the island of Jamaica, the massive success of The Harder They Come helped to popularise reggae music around the world. Almost 50 years later it’s still a bracing, raw, unforgettable film.

 

Reggae icon Jimmy Cliff plays Ivan, a country boy who heads for Kingston with dreams of musical stardom. But following a series of encounters with ruthless record bosses, wicked weed dealers and corrupt cops he ends up on the run, becoming a hero to the common man.

 

With its never-out-of-print soundtrack sporting classics from Cliff, Desmond Dekker and The Maytals - plus a cameo from the magnificent Prince Buster - The Harder They Come is a sell-out every time it screens, so grab your tickets now.


Special £5 tickets for Brent residents are supported by Brent 2020 Culture Fund.


No Bass Like Home is part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture programme exploring the stories, art and emotions that hold life in Brent together.



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Sunday 26 Sep 202116:00 Book Now

The Lost Leonardo (15)

The Lost Leonardo

THE LOST LEONARDO tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo – or do certain power players simply want it to be? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, THE LOST LEONARDO reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary.


"Thrilling, propulsive and provocative", "The most incredibly gripping thriller / art documentary I’ve seen” ★★★★★ - The Times


"A tale of cynicism, power worship and greed" ★★★★ - The Guardian

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Sunday 26 Sep 202117:00 Book Now
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Pig (15)

Pig

Nicolas Cage stars in this highly anticipated new thriller alongside Alex Wolff (HEREDITARY) and Adam Arkin (SONS OF ANARCHY).

A reclusive truffle hunter (Cage) who lives alone in the wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.


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Tuesday 28 Sep 202121:00 Book Now

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life + Recorded Q&A (15)

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life + Recorded Q&A

London-born Oliver Sacks was a man of extremes. In his youth, he was a self-destructive, bodybuilding biker struggling with drug addiction and his own sexuality. In his maturity, he became a pioneering neurologist and the author of best-sellers such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.


Filmed with full access to the man himself, and those closest to him, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE both celebrates Sacks’ incredible life and reminds us of his most important teaching: that our ability to connect with others is what truly makes us human.


Directed by Ric Burns, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE is a tender, joyous and life affirming portrait of a truly extraordinary man.


The film will be followed by a pre-recorded discussion featuring Sack’s editor and friend Kate Edgar, his partner Billy Hayes, neurologist Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan and director Ric Burns.

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Wednesday 29 Sep 202120:15 Book Now

Bond: No Time To Die (12A)

Bond: No Time To Die

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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Met Opera: Boris Godunov (12A)

Met Opera: Boris Godunov

Rene Pape headlines a cast that includes Alexey Markov, Stanislav Trofimov, David Butt Philip, Ain Anger, and Maxim Paster.


Sebastian Weigle conducts. The opera will be presented in its original 1869 version.

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Saturday 9 Oct 202117:55 Book Now

Met Opera: Fire Shut Up in My Bones (12A)

Met Opera: Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguinconducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composerpresented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the recent production ofthe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging, live in cinemas on October 23. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.

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Sunday 24 Oct 202112:30 Book Now

Met Opera: Eurydice (12A)

Met Opera: Eurydice

Matthew Aucoin / Libretto by Sarah Ruhl

Eurydice 

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium,leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alterego.

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Saturday 4 Dec 202117:55 Book Now

Met Opera: Cinderella (12A)

Met Opera: Cinderella

Massenet / English translation by Kelley Rourke

Cinderella

Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’sCendrillonis presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minuteadaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.

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Saturday 1 Jan 202217:55 Book Now

Met Opera: Rigoletto (12A)

Met Opera: Rigoletto

Verdi

Rigoletto

Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Shercreates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resettingthe opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yearganand elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium.

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Saturday 29 Jan 202217:55 Book Now

Met Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos (12A)

Met Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts.

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Saturday 12 Mar 202217:55 Book Now

Met Opera: Don Carlos (12A)

Met Opera: Don Carlos

Verdi

Don Carlos 

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a starry cast,including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyeaare Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolificand popular directors in recent Met memory.

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Saturday 26 Mar 202216:00 Book Now

Met Opera: Turandot (12A)

Met Opera: Turandot

Puccini

Turandot

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makesher long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’sicy princess—live in cinemas on May 7. TenorYonghoon Lee isthe bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring opera, which takes thestage in the company’s dazzling, ever-popular production by Franco Zeffirelli.

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Saturday 7 May 202217:55 Book Now

Met Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (12A)

Met Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti

Lucia di Lammermoor

Soprano Nadine Sierratakes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine ofDonizetti’sLucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo.

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Saturday 21 May 202217:55 Book Now

Met Opera: Hamlet (12A)

Met Opera: Hamlet

Brett Dean / Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn

Hamlet

When Australian composer Brett Dean’sHamlethad its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017,The Guardiandeclared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good ... Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’sHamletrises to the challenge.” On June 4,this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

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Saturday 4 Jun 202217:55 Book Now