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Club Ciné Presents Laurence Anyways
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Club Ciné Presents Laurence Anyways

Sarah Cook, marketing manager at The Ritzy in Brixton, writes about Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s third feature, Laurence Anyways (2011) which screens as part our Club Ciné strand, showcasing the best of French Cinema at Picturehouse Central. Xavier Dolan’s films are full of evocative imagery and powerful characters. Were it not for his extreme youth, … Continue reading

Moana: “A heartwarming coming-of-age tale.”
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Moana: “A heartwarming coming-of-age tale.”

Catherine Pearson, a local student & Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse fan, lends her thoughts to the blog having attended last weekend’s Members’ Free Screening of Disney’s latest Moana. Disney has a runaway hit on its hands with Moana, a heartwarming coming-of-age tale that will leave you wiping away a tear and singing the songs all the way … Continue reading

Poster Exclusive: Martin Scorsese’s Silence
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Poster Exclusive: Martin Scorsese’s Silence

We’re delighted to bring you the official UK poster for Martin Scorsese’s Silence, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL. The film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s bestselling novel starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson arrives in cinemas on Sunday 1 January. Director: Martin Scorsese. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson. Italy/Mexico/USA 2016. TBC mins.  Set in the … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: Sonita – Tuesday 29 November
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Discover Tuesdays: Sonita – Tuesday 29 November

Matthew Bunkell from the Customer Service team previews this week’s Discover Tuesdays presentation Sonita. Sonita is Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami’s second documentary feature following 2011’s Going Up The Stairs. Sharing much of its predecessor’s DNA, this Sundance Award winning profile of a young rap artist provides a disturbingly eye-opening portrait of youth struggling to revolt and crossing … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: Sonita – Tuesday 29 November
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Discover Tuesdays: Sonita – Tuesday 29 November

Chloe Walker from the Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford previews this week’s Discover Tuesdays presentation Sonita. When we meet 15-year-old Sonita Alizadeh, she’s already been through enough trauma for several lifetimes. As an infant she escaped from war-torn Afghanistan with her family to Iran. Although the threat of imminent death had gone, with no papers and very … Continue reading

Discover Tuesdays: Sonita – £4 tickets for Under-24s
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Discover Tuesdays: Sonita – £4 tickets for Under-24s

This week Discover Tuesdays With MUBI presents brilliant documentary Sonita and we have a special promotion for those under-24 who can come along for only £4. The film returns to cinemas on Tuesday 29 November playing at Picturehouse Cinemas across the land. For all Discover Tuesdays screenings tickets for under-24s are just £4. They can only … Continue reading

The Driller Killer: Interview with Abel Ferrara
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The Driller Killer: Interview with Abel Ferrara

Elena Lazic spoke with legendary director Abel Ferrara about his early film The Driller Killer (1979) ahead of a special screening this Sunday at Picturehouse Central. In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, … Continue reading

Club Ciné Presents a Xavier Dolan Retrospective: I Killed My Mother & Heartbeats
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Club Ciné Presents a Xavier Dolan Retrospective: I Killed My Mother & Heartbeats

Caspar Salmon writes about Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s first two features, I Killed My Mother (2009) and Heartbeats (2010), screening as part our Club Ciné strand, showcasing the best of French Cinema at PicturehouseCentral. The first I ever saw of Xavier Dolan was a filmed interview of him in Cannes, where he was presenting I Killed … Continue reading

Club Ciné Presents Betty Blue at Picturehouse Central
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Club Ciné Presents Betty Blue at Picturehouse Central

Manuela Lazic writes about Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Betty Blue screening as part our Club Ciné strand, showcasing the best of French Cinema at Picturehouse Central. Jean-Jacques Beineix’s 1986 Oscar-nominated film Betty Blue opens with one of the most realistic and beautiful sex scenes in cinema. It’s beautiful because of the perfect physiques of the two leads, Jean-Hugues … Continue reading