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Coming Soon: September 2015

Feast your eyes on the plenitude of marvellous films making their way to cinema screens this September! Here we run through only a handful of the key releases this month, and there’s plenty to keep you busy. To kick us off there are two generation-defining teen comedies, while we also see the return of magisterial directors Woody Allen and Ridley Scott. One definitely not to miss is Roger Waters The Wall, which promises to be one of the cinematic highlights of the year.

Please note that these films are at selected Picturehouse Cinemas only – check for listings ahead of release.

From Friday 4 September

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (12A)

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. 
Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, R. J. Cyler. USA 2015. 105 mins.

This witty romcom revolves around Rachel, a teenager suffering from leukaemia, and her grudging friendship with sarky student Greg. It’s no spoiler to say that the film’s biggest virtue is its unpredictability.

Contains moderate sex references, drug references and infrequent strong language.

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From Friday 4 September

Dope (15)

Director: Rick Famuyiwa.
Starring: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons. USA 2015. 103 mins.

This vibrant and witty coming-of-age comedy follows the hilarious misadventures of three nerdy school friends (Moore, Revolori and Clemons) in a tough Los Angeles neighbourhood. One night they guilelessly attend a party run by a local gang member, and accidentally end up with a rucksack full of drugs. They subsequently attempt to sell off the stash, navigating the bizarre underworld they’ve been thrown into in this amiable, slickly paced escapade.

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Wednesday 9 September, 8.00

How To Change The World – Live Premiere (15)

Director: Jerry Rothwell. Canada/UK 2015. 110 mins.

Pic DOCSIn 1971 a brave group of young activists set sail in an old fishing boat to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests. This gripping new film chronicles the fascinating story of Greenpeace, an organisation that would fundamentally alter the way we now look at the world.

There will be a live event with an exclusive screening of the film, followed by a satellite Q&A hosted by Mariella Frostrup, on Wednesday 9 September.

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From Wednesday 9 September

Legend (18)

Director: Brian Helgeland.
Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Chazz Palminteri. UK 2015. 131 mins.

Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) directs this fascinating take on twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray, who ruled London’s gangland in the late 1950s and ’60s. Intriguingly, Tom Hardy plays both of them. Reggie attempts to curb his brother’s psychopathic tendencies as the pair stay out of reach of the long arm of the law. Their gripping story unfolds in a finely nuanced period crime drama with a hefty side order of carnage.

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From Friday 11 September

Irrational Man (12A)

Director: Woody Allen.
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey. USA 2015. 95 mins.

Steeped in his familiar, wryly voiced stew of existential doubts, Irrational Man is Woody Allen’s highly enjoyable latest. Joaquin Phoenix plays troubled and famously hellraising philosophy professor Abe Lucas. He first attracts the attentions of bored science professor Rita (Posey), and later of student Jill (Stone, Magic In The Moonlight). After overhearing a conversation in a diner, he is inspired to concoct a crime that he feels will make the world a fairer place.

Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references.

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From Friday 18 September

Everest (PG)

Director: Baltasar Kormákur.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley. UK/USA/Iceland 2015. 121 mins.

This gripping drama is based on a disastrous 1996 expedition when eight climbers lost their lives attempting an ascent on Everest. Two teams led by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal) and Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) become trapped after battling vicious snowstorms and avalanches. A rescue party must engage in a deadly struggle to bring them back. With its spectacular cinematography, Baltasar Kormákur’s (The Deep) edge-of-the-seat thriller maximises the use of Nepal’s mountain vistas.

Contains moderate threat, injury detail and upsetting scenes.

Watch the trailer | Showing in RealD 3D at select cinemas

From Friday 18 September

A Walk In The Woods (15)

Director: Ken Kwapis.
Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson. USA 2015. 104 mins.

In this hilarious tale based on Bill Bryson’s bestselling memoir, Robert Redford plays the genial author, determined to hike the entire 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. Bryson reluctantly agrees to accept the company of Katz (Nolte), a cantankerous comrade from his distant past. Their consequent adventures and mishaps are orchestrated with a deft comic touch by director Ken Kwapis, as the pair encounter charming locals and try to avoid the bears.

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From Friday 25 September

Life (15)

Director: Anton Corbijn.
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Ben Kingsley. Canada/Germany/Australia. 111 mins.

In 1955 actor James Dean was on the cusp of stardom, about to land the lead in Rebel Without A Cause. His tormented glamour was captured by photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) in a series of striking pictures for Life magazine, which helped to cement his iconic status. Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) gives a magnetic performance as Dean, in this intimate portrait of him far removed from the rebel we think we know.

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From Friday 25 September

Mia Madre (15)

Director: Nanni Moretti.
Starring: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Nanni Moretti. Italy/France 2015. 107 mins. English, and Italian with English subtitles.

Margherita (Buy) is a director making a realist drama about a factory strike. Her relationships are foundering and her mother is seriously ill. The one constant in her life is her brother Giovanni (Moretti). Margherita must also contend with the antics of the star of her film, larger-than-life actor Barry Huggins (Turturro). His hilarious outbursts add light yet never trivial comedy to this intelligent, witty and poignant story.

Tuesday 29 September, 8.00

Roger Waters The Wall (12A)

Directors: Sean Evans, Roger Waters. UK 2014. 155 mins.

Roger Waters The Wall is an event movie that unfolds on many levels: an immersive concert experience, a road trip in which Waters reckons with his past, and a stirring anti-war film about the human cost of conflict.

After the film we present The Simple Facts, a unique opportunity to see Roger Waters and his Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason – reunited, unscripted, and in conversation to answer questions sent in by you, the fans.

Contains infrequent strong language, nudity and bloody moments.

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From Wednesday 30 September

The Martian (Cert TBC)

Director: Ridley Scott.
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. USA 2015. TBC mins.

Sci-fi genius Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Prometheus) takes us to Mars for a gripping, action-packed tale of disaster and survival. Based on the bestselling novel by Andy Weir, the story follows a crewed trip to the Red Planet. A devastating Martian storm forces an early evacuation, and astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) is presumed dead – but in fact he’s alive, injured, stranded and alone. Will he ever make it home?

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