We’re pleased to announce a varied and wonderful programme for this spring.
Over the course of April and May, there will be opportunity for a rootin’ and tootin’ singalong with Doris Day and a chance to see the last epic by Japan’s greatest auteur. Cineastes rejoice!
Explore the season by selecting a title below or scroll to the bottom of the page and select your local Picturehouse.
Sunday 17 April
Director: David Butler.
Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie. USA 1953. 101 mins.
Starring Doris Day as the titular gun-toting, whip-cracking wild west whirlwind, Calamity Jane is a classic Golden Age musical. Reissued on a new digital print this is a brand new sing-a-long version of a musical classic!
Sunday 24 April
La Piscine (12A)
Director: Jacques Deray.
Starring: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet. Italy/France 1969. 118 mins.
Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St Tropez. The main feature of the villa is a swimming pool, which becomes a stage for most of the action. When Marianne decides to invite her former lover Harry and his teenage daughter to stay, the tension rises with deadly consequences.
Sunday 1 May
The Big Lebowski (18)
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore. USA/UK 1998. 117 mins.
The Coen Brother’s follow their Oscar-winning Fargo with a characteristically stylish, energetic, crowd-pleasing comedy of mistaken identity and bowling. As visually stylish, inventive and elaborate as the best of their previous work, The Big Lebowski is crammed with supremely off-the-wall characters, hilarious dialogue, wonderful performances and stunning unforgettable images.
Sunday 8 May
Run Lola Run (15)
Director: Tom Tykwer.
Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup. Germany 1998. 77 mins.
Three ‘what if’ variations on the same story provide the basis for this German thriller featuring a race against the clock in which a young woman has exactly 20 minutes to save her lover from certain death.
Sunday 15 May
Cinema Paradiso (PG)
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore.
Starring: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi. Italy/France 1988. 120 mins. Italian with English subtitles.
Romantic, nostalgic, funny and exuberant, Cinema Paradiso is all the more memorable for the winning performances by the great Philippe Noiret and ten-year-old Salvatore Cascio.
Sunday 22 May
Director: Akira Kurosawa.
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu. Japan/France 1985. 161 mins. Japanese with English subtitles.
A welcome rerelease of the last epic by Japan’s greatest auteur, Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Yojimbo), brings his inimitable style to a new generation of filmgoers. This is his Oscar-winning reworking of King Lear, in which an ailing warlord, played by the venerable Tatsuya Nakadai, decides to cede power to his three sons.
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