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10th October, 2018
The Eagle has Landed! ...and by Eagle I mean the FIRST MANfilm, and by landed I mean the DCP is here, and by DCP I mean Digital Cinema Package which is the format films are screening on these days...(nerd emoji?)

So, we're clearly excited about this one, but if it's not quite to your taste then how about...
  • 1945 – The haunting tale of a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its "ill-gotten gains" from the Second World War. The archetypes for your classic Western are all there, but the pieces make up a very different puzzle.
 
  • We mentioned PILI in last week's newsletter, but a reminder that it's at the Arthouse from Friday, with a special dir/prod Q&A on Thurs 18th.  An original film led by a female director, female producer, and predominantly female cast, PILI is based on the stories of real women living with HIV/AIDS in the coastal region of Tanzania. ALL the proceeds of the film go straight back to the village in Tanzania where it was shot, FULL INFO HERE

Let's get theatrical daaaarling! You might've heard us hyping our forthcoming, exclusive Stage to Screen performances? Well, our flagship show graces the screen this Saturday...Ian McKellen's devilishly dark turn in Richard III. Tickets for a FIVERyou say? Go on then...and a pint of your finest mead bar keep. Change from a tenner...(weeping face emoji?)

By the way, have you seen our brand spanking shiny and new Arthouse booklets? They're packed full of all the info you'll need on our current and upcoming programme. Particularly useful for those who aren't big fans of going online, but they're damn pretty so have a look even if you're a newsletter devotee.

FOR YOUR DIARIES...
Possum - A grim but stylish homage to low budget British nasties of the early seventies. One to experience for sure!

 
 
Babes in Arms next week will be Tuesday 16th, 12:15PM, Kusama: Infinity 
 
First Man

A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling.


"It’s lean and specific, keen to understand the pressures Armstrong and his family faced from the mortal threat of his job."

John Nugent, Empire
1945

On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled "fragrances." The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally lost during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.
 

"Driven by the agitation and anxiety of the town's populace, 1945 does... continue the exploration of an inexhaustible and inescapable subject.."


Robert Denerstein , Denerstein Unleashed

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings.

Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother.

With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's film unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. A showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

"Architecture has never been more romantic than in Columbus, a stunningly beautiful film."

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

Black '47

One man's ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine.

When he discovers that his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged by the British, something snaps, sending Feeney on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be who have wronged both his family and his country. There is only one man who can stop Feeney's bloody crusade: disgraced British army veteran Hannah, whose own loyalties may be more complex than they appear.
 
"The cast in this film is incredible. Hugo Weaving transforms from a reprehensible villain to a heroic champion with grand ease. James Frecheville's seething intensity and mastery of physical acting is a sight to behold."
 

PILI


Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret.

We will be joined for an onstage Q&A following the film on Thursday 18th October with the films Director Leanne Welham and Producer Sophie Harman!​
Live electronic sound and silent film fuse in THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED, the oldest surviving animated feature film! Musicians Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka conjure up a richly atmospheric soundworld, without the use of laptops! A unique experience for all the family to enjoy and not to be missed!​
Pretty darn excited to have James Lavelle in the house to talk about The Man From Wo'Max. An energetic and phenomenal journey, the documentary charts the life and career of Lavelle, affording the audience a remarkable ‘behind the curtain’ look at the music industry and a rare opportunity to experience never before seen personal archive and exclusive home video footage. ONE DATE ONLY!!
STILL SCREENING...

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A
Upcoming events:


 16th Oct - Peggy Seeger LIVE in conversation  plus Carry Greenham Home screening!

21st Oct - Muses of the Mediterranean: Katerina Clambaneva

24th Oct - Funny Girl

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See you in the screens!

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