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11th July, 2018

Everything's great! We've got award winners, some gutsy British film and The Incredibles are back!

A big award winner exclusive to the Arthouse arrives from Friday which we're pretty excited about!

Summer 1993 is an auto-biographical film based on the director's life as a young girl in the 90's. 
Besides the Berlin best first feature award last year, the film has received many prizes, including the winner for best new director, actress and best supporting actor at this year's Goya Awards. Not to be missed.

In a similar 'coming of age' vein, British writer-director Deborah Haywood's debut Pin Cushion is a quirky, complex mother-daughter study oozing charm, whilst not being afraid to shy away from the more psychological theme of  bullying at all ages, admitting the painful truth that for both aggressors and victims, growing older does always not mean growing up.

And finally one for all the family. Or maybe just the adults then...The Incredibles 2 blasts onto the Arthouse Screen from Friday. 

How could I forget?! The deliciously dark comedy Heathers has had a shiny re-release to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Expect themed cocktails and plenty of laughs...best 80's hair style gets a free drink!

Upcoming LIVE shows and LIVE STREAMING 

LIVE COMEDY: Matt Winning & Mark Watson
RSC LIVE: Romeo & Juliet
LIVE COMEDY: Kwame Asante & Nina Conti

Summer 1993

Six-year-old Frida looks on as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes.

With both her parents now dead from AIDS, she is taken to the Catalonian countryside. There are fears that she may have inherited the disease from her mother, but it transpires she is free of the virus.

Although her aunt, uncle, and her four year old cousin Anna welcome her, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside, and the idea that her mother is not coming back, and that her new family is permanent.

"Not since Boyhood has a film shown this much respect and understanding for what it's like to be a child."

Scott Marks, San Diego Reader
Pin Cushion

Super close Mother Lyn and daughter Iona are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona's bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbour. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren't going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and Belinda won't give Lyn her stepladders back. Both Mother and Daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.
"Pin Cushion is most emotionally piercing in depicting the daily ways in which the world still punishes this loving, mild-as-milk woman for her difference."

Guy Lodge - Variety
Everyone's favourite family of superheroes is back! But this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of 'normal' life. It's a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible.
"I exaggerate not a bit when I say that parents will feel just as empowered while watching Incredibles 2 as any child."

Bob Mondello, NPR's All Things Considered
The Black Power Mixtape
28 July - 18:30

Uprising! Spirit of 68 is a UK-wide programme of screenings and events exploring the cinema and the legacy of 1968, joining the dots between that period and our own turbulent times. As part of this season, the Arthouse will be screening a double bill focusing on the Black Power movement.

BLACK PANTHERS -1968, 31mins.
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 -2011, 80mins.
Upcoming events:

Tomorrow! - Edinburgh Fringe Preview - Matt Winning & Mark Watson

18th July - RSC LIVE: Romeo & Juliet - A startling new production not to be missed

19th July - Edinburgh Fringe Preview - Kwame Asante & Nina Conti

26th July - Glyndebourne: Saul 
A steal at £10 per ticket!

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