Films showing from Friday, June 16, at Rye Kino
Wonder Woman (2D) [12A] 141mins
An Amazon princess finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that the First World War is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Ewen Bremner.
Churchill [PG] 98 mins
Tensions mount for beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days leading up to the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, in June 1944. Exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, he is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one upon which the entire war effort hinges. Support comes from his brilliant and unflappable wife Clemmie, who halts Winston’s physical, mental and spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness. A superb cast starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Julian Wadham.
My Cousin Rachel [12A] 106 mins
This dark romance tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Roger Michell (Le Week-End, Notting Hill) and starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Simon Russell Beale and Iain Glen.
My Life as a Courgette [PG] 66 mins
Stop-motion animation from Switzerland. After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette goes to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment but eventually he learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world and an Oscar nomination, My Life As A Courgette soars with laughter, sorrow, joy, and above all, stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.
All tickets £7 unless a Kids’ Club screening when the accompanying adult is free.
This runs for the first film at weekends. Great children’s films for just £6.75 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.
Forthcoming special events at Rye Kino include
Kino Art: Michelangelo – Love And Death plus Q&A with Phil Grabsky, Monday June 19, 8pm
The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man? A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Death takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made.
National Theatre Live: Salomé. Thursday June 22 at 7pm
The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.
ROH Live Opera: Otello. Screening live by satellite on Wednesday June 28 at 7:15pm
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL 2017
Hamlet. LIVE from Glyndebourne, Thursday July 6, at 6pm
Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet, British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet.
La Clemenza Di Tito. LIVE from Glyndebourne, Thursday August 3, at 6pm
Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. Mozart’s opera, loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him. Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto.
Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne ticket prices: Adults £20, members and concessions £18, children 16 and under £12.50