Tuesday, November 21 2017

Published on November 9 2017. Culture
Let’s go to the movies

Let’s go to the movies

Films showing from Friday, November 10, at Rye Kino

Murder On The Orient Express [12A] 114 mins
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by crime queen Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of 13 strangers stranded on a train. Everyone’s a suspect when detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all the passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Olivia Colman, Daisy Ridley, Lucy Boynton, Miranda Raison, Tom Bateman and Josh Gad.

Paddington 2 [PG] 103 mins (and Kids’ Club, see below)
Happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, Paddington has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Directed by Paul King and starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendon Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Joanna Lumley, Jessica Hynes, Eileen Atkins, Tom Conti, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Julie Walters.

Kids’ Club

 

Paddington 2 [PG] 103 mins (see above)
This runs for the first film at weekends and at various other times (see quick-view listings page). Great children’s films for just £7.25 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.

Kino Classics
The Lady Eve (1941) [U], Friday, November 10 at 7pm and Sunday, November 12 at 2pm
Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda in the tale of a group of card sharps trying to part a brewery heir from his money.

National Theatre Live:
Follies, Thursday, November 16 at 7pm
Encore: Monday November 20 at 7pm
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Royal Ballet Live:
The Nutcracker (2017),  Tuesday, December 5 at 7:15pm
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for the Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognisable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by ETA Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasising the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love. Conductor and cast to be confirmed.

Exhibition On Screen:
David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts: A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016. Screening on Thursday, November 23 at 8pm. All tickets £12.50
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his ninth decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity. Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow.

Oscar Wilde Live Season:
A Woman Of No Importance, screening live by satellite on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:15pm
Classic Spring is the new theatre company from Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The company’s first season is a year-long celebration of the late genius Wilde, one aiming to provide a much fuller picture of the man and the artist, revealing this much-loved but complex playwright as the brilliant renegade he was in his own time. Dominic Dromgoole will personally direct the first play A Woman of No Importance, starring Olivier Award-winning actor Eve Best as Mrs Arbuthnot and BAFTA-nominated Anne Reid as Lady Hunstanton, alongside Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt. Screening live from the Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday  November 28 at 7:15pm.

Multi-award-winning actor, director, comedian and playwright Kathy Burke will then direct Lady Windermere’s Fan on Tuesday  March 20. The season will continue with the titles An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, with cinema broadcast dates to be announced in due course.

Oscar Wilde Season Live ticket prices: Adults £20, Members and Concessions £18, Children 16 and under £12.

Live: Berliner Philharmoniker, New Year’s Eve Gala Concert
Sunday, December 31 at 4pm, 120 mins approx including interval. Booking from 2pm Friday November 3
Celebrate the end of 2017 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Gala Concert broadcast live from Berlin and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with star guest Joyce DiDonato. The internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano will perform Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs with the concert programme also including works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich. The cinema broadcast features exclusive interviews and programme insights.

Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, opera, ballet or special events.

For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.

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