Sunday, June 24 2018

Published on March 8 2018. Culture
Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!

Films showing from Friday March 9 at the Kino, Rye

I, Tonya [15] 119 mins
Winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe (Allison Janney)
Based on unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history – an infamous, ill-conceived and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. This is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked – and chequered – glory starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney and Bobby Cannavale.

My Generation plus Live Satellite Q&A with Michael Caine and David Batty, Wednesday March 14 at 6:30pm
This engaging and playful documentary, narrated by and starring the inimitable Sir Michael Caine, chronicles the cultural revolution of the Swinging Sixties and the societal upheaval it caused that still resonates today.  Sourced from more than 1,600 hours of footage, extensive research and more than 50 interviews with key players, My Generation is an insider tour of a defining era.
The screening will be followed by a live Q&A by satellite from the BFI, Southbank, with Michael Caine and David Batty, moderated by Edith Bowman.
My Generation was written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by David Batty and stars Michael Caine, David Bailey, Joan Collins, Roger Daltrey, Dudley Edwards, Marianne Faithfull, Barbara Hulanicki, Lulu, Paul McCartney, Terry O’Neill, David Puttnam, Mary Quant, Mim Scala, Sandie Shaw, Penelope Tree and Twiggy..

Lady Bird [15] 94 mins
Winner of two Golden Globes – Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress (Musical or Comedy).
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson fights against, but is exactly like, her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job. Set in California in 2002, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet.

Finding Your Feet [12A] 111 mins
When “Lady” Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different – Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet. Starring Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence and David Hayman.

The Shape of Water [15] 123 mins
Winner of four Oscars, three BAFTAs and two Golden Globes including Best Picture and Best Director
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes for ever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. Directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [15] 115 mins
Winner of two Oscars, five BAFTAs and four Golden Globes including Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell)
A darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is exacerbated. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage and Samara Weaving.

The Greatest Showman [PG] 105 mins
Inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.

Darkest Hour [PG] 125 mins
Winner of the Best Actor Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe award (Gary Oldman)
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Ronald Pickup and David Schofield.

Kino Classics:
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [12A] (1966), Sunday March 11 at 2:30pm

Kids’ Club

 

Early Man [PG] 89 mins
A plucky caveman named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Not ready to go down without a fight, they must unite their people in an epic quest to defeat a mighty enemy – the Bronze Age. Wallace and Gromit creators Nick Park and Aardman unleash an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters with the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston, Johnny Vegas and Timothy Spall.

This runs for the first film at weekends and at various other times (see quick-view listings page).

Great children’s films for just £8 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 The Kino

National Theatre Live:
Julius Caesar (12A) Live from The Bridge Theatre, London, on Thursday March 22 at 7pm
Starring Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder and David Morrissey. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Royal Ballet Live:
Bernstein Centenary, Tuesday March 27 at 7:15pm, approximately 180 mins including two intervals
To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, the Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein and the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony starring Laura Morera, Steven McRae, Bennet Gartside and Tristan Dyer.

Royal Opera House:
Encore:
Carmen, Monday March 12, 7pm approx 200 mins including two intervals
Bizet’s ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors and for Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Conducted by Jakub Hrusa and starring Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch and Kostas Smoriginas.

Live: Macbeth, Wednesday April 4 at 7:15pm
Booking from 2pm Friday March 2. Running time approximately 200 minutes including an interval.
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be “one of the greatest creations of man”. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued and depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. Conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Zeljko Lucic, Anna Netrebko and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Royal Shakespeare Company Live:
Macbeth, Wednesday April 18 at 7pm. Booking from 2pm Friday March 2. Running time approximately 180 minutes including an interval
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. The RSC’s contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller is directed by Polly Findlay and marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the company.

Oscar Wilde Season Live
Lady Windermere’s Fan, Live  from the Vaudeville Theatre, London,  on Tuesday March 20 at 7:15pm
A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.
Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest-starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in more than 20 years.This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper-class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

The season will continue with the titles An Ideal Husband on Tuesday June 5 and The Importance of Being Earnest on Tuesday  October 8.
Oscar Wilde Season Live ticket prices: Adults £20, Members and Concessions £18, Children 16 and under £12.50

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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