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Published on April 12 2018. Culture
Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!

Films showing from Friday April 13 at the Kino, Rye

Ghost Stories [15] 98 mins
Three spine-tingling tales starring Martin Freeman, Andy Nyman, Alex Lawther and Paul Whitehouse. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His scepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases. Even scarier: each of the these macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to Professor Goodman’s own life. Will they make a believer of him yet?

Love, Simon [12A] 110 mins. Plus Kino Babies screening on Wednesday April 18 at 12:15pm (lower sound, slightly brighter lights, for mothers with babies in arms. No toddlers).
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17-year-old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he has yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford and Jennifer Garner.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist [15] 83 mins
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for more than 40 years. With exclusive, unprecedented access, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance.

The Square [15] 151 mins subtitled
Winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes 2017, Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund returns with a hilarious, unique and often surreal satire starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm whose views on social responsibility are put to the test when he becomes the victim of a scam, forcing him to question the world around him and his place in it.

Isle of Dogs [PG] 101 mins
In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all the canine pets of Megasaki City to be exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island. Determined to rescue his dog, 12-year-old Atari flies across the river in search of Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig and Yoko Ono.

Peter Rabbit [PG] 95 mins (also Kids’ Club, see below)
Peter Rabbit and his three sisters enjoy spending their days in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out but Peter is a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent. With the voices of James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley.

Lady Bird [15] 94mins
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 Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, 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.

The Shape of Water [15] 123 mins
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
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.

Kino Members Club:
Moulin Rouge (2001) [12A] Wednesday April 18 at 7:30pm
A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet (Ewan McGregor), who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club’s most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman).

Kids’ Club

Peter Rabbit [PG] 95 mins (also main menu, see above)
Peter Rabbit and his three sisters enjoy spending their days in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out but Peter is a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent. With the voices of James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley.

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.

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

For Kino theatre shows and special events see Let’s go to a show!

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