Let’s go to the movies!

Films showing from Friday, March 17, at Rye Kino

Elle [18] 131 mins (subtitled) 
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life for ever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game – a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) and starring Isabelle Huppert, Anne Consigny and Laurent Lafitte.

Patriots Day [15] 130 mins 
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Directed by Peter Berg (Hell Or High Water, Deepwater Horizon) and starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and JK Simmons.

Viceroy’s House [12A] 106 mins 
For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten was charged with handing India back to its people. A fascinating tale of upstairs-downstairs life, the film’s story unfolds within Viceroy’s House in Delhi, the home of the British rulers of India where the Mountbattens lived with their daughter and 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converges on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupts. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) and starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow, Om Puri, Simon Williams and Huma Qureshi.

Logan [15] 138 mins 
It’s 2029. Mutants are gone – or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X,
whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy abruptly end when a mysterious woman appears with an urgent request. Directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma) and starring Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E Grant, Stephen Merchant and Patrick Stewart.

Moonlight [15] 111 mins Oscar winner: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Starring Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Janelle Monáe.

Hidden Figures [PG] 127 mins
The untold story of three African-American women who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Starring Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janell Monáe, Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner.

Manchester By The Sea [15] 137 mins
After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler is shocked to learn that he is the sole guardian of his nephew Patrick and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and the community where he was born and raised. Starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Michelle Williams.

 Kids’ Club

Sing 2D [U] 108 mins
Set in a world entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a smooth koala who runs a once-successful theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist who loves his theatre to bits and will do anything to save it. Now facing the loss of his life’s work, he has one final chance to restore his beloved theatre to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. With the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Reese Witherspoon.

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

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet, plus Q&A with award-winning producer and director Phil Grabsky. Monday March 20, 8pm
From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his humour, insight and love of life is revealed.

Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art.

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly Screening live by satellite on Thursday March 30 at 7:15pm
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.

Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production.

The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticised views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer BF Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well-known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel di’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

Starring Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth DeShong and conducted by Antonio Pappano.

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night. Screening live by satellite at 7pm on Thursday April 6
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity directed by Simon Godwin. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.


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