Films showing from Friday, April 14, at Rye Kino
Going In Style [12A] 96 mins
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to forget retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Free Fire  91 mins
Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, Free Fire is an electrifying action comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Set in the 1970s, the story from acclaimed film-maker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on screen. It’s an exhilarating experience that will leave you blown away. Starring Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor and Sam Riley.
Another Mother’s Son [12A] 103 mins
Plus Q&A on Wednesday April 19 at 8pm with Set Decorator Fran Cooper. All tickets £10, which includes a regular glass of wine, soft drink or coffee.
Set during World War II in Jersey after the Channel Islands had fallen in to occupied hands, this is the true story of Louisa Gould. When a Russian soldier escapes the labour camps, seeking shelter, Lou realises she can’t simply hand him back. Facing the prospect of capture and deportation to Germany, Lou plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse to keep him safe from harm, refusing to believe that the wider community will betray her. Starring Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah and Ronan Keating.
A Quiet Passion [12A] 125 mins
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius came to be recognised only after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Also starring Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine and Duncan Duff.
Beauty and the Beast (2D) [PG] 130 mins
Disney’s live-action retelling of the studio’s animated classic Beauty And The Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true prince within. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.
Kino Classics: Lawrence of Arabia (1962) [PG], Friday April 14, 7pm and Sunday April 16 at 2pm.
The Boss Baby 2D [U] 97 mins
The Boss Baby is a most unusual baby. He wears a suit and speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. This is the story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. From DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar.
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
National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Thursday April 20, 7pm.
Encore Thursday May 4, 7pm.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman In Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings And A Funeral, The Witness For The Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic Theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.
Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double-act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they find themselves increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
National Theatre Encore: Twelfth Night, Monday April 24, 7pm
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence, Doon Mackichan and Daniel Ezra.
RSC Live: Julius Caesar, Wednesday April 26, 7pm
Julius Caesar begins the Roman series, with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control after the all-conquering Caesar returns from war. Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy starring Andrew Woodall, James Corrigan, Hannah Morrish, Dharmesh Patel, Alex Waldmann, Jon Tarcy and Martin Hutson.
Kino Art: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism plus Q&A with award-winning producer and director Phil Grabsky. Thursday, May 4, 8pm
This mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes. Taking its lead from French artists such as Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path, which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanising nation. Narrated by Gillian Anderson and travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, the film features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.