Films showing from Friday January 19 at the Kino, Rye.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  115 mins
Winner of four Golden Globes including Best Film (Drama), Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Best Screenplay and nominated for eight BAFTAs including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Actor and Best Director.
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.
Hostiles  134 mins
In 1892, legendary Army captain Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow whose family was killed on the plains. The travellers must now band together to survive a punishing landscape that’s crawling with hostile Comanches and vicious outlaws. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) and starring Christian Bale, Timothée Chalamet and Rosamund Pike.
Darkest Hour [PG] 125 mins
Winner of the Best Actor (Drama) Golden Globe for 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.
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. Nominated for three Golden Globes, directed by Michael Gracey and starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.
Star Wars: The last Jedi (2D) and (3D) [12A] 152 mins
The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Hardy, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Benicio Del Torro, Justin Theroux, Laura Dern, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o and Peter Mayhew.
Paddington 2 [PG] 103 mins
While searching for the perfect present for 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.
Ferdinand [U] 106 mins
From the makers of Iron Age and Rio, Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.
This runs for the first film at weekends and at various other times (see quick-view listings page).
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Forthcoming special events at The Kino
Royal Opera House Encore:
Rigoletto, Monday January 22 at 7.45pm, approx 165 mins including an interval
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect. Starring Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.
Tosca, Wednesday February 7 at 7:15pm, approx 180 minutes, including two intervals. Booking from 2pm Friday January 12
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work in this handsome production which throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Starring Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley, who express their passion in sublime arias, including Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle.
Exhibition on screen:
Cezanne: portraits of a life, Thursday January 25 at 8pm, running time approx 85 mins
From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris and National Gallery of Art Washington DC.
It’s impossible to appreciate 20th-century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.
Royal Shakespeare Company Live:
Twelfth Night, Wednesday February 14 at 7pm, booking from Friday January 12, approx 180 mins including an interval.
Christopher Luscombe returns to direct Shakespeare’s hilarious yet heart-breaking tale of unrequited love. A brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”, with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge, Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia.
National Theatre Live:
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Thursday February 22 at 7pm, booking from Friday January 12, running time approx 185 mins including an interval.
Tennessee Williams’ 20th-century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash-hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ revival stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at its cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
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.