Films showing from Friday March 16 at the Kino, Rye
Red Sparrow  140 mins
Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces an uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. Enrolled into secret intelligence service Sparrow School and its perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Shoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Ciarán Hinds, Jeremy Irons and Joely Richardson
Walk Like A Panther [12A] 108 mins
A group of 1980s wrestlers is forced to don the Lycra one last time when the men’s beloved local pub is threatened with closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark and Trevor Bolton, these unlikely underdog heroes set out to save their community and rekindle old friendships and family ties. A great British cast starring Stephen Graham, Dave Johns, Jason Flemyng, Julian Sands, Michael Socha, Sue Johnston, Hannah Walters, Jill Halfpenny and Stephen Tompkinson.
Dark River  90 mins
The third film from acclaimed British director Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant) is an atmospheric and layered drama about old wounds and bitter new grievances. Following the death of her father, Alice returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley and Sean Bean.
Lady Bird  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  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  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, 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 Doors , Monday March 19 at 7:30pm
Kino Members’ Club:
Titanic  (1997) Wednesday March 21, 7:30pm
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).
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:
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.