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The Dressmaker, with Kate Winslett

Rye Kino is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but other movies and events coming up include:

The Dressmaker [12A] 118 mins  Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, this bittersweet, comedy-drama is set in early 1950s Australia. Kate Winslet is Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, who, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in so doing gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, also starring Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving

Hector [15] 87 mins  Hector McAdam is embarking on his annual journey from Scotland to a London shelter, where Christmas cheer and a turkey dinner await him. But, aware this might be his last, Hector opts to reconnect with his past and reunite with those he left behind. Life without a home isn’t easy but Hector is resilient, accepting of people, and life, as they come. He meets with friendship and kindness, disappointment and cruelty, discomfort and joy. His cross-country odyssey brings chance encounters and companions old and new who need his support as much as he needs theirs. A delightful film starring Peter Mullan, Keith Allen, Natalie Gavin and Sharon Rooney.

Grandma [15] 79 mins  Nominated for a Golden Globe for her barn-storming performance, Lily Tomlin is terrific as the acerbic grandmother determined to help out her pregnant grand-daughter. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day visiting old friends and flames, rattling skeletons and digging up secrets trying to raise some money. Also starring Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox and directed by Paul Weitz (About A Boy).

In the Heart of the Sea (2D) & (3D) [12A] 122 mins  Ron Howard’s impressive film starring Chris Hemsworth, Ben Wishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. But that told only half the story. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate seeks to bring the great whale down.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2D) & (3D) [12A] 135 mins  The eagerly anticipated continuation of the epic saga created by George Lucas. Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers. Directed by JJ Abrams and starring the original cast of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher with Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Lupita Nyong’o.

Carol [15] 119 mins  Set in 1950s New York, a young woman working in a department store falls for an older woman trapped in a loveless but convenient marriage. What follows is a beautiful love story with complicated consequences. Based on the novella by Patricia Highsmith, this highly-acclaimed film stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara with Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler.

Sunset Song [15] 133 mins  Based on the classic novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon and brought to life by master director Terence Davies, Sunset Song is an intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. Set in the rural community of Kinraddie, Sunset Song is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettled Ewan and for the unforgiving land. Starring Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie.

Bridge of Spies [12A] 141 mins  A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events. This is the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. This is a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and Ethan and Joel Coen and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Sebastian Koch, Alan Alda and Amy Ryan.

The Lady in the Van [12A] 104 mins. This magical film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Starring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Alex Jennings and Gwen Taylor.

Spectre [12A] 150 mins.  007’s back!  A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes as M.

Kids Club
Peanuts - the movie
Peanuts – the movie

The Peanuts Movie (2D) [U] 93 mins  Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the “Peanuts’ gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best friend, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, The Peanuts Movie proves that every underdog has his day. With the voices of Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez and Hadley Belle Miller.

The Good Dinosaur (2D) [PG] 101 mins   A delightful film from Pixar Studios (Toy Story, Cars, Inside Out) about friendship. Arlo the Apatosaurus is a fearful young dinosaur who wants to get home to his family, but he needs help, and he finds it in the unlikely form of a six-year-old human. Starting off as enemies, the two end up as friends as they encounter many perils on their journey. The Good Dinosaur is Pixar’s biggest effects film ever, with exceptional detail and realism and it is a joy to watch. With the voices of Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, A.J. Buckley, Anna Paquin and Jack Bright.

Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free! Runs first film at weekends. Grab a Kids Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your 6th ticket free!

 Special events at Rye Kino to look forward to include:

The Nutcracker ENCORE : Sunday December 27 at 3pm. Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Peter Wright’s enchanting production retains exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Starring Lauren Cuthbertson, Matthew Golding, Gary Avis, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.

The Winter’s Tale [12A] ENCORE: Thursday January 7 at 7:15pm The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Starring Judy Dench as Paulina, Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons LIVE: Tuesday January 26 at 7:15pm This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music’s dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. The second half of the programme features Ashton’s delicate, deceptively comic The Two Pigeons – a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere. Starring Natalia Osipova, Steven McRae, Lauren Cuthbertson, Vadim Muntagirov, Laura Morera and Ryoichi Hirano.

La Traviata LIVE: Thursday February 4 at 6.45pm  La Traviata is regarded as one of Verdi’s finest operas, and Richard Eyre’s traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera’s greatest heroines, based on the real-life courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23. Starring Venera Gimadieva, Saimir Pirgu and Luca Salsi.

Please note that Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, opera, ballet or special events

More details of upcoming features are available from the Kino and Rye Community Centre Film Club websites.