Movies and events coming up at the Rye Kino from Friday January 15 include:
Joy (12A) 124mins This is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes a woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Directed by David O Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.
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.
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.
The Danish Girl  120 mins The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Golden Globe nominees Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander). Their marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables).
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict  96 mins A portrait of a patron of the arts extraordinaire who transformed a modest fortune and impeccable taste into one of the premiere collections of twentieth century art. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. “this is an extraordinary story: I was on the edge of my seat” – The Guardian; “Vreeland tells [Guggenheim’s] story in a lively way, combining gossip, name-dropping and frothier elements with a serious appraisal of her contribution to art history” The Independent; “hundreds of beautiful images spanning decades of artists, galleries, parties, scenes” New York Times
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.
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.
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:
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.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses [12A] LIVE: Thursday January 28 at 7pm ENCORE: Sunday January 31 at 7:15pm The Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France which scandalised the world. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus) revives Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation with a cast that includes Elaine Cassidy, Janet McTeer, Theo Barklem Biggs and Dominic West.
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.
Film Quiz Wednesday February 17 at 7:30pm in the Silver Room at Kino Rye. £6.50 entry per person which includes a light supper prepared by our excellent catering team. Teams of maximum 4 people. The prize for each member of the winning team is a cinema ticket, a main course from our Kino Rye menu and a drink. Booking in advance only – online, by phone or in person. Seats are limited, so book early!
Renoir: Revered and Reviled Monday February 29 at 8:30pm Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today. The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.
Please note that Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, opera, ballet or special events