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Movies and events coming up at the Rye Kino from Friday January 29 include:

Room [15] 118 mins  This film is an unparalleled celebration of the bond between parent and child. Ma has created a whole universe in Room for five year old Jack, where they have both lived for Jack’s whole life. But when Ma decides they have to escape, she risks everything. Based on the best selling book by Emma Donoghue, Room is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremplay, Joan Allen and William H Macy.

Creed [12A] 133 mins   Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo – the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Starring Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone with Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Graham McTavish

The Revenant [15] 156 mins   In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Paul Anderson and Lukas Haas.

The Hateful Eight [18] 168 mins   Set a few years after the American Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. As the storm escalates, our eight travellers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all . . . Directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum, with a score by Ennio Morricone.

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 [15] 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).

Rye Kino will be hosting a Question and Answer session with Matt Charman, the Oscar and BAFTA nominated screenwriter of Bridge Of Spies at Kino Rye only after the screening on Friday January 29 at 7:45pm – 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.

Kids Club

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Minions (2D) [U] 90 mins  The story of the Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. With the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Saunders and Steve Coogan.

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:

NT encore: Les Liaisons Dangereuses [12A]  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.

Jonas Kauffman: an evening with Puccini Thursday  February 11 at 8:15pm  On June 14, Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala Milan for one of the most highly anticipated performances of 2015. After five encores and forty minutes of applause, audiences were still left wanting more. The legendary concert is now available for the world to enjoy with this new film featuring Kaufmann’s breath-taking recital, including one of the most popular opera arias ever written, `Nessum Dorma`, and a revealing introduction to Puccini narrated by Kaufmann and including rare archive footage.

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!

As you Like it  LIVE: Thursday February 25 at 7pm  Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love. Directed by Polly Findlay.

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

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

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