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Rye Community Centre Film Club will hold their 2nd Annual Meeting at 6:55pm on Friday February 5 at the Community Centre prior to the film Woman in Gold  (2015 – 109 minutes)  Based on a true story, this film follows octogenarian Jewish refugee Maria Altmann’s struggle with the Austrian government in trying to recover a valuable painting stolen from her family by the Nazis during the Second World War. What she seeks is not so much restoration of her property but some measure of justice for her family’s treatment during the war. “Yet another astounding performance from Helen Mirren”, who stars in the film. (7pm start, doors 6:30pm)

Please come along, meet the Committee and have your say!  Please follow the links to Agenda and Minutes of 2015 Annual Meeting.

Movies and events coming up at the Rye Kino from Friday February 5 include:

Dad’s Army [PG] 100 mins   It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale, amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission is to patrol the Dover army base and it is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting their pulses racing. But MI5 discovers a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea which means there’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted. Starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ian Lavender, Bill Paterson, Tom Courtenay, Mark Gattis, Felicity Montagu, Annette Crosbie, Alison Steadman and Sarah Lancashire.

The Big Short [15] 130 mins   A gripping black comedy starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. When four financiers forsee what the big banks, media and government refuse to, the global collapse of the economy, they have an idea: The Big Short. But their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking. Based on a true story and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman).

Kino Arthouse: A selection of the best foreign language and art-house films.  All tickets £10 which includes a regular glass of wine, a coffee or a soft drink.  A War [15] 113 mins Subtitled.  Company Commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and, in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him – and his family back home. Directed by Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt, A Hijacking) and starring Pilou Asbæk (A Hijacking), Tuva Novotny and Dar Salim (A Hijacking).

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.

Kino Babes screening on Friday February 5 at 10am for the benefit of parents with babes in arms (no walking toddlers!), with the sound level a little lower and the lights a little higher – all tickets £6.50 including a cup of coffee, tea or a non-alcoholic cold drink.  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).

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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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, AJ 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:

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.

Hangmen LIVE: Thursday 3rd March at 7.00pm  ENCORE: Sunday 6th March at 7.45pm  Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Starring David Morrisey, Andy Nyman and Johnny Flynn.

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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