Film showing on Friday, November 4, at Rye Film Club, Rye Community Centre:
Ida [12A] 2013, 82 mins; Polish dialogue with English sub-titles. At 7pm, doors open 6:30. Tickets £5 on the door.
Set in 1960s Poland, this is the story of Anna, a young orphan brought up in a convent, who is about to take her vows as a nun. Before doing so she meets Wanda, her only living relative and discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation. They set out on a journey to uncover their past, which leads Anna to question all that she has been brought up to believe. With Agata Trzebuchowska as Anna in a film which won both Best Foreign Language film Oscar and BAFTA in 2015.
Films showing from Friday, October 28 at Rye Kino:
Inferno [12A] 121 mins
Academy Award-winning Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan.
I, Daniel Blake  100 mins
Directed by Ken Loach and winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016. Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness. He crosses paths with Katie, a single mother whose only chance to escape a homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Kate find themselves caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy in this powerful film written by Paul Laverty and starring Dave Johns and Hayley Squires.
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: The Shining  144 mins
Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece of modern horror returns to the big screen for Halloween. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre, and is 24 minutes longer than the European version previously seen.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children [12A] 127 mins
When Jake’s beloved grandfather leaves him clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their powerful enemies. Soon Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends. From director Tim Burton and starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett and Chris O’Dowd.
The Girl On The Train  112 mins
Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel and starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans and Edgar Ramirez. Rachel is devastated by her recent divorce and spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Bridget Jones’s Baby  123 mins
Oscar winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favourite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job and surround herself with friends. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong? Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and also starring Shirley Henderson, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie and Gemma Jones.
Storks 2D (some performances 3D) [U] 90 mins
Storks deliver babies – or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorised baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss finds out, Junior and his human friend Tulip race to make their first-ever baby drop and restore the storks’ true mission in the world. From the studio that brought us The Lego Movie with the voices of Kelsey Grammer, Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell.
Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free!
This runs for the first film at weekends. Grab a Kids Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.
Forthcoming shows at Rye Film Club include:
Miracle on 34th Street [U] 1947, 96 mins, Friday, December 2, at 7pm, doors 6:30pm
Celebrate Christmas early this year with a classic. Winner of three Oscars, it stars Maureen O’Hara and John Payne and with Edmund Gwenn as a kindly old man who claims to be Santa Claus. He is predictably institutionalised as insane until a young lawyer decides to defend him in court. The film also stars a young Natalie Wood. Not to be missed. (7pm start, doors 6.30.)
Love & Friendship [U] 2016, 92 mins, Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7pm, doors 6:30pm
With a story from the pen of Jane Austen, this stylish period drama is based on the novella Lady Susan. It stars Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow, who has come to stay at the estate of her in-laws to wait for rumours of her dalliances, circulating in polite society, to die down. While there she decides to secure husbands for herself and for her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.
Forthcoming special events at Rye Kino include:
Anastasia LIVE: Wednesday, November 2 at 7:15pm
Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared – apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia couldn’t remember her past. One of Kenneth MacMillan‘s first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna’s nightmare of memory and identity. Starring Natalia Osipova, Marianella Nunez and Federico Bonelli.
Starfish plus Q&A  95 mins LIVE: Monday, November 7 at 8pm
Pippa Cross, the producer of Starfish, will be holding a Q&A at Kino Rye. Pippa is a successful TV and film producer with movie credits including Kino favourites Summer In February and Chalet Girl. She recently came to talk to the Kino audience about Desert Dancer, while her past credits include My Left Foot, Vanity Fair and Jack And Sarah. All tickets £10 to include a regular glass of wine, coffee or soft drink.
The film is the true moving story of Tom and Nicola Ray whose love is tested to the limit when their perfect life falls apart. When Tom puts his small daughter to bed one chilly December evening, he has everything he could ever want – the house of his dreams, the life of a writer, a beautiful wife and a second baby on the way, By the next morning, all of this is in jeopardy as Tom succumbs to the devastating illness that is sepsis. As Tom and Nic battle to hold their family and their marriage together, the strength of their relationship is the only thing that can save them. Starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley, Phoebe Nicholls, Michele Dotrice, Simon Bamford and Alexandra Doyle.
Les Contes d’Hoffman LIVE: Tuesday, November 15 at 6:15pm
The Royal Opera’s lavish production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach‘s masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace and stars Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson, Sofia Fomina, Christine Riceand Sonya Yoncheva.
Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE: Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm
Known to audiences around the world for his distinguished career as a playwright (The History Boys) and screenwriter (The Lady In The Van), Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live is a one-on-one Q&A, promising a rare insight into the life of an icon of modern British culture. The live Q&A follows a feature documentary that takes us inside Bennett’s world; from his home in Yorkshire to an awards ceremony in New York and a ride on the East Coast rail line. At 82, Alan Bennett shows no sign of slowing down.
Andre Rieu: Christmas with Andre LIVE: Sunday, November 27 at 3pm
A festive celebration, featuring a never-before-seen Christmas concert packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas and many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his home town for a live intimate tour of Maastricht’s magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive host Charlotte Hawkins in which the The King of Waltz will answer questions submitted by cinema audiences.
The Nutcracker LIVE: Thursday, December 8 at 7:15pm. Encore, Tuesday December 27 at 2:30pm
With Tchaikovsky’s mesmerising score, a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an army of mice led by the Mouse King, matched with exquisite designs and world-famous melodies, Peter Wright’s enchanting production of The Nutcracker has enthralled audiences for more than 30 years. This year’s festive treat is presented by Darcey Bussell and stars Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.
No Man’s Land LIVE: Thursday, December 15 at 7pm. Encore, Sunday, December 18 at 8pm
Following their hit run on Broadway, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s comic classic No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.