Films showing from Friday, November 25, at Rye Kino
A United Kingdom [12A] 111 mins
In 1947, at a London dance, there is an immediate spark of attraction when the dashing Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) meets Ruth Williams, an office worker. Ignoring the opposition of friends and family, they plunge into a whirlwind romance, but reality sets in when Seretse has to return to Africa and their interracial union is opposed by apartheid-riven South Africa, the British Government and Seretse’s own people. The inspiring true story of a love that defeated an empire directed by Amma Asante (Belle), starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport and Tom Felton.
Arrival [12A] 116 mins
Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators after gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extra-terrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2D and 3D [12A] 133 mins
An all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by JK Rowling. Eddie Redmayne stars as magizoologist Newt Scamander who has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in 1920s New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Also starring Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman and Colin Farrell.
Andre Rieu: Christmas with Andre [12A] LIVE: Sunday, November 27 at 3pm
A festive celebration featuring a never before seen Christmas concert packed with all the favourites, a live intimate tour of Maastricht’s magical Christmas highlights and a Q&A with ‘The King of Waltz’.
An enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows & Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, whose summer holiday in the Lake District sees them sailing out on their own to a local island and ultimately into an adventure far bigger than they could have imagined. Fabulous locations and a superb British cast including Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Jessica Hynes, Richard Bremmer and Harry Enfield.
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 special events at Rye Kino include:
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.
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.