Let’s go to the movies!

Films showing from Friday, February 3, at Rye Kino

Jackie [15] 100 mins; Nominated for three Baftas and three Oscars
A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady. Natalie Portman gives a spellbinding performance as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwiig, John Hurt and Billy Crudup. 

Manchester By The Sea [15] 137 mins; Nominated for six Baftas and six Oscars
 After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler is shocked to learn that he is the sole guardian of his nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and the community where he was born and raised. The film includes Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Michelle Williams.

Lion [PG] 118 mins; Nominated for five Baftas including Best Actor
When five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train it takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. This is a beautifully told story of courage and determination starring starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara

Hacksaw Ridge [15] 139 mins; Nominated for five Baftas including Best Actor
Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of the Second World War, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from  behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. Directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey.

 La La Land [12A] 128 mins
This is the delightful story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern-day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. Winner of seven Golden Globe awards, written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, JK Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Amiée Conn and John Legend.

The Silver Room:
Fright Night: Alien (1979) [15] 111 mins; Friday February 3 at 7:15pm
Classic Ridley Scott thriller with Sigourney Weaver and the late Sir John Hurt as part of the crew of a spaceship invaded by the alien of the title. The scene in which it bursts from John Hurt’s stomach is one of the most memorable in recent cinema history.  Tickets are £6.75, which includes complimentary nibbles.


 Kids’ Club

The Lego Batman Movie 2D [U] 105 mins
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The Lego Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble stars in his own big-screen adventure. There are big changes brewing in Gotham and, if Batman wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing and learn to lighten up.

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.

Showing at Rye Community Film Club on Friday, February 3, at the Community Centre, Conduit Street

Julieta (2016) 99mins. Spanish dialogue/English subtitles. Doors 6:30pm, start 7pm, licensed bar, tickets £5
This is the latest highly-acclaimed offering from Pedro Almodovar, Spain’s pre-eminent film director. It stars Emma Suarez as a middle-aged women living in Madrid with her boyfriend, Lorenzo. They are planning to move to Portugal when by chance she meets Bea, the former best friend of her missing daughter Antia, who vanished without trace 12 years earlier. Bea tells her Antia is living in Switzerland, married and with three children which leads Julieta to abandon plans to emigrate and she then moves back to her former building in the hope her daughter will one day make contact.

Forthcoming special events at Rye Kino include:

Royal Opera House Live Ballet: Woolf Works; Wednesday February 8 at 7.15pm
Wayne McGregor’s brilliant triptych, starring Alessandra Ferri, Sarah Lamb, Natalia Osipova, Akane Takada, Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Federico Bonelli and Steven McRae.

National Theatre Live: Saint Joan; screening live by satellite from the Donmar Warehouse on Thursday February 16 at 7pm.
Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. George Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary. Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece.

Royal Opera House Live Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty; live by satellite from Covent Garden on Tuesday February 28 at 7:15pm
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.
First choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet’s landmark staging was revived for the Company’s 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.
The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other. It stars Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov.


For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.

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