Films showing from Friday, February 24, at Rye Kino
Fences [12A] 139 mins. Winner of the Supporting Actress BAFTA for Viola Davis and nominated for 4 Oscars
The story of Troy Maxson who once dreamed of a baseball career but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
Hidden Figures [PG] 127 mins. Nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Picture
The untold story of three African-American women who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Starring Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janell Monáe, Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner.
Toni Erdmann  162 mins. Subtitled. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar
Winfried doesn’t see much of his daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest so, disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach.
Manchester By The Sea  137 mins. Winner of Best Actor BAFTA and nominated for 6 Oscars
After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler is shocked to learn that he is the sole guardian of his nephew Patrick and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and the community where he was born and raised. Starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Michelle Williams.
Hacksaw Ridge  139 mins. Nominated for 5 BAFTAs and 6 Oscars, including Best Picture
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 to fight on the front lines without a weapon. Directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey.
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.
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.
Sing 2D [U] 108 mins
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper Koala who has one final chance to restore his fading theatre to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five lead contestants emerge, each animal believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. From the studio that brought us Despicable Me with the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth McFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.
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
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.