Let’s go to the movies!


Showing at Rye Kino, from Friday April 10, is a classic fairytale given a new twist. Cinderella is Disney’s enchanting new feature film, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James as Ella (pictured above). Where there is kindness, there is goodness. Where there is goodness, there is magic! When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Starring Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera as the evil stepsisters, Richard Madden as the dashing Prince Charming and Helena Bonham Carter as the magical fairy godmother. 113mins [U]

While We’re Young 97 mins [15] A smart and funny comedy from writer/director Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are a happily married middle-aged couple, but it’s plain that something is missing. Enter Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion. But things aren’t that simple and maybe the new friends aren’t as straightforward as they thought.

Mommy 135 mins [15] Subtitled. Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize, this is a French Canadian drama from Xavier Dolan about the relationship between a single mother and her troubled teenage son. When 15-year-old Steve is thrown out of a juvenile centre, his single mother Diane takes on the daunting task of schooling him at home. Rocked by Steve’s live-wire temperament, a shy, reclusive neighbour might prove to be the duo’s unlikely saviour. Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément.

Hyena 112 mins [18] Good policing doesn’t necessarily mean doing everything by the book. Respected by both sides of the law, Detective Sergeant Michael Logan lines his pockets through predatory extortion and drug dealing, while simultaneously climbing the ranks of law enforcement. When Albanian and Turkish gangs begin to tighten their grip over London’s vicious underbelly, things swiftly spiral out of control. With no one to turn to, Logan takes a ruthless course of action that leads to irrevocable consequences. Directed by Gerard Johnson and starring Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham and Neil Maskell.

Kino Classic: Far from the Madding Crowd 169 mins [U] Nicolas Roeg’s stunning new restoration of John Schlesinger’s classic love story starring Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates and Terence Stamp. Headstrong and passionate Bathsheba Everdene unexpectedly inherits a large farm in rural Dorset. Struggling to manage the farm herself, she captivates the hearts and minds of three very different men. But as emotions become entangled, free spirited and innocent folly soon leads to devastating tragedy. All tickets to this performance only £10, which includes a regular glass of wine, coffee or soft drink.

The great children’s film showing at Kid’s Club this week is Home, a delightful family show from DreamWorks Animation, the team that brought you How To Train Your Dragon and The Croods. When Oh, a loveable misfit lands on Earth, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip (pictured below). Through a series of comic adventures he changes her planet and she changes his world, and they discover the true meaning of the word “Home”. With the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones and Derek Blankenship.(2D) 94 mins [U]


Kids’ Club tickets cost £6.50 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free!

More details of upcoming features are available from the Kino and Rye Community Centre Film Club websites.

Neale East is a member of Rye Community Centre Film Club

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