Let’s go to the movies!

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Films showing from Friday, March 22, at the Kino

Fisherman’s Friends [12A] 112 mins
A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty-singing fishermen. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means. A sensational British comedy starring Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton and Noel Clarke.

The Kindergarten Teacher [12A] 97 mins
Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa tries to protect him from neglectful parents. She soon finds herself risking her career and family to nurture his talent. Also starring Gael García Bernal and Ato Blankson-Wood.

Captain Marvel (2D & 3D) [12A] 124 mins
An all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Brie Larson as the first solo female superhero. Set in the 1990s, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Also starring Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Clark Gregg, Jude Law, Lee Pace, Annette Bening, Gemma Chan and Lashana Lynch.

Green Book [12A] 130 mins
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South in 1962, they must rely on the Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger – as well as unexpected humanity and humour – they are forced to set aside differences to survive.

The Favourite [15] 119 mins
It’s the early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Jenny Rainsford and James Smith.

Kino Arthouse
Ray and Liz [15] 108 mins; Sunday March 24, 7:50pm; Thursday March 28, 6:15pm
Photographer Richard Billingham’s powerful first feature film about his experience growing up in working-class Britain. Outside of Birmingham, Ray and Liz raise their two sons living on the margins of society, performing extreme rituals and breaking social taboos as they deal with issues beyond their control. Starring Ella Smith, Justin Salinger and Tony Way.
All tickets £12, which includes a regular glass of wine, coffee or soft drink.

Kino Classics
Heat and Dust [12A] 124 mins; Tuesday March 26, 1pm; Thursday March 28, 8:30pm
When Anne, a young historical researcher, inherits letters written by her great aunt Olivia, she becomes obsessed with their revelations. Beautifully restored in 4K and cross-cutting between the 1920s and the 1980s, Merchant Ivory’s epic journey of self-discovery starring Julie Christie, Shashi Kapoor, Christopher Cazenove, Madhur Jaffrey and Greta Scacchi, is a lush evocation of the sensuous beauty of India.
All tickets £12, which includes a regular glass of wine, coffee or soft drink.

Kino Members’ Club
Billy Elliot [15] 98 mins; Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March at 7:30pm
The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class’ exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson’s zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy’s potential.

Directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven, Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Adam Cooper, Stuart Wells, Mike Elliot, Billy Fane, Nicola Blackwell, Carol McGuigan, Joe Renton, Colin MacLachlan, Janine Birkett, Trevor Fox, Charlie Hardwick, Denny Ferguson, Dennis Lingard, Matthew Thomas and Stephen Mangan.

Twice a month, the Silver Room at Kino Rye is transformed into a members’ screening lounge with a complimentary glass of prosecco, nibbles and a favourite film.

Please ring Kino Rye on 01797 226293 to book your free ticket.

Kids’ Club

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [PG] 104 mins
When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant finds it. From DreamWorks Animation with the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington and Kristen Wiig.

Great children’s films for just £9 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.

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

For Kino theatre shows and special events see Let’s go to a show!

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