Let’s go to the movies!

The Theory of Everything

Showing at Rye Community Centre Film Club on Friday,  June 5 – The Theory of Everything (2014 – 123 minutes)  This is the story of the young Stephen Hawking, not yet the world-renowned physicist he was to become, and his relationship with Jane Wilde, a young student he meets and falls in love with at Cambridge in the early 1960s. Hawking is diagnosed with a fatal illness at 21 and given just two years to live, but the couple marry and start a family. As his medical condition deteriorates, advances in medical treatment give him hope of a future, albeit wheelchair-bound. As his disease progresses, his fame as a leading physicist and cosmologist spreads as he is hailed by some as the successor to Einstein. At the same time fault lines begin to appear in their relationship with consequences that change their lives forever. Starring Eddie Redmayne, the outstanding winner of Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards, as Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane, with David Thewlis and Emily Watson co-starring. (7pm start, 6:30 doors).
Kajaki the True Story

Rye Kino is to present a special screening of Kajaki the True Story plus a Q&A with Producer / Director Paul Katis on Friday June 5 at 8:00pm. All tickets £10 which includes a regular glass of wine, soft drink or coffee.

Kajaki the True Story + q&a 108 mins [15]  A critically-acclaimed modern British war film and portrait of a real life event in the midst of the Afghanistan conflict. Out of this harrowing day came extraordinary tales of bravery, selflessness and heroism, but also tragic consequences for those who risked their own lives to help each other. Starring David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O’Mahony and Bryan Parry.

Other films showing at Rye Kino from Friday, June 5 include :

Danny Collins 107 mins [15]  Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as Danny Collins, an ageing rock star who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, Danny decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family and himself. From the writer of Last Vegas and Crazy, Stupid, Love, the film stars Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer.

Clouds of Sils Maria 124 mins [15] Subtitled. Featuring a career-defining performance by Juliette Binoche and an award-winning star turn from Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria is a gripping psychological drama and an astute exploration of the acting profession. At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a new production of the play that made her famous 20 years ago. But time has passed and she will now play a different part: a character unhealthily obsessed with a beautiful younger woman. Departing to the Swiss Alps to rehearse with her dedicated assistant, Maria begins to see life reflecting art and finds herself drawn into an inexorable web of doubt and fear. Expertly staged by Olivier Assayas (Carlos, Something in the Air), Clouds of Sils Maria is a dazzlingly-performed meditation on power, desire, loyalty and the passing of time.

Kids Club

Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free!  Runs first film at weekends. Grab a Kids Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free!



Moomins on the Riviera 77 mins [U]  The Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My set sail for the Riviera, where, after a journey fraught with menacing storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting is the most painful of all. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retires to the relative calm of their trusty old boat to wait for her family to come to their senses. A beautifully hand-drawn animated film replicates the original drawings of Tove Jansson.

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