Films showing from Friday, November 11, at Rye Kino
Dr Strange, 2D and 3D [12A] 115 mins
Brilliant neurosurgeon Dr Strange’s life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing and hope, in a mysterious enclave. But the enclave is in a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality and Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen.
Queen of Katwe [PG] 124 mins
Living in the slum of Katwe in Uganda is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona and her family. But her world changes when she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player which opens the door to escape from a life of poverty. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga.
A Street Cat Named Bob [12A] 103 mins
The film adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book, which tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat who changed his life. Starring Luke Treadaway with the real-life Bob, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Beth Goddard.
The Light Between Oceans [12A] 133 mins
From acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond The Pines), and based on the extraordinary best-selling novel from ML Stedman, this is a beautiful yet heartbreaking story about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realised. Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson.
I, Daniel Blake  100 mins
Directed by Ken Loach and winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016. Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle needs help from the state for the first time ever following an illness. He crosses paths with Katie, a single mother whose only chance to escape a homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Kate find themselves caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy in this powerful film written by Paul Laverty and starring Dave Johns and Hayley Squires.
Pete’s Dragon 2D [PG] 103 mins
In this engaging remake of the 1977 film of the same name, Mr Meacham, a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete , a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie, Grace sets out to investigate if this claim can be true. Starring Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence.
Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free!
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:
Les Contes d’Hoffman LIVE: Tuesday, November 15 at 6:15pm
The Royal Opera’s lavish production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach’s masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace and stars Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson, Sofia Fomina, Christine Riceand Sonya Yoncheva.
Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE: Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm
Known to audiences around the world for his distinguished career as a playwright (The History Boys) and screenwriter (The Lady In The Van), Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live is a one-on-one Q&A, promising a rare insight into the life of an icon of modern British culture. The live Q&A follows a feature documentary that takes us inside Bennett’s world; from his home in Yorkshire to an awards ceremony in New York and a ride on the East Coast rail line. At 82, Alan Bennett shows no sign of slowing down.
Andre Rieu: Christmas with Andre LIVE: Sunday, November 27 at 3pm
A festive celebration, featuring a never-before-seen Christmas concert packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas and many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his home town for a live intimate tour of Maastricht’s magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive host Charlotte Hawkins in which the The King of Waltz will answer questions submitted by cinema audiences.
The Nutcracker LIVE: Thursday, December 8 at 7:15pm. Encore, Tuesday December 27 at 2:30pm
With Tchaikovsky’s mesmerising score, a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an army of mice led by the Mouse King, matched with exquisite designs and world-famous melodies, Peter Wright’s enchanting production of The Nutcracker has enthralled audiences for more than 30 years. This year’s festive treat is presented by Darcey Bussell and stars Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell.
No Man’s Land LIVE: Thursday, December 15 at 7pm. Encore, Sunday, December 18 at 8pm
Following their hit run on Broadway, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s comic classic No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.
Forthcoming shows at Rye Film Club include:
Miracle on 34th Street [U] 1947, 96 mins, Friday, December 2, at 7pm, doors 6:30pm
Celebrate Christmas early this year with a classic. Winner of three Oscars, it stars Maureen O’Hara and John Payne and with Edmund Gwenn as a kindly old man who claims to be Santa Claus. He is predictably institutionalised as insane until a young lawyer decides to defend him in court. The film also stars a young Natalie Wood. Not to be missed. (7pm start, doors 6.30.)
Love & Friendship [U] 2016, 92 mins, Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7pm, doors 6:30pm
With a story from the pen of Jane Austen, this stylish period drama is based on the novella Lady Susan. It stars Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow, who has come to stay at the estate of her in-laws to wait for rumours of her dalliances, circulating in polite society, to die down. While there she decides to secure husbands for herself and for her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.