Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Ants on a Shrimp
Opening Night Friday 4 November 2016 at 7.00pm
ANTS ON A SHRIMP is a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of creativity and inspiration, and a journey of discovery into the people and places, sights and sounds, tastes and flavours, of one of the world’s most amazing food cultures.
JOANNA LUMLEY Live on Stage
Saturday 5 November 2016 at 10.30am
Hot on the heels of her astonishing success with Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie JOANNA LUMLEY discusses her travel film work with particular emphasis on her latest foray to Japan. Expect the unexpectedly illuminating and inspiring!
ROBERT BLY: A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY
Saturday 5 November 2016 at 3.00pm
Poet Robert Bly stands out even among the celebrated, revolutionary generation of American artists who burst forth in the 1950s. A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY charts Bly’s singular path from farmer’s son on a wintry Minnesota farm to radical anti-Vietnam War activist to wild man of the 1990’s men’s movement.
Saturday 5 November 2016 at 7.00pm
Academy award-winning director Roger Ross William’s life-affirming documentary follows 22-year old Owen Suskind as he takes his first steps towards independence.
Inside and Outside the White House
Sunday 6 November 2016 at 10.30am
Presented by the BBC’s NICK ROBINSON and filmmakers NORMA PERCY and PAUL MITCHELL, with STEVEN ERLANGER, London Bureau Chief of the New York Times
LOUIS THEROUX In Conversation with JOHN SERGEANT
Sunday 6 November 2016 at 3.00pm
Outstanding Contribution to Documentary Illustrated with highlights, clips and sequences from Louis’ extraordinary career
Sunakali – Teenage Girls Journey to Glory
Sunday 6 November 2016 at 7.00pm
An utterly charming, authentic, illuminating film about teenage girls playing football … in the remotest parts of the planet’s highest mountains, the Himalayas!
Sat 5 November 2016 at 11.30am
PRIMARY documents the 1960 Wisconsin primary for the Democratic presidential nomination, a close-fought battle between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey.
The War Room
Sat 5 November 2016 at 2.00pm
A behind-the-scenes rendering of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. We follow James Carville, Clinton’s hard-hitting, passionately calculating Lead Strategist, and George Stephanopoulos, his clean-cut, scholarly Chief of Communications, as they begin planning the nationwide campaign.
The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Sat 5 November 2016 at 5.00pm
‘Best Documentary’ Oscar winner THE FOG OF WAR provides an unsettling retrospective of the turbulence of post-1950 politics and warfare.
Geordie Jazz Man
Saturday 5 November 2016 at 8.45pm
Well known internationally as the ‘Geordie Jazz Man’, Keith Crombie was a mystery to many of his Jazz Cafe patrons in Newcastle upon Tyne’s Pink Lane and refused to bow to the changing musical tides or even the ageing process.
Sun 6 November 2016 at 11.00am
Two opposing locales illustrate the consequences of climate change in this poetic and distinctly human film.
Sun 6 November 2016 at 2.00pm
TEN BILLION is a wake-up call to an unprecedented planetary emergency. By the end of the film your view of the planet and your role in it will have changed forever.
SEARCHING FOR ALI WALLACE
Sun 6 November 2016 at 4.15pm
SEARCHING FOR ALI WALLACE tells the story of Ali Wallace, Indonesian field assistant of eminent 19th century British scientist Alfred Russel Wallace. LORD CRANBROOK will provide an introduction and after-screening Q&A about Alfred Russel Wallace and Indonesia.
The Girl On The Train
Fri 14 – Wed 26 Oct
This irresistible thriller is based on Paula Hawkins’s bestselling novel. Emily Blunt (Sicario) stars as Rachel, who daydreams about an imaginary ‘perfect couple’ living in one of the beautiful homes that she sees every day from the train. But one day, as she looks through the window, she sees something shocking happen in the house, and a mystery starts to unfold.
Fri 21 – Sun 30 Oct (see below for times)
This irreverent animated comedy is voiced by top names such as Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake. The magical world of the ever cheerful and constantly singing Trolls is threatened by the gloomy Bergens. The Trolls’ hair-raising adventures are set to a catchy score.
I, Daniel Blake
Fri 28 Oct – Thu 3 Nov (see below for times)
This searing indictment of the current state of the British welfare system tells the story of an out-of-work joiner tackling the red tape of the dole office. With the hope, poignancy and humour so characteristic of its acclaimed director, the film makes for compelling drama.
Hell Or High Water
Mon 7 & Wed 9 Nov (see below for times)
Cool-headed Toby (Chris Pine) and impulsive Tanner (Ben Foster) are bank-robbing brothers, pursued across the badlands by Texas Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) and his long-suffering deputy Alber
Tue 8 & Wed 9 Nov (see below for times)
Brooklyn teenagers Jake and Tony are best friends, but eventually their innocence is punctured by the complexities of grown-ups’ lives. Subtle and telling, this is a nostalgic but never sentimental look at childhood from the director of Love Is Strange.
With Love From Suffolk
Thu 10 Nov (Plus Q&A) in the Main Auditorium Tue 15 Nov & Thu 1 Dec in the Studio Screen (see below for times)
With Love from Suffolk comes to Aldeburgh. A collection of short tales written by Suffolk residents and produced almost entirely by local filmmakers and upcoming talents.
The Light Between Oceans
Fri 11 – Thu 17 Nov (see below for times)
A lighthouse keeper and his wife are surprised and delighted when a lifeboat containing a baby is washed up onto their island. On the mainland, however, a woman is devastated, having lost her husband and child at sea. Compelling emotional drama, adapted from the smash-hit novel by M. L. Stedman.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Sun 13 & Wed 16 Nov (see below for times)
When teenager Rick (Julian Dennison) runs away into the bush, his reluctant foster father, gruff backwoodsman Hector (Sam Neill), goes after him. Their ensuing adventures as they outwit the increasingly intense search for them prove both ingenious and hila
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fri 18 Nov – Thu 1 Dec (see below for times)
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J. K. Rowling.
Wed 19 Oct (with producer Al Morrow), Tue 25, Sun 30 Oct (see below for times)
Documentary filmmakers Reuben Atlas and Jerry Rothwell chronicle the fraudulent involvement of charismatic Indonesian collector Rudy Kurniawan in the rarefied world of international wine auctions in the early 2000s.
The Man Who Fell To Earth
Sat 15, Mon 17, Sun 23, Sun 30 Oct (see below for times)
Groundbreaking in so many ways, this is a sci-fi like no other. A lone alien (David Bowie) arrives on Earth in search of water to save his drought-ridden planet. The striking images and powerful performances will forever stay etched into your memory.
The First Monday In May
Thu 24 & Sat 26 Nov
Fashionistas will revel in this revealing look at the creativity behind the Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s annual gala. It follows the exacting deliberations of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who chairs the gala committee. Fashion-industry heavyweights and celebrities make appropriately glitzy appearances.
Fri 21, Wed 26 & Mon 31 Oct. Thur 10 Nov (see below for times)
Carancho helmer Pablo Trapero’s sweeping, fiercely intelligent riff on the Mob movie tells a violent and disturbing true story of kidnapping on a massive scale, perpetrated by a monstrous patriarch (Francella) and his family in ’80s Argentina. The Clan is Trapero’s finest film to date.
Mon 24 Oct (with director Tony Britten) Sat 29 Oct & Wed 9, Wed 30 Nov (see below for times)
Newspaperman David Rose (Christian McKay) and other regulars decide to raise the funds to save their local pub by writing – under a female pseudonym – a ‘mummy porn’ novel in the style of Fifty Shades Of Grey. Their fundraising efforts have unexpected consequences in this genial comedy drama.
Fri 28 Oct
Peter Hall’s 1974 Suffolk epic based on Donald Blythe’s classic book. It was the first British film to be selected to open the London Film Festival and tells the heartwarming tale of family life in a beautifully picturesque rural setting.
Britain on Film: Railways
Sat 12 & Sun 27 Nov (see below for times)
Sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised, Railways on Film is an immensely nostalgic and evocative collection of films which document not just the glories of the railway but also the changing social, political and economic climates of 20th century Britain.
Things to Come
Fri 11, Sat 12, Mon 14, Fri 25, Mon 28, Wed 30 Nov (see below for times)
When Nathalie’s (Isabelle Huppert) marriage ends, she is daunted at the prospect of dealing with her relentlessly difficult mother (Édith Scob) alone. But she then finds solace with an ex-student living in a rural anarchist collective. Writer-director Hansen-Løve (Eden) weaves a compelling observational drama.