Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Fri 17, Mon 20, Tue 21 & 22 May
Gus Van Sant’s latest has Matt Damon playing a salesman who believes that selling fracking rights is the only way hard-pressed farmers can save their communities. Along with his partner (Frances McDormand), he arrives in rural Pennsylvania with the usual promises of untold wealth, only to confront considerable opposition, with entertainingly unexpected consequences.
Wed 22 & Thu 23 May
GOOD VIBRATIONS charts record shop owner Terri Hooley’s almost single-handed creation of Northern Ireland’s punk scene. A wonderful cast of Irish thesps and musicians push the film merrily and musically through the Troubles.
Star Trek Into The Darkness
Fri 24, Sat 25, Sun 26, Mon 27, Tue 28, Wed 29 & Thu 30 May
Opening as Spock (Zachary Quinto) battles to stop a volcano from destroying the Enterprise, Abrams’ second STAR TREK outing visually out-stuns even his first. With Benedict Cumberbatch as the principal villain and many old hands back on board, awe is guaranteed.
Dr. Who And The Daleks
Only on Sun 26 May
The Doctor (Peter Cushing), his granddaughters and their accident-prone friend Ian (Roy Castle) land in the middle of a war between the Daleks and the Thals. Cushing’s avuncular performance and the colourful sets and gadgets add a note of fun, without dampening the excitement.
Only on Wed 29 May
Two young brothers live at opposite ends of Kyushu island, each with one of their recently separated parents. The boys hatch a plot to meet up midway along the tracks of the new bullet-train line, believing that when two trains travelling in opposite directions meet, a miracle will occur and the family will be reunited.
The Croods (2D)
Fri 31 May & Sat 1 June
This highly entertaining DreamWorks animation follows a prehistoric family who are forced to abandon their cave and enter a frightening new world. Kids will love it, and the film’s underlying messages also won’t be lost on adults.
The Eye Of The Storm
Fri 31 May, Sat 1 & Wed 5 June
Patrick White’s novel is beautifully realised by veteran director Schepisi, with Charlotte Rampling as the ailing matriarch whose adult children (Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis) are trying to secure what they regard as their rightful inheritances. An absorbing, complex, masterfully executed work.
Dalek's Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
Only on Sun 2 June
A befuddled bobby (Bernard Cribbins) joins the Doctor (Peter Cushing at his most charming) and his companions to fight the Dalek occupation of London, facing setbacks, betrayals and tests of courage along the way in this exciting adventure.
I'm So Excited!
Mon 3, Tues 4 & Wed 5 June
Featuring cameos from Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz, I’M SO EXCITED! sees Almodóvar return to the flamboyant farce of his earlier movies. When a group of travellers face a life-threatening situation on board a plane to Mexico City, the result is one of the daring director’s most ambitious comedies yet.
Only on Thu 6 June
Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards, this fascinating and moving film opens a window onto 50 years of Israeli history as seen through the eyes of the Shin Bet, the state’s security agency, whose activities and membership have hitherto remained shrouded in mystery and secrecy.
The Place Beyond The Pines
Fri 7, Sat 8 & Sun 9 June
Ryan Gosling plays Luke, an itinerant stunt-rider who takes to robbing banks to support his baby son, and Bradley Cooper is the cop who’s determined to nail him in this multilayered drama.
In Love With Alma Cogan
Sat 8 & Wed 12 June
In this quintessentially British comedy drama in the mould of LITTLE VOICE, the manager of a run-down seaside theatre (Roger Lloyd-Pack) must abandon the relics of a bygone era to help his long-suffering assistant (Niamh Cusack) realise her dream of becoming a professional singer. Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references.
Royal Paintbox + Q&A
Only On Sun 9 June
In this vivid documentary, HRH The Prince of Wales takes a journey through history to celebrate the artistic gene in his family, and reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of work by royal hands past and present.
Mon 10, Tue 11 & Wed 12 June
With screenwriting credits for THE HUNT and Borgen, Lindholm now adds an impressive directorial string to his bow with this tense, topical thriller, in which Somali pirates overrun a Danish freighter.
Pompeii Live - From the British Museum
Tue 18 & Wed 19 Jun
This is the first live cinema event produced by the British Museum from a major exhibition and will offer an exclusive private view of the blockbuster show Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor and a lead live presenter (TBA), the show will take cinema audiences around the exhibition in the company of renowned experts and practitioners.
Exhibition – Munch 150
Thu 27 Jun & Wed 3 Jul
In 2013, all of Norway will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. Already hailed as a once-in-a-lifetime-show, global interest is huge not least as a result of one of his four “The Scream” paintings having recently set a public auction record of $120 million.
Exhibition - Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure
Thu 10 & Wed 16 Oct
The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, painter of “The Girl with a Pearl Earring”. Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist, and the National Gallery has chosen to focus on his art in relation to music.