Films

Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema

Birdman

(15)

Mon 26, Tue 27 & Thu 29 Jan at 7.30pm Sat 24, Sun 25 & Wed 28 Jan at 3.00pm

Actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) made his name in a Hollywood superhero franchise, but now longs to be taken seriously on Broadway. This dazzling black comedy marries showbiz satire with human drama, and Keaton’s performance is absolutely fearless. 10 BAFTA nominations! ‘Best Actor Comedy’ Golden Globe winner: Michael Keaton! ‘Best Screenplay’ Golden Globe Winner! 9 OSCAR nomination

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Testament of Youth

(12A)

Fri 30 Jan, Sun 1, Mon 2, Tue 3 & Thu 5 Feb at 7.30pm Sat 31 Jan at 2.00pm – please note start time Wed 4 Feb at 3.00pm

This lavish adaptation of Vera Brittain’s 1933 memoir charts the devastation wreaked by World War I on a spirited young woman who follows her brother and fiancé to the front as a field nurse. A heartbreaking love story, and a corrective to the myth that only men fight wars.

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St Vincent

(12A)

Sun 1 Feb at 3.00pm & Wed 4 Feb at 7.30pm

St Vincent de Van Nuys (Bill Murray) is a grouchy war veteran living a rackety suburban life when along comes a new neighbour (Melissa McCarthy) with an adolescent son who needs babysitting. Inevitable chaos ensues, with Murray delivering a brilliantly sarky, deadpan performance.  

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Foxcatcher

(15)

Fri 6, Sat 7, Mon 9, Tue 10 & Thu 12 Feb at 7.30pm Sun 8 & Wed 11 Feb at 3.00pm

This extraordinary psychological thriller is based on a true story. Multimillionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) offers to train wrestling champions Mark and Dave Schultz (Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo) for the 1988 Olympics. But du Pont becomes increasingly sadistic, and the trio’s relationship spirals out of control. 2 BAFTA nominations! 5 OSCAR nominations incl Best Director and Best Actor (Steve Carell)!

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Kon-Tiki

(15)

Sat 7 Feb at 3.00pm – English language version Sun 8 Feb at 7.30pm – Norwegian with English subtitles

This oceanic epic dramatises the treacherous real-life journey made in 1947 by Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl (Pal Hagen) to Polynesia in a balsawood raft. Please check in cinema whether the Norwegian-language or English-language version is showing.

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Into the Woods

(PG)

Fri 13, Sun 15, Mon 16, Tue 17 & Thu 19 Feb at 7.30pm

Based on Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical, INTO THE WOODS combines characters from many fairy tales, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, in the tale of a couple cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep). Wonderful family-friendly entertainment in the best Disney tradition. 3 OSCAR nominations incl Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep)!

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Casablanca

(U)

Sat 14 Feb at 2.00pm – please note start time!

Seventy years on and now beautifully restored, CASABLANCA has lost none of its excitement, drama, comedy or romantic charm and its dialogue has become part of our vocabulary. Valentine’s Day Classic - all tickets £5!  

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

(PG)

Mon 16, Tue 17, Wed 18 & Thu 19 Feb at 3.00pm

The third instalment of the blockbusting franchise features the starriest of casts. A pharaoh (Ben Kingsley) is reanimated by a magical tablet wielded by security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), prompting a frantic journey to museums the world over to harness the magic before it disappears forever. Nice Price Matinee at £5 for all

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National Gallery

(12A)

Only on Wed 18 Feb 2015 at 7.00pm – please note start time

Frederick Wiseman, grandseigneur of international documentary filmmaking, explores London’s National Gallery, and it’s a triumph! This is a richly detailed, beautifully nuanced portrait of the gallery’s working life, combining a vivid sense of how vast the gallery’s many activities are with an eye for droll observational detail. NATIONAL GALLERY is a profound mediation on the act of looking and a magisterial highlight of Wiseman’s five-decade-career in film

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Penguins of Madagascar

(U)

Fri 20, Sat 21 & Sun 22 Feb at 3.00pm

Nice Price Matinee at £5 for all When Dr Octavious Brine vows to take over the world, the penguins must team up with an elite task force to sabotage his villainous plans in this brilliantly animated adventure.

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Whiplash

(15)

Fri 20, Sat 21, Tue 24 & Wed 25 Feb at 7.30pm

Winner of both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2014, WHIPLASH examines the relationship between Andrew (Miles Teller), an aspiring jazz drummer, and Fletcher (J. K. Simmons), his ultra-demanding teacher. Driven to breaking point by Fletcher’s bullying, Andrew sacrifices everything, leading to a shattering climax. 5 BAFTA nominations! ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Golden Globe winner: JK Simmons

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Wild

(15)

Sun 22, Mon 23 & Thu 26 Feb at 7.30pm Wed 25 Feb at 3.00pm

Directed by Vallée (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), Reece Witherspoon gives a brave and graceful performance as Cheryl Strayed in this real-life story of her 1,100-mile solo trek along America’s Pacific Crest Trail – an epic journey of self-discovery and redemption. 2 OSCAR nominations incl Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon)!

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