Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Disney Classic Peter Pan
Mon 11 Aug & Mon 1 Sep at 3.00pm
Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, whisks Wendy and her brothers away to the magical world of Neverland where a war goes on between Peter’s gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Captain Hook. Best ever adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s original story.
The House of Magic
Fri 29, Sat 30, Sun 31 Aug & Tue 2 Sep at 3.00pm
Thunder the stray cat is taken in by Lawrence, a retired magician who lives with numerous whacky little magical props. Not all of his helpers appreciate Lawrence’s generosity, and some plot to evict Thunder – but when they all face losing their home, Thunder saves the day!
Cycling with Moliere
Mon 1 & Tue 2 Sep at 7.30pm
A retired actor (Fabrice Luchini, POTICHE) is living grumpily on a French island when a TV soap star turns up and invites him to appear in Molière’s The Misanthrope. This witty study of the grudging friends’ sparring over a local divorcee echoes Truffaut’s JULES ET JIM.
Fri 5, Sat 6, Tue 9 Sep at 7.30pm
Sun 7 Sep at 3.00pm
Linklater (BEFORE MIDNIGHT) chronicles a boy’s life from the ages of six to 18, shooting periodically over 12 years. Ellar Coltrane plays Mason, the son of divorced parents (Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette). His experiences are rendered utterly compelling in this groundbreaking film.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Sat 6 & Wed 10 at 3.00pm
Sun 7 & Mon 8 Sep at 7.30pm
This dark Scandinavian comedy is a succession of absurd chance encounters interlaced with bizarre, ZELIG-like flashbacks. Allan Karlsson, played with subtle relish by the distinguished Gustafsson, bumbles his way from a nursing home into a seedy criminal netherworld, with a deliciously typecast Alan Ford (SNATCH) as an enraged villain determined to recover the loot Karlsson has inadvertently appropriated.
Wed 10 & Thu 11 Sep at 7.30pm
In his penultimate role before his death, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a corrupt meat trader. When his crazy stepson is killed in an apparent factory accident, there are consequences for all concerned in this claustrophobic, darkly humorous drama.
Two Days, One Night
Fri 12, Sat 13 & Thu 18 Sep at 7.30pm
Sun 14 Sep at 3.00pm
In this admirably understated social drama, Sandra’s (Marion Cotillard) co-workers have voted her out of a job in favour of a €1,000 bonus. Given a weekend’s reprieve, she tries everything to sway their consciences and change their minds.
Sat 13 & Wed 17 at 3.00pm Sun 14 & Mon 15 Sep at 7.30pm
An ailing business owner (Alan Rickman) elevates a clerk (Richard Madden, Game of Thrones) to become his right-hand man. But then the clerk embarks on a smouldering affair with the businessman’s wife (Rebecca Hall). This beautifully modulated period drama is based a novel by Stefan Zweig.
Fri 19 to Thu 25 Sep daily at 7.30pm. Sat 20, Sun 21 & Wed 24 Sep also at 3.00pm
It’s 1984 and the Miners’ Strike is causing great hardship, especially in one remote Welsh pit village. Despite some misgivings, a group of young gay activists led by bolshy Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) decide to raise money for the community, but when they travel down to deliver the funds they’re unprepared for the homophobia that greets them.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Fri 26, Sat 27, Sun 28, Mon 29 Sep & Thu 2 Oct at 7.30pm
Sat 27 Sep & Wed 1 Oct at 3.00pm
Displaced from their native India by sectarian conflict, Papa Kadam and his family take their epicurean passions to a picturesque French town, where they open a traditional Indian eatery. Trouble is, right across the road is a posh, Michelin-starred restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Mirren). Rather like his CHOCOLAT, Hallström’s sensuously photographed film is as much foodie-porn as engagingly offbeat romantic drama.
A Most Wanted Man
Fri 3, Sat 4, Mon 6, Tue 7 & Thu 9 Oct at 7.30pm
Sun 5 & Wed 8 Oct at 3.00pm
In Corbijn’s (THE AMERICAN) appropriately shadowy adaptation of John le Carré’s post-9/11 thriller, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the head of Hamburg’s anti-terrorist unit on the trail of a jihad mastermind. With perfectly calibrated plot twists courtesy of LANTANA screenwriter Andrew Bovell executed in understated style, this is a great ensemble piece with characters rather than individual actors driving the action.
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Sat 4 Oct at 3.00pm
Wed 8 Oct at 7.30pm
Hector (Simon Pegg) is a young London shrink with serious doubts about the existence of true happiness. So he brashly jets off around the world to try to find it in a stylish, star-studded feel-good adventure.
A Night at the Cinema in 1914
Sun 5 Oct at 7.30pm
Cinema a century ago was a new, exciting and highly democratic form of entertainment. Picture houses nationwide offered a sociable, lively environment in which to relax and escape from the daily grind. With feature films still rare, the programme was an entertaining, ever-changing roster of short items with live musical accompaniment.
Before I Go To Sleep
Fri 10, Sun 12, Mon 13 & Tue 14 Oct at 7.30pm
Sat 11 & Wed 15 Oct at 3.00pm
Following an accident, Christine (Kidman) wakes up every morning without any memory of her past or even who she is. She relies on her husband, Ben (Firth), to get through the day, but when she begins seeing a sympathetic doctor (Strong), she gradually discovers that her situation and especially her marriage are not what they seem.
Finding Vivian Maier
Sun 12 Oct at 3.00pm
Wed 15 Oct at 7.30pm
When John Maloof stumbled upon a huge cache of negatives, they led to the posthumous discovery of an unsung genius – Vivian Maier, now hailed as one of the finest street photographers of the 20th century. This film pays tribute to her life and work.