Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
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.