Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Fri 21, Sun 23 - Thu 27 Nov at 7.30pm
Sat 22 Nov at 2.00pm
Sun 23 & Wed 26 Nov at 3.00pm
Fri 19, Sat 20, Sun 21 & Mon 22 Dec at 7.30pm
With regular collaborator Timothy Spall masterful in the title role, Mike Leigh’s boisterous biopic of Britain’s greatest landscape artist, the eccentric J. M. W. Turner, examines his close relationship with his ailing father and the rather more complex ones involving the women in his life. Beautifully and entertainingly realised.
A Life Illuminated: Neville Parry, Cinema Projectionist
Sat 29 Nov & Sat 6 Dec at 5.30pm, Sun 30 Nov & Sun 7 Dec at 3.00pm
At close to 82 years old Neville Parry is believed to be the oldest working projectionist in the UK if not the world. Told through a mix of interviews with friends and colleagues, re-enactments, archive footage and plenty of behind the scenes sequences, the film is a fascinating insight into one man’s lifelong love affair with cinema in his role as a projectionist.
Sun 30 Nov & Wed 3 Dec at 7.30pm
This powerful drama from Cannes winner Zvyagintsev (THE RETURN) centres on a roughneck mechanic and his family’s struggle to save their home from a corrupt mayor turned property developer. When a handsome Moscow lawyer arrives to help, the more venal aspects of human nature are revealed.
The Imitation Game
Fri 28 at 7.30pm, Sat 29 Nov at 3.00pm & 7.30pm, Sun 30 Nov at 4.30pm, Mon 1 & Tue 2 Dec at 7.30pm, Wed 3 Dec at 3.00pm, Thu 4 & Fri 5 Dec at 7.30pm, Sat 6 Dec at 3.00pm & 7.30pm, Sun 7 Dec at 4.30pm, Mon 8 & Tue 9 Dec at 7.30pm, Wed 10 Dec at 3.00pm,
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who broke Germany’s Enigma code during World War II. Flashbacks following his arrest for homosexuality chronicle a gripping race against time.
Sun 7 & Wed 10 Dec at 7.30pm
Drifter Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) stumbles into the seedy world of freelance journalism, but his increasingly perverse taste for carnage starts to make him a liability. THE BOURNE LEGACY writer Gilroy makes a stunning directorial debut with this thrilling, morally driven crime drama.
Fri 12, Mon 15, Tue 16 & Wed 17 Dec at 7.00pm Sun 14 Dec at 3.00pm
When scientists discover a wormhole that shrinks the space/time continuum, a group of explorers including idealistic everyman Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) elect to journey through it and push the boundaries of space travel. Directed by the ultra-imaginative Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT franchise) with eye-boggling results.
My Old Lady
Sat 13 Dec at 2.00pm, Wed 17 Dec at 3.00pm, Sun 14 & Thu 18 Dec at 7.30pm
In this wonderfully astringent, pitch-perfect comedy drama, a penniless New Yorker (Kevin Kline) arrives in Paris to sell an inherited apartment, only to find it occupied by an imperious 90-year-old (Maggie Smith).
Fri 19 Dec at 4.30pm Sat 20, Sun 21, Mon 22 & Tue 23 Dec at 3.00pm
28 & Tue 30 Dec at 3.00pm
Our ursine hero Paddington arrives in London from his native Peru wearing a ‘Please Look After This Bear’ label. He is befriended by kindly Mr and Mrs Brown (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins) and embarks on a series of delightful adventures.
Only on Tue 23 Dec at 7.30pm
WHITE CHRISTMAS is a treasure trove of Irving Berlin classics, among them Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, Sisters, Blue Skies, and the beloved White Christmas. Two song-and-dance men (Crosby and Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business.
Only on Wed 24 Dec at 1.30pm
The intrepid Anna is desperately searching for her missing sister Elsa, whose icy powers have thrown their kingdom into eternal winter. This special show features lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Elsa and Anna, whatever your age.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Sat 27 Dec at 3.00pm & 7.00pm, Sun 28 Dec at 7.00pm, Mon 29 Dec at 3.00pm & 7.00pm, Tue 30 Dec at 7.00pm, Wed 31 Dec 2014 at 3.00pm, Thu 1 Jan 2015 at 3.00pm
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) has helped the Dwarves to reclaim their Erebor mountain home, inadvertently triggering a war that will prove the defining chapter in this thrilling, visually dazzling Middle-earth epic.
Fri 2 & Sat 3 Jan at 3.00pm & 7.30pm, Sun 4 Jan at 3.00pm, Mon 5 & Tue 6 Jan at 7.30pm, Wed 7 Jan at 3.00pm, Thu 8 Jan at 7.30pm
Directed by Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, epic drama UNBROKEN tells the extraordinary real-life story of Olympian and war hero ‘Louie’ Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII survived on a raft in the Pacific for 47 days, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Only on Sun 4 Jan 2015 at 7.30pm
Stanley Kubrick’s spectacular, transcendent epic has been the touchstone for all science fiction cinema, and arguably this includes Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR (see page 4). The landmark film returns to the big screen in a magnificent new digital version.
Still the Enemy Within
Only on Wed 7 Jan at 7.30pm
A truly unique insight into one of British history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.