Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema
Fri 24, Sat 25 , Mon 27, Tue 28 & Thu 30 Oct at 7.30pm
A scandalous court case involving the Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and his teenage bride Euphemia Gray (Dakota Fanning) is the centrepiece of this gripping period drama, written by co-star Emma Thompson.
Sun 26 & Wed 29 Oct at 7.30pm
This wildly infectious, music-rich celebration of the titular ‘70s dance culture follows the fortunes of two young fledgling DJs, Matt and John (charismatic newcomers Josh Whitehouse and Elliot Langridge). Compelling characters played by Steve Coogan, Ricky Tomlinson and real-life soul diva, Lisa Stansfield enhance its narrative strength.
Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov daily at 3.00pm
(except Sat 1 Nov)
Orphan boy Eggs lives with a cheerful bunch of garbage-collecting creatures, the Boxtrolls, in caverns beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the heinous local exterminator plots to rid the town of Boxtrolls, Eggs bravely ventures above ground to try to save them, recruiting the feisty Winnie to his cause.
Fri 31 Oct, Mon 3, Tue 4 Nov & Thu 6 Nov at 7.30pm
Sat 1 Nov at 1.00pm
Wed 5 Nov at 3.00pm
Based on Gillian Flynn’s 2012 bestseller and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as the seemingly perfect couple, this is another deceptive and irresistible thriller from the man behind SE7EN, ZODIAC and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.
Sun 2 Nov & Wed 5 Nov at 7.30pm
It’s 1984 and the Miners’ Strike is causing great hardship, especially in one remote Welsh pit village. A group of young gay activists decide to raise money. Back by popular demand!
Fri 7, Sat 8, Wed 12 & Thu 13 Nov at 7.30pm
Sun 9 Nov at 3.00pm
Hook (Jack O’Connell) is a British soldier on duty in Northern Ireland. When a routine search goes wrong, he finds himself alone behind enemy lines. This bracing, energising movie recalls Kathryn Bigelow’s THE HURT LOCKER in its refusal to airbrush the realities of conflict.
Magic in the Moonlight
Sun 9 Nov at 7.30pm
Wed 12 Nov at 3.00pm
Allen’s latest has delightful echoes of MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. Colin Firth plays a stage magician lured to the Cote d’Azur between the wars to debunk a clairvoyant (Emma Stone), but finds himself falling for her in the process.
Sat 8 Nov at 3.00pm
Mon 10 & Tue 11 Nov at 7.30pm
In this spare, haunting film from acclaimed director Pawlikowski, Anna is a teenage novitiate nun about to take her final vows. When her hard-living aunt invites her on a visit to Gdansk, they begin to unravel some unsettling realities. Poland’s Oscar 2015 entry!
Mon 17 & Tue 18 Nov at 7.30pm
Wed 19 Nov at 3.00pm
A washed-up wordsmith is obliged to take a job teaching wannabe screenwriters. This fourth collaboration between writer-director Marc Lawrence and star Hugh Grant takes romcom to sophisticated new heights.
Wed 19 & Thu 20 Nov at 7.30pm
Martin Provost vividly recreates the heady intellectual atmosphere of 1940s Paris in the true story of the intense, turbulent, lifelong relationship between the writers Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos) and Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain).
Fri 21, Sun 23 - Thu 27 Nov at 7.30pm
Sat 22 Nov at 2.00pm
Sun 23 & Wed 26 Nov at 3.00pm
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.
Session One: Natural Resistance
Friday 14 Nov at 8.00
BRITISH PREMIERE After-screening Q&A with director Jonathan Nossiter
Lessons in Dissent
Sat 15 Nov at 11.00
After screening Q&A with director Matthew Torne and Hong Kong activist Crystal Chow
Session Three: The Aldeburgh Documentary Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
Sat 15 Nov 2014 at 3.00pm
ROGER GRAEF for 50 YEARS OF MAKING FILMS … AND THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE Live on stage conversation illustrated with clips and sequences from key works
Session Four: Part One A Life Illuminated Parry, Cinema Projectionist
Sat 15 Nov 2014 at 6.30
WORLD PREMIERE (Double Feature Part One) Part One: After-screening Q&A with Neville Parry, and producer and director Jon Saward chaired by Paul Heiney
Session Four: Part Two Happiness
Sat 15 Nov 2014 at 6.30
‘Global Meets Local’ Evening - Session Four (Double Feature Part Two) Part Two:
Session Five: Part One Green Prince
Sun 16 Nov 2014 10.30am
PART ONE PRESENTED BY OSCAR-WINNING PRODUCER JOHN BATTSEK More extraordinary than fiction! Screened to acclaim at Sundance, this searing film investigates the true story of Mosab Yousef, the son of Palestinian agitator and Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who agreed to spy on his father for the Israelis.
Session Five: Part Two DEBATE: The Holy Land
Sun 16 Nov 2014 at 12.30
The Aldeburgh Documentary Festival Debate Chaired by William Sieghart
Session Six: Masterclass
Sun 16 Nov 2014 at 3.00pm
Masterclass JOHN BATTSEK & PASSION PICTURES: HOW TO WIN OSCARS WITH RIVETING STORIES - An Illustrated Conversation between John Battsek and Diana Quick
Session Seven: The Possibilities Are Endless
Sun 16 Nov 2014 at 6.30
In the presence of EDWYN COLLINS and GRACE MAXWELL Followed by a Q&A session, after which EDWYN COLLINS will treat us to a live acoustic set of some of his songs.