Films

Forthcoming films at Aldeburgh Cinema

La La Land

(12A)

Fri 13 – Thu 26 Jan

A tribute to the Hollywood musical, but with a story embedded in present-day Los Angeles life, Chazelle’s La La Land is nothing short of a triumph. The transition from musical numbers to the powerful narrative is seamless, and Gosling and Stone give winning performances in this bewitching romance.

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Jackie

(15)

Fri 10 – Wed 15 Feb

Seamlessly making his English-language debut, director Larraín (No) presents an intimate and quietly harrowing study of the week following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as seen through the eyes of his widow (Natalie Portman, hotly tipped for an Oscar).

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Silence

(15)

Fri 27 Jan – Wed 1 Feb

Set in the 17th century, Silence follows two young Portuguese Jesuits (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) who face terrible danger in a Japan where Catholicism is banned and Christians persecuted. This dramatic tour de force is an obvious Oscar contender.

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Denial

(12A)

Fri 17 – Thu 23 Feb

In 1993 academic Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) dubbed historian David Irving (Timothy Spall) a Holocaust denier. He responded by suing her for libel. Their landmark battle is the subject of this compelling courtroom drama scripted by David Hare.

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Manchester By The Sea

(15)

Fri 3 – Thu 9 Feb

When lonely janitor Lee (Casey Affleck) hears that his brother has died, he reluctantly heads to his home town, Manchester By The Sea, where he must finally face up to his own past. One of the must-see dramas of awards season, articulating profound themes of grief, anger and forgiveness.

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American Honey

(15)

Sat 25 Feb & Wed 1 Mar

Writer-director Andrea Arnold recaptures the winningly scratchy form of Fish Tank and Red Road in her first American film, which follows the fortunes of a youthful crew of misfits on a crazy road trip across the Midwest.

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Hacksaw Ridge

(15)

Fri 24 Feb – Wed 1 Mar

The true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss, who won a Congressional Medal of Honour during the Second World War without firing a shot. A gripping account of an outsider finding redemption through extraordinary suffering.

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The Eagle Huntress

(U)

Sat 28 Jan – Wed 1 Feb

The nomadic Kazakh people of Mongolia have for generations hunted foxes with trained eagles. It was traditionally an exclusively male sport – until 13-year-old Aisholpan calmly decided otherwise. Narrated by Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), this film follows her progress.

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Gandhi

(PG)

Sun 22 Jan at 3.00pm

This very special screening of Lord Richard Attenborough’s GANDHI, just in time for the film's 35th Anniversary, is our big thank you to Tim Rowan-Robinson, Chair of Aldeburgh Cinema until June 2016 and guiding hand in all the progress the cinema has made over the last five years.

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Matinées Musicales 1

Sunday 29 January 2017 at 3.00pm

TWO GREAT BRITONS Music, films and informal talk about the world of opera and classical music presented by HUMPHREY BURTON

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Matinées Musicales 2

Sunday 26 February 2017 at 3.00pm

COMPOSING WIZARDS: Niccolò PAGANINI  and Richard STRAUSS  Music, films and informal talk about the world of opera and classical music presented by HUMPHREY BURTON

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Matinées Musicales 3

Sunday 19 March 2017 at 3.00pm

COMPOSING WIZARDS: Niccolò PAGANINI  and Richard STRAUSS  Music, films and informal talk about the world of opera and classical music presented by HUMPHREY BURTON

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Matinées Musicales 4

Sunday 2 April 2017 at 3.00pm

Desert Island Videos - with Roger Wright   Music, films and informal talk about the world of opera and classical music presented by HUMPHREY BURTON

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Sunakali – Teenage Girls Journey to Glory

(PG)

Wed 8 - Sat 25 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen For the girls of the remote Mugu region in Western Nepal, opportunities are rare: 90% of women are illiterate, and over 60% are married before 20. Yet somehow, out of a region where there isn’t a single field large enough to host a game, a truly inspiring team of young female f

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Shorts for Wee Ones

Age 3+

Mon 13 & Wed 15 Feb

  Studio Pop-Up Screen These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. All these short films are in English or dialogue-free, so will be accessible for everyone.

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Shorts for Middle Ones

Age 8+

Tue 14 & Fri 17 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen These short films are funny, sad, exhilarating, cautionary and touching. All are dialogue-free, demonstrating the wonderful art of telling stories purely through visuals. Who needs words when the pictures are so beautifully expressive?

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The Lady Killers

(U)

Sun 15 Jan & Thu 16 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen An oddball group of bank robbers planning their next job decide to rent rooms from an innocent old lady who believes they are musicians. Cue the laughs! Director: 

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Passport to Pimlico

(U)

Tue 24 Jan & Sun 5 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen Residents of a part of London declare independence when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'. A timely and, dare we say it, insightful comment on the “United” Kingdom today. Oh, and damn funny! 

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The Lavender Hill Mob

(U)

Sun 29 Jan & Tue 28 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbour to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Titfield Thunderbolt

(U)

Tue 31 Jan & Sun 12 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure. Community and comedy relief at its best!

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Whisky Galore

(U)

Tue 7 & Sun 26 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship. Get yer Gin and Tonics from the bar before the show!

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Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World

(12A)

Tue 17 Jan, Mon 6 & Sat 18 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen Werner Herzog explores the effect of the Internet and robotics in our new technological age. His exploration includes volunteering for tech pioneer Elon Musk’s mission to Mars. Most affecting of all are the questions asked about the dark side of the web.  

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Notes on Blindness

(U)

Thu 26 Jan, Thu 9, Sat 27 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen In 1983, after years of diminishing eyesight, academic and theologian John Hull became completely blind. To try to make sense of this, John began an audio diary. AN ALDEBURGH DOC  

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After Love

(12A)

Sat 14 Jan - Wed 22 Feb

Studio Pop-Up Screen After 15 years of living together, Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) decide to get a divorce - but the separation proves far from simple.

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