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Tuesday 28 January 2.00pm
Exhibition on Screen
LUCIAN FREUD : A SELF PORTRAIT

For the first time ever the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has brought together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.

The exhibition displays more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.

Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.

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Friday 7 February 7.30pm
Rocketman
2019 (15) 2h

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden

This musical fantasy, with a script by Lee Hall, is a biopic of the flamboyant, legendary singer song-writer Elton John. It follows the wild-ride transformation of the shy piano prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, Reg Dwight, into the international superstar Elton John.

This inspirational story is set to Elton’s favourite songs and impressively performed by Taron Egerton, who does all his own vocals. The story of how a small-town boy from Essex became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

“A dazzling rock opera” (Mark Kermode- Guardian)

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Friday 6 March 7.30pm
Mrs Lowry & Son
2019 (PG) 1h 40m

Director: Adrian Noble
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall

This is a sympathetic portrayal, by the theatre director Adrian Noble, of the much loved British painter L.S. Lowry who lived all his life with his bitter, overbearing and bed-ridden mother, Elizabeth (superbly played by Vanessa Redgrave).

She actively tried to dissuade her rather timid bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions whilst never failing to voice her opinions at what a disappointment he was to her.

Timothy Spall is marvellous as the shy, lonely, rent-collector Lowry desperately eager to please his cantankerous mother.

“An entertaining show case for two first class performers” (Peter Bradshaw – Guardian)

  
Tuesday 17 March 2.00pm
Exhibition on Screen
LEONARDO: THE WORKS

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many television shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings are the focus of Leonardo: The Works, in this film which presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the cinema screen.

Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks and more than a dozen others.

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Friday 3 April 7.30pm
Woman at War
2018 (12) 1h 40m (Iceland - sub-titled)

Director: Benedikt Erlingssson
Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada

Halla is a fifty year old independent Icelandic woman who appears to lead a quiet life, but behind the scenes she is a passionate environmental activist.

She is waging a one- woman war on the local aluminium industry and her actions grow steadily bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage.

Just as she is about to mount her biggest and boldest operation she hears that her lengthy attempt to adopt a child has been successful, and she plans one final attack before becoming a mother.

Selected for the International Critics' Week at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

“..a moving and weirdly beautiful film” (Mark Kermode - Observer)

  
Tuesday 7 April 2.00pm
Exhibition on Screen
EASTER IN ART

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.

From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.

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Friday 1 May 7.30pm
Apollo 11
2019 (U) 1h 33m

Director: Todd Douglas Miller
Cast: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin

Featuring previously unseen footage this electrifying documentary marks 50 years since the first moon landing in 1969.

Although we all know how this mission turned out, the film generates and maintains a high level of suspense and wonder.

It is not a film about facts and statistics but how it feels to be in space and on the ground when history is being made. It captures the excitement and enormity of space exploration and somehow does not feel like something that happened 50 years ago.

“A stunning return to an incredible journey” (Peter Bradshaw – Guardian.)

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