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Duke of York's Picturehouse

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Preston Circus, Brighton, BN1 4NA
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Aftersun

Aftersun
  • 2022
  • US, UK
  • 1h 36min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Charlotte Wells
  • Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall

Charlotte Wells | UK, USA | 2022 | 96m | 12A

The stunning debut from Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells, Aftersun juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an indelible impression.

Eleven-year-old Sophie (newcomer Frankie Corio) and her father, Calum (BAFTA winner Paul Mescal, Normal People), vacation at a Turkish beach resort in the late 1990s. They swim, play pool, and enjoy each other’s company; they’re partners in crime. Calum is the best version of himself when he is with Sophie. Sophie feels like anything is possible when Calum is around. When Sophie is on her own, she navigates new friendships and experiences. As they enjoy their time together, layers of melancholy and mystery ripple through Calum’s behaviour. Twenty years later, the memories take on new meaning as Sophie tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t. Winner of the French Touch Jury Prize at the Cannes 2022 Critics’ Week.

Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, upsetting scenes.

The Monday Night Film Club format is an Introduction + Film + Discussion + Coffee evening, there's no membership required. An audience or staff member will provide a short introduction, and all are welcome to stay for a post-film discussion. Free hot drinks will be made available. Intro / Film at 7.00pm.

Wed 30 Nov
Thu 1 Dec
Senior
Subtitled / Senior

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story
  • 1983
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bob Clark
  • Written by: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark
  • Cast: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

Christmas is coming and our young hero desperately wants a certain type of toy gun from Santa. Appealing 1940s-set memoir, with a witty first person narration and a great performance from the bespectacled child star.

Sun 4 Dec

The Grinch

The Grinch
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury

The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.

Sat 3 Dec
Kids

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline

Sequel to hit crime film Knives Out. The next mystery for detective Benoit Blanc to solve takes place in Greece.

Mon 28 Nov
Tue 29 Nov
Senior
Subtitled

Neil Young: Harvest Time

Neil Young: Harvest Time

Neil Young: Harvest Time Bernard Shakey | USA | 2022 | 130m | N/C 15+

Created between January and September 1971, this docu-film takes us on an intimate journey to Neil Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where the then 20 something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album. The feature is a fan piece that has never been seen before. Performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling and includes most of the tracks from album Harvest (released in 1972) including “Heart of Gold”, “A Man Needs a Maid”, “Alabama” and “Old Man”.

In addition to the film, this screening event includes an introduction by Neil Young, recorded exclusively for movie theatre audiences. Hear Neil highlight the significance of Harvest, 50 years after its release, and how the recording of the album and the movie came together.

Sun 4 Dec

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page

Jack Skellington, the skinny trickster king of Halloweentown, is restless with success and needs a new challenge, so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and creates a mixed-up Yuletide which isn't quite what the kids expected. Produced and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Wed 30 Nov

Sarah & Duck: Creative Collaborations

New animated short featuring Sarah and Duck.

Tue 29 Nov
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Opened in 1910, the Duke of York's claims to be the oldest purpose-built cinema in the UK, having served continuously as a cinema since then. It caters for everyone with special nights of autism-friendly screenings as well as Kids' Club, Silver Screen showings and Big Scream screenings for those with small babies.

There are adapted toilets available and, apart from the first floor bar and balcony seating, the building has full wheelchair access.

Located in central Brighton, the cinema is within walking distance from Brighton station. A local landmark just off London Road, look out for the kicking legs!

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