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Depot

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Pinwell Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2JS
  • Box office 01273 525354
  • Opening times 10am–10pm
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  • Website lewesdepot.org
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Blue Jean

Blue Jean
  • 2022
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Georgia Oakley
  • Cast: Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday

It's 1988. A new student threatens to expose their teacher's homosexuality.

Fri 10 Feb
Mon 13 Feb

Brian Eno & Roger Eno - Live at the Acropolis, Athens

Cinema Live: Brian And Roger Eno - Live At The Acropolis
  • 2022
  • 1h 10min

Brian Eno and Roger Eno have been recording together since 1983. This unique musical event not only sees the two brothers performing live together for the first time but it’s one of the very rare occasions that Brian Eno has ever performed live in front of an audience.

In front of a sell-out crowd and against a backdrop of spectacular images being projected onto the stones of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus amphitheatre, Brian and Roger perform atmospheric musical landscapes from legendary productions that include ambient records, television soundtracks and film scores.

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Thu 2 Mar

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 2000
  • China / US
  • 2h
  • 12
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

Jane Austen meets Bruce Lee in Ang 'Sense And Sensibility' Lee's astonishing martial arts period drama. In a fictionalised version of early 19th century China, a world of heroic warriors and deep philosophical values, Lee seamlessly interweaves the stories of two sets of lovers, and a revenge tale with a feminist twist. The fight scenes are groundbreaking, as choreographed by expert Yuen Wo Ping. At once breathtaking and beautiful, 'Crouching Tiger''s also a cinematic landmark: its fusion of the best elements from East and West cinema has created something wholly new.

Sun 26 Mar

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Set in France during the 1700s, the seemingly moral and upstanding Marquise de Merteuil (Close) is dissatisfied with her aristocratic surroundings. She therefore decides to play a game of high stakes, using passion and betrayal, to ruin the reputation of the fiancée of a former lover.

Mon 15 May

The Draughtsman's Contract

The Draughtsman's Contract
  • 1982
  • UK
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Greenaway
  • Written by: Peter Greenaway
  • Cast: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser

Sumptuous, seductive enigma in which a young artist accepts a commission from a country manor and also accepts payment in sexual favours. But is there more to this than meets the eye? Baroque Greenaway period piece, re-released in a new print.

Sun 12 Feb

Drunken Master

Drunken Master
  • 1978
  • Hong Kong
  • 1h 50min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Yuen Woo Ping
  • Cast: Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang Lee, Siu Tien Yuen

Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-Hung, a mischievous young man who keeps getting into trouble. His father, a respected Kung Fu master, strictly forbids him to fight; however Wong Fei-Hung disobeys his father’s orders and injures a young man at the local market. Furious, his father sends him to his uncle Soo Hua Xi, a Kung Fu master notoriously cruel with his disciples. Aware of his uncle’s reputation, Fei-Hung runs away, but crosses paths with a drunken tramp who excels at Kung Fu.

Wed 15 Mar

Enter the Dragon

Enter The Dragon
  • 1973
  • US / HK
  • 1h 38min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Robert Clouse
  • Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Shih Kien, Jim Kelly.

First in a spate of kung-fu films that were to spawn playground imitators throughout the 70s. Bruce infiltrates a martial arts crew converging on Hong Kong in the course of his inquiries into an opium ring.

Mon 6 Mar

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne – Portraits of a Life

Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts
  • 2018

A film exploring the life and times of portrait artist Paul Cézanne.

Tue 6 Jun

Exhibition on Screen: Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman

Exhibition On Screen: Mary Cassatt - Painting the Modern Woman
  • 2023
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Ali Ray
Wed 8 Mar

Exhibition on Screen: Tokyo Stories

Exhibition On Screen: Tokyo Stories
  • 2022
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff

A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals. Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets.

The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum. The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo itself, and explore the art and artists of the city more fully.

A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film, looking at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet…

“Tokyo has a powerful engine that just doesn’t stop. There is an energy, a particular floating power in Tokyo. Whatever happens, this city gets rebuilt again and continues to move forwards.” Machida Kumi

Tue 23 May

Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer - The Greatest Exhibition

Vermeer: The Blockbuster Exhibition
  • 2023
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: David Bickerstaff
Tue 18 Apr

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
  • 1966
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: François Truffaut
  • Written by: Jean-Louis Ricard, François Truffaut, Ray Bradbury (novel)
  • Cast: Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring. Shades of '19842 in this depiction of a fascist future state where firemen burn books in order to uphold a society where television deadens the mind. Werner is the man who becomes a small scale rebel by refusing to set literature alight. An underrated film, interestingly shot by Nic Roeg in his pre-directing days.

Mon 17 Apr

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen

Bathsheba Everdene (Mulligan) is a headstrong rural girl who inherits a farm and attracts the attention of three suitors; lowly Gabriel (Schoenaerts), well-to-do Boldwood (Sheen) and unscrupulous Troy (Sturridge). A straight-up take on Hardy's classic; Mulligan is a convincing Bathsheba and Vinterberg captures the brewing tragedy magnificently.

Sat 25 Feb

Funeral Parade of Roses

Funeral Parade of Roses
  • 1969
  • Japan
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Toshio Matsumoto
  • Written by: Toshio Matsumoto
  • Cast: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô

An insight to the lives of Eddie and other transvestites across Japan.

Tue 21 Feb

The Haunting

The Haunting
  • 1963
  • US / UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Cast: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

A group of people are invited to examine a haunted house in this, the original adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel, The Haunting of Hill House.

Mon 20 Mar

Hero

Hero
  • 2002
  • China
  • 1h 39min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zhang Yimou
  • Cast: Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung

Yimou's controversial take on the life of Emperor Qin, one of the bloodiest reigns in Chinese history. Unsurprisingly, he was one of Mao Tse Tung's heroes. 'Hero' is a mind blowing old-school-swordplay-high- jumping take on this terrible time in history. Beautifully filmed by cameraman Chris Doyle, this is as breathtaking as it is reactionary. A joy (if you can ignore the underlying fascistic tone).

Mon 20 Mar

In The Mood For Love

In The Mood For Love
  • 2000
  • Hong Kong
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wong Kar-wai
  • Written by: Wong Kar-wai
  • Cast: Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung

In 60s Hong Kong, an adulterous romance is happening elsewhere. Kar-wai's interest lies with the cuckolded, and the way that something even more intense, personal and fortuitous develops out of their shared 'adulteree' status. Kar-Wai offers a seductive surface texture that's undercut by his trademark emphasis of the accidental over the clearly intentional. Subtly stunning filmmaking.

Wed 22 Feb

Joyland

Joyland
  • 2022
  • India
  • 2h 6min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Saim Sadiq
  • Cast: Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan

A young Pakistani man struggles to reconcile his families wants and his own love. Ali's family want him to start a family, but he falls in love with a trans-woman that runs a burlesque show.

Fri 24 Feb

Lesson in Murder

  • 2022
  • Japanese
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Kazuya Shiraishi
  • Cast: Sadao Abe, Shimako Iwai, Takanori Iwata
Tue 7 Mar

My Broken Mariko

  • 2022
  • Japan
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Yuki Tanada
  • Cast: Nao Honda, Masataka Kubota, Mei Nagano
Thu 23 Feb

National Theatre Live: Life of Pi

National Theatre Live: Life of Pi
  • 2023
  • UK

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel. Filmed live at the Wyndham's Theatre in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

Thu 30 Mar
Sun 2 Apr

National Theatre Live: Othello

National Theatre Live: Othello
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 12A

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

Thu 23 Feb
Sun 26 Feb

Royal Opera House: Cinderella

Royal Ballet: Cinderella
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 12A

Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches story returns, showcasing the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score. A creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera brings new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.

Wed 12 Apr
Sun 16 Apr

Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore

The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 3h 40min
  • 12A

Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all. Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus.

Tue 13 Jun
Sun 18 Jun

Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville

Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 3h 45min
  • 12A

When Rosina falls in love with amysterious young suitorwho calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning –and a little help from her local barber –to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach. From the barber’s famous opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro!Figaro!,’to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair. Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding internationalcast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownleeand Bryn Terfel.

Wed 15 Feb
Sun 19 Feb

Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro

Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 4h
  • 12A

Servants Figaro and Susanna are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva, has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be. With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every turn. Come for the music and stay for the cross-dressing hilarity, all unfolding over the course of one crazy, topsy-turvy day in the Almaviva household. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a truly international cast in David McVicar’s timeless production.

Thu 27 Apr
Sun 30 Apr

Royal Opera House: The Sleeping Beauty

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 3h 25min
  • 12A

The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In 2006, this original staging was revived and has been delighting audiences ever since. Frederick Ashton famously cited the pure classicism of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet as a private lesson in the atmospheric art and craft of choreography. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

Wed 24 May
Sun 28 May

Royal Opera House: Turandot

The Royal Opera: Turandot
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 3h 20min
  • 12A

In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all? Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuring the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’), while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical traditions to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Yonghoon Lee as Calaf.

Wed 22 Mar
Sun 26 Mar

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility
  • 1995
  • UK, US
  • 2h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet

Adapted from Jane Austen's novel, the film follows the lives of the very different Dashwood sisters as they fall in love.

Mon 19 Jun

Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me?

  • 2021
  • Japan
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Takahiro Horie
  • Cast: Tasuku Emoto, Jun Fubuki, Nao Honda
Thu 2 Mar

The Swimmer

The Swimmer
  • 1968
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack
  • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule

Based on the short story by John Cheever, a man's life story is revealed as he travels from pool to pool throughout his valley.

Wed 8 Feb

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • 1999
  • USA
  • 2h 19min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anthony Minghella
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

In the 1950s, a penniless but ambitious young man Tom Ripley attracts the attention of elderly rich American, who hires him to bring his son, Dickie Greenleaf, back to the US. The spoiled young Greenleaf has settled in Italy for a 'prolonged' holiday with his fiancée on his father's expenses. Tom Ripley, who has never known such a luxurious life, sees an opportunity to join the world he has always dreamed of, but when Dickie grows tired of Tom’s constant presence he is ready to do anything to stay within the privileged circle.

Mon 20 Feb

Tsuyukusa

  • 2022
  • Japan
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Hideyuki Hirayama
  • Cast: Satomi Kobayashi, Yutaka Matsushige
Mon 27 Feb

Women Talking

Women Talking
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sarah Polley
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw, Frances McDormand

Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith.

Fri 10 Feb

A Zed and Two Noughts

A Zed and Two Noughts
  • 1985
  • UK, Netherlands
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Greenaway
  • Cast: Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Andréa Ferréol

Wracked with grief following the deaths of their wives in a freak accident, a pair of twin brothers become obsessed with the cycle of of birth, death, decay and putrefaction. An early indication of Greenaway's extraordinary visual qualities, and his unwholesome interest in decay …

Tue 7 Feb
Depot

An independent community cinema and cafe-restaurant run as a charity, Lewes Community Screen. It takes its name from the site, which used to be a depot for Royal Mail and later for Harvey’s Brewery.

Nestled in the heart of Lewes and the South Downs National Park, Depot is a contemporary independent three-screen cinema and stylish café-restaurant with gardens and terrace.

It offers an innovative programme of mainstream, art house and independent films; world cinema, documentaries and classic films; along with special events, guest speakers and workshops.

The restaurant has an ever-evolving seasonal menu, showcasing a variety of local ingredients – including a fantastic selection of local beers and ales.

Depot was conceived and is operated along the principles of accessibility for all and environmental and social sustainability. The venue serves as a focal point for the community, and includes private hire facilities. Auditoria feature high specification seating, with Dolby Atmos and 7.1 sound as well as 2K and 4K projection technology.

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