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44-47 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 1UN
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Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water
  • 2022
  • US
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore

The first in a series of four planned sequels to the highest grossing film of all time. The oceans of alien planet Pandora are the setting for the continued romance between human Jake and alien being Neytiri.

  • IMDb
Fri 16 Dec
Sat 17 Dec
Sun 18 Dec
3D
Subtitled
Mon 19 Dec
3D / Senior
Subtitled / Senior
Tue 20 Dec
Wed 21 Dec
Thu 22 Dec
Fri 23 Dec
Sat 24 Dec
Mon 26 Dec

The Bravest Knight: Cedric and the Sea Monster

The Bravest Knight: Cedric and the Sea Monster
  • 2019
  • 12min
  • Directed by: Shabnam Rezaei
  • Cast: Storm Reid, T.R. Knight, Teri Polo

Cedric, Grunt and Saylor had their boat pulled underwater by a sea monster.

  • IMDb
Mon 5 Dec

Carol

Carol
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Manhattan, 1952: young department store clerk and aspiring photographer Therese (Mara) meets sophisticated older woman Carol (Blanchett), and feels inexplicably giddy. Achingly beautiful, slow-burning study of lesbian romance and female strength in the face of adversity, with outstanding performances from Blanchett and Mara. Exceptional filmmaking.

Sun 11 Dec

Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War

Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Margy Kinmonth
  • Written by: Margy Kinmonth
  • Cast: Tamsin Grieg

ERIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR is a true story. Eric Ravilious is as compelling and enigmatic as his art. Set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him, Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist. Caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, Ravilious’s legacy largely sank without trace, until now. Made with the blessing of the Ravilious Estate, this first full length feature documentary about Ravilious unfolds in his own words, through previously unseen private correspondence and rare archive film. Shot entirely on location in the UK, Portugal and Ireland, the film features Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane with Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig and many more.

Tue 3 Jan

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
  • Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis

Only Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) can save the world. To do it, she'll have to explore all the lives she could have led.

Tue 27 Dec

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 Blockbuster Exhibition

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

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child
  • 2011
  • UK / Germany
  • 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Uwe Heidschötter, Johannes Weiland
  • Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Henderson, Robbie Coltrane

Star-studded follow-up. A young Gruffalo goes in search of the Big Bad Mouse, despite warnings from her father.

Mon 12 Dec

Hit the Road

Hit the Road
  • 2021
  • 1h 33min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Panah Panahi
  • Cast: Pantea Panahiha, Hasan Majuni, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar

A middle-aged couple and their two sons are on a road trip across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of their journey, they bond over memories, grapple with fears of the unknown, fuss over their sick dog, and get on each others’ nerves. Only the mysterious older brother is quiet.

Tue 20 Dec
Subtitled

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas Classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in dept, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise. After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty, and what it means to lead a wonderful life.

Sat 17 Dec
Sun 18 Dec
Mon 19 Dec
Tue 20 Dec
Sat 24 Dec

Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca
  • 2019
  • US, Philippines
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Isabel Sandoval
  • Cast: Lev Gorn, Eamon Farren, Lynn Cohen

Isabel Sandoval's drama follows a Filipino transgender woman who starts a relationship with a man just to get a green card and stay in the US.

Wed 7 Dec

Q&A with Recorded

Metropolitan Opera: Champion

New York Met Opera: Champion
  • 2023
  • US

Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is the bar owner Kathy Hagan. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for Blanchard’s second Met premiere, also reuniting the director-and-choreographer team of James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.

Sat 29 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Metropolitan Opera: | Der Rosenkavalier
  • 2023
  • US

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aristocratic Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover, Octavian, and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.

Sat 15 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Die Zauberflöte

Metropolitan Opera: | Die Zauberflote
  • 2023
  • US

One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro.

Sat 3 Jun

Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni

Metropolitan Opera: | Don Giovanni
  • 2023
  • US

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio.

Sat 20 May

Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff

Metropolitan Opera: | Falstaff
  • 2023
  • US

Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, tenor Bogdan Volkov, and baritone Christopher Maltman.

Sat 1 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: Fedora

New York Met Opera: Fedora
  • 2023
  • US

Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Beczała. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora’s confidante, and baritone Artur Ruciński is the diplomat De Siriex, with much-loved Met maestro Marco Armiliato conducting. Director David McVicar delivers a detailed and dramatic staging based around an ingenious fixed set that, like a Russian nesting doll, unfolds to reveal the opera’s three distinctive settings—a palace in St. Petersburg, a fashionable Parisian salon, and a picturesque villa in the Swiss Alps.

Sat 14 Jan

Metropolitan Opera: Lohengrin

Metropolitan Opera: | Lohengrin
  • 2023
  • US

Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczała in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Soprano Tamara Wilson is the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, going head-to-head with soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, who seeks to lay her low. Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud’s power-hungry husband, Telramund, and bass Günther Groissböck is King Heinrich.

Sat 18 Mar

Metropolitan Opera: The Hours

Metropolitan Opera: | The Hours
  • 2022
  • US

Soprano Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. The exciting premiere radiates with star power, with soprano Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines. Phelim McDermott directs this compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and powerful score.

Sat 10 Dec

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sun 18 Dec
Autism-friendly / Kids

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing
  • 2022
  • UK
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin
  • Cast: Katherine Parkinson, John Heffernan

Escape to the Italian Riviera with a cast including Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan.

Since 1931, the legendary family-run Hotel Messina has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. 

When the current owner’s daughter falls for a dashing young soldier, the hallways are ringing with the sound of wedding bells. 

However, not all the guests are in the mood for love, and a string of deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the steadfastly single Beatrice and Benedick.

Director Simon Godwin returns following the award-winning success of his Romeo & Juliet film.

Tue 6 Dec
Subtitled

Stick Man

Stick Man
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jeroen Jaspaert, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon

Stick Man (Freeman) gets carried away from the family tree, and has to make it back for Christmas.

Mon 19 Dec

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz
  • 1939
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • U
  • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley

Miserable Dorothy runs away from home but is soon whisked up into a magical land where her adventures teach her that happiness is to be found in her own back yard. Classic stuff indeed, just chockful of great songs, characterisation and memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the curmudgeonly element rooting for the Wicked Witch of the West, though.

Sun 11 Dec

The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske)
  • 2021
  • Norway / France / Sweden / Denmark
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joachim Trier
  • Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Maria Grazia Di Meo

Fantasy comedy drama about a young woman struggling to find herself.

Tue 13 Dec

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