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The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW
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Both Sides Of The Blade

Both Sides Of The Blade
  • 2022
  • France
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Claire Denis
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon

A woman finds herself caught in a love triangle, torn between her husband and his best friend.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Don't Worry Darling

Don't Worry Darling
  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Olivia Wilde
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine

A traditional housewife learns that the utopian community she lives in is hiding something dark.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Flux Gourmet

Flux Gourmet
  • 2022
  • UK / US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Strickland
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Ariane Labed, Fatma Mohamed, Makis Papadimitriou, Richard Bremmer, Leo Bill

Flux Gourmet Peter Strickland | UK, Hungary, USA | 2022 | 111m | ​15

The latest film from director Peter Strickland (In Fabric, The Duke of Burgundy) , a long-time favourite at the Monday Night Film Club, is a drama set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds itself embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas, and gastrointestinal disorders.

"Flux Gourmet has all the markings of a cult favourite: A hypnotic IBS fairy-tale that clogs the senses and wrinkles the mind." Paste Magazine

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Fri 30 Sep
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Funny Pages

Funny Pages
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Owen Kline
  • Cast: Daniel Zolghadri, Matthew Maher, Miles Emanuel, Maria Dizzia, Josh Pais

Coming-of-age story about a teenage cartoonist.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
  • 2022
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
  • Cast: Leonard Cohen, Nancy Bacal, Steve Berkowitz

Inspired by the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah by Alan Light, this documentary tells Leonard Cohen's story through those who knew and loved him. Including record executive Clive Davis and collaborator Judy Collins, who chart Leonard’s life from his beginnings as a child from a wealthy family in Montreal, through his multi-year stint in a Zen monastery, as a man and an artist.

"…an in-depth exploration of an artist and his process…"

The film spotlights the writing, recording, and singing of the song Hallelujah, and its ever-evolving lyrics, performed here by a multitude of artists, including Bono, Rufus Wainwright, Bob Dylan and k.d. lang, a song that’s been sung everywhere from weddings and funerals, to Coachella and movie soundtracks.

Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine bring to the film an in-depth exploration of an artist and his process, weaving intimate interviews with rarely seen personal and performance archival footage. Fans of Cohen and his well-loved song are sure to come away with a deeper connection to both.

IF YOU NEED TO BOOK ONE OF OUR WHEELCHAIR SEATS PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE TEAM ON 01382 432 444, OR EMAIL DCA@DCA.ORG.UK. IF YOU REQUIRE ANYTHING ELSE OR HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

Wed 28 Sep

Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream
  • 2022
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brett Morgen
  • Cast: David Bowie

Directed by Brett Morgen

Starring David Bowie

Duration 2 hrs 20 mins

A cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie's creative, spiritual and musical journey. From the visionary mind of Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream features captivating, never-before-seen footage and performances spanning David Bowie's 54-year career.

The film includes 40 exclusively remastered Bowie songs and is the first film ever sanctioned by the Bowie Estate, with local access to the artists' archives.

You get closer than you expect to the chilly sexy enigma of who David Bowie really was. - Variety

An 140-minute shapeshifting epiphany-slash-freakout leading to the revelation that, yes, we’re lovers of David Bowie and that is that. - Guardian

Much of this film has never been seen before, and it is a true treasure trove. - Screen International

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years In Afghanistan

My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years In Afghanistan

Award-winning filmmakers, Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi, present a real-life epic of boyhood and manhood, filmed across twenty years in one of the most embattled corners of the globe. My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan follows the journey of Afghan youth, Mir Hussain, growing up in a land ravaged by war.

When we first meet Mir, he is a boy of eight playing among the ruins of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in wartorn rural Afghanistan, treating the destruction around him as a wonderful playground. It is 2002 and in the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Centre, US troops have landed in Afghanistan, thus beginning a seemingly endless war in one of the world’s poorest countries. This intimate feature documentary follows Mir’s journey over the next two decades, telling a remarkably personal story of the poverty, destruction, aspiration and progress that colours Afghan life today.

Now a grown man with a family of his own and an emerging career as a news cameraman in Kabul, Mir’s personal journey of pride, resilience and hope is interwoven with the narrative of his nation. Mir’s story is joined by the sobering comments of soldiers, key politicians and journalists who offer insights into the bigger picture – the successes and failures, rights and wrongs over the past 20 years of conflict.

Two decades on from 9/11 and the subsequent ‘War on Terror’, My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan offers a uniquely personal insight into one of the most devastating conflicts of the 21st Century. After a trillion dollars spent by 40 countries and 150,000 lives lost, the film asks was it worth it, for Mir, his country and the world?

Wed 28 Sep

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men
  • 2007
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

The Coen Brothers return to form with this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel. When Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) takes a bagful of cash from a drug deal that goes wrong he sets off a chain of events that lead psycho-killer Chigurh (pronounced sugar) to vow to do anything to get the money back. Though based on McCarthy's least interesting novel, the Coens imbue this simple tale with their trademark quirkiness and wry humour.

Sun 2 Oct

Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia for the Light
  • 2010
  • France / Germany / Chile
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patricio Guzman

Patricio Guzman's Chilean docu-drama depicts the lives of astronomers and relatives of political prisoners killed in concentration camps in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Sensitive and with a focus on discovery, this film is a marvellously intelligent work of historical feeling and cosmic enquiry.

Sun 2 Oct

Official Competition

Official Competition
  • 2021
  • Spain, Argentina
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez

An eccentric billionaire wants his legacy to last and he hires a film director to dramatise his life.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 2h 45min
  • 12A

Puccini's opera about a young geisha falling in love with an American naval officer.

Tue 27 Sep

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard III

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard Iii
  • 2022
  • UK
  • Directed by: Gregory Doran
  • Cast: Arthur Hughes

Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power in this classic Shakespearean history of a king in the throes of jealousy and murder. Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he overcomes each obstacle in his way to seize the crown, as King Richard III. But as those around him turn against him, and as his plans begin to unravel, where else can he turn as the Lancastrian opposition returns to drag the country into battle once more and put an end to Richard’s tyrannical rule. Richard III is a savagely comic analysis of the exercise of power, reminding us of the dangers of tyranny and our duty not to let it go unchecked.

3 Hours (incl. 10 Mins interval)

Wed 28 Sep

See How They Run

See How They Run
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tom George
  • Cast: Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, David Oyelowo

A murder mystery begins in the West-End, as a group investigate the untimely death of a cast member.

Tue 27 Sep
Wed 28 Sep
Thu 29 Sep

Sidney

Sidney
  • 2022
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Reginald Hudlin
  • Cast: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier was one of the most gifted and charismatic actors the cinema has known. This sweeping documentary crafts a richly detailed portrait, surveying Poitier’s films, life story, and accomplishments as an artist and activist who forever changed what it means to be Black in America.

"…a beautiful, powerful testament."

Poitier’s rise to stardom occurred in tandem with his commitment to social change, marching for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. alongside his lifelong friend Harry Belafonte, and helping to usher Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, a milestone in portraying Black American experience, from Broadway to the big screen. By the mid-1960s Poitier was everywhere. In 1967 alone he made Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, To Sir, With Love and In the Heat of the Night.

Through watching signature scenes from his films, taking a glimpse of rare footage from his life beyond Hollywood and seeing how pivotal his life has been for so many of today’s icons, it’s clear that there never was, and never can be a figure quite like Sidney Poitier. This film serves as a beautiful, powerful testament.

IF YOU NEED TO BOOK ONE OF OUR WHEELCHAIR SEATS PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE TEAM ON 01382 432 444, OR EMAIL DCA@DCA.ORG.UK. IF YOU REQUIRE ANYTHING ELSE OR HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

Fri 30 Sep

The Territory

The Territory
  • 2022
  • 1h 23min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alex Pritz

An Indigenous leader must protect the rainforest from a group of farmers.

Tue 27 Sep
Thu 29 Sep
Curzon Bloomsbury

This is a six screen Curzon which has undergone a major refurbishment (re-opened in spring 2015) with Sony 4K projectors and Dolby Atmos sound systems.

The redesign of Curzon Bloomsbury was completed by architect Takero Shimazaki who acknowledged the influence of filmmakers Peter Greenaway and Andrei Tarkovsky. The new furniture was designed by Eileen Gray.

This cinema, previously called the Renoir, hosts many premieres of Artificial Eye movies.

Russel Square is the nearest tube, and buses 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188 pass nearby.

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