Finding Your Feet (PG13) Directed by Richard Loncraine (2017)
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Finding Your Feet (PG13) Directed by Richard Loncraine (2017)

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of thirty five years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence), she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling who lives on an inner-city council estate.[3] But difference is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class where she meets her sister's friends, Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman). This colorful group of defiant and energetic third-agers start to show Sandra that retirement is a beginning, and that divorce could be her new lease of life and love.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Directed by Martin McDonagh (2017)
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Directed by Martin McDonagh (2017)

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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The Mercy ( 12A ) Directed by James Marsh 2017
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Mercy ( 12A ) Directed by James Marsh 2017

The Mercy is a 2017 British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure. The film stars Colin FirthRachel WeiszDavid Thewlis and Ken Stott. It is one of the last films scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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The Post (PG13) Director Steven Spielberg (2017)
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Post (PG13) Director Steven Spielberg (2017)

When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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Darkest Hour (PG13) Director Joe Wright (2017)
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Darkest Hour (PG13) Director Joe Wright (2017)

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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Paddington 2 (PG) Director Paul King (2017)
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Paddington 2 (PG) Director Paul King (2017)

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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The Death of Stalin (R) Director Armando Iannucci (2017)
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Death of Stalin (R) Director Armando Iannucci (2017)

The one-liners fly fast in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire. Moscow 1953: when dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle. But as they brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? With rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is bitingly funny and performed by a sparkling cast.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) Dir Simon Curtis
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) Dir Simon Curtis

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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Victoria and Abdul
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Victoria and Abdul

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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My Cousin Rachel (PG13) Dir Roger Michell (2017)
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

My Cousin Rachel (PG13) Dir Roger Michell (2017)

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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Beauty And The Beast (2017) Director Bill Condon (PG)
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Beauty And The Beast (2017) Director Bill Condon (PG)

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar (R) winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle's eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston's long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe (R) nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award (R) winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts. 

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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A Quiet Passion  (PG13)  Dir Terence Davies 2016
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

A Quiet Passion (PG13) Dir Terence Davies 2016

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson's deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

Tickets £4 will be available at the previous monthly screening or on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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Their Finest (12A) Dir Lone Scherfig 2016
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Their Finest (12A) Dir Lone Scherfig 2016

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

For more information click on the image to the left.  Tickets £4 will be available on August 16th at the screening of "A United Kingdom" or online on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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"A United Kingdom" (12A) Dir Amma Asante (2016)
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

"A United Kingdom" (12A) Dir Amma Asante (2016)

In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying law in Britain. There, the prince falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry.  Nothing prepares them for the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their love would spark.  The international opposition is more unyielding from the British holding their land as a protectorate and fearful of South Africa's racist backlash to this affront to their apartheid domination. Against all odds, King Khama and Ruth must struggle to maintain their love and help their people in a land that would become the Republic of Botswana.

For more information click on the image to the left.  Tickets £4 will be available at July's Film "Viceroys House" or online on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street from July 20.

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Viceroy's House (12A) Dir Garinder Chadah
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Viceroy's House (12A) Dir Garinder Chadah

Downton Abbey mainstay Hugh Bonneville is very much on home ground as Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy appointed by George VI to oversee the peaceful transfer of power from Britain to India. In the employ of his titular Delhi household are Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims, providing the prism through which the story of partition is refracted.

For more information click on the image to the left.  Tickets £4 will be available on June 21 at the screening of "The Lion" or online on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

 

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"LION" (PG) Dir Garth Davis (2017)
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

"LION" (PG) Dir Garth Davis (2017)

Scavenging to survive, five year old Saroo and his older brother become accidentally separated, and he finds himself alone, on a train, travelling thousands of miles away to Calcutta.  After passing through a barely existent Social Welfare system, he is adopted and taken to Tasmania by a young couple for a life of love, education and comfort. 

Memories of his early life eventually fade, until a Proustian flash back, when a plate of jelabies at a party, initiates a longing to trace his original Indian family. 

A quite film debut for director Garth Davis.  A story with buckets of built-in emotion where the blurred images on Google Earth of a tiny village, leave us longing with Saroo to find out if he can be reunited with his past.

For more information click on the image to the left.  Tickets £4 will be available at May's Film "La La Land" May 17 or online on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street from May 18.

 

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LA LA LAND 12A Dir Damien Chazelle (2016)
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

LA LA LAND 12A Dir Damien Chazelle (2016)

With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

For more information click on the image to the left.  Tickets £4 will be available at April's Film"THE EAGLE HUNTRESS" or online on the green banner of our home page, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street.

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS Dir Otto Bell (2016)
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS Dir Otto Bell (2016)

This is perhaps the most beautiful Docudrama we have ever shown.  The story defies 2,000 years of tradition, when 13 year old Aisholpan Nurgaiv inspires all around her with her skill, humour and persistence. This is both an incredible coming of age story and a reminder that we all should dream big. In the film, Aisholpan and her family introduce us to the incredible culture and tradition of the Kazakh nomadic herding people who live in the Altai Mountains region of western Mongolia, basically on the border of Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China.  Prepare to have your breath taken away........

Tickets £4 available at "SULLY" on March 15th or from the 16th March at Shakespeare House Gallery, or online at Ticketsource clicking on the green banner at the top of the home page.  For further details and to view the trailer click on the image to the left.

 

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Sully: Miracle on the Hudson - Dir Clint Eastwood (2016)
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson - Dir Clint Eastwood (2016)

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.  

If there's one thing you can count on Clint Eastwood doing well, it's directing an emotionally heartfelt story. Sully continues Eastwood's success by giving us probably the most human drama of 2016.  Starring Tom Hanks this is a brilliant film of how a man can become a hero by just doing his job.

Tickets £4 available at "Bridget Jones' Baby" on February 15th or from the 16th Feb at Shakespeare House Gallery, or online at Ticketsource clicking on the green banner at the top of the home page.  For further details and to view the trailer click on the image to the left.

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Bridget Jones' Baby Dir Sharon Mcguire (15)
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Bridget Jones' Baby Dir Sharon Mcguire (15)

Fortysomething and single again, Bridget decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong? Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch...she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. The much-anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones's franchise welcomes fellow Academy Award (R) winner Emma Thompson to the cast.

Tickets £4 will be available at the January film on 18th Jan or Online, or from Shakespeare House Gallery, High Street Dedham Films

 

 

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Cafe Society (12A) Dir Woody Allen 2016
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Cafe Society (12A) Dir Woody Allen 2016

"Love is not rational. You fall in love, you lose control." 

Bobby - Jesse Eisenberg - goes to work for his successful film producer Uncle, and falls in love with his secretary.  Unbeknown to Bobby is that this new love is also his uncle's mistress!  Allen uses the dynamics of the relationships, and the choices of these intertwined characters to make a clever film that leaves one's emotions oscillating.  Great casting, brilliant acting and lots of clever one liners to make us laugh out loud.

Tickets £4 will be on sale on October 19 at "Love and Friendship", or on Oct 20 from Shakespeare House Gallery in Dedham High Street, or online on the Green Banner at the top of the page.

 

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"The Railway Children"
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

"The Railway Children"

This is a fantastic family show that is as intelligent as it is moving" ★★★★★ The Stage. 

“An extraordinary theatrical achievement [that] will justifiably delight audiences throughout the summer” ★★★★ Yorkshire Post

"...about as divine as family theatre gets." One & Other. Read the full review here.

“Tears flow, cheers break out, as The Railway Children works its theatrical magic once more” The Press.

"Do not miss this show." British Theatre Guide.

“This critic…recommends making tracks to the NRM right now.” York Mix.

“It will certainly live on in the memory long after station lights go out” Harrogate Advertiser.

“The kids will remember it forever and so will you.” Little Vikings.

“This production engaged and entranced the audience in a way not often seen in a theatre” ★★★★★ Your Local Link

Tickets are £4 and will be on sale from 1st October at Shakespeare House Gallery in Dedham High Street, and online on the Green Banner at the top of the page.  As there is no other December Film Season Ticket Holders come in free.

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"Moonstruck" Dir Norman Jewison (1987)
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

"Moonstruck" Dir Norman Jewison (1987)

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

This film is to replace our November scheduled film "Cafe Society" which is now to be screened in January 2017.  We hope you will still want to come in November, as this is just one of the best romantic comedies every screened.

Tickets £4 online at Ticketsource or from Shakespeare House Gallery.

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Love and Friendship (U) Dir Whit Stillman 2016
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Love and Friendship (U) Dir Whit Stillman 2016

“Love & Friendship” is a world view in film of the early Austin story "Lady Susan";  it cleverly portrays a drastically changing society, through the bold but honest strategies of our protagonist, whose tactics show a determination of exactly what she’ll do to meet her very personal needs.

Costumes to die for, and a cast to match.  2016's answer to P&P and S&S - served up with charm, passion and a huge amount of humour.  Staring Kate Beckinsale.

Tickets £4 will be on sale at "Mustang" on Sept 21st or Sept 22nd at Shakespeare House Gallery in Dedham High Street, or online on the green banner at the top of the page.

 

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MUSTANG (15) Dir by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (2015) Subtitles
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

MUSTANG (15) Dir by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (2015) Subtitles

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbour passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls' family. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.

Click on the image to see more information and the trailer for the film.

Tickets £4.00 will be available The Jungle Book on August 17 then on August 18 from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, or online at BOOK NOW.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG) Dir by  Jon Favreau 2016
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG) Dir by Jon Favreau 2016

In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. The appearance of a villainous tiger named Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba) forces Mowgli's guardian, the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), to shepherd the child to safety in the "man village." Along the way, the boy meets an affable, lazy bear named Baloo (Bill Murray), as well as a snake with hypnotic powers (Scarlett Johansson) and an orangutan (Christopher Walken) who wants to harness the power of fire. Click on the image to find further information and view trailer.

Click on the image to see more information and the trailer for the film.  We hope you will want to bring your children and grandchildren to this quality family event.

Tickets £4.00 (Under 18 £2) will be available at SPOTLIGHT on July 20 then on July 21 from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, or online at BOOK NOW.

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SPOTLIGHT (15) Directed by Tom McCarthy (2015)
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

SPOTLIGHT (15) Directed by Tom McCarthy (2015)

Winner of the 2016 Academy Oscar for BEST FILM.

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes and Matt Carroll interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Click on the image to find further information and view trailer.

Tickets £4.00 will be available at Brooklyn on June 15, then on June 16 from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, or online at BOOK NOW.

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Brooklyn (15) 2015 Directed by John Crowley
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Brooklyn (15) 2015 Directed by John Crowley

Due to a delay in release dates we re not able to show "A Bigger Splash" the DVD will be available to borrow in July.  We have therefore changed our June programme and will be screening this film version of Colm Toibin's best selling novel "Brooklyn".

Nick Hornby adapts this beautifully paced novel of an Irish immigrant finding love in New York, and the result will send shivers down your spine. 

 

Click on the image to see more information and the trailer for the film.

Tickets £4.00 on sale at West Side Story May 18 and then on May 19 at Shakespeare House Gallery or online at BOOK NOW.

 

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As part of BFI Shakespeare on FILM - WEST SIDE STORY (A) 1961 Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

As part of BFI Shakespeare on FILM - WEST SIDE STORY (A) 1961 Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise

As part of the BFI Shakespeare Anniversary Festival 2016 we are showing this remarkable Leonard Bernstein musical.  Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET provides the underlying story where the Gangs of New York City replace the feuding families of Verona.  
The songs have become legendary and the dance numbers are easily the most energetic and dynamic ever caught on film, marking a turning point in the history of the musical genre, with songs and recitative becoming seamlessly incorporated within the screenplay/script.   It was (partially) shot on location in NYC, helping the atmospheric color and vitality of this iconic classic film.
If only we could have found a Sing-a-long version!
The BFI Shakespeare Festival has partially sponsored this event.
Click on the image to see more information and the trailer for the film.
Tickets £4.00 (£2.00 for the under 18's) available at Bridge of Spies April 20, and then on April 21 at Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, or online by clicking BOOK NOW.
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A Bridge of Spies (12A ) Directed by Steven Spielberg
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

A Bridge of Spies (12A ) Directed by Steven Spielberg

In the cold war, A lawyer, James B. Donovan recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers that was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission- with a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Click on the image to find further information and view trailer.

Tickets £4.00 will be available at Lady in the Van on March 16, then on March 17 from Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, or online at TICKETS on the Green banner at the top of the page.

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The Lady in the Van (12A)  Dir Nicholas Hytner (2015)  -   SORRY NOW SOLD OUT
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Lady in the Van (12A) Dir Nicholas Hytner (2015) - SORRY NOW SOLD OUT

This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's North London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

 

"Lady in the Van" has been given 5 stars by all the major film critics, and promised to bring Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Dame Maggie Smith (now as well known in the USA as the UK, for her Downton Abbey role).  The combination of Alan Bennett's screenplay, Maggie Smith's acting alongside Alex Jennings (who looks more like Alan Bennet than Alan Bennet) and the brilliant direction of Nicholas Hytner, this looks to be this year's "Philomena".  Ticking all the boxes of Best UK Films - it’s parochial, sweet and clever British comedy, delivering everything its title so bluntly promises.

For more information and to view the trailer, click on the image.

Tickets £4 will be available at the monthly screening of "Palio" on February 18, 2016 and from February 19 at Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, and online by clicking on the Cinema and Ticket tag on the green banner at the top of the page.

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PALIO (15) Directed by Cosima Spender 2015 (Subtitles)
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

PALIO (15) Directed by Cosima Spender 2015 (Subtitles)

Twice a year the Italian city of Siena goes crazy for the oldest horse race in the world: the Palio. Not your average race: strategy, bribery and corruption play as much a part as the skill of the riders. Horses are allocated by lot four days prior to the race. This is when the madness truly begins. In the eye of the storm stand the jockeys. Loved and loathed by the districts they represent, they forge alliances and make deals promising large cash sums to try and get the best start. Legendary rider Gigi Bruschelli has won 13 Palios in 16 years and is accused by his critics of monopolizing the race. He works the system, paying off younger jockeys and fixing the race with average horses. Two races away from beating the world record, Bruschelli will do anything to win. But one jockey stands in his way, his former trainee, a handsome young Sardinian, Giovanni Atzeni, who is quietly determined to challenge his old mentor. Less interested in bribes and collusion, he rides for the love of the race. PALIO is the thrilling story of a young 'outsider' keen to break in to the dangerous but lucrative race and the corrupt 'insider' who has manipulated the city of Siena for a decade.

Their passionate and dramatic battle is an epic and cinematic tale of Italian life in microcosm.

This film is in Italian with English Subtitles.

Tickets £4 will be available at the "Suffragette", screening on 20 January, then 21 January at Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, or online at CINEMA & TICKETS on the green banner at the top of this page.

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Suffragette (12A) Directed by Sarah Gavron 2015          NOW SOLD OUT
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Suffragette (12A) Directed by Sarah Gavron 2015 NOW SOLD OUT

One wonders why this story has not made it on to the big screen before now, as an elemental part of recent British history.  Covering the received brutality and equal resistance of the Woman's Movement archive, this film does an important job in reminding us of their bravery and tenacity: a drama about human rights so recently and dearly won.

Tickets £4 will be available at the "Cinderella" screening on 16 December, 17 December at Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham High Street, or online at CINEMA & TICKETS on the green banner at the top of this page.

(For further information and to view trailer click on the image)

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