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WHAT'S ON

Sat 15th Sept
Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, directed by Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain, On the Town), sound-tracked by classic Gershwin songs and dazzlingly costumed by Edith Head, Funny Face is a timeless musical concoction that sees a fashion photographer (Astaire), struck by the beauty of a shy bookshop employee (Hepburn), sweep her off her feet to Paris and make her a model.

Sat 15th, Sun 16th & Thurs 20th Sept
Ewan McGregor stars in Marc Forster’s charming, fantastical take on A. A. Milne’s classic creation Winnie the Pooh; a mix of live action and animation scripted by Alex Ross Perry. A now-adult Christopher Robin (McGregor) has forgotten his magical childhood adventures, and is absorbed by work. But when he unexpectedly re-meets Pooh and friends, he realises he may still be able to access the loving, playful boy inside.

Fri 21st to Weds 26th Sept (excl. Mon 24th)
Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Oscar-winning Ida, returns with this exquisite and acclaimed love story; another exploration of how Poland’s tumultuous 20th century history impacted the lives of its subjects. Set against the Cold War, it follows singer Zula (Joanna Kulig) and pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) as they fall in love, perform across Eastern Europe and seek to slip past the Iron Curtain.

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Sept
Everyone’s favourite superhero family is back! This time, Helen (Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition, and when a new villain hatches a dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again. Brad Bird’s sequel is as witty, heartfelt and engrossing as the original.

Sat 22nd Sep
When Agnès Varda made the miraculous One Sings…, abortion was only two years legal in France. Charting the personal and political (and fashion) changes in two French women’s lives from the early 1960s to the mid-70s, One Sings… is a joyous feminist anthem for the right to choose in all things, following Pauline, who travels the country to perform feminist songs, and her childhood friend Suzanne, who runs a women’s health clinic.

Sun 23rd Sep
40 years after the death of Elvis Presley, award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (The House I Live In) takes the King’s 1963 Rolls Royce on a road trip, tracing Presley’s rise and fall whilst also using his life as a wider investigative metaphor for America. A fascinating, provocative portrait, with contributors including Dan Rather, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D and Emmy Lou Harris – amongst many more.

Thurs 27th September
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Fri 28th & Sun 30th Sept & Tues 2nd Oct
Appropriate Behaviour director Desiree Akhavan’s important, gripping and tender adaptation of Emily Danforth’s novel depicts the horrifying reality of conversion therapy. In 1993: Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) is sent to a teen gay conversion retreat where she attends sessions with Dr. Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) and Reverend Rick (John Gallagher Jr) while falling in with the ‘bad kids’, Adam (Forrest Goodluck) and ‘Jane Fonda’ (Sasha Lane).

Sat 29th & Sun 30th September

Growing up with a Dad who’s an alien-obsessed UFO-logist, 12-year-old Luis hasn’t exactly had the easiest upbringing. As nobody believes his Dad, it’s quite a surprise when one day, three awkward little aliens – Mog, Nag and Wabo – crash-land right in front of him and, rather than telling his father, Luis must help his new extra-terrestrial pals get back to their huge mothership instead.

Sat 29th Sept
A game-changer on its 1989 release, the scathingly subversive Heathers gets a much deserved re-issue. In an Ohio high school, the pretty, popular ‘Heathers’ humiliate anyone who fails to meet their cruelly superficial standards. Eventually, member Veronica (Winona Ryder) gains a conscience and with her rebellious boyfriend (Christian Slater), plans to avenge the group’s unfortunate victims – but matters spiral quickly, and ultra-violently, out of control.

Sat 29th & Sun 30th Sept & Weds 3rd Oct
Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan and Elisabeth Moss headline a superb ensemble cast in this impressive adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. A group of friends and family gather on a picturesque country estate; but under a jovial social surface, ingénue Nina (Ronan), fading actress Irina (Bening), writer Boris (Corey Stoll) and steward’s daughter Masha (Moss) are more concerned with troublesome matters of the heart.