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WHAT'S ON

Sat 19th & Sun 20th May
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Love, Simon is a deft, tender and funny coming-of-age story about the thrill of first love.

Sun 20th May
Claire Denis’ witty black comedy about a single woman living in Paris is a sophisticated delight. Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is an artist caught up in a series of unsatisfying affairs. Still, she keeps searching for a man, even if she’s not certain it’s what she really wants… With Xavier Beauvois, Alex Descas and Gérard Depardieu, it’s an elegant and eccentric journey through indecision, idealism and sexual exploration.

Fri 25th to Thurs 31st May
From Studio Ghibli’s Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty) comes this dazzling animation based on Mary Stewart’s classic children’s book. Stuck in the country with her great-aunt, Mary follows a cat into the forest. There, an old broomstick and a magical flower whisk her to Endor College, a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook (Kate Winslet) and the brilliant Doctor Dee (Jim Broadbent).

Fri 25th to Thurs 31st May (excluding Sun 27th)

Juno director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody re-team for this fantastic comedy about a struggling mother saved by a millennial Mary Poppins. Charlize Theron is Marlo, a harried mother whose brother Craig (Mark Duplass) gives her a night nanny as a gift – the thoughtful, challenging, and surprising Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Sharp and funny, Tully is a marvellous film about the lies we tell ourselves to stay sane. [68]

Sat 26th May
“If they hear you, they hunt you.” John Krasinski has garnered rave reviews for his bold, sleek, nerve-shredding horror, co-starring himself and wife Emily Blunt. 2020: most of Earth’s population has been wiped out by aliens with hypersonic hearing, who hunt via sound. Amidst this terror, the Abbott family scavenge for supplies. But can they stay quiet for long? Taut and innovative, it’s filled with genuinely terrifying set pieces.

Sun 27th May
Trafalgar Releasing present McKellan: Playing the Part, a feature length film celebrating the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Fully authorised, including access to a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, the film is built around an extensive, personal interview covering everything from his upbringing in Wigan to becoming a star of stage and screen, coming out and becoming a leader in the gay rights movement.

Sun 27th May
British filmmaker Michael Pearce’s commanding feature debut is a brilliantly layered serial killer mystery. In a Jersey community, young girls are being murdered. As the local community tries to carry on, troubled young woman Moll (Jessie Buckley) finds herself pulled between her oppressive family and secretive outsider Pascal (Johnny Flynn). An exhilaratingly clever film, designed to make you think even as it chills you to the core.

*Thurs 31st May *
The first film in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy sets out the winning blueprint: with Clint Eastwood’s nameless anti-hero and Ennio Morricone’s incredibly evocative score. Based on Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, Leone sets his sights on a small town caught up in a fight between two warring families, when a stranger arrives and starts manipulating the feud to his advantage.

Tues 12th June
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Sun 17th June
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.