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Mon, 10 Dec

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Shoplifters

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

Tue, 11 Dec

Widows

From Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a blistering heist thriller set against a backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. This contemporary reworking of the ’80s TV miniseries tells the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. In a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Davis), Linda (Rodriguez), Alice (Debicki) and Belle (Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Free Solo + live satellite Q&A

To celebrate International Mountain Day on 11 December, join us for a live event of FREE SOLO followed by Q&A with Alex Honnold and directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin.

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of MERU, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold,as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

The screening and Q&A will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland via satellite.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Wed, 12 Dec

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Suspiria

Suspiria, a re-envisioning of Dario Argento's 1977 classic horror, sees Luca Guadagnino reunite with serial collaborator Tilda Swinton, who plays the artistic director of a world-renowned dance company, with Dakota Johnson perfectly cast as the newest young entree to the troupe.

The story opens with young American Susie Bannion (Johnson), traveling to Germany in order to audition for the dance academy. She attracts the attention of school director and lead choreographer Madame Blanc (Swinton), becoming the older woman’s protegee. Yet, as Susie begins her formal dance training, other students are whispering about a coven of witches who they believe control the school.

Those familiar with the original should expect a less operatic and gory, but more nuanced feature. Those coming in fresh get ready for a bold and memorable horror from one of the most reliable auteurs in cinema today.

Thu, 13 Dec

Await Further Instructions + Q&A

A mysterious black substance surrounds the Milgram family house on Christmas morning, trapping them inside. Something monumentally creepy is happening right outside their door, but what exactly? As the family quickly descend into terrified arguments, the TV glows with an ominous message: Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions. As the screen’s grip grows ever more sinister, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage…

We'll be joined for a Q&A with Producer Jack Tarling (God's Own Country) and Director Johnny Kevorkian (The Disappeared) after the film.

Shoplifters

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

Fri, 14 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.

Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.

This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.

Sat, 15 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.

Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.

This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.

Cine-real presents: It's a Wonderful Life

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.

Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Cine Real is a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Sun, 16 Dec

Cine-real presents: It's a Wonderful Life

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.

Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Cine Real is a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Sorry to Bother You

In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.

Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.

This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.

Mon, 17 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.

Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.

This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.

Tue, 18 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.

Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.

This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.

Wed, 19 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.

Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.

This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.

Thu, 20 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.

Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.

This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.

Magic Medicine + Q&A

Can magic mushrooms cure depression?

Over 4 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.

His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.

With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Monty Wates.

Tue, 15 Jan

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.



Thu, 31 Jan

NT Live: I'm Not Running

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

Tue, 14 May

NT Live: All My Sons

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

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