One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris.
Experience a night of scares with a special screening of the 1978 classic Halloween, followed by the new sequel set forty years later. Dress up for the occasion and win a special Halloween surprise.
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
US, 1978, Colour, 91 min., Rated R18, Dir. John Carpenter
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
US, 2018, Colour, 109min., Rated M, Dir. David Gordon Green
A night of spectacular star gazing at the New Plymouth Observatory.
Inspired by our current exhibition Heaven and Earth, demonstrations and discussions will cover all things planets, stars, galaxies and beyond. With a collection of space rocks and two outdoor telescopes, one usable from a wheelchair, experience the wonder and delight of our southern skies.
MOffensive language, nudity, rape references & suicide references.
Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
MViolence & content that may disturb
Maea once lived by his fists, but now old, has turned his powerful hands to healing and bread making. He strives to live a simple and peaceful life, living alone in the same housing estate as when he immigrated from Samoa many years ago. He atones for his past by easing the pain of child bearing for young pregnant women and their families who seek his help; resisting the authorities who want him to modernize. He also contends at work with the threat of losing his job at a local bakery as new equipment takes over, and at home an abusive spirit who has moved in with him, relentlessly taunting him while providing company. When his youngest daughter returns to him, beaten and heavily pregnant, he struggles on one hand - with the inner temptation and the encouragement from the men in his life, to take revenge in the way he knows best - and on the other, to build the new family and companionship so desperately missing from his life.
Currently separated, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) have been together since the beginning of time. Their exhaustive knowledge of the past is matched by an uncanny familiarity with upcoming events (‘Have the water wars started?’ ‘No, they’re still all about oil’). Exquisitely refined souls, they have had a hand in creating many works of art commonly attributed to others – Franz Schubert and Jack White, for example. We hardly need mention that they are denizens of the night, subsisting on the purest human blood.
“Sign O' The Times” The Grammy nominated Album of the Year in 1987 represented the pinnacle of Prince’s career, with its blend of songs and music styles. An extraordinary journey into his musical universe which expanded into diverse musical genres, from rock to soul, funk to spiritual ballads or from pop to electro while his lyrics are a compendium of all the main themes and subjects of his poetic artistry intertwined with the story of a decade, the Eighties, which is the backdrop to the entire narrative.
On its original (cinematic and VHS) release this film was more or less declared to be one the “Greatest Concert Film” ever made. Prince and his 1987 entourage whiz, slide, jump and bounce around the stage during the collection of 14 classic songs. Having recently ditched his Revolution band the year before, fans are treated with an introduction to new sidekicks and cohorts, with Shelia E now on drums, Boni Boyer on keyboards and supporting vocals and the frenetic Cat (Glover) providing enough bump and grind for everyone. “Sign o’ the times” , a concert that has already made music history, returns to cinemas after 30 years – digitally restored and remastered into Dolby Digital 5.1 – to show how immortal and revolutionary Prince’s genius is.
US/CA, 1987, Colour, 85min., Rated M-L, Dir. Prince
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
Rites of Passage is a sensory exploration of the act of becoming, of transformation, and the search for one’s identity.
An experimental film featuring improvised Butoh performance and rare archival footage, it portrays the liminal moment between one phase of life and another, when we confront our desires, fears and hidden truths in the quest of a new direction
When Salma reached puberty, her parents locked her away from the world. She spent nine years trapped in one small room. Millions of young girls endure the same sort of fate, but Salma refused to let the long years of imprisonment break her spirit. Using hoarded scrap paper, she managed to smuggle out poems that expressed her hidden anger and pain. The poems scandalized her community but inspired readers all over South India. Twenty-five years later, Salma's brave defiance is a rare beacon of hope.
Like an unfolding detective story, this moving, passionate film charts the transformation of a frightened, isolated young girl into an unlikely hero.
Sing Your Heart Out is a bittersweet documentary musical about an unusual choir in Hackney - it is a choir for people dealing with depression.
Based on the classic sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem, this is probably director Andrei Tarkovsky’s best known film and far more than just a science fiction epic. As in Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Tarkovsky takes an intellectual approach to metaphysical issues. Scientists try to understand the secrets of the mysterious planet Solaris, but find themselves slowly becoming victims of their own imaginations and secret desires.
Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) -- who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.
The cult classic film featuring an astonishing cast of musical luminaries about a young boy named Tommy who becomes a pin ball wizard and the object of a religious cult.
UK, 1975, 111 min., Dir. Ken Russell
MOffensive language & nudity
Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.