Showroom Cinema – September Preview

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Paolo Sorrentino, the director of This Must Be the Place and the wonderful Consequences of love, is back with this love letter to Rome. An aging writer looks back over his life, trying to rediscover the beauty of his youth.

“When the credits began to roll at the press screening, some critics rose to their feet and just stared dumbly at the screen. I’m happy to admit I was among them.” – Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

Plein Soleil

Before Patricia Highsmith’s novel was adapted to the big screen for The Talented Mr Ripley, French legend Alain Delon starred as Tom Ripley in René Clément’s classic ‘60s crime drama. It has been beautifully restored in celebration of its centenary.

“Plein Soleil remains a masterpiece. It defined the career of its director, who became known as the French Hitchcock.” – The List

Upstream Color

Primer is one of the most intelligent and thought provoking films to come from across the Atlantic in the last decade, and director Shane Carruth returns with a FILM ABOUT A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

“This genre-defying oddity, this magnificent cinematic poem, is also quietly a brilliant and moving love story.” – Electric Sheep

Also out:

Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen is back on form with Kate Blanchett putting in the performance of her life. There’s also a screening of Annie Hall on 1st October.

Museum Hours – When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the museum becomes a mysterious crossroad, sparking explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.

Winter of Discontent – Set against the backdrop of the protests in Cairo ‘s Tahrir Square, journalist Farah, and State Security officer Adel experience a shifting reality in the days leading up to the resignation of President Mubarak

About Time – New Richard Curtis doing Richard Curtis things with added time travel.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he’s never met.

Pieta – New film from controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk, the director of Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring, The Isle and 3-Iron.

Rush – Biography of Nikki Lauder, focussing on his fierce rivalry with James Hunt. Directed by Ron Howard.

In a World – Romantic comedy about a speech therapist who strikes it big on the world of movie voiceovers, only to find herself up against the top dog in the industry – her father.

Hawking – The story of one of the greatest living scientists, and arguably one of Britain greatest living me. There’s a special preview screening with satellite Q&A the week before release.

Metro Manila – Seeking a brighter future, Oscar and his family flee their impoverished life in the country to Manila. However, city life quickly overcomes them and fall prey to the manipulative locals.

Midnight Marauders: A Clockwork Orange – A new regular midnight screening starts with Kubrick’s cult classic.

Chile 40 Years On: Visualising Democracy and Dictatorship-Film Bites has a short season to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the coup in Chile.

The Big City – Satyajit Ray’s wonderfully enjoyable portrait of mid-50s Calcutta, a society still adjusting to Independence, displays warmth, wit and genuine insight into its large, multi-generational cast of characters

Any Day Now – Multi-award winning social issue drama from indie director Travis Fine.

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