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 PLAYING THIS WEEK:

David Bowie Is  

Documentary on the David Bowie is 2014 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum London (V&A), which featured a collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the Bowie Archive. 

"The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to international acclaim... The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie\'s artistic career.

"The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas. Filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London." (V&A) 

Documentary | 1hr 40mins | PG | Coarse language, sexual references & drug references | Country of Origin: UK

★★★★★   “Enter the creative mind of an astonishing cultural icon”   The Telegraph 
★★★★★   “Illuminating – a triumph”   The Guardian


testament of youth 

Divided by war, united by love.

Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) is Vera Brittain in this historical drama based on her autobiography, recalling her experience as a woman coming of age during World War I. Co-stars Kit Harington (Pompeii), Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Dominic West (300) and Oscar-nominee Emily Watson (War Horse).

 

Starring: Alicia VikanderKit HaringtonHayley AtwellDominic WestEmily WatsonMiranda RichardsonColin MorganTaron Egerton

Directed by James Kent (feature debut)

Written by Juliette Towhidi (based on the autobiography by Vera Vikander)

 

Biography, Drama, True Story, War, Historical| 2hr 08mins | M | Content may disturb  | Country of Origin: UK

 


 

For 19-‐‐year-‐‐old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys andweekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can\'t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.  
With a riveting central performance from Monroe and a strikingly ominouselectronic score by Disasterpeace, It Follows is an artful psychosexual thriller fromDavid Robert Mitchell (whose The Myth of the American Sleepover premiered atCritics\' Week in 2010). The film also stars Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary,Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe.

Starring: Maika MonroeJake WearyKeir GilchrestDaniel ZovattaoOlivia LuccardiLili Sepe

Directed by David Robert Mitchell (\'The Myth of the American Sleepover\')

Written by David Robert Mitchell

 

Horror | 1hr 40mins | R16 | Violence, horror and sex scenes | Country of Origin: USA


  

One dream can change the world.

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Starring: David OyelowoGiovanni RibisiCarmen EjogoTim RothTessa ThompsonAlessandro NivolaCuba Gooding Jr.Tom WilkinsonOprah WinfreyCommon

Directed by Ava DuVernay (\'Middle of Nowhere\', \'I Will Follow\')

Written by Paul Webb

Festivals & Awards Best Original Song (for John Legend and Common) at the 2015 Academy Awards and Golden Globes

Biography, Drama, True Story, Historical | 2hr 08mins | M | Violence & offensive language | Country of Origin: UK, USA


DIOR and I  

Behind-the-scenes documentary following designer Raf Simons as he pulls together his first Dior Haute Couture collection as Artistic Director for the iconic fashion house. Arriving in the wake of disgraced predecessor John Galliano, Simons has only weeks to prepare what would normally require months of work. With the pressure on from day one, it’s up to Simons and the gifted artisans who work with him to not only pull it off, but deliver to the expected Dior standard.

 

Starring: Raf SimonsMarion CotillardAnna WintourSidney ToledanoPieter Mulier

Directed by Frédéric Tcheng (co-director \'Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel\')

 

Documentary | 1hr 30mins | Country of Origin: France | Language: English and French with English subtitles 


SAMBA 

From the director of the breakout hit The Intouchables (2011), a migrant to France (Omar Sy) fights to stay in his adopted country with the help of a rookie immigration worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg).

 

"Samba Cissé (Sy) is a migrant to France from Mali. Washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel is hardly his European dream, but it gets worse when a bureaucratic slip-up lands him in detention. There he meets Alice (Gainsbourg), an immigration worker new to the job and unused to the hard realities of life on France\'s bottom rung. When Samba is released but slapped with an order to leave France, Alice begins to let her professional role bleed into her personal life." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Starring: Omar SyCharlotte GainsbourgTahar RahimLiya KebedeIzïa HigelinIsaka Sawadogo

Directed by Olivier NakacheEric Toledano (\'The Intouchables\')

Written by Olivier NakacheEric Toledano (based on the novel by Delphine Coulin)

 

Drama, World Cinema | 2hr 00mins | Country of Origin: France | Language: French with English subtitles


 

A rare thing.

For 22 years, life for the calm and insular John May (Eddie Marsan) has been his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin for those who have passed away alone. But in this age of \'efficiency\', John\'s meticulousness is no longer desired. He’s made redundant, and left with one final assignment: a search for the relatives of Billy Stoke.

 

John pieces together Billy’s life; a mix of mischief, misadventure and love, most of all for an abandoned daughter, Kelly (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey). John and Kelly are drawn to each other, and as their friendship blossoms, his outlook opens imperceptibly to life\'s possibilities.

Starring: Eddie MarsanJoanne FroggattKaren DruryAndrew BuchanNeil D\'SouzaDavid Shaw Parker

Directed by Uberto Pasolini (\'Machan\')

Written by Uberto Pasolini

Festivals & Awards Winner, Best Film & Director (Uberto Pasolini), Venice Film Festival 2013.

Comedy, Drama | 1hr 34mins | M | Content may disturb | Country of Origin: UK |


 

 

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

Wim Wenders documents the work and life of Brazilian artist, environmentalist and photojournalist Sebastião Salgado, bringing his acclaimed photography to the big screen. For 40 years, Salgado has travelled the globe, capturing challenging images of humanity from thousands of workers toiling in Brazil’s open cast mines to the hostile environment of Siberia.

 

Starring: Sebastião SalgadoWim WendersJuliano Ribeiro Salgado

Directed by Wim Wenders (\'Paris, Texas\', \'Wings of Desire\', \'Pina\'), Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (\'Paris la métisse\')

Written by Wim WendersJuliano Ribeiro SalgadoDavid Rosier

Festivals & Awards Un Certain Regard Special Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention), Cannes Film Festival 2014

Documentary | 1hr 49mins | M | Content may disturb | Country of Origin: France, Italy | Language: French, Portugese and English with English subtitles


 


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