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Vita and Virginia
US 2018, 12, 110 mins, romance, drama

The story of Virginia Woolf’s romance with fellow author Vita Sackville-West that later inspired one of Virginia's novels. Directed by Chanya Button, the film stars Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini.

 

‘A hothouse of patrician passion’ The Guardian

Wednesday June 23rd at 3pm & 7.30pm

Tickets £10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s

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Faust - Charles Gounod
(recorded in Paris March 2020)

 

Recorded without any audience at the Opera Bastille, March 22, 2021

 

“I want a treasure, which contains them all! I want youth!” Frustrated by the futile quest for knowledge, the erudite old Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth and the beautiful Marguerite…

 

Reworking the legend which Goethe popularised, Gounod focuses on the love story and elevates the significance of Marguerite’s fall and ultimate salvation. His decision to lighten the philosophical scope of the narrative allowed him to balance scenes where the supernatural called for something visually spectacular with a parallel microcosm governed by inner actions and feelings. Gounod’s score is a tour de force of melodic invention whose vocal composition reveals the composer’s skill at conveying sincere and immediate emotion.

 

For his Paris Opera debut, German director Tobias Kratzer reflects on contemporary society’s obsession for eternal youth. With its sophisticated scenography, his production oscillates between hyperrealism and magic, the world of today and the eerie atmosphere of German romanticism.

Thursday June 24th at 7pm

Tickets £16/ £14 Concessions

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Dream Horse
UK 2020, PG, 113 mins, biography, comedy

A 2020 comedy-drama directed by Euros Lyn. It follows a true story of an overworked and underappreciated wife, Jan (Toni Collette) who spent £300 on a mare with a syndicate of locals, hoping to breed a racehorse to compete with the best. The story of Dream Alliance, a horse that raced in the Welsh Grand National, had previously been the subject of the documentary, Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance.

 

From a screenplay by Neil McKay, the film stars Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale and Joanna Page.

Friday June 25th at 3pm & 7.30pm

Saturday June 26th at 7.30pm

Sunday June 27th at 2pm

Tickets £10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s

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Afrit Nebula
Free Live Music in the Gallery 

Afrit Nebula are delighted to announce new band member Yair Katz (percussion, guitar, vocals) will be joining Elaine and Ken Edwards. This is the 
first chance to hear the new lineup - another socially distanced gig in the gallery from 5pm. 

Free Event

Saturday June 26th at 5pm

Free Live Music Event

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Coffee Concert: Dominika Fehér

Hungarian violinist Dominika Fehér is a sought-after performer specialising in historically informed performance practice of 17th – 19th century music. She has toured the world with leading early music ensembles, such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music, Early Opera Company, The Hanover Band and The Kings Consort, and recorded for Signum Classics, Resonus Classics and Convivium Records. She has appeared at the BBC Proms and also performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, La Scala in Milan, Konzerthaus in Vienna and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

  

Dominika has broadcast live as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 and given solo performances of works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Piazzolla, Schnittke and Malcolm Arnold. In 2019 she was a finalist in the Premio Bonporti International Baroque Violin Competition. She plays a Rogeri violin kindly loaned to her by Simon Smewing through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

Sunday June 27th at 11am

Tickets £12 include coffee and croissant

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Cruella
US 2021, PG, 134 mins, comedy, crime

A 2021 American crime comedy based on the character Cruella de Vil from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. The film serves as a prequel. Emma Stone stars as the title character, with Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mark Strong in supporting roles.

 

Set in London during the punk rock movement of the 1970s, the film revolves around Estella Miller, an aspiring fashion designer, as she explores the path that will lead her to become a notorious up and coming fashion designer known as Cruella de Vil. 

 

'A PG-13 revenge take to Joker’ - The New York Times

 ‘Dazzling’ ‘Visual feast’ - Chicago Times

Wednesday June 30th at 7.30pm

Thursday July 1st at 3pm & 7.30pm

Friday July 2nd at 7.30pm

Saturday July 3rd at 3pm

Sunday July 4th at 2pm

Tickets £10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s

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Poly Styrene: I am a Cliche

UK 2021, 12A, 89 Mins, Documentary

Special Screening & Q&A with Celeste Bell

Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician

was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements.

 

But the late punk maverick didn’t just leave behind an immense cultural footprint. She was survived by a daughter, Celeste Bell, who became the unwitting guardian of her mother’s legacy and her mother’s demons. Misogyny, racism, and mental illness plagued Poly’s life, while their lasting trauma scarred Celeste’s childhood and the pair’s relationship.

 

Featuring unseen archive material and rare diary entries narrated by Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga, this documentary follows Celeste as she examines her mother’s unopened artistic archive and traverses three continents to better understand Poly the icon and Poly the mother.

Saturday July 3rd at 7.30pm

Tickets £10 / £9 Concessions / £8 Under 16s

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A Shared Resonance:

Three Centuries of Original Guitar Duets Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars

Jon Rattenbury & Brian Ashworth return to the Kino-Teatr to present a fresh programme for 2021 that showcases the varied evolution of the guitar duet. In a concert that includes performances on historical instruments, Brian and Jon play music by famous and lesser known composers.

Beginning with the Baroque guitar of Corbetta, the concert journeys from the 17th century up to the present day, via the   Early Romantic guitar duets of Sor, Carulli & Mertz. Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars explore exciting works first performed by celebrated guitar duos such as Presti/Lagoya, Williams/Bream & the Assad Brothers, featuring composers Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brouwer, and others.

Thursday July 8th at 7.30pm

Tickets £14/ £12 Concessions 

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Simon&thePope + Anthony Moore

Free Live Music in the Gallery

Simon&thePope return to the upstairs gallery with their hypnotic ambient drum and bass and spoken word grooves, accompanied by Anthony Moore.


Anthony is a British experimental music composer, performer and producer who has recently moved from France to St Leonards.


He was a founding member of the band Slapp Happy, worked with Henry Cow and has made a number of solo albums, including Flying Doesn't Help (1979) and World Service (1981).


As a lyricist, Moore has collaborated with Pink Floyd on two of their albums: A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994).

Free Event

Saturday July 10th at 5pm

Free Live Music Event

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Coffee Concert: Ida Pelliccioli

Spanish & French Composers

Ida Pelliccioli is an Italo-Croatian pianist. She was born in Bergamo and grew up in France where she later studied at the Nice Conservatoire de Region and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.

Sunday July 11th at 11am

Tickets £12 include coffee and croissant

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The Father

UK 2020, 12A, 97 mins, drama

A 2020 drama co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, in his directorial debut. The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams, and follows an aging Welshman who must deal with his progressing dementia.

 

At the 78th Golden Globe Awards, the film received four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, and it received six nominations at the 74th British Academy Film Awards, winning Best Actor (Hopkins) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Sunday July 11th at 2pm

Wednesday July 14th at 3pm & 7.30pm

Tickets 10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s

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Rautio Piano Trio & Brian Elias

Violinist Jane Gordon returns to Kino-Teatr with her critically-acclaimed piano trio for a special event of film, music and conversation centred around composer Brian Elias. They will perform a new work by Elias written for the Rautio Trio, recently premiered at Kings Place London, alongside a vibrant trio by Haydn. Internationally renowned composer Brian Elias joins the trio for ‘Artist in conversation’, giving insight into the composers’ world and the fascinating process of creating new music. A biographical film and Q & A complete the afternoon event.

 

2-3pm ‘A Passage from India’  - A biographical film about Brian Elias by Barrie Gavin.

3.30pm Rautio Piano Trio in Concert  - Haydn Trio and the new work by composer Brian Elias.

4.30-5pm Artists in Conversation. Exploring the working relationship between the composer and performers. Q & A.

Sunday July 18th at 2pm

Tickets: £18/ £16 Concessions / £14  Under 16s

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The Bavard Bar

Tim Bavard returns to Kino-Teatr with the full crew, speakers and regular Bavardian fun and games.

“A delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4. Sort of."

Wednesday July 21st at 7.30pm

Tickets £10

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'The Sound of Glyndebourne’

An afternoon recital by musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment resident at Glyndebourne 2021

Pot-pourri de Flûtes

 

Duets, Trios and Opera arias played by Lisa Beznosiuk & Neil McLaren – flutes and Catherine Rimer – cello.

 

Programme to include music by Haydn, Mozart & Hoffmeister

Saturday July 24th at 5pm

Tickets £14 

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Coffee Concert: Alexander Metcalfe 

The Parisien Piano 

Programme: The Parisien Piano - Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Satie

Sunday July 25th at 11am

Tickets £12 include coffee and croissant