Cinecity 14th Brighton Film Festival

11 - 27 November

Listings: Duke of Yorks Picture House

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Duke of Yorks Picture House

Contact Information:

Preston Circus, Brighton, BN1 4NA

0871 902 5728

www.picturehouses.co.uk

Box office: 0871 902 5728

Ticket Information:

PICTUREHOUSE BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PASS
10 films: £60 Members / £70 Non-Members –  includes free entry to Sallis Benney screenings

Or buy Tickets for 3 films and get a 4th film free
Please note the Festival Pass and 4 for 3 offer can only be purchased in person at the box office and not online.

Peak Prices (Tuesdays – Fridays from 5pm, weekends)
Adult £10 : Member £8 : Concession £9 : Child £6

Mondays
Adult £7 : Member £5 : Concession £6 : Child £6

Balcony (all times)
Adult £15 : Member £13 Concession £15 : Child £13

Ticket Offers: TBC

FILM CERTIFICATION: IF NO CERTIFICATE IS LISTED PLEASE NOTE WE CAN ONLY ADMIT PATRONS AGED 18 AND OVER AS THESE FILMS HAVE NOT BEEN CERTIFICATED BY THE BRITISH BOARD OF FILM CLASSIFICATION. WE HAVE AGREED WITH BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL THAT WE CAN SCREEN THESE FILMS BUT ONLY THOSE AGED 18 AND OVER CAN BE ADMITTED.

 

13
Oct

Every day is much the same for bus driver and secret poet Paterson (Adam Driver), who lives and works in Paterson, New Jersey. Once his shift has finished, Paterson goes home and has dinner with his Iranian-American wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) before taking their dog down to the local bar and enjoying one beer. Despite… Read more »

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18
Oct

As a typhoon rages over Tokyo, inveterate gambler, one time novelist and divorcee Ryota (Abe Hiroshi) hopes to repair the broken relationship with his ex-wife and son. With his father having died and his mother and estranged family seemingly moving on without him, Ryota is desperate to be of significance in their lives once more…. Read more »

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11
Nov

Ben Wheatley follows hot-on-the-heels of his last feature High-Rise. With this guns blazing action thriller, shot on location in a warehouse outside Brighton. Set in America in 1978. Justine (Larson) has arranged a deal on behalf of two Irishmen (Murphy, Smiley) to buy a stash of guns from gangsters Vernon (Copley) and Ord (Hammer) but… Read more »

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11
Nov

Ben Wheatley follows hot-on-the-heels of his last feature High-Rise. With this guns blazing action thriller, shot on location in a warehouse outside Brighton. Set in America in 1978. Justine (Larson) has arranged a deal on behalf of two Irishmen (Murphy, Smiley) to buy a stash of guns from gangsters Vernon (Copley) and Ord (Hammer) but… Read more »

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12
Nov

Former child actor turned director Amma Asante’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2013 feature Belle is another real-life story based on a love affair that crossed class divisions, racial bias and social conventions. David Oyelowo plays Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) whose relationship with London office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) caused an… Read more »

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13
Nov

A fascinating and imaginative interpretation of the timeless classic ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and of werewolf fables, adapted by Angela Carter from her own story. When Rosaleen (Sarah Patterson), a young teenage girl, goes to stay with her Granny (Angela Lansbury) she’s regaled with strange, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in love with handsome… Read more »

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14
Nov

Environmental issues and family loyalty meet head on in The Olive Tree; actress and director Iciar Bollain follows her Oscar-shortlisted Even the Rain (2010) and the widely admired Katmandu (2011) with this quietly stirring drama, co-written with Paul Laverty, best known for his frequent collaborations with Ken Loach. Ostensibly a story about family ties, The… Read more »

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15
Nov

Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd makes a seamless transition to the screen in this brilliant Gothic tale of a young bride trapped in a marriage of convenience on a rural estate, who embarks on a passionate affair. Florence Pugh (last seen in Carol Morley’s The Falling) is stunning as Lady Katherine, a woman determined to… Read more »

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16
Nov

Winner of the top award in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at this year’s Cannes, Wolf and Sheep is the debut feature of 26-year-old Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afghanistan’s first-ever female, feature director. In this engaging and fresh depiction of rural Afghanistan, everyone is a storyteller with tales of mystery to explain the world in which they live…. Read more »

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17
Nov

After shooting his first English language feature in 2013, the Nicole Kidman starring Stoker, acclaimed South Korean director Park Chan-wook reverts to his native language for the erotically charged, psychological thriller The Handmaiden. Those familiar with the popular director’s films will be glad to know that Park’s penchant for studied framing, black humour and dark… Read more »

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19
Nov

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler star in this critically acclaimed drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Margaret) about a man’s painful hometown return. Casey Affleck in a career-defining performance is Lee Chandler, a reclusive handyman who returns to his Massachusetts seaside hometown after the sudden death of his beloved… Read more »

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19
Nov

The debut feature film from Brighton-based Robbie McCallum, Atlantic Heart is filmed in Cape Verde, Africa, the first full- length narrative feature ever shot in the rare Kriolu language. Set against the tropical backdrop of the Mardi Gras Carnaval, teenage siblings Lucas and Telma struggle to survive the seedier side of island life. When naive… Read more »

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20
Nov

Limite is a completely unique cinematic experience – at certain moments a poem, at other moments a piece of music, and a delicately emotional experience throughout. Martin Scorsese. Very rarely seen and effectively lost for decades, LIMITE, now restored is a legendary avant-garde classic and a beautiful, lyrical work. It featured in a top ten… Read more »

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20
Nov

Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones star in this adaptation of the popular children’s book by Patrick Ness. 12-year-old Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall, a bright new talent) is having a tough time of it; he is bullied at school, his mother (Felicity Jones) has terminal cancer, his father (Toby Kebbell) is largely absent and… Read more »

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21
Nov

A tale of individual resistance in the face of rapacious corporate greed, Aquarius takes its title from the Recife apartment block that has been home to widowed music critic Clara (Sônia Braga) for close to forty years. Situated overlooking a popular beach, Aquarius has been earmarked by a slick property developer as an investment opportunity…. Read more »

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22
Nov

Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy, Night Moves) directs Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone in this portrait of independent women whose lives intersect in a small town in Montana. Based on Maile Meloy’s short stories and lovingly shot against the stunning backdrop of mountains and open landscapes in 16mm, the… Read more »

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23
Nov

Pablo Lorraín (The Club, No, Tony Manero) turns to his compatriot, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda for his sixth feature. Describing this inventive 1940s set detective thriller as an ‘anti-bio’, he weaves a dizzying fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws Communisim. Neruda finds… Read more »

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24
Nov

25 years after Jenny Livingstone’s seminal documentary Paris is Burning, which shone a light on ‘80s Harlem’s Ballroom scene, this explosive and uplifting new documentary reveals one of the subculture’s contemporary descendants: the Kiki scene. Part activist movement, part artistic milieu, the Kiki community is a site of radical self expression for young queer people… Read more »

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25
Nov

Still only twenty-seven years of age, prodigious Canadian director Xavier Dolan already has five feature length films under his belt. Always bold and provocative, Dolan’s distinctive brand of melodrama, from the semi-autobiographical I Killed My Mother (2009) to the what-if world of Mommy (2014), is also visually striking and emotionally gripping. Dolan’s latest, It’s Only… Read more »

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26
Nov

Giving a film about an 1831 slave uprising in Virginia, USA, the same title as D.W. Griffith’s Ku Klux Klan championing silent epic from 1915 was a bold and wonderfully pointed decision on the part of first time African American director Nate Parker. In an interview, Parker stated that he had reclaimed the title and… Read more »

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26
Nov

Featuring long-lost footage and archival photos of William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Spike Lee, Madonna, Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, John Waters, and many others, Uncle Howard chronicles the fascinating but tragically short life of film-maker Howard Brookner. To Aaron Brookner, he was a loving and inspirational uncle who died of AIDS in 1989 at the… Read more »

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27
Nov

A new live score to one of cinema’s landmarks, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s luminous, sensual Vampyr. Loosely based on the work of gothic writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu, this was the director’s follow-up to The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and his first foray into the world of sound. The film tells the twisted tale… Read more »

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27
Nov

When Toni Erdmann premiered at this year’s Cannes, it received the highest ever combined star rating from critics at the film festival. Undoubtedly one of the films of the year, Maren Ade’s tragi-comic domestic drama is a very funny examination of the disconnect between estranged family members and the pressures of the corporate world; it… Read more »

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