Halloween ‘Screamings’

We have some thrilling treats for you this Halloween – you voted and your winning films will be screened!
Join us for some ‘Killer Cuisine’ with our special burger and cocktail. View the menu here

Season Launch Night Q&A + Drinks Reception

Dir. Guy Green, Drama, 91 mins, UK [1960] (PG)
“THE ANGRY SILENCE marked a significant moment in Dad’s career. He had just decided to give up acting, as he felt he was being dreadfully typecast. So he formed Beaver Films with Bryan Forbes. ‘Angry’ was their first project, but was deemed utterly uncommercial by all the studios, so they decided to do it on a tiny budget and on a profit-share basis. However, no one would take on the leading role for no money. So Dad had to play it! The film was a huge success, earned Dad a BAFTA nomination and transformed his career!”
— Michael Attenborough

‘We Are The Lambeth Boys’ + Andrea’s Film Club

Dir. Karel Reisz, 1958, Documentary, 58 mins, UK (U)
13th BAFTAs Nominee – Flaherty Documentary Award

Join us and film-maker Andrea Carnevali for a short introduction to the Monday night screening of WE ARE THE LAMBETH BOYS. Andrea is a passionate supporter of the cinema and launched his Film Club nights with a sold out screening of Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS. The events bring together the local community for an opportunity to discuss the films in the cinema’s TAYCAN LOUNGE post-screening.
This short jazz film offers a fascinating glimpse into the everyday lives of working class young people in 1950’s Britain and ultimately a celebration of them. Far from being a “problem picture”, it is a portrait of young people – their hopes, their dreams, underlined by a striking relevancy to the modern day.

‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ + Q&A

Dir. Karel Reisz, 1960, Drama, 89 mins, UK (PG)
14th BAFTAs Winner – Best Film, Best British Actress (Rachel Roberts), Most Promising Newcomer (Albert Finney)

Q&A: Theatre critic, writer and biographer John Lahr will join Karel’s son Matthew on stage for a post-film Q&A.
Karel Reisz’s first feature film, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, was one of the defining works of so-called British New Wave cinema, compassionately exploring an under-portrayed section of English life. Centred around a searing performance from Albert Finney as he navigates his working life and multiple relationships, this adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s novel sets out a bold philosophy.

‘Night Must Fall’ + Q&A

Dir. Karel Reisz, 1964, Thriller, 105 mins, UK (PG)
14th Berlin International Film Festival – In Competition
Q&A: Three-time Emmy award winning actress Lady Kulukundis CBE Susan Hampshire will join BBC Arts’ Critic Phillip Bergson. Susan has appeared in over 50 films and television series and began her acting career over 60 years ago. A CBE for services to drama and charity, we are thrilled to welcome her to the stage to discuss her role in ‘Night Must Fall’, collaboration with director Karel Reisz, and her career beyond.
Reisz re-teamed with Finney who plays s charismatic psychopath who worms his way into the lives of a widow and her daughter. What it adds up to is a cerebral suspense thriller that, at a time of the blood splatters of PSYCHO, offered a more internalised, typically New Wave take on what is that makes us all tick.

‘Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment’ + Q&A

Dir. Karel Reisz, 1966, Comedy-Drama, 93 mins, UK (PG)
1966 Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress Winner (Vanessa Redgrave), Palme d’Or Nominee
39th Academy Awards – Best Actress in a Leading Role (Vanessa Redgrave) 

Q&A: Two-time Academy Award nominee and acclaimed director Stephen Frears will join BBC Arts’ Critic Phillip Bergson for a post-film Q&A.

“Nothing in this world seems to live up to my best fantasies.” A bizarre but brilliant depiction of changing times and a volatile youth through David Warner’s portrayal of a young man spiralling through an obsession with a woman, gorillas and Marxism