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Jour de Fête

Jour de Fête

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1949. 86 min | Comedy
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Tati is an inept and easily distracted mailman. Influenced by too much wine and an account of rapid transportation methods used by the United States postal system, he goes to incredible lengths to speed the delivery of mail. A smart comedy filled with physical slapstick and sight gags.

M. Hulot’s Holiday

M. Hulot’s Holiday

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1953. 88 min | Comedy
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Tati’s best-known work is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick as the titular character, Monsieur Hulot, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Exquisitely funny.

Mon Oncle

Mon Oncle

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1958. 116 min | Comedy
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law and nephew, but finds that he can’t quite fit into the surroundings. Unforgettably funny, wonderfully observed and, as always, technically brilliant. Oscar winner Best Foreign Film 1959.

Playtime

Playtime

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1967. 123 min | Comedy
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Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist as they weave through the inventive urban environment. Hilariously classic Tati.

The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

(M) Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria/Italy, 1966. 123 min | Drama
2K DCP digital format now available and new 35mm print with new subtitles
Gillo Pontecorvo’s intense, political study of terrorism was banned in France for fear of inciting civil unrest. A film subsidised by the Algerian government, it follows the country’s fight for independence from its colonising nation, France, reconstructing the main political events that took place in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. Known to be one of the bloodiest revolutions in recent history, Algeria was finally granted independence in 1962.

Le Cercle Rouge

Le Cercle Rouge

(M) Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1970. 140 min | Drama, Thriller
35mm print available.
Impassive faces, snap-brim hats, dangling cigarettes, sunglasses after dark, raincoats without rain and nightclub floor shows. We’re unmistakably in the milieu of Jean-Pierre Melville, doyen of the New Wave and prince of the fate-haunted French gangster picture (Bob Le Flambeur, Le Samourai). Here, for his penultimate work in the genre, three archetypal tough guys join forces for a meticulously orchestrated heist of a Place Vendome bijouterie, a silent tour-de-force in the grand movie tradition of Rififi, Topkapi, and The Asphalt Jungle.

Metropolis

Metropolis

(G) Dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927. 150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
150 min version on Blu-ray and 120min version on 35mm print
The definitive, authorised version of this towering classic, at a length over one-third longer than any previous release. This restored and reconstructed version includes 25 minutes of lost footage recovered in Argentina in 2008. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema.

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The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

(PG) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1942. 88 min | Drama, Romance
35mm print available.
Orson Welles’ acclaimed drama follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family. Isabel Amberson receives a proposal from dashing Eugene, but opts instead to marry boring Wilbur. Time passes, and Wilbur and Isabel’s only son, George, is loathed as a controlling figure in the town. When Wilbur dies, Eugene again proposes to Isabel, but George threatens the union.

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

(G) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1941. 119 min | Drama
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Orson Welles’ greatest film! A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoke by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: “Rosebud”. A sophisticated classic masterpiece!

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King Kong

King Kong

(PG) Dir. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933. 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star (Fay Wray). A classic extravaganza!

Bringing up Baby

Bringing up Baby

(PG) Dir. Howard Hawks, USA, 1938. 102 min | Comedy
35mm print available.
One of the greatest screwball comedies ever! Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo has a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Swing Time

Swing Time

(G) Dir. George Stevens, USA, 1936, 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print available.
A rollicking toe-tapping musical extravaganza starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

Carefree

Carefree

(G) Dir. Mark Sandrich, USA, 1938, 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print available.
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Dr. Tony Flagg’s friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancée, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with Dr. Flagg.

Follow the Fleet

Follow the Fleet

(G) Dir. Mark Sandrich, USA, 1936, 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print available.
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake’s buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry’s sister Connie.

Roberta

Roberta

(G) Dir. William A. Seiter, 1935. 106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print available.
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianans travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately.

The Gay Divorcee

The Gay Divorcee

(G) Dir. Mark Sandrich, USA, 1934. 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
35mm print available.
Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent.