Listings: Cinema

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April 3 - April 10 2014


Twenty Feet From Stardom: Oscar-nominated music documentary by Morgan Neville spotlighting the unsung heroes who have helped shape rock and pop music as backing singers whose tales are at times endearing, frustrating and uplifting (Cert 12A, Showroom, Cineworld)

The Past: Asghar Farhadi’s follow up to A Separation similarly grapples with relationships in turmoil with Ali Mosaffa as an Iranian returning to his former home in Paris to finalise divorce from his estranged wife (Bérénice Bejo) and discovering her relationship with her new partner (Tahar Rahim) is more complicated than it seems and is having disastrous implications for their family life (Cert 12A, Showroom)


Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet: five time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of jealousy, prejudice and betrayal to the Broadway stage for the first time in 36 years with Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad as the star-crossed young lovers (Cert 12A, Cineworld, Tuesday, 7.30pm).

The Night of the Hunter: Charles Laughton’s deeply creepy and tense 1955 thriller starring Robert Mitchum as a maniacal preacher who stalks a couple of children as he searches for hidden loot (Cert PG, Showroom, Cult Tuesday, 8.30pm).

The Lodger: a boarding house landlady fears the quiet, secretive young man (Ivor Novello) in the upstairs room is the killer stalking London’s fog-shrouded streets in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent crime melodrama which was the director’s first foray into the genre he would become indelibly associated with Cert PG), Showroom, Hitchcock in Transition 1925-1936, Wednesday, l 6.45pm).


Bolshoi Ballet: Marco Spada: choreographer Pierre Lacott’s fresh and joyful treatment of French composer Daniel François Esprit Auber’s rarely performed ballet in three acts with its scenes of pantomime, devilish intrigue, rejected suitors, kidnapped heroines, rebellion and lovers’ misunderstandings (Cert 12A, Cineworld, Showroom, Sunday, 4pm).


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