Listings: Cinema

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January 23 - January 29 2015

Showroom Cinema: Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX. 0114 275 7727.

www.showroomworkstation.org.uk Film screening times Friday 23rd – Thursday 29th January 2015

Please note: the highlighted screenings indicate an English language film screened with English subtitles for the benefit of the hard of hearing

NEW RELEASES

A Most Violent Year (15): Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. A gritty exploration of the American dream starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Wild (15): An adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about the 1,100 mile solo hike that helped her face her drug addiction and emotional problems in the wake of her mother’s death. Starring Reese Witherspoon, written by Nick Hornby and from the director of Dallas Buyers Club.

CONTINUING

Paddington (PG): A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children’s books by Michael Bond.

Testament of Youth (12A): A searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. Starring Kit Harington.

The Theory of Everything (12a): A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Whiplash (15): A gifted young drummer finds himself challenged by a brilliant mentor intent on pushing his student to greatness. Whiplash won both the Grand Jury and the Audience awards at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (18): Saturday 24 Jan, 4pm. Please note this is a Desert Island screening and only a limited number of tickets are available to the public. Errol Flynn pits his wits and fencing prowess against Basil Rathbone, who makes a very fine villain. This classic is full of derring-do, men swinging into action - and not one ladder in their tights. Remarkable.

BOLSHOI BALLET: SWAN LAKE. Sunday 25 January 3pm. With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.

DOC/FEST PRESENTS: LIFE ITSELF (15). Monday 26 January, 6pm. Recounting the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that’s by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent. Part of our Eye Openers season - download the Now Then Magazine discounts app from Google Play or the Apple Store and show it at the Box Office to see Night Will Fall for just a fiver.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY: NIGHT WILL FALL (15). Tuesday 27 January, 8pm. With an introduction from and post-screening discussion with Professor Sue Vice from the University of Sheffield. Using unflinching archive film and eyewitness testimony to reveal what allied cameramen and troops encountered on Liberation and telling the untold story of the film’s history: how politics and ambition scuppered the production of one of the most extraordinary films of the 20th century and how now, 70 years after liberation, Bernstein’s film is finally complete. Part of our Eye Openers season - download the Now Then Magazine discounts app from Google Play or the Apple Store and show it at the Box Office to see Night Will Fall for just a fiver.

YOUNG CINEMA

Saturday Club: ICE AGE (U). Saturday 24 January, midday craft activity, 1pm film. KicStart Screening – Sunday 25 January, 1pm (film only). The original prehistoric animated adventure set against the onslaught of the ice age in a glacial world filled with wonder and danger. A group of migrating mammals – a woolly mammoth, a sabre-toothed tiger, and a sloth, become unlikely heroes when they unite to return a human baby to his tribe. They must work together to overcome the elements and the ever present threat of mankind on a journey that is funny, clever and heart-warming. Relive the magic as January comes to an end and spring is just around the corner. They came….they thawed…they conquered.

 
 
 

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