As the new year begins the awards season buzz steps up a gear, and our new Jan-Feb film schedule features some of the most talked-about films, destined to feature prominently on the 2013 nominations lists.
We will also have a selection of films that challenge the norms of the horror genre from Stanley Kubrick’s classic The Shining to the contemporary black comedy of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers. And at the beginning of March, Hitchcock will tell the story of how one of the greatest horror films of all time, Psycho was made.
We kick off another brilliant year of foreign films with the Danish masterpiece The Hunt, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible, a re-issued Babette’s Feast as well as Gallic fare with You Will Be My Son, Untouchable and Rust and Bone.
We’ll also be looking back into the past with Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln on the verge of abolishing slavery, British monarchs visiting President Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson and No, about the opposing campaign during Chile’s 1988 referendum.
Want to learn more about cinema? Sign up to Off Screen, a 10-week film course led by Sue Porter which delves into background of contemporary movies. Or if you have other commitments during the week, why not join us on the weekend for one of our Saturday Film Talks, which this season will take in Roman Polanski, Sherlock Holmes and Korean Cinema.
And in a last-minute, hot-off-the-press announcement (and so new, it didn’t make it into the brochure!), we’re delighted that screenwriter and author David Nicholls (One Day, Starter for Ten) will be joining us for a special 2pm screening of Great Expectations on Fri 8 Feb followed by post-screening Q&A.
Click below to have a flick through the new season brochure, or pick up a copy in our foyer now!