October November The Phoenix Cinema by jennyyingdi


									                                                 October – November 2010
                                                            Another Year(12A) from 5 November

                     52 High Road, East Finchley N2 9PJ • 020 8444 6789 • www.phoenixcinema.co.uk

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    Phoenix information                                                                Disabled access                    TOURING EXHIBITION
    Film times                              Transport                                             Full access for
                                                                                                  wheelchair users:
                                                                                                                          The Phoenix Cinema: 100 years
    Films start 20 minutes after the        Tube: East Finchley (Northern Line,                   external ramp, lift,    Our touring exhibition is moving onto its second location,
    stated programme times except           High Barnet branch) Buses: 102, 143,       disabled toilet. Dedicated         opening at Church Farmhouse Museum in Hendon on
    for Kids Club, Film Classics and        263, 234, 603, H3.                         spaces in the auditorium.          Saturday 2 October. The exhibition includes images of
    the second film in a double                                                        Low counters.                      The Phoenix and other local cinemas, items from The
    bill which start promptly at the        Tickets and booking                                   Guide dogs are
                                                                                                                          Phoenix and Barnet Council’s archive and objects on loan
    published times.                        Tickets can be booked in advance for                  welcome; please         from The Cinema Museum. A great chance to reminisce!
    Films and times that are not            all performances once times are                       let us know in          2 October – 3 January, Church Farmhouse Museum
    listed inside are confirmed every       confirmed. Advanced booking is                        advance.                Greyhound Hill, Hendon NW4 4JR. Tel. 020 8359 3942
    Monday for the film week ahead          encouraged for all performances and                   Disabled parking is
    (starting Friday).                      especially for Saturday evening shows                 available outside       The Phoenix Film Group
                                            which have reserved seats. Bookings                   the cinema on           The Film Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month,
    n Check our website:
                                            can be made in person, by phone or         the High Road and Fairlawn         every month, and it’s easy to take part: sign up with
                                            via our website. The box office opens      Avenue on single yellow lines      your e-mail address to receive details of the film with
    n Join our free email list. Go to our   15 minutes prior to the first show of      and in parking bays any time
      website or visit the box office to                                                                                  a synopsis or review each month, then come along,
                                            the day. There is a telephone and          and free of charge.
      sign up                                                                                                             buy your cinema ticket, enjoy a free tea or coffee from
                                            online booking fee of 50p per ticket                   There are limited      our kiosk (mention you’re a Film Club Member) and
    n Call our box office for recorded      with a maximum of £1 per booking.                      guide features for     enjoy the film. Afterwards meet other film-lovers for
      film times 24 hours a day             There’s no booking fee for Phoenix                     visually impaired      discussion after the film at the Bald Faced Stag. To sign
                                            Friends or in person bookings. The         visitors. Stairs have clear step   up, send your email address to us at management@
    n Pick up a weekly time sheet
                                            Phoenix does not give refunds or           markings and floor surfaces
                                                                                                                          phoenixcinema.co.uk and we will add you to our
      at the cinema, local libraries,
                                            exchanges on any tickets within 48         are non-slip. Staff will be
      galleries, art centres and                                                                                          membership list. Alternatively, just come along and
                                            hours of a screening. All refunds are at   happy to assist.
      bookshops                                                                                                           speak to Kim on the night. Further details are available
                                            the manager’s discretion.                              Free admission for     on our website.
    n Check listings in Time Out,           Monday all day, £6                                     carers of registered
      Hendon & Barnet Times, Camden                                                                disabled visitors,     Orange Wednesday
      New Journal and national papers                                                  subject to CEA card and            If you are an Orange mobile phone user, you can get
                                            before 5pm: £6
                                                                                       availability. Applications for     2 tickets for the price of 1 every Wednesday. Simply call 241
    Parking                                 after 5pm: £9 (£6 concessions)
                                                                                       the CEA card available from
                                            Saturday                                                                      from your Orange mobile, or text the word FILM to 241.
    In the evenings, plenty of spaces                                                  the box office.
    are available in the tube station car   before 5pm: £9 (£6 concessions)
                                                                                                  Subtitled               Management reserve the right of admission. Information
    park (£3.20 Monday–Friday, £1 on        after 5pm: £9 (no concessions)
                                                                                                  screenings offered      correct at time of press. Registered charity no. 296135.
    Saturday and Sunday).                   Sundays and Bank Holidays                             when we are able.       Part of the Europa Cinemas
    Controlled Parking is in operation on   £9 (£6 concessions)                        Induction loop unavailable at      Network of the European
    the High Rd and surrounding streets     Concessions are over 60s, students,        time of printing, please check     MEDIA Programme.
    – parking bays from 35p for 15          unemployed, registered disabled and        with box office.
    minutes, up to £2.70 for maximum        children under 15. Please bring proof      This programme is available in
    stay 90 minutes. Free from 6.30pm       of status. Ticket prices may vary for      large format.
    and on Sundays and Bank Holidays.       special events and festivals.

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                 Welcome                                                                                        Featured films
                                                                                                                       From 1 October
                                                                                                                       Made in Dagenham(15)
    Welcome to the first full brochure of the new Phoenix.                                                             The true story of a group of women
    We hope by now you’ve had chance to experience                                                                     who fought for equal pay.
    the new building and that you like it. We’ve had lots
    of positive feedback from you in the last month and                                                                From 15 October
    it’s wonderful, and a relief, to know that you like what                                                           A Town Called Panic(PG)
    we’ve done to your cinema.                                                                                         A delightfully bonkers Belgian
    However, as with all projects of this nature we have had a few teething problems and I
    can assure you that we’re working to solve all of these. Please do let us know if there’s                          From 22 October
    something you’re not happy about and we’ll do our best to change it – that’s how we                                The Arbor(15)
    get better.                                                                                                        A brilliant exploration of the life
    We’re now firmly into the autumn season which traditionally sees the best releases of                              and legacy of Bradford playwright
                                                                                                                       Andrea Dunbar.
    the year appear. This year is no different with a host of great films coming up including
    Made in Dagenham, Mike Leigh’s Another Year and the animated delight Chico and                                     From 29 October
                                                                                                                       The Kids are All Right(15)
    Rita. It’s also the time of year when you can’t move for film festivals and we’re delighted
                                                                                                                       A poignant and funny portrait of a
    to have three on offer for you – The London Film Festival, the UK Jewish Film Festival                             very modern family.
    and the London Latin American Film Festival.
    There’s lots of films to feast on and you can enjoy them whilst feasting in our new cafe bar.                      From 5 November
                                                                                                                       Another Year(12A)
                                                                                                                       Mike Leigh’s highly anticipated
      RegulaRs                                                                                                         new film.

      Kids Club From 11am on Saturdays we have an activity for kids followed at midday by a film.
                                                                                                                       From 19 November
      A maximum of 20 children can attend the activities. Pre-booking is advised and must be done
                                                                                                                       Chico and Rita(TBC)
      either in person or by phone. Internet booking is for the film only. Tickets are £2 with a group ticket
                                                                                                                       A beautifully realised animated
      at £10 (5–10 people including two adults). The activity session is free. All children under 8 years of
                                                                                                                       treat with an inspired jazz
      age must be accompanied by a responsible older person. No admittance to activities after 11.15am.                soundtrack.
      Early bird These Tuesday screenings finish by 3.15pm (perfect for parents picking up children                    From 19 November
      from school) and include a free hot drink.                                                                       My Afternoons with Margueritte(15)
      bringing up baby Wednesday morning screenings offer parents with babies up to 18 months a                        A charming French film about two
      chance to see our main feature. Sponsored by Bepanthen.                                                          unlikely Friends.

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            Friday 1 October – Thursday 14 October (Two weeks)                                                                  Box office 020 8444 6789

    Made in Dagenham(15)                                                              Saturday 2 October
                                                                                      KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                                Thursday 7 October
                                                                                                                                FILM CLaSSICS at 11am.
    1–7 October: at 3.45pm (not Sun), 6.15pm, 9pm                                     Activity starts at 11am prompt.           The Battle of Algiers(15) 1hr 57.
    8–14 October: Please check our website or local listings for times.               Matilda(PG) 1hr 38.                       Italy/algeria 1966. Directed by Gillo
                                                                                      Matilda, a young genius, uses hidden      Pontecorvo.
                                                                                      powers to turn the tables on the          A haunting, cinematic recreation of the
                                                                                      adults in her life.                       Algerian struggle for independence.

                                                                                      Sunday 3 October                          Saturday 9 October
                                                                                      FREE GUIDED TOURS                         KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                      from 10am–1pm (booking essential).        Activity starts at 11am prompt.
                                                                                      Go behind the scenes in one of the        Space Chimps(U) 1hr 21.
                                                                                      UK’s oldest cinemas.                      When NASA loses a probe three
                                                                                      from thE arChivEs – free                  simian space crusaders go to find it!
                                                                                      Pressure(15) at 2pm.                      Sunday 10 October
                                                                                      2hrs. UK 1976. Directed by Horace Ové.
                                                                                                                                MET OPERa ENCORE SCREENING
                                                                                      For Black History Month, in
                                                                                      association with Black History
                                                                                                                                Wagner’s Das Rheingold
                                                                                                                                at 1pm. 3hrs 15 approx. Pre-recorded
                                                                                      Studies Productions.
    1hr 53. UK 2010. Directed by Nigel Cole. With Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins,                                                   from the previous evening.
                                                                                      Hailed as Britain’s first black feature
    Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson.                                                                                          Tickets £20/£16 concs/£14 Friends
                                                                                      film, Pressure is a hard-hitting,
    Based on a true story, this film stars Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky) as Rita
                                                                                      honest document of the plight of
    O’Grady, the organiser of the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by a group of female                                                Thursday 14 October
                                                                                      disenchanted British-born black youths.
    sewing machinists which was the catalyst for the Equal Pay Act passed in                                                    FILM CLaSSICS at 11am.
                                                                                      The film will be followed by a
    1970. Working in deplorable conditions for long, arduous hours, the women                                                   Bicycle Thieves(U)
    at the Ford Dagenham plant are pushed too far when they are reclassified as                                                 1hr 29. Italy 1948. Directed by
    ‘unskilled’ and learn that they make less than men doing the same job. With                                                 Vittorio De Sica.
    humour, common sense and courage, they take on their corporate paymasters,                                                  This great film is simple in construction
    an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself.                                             and rich in human insight.
    The leader of the women’s struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita whose        Tuesday 5 October
    fiery temper and unpredictability proves to be a match for her male opponents,    EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.                        Thursday 14 October
    and is echoed by Barbara Castle’s (Richardson) struggle in the male-dominated     Made in Dagenham(15) 1hr 53.              NT LIVE
    House of Commons. Castle is torn between the pressure to get the women back                                                 A Disappearing Number at 7pm.
    to work and the cause which she believes is just. Inspired by the efforts of      Wednesday 6 October                       1hr 45. Awarded the Olivier Award
    the Dagenham women, Castle was to tirelessly steer the Equal Pay Act past a       BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.                 for Best New Play in 2008. See our
    reluctant Chancellor, unions and employers and into law.                          Made in Dagenham(15) 1hr 53.              website for more information.

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            Friday 15 October – Thursday 21 October                                                                       www.phoenixcinema.co.uk

    a Town Called Panic(PG)                                                          Saturday 16 October
                                                                                     KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                           film pianist Stephen Horne. Fun for all
                                                                                                                           ages – not to be missed!
    Film times to be confirmed. Please check our website or local listings.          Activity starts at 11am prompt.
                                                                                     Fly Away Home(U) 1hr 47.
                                                                                     Lonely child Amy finds some
                                                                                     mysterious eggs in the barn. When     Tuesday 19 October
                                                                                     they hatch, the geese inside think    EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
                                                                                     Amy is their mother! Can she teach    Film to be confirmed
                                                                                     them how to fly?
                                                                                                                           Wednesday 20 October
                                                                                     Sunday 17 October                     BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
                                                                                     a CENTURy OF CINEMa: 1920s            Film to be confirmed
                                                                                     at 2pm. Free.
                                                                                     Visit The Coliseum in 1926 for an     Thursday 21 October
                                                                                     afternoon of ciné-variety. Enjoy a    FILM CLaSSICS at 11am.
                                                                                     sing-song with performances from      Five Easy Pieces(15)
                                                                                     members of The Naughty Nineties       1hr 38. USa 1970. Directed by Bob
                                                                                     Old Time Music Hall followed by a     Rafelson. With Jack Nicholson.
                                                                                     newsreel, cartoon and a screening     This masterpiece of American cinema
                                                                                     of Buster Keaton’s silent slap-       stars Nicholson as a drifter fleeing his
                                                                                     stick comedy The General(U) with      lofty upbringing but finding himself
                                                                                     accompaniment from leading silent     an eternal outsider.

    1hr 17. Belgium/France 2009. Directed by Stéphane aubier and Vincent Patar.
    Belgian stop-motion animators Aubier and Patar construct an absurdist, chaotic
    version of the pastoral European countryside populated with plastic figurines.
    The story begins when Cowboy and Indian realise they’ve forgotten to buy
    Horse a birthday gift. They decide to build him the barbecue pit he’s been
    wanting but, due to a faulty keyboard, their online order for 50 bricks turns
    into 50 million. Complications pile up as homes are destroyed and rebuilt and
    mysterious strangers turn up. If that’s not enough, an alternate underwater
    universe is discovered. Taking aim at films from the enormously popular French
    documentary March of the Penguins to classics like Bambi the filmmakers move
    the action along with humour and poetry.

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           Friday 22 October – Thursday 28 October

    The arbor(15)                                                                    Saturday 23 October
                                                                                     KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                                 Sunday 24 October
                                                                                                                                 MET OPERa ENCORE SCREENING
    at 4.30pm (not Sun), 6.45pm, 9pm.                                                Activity starts at 11am prompt.             Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
                                                                                     The Singing Ringing Tree(U)                 at 12 noon. 5hrs 30 approx.
                                                                                     1hr 14. A classic film based on the fairy   Pre-recorded from the previous
                                                                                     tale by Hans Christian Andersen.            evening.
                                                                                                                                 Tickets £20/£16 concs/£14 Friends.
                                                                                     Saturday 23 October
                                                                                     MET OPERa: LIVE IN HD                       Tuesday 26 October
                                                                                     Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov                  EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
                                                                                     at 5pm (last few tickets remaining)         The Arbor(15) 1hr 34.
                                                                                     5hrs 30 approx. Tickets £25/£20
                                                                                     concs/£17.50 Friends.                       Wednesday 27 October
                                                                                     Bass René Pape takes on one of the          BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
                                                                                     greatest roles in opera.                    The Arbor(15) 1hr 34.

                                                                                                                                 Unseen for decades, this delightful
                                                                                                                                 short follows a boy’s Festival of
                                                                                                                                 Britain adventures.
                                                                                                                                 Bow Bells 14 mins.
                                                                                       Monday 25 October                         UK 1954. Dir. Anthony Simmons.
                                                                                       Film in the City Gala at 7pm              An affectionate vision of the 1950s
    1hr 34. UK 2010. Directed by Clio Barnard. With Manjinder Virk, Neil Dudgeon,      The Phoenix is very proud to be the       East End, setting memorable
    Monica Dolan.                                                                      first venue to host the Film in the       images to music hall songs.
    Andrea Dunbar grew up on the notoriously deprived Buttershaw estate in             City Gala with a great programme          Restoration supported by the
    Bradford in the 1970s. Before dying of a brain haemorrhage at the early age of     of archive films to celebrate our         Eric Anker-Petersen Charity
    29 she lived a grim existence defined by alcoholism and poor choices in men.       reopening and centenary.                  Portrait of Queenie 46 mins.
    She also authored three acclaimed plays. The first, The Arbor, premiered at        Bow Bells and Waterloo Sunsets:           UK 1964. Dir. Michael Orrom.
    the Royal Court Theatre in 1980 when she was still a teenager and her second,      Step back in time to see the sights       At the legendary Queenie Watts’
    Rita, Sue and Bob Too, was made into a film in 1986. Her legacy is explored by     and hear the sounds of vanished           Docklands pub, jazz, pop and
    filmmaker Clio Barnard, who spent two years interviewing Dunbar’s family and       post-war London with three short          music hall mingle in a London on
    friends and whose accounts are the backbone of the film. Barnard’s inventive       films, capturing the city in both         the brink of swinging.
    documentary techniques combine actors flawlessly lip-synching the interviews       reflective and joyous mode.               Total running time 1hr 15.
    with scenes from a present day staging of The Arbor on the Buttershaw estate       Festival 15 mins.                         Tickets £7.50. To book call the BFI
    and archive footage of Dunbar. The film blends fact and fiction seamlessly,        UK 1951. Dir. Derek York.                 box office on 020 7928 3232.
    building to a heartbreaking conclusion.

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           Friday 29 October – Thursday 4 November

    The Kids are all Right(15)                                                           Saturday 30 October
                                                                                         KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
    at 4pm (not Sun), 6.30pm, 9pm.                                                       Activity starts at 11am prompt.
                                                                                         The Red Balloon(U) 34 mins
                                                                                         + Palle Alone in the World(U)
                                                                                         25 mins. Subtitles read aloud.
                                                                                         Two films in one! An unlikely
                                                                                         friendship between a little boy in
                                                                                         Paris and a red balloon. Then, a boy
                                                                                         wakes up to find himself alone in
                                                                                         the world.

                                                                                         Sunday 31 October
                                                                                         FREE GUIDED TOURS
                                                                                         from 10am–1pm (booking essential).
                                                                                         Go behind the scenes in one of the
                                                                                         UK’s oldest cinemas. Learn about
                                                                                         the 100 year history of the building       the emotional and political growth of
                                                                                         including our most recent renovation       a young black couple in Thatcher’s
                                                                                         and take a peek in our projection          London. It was the first British film to
    1hr 46. USa 2010. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. With Mark Ruffalo, Julianne           room where Peter Bayley MBE has            give a central voice to a black woman,
    Moore, annette Bening.                                                               worked for the last 50 years.              charting her journey to emotional
    Nic and Jules (three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and four-time         FROM THE aRCHIVES – FREE                   maturity, emancipation and political
    Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) are married and share a cozy suburban          Burning an Illusion(15)                    awakening, and actress Cassie
    Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser. As Joni        at 2pm. 1hr 41. UK 1981. Directed by       McFarlane becamethe first black
    prepares to leave for college, 15-year-old Laser presses her for a big favour: he    Menelik Shebazz.                           actress to win a film award in Britain.
    wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father. Against her better     For Black History Month, in                The screening will be followed by a
    judgment, Joni honors her brother’s request and manages to make contact with         association with Black History             Q&A with Menelik Shebazz.
    ‘bio-dad’ Paul (Ruffalo), an easygoing restaurateur. The kids find themselves        Studies Productions.
    drawn to the confirmed bachelor’s footloose style – especially in contrast to Nic,   A pioneering first feature, much of        Tuesday 2 November
    a principled doctor who has long established their house rules. Jules, who has       which was shot around the Notting          EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
    been looking to start a new career in landscaping, also strikes up a rapport with    Hill and Ladbroke Grove communities,       The Kids Are All Right(15) 1hr 46.
    Paul. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new         Burning an Illusion marked a coming-
    chapter begins for them as family ties are re-defined. Director Lisa Cholodenko      of-age for black British cinema.           Wednesday 3 November
    (High Art, Laurel Canyon) combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional          A film about transformation and            BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
    truth in a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.             identity, it is a love story that traces   The Kids Are All Right(15) 1hr 46.

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            Friday 5 November – Thursday 18 November (two weeks)

    another year(12a)                                                                     Saturday 6 November
                                                                                          KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                               Sunday 14 November
                                                                                                                               MET OPERa ENCORE SCREENING
    5-11 November: at 3.15pm (not Sun), 6pm, 8.45pm.                                      Activity starts at 11am prompt.      Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
    12-18 November: Please check our website or local listings for times.                 Curious George(U) 1hr 27.            at 1pm. 4hrs approx. Pre-recorded
                                                                                          Exciting adventures begin when       from the previous evening.
                                                                                          George the Monkey is brought         Tickets £20/£16 concs/£14 Friends.
                                                                                          over from Africa by The Man in the   Anna Netrebko returns to the role
                                                                                          Yellow Hat.                          that made her a Met Star.

                                                                                          Sunday 7 November                    Tuesday 16 November
                                                                                          FREE GUIDED TOURS                    EaRLy BIRD to be confirmed
                                                                                          from 10am–1pm (booking essential).   Wednesday 17 November
                                                                                          Go behind the scenes in one of the   BRINGING UP BaBy to be confirmed
                                                                                          UK’s oldest cinemas.
                                                                                          FROM THE aRCHIVES – FREE               Thursday 18 November
                                                                                          Brit Chic at 2pm.                      Jewish Film FesTival
                                                                                          Films starring British fashion.        Holy Rollers at 9pm.
                                                                                                                                 1hr 29. Usa 2010. Directed
    2hrs 10. UK 2010. Directed by Mike Leigh. With Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville                                                by Kevin asch. with Jesse
    and Imelda Staunton.                                                                                                         eisenberg, Justin Bartha.
    Mike Leigh’s (Happy Go Lucky, Vera Drake) latest surrounds a contented and            Tuesday 9 November                     Hasidic Jews are not famous for
    kindly middle-aged couple living in suburban North London who are visited by          EaRLy BIRD at 12.30pm.                 being international drug-
    a series of unhappy and needy friends. The film is broken into seasons as one                                                smugglers, which is probably
                                                                                          Another Year(12A) 2hrs 10.
    year passes in the lives of the couple, Tom and Gerri, whose stable domesticity                                              why, between 1998 and 1999,
    is in sharp contrast to their friends’ chaotic lives. They are the fixed points in                                           several impressionable Hasidic men
    a world that otherwise seems to be populated with self-loathing and despair.
                                                                                          Wednesday 10 November
                                                                                          BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.              were used as mules to smuggle
    But Leigh handles the desperation of the characters with humour and humanity                                                 over a million tablets of ecstasy
    and there is the suggestion that Tom and Gerri are not as magnanimous as they         Another Year(12A) 2hrs 10.
                                                                                                                                 into New York City. Director Kevin
    seem. A hint of self-satisfaction begs the question of whether they surround                                                 Asch brings this true story to life
    themselves with lonely people in order to make themselves feel better about           Saturday 13 November                   in a brilliantly observed, quietly
    their own choices. Leigh is on familiar ground with a batch of decent but flawed      KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                                 compelling and accomplished
    ordinary folk, enduring life’s disappointments, social embarrassments and             Activity starts at 11am prompt.
                                                                                                                                 film. Tickets £9, £6 concessions.
    fleeting moments of happiness – and no director handles this subject matter           Shrek Forever After(PG) 1hr 33.
    with more sensitivity and grace.                                                      Rumpelstiltskin tricks Shrek into      Festival continues
    ‘Another Year is beautiful, mordant and curiously riveting; a bittersweet salute to   allowing himself to be erased          20–21 November
    the terrors and pleasures of growing old.’ Xan Brooks, guardian.co.uk                 from existence!

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            Friday 19 November – Thursday 3 December (two weeks)                                                               www.phoenixcinema.co.uk

    My afternoons with Margueritte(15)                                                                                             starring a 50ft ape and Fay Wray. Plus
                                                                                                                                   we’ll be screening a newsreel and
    Times to be confirmed. Please check our website or local listings for times.                                                   cartoon, so don’t be late!

    1hr 22. France 2010. Directed by Jean
    Becker. With Gerard Depardieu, Gisele
    Casadesus, Patrick Bouchitey.                                                                                                  Tuesday 23 November
    My Afternoons with Margueritte is the                                                                                          EaRLy BIRD to be confirmed
    uplifting story of one of those chance
    encounters that can radically change                                                                                           Wednesday 24 November
                                                                                        Saturday 20 November                       BRINGING UP BaBy to be confirmed
    the course of someone’s life. Germain
                                                                                        KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
    (Depardieu) is a large and almost
                                                                                        Activity starts at 11am prompt.            Saturday 27 November
    illiterate man in his fifties. Margueritte
    is a tiny, elderly woman with a passion for the written word. There’s 40 years
                                                                                        Aladdin(U) 1hr 30.                         KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                        Classic Disney with rip-roaring songs of   Activity starts at 11am prompt.
    and 200 pounds difference between them and only one thing in common: a
                                                                                        Aladdin and his magical lamp.              Cats & Dogs 2(PG) 1hr 27.
    shared fondness for pigeons. When Germain happens to sit beside her on a park
    bench an unlikely friendship develops. Under Margueritte’s tutelage, Germain                                                   Don’t miss this hilarious film about
                                                                                        Sunday 21 November                         espionage and daring in the on-going
    discovers a love of literature and with it, a wisdom which confounds all those      a CENTURy OF CINEMa: 1930s
    who have underestimated him. As Margueritte begins to lose her eyesight,                                                       battle between Cats and Dogs!
                                                                                        at 2pm. FREE
    Germain sees an opportunity to improve both his own life and hers.                  Sound films have only been around in       Sunday 28 November
                                                                                        East Finchley for four years in 1933,      FREE GUIDED TOURS
    Chico and Rita(tbc)                                                                 so you don’t want to miss the latest
                                                                                        ‘talkie’ from Hollywood: King Kong(PG)
                                                                                                                                   from 10am–1pm (booking essential).
                                                                                                                                   Go behind the scenes in one of the
    Times to be confirmed. Please check                                                                                            UK’s oldest cinemas.
    our website or local listings for times.
                                                                                                                                   FROM THE aRCHIVES – FREE
    1hr 34. Spain/UK 2010. Directed by                                                                                             Barnet Film Pioneers at 2pm.
    Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal.                                                                                           Early films made in Barnet with live
    With Mario Guerra, Lenny Mandel,                                                                                               music accompaniment.
    Limara Meneses.
    Oscar-winning director Trueba and Spain’s most famous designer, Mariscal,
    unite to create this sumptuous and vivid animated feature. In pre-revolutionary
    Cuba, Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer                                                Tuesday 30 November
    with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their                                                  EaRLy BIRD to be confirmed
    journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and
    torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, they chase                                                   Wednesday 1 December
    their dreams – and each other.                                                                                                 BRINGING UP BaBy to be confirmed

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                                          close friends. Achinoam Nini (Noa)       winning actress Karoline Herfurth)        become like a French Steptoe & Son,
                                          is Jewish and Mira Awad is Arab, and     was considered a top contender for        bickering over every aspect of
                                          their decision to represent Israel       the gold medal in the women’s high        Simon’s under-achieving life: failed
                                          at the Eurovision Song Contest           jump at the 1936 Summer Games             relationship, failed career, child out
                                          together in 2009 made musical            in Nazi-controlled Berlin. With the       of wedlock with an exotic dancer.
                                          history. But the timing could not        Americans threatening an Olympic          But soon Ernest passes away, and
                                          have been more difficult, coming         boycott if Jewish athletes were           Simon, faithfully honouring his last
                                          just months after Israel’s military      barred from competing. Bergman,           request to be buried in the town of
                                          operation in Gaza, and the intense       who had already left Germany to           his birth, sets off on a comic family
      Saturday 20 November                hostility they face across the           establish her career in the UK,           trip to deepest Ukraine in the company
      UK PREMIERE                         political and national divide turns      was forced by the Nazis to return         of his outrageously eccentric Aunt
      There Must Be Another Way           a personal gesture celebrating           to Germany to attend the Olympic          and Uncle, his six year old son,
      at 7pm.                             co-existence into polemical, front       training camp. Since the Nazis could      obsessed with Grandpa’s war stories,
      1hr 15. Israel/Russia/Spain 2009.   page news. Yariv Mozer (My First         not risk the possibility of a Jewish      and a whole host of unwelcome
      Directed by Yariv Mozer. With       War) enjoys unparalleled access to       athlete on the Aryan team winning         ghosts from the past, including
      English subtitles.                  the emotionally fraught build-up, as     an Olympic medal they conspire            Ernest himself. By turns funny, crass,
      They are two of Israel’s most       the singers realise that the chorus      to replace her in the team with an        surreal and shocking, Belgian
      charismatic female singers and      of critics is willing them to quit, or   unknown über-athlete Marie Ketteler       director Micha Wald has created a
                                          even better, to fail publicly on the     (Sebastian Urzendowsky). Years later      Jewish road movie with a difference
                                          biggest stage in music. In the face of   it is revealed that Marie is in fact a    – a modern variation on the classic
                                          so much opposition, Noa and Mira’s       man. Berlin 36 is the exploration of      generational comedy theme,
                                          unfailing enthusiasm is striking, and    a tenuous friendship between two          emphasising and playing with
                                          their genuine, passionate belief in      outsiders who find themselves in          differences in Jewish attitudes to the
                                          the power of music to bring people       unimaginable circumstances.               past and expectations for the future.
                                          together – especially at times of        Tickets £9.                               Screening with:
                                          crisis – will mollify even the hardest                                             Grandmothers
                                          of cynics. Tickets £9.                   Sunday 21 November                        UK Premiere. 11 mins. Brazil 2009.
                                          Berlin 36                                Simon Konianski at 4 pm                   Directed by Michael Wahrmann.
                                          at 8.45pm. 1hr 40. Germany 2009.         1hr 37. Belgium/France/Canada             Leo celebrates his 10th birthday.
                                          Directed by Kaspar Heidelbach.           2009. Directed by Micha Wald. With        From one grandmother, he receives
                                          With English subtitles.                  English subtitles.                        socks. From the other, underwear.
                                          Inspired by the true story of Jewish     Simon Konianski knows all about the       From his grandfather, Leo gets an old
                                          athlete Gretel Bergmann, this is         generation gap. Forced – at age 35 –      Super-8 camera and with it he tells
                                          a remarkable piece of forgotten          to move back temporarily to live with     us of his attempts to change his gifts.
                                          Olympic history. Bergmann (award-        his ailing father, Ernest, the two soon   Tickets £9/£6 concessions.

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                                               Altiplano at 8.30                       Saturday 27 November                   Sunday 28 November
                                               1hr 48. Germany/Belgium 2009.           South of the Border(15)                El Bosque at 5.30 pm.
                                               Directed by Peter Brosens and           at 6pm + Q&A with Dr Francisco         1hr 40. Argentina 2008.
                                               Jessica Woodworth. With English         Dominguez.                             Directed by Pablo Siciliano and
                                               subtitles.                              1hr 40. USA 2010. Directed by Oliver   Eugenio Lasserre.
                                               Built upon moments of trauma and        Stone. With English subtitles.         With English subtitles.
                                               loss, this film is, fundamentally,      If you haven’t seen South of           Superb cinematography and sound
                                               an expression of faith in the           the Border it’s a must: there’s a      design combine to create a dark and
      Friday 26 November                       possibility of redemption. The          revolution underway in South           eerie film following a modern day
      La Chirola at 6pm.                       main protagonist, Grace, is a war       America, but most of the world         Hansel and Gretel marooned in the
      26 mins. Bolivia 2008. Directed          photographer who has lost her soul      doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone          wild forest of northern Argentina
      by Diego Mondaca. With English           in Baghdad. She suffers further grief   sets out on a road trip across five    and prey to sinister, ancient
      subtitles.                                                                       countries to explore the social and    forces. On another level, it’s is a
      This is an outstanding reflection on                                             political movements as well as the     wry reflection on the Argentinean
      the value of freedom and the human                                               mainstream media’s misperception       division between city and country.
      condition, presented through the                                                 of South America while interviewing
      captivating character of ‘Pedro’ on                                              seven of its elected presidents.       The Belle of the Alhambra
      his release from prison in Bolivia.                                                                                     at 7.30 pm. 1hr 48. Cuba 1989.
      Screening with:                                                                  Cruzando at 8.30 pm.                   Directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet.
      Claudia 1hr 16.                                                                  1hr 34. Mexico/USA 2009. Directed      With English subtitles.
      Argentina 2010. Directed by Marcel                                               by Escamilla & Mando Alvarado.         A young and beautiful woman is
      Gonnet. With English subtitles.                                                  With English subtitles.                single-minded in her determination
      This film is about Claudia Sobrero,                                              This clever, funny and atmospheric     to become a singer at the Alhambra,
      a woman who has spent 26 years                                                   feature is set in La Valle, on the     Cuba’s most notorious cabaret.
      in prison, longer than any other                                                 Mexico/US border. A young              Set in the 1920s, when being a
      woman in Argentina. In 1984 she                                                  man, Manuel, heads for the USA.        cabaret star was synonymous with
      was convicted for her part in the                                                However, his reasons are not           prostitution, Rachel is well aware
      killing of Lino Palacio, a well known                                            typical: he is seeking his estranged   that she is expected to entertain
      Argentine artist, and his wife. During                                           father, and his friend, Diego, comes   influential men with more than her
      periods of freedom ‘on licence’,                                                 along to video the journey. With       stage performance. A fascinating
      she attempts to rebuild family                                                   its cool, knowing soundtrack and       portrait of women cabaret
      relationships and the film questions     at the loss of her husband and is       brilliant cinematography, Cruzando     performers of the time.
      whether the penitentiary system in       forced to evaluate her perception       avoids all the usual clichés and       Followed by closing night reception
      general and the re-integration of ex-    of reality, her conscience and her      presents a heartfelt account of a      with cocktails from Havana Club and
      convicts into society is successful.     sense of worth.                         personal quest.                        Cusqueña beer.

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