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December January The Phoenix Cinema


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									                   December 2010– January 2011
                                    The King’s Speech(12A) from 7 January

52 High Road, East Finchley N2 9PJ • 020 8444 6789 • www.phoenixcinema.co.uk
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 currently residing at Church
stated programme times except           High Barnet branch) Buses: 102, 143,       disabled toilet. Dedicated        Farmhouse Museum in Hendon. The exhibition includes
for Kids Club, Film Classics and        263, 234, 603, H3.                         spaces in the auditorium.         images of The Phoenix and other local cinemas, items
the second film in a double                                                        Please let us know when           from The Phoenix and Barnet Council’s archive and
bill which start promptly at the        Tickets and booking                                   booking.               objects on loan from the Cinema Museum. A great
published times.                        Tickets can be booked in advance for                                         chance to reminisce!
                                                                                              Guide dogs are
                                        all performances once times are                       welcome; please        Closes 3 January, Church Farmhouse Museum
Films and times that are not
                                        confirmed. Advanced booking is                        let us know in         Greyhound Hill, Hendon NW4 4JR. Tel. 020 8359 3942
listed inside are confirmed every
                                        encouraged for all performances and                   advance.
Monday for the film week ahead
(starting Friday).
                                        especially for Saturday evening shows
                                        which have reserved seats. Bookings
                                                                                              Disabled parking is    The Phoenix Film Group
n Check our website:                                                                          available outside      The Film Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month,
                                        can be made in person, by phone or
  www.phoenixcinema.co.uk                                                          the cinema on the High Road       every month, and it’s easy to take part: sign up with
                                        via our website. The box office opens      and Fairlawn Avenue on single
n Join our free email list. Go to our   15 minutes prior to the first show of                                        your e-mail address to receive details of the film with a
                                                                                   yellow lines and in parking
  website or visit the box office to    the day. There is a telephone and                                            synopsis or review each month, then come along, buy
                                                                                   bays any time and free of
  sign up                               online booking fee of 50p per ticket                                         your cinema ticket, enjoy a free tea or coffee from our
                                        with a maximum of £1 per booking.                                            kiosk (mention you’re a Film Club Member) and enjoy the
n Call our box office for recorded                                                            There are limited      film. Afterwards meet other film-lovers for discussion at
                                        There’s no booking fee for Phoenix
  film times 24 hours a day                                                                   guide features for     the Bald Faced Stag. To sign up, send your email address
                                        Friends or in person bookings. The         visually impaired visitors.
n Pick up a weekly time sheet           Phoenix does not give refunds or                                             to us at management@phoenixcinema.co.uk and we will
                                                                                   Stairs have clear step
  at the cinema, local libraries,       exchanges on any tickets within 48                                           add you to our membership list. Alternatively, just come
                                                                                   markings and floor surfaces
  galleries, art centres and            hours of a screening. All refunds are at                                     along and speak to Kim on the night.
                                                                                   are non-slip. Staff will be
  bookshops                             the manager’s discretion.                             happy to assist.       Orange Wednesday If you are an Orange mobile
n Check listings in Time Out,           Monday all day, £6                                                           phone user, you can get two tickets for the price of one
                                                                                              Free admission for
  Hendon & Barnet Times, Camden         Tuesday–Friday                                        carers of registered   every Wednesday. Simply call 241 from your Orange
  New Journal and national papers       before 5.30pm: £6 (all tickets)            disabled visitors, subject        mobile, or text the word FILM to 241.
                                        after 5.30pm: £9 (£6 concessions)          to CEA card and availability.
Parking                                 Saturday                                                                     Phoenix Gallery 1-15 December: Liga Kitchen (mixed
                                                                                   Applications for the CEA card
                                        before 5.30pm: £9 (£6 concessions)                                           media) 16-31 December: Barnet College Creative and
In the evenings, plenty of spaces                                                  available from the box office.
                                        after 5.30pm: £9 (all tickets)                                               Media Diploma students 1-15 Jan: Photography by
are available in the tube station car                                                         Subtitled
                                        Sundays and Bank Holidays                                                    A-Level Finchley Catholic School pupils 16-31 Jan: TBC
park (£3.20 Monday–Friday, £1 on                                                              screenings offered
Saturday and Sunday).                   £9 (£6 concessions)                                   when we are able.      Management reserve the right of admission. Information
Controlled Parking is in operation on   Concession prices are available for        Integrated induction loop         correct at time of press. Registered charity no. 296135.
the High Rd and surrounding streets     unemployed, senior citizens, children      available.                        Part of the Europa Cinemas
– parking bays from 35p for 15          aged 16 and under, students or             This programme is available in    Network of the European
minutes, up to £2.70 for maximum        registered disabled. Please bring          large format.                     MEDIA Programme.
stay 90 minutes. Free from 6.30pm       proof of status. Prices may differ for
and on Sundays and Bank Holidays.       special events, festival screenings etc.
           Welcome                                                                           Featured films
                                                                                                   From 3 December
Welcome to the latest Phoenix brochure. This brochure                                              Julian Schnabel’s latest follows
covers the end of 2010, a year that will rightly be                                                a sheltered Palestinian girl’s
                                                                                                   coming of age.
remembered as a momentous one in The Phoenix’s
                                                                                                   From 10 December
rich history. Not only did we celebrate 100 years since                                            Of Gods and Men(15)
the cinema was first built but we embarked upon and                                                This compelling exploration of
completed the single biggest change to the cinema in                                               faith in the real world won the
                                                                                                   Grand Prix at Cannes.
70 years with our Centenary Restoration Project.
                                                                                                   From 17 December
We celebrated the rich history through a range of work exploring our heritage both in the          The Thorn in My Heart(TBC)
                                                                                                   Michel Gondry uses his unique
building through tours, screenings and exhibitions and off site with our memory project,           film language to explore his
touring exhibitions and education work. The brochure sweeps us into 2011, a year that will         own family story.
be quieter, but no less fun. We kick off with local boy Tom Hooper’s excellent The King’s          From 26 December
Speech followed by the riveting Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky. And don’t miss our Girl            An Ordinary Execution(12A)
With The Dragon Tattoo triple bill on Sunday 2 January.                                            A young doctor must tend to
                                                                                                   the aging but still terrifying
We’re delighted that so many of you are enjoying the new building, with attendances                Josef Stalin.
noticeably higher and many of you partaking in the delights of the cafe bar. We thank you          From 31 December
                                                                                                   The Big Sleep(PG) Bogart and Bacall.
for your patience over the last year and look forward to enjoying a great 2011 together.
                                                                                                   Uncle Boonmee(12A) Palme d’Or Winner.
                                                                                                   Catfish(12A) Love and deception online.

  RegulaRs                                                                                         From 7 January
                                                                                                   The King’s Speech(12A)
  Kids Club From 11am on Saturdays we have a different activity every week                         Colin Firth stars as the young
                                                                                                   King George VI who battles a
  followed at midday by a fantastic film. A maximum of 20 children can attend the                  debilitating speech impediment.
  activities. Pre-booking is advised. Tickets are £2 with a group ticket at £10 (5-10              From 21 January
  people including 2 adults). The activity session is free. All children under 8 years of          Black Swan(TBC)
  age must be accompanied by a responsible older person.                                           Darren Aronofsky is back with
                                                                                                   a chilling tale of obsession
  Early bird These Tuesday screenings finish by 3.15pm (perfect for parents                        and rivalry.
  picking up children from school) and include a free hot drink.                                   From 28 January
                                                                                                   Barney’s Version(15)
  bringing up baby Wednesday morning screenings offer parents with babies up                       Paul Giamatti stars in this frank
  to 18 months a chance to see our main feature. Sponsored by Bepanthen.                           examination of one man’s
                                                                                                   extraordinary life.
        Friday 3 December – Thursday 9 December                                                                                   Box office 020 8444 6789

Miral(12a)                                                                             Saturday 4 December
                                                                                       KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                                  Tuesday 7 December
                                                                                                                                  EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
at 4pm (not Sun or Tue), 6.30pm (not Thurs), 9pm (not Thurs).                          Activity starts at 11am prompt.            Miral(12A) 1hr 52.
                                                                                       The Golden Compass(PG) 1hr 53.
                                                                                       A young girl embarks on a perilous         Wednesday 8 December
                                                                                       journey to rescue her best friend and      BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
                                                                                       fight the forces of darkness.              Miral(12A) 1hr 52.
                                                                                       Sunday 5 December                          Thursday 9 December
                                                                                       a CENTURy oF CINEMa: 1940s                 FILM CLaSSICS at 11am.
                                                                                       at 2pm. Free                               Good Hair(12A)
                                                                                                                                  1hr 36. USa 2009. Directed by Jeff
                                                                                                                                  Pontecorvo. With Chris Rock, Maya
                                                                                                                                  angelou, al Sharpton.
                                                                                                                                  Chris Rock investigates the black hair
                                                                                                                                  industry and the money and time
                                                                                                                                  women spend creating ‘good hair’.

                                                                                                                                  Thursday 9 December
                                                                                                                                  NT LIVE at 6.45pm. Curtain up 7pm.
                                                                                                                                  Hamlet 3hrs 30 with one interval.
                                                                                                                                  Tickets £10/£9 Friends.
1hr 52. France/Israel/Italy/India 2010. Directed by Julian Schnabel. With                                                         Following his celebrated performances
Frieda Pinto, Hiam abbass, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave.                                                                        at the National in Burnt by the Sun,
Jerusalem, 1948. On her way to work, Hind Husseini comes across 55 orphaned            For one afternoon only, step back          The Revenger’s Tragedy, Philistines
children in the street and takes them home to give them food and shelter.              in time to 1942. The Rex Cinema is         and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear
Within six months, 55 had grown to almost 2000, and the Dar Al-Tifel Institute         your main source of escape from the        plays Hamlet.
is born. At the age of 7, Miral is sent to the Institute by her father following her   horrors of World War II, and we’ve got
mother’s death. Brought up safely inside the Institute’s walls, she is naïve to the    a great film to lift your spirits:
troubles that surround her. Then, at the age of 17, she is assigned to teach at        Casablanca(U) ! Come early for a
a refugee camp where she is awakened to the reality of her people’s struggle.          drink at Rick’s Bar. If you don’t you’ll
When she falls for political activist Hani, she finds herself torn between the fight   regret it, maybe not today, maybe not
for the future of her people and Mama Hind’s belief that education is the road         tomorrow ...
to peace. From Julian Schnabel, director of The Diving Bell and The Butterfly,
Before Night Falls and Basquiat comes a timely and compassionate feature
about a young woman searching for answers.
       Friday 10 December – Thursday 16 December                                                                             www.phoenixcinema.co.uk

of Gods and Men(15)                                                                 Saturday 11 December
                                                                                    KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                              his last film at The Phoenix. Join us for
                                                                                                                              a screening of one of Peter’s favourite
at 2.45pm (Sat only), 3.15pm (not Sat or Sun), 6pm (Fri, Tues, Wed only),           Activity starts at 11am prompt.           films, The Glenn Miller Story(U),
8.45pm (not Sat)                                                                    The Chronicles of Narnia:                 followed by a Q&A with the legend
                                                                                    Prince Caspian(PG)                        himself. All income will go towards
                                                                                    2hrs 24. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund        Peter’s retirement.
                                                                                    and Lucy back behind the wardrobe
                                                                                                                              Monday 13 December
                                                                                    for an epic battle to help brave
                                                                                                                              SPECIaL EVENT at 6pm.
                                                                                    Prince Caspian against his evil uncle
                                                                                                                              The War You Don’t See(15)
                                                                                    King Miraz!
                                                                                                                              followed by Q&A with John Pilger
                                                                                    Saturday 11 December                      live via satellite. Following his
                                                                                    MET oPERa: LIVE IN HD at 5.30pm.          award-winning documentary The
                                                                                                                              War on Democracy, John Pilger’s
                                                                                    Verdi’s Don Carlo
                                                                                                                              new film is a powerful and timely
                                                                                    Sold out. 4hrs 45 with two intervals.
                                                                                                                              investigation into the media’s role
                                                                                    Sunday 12 December                        in war. The War You Don’t See
                                                                                    MET oPERa: ENCoRE SCREENING               traces the history of ‘embedded’
                                                                                    at 12 noon.                               and independent reporting from
                                                                                    Verdi’s Don Carlo                         the carnage of World War I to the
                                                                                    4hrs 45 approx. Recorded from the         destruction of Hiroshima, and
2hrs 2. France 2010. Directed by Xavier Beauvois. With Lambert Wilson,                                                        from the invasion of Vietnam to
                                                                                    live broadcast. Tickets £20/£16
Michael Lonsdale, olivier Rabourdin. With English subtitles.                                                                  the current war in Afghanistan.
                                                                                    concs/£14 Friends
Winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival the film follows a                                               As weapons and propaganda are
                                                                                    Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys,
group of Cistercian monks in North Africa in the 1990s who live in harmony with                                               ever more sophisticated, the very
                                                                                    The Madness of King George)
the local population. Brother Luc (Lonsdale) is the resident doctor, dispensing                                               nature of war has developed into an
                                                                                    makes his Met debut with this new
tender care and good advice, while the monastery’s head Brother Christian                                                     ‘electronic battlefield.’ But who is
                                                                                    production after its acclaimed run in
(Wilson) is as much versed in the Koran as in the Bible, giving him a special                                                 the real enemy today?
                                                                                    London. Roberto Alagna leads the
insight into, and respect for, the Islamic nation in which he has chosen to work.
                                                                                    cast in the title role of Verdi’s most
But the country is increasingly in the grip of fundamentalist violence. When a
                                                                                    ambitious opera.                          Tuesday 14 December
militia group turns up at the monastery, Christian trades Koranic quotes with                                                 EaRLy BIRD at 12.30pm.
their leader, and a détente is produced – but it clearly can’t last. As tension     Sunday 12 December                        Of Gods and Men(15) 2hrs 2.
mounts, the brothers must decide whether to stay or leave. The film balances        PETER BayLEy MBE RETIREMENT
the theological and political dimensions in a compelling way, showing that its      BENEFIT at 6pm. Tickets £10.              Wednesday 15 December
heroes are not living in an ivory tower but are deeply involved in the meaning of   After 50 years of dedicated service,      BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
their calling in relation to the outside world.                                     Peter Bayley MBE will be projecting       Of Gods and Men(15) 2hrs 2.
       Friday 17 December – Thursday 23 December
Film times to be confirmed. Please check our website or local listings.

The Thorn in the Heart(tbc)                                                        of Gods and Men(15)

                                                                                   2hrs 2. France 2010. Directed by Xavier Beauvois. With Lambert Wilson, Michael
                                                                                   Lonsdale, olivier Rabourdin. With English subtitles. See review previous page.

                                                                                   Saturday 18 December                     FREE at 2pm. Get into the holiday
                                                                                   KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.                    spirit with a selection of wintery
                                                                                   Activity starts at 11am prompt.          and festive films for all the family
                                                                                   Tinkerbell and the Great                 including Scrooge(U) from 1951.
                                                                                   Fairy Rescue(U)                          Arrive early for mince pies in the café.
1hr 26. France 2010. Directed by Michel Gondry. With English subtitles.
Michel Gondry is a filmmaker known for breaking new ground – be it in the          1hr 16. When Tink gets trapped can
world of commercial advertising, directing music videos for the likes of Bjork     Vidia and pals rescue her? Is faith,
and The White Stripes, or helming imaginative features like Eternal Sunshine of    trust and pixie dust enough?
the Spotless Mind. Gondry’s newest film, The Thorn in the Heart, further propels                                            Tuesday 21 December
his filmography into the realm of the unvisited with a personal look at the life   Sunday 19 December                       EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
of Gondry family matriarch, his aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with     FREE GUIDED ToURS                        The Thorn in the Heart(tbc)1hr 26.
her son, Jean-Yves. Michel examines Suzette’s years as a schoolteacher and her     From 10am–1pm (booking essential).
life in rural France. During the course of filming the documentary, new family     Go behind the scenes in one of the       Wednesday 22 December
stories are unearthed and Michel uses his camera to explore them in a subtle       UK’s oldest cinemas.                     BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
and sensitive way.                                                                 FRoM THE aRCHIVES: FESTIVE CHEER         The Thorn in the Heart(tbc)1hr 26.
       Friday 24 December – Thursday 30 December
Film times to be confirmed. Please check our website or local listings.          Friday 24 December                        Pre-recorded from live transmission.
                                                                                 SPECIaL HoLIDay SCREENING at 2pm          Tickets £15/£13 concs/£6 child.

an ordinary Execution(12a)                                                       Join us for this festive screening with
                                                                                 free sherry and mince pies to get you
                                                                                                                           £2 discount for Friends.
                                                                                                                           Tchaikovsky’s ultimate Christmas
1hr 45. France 2010. Directed by Marc                                            in the holiday spirit!                    ballet comes to The Phoenix by way
Dugain. With Marina Hands, andré                                                 It’s a Wonderful Life(U)                  of Moscow in the classic production
Dussollier, Edouard Baer.                                                        2hrs 10. USa 1946. Directed by Frank      by Yuri Grigorovich performed by the
French drama adapted by writer/director                                          Capra. With James Stewart, Donna          world-famous Bolshoi Ballet.
Marc Dugain from his own novel. Set in                                           Reed, Lionel Barrymore.
1950s Moscow, the film imagines the                                              An angel helps a despairing
                                                                                                                           Tuesday 28 December
relationship between aging Russian                                                                                         EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
                                                                                 businessman see what life would
dictator Joseph Stalin (Dussolier) and a                                         have been like without him.               An Ordinary Execution(12A) 1hr 45.
gifted young female doctor, Anna (Hands),
who is summoned to the Kremlin to care                                           Friday 24 December                        Wednesday 29 December
for Stalin as the infirmities of old age                                         BoLSHoI BaLLET at 5pm                     BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
overtake him. Anna sets about her work                                           Nutcracker                                An Ordinary Execution(12A) 1hr 45.
uneasily, aware that anything she does                                           2hrs 15 with one interval.
to displease her tyrannical patient could
lead to her being ‘purged’ in the same
perfunctory manner as her predecessor.
As the ailing dictator rambles and
reminisces on his deathbed, his warped
philosophy of terror is subtly revealed.

The Thorn in the Heart(tbc)
1hr 26. France 2010. Directed by Michel Gondry. With English subtitles.
See review previous page

another year(12a)
2hrs 10. UK 2010. Directed by Mike Leigh. With Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville,
Ruth Sheen.
Another chance to see Mike Leigh’s latest following one year in the life of a
contented married couple and the needy friends and family that come to them
for support.
        Friday 31 December – Thursday 6 January
Film times to be confirmed. Please check our website or local listings.

The Big Sleep(PG)                                                                       Catfish(12a)
1hr 54. USa 1946. Directed by Howard                                                    USa 2010. Directed by Henry Joost and
Hawks. With Humphrey Bogart, Lauren                                                     ariel Schulman. With ariel Schulman,
Bacall.                                                                                 yaniv Schulman, Megan Faccio.
This classic film noir serves as a showcase                                             In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman
for one of Hollywood’s royal couples at                                                 and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding
their best: Bogey and Bacall. Based on                                                  as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their
the Raymond Chandler book and with William Faulkner among the screenwriters, the        project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.
film remains one of the most intelligent and compelling detective stories of the era.   A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of
Asked to investigate a disappearance by a wealthy general, wary investigator Philip     love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
Marlowe (Bogart) is drawn into a world of gambling, pornography, drug abuse and
murder and drawn to the General’s daughter who has something to hide.
                                                                                        Sunday 2 January                                2hrs 9. USa 2010. Sweden 2009.
                                                                                        THE MILLENIUM TRILoGy                           Directed by Daniel alfredson. With

Uncle Boonmee                                                                           A chance to watch all three films
                                                                                        based on the best-selling novels.
                                                                                                                                        Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace.
                                                                                                                                        When a young journalist is murdered,

Who Can Recall                                                                          Tickets: 1 film £9/£6 concs; 2 films
                                                                                        £14/£10 concs; 3 films £18/£12.
                                                                                                                                        Salander is the prime suspect
                                                                                                                                        and Blomkvist must enter a dark

His Past Lives(12a)                                                                     The Girl with the Dragon
                                                                                        Tattoo(18) at 2pm.
                                                                                                                                        underworld to clear her name.
                                                                                                                                        The Girl Who Kicked the
1hr 53. Thailand/UK/France 2010.                                                        2hrs 33. Sweden 2009. Directed by               Hornet’s Nest(15) at 8pm.
                                                                                        Niels arden oplev. With Michael                 2hrs 27. Sweden 2009. Directed
Directed by apichatpong Weera-
                                                                                        Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace.                          by Daniel alfredson. With Michael
sethakul. With Sakda Kaewbuadee,
                                                                                        Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is offered          Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace.
Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar.
                                                                                        an assignment to track down the                 Salander and Blomkvist strike back at
Winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes. Uncle Boonmee has chosen to
                                                                                        missing daughter of an elderly                  their enemies in this tense finale.
spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the remote forest, an
important place from his childhood and, he believes, the possible location of his       tycoon. When he discovers a
                                                                                        mysterious young woman, Lisbeth
                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 4 January
former existences. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care                                                         EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
for him, and the spirit of his long lost son returns. Contemplating the reasons         Salander, has hacked into his
                                                                                        computer he convinces her to help               The Big Sleep(PG)1hr 54.
for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious
hilltop cave – the birthplace of his first life. Eerie, poetic and masterful, Uncle     him solve the mystery.                          Wednesday 5 January
Boonmee creates an enchanted world where fauna and flora converge to convey             The Girl Who Played with                        BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
a magical, sublime atmosphere.                                                          Fire(15) at 5.15pm.                             Catfish(21A)1hr 27.
        Friday 7 January – Thursday 20 January (two weeks)                                                             www.phoenixcinema.co.uk

The King’s Speech(12a)                                                            Saturday 8 January
                                                                                  KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                            Thursday 13 January
                                                                                                                            NT LIVE at 6.45pm.
7-13 January: at 3.15pm (not Sun), 6pm (not Sat, Sun or Thurs),                   Activity starts at 11am prompt.           FELA! Tickets £10/£9 Friends.
8.45pm (not Sat, Sun or Thurs), Sunday only at 5pm, 7.45pm                        The Sorcerer’s Apprentice(PG)             3hrs with one interval.
14-20 January: times to be confirmed                                              1hr 49. Inspired by the beloved segment   A provocative and wholly unique
                                                                                  in Disney’s Fantasia, this live-action    hybrid of dance, theatre and music,
                                                                                  film moves the action to modern-day       FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat
                                                                                  Manhattan where a wizard must train an    legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Winner
                                                                                  average teenager to help him battle the   of three 2010 Tony Awards including
                                                                                  forces of evil.                           Best Choreography.

                                                                                  Saturday 8 January                        Saturday 15 January
                                                                                  MET oPERa: LIVE IN HD at 6pm              KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                  Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West           Activity starts at 11am prompt.
                                                                                  3hrs 10. Sold out.                        Race to Witch Mountain(PG)
                                                                                                                            1hr 38. This modern remake features
                                                                                  Sunday 9 January                          two teen aliens whose search for
                                                                                  MET oPERa: ENCoRE SCREENING               their spacecraft gets them caught up
                                                                                  at 1pm                                    in an adventure with a cab drive and a
                                                                                  Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West           UFO specialist.
                                                                                  3hrs 10. Recorded from the live
                                                                                  broadcast. Tickets £20/£16                Sunday 16 January
                                                                                  concs/£14 Friends                         a CENTURy oF CINEMa: 1950s
                                                                                  Puccini’s wild west opera stars           at 2pm. Free
                                                                                  all-American diva Deborah Voigt in        It’s 1953 and The Rex is holding a
                                                                                  a performance that marks the 100th        screening of classic teen film The
                                                                                  anniversary of the opera’s world          Wild One(PG) starring teen heartthrob
1hr 58. UK/australia 2011. Directed by Tom Hooper. With Colin Firth, Helena       premiere at the Met.                      and hero Marlon Brando. Plus a short
Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush.                                                                                               film, Momma Don’t Allow, of London
Based on the true story of Queen Elizabeth II’s father and his remarkable         Tuesday 11 January                        teenagers dancing the night away
friendship with maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue, The King’s Speech stars   EaRLy BIRD at 12.30pm.                    at Wood Green Jazz Club. So put on
Academy Award nominee Colin Firth (A Single Man) as King George VI who is         The King’s Speech(12A)1hr 58.             your hippest outfit and come to the
unexpectedly thrust into the international spotlight when his brother Edward                                                cinema to hang out with the groovy
abdicates in order to marry Wallis Simpson. Academy Award winner Geoffrey         Wednesday 12 January                      guys and dolls!
Rush (Shine) stars as Logue, the man who helps him find a voice with which to     BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
lead the nation.                                                                  The King’s Speech(12A)1hr 58.
     Friday 21 January – Thursday 27 January                                                                                  www.phoenixcinema.co.uk

Black Swan(tbc)                                                                      Saturday 22 January
                                                                                     KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                               Sunday 23 January
                                                                                                                               FREE GUIDED ToURS
Daily except Sunday at 4.30pm (not Tues), 6.45pm and 9pm.                            Activity starts at 11am prompt.           From 10am–1pm (booking essential).
Sunday only at 5.45pm, 8pm.                                                          Wall-E(U) 1hr 43.                         Go behind the scenes in one of the
                                                                                     A lonely robot tasked with cleaning up    UK’s oldest cinemas.
                                                                                     Planet Earth travels deep into outer
                                                                                     space in search of a newfound friend.

1hr 43. USa 2010. Directed by Darren aronofsky. With Natalie Portman, Mila
                                                                                                                               FRoM THE aRCHIVES
Kunis, Vincent Cassel.
                                                                                                                               FREE at 2pm.
Visionary director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) takes a thrilling and at times
                                                                                                                               In association with Black History
terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina. Nina (Portman)
                                                                                                                               Studies Productions, film to be
is a dancer in a New York city ballet company whose life, like all those in her
profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive
former-ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who exerts a suffocating
control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace
prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of
their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition:                                               Tuesday 25 January
a new dancer Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a                                                   EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the                                                      Black Swan(tbc) 1hr 43
Black Swan , who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role
perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young
                                                                                                                               Wednesday 26 January
                                                                                                                               BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in
touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.                                                       Black Swan(tbc) 1hr 43
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Barney’s Version(15)                                                                   Saturday 29 January
                                                                                       KIDS CLUB at 12 noon.
                                                                                                                                Concert, a one act romanticised
                                                                                                                                version of the ballet class dancers
at 2.30pm (not Sun), 5.30pm, 8.30pm                                                    Activity starts at 11am prompt.          do every day including exercises
                                                                                       Space Chimps 2: Zartog                   at the barre and displays of beauty
                                                                                       Strikes Back(U) 1hr 16.                  and strength at centre stage. This
                                                                                       Ham, Luna and Titan are back and         half hour piece will be followed by
                                                                                       must rescue tech specialist Titan and    Giselle, one of the most beloved
                                                                                       overthrow an extraterrestrial tyrant     ballets of all time which tells the
                                                                                       called Zartog.                           tragic tale of a love that is stronger
                                                                                                                                than death.
                                                                                       Sunday 30 January
                                                                                       BoLSHoI BaLLET at 2pm                    Tuesday 1 February
                                                                                       Class Concert + Giselle                  EaRLy BIRD at 1pm.
                                                                                       2hrs 50 with one interval.               Barney’s Version(15) 2hrs 14
                                                                                       Pre-recorded from live transmission.
                                                                                       Tickets £15/£13 concs/£6 child.          Wednesday 2 February
                                                                                       £2 discount for Friends.                 BRINGING UP BaBy at 11am.
                                                                                       This performance begins with Class       Barney’s Version(15) 2hrs 14
2hrs 14. Canada/Italy 2010. Directed by Richard J Lewis. With Paul Giamatti,
Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike.
Based on Mordecai Richler’s prize-winning comic novel, Barney’s Version is the
warm, wise and witty story of Barney Panofsky (Giamatti), a seemingly ordinary
man who lives an extraordinary life. A candid confessional told (as the title
implies) entirely from Barney’s point of view, the film spans four decades and
two continents, taking us through the many highs, and a few too many lows, of
our hero’s long and colourful life. Mostly, we learn about Barney by witnessing
his three marriages, each representing, like the rings of a circus, different ‘acts’
of his life. There is also the ongoing suspicion that Barney is responsible for the
disappearance of his best friend whom he both adored and envied. But Barney
isn’t able to exonerate himself of this charge as he has the unfortunate habit of
getting blink drunk at pivotal moments. Barney is honest to a fault, owning up
to his flaws and failings with a self-lacerating wit that positively dares us not
to like him and he leads us on an unsteady walk down memory lane in order to
explain his life to others and make sense of it himself. Not only does he turn out
to be an unrepentant romantic man, he is also capable of all kinds of sneaky
acts of gallantry, generosity and goodness when we – and he – least expect it.
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