From the creators of ‘Despicable Me’ and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the feature ‘The Lorax’, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
A Nos Amours: War And Peace
Sunday 7 October 10.00am
Roger Ebert has said has said of Sergey Bandarchuk’s film, “War and Peace is the definitive epic of all time. It is hard to imagine that circumstances will ever again combine to make a more spectacular, expensive, and splendid movie.” It took seven years to make (shooting lasted from 1961 to 1967). One battle scene alone required 120,000 extras. 35,000 costumes were needed. Sergie Bondarchuk was nothing if not ambitious. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s novel of the same name, A Nos Amours will present the four parts over one glorious day, including three short intervals.
DocDays: We Went To War plus Q&A with Michael Grigsby & Rebekah Tolley
Thursday 11 October 6.30pm
In 1970, a young British director Michael Grigsby made the first film about veterans returning home from the Vietnam war, I Was a Soldier, portraying three young men struggling to reclaim their own versions of normality after a year on the frontline. Some 40 years later, Grigsby & producer Rebekah Tolley return to the stories of those once young Americans, now aged and scarred by lives lived far too brutally, far too young. Co-authors Grigsby and Tolley will be joining us for a post-screening discussion.
CineKids: Drawing On Film – Colour Flight (U)
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 10.30am
With a splash of vibrant colour children and parents will be able to draw shapes and patterns onto clear 16mm film which will then be fed through a projector and brought alive with movement and light. Children will be encouraged to draw in response to music, inspired by the cocktail of colour and rhythm in ‘Colour Flight’ (1938) by Len Lye the master of painting on film. This screening is in partnership with Wimbledon Film Fest.
Royal Opera House Live: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
Tuesday 23 October 7.15pm
The Royal Opera House’s 2012/13 live Cinema Season opens with Anthony Dowell’s production of Swan Lake, created for The Royal Ballet in 1987. Surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music with sets inspired by the Russian Imperial Court of the late 1890s. In creating this production Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography, with the set design an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy.
Special Event: David Byrne In Conversation – How Music Works
Wednesday 24 October 6.30pm
Curzon Cinemas, in partnership with Canongate Books, is proud to bring you an evening with David Byrne, to celebrate the publication of his new book How Music Works. David Byrne will discuss how profoundly music is shaped by time and place, and how the advent of recording technology has forever changed our relationship to playing, performing and listening to music.