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4 - 30 August 2015: Repertory Cinema I


Close-Up Repertory Cinema series presents essential films that shaped the art of cinema and its history. This month we will focus on some of the best british new wave directors such as Richardson, Reisz and Schlesinger as well as other lesser known gems of that period.
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Programmes

1 July - 2 August 2015: Close-Up on John Cassavetes

1 July - 2 August 2015: Close-Up on John Cassavetes

To celebrate the opening of our cinema we are delighted to present six films, all screened on 35mm, by John Cassavetes. Often hailed as the father of American independent film, John Cassavetes's maverick approach to filmmaking captured some of the most honest and genuinely moving portrayals of human emotion ever committed to film.
7 July - 1 August 2015: Shadows

7 July - 1 August 2015: Shadows

Shot on location in Manhattan with a cast and crew made up primarily of amateurs, Cassavetes' Shadows is a visionary work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.
2 July - 2 August 2015: A Woman Under The Influence

2 July - 2 August 2015: A Woman Under The Influence

Starring Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands as a married couple deeply in love, Cassavetes's devastating drama details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family's struggle to save her from herself.
1 July - 1 August 2015: Opening Night

1 July - 1 August 2015: Opening Night

Featuring a moving performance by Rowlands (and with some scenes shot on stages with live audiences reacting freely to the writing and performing), John Cassavetes's Opening Night exposes the drama of an actress who at great personal cost makes a part her own.
2 July - 2 August 2015: Love Streams

2 July - 2 August 2015: Love Streams

Based on a play by Ted Allan, Love Streams is a haunting, provocative, and brutally honest examination of love, emotional needs, loneliness, and longing. 
6 - 27 August 2015: Terence Davies Trilogy

6 - 27 August 2015: Terence Davies Trilogy

The fictional account of Terence Davies' life follows his alter ego from birth to death and examines the clash between his strict Catholic upbringing and his masochistic sexual fantasies.
20 - 29 August 2015: Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

20 - 29 August 2015: Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Based on Alan Sillitoe's largely autobiographical novel, and with powerful central performances, crackling dialogue and a superb jazz score by Johnny Dankworth, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning is a seminal film of the British New Wave.
13 - 21 August 2015: Look Back In Anger

13 - 21 August 2015: Look Back In Anger

In this powerful adaptation of the John Osbourne drama, Richard Burton gives one of his finest performances on film as Jimmy Porter, an ill-tempered and arrogant young man with a grudge against the establishment and disdain for those around him.
4 - 26 August 2015: A Taste Of Honey

4 - 26 August 2015: A Taste Of Honey

Jo, a teenager in Salford, struggles at home with her alcoholic mother and moves in with Geoff, a gay friend. Her life is thrown into turmoil when she discovers she is pregnant by a black sailor, who has since departed. The film's prosaic handling of themes of sexuality, abortion and interracial relationships is an outstanding example of the British New Wave.
9 - 25 August 2015: The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

9 - 25 August 2015: The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

Tony Richardson's film of Alan Sillitoe's short story intersperses Colin's life in borstal, where he is encouraged by the Governor to take up running, with flashbacks to the months leading up to his arrest.
19 - 30 August 2015: Mademoiselle

19 - 30 August 2015: Mademoiselle

Tony Richardson’s deliciously wicked film – with a script begun by Jean Genet but completed by the director when the playwright disappeared after only a week – stars Jeanne Moreau as the ostensibly prim schoolmistress of a small French village.
8 - 18 August 2015: Billy Liar

8 - 18 August 2015: Billy Liar

Wonderfully performed by Tom Courtenay as Billy, with his mixture of deceit and good intentions, immaturity and intelligence, Billy Liar is probably the most fun of the New Wave films – indeed the only one which is intended largely as a comedy.
5 - 23 August 2015: The Caretaker

5 - 23 August 2015: The Caretaker

The Caretaker illustrates many of the dominant themes in Pinter's work, exploring ideas of identity, class, power and, above all, the elusiveness of language. On every level, Pinter's characters struggle to communicate, misinterpreting each other's words and actions, often to comic effect.
7 - 16 August 2015: The Servant

7 - 16 August 2015: The Servant

The Servant is a savage indictment of the English class system, and its waning hold over all aspects of the working and cultural life of Britain. The film plays out the struggle for power and dominance ignited by his duplicitous manservant Barrett – an energetic and genuinely ominous Dirk Bogarde.
12 - 28 August 2015: Ulysses

12 - 28 August 2015: Ulysses

It's hardly surprising that it took 45 years for someone to attempt an adaptation of James Joyce's dazzling modernist masterpiece that parallels a day in the life of unassuming Jewish advertising man Leopold Bloom with the events of Homer's Odyssey.

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VIDEO

John Cassavetes on Opening Night

By MacDonald

In advance of our season on John Cassavetes, watch this excerpt of brilliant interview about Opening Night!

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