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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (12A)
Thursday 10 August 2017
Former Vice President Al Gore will be there in person to present the UK premiere of his stirring and essential sequel to the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. A decade after the original became an unprecedented hit, won an Academy Award and brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, this riveting follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Friday 11 August 2017
An exciting and immersive life-or-death love story that takes you on a breathless late-night adventure through the streets of Berlin. From the moment we meet Victoria herself in a nightclub right the way through to the unpredictable final scenes, this one-of-a-kind experience plays out in real-time without any cuts - a high-wire act of filmmaking bravado shot in one single, unbroken take.
DONNIE DARKO + THE OMEN - DOUBLE BILL (15)
Saturday 12 August 2017
The Devil made them do it! Donnie and Damien, two creepy kids to whom bad things keep happening, team up for a long, dark double-bill of suburban Gothic and Satanic panic. Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a star-making performance as Donnie Darko, a troubled teen haunted by both a giant rabbit and a belief that his actions may lead to the end of the world.
The real black magic follows later in the night with The Omen, as terror comes to 1970s London in the form of Devil's spawn Damien Thorn, a seemingly innocent young child who turns out to be from a very bad family.
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (PG)
Sunday 13 August 2017
An unbeatable trio of Hollywood's golden greats Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart form the triangle at the heart of a fast-paced farce that mixes terrific physical comedy with verbal dexterity; the film itself was adapted from a Broadway play which had been a huge success for Hepburn. She plays Tracy Lord, an heiress whose plan to get married as a way of proving a point to her ex Dexter Haven (Grant) brings her together with reporter Mike Connor (Stewart), an unexpected situation that causes further complications.
Monday 14 August 2017
One of the most talked-about and deeply-felt films of recent times, this triple Oscar-winner (for Film, Supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay) follows an African-American boy as he travels from youth to young manhood in a threatening Miami neighbourhood.
For a near-perfect London night out, you can’t beat watching a movie in the beautiful courtyard at Somerset House.Time Out
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (15)
Tuesday 15 August 2017
Political conspiracy, dirty tricks, White House scandal, the power of the press - a film that could easily be ripped from today's headlines is actually one of the great American movies of the 1970s. Stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman are perfectly paired as crusading journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters whose investigation into the Watergate break-in led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.
THE SQUARE (18)
Wednesday 16 August 2017
From director Ruben Östlund, the creator of the 2014 hit Force Majeure, comes a seriously hilarious and profound new satire set in the art world. Taking place in and around a modern-art museum, Östlund's film balances big laughs with unsettling set-pieces as it follows a successful curator preparing to launch a prestigious exhibition while at the same time tracking down a mugger who stole his phone. When a PR initiative plunges the museum into crisis, the curator finds himself in a series of situations that are both darkly amusing and highly compromising.
BHAJI ON THE BEACH (15)
Thursday 17 August 2017
Full of charm and packed with incident, the film follows a group of South Asian women as they cram into a minibus and hit the road, travelling from their Wolverhampton home to Blackpool for a day at the beach. However, what should have been a fun outing also brings with it its fair share of drama, with domestic abuse, teenage pregnancy, interracial relationships, marital frustration and the inevitable tension between generations all playing their part to ensure there's never a dull moment.
IN BRUGES (18)
Friday 18 August 2017
A wickedly funny and vividly violent black comedy that generously whisks viewers off on a sight-seeing trip to beautiful Bruges only to plunge them into a world of gunfights, seedy sex, plentiful swearing and petty squabbles.
JAWS + DELIVERANCE - DOUBLE BILL (18)
Saturday 19 August 2017
You'll be glad you're on dry land for this nerve-shredding night of almost-unbearable suspense, a double-bill of cautionary tales about what can happen when you stray too far out of your depth.
MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO
Sunday 20 August 2017
The magical animation of legendary Studio Ghibli fills the Somerset House courtyard with colour, charm and adventure once more. This summer, one of the world's most beloved characters flies in for a special visit. Two young sisters move to the countryside with their father and find themselves ushered into a world beyond their wildest dreams, where the spirit of nature - embodied by a friendly forest furball - provides unexpected comfort while their mother is in hospital.
CRUEL INTENTIONS (15)
Monday 21 August 2017
A deliciously twisted black comedy that transforms a literary classic into a contemporary teen movie. Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar are the wealthy scheming siblings intent on corrupting innocent prey Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair, although even the best laid plans can come undone when meddling with matters of the heart.
Tuesday 22 August 2017
You may never believe your eyes again after witnessing this icon of 1960s cinema, a hypnotic mystery that follows a trendy fashion photographer as he's drawn into a world where nothing is quite what it seems - including what he captures with his own camera.
PATTI CAKE$ (15 TBC)
Wednesday 23 August 2017
Direct from the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, this bold, funny and infectiously upbeat coming-of-age crowd-pleaser introduces you to a very different sort of superhero - Patricia Dombrowski, a New Jersey girl who dreams of becoming superstar rapper 'Killa P'.