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New Cinema Guide March - April 2018

Discover the latest films in our new cinema guide

1 March 2018

Time to download our new cinema guide for March - April 2018!

Step into spring with some of the most hotly-anticipated films of the season, plus a few lesser-known gems and well-loved vintage treats. There's still time to see Oscar darlings Lady Bird and I, Tonya, and we're thrilled that Black Panther is ready to pounce on 9th March. Escape the cold with a heartstopping chase through Australia's Northern Territory in Sweet Country or travel back to 1960s London with Michael Caine as he presents My Generation. If you're looking for a fun family outing, older kids will find big thrills in Ready Player One, while littles are sure to fall for Snow White on the big screen. And for Easter weekend, we only ask that you remember Brian is not the Messiah - he's a very naughty boy.

"the best mix of new films from across the globe…"

Alice Black, our Head of Cinema, introduces the guide with a question for all film-lovers: "Is the ‘art-house’ cinema tradition dead? It can sometimes feel like the audience for more challenging films is shrinking, especially with the rise in on-demand viewing and when the numbers for mainstream cinema are on the up. Maybe, as cinema goers we’ve just got out of the habit of taking a chance on films which are more obscure? I am always keen to present the best mix of new films from across the globe, and all statistics (including our box office) point towards the fact that cinema-going in general is still thriving and growing, so that gives me reason to be optimistic.

"Another reason I am hopeful that there’s still an audience out there for ‘art-house’ is the sheer quality of filmmaking on offer over the next six weeks," Alice explains. "In this issue of our guide there are four of the best films I’ve seen in the past year at Cannes, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals. There is emotional storytelling in Sebastian Lelio’s heart-breaking A Fantastic Woman and Warwick Thornton’s blistering tale of Aboriginal injustice in Sweet Country. And there are gamechanging films like Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here and Ruben Östlund’s The Square which are, literally, creating a new kind of cinematic language. And while I’m on the topic of The Square, I cannot tell you how perfect a setting DCA is to see this razor-sharp black comic take on the contemporary art world!

All of this is not to say that we don’t love the new Marvel film or Spielberg blockbuster too: both of which also feature in this guide. It is just maybe that they don’t need quite as much help to find an audience as the ones listed above. So, on that note, whatever you choose to see, we salute your cinema-going habit and long may it continue! Thanks for visiting."

See you at the cinema soon - and don't forget to say #helloDCA on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

If you'd like a large print version of our cinema guide just ask at DCA Box Office, or give us a call on 01382 432 444.

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