New Cinema Guide June - July 2019


31 May 2019

Our new Cinema Guide is here and it's chock full of the latest releases, documentaries and vintage films - there's something for everyone to enjoy!

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Sport is in the spotlight this guide with three features to get the blood pumping: if you're a fan of the beautiful game, or simply love a good documentary, then Diego Maradona is for you. From filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy), Diego Maradona charts the glorious rise and spectacular fall of a football legend, and is a must-see. And there's more football on offer, with Freedom Fields, an intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female football team. We're delighted to welcome producer Flore Cosquer to DCA for a special Q&A screening of the film on Sat 8 June at 18:00. Last but not least, documentary John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection examines tennis champion John McEnroe's performance at Roland Garros in 1984, providing a fascinating look at dedication, obsession and the meaning of perfection.

There's plenty more to choose from in this guide, with other new titles including the much anticipated Toy Story 4, which brings back our old pals Woody and Buzz Lightyear, and Yesterday, the latest from Danny Boyle which brings the songs of The Beatles to life in glorious fashion. Japanese film fans are in luck with our Hirokazu Kore-eda season - you can choose to see any two films for £9 with our Kore-eda film offer. And on Tue 11 June Scottish director Steven Lewis Simpson joins us for a special Q&A screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a funny and moving film set in the heart of contemporary Native American life. 

 The Guide is introduced by Head of Cinema, Alice Black:

"The warmer summer months usually signal the start of two very different kinds of cinema going experience. There are the big blockbuster films that cheer us up, make us smile and give us a glow, even if the sun has disappeared temporarily behind the clouds. We love you Toy Story 4 and Yesterday! This is also a great time of year for what we call in the business counter-programming; thoughtprovoking, artistically challenging films are now regularly released in this period as well. We love you Dirty God and We The Animals! Whichever kind of entertainment you choose, there’s something in this guide for everyone who loves movies and is looking forward to continuing indulging their cinema habit over the summer vacation period. We love you, cinephiles!

We’re thrilled to be reuniting with some old friends in this guide. Woody and Buzz are back of course, but another comic duo will be back on our screens accompanied by silent film expert, pianist and composer Neil Brand who returns DCA for an evening celebrating the genius of Laurel and Hardy. There have been so many wonderful guests at our screenings lately and this guide is no exception – we also welcome creative talent from Freedom Fields and Neither Wolf Nor Dog to discuss the making of their films with you.

There are lots more treats in store this Summer. Join us as we shine a spotlight on the tender, thoughtful filmmaking of one of our favourite Japanese filmmakers – Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose Palme d’Or winning film Shoplifters was one of DCA’s most popular foreign-language films of the past year. For me personally, the film I’m super-excited to share is Asif Kapadia’s new documentary Diego Maradona. We are huge Kapadia fans in the cinema team, Senna and Amy still ranking among our favourite films of all times, and his new one doesn’t disappoint – it is an absolute triumph and a fascinating portrait of a complex and controversial man."

We look forward to seeing you at the cinema soon. Don't forget to tell us which films you're enjoying using the hashtag #helloDCA - you could win free cinema tickets!

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