This week at the Picture House

Listings for week commencing Friday 29th May

Another interesting week at the Picture House starting with a final chance to see A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (Fri 6:10pm). One of the biggest surprises of the year has been the critical reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road and there are many other reasons for it to be shown:

Saturday’s Hyde & Seek screening is another selection of short animated films from the London Animation Festival, if you’ve seen any of the animated short programmes at Leeds Film Festival you’ll have some idea of the wonderful variety on offer.

On Thursday at 8pm there is a rare chance to see Fellini’s 8 ½

“Inventive and imaginative,  8 ½ has been much copied, but this is the real thing. See it. A carnival of the soul. Fellini’s iconic masterpiece is back on the big screen. Don’t miss it.” – Little White Lies

There are also a number of guests coming to the cinema during the week. The directors William Raban and John Wyver will be introducing their films making up Filming It, Making It: Sculpture In 1970s & 1980s Britain for the Tuesday Wonder (6pm). On Wednesday at 8pm there is a special screening of We Are Many followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Amir Amirani, hosted by Taking Soundings (the film is also showing without the Q&A on Saturday at 2:30pm).

Looking ahead to Friday 5th June there is a special screening of the new documentary telling the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Wes Orshoski.

 Elsewhere in the week you can also catch Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, the conclusion of Roy Andersson’s Living trilogy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence and Oh What A Lovely War continues the ‘WW1 Through the Lens’ series.

There are also a couple of Leeds Movie Fans Meetups happening this week

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence

Monday, Jun 1, 2015, 8:30 PM

Hyde Park Picture House
LS6 1JD Leeds, GB

9 Movie Fans Attending

This is a definite meetupOn 1st June – 8.40 PM From 30th May – 1st JuneStarring:Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg Dir. Roy Andersson 100minsSE, DE2015Synopsis: (HPPH Website)Sam and Jonathan are two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items. Like modern-day Don Quixote and Sancho, they take us on a kaleidoscopic journey throug…

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We Are Many, including post-film panel discussion and Q&A with Film Director

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015, 7:45 PM

Hyde Park Picture House
LS6 1JD Leeds, GB

13 Movie Fans Attending

From the HPPH website:Starring:Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach, Tony BennDirectorDir. Amir Amirani Duration 134mins CountryUnited Kingdom Year2015 Synopsis:Featuring contributions from a remarkable cast including Brian Eno, Richard Branson, Noam Chomsky, and Hans Blix, WE ARE MANY is the riveting story of largest mass mobilization in history, when millio…

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One thought on “This week at the Picture House

  1. For tender souls like myself I recommend earplugs for Mad Max: Fury Road. And I missed Mel Gibson.
    Now A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence looks really good from the trailer and another typical oddball film from this director.
    And Oh What a Lovely War is a pretty good adaptation from the Joan Littlewood original.


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