Serpico15

Directed by Sidney Lumet | USA | 1973 | 2h 10m | Starring Al Pacino, John Randolph, John Randolph, Biff McGuire, Cornelia Sharpe

A plainclothes street patrolman, Frank Serpico stands apart from his colleagues. Unwilling to play dirty or give into the police corruption surrounding drugs, violence, and kickbacks, he finds himself shunned by his fellow officers. When he decides to expose those around him, Frank becomes a marked man. Al Pacino is at his charismatic best in Sidney Lumet’s disturbing portrait of moral decay in New York, a film based on true events that remains one of the most influential cop movies in American cinema history.

Reviews

‘This is a movie about disguise, denial, alienation and the terrible toll taken on the people who make a stand…A classic.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘In 1973,after the disenchanted, psychotic cops of The French Connection and Dirty Harry, Al Pacino’s Frank Serpico came as a paradoxical change of pace.’
★★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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Today (Wednesday 21st February)

17:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
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1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)

12:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
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1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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15:15

The Color Purple 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 21m
Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino star in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel exploring love and resilience through a black woman's journey in early 20th-century America.

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18:15

Samsara U
1h 54m | Lao & Swahili w/ English subtitles
Experimental filmmaker Lois Patiño takes us on an immersive and sensory journey across continents via the cosmos in this meditative and groundbreaking exploration of Buddhist reincarnation.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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