West Side Story12A

Directed by Steven Spielberg | USA | 2020 | 2h 36m | Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward further friction out on the streets. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the 1957 musical (and reimagining of the 1961 Best Picture winner) is a sharp update on a classic packed with unforgettable songs and ingeniously staged dance routines.

Reviews

‘Full of energy, wit, passion and tragedy, looking backward and forward at once, it is one of the most moving films of the year.’
★★★★★
Caryn James, BBC

‘Heartfelt and heart-breaking, this feels like Spielberg has made an adaptation faithful to its roots but also, always, alive to the modern world.’
★★★★★
Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine

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Today (Sunday 21st April)

14:45

Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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17:15

Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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20:00

Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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