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Films // Coming up

What's on - Fri 17 August~Fri 24 August
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20 August
Monday
7:30pm

The Happy Prince

Rupert Everett - who writes, directs and stars in this magnificent drama - was born to play Oscar Wilde, and this, Everett's "11th-hour masterpiece" (The Times) focuses on Wilde's final years following his notorious trial and imprisonment for "gross indecency".

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22 August
Wednesday
6:30pm

Family Friendly // The Iron Giant

Next in our Family Friendly season is The Iron Giant, a beautifully animated feature from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles & Ratatouille) based on Ted Hughes' 1968 story, The Iron Man. This critically acclaimed classic tackles ambitious topics and complex human relationships in one of the greatest unsung childhood classics.

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23 August
Thursday
7:30pm

Sailing Season // Deep Water

Up next in our Sailing Season is a riveting documentary unearthing a forgotten and fascinating story from 1968. The Sunday Times’ inaugural Golden Globe Race is launched to inspire the first solo sailing circumnavigation of the globe, but when amateur sailor and marine electrician Donald Crowhurst enters the fray he soon finds himself out of his depth.

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27 August
Monday
7:30pm

Whitney

Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald directs this intimate portrait of the work and life of Whitney Houston, one made with full access to her family and collaborators.

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29 August
Wednesday
6:30pm

Family Friendly // The Red Turtle

The next feature in our Family Friendly season comes from renowned Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli. Almost a decade in the making, The Red Turtle is a perfect collaboration with Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit. This dialogue-free fable about a castaway on a desert island is a touching ode to the cycle of life and the resilience of family.

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1 September
Saturday
7:00pm

EVENT CINEMA // Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband is coming to The Poly, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on the 5th of June. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

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3 September
Monday
7:30pm
For 2 days

Swimming With Men

Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, discovering that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage.

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4 September
Tuesday
10:30am

Poly Parents // Swimming With Men

PARENT & BABY SCREENING: Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, discovering that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage.

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7 September
Friday
7:30pm

Spitfire

They say she was beautiful. A dream. But for all her good looks, she was also a killer. Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat – going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made.

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8 September
Saturday
7:00pm

Event Cinema // Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today, recorded live on the 5th of July at the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn͛t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.

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10 September
Monday
6:30pm
For 2 days

Incredibles 2

Everyone’s favourite brood of everyday superheroes is back, fourteen years after The Incredibles first booked a special place in our hearts with a delightful mix of all-action adventure and relatable family dynamics.

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14 September
Friday
7:30pm

Under the Tree (Undir Trénu)

Two Families. One Tree. A Bloody Mess. Under the Tree is an Icelandic pitch-black dramedy, where distrust and petty conflicts boil over into violent acts of extremism. This dark suburban satire tells the story of a man who is accused of adultery by his ex-fiancée and forced to move in with his parents.

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15 September
Saturday
7:00pm

Event Cinema // Akram Khan's Giselle

Hailed as 'a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to The Poly, recorded live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017.

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17 September
Monday
7:30pm

Pin Cushion

British writer/director Deborah Haywood’s debut feature tells the heartbreaking yet charming story of a mother and daughter who struggle to escape bullies, and the terrible strain it puts on them and their relationship.

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18 September
Tuesday
7:00pm

The Piano + Q&A

This screening is hosted by The Cinematologists podcast and the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University, who are delighted to welcome Ellen Cheshire to discuss The Piano and the work of director Jane Campion with podcast co-host Dr. Neil Fox and The Poly audience.

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19 September
Wednesday
7:30pm

Pin Cushion

British writer/director Deborah Haywood’s debut feature tells the heartbreaking yet charming story of a mother and daughter who struggle to escape bullies, and the terrible strain it puts on them and their relationship.

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20 September
Thursday
7:30pm

The Public Image is Rotten

The Public Image Is Rotten casts its eye back over the sprawling, tempestuous, gnarly, ever-mutating career of Public Image Ltd., the band that John Lydon put together just after the breakup of the Sex Pistols and that he has kept going, in one form or another, for close to 40 years.

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21 September
Friday
7:30pm

Vertigo // 60th Anniversary

Considered one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest cinematic achievements, Vertigo is a dreamlike thriller from the Master of Suspense. 2018 marks the 60th anniversary for this classic story of obsession, manipulation, and fear — and was voted the greatest film ever made (ousting 1941's Citizen Kane) in the most recent Sight and Sound survey of film critics.

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22 September
Saturday
7:00pm

Event Cinema // Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War, recorded live in 2017 at Sadler's Wells in London. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

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24 September
Monday
7:30pm

Leave No Trace

Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns with this powerful, haunting film about a 13-year-old girl living off the grid with her war vet father. A film of pure grace and power, this is a masterful portrait of people and communities living off the grid.

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25 September
Tuesday
7:30pm

Tracking Edith

Filmmaker Peter Stephan Jungk delves into the motivations of his great aunt, Edith Tudor-Hart, one of the most innovative and iconic photographers working in Britain during the 1930s and 1940s who was also one of the Soviet Union’s most valued spies and an architect of the Cambridge Five.

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26 September
Wednesday
7:30pm

Leave No Trace

Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns with this powerful, haunting film about a 13-year-old girl living off the grid with her war vet father. A film of pure grace and power, this is a masterful portrait of people and communities living off the grid.

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27 September
Thursday
7:30pm

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Hailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. 'Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey' explores in cinematic rapture the unmatched drive, superhuman achievements and enigmatic genius of this man who set the bar for what is possible in an uncompromised existence.

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28 September
Friday
7:30pm

Cold War

Paweł Pawlikowski follows the Oscar-winning Ida with this stunning and epic romance set against the backdrop of post-war Europe. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is as tragic as it is moving, and as transportive as it is honest.

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Chain Reaction by Textile Maids

chainREACTION by Textile Maids Textile Maids is a group of ten contemporary textile artists based in...

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Towards Light by Robert Wilde

Towards Light A collection of contemporary works which seek to capture both mood and atmosphere the result of the...

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Tracking Edith

Filmmaker Peter Stephan Jungk delves into the motivations of his great aunt, Edith Tudor-Hart, one of the most...

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