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Phoenix:

The Lady in the Van – 12A

Fri 20 Nov – Thu 3 Dec

This wonderful new comedy drama, starring Maggie Smith, tells the tale of a man who forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van parked in his driveway.

See the trailer and book tickets

The Flickering Darkness

Celebrate the launch of The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) by Juan del Gado, a Phoenix offsite exhibition at the LCB Depot’s Lightbox gallery.

The evening will include drinks and a preview of the exhibition, followed by an artist’s talk by Juan about the making of The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) and his time spent researching and filming in Colombia.

The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) is a film installation exploring the journey that food produce takes from its arrival before dawn at the Corabastos market in Bogotà, Colombia to its consumption across the social spectrum.

In this film, artist Juan delGado attempts to create sense out of the market’s chaos and order, while inviting wider reflections on society’s strata and how they interact.

The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) is supported by Unlimited; celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Spirit of 2012. Through this support the work is accompanied by an audio description (available through headsets at any time) and screened with captions at regular intervals.

Juan delGado works across a range of media including video installation and photography. His practice explores themes of trauma, landscape, disability, dislocation and gender. His work has been exhibited internationally including at the Budapest and Istanbul Biennales.

The exhibition runs at the LCB Depot, Rutland St, Leicester, from 12 – 27 Nov (not inc weekends).

Polish Films

The national UK tour for the national UK tour for Martin Scorsese’s Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, presented by Filmhouse Edinburgh, Kinoteka Polish Film Festival and the British Film Institute this is the first celebration of fully restored Polish cinema classics on such a large scale, screening in cities across the UK and Ireland, including screenings at the Leicester Phoenix Cinema from June -September.

The Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series brings together 24 masterpieces chosen by Scorsese himself, including many undiscovered gems, all brilliantly restored and digitally remastered.

The season includes classic works from some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Wojciech J Has, Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland and others. Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, presented by Filmhouse Edinburgh, Kinoteka Polish Film Festival and the British Film Institute this is the first celebration of fully restored Polish cinema classics on such a large scale, screening in cities across the UK and Ireland, including screenings at the Leicester Phoenix Cinema from June -September. The Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series brings together 24 masterpieces chosen by Scorsese himself, including many undiscovered gems, all brilliantly restored and digitally remastered. The season includes classic works from some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Wojciech J Has, Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland and others.

Details of local screenings

Phoenix Cinema, Leicester Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od aniolów) 06 June 2015
Knights of the Black Cross (Krzyzacy) 28 June 2015
Pharaoh (Faraon) 05 July 2015
Eroica 14 July 2015
Walkover (Walkower) 18 July 2015
Provincial Actors (Aktorzy prowincjonalni) 30 July 2015
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament) 06 August 2015
A Short Film About Killing (Krótki film o zabijaniu) 11 August 2015
The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie) 15 August 2015
The Hourglass Sanatorium (Sanatorium pod klepsydra) 23 August 2015
Blind Chance (Przypadek) 05 September 2015
The Illumination (Iluminacja) 08 September 2015
Knife in the Water (Nóz w wodzie) 17 September 2015
The Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana) 20 September 2015

For more information see the website

23rd October 2014

A Dozen Summers

Written and directed by Kenton Hall
Monkey Basket Films, the Leicester-based film production company are just beginning our promotion of the indie children’s comedy A Dozen Summers,  a comedy – from writer/director Kenton Hall.  A film for children of all ages (including adults who haven’t completely lost their way yet) it follows the lives of 12-year-old twins, Maisie and Daisy McCormack, who have just hijacked a children’s film in order to tell their own story.

Check the trailer out  and visit the movie’s website.

See also:

Finding Richard – Hive Films

Film Company Launch

Films at Phoenix