Following his multi-award winning box office sensation Senna, director Asif Kapadia turns his talents to another cultural icon.
Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history, a pop star with soul and a unique musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.
From Friday 10 July
From Friday 17 July
For the last 40 years acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado has travelled the world, tracing the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed and documented many of the major events of our times, taking in wars, famine, genocide and exodus. But now he is embarking on a new journey; to discover pristine territories, grandiose landscapes and wild nature as part of a huge photographic tribute to the planet’s beauty.
Salgado’s accomplished, moving work and his inspirational life are revealed to us in this Oscar-nominated documentary by his son, Juliano, and world-renowned filmmaker Wim Wenders, himself an avid photographer. Powerful, affecting and truly profound, it is not just a portrait of a great artist but one of life itself.
Special preview screening: Sunday 5 July 6.00pm SOHO
Special preview screening: Wednesday 8 July 6.30pm HMVCURZON
The Salt of the Earth is on general release on Friday 17 July.
A reverent, highly entertaining rockumentary on The Sex Pistols, and clearly a labour of love for director Julien Temple, drawing on recovered footage, candid interviews with all concerned and cuts from his classic Pistols film The Great Rock Swindle.
Saturday 4 July 3.30pm
Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalise on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade’s dreams into disillusionment. (Criterion)
Sunday 5 July 3.30pm
John Mclean's superb feature debut tells the story of Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a Scottish aristocrat who travels to America to find his love, who was forced to flee their native land with her father. Along the way he encounters Michael Fassbender's gunslinger and Ben Mendelsohn's motley villain, who has more than a faint interest in the young man's destination. Presenting the West as a world forged from the immigrant experiences, Maclean offers up a refreshing take on a familiar genre.
Feeling lost in a new city, Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighbourhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at his home.
Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s (Kévin Azaïs) summer looks set to be a peaceful one in his dead-end seaside town. Peaceful, that is, until he runs into a fight with Madeleine (Adèle Haenel) - a hot-tempered survival fanatic who throws him to the ground while, in a more romantic sense, sweeping him off his feet.
Not far from Timbuktu, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people struggle under a regime of terror imposed by invading Jihadists determined to control their faith and threaten their way of life. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even football have been banned and every day the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but their destiny changes when Kidane runs foul of the foreign occupants and is confronted by their merciless new laws.
George Miller returns to the gothic, post-apocalyptic action franchise that made his name. Tom Hardy replaces Mel Gibson as Max and the set pieces are on a grander scale, but the scenario remains familiar, as our eponymous antihero sets out to right wrongs and do battle with Immortan Joe.
Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles (Larry Fishburne), in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his hard-nosed father instills proper values and respect in him, and his devout girlfriend Brandi (Nia Long) teaches him about faith, Tre's friends Doughboy (Ice Cube) and Ricky (Morris Chestnut) don't have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood's booming drug and gang culture, with increasingly tragic results.
Saturday 29 August at 3.30pm SOHO
From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings chronicles life during this era of gang rule, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted New York City and the world over.
Sunday 30 August at 3.30pm
Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.
Monday 31 August at 3.30pm SOHO
Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Filmed during Waters’ acclaimed, sold-out The Wall Live tour of 2010–2013, Roger Waters The Wall gives audiences a sense of being present and experiencing the performance in a way that not even the best seat or backstage pass could afford.
Tuesday 29 September 7.45pm