Towner Cinema – April Highlights

Posted on 27/03/2019

Still from Ray and Liz, Richard Billingham, 2018

We have a dazzlingly diverse array of films on offer for you in April, from the Oscar and BAFTA nominated Capernaum to critically-acclaimed first feature by photographer Richard Billingham, Ray and Liz. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (subject of the recent documentary, RBG) is back under the spotlight in On the Basis of Sex, this time in a biopic starring Felicity Jones. Heavyweights Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz co-star in Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows.

Maggie Gyllenhaal is astonishing in The Kindergarten Teacher, the most thrilling film about poetry you’ll ever see. Lee Chang-dong adapts cult writer Haruki Murakami’s short story for the big screen with Burning. Plus, Girl, the story of a trans ballet dancer which wowed on the film festival circuit last year, finally hits UK screens.

Family Screenings

Alongside our regular monthly weekend family screenings we’ll be hosting additional matinées on Wednesday afternoons during both weeks of the Easter holidays, so during April you can look forward to Moana, Coraline and Zootropolis.

Queer Film

Still from Sorry Angel, Christophe Honoré, 2018

This month’s Queer Film is Sorry Angel, Christophe Honoré’s mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss, and youth and ageing. The film follows the relationship between two men, living in Paris, at very different stages of their lives.

Screen Classics

The next instalment of our exploration into New German Cinema filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta is Rosa Luxemburg, her remarkable biopic of one of the most fascinating figures in modern European political history. This screening is presented in association with the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex and includes an introduction by Professor Sue Thornham.

Von Trotta is the “the world’s leading feminist filmmaker.” – German Flicks

“★★★★” – The Arts Desk