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Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (15)

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex.


Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande. In an anonymous hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her.


With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of their rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.

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Friday 1 Jul 202218:20 Book Now
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Wednesday 6 Jul 202218:20 Book Now
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Elvis (12A)

Elvis

An epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, exploring the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar-winner Tom Hanks.


 A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two, spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame, to his unprecedented stardom and his relationship with Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge), against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. .

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Talking Pictures: Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (15)

Talking Pictures: Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Talking Pictures is a friendly film discussion group for seniors, showing new movies from our main programme followed by an informal post-show chat with a member of the Lexi team.


The next film we'll be presenting is Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. Come along for a great film and a chat afterwards, we'll be serving tea and coffee from 2:00pm and the film will start at 2:30pm.


Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex.


Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande. In an anonymous hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her.


With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of their rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.

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Monday 4 Jul 202214:30 Book Now

Members Exclusive: Romeo + Juliet (1996) (12A)

Members Exclusive: Romeo + Juliet (1996)

With Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis being released, coming to the Lexi on the 1st July, this is your chance to catch  Luhrmann’s iconic ROMEO + JULIET on the big screen.


Tickets £15 with popcorn and a Prince of Cats cocktail, in honour of Tybalt, the ultimate Shakepearean badboy!


Against the urban backdrop of Verona Beach, California, the Montague and Capulet families are embroiled in a long-running feud. When Romeo, a Montague, attends a Capulet ball in disguise, he falls in love with the beautiful Juliet. Although already engaged to Dave Paris, whom she does not love, Juliet vows to marry Romeo. They ask the kindly Father Laurence to perform the ceremony in secret, but bloodshed and tragedy threaten the couple's future together.


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Friday 8 Jul 202220:00 Book Now

Pulp Fiction (1994) (18)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Join us for a special screening of PULP FICTION to celebrate the release of the latest posters in our ongoing campaign, now up on billboards around Kensal Rise. The Pulp Fiction inspired posters are desinged by local artist Phil Bedford.


Tarantino established himself as the king of 1990s cinema with this multi-stranded gangster epic. Unforgettable characters, intensely quotable dialogue and some of the most iconic (and imitated) scenes in recent cinema history make Pulp Fiction an all-time classic. With career-best performances from an enormous cast including John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, this is cinephile nirvana.




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Saturday 16 Jul 202220:30 Book Now

TLC: Juliet Jacques: MAGIC MIRROR (15)

TLC: Juliet Jacques: MAGIC MIRROR

TLC at the Lexi is part of a project led by Inclusive Cinema. TLC (aka Trans-Led Cinema) is holding a space for trans curators, writers, and thinkers within cinema exhibition. This is an opportunity for the trans community and cis allies to celebrate, learn and share.


This event is produced by programmer Rebecca del Tufo @BeccadT


MAGIC MIRROR combines a re-staging of the French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun’s black and white photographs with selected extracts from her book Aveux non avenus (1930, Confessions Denied).In Surrealist kaleidoscopic fashion, the film weaves images and words, exploring the links between Cahun’s photographs and writing and Pucill’s own films, as both artists share similar iconography and concerns.


Followed by a Q&A with Sarah Pucill hosted by Juliet Jacques

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Selected by Juliet Jacques who says:


“I chose Magic Mirror because it's a fascinating take on proto-queer, proto-Surrealist writer and artist Claude Cahun, whose work is currently undergoing a rediscovery and revival. In restaging Cahun's photographs and tableaux from Cahun's book Cancelled Confessions (1930), and combining them with Cahun's text from the same work, director Sarah Pucill makes a compelling film about identity, selfhood, and how creative art can help us to better understand ourselves.”


Juliet is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published three books and a volume of short stories, with her fourth book, Front Lines: Trans Journalism 2007-2021, due out in July 2022. She writes short fiction as well as journalism, essays and criticism on literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality and football. She has made two short 16mm films and directed a documentary. 



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Tuesday 19 Jul 202219:30 Book Now

Brent Biennial: Hostile + Q&A (12A)

Brent Biennial: Hostile + Q&A

HOSTILE is screening as part of Brent Biennial: In the House of my Love is a project that brings together artists and community groups whose work in various ways propose strategies for homemaking within the context of hostile environments.


HOSTILE is an award-winning feature-length documentary written, produced and directed by BAFTA-longlisted filmmaker Sonita Gale. It focuses on the UK’s complicated relationship with its migrant communities. Told through the stories of four participants from Black and Asian backgrounds, the film reveals the impact of the evolving ‘hostile environment’ – a term used by the UK government in 2012 to illustrate the atmosphere they wanted to create for migrants, with the intention of provoking them to leave of their own accord.


The film explores how the lives of international students, members of the Windrush generation and ‘Highly-Skilled Migrants’ have been affected. After decades of hostile immigration policies, Britain has reached a crisis point. With Brexit, the Points Based Immigration System and the Nationality and Borders Bill taking effect, the film asks: once the ‘hostile environment’ has targeted all migrants, who will it extend to next?


Sonita Gale is a British Asian writer, producer and director. Elevating the stories of migrants and marginalised communities is at the forefront of her work.


Sonita’s debut feature documentary as director, HOSTILE, is an award-winning and BAFTA and BIFA-longlisted film exposing the ‘hostile environment’ for migrants living in the UK. Hostile has screened across the country at Picturehouse and independent cinemas, and has been selected for a number of international film festivals, including NorthWestFest Film Festival, UK Asian Film Festival, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Budapest Movie awards, ZagrebDox, Manchester Film Festival, and the Roxbury International Film Festival. In 2021, the film debuted at Raindance Film Festival and was an official selection of Cambridge Film Festival, London Migration Film Festival, and the South London Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Documentary Feature.



Social media/where to see film:


Instagram and Twitter


Hostile: @hostiledoc


Galeforce Films @galeforcefilms


Tickets available for upcoming screenings and Q&As at www.hostiledocumentary.com/tickets

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Wednesday 20 Jul 202219:00 Book Now

NT Live: Prima Facie (15)

NT Live: Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.


Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.


Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.


Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.


Please Note: includes sensitive subject matter including reference to sex, violence and rape. There is more information about this on the Prima Facie website with links to further information and support: https://primafacieplay.com/trigger-warning/


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Thursday 21 Jul 202219:00 Book Now
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Wednesday 3 Aug 202215:00 Book Now (Encore)
Sunday 28 Aug 202212:30 Book Now (Encore)

Lightyear (PG)

Lightyear

The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Chris Evans lends his voice to Buzz.


LIGHTYEAR is an animated fantasy adventure in which Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear attempts to rescue his friends marooned on a remote planet, whilst also battling a threat to the entire Universe.

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Friday 22 Jul 202213:00 Book Now
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Jurassic World: Dominion (12A)

Jurassic World: Dominion

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures.

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Friday 22 Jul 202214:00 Book Now
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The Princess (12A)

The Princess

Unlikely Lives: a season of five documentaries in which unremarkable lives are knocked off course, transformed, launching individuals on to extraordinary paths in art, science, activism, and even royalty.


+ Intro by Carin von Drehle, programmer of Unlikely Lives on Monday 25 July.


First in our season is this archive compilation on the life of Princess Diana, the story of ‘maid’ Diana, made cultural icon. Happily engaged as a nursery nurse, a future of genteel anonymity beckoned for this high-born virgin until the Firm spotted her potential. It was a choice the royal family were to regret.


Perfectly timed and compulsively watchable, this smartly edited chronicle is told through news footage, vox pops and contemporary commentators. Diana positively shimmers on screen while Charles squirms excruciatingly, and we’re invited to acknowledge the role the public played in driving the ravening attention of the press. The end is foreshadowed by an extraordinary opening sequence from the night of Diana’s death, and while the film may not tell us much we don’t already know, how very different it feels when viewed now!

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Monday 25 Jul 202218:30 Book Now
Thursday 28 Jul 202218:15 Book Now
Sunday 31 Jul 202218:00 Book Now

TLC: Lillian Crawford: FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (15)

TLC: Lillian Crawford: FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES

TLC at the Lexi is part of a project led by Inclusive Cinema. TLC (aka Trans-Led Cinema) is holding a space for trans curators, writers, and thinkers within cinema exhibition. This is an opportunity for the trans community and cis allies to celebrate, learn and share.


This event is produced by programmer Rebecca del Tufo @BeccadT


https://www.bfi.org.uk/features/why-funeral-parade-roses-landmark-japanese-queer-cinema


This magnificent film shines a spotlight on the ‘gay boy’ subculture of late-1960s Japan, specifically the gender-nonconforming hostesses of a Tokyo gay bar. Up-and-coming beauty Eddie and the reigning madame Leda are fighting for the attentions of the bar’s owner, Gonda. A celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience, this is a kaleidoscopic masterpiece and one of the most intoxicating films of the 1960s. Transgender actor Pîtâ gives an astonishing performance as Eddie.


With an extended introduction by Lillian Crawford.


Selected by Lillian Crawford who says:


“I would like to screen Funeral Parade of Roses as an earlier example of a radical form of queer cinema from a time and place that is generally overlooked when talking about LGBT+ films. It’s important to celebrate and discuss precedents for modern understandings of queerness, to find its heritage and share that with others. The film itself does this, by taking Oedipus Rex and reinterpreting the story for a 1960s audience and using the experimental style of the Japanese New Wave by Toshio Matsumoto to change the cinematic language audiences are used to.”


Lillian Crawford (she/her) is a freelance film and culture writer for publications including Little White Lies, Sight & Sound, Plinth, Girls on Tops, Empire, GQ, Curzon, MUBI, Massive, and BBC Culture. She is also a regular host of the Autism Through Cinema podcast and her own Substack blog and pod Listen to Lillian about queer and female representation in British cinema. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @lillcrawf.


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Tuesday 26 Jul 202219:30 Book Now

Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War (PG)

Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War

Unlikely Lives: a season of five documentaries in which unremarkable lives are knocked off course, transformed, launching individuals on to extraordinary paths in art, science, activism, and even royalty.


+ Intro by director Margy Kinmonth on Monday 01 August.


“The man who sold a million calendars” might have been the legacy of war illustrator Eric Ravilious but for this reevaluation, which includes Interviews with Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Robert Macfarlane and Grayson Perry.


Ravilious was born in sooty, teeming Acton and only discovered his deep love of the countryside, its undulating hills, giant chalk figures, and vanishing point lanes, after his family moved to Eastbourne. The South Downs, Constable’s Essex and cricketers on the village green – all were grist for this artist’s mill. Although there was ample work from the war, much of Ravilious’s earlier work was presumed lost until a stash was found under the bed at the house of a friend .


This passion project from writer/director Margy Kinmonth includes intimate letters between Ravilious and his wife, fellow artist Tirzah Garwood, and adds weight to Eric Ravilious’s off-kilter, modernist water colours of pastoral Edwardian England. It’s a very welcome chance to revisit, reassess and relis

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Monday 1 Aug 202218:30 Book Now
Thursday 4 Aug 202218:30 Book Now
Sunday 7 Aug 202218:00 Book Now

Minions 2: The Rise Of Gru (U)

Minions 2: The Rise Of Gru

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.


Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.


When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader—legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar® winner Alan Arkin)— Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts (and enrages) them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

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Friday 5 Aug 202213:00 Book Now
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Monday 8 Aug 202213:00 Book Now (Relaxed)
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Monday 15 Aug 202215:00 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Tuesday 16 Aug 202215:00 Book Now
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Thor: Love And Thunder (12A)

Thor: Love And Thunder

Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace.


But Thor’s retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.


To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. Directed by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Jojo Rabbit”) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum.



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Friday 5 Aug 202213:30 Book Now
Saturday 6 Aug 202215:30 Book Now
Sunday 7 Aug 202213:30 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Monday 8 Aug 202215:30 Book Now
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Thursday 18 Aug 202215:30 Book Now (Relaxed)

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time (TBC)

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Unlikely Lives: a season of five documentaries in which unremarkable lives are knocked off course, transformed, launching individuals on to extraordinary paths in art, science, activism, and even royalty.


+ Intro by Carin von Drehle, programmer of Unlikely Lives on Monday 08 August.


“I prefer laughter to crying, there’s less to clean up afterwards.” Cult author, militant pacifist and gnomic Seventies oracle Kurt Vonnegut captured the zeitgeist of a generation with his book Slaughterhouse 5, a fantastical, fictionalized account of his searing experience of the devastation of Dresden in WW2.


Although this film poses as a tribute to the author, it is in fact a poignant portrait of a 25 year friendship with the filmmaker Robert Weide. Preserved ansaphone messages, affectionate letters, and scribbled caricatures all add warmth and colour to the more formal interviews that took place down the years. What emerges is an intimate, fascinating picture of a mercurial, charismatic father, a devoted brother and, ultimately, an ego that was vulnerable to the allure of fame and fortune following the extraordinary success of Slaughterhouse 5.


And just as Vonnegut’s life was shaped by his experiences in the war, Weide’s own life was changed when, aged 16, his English teacher set the class Breakfast of Champions to read. The rest is…well, a very precious friendship, and a moving introduction to Vonnegut for the uninitiated

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Monday 8 Aug 202218:30 Book Now
Thursday 11 Aug 202218:30 Book Now
Sunday 14 Aug 202218:00 Book Now

DC League of Super Pets (PG)

DC League of Super Pets

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, when the Man of Steel and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a ragtag group of animals to master their own newfound powers for a rescue mission.

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Friday 19 Aug 202213:00 Book Now
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Friday 26 Aug 202213:00 Book Now (Closed for booking)
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Monday 29 Aug 202215:30 Book Now (HOH Subtitled) (Closed for booking)
Tuesday 30 Aug 202215:30 Book Now (Closed for booking)
Wednesday 31 Aug 202215:30 Book Now (Closed for booking)
Thursday 1 Sep 202215:30 Book Now (Closed for booking)

The Railway Children Return (PG)

The Railway Children Return

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting, moving and heart-warming adventure for a new generation.


 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.


There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside.


When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens), hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to help their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

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Friday 19 Aug 202214:00 Book Now
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Sunday 21 Aug 202213:00 Book Now
Sunday 21 Aug 202214:00 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Monday 22 Aug 202214:00 Book Now
Tuesday 23 Aug 202214:00 Book Now
Wednesday 24 Aug 202214:00 Book Now
Thursday 25 Aug 202214:00 Book Now (Relaxed)

Fire of Love (PG)

Fire of Love

Unlikely Lives: a season of five documentaries in which unremarkable lives are knocked off course, transformed, launching individuals on to extraordinary paths in art, science, activism, and even royalty.


+ Intro by Carin von Drehle, programmer of Unlikely Lives on Monday 22 August.


Intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things, volcanoes and each other, and rumour has it that the tectonic plates under Alsace shifted a bit when they met in 1967! Theirs was a red hot love story which enriched our understanding of volcanoes, saved lives, and also gifted us with some of the most stunning images of the beauty and violence in the natural world.


This is thrilling, edge of the seat stuff, with the treatment – and Miranda July’s commentary - both playful and profound. Images in their early heat proof suits, or Maurice boating in an acid lake, come across as a bit ‘Dr Who’, but the couple were charismatic, canny media players. It was how they funded their research. In their final years Katia and Maurice focused on grey volcanoes, known as the killer time bombs. It saw them die together, as they wished, in the belly of a pyroclastic explosion, after having lived a “kamikaze existence in the beauty of volcanic things.”

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Monday 22 Aug 202218:30 Book Now
Thursday 25 Aug 202218:15 Book Now
Sunday 28 Aug 202218:15 Book Now

Free Chol Soo Lee (15)

Free Chol Soo Lee

Unlikely Lives: a season of five documentaries in which unremarkable lives are knocked off course, transformed, launching individuals on to extraordinary paths in art, science, activism, and even royalty.


+ Intro by Carin von Drehle, programmer of Unlikely Lives on Monday 29 August.


Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee had the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A spate of turf wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown had the mayor and the police on the back foot, and a gangland murder in 1973 saw young Chol Soo stitched up and locked up in the turn of a key.


The conviction felt like a wrong ‘un, though, to anyone who knew the shy, engaging young man. When a dogged investigative reporter started shouting “injustice,” the Asian American community mobilised behind his cause, uniting a disparate community against the racism in their adopted homeland.


The story doesn’t end simply with justice for Chol Soo. That would be quite enough but, suffice it to say, there’s an unexpected Chapter 2. It’s a deeply moving story, we promise.

Book Tickets

Monday 29 Aug 202218:30 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Aug 202218:30 Book Now (Socially Distanced)
Wednesday 31 Aug 202218:30 Book Now
Thursday 1 Sep 202218:30 Book Now
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Saturday 3 Sep 202218:30 Book Now
Sunday 4 Sep 202218:15 Book Now

NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

 

The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.


A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.


Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.


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Thursday 8 Sep 202219:00 Book Now

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A)

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).


After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.


Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.


‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors


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Thursday 6 Oct 202219:00 Book Now