What's on Today Sun 30 Aug

Puppetry Festival: BFP+: Masterclass with Barry Purves


This masterclass will explore some of creative techniques and skills involved in directing animation and puppetry on film and an opportunity to experience first hand the directing process with a master of the art of puppetry - Barry Purves.

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Puppetry Festival: Ivor Wood: An Animated Celebration PG


Ivor Wood was a pioneer of stop-motion animation and an unsung hero of British children’s television. The prolific Anglo-French animator created many iconic programmes including The Herbs, The Wombles, Paddington and Postman Pat.

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De Niro: Midnight Run 18


Setting aside the gritty character portrayals, Robert De Niro delivers one of his greatest comic performances, revealing a fine touch for the genre in the process in absolutely nailing his role as ex-cop Jack Walsh in Martin Brest's (Beverly Hills Cop) cult odd-couple road movie.

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Puppetry Festival: Punch and Judy by Robert Styles

12:30, 14:30

Mr Punch made his first appearance in London in 1662 (according to Samuel Pepys). He has been delighting audiences with his incorrigible antics ever since.

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Summer Animated Adventures: Castle in the Sky PG (S)


The very first animated feature released by Studio Ghibli, a thrilling airborne adventure inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, helped secure Hayao Miyazaki’s reputation as a true visionary.

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Puppetry Festival: Continental Kids PG (S)


This colourful selection of European films, old and new, offers up enchanting stories and magical characters sure to entertain and inspire the next generation.

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Gemma Bovery 15 (S)


In this sexy and lighthearted re-imagining of Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel (itself a re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic) Gemma Arterton stars as an earthy beauty who stirs passions in the male inhabitants of a Normandy village.

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45 Years 15

15:30, 18:00, 20:20

Andrew Haigh’s powerful follow up to his acclaimed Weekend follows the story of a couple (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) whose 45 year marriage is rocked by news that triggers deep turmoil for them both. One of the best British films of the year.

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L'Eclisse PG (S)


The concluding chapter (following L’avventura and La notte) of Antonioni’s loose trilogy about doomed relationships in the modern world remains a landmark of modern cinema.

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Puppetry Festival: Handmade Puppet Dreams Volume VI 12A


A programme of independent artists’ short films exploring the craft and storytelling of live-action puppetry.

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The Wolfpack 15


This stranger-than-fiction documentary depicts the unusual upbringing of six brothers who have spent their childhoods locked away from the outside world by their protective father and whose only reality is via the world of movies they have been obsessively watching and re-enacting.

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The President 15 (S)


With echoes of real-life political events, from the Arab spring and beyond, this gripping and inventive parable of power and revenge shows Iranian director Makhmalbaf’s skill of combining a spirit of childlike play with a disquieting adult atmosphere of political corruption and brutality.

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