BlacKkKlansman, Yardie and Cold War | Picturehouse Podcast

August 22, 2018

Sam Clements, Corrina Antrobus and Sarah Cook chat about some of the biggest films coming to Picturehouse Cinemas this August. 

The team discuss Christopher Robin, Yardie, BlacKkKlansman and Cold War. Stay until the very end for the Picturehouse Quiz! 

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Christopher Robin with Marc Forster | Picturehouse Podcast

August 21, 2018

Sarah Cook talks to director Marc Forster about his new film, Christopher Robin

Overworked and disillusioned with adult life, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is a world away from his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But a chance encounter with Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), now tattered after years of hugs and play, reminds him of the days of wonder and make-believe that defined his youth. After a mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang, including Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, step out of the Hundred Acre Wood and into London to return a few crucial possessions to their old friend – and help him enjoy life again.

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Heathers with Michael Lehmann and Lisanne Falk | Picturehouse Podcast

August 10, 2018

Corrina Antrobus talks to Heathers director Michael Lehmann and Lisanne Falk who played Heather McNamara in the film ahead of the film's 30th anniversary. 

Heathers plays at Picturehosue Cinemas on 13 August in our Culture Shock strand: https://www.picturehouses.com/film/heathers-30th-anniversary

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Ant-Man And The Wasp with Peyton Reed and Stephen Broussard | Picturehouse Podcast

August 2, 2018

Sarah Cook talks to Ant-Man And The Wasp producer Stephen Broussard and director Peyton Reed. 

Marvel’s smallest hero is back, and he’s brought backup. Not long after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. While he struggles to balance home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) confront him with an urgent new mission. Donning the suit once more, he must learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the pair work together to uncover secrets from their past.

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Pin Cushion with Deborah Hayward and Joanna Scanlan | Picturehouse Podcast

July 15, 2018

Corrina Antrobus talks to director Deborah Hayward and actor Joanna Scanlan about their new film Pin Cushion

Director: Deborah Haywood 
Starring: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa 
Duration: 82 min 

Eccentric single mother Lyn and her teenage daughter Iona move to a new town hoping to make a fresh start. Their relationship treads a fine line between heartbreakingly tender and unsettlingly creepy. As Iona tries desperately to fit in with the cool clique at school, she distances herself from Lyn, whose hunchback and distinctive dress sense make her an easy target for mockery. As a rift grows between the pair, they retreat further into their respective fantasy worlds with disastrous consequences.

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Incredibles 2 with John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle | Picturehouse Podcast

July 13, 2018

Sam is joined by Incredibles 2 producers, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle. 

Everyone’s favourite brood of everyday superheroes is back, fourteen years after The Incredibles first booked a special place in our hearts with a delightful mix of all-action adventure and relatable family dynamics. This time the star of the show is ‘Elastigirl’ Helen (Holly Hunter), who leaves invincible strongman Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that no one’s quite cottoned on to baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again – which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

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The Opera House with Peter Gelb | Picturehouse Podcast

June 29, 2018

Sam talks is joined by Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Met Opera House, to discuss the brand new documentary The Opera House and the history of live cinema broadcast as pioneered by the Met. Peter offers up some hot tips for must-sees in the next Met season.

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s. 

Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.

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Adrift with Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Baltasar Kormákur | Picturehouse Podcast

June 28, 2018

Sam is joined by a wealth of special guests (during a recent England World Cup game) to talk about their new film Adrift, in cinemas now. 

Based on the true story of two sailors who waved goodbye to civilisation and took to the vast ocean, Adrift is a remarkable voyage turned epic survival tale.

Two free-spirited lovers, a starry-eyed Tami Oldham (Woodley) and her fiancé Richard Sharp (Claflin), take on unpredictable waters with nothing but a small sailing boat to call home. But their idyllic trip quickly takes a terrible turn as they sail into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

The storm passes and Tami wakes to find the boat in pieces and Richard in a life-threatening condition. Their only hope of survival rests on Tami’s shoulders, and she must summon strength and resilience she never knew she had to save them both.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdon with Colin Trevorrow | Picturehouse Podcast

June 7, 2018

Writer and producer Colin Trevorrow stops by the Picturehouse Podbooth to talk about his new film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in cinemas now. 

Director: J.A. Bayona 
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum 
Duration: 128 min 

It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

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The Breadwinner with Nora Twomey and Saara Chaudry | Picturehouse Podcast

May 27, 2018

Sam is joined by writer-director Nora Twomey and voice actor Saara Chaudry to talk about The Breadwinner. In cinemas now. 

The third feature length film to come out of Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon, after The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2015), Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner revolves around the daily struggles facing 11-year-old Parvana in Taliban-controlled Kabul, Afghanistan. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie and based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel of the same name published in 2000, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and ultimately uplifting tale of familial love and loyalty in the face of oppression

After her father is unjustly arrested by the Taliban, Parvana’s family are left without a man of the house, and the young girl is forced to dress and pass herself off as a boy. This allows Parvana to move around the city and work to provide the money the family need to survive. In a culture where females are forbidden from travelling anywhere alone, this places Parvana in constant danger, but desperate times call for desperate solutions.

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