The Gulbenkian Theatre
- Box office 01227 769075
- Website www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian/
Part of the University of Kent, showing a mixture of world, arthouse and mainstream releases.
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Bolshoi Ballet Live: Jewels
Inspired by the famous jewellers of New York's Fifth Avenue, this triptych is a tribute to women, and to the cities of Paris, New York and St Petersburg.
Bolshoi Ballet Live: Lost Illusions
A live screening of a new version of Balzac's tale of thwarted love and ambition.
Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky's music is brought to life by the Bolshoi in this magical fairy tale.
Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Golden Age
The ensemble take on Shostakovich's satirical take on jazz and cabaret.
The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
- Directed by: Yuri Grigorovich
Yuri Grigorovich choreographs the tale of medieval knights as created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky.
Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.
- Written by: Terrence Rattigan
Terence Rattigan's wartime drama in which a young RAF pilot's reunion with his actress wife is interrupted by an urgent and dangerous bombing mission.
- 110 min
- Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
- Cast: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla
- UK release: 1 November 2013
Gloria (Garcia) is a fiftysomething divorcee in Santiago, searching for love, sex and lasting affection; one night she meets former naval officer Rodolfo (Hernandez), but do they have a chance for happiness? Garcia won Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her gritty, touching performance.
- 121 min
- Directed by: Wolfgang Becker
- Written by: Wolfgang Becker, Bernd Lichtenberg
- Cast: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Alexander Beyer
Charming comedy drama which won the Blue Angel Award at Berlin. Set initially during the dissolution of GDR in 1989 when Alex's mother slips into a coma after an almost fatal heart attack. She awakes in 1990 and East Berlin has already changed considerably. Alex is determined to protect her from any kind of shock.
- 90 min
- Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
- Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels
- UK release: 8 November 2013
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
It's a Wonderful Afterlife
- 100 min
- Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
- Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha
- Cast: Shabana Azmi, Sally Hawkins, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Zoë Wanamaker
Widow Mrs Sethi (Azmi) wants to see her only daughter Roopi married, but Roopi (Notay) is a little overweight and very opinionated and keeps getting rejected by rude suitors. Mrs Sethi begins to take a more murderous route to find her daughter a husband but the spirits of the dead soon come after her. Silly, fun and…
Jonzi D: Lyrikal Fearta: The Letter & Broken Lineage
- Written by: Jonzi D
A triple bill, including a return of the acclaimed solo work The Letter and new work.
Wed 22 Jan 2014
£11 ( £7) / 01227 769075
Kill Your Darlings
- 104 min
- Directed by: John Krokidas
- Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall
- UK release: 6 December 2013
A murder in 1944 draws together the great writers of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
The Little Polar Bear
- 78 min
- Directed by: Thilo Rothkirch and Piet de Rycker
Lars is a sweet little polar bear who wants to be friends with everyone, including Robbie the seal. After convincing the other bears to stop eating seals and feed on fish instead, he is faced with a dilemma when the fish run out and the seals are about to become lunch again. Based on the storybooks by Hans De Beer, the…
Find out how Ben makes Penguin talk with Long Nose Puppets Theatre Group. Based on the children's story by Polly Dunbar.
Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
Royal Opera House: Parsifal
A live screening of Wagner's final opera, based on Arthurian legend.
Joe Bonamassa is one of the premier Blues/Rock guitarists on the planet and he is also evolving into a singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational. Joe Bonamassa was discovered by blues legend BB King at the age of twelve and hasn't…
University Of Kent Chorus And Symphony Orchestra: Verdi, Cimarosa, Vivaldi, Respighi
- Directed by: Susan Wanless (cond)
- Written by: Respighi
Susan Wanless conducts Cimarosa's Magnificat, Vivaldi's Gloria, the Overture to Verdi's Nabucco and Respighi's Suite La Boutique Fantasque.
Sat 14 Dec
£13 ( £7) / 01227 769075