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Tuesday, 11th  June, 7.30pm

Exhibition on Screen - MY NATIONAL GALLERY

 

ALL TICKETS £10 
 

The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told?  Which art has the most impact and on whom? The power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art historical knowledge, their background, their beliefs.

This film gives voice to those who work at the gallery – from cleaner to curator, security guard to director – who identify the one artwork that means the most to them and why. An assortment of people from all walks of life who have a strong connection to the gallery make surprising choices of both well-known and lesser-known artworks. Finally, some well-known celebrities explain what they head for when they visit the gallery.

These stories are used as a lens through which to explore the 200-year history of the National Gallery and what the future may hold for this spectacular space.

Everyone in this film has a special connection to the National Gallery, making for some heart-warming, moving and surprising stories.

Beloved celebrities, devoted staff members and world class experts come together to paint a unique portrait of this iconic British institution for its 200th birthday.

 

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Tuesday June 25, 7.30pm

 

La Chimera (Cert 15)

 

TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50). 

 

Dir Alice Rohrwacher       Italy/France/Switzerland/Turkey 2023              130 mins

 

La Chimera is set in Tuscany in the 1980s and stars Josh O’Connor as Arthur, a British archaeologist who gets involved in an international network of dealers in stolen Etruscan artefacts.  

 

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find.  For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. 

 

For Arthur, the Chimera looks like his lost love, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth – in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak.  In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, between forests and cities, between celebrations and solitudes, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera.  Subtitled.

Thursday July 18, 7.00pm

 

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

 

PRESENT LAUGHTER (BBFC ‘as-live’ cert PG)

by Noël Coward
directed by Matthew Warchus

Filmed live from The Old Vic in 2019.  In cinemas July 18.

TICKETS: £15.50,      Regal Theatre Friends £15.00,

Film Society members/Students/ES40s £13,

under 14s £10.  

 

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Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (Vanya, All of Us Strangers, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. 

 

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control.  Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. 

 

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

 

Running time: 180 mins (TBC),

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