Keep Your Seats! Enjoy The Curzon Cinema From Your Home

Virtual Cinema is open as the Curzon’s digital ‘Stream With Us’ service is launched.

 

 

While Clevedon’s Curzon Cinema remains closed, the virtual cinema is now open. The Curzon have partnered with film distributors, to bring customers a carefully curated roster of new and exciting films to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. 

Curzon fans can continue to enjoy great film, in the knowledge that 50% of their ticket purchase comes back to the cinema, ensuring this local treasure remains part of the community for future generations.

This venture has been made possible by the generous funding recently received, to help keep the Curzon running as a viable business, from the British Film Institute as part of the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.

 

Film Programme 

 

MLK/FBI

 

 

MLK/FBI is an unsettling documentary that makes for compulsive viewing, it’s the first film to uncover the true extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered, declassified, files and featuring interviews with key cultural figures. It reveals, perhaps, the darkest side behind this horrifyingly recent history, one that was hidden behind the thin veneer of democracy. 

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FALLING

 

 

‘A beautifully controlled drama about age, memory & forgiveness.’ – The Wrap

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) makes an incredible debut as a writer/director. Falling is a tender, compassionate, at times funny, immensely personal journey. Detailing the complex and problematic relationship between a father and son which is both derailed and fused via the onset of dementia, forcing these very different characters together, creating a platform for forgiveness and acceptance.

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LUXOR 

 

 

‘The unsettling darkness of our times made me want to write this story set in a place which is a monument to past civilisations whose central beliefs, temples and obsession with afterlife, were all rooted deeply in the area of light overcoming darkness.’ – Writer/director Zeina Durra

British aid worker, Hana (Andrea Riseborough), returns to Egypt, treating victims of the Syrian war along the Jordanian border. As a break from the trauma she is witnessing, she visits Luxor, a city laden with ghostly familiarities, as memories of her past haunt her through the ancient streets. While there, she reconnects with talented architect, and past love, Sultan (Karim Saleh), a connection that only goes to echo the struggle of her ability to reconcile the choices of her past and the uncertainty of the present.

If you have a chance to see it, try to view it in the dark, without distractions…in order to approximate a cinema setting and to best appreciate its deep-breath pacing and dry-heat beauty.’ – The Guardian

Tickets for Luxor are currently half-price, the film is available until Feb 3rd.

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THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE!

 

 

Zeina Durra (see Luxor, above) made her directorial debut with this gem of a film. Asya is an emigre to New York, part of the wealthy, highly educated elite for whom Oscar De La Rente wedding dresses are seamlessly woven into pampered life-styles that cry out for attention in the same way they do in all rich-kid narratives: but here, political rumblings and post-9/11 tensions are inescapably woven into the tapestry of life. Creating a darkly comedic juxtaposition.
 

‘There’s no question that the film is an indie treasure, stylistically shot on super 16mm film in 23 days. The Imperialists Are Still Alive! avoids the pitfalls of taking itself too seriously in that particular alternative, self-congratulatory way, instead making fun of those that do.’ – Huff Post

Tickets for The Imperialists Are Still Alive! are currently half-price, the film is available until Feb 3rd.

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ASSASSINS

 

 

Streaming in our virtual cinema from Jan 29th.

In 2017, Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated in the bustling departures hall of Malaysia’s international airport. The spectacularly brazen murder happened in broad daylight, filmed entirely by security cameras. Footage showed two young women approaching Jong-nam from behind, covering his eyes with their hands, and pressing VX—the most lethal nerve gas on earth—into his eyes. He was dead within an hour. If the murder sounds extreme, the story that came next was even more bizarre: the two women who killed Jong-nam claimed they had simply been hired to pull a video prank. The Malaysian government scoffed, arrested and imprisoned the women and put them on trial for murder, facing execution. But was their outlandish story actually the truth?

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Full details and timings of all our screenings can be found on the Curzon website – www.curzon.org.uk.