Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress for her role as a young widow in Silver Linings Playbook. Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller Argo won the prize for best film.
Anne Hathaway won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role as tragic factory worker Fantine in movie musical Les Miserables.
Christoph Waltz won his second Oscar for best supporting actor in a Quentin Tarantino, this time as a German bounty hunter in the slave revenge story Django Unchained.
Adele struggled through tears to thank the Bond producers and her co-writer Paul Epworth who collected the Oscar for best original song alongside her. BBC
Fri 18 – Thur 31 Jan 2013
The New Year brings a range of riches to Aldeburgh Cinema (speaking strictly in terms of wonderful cinema and music).
Victor Hugo’s LES MISERABLES already is the world’s biggest ever stage musical, and has now been turned into a truly amazing film by KING’S SPEECH director Tom Hooper. The “utterly cinematic,
heart-soaring, crowd-delighting hit” (The Telegraph) hits our screen from Friday 18th January. A “Super Saturday of Film and Music” on 19th January offers a total of three screenings, grouped around the Met Live transmission of MARIA STUARDA so why not make it a musical day out at Aldeburgh Cinema! Why not also consider LES MISERABLES Gift Ticket Vouchers as a perfect surprise present guaranteed to spread joy!
Other treats include Dustin Hoffman’s charming directorial debut QUARTET while THE IMPOSSIBLE tells the affecting and powerful true story of a family caught up the 2004 Asian tsunami. MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is based on Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning novel, and SKYFALL returns by popular demand. Stephen Spielberg’s hotly Oscar-tipped epic LINCOLN is a witty, dignified portrait of America’s 16th President. The special screening of the utterly absorbing McCULLIN on Thursday 7 February on the life and work of the legendary Times photojournalist continues our evenings dedicated to The Best in World Documentary.
Please note that we have adjusted certain screening times, in particular there now is an earlier 6.00pm start time on some Sundays. Please make sure to check timings on the day of your visit. We’d also very much like to hear your comments.
We very much look forward to seeing you soon at Aldeburgh Cinema!
Thomas Gerstenmeyer, General Manager / Chris Harris, Film Programmer
ALDEBURGH DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2012
HOT NEWS UPDATE on 1 Nov 2012!!
The hot news is that our Sunday debate on CHINA in the wider world will be chaired by the charismatic Trevor Phillips, until very recently Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and a considerable journalist and TV producer in his former life. We think the debate promises to be scintillating, and indeed, that the whole weekend will offer delights of all sorts, from the deep humanity of Marc Isaac’s film THE ROAD, to the extraordinary journey through model-making and photography of Mark Hogankamp in MARWENCOL, which Marina Warner will explore with us, to the distinguished career that spans four generations of Leslie Woodhead whom we will celebrate on Saturday afternoon. Our other guest will be Julien Temple, who has made art films, music films as well as dramas, and investigates the collapse and rebirth of DETROIT with us on Saturday night.
Bill Nighy will be presenting the Docfest’s first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
All in all, a feast for the curious minded.
5 Oct – 15 Nov 2012 at Aldeburgh Cinema
What an autumn we have ahead of us. We have great films for you, in particular UNTOUCHABLE is truly unmissable, trust us, and there are sublime humane dramas SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO, ON THE ROAD and NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA’S 2012-13 season begins, there is more NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE and beautiful Ballet from the BOLSHOI.
In order to significantly improve our customer services the building will see refurbishment work throughout October. While we will endeavour to minimise the work’s impact we would like to ask you to bear with us through this period – it will be worth it! Please note that Aldeburgh Cinema is closed Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th October, and will re-open for the evening show on Wednesday 17th October. Thank you.
Thomas Gerstenmeyer, General Manager – Chris Harris, Film Programmer