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9:42am Wednesday 12th February 2014
THE wait for Wes Anderson’s much-anticipated all-star caper The Grand Budapest Hotel will end officially on March 7, but before then City Screen, York has arranged a couple of sneak previews for Sunday, March 2.
4:11pm Thursday 6th February 2014
WRITER, broadcaster and curator Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper will give an introductory talk at the 3pm screening of Ralph Fiennes’s new film, The Invisible Woman, at City Screen, York, on February 22 at 3pm.
4:07pm Thursday 6th February 2014
FEW movies, let alone animated ones, can claim to offer a history lesson as well as an entertainment. Mr Peabody & Sherman, a father and son story, does just that as it time travels to the French Revolution, Troy and the Italian Renaissance.
11:57am Thursday 6th February 2014
11:52am Thursday 6th February 2014
RELEASED outside the awards season, Dallas Buyers Club might have slipped through the net as just another low-budget indie picture. Coming out surrounded by the hoopla and publicity of the Oscars and other awards, the film gets all the attention it deserves.
12:14pm Thursday 30th January 2014
3:28pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
THIS boxing comedy drama offers the irresistible sight of Jake La Motta and Rocky Balboa slugging it out in the boxing ring as Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro revive memories if not the characters of two of their greatest screen successes.
3:26pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
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9:38am Friday 17th January 2014
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8:57am Saturday 11th January 2014
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2:50pm Thursday 9th January 2014
AFTER its sold-out City Screen debut in the Monday Specials slot earlier this week, Abdellatif Kechiche’s French lesbian love story Blue Is The Warmest Colour (18) will be given another screening at the York cinema on Thursday, January 23 at 8.30pm.
2:27pm Tuesday 31st December 2013
Nearly a decade ago, Ron Burgundy was released on an unsuspecting public. Possibly the world’s worst local news TV presenter, he was not an immediate hit, but word spread with the movie and the character becoming a cult favourite.
2:56pm Friday 20th December 2013
11:23am Thursday 19th December 2013
Nearly a decade ago, Ron Burgundy was released on an unsuspecting public. Possibly the world’s worst local news TV presenter, he wasn’t an immediate hit, but word spread with the movie and the character becoming a cult favourite.
3:31pm Thursday 12th December 2013
DR SKETCHY’S Anti-Art School have made an appearance in Rocky Horror garb in the Basement at City Screen, York, to highlight the first ever City Screen showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Sunday night.
3:22pm Monday 9th December 2013
3:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013
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12:49pm Thursday 28th November 2013
IF ONLY she’d stuck to her guns, novelist P L Travers could have prevented Julie Andrews winning an Oscar and spared us the sound of Dick Van Dyke’s demented cockney accent. But no, she said yes to film-making legend Walt Disney and gave him the rights to film her series of books about Mary Poppins.
12:38pm Thursday 28th November 2013
AFTER stumbling across evidence of a botched secret night-raid in a remote corner of Afghanistan, investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill embarks on a chilling and revelatory journey into the dark underbelly of the ‘war on terror’, as recorded in the film Dirty Wars.
3:03pm Thursday 28th November 2013
12:52pm Thursday 21st November 2013
THE end of this second instalment of The Hunger Games is a real cliffhanger. It’s testimony to what’s happened over the previous two hours-plus that the final scene annoys, but only because I really wanted to know what happens next.
12:50pm Thursday 21st November 2013
THE idea sounds better than the execution. A mob family hides out in France under assumed identities after the father becomes a wanted man for snitching on fellow gangsters. Given that the head of the family is played by Robert De Niro, an actor not unacquainted with mob movies, you hope for more than you get.
12:19pm Thursday 21st November 2013
8:54am Thursday 21st November 2013
One Film, One Piano, One Man featuring Buster Keaton in The General, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, November 16
11:47am Thursday 14th November 2013
YORK street musician and piano teacher Kieran White is to perform his musical accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s film The General on Saturday night at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park, near York.
9:32am Friday 8th November 2013
12:33pm Thursday 7th November 2013
9:00am Thursday 7th November 2013
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3:50pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
Talk on Somalia after screening of Captain Phillips film - event postponed, new date to be announced
10:54am Tuesday 5th November 2013
1:33pm Thursday 31st October 2013
1:32pm Thursday 31st October 2013
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12:28pm Thursday 17th October 2013
CAPTAIN Richard Phillips kisses his wife goodbye and goes off to work. Not to a desk-bound job but to sea in charge of a cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, carrying water and food aid to Africa. It will be no ordinary voyage thanks to the appearance of Somali pirates.
12:27pm Thursday 17th October 2013
11:42am Thursday 17th October 2013
12:43pm Thursday 10th October 2013
11:01am Tuesday 8th October 2013
3:11pm Thursday 3rd October 2013
SUNDAY afternoon’s documentary at City Screen, York, travels deep into the rain forests of Grenada, where anarchist chocolatier Mott Green seeks solutions to the problems of a ravaged global chocolate industry.
12:33pm Thursday 26th September 2013
11:37am Thursday 26th September 2013
4:42pm Friday 20th September 2013