Famed filmmaker Martin Scorsese studied film at NYU – a school modelled after the legendary film program at the Polish National Film School in Łódź. In this period he learnt not just how films are made, but why. So, in the shadows of the greats of Polish Cinema the Scorsese we know and love was born and to say thankyou and share that wonderful education with us he has curated a touring programme of digitally restored classics of Polish cinema, some never before screened in the UK, for you to enjoy.
For more details please visit: mspresents.com/uk
MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS: MASTERPIECES OF POLISH CINEMA is currently organised by DI Factory, all DOTS, Propaganda Foundation and The Film Foundation, in cooperation with Tor, Zebra and Kadr film studios, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute of Poland, and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Film Institute.
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)
DATE: Thu. 18th June – 6.20pm
DIRECTOR: Andrzej Wajda
PL, 1958, 104mins, 12A
DATE: Tue. 30th June – 6.30pm
DIRECTOR: Andrzej Munk
PL, 1958, 85mins, 12A
The Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana)
DATE: Sun. 19th July – 2.10pm
DIRECTOR: Andrzej Wajda
PL, 1975, 170mins, 15
Knife In The Water (Nóz w wodzie)
DATE: Tue. 28th July – 6.30pm
DIRECTOR: Roman Polanski
PL, 1962, 96mins, PG
The Last Day of Summer (Ostatni dzien lata)
DATE: Tue. 25th August – 6.45pm
DIRECTOR: Tadeusz Konwicki
PL, 1958, 66mins, PG
A Short Film About Killing (Krótki film o zabijaniu)
DATE: Tue. 1st September – 6.30pm
DIRECTOR: Krzysztof Kieślowski
PL, 1988, 86, 18
Provincial Actors (Aktorzy prowincjonalni)
DATE: Sun. 13th September – 3.00pm
DIRECTOR: Agnieszka Holland,
PL, 1979, 110mins, cert tbc
The Illumination (Iluminacja)
DATE: Tue. 22nd September – 6.30pm
DIRECTOR: Krzysztof Zanussi,
PL, 1973, 93mins, 15
We now have a range of gifts, including mugs, postcards, tote bags, tea towels, vouchers, vinyl records and gift membership.
You can buy these from the cinema's kiosk, and now online via our big cartel page!
Last year over 600 films were released in the UK. (That’s a lot, right?) Some of these films are fantastically bombastic, with equally bombastic marketing campaigns to boot. However not all new releases can afford to appear on the side of double-decker buses, and as a result many can pass by unnoticed.
That’s why we have Tuesday Wonders! This is our way of highlighting those hidden gems, films that are exciting, important, sometimes a little bit different, but definitely worth seeing. So keep an eye out for what’s showing here every Tuesday, and don’t forget to pick up a loyalty card too, which gets you in for free for every four that you see.
DATE: Wednesday 22nd July – 11am
DETAILS: UK, 2015, 128mins, 15
Love & Mercy
DATE: Wednesday 29th July – 11am
DETAILS: US, 2014, 121mins, 12A
DATE: Wednesday 12th August – 11am
DETAILS: UK, 2015, 104mins, PG
DATE: Wednesday 19th August – 11am
DETAILS: US, 2015, 84mins, cert TBC
DATE: Wednesday 26th August – 11am
DETAILS: US, 2014, 83mins, cert TBC
DATE: Wednesday 2nd September – 11am
DETAILS: UK, 2015, 93mins, cert TBC
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
DATE: Wednesday 9th September – 11am
DETAILS: US, 2015, 102mins, 18
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
DATE: Wednesday 16th September – 11am
DETAILS: US, 2015, 105mins, 12A
BYOBaby screenings are a chance for the parents and carers of babies up to 12 months old, to get to the cinema without leaving the little one at home. With raised lighting levels, reduced volume and baby changing/bottle warming facilities, we aim to make these screenings as comfortable for you as possible.
Tickets are £5.50, which includes a free tea or coffee. If you want to come down early and catch up with friends, doors open at 10.30am and the film starts around 11.15am.
Due to limited space, we advise people to bring babies in slings or car-seats where possible. Numbers are limited for BYOB showings, so it is advisable to book in advance, particularly for the more well known films.
To join the BYOB mailing list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 275 2045 to speak to a member of staff.
London International Animation Festival on Tour
Saturday 25th July – 12noon
Various, 2015, 79mins, U
EXTRAS: Animation workshop from 11am
Yorkshire Day: The Railway Children
Sat 1st August – 12noon
UK, 1970, 107mins, U
EXTRAS: Craft activity from 11am
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Saturday 8th August – 11am
US, 2005, 140mins, PG
Plus magical short film!
Beauty and the Beast
Saturday 15th August – 12noon
US, 1991, 91mins, U
EXTRAS: Pick up an activity sheet when you arrive!
AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Sunday 16th August – 11am
US, 2012, 86mins, U
Legend of the Guardians
Saturday 22nd August – 12noon
US, 2010, 97mins, PG
Join us from 11am to make your own Guardian owl!
Saturday 29th August – 12noon
US, 2006, 97mins, U
EXTRAS: Craft activity from 11am
Saturday 5th September – 12noon
UK, 2014, 95mins, PG
EXTRAS: Craft activity from 11am
Saturday 12th September – 12noon
US, 1987, 74mins, U
EXTRAS: Plus fun short film!
Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network
Discover a world of family Friendly films, every Saturday at 12noon.
Tickets are just £1.50 for kids and £5 for adults.
If you really love films why not join the HYDE & SEEK club! Membership is totally FREE and when you join you get a special badge, a free ticket for a grown up and a child, information about family friendly films sent directly to your door and much more! Membership forms can be filled out at the cinema, or for more information call us on 0113 275 2045 and a member of staff will be happy to help.
We also host Autism Friendly screenings of some of our HYDE & SEEK titles on the third Sunday of every month at 11am. These screenings feature raised lighting levels, prompt start times and customers are free to move more freely around the cinema. For more details please visit our website or speak to a member of staff.
For this year’s Yorkshire Day we’re going all out, working with our favourite folk in the city to bring you a daylong bonanza celebrating Yorkshire’s long history of film making and watching. And the neat thing is, thanks to Leeds Inspired, all the screenings and activities are totally free, so you can come and go as you please!.
Check out our snazzy mini website, all about the day! yorkshireday.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk
FREE FILM SCREENINGS & ACTIVITIES
11.00am - Family Friendly Workshop
Train making craft session
11.30am - Best of the Fest
Winning shorts from Leeds Young Film Festival
12noon - The Railway Children (1970)
2.30pm - Filmed and Not Forgotten
WW1 films from the Yorkshire Film Archive
3.30pm - Yorkshire Short Films
In association with Leeds Film Festival
4.30pm - Artists’ Moving Image
In association with Mexico
5.30pm - We Are Poets (2012)
We asked some of our favourite organisations in the city (Colours May Vary, Fuse, &/Or Emporium, Village & Thought Bubble) to nominate artists they love to re-imagine posters of their favourite Yorkshire films. These original artworks will be exhibited in the cinema throughout the day, and will feature work from Lucy Sherston, Sam Hutchinson, Jake Blanchard, Siân Westcott, Karl Vickers and Kristyna Baczynski. You will be able to vote for your favourite poster too, and the winning artist will receieve a special life-time membership to the Friends of the Hyde Park.
Food & Art stalls
Outside the cinema our friends at &/Or Emporium will be inviting local artists and makers along to share their film-related work. Plus there’ll be tasty food and drink stalls from the likes of That Old Chestnut and Leeds Bread Co-op. (More to be confirmed soon!)
Projection Room Tours
There will be a series of projection room tours throughout the day, where you can learn more about the history of film projection and how it works today, in one of the oldest cinemas in Yorkshire. Tours will be at 11.45am, 2pm & 3.15pm (limited spaces available, so please call or email ahead to book a space).
There are no tickets are required for any of the screenings or activities, so just turn up on and day and enjoy all the wonderful films, food and artwork Yorkshire has to offer!
THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON
From Friday 7th August
UK, 2015, 93mins, cert TBC
Robert Carlye’s directorial debut follows awkward Glaswegian barber Barney Thomson as he stumbles into a serial murder with both absurd and macabre consequences. When a series of accidental events causes Barney’s dark fantasies to become reality, his uninteresting life suddenly gets very complicated. This pitch black comedy of errors is a skilled debut from Carlyle helped along by a great cast, in particular Emma Thompson performance as Barney’s mother is revelatory and her perfect Glaswegian accent is worth the price of admission alone.
From Saturday 8th August
UK, 2015, 104mins, PG
1947. Sherlock Holmes is retired and living in Sussex with his housekeeper and her young son. Before his mind entirely fails him Holmes’s rallies his skills to piece together his final case, a fiendish 30-year-old mystery.
Thanks to skilled support from his GODS AND MONSTERS director, Bill Condon, McKellen gives an astonishing performance, cutting through to the humanity of Holmes and imbuing him with relatable qualities. Based on Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND, this engaging film is an absorbing take on an iconic character.
From Friday 14th August
US, 2015, 86mins, cert TBC
Hot off the heels of WHILE WE’RE YOUNG and FRANCES HA Noah Baumbach returns with another intelligent indie comedy, MISTRESS AMERICA. Tracy is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Baumbach regular Gerwig proving she is a serious comedic talent) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
From Friday 21st August
DE, 2015, 114mins, 15
During Hitler's anniversary speech on November 8, 1939, a man is arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects. Just minutes later, a bomb explodes in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller, immediately behind the Führer's lectern, killing eight people. The man is Georg Elser, a carpenter from Königsbronn in the Swabia region.
From the director of DOWNFALL, 13 MINUTES is an tragic tale exploring the back story of the growth of National Socialism in small town Germany and failed attempts at opposing it which led to the creation of this would be assassin and the harrowing interrogation he underwent following his capture.
From Friday 21st August
US, 2014, 78mins, cert TBC
IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles who sadly passed away in March of this year on completing IRIS with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.
More than a fashion film, IRIS is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. Apfel is a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment.
From Friday 28th August
US, 2015, 93mins, cert TBC
This new feature from Andrew Haigh (WEEKEND) stars Charlotte Rampling in a powerfully nuanced performance as Kate Mercer in the five days leading up to her forty-fifth wedding anniversary. The planning for the party is going well until a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps and with this discovery the certainties of Kate’s life begin to wobble.
DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
From Friday 4th September
US, 2015, 102mins, 18
Based on Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel and adapted for the screen by Marielle Heller, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL charts the captivating sexual and artistic awakening of precocious San Francisco teen, Minnie Goetze, starting with her mother’s boyfriend.
Heller’s smart direction paints a 70s palette of burgeoning feminism, brown corduroy and bad acid trips. And Icelandic artist Sara Gunnardottir brings some irreverent Robert Crumb-esque psychedelic animation which perfectly illustrates Minnie’s blossoming creative imagination.
From Saturday 5th September
US, 2015, 80mins, cert TBC
Six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. All they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively (and recreate meticulously). Yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape, ever more urgently, into the beckoning world.
From Saturday 5th September
ES, 2014, 104mins, 15
Like a Spanish True Detective, this period cop thriller from writer/director Alberto Rodriguez follows two ideologically opposed detectives in the moody Andalaz swamplands, forced to come together to find the perpetrator of a series of brutal attacks on two local teenagers. An echo back to some classic Southern Gothic films such as ANGEL HEART or CAPE FEAR, MARSHLAND won no less than 10 Goya Awards this year – a win justly deserved, as Rodriguez has smartly updated the genre by linking Spain’s fascist past with a present that continues to struggle to stay on the right side of the law.
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
From Friday 11th September
US, 2015, 105mins, 12A
Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience awards at this year’s Sundance Festival, we follow Greg, a 17 year old loner and his ‘business associate’ Earl. While Earl’s family life isn’t too rosy, Greg comes from a family of bohemians, whose DVD collection provides hours of entertainment. They spend their youth bonding over world cinema, recreating their favourite classics and sharing in their love of Werner Herzog’s dulcet tones. Unique in its sincere depiction of platonic friendships across gender, class and race, this is a film that is surely set to be a benchmark film for a generation
Here are all of the great films coming soon at the Hyde Park Picture House!
Exact times for these films are confirmed the Monday before the week they are showing. It is at this point that they appear as listings on our website and tickets can be purchased from the cinema or pre-booked online.