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. 4th August – 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.
Wed. 20th May - 11.00am
DE, 2014, 98mins, 12A
A LITTLE CHAOS
Wed. 27th May - 11.00am
UK, 2014, 117mins, 12A
Wed. 3rd June - 11.00am
US, 2015, 103mins, 15
I AM BIG BIRD
Wed. 10th June – 11am
US, 2014, 90mins, 12A
Wed. 17th June - 11.00am
FR/MR, 2015,100mins, 12A
LISTEN UP PHILIP
Wed. 24th June - 11.00am
US, 2015,109mins, 15
Wed. 1st July - 11.00am
US, 2015, 84mins, 15
THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
Wed. 8th July - 11.00am
FR, 2014,108mins, 15
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: email@example.com or call 0113 275 2045 to speak to a member of staff.
Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists
Saturday 16th May – 12noon
UK, 2012, 88mins, U
Extras: Pirates worksheet
Shaun the Sheep
Saturday 23rd May – 12noon
UK, 2015, 85mins, U
Extras: Craft activity from 11am (booking required)
London International Animation Festival Kids Club Special
Saturday 30th May - 12noon
Various countries, 2015, 79mins, U
Extras: Vote for your favourite film!
Saturday 6th June - 12noon
US, 2003, 104mins, U
Extras: Family friendly short film!
Saturday 13th June - 12noon
& AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING: Sunday 21st June – 11am
US, 2015, 94mins, U
Moomins on the Riviera
Saturday 20th June – 12noon
FI/FR, 2014, 80mins, U
Alice in Wonderland
Saturday 27th June - 12noon
US, 2010, 108mins, PG
The Secret of Kells
Saturday 4th July - 12noon
FR, IE, BE, 79mins, PG
Extras: Scroll making workshop from 11am
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.
From Friday 5th June
FR, 2014, 135mins, 15
Marseille, 1975. Young investigating magistrate Pierre Michel arrives with his wife and children in a city riddled with organised crime. Despite protests from his family and colleagues, he sets his own safety aside to embark on a personal crusade against Gaëtan Zampa, the untouchable godfather of mafia organisation the French Connection. Thrilling and visually stunning, THE CONNECTION delivers an action-packed view of 1970s Marseille, with a dazzling performance by Jean Dujardin, Academy Award-winning star of THE ARTIST.
From Saturday 13th June
FR/MR, 2014, 110mins, 15
The titular location of Abderrahmane Sissako's (BAMAKO) haunting new film has for many years been synonymous with mystery and intrigue; an almost mythical city and a modern metaphor for a faraway place. Sissako quickly dispels this myth with this hard-hitting and moving portrayal of its recent reality. Set in the early days of the jihadist takeover of Northern Mali in 2012, the once bustling city is now near-silent, kept in order by soldiers who patrol the winding streets, employing their strict rules and swift justice to anyone who contravenes their law.
THE TRIBE (PLEMYA)
From Saturday 13th June
UA, 2014, 135mins, 18
A visceral cinematic experience like no other, THE TRIBE is a story that needs no translation. Deaf mute Sergey becomes embroiled in the illegal activities of the fearsome gang that rule the specialised boarding school he attends. His burgeoning love for a fellow student however, soon leads him on a collision course with the gang’s hierarchy.
THE LOOK OF SILENCE
From Friday 19th June
DK/FI/ID/NO, 2014, 99mins, 15
Documentarist Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful follow-up to the BAFTA-winning THE ACT OF KILLING, which again focuses on the Indonesian death squads active in 1965-66, that viciously killed more hundreds of thousands of alleged communists. While THE ACT OF KILLING explored the dehumanising effects the genocide had on the people who committed the atrocities, in THE LOOK OF SILENCE Oppenheimer turns his focus to the families of the victims, following one in particular, Adi a spectacles salesman, who confronts the killers of his brother in his search for answers.
LISTEN UP PHILIP
From Friday 19th June
US, 2015, 109mins, 15From US indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry (THE COLOR WHEEL) comes this uncompromising, mordantly funny tragicomedy about Philip, an obnoxiously solipsistic young writer played with ironic relish by Jason Schwartzmann. Elisabeth Moss (MAD MEN) plays his long-suffering girlfriend Alex, a photographer whose blossoming career puts her at odds with Philip – who despite the publication of his second novel is riddled with insecurities and incapable of seeing beyond himself to accommodate her needs.
THE NEW GIRLFRIEND (UNE NOUVELLE AMIE)
From Saturday 4th July
FR, 20145, 108mins, 15
Devastated by the death of her best friend a young woman (rising French star Anaïs Demoustier) promises to look over her husband only to make a surprising discovery in acclaimed director François Ozon’s witty and moving follow-up to last year’s Festival hit YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL.
Here are all of the great films coming soon to 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 can be purchased from the cinema or pre-booked online.