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A word to our dear cinema lovers, from Artistic Director, Sean Turner.

All, Interviews, What's On Tunbridge Wells

The great Serge Daney (the legendary French film critic) once said that a ‘cinephile is simply someone who expects too much from a film.’ Well, I say, ‘what’s wrong with that?’ We should expect a lot of artists. After all, they want us to spend our hard-earned money on the stuff of their imaginations. It should be good, right?

As an artist myself, I feel that pressure acutely. I want the work that I make to be enjoyed and loved (hell, if I am honest, I want people to think it’s the best thing they’ve ever seen!) but above all, I want people to talk about it.

What makes art better and more loved than just about anything else on earth is the fact that it is so subjective. It is a shared experience, but we each see and feel it differently, and then we get to argue about whose opinion is better for months afterwards. Art is the realm of critics. Even a two-year-old feels instinctively which Peppa Pig episode is their favourite of the great porcine oeuvre and which is merely worth screaming through.

Our job here at Trinity is to filter out the dross and curate programmes of work that we think are worthy of you – our loyal audience – parting with your valuable time to see. Luckily for all of us, we have a true cinephile firmly in charge of that task – Felicia De Angeli.

Felicia (or Fliss to most of us) is that rare kind of film-buff, a brilliant mind who doesn’t pretentiously ignore a commercial film just because it is a hit, neither is she afraid of falling in love with something many of us might consider too impenetrable to even try. Each month, she’ll do the legwork and offer us a selection of the very best movies the world has to offer, from classic Pixar to a Lithuanian thriller.

My dear cinema lovers, I urge you to trust her; return here for her picks every month and just occasionally, take a chance on something you wouldn’t normally watch. Either you’ll love it, or you’ll have something to rant about over dinner. That is the great power of art.


Cinema Listings

· NT Live: Follies ·

Sunday 5th September · 5pm ·

Wednesday 8th September · 7pm ·

Tickets £20.00 · Member’s Price £17.00

“Sondheim’s showbiz stunner returns in breathtaking style★★★★★ – The Guardian.

· Minari ·

Monday 6th September · 2pm · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

Exquisitely beautiful… A sweeping must see” – Entertainment Weekly.

· Nomadland ·

Tuesday 7th September · 2pm · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Life on the road has never been so tenderly captured, politically alive and profoundly moving” – Empire Magazine.

· Moana ·

Sunday 12th September · 12pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Esoteric earworms aplenty from composer-of-the-moment Lin-Manuel Miranda…” – Herald Sun.

· In The Heights ·

Sunday 12th September · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“So vibrant and game-changing that it might just rank among the best movie musicals of all time” – The Daily Beast.

· Another Round ·

Monday 13th September · 2pm · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Drink, drinking or binge-drinking — there’s some of that too — can’t begin to convey the wild beauty and emotional depth of this film” – Wall Street Journal.

· The Father ·

Tuesday 14th September · 2pm · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“All the actors in “The Father” are vivid (Colman brings her role a loving vulnerability that warms you), but Hopkins is flat-out stunning” – Variety.

· Do The Right Thing ·

Wednesday 15th September · 7pm ·

Tickets £5.00 · Tickets & Pizza £8.00

The first cinema screening programmed by Keeping It Reel, a local Young Film Programmers group based at Trinity Theatre.

· Dirty Dancing ·

Friday 17th September · 8pm ·

Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“The purest spirit of the 1980s is distilled in this amiable film” – The Guardian.

· Paddington ·

Sunday 19th September · 12pm ·

Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“A warm, witty and wondrously inventive great big bear-hug” – Empire Magazine.

· Who Framed Roger Rabbit ·

Sunday 19th September · 7pm ·

Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Supremely entertaining — especially for adults” – Time Out.

· The Sound of Metal ·

Tuesday 21st September · 2pm · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Simply put, you don’t hear movies like this every day” – London Evening Standard.

· Our Ladies ·

Wednesday 22nd September · 8pm ·

Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Five of the most compelling, neatly drawn and slightly terrifying female protagonists committed to film” – The Times.

· The Blues Brothers ·

Friday 24th September · 8pm ·

Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Formless, chaotic and lazy, and quite brilliant because of it” – The Times.

· Hook! ·

Sunday 26th September · 5pm ·

Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Big, splashy, energetic, one-size-fits-all Hollywood entertainment” – Washington Post.

· After Love ·

Tuesday 28th September · 2pm ·

Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

“The agony of a domestic tragedy and the tension of a Hitchcock thriller” – The Guardian.

· Romeo & Juliet ·

Tuesday 28th September · 7pm ·

Tickets £20.00 · Member’s Price £17.00

This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre.

· Limbo ·

Wednesday 29th September · 8pm ·

Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping” – The Guardian.

· The Courier ·

Tuesday 5th October · 2pm · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Stylish, old-fashioned and enormously satisfying, like one of the old Daimlers you see purring around in the background of the film, catching the lights of 1960s Soho in its curves” – Sunday Times.

· The Last Bus ·

Tuesday 12th October · 2pm · 8pm ·

Matinee Tickets £9.00 · Member’s Price £7.00

Evening Tickets £11.00 · Member’s Price £9.00

“Anchored by the gifted Timothy Spall, the film spins a wistful but emotionally resonant tale, infusing earthy wit into even some heart-stopping moments” – Shadows on the Wall.