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I Wanna Dance With Somebody (cert TBC)

Dir: Kasi Lemmons 2022 | Runtime tbc

A powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston.

This is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaced woman behind the voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded artists of all time. The film is an inspirational and poignant journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career. With show stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award winner Naomi Ackie.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Thur 19 Jan 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 13 Dec 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (PG)

Dir: Guillermo del Toro 2022 | 117 mins

The Oscar winning filmmaker reinvents the classic story in this stunning stop-motion musical tale.

A wooden marionette is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto.

What follows are the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.


Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 6 Dec 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Relaxed Screening
The screening on Thur 8 Dec 4.30pm is Relaxed - everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The lights are kept on low and the audience are free to move around, make noise or come in and out of the theatre as needed.

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No Bears (12A)

Dir: Jafar Panahi 2022 | 107 mins

The outstanding new film from acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

He plays himself – a filmmaker trying to direct a cast and crew in Turkey. He is forced to remain in an Iranian village close to the border.

As his actors perform their own story of attempted escape to Europe, Panahi finds himself coming up against suspicion and local traditions in the village where he is staying.

Jafar Panahi's latest film is a testimony to how artistry and protest can find inspiration in the very restrictions that he and other creative voices face.

‘A piercingly self-aware portrait of an artist who is not afraid to depict himself and his craft as aloof or insular’ ★★★★ Observer

‘A dark postmodern satire about the unexpected film that emerges within a film about making a film’ Times

‘Life, as they say, goes on, and No Bears observes people toiling away at existing while Panahi wrestles with the existential, this juxtaposition providing the cleverly timed comic relief that aids his witty social commentary’ Little White Lies

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Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

2 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval).

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Triangle of Sadness (15)

Dir: Ruben Östlund 2022 | 147 mins

Celebrity model couple Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) are invited on a luxury cruise. It is helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson).

They are joined on board by uber-rich passengers including a Russian oligarch and a British arms dealer.

What first appears as an Instagrammable trip of a lifetime, soon ends catastrophically. The survivors are stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.

Social hierarchy is turned upside down in this wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner. From the director of Force Majeure.

‘A truly funny film’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

‘We are here to have a good, disreputable time’ ★★★★ Irish Times

‘The Swedish provocateur once again taking paw-swipes at privilege with a vomit-fuelled satire of the super-rich’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘As much a farcical comedy as it is a searing indictment’ ★★★★ Empire

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 13 Dec 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Tues 13 Dec 4.30pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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Living (12)

Dir: Oliver Hermanus 2022 | 102 mins

1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Mr Williams (Bill Nighy) is a veteran civil servant. He is an important cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless.

Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach. At a seaside resort, he flirts with hedonism before rejecting it as his solution. Back in London he finds himself drawn to the natural vitality of a younger colleague.

Then one evening he is struck by a revelation. It is as simple as it is profound. With a new energy Mr Williams sets about creating a legacy for the next generation.

Based on Akira Kurosawa’s film Ikiru.

‘Addresses weighty matters of life and death with a winning simplicity that is hard to resist’ ★★★★ Observer

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 20 Dec 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 21 Dec 5pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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Aftersun (12A)

Dir: Charlotte Wells 2022 | 102 mins

11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.

Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship. She tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't.

‘This mesmeric debut will make you want to stay suspended in its sun-baked setting with its two captivating lead characters for far longer than the runtime. A triumph of new British filmmaking’ ★★★★★ Empire

‘An ode to cinema as a machine for remembering’ ★★★★★ Little White Lies

‘Aftersun is a stunning debut and one of the best films of the year. One that will leave its mark and stay with you for a long time. Similar to that unwanted but inevitable holiday sunburn!’ ★★★★★ Flick Feast

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She Said (15)

Dir: Maria Schrader 2022 | 128 mins

Twotime Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor.

Together they broke one of the most important stories in a generation. Their investigation shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever.

Their commitment and fortitude sparked a national conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fuelled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.

‘Details a triumph of journalistic sympathy and precision’ New York Times

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 28 Dec 5pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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White Noise (15)

Dir: Noah Baumbach 2022 | 135 mins

A college professor is forced to face his own mortality after a massive chemical spill leads his family to evacuate their town.

White Noise is hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic. It dramatises a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Based on the book by Don DeLillo, Adam Driver and Great Gerwig star in this comedy drama.

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