Splendid Cinema is Worcester’s Independent “Art” House Cinema. We screen arthouse, avant-garde, Film Noir, Underground and Cult movies, cinema-verite, independent and World Cinema all at Worcester Arts Workshop.
Doors open at 7:15 for a 7:30 start
Tickets are £5 on the door
Below is our Autumn 2016 schedule. Please come and watch some incredible, positively Splendid, cinema.
(links below take you to YouTube, and the film’s trailer)
22 September: Son of Saul (HU, László Nemes, 2015) 15 cert. 107 min. Winner of the 2015 Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival and both the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. During World War II, a Jewish worker (Géza Röhrig) at the Auschwitz concentration camp tries to find a rabbi to give a child a proper burial.
6 October: Anomalisa (US, Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, 2015) 15 cert. 90 min. Both very funny and deeply touching, Anomalisa is widely regarded as an outright masterpiece of stop-motion animation. The film follows a lonely customer service expert (voiced by David Thewlis) who perceives everyone (Tom Noonan) as identical until he meets a unique woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in a Cincinnati hotel.
20 October: The Witch; a New England Folktale (US, UK, CA, BR, Robert Eggers, 2015) 15 cert. 92 min. The Witch launches Splendid Cinema’s new “Cult Film Thursdays” programme just in time for Halloween. A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
3 November: The Lobster (GR, IE, NL, UK, FR, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) 15 cert. 119 min. Strange, surreal, and yet, somehow, quite romantic. In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into the woods.
17 November: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (IT, Sergio Leone, 1966) 18 cert. 180 min. Part of our “Cult Movie Thursdays” programme. Leone’s masterpiece on the big screen in HD! Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach race to find buried treasure during the American Civil War. This is one of the greatest Spaghetti Westerns ever made!
8 December: Taxi Tehran (IR, Jafar Panahi, 2015) 12 cert. 89 min. Winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival. In this quasi-documentary, Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, so he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.
15 December: Black Christmas (CA, Bob Clark, 1974) 18 cert. 93 min. Part of our “Cult Movie Thursdays” programme, and spreading that Yuletide feeling, we present Bob Clark’s classic grand-daddy of slasher film, starring Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Kier Dullea, and John Saxon. It’s Christmas break, and a killer is stalking sorority girls with obscene phone calls and bloody murder. You better watch out …
Worcester Arts Workshop
21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
Doors open at 7:15, for a 7:30 start, Tickets £5 on the door