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  • Charlie Boden
  • 22-12-2016 10:33:14

A stylish line-up of movies including a film focusing on the fashion flair of the late David Bowie and the latest blockbuster from Martin Scorsese will kick off the 2017 programme of films at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Oliver Stone’s Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on America’s spying and data mining.

Screened on the first anniversary of the sad passing of the star, David Bowie Is is a documentary tour of the groundbreaking V&A exhibition, filmed in 2013 and takes cinema audiences on a fascinating journey through the V&A's fastest-selling exhibition, featuring a remarkable collection of artefacts from the David Bowie archive with expert insights from the exhibition curators and special guests.

Set in 1948 and based on a true story, A United Kingdom stars David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama, the Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana), who falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship isn’t approved of by their families, or by the British and South African governments.

The Night of the Hunter is screened in partnership with the WEA, and stars Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish in a film noir directed by Scarborough-born Charles Laughton.

The epic Silence is the latest movie from Martin Scorsese. Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star as a pair of 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in search of their mentor Father Cristóvão (Liam Neeson).

A starry cast featuring Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris feature in Collateral Beauty, in which bereaved dad Smith writes letters to time, death and love.

The movies join the already-announced streamings of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and the RSC’s groundbreaking production of The Tempest.

Films dates and times are:

NT Encore: No Man’s Land: 5 January at 7pm.

Snowden: Friday 6 January at 2.45pm and 7.45pm; Saturday 7 January at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm; Monday 9 January at 7.45pm; Thursday 12 January at 1.45pm and 7.15pm.

David Bowie Is: Tuesday 10 January at 7.45pm.

RSC Live: The Tempest: Wednesday 11 January at 7pm.

A United Kingdom: Friday 13 January at 2.45pm and 7.45pm; Saturday 14 January at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm; Sunday 15 January at 4pm.

The Night of the Hunter: Sunday 15 January at 1pm.

Silence: Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January at 7.45pm; Thursday 26 January at 1.45pm and 7.15pm.

Collateral Beauty: Friday 27 January at 2.45pm and 7.45pm; Saturday 28 January at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.

Cinema tickets at the SJT are £7 (concessions £5), and for live streamings, £17. Tickets for event cinema screenings, such as David Bowie Is, are £12.  To book, please call the Box Office on 01723 370541 or visit the website: www.sjt.uk.com