ELVIS, WALLACE AND GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT and RIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR are being shown at ActOne Cinema in Acton from 27 June 2022 – 7 July 2022.
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What’s On? Elvis
BBFC Rating: (12A)
When: 27 June 2022 – 7 July 2022
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge
2022 | 160mins | USA | BBFC Rating: (12A)
Cinematic showman supreme Baz Luhrmann, creator of MOULIN ROUGE and THE GREAT GATSBY, gives a glitzy, spectacular and epic treatment to the life and music of a cultural icon that is a world apart from the standard movie biopic.
From his childhood introduction to gospel music in Mississippi until his untimely death in, ELVIS filters the life of Elvis Aaron Presley through the prism of his complicated 20 year relationship with enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker and sets it against the complex backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape of America in the 1960s and 1970s.
Austin Butler perfectly captures the charisma as well as every hip shake, rattle and roll of the King and Tom Hanks is almost unrecognisable playing against type as the mysterious and Machiavellian Col. Parker. The design and costumes are eye-popping, the live performance sequences are electrifyingly shot and edited, and the eclectic soundtrack reflects the multiple musical influences on the country boy who became a superstar.
What’s On? Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
BBFC Rating: (U)
When? 2 July 2022
Directed by Steve Box
Starring Voices of Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay, Ralph Fiennes
2005 | 81mins | UK | BBFC Rating: (U)
The only Big Screen outing for Aardman Animation’s much-loved characters Wallace and Gromit, THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Absent-minded, cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his intelligent and long-suffering dog Gromit take on the job of local pest control agents. Their shocking discovery about who is interfering with the villagers’ vegetable plots leads to some thrilling run-ins with creatures of a very peculiar nature—not to mention some of the villagers themselves!
What’s On? Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War
BBFC Rating: (PG)
When? 2 July 2022, 3 July 2022, 5 July 2022
Directed by Margy Kinmouth
Starring Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry
2022 | 88mins | UK | BBFC Rating: (PG)
Eric Ravilious (1903–42) was a British watercolourist, wood engraver, Official War Artist and Acton resident. Caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, Ravilious’s legacy largely sank without trace, until now…
Set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him, Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist who remains as compelling and enigmatic as his art.
Made with the blessing of the Ravilious Estate, this first full length featured documentary unfolds in the artist’s own words, through previously unseen private correspondence and rare archive film. There are also contributions from Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane, Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig and many more.
The performance on July 3rd will be followed by a live Q&A with the director Margy Kinmouth.
About ActOne Cinema
ActOne Cinema is a new community cinema for Acton, with a 74 seat auditorium fully equipped with the latest digital cinema technology. The film programme brings you the latest quality independent films, world cinema, documentaries, film festivals and film-maker events, and the occasional quality blockbuster.
The eventual aim is to build a second screen, in the meantime this space will act as a gallery and performance space, the rest of the ground floor has a new bar and cafe run by the wonderful Bears Ice Cream Company and a relaxing lounge area with free Wi-Fi.
The ground floor is fully accessible with a ramp at the front of the building, there is a wheelchair space in the auditorium and new toilets that are fully accessible. The whole community is welcome, please come by and say hello and look around!
Get to ActOne Cinema
ActOne Cinema, The Library, High Street, W3 6NA
Nearest tube: Acton Town
Nearest train: Acton Central
Bus routes: 70, 266, 440, E3, 207