film quiz

Next film quiz Tuesday 28th April at 8pm.

Come along and test your knowledge of all things celluloid (and digital) to be crowned as the supreme cinephiles of Crouch End. There’s no entry fee and each member of the winning team will receive two free tickets to any film.

Max 4 people per team.

Due to high demand teams must now reserve their spot by emailing
[email protected]

Coincoin and the Extra Humans, a series by Bruno Dumont.

In this follow up to P’tit Quinquin, Quinquin is now grown up and goes by the nickname Coincoin. He hangs out, doing little and does some security for meetings with his childhood friend Fatso of the Nationalist Party. His old love, Eve, has abandoned him for Corinne. When a strange magma resembling a large cow-pat is found near the town, the inhabitants suddenly start to behave very weirdly. Captain Van Der Weyden and his loyal assistant Carpentier investigate these alien attacks, which result in those infected giving birth to their own double. The Extra-Human invasion has begun.

 


Episode 1 Black be Black

Episode 2 The Extra-Humans

 


Episode 3 Gunk, Gunk, Gunk!!!

Episode 4 The Apocalypse

Clemancy FilmC

Prison Drama with An Exceptional Cast

Clemency (2019) was one of the big winners at the 2019 edition of Sundance, and it is Chinonye Chukwu’s second film. Chukwu is the first black woman to win the Grand Jury Prize.
As much a character study as an indictment of the institutionalized murder happening in American prisons, the film focuses on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard).
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on her, and she is plagued by memories of a botched execution.
As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

 

“I hate the amateur quarterbacking I’m about to engage in, but that [Woodard’s] performance did not merit an Academy Award nomination is damning.”

Rumaan AlamThe New Republic

 

“Clemency does what few other movies about death row have, handling a thorny, infinitely complicated subject in terms that are neither moralizing nor melodramatic.” Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly

★★★★ The Guardian

 

You can start watching the film on the 17 July, by clicking here or on the poster above. Watch it through the Arthouse and we get 50%.

 

Curzon Home Cinema has an excellent collection of films to choose from, including movies that would have been playing at the Arthouse right now.
Our highlight for this week is:

 

Litigante

Litigante (2019, dir.  Franco Lolli)

Things have not been easy for Silvia, a single mother who is doing her best to raise a son while caring for her own mother who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. While navigating these tough challenges Silvia discovers something else – her boss has been involved in corporate corruption and now she must decide whether she takes the easy course of action or the right one.

“There’s enormous tenderness in this drama of disillusion”
★★★★
Peter BradshawThe Guardian. 

LIVE Q&A on Monday, 13 July, 8:30 PM

Arthouse subscribers get 15% with the code CHCJUL. The discount applies ONLY to the ‘In cinemas’ Section.
To sign up, click here

 

MUBI selection of the week:   
Kore-Eda Hirokazu makes a French picture

Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche join masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda (ShopliftersStill Walking) to paint a moving portrait of family dynamics in THE TRUTH.
Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is an aging French movie star who, despite her momentary lapses in memory, remains a venerable force to be reckoned with.

Upon the publication of her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns to Paris from New York with her husband (Ethan Hawke) and their young daughter to commemorate its release. A sharp and funny battle of wits ensues between the mother-daughter duo, as Lumir takes issue with Fabienne’s rose-colored version of the past. Reflected cleverly by Fabienne’s latest role in a sci-fi drama, their strained relationship takes a poignant journey toward possible reconciliation. Charming, bold, and imbued with endless emotional insight, THE TRUTH offers a relatable look at human relationships, featuring exquisite performances from its all-star cast.

 

“In ‘The Truth,’ the Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda wittily toys with Deneuve’s persona, its layers and meanings.”
Manohla DargisNew York Times

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Arthouse Crouch End is here …. And here to stay!
See you in the screens one day soon!

Since we closed our doors on 17th March we have been discussing and contemplating what we will look like once we are able to reopen. We have now been given the news that we can open again on the 4th of July but have made the decision to stay closed for now.

 

We carried out a public survey which thanks to so many of you meant we had just under 2000 responses and we also surveyed our brilliant staff about coming back safely to The Arthouse. We then used these findings to make some decisions about our business and what measures we plan to take before we reopen.

 

We want our customers, our visitors and our staff to feel as safe and confident in returning to us as we possibly can so we will be using this time to make these changes and ensure we get it right when we open our doors which will probably be in early September.

 

We have already been busy doing works at The Arthouse and are very excited about the changes we’re making. We have also commissioned local artist, Julia Clarke to make a sculpture for us which she completed last week and we now have our very own ArtAngel looking down from our venue and we absolutely love her!

 

We would like to thank every one of you for all your fantastic support, positive messages and your beautiful artworks and we really do feel loved!

 

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

 

We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe in these difficult times. The Arthouse team appreciates your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.

We will continue to keep the cinema closed for as long as the government deems it necessary, in order to protect both you and our staff. And we are grateful that we are one of the many businesses that will be supported by the government’s Job Retention Scheme, which will help us pay up to 80% of the salaries of our staff during this crisis.

As cinemas close, the online space is the place to go. We’re going to shine a light on Curzon, MUBI and BFI today. All three deliver us with those ever so fitting arthouse titles we pride our name on, and so we’re more than happy to point your eyes in their direction.

 

We’re a advocates for investing in yourself – We are what we eat, physically as well as mentally! Some films are the equivalent of pizza and chips. These three companies are serving up a rich, diverse, vibrant, healthy diet of quality film. I’m not going to push you for 5 a day, but if you manage one a day, and know a thing or two about compound interest, well… You’re going to be filthy rich by the end of this quarantine! …I think I’m mixing analogies here but… anyway, whatever, eat your greens!!

Let’s kick it off with Curzon! What we should have been screening right now is The Truth, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s English debut, and one we were massively looking forward to – Shoplifters is an ArtHouse Crouch End favourite. Thankfully we’ve been able to enjoy it since Friday as Curzon often release their films into cinemas and on their online platform Curzon Home Cinema… Just like…

SYSTEM CRASHER: Opens this Friday on Curzon Home Cinema

She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. And she is certainly not looking to change her ways.  Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?

To get you started, we have a free film from their:

“Guaranteed to capture your heart and rip it to shreds!”

Georgia Davis, FlipScreen

At MUBI, you can enjoy a hand-picked selection of films, whether they are cult classics, forgotten masterpieces, or freshly picked cinema from the latest festival around the world. The films of Ingmar Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Jean-Luc Godard, Albertina Carri, Kleber Mendonça Filho (director of Bacurau) are showing on MUBI right now. And it’s all FREE for 3 months for Arthouse members. Simply go to mubi.com/arthouse and redeem your membership there.

BFI are offering 14days free. Similar to MUBI, you’ll be treated to a critically and historically rich cinematic catalogue. I find the films that MUBI aren’t showing, BFI will be. Case in point, right now MUBI have an Ingmar Bergman season, but we’ve missed The Seventh Seal! Fear not, it’s on the BFI player!

You’ll also be treated to curated playlists of films from industry insiders like Tilda Swinton and Mark Kermode. These playlists include a special introduction or notes that will prime you for the film ahead enabling you can pick up on their riches immediately!

Decisions, decisions! What should you watch?

Each week we’ll set a staff member with the task of choosing something for you to enjoy.

Chris from Marketing is up first:

“Hey folks, so… From Curzon, you’re obviously going to watch System Crasher.

MUBI, I’m giving you Army of Shadows; Might sound like a depressing one, and that’s the last thing you need right now, but simply put this is a superb film, an incredible cast, engrossing story, it reminds you what a great film is, ya know, brilliant storytelling… Highly recommended!

and from BFI; A solid documentary that you’ve probably always been recommended but haven’t seen. Man on a Wire! Excellent film, tightrope walking between the two trade centre buildings – it’s an art! This is definitely a film for the aspirational ones, any artists or people that want a massive inspirational kick up the butt to get up and moving/creating during this stressful confinement period! “

System Crashers

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

Army of Shadows

Gerbier, a civil engineer, gets trapped in a torturous Nazi camp but manages to escape with the help of a friend. When he heads back to Marseille, he looks for the traitor who reported him.

Man on a Wire

James Marsh’s excellent, Oscar®-winning documentary account of the ‘artistic crime of the decade’.

Enjoy!

 

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