Elvis Presley, a powerhouse Shakespeare performance and a Gaspar Noé-induced acid trip. Jack Toye cherrypicks just five films and events to look out for the month ahead.
It’s writer-director Desiree Akhavan’s sophomore feature, following 2015’s hilarious Appropriate Behaviour.
Desiree’s enlisted the talented acting ensemble of Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, and Jennifer Ehle in this tale of an American teenager sent to an LGBT conversion therapy camp to “cure the gay away.”
Horrific and funny in equal measure, a film for our unbelievable times.
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post is in cinemas from Friday 7 September.
The phrase “break a leg” has never been more apt as that’s nearly what to Ian McKellen at the start of this production’s run in London. Now recovered from injury, it’s hard to resist seeing one of our most-beloved national treasures playing one of Shakespeare’s most challenging roles.
With a 20-minute on-stage storm sequence, grotesque mutilations and descents into madness, and a completely sold out theatre run, our live stream of the play is the best way to watch the production everyone’s talking about.
NT Live: King Lear is broadcast live to cinemas on Thursday 27 September.Find your cinema and book tickets.
Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce gets taken out for a spin across the USA in the midst of the 2016 Presidential Election in this fascinating and poignant documentary.
Everyday Americans and revered actors and musicians sit side-by-side in the backseat of his car, pondering what the future holds for their country, and how Elvis’s personal story mirrors that of America.
Picturehouse DOCS presents The King on Monday 17 September.Find your cinema and book tickets.
Acclaimed French director Agnès Varda and photographer and muralist JR make for an unlikely pair to embark on a road trip across rural France, but it works, in this delightful new documentary.
Sixty-four years after her first feature film, La Pointe Courte, few filmmakers can boast as active a career as Varda. It’s great to see she’s still enjoying and finding inspiration in the art of filmmaking!
Join us for a preview of Faces Places on Thursday 13 September, showing as part of our Women’s Work season.Find your cinema and book tickets.
A director unlike any other, Gaspar Noé is no stranger to courting controversy with his feature films.
His latest outing on the big screen finds a group of dancers accidentally consuming LSD in their wrap-party celebratory drinks.
An adult-themed and intelligent look at the descent into a drug-riddled trip.
Climax is in cinemas from Friday 21 September.Find your cinema and book tickets.