The Phoenix Fringe choose two films a month to be shown at the Phoenix Cinema. These include screenings of independent, foreign language and classic films, documentaries and art house cinema, giving an opportunity to see a wide range of these movies on the big screen. It’s not a club – screenings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. You can suggest films you would like to see at Phoenix Fringe and keep up to date with screenings through their facebook page.
See below for the upcoming Phoenix Fringe films:
COLD WAR 88 mins Cert. 15
Thurs 20 September: 1pm & 8:45pm
An impossible love story in impossible times.
Against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, a passionate romance plays out between two people. Both of different backgrounds and temperaments, the couple are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other.
Acclaimed Polish film with English subtitles. Winner of the Best Director award and nominated for the Palme d’Dor at Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, who won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and BAFTA for Ida (2013), the Best British Film BAFTA for My Summer of Love (2004) and Most Promising Newcomer in British Film BAFTA for Last Resort (2000).
LUCKY 88 mins Cert. 15
Thurs 11 October: 1pm & 8:45pm
The spiritual journey of a cantankerous, self-reliant 90 year old atheist, and the quirky characters that inhabit the Arizona town where he lives. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut featuring Harry Dean Stanton in one of his last starring roles. The cast also features David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Skerritt.
UNDER THE WIRE 95 mins Cert. 15
Thurs 25 October: 1pm & 8:45pm
On 13 February 2012 war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in besieged Homs, under attack by the Syrian army. Only one of them returned.
Based on Conroy’s book Under the Wire, the film is a gripping account of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.
Please note – there are often no adverts shown before Fringe screenings, particularly before the evening shows, so please make sure you are seated by the advertised start time of each film.
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