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For Crying Out Loud Screening - Jojo Rabbit (12A)

Monday 2 March at 11am

Jojo Rabbit

108 mins

For Crying Out Loud: baby friendly cinema

Tickets - £4.50 (no charge for baby)

Take time out from your day and join us for For Crying Out Loud, our baby-friendly cinema screenings.

Join us on a Monday morning at 11am for a screening of a newly released title (certificate U, PG or 12A) with a difference. These screenings are purely for parents and guardians to enjoy with their baby or toddler so don’t worry about crying, fidgeting or disturbing other guests, you are all in the same boat!

In order to make these screenings as baby friendly as possible there will be a soft level of lighting in the cinema, the volume will be lower and there will be soft matting in front of the screen for your little ones.

Adults must have a baby or toddler in their party in order to attend Baby Screen. No baby, no entry. Parents discretion advised with regards to the age of their little one and the certificate of the film.

02/03/2020 11:00
Jojo Rabbit (12A)

Monday 2 March at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 4 March at 7.45pm


Running time: 108

Director – Taika Waititi

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is a lonely young boy raised by a single mother, living in Germany in the final months of the war. With his father absent, Jojo is an enthusiastic albeit inept member of the Hitler Youth, with his imaginary friend none otherby Adolf Hitler himself (Taika Watiti). But when he discovers his mother has been hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their house, he is forced to confront the veracity of his own beliefs. Tackling the ludicrousness of racism and nationalism, Taiki Watiti crafts a riotously funny and surprisingly touching comedy.

02/03/2020 to 04/03/2020
WOW Women's Film Club presents Made In Bangladesh (15)

Join the Women's Film Club at 10.30am on Saturday 7th March 2020, at the launch ofthe WOW Film Festival at The Riverfront, for the Welsh premier of Made in Bangladesh, directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, to mark International Women's Day 2020.  With a free creche and craft activities for children - youcan relax and watch a film with your friends!  Food and cake provided as usual after the screening.

 

Cinema is powerful, women are amazing put them together and wonderful things can happen!

 

Tickets are free but booking is essential.  For more information please contact amy@wowfilmfestival.com orvisit www.wowfilmfestival.com


Please note that this film is certified for viewers who are 15 years and older.  

07/03/2020 10:30
Le Grand Voyage (PG) WOW Film Festival

Monday 9 March at 1.30pm & 6pm

Tickets - £4.50, WOW season pass - £16

 

Director: Ismael Ferroukhi

Starring: Nicolas Cazale, Mohamed Majd, Jacky Nercessian

France/Morocco, 2005, 1 hour 47 minutes, subtitles

Second-generation French Moroccan Reda is appalled when forced to drive his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He finds himself stuck in a car for 3000 miles with a man who not only speaks a different language but also has a totally different view of the world. As their epic journey progresses the uncomfortable pair are pulled apart, forced together and slowly move towards some kind of mutual understanding. Their trip culminates in astounding scenes of Mecca that give a rare insight into the spiritual power of Islam, while Ferroukhi’s subtle characterisation and faith in small gestures makes for a touching look at the relationship between father and son.

 

pleasingly understated road movie . . . an engaging, compassionate film.”

BBC.co.uk

 

Winner Venice Film Festival Luigi de Laurentiis Award 2004

09/03/2020
WOW Wales One World Film Ferstival - Riverfront Pass £16

Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 March, times vary

WOW season pass – come and see all 5 of our screenings for £16

 

WOW has been celebrating theriches of world cinema since 2001, bringing an eclectic, intriguing, and moving selection of films from around the globe to cinemas across Wales.  WOW presents a selection of the very best in world cinema and The Riverfront isvery excited to participate in 2020.

 

At The Riverfront the five films we will be screening are:

Le Grand Voyage (PG)

Talking About Trees (PG)

Arab Blues (PG)
Running To The Sky (PG)

Sister (15)

09/03/2020 13:30
Talking About Trees (PG) WOW Film Festival

Monday 9 March at 8pm & Wednesday 11 March at 1.30pm

Tickets - £4.50, WOW season pass - £16

 

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari

France/Sudan/Germany/Qatar/Chad, 2019, 1 hour 33 minutes, subtitles

A delightful documentary about a group of idealistic old friends determined to put on a film in a country where cinema going is no longer allowed. Reunited again after long years of exile, four unassuming filmmakers inspired by a love of film try to revive their old dream of making cinema a reality in Sudan.

Full of wry humour about their lives, their age and the foolishness of the task they have set themselves, the banter between the old mates as they face every obstacle is a total joy. This casts an oblique light on a country, a culture and a people about which we only ever hear badnews; any cinema fan will find this utterly irresistible.

“What kind of times are these, when to talk about trees is almost a crime, because it impliessilence about so many horrors?" Bertolt Brecht

“With unfailing artistry, director Suhaib Gasmelbari captures how cinema can be essential and why these men, with their unquenchable passion and respect for one another, deserve to be feted” Variety

Winner Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary Berlin International Film Festival 2019

09/03/2020 to 11/03/2020
Arab Blues (PG) WOW Film Festival

Tuesday 10 March at 7.45pm

Tickets - £4.50, WOW season pass - £16

 

Director: Manele Labidi Labbé

Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, AïchaBen Miled

France, 2019, 1 hour 28 minutes, subtitles

A fresh, comic portrait of a woman returning home determined that she has something to offer that people need. Selma wants to open a psychotherapy practice in Tunis, where though people love to talk about their problems, no one thinks they’ll pay to be listened to. She has to navigate a confusing bureaucratic circus with a strapping cop watching her every move, while her family are more hindrance than help. But Selma soon enlists the support of a local hairdresser. This is a wry, slyly effective satire of entrenched traditions. With her fine comic timing Iranian star Farahani proves a subtly magnetic lead, ably backed by a colourful supporting cast of mostly female allies and antagonists.

 

“Via a colourful array of characters . . . , first-time writer-director Manele Labidi packs a lot of affectionate observations into compact running time.”     Screen International

10/03/2020 19:45
Running To The Sky (PG) WOW Film Festival

Wednesday 11 March at 6pm

Tickets - £4.50, WOW season pass - £16

 

Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov

Starring: Temirlan Asankadyrov, Ruslan Orozakunov, Meerim Atantaeva

Kyrgyzstan, 2019, 1 hour 28 minutes, subtitles

From the director of Heavenly Nomadic (WOW 2019) comes another vivid, engaging portrait of life in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan that is just as visually epic and emotionally rich as his debut. Twelve-year-old Jekshen, may be the fastest runner in school, but his parents are divorced, and life with his alcoholic father is difficult. His only chance to improve his lot comes from the races families organise when their children take their first steps. The prize can be a cockerel, a lamb or even a horse. With its big heart and expressive central performance, Running to the Sky paints a delicate, layered portrait of everyday life for one young boy as he bears more weight than he should for his age.

 

“A coming of age drama told with such charm and sensitivity that it registers highon the likeability scale.”            Screen International

 

Winner FIPRESCI Prize at Busan International Film Festival 2019

11/03/2020 18:00
Sister (15) WOW Film Festival

Wednesday 11 March at 8pm

Tickets - £4.50, WOW season pass - £16

 

Director: Svetla Tsotsorkova

Starring: Monika Naydenova, Svetlana Yancheva, Elena Zamyarkova

Bulgaria/Qatar, 2019, 1 hour 37 minutes, subtitles

Strikingly composed, this tense, emotionally charged tale confirms the talented Tsotsorkova’s distinctive story-telling approach and clear focus on female relationships. In small town Bulgaria a single mum struggles to raise two feisty girls. All three work together in a roadside pottery business, but each has secrets of their own. As in her first feature Thirst (WOW 2016) Tsotsorkova grounds her story in the everyday, showing the formative influence of work and family, while subtly revealing the powerful emotional undercurrents that lie beneath. Once again the story is driven by a powerhouse performance from the remarkable Monika Naydenova as Rayna, the mouthy teenager with an overactive imagination.

 

“a dizzying helter-skelter in which social portrait, psychological thriller and melodrama go hand in hand.” Cineuropa

 

“‘a confession of love to those who live such seemingly unremarkable lives. It seems to me that we all owe a debt to the truth about the kind of world we live in” Svetla Tsotsorkova

 

Winner New Directors Award San Sebastian Film Festival 2019

11/03/2020 20:00
For Crying Out Loud Screening - The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

Monday 23 March at 11am

The Personal History of David Copperfield

119 mins

For Crying Out Loud: baby friendly cinema

Tickets - £4.50 (no charge for baby)

Take time out from your day and join us for For Crying Out Loud, our baby-friendly cinema screenings.

Join us on a Monday morning at 11am for a screening of a newly released title (certificate U, PG or 12A) with a difference. These screenings are purely for parents and guardians to enjoy with their baby or toddler so don’t worry about crying, fidgeting or disturbing other guests, you are all in the same boat!

In order to make these screenings as baby friendly as possible there will be a soft level of lighting in the cinema, the volume will be lower and there will be soft matting in front of the screen for your little ones.

Adults must have a baby or toddler in their party in order to attend Baby Screen. No baby, no entry. Parents discretion advised with regards to the age of their little one and the certificate of the film.

23/03/2020 11:00
The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

Monday 23 March at 2pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 24 March at 7.45pm

Running time: 119 minutes

Director – Armando Iannucci

Starring – Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton

From master satirist Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) comesThe Personal History of David Copperfield, a hilarious and charming take on one of Dickens' best-loved novels. From adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth. As he finds his way through life, he comes across an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. With a wealth of British talent including Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Paul Whitehouse, Iannucci puts a refreshingly modern spin on this Victorian tale.

23/03/2020 to 24/03/2020
Bombshell (15)

Wednesday 25 March at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Thursday 26 March at 7.45pm

Running time: 109 minutes

Director – Jay Roach

Starring – Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman

Based on a real scandal, Bombshell takes a look inside Fox News - the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. It tells the story of three women in the industry, Kayla, Gretchen and Megyn, who work to bring down the infamous man who created it - media mogul Roger Ailes - for sexual harassment. The script was informed by real-life testimony from former Fox staff, who violated non-disclosure agreements to provide background information. Surrounded by an Oscar buzz Bombshell is a powerful look at workplace harassment in the #MeToo era.

25/03/2020 to 26/03/2020
Oklahoma! (U)

Sunday 29 March at 1.30pm
Tickets - £4


Running time: 155 minutes

Director – Fred Zinnemann

 

There's a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she'll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he's waited too long, and in a fit of pique acceptsan offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey's friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it's too late.

29/03/2020 13:30
Parasite (15)

Monday 30 March at 7.45pm
Tuesday 31 March at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 1 April at 7.45pm


Running time: 132 minutes, in Korean with English subtitles

Director – Bong Joon-ho

 

South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Snowpiercer) turns his eye on class conflict with Parasite, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2019. Struggling to make ends meet, the Kim family are living a hand-to-mouth existence, but their luck changes when their son is employed as the English tutor for the ultra-wealthy Park family. Using their wits and cunning, the Kimsslowly infiltrate the Parks until they all have roles within the household. But when an interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out. Brimming with energy, suspense and visual wit,this gripping thriller keeps surprising to its last drop.

30/03/2020 to 01/04/2020
The Call of the Wild (PG)

All tickets £3

Friday 3 April at 5.30pm
Saturday 4 April 4.30pm
Monday 6 April at 4.30pm
Tuesday 7 April at 4.30pm
Thursday 9 April at 4.30pm

Running time - 100 minutes
Starring - Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan
Director - Chris Sanders

Adapted from the belovedliterary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team--and later its leader--Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place inthe world and becoming his own master.

 

 

 

03/04/2020 to 09/04/2020
Sonic The Hedgehog (PG)

All tickets £3

Saturday 4 April at 11am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 7 April at 11am & 1.30pm
Thursday 9 April at 11am

Running time – 99 minutes

'Sonic The Hedgehog' is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. 

The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound - human - best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). 

Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.

 

 

 

04/04/2020 to 09/04/2020
For Crying Out Loud Screening - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG)

Monday 6 April at 11am

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG)

109 mins

For Crying Out Loud: baby friendly cinema

Tickets - £4.50 (no charge for baby)

Take time out from your day and join us for For Crying Out Loud, our baby-friendly cinema screenings.

Join us on a Monday morning at 11am for a screening of a newly released title (certificate U, PG or 12A) with a difference. These screenings are purely for parents and guardians to enjoy with their baby or toddler so don’t worry about crying, fidgeting or disturbing other guests, you are all in the same boat!

In order to make these screenings as baby friendly as possible there will be a soft level of lighting in the cinema, the volume will be lower and there will be soft matting in front of the screen for your little ones.

Adults must have a baby or toddler in their party in order to attend Baby Screen. No baby, no entry. Parents discretion advised with regards to the age of their little one and the certificate of the film.

06/04/2020 11:00
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG)

Monday 6 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 7 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 8 April at 7.45pm


Running time: 109 minutes

Director – Marielle Heller

Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with scepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger's empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel's jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past.

06/04/2020 to 08/04/2020
Harriet (12A)

Thursday 9 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time – 125 minutes

Director – Kasi Lemmons

Starring – Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Well, nobody’s perfect – not even us and sometimes we may overlook a film release that we really shouldn’t. Well, you will now have a chance to catch up! Starting with Harriet, starring Oscar nominated Cynthia Erivo we would love to know if you have any suggestions for future catch ups, let us know on the.riverfront@newportlive.co.uk

09/04/2020
The Lighthouse (15)

Tuesday 14 April at 7.45pm

Running time – 109 minutes

Director – Robert Eggers

Starring – Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

From visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers (The Witch) comes a hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote New England island in the 1890s. Isolated for weeks with only each other for company, the two men (superbly played by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) begin to suspect the other is withholding secrets, and gradually start to lose their minds. Featuring dreamy seascapes stunningly shot in 35mm black and white, matched with a claustrophobic soundtrack of crashing waves and shrieking gulls, Eggers delivers another brilliantly original and distinctive film.

14/04/2020 19:45
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Wednesday 15 April at 2pm & 7.45pm
Thursday 16 April at 7.45pm


Running time: 119 minutes, in French with English subtitles

Director – Céline Sciamma

France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, iscommissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

15/04/2020 to 16/04/2020
Mr Jones (15)

Thursday 23 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm


Running time: 141 minutes

Director – Agnieszka Holland

Gaining fame for being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones is looking for his next big story. Intrigued by how Stalin is funding the rapid modernisation of the Soviet Union, he soon discovers that all of Ukraine’s grain production is being sold abroad and innocent people are starving to death. Jones publishes an article revealing the horrors he witnessed while investigating the story, but the starvation is denied by Western journalists reporting from Moscow, all under pressure from the Kremlin.

23/04/2020
For Crying Out Loud Screening - Emma (U)

Monday 27 April at 11am

Emma (U)

124 mins

For Crying Out Loud: baby friendly cinema

Tickets - £4.50 (no charge for baby)

Take time out from your day and join us for For Crying Out Loud, our baby-friendly cinema screenings.

Join us on a Monday morning at 11am for a screening of a newly released title (certificate U, PG or 12A) with a difference. These screenings are purely for parents and guardians to enjoy with their baby or toddler so don’t worry about crying, fidgeting or disturbing other guests, you are all in the same boat!

In order to make these screenings as baby friendly as possible there will be a soft level of lighting in the cinema, the volume will be lower and there will be soft matting in front of the screen for your little ones.

Adults must have a baby or toddler in their party in order to attend Baby Screen. No baby, no entry. Parents discretion advised with regards to the age of their little one and the certificate of the film.

27/04/2020 11:00
Emma (U)

Monday 27 April at 7.45pm
Tuesday 28 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 29 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm


Running time: 124 minutes

Director – Autumn de Wilde

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy endingis re-imagined in this adaptation by Man Booker Prize-winning novelist, Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries). Directed by enchanting photographer Autumn de Wilde (frequent collaborator of Beck and Florence + The Machine), this glittering satire of social class, sees handsome and clever Emma Woodhouse’s adventures through misguided matches and romantic missteps as she attempts to find true love. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Miniaturist), alongside Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country) and Bill Nighy (Their Finest).

27/04/2020 to 29/04/2020