January 2020 at The Players Theatre
THURSDAY 16 JANUARY
Doors: 7.30pm Film: 8pm
Burning is a mystery thriller based on a story by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami; a psychological drama set in the modern Korea.
When Jong-su meets vivacious Haemi he knows she is way out his league, but to his delighted surprise she takes up with him and they start a relationship. So when he goes to pick her up from the airport on her return from a trip, he is shocked to see she has a new man in tow, Ben, an obviously wealthy, very smooth young man.
He is smug, assured and perhaps just a little bit creepy and, when Haemi suddenly disappears, Jong-su is convinced Ben is involved.
Burning is a brilliantly made one-off; puzzling, intelligent and ultimately mesmerising.
THURSDAY 30 January
Doors: 6.30pm Performance: 7pm
NT Live: Present Laughter
A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness, Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness
FRIDAY 31 January
Doors: 7.30pm Film: 8pm
The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)
Maggie Gyllenhaal is utterly brilliant as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher by day, who takes poetry classes by night. Her two worlds collide when a five-year-old Jimmy Roy (Parker Sevak) reveals himself to be a poetic prodigy.
Anxious to protect his gift from a world she believes doesn’t understand, her fascination with the boy spills over into obsession.
This smart, sharp film entrances with the deceptive simplicity of the complex matters it deals with and is a showcase for the brilliance of Maggie Gyllenhaal and a reminder she is among the best actors working today.
Your Village Cinema
Hurst Village Cinema is an award winning, volunteer run, not for profit community cinema, which was established in 2011.
The aim of the Village Cinema is to provide the residents of Hurstpierpoint and the surrounding area with access to a diverse range of the best films available from around the world, as well as independent US and British films, classics and forgotten or overlooked gems.
We also offer fantastic Live Broadcasts from National Theatre Live and other events.
We are a member of Cinema for All, the umbrella organisation which has been representing the film society movement since 1946. We are also members of the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema and Film Hub South East.
All of these organisations share the aim to support and improve cinema provision to all communities.
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