David O. Russell (American Hustle & The Fighter) team us with 3 of his award winning cast members from the 2012 hit, Silver Linings Playbook. Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper are joined by Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen.
Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who
becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her
Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this
intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and
enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and
adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and
fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Like David O. Russell’s
previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love in
his “intense emotional and human comedy”
As part of The Light Cinema INFINITY membership scheme The Light Cinema offers
audiences the chance to see the biggest and best films before general release. The
first INFINITY event of 2016 is the exclusive early preview of The Revenant.
After winning the Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for Birdman, Alejandro
Gonzalez Inarritu returns with prized cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity),
with a man-vs-nature story starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The film has
been wowing audiences with its initial trailers and maybe The Revenant will finally
help DiCaprio land his elusive Academy Award?
The film is inspired by true events and takes place in the early 19th century during an
expedition of the uncharted American wilderness. Legendary explorer Hugh Glass
(Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of
his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well
as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will
and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit
to live and find redemption.
The Revenant Preview Screening takes place on Jan 14th
Billed as an early frontrunner for the 2016 Academy Awards, Spotlight tells the
enthralling true story of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigation that
rocked the city and caused a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted
institutions. When the newspapers ‘Spotlight’ team of reporters delves into
allegation of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers
decades-long cover-up of religious, legal and government establishments. Sparking
waves of revelations around the world.
Spotlight opens January 29th and is directed by Tom McCarthy (Win Win) and
features an all-star cast including; Michael Keaton (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo (The
Avengers), Rachel McAdams (True Detective), Liev Schreiber (X-Men), Stanley Tucci
(Hunger Games) and John Slattery (Mad Men).
The Hateful Eight – 8th
Creed – 15th
The 5th Wave – 22nd
The Big Short – 22nd
During January The Light Cinema New Brighton is hosting a wealth of live cinema including theatre, opera and ballet.
- Florence and the Uffizi Gallery –January 11
A journey into the city of the Italian Renaissance through the most beautiful and
representative works of art from this period, including Michelangelo, Brunelleshi,
Raphael, Leonardo and Botticelli.
- BOLSHOI Live: The Taming of The Shrew – *DEBUT* – Jan 24
Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca. However her father
will not let anyone marry her before her ill- tempered elder sister. Billed as magnetic
and breath-taking, Bolshoi’s audacity and energy is portrayed in a completely new
way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen
- ROH Live: Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons – Jan 26 & 31
This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of
Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Witty, impassioned and sublime
this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton’s romantic style.
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses: NT Live – Jan 28
Whilst merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations in games of
seduction and revenge their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton
Abbey) and Dominic West (The Wire).