Updated: Curzon Home Cinema Live Q&A Series

Nick Rowland and Niamh Algar for Calm With Horses
+ Ben Powers from Blanck Mass
Monday, April 27
★★★★ 
“An immersive tale of tortured masculinity and divided loyalties that pulls the viewer right into the raging bull mindset of its haunted protagonist.” 
Mark Kermode, The Observer
Arm is a brutal enforcer for the Devers clan, who pretty much run criminal life in this part of Ireland. With his child growing up and a feeling that his life needs to change, he looks for a way to escape. But that’s easier said than done in this world. Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) is outstanding in Nick Rowland’s hard-hitting debut.

The live Q&A will begin at 8.30pm (GMT) at http://live.curzonhomecinema.com, and Curzon encourages people at home to watch along together from 6.45pm (GMT) – this is not essential, the film will be on the service that morning. 
 

 

RUBEN OSTLUND FOR FORCE MAJEURE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
 
★★★★
A brittle black comedy that has plenty to say about modern manhood and the human survival instinct.
David Hughes, Empire 
 
A model Swedish family – handsome businessman Tomas, his wife Ebba and their two beautiful children – are on a skiing holiday at a high-end resort in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
The live Q&A will begin at 8.30pm (GMT) at  http://live.curzonhomecinema.com , and Curzon encourages people at home to watch along together from 6.15pm (GMT) –  this is not essential, the film is  available  on the service now.
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Rubika Shah for White Riot
Thursday, April 30
 
Rubika Shah’s energising film charts a vital London protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell. White Riot blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance. As founder Red Saunders explains: ‘We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika’ The campaign grew from Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses.
The live Q&A will begin at 8.30pm (GMT) at  http://live.curzonhomecinema.com , and Curzon encourages people at home to watch along together from 6.30pm (GMT) –  this is not essential, the film will be on the service that morning. 

ANDREW HAIGH, 45 YEARS 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

★★★★★

[A] devastating, glinting miniature of a drama.
Kate Muir, The Times
Featuring sensational performances by Berlin Best Actor and Actress prize-winners Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, ’45 Years’ is an intimate, moving and beautifully restrained portrait of a marriage shaken to its core by things left unspoken.
 
The live Q&A will begin at 8.30pm (GMT) at  http://live.curzonhomecinema.com , and Curzon encourages people at home to watch along together from 645pm (GMT) –  this is not essential, the film is  available  on the service now.
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Kitty Green for The Assistant 
Saturday, May 2
 
Julia Garner is magnificent as a conflicted staffer to a serial sexual predator in this powerfully muted drama.
Janette Catsoulis, The New York Times  
‘The Assistant’ follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s – making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. As Jane follows her daily routine she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colours every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.
 
The live Q&A will begin at 1.00pm (GMT) at  http://live.curzonhomecinema.com , and Curzon encourages people at home to watch along together from  11.15 am (GMT) –  this is not essential, the film will be on the service that morning. 
Alla Kovgan for Cunningham 
Tuesday, May 5
 
★★★★
“A delightful – if occasionally baffling – portrait of one of the most revolutionary creative artists of the 20th century” 
Debra Craine, The Times
A cinematic experience 7 years in the making about legendary American dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his iconic dances and never-before-seen archival treasures between 1942 and 1972 – an era of risk and discovery for Merce and his collaborators composer John Cage, Andy Warhol and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
The live Q&A will begin at 8.30pm (GMT) at  http://livecurzonhomecinema.com , and Curzon encourages people at home to watch along together from 6.45pm (GMT) –  this is not essential, the film will be on the service that morning.