22 Apr 20
Misbehaviour - it looks like fun and features a lot of my favourite actresses, including Jessie Buckley. It's about a group of women who disrupt a Miss World competition in 1970. Sort of like a feminist heist. Sounds great!
I've been struggling to read for pleasure, but when I go out walking I'm listening to the audiobook of Heartburn by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep. It's so funny, utterly delicious, and Streep's voice is like a hug from your favourite aunt.
Brenée Brown's new podcast Unlocking Us is like a therapy session and a philosophy lesson all rolled into one. She talks to a different inspiring person every week about some difficult aspect of human life, like shame or grief. It makes my head light up.
I also recently listened to the best single episode of a podcast I've ever heard: Rule of Three, which is a podcast about comedy on screen - the episode featuring Lucy Prebble, one of the writers on Succession, talking about the film When Harry Met Sally. It's probably the most pleasurable, inspiring hour I've spent in a long time. Listen to it - it's so funny and insightful about screenwriting and how comedy works - I promise you won't regret it!
The first time I went to my local, the Duke of York's in Brighton, I went to see Diary of a Teenage Girl with my friend Tess, a screenwriter who was over from LA. We had such a good time. I was really wowed by the cinema, how beautiful it is inside, and what a proper cinema experience it was - I'd forgotten how good it could be, after being to so many soulless multiplexes. I hadn't been living in Brighton for very long at that time, but it was one of the things that made me think, okay, maybe I can make a home here.
I hope you love it as much as we loved making it.
Animals is now available to watch at home.
Refuge works towards a future where women and children are free from domestic abuse. Picturehouse shares that vision.
Our season celebrating the seminal works of Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar continues with 2006’s Volver on Tuesday 24 September.
Picturehouse is spreading its wings, with plans to screen outdoors at new pop-up sites in Edinburgh, York and Chester, as well as returning to ones in Bath, Henley, Norwich and Southampton.
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The cinema is now so buzzy and full of life. I still get a thrill every time I walk in. That feeling has not changed since we opened five years ago today.