What's on at Crouch End Picturehouse - Silver Screen
Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' follows T'Challa who, after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War,' returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie"s I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding"s life and career in all of its unchecked----and checkered----glory.
Seventeen-year-old Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Ronan) is a bright and restless high-school teen embarking on the bittersweet transition from adolescence to womanhood. Dreaming of a life beyond the bounds of sleepy Sacramento, she desperately distances herself from the expectations of her critical mother, Marion (Metcalf). But both parent and daughter seem to miss the fact that they’re exactly alike: wildly loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated. As we follow Lady Bird through the rowing, the romance and the heartbreak, we’re left charmed by first-time director Greta Gerwig’s tender and funny take on the familiar coming-of-age narrative. Smart, warm and touchingly real, Lady Bird is not your average awkward-teen movie – it’s in a class of its own.
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa"s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.