The French Dispatch

Screening Dates:
Fri 29 October 5:15pm
Fri 29 October 8:30pm
Sat 30 October 3:00pm
Sat 30 October 5:45pm
Sat 30 October 8:45pm
Sun 31 October 3:30pm
Sun 31 October 5:45pm
Mon 1 November 7:15pm
Tue 2 November 2:30pm
Tue 2 November 7:15pm
Wed 3 November 2:30pm
Wed 3 November 6:30pm
Thu 4 November 6:00pm
Thu 4 November 8:30pm

Tickets on sale to Members on Tue 12 October at 5pm, on General Sale on Thu 14 October at Midday.

PLEASE NOTE: The screenings on Sat 30 October at 3pm, Mon 1 November at 7.15pm, Tue 2 November at 2.30pm, Wed 3 November at 2.30pm (Silver Screen) and 6.30pm have socially distanced seating plans.

Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand

From visionary writer-director Wes Anderson comes the long-awaited comedy-drama, The French Dispatch.

With a typically all-star cast, including Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Anjelica Huston, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, the film brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

On the occasion of the death of its beloved Kansas-born editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr. (Murray), the staff of The French Dispatch, a widely-circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, convenes to write his obituary.

Memories of Howitzer flow into the creation of four stories: a travelogue of the seediest sections of the city itself from The Cycling Reporter; “The Concrete Masterpiece,” about a criminally insane painter, his guard and muse, and his ravenous dealers; “Revisions to a Manifesto,” a chronicle of love and death on the barricades at the height of student revolt; and “The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner,” a suspenseful tale of drugs, kidnapping and fine dining.

★★★★ “VERY FUNNY” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

★★★★★ “ANDERSON AT HIS MOST CROWD-PLEASING” The Times

★★★★★ “WILL SLACKEN YOUR JAW IN AWE” The Playlist

The screening on Wed 3 November at 2.30pm is a Silver Screening – our weekly matinees aimed at ages 60 and over with tickets at £8 (inc. booking fee) and £7 (members, inc. booking fee). Under-60s are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply. Our Silver Screen performances are proudly sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors.