Now Showing: Friday 15 – Thursday 21 April 2011

Park Circus supplies films for public screening around the world, with titles for the next four weeks listed on our Now Showing page. Each week we highlight a selection coming up in the next seven days.

Our big rerelease of the week is Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 study of life in 1950s USA, The Last Picture Show. Sony Pictures’ newly restored Director’s Cut version stars Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd as two High School sweethearts learning about life and love in a dying Texas town. Shot in glorious black and white and nominated for eight Oscars, the film will be coming to London, Edinburgh and Dublin before moving on to other locations.

In Estonia, Tallinn’s Kino Artis and Solaris Kino will be showing Satoshi Kon’s acclaimed 2006 Anime, Paprika, on Wednesday 20 April, as part of their Japanese Animation Film Festival. The sci-fi sees scientists illegally entering patients’ dreams to treat them.

Two Buster Keaton silents will be shown in Switzerland, at the Stadtkino Basel, on Tuesday 19 April. Both Go West and The Boat show the silent clown at his very best.

Barcelona’s Cinema Urgel goes back to the 1980s for their screening of Sam Raimi’s infamous horror movie, The Evil Dead, on Friday 15 April. Bruce Campbell stars in this gore-filled, and humour-laden, classic.

As a mark of respect to the director Sidney Lumet, who died last week at the age of 86, London’s Prince Charles Cinema will screen his 1957 picture, Twelve Angry Men, on Wednesday 20 April. Henry Fonda stars in this tense drama in which a jury attempts to decide the fate of a young man accused of murder. TCM recently broadcast a short video tribute to Lumet:

Finally, as we recently noted, Edinburgh’s Filmhouse is about to go Muppet crazy, with four Park Circus-licensed films screening there as part of the Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy season. Filmhouse will be showing Labyrinth (Monday 18), The Great Muppet Caper (Tuesday 19) and The Muppet Movie (Wednesday 20) alongside a number of other Muppet compilation programmes.

Use our Find a Screening search to see what’s showing near you.

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