At Eternity's Gate (M)
Sunday 21 July 2.30pm
Don't miss this special screening by popular request. In At Eternity's Gate, Vincent Van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) is having little success with his paintings in 1880's Paris. He meets avant-garde painter Paul Gauguin (Oscar Isaac), who encourages Van Gogh to travel south. In Arles, thanks to funding from his loving, supportive brother, Theo (Rupert Friend), Van Gogh rediscovers nature and starts painting his remarkable landscapes and flowers. But his drinking and turbulent behavior frequently get him in trouble. A visit from Gauguin lifts Van Gogh's spirits, but when the time comes for his friend to depart, Van Gogh cuts off his own ear with the intention of sending it to him. He winds up in psychiatric hospitals before being discharged to Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890, where Dr. Paul Gachet (Mathieu Amalric) looks after him. There, Van Gogh paints some of his most important work -- but, alas, his time left on Earth is short.
Embrace of the Serpent (M)
Friday 26 July 10.30am, 5.30pm & 8.15pm
Embrace of the Serpent is an amazing exercise in psychedelia. It concerns two generations of German scientists who traverse the Amazonian wilderness with the same medicine man. Beautifully shot in black and white, it's on the level with Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain. It is an absolutely beautiful and visceral experience, and you should watch it in the highest definition you possibly can...which of course you can do at FLICKS with it's new laser projector! This film is a 'find' in the world of cinema and is not to be missed.