Our January to March guide is jam packed with details of screenings, events and exhibitions.
If you’re a fan of Spanish and Latin American cinema, get a taster of what you can expect from the 19th edition of Viva! which will take place between Fri 8 – Sun 24, ahead of the announcement of the full programme in February.
We’re pleased to announce two more great new NT Live productions, which will be screened in the spring. First up is Alan Bennett’s People. Reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and actress Frances de la Tour with whom he worked on The History Boys and The Habit of Art, his eagerly anticipated new play is set in a country house recently given over to the National Trust, and explores the organisation’s readiness to exploit the property’s history. Also just confirmed as we went to press with the guide is a May screening of This House, a new play by James Graham about the ruthless, fast-paced world of 1970s British politics.
New releases to enjoy this quarter include: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s blood soaked tribute to the Western genre; heartfelt British comedy Quartet, returning after our sold out December preview ;and McCullin, a powerful documentary following the career of revered photojournalist Don McCullin, and Hyde Park on Hudson, which features a potentially Oscar-winning performance from Bill Murray as President F Franklin.
In our galleries we’ve got two fresh new exhibitions lined up for the New Year. Subject to Constant Change, on show in Galleries 2 & 3, is a solo exhibition from internationally renowned artist Rosa Barba, which features a new film commission shot in the grandiose interior of Manchester’s hitherto abandoned Albert Hall, and across a post-industrial Kent landscape.
In Gallery 1, our young curators team have put together Four, a vibrant exhibition featuring four new commissions from artists, Liz West, Tristram Aver, Kate Sully and Nicola Ellis. Later in the quarter, to accompany ¡Viva! we present work from Mexican artist Yoshua Okon.
If you fancy learning something new in the New Year we’ve got a couple of great courses starting in January. Ahead of the 19th edition of ¡Viva! which returns in March, brush up on your film knowledge with our Spanish & Latin American Cinema in the 21st Century course. Our art course for January explores the Art of Walking – from flaneurs to ramblers and revolutionaries – get an insight into how artists have been inspired by the everyday act of walking, there will also be the chance to learn how to carry out your own DIY dérives.
For new releases added to our programme since our guide went to press visit our new film additions page for the latest confirmation. Feel free to share your comments and ideas on the guide by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
And of course feel free to download a PDF version of our Jan – Mar guide.