Mixed bag of films at the SJT

Daniel Day-Lewis’s last film, the winner of this year’s best picture Oscar and a British classic are coming up at the SJT’s cinema.

Phantom Thread sees Day-Lewis take what he says will be his last movie role as a 50s fashion designer. Much of the film was shot at Lythe and other locations within the North York Moors national park (15, 16, 18, 19 Apr).

To mark the Sci-Fi Scarborough weekend at the Spa, the SJT is screening the 1979 first instalment in the Star Trek film series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, starring the cast of the original TV series (20 Apr).

The Shape of Water won this year’s Oscars for best film, director, original score and production design It stars Sally Hawkins as a mute woman who works at a top-secret government laboratory and falls in love with a humanoid sea creature (21, 23 Apr).

Brief Encounter, written by Noël Coward, was directed by David Lean and stars Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. It’s the most British of romantic movies. The afternoon screening will be dementia-friendly. The evening screening will be introduced by George Cromack, film-studies tutor with the Workers Educational Association, which has organised it (27 Apr).

Lady Bird examines the turbulent relationship between a high-school senior (Saoirse Ronan) and her mother (Laurie Metcalf). It received five Oscar nominations this year but won none (28, 30 Apr, 1-3 May).

The SJT’s next three show streamings are Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (17 Apr) and Julius Caesar (25 Apr) from the National Theatre and Manon from the Royal Opera House (3 May).

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