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Dan Carrier’s movies news: Mid90; Carlos Acosta; Life Of Brian; Poetry In Motion

12 April, 2019 — By Dan Carrier

Life Of Brian

JONAH Hill’s directorial debut Mid90 is a film that takes us back 25-odd years and out to the west coast of America to have a peek at the world the comic actor and writer inhabited as a teenager. We follow the trials and tribulations of skateboarding Cypress Hill fan Stevie (Sunny Suljic) as he hangs out with mates, tries to learn new tricks on his deck without scraping too much skin off his elbows and knees, and tackles the growing pains of life heading from childhood into adulthood.

• Long-term Ken Loach collaborator Paul Lavery has written a new documentary focusing on the life of Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. Using a variety of narrative techniques, we hear of his early life in Cuba and how he came to London to earn the title principal dancer at the English National Ballet.

• The classic Life Of Brian hits the screens for one day only to mark the 40th anniversary of the best Monty Python film of the lot. For details of cinemas that have it on, see

• This month, head to the Barbican for Poetry In Motion – a look at modern Iranian cinema. Running through till April 23, the season draws on Persian poetry as its starting point as opposed to its political situation or the way Iran is so often portrayed in the West. The season includes seven films including UK premieres and talks and discussions with leading Iranian directors and artists.


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