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The cinematic hangover cure for New Year’s Day

Posted at 3:15 pm, January 1, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

Great ExpectationsYour knees are shaking, your head is pounding, all you need is to sit down somewhere dark and peaceful and not speak to anyone. What better way to spend New Year’s Day than at the movies? And there are plenty of distracting, easygoing options for the hungover moviegoer: if black and white is your thing, check out the Rio in Dalston, where they’ll be showing a double bill of sweet, hilarious Buster Keaton movies, or the Prince Charles, who offer up a screening of Fritz Lang’s gorgeous (and recently restored) sci-fi epic ‘Metropolis’. If you’re in need of a laugh, head down to the BFI Southbank, where you can catch a Woody Allen marathon including ‘Bananas’, ‘Zelig’, ‘Sleeper’, ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ and ‘Love and Death’, while those of a literary bent can catch up on some classic Dickens adaptations, including David Cukor’s masterful ‘David Copperfield’ and David Lean’s peerless ‘Great Expectations’ (above).

For all listings, see timeout.com/film, or, if you’re not feeling up to leaving the house, seek inspiration for a spot of home entertainment in Time Out’s 50 Greatest DVDs of 2011?

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