What’s On

14th September 2019

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MIDNIGHT COWBOY

113 mins Certificate 18 USA 1969
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, John Voight
Director: John Schlesinger

This iconic, multi award winning film is now in its 50th anniversary year. The late 1960’s low life of Manhattan is exposed through the experiences of Joe, a naïve young Texan attempting to succeed as a prostitute and Ratso, an ailing, shabby con man with whom he forms a strange, mutually dependant relationship. Originally rated X in the USA it is the only film in that category to gain Best Picture at the Oscars and to be shown at the White House. 

 

5th October 2019

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WOMAN AT WAR

101 mins Certificate 12A ICELAND FRANCE UKRAINE 2019
Starring: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson 

Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminium industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland, but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. Icelandic, Spanish, English and Ukrainian languages, with English subtitles.

 

2 November 2019

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NAE PASARAN

96 mins UK CHILE 2018
Starring: Bob Fulton, Stuart Barrie, John Keenan 
Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra

The true story of the workers who defied Pinochet. In a Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile. Four years pass before the engines, left to rust in factory yard, mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night. English and Spanish languages with English subtitles.

 

16th November 2019

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FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS

112mins Certificate 12A UK 2019
Starring: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays
Director: Chris Foggin

Loosely inspired by the real-life story of an all-male group of folk singers who signed a £1 million record deal. The film tells the story of  a fast-living, cynical London music executive who heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend and is tricked by his boss into trying to sign the group. 

 

11 January 2020

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

134mins Certificate 12A UK USA 2018
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
Director: Bryan Singer

A foot-stomping celebration of the legendary rock band Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, all the way to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. 

 

8 February 2020

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THE VANISHING

105 mins Certificate 15 UK 2019
Starring: Peter Mullan, Gerard Butler, Emma King 
Director: Kristoffer Nyholm

Inspired by the Flannan Isle mystery. A small boat approaches a tiny island, its aim to replace the lighthouse keepers. It nears the dock but none of the men greet them. Experienced keepers Thomas, James and Donald have vanished. The lamps are clean and refilled; the table is laid for dinner. There is an upturned chair. Two sets of yellow oilskins are missing…The men were never found. 

 

7th March 2020

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A STAR IS BORN

136 mins Certificate 15 USA 2018
Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
Director: Bradley Cooper

Hard drinking musician Jackson Maine discovers a struggling artist, Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. Their relationship develops as her career heads upwards. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

 

18 April 2020

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THE KEEPER

119 mins Certificate 15 UK GERMANY 2019
Starring: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmuller

A heartfelt blend of romance and football, the Keeper tells the story of Bert Trautmann. No goalkeeper had more anxiety at the penalty kick, or anywhere else, than Bert Trautmann, the German PoW who stayed on in Britain after the second world war and played for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964. In the victorious 1956 FA Cup final he became a legend for playing to the final whistle with a broken neck. English and German languages, with English subtitles.

 

16 May 2020

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YULI

115 mins Certificate 15 SPAIN CUBA UK GERMANY 2019
Starring: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez
Director: Iciar Bollain

Biopic based on the life of Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, the Royal Ballet’s first black principal. The main theme is the volatile relationship between Acosta and his father, Pedro who gives him the nickname “Yuli” after a god worshipped by his slave ancestors. Yuli is a reluctant dancer, preferring football. His father sees the boy’s talent as a way for him to escape poverty. Their relationship is mirrored in the dance sequences (performed by Acosta) which tell the story of his childhood and later life. English and Spanish languages, with English subtitles.

 

13 June 2020

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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

96 mins Certificate 15 USA 2019
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells 
Director: Marielle Heller

An adaptation of the memoir of the same name. Lee Israel made her living in the 1970s and ’80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to be published, because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

 

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Films screened at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm. Licensed bar usually available before and after the screening.

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