10 March 2018
Daughters Of The Dust
112 mins Certificate PG
Starring: Cora Lee Day, Adisa Anderson, Alva Rogers
Director: Julie Dash
UK/USA January 1991 Re-released 2016 (restored)
The first feature film directed by an Afro/American woman to be given theatrical distribution in the USA. In 1902, the Peazant family, descendants of African slaves living on an island off the South Carolina coast, face a threat to their unique culture, language and way of life. Some of the younger generation have found new lives on the mainland and return to encourage others to join them. The past, present and future of the family are seen through the eyes of an unborn child.
31 March 2018
Things To Come
102 mins Certificate 12A
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Elizabeth Huppert stars in this French-language art-house art house film as a chic philosophy professor. She soldiers through her mother’s death, gets fired from her job and deals with a husband who is cheating on her. French, German and English languages, with English subtitles.
14 April 2018
The Eagle Huntress
87mins Certificate U
With Aisholpan and Rys Nurgaiv [as themselves] Narrated by Daisy Ridley
Director: Otto Bell
This spellbinding documentary follows the engaging Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Kazakh language with English subtitles and narration.
28 April 2018
127 mins Certificate PG
Starring: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner & Kirsten Dunst
Director: Theodore Melfi
The incredible true story of three brilliant African-American female mathematicians at NASA who play a vital role in launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit, turning around the space race and galvanising the world. Oscar nominated and, “a thunderously feel good experience”.
19 May 2018
117 mins Certificate 12A
Starring: Gemma Arterton. Sam Clafin, Bill Nighy
Director: Lone Scherfig
During the Blitz a secretary is recruited to a Ministry of Information team to write scripts for the production of propaganda films. Facing sexism, jealous relatives and political interference the team struggle to deliver the film. In the face of those challenges, they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives.
Films screened at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm. Licensed bar available after (and occasionally before) the screening.
Please note, this programme is provisional and subject to change without notice.