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Victoria and Abdul

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG) The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s life. When Abdul Karim travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with her. As their friendship deepens, they forge an unlikely alliance and she begins to see a changing world through new eyes, much to the annoyance of the royal household and her inner circle. Judy Dench is again excellent in the role she last played in Mrs. Brown, in Stephen Frears’ charming period drama.

UK/USA, 2017, 112 mins

Fri 20, Sat 21 and Tue 24 Oct (3 days) 7.45pm


Wind River

WIND RIVER (15) When game tracker, Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers a body in the wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the FBI sends out rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) to investigate. Enlisting the taciturn Lambert to assist with her investigation, Agent Banner must contend with Lambert’s haunted past and a community beset by drugs, violence and the elements in their search for a predator. Sicario and Hell or High Water writer, Taylor Sheridan, moves into the director's chair to create an acclaimed, riveting thriller set at the fringes of the American West.

UK/Canada/USA, 2017, 107 mins

Thu 26 Oct (1 day only) 7.45pm


Mother!

MOTHER! (18) Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem play a couple whose relationship is put to the test by the arrival of unexpected visitors to their remote home. Bardem is a poet struggling to write, Lawrence, his devoted, but anxious wife. Her unease only increasing when it seems that the mysterious strangers will not be leaving. Certain to divide audiences, Darren Aronofsky’s phantasmagorical horror is a black-comic nightmare, a bravura fable that is as open to interpretation as his previous works The Fountain and the Oscar winning Black Swan.

USA, 2017, 121 mins

Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct (2 days) 7.45pm


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (18) Originally banned in the UK, the late Tobe Hooper’s horror classic follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of violent and bloodthirsty cannibals. Horrifying, powerful and intelligent, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most important and significant horror movies ever made; the perfect way to spend your Halloween!

USA, 1974, 80 mins

Tue 31 Oct (1 day only) 7.45pm Halloween Special


Daphne

DAPHNE (15) Daphne has 'sort of given up on people', content to go through the motions of her busy life, working as a cook in a London restaurant and stumbling through a series of drug-fuelled hookups. Resistant to genuine intimacy in her few friendships and resentful of her mother Rita's (Geraldine James) attempts to engage with her. When she witnesses a violent robbery, she discovers that her emotional detachment has weak links. Emily Beecham is engaging and charismatic as Daphne, in a complex, intimate and vibrant character study.

UK, 2017, 86 mins

Thu 2 Nov (1 day only) 7.45pm


Goodbye Christopher Robin

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of author AA Milne and the creation of the beloved ‘Winnie The Pooh’ stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin Milne. Domhnall Gleeson stars as the author, whose life changes when the magical world of Winnie the Pooh takes the world by storm. My Week With Marilyn director, Simon Curtis, presents a new biopic, celebrating the books that brought hope and comfort to an England after the First World War and revealing the familial consequences of literary success.

UK, 2017, 107 mins

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Nov (2 days) 7.45pm


On Body and Soul

ON BODY AND SOUL (18) Original title: Teströl és lélekröl Love blossoms in the unlikeliest of places in this quirky, dreamlike film, winner of the best film prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Maria is the new quality controller at a Hungarian abattoir and has mild autism, whilst financial manager Endre suffers with his own personal issues and a dead arm, each at ease in their isolation. However, upon discovering they have been dreaming the same idyllic recurring dream things become a little more complicated for these two reluctant soul mates. Ildikó Enyedi writes and directs perhaps one of the weirdest romances of the year, including a graphic scene of the slaughterhouse’s processes, in a sweet, beautifully shot tale of love, loneliness, and finding your place in the world.

Hungary (Hungarian dialogue with English subtitles), 2017, 116 mins

Tue 7 Nov (1 day only) 7.45pm


Borg vs McEnroe

BORG VS MCENROE (15) The story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the brash American John McEnroe, as it came to a head in the 1980 Wimbledon final. Sverrir Gudnason plays the cool, stoic Borg, facing Shia LaBeouf across the net as the hot-headed McEnroe. Borg vs McEnroe is a sports film by way of a character study and psychological showdown on one of the grandest stages, from Danish director Janus Metz.

Sweden/Denmark/Finland (English, Swedish, French, German and Spanish dialogue with English subtitles), 2017, 108 mins

Thu 9 Nov (1 day only) 7.45pm


Blade Runner 2049

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (15) Thirty years after the events in Ridley Scott’s celebrated adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, a new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. A discovery that sets K on a quest to find Deckard who has been missing for 30 years. Denis Villeneuve directs perhaps the most eagerly anticipated film of the year, that sees Harrison Ford return one of science fiction’s most iconic roles, opposite Ryan Gosling as Officer K.

UK/USA, 2016, 163 mins

Fri 10 & Sat 11 Nov (2 days) 7.45pm


Loving Vincent

LOVING VINCENT (12A) Loving Vincent delves into the ambiguities of the life and last days of Vincent Van Gogh, through the travels of a young man tasked with delivering Vincent’s last letter to his brother Theo. Meeting the people Vincent knew in his final months, Armand’s curiosity is piqued and he begins to question the official version of events. The first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent brings Van Gogh’s work to life, including his techniques and the subjects of his paintings, in each of this extraordinary animation’s 65,000 hand painted frames.

UK/Poland, 2017, 91 mins

Tue 14 Nov (1 day only) 7.45pm


Brimstone

BRIMSTONE (18) In the uncompromising terrains of the old American West, mute midwife Liz enjoys a humble existence with her young daughter, stepson and loyal, devoted husband. But her life wasn’t always this content, and the past, in the relentless and merciless form of The Reverend, is on her trail. Brimstone is a ferociously rendered western, a richly-evocative tale of bloodshed and retribution, centred on a remarkable turn from Dakota Fanning as the tenacious frontiers woman, whose quiet fragility and steely determination counterpoint Guy Pearce’s relentless, vengeful preacher.

Netherlands/France/Germany/Belgium/Sweden/UK/USA, 2016, 145 mins

Thu 16 Nov (1 day only) 7.45pm


The Party

THE PARTY (15) Janet has just been appointed Shadow Health Secretary, the crowning achievement of her career, and decides to celebrate by hosting a few close friends. But as the guests arrive, the reason for her husband Bill’s preoccupation becomes clear and the soirée gradually goes up in smoke, along with the canapés and the guests’ illusions about themselves and each other. The Party is a witty and savage satire of the middle class with a stellar cast, including Kristen Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer and Timothy Spall. An insightfully comic exploration of the deeper truths behind seemingly liberal convictions from British director Sally Potter.

UK, B/W, 2017, 71 mins

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Nov (2 days) 7.45pm


The Snowman

THE SNOWMAN (Cert TBC) When Detective Harry Hole opens an investigation into the disappearance of a woman on the first snow of winter, he discovers a pink scarf wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman, triggering fears that an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, he must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. The latest thriller from Tomas Alfredson, following Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Snowman is adapted from Jo Nesbø’s bestselling novel, starring Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole.

UK/Sweden/USA, 2017, 125 mins

Tue 21 & Thu 23 Nov (2 days) 7.45pm


The Death of Stalin

THE DEATH OF STALIN (15) Armando Iannucci’s brilliantly sulphurous black comedy about the backstairs Kremlin intrigue in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953. An all-star cast, including Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Jason Isaacs and Olga Kurylenko, play the remaining members of the Secretariat of the Communist Party as they vie for power and control, in an acerbic satire adapted from the French graphic novel series by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin.

France/UK, 2017, 107 mins

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Nov (2 days) 7.45pm


 
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