Cinema Schedule Main Auditorium - Screen 1

Wednesday 27 October 2021

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WE ARE AWARE OF A PROBLEM WITH OUR PAYMENT GATEWAY AT THE MOMENT WHICH PREVENTS MULTIPLE PURCHASES OF DIFFERENT FILMS IN ONE TRANSACTION. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

NOMADLAND
2020 | Dir Chloé Zhao | 107m | USA


Chloé Zhao’s Oscar-winning film stars Frances McDormand as a widow in her sixties, who embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling nomad.

Tuesday 26 October at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28) SOLD OUT
Thursday 04 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28) SOLD OUT
Thursday 04 November at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)

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Fern’s world has been destroyed by the 2008 recession ̶ the closing of the factory of her hometown of Empire has led to the demise of the town itself. Now a widow, she decides to join similar baby-boomers who tour rural America in mobile homes, chasing down seasonal work. Based on a nonfiction book and featuring many real ‘nomads’ playing fictional versions of themselves, this was the big winner at the 2020 Oscars gaining Best Picture, Best Leading Actress for McDormand and Best Director for Zhao.
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SUMMER OF SOUL
2021 | Dir Questlove | 118 mins | USA

A documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, featuring performances by Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder and many more.

Tuesday 26 October at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 28 October at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 28 October at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)
Tuesday 02 November 2021 at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
HOH subtitles are available on 02 November screening

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Taking place at the same time as the Woodstock festival, the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was also filmed, but with no Hollywood backing the tapes languished in storage. They now form the basis of this documentary, subtitled ‘When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised’, which mixes historical perspectives with musical performances by Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, The Staples Singers, Mahalia Jackson, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Hugh Masekela and many more.
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ANOTHER ROUND
2020 | Dir Thomas Vinterberg | 117 mins | Denmark | Sweden

Winner of the Best International Feature Film Oscar, Thomas Vinterberg’s film stars Mads Mikkelsen as one of four teachers who begin a dangerous experiment with heavy drinking. Danish with English subtitles.

Tuesday 02 November at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Saturday 06 November at 2pm (full seating – max 68)
Thursday 11 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)

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Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and his three fellow teachers are bored with their ‘glass half empty’ lives. Spurred on by a theory that the body has an alcohol deficiency, they formulate an experiment to see if daytime drinking will improve their wellbeing. Inevitably, the initial feelings of euphoria give way to self-destruction. Winner of the Best International Feature Film Oscar, director Thomas Vinterberg gives us “a brilliantly ambiguous affair, woozy but precise, profound yet playful… ultimately raising a toast to the redemptive power of cinema” (The Guardian – opens in new tab).
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THE LAST BUS
2021 | Dir Gillies MacKinnon | 86 mins | UK

Timothy Spall is Tom, a pensioner who travels from John O’Groats to Land’s End using his free bus pass.

Tuesday 09 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28) Sold Out
Thursday 18 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 18 November at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)

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Timothy Spall plays Tom, a retired engineer living in John o’Groats. He and his wife Mary (Phyllis Logan) began their married life living in Land’s End, but a tragedy made them move as far from there as is possible. Mary has died, and Tom decides to take her ashes back to their first home, making the journey using his free bus pass. The trip is punctuated by encounters with all kinds of kind-hearted strangers, and eventually his story is placed on social media and goes viral. A definite feel-good movie.
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JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
2021 | Dir Shaka King | 126 mins | USA

In 1968, petty criminal William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) is offered a plea deal by the FBI, if he infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton (Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya).

Tuesday 09 November at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 11 November at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)
Tuesday 16 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)

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1968. Petty criminal William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) has been caught stealing an expensive car. An FBI agent (Jessie Plemons) offers to make sure he avoids prison if he agrees to infiltrate the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and gather intelligence on their leader Fred Hampton (Oscar winner Kaluuya). As his deception succeeds and he rises through the ranks, O’Neal becomes conflicted as he warms to Hampton’s political beliefs. “Judas and the Black Messiah does a great job balancing probing political investigation with a more personal story of comradeship, betrayal, and ultimately, crushing guilt” (Time Out – opens in new link).
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SOUND OF METAL
2019 | Dir Darius Marder | 120 mins | USA

In this double Oscar winning drama, Riz Ahmed plays a musician who has to face the fact that his hearing is rapidly deteriorating.

Tuesday 16 November at 7.30 (reduced seating -max 28)
Saturday 20 November at 2pm (full seating – max 68)
Thursday 25 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
HOH Subtitles are used on each screening for the benefit of all as it is necessary in many scenes.

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Riz Ahmed is drummer Ruben Stone, who performs in a two-piece band with his partner, singer-guitarist Lou (Olivier Cooke). Ruben is wrapped up in his music until his hearing suddenly fails. Persuaded to join a group of deaf people run by the charismatic Joe, can Ruben come to terms with his new soundless state? The deaf group have heated debates in American Sign Language, and this double Oscar-winning film is presented with captions throughout, so that deaf and hearing audiences can experience it together.
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NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
2020 | Dirs Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert | 113 mins
Poland | Germany

A Russian-speaking immigrant from the East working as a masseur, becomes a guru-like figure in a wealthy gated community in Poland.
Polish with English subtitles.

Tuesday 23 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 02 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 02 December at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)

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A mysterious Russian arrives in a wealthy Polish gated community where his skills at massage and hypnotism soon have the residents lining up for treatment. But where do these mystical abilities come from. We learn that he has come from Chernobyl – are his powers the result of the nuclear accident? And is he really curing his patients – or is he just making them feel less bad about themselves. This beautifully filmed and acted story will keep you guessing. “A hypnotically magical fable, a beguiling satire of atomised middle class life” (Sight & Sound – opens in new tab).
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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO
2021 | Dir Edgar Wright | 116 mins | UK

In Edgar Wright’s new thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie.

Tuesday 23 November at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 25 November at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)
Tuesday 30 November at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)

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In his new film, the Shaun of the Dead director gives his take on time-travel and shows that the glamour of the past hides some awful truths. A fashion student obsessed by Sixties culture moves to London, and begins to experience hallucinations of the capital in its swinging past, centred around an aspiring singer called Sandy. Her dreams turn to nightmares when Sandy’s career is taken over by manager Jack.  The period is lovingly recreated in locations and soundtrack, and 60s icons such as Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham and Diana Rigg (in her last film) feature in the cast.
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THE FRENCH DISPATCH
2021 | Dir Wes Anderson | 103 mins | USA

Wes Anderson’s latest film stars many of his regulars in ‘a love letter to journalists’ set in a fictional French city.

Tuesday 30 November at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Saturday 04 December at 2.00pm (full seating – max 68)
Thursday 09 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
HOH subtitles are available on 09 December screening

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Wes Anderson’s ‘love letter to journalists’ gives us five articles from the eponymous newspaper, including the obituary of the editor and a piece by its travel writer (played by Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Owen Wilson respectively). The three other ‘articles’ cover a convicted murder turned artist, who gets his female jailer to pose naked for him, a student revolutionary and a gay, black food critic’s story of the police chief with the vital task of providing the police with special food. All done with Anderson’s usual wit and visual flair.

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