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Saturday 4 December 2021

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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) Sold Out
Saturday 04 December at 2.00pm (full seating – max 68)
Thursday 09 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Subtitles for those with a hearing loss are available on the 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.

NOMADLAND
2020 | Dir Chloé Zhao | 107m | USA

A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Wednesday 01 December 2021 at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Wednesday 08 December 2021 at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)

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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 Frances McDormand and Best Director for Chloé Zhao.

SPENCER
2021 | Dir Pablo Larraín | 111m | UK | USA

During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

Tuesday 07 December at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 09 December at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)
Tuesday 14 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating max 28)

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Christmas 1991. Princess Diana drives to Sandringham for the royal family celebrations knowing that her marriage is as good as over. What friends she had in court have been sent away, and she is left to fantasise about her past life – and Anne Boleyn – as she wanders around a House that director Pablo Larraín portrays as much haunted as haughty. Kristen Stewart gives a superb performance as the doomed Princess. With a  stunning Jonny Greenwood score, “Spencer is a bold, compassionate, poetic riposte to standard royal biopics” Empire – Opens in a new tab.

MOTHERING SUNDAY
2021 | Dir Eva Husson | 104m | UK

A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

Tuesday 07 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28) *HOH
Wednesday 08 December at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 16 December at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)
*HOH subtitles for those with hearing loss on 07 December

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Jane Fairchild is destined to become an acclaimed writer, but in 1924 she is working as a maid for the Nivens, who along with their neighbours the Sheringhams, have lost sons to the Great War. While the two families prepare to met for their annual lunch on Mother’s Day, Jane enjoys a final romantic tryst with the Sheringhams’ remaining son Paul, who is due to meet his fiancée at the lunch. Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor bring a tender naturalism to the young lovers, while Olivia Colman and Colin Firth convey the heartbreak of the Nivens perfectly.

KING RICHARD

2021 | Dir Reinaldo Marcus Green | 138m | USA

Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history.

Tuesday 14 December at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Wednesday 15 December at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)
Thursday 16 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28) *HOH
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subtitles for those with hearing loss on 16 December

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Will Smith plays Richard Williams, father and coach to Serena and Venus, who have dominated world tennis for so long. Williams senior battles snobbery and racism, getting his daughters to hone their skills on neglected local courts and arguing with the coach he eventually hires for them – but his unorthodox methods are vindicated when the 14-year Venus makes her professional debut. Will Smith excels as the larger-than-life Richard, with excellent support from Aunjanue Ellis as the girls’ more down-to-earth mother.

THE LAST BUS
2021 | Dir Gillies MacKinnon | 86m | UK

An old man whose wife has just passed away uses his free local bus pass to travel to the other end of the UK.

Tuesday 21 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – 28 max)
Friday 31 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – 28 max)

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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 unsurprisingly his story is placed on social media and goes viral. A definite feel-good movie.

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
1940 | Dir Ernst Lubitsch | 99m | USA

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other’s anonymous pen pal. Newly re-issued by the BFI.

Tuesday 21 December at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Wednesday 22 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Thursday 23 December at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)

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Set in a Budapest department store in the weeks before Christmas, Ernst Lubitsch’s classic stars Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart as two employees who don’t get along. Both are carrying on romantic postal correspondences, not realising that they are writing to each other. Re-issued by the BFI, this is the perfect yuletide film – “Lubitsch’s masterpiece… with a romantic subplot that offers a nakedly joyous celebration of young, serendipitous love” (Time Out – opens in a new tab).

HOPE
2021 | Dir Maria Sødahl | 130m | Norway | Sweden

The relationship between artist-partners Tomas and Anja is put to the test after Anja gets a life-threatening diagnosis.

Wednesday 22 December at 7.30pm (full seating – max 68)
Thursday 23 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)

Tuesday 04 January at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Tuesday 04 January at 7.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)
Norwegian with English subtitles

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Anja and Tomas are a busy professional couple with six children who are caught up in their jobs. They are preparing for the Christmas holidays when Anja’s persistent headaches are diagnosed as a return of her cancer, and she requires immediate treatment. The two are forced to confront this news along with the realisation that they are drifting apart. “Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård are giving a concise master class here in love’s maturity, one nurtured beautifully by Maria Sødahl’s unobtrusive yet attentive camerawork” (Los Angeles Times) – opens in a new tab.

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.

Thursday 30 December at 2.30pm (reduced seating – max 28)

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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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