Battle of the Sexes is our Babes in Arms screening showing on Tuesday 13 February at 11:00. Come along with your little ones to enjoy this very entertaining film which tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one, Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champion – and hustler – Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
The Prince of Nothingwood, a wonderful documentary from Afghanistan, is showing on 13 February at 19:30. The director – and often star – Salim Shaheen is described as ‘the biggest fish in the tiny pond of Afghan film’ as he himself says: “Nothingwood”. But Shaheen proves to be ‘a movie mogul with a difference’ as he gives us a fascinating and sometimes hilarious look at the shoestring side of the film industry, along with an unexpected view of life in Afghanistan. Seats are available for this original – and affectionately made – piece of cinema, and under-25s might want to take advantage of our ‘rush’ ticket offer – more details here.
Last week’s films featured the esoteric Manifesto which elicited mainly favourable comments from the audience: ‘odd, but intriguing’. Patrons loved Jane, the captivating story of naturalist Jane Goodall. The inclusion of groundbreaking 16mm footage of chimpanzees in Tanzania made it seem all the more magical.
There was a repeat showing of Menashe on 27 January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and, once again, this glimpse into the secret life of a Hasidic Jewish Community in Brooklyn was appreciated by our audience.
Looking forward to next week, Tuesday’s 19:30 screening sees the superb Isabelle Huppert and co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant in Michael Haneke’s Happy End. This latest film from director Haneke (Hidden, Amour) gives him full rein to explore his preoccupations with dysfunctional relationships. A magnificent mansion in Calais is the setting for the troubles of a self-absorbed haute-bourgeois family, whilst in the city outside, refugees wait for their chance to get through the Channel Tunnel. ‘An eerie and gripping parable for our times…’ A few seats are still available, so book now… Read More……