Unusually we are screening five films this week. First up is The Greatest Showman, a last chance to see this dazzling, foot-stomping musical starring Hugh Jackman. This is our Babes in Arms show on Tuesday morning, and the combination of music and colour should please mothers and babies alike!
The film in the evening is Loveless, director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up to Leviathan, which I’m sure many of you remember from our screening back in January 2015. The plot concerns an estranged couple and the son that they ignore until he goes missing. This bleak parable of modern Russian society was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but lost out to A Fantastic Woman, which we will be showing in April.
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.