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Our Next Screening is Late Night on Saturday 23rd at 7:00PM

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LATE NIGHT and THE FAREWELL - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
LATE NIGHT

LATE NIGHT (M)

Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy

102 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Nisha Ganatra

A legendary late night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women, separated by culture and generation, are united by their love of a biting punch line.

  • Sat 23rd Nov 7:00PM
  • Sun 24th Nov 6:00PM
THE FAREWELL

THE FAREWELL (PG)

Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

98 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Lulu Wang

The movie follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved grandmother has only a short time to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.

  • Sat 23rd Nov 9:15PM
  • Sun 24th Nov 8:15PM

SWANPOOL CINEMA DOUBLE BILL

AMAZING GRACE and THE CHAPERONE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
AMAZING GRACE

AMAZING GRACE (G)

Aretha Franklin, G.L. Franklin, Rev. James Cleveland

90 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Sydney Pollack

This never before seen music documentary captures Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin as she records the most successful gospel album of all time. Recorded at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in 1972, the film is an ode to Aretha as well as the vital gospel music movement within ‘60s and ‘70s USA.

  • Sat 30th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sun 1st Dec 6:00PM
THE CHAPERONE

THE CHAPERONE (PG)

Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson

103 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Michael Engler

Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomizes the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother insists on a chaperone, who never broke a rule in her life, to accompany Louise.

  • Sat 30th Nov 9:00PM
  • Sun 1st Dec 8:00PM

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD and EIGHTH GRADE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (MA15+)

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

161 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Quentin Tarantino

The story takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton, former star of a western television series, and his long time stunt double Cliff Booth. Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they do not recognise anymore. Rick has very famous next door neighbours: Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate!

  • Fri 6th Dec 7:00PM
  • Sat 7th Dec 7:00PM
EIGHTH GRADE

EIGHTH GRADE (M)

Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

94 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Bo Burnham

Thirteen year old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school -  the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before beginning high school. The film offers acute observations on how social media and the language of self care have warped teen life.

  • Fri 6th Dec 10:00PM
  • Sat 7th Dec 10:00PM

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CAMINO SKIES and LITTLE WOODS - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
CAMINO SKIES

CAMINO SKIES (PG)

Documentary

80 mins. NZ/Australia 2019.
Dir: Noel Smyth, Fergus Grady

Six antipodean pilgrims between the ages of 50 and 80 embark on the 800km Camino de Santiago to seek life’s answers. Some are undertaking the Camino for the first time, while others know all too well how arduous their previous journey was. How do they motivate themselves in the face of blisters, shin splints, heat and snow?

  • Sat 14th Dec 7:00PM
  • Sun 15th Dec 6:00PM
LITTLE WOODS

LITTLE WOODS (M)

Tessa Thompson, Lily James, James Badge Dale

103 mins. USA/Australia 2018. Dir: Nia DaCosta

Ollie is barely getting by in a depressed fracking town in North Dakota. She has a new job after leaving her days of drug running. When her mother dies she is reunited with her estranged sister Deb who has many family issues to deal with. They must settle the mortgage on their mother’s house or face foreclosure and a loss of everything.

  • Sat 14th Dec 8:45PM
  • Sun 15th Dec 7:45PM

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BURNING and DOGMAN - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
BURNING

BURNING (M)

Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun

148 mins. Korea 2018. Dir: Chang-dong Lee

This is the story of three individuals and a mysterious incident they experience. Jong-su bumps into an old friend, Haemi, on a part-time delivery job. Haemi asks Jong-su to take care of her cat while she leaves on a trip to Africa. On her return, Haemi introduces her to Ben, a man she met in Africa. Soon Ben reveals his secret interests in Jong-su.

  • Sat 21st Dec 7:00PM
  • Sun 22nd Dec 6:00PM
DOGMAN

DOGMAN (MA15+)

Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano

103 mins. Italy 2018. Dir Matteo Garrone

In a seaside village where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a mild-mannered man who divides his days between working, caring for his daughter Alida and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino. Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to breaking point and he stands up for his own dignity.

  • Sat 21st Dec 10:00PM
  • Sun 22nd Dec 9:00PM

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THE GOLDFINCH and GLORIA BELL - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
THE GOLDFINCH

THE GOLDFINCH (M)

Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard

110 mins. USA 2019. Dir. John Crowley

Adapted from Donna Tartt’s best selling book of the same name. Theo Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt. Through it all he holds onto one tangible piece of hope: a painting of a tiny bird.

  • Sat 28th Dec 7:00PM
  • Sun 29th Dec 6:00PM
GLORIA BELL

GLORIA BELL (M)

Julianne Moore, John Turturro

101 mins. USA/Chile 2018. Dir: Sebastian Lelio

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joy of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

  • Sat 28th Dec 9:15PM
  • Sun 29th Dec 8:15PM
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