112 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Bart Freundlich
Isabel has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa is the multi-millionaire head of a media company who lives in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor, Theresa, in person.
97 mins. UK 2018. Dir: Alex Holmes
24 year old Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. The chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing the crew would die, generating bad publicity. Tracy refused to give up. The ocean didn’t kill Edwards and her crew; it made them stronger!
135 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Greta Gerwig
In the years after the Civil War Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling Meg is married to a school teacher while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.
109 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Marielle Heller
Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, also known as Mr Rogers. He approaches the interview with scepticism as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger’s empathy, kindness and decency soon chip away at Vogel’s jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past.
87 mins. UK 2019. Dir: Will Becher, Richard Phelan
What begins as an ordinary day for Shaun the sheep turns out to be anything but when an unusual creature from another world crash lands close to Shaun’s home ‘Mossy Bottom Farm’. When word gets out a shady corporation tries to capture the alien creature to use her for its own gain after it is revealed she possesses unique abilities. It is then up to Shaun to help his friend return home.
109 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Jay Roach
This film depicts the explosion that occurred when the women of Fox News Channel dared to expose the culture of sexual harassment during the summer of 2016. Morning show co-host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against the Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Correspondent Megyn Kelly and others came forward with their own stories inciting a movement that reverberated around the world.
85 mins. Finland/France 2019. Dir: Guillaume Maidatchevsky
This uplifting tale follows the journey of young reindeer Ailo as he navigates his first year of life in the snowy landscapes of a picturesque Lapland. Frail and vulnerable, he must learn to walk, run, leap and hide to ensure he survives the long treacherous journey with the herd. It is an inspirational story in which a bleak wilderness is warmed by a mother’s endless love as she watches over Ailo.
105 mins. France 2018. Dir: Nils Tavernier
Based on the true story of Joseph Cherval, a postman who spent 33 years crafting the ‘ideal palace’. Every day Cheval traveled along the river Drome, day dreaming about a world full of wonder he could only imagine through postcards. When his daughter Alice was born he decided to build her a palace fit for a princess. With his bare hands. a historically classified monument ‘The Ideal Palace’ was built.
114 mins. Spain 2019. Dir: Pedro Almodovar
Filmmaker Salvador Mallo is haunted by some of the ghosts of his past as he prepares for a restored screening of one of his most memorable works. It is a story about an aging man in a creative rut who is forced to reach into his past to find inspiration as his body and mind begin to fail around him. The film is about creation and the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life.
116 mins. UK 2019. Dir: Danny Boyle
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-song writer in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed ... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem indeed!
Repeat screening by popular request.
109 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Bill Condon
Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her life and home to him Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tight-rope walk of his life. Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle, the film pairs Mirren and McKellen on screen for the first time.
112 mins. UK 2019. Dir: Chris Foggin
A fast-living cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign up a group of singing fisherman. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain respect and enthusiasm from the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune.
97 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story about Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol ‘The Salt Water Redneck’. A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler, a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.
91 mins. UK 2019. Dir: Adrian Noble
British artist L.S. Lowry lives his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth who constantly tries to dissuade him from pursuing his artistic ambitions, and never fails to remind him what a disappointment he is to her. Spending his days as a rent collector Lowry takes art classes in the evening and paints well into the early hours of the morning yearning for his work to be appreciated in London and beyond.
100 mins. UK/France/Belgium 2019.
Dir: Ken Loach
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong until both are pulled in different directions.
119 mins. UK/Germany 2019. Dir: Marcus H Rosenmueller
This is the true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of goalkeeper at Manchester City where he struggles for acceptance. His love for Margaret, an Englishwoman, carries him through. Fate soon twists the knife for Bert and Margaret and their love for each other is put to the test.
119 mins. UK/USA 2019. Dir: Sam Mendes
The film accomplishes its goal of translating the first person experience of war. At the height of the First World War two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers including Blake’s own brother.
112 mins. UK/USA 2019. Dir: Gavin Hood
She risked everything to stop an unjust war and her government called her a traitor. Based on true events, the film tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist who received a US directive to enlist Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on members of the United Nation’s Security Council in order to blackmail them into voting for an invasion of Iraq.