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Our Next Screening is Alone In Berlin on Friday 27th at 7:00PM

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ALONE IN BERLIN and CHICKEN PEOPLE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
ALONE IN BERLIN

ALONE IN BERLIN (M)

Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl

103 mins.  Ger/France/UK 2016. Dir: Vincent Perez

This true story unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. When Anna and Otto’s son is killed their world changes from no war involvement, to carrying out small acts of subversion such as posting anti-Nazi slogans. This rattles the regime, including a police officer who will not rest until the ‘culprits’ have been caught.

  • Fri 27th Oct 7:00PM
  • Sat 28th Oct 7:00PM
  • Sun 29th Oct 6:00PM
CHICKEN PEOPLE

CHICKEN PEOPLE (PG)

Brian Knox, Brian Caraker, Shari McCollough

83 mins. USA 2016.  Dir: Nicole Lucas Haimes

Chicken may be just food for most people, but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. ‘Chicken People’ documents the colourful and hugely competitive world of champion show chicken breeders. There are many struggles and triumphs, both humans and their chickens, on the road to the National Poultry Show.

  • Fri 27th Oct 9:15PM
  • Sat 28th Oct 9:15PM
  • Sun 29th Oct 8:15PM

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ALI'S WEDDING and THE COUNTRY DOCTOR - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
ALI\'S WEDDING

ALI'S WEDDING (M)

Osamah Sani, Don Hany, Helana Sawires

110 mins. Australia 2017. Dir: Jeffrey Walker

After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. Based on real events, Ali’s wedding is an irreverent, warm-hearted comedy, depicting Islamic life in Australia.

  • Fri 3rd Nov 7:00PM
  • Sat 4th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sun 5th Nov 6:00PM
THE COUNTRY DOCTOR

THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (M)

François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt

102 mins.  France 2016.  Dir: Thomas Lilti

All of the inhabitants can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who cares for them and who reassures them day and night, seven days a week.  When he falls sick, Nathalie, a doctor new to the profession, comes to assist him.  But will she manage to replace the man who thought he was irreplacable?

  • Fri 3rd Nov 9:15PM
  • Sat 4th Nov 9:15PM
  • Sun 5th Nov 8:15PM

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DUNKIRK and THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
DUNKIRK

DUNKIRK (M)

Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy

106 mins. UK/USA/Fr/Neth. 2017. Dir: Christopher Nolan

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troups on the beaches of Dunkirk.  Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach.  This heroic mission rescued 330,000 Allied soldiers.

  • Fri 10th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sat 11th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sun 12th Nov 6:00PM
THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (M)

Jessica Chastain, Danel Brühl, Johan Heldenberg

126 mins.  USA/UK 2017.  Dir: Niki Caro

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonia Zabinski, and her husband Dr. Jan Zabinski. The zoo flourishes under the Zabinski’s care, and when Poland is invaded by the Nazis they have to report to the Reich’s chief zoologist, as they covertly work with The Resistance.

  • Fri 10th Nov 9:15PM
  • Sat 11th Nov 9:15PM
  • Sun 12th Nov 8:15PM

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MAUDIE and TOMMY’S HONOUR - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
MAUDIE

MAUDIE (PG)

Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett

116 mins. Ireland/Canada 2017. Dir: Aisling Walsh

Maudie is based on a true story about the reclusive Everett Lewis who hires a fragile yet determined woman called Maudie to be his housekeeper.  Maudie develops a deep and abiding love for this difficult man despite her crippled hands and her surprising rise to fame as a folk artist.

  • Fri 17th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sat 18th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sun 19th Nov 6:00PM
TOMMY’S HONOUR

TOMMY’S HONOUR (M)

Jack Lowden, Peter Mullan, Ophelia Lovibond

117 mins.  USA/UK 2017.  Dir: Jason Connery

Set against the early days of the sport and the stunning landscape of Scotland, the film is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between ‘old’ Tom Morris and ‘young’ Tommy Morris who ushered in the modern game of golf.

  • Fri 17th Nov 9:30PM
  • Sat 18th Nov 9:30PM
  • Sun 19th Nov 8:30PM

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and A GHOST STORY - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (PG)

Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson

93mins. France/USA/Belgium/Switz.  2017.  Dir: Raoul Peck
 
The film is a documentary based on archival material and some of Baldwin’s original words that connects the past of the Civil Rights Movement to the present.  It confronts the deeper connections between the lives and assassinations of three leaders including Martin Luther King.

  • Fri 24th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sat 25th Nov 7:00PM
  • Sun 26th Nov 6:00PM
A GHOST STORY

A GHOST STORY (M)

Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

97 mins.  USA 2017 Dir: David Lowery

Recently deceased, a white sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife.  In his new state he is forced to watch passively as the life he knew is slowly slipping away.  He embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history confronting the enormity of existence.

  • Fri 24th Nov 9:00PM
  • Sat 25th Nov 9:00PM
  • Sun 26th Nov 8:00PM

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VICTORIA & ABDUL and THE BEGUILED - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
VICTORIA & ABDUL

VICTORIA & ABDUL (PG)

Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard

110 mins. UK/USA 2017.  Dir: Stephen Frears

Abdul arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.  The two forge an unlikely friendship that her staff try to destroy.  As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

  • Sat 2nd Dec 7:00PM
  • Sun 3rd Dec 6:00PM
THE BEGUILED

THE BEGUILED (M)

Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell

95 mins.  USA 2017.  Dir: Sofia Coppola

John McBurney is an injured Union Soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War.  He seeks refuge at an all-female southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help, leading to dangerous rivalries as they offer comfort.

  • Sat 2nd Dec 9:15PM
  • Sun 3rd Dec 8:15PM

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BABY DRIVER and T2 TRAINSPOTTING - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
BABY DRIVER

BABY DRIVER (MA15+)

Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm

113 mins. UK/USA 2017. Dir: Edgar Wright

Talented getaway driver Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.  After meeting the woman of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break.  Coerced into working for a crime boss, Baby must face the music.

  • Fri 8th Dec 7:00PM
  • Sat 9th Dec 7:00PM
T2 TRAINSPOTTING

T2 TRAINSPOTTING (R)

Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

117 mins.  UK 2017 Dir: Danny Boyle

First, the opportunity, then the betrayal.  Twenty years later, Mark Renton returns to the only place that he can ever call home. There waiting for him are old buddies Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. Sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance hatred, love, self-destruction, regret all line up ready to welcome him.

  • Fri 8th Dec 9:30PM
  • Sat 9th Dec 9:30PM

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GOD’S OWN COUNTRY and PERSONAL SHOPPER - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY (MA15+)

Josh O’Connor, Alex Secareanu, Gemma Jones

105 mins.  UK 2017.  Dir: Francis Lee

Johnny Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family farm in the north of England.  Nightly binge drinking and casual sex numbs his loneliness.  When a good looking
Romanian worker arrives for temporary work on the farm, he has to deal with emotions he has never felt before.

  • Fri 15th Dec 7:00PM
  • Sat 16th Dec 7:00PM
  • Sun 17th Dec 6:00PM
PERSONAL SHOPPER

PERSONAL SHOPPER (MA15+)

Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger

105 mins.  France 2016.  Dir: Olivier Assayas

A Young american in Paris works as a personal shopper for a celebrity.  She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like her recently deceased twin brother.  Soon she starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source.

  • Fri 15th Dec 9:15PM
  • Sat 16th Dec 9:15PM
  • Sun 17th Dec 8:15PM

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A MONSTER CALLS and HAMPSTEAD - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
A MONSTER CALLS

A MONSTER CALLS (PG)

Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver

108 mins. Spain/USA 2017.  Dir: J. A. Bayona

This visually spectacular drama centres around 12-year-old Conor who is dealing with his mother’s illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother and bullying classmates. Conor finds an unlikely ally when a monster enters his life, and guides him on a journey of courage, faith and truth.

  • Fri 22nd Dec 7:00PM
  • Sat 23rd Dec 7:00PM
  • Tue 26th Dec 7:00PM
HAMPSTEAD

HAMPSTEAD (PG)

Diane Keaton, Brendon Gleeson, James Norton

103 mins. UK 2017.  Dir: Joel Hopkins

Widowed Emily is adrift and struggling to keep her flat in London’s high-toned Hampstead Village.  She becomes intrigued by a self-sufficient recluse who she discovers living in a shack in a quiet corner of the Heath.  Curiosity leads to friendship and unexpected late-life love.

  • Fri 22nd Dec 9:15PM
  • Sat 23rd Dec 9:15PM
  • Tue 26th Dec 9:15PM

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THE BIG SICK and GIFTED - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
THE BIG SICK

THE BIG SICK (M)

Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

124 mins. USA 2017.  Dir: Michael Showalter

The story is based on the real-life courtship between Kumail who is a comedian, from a strict Muslim family, and Emily a grad. student.  When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, he is forced to deal with Emily’s parents whom he has never met, plus the emotional tug-of-war.

  • Fri 29th Dec 7:00PM
  • Sat 30th Dec 7:00PM
GIFTED

GIFTED (M)

Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

101 mins.  UK/USA 2017 Dir: Marc Webb

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of his formidable mother who has other plans.

  • Fri 29th Dec 9:30PM
  • Sat 30th Dec 9:30PM
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