Our 47th film season:

9 September 2015

A Most Wanted Man (80%)

Based on John le Carré’s book Günther. Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman) investigates when a brutally tortured Chechen-Russian man arrives in Hamburg, seeking asylum and his notoriously evil father’s massive fortune.

UK, 2014, Anton Corbijin. Crime/Drama/Thriller, 122 mins (15)


23 September 2015

Leviathan (77%)

Kolya and young wife Lilya find out that their family home on the Barents Sea coast is to be purchased by the local mayor in pursuit of his own building development plans.

Russia, 2014, Andrei Zvyagintsev. Drama, 140 mins (15)


7 October 2015

45 Years (74%)

A long-married couple’s relationship is put under severe stress by the discovery of the body of the husband’s long lost first love just days before their 45th anniversary party. Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling excel in this moving, absorbing drama.

UK, 2015, Andrew Haigh. Drama/Romance, 95 mins (15)


14 October 2015

Whiplash (84%)

A young drummer enrols at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realise a student’s full potential.

USA, 2014, Damien Chazelle. Drama/Music, 107 mins (15)


28 October 2015

Timbuktu (76%)

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives abruptly changed by Jihadists. A formidable film about life under Jihadist rule.

France/Mauritania, 2014, Abderrahmane Sissako. Drama, 97 mins (12A)


4 November 2015

Northern Soul (54%)

Set in 1974, a life-affirming, feisty and amusing chronicle of a cramped corner of Lancastrian social history. The lives and horizons of two working class friends are opened up by their mutual discovery of the dance music of urban black America.

UK, 2014, Elaine Constantine. Drama/Music, 102 mins (15)


6 January 2016

Taxi Tehran (75%)

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian governemnt, so he poses as a taxi driver and makes a film as he drives around picking up ‘passengers’.

Iran, 2015, Jafar Panahi. Comedy/Drama, 82 mins (12A)


27 January 2016

Force Majeure (63%)

Set in a ski resort, where a Swedish family are enjoying a winter break – then a dangerous situation arises, but the husband’s first instinct is to save his iPhone.

Sweden, 2014, Ruben Östlund. Comedy/Drama, 120 mins (15)


10 February 2016

Human Capital (83%)

As details emerge of a cycling accident, the lives of the privileged Bernaschi family intertwine with the lives of the struggling Ossola family, in ways neither could have expected.

Italy, 2013, Paolo Virzi. Drama, 111 mins (15)


24 February 2016

The Lobster (51%)

In a dystopian near-future, single people have to find a mate in 45 days or be transformed into animals and released into the woods.

UK, 2015, Yorgos Lanthimos. Comedy/Drama/Romance, 118 mins (15)


16 March 2016 (Classic Movie)

Ashes and Diamonds (61%)

A taut, political drama that delicately dissects issues and themes rarely visited by war movies.

Poland, 1958, Andrzej Wadja. Drama/War, 103 mins (15)


30 March 2016

Knocked for Six (aka Save Your Legs) (70%)

Inspired by true events, the film follows an amateur cricket team on a dream tour of India which becomes a real culture-clash and many of the men are forced to face up to reality.

Australia/India, 2012, Boyd Hicklin. Comedy, 92 mins (15)


13 April 2016

The German Doctor (86%)

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor joins an Argentinian family on their journey to a new home, while israeli agents are looking to bring him to justice.

Argentina, 2013, Lucia Puenzo. Thriller, 93 mins (15)


27 April 2016 (Members’ Choice)

Slow West (71%)

A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.

UK/New Zealand, 2015, John Maclean. Action/Adventure/Drama, 84 mins (15)


11 May 2016

Girlhood (68%)

Exploring the effect of social conventions on forming female identities and the inequalities of being black and living in the Paris banlieue. Bored with her lack of prospects, Marieme starts a new life after meeting three free-spirited girls.

UK, 2014, Elaine Constantine. Drama/Music, 102 mins (15)


19 May 2016 (Additional Movie)

Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut (74%)

A group of replicants have escaped from ‘off-world’ and are trying to inflict themselves on Earth. Deckard is ordered to find and destroy them.

USA, 1982, Ridley Scott. Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller, 117 mins (15)


 

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