Programme 2015-2016

9 September 2015

A Most Wanted Man (80%)

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

UK, 2014, Anton Corbijin. Crime/drama/thriller, 122 mins (15)

23 September 2015

Leviathan (S) (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. ‘An outstanding tale of the epic and everyday.’ – Mark Kermode..

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

7October 2016

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. Superb performances by Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons.

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 and angry, yet timely, compassionate, even witty film about life under Jihadist rule.Stunningly filmed.

France/Mauritania, 2014. A. 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 ;