Our 48th film season:
7 September 2016
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Based on Kim Barker’s memoir, Tina Fey plays a journalist who, on becoming disillusioned with her everyday life, embarks on wartime coverage in Afghanistan. Here she recounts her story. Also starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman.
USA, 2016, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Comedy/Drama, 112 mins (15)
A Sri Lankan Tamil soldier poses as a husband and father to two other refugees, united by circumstance in a struggle to make a new life together in France; only to be caught up in violence again.
France, 2015, Jacques Audiard, Crime/Drama, 115 mins (15)
In a remote farming valley, two estranged but neighbouring brothers come together to save their sheep. Deadpan comedy that may bring laughs and tears simultaneously, with stunning visuals and a wonderful performance by the sheepdog.
Iceland, 2015, Grimur Hakonarson, Comedy/Drama, 93 mins (15)
19 October 2016
A motivational speaker, crippled by the mundanity of his own life, experiences something out of the ordinary. A beautiful, haunting and funny stop-motion animated film.
USA, 2015, Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, Animation – Comedy/Drama, 90 mins (15)
Heart-wrenching drama of secrets and lies inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s playThe Wild Duck. Set in a small town, where a mill is closed down by Henry (Geoffrey Rush) on the eve of his wedding, and his estranged son returns to discover a family secret.
Australia, 2015, Simon Stone, Drama, 96 mins (15)
A role made for Lily Tomlin – she plays Elle, a feminist who takes her pregnant granddaughter on a road trip to round up some cash, making unannounced visits to old friends and flames.
USA, 2015, Paul Weitz, Comedy/Drama, 79mins (15)
Charming, thoughtful and vividly detailed feel good, musical coming-of-age story of a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s, who escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Ireland, 2016, John Carney, Comedy/Drama/Music, 106 mins (12A)
25 January 2017
I, Daniel Blake
Based on research and interviews, a fictional, brutal but dignified story of a carpenter who needs state welfare after an injury, joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
UK, 2016, Ken Loach, Drama, 100 mins (15)
8 February 2017
Truffaut persuaded Hitchcock to sit with him for a week-long interview and produced the 1966 book upon which this film is based. Plunging us into the mind and world of Hitchcock, this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time.
France/USA, 2015, Kent Jones, Documentary, 79 mins (12A)
22 February 2017
Lively documentary of the first all female racing car team in the Middle East. Bold and fearless, they are not prepared to allow either traditional expectations of their gender, or military checkpoints to get in their way.
Palestine, 2015, Amber Fares, Documentary/Action/Drama, 78 mins (PG)
15 March 2017
Five orphaned sisters refuse to live under strict rule as their home is turned into a “wife factory”. Funny and moving tale in this brilliant directorial debut.
Turkey, 2015, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Drama, 97 mins (15)
29 March 2017
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
High-school student Greg, spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with co-worker Earl, but finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer.
USA, 2015, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Drama, 105 mins (12)
5 April 2017 (Members’ Choice)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
New Zealand, 2016, Taika Waititi, Adventure/Comedy/Drama, 101 mins (12A)
19 April 2017
Filmmaker Margherita is working on a film about a factory strike while her own world is falling apart. Gentle, understated, at times a very moving film. Comedic supporting role from John Turturro as Margherita’s boyfriend.
Italy, 2015, Nanni Moretti, Drama, 106 mins (15)
10 May 2017 (Classic Movie)
Johnnie (Buster Keaton) loves his train, The General. But when civil war begins and he is turned down for service, Annabelle, the love of his life, thinks he is a coward. Undoubtedly one of the funniest silent films ever made.
USA, 1926, Buster Keaton, Action/Adventure/Comedy, 78 mins (U)
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