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- Czech Republic / UK / France
- 120 min
- Directed by: Sean Ellis
- Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon
- UK release: 9 September 2016
In WWII Czechoslovakia, two Czech soldiers (Dornan and Murphy) plot the assassination of high-ranking SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. With compelling performances and solid filmmaking, it's a powerful and poignant homage to the bravery and determination of the Czech resistance.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf - Dommy B
***Ages 5+*** 1pm Running Time: 1hr 35 mins (including an interval) Presented by Dommy B Jamie has one job: look after the sheep. If the wolf sneaks out from the forest he must shout and scream WOLF! so that everyone from the village can come and chase the wolf away. Watching sheep is boring. Waiting for a…
- 118 min
- Directed by: Matt Ross
- Written by: Matt Ross
- Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler
Ben (Mortensen) has raised a family of six off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, teaching them survival skills and science but leaving them unprepared for the rest of the world. The film doesn't face how Ben seems more like a cult leader than a great dad and it's contrived and contradictory, but Mortensen is a delight.
The Damned United
- 97 min
- Directed by: Tom Hooper
- Cast: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent
Broadly entertaining if highly sanitised adaptation of David Peace's justly acclaimed novel 'The Damned United', which allows us to see the world from the tormented perspective of football manager Brian Clough during his 44 turbulent days in charge of Leeds United during 1974.
French Film Evening - La Mome
Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.
French Film Evening - Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Wed 19 Jul
Free / 01942 404420
- 87 min
- Directed by: Ira Sachs
- Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Greg Kinnear, Michael Barbieri, Theo Taplitz, Talia Balsam, Maliq Johnson, Anthony Angelo Flamminio, Madison Wright, Mauricio Bustamante, John Proccacino, Alfred Molina
Jake (Taplitz), a 13 year old aspiring artist, moves to Brooklyn with his parents (Kinnear, Ehle) to occupy the apartment of his deceased grandfather, where he befriends Tony (Barbieri). Insightful and superbly performed coming-of-age tale, forgoing clichés and obvious emotional angles to explore the frustration of…
- 118 min
- Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
- Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux
- UK release: 16 October 2015
Recently dumped David (Farrell, brilliant) checks into a hotel where he has 45 days to find a mate, or be transformed into an animal of his choice and released into the wilderness. Dogtooth director Lanthimos's first English-language film is a deadpan, truly idiosyncratic black comedy with a stellar cast. Weird and…
Love & Friendship
- 92 min
- Directed by: Whit Stillman
- Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry
Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.
Merry Hell- Acoustic At The Turnpike Arts Centre, Leigh
Merry Hell Acoustic play a near hometown gig with their friends Vison Thing as special guests. Merry Hell will be playing songs from their new album Bloodlines as well as favourites from their previous 3 albums. Vision Thing have just released the album LIGHTS Doors open at 7.30 Vision Thing 8.00 - 8.40 Merry…
Sat 28 Jan
£11 / 01942 404420
Tale of Tales
- 125 min
- Directed by: Matteo Garrone
- Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones
Sprawling interpretations of 17th century Neapolitan fairytales, with stories unfolding in three neighbouring kingdoms. Visually spectacular and with a fine cast (Hayek, Jones, Cassel) giving committed performances, it's undone by a lack of cohesion and ends up less than the sum of its parts.