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Nomadland

Showing: Showing: 19th September 2021

After losing everything in the 2008 recession a woman embarks on a new life travelling through the American west picking up odd jobs and meeting others on the same journey. Life on the road has never been so tenderly captured.

Year: USA 2020
Director: Chloé Zhao
Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn
Language: English
Duration: 108 Minutes
Cert: 12A

The Father

Showing: Showing: 3rd October 2021

The Father presents a devastating yet empathetic portrayal of dementia. Hopkins delivers an award-winning performance as an ailing patriarch with a favourite daughter and nowhere to stay.

Year: UK 2020
Director: Florian Zeller
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman
Language: English
Duration: 97 Minutes
Cert: 12A

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Showing: Showing: 17th October 2021

An artist arrives at a remote Breton castle tasked with making a portrait of the owner’s daughter for her upcoming marriage. The gorgeous cinematography and poignant story-line make the film itself a work of art.

Year: France 2019
Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel
Language: French
Duration: 121 Minutes
Cert: 15

Sound of Metal

Showing: Showing: 31st October 2021

Itinerant punk metal drummer Ruben begins to suffer from hearing loss and must face up to a lifetime of deafness and the end of his career and passion.

Year: UK 2020
Director: Darius Marder
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke
Language: English
Duration: 120 Minutes
Cert: 15

A Time for Drunken Horses

Showing: Showing: 14th November 2021

An almost destitute Kurdish family fight against the odds to stay together against the harsh background of the Iran Iraq war.

Year: Iran 2000
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Cast: Ayoub Ahmadi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini
Language: Kurdish (English subtitles)
Duration: 81 Minutes
Cert: PG

Sorry We Missed You

Showing: Showing: 28th November 2021

Mired in debt and unemployed, Ricky hopes to get back on his feet when he signs up as a delivery driver. His wife Abbie works as a home-care nurse. However the overwhelming pressure of their working conditions has a dramatic effect on the whole family.

Year: UK 2019
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood
Language: English
Duration: 101 Minutes
Cert: 15

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Showing: Showing: 12th December 2021

A man with Down’s syndrome runs away from a nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a wrestler. An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain.

Year: USA 2019
Director: Tyler Nilson
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson
Language: English
Duration: 97 Minutes
Cert: 12A

Green Book

Showing: 22nd September 2019

A working-class Italian-American bouncer takes a job driving an educated African-American pianist on a tour of America’s Deep South. A ‘feel good’ road trip drama that is part buddy comedy, part history lesson and part social commentary on friendship and race.

Year: USA 2018
Director: Peter Farelly
Cast: Virgo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali
Language: English
Duration: 127 Mins
Cert: 12A

Capernaum

Showing: 6th October 2019

A hardened street-wise 12 year old boy runs away from his negligent parents and finds shelter with a refugee Ethiopian woman and her baby. The film brings home the meaning of poverty and desperation and, conversely, of love and humanity.

Year: Lebanon, France 2018
Director: Nadine Labaki
Cast: Zain Al Rafia, Yordanos Shiferaw
Language: Arabic, Amharic (English subtitles)
Duration: 126 Mins
Cert: 15

Stan and Ollie

Showing: 20th October 2019

With their golden era long behind them, Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule and with the support of their wives, the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, ensures for them a place in the hearts of an adoring public.

Year: UK 2018
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson
Language: English
Duration: 98 Mins
Cert: PG