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Polite Society

Showing: 15th October 2023

Dedicated martial artist-in-training Ria Khan decides to rescue her older sister Lena from her impending marriage, recruiting her equally dangerous and determined friends to pull off the greatest wedding heist of all time. The resulting riot of action, wit and wise cultural commentary is an upbeat, fun and engaging take on modern family life and sisterhood in a sometimes complicated world. A must see film that will definitely make you laugh but is equally not afraid to confront important issues. With an endearing story and action-packed sequences, Manzoor’s Polite Society is a joyful movie that could potentially turn into an instant classic.

Year: UK 2023
Director: Nida Manzoor
Cast: Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya, Renu Brindle
Language: English
Duration: 103 Minutes
Cert: 12A

Brian and Charles

Showing: 29th October 2023

Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project yet. Using a washing machine and various spare parts, he invents Charles, an artificial intelligence robot that learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages.

  • Filming location North Wales
  • BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film

Year: Wales 2022
Director: Jim Archer
Cast: David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey
Language: English
Duration: 90 Minutes
Cert: PG

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Showing: 19th November 2023

Enchanting Oscar-nominated drama about a daydreaming young teacher who is posted to a remote school in a Himalayan mountain village. Set against a haunting backdrop of extraordinary landscape and weather Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is a simple story with a big heart — and a reminder of film’s ability to communicate universal truths across international borders.

Year: Bhutan China 2020
Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji
Cast: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung
Language: Dzongkha English
Duration: 110 Minutes
Cert: PG

How to Blow up a Pipeline

Showing: 3rd December 2023

Presented by Friends of the Earth.

A crew of young environmental activists execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline. Daniel Goldhaber’s taut and timely thriller is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the climate crisis. Based on the controversial book by Andreas Malm.

Year: US 2022
Director: Daniel Goldhaber
Cast: Ariela Barer Kristine Froseth Lukas Gage
Language: English
Duration: 104 Minutes
Cert: 15

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Showing: 17th December 2023

‘Them days are over when you can treat people like scum and expect loyalty in return’. Entertaining and Delightful!

Made in partnership with the House of Dior, this film adaption of Paul Gallico’s1958 novel follows Mrs Ada Harris on a remarkable journey to fulfil her wildest dreams. At first look you might think it is only about wanting to own a beautiful dress but really it’s much more about dreaming big and the value of friendship, love and family.

Widowed and making ends meet working as a cleaning lady, Mrs Harris falls in love with the beautiful Dior designed dresses owned by her super rich and aristocratic employer, Lady Dant. She decides she absolutely must own one herself.

Lesley Manville is completely convincing as Mrs Harris, who, for the next three years scrimps and saves every penny she earns and with a little boost of winnings she finally has enough money to travel to Paris to buy her very own Dior dress. Naively she assumes that once you have the money you can enter that exclusive world of design couture, but it soon becomes clear that there are barriers to break down that she never imagined..

Determined, unflinching and with the support of her wonderful new friends, she will not stop until her dream becomes reality.

  • A feel good movie with a fair slice of witty and wise social commentary.
  • Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

Year: UK 2022
Director: Anthony Fabian
Cast: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Alba Baptista, Lambert Wilson, Lucas Bravo, Anna Chancellor
Language: English
Duration: 115 Minutes
Cert: PG


Showing: 25th September 2022

It is Belfast in 1969, and young Buddy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. Everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain.

Year: UK 2021
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Caitríona Balfe, Jude Hill, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench
Language: English
Duration: 97 Minutes
Cert: 12A


Showing: 9th October 2022

A group of young single men are stuck on a fictional Scottish island, awaiting the results of their asylum claims. A gentle and intelligent performance from Amir El-Masry as Omar, who has carried his grandfather’s oud all the way from Syria, Limbo is a poignant observation of the refugee experience.

Year: UK 2020
Director: Ben Sharrock
Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi
Language: Arabic, English
Duration: 104 Minutes
Cert: 12A

Talking About Trees

Showing: 23rd October 2022

This witty documentary follows four Sudanese filmmakers whose careers were stalled by a military coup thirty years previously. Their ‘Sudanese Film Club’ decide to reopen an outdoor movie theatre in the face of decades of Islamist censorship and inefficient bureaucracy.

Year: France 2019
Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari
Cast: retired filmmakers Ibrahim Shadad, Manar Al Hilo
Language: Arabic, English
Duration: 95 Minutes
Cert: PG

Ali and Ava

Showing: 6th November 2022

Set in Bradford, this charming story of autumnal love follows Ali and Ava, who meet through their shared affection for the child of Ali’s Slovakian tenants. Sparks fly between them, but they must conquer not only their pasts, but race, middle age, parenthood and grandparenthood, and the tensions of class.

Year: UK 2021
Director: Clio Barnard
Cast: Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook
Language: English
Duration: 94 Minutes
Cert: 15


Showing: 20th November 2022

Based on a news story in Japan, this is a subtle drama about a family who steal to supplement their meagre finances. However, events develop when they give shelter to a young girl they encounter while out stealing, building up to an extraordinary ending.

Year: Japan 2018
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando
Language: Japanese
Duration: 121 Minutes
Cert: 15