Fri 1 May // Sat 2 May // 20:00 /
15 / 141mins / Andre Zvyagintsev / 2014 / Russia
Andre Zvyagintsev directs this critically-acclaimed Russian drama. Set in a small coastal town the film follows Nikolai, who together with his wife and son makes his living through his land and a small auto-repair shop. When his livelihood comes under threat from the town mayor, Nikolai recruits his old friend Dimitri, a respected lawyer, to help him fight back against the corrupt local government. A fascinating state of the nation portrait. Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.
Sun 3 May // 20:00 /
The Wicker Man
Jack In The Green Special
15 / 84mins / Robin Hardy / 1973 / UK
The cult horror classic in which a devout Christian policeman (Edward Woodward) is summoned to a remote Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a child. An annual must-see film as part of the May Day celebrations.
Thu 7 May // Thu 7 May // Fri 8 May // 11:00 /20:00 /
In Order of Disappearance
15 / 116mins / Hans Petter Moland / 2014 / Norway, Subtitles
Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) snow ploughs the wild winter mountains of Norway, and has recently been awarded Citizen of the Year. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. His actions ignite a war between the gangster ‘The Count’ and the Serbian mafia boss ‘Papa’. Winning a blood feud isn't easy, especially not in a welfare state. But Nils has something going for him: Heavy machinery and beginner’s luck. Revenge is a dish best served very, very cold indeed...
Sat 9 May // Sun 10 May // 20:00 /
Magic in the Moonlight
12 / 98mins / Woody Allen / 2014 / USA
Romantic comedy staring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. In the 1920s, English magician and illusionist Stanley Crawford travels to the French Riviera to expose the secrets of spirit medium Sophie Baker, who he suspects of exploiting the wealthy Catledge family - staying in their home to help Grace Catledge contact her deceased husband. The more time Stanley spends with Sophie, the more he begins to believe she might be genuine…
Thu 14 May // Thu 14 May // Fri 15 May // 11:00 /20:00 /
15 / 99mins / Yann Demange / 2014 / UK
Acclaimed British thriller set in 1971 during a Belfast riot. British soldier Gary Hook gets separated from his army unit and is forced to spend the night alone on the dangerous streets, unable to distinguish between his friends and his enemies. Can he find his way to safety?
Sat 16 May // 20:00 /
Trouble in Molopolis
Intro by Craig Sams, whose restaurant was a hangout in the 1970s for Richard Neville, Germaine Greer, Jenni Kee & Martin Sharp who feature.
Unrated / 78mins / Philippe Mora / 1969 / UK
We have special permission from Philippe Mora to screen Molopolis: a burlesque of 1930s musicals, with overtones of Brecht’s Mahagonny in its gangsters-run-city plot. Also seen as part of the Australian underground burlesque tradition with Barry Humphries’ Dial P for Plughole. Germaine Greer is superb singing in a nightclub sequence. Its musical staging uses the clichés of Busby Berkeley reduced to a smaller scale, becoming highly amusing in the process. The plot, of an idiotic mayor being manipulated by gangsters, has real satirical punch.
Sun 17 May // 15:00 /
Book to Film Club
Unrated / 85mins / Albert Parker / 1922 / USA, Silent
This rarely seen silent film presents one of John Barrymore's most prestigious early roles. When a young prince is accused of a crime that could embroil him in international scandal, debonair super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes comes to his aid, discovering that behind the incident lurks a criminal mastermind eager to reduce Western civilization to anarchy. Free coffee and cakes for this special Book to Film Club!
Sun 17 May // 20:00 /
Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
Q&A with producer James Collie
Unrated / 85mins / Jessica Oreck / 2013 / US/Finland, some subtitles
One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are cowboys of the Arctic; quiet but good natured, dare-devilish but humble and exceptionally knowledgeable about their slice of wilderness. Aatsinki quietly observes their seasonal routines and the difficulties and joys of a life so closely tied to the land.
Thu 21 May // Thu 21 May // 11:00 /20:00 /
12 / 106mins / Tim Burton / 2014 / USA
The shocking true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the 1960s, painter Walter Keane had reached success beyond belief with enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre truth would eventually be discovered: Walter’s works were actually created by his wife. Nominated for three Golden Globes, and starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz and Terence Stamp.
Fri 22 May // Sat 23 May // 20:00 /
The Possibilities Are Endless
12 / 83mins / Edward Lovelace, James Hall / 2014 / UK
The incredible story of Edwyn Collins, the Scottish songwriter who suffered a stroke so severe that it effectively deleted the contents of his mind. After a career as an acclaimed lyricist, he lost all language and was only able to say two phrases: "The possibilities are endless" and "Grace Maxwell". Narrated by Edwyn and his wife Grace, this is an intimate and life-affirming journey of rediscovery that celebrates how love, music and language shape our lives.
Sun 24 May // 20:00 /
Blood and Carpet
Q&A with director and art director
Unrated / 76mins / Graham Fletcher-Cook / 2015 / UK
It is London 1967, and Ruby and Lyle have a problem: a mysterious dead body in the bathroom. Their immediate issue is disposal and to avoid discovery. But before CCTV and crime scene DNA testing, disposing of a dead body could still be murder. Shot in Hastings in black and white, this micro budget, B movie homage thriller, recalls London in an era of Ford Cortinas and Routemaster buses. Starring Nicola Stapleton, Andrew Tiernan and introducing the band, The Petty Hoodlums.
Thu 28 May // Thu 28 May // Fri 29 May // Sat 30 May // 11:00 /20:00 /
The Theory of Everything
12a / 123mins / James Marsh / 2014 / UK
An extraordinary story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age but with Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Nominated for 5 Oscars and 10 BAFTAs.
Sun 31 May // 20:00 /
Earth Vs the Flying Saucers
B Movie Fan Club
Unrated / 83mins / Fred F Sears / 1956 / USA
Driving through the desert Dr. Russell A. Marvin sees a flying saucer and accidentally records a message on his tape recorder. When he decodes the message, he finds himself talking to aliens who wish to invade. In a last-ditch attempt to save Earth Dr Russell makes an anti-magnetic weapon that becomes the last hope against the hostile aliens. All tickets £5.
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