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Thu 3 Sep // Thu 3 Sep // 11:00 /20:00 /

Trash

Trash

15 / 115mins / Stephen Daldry / 2014 / USA

When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. When the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys realise that what they’ve found must be important. A thrilling adventure written by Richard Curtis.

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Fri 4 Sep // Sat 5 Sep // 20:00 /

St Vincent

St Vincent

12 / 102mins / Theodore Melfi / 2014 / USA

Bill Murray plays Vincent, a misanthropic and curmudgeonly old man. Neighbour Maggie, who is starting her new job while going through divorce proceedings, employs Vincent to take care of her son after school. Unbeknown to Maggie, Vincent likes to hang around bars and racetracks in his spare time. But is there more to him than meets the eye?

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Sun 6 Sep // 19:00 /

Lawrence of Arabia

WW1 Film Season

Lawrence of Arabia

PG / 216mins / David Lean / 1962 / UK

Part of our long-running World War One Film Season, this film is adapted from Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom. It's more a character study of Lawrence himself than the politics of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Winner of seven Oscars it stars Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn and Jack Hawkins.

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Thu 10 Sep // Thu 10 Sep // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Falling

Summer Music Season 2015

The Falling

Part of our Summer Music Season 2015.

It’s 1969. An English girls’ school is full of hormones and turbulent emotions. Lydia and the charismatic Abbie are best friends. When Lydia’s older brother and Abbie sleep together, her fragile world unravels. When tragedy strikes a mysterious delirium overtakes the school. Shot through a delectably candy-coated lens, Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn contributes angular melodies to match the off-beat, bittersweet emotion.

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Fri 11 Sep // 20:00 /

Stranger on the Shore

Includes introduction with director

Stranger on the Shore

15 / 90mins approx, plus talk / Michael Smith / 2015 / UK

It’s different by the sea. A bit strange even: A cycle of films exploring the weirdness of the English coast, looking at Hastings, Whitby, and the Thames Estuary. Michael Smith is a writer, film-maker and broadcaster. Tonight he’ll be introducing a selection of his work, including ‘Lost in London’, made for the Barbican during the 2012 Olympics.

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Sat 12 Sep // 20:00 /

The Falling

Summer Music Season 2015

The Falling

Part of our Summer Music Season 2015.

It’s 1969. An English girls’ school is full of hormones and turbulent emotions. Lydia and the charismatic Abbie are best friends. When Lydia’s older brother and Abbie sleep together, her fragile world unravels. When tragedy strikes a mysterious delirium overtakes the school. Shot through a delectably candy-coated lens, Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn contributes angular melodies to match the off-beat, bittersweet emotion.

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Sun 13 Sep // 20:00 /

Invisible Life

Invisible Life

12a / 99mins / Vítor Gonçalves / 2013 / Portugal, subtitles

Moving through an abandoned flat with dark rooms inhabited by ghosts, a man remembers the final days of a lost friend and the last time he saw the woman he loved. This is a journey to the past that equally lauds the beauty of life, and marks the long-awaited return to the screen by Vítor Gonçalves after 27 years of silence.

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Thu 17 Sep // Thu 17 Sep // 11:00 /20:00 /

Girlhood

Annie's staff pick!

Girlhood

15 / 112mins / Céline Sciamma / 2014 / France, subtitles

Marieme is a 16-year-old girl with a tough existence in an inner-city suburb. She must look after her younger sister and with failing grades her prospects seem limited. Then she's adopted by a trouble-making girl gang and finally Marieme feels like she belongs to something. A fresh film about family and friendship, with emotionally powerful performances from its lead actors.

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Fri 18 Sep // Sat 19 Sep // 20:00 /

What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do In The Shadows

15 / 85mins / Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi / 2014 / USA

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement ) are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. This is an hilarious take on life as a vampire!

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Sun 20 Sep // 20:00 /

The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson

Summer Music Season 2015

The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson

Unrated / 91mins / Julien Temple / 2015 / UK

Screening as part of Summer Music Season 2015.

The extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson who, diagnosed with cancer and given a few months to live, accepted his fate with uplifting positivity and embarked on a farewell tour. But like every good story Wilko's has a damn fine twist. Two years later, he wakes up in hospital unexpectedly sentenced to live, having now to integrate those lessons learnt under sentence of death into his unexpected future.

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Thu 24 Sep // Thu 24 Sep // Fri 25 Sep // 11:00 /20:00 /

Still Life

Thurs 11am screening includes Macmillan Coffee Morning

Still Life

12 / 88mins / Uberto Pasolini / 2013 / UK

A tender and witty new drama. Meticulous and organised to the point of obsession, John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker charged with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. When his department is downsized and he is given his final case, John finds himself on a liberating journey of self-discovery that will make him question everything and start living life at last.

Join us from 10am onwards before the Thursday morning screening to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. For the third year running we'll be serving scrumptious cakes and coffee in aid of the charity, so come along for your fix, all for a good cause.

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Sat 26 Sep // 19:00 /

Benvenuto Cellini - ENO on screen

Summer Music Season 2015

PG / 180mins with interval / Terry Gilliam / 2015 / UK

Part of our Summer Music Season 2015.

English National Opera on screen.

Terry Gilliam’s inexhaustible imagination is unleashed on Berlioz’s dazzling opera, the outrageous autobiography of celebrated 16-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. A tale of thwarted love, intrigue, and mistaken identity, also featuring dazzling visual set pieces including a wild Mardi Gras carnival.

"A triumph – exuberantly colourful and inventive… a wonderful evening of entertainment" ***** Daily Telegraph

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Sun 27 Sep // 20:00 /

War of the Worlds

B Movie Fan Club

War of the Worlds

PG / 85mins / Byron Haskin / 1953 / USA

One of our B Movie Fan Club screenings.

Our B-movie programmer’s all time favourite and something special for his birthday, the classic adaptation of HG Wells invasion story and the forerunner of all invasion films. Great special effects plus the classic trick of less monster - more tension. 

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INFORMATION

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Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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