We hope you enjoy this season of carefully curated films, chosen to show you films you might have missed, had forgotten or simply didn’t know about!
Thursday 5 October – Screen 2
(directed by Pablo Larraín, Chile/France/USA/Hong Kong. 2016. 100 mins. 15)
A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, played brilliantly by Natalie Portman.
Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.
Fri 20 October – Screen 1
(directed by Theodore Melfi. USA 2016 127mins PG).
The true story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA during the 1960s space race, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
It was to be a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.
Thu 2 November: Screen 2
(directed by Francois Ozon. France/Germany 2017 123mins. 12)
A beautiful, romantic and truthful story about a man coming to terms with the impact of the Great War on his friends and family.
Fri 17 November: Screen 1
My Life As A Courgette
(directed by Claude Barras. Switzerland/France 2016 66mins. PG)
Our first animation feature will captivate your heart. Courgette, a young French boy, loses his mum but finds a true friend in an unexpected place. Unmissable.
Thu 7 December: Screen 2
Kind Hearts and Coronets
(directed by Robert Hamer. UK 1949 106mins. U)
Classic Ealing comedy with a ruthless satirical bite, starring Alec Guinness in eight different roles!
Fri 15 December: Screen 1
La La Land
(directed by Damien Chazelle. USA 2016 128mins. 12A)
Celebrate the Christmas season with this bittersweet almost-Oscar-winning romance – a wonderful feast for the eyes and ears (Ryan Gosling! Emma Stone!).
Thu 4 January: Screen 2
(directed by Damien O’Donnell. UK 2002 90mins. 12A)
A love story, a road movie and competitive darts! A quirky comedy features the first big screen leading role for Michael Sheen.
Fri 19 January: Screen 1
Things To Come
(directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. France/Germany 2016 102mins. PG)
What does it mean to create a life of one’s own, to make the best of adversity and to be happy? Isabelle Huppert stars in this gripping drama.
Thu 1 February: Screen 2
Son of Saul
(directed by László Nemes. Hungary 2015 107mins. 15)
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day S2 is showing this Oscar-winning film: important, devastating & honest, from first-time director Nemes.
Fri 16 February: Screen 1
(directed by Christopher Nolan. UK/France/Netherlands/USA 2016 106mins. 12A)
All the realism, action, fear, danger, noise, pain and bravery of one of the most important operations of World War II.
Thu 1 March: Screen 2
(directed by Celine Schiama. France 2014 113mins. 15)
Celine Schiama sensitively reveals the lives, loves, trials and triumphs of a group of 21st century French girls living in a Paris suburb.
Fri 16 March: Screen 1
The Big Short
(directed by Adam McKay USA 2015 130mins. 15)
A scathingly funny indictment of what really caused the global 2008 crash – reckless gambling by bankers of the volatile US housing market; engrossing and timely.