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2016 Film Programme

Several  of the films in our programme are subsidised by the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema project.

We are very grateful for their support and, as they ask us to survey our audiences, we will be issuing a very simple questionnaire after certain films to assess your responses.

We were successful in our bid for a new, more-powerful, projector from the BFI Equipment Fund in 2015 and obtained assistance from the BFI in upgrading our sound system in 2016.

  Thursday 4th May

Sully  (12A)  96 mins    Trailer     Review

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Tom Hanks stars as the pilot under pressure from the investigation into whether he did the right thing.

 

        

 

 

Thursday 1st June

Lion (PG)   118 mins      Trailer     Review

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) again plays the older version of a street urchin with amazing powers of survival.

 

Thursday 6th July

LaLa Land  (12A)  128 mins     Trailer     Review

This is the one that thought it had won the Oscars. The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts.

With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 10th August (note change from usual 1st Thursday)

Jackie (15)   100 mins    Trailer     Review

Where were you when Kennedy was shot?

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, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy.

John Hurt appears as a priest in what was his final film released before his death in January.

 

You can read about how Natalie Portman prepared for the part here.

 

 

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