Films in October and November 2017

Following on from the very successful showing of Lion and Moana in September, we are pleased to announce that our October films will be:

Friday October 27th at 7.30 pm (preceded by our AGM at 7.00pm)

Viceroy’s House

R/T 106 minutes, Cert TBA

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

 Saturday October 28th at 11.00am

Ice Age: Collision Course

R/T 94 minutes, Cert U

The fifth instalment in the CGI-animated comedy adventure franchise. When Scrat (voice of Chris Wedge), still determined to get his elusive acorn, finds himself catapulted into outer space, he crashes his craft setting off a series of catastrophic cosmic events that threaten the future of planet Earth. As an asteroid hits Earth, Manny (Ray Romano), Ellie (Queen Latifah), Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary) and the gang decide to pack up their things and move as far away as possible from the falling boulders. As they embark on an epic journey to find a new home, they come across some new and exciting sights as well as some interesting characters. The all-star voice cast also includes Melissa Rauch, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg and Adam DeVine.

and in November

Friday November 24th at 7.30pm

Baby Driver

R/T 113 minutes, Cert TBA

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Saturday November 25th at 11.00am

Despicable Me 3

R/T 90 minutes, Cert TBA

Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin direct this computer-animated comedy sequel featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Trey Parker and Kristen Wiig. Now working with his secret agent wife Lucy Wilde (Wiig) at the Anti-Villain League, former supervillain Gru (Carell) is tasked with taking down a new enemy in the form of former child star Balthazar Bratt (Parker). Having grown up to become obsessed by the eccentric character he played in the 1980s, Bratt has hatched a scheme for world domination and will seemingly do anything to achieve his goal. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, it once again falls to the unique talents of Gru and his Minions to step up to the plate and save the day. The cast also includes Steve Coogan, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Dana Gaier.

Films in March

We are pleased to announce our films for May 2017:

Friday 5th May at 7.30pm:

I, Daniel Blake

Cert 15, 100 minutes

In the North-East of England, widower Daniel Blake is forced to stop working when he is taken ill with heart disease and so applies for Employment and Support Allowance from the Government. But his life is further thrown into disarray when his benefits are suddenly taken away from him and he is forced to jump through the many hoops of the bureaucratic system to get them back. During this time, he meets the similarly-troubled single mother Katie whose financial problems mean she is being forced out of her home in London along with her two kids Dylan and Daisy.

Friday 26th May at 7.30pm:

La La Land

Cert 12, 128 minutes

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.