Programme


2017 Season of International Cinema

 

February 15th

LA FAMILLE BÉLIER

(France/Belgium)  106min  2014  Colour  Rated M  Director – Éric Lartigau   English Subtitles

For the Béliers their sixteen-year-old daughter Paula is a vital member of their eccentric clan. As the only non-deaf member of the family she acts as their ears and mouth. One day this harmony is thrown in to disarray when Paula discovers a raw and untapped gift for singing and with the encouragement of her music professor decides to audition for the prestigious Maîtrise de Radio France music college in Paris.        (ROADSHOW)

 


March 15th

GOD WILLING

(Italy) 87min  2015  Colour  Rated M  Director – Edoardo Maria Falcone  English Subtitles

AGM will be held before this screening. This Italian box-office success won Best New Director for Edoardo Falcone at the Italian Oscars and tells the hilarious story of an atheist surgeon with a God-complex, a charismatic priest, a dysfunctional family and an announcement that takes everyone by surprise. The story of an almighty battle of wills.     (ROADSHOW)

 


April 19th

21 GRAMS

(USA)  124min  2004  Colour  Rated MA  Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu

A freak accident brings together a terminally ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con. A gripping story that takes them to the heights of passion, the depths of obsession and sees the promise of revenge… Sean Penn and Benecio Del Toro, two of the most gripping actors around, play wildly different men linked through a grieving woman (Naomi Watts) in 21 Grams. (ROADSHOW)

 


May 17th

IDA

(Poland)  82min  2013  B&W  Rated M  Director – Pawel Pawlikowski  English Subtitles

Anna is a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Award-winning Polish born director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort – BAFTA award, My Summer of Love) returns to his homeland

for this moving and intimate drama.       (ROADSHOW)

 


June 21st

WOMAN IN GOLD

(UK)  109min  2013  Colour  Rated M  Director – Simon Curtis

When the death of her sister leads to Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) finding out that a portrait of her aunt painted by Gustav Klimt was stolen by the Nazis from her family home during the war and now hangs in the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, she enlists the help of young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) and embarks on a legal campaign to reclaim her family’s losses.  (ROADSHOW)

 


July 19th

PRIDE

(UK/France)  119min 2015  Colour  Rated M  Director – Matthew Warchus

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. But the activists are not deterred. And so begins the extraordinary story…            (ROADSHOW)

 


August 16th

WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED

(Australia)  99min  2016  Colour  Rated PG  Director – Gillian Armstrong

Women He’s Undressed is a cinema length documentary that explores the life of Australia’s most prolific costume designer. Until now Orry-Kelly has been unacknowledged in his country of birth and pretty well forgotten in the adopted country of his greatest success.

During the boom years of Hollywood he was the costume designer on an astonishing 282 motion pictures. But who was Orry-Kelly?   (ROADSHOW)

 


September 20th

REBECCA

(USA)  130min  1940 B&W  Rated PG  Director – Alfred Hitchcock

Passionate love and romance blend seamlessly with typically Hitchcockian emphases on guilt, sexuality and Gothic horror. The production values are stunning and the cast is excellent, down to the least of the supporting players. While Rebecca has enough surprises to captivate even the most jaded of moviegoers, it is also one of those rare films that improves with each viewing.            (ROADSHOW)

 


October 18th

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES

(Argentina)  129min  2010  Colour  Rated M  Director – Juan José Campanella  English Subtitles

Benjamin Esposito has spent his entire working life as a criminal court employee. Recently retired and with time on his hands, he decides to write a novel. He does not decide to make up a story. There is no need. He can draw on his own past as a civil servant for a true, moving and tragic story in which he was once very directly involved.            (ROADSHOW)

 


November 15th

BROOKLYN

(UK/Canada/Ireland)  117min  2015  Colour  Rated M  Director – John Crowley

Brooklyn tells the story of Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan, Atonement and Oscar nominee), who in 1950s Ireland and New York, has to choose between two men and two countries. One is the charismatic Italian plumber Tony (Emory Cohen) while the other is the reserved yet sensitive Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson). Both are making a case for Ellis’ love. Two countries, two loves, one heart.            (ROADSHOW)

 


December 13th

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

(UK) 111min  2016  Colour  Rated PG  Director – Stephen Frears

Florence Foster Jenkins is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. CHRISTMAS PARTY TONIGHT! (Note: Dec. screening a week earlier than usual – 2nd instead of 3rd Wednesday).             (ROADSHOW)