Films & Tickets
Each film on the 2022 film programme has been carefully selected to be worthy of a night out with friends. Please see the full list below:
Wednesday 10th August, 7:45pm / 114 minutes / M18 Some Mature Content and Coarse Language (Spanish Language with English Subtitles)
When a billionaire entrepreneur impulsively decides to create an iconic movie, he demands the best. Renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) is recruited to mastermind this ambitious endeavour. Completing the all-star team are two actors with massive talent but even bigger egos: Hollywood heartthrob Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theatre actor Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both are legends, but not exactly best friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric trials set by Lola, Félix and Iván must confront not only each other, but also their own legacies. Who will be left when the cameras finally start rolling?
SPANISH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Thursday 11th August, 7:45pm / 129 minutes / NC16 Violence and Some Nudity
Directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinsonand based on a true story, THE SURVIVOR stars award-winning actor Ben Foster (Leave No Trace, Hell or High Water) as Harry Haft, who, after being sent to Auschwitz, survives not only the unspeakable horrors of the camp, but the gladiatorial boxing spectacle he is forced to perform with his fellow prisoners for the amusement of his captors. Unbeknownst to those who try to destroy him, Haft’s will to survive is driven by his quest to reunite with the woman he loves.
The Survivor is an examination of one man’s journey from unspeakable horrors to freedom, forgiveness and redemption.
Friday 12th August, 7:45pm / 134 minutes / NC16 Coarse Language and Sexual References
3 x 2022 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
Written and Directed by one of our favourite auteurs, Paul Thomas Anderson, LICORICE PIZZA tracks the treacherous navigation of first love in 1970’s Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley – it’s title referencing a much-loved chain of Southern California record stores that tempted patrons with free licorice, comfy couches and racks of music mags alongside the coolest vinyl releases.
PTA has put together an ensemble to rival his previous masterpieces Boogie Nights and Magnolia, with Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie, Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Maya Rudolph, John C. Reilly and newcomer Cooper Hoffman (son of the late Anderson veteran Philip Seymour Hoffman) in his film debut, starring as Gary Valentine, a young actor falling for Alana Kane (Haim’s Alana Haim) and discovering that young love is a tangled time for all.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent [SOLD OUT]
Saturday 13th August, 7:45pm / 107 minutes / NC16 Coarse Language and Drug Use
“It’s one of the funniest movies of the year”
Nicolas Cage stars as NICOLAS CAGE in the action-comedy THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalised version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a super fan (Pascal). When things take a wildly dangerous turn, Cage is forced to live up to his own legend, channelling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the Academy Award® winning iconic actor must take on the role of a lifetime: himself.
Everything Everywhere all at once [SOLD OUT]
Sunday 14th August, 7:45pm / 139 minutes / M18 Some Homosexual Content and Sexual References
“Beautifully done – funny, inventive, emotional, a rowdy crowdpleaser about acceptance, optimism, and love literally conquering all. ” – VARIETY
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is a mind-bending new film from directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (a.k.a. Daniels) about an aging Chinese immigrant, Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), who can’t finish her taxes. From A24 Studios, the science-fiction feature drops us into a multiverse fever dream where Evelyn simultaneously exists in infinite realities. Alongside co-stars Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis, one woman (who doesn’t have the time to) is tasked with saving the world.
This kaleidoscope adventure is accompanied by a soundtrack from Son Lux, and collaborations with Mitski, David Byrne, André 3000, Randy Newman and Moses Sumney across 49 thumping tracks. Don’t miss this zany and idiosyncratic action-packed escapade as Evelyn explores thousands of alternate lives she could have lived.
Tuesday 16th August, 7:45pm / 73 minutes / PG (French Language with English Subtitles)
“Whether you are six or 60, this astonishingly insightful and heartbreakingly hopeful cinematic poem will pierce your heart, broaden your mind and gladden your soul, even as you wipe away tears.“
– THE GUARDIAN
Directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, AF FFF15), this modern fairy tale explores the complexity of mother–daughter relationships and the complex web of connections that entwine generations across time.
Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly helps her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and surrounding woods, where her mum Marion used to play as a child.
Overwhelmed by grief, Marion leaves Nelly alone with her dad. That’s when Nelly meets a mysterious yet somehow familiar girl of her age, in the woods. Her name is also Marion and the pair form an uncanny bond.
Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Tomboy is an evocative and magical tale of mothers and daughters.
Selected for the Berlinale 2021, Winner of the Audience Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and rated number 3 in The Guardian’s 50 Best Films of 2021 in the UK.
FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Wednesday 17th August, 7:45pm / 127 minutes / M18 Homosexual References
A stranger than fiction true story set during WWII 2 starring Colin Firth (Supernova, The King’s Speech) and Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Operation Mincemeat depicts the deception effort by the Allies to keep the invasion of Italy hidden.
It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily, but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Macfadyen), to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war – centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.
In an inspired, although improbable, disinformation plan – the intelligence officers would trick the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece rather than Sicily. Their plan was to disguise the body of a recently deceased man, equipped with false documents, and drop it off the coast of Spain where Nazi officers would take the ‘bait’.
Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Penelope Wilton (Summerland, Downton Abbey) and Johnny Flynn (Stardust), and adapted from Ben Macintyre’s book of the same name, director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) delivers an incredible true story of WWII espionage.
Thursday 18th August, 7:45pm / 128 minutes / PG (Farsi Language with English Subtitles)
WINNER: GRAND PRIX, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Fresh from taking out the Grand Prix award at Cannes, widely celebrated two-time Academy Award winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi is back with a new complex morality tale that many are calling his best since the Oscar Winning A Separation.
A richly textured take on gossip, social media and public perception, A HERO follows Rahim (the brilliant Amir Jadidi) a down and out calligrapher who is stuck in prison for a debt he is unable to pay. When he is unexpectedly granted a two-day release, Rahim is presented with a golden opportunity to pay off his debt and secure his freedom.
But much like life itself, things don’t go as planned. In what is a Farhadi house style, moral conundrums suddenly abound. One simple decision sees Rahim celebrated, but quickly people, including importantly his creditor, begin to question the humble prisoner’s story. Tense, unpredictable and darkly funny, the drama that ensues is vintage Farhadi – all the way to the final scene. A frequent entry in many major outlet’s top 10 lists, the master auteur has once again made one of the most eagerly anticipated cinematic gems of the year.
FARSI LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Another Round [SOLD OUT]
Friday 19th August, 7:45pm / 117 minutes / M18 Sexual Scene (Danish Language with English Subtitles)
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER – BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.
“Take one part deftly directed tragicomedy, add a dash of Mads Mikkelsen in vintage form, and you’ve got Another Round — an intoxicating look at midlife crises.” – Rotten Tomatoes
“A stinging, gorgeously filmed tragicomedy about male insecurity and the power of positive drinking, it’s the latest from the Danish provocateur Thomas Vinterberg…” – Boston Globe
“Another Roundis a breath of fresh air for anyone who has been starving for intelligent entertainment. It’s invigorating and completely credible, thanks to Vinterberg’s approach and the performances of his leading actors” – Leonard Maltin
“Another Round is a truly wonderful movie about trying to come to grips with life, anchored by terrific performances, infectious music, and a real understanding of the humming discontentment that all adults must learn to navigate in their own ways.” – Vox
DANISH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Forrest Gump [SOLD OUT]
Saturday 20th August, 7:45pm / 120 minutes / PG
The story of a lifetime.
Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), and his favourite girl Jenny (Robin Penn), Forrest has a ringside seat for the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Winner of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and best Actor, Forrest Gump remains one of the great movie triumphs of all time.
Ali & Ava
Sunday 21st August, 7:45pm / 95 minutes / NC16 Coarse Language
“There’s an authenticity to Ali & Ava’s unshowy love story that hits deeper because it’s a drama that really could belong to anyone.” News.com.au
“Potent, perceptive, dripping with empathy and as emotionally raw as films come.” Concrete Playground
“Barnard’s script is crammed with humour and unexpected details.” London Evening Standard
Enveloped in music, humour and emotion, ALI & AVA is a heartfelt contemporary love story written and directed by BAFTA-nominated Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant).
Sparks fly after Ali (Adeel Akhtar) and Ava (Claire Rushbrook) meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the child of Ali’s tenants whom Ava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness while Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humour irresistible. As the pair begin to form a deep connection, they have to find a way to keep their newfound passion from being overshadowed by the stresses and struggles of their separate lives and histories.
The tender and nuanced performances from the film’s leads, Akhtar and Rushbrook, make for wonderfully compelling chemistry between the couple. Can two lonely souls overcome their doubts and past to find love once again?