SHOWS ARE ON SUNDAY EVENINGS AT 7:30PM
(Except for our AGM on 8th March which starts at 7:00pm)
2014
21st September

LE WEEKEND 
UK/FRANCE  2013  
93 mins.  cert. 15

Director: Roger Michell
With: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum


Trailer

A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejunevate their marriage.

Perfectly cast and utterly charming  Sight & Sound

28th September
SUNSHINE ON LEITH
UK 2013 100 mins. cert. PG
Director: Dexter Fletcher
With: Jason Flemyng, Antonia Thomas, George MacKay


Trailer
Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit featuring music by The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.

I shed a tear within the first 10 minutes, and spent the rest of the movie beaming like a gibbering, love-struck fool. ” 
Mark Kermode The Observer

19th October

WADJDA
SAUDI ARABIA/GERMANY 2013 98 mins. cert. PG
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
With: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani


Trailer
This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Even more impressive, WADJDA is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote,

There are important films and there are good films, and the two do not necessarily always overlap. Wadjda is both important and very, very good.”  Dan Schindel  Movie Mezzanine

16th November

LEAVE TO REMAIN
UK  2013  89 mins.  cert. 15
Director
:
Bruce Goodison

With: Toby Jones, Noof Ousellam, Yasmin Mwanza


Trailer

At a shelter for homeless teens, we’re intoduced to three troubled characters: brutalised but somehow still hopeful Guinean girl Zizidi (Yasmin Mwanza), shell-shocked newcomer Abdul (Zarrien Masieh) and confident, naturalised Omar (Noof Ousellam). A connection between the two boys is teasingly revealed as the story unfolds, all under the watchful, fatherly eye of teacher Nigel (Toby Jones). 


this ambitious low-budget feature lends an authentic voice to often marginalised figures.....convincing and engaging
Mark Kermode  The Observer

30th November


 SHORT FILMS NIGHT

Bringing together three film makers from Yorkshire

The Films:
 
Bradford-Halifax-London
The Argument
Wheeling Dealing
The Farmer’s Wife
Fanatic

Trailer


The Directors:

Francis Lee
Paul Robinson
James Mellor


Directors Paul Robinson and James Mellor will be with us on the night to discuss their films


14th December

CLASSIC COMEDY NIGHT
Main Feature: Movie Crazy USA 1933 84 mins
Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd
With: Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson


Plus supporting short films starring Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chaplin.

Movie Crazy was Harold Lloyd's best-received sound film. It is the semi-autobiographical tale of an idealistic aspiring movie star who exchanges the quiet life in his sleepy Kansas hometown for the glamour and excitement of Tinseltown.
 2015
 
25th January

NEBRASKA  
USA  2013  115 mins.  cert. 15
Director: Alexander Payne
With: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb


Trailer
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. It's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.

A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change." Empire

8th February

THE PAST  Le passé
FRANCE/ITALY 2013  130 mins.  cert. 12A
Director: Asghar Farhadi
With: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa

Trailer

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

This is an exquisitely made film which probes away at the rawest, most intimate emotions of its characters with a delicacy and insight reminiscent of Krzysztof Kieslowski in his prime."
Derek Malcolm  The Independent

22nd February

THE RAILWAY MAN 
AUSTRALIA/UK/SWITZERLAND  2013  116 mins, cert. 15
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
With: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård 

Trailer
 
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Colin Firth turns in a performance of immense emotional complexity in this real-life tale of a former prisoner-of-war coming to terms with his time working on the Burma railway.
Catherine Shoard  The Guardian

8th March
 
CALVARY 
IRELAND/UK  2014  100 mins.  cert. 15
Director: John Michael McDonagh
With: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly


Trailer

Note this evening will start at 7:00pm with our Annual General Meeting

Father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in.

Your best advice is to sit back, hang on to your rosary beads and enjoy the ride while it lasts."  Xan Brooks  The Observer

22nd March

THE LUNCHBOX  Dabba
INDIA/FRANCE/GERMANY/USA  2013  104 mins.  cert. PG
Director: Ritesh Batra
With: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui 


Trailer
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Charming and whimsical, it's a feast for the eyes." David Parkinson Empire


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Neil McDonald,
7 Aug 2014, 03:57