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Vox Lux [MA15+] Poster

Vox Lux [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Brady Corbet
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Natalie Portman
Jude Law
Raffey Cassidy
Stacy Martin
Jennifer Ehle
Screening in March
Fri 29th

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Teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor "Ellie" Montgomery (Stacy Martin) survive a school shooting in 1999, and are catapulted into stardom after writing and performing a song about their experience. The film traces Celeste's career as she draws the attention of a passionate manager (Jude Law) and rises to worldwide fame. In 2017, the now-31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own (Cassidy) and is preparing for a massive concert while dealing with the media fallout of a terrorist attack using her own iconography.

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Sorry To Bother You [MA15+] Poster

Sorry To Bother You [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Boots Riley
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Lakeith Stanfield
Tessa Thompson
Jermaine Fowler
Omari Hardwick
Terry Crews
Danny Glover
Steven Yeun
Armie Hammer
Screening in March
Sat 30th

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In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

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Free Solo [M] Poster

Free Solo [M] (US)

Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Rated: M
Stars:
Alex Honnold
Screening in March
Sun 31st

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From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of “MERU,” comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock...the 1,000m El Capitan in Yosemite National Park...without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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King Of Thieves [M] Poster

King Of Thieves [M] (UK)

Directed by: James Marsh
Rated: M
Stars:
Michael Caine
Tom Courtenay
Michael Gambon
Charlie Cox
Jim Broadbent
Paul Whitehouse
Ray Winstone
Screening in April
Fri 5th

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A true crime film, based on the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary of 2015, about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewellery district. What starts off as a nostalgic last hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed.

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Stan And Ollie [PG] Poster

Stan And Ollie [PG] (UK/US)

Directed by: Jon S. Baird
Rated: PG
Stars:
Steve Coogan
John C. Reilly
Danny Huston
Screening in April
Sat 6th, Sun 7th

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Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in this hilarious and touching portrait of Laurel and Hardy as they set out on their now-legendary 1953 tour of Britain. From acclaimed screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena), Stan and Ollie celebrates a unique friendship and legendary working partnership. Inspired casting brings in the comic genius of Coogan and Reilly, the perfect choice to pay homage to the original kings of comedy.

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If Beale Street Could Talk [MA15+] Poster

If Beale Street Could Talk [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Stephan James
Kiki Layne
Dave Franco
Screening in April
Fri 12th

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Set in early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Tish races against the clock to prove his innocence while pregnant with their first child.

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Swimming With Men [M] Poster

Swimming With Men [M] (UK)

Directed by: Oliver Parker
Rated: M
Stars:
Rob Brydon
Jane Horrocks
Rupert Graves
Charlotte Riley
Jim Carter
Adeel Akhtar
Daniel Mays
Thomas Turgoose
Nathaniel Parker
Screening in April
Sat 13th, Sun 14th

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Rob Brydon stars alongside a talented British cast in this comedy that tips its (swimming) cap at beloved British comedies such as The Full Monty and Calendar Girls. Inspired by the Dylan Williams 2010 documentary, Men Who Swim, SWIMMING WITH MEN tells the story of a man (Brydon) who is suffering a mid-life crisis and eventually finds new meaning to his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. Together they make a bid to compete at the unofficial Male Sync-Swimming World Championships, and no doubt a shot at personal redemption along the way.

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A Dog's Way Home [PG] Poster

A Dog's Way Home [PG] (US)

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Rated: PG
Stars:
Bryce Dallas Howard
Ashley Judd
Jonah Hauer-King
Alexandra Shipp
Wes Studi
Edward James Olmos
Screening in April
Fri 19th

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A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

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Sometimes Always Never [PG] Poster

Sometimes Always Never [PG] (UK)

Directed by: Carl Hunter
Rated: PG
Stars:
Bill Nighy
Sam Riley
Jenny Agutter
Tim McInnerny
Alice Lowe
Screening in April
Sat 20th, Sun 21st

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Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Nighy (The Bookshop), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Working from a witty and astute script by veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man, Goodbye Christopher Robin), Liverpudlian director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.

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At Eternity’s Gate [PG] Poster

At Eternity’s Gate [PG] (UK, US, France,Switzerland, Ireland)

Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Rated: PG
Stars:
Willem Dafoe
Oscar Isaac
Rupert Friend
Mathieu Amalric
Emmanuelle Seigner
Mads Mikkelsen
Screening in April
Mon 22nd

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A journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite scepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

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Eighth Grade [M] Poster

Eighth Grade [M] (US)

Directed by: Bo Burnham
Rated: M
Stars:
Elsie Fisher
Josh Hamilton
Screening in April
Fri 26th

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Thirteen-year-old Kayla Day always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes aspirational YouTube videos for a mostly non-existent audience of teenagers dealing with loneliness, anxiety, invisibility and outright rejection – but is unable to apply her wisdom to her own life and real situations. In the final week of a disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be.

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The Happy Prince [MA15+] Poster

The Happy Prince [MA15+] (Germany, Belgium, Italy, UK)

Directed by: Rupert Everett
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Rupert Everett
Colin Firth
Colin Morgan
Emily Watson
Edwin Thomas
Tom Wilkinson
Screening in April
Sat 27th, Sun 28th

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The last days of Oscar Wilde—and the ghosts that haunted them—are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut, The Happy Prince. Alongside Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Colin Morgan, Everett gives a career-best performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde’s final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed.

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