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Tue 3rd Sept.
  2017; 1 hr   39 mins
  Director:  Bjorn Runge
  Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons
  Cert: R
Film Sponsor: S & V Ewan

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman – and you’re about to meet her. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.   Written by anonymous

Sat 21st Sept.
   2018; 2 hr 01 mins
   Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
   Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki
   Cert: R
Film Sponsor: Derwent Donaldson

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl. The reasons for the family’s habit and their motivations come under the microscope. Written by aghaemi

Tue 1st Oct.
   2018; 2 hr 21 mins
   Director: Damien Chazelle
   Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
   Cert: PG 13
Film Sponsor: M & R Calvert

A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel. Written by Matthew Villella

Sat 19th Oct.
   2017; 1 hr 34 mins
   Director: JR, Agnès Varda
   Starring: Agnès Varda, JR, Jeannine Carpentier
   Cert: PG 
Film Sponsor: Mike Pearson

Agnes Varda, one of the leading lights of France’s honored French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Together, they travel around France in a special box truck equipped as a portable photo booth and traveling printing facility as they take photographs of people around the country. With that inspiration, they also create special colossal mural pictures of individuals, communities and places they want to honor and celebrate. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@nullrogers.com)

Tue 5th Nov.
   2018; 1 hr 39 mins
   Director: Peter Jackson
   Starring:
   Cert: PG 
Film Sponsor: J & B Osborne

Through ground breaking computer restoration technology, filmmaker Peter Jackson’s team creates a moving real-to-life depiction of the WWI, as never seen before in restored, vivid colorizing & retiming of the film frames, in order to honor those who fought and more accurately depict this historical moment in world history. Written by Curtis Medina

Sat 16th Nov.
   2018; 1 hr 31 mins
   Director: Carl Hunter
   Starring: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe
   Cert: 12a
Film Sponsor: WRS - Clive & Pamela Wilson

Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.

Tue 3rd Dec.
   2018; 2 hr 14 mins
   Director: Bryan Singer
   Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
   Cert: PG 13
Film Sponsor: Pony Boy

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Sat 21st Dec.
   2019; 1 hr 40 mins
   Director: Josh Cooley
   Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts
   Cert: G
Film Sponsor: Jenny Hemle

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re two worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy. Written by Jwelch5742

Tue 7th Jan.
   2018; 1 hr 25 mins
   Director: Gustav Möller
   Starring: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi
   Cert: R
Film Sponsor: D & M Hamer

Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.

Fri 17th Jan.

Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes

2019; 1 hr 21 mins
Director: Robbie Fraser
Starring: Chris Bonington, Yvon Chouinard, Hamish McInnes
Cert: PG
Film Sponsor: Maccadale Collies
Sat 18th Jan.

Meru

2015; 1 hr 30 mins
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin
Cert: R
Film Sponsor: Ride Bikes
Sun 19th Jan.

Free Solo

2018; 1 hr 40 mins
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin
Cert: PG 13

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan

Film Sponsor: 2 X 2
Tue 4th Feb.
   2018; 2 hr 06 mins
   Director: Nadine Labaki
   Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
   Cert: R
Film Sponsor: D & M Hamer

Capernaüm (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old “adult” fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zein takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zein later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.

Sat 15th Feb.
   2018; 1 hr 59 mins
   Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
   Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
   Cert: R
Film Sponsor: David Hoyle & Judi Winterson

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Tue 3rd Mar.
   2017; 1 hr 47 mins
   Director: Taylor Sheridan
   Starring: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones
   Cert: R
Film Sponsor: Pepper House B & B

East of Boulder Flats, deep into the vast and unforgiving white territory of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the seasoned game tracker, Cory Lambert, discovers the frozen body of the young Native American, Natalie. As this is a federal crime, the F.B.I. dispatches the inexperienced but courageous agent Jane Banner to lead the investigation, however, the unprepared outsider will soon team up with Cory to unravel the mystery of Natalie’s murder. Before long, Cory will inevitably have to face his own past, while at the same time, both he and Jane are thirsting to see justice done. In the end, will this be a fruitful alliance?Written by Nick Riganas

Sat 21st Mar.
   2018; 2 hr 0 mins
   Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
   Starring: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
   Cert: 15
Film Sponsor: Edward Collins

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert’s prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert’s love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert’s heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester’s City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing the …

Tue 7th Apr.
   2018; 1 hr 41 mins
   Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
   Starring: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
   Cert: 
Film Sponsor: J & R Whitley

Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life.Written by Hugo Van Herpe

Sat 18th Apr.
   2018; 2 hr 10 mins
   Director: Peter Farrelly
   Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
   Cert: PG 13
Film Sponsor: M & J Armstead

In 1962, Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America’s appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other’s talents and start to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@nullrogers.com)

All films are shown at the Carthouse Cinema unless otherwise stated.