AT A GLANCE :2017-18 SEASON 10

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Jan 12th Hidden Figures
USA 2016

Dir: Theodore Melfi
Cert PG 127 mins

Genre: Historical Drama

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were three outstanding mathematicians whose work in the 1960s proved vital to the success of
the NASA space program. Being women of colour their essential contribution to NASA’s success went unsung and they were treated as second class citizens. The film tells the true story of their battle to gain acceptance and respect in the world of white hostility and the Civil Rights Movement.

Jan 26th The Good Lie
USA/ Kenya 2014 

Dir: Philipe Farlardeau
Cert: 12A 110 mins

Genre: Drama
Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Kuoth Weil. Emmanuel Jall

Four Sudanese children are orphaned when their village is massacred. They make a dangerous and arduous trek to a Kenyan refugee camp. Some years later they gain asylum in America. The three brothers are placed in Kansas City, their sister is sent to Boston. The three men have to adjust to their new world and overcome their emotional baggage, the past that haunts them and the loss of their sister. Employment counsellor Carrie Davis (Witherspoon) is appointed to their case. With troubles of her own the four embark on a journey of mutual understanding and discovery.

 

Feb 9th Smoke
USA 1995
Cert: 15

Dir: Wayne Wang / Paul Auster

112 mins

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, Stockard Channing

Augie Wren (Keitel) runs a cigar shop in Brooklyn frequented
by a motley crew of locals. One is the author Paul Benjamin(Hurt) who has become withdrawn since the death of his wife.
Into their lives comes the young man Rashid. He acts as a catalyst helping Benjamin face up to his loss as they in turn help Rashid confront reality. Scripted by the novelist Paul Auster this indie classic is a tale of humanity and compassion.

Feb 23rd Victoria and Abdul

UK 2017
Cert: PG
Judy Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Piggot-Smith, Michael Gambon

 Dir: Stephen Frears

111mins

Genre: Historical Drama

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the queen. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

March 9th A United Kingdom
USA / UK / 2016

Dir: Amma Asante
Cert: 12A

111 mins

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

Rosamunde Pike, David Oyelowo, Jack Davenport, Nicholas Lyndhurst.

In the early fifties King Seretse Khama of Botswana Oyelowo), while at University in London, falls in love with and marries Ruth Williams(Pike) , a working class London girl. The marriage outrages the British Colonial establishment and also the tribal elders in Botswana in equal measure. Both parties plan in their separate ways to destroy the marriage.

March 23rd Logan Lucky*

Dir: Stephen Soderbergh
USA 2017
Cert: 12A

118 mins

Genre: Comedy Drama

Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough

The hapless Logan brothers, (Tatum and Driver) plan to pull off a heist at a stock car race in North Carolina. To succeed they need the help of Joe Bang, (Craig)but Joe is in prison. The plan is to spring him from prison and return him without the authorities knowing. This is our tenth anniversary film. Our first screening (Casino Royale) also starred Daniel Craig.

April 13th Hotel Salvation
India 2017 subtitles

Dir: Shubhashish Bhutiani

Cert: 12A 102 Mins

Genre: Comedy Drama
Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Kosh

Daya, an old man in good health suddenly decides that he wants to go to die in the holy city of Varanasi and thus gain salvation. Hisson Rajiv, (Hussain) has no option but to accompany his father. The resultant journey is both comic and moving as father and son come to terms with their life together and approaching bereavement.

April 27th Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Dir: Paul McGuigan

UK 2017
Cert: 15
134 mins

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham

Gloria Grahame was one of the great Hollywood movie stars of the 40s and 50s. By the late 70s her star had fallen and she was reduced to repertory in London and staying in ‘digs.’ There she meets Peter Turner a much younger actor, and they fall in love. The film is based on Turner’s memoir of the affair and Annette Benning gives one of her great performances as the fragile yet feisty Graham and in Jamie Bell as Turner we see a star in the making.

May 11th  Goodbye Christopher Robin

Dir: Simon Curtis
UK 2017
Cert: PG

107 mins

Genre: Biography / Drama
Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, Will Til- ston

Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of author A.A.Milne and the inspiration that led to the creation of the world’s most beloved literary series,Winnie the Pooh. Depressed and traumatised from his experiences at the Somme, Milne (Gleeson) leaves London society for rural Sussex. In the country and in the company of his son Billy he finds peace and starts to rebuild his life. The stories he tells his son become the much loved Winnie the Pooh books. But with success comes fame and a cost not only on Milne but on Billy, the books’ Christopher Robin, who cannot shake loose of his literary alterego.

May 25th The Death of Stalin

Dir: Armando Iannucci

UK 2017
Cert: 15

 106 mins Genre: Historical Drama /comedy

 Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Andrea Riseborough, Ja- son Issacs

Armando Iannucci (Inthe Loop / The Thickof It) turns his hilarious satiric gaze on to the death of Stalin, one of the 20th Century’s political monsters. He satirizes the effect this has after Stalin’s death, the jockeying for power becomes a farce of surreal proportions where white becomes black and where black becomes well probably red. The film boasts a stellar cast who evidently love acting in this theatre of the absurd.

  • On March 23rd we celebrate ten years of films in Colinsburgh with our 170th screening ‘Lucky Logan’. It stars Daniel Craig who also starred in our first ever screening ‘Casino Royale’ on the 27th of March 2008. We would like to thank all our members who have supported us through the years.

 

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