AT A GLANCE :2017-18 SEASON 10

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Sept 8th Their Finest

UK 2017

Dir. Lone Scherfig
Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Helen McCrory

Cert: 12A 117 mins

Genre: Romantic Comedy

During the London Blitz Catrin Cole (Atherton) joins the Ministry of Information, she thinks as a typist. However she is assigned to write the female dialogue in a morale boosting film project about Dunkirk. As bombs drop on London her main problem seems to be the sexist attitudes of the men she has to work with. This roman tic, comedy drama has received rave reviews since its release in the Summer.

Sept 22nd Labyrinth of Lies

Germany 2016

Dir. Giulio Ricciarelli
Cert: 12A 124mins (Subtitles)

Genre: Historical Drama

André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht, Hansi Jochman

In Germany in 1958 a young ambitious public prosecutor becomes involved in the prosecution of a Nazi war criminal. The difficulties he faces in seeking justice reveals a country in denial over its past. Impressed by the young man his boss Fritz Bauer, allows him to investigate over 8,000 former  concentration camp workers. As his work forces Ger- many to come to terms with its past his research leads to disturbing discoveries closer to home. The film is based on real events.

Oct 13th The Queen of Katwe
USA / Uganda 2016

Dir Mira Nair
Cert: PG 124 mins

Genre: Historical Drama

Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Nakku Harriet

One day in 2005 while searching for food nine year old Phiona Mutesi anilliterate slum child follows her brother to a dusty veranda where she meets
Robert Katende. Robert works for a Christian mission teaching the slum children chess and giving them a hot meal. Chess is so foreign to Ugandan culture there is no word for it in their language. Phiona however shows remarkable talent for the game. This true story of one girl’s determination to overcome incredible odds is noth- ing short of inspirational.

Oct 27th Macbeth
USA / UK / France 2015

Dir Justin Kurzel
Cert 15 117 mins

Genre: Drama
Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan, Paddy Considine

 The Scots play has never seemed so real and so dark. Shot on the Isle of Skye and with a remarkable performance by Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth the film is a cinematic feast. Adam Arkapaw (Lore) is the director of photography and he invests the film with an epic scale reminiscent of Kurosawa’s Ran. But at the centre is Michael Fassbender’s towering performance of an unnerved and unnerving Macbeth.

Nov 10th Chocolat

Dir: Roschdy Zem

France 2016
Cert: 12A

Omar Sy, James Thierrée, Clotilde Hesme, Noemie Lovosky

In Belle Epoch Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, Rafael Padill, (Omar Sy) stage name ‘Chocolat’ became the talk of the town in a clown duo with his partner George Footit. He took Paris by storm but there were those who preyed on his weaknesses to cut him down to size. A true story of the troubled life of a great artist who inspired Chaplin and Keaton and whose double act paved the way for Laurel and Hardy.

Nov 24th Invictus

USA 2009
Cert: 12A
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Adjoa Andoh

Morgan Freeman turns in one of his great performances as Nelson Mandela, newly elected President of South Africa and determined that hatred and revenge will have no part in the new South Africa. Joining forces with the rugby team captain Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) he chooses the
Rugby World Cup as a stage to make a statement about recon- ciliation. But black South Africans hate the Springboks and the team can’t win…….

Dec 8th Easy Street & Sherlock Jr

USA 1916 / 26

Dir: Charles Chaplin / Buster Keaton

Cert: U 23 mins & 47 mins

Genre: Silent Comedy

Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance,/Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire

Our first double feature Easy Street one of Chaplin’s classic Mutual 2 reelers has the Tramp as a reluctant policeman on the very tough Easy Street.  Sherlock Jr is Keaton’s most imaginative almost surreal, comedy. As deadpan as ever he plays a projectionist who dreams of being a
detective. This performance will be accompanied by live musical accompaniment on the piano by Mr. Michael Nolan.

FILM AND FOOD
Thurs December 28th Tommy’s Honour 6.30 for 7.00

Scotland 2017

Dir: Jason Connery

Cert: PG 112 mins

Jack Lowden, Peter Mullan, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neil

Once this film was released it chose itself for this year’s Film and Food. The true story of the founders of modern golf set in St Andrews Fife. The film tells
of the stormy relationship between Tom Morris (Mullan) and his son Tommy (Lowden) Both being exceptional golfers, their success and personal tragedy along with Tommy’s growing fame and independence tests the father son relationship to the limit. Mullan, as usual, is outstanding but Lowden matches him for screen presence. This screening falls outwith the membership and tickets will be available at the box office on film nights. As well as the film the audience will be served a three course meal before the screening prepared by Dave and Karen McCormack.

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.

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