Monday 21 May 2018 at 7.30 pm.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (15).
Italy/France/Brazil/USA 2017. 132 minutes. In English, Italian and French with English subtitles.
Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg.
An engaging love story set in the summer of 1983 in northern Italy. 17 year old Elio and his parents holiday in their villa in Lombardy. When an older American student arrives to assist Elio’s father with his research, the Elio feels at first usurped, then increasingly fascinated. This sun drenched coming of age tale received many nominations for best film, for Chalamet’s mesmerising performance, and for the script by James Ivory (A ROOM WITH A VIEW), which won the Academy and BAFTA awards for Best Screenplay.
‘One of the very best films of the year.’ Peter Travers in Rolling Stone.
‘The two leads are utterly superb, but it is Chalamet who delivers a flawless performance.’ Jamie East in the Sun.
Monday 25 June 2018 at 7.30 pm.
THE PARTY (15).
UK 2017. 71 minutes. In English with hard of hearing subtitles.
Directed by Sally Potter. Starring: Kristin Scott-Thomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bruno Ganz.
A pitch black comedy from British director, Sally Potter. Janet has invited some friends to celebrate her appointment as Shadow Minister of Health. Once the guests have arrived, it becomes clear that Janet is not the only person present with important news. Shot in black and white and played with relish by an impressive ensemble cast, THE PARTY is drawing room comedy at its best - short, sharp and very funny.
‘A dark satire exposing the foibles of the British middle classes, and political systems, with barbed dialogue and delicious irony.’ Geoff Andrew in Sight and Sound.
Monday 30 July 2018 at 7.30 pm.
LOVING VINCENT (12A).
UK/Poland 2017. 94 minutes. In English with hard of hearing subtitles.
Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. With the voices of Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd and Helen McCrory.
The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh as recounted in his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. This feature length animated film was originally shot using real actors in places or on sets created to resemble the artist’s works, then painted over, frame by frame, using a team of over 100 painters. The film has been popular with audiences, a prize-winner at many festivals and was nominated for both BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature.
‘The animation is a mercurial wonder; a snaking, vibrant vision in the golds, ochres and cornflower blues that sing of the artist's most famous work.’
Wendy Ide in the Observer.
Monday 24 September at 2018 at 7.30 pm.
A FANTASTIC WOMAN (15)
Chile/Germany/Spain/US 2017. 100 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Directed by Sebastian Lelio. Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes and Luis Gnecco.
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, Chilean director Sebastian Lelio follows up his 2013 hit GLORIA with this luminous and life-affirming gem about a young transgender woman struggling to deal with her own grief and the prejudice she suffers after the death of her lover. Described in the Evening Standard as ‘as good as Almodovar at his best’, A FANTASTIC WOMAN’s greatest strength is its leading actress, trans singer Daniela Vega, who delivers a performance of spellbinding intensity.
‘Inspiring’ Irish Times. ‘Sublime’ The Guardian.