Friday, 6 February 2015

Kinokulture - February films

Message from Kinikulture, Oswestry Cinema.

February film Listings at
kinokulture cinema, Oswestry
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Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter
with another packed programme of film screenings ranging from our next kinetics screening 'Fronts & Frontiers' in partnership with The Independent Cinema Office through to big hitting Oscar nominated films, half term family friendly screenings, our next RSC Live broadcast & our first Globe On Screen event to the launch of our Borderlines Film Festival 2015 screenings.

For more information on February screenings please scroll down.

All these events are currently on sale and can be booked online here:

The doors open 30 minutes before the screening time and our licensed bar/cafe sells a range of wines, beers, soft drinks, hot drinks, Ice cream & snacks
(sourced locally where possible).

Car parking is available in the Horse Market car par at the back of the Market Hall, just a short walk from the cinema.

Coming up in March will be our screenings for The Borderlines Film Festival & Oswestry LitFest as well as our regular programme.

March film titles include:
Testament Of Youth
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence
The Duke Of Burgundy
Life Of Riley (French with English sub titles)
Live broadcast  from The RSC 'Love's Labour's won'
Live recordings from The Manchester Royal Exchange 'Maxine Peake As Hamlet'
& Globe On Screen 'Titus Andronicus'
Live theatre from The LADS 'The Taming Of The Shrew'
& Rory Motion: poet, singer/songwriter & comedian
And an Oswestry LitFest screening of our fourth kinetics event: 'The Joycean Society'

Not all these events are on sale yet so please Keep an eye out on our website for films & event cinema coming up in March:

We hope to see you over the coming month!
February Film Screenings at kinokulture cinema
9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
Kinetics: Fronts & Frontiers with Q&A by artist
Samuel Stevens
(A Programme of short films in partnership with
The Independent Cinema Office)

Wednesday 4th February  7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

Fronts and Frontiers is our third screening in the Kinetics season in partnership with The Independent Cinema Office.

Playing to Oswestry's own position on the edge of England, this programme of short films looks at borders and boundaries. From Patrick Keiller's early film 'The End', in which an unreliable narrator crosses Europe, to Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar's first-hand account of a tunnel crossing in the Occupied Territories, the filmmakers explore what it means to live within or transgress borders, whether lines on a map or wall through a city.

Artist Samuel Stevens will join us to discuss his own film 'Atlantropa'.

Run time: 72 mins + Q&A
Unbroken (15)

Thursday 5th February  7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces UNBROKEN, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's ("Seabiscuit: An American Legend") enormously popular book UNBROKEN brings to the big screen Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

"Jolie keeps the narrative afloat thanks to first-rate craftsmanship, a few well-honed moments of bonafide suspense, and a terrifically restrained Jack O'Connell in the lead role." IndieWire

Run time: 137 mins
The Theory Of Everything  (12A)

Friday 6th February  7:30pm 
(Sold Out)
Saturday 7th February  1:30pm
Thursday 12th February  7:30pm
(Sold Out)

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

The life-affirming, superbly acted true story of Stephen Hawking's first marriage.

At a Cambridge University party in 1963, brilliant yet socially awkward physics postgraduate Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) meets literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). The attraction between them is immediate, and Jane more than holds her own against his fierce intellect. Stephen's advanced ideas about theoretical physics and cosmology also impress his tutor, Dennis Sciama (David Thewlis). But then he's given a devastating diagnosis of motor neurone disease and told he has just two years to live. Jane draws on her inner strength to stand by the man she loves as they face the future together.

Oscar-winning 'Man on Wire' director James Marsh has a flair for telling incredible true stories. Adapted from Jane Hawking's memoir, this is a deeply moving, nuanced drama that doesn't shy away from the Hawkings' marital difficulties. It also benefits from a revelatory performance by Eddie Redmayne.

Director: James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox

Run time: 123 mins
Kon-Tiki  (15)

Saturday 7th February  7:30pm
Thursday 12th February  1:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition - a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself.

Directed by: Joachim Roenning, Espen Sandberg

Cast members: Pal Sverre, Hagen Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tobias Santelmann

Run time: 114 mins
RSC Live: Love's Labour's Lost  (12A)

Wednesday 11th February  7:00pm
(1 ticket available)

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing). Christopher's directing credits include The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare's Globe as well as The Madness of George III and Spamalot in the West End.

This is a live screening of our new production of Love's Labour's Lost, which plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 23 September 2014 – 14 March 2015

Run time: 180 mins
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb  (PG)
(Half Term Special)

Friday 13th February  7:30pm  (2D)
Saturday 14th February  1:30pm  (3D)
Tuesday 17th February  7:30pm   (3D)
Thursday 19th February  1:30pm  (2D)

Tickets for 2D screenings: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's

Tickets for 3D screenings: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's

Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

Ben Stiller and his crazy museum exhibit chums come to London for more family comedy mayhem!

Museum guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is one of the few people who know the secret of New York's American Museum Of Natural History. Each night, the exhibits spring to life! But now the ancient Egyptian stone tablet that powers this magic is starting to wear out.

In order to find out how to fix it, Larry must travel to the British Museum. Among those along for the ride are Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Roman centurion Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Old West cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson).

In London, they join forces with Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens) and meet the tablet's creator (Ben Kingsley). This third does of madcap midnight museum mayhem also introduces 'Bridesmaids' star Rebel Wilson as the security guard who can't quite believe what's going on!

Advisory Information:
This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect some viewers

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ben Stiller, Steve Coogan, Ben Kingsley, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Rami Malek, Patrick Gallagher

Run time: 98 mins
Birdman  (15)

Saturday 14th February  7:30pm
Tuesday 17th February  1:30pm
Wednesday 18th February  7:30pm
Thursday 19th February  7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

Michael Keaton plays a washed-up superhero actor in this breathtakingly original showbiz satire.

Not so long ago, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) was flying high as the star of the Birdman superhero movie trilogy. But now he's desperate to gain some credibility with a make-or-break stage adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story. It's produced by his long-suffering friend Jake (Zach Galifianakis). Among the cast are his girlfriend Laura (Andrea Riseborough), film star Lesley (Naomi Watts) and insufferably egotistical method actor Mike Shiner (Edward Norton).

To add to Riggan's woes, he's hired his embittered, recovering addict daughter Sam (Emma Stone) as an assistant. As things go from bad to worse, he's even mocked by Birdman himself!

Former Batman star Michael Keaton gives a vanity-free, self-referential performance in 'Babel' and 'Biutiful' director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's pitch black comedy of desperation.

Brilliant cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki makes it appear as though the film is one continuous shot.

Advisory Information:
This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect some viewers

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts

Run time: 119 mins

Wild  (15)

Friday 20th February  7:30pm
Saturday 21st February  7:30pm
Wednesday 25th February  1:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

Reese Witherspoon has been nominated in the Best Actress Awards at the 2015 Oscars for her powerful performance in this moving true-life wilderness adventure scripted by Nick Hornby.

Following a personal tragedy, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) slips into a cycle of self-destructive behaviour. Her ex-husband Paul (Thomas Sadowski) and best friend Aimee (Gaby Hoffmann) are powerless to help her. But then Cheryl makes the decision to embark upon an extraordinary, life-changing journey. She takes an eventful solo hike along the epic 1,100 mile Pacific West Trail, which runs all the way up the western spine of the United States.

Nick Hornby follows his Oscar-nominated screenplay for 'An Education' with this adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir. Reese Witherspoon is a revelation as Cheryl, in her meatiest role since 'Walk the Line'. She's ably supported by Laura Dern, who gives a heartbreaking performance as Cheryl's mother, Bobbi. The director is versatile Jean-Marc Vallee, whose previous film, the much-acclaimed 'Dallas Buyers Club', won three Oscars.

Run time: 115 mins
Globe On Screen: The Duchess Of Malfi  (12A)

Thursday 26th February  7:00pm
Saturday 28th February  1:30pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio's child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

The Duchess of Malfi, featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role, is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by Webster's obsessional imagination.

Gemma Arterton returned to The Globe to play the Duchess in this sell-out production. Gemma made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007, when she won huge critical acclaim as Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost.

This most intimate Jacobean tragedy proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for The Globe's very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

The Globe On Screen production is the first ever theatrical production to be
filmed entirely in candlelight - a unique and un-missable opening for the 2015 cinema season.

This is a recording of the live performance from The Globe Theatre.

Running time: 150 minutes - TBC

'A dish of delicious horrors, served up in style' **** - Metro
Still Life  (12A)
Borderlines Film Festival

Friday 27th February  7:30pm
Saturday 28th February  7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 0845 2500517 (local rate)

We launch our Borderlines Film Festival screenings with the long-awaited and multi award-winning new film from Uberto Pasolini, producer of the beloved worldwide smash-hit The Full Monty, STILL LIFE is a poignant and inspirational drama about a quiet, optimistic and selfless man who finds joy in helping everyone but himself.

For over 22 years, life for the unassuming John May (an indelible performance from the extraordinary Eddie Marsan) has been his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin for those in his community who have passed away alone. But in this age of 'efficiency', John's meticulousness and care is no longer deemed necessary, and he is abruptly made redundant. John is left with one assignment: a search for the relatives of an elderly neighbour, Billy Stoke.

As he journeys beyond London to piece together Billy's past, John uncovers a life of mischief, misadventure, love and regret, most of all for an abandoned daughter, Kelly (the radiant Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey) whom John manages to locate. These two insular people are naturally drawn to each other, and as friendship blossoms, John's outlook opens imperceptibly to life's possibilities…

Beautifully observed and profoundly affecting, STILL LIFE is a gem – a resonant and universal celebration of dignity, community values and human connection, and ultimately, all that life is worth living for.

Art Cinema Prize for Best Film, Best Director (Horizons) &
Pasinetti Critics' Prize
WINNER – 2014 VOICES FILM FESTIVAL – Grand Prix & Best Actor

"Deeply moving and richly rewarding – a film with incredible heart." Empire

"Wistfully funny. Sweet, poignant and absorbing." The Sunday Telegraph

Run time: 92 mins

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