Monday 31 July 2017

Events in Oswestry in late summer

Here are some events in Oswestry which might be of interest.

Ifton Brass Band 2 August - the bandstand in Cae Glas Park,

Ifton Brass Band 16 August - the bandstand in Cae Glas Park,

Continental Market 4-5 September Best in continental producers
throughout the town centre

Charity Market 11 September, Bailey head Local
charities raising money and giving advice

Heritage Open Day 12 September - demos of traditional crafts,
music & heritage activities
throughout Oswestry

Apple Day 17 October - best local producers
celebrating the mighty apple in the town

Halloween Market 31 October, Bailey Head - Scary goings on and
prizes to be won

Annual Bonfire Night 7 November @ Brogynton Park 6.30 to 8pm

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Sunday 30 July 2017

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Summer Film screenings & Events at kinokulture cinema, Oswestry
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Welcome to this bumper edition of the kinokulture newsletter and a summer of great cinema.

During the summer holidays we have a wonderful programme of films ranging from our family friendly midweek matinees to the war time dramas 'Churchill', 'Alone In Berlin' and 'Dunkirk' and some great American independent films including 'Baby Driver', 'Song To Song' and 'The Beguiled' as well as our August Doc Of The Month: 'Risk' plus a great selection of World Cinema and more.
All our events during the summer holidays are on sale and can be viewed & booked online via our website:

Ticket prices for regular screenings are £7.00 Adult & £5.00 Under 16's

Prices for Event Cinema & Live broadcasts vary depending on the distributor.

Please scroll down to see full information & booking links for all of this summer's films.

Doors open 30 minutes before the screening time and parking is available in The Horse Market car park just a short walk from the cinema.

Our cafe/bar space sells a range of light refreshments and is licensed in the evenings and on Saturdays.

The cinema has a loop system and is also  installed with Mobile Connect - Sennheiser's WiFi based system that enables low-latency transmission of audio content to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.  We can now easily provide assistive listening, audio description and interpretation channels to your own mobile phone. all you need to do is download the 'Sennheiser  Mobileconnect' App for free from the Android or ITunes app store and listen through headphones connected to your mobile phone. This service can be used by anyone needing hearing assistance but is also very useful for people who can not understand the indecipherable mumbling of certain actors when they are 'In character'.

We look forward to seeing you over summer.
Summer Film Screenings & Events at kinokulture cinema
9 Arthur Street, Oswestry. SY11 1JN
Norman - The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall Of a New York Fixer (15)

Saturday 29th July  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the right people and can get things done. When an Israeli dignitary named Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi) comes to the city, Norman decides to impress the man by buying him some very expensive shoes. It works and he establishes a strong connection to the man, but a few years later, when Eshel becomes the Israel prime minister, Norman can't communicate with him anymore, and this threatens to destroy his reputation.

'Gere spent nine months working his way into Norman's skin.

Plain, needy, strangely dignified and compulsively watchable — it's the performance of his career.' Daily Telegraph ****

'Gere, his Cheshire-cat smile only improving with age, has found his most essential role, one that pushes his smooth operator's desperation to the limit.'

Time Out ****


Director: Joseph Cedar

Starring: ,  ,   

Run Time: 118min

Spark (PG)

Tuesday 1st August  1:30pm
Wednesday 2nd August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Thirteen years ago the power-mad General Zhong seized control of Planet Bana, tearing it to pieces in the process. Enter Spark and his friends, Chunk and Vix, who learn of Zhong's plan to take over the universe. If Zhong is able to harness the power of an ancient beast known as the Kraken, he'll have history's deadliest weapon at his fingertips. And it's up to Spark and his friends to stop him. An action-packed space-odyssey filled with humor and heart, SPARK is the story of a boy who embarks on an epic adventure, and in the process discovers his rightful place in the universe.

South Korea/Canada

Director: Aaron Woodley

Voices: Jessica BielHilary SwankSusan SarandonPatrick StewartJace Norman

Run Time: 90mins

Searching For Sugar Man (12A)
Oswestry Film Society Screening

Tuesday 1st August  7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's

*** Please note that tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings cannot be booked through kinokulture.

Please book online through the OFS website:
Or buy tickets on the door.

Arguably one of the finest documentaries of recent years and one of the best music documentaries ever made, Sugar Man is testament to the old adage that 'truth is stranger than fiction'. Having recorded two critically acclaimed, but commercially unsuccessful albums in the early 1970s, Detroit songwriter Sixto Roderiguez seemingly disappeared, his fate unknown. Subsequently his music became the inspiration for a generation of young South Africans, leading to some of his most dedicated fans attempting to discover what had become of their music hero. Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be won over by this beautifully crafted film and its superb soundtrack.​

The critics say "Music fans will love this indie documentary. Try to avoid Googling him before you watch, though."  Empire Magazine​

We say "Long a favourite documentary of Tom's, this mixes a detective film with an underdog returning story.  Irresistible"

SWEDEN /UK/FINLAND / 2012 /  86 minutes
Churchill (PG)
British Cinema Season

Wednesday 2nd August  7:30pm
Thursday 3rd August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

A glimpse behind the icon and into the personality and pressures faced by one of history's most important political figures. This gripping, tightly-scripted thriller focuses on Winston Churchill (Cox) in the run-up to D-Day, as he battles with the overwhelming responsibility of sending the Allied Forces to retake Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted and depressed, Churchill is terrified of leaving behind a legacy of carnage, and must face political opponents as well as his own demons.

Dir Jonathan Teplitzky

UK 2017
Cast:  Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy
Run time: 98min

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 
My Life As A Courgette (PG)

Thursday 3rd August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Swiss director Claude Barras's debut feature is a beautifully rendered, stop-motion animation, adapted by the gifted screenwriter Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy) from Giles Paris's eponymous novel. 

The improbably nicknamed Courgette (Schlatter) is a shy, bug-eyed kid, consigned to an orphanage after his alcoholic mother's sudden death. However, Courgette's unhappiness is tempered by the kindly policeman who escorts him to his new home and adventures with the other misfit children – a football-loving tomboy, shy Alice and an introverted dinosaur fan – are cleverly wrought to show how lessons learnt can shape a child's character and prepare them for adult life. 

The story of the growing pains of youngsters is lovingly told, the animation and colouring terrific - all brilliantly befitting the narrative of a film that's much more than simply kids' entertainment. 

"A stop motion stunner, as heartbreaking as it is beautiful" **** The Telegraph

"Claude Barras's Oscar-nominated debut, a lovely stop-motion animation set in a French orphanage, is expressive, subtle and beguiling." **** The Guardian

This is an English Language Dubbed screening.

Director: Claude Barras.
Starring: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Elliot Sanchez. 

Switzerland/France 2016. 

Run time: 66 mins. 

Hampstead (12A)
British Cinema Season

Friday 4th August  7:30pm
Saturday 5th August  7:30pm
Monday 7th August  1:30pm (HOH subtitled)
Thursday 10th August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adults/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

*** Please note that the 1:30pm screening on Monday 7th August will be subtitled for The Hard Of Hearing

Hampstead is a UK drama film inspired by the true story of "Harry Hallowes", a 70-year-old Irish tramp who gained squatters rights to property in Hampstead  London UK, valued at over 2 million pounds back in 2007.

In this charming and often very funny film version of the story, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson plays the role of "Donald" an unkempt man living alone in a ramshackle shed in a secluded corner of the Hampstead heath. His tranquil life is shattered when property developers begin to use strong arm tactics to get him evicted. Then along comes American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton) who helps him fight for his home.

UK 2017

Director: Joel Hopkins

Starring: Brendon Gleeson, Diane Keaton

Run Time: 102mins

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 

Despicable Me 3 (U)

Monday 7th August  7:30pm
Tuesday 8th August 1:30pm
Wednesday 9th August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.

Gru and the Minions are back in 'Despicable Me 3', and they're meeting a new (if slightly familiar) face: Gru's identical twin brother Dru. Well, almost identical – Dru has hair.

He's successful, handsome and incredibly wealthy, and fixated on his family's legacy of being supervillains. He wants Gru's help, but Gru has left the life of crime behind. Just maybe, though, the promise of one last heist might be too much to resist…  

The smash hit franchise returns with 'Despicable Me 3', with Steve Carell once again providing the voice of Gru. And this time, he's Dru too.

"Consistently funny, with the kind of well-orchestrated slapstick moments where you can actually feel the stick slap." *** The Telegraph

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Jenny Slate, Steve Carell

Run time: 90 mins

Screening in 2D

Baby Driver (15)

Tuesday 8th August  7:30pm
Thursday 10th August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Meet Baby (yes, Baby), a talented young getaway driver with a banging iPod playlist. Suffering from chronic tinnitus, Baby (Elgort) rarely pulls the earbuds out of his ears, and sets up every getaway to a specific tune. This is one of the lovable quirks that quickly charms diner waitress Debora (James). When Baby's forced to join one last job for a crime boss (Spacey) he's indebted to, he risks his life, freedom and newfound love. A long-gestating project from British auteur Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), this cinematic mixtape puts a fresh spin on the heist movie without forgetting its romantic core.

"An awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking from Edgar Wright that plays out as a musical through the lens of an action thriller. Sweet, funny and utterly original — you won't see a film like it this year." ***** Empire Online

"Having hooked us with style, Wright knows he has to deliver on the story, and he does. His plotting is tight and fluid, wild and ultimately satisfying." 

San Francisco Chronicle

Director: Edgar Wright

UK 2017

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm

Run time: 113 mins

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus (15)

Wednesday 9th August  7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare's most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. 

Shakespeare's gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. 

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare's brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).  

*** The performance of Titus Andronicus has been issued an As Live 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification for violent scenes

Run time: 210 mins

Alone In Berlin (12A)
British Cinema Season

Friday 11th August  7:30pm
Saturday 12th August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
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Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Brühl star in Alone In Berlin, a powerfully moving, true-life thriller set in Second World War Berlin, directed by acclaimed actor turned filmmaker Vincent Perez (La Reine Margot), based on the international bestseller Every Man Dies Alone / Alone In Berlin by revered German novelist Hans Fallada. 

Berlin, 1940. The city is paralyzed by fear. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class couple living in a shabby apartment block trying, like everyone else, to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance. They start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city attacking Hitler and his regime. If caught, it means certain execution. 

Soon their campaign comes to the attention of the Gestapo inspector Escherich and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. But the game serves only to strengthen Otto and Anna's sense of purpose and a renewed love for each other. Slowly their drab lives and marriage are transformed as they unite in their quiet but profound rebellion.

Director: Vincent Perez

UK 2016

Cast: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl

Run time: 103 mins

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 

Rock Dog (PG)

Tuesday 15th August  1:30pm
Wednesday 16th August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

This charming Chinese-American animation - boasting a superb voice cast including Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Mae Whitman and Lewis Black - tells the uplifting story of a young dog with musical ambitions. 

Wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Wilson) is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun-loving sheep, assuming the role from his dad, Khampa (Simmons). But everything changes when a radio falls out of the sky and he is introduced to music by rock god Angus Scattersgood (Izzard).

Leaving home to pursue his ambitions, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa's nemesis Linnux (Black), the leader of a hungry wolf pack, and it's up to Bodi to save his family and friends from harm without giving up his newfound dream.

Director: Ash Brannon

China/USA 2016

Run time: 90 mins

Denial (15)
Oswestry Film Society Screening

Tuesday 15th August  7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's

*** Please note that tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings cannot be booked through kinokulture.

Please book online through the OFS website:
Or buy tickets on the door.


When university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier."​

The critics say "Denial has become painfully timely. In an era when 'fake news!' is a common rejoinder to any information one doesn't wish to hear and even the White House will confidently reframe lies as "alternative facts"  Empire Magazine.​

We say  "We all love a courtroom drama, and with Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson involved, this is bound to be a solid thought provoking film."

UK / 2016 / 109 minutes
In Focus: Assunder (PG) + Director's Q&A

Wednesday 16th August  7:30pm


Free tickets can be booked online:

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

As part of our 'In Focus' strand of screenings we are very pleased to present this free screening of Asunder with a Q&A session from Director/Co Producer Esther Johnson.

Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men abroad fighting and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories.

Using archive and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers. The narrative moves from an Edwardian golden era, in which sport grew in popularity and aircraft and cars pointed to a bright new future, to a war that horrifically reversed this progress. In the Battle of the Somme, commencing on 1 July 1916, British, French and German armies fought one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Over the course of just four months, more than one million soldiers were captured, wounded or killed in a confrontation of unimaginable horror.

The narration for the film is voiced by journalist Kate Adie, with the actor Alun Armstrong as the voice of the Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette.

A film by Esther Johnson, with a soundtrack composed by Sunderland's Mercury-nominated Field Music and Newcastle's Warm Digits, performed with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Cornshed Sisters.

'a fascinating kaleidoscope'
Chronicle ★★★★★

Asunder is co-commissioned by
Sunderland Cultural Partnership and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sunderland Business Improvement District, Culture Bridge North East and Sir James Knott Trust.

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 

Slack Bay (15)
World Cinema Season

Thursday 17th August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
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The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family - among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi - have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing (and serving full-on Keystone Kops). 

As the macabre mysteries mount and love blossoms between the family's genderqueer teen and the son of a local fisherman, Binoche and company ratchet the slapstick up to eleven. It's no wonder director Bruno Dumont (Li'l Quinquin, Camille Claudel 1915) cites Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for his delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce.

Combining savage archetypes with spot-on wit, Slack Bay is a fun, peculiar romp with deeper conceits lurking beneath the surface. Beautifully shot with a high contrast palette, the movie has a hyperreal quality that makes it Dumont's most polished work.

"Bruno Dumont's wacky, macabre crime comedy, starring Juliette Binoche and Fabrice Luchini, is very strange and very funny" **** The Guardian

✮✮✮✮ "Winningly weird and deliciously offensive" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times 

✮✮✮✮ "Juliette Binoche goes mesmerically over the top" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 

✮✮✮✮ "Buoyant, bleak and thoroughly bananas" - Guy Lodge, Time Out 

✮✮✮✮ "Singular, absurd and inspired" - Phil Concannon, Little White Lies

Director: Bruno Dumont

France 2017

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

French with English subtitles

Run time: 122 mins

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 

Cars 3 (U)

Friday 18th August  1:30pm
Saturday 19th August  1:30pm
Tuesday 22nd August  1:30pm
Wednesday 23rd August  1:30pm
Thursday 24th August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Buckle up for a high-speed, all-action return to the world of Cars like you've never seen before. 

In this fast-paced adventure new high-tech, next-gen racer Jackson Storm hits the Piston Cup, pushing the legendary Lightning McQueen to the back of the pack.

To get back in the game Lightning will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns.

Director: Brian Fee

Cast: Armie Hammer, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt

Run time: 109 mins

Song To Song (15)

Friday 18th August  7:30pm
Saturday 19th August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples--struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman)--chase success through a rock 'n' roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

" A masterpiece, life-changing ...It is suffused with that feeling of when you want to cry but can't" ***** The Independent

"Terence Malick returns to form with lyrical love triangle" **** The Guardian

Director: Terence Malick

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman

USA 2017

Run time: 129 mins

The Red Turtle (PG)
World Cinema Season

Tuesday 22nd August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Oscar-winner (for his 2001 animated short Father and Daughter) Michaël Dudok de Wit's exquisite wordless animation - his first feature - is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli and premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year where it won universal acclaim. 

It tells the story of a man marooned on a desert island populated by turtles and crabs but devoid of any other human life. He tries desperately to escape until one day he meets a strange, giant red turtle and begins a friendship that will change his life. 

Dudok de Wit mixes hand and computer-drawn animation throughout and it's as beautiful as you would expect from a film on which Ghibli's Isao Takahata served as artistic producer, with imagery of the sea and the island's flora and fauna brought vividly to life. Its daring lack of dialogue adds to, rather than subtracts from the rich ideas that permeate the film: about nature, human expectation and acceptance, and the power of companionship. Unforgettable.

"Mesmerising [...] a wordless wonder" **** Tim Robey, The Telegraph

Director: Michaël Dudok de Wit

France/Belgium/Japan 2016

Run time: 80 mins

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 

Doc Of The Month: RISK (15)

Wednesday 23rd August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
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How much of your own life are you willing to risk?

Laura Poitras, Academy Award-winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high-stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history,  Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice.

"Laura Poitras gains impressive access in this candid documentary following the WikiLeaks founder over a five-year period." ***** The Guardian

"A jaw-dropping profile of one man's battle with world governments, common decency and his own out-of-control ego." **** Time Out

Director: Laura Poitras

USA/Germany 2016

Featuring: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum

Run time: 90 mins

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 

The Graduate (15) 50th Anniversary R/I

Thursday 24th August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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With The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman challenged conventional notions of the Hollywood leading man and became an overnight star. Hoffman's second film role earned him an Oscar nomination and sees him playing Benjamin Braddock, a directionless graduate romantically entangled with both the predatory Mrs Robinson and her daughter Elaine, his true love.

A huge financial and critical success, the film turned Hoffman into an overnight sensation and proved to Hollywood that leading men didn't need conventional looks in order to carry a film. With America's youth feeling uncertainty and doubt partly due to the country's deepening involvement in Vietnam, The Graduate spoke to them and a significant worldwide audience.

As the film reaches its 50th anniversary, we are delighted to screen this newly restored 4K digital print.

Justin Johnson BFI Lead Programmer

Director: Mike Nichols

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

USA 1967

Re issue Studio Canal 2017

Run time: 105 mins

The Beguiled (15)

Friday 25th August  7:30pm
Saturday 26th August  7:30pm
Wednesday 30th August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola became the second woman in history to win Best Director at Cannes Film Festival for this atmospheric period thrillerAdapted from Thomas P. Cullinan's Southern Gothic novel A Painted Devil.

Set during the American Civil War, Sofia Coppola's latest oozes with repressed desires, rivalries and barely contained violence. Injured Union soldier John McBurney (Farrell) gets more than he bargained for when he's taken in by the inhabitants of a girls' school in Virginia, run by the imposing Martha Farnsworth (Kidman in one of the best performances of her career).

"A tremendously watchable movie, a drama-thriller with subtle touches of noir and black comedy." **** The Guardian

Director: Sofia Coppola

USA 2017

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Run time: 94 mins

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (U)

Tuesday 29th August  1:30pm
Thursday 31st August  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online:
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.

"While the movie is solidly and unapologetically pitched towards kids, it has a subversive streak that is as genuine and sharp as anything whipped up by Roald Dahl." *** New York Observer

Director: David Soren

Cast: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal

Run time: 89 mins

The Midwife (12A)
World Cinema Season

Wednesday 30th August  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Two French acting greats, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, share the screen for the very first time in The Midwife, a bright and charming drama about old acquaintances and new beginnings from celebrated director Martin Provost (Séraphine, Violette). Conscientious, inhibited and perhaps a little self-righteous, midwife Claire (Frot) is stuck in a rut. After years of placing other people before herself, she's worried she might have been left behind. 

One day, however, an unexpected phone call changes everything. The call is from her father's former mistress, Béatrice (Deneuve), a capricious free spirit who's been off-grid since she walked out on them over three decades ago. As circumstances reunite these two polar-opposites, flighty Béatrice is forced to consider her responsibilities, while uptight Claire finally learns to let go of her troubles. 

Sparkling with humour, tenderness and mischievous charm, Provost's film provides a perfect canvas for its tour-de-force lead performances. A bold and buoyant two-hander, The Midwife is a bewitching and unapologetic celebration of life's loves, losses and endless fresh surprises.

"It's Catherine v Catherine as two French acting powerhouses come face to face in the sensitive and and emotionally intelligent family drama.Not only does this French drama pass the Bechdel Test with flying colours, it also goes to show that the ordinary lives of ordinary people can be the most moving thing to watch."

**** Time Out

Director: Martin Provost

France 2017

Cast: Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet

French with English subtitles

Run time: 117 mins

"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" 

NT Live: YERMA (15)

Thursday 31st August  7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adults/£10.00 Under 16's
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The incredible Billie Piper (Penny DreadfulGreat Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it 'an extraordinary theatrical triumph' (The Times) and 'stunning, searing, unmissable' (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper's lead performance is described as 'spellbinding' (The Evening Standard), 'astonishing' (iNews) and 'devastatingly powerful' (The Daily Telegraph).

Set in contemporary London, Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Please note this broadcast does not have an interval.

Run time: 120 mins approx

Dunkirk (12A)

Friday 1st September  7:30pm
Saturday 2nd September  7:30pm
Monday 4th September  7:30pm (Subtitled for the Hard Of Hearing)
Thursday 7th September  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

May 1940, in the early days of the Second World War 400,000 Allied soldiers were trapped on the beach at 'Dunkirk', surrounded by the German army and they needed to be evacuated. 

France had been overrun, and the Allied army had been defeated and trapped. In a desperate effort to save the troops, more than 800 boats – from military ships to tiny civilian fishing boats – came to help with the evacuation that would become known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. 

This dramatic depiction of the Dunkirk evacuation is helmed by Christopher Nolan, who has wowed audiences with Interstellar and the Dark Knight Trilogy, where he resurrected Batman for a new generation.

Starring Tom Hardy as Farrier, One Direction's Harry Styles as Alex, and a host of other Hollywood A-listers– including Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance – Dunkirk promises to be the blockbuster of summer 2017.

Director: Christopher Nolan

USA 2017

Cast: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney

Run time: 150 mins

*** Please note that the 7:30pm screening on Monday 4th September will be subtitled for The Hard Of Hearing.

We have some very exciting news for Opera & Ballet lovers as we have just contracted into The Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season.

The season starts on Wednesday 20th September 7:15pm with a live broadcast of The Magic Flute, followed by an encore screening of La Boheme on Wednesday 4th October 7:15pm. The Royal Ballet performances of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and The Nutcracker Suite will be coming up in October and December.

Tickets for this season will be on sale soon.

Also In September

John le Carré - An Evening with George Smiley (12A)

Thursday 7th September  7:45pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
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Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré's work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Featuring readings from his new novel A Legacy of Spies, and a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience the author direct and in his own words.

Cast: John le Carré 

Run time: 2 hours (TBC)

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