Monday 30 April 2018

Ruyton XI Towns Century Club winners

Message from Colin Case.

Century Club Winners for April:-

    £25.00 48 Karen Rooney

    £10.00 88 Ben Case

    £5.00 38 David White

 

 

Colin Case

Tel:    +44 1939 260 628

Mob:  +44 7860 904 006

VOIP: +44 1939 328 243

 

        

 

 

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Would you like to act in a WWI Play?

Message from Pam Johnson, Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society.


The LADS theatre group needs YOU!

 Men between 18 and 45 are to be conscripted for two forthcoming productions –

 Two World War I plays to be staged this November

 as part of the Wilfred Owen 100 festival -

The Forester's House and The Accrington Pals 

 Open workshops/reading/recruitment evenings on

Tuesday 1st May in Llanymynech village hall 7.30pm and

Wednesday 9th May in Oswestry Memorial hall 7.30pm

See http://www.wilfredowenoswestry2018.org.uk/

and  www.ladstheatre.co.uk

The LADS (Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society) is a lively, friendly progressive theatre company.  

We explore every type of theatre and welcome new members.

We are proud that our dramatic contributions are to be part of the WO100 event.

 Email info@ladstheatre.co.uk to get in touch, ring Pam on 01691 658032 or just turn up at one of our evenings.


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--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

UK Government Smart Meters Rollout 2010

Message forwarded by Sue Hackett, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk.


From: Daniel Vaughan <daniel@selectra.co.uk>
Date: 20 April 2018 at 16:05:04 BST
To: ruytonxitownspc@btinternet.com
Subject: UK Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020

Dear Mrs Hackett,

Perhaps you have already been made aware, but by 2020, the UK Government plans to have all homes and businesses installed with smart meters through their national rollout that is currently in progress. That said, research shows that a large portion of the population are still not aware of this.

As such, in conjunction with the smart meter authorities nationwide, we are working to ensure that all local councils have all the up to date information available for their citizens, giving the nation a smoother transition and more informed idea of their options. To this email we have attached two guides: one to domestic, and one for non-domestic smart meters, handed over to us by the Government.



I had a look on your site and thought that the news or useful links section would be the best fit for these links.
If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,
Daniel Vaughan 

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Sunday 29 April 2018

Fwd: May Film Screenings & Events at kinokulture cinema, Oswestry




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May Film Screenings & Events at kinokulture cinema, Oswestry
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Welcome to the May edition of the kinokulture cinema newsletter.

Before this month's news we would like to bring to your attention that the new EU laws on Data Protection will come into force on the 25th May, In order for us to comply with this we will be be sending out a form to everyone who is currently signed up asking you to confirm that you wish to continue receiving our monthly newsletter and updates. If you choose not to complete the form you will no longer receive our email updates

Our event cinema screenings this month include 'Manon' the penultimate Ballet in our current Royal Opera House Season, The National Theatre Live broadcast of Macbeth, the hugely popular production of 'An American In Paris' recorded during it's sell out run in London's West End and a full restoration of 'The Dam Busters' celebrating it's 75th Anniversary with an introduction by Dan snow and special guests broadcast from The Royal Albert Hall.

We also have two special events for Oswestry's Mental Health Awareness Week, A free book reading  and talk by author Olivia Siegl from her book 'Bonkers' A Real Mum's Hilariously Honest Tales of Motherhood, Mayhem and Mental Health and a screening of 'Infinitely Polar Bear' "Maya Forbes' film about a bipolar parent proves to be unsentimental and full of infectious energy" The Telegraph.

Our regular film programme includes two extra screenings of 'Finding Your Feet' as well as a great mix of drama, comedy, documentary and family friendly films for the Spring half term.

all of our May screenings are now on sale and available to book online via our website: http://www.kinokulture.org.uk

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 month'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 this month.

 
May Film Screenings & Events
at kinokulture cinema 
9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
The Glass Castle (12A)
Oswestry Film Society Screening


Tuesday 1st May  7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's

Please note that membership or tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings
cannot be booked through kinokulture.
Please book online through the Oswestry Film Society website:
 https://www.oswestryfilmsociety.com/currentseason
Or email: oswestryfilmsociety@gmail.com

   

Oswestry Film Society launch their new season with this remarkable story of unconditional love.

Jeannette Walls had the most unusual of upbringings – a nomadic existence, led across America by her unconventional parents. Her mother was an eccentric artist and her father, an alcoholic, did his best to distract Jeannette and her siblings from their impoverished life through wild flights of imagination. It was an upbringing which gave Jeannette the determination to carve out an adult life on her own terms. This true story, based on Walls' own memoir, is brought to the screen with an impressive cast: Brie Larson takes the lead with Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson as her parents. 

"...a family drama… that refuses to rest on easy platitudes and psychological certainties." The Times

US / 2017 / 127mins

I Got Life! (15)
World Cinema Season

Wednesday 2nd May  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adults/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/462422
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

César award-winner Agnès Jaoui gives an intelligent and affecting performance as Aurore; 50, flirty and not so-thriving, her world is turned upside down when a past flame returns, reigniting her lust for life and love. A witty and wonderful ode to embracing age whilst staying young.

A smart and joyous observation on women, motherhood friendship and relationships, I GOT LIFE! is an empowering film for women made by women, celebrating a renewed sense of life for women of a particular age.

"An uplifting film that celebrates the strength of female solidarity… Go See it" PSYCHOLOGIES

Director: Blandine Lenoir

France 2017

Cast: Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot

Run time: 89 mins

French with English subtitles

Royal Opera House Live: Manon (12A)

Thursday 3rd May  7:15pm

Tickets: £15.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/463323
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Kenneth MacMillan's masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan's profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.

Manon's brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can't resist. 

With the Lescauts' encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.'s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan's source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet's music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet's repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance. 

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan's spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux's impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan's earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan's most powerful dramas. 

Run time: 2 hours 35 mins including two intervals

Walk Like A Panther (12A)

Friday 4th May  7:30pm
Saturday 5th May  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235147
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra once last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure.

The once-great entertainers must overcome the odds, re-learn their moves and re-tailor their outfits to fight the establishment, save the pub, save the village and Walk Like Panthers once more.

"a heartfelt attempt at an entertaining family feature film, incorporating some Northern values and Brit-culture humour" The Up Coming

Director: Dan Cadan

Cast: Stephen Graham, Dave Johns, Jill Halfpenny

Run time: 108 mins

Finding Your Feet (12A)

Tuesday 8th May  7:30pm
Thursday 10th May  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/242387
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Directed by Richard Loncraine, this heart-warming comedy tells the tale of 'Lady' Sandra Abbot, a wealthy elitist who discovers her husband is having an affair with her best friend.

On the night before her eagerly-anticipated retirement, 'Lady' Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) gets more than she bargains for when she discovers her husband is having an affair with her best friend, sending her forty-year marriage into meltdown.

Unable to deal with the overarching shame in her wealthy neighbourhood, she escapes to her estranged sister's home on a run-down council estate. A bohemian serial dater with a happy-go-lucky attitude, Sandra's sister Bif (Celia Imrie) couldn't be any more different from the Lady herself. 

Struggling to adjust to her older sibling's free-spirited ways, Sandra feels like the ultimate outsider, until one day, she reluctantly joins Bif and her young-at-heart friends at a community dance class. Could the change of scenery be just what Sandra needs?

Director: Richard Loncraine

UK 2017

Cast: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman

Run time: 100 mins

Doc Of The Month: My Generation (12A)

Wednesday 9th May  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/477280
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

The Swinging sixties narrated and presented by Michael Caine himself and featuring an era-defining soundtrack.

Fancy a walk through 1960s swinging London? This is Michael Caine's personal take on Sixties London as he accompanies you in this stylish documentary. Presented and narrated by Michael Caine, My Generation playfully explores the impact of Britain's working class cultural revolution in the 1960s. Attitudes were changing and everything seemed possible. 

A wealth of archive footage, contributors including Marianne Faithfull, Paul McCartney, Twiggy, David Bailey and Mary Quant, and a spot-on soundtrack from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who make for an exhilarating journey back in time. Caine is a delightful host and raconteur, sharing priceless anecdotes from the beginning of his career. And throughout this film, which was written by British TV legends Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, there are wonderful moments that capture the energy, style, fashion and sheer exuberance of that era. We guarantee you'll come out whistling 'Waterloo Sunset'.

Laure Bonville - BFI

"My Generation is an informative and entertaining spectacle that will appeal to all. Those who wish to relive their memories of the period will find homage in the picture. Those of a younger age will be engaged with a project that offers them an eye into a world that will probably never be experienced again." **** The Up Coming

Director: David Batty

Cast: Michael Caine, David Bailey, David Hockney, Twiggy

Run time: 85 mins

National Theatre Live: Macbeth (15)

Thursday 10th May  7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/461207
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny OperaLondon Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young MarxOthello) and Anne-Marie Duff (OilSuffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 

Run time: 210 mins

You Were Never Really Here (15)

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

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235423
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Joaquin Phoenix echoes Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle in his performance as Gulf War veteran turned brutal hitman Joe in Lynne Ramsay's award-winning psychological thriller. Radicalised by the habitual brutality he has witnessed, Joe is given a new commission: recover young girl Nina (Samsonov) – daughter of an ambitious young politician – from a sex-trafficking ring. When he and Nina are swept into a violent conspiracy in the aftermath, both their lives are put at risk. Tensions build and the hitman's nightmares steadily take hold of his waking life. Will the murky world of 'private security' and dirty dealings be his death trip or cause his awakening? You Were Never Really Here sets out to bare the soul of its hammer-wielding anti-hero.

"A stunningly lean and intense avenger noir, its thriller storyline studded with cryptic flashbacks and off-kilter violence." Film Of The Week - Sight & Sound

"You don't watch a Ramsay film - you're consumed by it. You Were Never Really Here is the greatest testament to that." ***** Little White Lies

Director: Lynne Ramsay 

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov

Run time: 95 mins

BONKERS - Free Book Reading & Talk by Olivia Siegl

Monday 14th May  11:00am

Free Booking link: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/238635
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

For Mental Health Awareness Week we are pleased to present this free Book Reading and Talk by author Olivia Siegl.

A Real Mum's Hilariously Honest Tales of Motherhood, Mayhem and Mental Health

`You see, pre-motherhood I had this image of the sort of motherhood I was going to have. Happy, confident and in total control, breezing through my perfect new mum life, clad in white linen with a smiley easy-going baby attached to my hip. But then, something happened.'

This book is about bathing in the crazy, dirty, hilarious, bonkers truth about motherhood.

It's about being brave.

It's about empowering each other; talking about the times we get it wrong, our mental health, our worries about being perfect. It's about admitting that we all need a little help.

For every mum out there feeling lost in the wilderness. For every mum feeling pressure to be perfect. For every mum questioning if they are good enough. You are magnificent.

Run time: 1 hour

Babies are welcome and there will space to park prams in our downstairs room.

Infinitely Polar Bear (15)

Monday 14th May  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/228620
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected Infinitely Polar Bear stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana). When Maggie decides to go to business school in New York, they decide that he will move back in and take care of the day-to-day care for the kids. Due to his mercurial nature, this leads to a series of quirky, funny, and sometimes frightening episodes. 

"Maya Forbes' film about a bipolar parent proves to be unsentimental and full of infectious energy" **** The Telegraph

 

"It should be clear that Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher, The Kids Are All Right, The Normal Heart) is one of the best actors on the planet. He proves it again in Infinitely Polar Bear, a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of a family on the ropes." **** Rolling Stone

"Ruffalo does a magnificent job of conveying Cam's charm and undeniable love for his wife and children - as well as the devastating effects of serious, incurable mental illness." *** The Chicago Sun Times

Screening as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

Director: Maya Forbes

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana

Run time: 90 mins

The Odd Couple (PG)
Oswestry Film Society Screening

Tuesday 15th May  7:30pm


Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's

Please note that membership or tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings
cannot be booked through kinokulture.
Please book online through the Oswestry Film Society website:
 https://www.oswestryfilmsociety.com/currentseason
Or email: oswestryfilmsociety@gmail.com


   Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were one of Hollywood's great comedic partnerships. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of their comedy classic from the pen of famed American playwright Neil Simon. Lemmon plays   Felix, an obsessive-compulsive on the verge of suicide after his wife leaves him. Taking pity on Felix, his friend Oscar (Matthau) invites him to share his home until he feels better. From the very start it is clear that the two of them are like chalk and cheese. Being around Oscar certainly cheers Felix up, but soon it becomes clear that Oscar's impulsive, fun-loving nature clashes horrendously with his friend's shy, stay-at-home disposition. 

"Lemmon and Matthau's finest hour." Empire Magazine.

US / 1968 / 105mins 

An American In Paris - The Musical (12A)

Wednesday 16th May  7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/221108
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

An American in Paris – The Musical

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the 'City of Light'. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits 'S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London's West End to a cinema near you.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this "truly ravishing" (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

★★★★★ I would beg, borrow or steal to see it all again

 Financial Times

★★★★★ The best-looking and best-danced musical in town is an instant classic

The Stage

★★★★★ Aluxurious, sumptuous musical masterpiece 

Smooth Radio

★★★★★ This spectacularly ravishing show has rhythm, romance and razzle-dazzle  

Mail On Sunday 

Starring: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope

Run time: 160 mins (TBC)

The Dam Busters At 75 Live From The Royal Albert Hall (U)

Thursday 17th May  7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235443
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Dan Snow is joined on stage by the Glenn Miller Orchestra plus special guests including family members of both Dam Busters crew and the film's director Michael Anderson, historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt as they explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of a classic British film. 

The audience will include former members of the iconic 617 Squadron as well as current members of the Royal Air Force. Also witness an on stage 'bouncing bomb' experiment as we reflect on the science behind Barnes Wallis' invention. This section will end with a stirring rendition of The Dam Busters March by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Very sadly Michael Anderson the director of The Dam Busters recently passed away but we believe this event and full restoration screening of his classic film is a fitting celebration of his life and talent.

 

Followed by a screening THE DAM BUSTERS.

Based on the legendary true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, THE DAM BUSTERS (1955) captures all the thrilling action and suspense of the magnificent exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with an ingeniously designed bouncing bomb.

Director: Michael Anderson

Cast: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave

Run time: 199 mins

4 (12A)
Whittington International Chamber Music Festival Screening

Friday 18th May  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/236269
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

We are very pleased to see this wonderfully immersive and insightful documentary return to our screen as part of The Whittington International Chamber Music Festival.

A tale of creation and destruction, struggles and friendship, as told by the Quatuor Ebène, one of the world's most exciting string quartets.

Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2015 | Best Documentary Award

4 is an independent cinema documentary on one of the world's most exciting string quartets - the Quatuor Ebène.

The film takes viewers along on the quartet's tour of Italy, gradually drawing them into the ambivalent interactions that have come to characterise the four musicians' long-standing relationship. Bolzano, Perugia, Florence and Siena, Salzburg and Berlin, form the involuntary backdrop to a piece about relationships and the antagonism between ambition and reality.

Rather than focusing on the stage performances of the multiple award-winning French Quatuor Ebène, 4 takes us behind the scenes to observe the musical and human processes usually hidden from the eyes of the concert audience: the string quartet's struggle with scores and interpretational details, with colleague-friends – and with themselves.

The Quatuor Ebène allowed themselves to be observed at close quarters, wherever they were and whatever they were doing. Never putting on a front for the camera, they embraced the opportunity to rediscover themselves through the filming. The compellingly intimate view that emerges was made possible thanks to the trust that evolved between the musicians and the film crew.

As a result, we now have not only a unique testimony of the conflicting desires, sufferings and joys of music making, but also an interpersonal story of a quartet rich in exquisite intuition and subject to bizarre misunderstandings that cannot help but make us think.

"Never before have we revealed so much about our relationships among ourselves for a project, film or interview." - Raphaël Merlin, Quatuor Ebène

"The best movie about classical music I have ever seen. True art." - Nicolas Altstaedt, cellist and conductor

 

"4" is the unconventional - and exceptional - portrait of a string quartet... a biography of four people who know each other better than their own families. And whose shared work, as first violinist Pierre Colombet puts it, is always more than " just" music.

 

— From the film recommendation of the Bayerischer Rundfunk by Michael Atzinger, May 2016

For the whole podcast (in German)


Director: Daniel Kutschinski

Germany 2015

Cast: Quatuor Ebène

Run time: 94 mins

Ghost Stories (15)

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

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235451
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man 'belief buster' – has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the 'original' TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.

The film is directed by League of Gentlemen writer Jeremy Dyson and magician Nyman, and adapted from their own acclaimed stage-play of the same name. Reviewing the London production in 2010, Telegraph theatre critic Charles Spencer praised it as "ingenious, creepy and horribly enjoyable". 

"Nyman and Dyson have created a weird world of menace, despair and decay."

**** The Guardian

Director: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman

Cast: Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Run time: 100 mins

Unsane (15)

Wednesday 23rd May  7:30pm
Thursday 24th May  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235457

Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

A young woman leaves her hometown to escape a troubled past and begin a new job. But when she is involuntarily committed to a mental institution she is confronted by her greatest fear — but is it real or just her delusion? With seemingly no-one ready to believe her and the authorities unable or unwilling to help, she must confront her fears head on. With twisting perspectives and a shocking narrative, Unsane asks questions about our perception of reality, our survival instinct and the system that is supposed to take care of us.

"A raw, lean and abrasively effective thriller from Steven Soderbergh, which features Claire Foy as we've never seen her before." **** Empire Magazine

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Cast: Claire Foy, Juno Temple, Jay Pharaoh, Joshua Leonard, Aimee Mullins

Run time: 98 mins

Funny Cow (15)

Friday 25th May  7:30pm
Saturday 26th May  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235471
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit. If you think that modern comedy is still lacking in gender equality, then this tough, streetwise British film shows that it's also made giant strides since the in-your-face chauvinism of working men's clubs in decades past. And yet, ill-treatment by men is something our eponymous heroine is grimly used to, from childhood beatings to an abusive husband (scriptwriter Tony Pitts, on terrifying form). 

More a film about the power of laughter and how to transform pain into humour than a straight-up comedy, Funny Cow is a fitting showcase for Peake. So often dazzling on stage and television, she's hilarious and heart-breaking here. There's fine support too from cast-against-type Paddy Considine as her middle-class paramour and a swooning, melancholic soundtrack by Richard Hawley.

Leigh Singer - BFI Film Festival

"Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuit" **** The Guardian

"As a comedy Funny Cow has a subdued, wry humour rather than side-splitting hilarity. Tough and gritty, there is unhappiness and pain underneath the bravado – the characters are just trying to survive. But, in the spirit of balloons offered by a little girl, they prevail with defiant optimism and a good laugh." **** The Up Coming

Director: Adrian Shergold

Cast: With Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong

Run time: 103 mins

Peter Rabbit (PG)

Tuesday 29th May  1:30pm
Wednesday 30th May  1:30pm
Thursday 31st May  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235484
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. 

In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).  

James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

Director: Will Gluck

Cast: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne

Run time: 95 mins

Isle Of Dogs (PG)

Tuesday 29th May  7:30pm
Wednesday 30th May  7:30pm
Thursday 31st May  1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/235761
Or call the Box Office: 01691 238167

Four long years after The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs brings another welcome dose of Wes Anderson's whimsical charm and offbeat direction to capture audiences' hearts. 

Set in a dystopian future Japan, the paw-some stop-motion animation follows 12-year-old Atari (Koyu Rankin) on his noble quest to find his adored pet dog, Spots (Liev Schreiber). After a mysterious outbreak of 'canine flu', all the hounds of Megasaki City are exiled by the authorities to a colossal rubbish dump known as Trash Island. Atari sets out solo to rescue his beloved pooch, meeting a few new mongrel friends along the way. Together, they end up on a journey that will decide the fate of the entire prefecture.

"A winningly affectionate and delightfully detailed dystopian fable." Sight and Sound

"This is by some measure Anderson's weirdest concoction ever, in all sorts of good ways. And it probably counts as his most daring, too." **** Daily Telegraph

Director: Wes Anderson

Cast: Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Koyu Rankin, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Yoko Ono, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig 

Run time: 101 mins

Up & Coming Highlights In June

Once again we have a wonderful selection of films and live event cinema broadcasts coming up in June.

Book ending the month we have two beautiful book adaptations:

'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' on 1st, 2nd & 7th June and
'On Chesil Beach' on 29th & 30th June and 5th July.

Our Oscar Wilde Season continues with 'An Ideal Husband' on 5th June and we also screen
John Hurt's final film 'That Goodnight' on 22nd & 23rd June.

Please do visit our website to find out more about our June programme and book online:
 http://www.kinokulture.org.uk

 
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