Friday 30 November 2018

An Evening with Dylan Thomas

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

December is packed full of winter wonders beginning with the annual Christmas treat from The Royal Opera House 'The Nutcracker' with a live broadcast on Monday 3rd and a matinee encore on Saturday 22nd. We also have an encore screening of the NT Live production 'The Madness Of King George' on Thursday 27th December.

In our regular programme we have 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'A Star Is Born', The Nutcracker And The Four Realms', 'The Grinch' and 'The Crimes Of Grindelwald' and we have four wonderful documentaries coming up  including 'Nae Pasaran' and Agnes Varda's heartwarming 'Faces, Places'.

We are also very pleased to welcome Dave Andrews who will get us all in the Christmas mood with Readings of 'A Child's Christmas In Wales' and other works by Dylan Thomas.

all of our December screenings are now on sale and available to book 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 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 and wish you all a very Happy Festive Season.
December Film Screenings & Events
at kinokulture cinema

9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
Bad Times At The El Royale (15)

Friday 30th November 7:30pm
Sat 1st December 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, and Chris Hemsworth lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.


Director: Drew Goddard

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Caliee Spaeny, and Chris Hemsworth

Run time: 100 mins


ROH Live: The Nutcracker (12A)

Monday 3rd December 7:15pm
Saturday 22nd December 1:30pm

Tickets: £15.00 Adult/£10.00 under 16's
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The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky's much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. 


Peter Wright's production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snow flakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic. 


There will be an encore screening on Saturday 22nd December at 1:30pm




Run time: 2 hours 30 Mins (including one interval)

Oswestry Film Society screening

Wonderstruck (PG)

Tuesday 4th December 7:30pm

Please note that membership or tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings cannot be booked through kinokulture.
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Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he's never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline, they both set out on epic quests to find what they're missing. Widely praised for Julianne Moore's performance. 

"Todd Haynes's cleverly bifurcated tale of two children is a lovely ode to imagination and to the stories that make us who we are"

2017. USA. Cert PG. 113 minutes

Faces Places (12A)

Wednesday 5th December  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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It feels like an age since we previewed Faces Places way back in March for Borderlines Film Festival but now it is out on general release and we are delighted to bring this charming and delightful film back to our screen. If you missed the preview be sure to book for this one off screening and if you did see it in spring we are sure you will want to revisit Agnès and JR on the their joyful adventure through the French countryside.


The maestro of documentary realism, Agnès Varda (The Gleaners and I, The Beaches of Agnès), joins forces with street artist and self-styled photograffeur JR to create this funny, moving and multi-layered film, a contender for Best Documentary at the upcoming Oscars. Together, this odd couple of visual surprises take off to explore the French countryside in JR's camera van – which not only looks like a giant camera but spits out polaroid-like posters.


Taking photos of the people they meet and pasting their huge images to village walls, the directorial duo challenge passers-by to look again at their familiar surroundings while inviting a conversation on both what art can do, and on the inner workings of the creative process.


After a gap of nine years, Varda is back with her first co-directed film, showing she's still discovering new ways to work while approaching her tenth decade. The result is a marvellous documentary that cleverly blends still image and film and a living dialogue about what it takes to make a meaningful piece of art.


Directors: Agnès Varda & JR

France 2017

Run time: 94 mins

French with english subtitles


National Theatre Live:
Antony & Cleopatra (12A)

Thursday 6th December 7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 under 16's
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Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare's famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. 


Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux' Stratagem.


Director: Simon Godwin

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo
Run time: 220 mins


Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Friday 7th December 7:30pm Sold Out
Saturday 8th December 7:30pm Sold Out
Thursday 13th December 1:30pm
Wednesday 19th December 7:30pm Sold Out 
Thursday 20th December 7:30pm Sold Out

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 under 16's
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Please Note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. 


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.


Director: Bryan Singer

Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leach, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers

Run time: 134 mins

The Beaches Of Agnes (18)

Monday 10th December  7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 under 16's
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This screening has been rescheduled from 18th October.


When one thinks of the major figures of postwar cinema, the name Agnès Varda immediately springs to mind. For more than five decades, Varda has been making short and feature films, documentaries and video installations, and even before that she was a photographer.


Grandmother of the French New Wave, her professional career included such films as Cleo from 5 to 7, Jacquot de Nantes, Vagabonde and The Gleaners and I. Irrepressible and enquiring, she is a force of nature, and even at eighty shows no signs of slowing down. Now, in what she says will be her last film, she turns her camera on herself, returning to the beaches which have played such a significant part in her life to create a film autobiography.


Placing herself amongst extracts from her films, and images and interviews recalling her past, she has fashioned a humorous and illuminating account of her creative work, her life with Jacques Demy, her feminism and her family life. She confronts the joy of creation and the pain of personal loss, death and aging. Idiosyncratic, engaging and deeply moving.


Agnès went onto make 'Faces Places' 10 years later.


"If you opened people up, you would find landscapes; if you opened me up, you would find beaches. Many old people wish to tell their life. As an old filmmaker, with the enthusiasm and energy of my youth, I tried to find a style and a form to tell my memories, my encounters, the ups and downs of my life. I shot my film as a kaleidoscope, a collage, a fantasy." - Agnès Varda


"It's impossible not to open your heart to this film." - Little White Lies


Director: Agnès Varda

France: 2008

French with English subtitles

Run time: 110 mins


An Evening With Dylan Thomas - Readings by Dave Andrews

Tuesday 11th December 8:00pm

Tickets: £6.00 Adult/£4.00 Under 16's
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Dave Andrews, currently Reader/Writer in Residence at Oswestry Library, reads a number of the great Welsh poet's best known poems and also his ever-popular nostalgic and humourous prose work 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'.


Dave Andrews, author of 'Wilfred Owen: Poet of Oswestry' and nine other books has been giving popular talks and readings on favourite aspects of English and Welsh literature over the last two years at Oswestry Library as well as talks elsewhere on his own books 'The Oswestry Round' and 'Gobowen to Everest'.


Run time 90 mins including interval


Nae Pasaran (12A)

Wednesday 12th December 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult
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Felipe Bustos Sierra's feature charts the incredible true story of the Scots who managed to ground half of Chile's Air Force, from the other side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet's brutal dictatorship.


In 1974 a group of workers at the Rolls Royce factory in East Kilbride showed their support for the people of Chile by refusing to carry out the vital repairs of engines for Hawker Hunter planes, which had been used during the brutal military coup in September 1973. The boycott endured for four years but the Scottish workers never knew what impact they had; it was a matter of conscience and an act of solidarity. Bustos Sierra – himself the Scotland-based son of a Chilean exile – reunites inspirational figures Bob Fulton, Robert Somerville, Stuart Barrie and John Keenan to hear their story. With unprecedented access, Nae Pasaran also ventures much further to detail the horrors of the Pinochet years, meets survivors of the period and hears the Chilean side of the story.


"Nae Pasaran is a highly emotive documentary that demonstrates the power of solidarity in democracy, while also showing that admissions of guilt are rare." **** The List


Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra's


Run time: 85 mins


Down To Earth (U)
with after screening Q&A

Thursday 13th December 7:30pm
Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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Leaving behind their cosmopolitan London life, a couple and their three young children travel the ends of the earth searching for a new perspective on life. In their five-year journey across six continents, they live with some of the oldest indigenous communities on the planet. They gain access to tribal sages never filmed or interviewed before, without a crew or schedule, just one backpack and one camera each. And the curiosity to listen. 


The film reveals the deep wisdom the family discover in their conversations with these 'Earth Keepers' and its power to transform lives. Having lived in hiding for centuries, the Earth Keepers see that now is the time to step forward and share their insights with those who are ready to listen. The film's score is written by BAFTA & Oscar winning composer Stephen Warbeck.


DOWN to EARTH is a mirror to humanity, a poignant and timely reflection on our civilized world. The movie invites us to see the world through the eyes of the Keepers of the Earth. It takes us on an inner journey, connecting us with the source and the mutual path we are walking. DOWN to EARTH is both a wakeup call and a resurgence of hope for our world to come. It is not just the launch of a film. It's the launch of a thought, a vision for the future.


More than a Film
DOWN to EARTH aims to inspire a fresh dialogue in society. By using an unorthodox model that includes a dialogue in the cinema at the end of each screening, audiences are invited to use the film and its messages in their own environments to ignite change. People are already responding to this 'call to action', showing that real change starts with us, individual human beings and our lifestyle and behaviours. The makers believe therein lies the solution to the big challenges we face in the world.


Directors: Rolf Winters Renata Heinen

Run time: 120 mins + Q&A


A Star Is Born (15)

Friday 14th December 7:30pm
Saturday 15th December 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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'A Star is Born' stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper ('American Sniper,' 'American Hustle,' 'Silver Linings Playbook') and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut. In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an on-going battle with his own internal demons.


"Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are dazzling in this striking portrayal of the music industry's highs and lows" **** Film Of The Week - Mark Kermode


"Cooper and Lady Gaga make the material feel fresh, urgent and full of soul. A film both for the ages and for 2018. And when the final emotional punch is thrown, you'll be left reeling at the originality and heart on display." ***** Empire Online


Director: Bradley Cooper

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott

Run time: 136 mins

Oswestry Film Society screening

'Surprise Christmas Film' (PG)

Tuesday 18th December 7:30pm

Please note that membership or tickets for Oswestry Film Society screenings cannot be booked through kinokulture.
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In what we hope becomes a tradition, our surprise Christmas film is just that, a surprise!  And what is Christmas all about if not surprises!  We'll be screening a Christmas themed film that you almost certainly won't have seen before. The film will only be announced just before it begins, there'll be free mulled wine and mince pies, and all tickets are just £4, so make a date in your diary and come along and join us.  You won't be disappointed!


The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (PG)

Friday 21st December 7:30pm
Saturday 22nd December 7:30pm
Thursday 27th December 1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. 


It's there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. 


Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney's new holiday feature film 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale.


Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Hart, Morgan Freeman, Omid Djalili, Richard E. Grant

Run time: 100 mins


National Theatre Live:
The Madness Of King George III (12A)

Thursday 27th December 7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adult/£10.00 Under 16's
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Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live's first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain's best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). 

It's 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King's mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 


Run time: 2 hours 40 mins


The Grinch (U)

Friday 28th December 1:30pm
Wednesday 2nd January 7:30pm
Thursday 3rd January 1:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. 


Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food. 


Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who, a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer, plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. 


As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheming threatens to collide with the Grinch's more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all?


Director: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Run time: 100 mins


Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes Of Grindelwald (12A)

Friday 28th December 7:30pm
Saturday 29th December 7:30pm
Wednesday 2nd January 1:30pm
Thursday 3rd January 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.00 Adult/£5.00 Under 16's
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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. 


In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.


Director: David Yates

Cast: Carmen Ejogo, Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Zoë Kravitz

Run time: 134 mins


Our festivities continue into January with 'Andre Rieu's New Year Concert' from Sydney on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th and matinee screenings of 'Ralph Breaks The Internet' on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th January.

Later on in the month we have Steve McQueen's latest film 'Widows' and Robert Redford's swan song 'The Old Man And The Gun'.

All our January screenings are on sale and can be viewed and booked via our website:

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