Programme 7 October – 17 November 2016

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7 October 17 November 2016

The Girl on the Train

from 4 November


FROM FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER

Captain Fantastic (15)

Dir. Matt Ross. USA, 2016. 1h 59m. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Frank

Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn. This quirky and deeply moving

drama looks at the lives of an unconventional family, who live offthe-grid,

dealing with a crisis. Viggo Mortensen stars in this thoughtprovoking

rumination on parenthood which weighs up the benefits and

disadvantages of pursuing an alternative lifestyle.

Hell or High Water (15)

Dir. David Mackenzie. USA, 2016. 1h 42m. Starring Jeff Bridges,

Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham. Two Texan outlaws commit a

series of bank robberies to save their family business. British director

David Mackenzie and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) team-up to

create a tense Texan heist movie featuring Jeff Bridges giving a career

high performance as a grizzled ranger.

Café Society (12A)

Dir. Woody Allen. USA 2016. 1h 36m. Starring Jesse Eisenberg,

Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey. Woody

Allen assembles yet another super cast for this 1930s set romp,

his first collaboration with master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro

(Apocalypse Now). A young New Yorker moves to Hollywood to chase

the glitz and the glamour and ends up falling for his uncle’s secretary.

FROM FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER

Bridget Jones’s Baby (15)

Dir. Sharon Maguire. UK/USA, 2016. 2h 3m. Starring Renee Zellweger,

Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson. A pleasing return

to form by our much-loved Bridget, and this time she’s back with

a bump! Capturing the charm of the original and genuinely funny

throughout, Bridget Jones’s Baby feels like catching up with an old

friend. Welcome back, Miss Jones.

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

Dir. Travis Knight. USA, 2016. 1h 42m. Starring Charlize Theron,

Matthew McConaughey, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara.

This stunning stop-motion animation adventure follows a young boy on

an epic quest to defeat a series of terrifying monsters and spirits that

haunt his past. A family-friendly, magical tale from Studio Laika, which

has been praised for its incredible visuals and absorbing story.

Q&A

Anthropoid (15)

Dir. Sean Ellis. UK/France, 2016. 2h. Starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie

Dornan, Ana Geislerova, Toby Jones. A sublime cast portray the

shocking real-life story of an operation to assassinate a high-ranking

Nazi officer during the Second World War. A smart and suspenseful

script is supported by terrific performances in this absorbing historical

thriller.

THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER

The Confession (15)

Dir. Ashish Gladioli. UK 2016, 1h 36m. Starring Moazzam Begg. In

this gripping documentary, British Muslim and former Guantanamo

detainee Moazzam Begg details his first-hand experience of the rise of

modern jihad, its descent into terror and the disastrous reaction of the

West. Q&A screeing with Moazzam Begg and director Ashish Ghadiali.


FROM FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER

The Clan (15)

Dir. Pablo Trapero. Argentina, 2015. 1h 48m. Spanish/subs. Starring

Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich, Franco Masini. An

unassuming family of shopkeepers live a shrouded double life of crime,

targeting wealthy families and kidnapping their relatives for ransom. Set

in the dark heart of Argentina’s gangster underworld, this swaggering

thriller is a gripping tale based on true events.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A)

Dir. Taika Waititi. New Zealand, 2016. 1h 41m. Starring Sam Neill,

Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House. A curmudgeonly uncle

and his brash city-dwelling nephew end up on the lam and in the

wilderness in this hilariously oddball buddy-movie. With Taika Waititi’s

signature Kiwi wit and Sam Neil at his cantankerous best, this amiable

adventure comedy is as funny as it is uplifting.

Q&A

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (12A)

Dir. Ron Howard. UK/USA, 2016. 2h 18m. Starring John Lennon, Paul

McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. From the cramped Cavern

Club in Liverpool to thousand-seater stadiums in San Francisco, this

documentary follows the Beatles on the road from 1962 to 1966, a

period when “Beatlemania” was at its zenith. Includes 30-minutes of

remastered footage from the band’s 1965 concert at Shea Stadium.

WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER: SCIENCE OXFORD PRESENTS...

The Stanford Prison Experiment (15)

Dir. Kyle Patrick Alvarez. USA 2015. 2h 2m. Starring Ezra Miller, Tye

Sheridan, Billy Crudup. This riveting drama portrays the shocking

real-life events which took place during a psychological experiment

at Stanford University in 1971. Followed by a discussion with Seena

Fazel, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, and Science Oxford.

FROM FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER

Little Men (PG)

Dir. Ira Sachs. USA, 2016. 1h 25m. Starring Greg Kinnear, Paulina

Garcia, Alfred Molina, Jennifer Ehle, Theo Talitz, Michael Barbieri, Talia

Balsam. Beautifully shot and told with trademark humanism, Little Men

is a revealing and tender gem from Ira Sachs, director of 2014’s Love

Is Strange. This delightful story follows the friendship between two

artistic young boys whose parents enter into a property feud.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (12A)

Dir. Tim Burton. USA, 2016. 2h 7m. Starring Eva Green, Asa

Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd. This dark fantasy adventure following a

band of orphans with an assortment of supernatural powers sees

Tim Burton back to his imaginative best. Scripted by Jane Goldman

(Kickass) and starring Eva Green, this magical and somewhat sinister

tale provides a perfect dose of escapism and wonder.

The Lovers And The Despot (PG)

Dir. Ross Adam/Robert Cannan. UK, 2016. Korean/Japanese/English/

subs. 1h 38m. Starring Paul Courtenay Hyu. The stranger than fiction

story of two South Korean movie stars who were kidnapped by North

Korean dictator Jim Jong-il to jump start the communist nation’s film

industry in the 1970s.This riveting documentary tells one of the most

curious stories in the history of world cinema.


Tharlo (PG)

Dir. Pema Tseden. China, 2015. 2h 4m. Tibetan/subs. Starring Shide

Nymia, Yangshik Tso. Strikingly shot in black and white, Tharlo tells

the story of a Tibetan shepherd who is required make a rare visit to

a nearby urban town. This philosophical and pleasantly funny fable

examines the clash of cultures as our protagonist comes face-to-face

with a bewildering modern world.

FROM FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER

The Girl on the Train (15)

Dir. Tate Taylor. USA, 2016. 1h 52m. Starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca

Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney,

Lisa Kudrow. Based on the best-selling novel, this perplexing mystery

twists and turns through a thrilling concoction of lies, infidelity and

murder. Emily Blunt plays a flawed and troubled witness at the centre

of an enigma involving the disappearance of a young woman.

Swiss Army Man (15)

Dir. Daniel Scheinert/Daniel Kwan. USA, 2016. 1h 37m. Starring Paul

Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. In one of the oddest

film plots of the year, Daniel Radcliffe plays a flatulent corpse who

washes up on an island beach to save a stranded Paul Dano. A gonzo

buddy-comedy made with real visual flair ensures this original concept

is a rewarding, albeit utterly bizzare, film.

The Fencer (PG)

Dir. Klaus Härö. Estonia/Finland 2015. 1h 39m. Estonian/Russian/

subs. Starring Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere. A

touching Finnish drama which follows a young Estonian man, fleeing

from Soviet secret police, returning to his homeland to become a

fencing teacher. This elegantly acted film ratchets up the tension as our

protagonist soon finds his perilous past catching up with him.

FROM FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER

American Honey (15)

Dir. Andrea Arnold. UK/USA, 2016. 2h 44m. Starring Sasha Lane, Shia

LaBeouf, Riley Keough, Ariele Holmes. Rowdy, seedy and hedonistic,

American Honey paints a distorted picture of privileged wealth, squalid

poverty and modern disillusionment of American youth. This hardpartying

and law-bending road movie from Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank,

Red Road) won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

My Scientology Movie (15)

Dir. John Dower. UK, 2015. 1h 39m. Starring Louis Theroux, Rob

Alter, Stacia Roybal, Andrew Perez. Louis Theroux investigates

the fascinating world of the Church of Scientology and their bullish

controversial leader David Miscavige. As he delves deeper, he soon

finds himself in the crosshairs of a dangerous organisation in this

revealing and often hysterically funny documentary.

The First Monday in May (12A)

Dir. Andrew Rossi. USA, 2016. 1h 31m. Starring Andrew Bolton,

John Galliano, Anna Wintour. Documentary that follows the creation

of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition

in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass”. High fashion and

celebrity collide at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion

events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour.


OCTOBER CLASSICS

Mulholland Drive (15)

Dir. David Lynch. USA, 2001. 2h

26m. Starring Naomi Watts, Jeanne

Bates, Justin Theroux. David

Lynch’s neo-noir masterpiece,

recently voted the best film of the

21st century in a BBC poll.

The Man Who Fell to Earth (18)

Dir. Nicolas Roeg. UK, 1976.

2h 19m. Starring David Bowie,

Rip Torn, Candy Clark. David Bowie

gives a mesmerising performance

as an alien from outer space in this

beautifully restored cult classic.

El Sur (PG)

Dir. Victor Erice. Spain, 1983. 1h

35m. Spanish/subs. Starring Omero

Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren,

Icíar Bollaín. Beautifully crafted and

lovingly restored, a heartbreaking

reflection on memory, love and loss.

Saturday 29 Oct

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (12A)

Dir. Jim Sharman. UK/USA, 1975. Starring Tim

Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick.

Young Frankenstein (PG)

Dir. Mel Brooks. USA, 1974. Starring Gene Wilder,

Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn.

Monday 31 Oct

CRITICS FORTNIGHT

We invited six national critics to select a film that was particularly influential in their career journey. Each

screening will be introduced by the critic in question, and will then be followed by a Q&A with their participation.

Catherine Bray presents…

Peeping Tom (15)

Dir. Michael Powell. UK 1960.

1h 42m. Starring Carl Boehm,

Moira Shearer, Anna Massey.

A young man murders women,

using a camera to film their dying

expressions.

Mike McCahill presents…

Run Lola Run (15)

Dir. Tom Tykwer. Germany 1998. 1h

17m. German/subs. Starring Franka

Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert

Knaup. Lola has 20 minutes to find

100,000 Deutsche Mark and save

her boyfriend’s life.

Sophie Monks Kaufman presents

Fear Eats the Soul (15)

Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. West

Germany 1974. 1h 29m. German/

Arabic/subs. Starring Brigitte Mira,

El Hedi Ben Salem. A woman falls

for a Moroccan migrant worker 25

years her junior.

James Luxford presents…

Pulp Fiction (18)

Dir. Quentin Tarantino. USA 1994.

2h 34m. Starring John Travolta,

Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman,

Harvey Keitel. The lives of two hit

men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and

a pair of bandits intertwine.

Tim Robey presents…

MouseHunt (PG)

Dir. Gore Verbinski. USA 1997. 1h

34m. Starring Nathan Lane, Lee

Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin,

Christopher Walken. Two brothers

wage war on a mouse in the house

willed to them by their father.

Dave Calhoun presents…

Nil by Mouth (18)

Dir. Gary Oldman. UK/France 1997.

2h 8m. Starring Ray Winstone,

Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles.

Substance misuse abounds as a

working class family struggle to get

by in South London.


FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER

18:30 Captain Fantastic

21:00 Hell or High Water

SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER

16:15 Cafe Society

18:30 Hell or High Water

21:00 Captain Fantastic

SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER

15:00 Mulholland Drive

18:15 Captain Fantastic

20:45 Hell or High Water

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER

18:00 Cafe Society

20:15 Mulholland Drive

TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER

18:45 Hell or High Water

21:00 Captain Fantastic

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER

18:30 Captain Fantastic

21:00 Hell or High Water

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER

12:30 Baby Club

16:15 Captain Fantastic

18:45 Hell or High Water

21:00 Captain Fantastic

FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER

18:45 Kubo and the Two Strings

21:00 Bridget Jones’s Baby

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER

16:00 Kubo and the Two Strings

18:15 Bridget Jones’s Baby

21:00 Anthropoid

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER

15:15 The Man Who Fell to Earth

18:15 Kubo and the Two Strings

20:30 Bridget Jones’s Baby

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER

18:00 The Man Who Fell to Earth

21:00 Anthropoid

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER

18:15 Bridget Jones’s Baby

21:00 Kubo and the Two Strings

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER

17:45 Closed (private function)

21:00 Bridget Jones’s Baby

THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER

15:30 Bridget Jones’s Baby

18:15 The Confession

21:00 Bridget Jones’s Baby

WED 16 & THU 17 OCTOBER

Into Film Festival

The free annual celebration

of film and education.

Book tickets for Mustang and Kiki’s

Delivery Service at

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FILM TIMES

FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER

18:30 The Clan

21:00 The Beatles: 8 Days a Week

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER

15:45 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

18:00 The Beatles: 8 Days a Week

21:00 The Clan

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER

16:00 El Sur

18:15 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

20:30 The Clan

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER

18:45 El Sur

21:00 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER

18:30 The Clan

21:00 The Beatles: 8 Days a Week

WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER

18:00 Stanford Prison Experiment

21:00 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER

12:30 Baby Club

15:45 The Beatles: 8 Days a Week

18:45 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

21:00 The Clan

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER

19:00 Little Men

21:00 Miss Peregrine’s Home...

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

16:15 Miss Peregrine’s Home...

19:00 Little Men

21:00 Rocky Horror Picture Show

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

15:45 The Lovers and the Despot

18:00 Miss Peregrine’s Home...

20:45 Little Men

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER

18:45 Young Frankenstein

21:00 Little Men

TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER

18:15 Miss Peregrine’s Home...

21:00 The Lovers and the Despot

WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER

18:15 Tharlo

21:00 Little Men

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER

16:15 Miss Peregrine’s Home...

19:00 Little Men

21:00 Miss Peregrine’s Home...

SUBTITLED SCREENINGS

Early Tuesday evenings when possible.

11/10 Hell or High Water

18/10 Bridget Jones’s Baby

01/11 Miss Peregrine’s Home...

08/11 The Girl on the Train

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FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER

18:30 The Girl On the Train

21:00 Swiss Army Man

SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER

16:00 Tharlo

18:45 Swiss Army Man

21:00 The Girl On the Train

SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER

15:45 The Fencer

18:00 The Girl On the Train

20:30 Swiss Army Man

MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER

18:15 Peeping Tom

21:00 The Girl On the Train

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER

18:30 The Girl On the Train

21:00 The Fencer

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER

18:30 Run Lola Ru

21:00 Swiss Army Man

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER

12:30 Baby Club

16:15 The Girl On the Train

18:45 Swiss Army Man

21:00 The Girl On the Train

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER

18:30 Fear Eats the Soul

21:00 American Honey

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER

15:15 The Girl On the Train

17:45 American Honey

21:00 My Scientology Movie

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER

14:30 The First Monday in May

16:30 Pulp Fiction

20:00 American Honey

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER

18:00 American Honey

21:15 The Girl On the Train

TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER

18:30 Mousehunt - Tim Robey

21:00 My Scientology Movie

WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

18:15 My Scientology Movie

20:30 American Honey

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER

18:00 Nil By Mouth

21:15 The First Monday in May

BABY CLUB

Every other Thursday.

Just for parents with babies.

13/10 Café Society

27/10 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

10/11 The Girl On the Train

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