www.lighthousepoole.co.uk 30, 31 Mar, 3-5 Apr FINDING YOUR FEET (12A) Director: Richard Loncraine. Starring: Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall. 2017 UK. TBC mins. The heart-warming story of Sandra Abbott (Staunton) who turns her life around after discovering that her husband of forty years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend. It takes moving in with her colourful, free-spirited sister Bif (Celia Imrie) and joining a community dance class full of energetic OAPs to show her that it's never too late to start afresh, both in life and in love. Contains moderate sex references, drug use and infrequent strong language. 6, 7, 10-12 Apr MARY MAGDALENE (Cert TBC) Director: Garth Davis. Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Ariane Labed, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina. UK 2018. TBC mins. Lion director Garth Davis heads to the Holy Land to tell a tale of one of the Bible’s most enigmatic figures. In the first century, a young woman, Mary (Mara), leaves her traditional family to join a radical new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Phoenix). The group journey to Jerusalem, where Mary must confront the reality of Jesus’s destiny and her own place within it. 10 & 12 Apr DARK RIVER (15) Director: Clio Barnard. Starring: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Joe Dempsie, Sean Bean. UK 2017. 90 mins. The third feature from Clio Barnard is a brooding and emotive tale of family loyalty and betrayal. Alice (Wilson) returns home to the family farm after her father’s death, intent on claiming her inheritance. Her brother Joe (Stanley), who had been caring for their father up until his death, doesn’t welcome her warmly. Years of silence have estranged them from each other, and as secrets are unearthed, the tension between them rises.
01202 280000 13, 17-19 Apr WALK LIKE A PANTHER (Cert TBC) Director: Dan Cadan. Starring: Stephen Graham, Christopher Fairbank, Dave Johns. UK 2018. TBC mins. A group of ’80s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way. 20, 21, 24-26 Apr ISLE OF DOGS (Cert TBC) Director: Wes Anderson. Voices: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban. Germany/USA 2018. TBC mins. Offbeat auteur Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel) dives back into the world of stop-motion animation. After a mysterious outbreak of ‘canine flu’, the mayor of a Japanese city banishes all dogs to a vast refuse dump off the coast. When a boy ventures to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, a quarantined quartet of mongrels rally to help him on his quest. 18 & 19 Apr A FANTASTIC WOMAN (15) Director: Sebastián Lelio. Starring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco. Chile/Germany/Spain/ USA 2017. 104 mins. Spanish with English subtitles. Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and rising star Daniela Vega bring us a luminous portrait of a transgender woman fighting for her right to mourn her deceased older lover. The emotional turmoil experienced by Marina (Vega) when society turns against her because of her sexual identity, leads only to her determination to show them she is complex, strong and – above all – a fantastic woman. 21 & 26 Apr YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (15) Director: Lynne Ramsay. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman, Judith Roberts. UK/France/ USA 2017. 90 mins. A troubled killer-for-hire is sent on a mission to rescue a young girl from a sex ring, but the job spirals into a violent conspiracy in which the hitman’s demons threaten to consume him. Set to a superb, eerie score by Johnny Greenwood, this stark, unconventional thriller journeys into the mind of its unhinged anti-hero.