George Clooney leads in this classic comedy. Somewhere in Mississippi, sometime in the 1930s, three escaped convicts, Ulysses Everett McGill, Pete Hogwallop and Delmar O’Donnell, set out to recover a hidden treasure. On the road, they meet a lot of strange folk and have many close shaves. Don’t miss the chance to see this hugely enjoyable film and enjoy the authentic songs of the period, which accompany almost every scene, and became one of the bestselling soundtrack albums ever.
In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journey, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.
This French ensemble comedy is set in a 17th century château on the day of an extravagant wedding. The action shifts above and below stairs, between Pierre, the groom who demands nothing but perfection on his big day, and Max, the event planner, and his hastily assembled army of staff. Beautifully cast, with engaging performances, C’est La Vie! is likeable, touching and very entertaining.
Starring: Glenn Close, Director: Bjorn Runge, Run time: 1h 40mins
Joan and Joe remain harmonious after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.
As a change from the usual Valentines fare we are showing the winner of 3 Academy awards including Best Picture. The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don's youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.
Oliver was born in Australia, grew up in N Ireland and now resides in New York. The story explores the themes of loneliness and friendship and despite being translated into CGI 3D animation, the soft, simple imagery from the book is still there. Anglian Co-Op has generously sponsored this craft session. Cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time. This is a session for around 3 to 9-year-olds, an opportunity for young audiences to get used to being at the cinema. Each session is sponsored by a local business.
Poland/France/UK 2018. 88 minutes. In Polish with English subtitles. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Starring Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig.
A dark Polish love story set in the 50s in a divided post-war Europe. The film is shot in moody black and white and follows the on/off affair between a singer and a musician. Cold War has a soundtrack that ranges from Polish folk songs to jazz in a Parisian bar, and includes breath-taking dance sequences. Director Pawlikowski won an Oscar with his previous film, Ida, shown by the film club in 2015.
Director: Isabel Coixet Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Honor Kneafsey & Patricia Clarkson, Run time: 113 mins
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grande dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.
Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Then he finally meets his comeuppance, in the form of a crafty duck... A fabulous, rollicking rhyme inspired by the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman'. Anglian Co-Op has generously sponsored this session. Cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time. This is a session for around 3 to 9-year-olds, an opportunity for young audiences to get used to being at the cinema. Each craft session is sponsored by a local business. Runtime 25mins
A coming-of-age drama set in the beautiful Catalan region of Northern Spain. After the death of her mother, six-year-old Frida has to move from Barcelona to live with her Uncle’s family in the country. Despite the warmth of the welcome, Frida struggles to acclimatise. In this sunlit period piece, Simon achieves the rare feat of faithfully recreating the mysterious consciousness of a child and obtains extraordinary performances from her young stars.
Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious show stopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman) and celebrating the birth of show business, the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle. It isn’t hard to see how the film’s feelgood factor can give audiences a much-needed sense of escape or respite…the film offers a genuine rush of spectacle and wonder, which still counts for something on a big screen, perhaps more so in an era of standardised CGI. To quote the film, “it’s fire, it’s freedom, it’s flooding open”. Feel free to dress-up and the Fisher will offer some fitting food and drink.
Directed By: Wash Westmoreland, Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West & Denise Gough, Run time: 111 minutes
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghost-write for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
BlacKkKlansman is based on the extraordinary but true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American to serve as a detective in the Colorado Police Department. In the early 70s, Stallworth undertook an implausible mission: to infiltrate and expose the Klu Klux Klan. BlacKkKlansman blends comic irony and brutal fact, but still works very effectively as a crime drama. It’s funny, fast-paced and never loses its dramatic tension.