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Monday
Sep112017

Viceroy's House (PG)

Set in India in 1947 by veteran director Guridner Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) Lord Mountbatten and his wife are dispatched to New Delhi to oversee the country's transition from British rule to independence. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart.

 

The cast that British audiences are familiar with include Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mountbatten, and his wife (played by Gillian Anderson of X Files) plus civil servants played by Michael Gambon and Simon Callow. A fine, prestigious drama designed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the event, fans of Winston Churchill won’t much like the film’s recently discovered revelation of his part in India’s transformation. (Rotten Tomatoes) 

 

Running time 106 mins

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug082017

Hidden Figures (PG)

This is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer seen in ‘The Help’) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Screen writer and director Theodore Melfi Oscar nominated  for this film.

"In heartwarming, crowd-pleasing fashion, Hidden Figures celebrates overlooked -- and crucial -- contributions from a pivotal moment in American history.” (Rotten Tomatoes 93%).

Running time 127 mins

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jun132017

Lion (PG)

Showed on Thursday, 1st June, 2017

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Davis, a first-time feature director with a background in television delivers a confident debut. This adaptation of the true story of Saroo Brierley – lost as a child and adopted by an Australian couple, he retraced his Indian family 25 years later using Google Earth.

"Has some pacing issues and an overbearing score, but nothing that isn’t erased by the swelling, tear-jerking crescendo of an ending". Wendy Ide for The Guardian.

Running time 118mins

 

 

 

Monday
May082017

Queen of Katwa (PG)

Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), this inspiring drama manages to both capture the hardship of living in a Ugandan slum and work as a feel-good Disney movie. Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo from Selma & United Kingdom), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty

 

Run time 2hr 4 mins


 

 

Monday
Apr102017

A Street Cat named Bob (12A)

 Thursday April 6

 

Based on the international best selling book; a stray cat moves in with a homeless drug addict and helps to transform his life.

 

  A Street Cat Named Bob uses a fact-based feelgood tale as the inspiration for an unapologetically heartwarming movie that should move all but the most cynical of viewers (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Run time 1hr 51 mins