Next feature – A Monster Calls – 8pm, Monday 18th September

A Monster Calls is a 2016 dark fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona and written by Patrick Ness, based on his novel of the same name. The film stars Sigourney WeaverFelicity JonesToby KebbellLewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson, and tells the story of Conor (MacDougall), a child whose mother (Jones) is terminally ill; one night, he is visited by a giant tree-like monster (Neeson), who states that he will come back and tell him three stories.

A Monster Calls premiered on September 10, 2016, at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

A MONSTER CALLS

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Next feature – Moonlight – 8pm, Monday 4th September

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney‘s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. It stars Trevante RhodesAndré HollandJanelle MonáeAshton Sanders, Jharrel JeromeNaomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.

The film presents three stages in the life of the main character. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney.

MOONLIGHT

Next feature – Hidden Figures – 8pm, Monday 21st August

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

The second film from Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures is a bouncy, almost garish feelgood girl pic. A movie that knows right from wrong and doesn’t see any use in complicating matters.

 

HIDDEN FIGURES

Next feature – The Light Between Oceans – 8pm, Monday 7th August

The film tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who rescue and adopt an infant girl adrift at sea. Years later, the couple discovers the child’s true parentage and are faced with the moral dilemma of their actions.

Written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on the 2012 novel of the same name by M. L. Stedman, this 2016 film stars Michael FassbenderAlicia VikanderRachel WeiszBryan Brown, and Jack Thompson.

LIGHTHOUSE FILM

Next feature – Arrival – 8pm, Monday 17th July

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.

Based on a short story by Ted Chiang and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film also stars Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner and Michael Stuhlbarg.

AMY ADAMS

Next Feature – Lion – 8pm, Monday 3rd July

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers 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.

Directed by Garth Davis, the film stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman & Rooney Mara. Released in 2016, it was nominated for a host of awards & won two BAFTAs. The film is based upon the autobiography written by Saroo Brierley.

LION

Next Feature – Sully – 8pm, Monday 19th June

On 15th January 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger tries to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese.

Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.

CLINT EASTWOOD