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

Next Feature – Hunt for the Wilderpeople – 8pm, Monday 1st May

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan, and Waititi produced the film.

Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play “Uncle” Hector and Ricky Baker, a father figure and son who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush.

NEW ZEALAND BUSH STORY

Next Feature – Daniel Blake – 8pm, Monday 17th April

I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 British-French-German drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach’s frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Hayley Squires co-stars as Katie, a struggling single mother whom Daniel befriends.

The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du public at the  Locarno International Film Festival.

KEN LOACH FILM