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Next feature – Jackie – 8pm, Monday 6th November

Jackie is a 2016 biographical drama film directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Noah Oppenheim. The film stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy and tells the story about her life after the 1963 assassination of her husband John F. KennedyPeter SarsgaardGreta GerwigBilly Crudup and John Hurt also star; it was Hurt’s final film released before his death in January 2017.

The film follows Jackie Kennedy in the days when she was First Lady in the White House and her life immediately following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in 1963. It is partly based on Theodore H. White‘s Life magazine interview with the widow at Hyannis PortMassachusetts.

The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and was nominated for three Oscars at the 89th Academy AwardsBest Actress (Portman), Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.

NATALIE PORTMAN

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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 – 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

Next Feature – The Man Who Discovered Infinity – 8pm, Monday 6th February

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons

The self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), after growing up poor in Madras India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I. Leaving behind his young bride, Ramanujan’s ability to produce theories seemingly instinctively was put under scrutiny by Professor GH Hardy (Irons), who without seeing the proof distrusted the young prodigy. Despite a frosty start, the two eventually form a friendship that allowed them to push the academic boundaries and create work that fundamentally changed the world’s understanding of the concept of infinity.INFINITY

Next Feature – Alice through the Looking Glass – 8pm, Monday 5th December

Alice through the Looking Glass is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim BurtonJoe RothSuzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd. It is based on the characters created by Lewis Carroll and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland.

The film stars Johnny DeppAnne HathawayMia WasikowskaRhys IfansHelena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen and features the voices of Stephen FryMichael SheenTimothy Spall and Alan Rickman, in his final film role.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS