Category Archives: Community

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

Next Feature – Hail Caesar – 8pm, Monday 5th September

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

In what could be the most Coen Brothers movie ever, the masters of bone dry irony and quirk line up an all-star cast to pay homage to an era of Hollywood when actors were indeed cattle and movies dripped with glamour and the promise of escape.

HAIL CAESAR

Next Feature – Room – 8pm, Monday 15th August

Room is a 2015 Canadian-Irish independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. The film stars Brie LarsonJacob TremblayJoan AllenSean Bridgers, and William H. Macy.

Held captive for seven years in an enclosed space, a woman (Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Larson won multiple awards for her performance, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA AwardGolden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild AwardRoom also received three other Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

ROOM

Next Feature – The Big Short – 8pm, Monday 1st August

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Adam McKay. It is based on the non-fiction 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008, which was triggered by the United States housing bubble. The film stars Christian BaleSteve CarellRyan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best DirectorBest Supporting Actor for Bale, and won in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film is noted for its unconventional means of delivering exposition on the nature of the financial instrumentsaround which the narrative is based: Margot RobbieAnthony BourdainSelena Gomez, and Richard Thaler are featured in cameo appearances in which they explain concepts such as subprime mortgages and collateralized debt obligations directly to the audience. Gosling’s character also serves as the narrator and breaks the fourth wall throughout the film.

THE BIG SHORT