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Next feature – Hampstead – 8pm, Monday 22nd January

Hampstead is a 2017 British drama film directed by Joel Hopkins and written by Robert Festinger. The film stars Diane KeatonBrendan GleesonJames NortonLesley ManvilleJason Watkins and Simon Callow.

An American widow living in the London suburb of Hampstead and a man who lives on the Heath form an unlikely alliance against unscrupulous property developers in the neighborhood.

HAMPSTEAD

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Next feature – Viceroy’s House – 8pm, Monday 8th January

Viceroy’s House is a British-Indian historical drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha and written by Paul Mayeda BergesMoira Buffini, and Chadha.

Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) arrives at Viceroy’s House in Delhi in 1947 with his strong-willed wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson) and daughter Pamela. As the final Viceroy of India, he is in charge of overseeing the dissolution of the British Raj and the establishment of an independent Indian nation. Mountbatten attempts to mediate a disagreement between the two major Indian political leaders, Jawaharlal Nehru, who wants India to remain intact as one nation after independence, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who wishes to establish the separate Muslim state of Pakistan.

INDIA

Next feature – Churchill – 8pm, Monday 18th December

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

Written by Alex von Tunzelmann and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film stars  Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

CHURCHILL

Next feature – My Life as a Courgette – 8pm, Monday 4th December

Also known as My Life as a Zucchini, the film is a 2016 Swiss-French stop motion adult animated comedy-drama film directed by Claude Barras. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

The film was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 89th Academy Awards but lost to Zootopia. It was also selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, making the December shortlist.

A police officer (Michel Vuillermoz) and some new friends help an orphan (Gaspard Schlatter) adjust to life at a foster home. The film features a raft of prestigious actors’ voices, including Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris and Will Forte.

COURGETTE

Next feature – Jackie – 8pm, Monday 20th 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

Next feature – Their Finest – 8pm, Monday 2nd October

Their Finest is a slight, warm, funny delight, informed by a gently etched feminist agenda. Continuing director Lone Scherfig’s interest in young women coming into their own (see An Education, One Day), this follows Welsh scriptwriter Catrin, played with an impressive mixture of steel and warmth by Gemma Arterton, on a journey into making propaganda films during World War II.

It’s an occasionally obvious, handsomely mounted hymn to both valuing women in the workplace and the power of cinema to provide solace in times of tumult. It also features various scenes shot in Pembrokeshire.

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