Tag Archives: local films

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 – 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 – Love & Friendship – 8pm, Monday 3rd April

Love & Friendship is a 2016 period comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. Based on Jane Austen‘s epistolary novel Lady Susan, written in 1794.

Starring Kate BeckinsaleChloë SevignyXavier Samuel and Stephen Fry, this film follows the exploits of the wry and calculating Lady Susan as she pursues the wealthy and hapless Sir James for marriage originally intended for her daughter, though she eventually marries him as her own husband for purposes of wealth and profit.

Although adapted from Lady Susan, the film was produced under the borrowed title of Austen’s juvenile story Love and Friendship.

JANE AUSTEN

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 – Eye in the Sky – 8pm, Monday 16th January 2017

Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman (in his last on-screen role), and Barkhad Abdi. The film, directed by Gavin Hood based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, features drone warfare.

The A-list ensemble cast work hard for a provocatively tense thriller that negotiates the moral minefields of its thorny subject matter in crowd-pleasing fashion.

EYE IN THE SKY

Next Feature – A Hologram for The King – 8pm, Monday 2nd January 2017

A Hologram for The King is a 2016 comedy-drama film directed, written and co-scored by Tom Tykwer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers, and starring Tom Hanks as a washed-up corporate salesman, who goes to Saudi Arabia to propose a business deal.

Sidse Babett KnudsenTom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury also star in this international co-production between the United States, Germany and Mexico. The film was released on April 22, 2016, by LionsgateRoadside Attractions and Saban Films.

TOM HANKS