Tag Archives: Rooney Mara

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 – Carol – 8pm, Monday 16th May

Carol is a 2015 British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes. The screenplay written by Phyllis Nagy is based on the ground-breaking romance novel The Price of Salt (also known as Carol) by Patricia Highsmith.

The film stars Cate BlanchettRooney MaraSarah PaulsonKyle Chandler, and Jake Lacy. Set in New York City during the early 1950’s, Carol tells the story of a forbidden love affair between a young aspiring photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce.

Carol was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where Mara tied for the Best Actress award. The film received critical acclaim and many accolades, including six Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe Award nominations, and nine BAFTA Award nominations as well as awards from the New York Film Critics CircleLos Angeles Film Critics Association, and National Society of Film Critics.

CATE BLANCHETT

Next Feature – her – Monday 20th October

Her, a very distinct Spike Jonze creation, is a romantic comedy that follows the life of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and how the torment of a divorce can help you find friendship in unusual places. After seeking comfort in his OS (operating system) voiced by Scarlett Johansson, a relationship ensues.

Given the ever evolvement of artificial intelligence this heartfelt story was doomed from the offset.  Set in 2015 it is almost futuristic with a splash of science fiction and a whole lot of human emotion.

HER

Joaquin Phoenix