Sep
24
Tue
The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)       
Sep 24 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Writer-director Sarah Colangelo’s feature film is based on the 2014 Israeli film of the same name. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a forty-year old married kindergarten teacher living in Staten Island who is terminally bored with her banal middle-class existence. When she becomes convinced that her five-year-old student is a budding poetic genius, she decides to nurture his talents in a reckless and questionable manner.

“Exquisitely non-judgmental, this is one of those little films that restores your faith in indie cinema.” London Evening Standard.

“It’s the best performance from Gyllenhaal since her breakthrough performance in Steven Shainberg’s 2002 cult classic Secretary.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

UK  2018 96 mins  Dir: Sarah Colangelo

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

 

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Oct
1
Tue
Amazing Grace (U)  
Oct 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

As part of Leek’s Blues and Americana festival featuring over 50 acts over 5 nights, we are delighted to screen Amazing Grace. Almost 50 years after technical issues scuppered its original release, Sydney Pollack’s concert film of Aretha Franklin’s legendary gospel album, Amazing Grace is finally on the big screen. Shot over two nights in January 1972, the film shows Franklin return to her gospel roots at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles before an ecstatic live audience. Amazing Grace went on to become one of the biggest and most beloved albums of Aretha’s career. “Amazing Grace is, without a doubt one of the finest music documentaries ever. For close to 90 minutes I sat with chills up and down my spine in a near-constant roll” The Guardian.

USA  2019  89 mins   Dir:  Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

 

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Oct
8
Tue
Woman at War (12A)      
Oct 8 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

From the director of Horses and Men  comes a superb fable winningly combining an absurdist comedy with a tense thriller. Halla lives a quiet, routine existence. But her upbeat exterior hides a secret double life. Known in the media only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain”, she is a Joan-of-Arc-esque hero, yomping across Icelandic highlands to combat climate change. As she plans her boldest operation she receives unexpected news forcing her to make a. Playful, funny and touching Woman at War is confidently and stylishly made, quirkily sound-tracked by Icelandic folk music.

“A truly universal treat” Kermode, The Guardian.

France/Iceland/Ukraine  2018 101 mins  (subtitled)  Dir:  Benedikt Erlingsson

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

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Oct
9
Wed
The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation?
Oct 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Opening with a powerful ‘deep time’ perspective, from the beginning of the Earth to our present moment, this film recognizes the fundamental unsustainability of today’s society and dares to ask the big question: What will follow?

Around the world, fresh shoots are already emerging as people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to recapture the initiative and re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies.

We encounter extraordinary projects and people from four continents, from renegade economist Kate Raworth, conservative philosopher Roger Scruton and Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding to localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge, inspirational practivist Rob Hopkins, eco-pioneer Jonathon Porritt and philanthropist/composer Peter Buffett. They are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth; developing diverse, convivial, satisfying contexts for lives well lived.

All were inspired by the posthumously published lifework of the late David Fleming, “Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It”, a work of rare depth that is rekindling optimism in the creativity and intelligence of humans to nurse our communities and ecology back to health.

In his words:

“We know what we need to do. We need to build the sequel, to draw on inspiration which has lain dormant, like the seed beneath the snow.”

“providing a deeply human way of looking at the root of our sustainability issues”. Global Peace Film Festival

UK  2018 61 mins 

 

Free entry – donations welcome.

There will be a Fairtrade stall in the bar before the start of the film.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

NB Documentary screenings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

 

Bullfrog Films presents…THE SEQUEL – What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization? from Bullfrog Films on Vimeo.

Oct
15
Tue
Rocketman (15)           
Oct 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Dexter Fletcher (Bohemian Rhapsody) brings the much anticipated biopic of Elton John’s life to the screen in a suitably extravagant musical, taking us through his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, to his enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin and the struggles encountered in his personal life. Taron Egerton gives a barnstorming performance as Elton with support from Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Gemma Jones.

“Dexter Fletcher’s fabulous Elton John musical is a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph” ***** Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.

UK/USA 2019 121 mins  Dir: Dexter Fletcher

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

 

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Oct
22
Tue
The White Crow  (12A) – Meal Deal
Oct 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Ralph Fiennes’ third directorial outing is a thrilling, ambitious, beautifully shot  biopic of Nureyev, whose defection from the USSR to the west stunned the world. Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko plays the inscrutable Nureyev, whose talent and temperament shook international relations. 1961: amid the raging Cold War, Soviet authorities  send the world-renowned Kirov Ballet to Paris to demonstrate the cultural refinement behind the Iron Curtain. To the annoyance of his KGB minders, Rudolf Nureyev (one of the leading dancers), is smitten with Paris – its museums, jazz bars and social life, awakening a dangerous desire for creative independence.

UK/Serbia/France  2018 127 mins   (partially subtitled)  Dir:  Ralph Fiennes

FILM & MEAL DEAL TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR £15

Enjoy delicious Russian food in our Café before watching the film.  Servings between 6.30 and 7 pm.  Meal Deal tickets MUST be booked in advance. Priority will be given to Meal Deal tickets, with Film Only tickets released only 1-2 weeks before the screening.

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

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BBFC Classification guidelines

Oct
29
Tue
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (U)          
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Half Term Children’s Matinee Screening

The Grimm fairy tale gets a Technicolor treatment in Disney’s first animated feature. Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.

USA 1937  88 mins (Animation) 

 

Subsidised Film Tickets: £2 per child, £2 per adult accompanying child.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Soft drinks bar, with bar snacks, available from 1.30 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

 

BBFC Classification guidelines

All Is True  (12A)    
Oct 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Kenneth Branagh’s new take on Shakespeare sees him playing the bard himself. All Is True follows the relationship between Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway during the tumultuous final years of his life, that saw a devastating fire destroy the Globe Theatre and a return to Stratford to face tragedy, a troubled past and his neglected family. Ben Elton doesn’t move far from his recent Upstart Crow territory to provide the screenplay for a cast including Judi Dench as Anne Hathaway and Sir Ian McKellan as the Earl of Southampton.

UK  2018  101 mins  Dir:  Kenneth Branagh

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

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BBFC Classification guidelines

Nov
5
Tue
Diego Maradona (12A)       
Nov 5 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

On 5th July 1985, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine quickly led Naples to their first-ever title – the stuff of dreams. From the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, the film has been constructed from over 500 hours of never before seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive, with his support.  This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.

“A thrilling story” The Financial Times.

UK  2019 130 min   (subtitled) Dir:  Asif Kapadia

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

12A bbfc

BBFC Classification guidelines

Nov
12
Tue
Lucky (15)             
Nov 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

A fitting tribute to its star, Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky is an unhurried, thoughtful affair with a mischievous edge. Stanton, who died aged 91 in September 2017, just before the film’s US release, plays the eponymous nonagenarian with grace and vitality. Lucky’s life in his small desert town is a simple one. He makes daily trips to the convenience store to buy cigarettes and milk, sips coffee at the diner and drinks in the local bar with friend Howard (a pleasingly eccentric turn from David Lynch).

“A gold mine of small but perfectly formed parts”. The Guardian

USA 2017 88 mins    Dir:  John Carroll Lynch

 

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

 

BBFC Classification guidelines

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