Mar
26
Tue
Wildlife (15)
Mar 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

When teenager Joe and his parents move to suburban Montana, a fresh start seems to be on the cards, but cracks soon show when his volatile father Jerry loses his job and then leaves to fight forest fires raging around the city. Actor Paul Dano makes his directorial debut, adapting Richard Ford’s novel, to create a sober, beautifully realised postwar American drama, meticulously performed by Ed Oxenbould, Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal.

“A beautifully observed study … an extraordinary performance by Mulligan.” Empire.

USA  2018  104 mins 

 

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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Apr
2
Tue
Shoplifters (15)
Apr 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Like Father, Like Son, Our Little Sister) Palme d’Or winning new film is a profoundly moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together.  It’s being hailed as among the very best in the celebrated writer-director’s career and has inspired rave reviews.  The Shibatas are poverty-stricken and routinely turn to petty thieving to make ends meet, but nonetheless, when they happen upon Yuri, a little girl sheltering from the cold, she is welcomed into the family. Kore-eda’s trademark subtlety and nuanced moral inquiry, give rare prominence to Japanese society’s urban underclass with compassion and insight. “Kore-eda’s audacious latest steals the heart. A rich, satisfying and deeply intelligent film.” ***** The Guardian.

Japan (subtitled) 2018 115 mins       

 

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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Apr
9
Tue
A Star is Born (15)
Apr 9 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Bradley Cooper directs and co-stars in this supremely watchable update, playing Jackson Maine, a gravel-voiced superstar country-rocker running on empty personally and emotionally. One night, when low on booze, he makes a detour to a nondescript bar, where he discovers an unconventionally beautiful and talented young singer. Lady Gaga is bewitching in Streisand’s shoes as Ally, whose glorious career soars while Jackson’s spirals downwards.

“By dumping the usual Hollywood bull for something that feels raw, scrappy and lived in, Cooper and Gaga knock it out of the park.  Their movie, one of the year’s very best, is a modern musical classic. The Oscar race is officially on.” The Rolling Stone.

UK/USA 2018  136 mins     

 

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

Apr
10
Wed
The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World
Apr 10 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Based on Michael Pollan’s bestseller, this intriguing documentary examines the ways that humans rely on (and relate to) four key plants: the apple, potato, tulip, and marijuana. We’ve always had the notion that we are in charge, but what if they have been controlling us and using us for their own ends? Narrated by Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Mo.) it looks at the relationship from each plant’s perspective. When that happens, things start to look very different and we become aware that we’re just part of nature’s web and not outside it. In that respect these plants become critical mirrors for us to view our position in the global ecosystem.

USA 2009 120 min 

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.

Reviews

We couldn’t find many professional reviews of the film but here’s what reviewers thought of the book:

“Pollan shines a light on our own nature as well as our implication in the natural world.” The New York Times

“[Pollan] has a wide-ranging intellect, an eager grasp of evolutionary biology and a subversive streak that helps him to root out some wonderfully counterintuitive points. His prose both shimmers and snaps, and he has a knack for finding perfect quotes in the oddest places. Best of all, Pollan really loves plants.” The New York Times Book Review

“A wry, informed pastoral.” The New Yorker

“We can give no higher praise to the work of this superb science writer/reporter than to say that his new book is as exciting as any you’ll read.” Entertainment Weekly

“A whimsical, literary romp through man’s perpetually frustrating and always unpredictable relationship with nature.”  Los Angeles Times

“Until I read Michael Pollan’s original, provocative and charming The Botany of Desire, I had never managed to get inside the soul of a plant. Mr. Pollan, an accomplished gardener and garden writer, presents a plant’s-eye view of the world that challenged some of my most basic assumptions about gardening, particularly the one about whether I control my lilies or they control me. Mr. Pollan disabused me of my anthropocentric ignorance. In his elegant sections on marijuana and potatoes, Mr. Pollan braids together cosmic ideas, conversations with experts and day-to-day reports from his own garden. Mr. Pollan’s discussion of the genetically engineered NewLeaf potato, which was devised to resist its most dreaded enemy, the Colorado potato beetle, is a lucid and balanced assessment of this new horticultural technology, a subject too often tackled with barely muffled hysteria.” The Wall Street Journal

“A don’t-wanna-put-it-down unspooling of the socio-political, economic and historical forces that led to the cultivation of four crops. Pollan is a master at making connections, seeing the lines that connect disparate dots in the complexities of the garden, be they of a political, literary, historical, socioeconomic or, even, sexual realm.” Chicago Tribune

“Funny, interesting and as delicious as a slice of summer peach … a must for people who like a good story.” New York Daily News

Apr
16
Tue
Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) – First Screening Sold Out
Apr 16 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot stomping biopic celebrating Freddy Mercury and Queen’s career, following the meteoric rise of the band through the creation of iconic songs and their near implosion as Mercury’s excesses spiral out of control. Rami Malek gives a commanding performance as the showman facing the battle for his life after his HIV diagnosis, and leading the band in a performance that cemented their legacy.

UK/USA  2018  134 mins   (Director: Bryan Singer)

 

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

Apr
23
Tue
Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) – Second Screening
Apr 23 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Due to the early sell-out of tickets for the initial screening, we are delighted to offer a second for this ‘must see’ film, which has since won BAFTAS for Best Actor and Best Sound.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot stomping biopic celebrating Freddy Mercury and Queen’s career, following the meteoric rise of the band through the creation of iconic songs and their near implosion as Mercury’s excesses spiral out of control. Rami Malek gives a commanding performance as the showman facing the battle for his life after his HIV diagnosis, and leading the band in a performance that cemented their legacy.

UK/USA  2018  134 mins   (Director: Bryan Singer)

 

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

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