Our films for the Spring 2016 Season (links to more details)
- Friday 29th January: 45 Years
- Friday 26th February: The Martian
- Friday 22nd April: The Lady in the Van
(No film in March)
All films start at 7.30pm. Admission £5. There is a licensed bar as well as tea/coffee and ice cream. Booking is not required – just turn up.
Contact: Marilyn Dunkelman, 01600 860031 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director/Writer: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtney, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells
An intelligent, moving drama with tour de force performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtney, playing a long-married couple whose personal world is turned upside down by news from the past. The landscape of the Norfolk locations reflects the mood beautifully. The film has won several major international awards, and has been compared to Brief Encounter with its quiet and subtle unfolding of a completely absorbing story.
Certificate 15, 95 minutes. Drama, romance
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean, Jeff Daniels
Veteran British director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise) returns to form with this exciting and unusually thought-provoking science fiction drama. Matt Damon is the stranded astronaut left behind on Mars, exhibiting some inventive survival techniques while the support team back on Earth struggle to rescue him. A strong cast, original story and the best in movie special effects creating a fabulous Martian world, combine to make this a cut above the usual Hollywood fare.
Certificate 12A, 144 minutes. Adventure, comedy
The Lady in the Van
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Writer: Alan Bennett
Stars: Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour
This film has quite a pedigree, and it lives up to its promise. Written by Alan Bennett, it’s based on a story from his life, when a homeless woman took up residence in a van in his street. Maggie Smith, a long way from Downton Abbey, plays the eccentric woman with great sensitivity, when a lesser actor could create a caricature. She’s supported by a host of British acting royalty. Director Nicholas Hytner also helmed Bennett’s The History Boys.
Certificate 12A, 104 minutes. Biography, drama
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