In Cinemas April 2016

A Warriors Tail (PG)

Animation | Adventure | Fantasy

Dir. Maksim Fadeev, Russia, 2016, 85 Mins

Cast (Voice): Milla Jovovich, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Chase

An international animation project that is coming out in Russian and English languages. It is a fairytale about a grand life journey of a 10-year old boy Savva devoted to help his Mom and fellow village people to break free from the vicious hyenas. Trying to escape from hyenas Savva finds himself in a magical world he had only heard stories of. That is where he meets the white wolf Angee, a hilarious tiny pink creature Puffy, a strange looking semi-baron FAFL and his passenger, as well as Nanty, Shaman’s charming daughter. New friends help Savva through his journey to the Magician that lives on a mountain and, as legend has it, might help Savva free his village from the angry hyenas. However, each of them have their own reasons to see the magician that some of them keep only to themselves. On their way to the Magician the friends will face multiple dangers, pleasant and unpleasant surprises, discover terrifying secrets and even have a battle with a monkey army.

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Anguish (15)

Drama | Horror

Dir. Sonny Mallhi, US, 2016, 91 Mins

Cast: Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks, Karina Logue

Tess is a teenage girl diagnosed with identity disorder, however that may not be the problem after all. Lucy, a teenage girl who’s in the same town, and around the same age. The unlikely pair meet in a way that so few people actually understand, and usually misinterpret.

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Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story (12A)

Documentary | Biography | Sport

Dir. Dave Street, UK/Spain/US, 2015, 104 mins

Cast: Chris Hoy, Charlie Milarvie, Euan Obree

Addicted to breaking records, this former world champion puts his mind and body on the line one last time. 20 years after his last world record he is in the American desert looking for purpose and salvation on a speed machine he built in his Scottish kitchen. Will his ageing body and fragile psyche cope with the pressure he will find on Nevada’s State Route 305? Renowned for building his own record breaking bikes in the 1990’s, will his revolutionary new design get him over the line in the International Human Powered World championships taking place in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Since his last world record he has faced and survived many challenges in his personal life. The father of two sons in their twenties he is now happy to have discovered his own sexuality, after many years of turmoil. This is a warm and entertaining observational documentary.

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Black Mountain Poets (15)

Comedy 

Dir. Jamie Adams, UK, 2015, 85 mins

Cast: Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells, Tom Cullen

Claire and Lisa Walker are neurotic sisters on the run who assume the identities of Internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters to take refuge at a Poetry Retreat for the weekend; spending time in the black mountains of Wales amongst poets and the inspiration of nature leads to a new beginning for our heroines.

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Motleys Law (TBC)

Documentary | Biography | Crime

Dir. Nicole Nielsen Horanyi, Denmark/Afghanistan/US, 2015, 85 mins

Cast: Kimberley Motley

‘I grew up in a bad neighborhood and Kabul is just that; another bad neighborhood’ The last international troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. 38-year old Kimberley Motley has left her husband and her three kids in USA, to work as a defense lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the only foreign lawyer, with a license to work in Afghan courts, not to mention, the only woman. With her afghan assistant Khalil, Kimberley defends western and afghan clients, accused of criminal offenses. Money and prestigious human rights cases has motivated her for five years, but the personal threats and the dangerous conditions in the country, makes it harder and harder for Kimberley to continue her work.

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Pandorica (15)

Sci-Fi

Dir. Tom Paton, UK, 2016, 82 Mins

Cast: Jade Hobday, Marc Zammit, Adam Bond

Pandorica revolves around the leadership trials of The Varosha Tribe. Eiren, Ares and Thade are all in line to lead the next generation of their people. Only one of them will become leader but who will it be? Pandorica is an edge of your seat action horror that keeps the twists coming thick and fast.

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Papusza (15)

Biography | Drama

Dirs. Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze, Poland, 2013, 131 Mins, Subtitles

Cast: Jowita Budnik, Zbigniew Walerys, Antoni Pawlicki

The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer.

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Ran (15)

Action | Drama | War

Dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan | France, 1986, 162 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Japanese warlord Hidetori Ichimonji decides the time has come to retire and divide his fiefdom among his three sons. His eldest and middle sons – Taro and Jiro – agree with his decision and promise to support him for his remaining days. The youngest son Saburo disagrees with all of them arguing that there is little likelihood the three brothers will remain united. Insulted by his son’s brashness, the warlord banishes Saburo. As the warlord begins his retirement, he quickly realizes that his two eldest sons selfish and have no intention of keeping their promises. It leads to war and only banished Saburo c an possibly save him.

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Absent One, The (18)

Crime| Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard, Denmark/Germany/Sweden, 2014, 119 min, Subtitles

Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pilou Asbæk

Rugged and irritable Carl Morck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his colleague, the Syria-born Assad, run the cold-case division of the Copenhagen police. After a desperate appeal to Morck about the unsolved killing of his own teenage children, an ex-cop commits suicide. This leads the detective pair on a twisted mission to discover what really happened in the 1990s at one of the country’s poshest boarding schools. Director Mikkel Norgaard reunites with lead stars Kaas and Fares to portray this taut fiction which again alternates deftly between the past and present.

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Boulevard (15)

Drama

Dir. Dito Montiel, US, 2014, 88 mins

Cast: Robin Williams, Roberto Aguire, Kathy Baker

Robin Williams’ last on-screen performance is also one of his finest, in this honest and remarkably poignant bittersweet drama which proves it’s never too late to be truthful to yourself, whatever the consequences.

Nolan (Robin Williams) is a middle-aged, married banker, whose life is the very definition of average and unfulfilled. One night driving home, he does something impulsive, and picks up a young male hustler Leo (Roberto Aguire); a relationship develops, not based on sex, but Nolan’s loneliness – Leo is ‘just someone to talk to’ he admits. As Nolan becomes more attached to Leo, he puts his married life, and his career, in jeopardy.

Oscar winner Robin Williams, in his final leading role, gives a sensitive, heartbreaking performance as a meek man finally trying to be true to himself after a lifetime of living a lie. A deeply moving and engaging film, examining the complexities of love and relationships, and the difficult choices people have to make, it’s a must for Williams’ fans to see the star in one of his most brilliantly observed serious roles.

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Couple In A Hole (12A)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Tom Geens, UK/Belgium/France, 2015, 105 mins, Some Subtitles

Cast: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher

A British couple ends up living like savages in a hole in the middle of a vast forest in the French Pyrenees.

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Hardcore Henry (18)

 Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Ilya Naishuller, Russia/US, 2015, 96 min

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan; he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…

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Huntsman: Winter's War, The (12)

Action | Adventure | Drama

Dir. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, US, 2016,109 mins

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Chris Hemsworth

The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.

Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen—including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain)—only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.

When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.

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I Am Belfast (15)

Documentary

Dir. Mark Cousins, UK, 2015, 84 min

Cast: Richard Buick, Shane McCaffrey, Helena Bereen

A visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. Themes brought up in the film range from the landscapes surrounding the city, its changing architecture and social structure to the political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict.

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Last Man on the Moon, The (PG)

Documentary | Adventure | Biography

Dir. Mark Craig, UK, 2014, 95 mins

Cast: Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Charles Duke

When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan’s burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, ‘If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home.’ ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ combines rare archive material, compelling Visual FX and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen.

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Lee Scratch Perrys Vision Of Paradise (TBC)

Documentary | Biography | Music

Dir. Volker Schaner, Germany/UK/Switzerland, 2015, 123 mins

Cast (As themselves): Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dennis Bovell, Irmin Schmidt

A thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it’s not a biography but rather a fairytale documentary! The director followed Lee Perry for 15 years and discovered a story that is almost impossible to believe: a revelation, told about and with one of the major protagonists of contemporary music. It is a mind-blowing encounter with „The Prophet“ of the international Rastafari movement, one of the icons of the Black Power movement and “the” inventor of reggae and dub and it is also a humorous adventure of epic dimensions. The movie can be seen as a guide for how to change the world with music – with a positive attitude, mindset or, as Lee Perry calls it: “vibration”.

I was 14 when I discovered the music of Lee Perry and Bob Marley, and as a German teenager, it changed my life. Since then it has always been my greatest dream to make a film with Lee Perry, whose mastery also lies behind so many Bob Marley songs. Now, 32 years later, we are about to finish this very extraordinary project and finally fulfill this dream.

For the past 15 years I have been going to his house regularly, equipped with my camera and microphone. Over the years we became friends and now we are looking at an immense collection of intimate footage full of surprise, excitement and poetry. The making of this movie has been a long and deep process revealing a shy and extravagant artist who is commonly regarded as a genius.

The movie will always be the most intimate, extensive and fascinating adventure you can possibly have with Lee Perry, one of the most special and influential artists of all times. This project is unrepeatable. Prepare yourself for this unique experience: the „Vision Of Paradise“!

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Man Who Knew Infinity, The (12A)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Matt Brown, UK, 2015, 108 mins, Some Subtitles

Cast: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones

Colonial India, 1913. Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognises the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the scepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.

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Midnight Special (12)

Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi

Dir. Jeff Nichols, US, 2015, 111 mins

Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst

Writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time with the sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special.” A provocative, genre-defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human, it follows a father, Roy (Michael Shannon), who goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), a boy with mysterious powers that even Roy himself cannot comprehend.

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Risking everything, Roy is committed to helping Alton reach his ultimate purpose, whatever that might be and whatever it costs, in a story that takes audiences on a perilous journey from Texas to the Florida coast, while exploring the bonds of love and trust, and the nature of faith.

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My Name Is Emily (TBC)

Drama

Dir. Simon Fitzmaurice, Ireland, 2015, 100 mins

Cast: Evanna Lynch, Martin McCann, Michael Smiley

A teenage girl runs away from a foster home with the boy who loves her. She searches for her visionary writer father who is locked up in a psychiatric institution. It is a story of redemption.

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Nasty Baby (15)

Drama

Dir. Sebastián Silva, Chile/US, 2015, 101 mins, Some Subtitles

Cast: Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig

An award-winning favorite that centers on a Brooklyn artist who, with his boyfriend and their best friend, try to have a baby. Their bliss is clouded by a series of confrontations with an annoying neighbor who just might be a madman.

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Passing, The (15)

Drama

Dir. Gareth Bryn, UK, 2015, 89 mins,  Subtitles

Cast: Dyfan Dwyfor, Annes Elwy, Mark Lewis Jones

When two young lovers crash their car into a ravine in the remote mountains of Wales, they are plunged into a lost world. Dragged from the river by a mysterious figure, they are taken to a ramshackle farm, a place untouched by time. As events unfold we learn the explosive truth about the young couple’s past. More unsettling still, we discover the ghostly truth about Stanley, and the tragedy of the valley he once called home.

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Brand New Testament, The (15)

Comedy | Fantasy

Dir. Jaco Van Dormael, Belgium/France/Luxembourg, 2016, 113 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve

God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.

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Criminal (15)

Action | Crime | Drama

Dir. Ariel Vromen, UK/US, 2016, 114 mins

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission.

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Despite The Falling Snow (12A)

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Dir. Shamim Sarif, UK/Canada, 2016, 99 min

Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Antje Traue

In 1950s Moscow, communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Reconciling her passion for him with her beliefs about communism means making the greatest sacrifice – of her life – a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later.

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Eisenstein In Guanajuato

Biography | Comedy | Romance

Dir. Peter Greenaway, Netherlands/Belgium/Finland/Mexico/France, 2015, 105 min

Cast: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata

The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few – if any – directors who can be elevated to such heights. On the back of his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, he was celebrated around the world, and invited to the US. Ultimately rejected by Hollywood and maliciously maligned by conservative Americans, Eisenstein traveled to Mexico in 1931 to consider a film privately funded by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair. Eisenstein’s sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career – a significant hinge between the early successes of Strike, Battleship Potemkin, and October, which made him a world-renowned figure, and his hesitant later career with Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible and The Boyar’s Plot.

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Eye In The Sky (15)

Drama | Thriller | War

Dir. Gavin Hood, UK, 2015, 102 min

Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

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Fan (12A)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Maneesh Sharma, India, 2016, 142 min, Subtitles

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Joelle Koissi, Mariola Jaworska

In a world of labels it’s easy to forget who made sportsmen, pop singers and matinee idols into stars, superstars and megastars – the FANS. Every FAN has their own personal relationship with their hero – it’s almost a Love Story. FAN is the story of Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) a young man, 20 something, whose world revolves around the mega movie star Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) or God as he refers to him. From the by lanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams, Mumbai, in order to wish his God on his birthday. After all, he is Aryan’s biggest FAN and even has a striking resemblance to him – how difficult could it be for the world biggest FAN to get an audience with the world’s biggest Star. When things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s love and passion for his God turns in to a dangerous obsession that crosses the fine line. In an edge of the seat thriller, FAN will peel away at both Gaurav and Aryan’s personalities and character.

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Jungle Book, The (PG)

Adventure | Drama | Family

Dir. Jon Favreau, US, 2016, 106 mins

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray

Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

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Our Little Sister (PG)

Drama

Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, 2015, 128 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho

Three sisters live together in their late grandmother’s house in the city of Kamaruka. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman. They have lived together since their mum imitated her husband by running off with another man… Sachi, 29, the oldest Koda sister, a nurse at the local hospital, acts as a substitute mother to Yoshino, 22, and Chika, 19. One day, the threesome learns of the death of their “traitor” father and it is only halfheartedly that they go to his funeral. But in Yamagata something unexpected happens: they meet their half-sister Suzu, 13, there and immediately fall for the spell of this exquisite young creature. Sensing that Yoko, her father’s widow, will not be a fit guardian, Sachi invites Suzu to move in.

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Sweeney: Paris, The (15)

Action | Drama

Dir. Benjamin Rocher, France/UK, 2015, 92 min, Some Subtitles

Cast: Jean Reno, Alban Lenoir, Caterina Murino

A french police unit that try to stop a group of criminals.

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Grump, The (12)

Comedy

Dir. Dome Karukoski, Finland/Iceland, 2014, 104 mins

Cast: Antti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski

The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that’s been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin The Grump’s day.

Our story unfolds as The Grump takes a fall from his basement steps, hurting his ankle. He has to spend a weekend in Helsinki to attend physiotherapy.

The Grump doesn’t like this for four reasons: 1) He has to take a taxi. 2) He can’t take daily care of his wife, an Alzheimer’s patient. 3) He can’t drive, which means he might have to sit in a car with a female driver. 4) He has to spend time with his family.

The daughter-in-law is a career woman, not keen to spend time with The Grump when he comes to the city. Her boss has given her the task to look after Russian businessmen supposed to close a major deal over the weekend. It doesn’t make her any happier when The Grump decides to help with the deal. Then The Grump has to face his useless son to become the father he never was.

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Bastille Day (15)

Action

Dir. James Watkins, France/US, 2015, 92 mins

Cast: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly

Michael Mason (Richard Madden, Game Of Thrones) is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself in the hands of the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar (Idris Elba, Avengers: Age Of Ultron), the field agent on the case, soon realizes that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale criminal conspiracy in the heart of the police force.

Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael to help quickly track down the source of the corruption. As a 24hr chase ensues, the unlikely duo discover they are both targets and must rely upon each other in order to take down a common enemy.

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Desert Dancer (15)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Richard Raymond, UK/United Arab Emirates/Romania/Morocco, 2014, 104 min

Cast: Nazanin Boniadi, Freida Pinto, Tom Cullen

A film based on an incredible true story.

Desert Dancer is a classic hero story about brave young people risking their lives to rebel against their government and fight for their dreams.

Set in Iran, where it is currently forbidden to dance, the story follows Afshin Ghaffarian and his friends who despite the dangers form an underground dance company where, via hacking into YouTube, they learn from the very best – Michael Jackson, Pina Bausch, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev.

Reveling in the freedom of expression that dance gives them, they set upon putting on a performance deep in the desert, away from the watchful eyes of the military police.

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Friend Request (15)

Thriller

Dir. Simon Verhoeven, Germany, 2015, 92 mins

Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl on-line, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Jane Got A Gun (15)

Action | Drama | Western

Dir. Gavin O’Connor, US, 2015, 98 mins

Cast: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor

Jane Got a Gun centers on Jane Hammond, who has built a new life with her husband Bill “Ham” Hammond after being tormented by the ultra-violent Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang’s cross-hairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin. With the vengeful crew hot on Ham’s trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost for help in defending her family against certain destruction. Haunted by old memories, Jane’s past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival.

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Louder Than Bombs (15)

Drama

Dir. Joachim Trier, Norway/France/Denmark, 2015, 109 mins, Some Subtitles

Cast: Amy Ryan, Jesse Eisenberg, Rachel Brosnahan

An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death, brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.

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Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures (18)

Documentary

Dirs. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, US/Germany, 2016, 108 mins

Cast: Debbie Harry, Fran Lebowitz, Robert Mapplethorpe

An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Miles Ahead (15)

Biography | Drama | Music

Dir. Don Cheadle, Germany, 2015, 92 mins

Cast: Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor

MILES AHEAD is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle’s bravura directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis.

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Captain America: Civil War (12)

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dirs. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, US, 2016, 146 mins

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Demolition (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, US, 2015, 100 mins

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Heather Lind

Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen (Naomi Watts), and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

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Gods Not Dead 2 (PG)

Drama

Dir. Harold Cronk, US, 2016, 121 mins

Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Ray Wise

From the college classroom of GOD’S NOT DEAD to the public square in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow?

Welcome back to Hope Springs … home not only of Hadleigh University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher Grace Wesley helps students understand and enjoy history. Her love of teaching, her love for her students, and her love of life all come from the same place: her love of Christ.

So when Brooke, a hurting student grieving the loss of her brother, reaches out to Grace, their coffee-shop conversation naturally leads to Grace sharing the hope she finds in Christ.

When Brooke later asks an honest question about Jesus in the classroom, Grace’s reasoned response lands her in big trouble—almost before she even finishes giving her answer.

With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom—and the public square—once and for all!

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the beloved Pure Flix movie from 2014 and features an all-star cast.

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Golden Years (TBC)

Comedy 

Dir. John Miller, UK, 2015, 96 mins

Cast: Bernard Hill, Philip Davis, Alun Armstrong

Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, our characters decide to fight back. They decide to take back what was theirs in the first place. They decide to start robbing banks.

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Hard Tide (15)

Drama | Thriller

Dirs. Robert Osman, Nathanael Wiseman, UK, 2015, 

Cast: Nathanael Wiseman, Mem Ferda, Alexandra Newick

“Hard Tide” is an independent UK Thriller that tells the incredible true story of a small time criminal in a British seaside town who, on the eve of a turf war, is forced to go on the run with a neglected 9-year-old girl after a tragic accident.

The film is a moving and inspirational thriller/drama with breakthrough performances by up and coming actor Nathanael Wiseman and newcomer Alexandra Newick, about the courage that people can find in the most difficult of circumstances, and the transformative decisions we make.

With echoes of “London To Brighton”, “Shifty” and “Sweet Sixteen”, or as journalist Adnan Sarwar quoted, it’s As If Shane Meadows had made “LEON.”

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Heaven Knows What (TBC)

Drama

Dirs. Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie, US, 2015, 92 mins

Cast: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress

Harley loves Ilya. He gives her life purpose and sets her passion ablaze. So, when he asks her to prove her love by slitting her wrists, she obliges with only mild hesitation, perhaps because of her other all-consuming love: heroin.

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Ratchet And Clank (PG)

 Animation | Action | Adventure

Dirs. Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland, US, 2016, 94 mins

Cast: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward

Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

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Son Of Saul (15)

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Dir. László Nemes, Hungary, 2015, 107 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn

Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it. While the Sonderkommando is to be liquidated at any moment, Saul turns away of the living and their plans of rebellion to save the remains of a son he never took care of when he was still alive.

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