In Cinemas – June 2017

Wonder Woman (12)

Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Dir. Patty Jenkins, US, 2017, 141 mins

Cast: Gal Gadot, David Thewlis, Robin Wright

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.

Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.

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After the Storm (PG)

Drama

Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, 2016, 117 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support.

After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives.

Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

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Daughters of the Dust (12)

Drama | History | Romance

Dir. Julie Dash, UK/US, 1991, 112 mins

Cast: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao

In 1902 South Carolina, at a pivotal moment in American history, three generations of women in the Pezant family grapple with the decision to migrate north, leaving behind their well-preserved Gullah culture inherited from their West African slave ancestors. An avowed influence on Beyoncé’s album Lemonade, Daughters of the Dust broke new ground in its representation of black women on screen and continues to inspire filmmakers and audiences alike. Lovingly restored for its 25th anniversary, Julie Dash’s luminous masterpiece is a bold, stylish and evocative

An avowed influence on Beyoncé’s album Lemonade, Daughters of the Dust broke new ground in its representation of black women on screen and continues to inspire filmmakers and audiences alike. Lovingly restored for its 25th anniversary, Julie Dash’s luminous masterpiece is a bold, stylish and evocative

Lovingly restored for its 25th anniversary, Julie Dash’s luminous masterpiece is a bold, stylish and evocative odyssey, which remains as vibrant and necessary as ever.

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Dough (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. John Goldschmidt, UK/Hungry, 2017, 94 mins

Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder, Phil Davis

Safa Habimana, is an immigrant in Britain who is struggling to make ends meet, with the hope that one day, she and her teenage son will reunite with her husband.

On the other hand, her son Ayyash, a troubled young Muslim with lots of time in his hands, has no interest in anything except how to spend the time with his friends and make easy money.

An occurrence caused by bad luck and even worse timing will bring the Police on his doorstep forcing Safa to take drastic measures. So she sets up an appointment with Nat, a Jew baker for whom she works for asking him to take Ayyash as an apprentice.

Beginnings are usually hard at first, but as time moves on, business flourish and customers rush in, a strong bond will develop between the two men, unbeknownst to them that problems are just around the corner…

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My Life as a Courgette (PG)

Animation | Comedy | Drama

Dir. Claude Barras, Switzerland/France, 2017, 66 mins

Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud

After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first, he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment.

Yet, with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

The film is being released in both original French-language subtitled version as well as an English-language dubbed version, which features the voices of Ellen Page, Nick Offerman and Will Forte.

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Shepherd, The (15)

Drama

Dir. Jonathan Cenzual Burley, Spain, 2016, 98 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Maribel Iglesias, Miguel Martín, Alfonso Mendiguchía

A lonely shepherd’s home and way of life are threatened when building promoters become interested in his land.

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Berlin Syndrome (15)

Thriller

Dir. Cate Shortland, Australia, 2017, 116 mins

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Lucie Aron

A riveting psychological thriller from acclaimed director Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore), Berlin Syndrome features a raw and compelling performance from Teresa Palmer (Hackshaw Ridge, Knight of Cups). While

While traveling alone in Berlin, Australian photographer Clare (Palmer) meets Andi (Max Riemelt, Sense8), a charismatic local English teacher with whom she shares an instant physical attraction. After spending the night together, Clare wakes up alone in Andi’s apartment to discover the door locked and the windows secured, with no means of escape.

Now the only inhabitant of an otherwise abandoned apartment complex, Clare must confront her lover to have any hope of escaping the nightmare of her confinement. Elegantly constructed and deeply suspenseful, Berlin Syndrome is both a nuanced character study and an engrossing thriller that explores the dynamics of power and control, and the psychological complexities between captor and captive. Exhilarating, nerve-wracking and unforgettable, it finds Cate Shortland at the peak of her powers.

Exhilarating, nerve-wracking and unforgettable, it finds Cate Shortland at the peak of her powers.

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From the Land of the Moon (15)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Nicole Garcia, France/Belgium/Canada, 2016, 120 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendemühl

Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, From the Land of the Moon is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for passionate dreams of true love against all odds.

Gabrielle (Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents married her to José (Àlex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her.

Despite José’s devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a hospital in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?

She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?

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My Cousin Rachel (12)

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Dir. Roger Michell, UK/US, 2017, 106 mins

Cast: Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

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My Name Is Lenny (15)

Drama | Sport

Dir. Ron Scalpello, UK, 2017, 91 mins

Cast: Josh Helman, Michael Bisping, Chanel Cresswell

Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain’s most notorious bare-knuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road).

A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world. Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) all culminating in his championship win to become: THE GUV’NOR.

Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) all culminating in his championship win to become: THE GUV’NOR.

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Norman (15)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Joseph Cedar, Israel/US, 2016, 118 mins

Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen

Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) only wants to matter.

Living a lonely life in the shadow of power and money, he uses any angle or connection to put himself in a position of significance. He is an opportunist, just not a very good one.

Until he finally bets on the right horse by buying a pair of expensive shoes for Micha Eshel (Ashkenazi), a lowly Israeli politician. When Micha becomes Prime Minister, Norman finds himself in the center of a geopolitical drama beyond anything he could have imagined.

Using his small-time skills, Norman tries to solve a growingly complex puzzle with big-time implications. This everyman’s journey is filled with the comedy, drama, and tragedy of a man propelled out of anonymity yet ultimately too small to ever be valued.

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Shack, The (12A)

Drama | Fantasy

Dir. Stuart Hazeldine, US, 2017, 132 mins

Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw

After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips’ youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered.

After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy’s abduction and an encounter that will change his life forever.

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The Mummy

Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Dir. Alex Kurtzman, US, 2017, 116 mins

Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World) and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

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Wilson (15)

Comedy

Dir. Craig Johnson, US, 2017, 94 mins

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-Thomas, Shaun Brown

Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

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By The Time It Gets Dark (12A)

Drama

Dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand/France/Qatar/Netherlands, 2016, 105 mins

Cast: Arak Amornsupasiri, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk,Achtara Suwan

A film director and her muse who was a student activist in the 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor and an actress, all live loosely connected to each other by almost invisible threads. The narrative sheds its skin several times to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities that make up the characters’ lives.

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Centre Of My World

Drama

Dir. Jakob M. Erwa, Germany/Austria, 2016, 105 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Bendix Hansen, Sarah Fuhrer, Louis Hofmann

After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

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Churchill (PG)

Biography | Drama | Thriller

Dir. Jonathan Teplitzky, UK, 2017, 98 mins

Cast: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) in the days leading up to infamous Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944.

Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one that the entire war effort hinges upon.

Clashing with his Allied political opponents U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery) and British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (Julian Wadham), the troubled Churchill receives support and devotion from his wife, the brilliant and unflappable Clementine Churchill (Miranda Richardson).

With her strength and shrewdness, “Clemmie” halts Winston’s physical, mental spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness.

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Destination Unknown (12A)

Documentary | History | War

Dir. Claire Ferguson, UK/Austria/Poland/USA, 2017, 81 mins

Twelve survivors, twelve families torn apart by the Holocaust, twelve people striving to build a new future after the war.

Blending unique and intimate testimony with immersive archive, DESTINATION UNKNOWN unveils the human stories underlying the events of the Holocaust. These include one of the few escapees from the terror of Treblinka, and an exclusive interview with Mietek Pemper, who helped Oskar Schindler compile his List.

The film traces the narrow paths to survival, whether in hiding, fighting as partisans, or through enduring the camps such as Kraków-Płaszow, Mauthausen and Auschwitz-Birkenau. While a few managed to escape, most had to try to find a way to stay alive until the end of the war.

Their stories do not end with liberation. We see how they had to survive the chaos that came afterwards, and their attempts to build new lives.

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Dying Laughing (15)

Documentary | Comedy

Dirs. Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood, UK, 2016, 89 mins

Cast: Stephen K. Amos, Dave Attell, Sandra Bernhard

Whilst painters, writers, musicians even dancers are talked about as Artists, stand-up comedians are often regarded as mere entertainers – yet their work has possibly a more direct effect on an audience than any other art form.

These are social and cultural commentators who at their best can change the way we think about important matters whilst making us howl with laughter. A stand-up comedian must be the writer, the director, and the star performer, and unlike any other performance there is no rehearsal, no practice, no safety net, the stand-up can only work in front of a live audience – with feedback being instantaneous and often brutal.

For most people baring their soul to then have an audience boo or heckle them would be a life-changing trauma, for stand-ups, it’s a weekly challenge. DYING LAUGHING is a unique glimpse into the agony and ecstasy of performance along with a singular examination into the day-to-day life of a professional stand-up.

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Gifted (12A)

Drama

Dir. Marc Webb, US, 2017, 101 mins

Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the

Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

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Nails (18)

Horror

Dir. Dennis Bartok, Ireland, 2017, 85 mins

Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble, Steve Wall

After surviving a near-fatal accident, track coach and mother Dana awakens in the hospital, paralysed and imprisoned in her own body.

Whilst struggling to regain control of her life, Dana is confronted with a vindictive spirit; a terrifying presence called Nails, whom she is convinced exists inside her hospital room.

Faced with scepticism from her husband, doctors and the staff, and believed to be suffering from a mental breakdown, Dana is left struggling to keep her grip on reality as the targeted attacks grow increasingly violent.

To save her marriage and her life, Dana must find a way to convince her family that Nails is real before he succeeds in destroying her and everyone who stands in his way.

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Rock Dog (PG)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Ash Brannon, China/US, 2016, 90 mins

Cast: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons

Bodi, a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun-loving, country-side sheep, but fears he doesn’t have the passion to assume the role from his dad, Khampa. Everything changes when a radio literally falls out of the sky and Bodi hears a song by rock legend Angus Scattergood, opening his heart to a musical world he must explore.

Leaving home to chase his destiny in the big city, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa’s nemesis, Linnux. The leader of a hungry wolf pack, Linnux believes that Bodi is his ticket back into the village and closer to delicious sheep. It is up to Bodi to save his family and friends from harm without giving up his newfound dream.

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Slack Bay (15)

Comedy

Dir. Bruno Dumont, France/Germany/Belgium, 2016, 90 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide. There lives a small community of fishermen and other oyster farmers. Among them evolves a curious family, the Bréfort, renowned ferrymen of the Slack Bay,

There lives a small community of fishermen and other oyster farmers. Among them evolves a curious family, the Bréfort, renowned ferrymen of the Slack Bay, led by the father nicknamed “The Eternal”, who rules as best as he can on his prankster bunch of sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute, aged 18.

Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems’ mansion. Every summer, this bourgeois family – all degenerate and decadent from inbreeding – stagnates in the villa, not without mingling during their leisure hours of walking, sailing or bathing, with the ordinary local people, Ma Loute and the other Bréforts.

 

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Stockholm My Love (PG)

Drama | Musical

Dir. Mark Cousins, Sweden/UK, 2016, 88 mins

Cast: Neneh Cherry

Stockholm My Love is a city symphony, a love letter to Stockholm, the fiction debut of director Mark Cousins and the acting debut of musician Neneh Cherry.

It follows one woman’s footsteps through the streets of her native city, on a journey of recovery from a bad thing that happened to her exactly one year before.

It’s an exploration of grief, identity and the power of architecture and urbanism to shape lives, and a celebration of the power of walking and looking to make us all feel just a little bit better.

With new music by Neneh Cherry, old music by Benny Andersson (of ABBA) and Franz Berwald, and images by Christopher Doyle and Mark Cousins.

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Whitney: Can I Be Me (15)

Documentary | Music

Dirs. Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal, UK/US, 2017, 105 mins

Cast (as themselves): Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Cissy Houston

From acclaimed director Nick Broomfield comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time, the story of Whitney Houston’s extraordinary life and tragic death.

Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an “American Princess”, the most awarded female artist ever. Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died at just 48 years old. Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive live recordings, WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ tells Whitney Houston’s incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.

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Transformers: The Last Knight (3D)

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Michael Bay, US, 2017

Cast: Laura Haddock, Mark Wahlberg, Gemma Chan

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero.

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

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Book of Henry, The (12A)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Colin Trevorrow, US, 2017, 105 Mins

Cast: Lee Pace, Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives.

Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila. Her younger son Peter is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry, age 11.

Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina, has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help.

As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.

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Edith Walks (PG)

Documentary

Dir. Andrew Kotting, UK, 2017, 61 Mins

Cast: David Aylward, Claurdia Barton, Anonymous Bosch

Edith Walks is a 60 minute 66 second feature film inspired by a walk from Waltham Abbey in Essex via Battle Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex. The film documents a pilgrimage in memory of Edith

The film documents a pilgrimage in memory of Edith Swan Neck. Bits of King Harold’s body were brought to Waltham for burial near the High Altar after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck is seen cradling him in a remarkable sculpture at Grosvenor Gardens on the sea front in St Leonards. The film re-connects the lovers after 950 years of separation. The

The film re-connects the lovers after 950 years of separation. The 108 mile journey, as the crow flies, allows the audience to reflect upon all things Edith. A conversation in Northampton between Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and Edith Swan Neck is also a key element to the unfolding ‘story’. With images shot using digital super 8 iPhone’s and sound recorded using a specially constructed music box with a boom microphone the film unfolds chronologically but in a completely unpredictable way.

With images shot using digital super 8 iPhone’s and sound recorded using a specially constructed music box with a boom microphone the film unfolds chronologically but in a completely unpredictable way.

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Graduate 50th Anniversary, The (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Mike Nichols, UK, 2017, 102 Mins

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

One of the most beloved American films of all time. Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his “Homecoming” party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter.

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Hampstead (12A)

Drama

Dir. Joel Hopkins, UK, 2017, 102 Mins

Cast: Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton

An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

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Seasons In Quincy: The Four Portraits Of John Berger (12A)

Documentary | Biography

Dirs. Bartek Dziadosz, Colin MacCabe, UK, 2016, 90 Mins

Cast: John Berger, Tilda Swinton

The Seasons in Quincy is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. It was produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, an audio-visual hub for graduate filmmaking based at Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the composer Simon Fisher Turner.   In 1973 Berger abandoned the metropolis to live in the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. He realized that subsistence peasant farming, which had sustained humanity for millennia, was drawing to an historical close. He determined to spend the rest of his life bearing witness to this vanishing existence, not least by participating in it. Berger’s trilogy Into their Labours chronicles the peasant life of this Alpine village and its surrounding countryside. Our portrait places Berger in the rhythm of the seasons in Quincy.

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Souvenir

Drama | Music | Romance

Dir. Bavo Defurne, Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2016, 90 Mins, Subtitles

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, Johan Leysen

Liliane works at a meat factory, adding bay leaves to liver patties. Once known as ‘Laura’, she was a rising star in the music industry and even took part in the European Song Contest. Now she leads a secluded life in an apartment stuffed with relics from her bygone days of glory. But then 22-year-old Jean walks into her life.

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Tubelight (12A)

Adventure | Drama | War

Dir. Kabir Khan, India, 2017, 154 Mins, Subtitles

Cast: Salman Khan, Zhu Zhu, Sohail Khan

In a small picturesque town in North India, Laxman (Salman Khan) lives with his younger brother Bharat (Sohail Khan).

The two have no other family and are inseparable. Laxman’s world comes crashing down, when war breaks out and Bharat gets drafted into the Army.

A helpless Bharat leaves a devastated Laxman behind. News from the border only worsens, as the tension continues to escalate. Seeing the carnage around him and worried for his brother, Laxman decides he must stop this conflict and get his brother back.

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Baby Driver (15)

Action | Crime | Thriller

Dir. Edgar Wright, UK/US, 2017, 113 Mins

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life,

When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life,

But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.

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A Man Called Ove (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Hannes Holm, Sweden, 2015, 116 Mins, Subtitles

Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

59 year old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist.

When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

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All Eyez On Me (15)

Biography | Drama | Music

Dir. Benny Boom, US, 2017, 140 Mins

Cast: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat GrahamRolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

ALL EYEZ ON ME tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25.

Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

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Alone In Berlin (12)

Drama

Dir. Vincent Perez, UK/France/Germany, 2017, 103 Mins

Cast: Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson

Berlin, 1940. The City is paralysed by fear.

Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna Quangel (Emma Thompson) are a working-class couple living in a shabby apartment block trying to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule.

But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss propels them into an extraordinary act of resistance. They start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city attacking Hitler and his regime.

If caught, it means certain execution. Soon their campaign comes to the attention of the Gestapo inspector, Escherich (Daniel Brühl), and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins.

Based on the incredible true story and best-selling book by Hans Fallada.

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Chubby Funny

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Harry Michell, UK, 2016, 89 Mins

Cast: Harry Michell, Augustus Prew, Isabella Laughland

Oscar thinks he’s special. He isn’t. He thinks it’s everyone else’s fault. It’s not. Moving to London, he gives himself a year to break into showbiz, but ends up waylaid by the same old problems: friendships, flings, and finding ultimate fulfilment.

Say what you like, but it’s tough being Chubby Funny.

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Despicable Me 3 (PG)

Animation | Action | Adventure

Dirs. Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, US, 2017, 96 Mins

Cast: Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon,

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

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House, The (15)

Comedy

Dir. Andrew Jay Cohen, US, 2017, 88 Mins

Cast: Will Ferrell, Jeremy Renner, Nick Kroll

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.

With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

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Kedi (U)

Documentary

Dir. Ceyda Torun, Turkey/US, 2016, 79 Mins, Subtitles

Cast: Bülent Üstün

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.

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Risk (15)

Documentary

Dir. Laura Poitras, Germany/US, 2016, 92 Mins

Cast: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum

From Academy Award winner Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR). Filmed over six years including through the 2016 presidential election and up to the present moment, RISK takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him.

With unprecedented access, Poitras give us the WikiLeaks story from the inside, allowing viewers to understand our current era of massive leaks, headline-grabbing news, and the revolutionary impact of the internet on global politics. RISK is a portrait of power, principles, betrayal, and sacrifice when the stakes could not be any higher. It is a first-person geopolitical thriller told from the perspective of a filmmaker immersed in the worlds of state surveillance and the cypherpunk movement.

RISK confirms Poitras’ directorial ability to record history as it unfolds on camera, and craft narratives at the highest level.

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