New Partnership

The Brewhouse launched a new cinema in partnership with Curzon Cinemas, screening the latest in independent, European and world film as well as popular classics, in addition to their live performance programme.

There are now a selection of different films being screened each week and our highlights this month include a Best Foreign Language Oscar nominated film, In Darkness and the heartfelt comedy-drama, Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.

Cinema tickets cost £6, concessions £5, family £20 (except special events) and an Unlimited Cinema Pass is available for £10 per month paid by standing order. Lunch, drink and cake ticket packages are also available.

To book tickets visit http://www.thebrewhouse.net/cinema.php or telephone the Box Office on 01823 283244.

October films:

The Imposter (15)
Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 October 2pm & 7.45pm
The Imposter, Bart Layton’s impressive feature documentary debut, recalls the best investigative work of Errol Morris. At the age of 13, Nicholas Barclay disappeared from his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was found, over three years later, in Spain, all alone and with no identification. When he returned home, it slowly dawned on family, friends and investigators that this person may not be who he claimed to be. What unfolds is the bizarre story of this odd imposter.

Delicacy (12A)
Wednesday 10 October 2pm
Nathalie has a wonderful life. She’s young, beautiful and has the perfect marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident, it brings her world crashing down. For the next few years, she focuses on work, setting aside her emotions. After a spontaneous and inexplicable kiss between her and co-worker Markus the two then embark upon their own emotional journey; one that raises all kinds of questions. Can we really choose how we rediscover our taste for life? Delicacy is a story of rebirth but it is also a tale of the singularity of love. Adapted from David Foenkinos’ eighth novel, which has sold over 700,000 copies and won 10 literary awards.

In Darkness (15)
Thursday 11 October 2pm
Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Agnieszka Holland’s searing return to Polish cinema tells the incredible story of Leopold Socha, who was responsible for saving Jewish refugees from the Nazi-occupied city of Lvov. A sewage worker, Socha discovered a group of Jews hiding from their persecutors beneath the city’s streets. At first, his only interest lay in making money from them, but as time passed, he fought selflessly for their survival.

Take This Waltz (15)
Monday 15 October 2pm & 7.45pm
Actor-turned-director Sarah Polley brings the intelligence and warmth present in her debut Away From Her, to her latest film, Take This Waltz, a frank account of marital infidelity. Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen play Margot and Lou, a married couple whose relationship has become more platonic than sexual, leading to Margot’s attraction towards a neighbour. Beautifully written, with understated performances by the leads and excellent support from Sarah Silverman and Luke Kirby, Take This Waltz is an impressive and compassionate drama.

The Woman In Black (12A)
Thursday 18 October 2pm
The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

Arrietty (U)
Saturday 20 October 11am
Adapted from Mary Norton’s much loved classic The Borrowers, this film from world-renowned Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is a delight. It is the story of a miniature family who co-exist in a house with their full-grown counterparts and of the adventures experienced by young Arrietty as she wanders around the gargantuan world, striking up a friendship with the ailing Sho. The film was scripted by the Oscar-winning director of Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki.

Hope Springs (12A)
Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 October 2pm & 7.45pm
Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her sceptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

Berberian Sound Studio (15)
Thursday 25 & Tuesday 30 October 7.45pm
Peter Strickland, the director of Katalin Varga, returns with a very different tale with Berberian Sound Studio. Set in 1976, Toby Jones plays a documentary sound engineer who finds himself employed by a notorious low-budget Italian horror studio. Uneasy in his new environment and surrounded by a world he finds alien, he throws himself into his work, failing to notice how life is slowly beginning to imitate art. An homage to the classic Italian Giallos of the period, Strickland’s film is another triumph.

For more information and to book tickets, contact The Brewhouse Box Office on 01823 283244 or visit www.thebrewhouse.net/cinema.php

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