Spring Programme 2020

 

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Thursday 13th February - at 2pm and 7:30pm

The Good Liar 2019 (15) -109 mins Thriller/Drama

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

 

A classic swindle is afoot in this two-hander, with national treasures McKellen and Mirren in full effect. With a fast pace and plenty of flashbacks, you'll have to be on your toes to keep up with the slick tale of thievery.

"The pleasure of The Good Liar, and it's a major one, is the chance to watch Mirren and McKellen act together in a cat-and-mouse duet that turns into an elegant waltz of affection and deception. " OWEN GLISERMAN –VARIETY


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Thursday 12th March - at 2pm and 7:30pm

Blinded by the Light 2019 (12A) -117 mins Drama/Musical/Comedy

Jayed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his father. When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Jayed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams,. he also begins to express himself in his own voice.

 

Based on the best-selling book by Sarfraz Manzoor, directed by Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha, this rousing film has universal appeal for all audiences—young and old alike_ Using Bruce Springsteen's music as a foundation, this film is for anyone who felt like they don't belong and her dared to dream!


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Thursday 9th April - at 2pm and 7:30pm

Official Secrets 2019 (15) -112 mins Drama

Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.

 

With politics being at the forefront of British societv, who knows what murky dealings will be revealed in the years to come. Official Secrets looks back at the not-so-distant past of the justification for the Iraq invasion.