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Next presentation Thursday 21st March 2019 at 7:30pm

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 Cold War

Thursday 21st March at 7:30pm
John Clare Theatre


A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

Pawel Pawlikowski

Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc

Rating:  15
Year:  2018
Country:  Poland
Length:  88mins


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Our full season of films:

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Director: Spike Lee    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 10th January at 7:30pm

In the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist.   more...

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  The Apparition   

Director: Xavier Giannoli    Certificate:12A   Showing: Thursday 17th January at 7:30pm

Jacques "Vincent Lindon" is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican, who recruit him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small French village-a true canonical investigation. Upon his arrival, he meets the young novitiate Anna, who claims to have personally witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary.    more...

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  Funny Cow   

Director: Adrian Shergold    Certificate: 15   Showing: Thursday 24th January at 7:30pm

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit. If you think that modern comedy is still lacking in gender equality, then this tough, streetwise British film shows that it's also made giant strides since the in-your-face chauvinism of working men's clubs in decades past. And yet, ill-treatment by men is something our eponymous heroine is grimly used to, from childhood beatings to an abusive husband.    more...

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  The Ciambra   

Director: Jonas Carpignano    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 31st January at 7:30pm

In A Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region's factions - the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown.    more...


  The Heiresses   

Director: Marcelo Martinessi    Certificate: 12A   Showing:  Thursday 7th February at 7:30pm

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies.    more...

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  Let The Sunshine In   

Director: Claire Denis    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 14th February at 7:30pm

Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There's a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who's working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who's skittish about commitment.    more...


  The Miseducation Of Cameron Post   

Directors: Desiree Akhavan    Certificate: 15    Showing: Thursday 21st February at 7:30pm

Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she's caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens "struggling with same-sex attraction." At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious "de-gaying" methods, and earnest Christian rock songs-but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community.    more...

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  Nae Pasaran     

Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra    Certificate: 12A   Showing:   Thursday 28th February at 7:30pm

In a Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile. Four years pass before the engines, left to rust in factory yard, mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night.    more...

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  Le Redoutable   

Director: Michel Hazanavicius    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 7th March at 7:30pm

Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love. They marry. But the film's reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc. The events of May '68 will amplify this process, and the crisis that shakes the filmmaker.    more...

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  Leave No Trace    

Director: Debra Granik    Certificate: 12   Showing:   Thursday 14th March at 7:30pm

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.    more...

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  Cold War   

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 21st March at 7:30pm

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.    more...

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  Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts   

Director: Mouly Surya    Certificate: 15   Showing: Thursday 28th March at 7:30pm

Marlina (35) is a grieving woman, hard at work all year long to save enough money for the traditional Sumba burial of her late husband; who now sits as a mummy in the living room. Markus (50) knocks on her door and informs her that his gang intends to rob her in half an hour; a promise well kept. Marlina poisons the robbers and seduces Markus. During sex, she beheads him and starts a journey with Markus' bloodied head inside a plastic bag.    more...

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