Important Announcement !

   Please note that owing to building works there will be no film on Thursday 22nd February.
   Slack Bay will now be shown on Thursday 15th March. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Next presentation - Thursday 1st March 2018 at 7:30pm

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 A Man Called Ove

Thursday 1st March at 7:30pm
John Clare Theatre

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parent’s for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Hannes Hom

Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

Rating:  PG
Year:  2015
Country:  Norway
Length:  116mins


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Our upcoming presentations:

Thursday 22nd February - NO FILM OWING TO BUILDING WORKS   

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A Man Called Ove    

Director: Hannes Hom    Certificate: PG   Showing:   Thursday 1st March at 7:30pm

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.       more...

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The Death Of Stalin   

Director: Armando Ianucci    Certificate: 15   Showing: Thursday 8th March at 7:30pm

Adapted from French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robins. As the Soviet dictator drew his very last breaths and then died, political infighting led to total chaos within the party.    more...

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Slack Bay   

Director: Bruno Dumont    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 15th March at 7:30pm

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.    more...

Shown previously in this season:

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The Levelling   

Director: Hope Dickson Leach    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 4th January at 7:30pm

Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton).    more...

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Director: Thomas Kruithof    Certificate:15   Showing: Thursday 11th January at 7:30pm

Two years after a burn-out, Duval is still unemployed. Contacted by an enigmatic businessman, he is offered a simple and well-paid job: transcribing telephone tapping. Duval accepts financially without questioning the purpose of the organization that employs him.    more...

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The Red Turtle   

Director: Michel Dudok de Wit    Certificate: PG   Showing: Thursday 18th January at 7:30pm

Surrounded by the immense and furious ocean, a shipwrecked mariner battles all alone for his life with the relentless towering waves. Right on the brink of his demise, the man set adrift by the raging tempest washes ashore on a small and deserted tropical island of sandy beaches, timid animal inhabitants and a slender but graceful swaying bamboo forest.    more...

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Director: Mick Jackson    Certificate: PG   Showing:  Thursday 25th January at 7:30pm

Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award (R) winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.    more...


Land Of Mine   

Director: Martin Zandvliet    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 1st February at 7:30pm

In 1945, in Denmark, after the defeat of Germany, the tough veteran Sergeant Carl Rasmussen is assigned by Lieutenant Ebbe Jensen to defuse and remove 2.2 million mines in the Danish West Coast to make the beaches safe. Carl receives a group of teenage Germans prisoners of war to clear mines.    more...

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The Hippopotamus   

Director: John Jencks    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 8th February at 7:30pm

The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centers on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace (the mellifluously voiced Roger Allam in a rare starring role).    more...


El Pastor   

Directors: Jonathan Cenzual Burley    Certificate: PG    Showing: Thursday 15th February at 7:30pm

A self-sufficient shepherd’s home and way of life is threatened when property developers take an interest in his land. Anselmo, a stubborn and uncompromising man, will not be pushed or harried into anything he does not want to do, and the film plays out as a painful warning that some characters will react rather than be pushed.    more...

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