Welcome to our Winter 2024 season


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Rye Lane
Thursday 4th January - 7:30pm  |  Cert 15
John Clare Theatre
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L’immensita
Thursday 11th January - 7:30pm  |  Cert 12
John Clare Theatre
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Harold & Maude
Thursday 18th January - 7:30pm  |  Cert 15
John Clare Theatre
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Typist Artist Pirate King
Thursday 25th January - 7:30pm   |  Cert 12
John Clare Theatre

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Scrapper
Thursday 1st February - 7:30pm  |  Cert 12
John Clare Theatre

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Feathers
CANCELLED  |  Cert N/A
John Clare Theatre

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Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Thursday 15th February - 7:30pm  |  Cert PG
John Clare Theatre
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The Old Oak
Thursday 22nd February - 7:30pm  |  Cert 15
John Clare Theatre
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Young Frankenstein
Thursday 29th February - 7:30pm  |  Cert 12A
John Clare Theatre
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Past Lives
Thursday 7th March - 7:30pm  |  Cert 12
John Clare Theatre

Full details:


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  Rye Lane   

Showing:  Thursday 4th January - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Raine Allen-Miller   
Stars: Poppy Allen-Quarmby, Malcolm Atobrah, Munya Chawawa

Certificate: 15   Duration: 82mins    Country: UK   Year: 2023

Rye Lane is a 2023 British romantic comedy film directed by Raine Allen-Miller in her feature directorial debut. Set in the South London areas of Peckham and Brixton, the film is titled after the real-life Rye Lane Market. It stars David Jonsson and Vivian Oparah as two strangers who have a chance encounter, after having both been through recent breakups, and spend the day getting to know each other. Rye Lane was a major hit at the Sundance Film Festival where it received critical acclaim, with praise for Jonsson's and Oparah's performances, the film's direction, style, and originality.

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  L’immensita   

Showing:  Thursday 11th January - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Emanuele Crialese   
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Vincenzo Amato, Luana Giuliani

Certificate: 12   Duration: 99mins    Country: Italy   Year: 2022

" Rome, 1970s. Clara (Penélope Cruz) is a fun-loving mother who prefers to mess around at the children’s table rather than socialise with the adults, but whose seemingly carefree attitude conceals an internal struggle. She moves her family to a new apartment in a run-down neighbourhood with crumbling buildings that seem to mirror her fracturing state of mind. Meanwhile, Clara’s 12-year-old (Luana Giuliani) is having a formative summer of their own, christened Adriana but who wishes to be referred to by the male name Andrea, as they question their gender identity and try to figure out who they are. Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival 2022, Emanuele Crialese (Terrafirma) delivers a thoughtful meditation on childhood trauma and shifting identity, accentuated with vibrant black-and-white fantasy sequences. " - BFI

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  Harold & Maude   

Showing:  Thursday 18th January - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Hal Ashby   
Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charels Tyner

Certificate: 15   Duration: 91mins    Country: USA   Year: 1971

Harold and Maude is a classic 1971 American black comedy–drama that incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama. The plot follows the exploits of Harold Chasen (Bud Cort), a young man who is intrigued with death, and who rejects the life his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him. Harold develops a friendship, and eventual romantic relationship, with 79-year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about the importance of living life to its fullest.

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  Typist Artist Pirate King   

Showing:  Thursday 25th January - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Carol Morley   
Stars: Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, Gina McKee

Certificate: 12   Duration: 106mins    Country: UK   Year: 2022

" Carol Morley’s latest film puts forgotten artist Audrey Amiss on the map. Inspired by her extensive archive of diaries, letters and art, the film weaves real events into an imagined journey as Audrey goes on a road trip with her psychiatric nurse. This dark and funny exploration of the growing friendship between two women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for reconciliation, is filled with adventure, humour and compassion. " - BFI

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  Scrapper   

Showing:  Thursday 1st February - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Charlotte Regan   
Stars: Lola Campbell, Harris Dickinson, Alin Uzun, Cary Crankson

Certificate: 12   Duration: 84mins    Country: UK   Year: 2023

" The debut feature of Charlotte Regan is a triumphant comedy-drama with a lot of heart and a splash of magic. After her beloved mother passes away, 12-year-old Georgie believes she can get by on her own. Scrappy and resourceful, she steals bikes with her best friend Ali. She definitely has no interest in getting to know her absentee father Jason, who drops into her garden one day – and back into her life. With Scrapper, Regan presents a refreshingly upbeat and vibrant spin on the working-class family drama. Charismatic newcomer Lola Campbell brings bounding energy and terrific comic timing as the irrepressible Georgie, while Harris Dickinson delivers an equally fun and empathetic turn as Jason, a man desperately trying to find his feet as a dad. It’s a sweet journey that will leave you wishing you could stay longer in Regan’s world. " - BFI

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  Feathers   

Showing:  CANCELLED   

Director: Omar El Zohairy   
Stars: Demyana Nassar, Samy Bassiouny, Fady Mina Fawzy

Certificate: Not rated   Duration: 112mins    Country: Egypt   Year: 2021

We have unfortunately had to cancel this presentation owing to the temporary closure of the Peterborough Central Library. Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we hope to show this film at a future date.

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  Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom   

Showing:  Thursday 15th February - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji   Stars: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup

Certificate: PG   Duration: 109mins    Country: Bhutan   Year: 2023

" Despite years of training, twentysomething Ugyen (Sherab Dorji) lacks motivation to become a teacher. His real dream is to get an Australian visa and pursue his singer-songwriter dreams beyond Bhutan, the small Himalayan kingdom he calls home. But if Ugyen feels constrained by life in the nation’s capital, Thimphu, his world shrinks even further when he’s summarily posted to a school in the remote village of Lunana, population 56, altitude 4,800 metres, an arduous week-long trek away. So begins a charming, easygoing, gently humorous fish-out-of-water tale, culturally specific but universal enough to become Bhutan’s first-ever Oscar contender (it was nominated for Best International Feature Film last year) " - BFI

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  The Old Oak   

Showing:  Thursday 22nd February - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Ken Loach   
Stars: Trevor Fox, Debbie Honeywood, Dave Turner

Certificate: 15   Duration: 113mins    Country: UK   Year: 2023

" Rumoured to be the final film of acclaimed British director Ken Loach, The Old Oak is a moving and powerful drama that shows the ways fear and hope can define and drive a community. In a northern former mining town, pub landlord TJ keeps the pub The Old Oak running thanks to a handful of loyal regulars. He observes their increasing frustrations at the deprivation in their local community, and the simmering tension that forms around the arrival of several refugee Syrian families who have been housed in the area. That anger is exacerbated when TJ strikes up an unlikely friendship with Yara, a young Syrian photographer " - BFI

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  Young Frankenstein   

Showing:  Thursday 29th February - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Mel Brooks   
Stars: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr

Certificate: 12A   Duration: 105mins    Country: USA   Year: 1974

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 spoof horror directed by Mel Brooks and co-written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. It regularly appears on lists of the funniest films of all time. Wilder plays a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein who inherits his grandfather's Transylvanian estate. His scientific curiosity is piqued when he discovers his grandfather's notebook in which he documented his experiments with reanimation. Frederick sets about conducting his own experiments to create his very own monster.

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  Past Lives   

Showing:  Thursday 7th March - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

Director: Celine Song   
Stars: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro

Certificate: 12   Duration: 106mins    Country: USA/South Korea   Year: 2023

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life. Celine Song’s feature debut is a delicate and sophisticated depiction of lost love and childhood crush.

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  Tickets

Admission Prices:

Non-members - £8.50

Members - £7.00
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Sadly, owing to changes in the availability of our venue, we are currently unable to offer refreshments prior to our film showings.