Welcome to our Spring 2024 season


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Klokkenluider
Thursday 14th March - 7:30pm  |  Cert 15
John Clare Theatre
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Thursday 21st March - 7:30pm  |  Cert 15
John Clare Theatre
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How To Have Sex
Thursday 28th March - 7:30pm  |  Cert 15
John Clare Theatre
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Poor Things
Thursday 4th April - 7:30pm   |  Cert 18
John Clare Theatre

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Scala!!
Thursday 11th April - 7:30pm  |  Cert 18
John Clare Theatre

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Feathers
Thursday 18th April - 7:30pm  |  Cert N/A
John Clare Theatre

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Medusa Deluxe
Thursday 25th April - 7:30pm  |  Cert 15
John Clare Theatre
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Wild Strawberries
Thursday 2nd May - 7:30pm  |  Cert PG
John Clare Theatre
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Passages
Thursday 9th May - 7:30pm  |  Cert 18
John Clare Theatre
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Fallen Leaves
Thursday 16th May - 7:30pm  |  Cert 12
John Clare Theatre
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Afire
Thursday 23rd May - 7:30pm  |  Cert 12
John Clare Theatre

Full programme details:


  Klokkenluider   

Showing:  Thursday 14th March - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

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Director: Neil Maskell   

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Tom Burke, Amit Shah

Certificate: 15   Duration: 84mins    Country: UK   Year: 2022

“Ewan" (Amit Shah) and his wife "Silke" (Sura Dohnke) are holed up in a rather nice lakeside house in Flanders. They are awaiting the arrival of a journalist to whom they are going to impart some fairly startling information - for a fee, of course. It's so significant that the newspaper sends two minders - "Glynn" (Roger Evans) and "Chris" (Tom Burke) to keep an eye on them. Now these two have worked together for quite a while, but the latter man is eyeing up a career move to the middle east - and he's not necessarily looking to take his mate with him.

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  8½   

Showing:  Thursday 21st March - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

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Director: Frederico Fellini   

Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale

Certificate: 15   Duration: 138mins    Country: Italy   Year: 1963

Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can't get a moment's peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making.

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  How To Have Sex   

Showing:  Thursday 28th March - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

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Director: Molly Manning Walker   

Stars: Anna Antoniades, Mia McKenna Bruce, Lara Peake

Certificate: 15   Duration: 91mins    Country: UK   Year: 2023

Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday -- drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the best summer of their lives.
BAFTA Award: Best Lead Perfomance

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  Poor Things   

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

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Director: Yorgos Lanthimos   

Stars: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo

Certificate: 18   Duration: 141mins    Country: UK   Year: 2023

The incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter's protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

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  Scala!!   

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

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Directors: Ali Caterall, Jane Giles   

Stars: Barry Adamson, John Akomfrah, Rick Baker

Certificate: 18   Duration: 96mins    Country: UK   Year: 2023

Between 1978-1993 over a million people passed through the doors of the Scala Cinema for its daily changing programme of double-bills and All-Nighters, from high art to horror via sexploitation, Kung Fu, and LGBTQ+ This film features new interviews with diverse audience members who went on to become filmmakers, musicians, writers, actors, activists and artists. The interviews are combined with previously unseen archive material, iconic movie clips, animation and graphics.

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  Feathers   

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

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Director: Omar El Zohairy   

Stars: Demyana Nassar, Samy Bassiouny, Fady Mina Fawzy

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

When a magic trick goes awry at a children's birthday party, the authoritative father of the family turns into a chicken. An avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls everyone; the mother, whose mundane life was dedicated to her husband and children, is now urged to come to the fore and take care of her family. While moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back and secure their survival, she goes through a total transformation.

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  Medusa Deluxe   

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

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Director: Thomas Hardiman   

Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Lillit Lesser, Clare Perkins

Certificate: PG   Duration: 101mins    Country: UK   Year: 2022

After a stylist is found dead at a hairdressing competition, the remaining competitors try to uncover the killer over the course of an evening. Rivalry and mistrust build as the contestants suspect that someone may be trying to rig the competition, by gruesomely picking off its entrants.

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  Wild Strawberries   

Showing:  Thursday 2nd May - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

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Director: Ingmar Bergman   

Stars: Victor Sjostrom, Bibi Anderson, Ingrid Thulin

Certificate: PG   Duration: 91mins    Country: Sweden   Year: 1957

With the exception of his elderly housekeeper Miss Agda who he treats almost like a surrogate platonic wife, widowed seventy-eight year old Dr. Isak Borg, a former medical doctor and professor, has retreated from any human contact, partly his own want but partly the decision of others who do not want to spend time with him because of his cold demeanour. He is traveling from his home in Stockholm to Lund to accept an honorary degree. Instead of flying as was the original plan, he decides to take the day long drive instead.

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  Passages   

Showing:  Thursday 9th May - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

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Director: Ira Sachs   

Stars: Franz Rogowski, Ben Wishaw, Adele Exarchopoulos

Certificate: 18   Duration: 91mins    Country: UK   Year: 2023

Set in Paris, this seductive drama tells the story of Tomas (Rogowski) and Martin (Whishaw), a gay couple whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas begins a passionate affair with Agathe (Exarchopoulos), a younger woman he meets after completing his latest film.

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  Fallen Leaves   

Showing:  Thursday 16th May - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

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Director: Aki Kaurismaki   

Stars: Alma Poystii, Jussi Vatanen, Janne Hyytiainnen

Certificate: 12A   Duration: 81mins    Country: Finland   Year: 2023

n modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles - from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog.

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  Afire   

Showing:  Thursday 23rd May - 7:30pm    Venue: John Clare Theatre

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Director: Christian Petzold   

Stars: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel

Certificate: 12A   Duration: 102mins    Country: Germany   Year: 2023

While vacationing by the Baltic Sea, writer Leon (Thomas Schubert) and photographer Felix (Langston Uibel) are surprised by the presence of Nadja (Paula Beer), a mysterious young woman staying as a guest at Felix's family's holiday home. Nadja distracts Leon from finishing his latest novel and with brutal honesty, forces him to confront his caustic temperament and self-absorption. As Nadja and Leon grow closer, an encroaching forest fire threatens the group and tensions escalate when a handsome lifeguard and Leon's tight-lipped book editor also arrive.

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