True History Of The Kelly Gang

True History Of The Kelly Gang

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (18) George MacKay stars as Ned Kelly in a brutally violent and unflinchingly stark re-telling of the life and crimes of Australia's most notorious outlaw, whose renegade career is woven into Australian legend, as a near-mythical figure in the mould of Jesse James and Robin Hood. Justin Kurzel adapts Peter Carey's novel, to present a fierce counterpoint to the traditional Kelly characterisation, by exploring Kelly's dysfunctional childhood and abuse in a vivid tale of defiance, rebellion and anarchy.

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Apr (2 days) 7.45pm

Australia/UK/France, 2019, 124 mins


Dark Waters

Dark Waters

DARK WATERS (12A) Todd Haynes, director of Carol and Far From Heaven, returns with the shocking and heroic true story of Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo), a corporate attorney driven to risk his career and family to expose the brazen and lengthy history of DuPont's chemical waste pollution in West Virginia. Inspired by classic 70s whistle-blower movies such as The Parallax View and Klute, Haynes creates a riveting, responsible and deeply unsettling film about the search for justice, the boundaries of science, and a poisonous legal system.

Tue 7 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

USA, 2019, 127 mins


Bacurau

Bacurau

BACURAU (18) Returning to her matriarchal village after the death of her grandmother, Teresa finds that Bacurau is in dire straits. Basic amenities are in short supply, its mobile-phone coverage is fading and the tanker that brings drinking water arrives riddled with bullet holes. Upon discovering that not only has the Brazilian government abandoned them, it has also erased them from the map, Bacurau's renegade population of rebels, outsiders, hippies and whores mobilise themselves. Kleber Mendonça Filho directs, recasting his Aquarius star, Sonia Braga, and drawing Udo Kier to a sardonic, genre blurring western, redolent of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Sergio Leone and John Carpenter.

Thu 9 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

Brazil/France (subtitled), 2019, 131 mins


Military Wives

Military Wives

MILITARY WIVES (12A) Inspired by the story of The Military Wives Choirs, The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo brings to the screen this inspirational story of friendship, love and support. Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan star in a comedy-drama, following the lives of women on a military base while their partners serve in Afghanistan. As a means of distraction from some of life's most difficult moments, the women form the very first military wives' choir, becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process.

Fri 10, Sat 11 & Tue 14 Apr (3 days) 7.45pm

UK, 2020, 113 mins


Calm With Horses

Calm With Horses

CALM WITH HORSES (15) Calm With Horses is the story of Arm, an ex-boxer turned feared enforcer for the local drug mafia, run by the Devers family in rural Ireland. The demands weigh heavily and Arm has his limits with violence, but the Devers and their lieutenants have their own nasty ideas about justice. Nick Rowland's feature debut is a powerful, gripping thriller, counterbalancing world-weary fatalism and tantalising hope. Cosmo Jarvis plays Arm, whose bruised, conflicted, quiet exterior belies great inner depths as he struggles to support his family and connect with his autistic young son.

Thu 16 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

UK, 2020, 100 mins


Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour

MISBEHAVIOUR (12A) Misbehaviour celebrates a galvanising moment for the women's liberation movement, dramatising the gentle but powerful flour bomb protest during the 1970 Miss World competition. Philippa Lowthorpe's entertaining comedy-drama cheerfully plots to hook patriarchy from the stage of the Albert Hall, during the live broadcast of the most watched TV show on the planet. Keira Knightley heads a cast including Jesse Buckley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans, and Greg Kinnear as the nonplussed but slightly frightened host Bob Hope.

Fri 17, Sat 18 & Tue 21 Apr (3 days) 7.45pm

UK, 2020, 106 mins


System Crasher

System Crasher

SYSTEM CRASHER (Cert TBC) Wild and troubled, 9-year-old Benni (Helena Zengel) is on a quest for love and security, desperate to be back at home with her mother. But Bianca is scared of her own daughter and Benni has already become a "system crasher", the unofficial, controversial name given to children who slip through the cracks. All is not lost however, and Benni's new care worker sees light at the end of the tunnel. System Crasher is a deeply moving portrait of the vulnerability of childhood, challenging conventional attitudes to innocence and systems of support, with an exceptional, no-holds barred performance from Zengel.

Thu 23 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

Germany (subtitled), 2019, 118mins