Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD (18)... in Hollywood sees TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-time friend and stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognise any more. It is 1969 Los Angeles and the twilight of Hollywood's Golden Age is upon them, new interlopers are encroaching on the Hollywood Hills and the times they are-a-changin'. Quentin Tarantino's tribute to the film industry features a stellar ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen.

Fri 20, Sat 21 & Thu 26 Sep (3 days) 7.45pm

USA, 2019, 161 mins


Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

HAIL SATAN? (15) Hail Satan? Is acclaimed director Penny Lane's take on the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history - the Satanic Temple. Lane's documentary follows core members of the Satanic Temple and its enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves, as they organise a series of anarchic public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority. But are they for real? Provocative and frequently hilarious, Hail Satan? feels very timely - proof that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humour, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways.

Fri 27 Sep (1 day only) 7.45pm

USA, 2019, 94mins


Pain And Glory

Pain And Glory

PAIN AND GLORY (15) Pedro Almodóvar returns with a soulful semi-autobiographical story about an ageing film director reflecting on his personal and professional past. Antonio Banderas stars as Salvador Mallo, a film director with a fading career and growing list of aches, pains and ailments. Impelled by a planned retrospective, he reminisces about his childhood with his mother, (played by Penelope Cruz), his first love affair in 80s Madrid, and his discovery of cinema and career success. Until a reunion with a former leading man has unexpected consequences, in a joyous, confessional reflection on desire, addiction and cinema itself.

Sat 28 & Thu 3 Oct (2 days) 7.45pm

Spain (Spanish dialogue with English subtitles), 2019, 113mins Spain (subtitled), 2019, 113mins


Mrs Lowry And Son

Mrs Lowry And Son

MRS LOWRY AND SON (PG) In Mrs Lowry And Son Timothy Spall takes on the role of another of Britain's revered painters, Lawrence Stephen (L.S.) Lowry. Adrian Nobles' biographical drama focuses on Lowry's relationship with his bed-ridden mother Elizabeth, for whom he is carer and subject of disdain for his creative ambitions and choice of subject matter. Vanessa Redgrave plays the cajoling and manipulative Elizabeth in an intimate and amusing story of a mother and son separated by artistic perception.

Fri 4 & Sat 5 Oct (2 days) 7.45pm

UK, 2019, 91 mins


Leto

Leto

LETO (15) Russian provocateur Kirill Serebrennikov, follows The Student with a journey into the heart of the Soviet underground music scene in Leningrad just before Perestroika; where rock devotees await the latest imported albums and bootleg recordings from the west. Amidst the covert countercultural fervour, Mike is a singer with a wildly popular band and lives with happily his girlfriend Natasha and their baby in a cramped shared apartment. Until the arrival of fellow musician Viktor upsets the balance of their small scene. Based on the true story of popular Soviet band Kino, Leto is an exhilarating exploration of freedom under restraint, capturing the thrill of being young and making music when it really matters, from a film director presently under house arrest.

Thu 10 Oct (1 day only) 7.45pm

Russia/France, B/W, (subtitled), 2018, 128 mins


The Souvenir

The Souvenir

THE SOUVENIR (15) In 1980s London, against a backdrop of ascendant Thatcherism and IRA violence, a young film student embarks on her first serious love affair with a mysterious, complicated and untrustworthy older man. Honor Swinton Byrne and Tom Burke lead as Julia and Anthony, whose turbulent relationship bleeds into her artistic ambitions and credibility. Joanna Hogg's semi-autobiographical self-portrait, perfectly capturing the social milieu and the euphoria of first love and its harsh attendant realisations; casting Tilda Swinton as Julia's increasingly concerned mother, looking on while her diffident and quietly ambitious daughter investigates her place in the world.

Fri 11 & Sat 12 Oct (2 days) 7.45pm

UK/USA, 2019, 120 mins


Bait

Bait

BAIT (15) Martin is a Cornish fisherman struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his quaint harbour village. With tensions simmering between locals and newcomers, the advent of the summer season strains Martin's fraternal and neighbourly disposition to breaking point; and that's before the wheel clamp appears. Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin's remarkable new film has a genuine sense of depth and history, telling a funny, yet poignant tale that gets right to the heart of a Cornish community facing unwelcome change.

Tue 15 Oct (1 day only) 7.45pm

UK, B/W, 2019, 89 mins


Transit

Transit

TRANSIT (12A) When fleeing Paris after the German invasion, Georg escapes to Marseille, the end of the refugee trail. With nowhere to turn, he is confined to the corridors of a small hotel and the cafés and bars that line the harbour. During the interminable wait for the consulates to process the transit visa of the mysterious author, whose identity he has assumed, Georg meets Marie, an enigmatic and beautiful fellow exile. Christian Petzold's new work is a beguiling depiction of fascism and the struggles faced by refugees, a contemporary, historically ambiguous thriller best described as a remake of Casablanca as written by Kafka.

Thu 17 Oct (1 day only) 7.45pm

Germany/France (subtitled), 2018, 101 mins


Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) It is 1927 and the story of the Crawley family and their intrepid staff continues on the silver screen as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives; a royal visit by King George V and his wife, Mary. An occasion fraught with scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Julian Fellowes provides the screenplay and the familiar cast is joined by Imelda Staunton and David Haig, led as ever by Maggie Smith as the disapproving dowager prone to withering put-downs.

Fri 18, Sat 19 & Tue 22 Oct (3 days) 7.45pm

UK, 2019, Running time 122 mins