Flim Club

Sorry We Missed You

15A
100 minutes
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point. Directed by Ken Loach.

Performance Time: Thursday, 13 February 2020 @ 20:30

The Farewell

PG
100 minutes
In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai (grandma), has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With ‘The Farewell’, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it.

Performance Time: Thursday, 20 February 2020 @ 20:30

Non Fiction

15A
108 minutes
An affair between actress Selena’s (Juliette Binoche) and writer Léonard (Vincent Macaigne) is nearly discovered among their close friends in Léonard’s thinly veiled autobiographical novel. Fortunately for them, Alain (Guillaume Canet), both Selena’s husband and Léonard’s publisher, rejects the book and remains seemingly oblivious to the whole ordeal, maybe because he’s having his own affair as well! But eventually, the group must confront their double lives in a comedy of art, affairs and midlife crises.
From director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) Assayas’s film paints a hilarious and sprightly portrait of high class people with low class values.

Performance Time: Thursday, 27 February 2020 @ 20:30

Weathering With You

12A
112 minutes
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky… From Director Makoto Shinkai, the visionary Director of 2016 global hit Your Name.

Performance Time: Thursday, 05 March 2020 @ 20:30

The Nightingale

18
136 minutes
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Performance Time: Thursday, 12 March 2020 @ 20:30

The Peanut Butter Falcon

12A
97 minutes
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

Performance Time: Thursday, 19 March 2020 @ 20:30