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The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Monday 23rd October | 10am

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent

Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

 

 

“This wonderful film from director Brad Bird has so much humour and heart that it’s one of the best family movies around.”

Common Sense Media

 

 

1999 I  CERTIFICATE PG |  RUNNING TIME 87

The Lunch Box

BFI India Season DIVALI SPECIAL: The Lunch Box

Monday 23rd October | 7:30pm

Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband’s lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day’s lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

 

“Charming and whimsical, it’s a feast for the eyes.” Empire

SPECIAL BFI SCREENING INCUDES DELICIOUS

INDIAN SNACKS & A CELEBRATION OF DIWALI WITH CANDLES BEING LIT IN THE COURTYARD

 

2013 I CERTIFICATE  15 | RUNNING TIME 105

What We Do in the Shadows

Halloween Special: What We Do in the Shadows

Monday 3oth October | 7:30pm

Vampire housemates (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan

Brugh) try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead.

 

“Here it is at long last: a truly great vampire comedy. And also the funniest horror film to come out of New Zealand since Braindead .” Empire

 

 

 

2014 I  CERTIFICATE 15 |  RUNNING TIME 87

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

Monday 6th November | 7:30pm

In this gritty Western classic, aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

 

“Rambling but beautiful epic… Superb performances…Captures with poignancy and power regret for a passiing era” Empire

 

 

1969   I      CERTIFICATE  18   |     RUNNING TIME  145

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Monday 13th November | 7:30pm

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. She convinces Ed to allow her to investigate, where she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

 

“Erin Brockovich” presents moviegoers with the true story of a woman who transcends her surroundings, takes on the big dogs, and wins” Plugged In

 

2000   I      CERTIFICATE  15    |     RUNNING TIME  131

Get on the Bus

Get on the Bus

Monday 20th November | 7:30pm

A disparate group of African-American men climb on a bus bound for the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. — among them, Evan Sr. (Thomas Jefferson Byrd) and his son, Smooth (De’aundre Bonds), who have been shackled together as a condition of Smooth’s temporary probation. Although the group begins the trip as strangers, their shared stories and experiences unite them as their discourse builds a portrait of what it means to be black in America.

 

“Spike’s rough-hewn comedy, is well worth a look ” EFilmcritic

 

1996       I      CERTIFICATE  15     |    R UNNING TIME  121

Mad Dog Glory

Mad Dog Glory

Monday 27th November | 7:30pm

Wayne Dobie (Robert De Niro) is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname “Mad Dog.” After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo (Bill Murray), a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he’s offered the company of an attractive young waitress named Glory (Uma Thurman) for a week. At first both are uneasy about the arrangement, but they eventually fall in love. However, the situation becomes complicated when Milo demands Glory back.

“An almost unconscionably enjoyable movie that plays like something conceived by a contemporary, furiously hip Damon Runyon.” New York Times

 

1993      I      CERTIFICATE  12     |      RUNNING TIME  100

God's Own Country

BFI LGBT50 Season: God’s Own Country

Monday 4th December | 7:30pm

A young farmer numbs his frustrations with drinking and casual sex until a Romanian migrant worker sets him on a new path.

 

“In the crepuscular light of Brexit, the film resembles a symbolic appeal for tenderness at a time of instability, even if it is really something altogether more conventional: a love story against the odds.” New Statesmen

 

“You’ll find yourself getting teary a week later – a potent, haunting meditation on the soul-stirring significance of being open to love.“ Little White Lies

 

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2017     I      CERTIFICATE  15    |      RUNNING TIME  105

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Monday 11th December | 7:30pm

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.

 

“If you don’t love Shawshank, chances are you’re beyond redemption ” Empire

 

 

 

1994    I      CERTIFICATE  15     |   RUNNING TIME  142

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

Monday 18th December | 7:30pm

Assigned to a new post, reserved British diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) relocates to Kenya with his lovely young wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz), an activist for social justice. When Tessa is found murdered out in the wilderness, circumstances point to her friend, Dr. Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé), but it is soon clear that he’s not the killer. Grief-stricken and angry, Justin sets out to uncover the truth behind Tessa’s murder — and in the process, he unearths some disturbing revelations.

 

“Serious, topical filmmaking of a very high order. It may not engage as immediately as a Bourne, but it sticks with you longer ” Empire Magazine

 

2005  I     CERTIFICATE  12   |   RUNNING TIME  129

Rogue One

Rogue One

Sunday 24th December | 2pm

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.

 

“This is the Star Wars story you were looking for but may not have even known it ” Common Sense Media

 

2016    I   CERTIFICATE  12A    |  RUNNING TIME  133

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Wednesday 27th December | 10am

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

 

“Seventy-five years on, it hasn’t dated in the slightest.” Independent

 

1939      I    CERTIFICATE  U    |  RUNNING TIME   112

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire

Wednesday 27th December | 7:30pm

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God’s glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil (Alice Krige) in his single-minded quest.

“The cast give performance bests, the filmmaking is immaculate and the emotional wallop undeniable. Chariots is a film for the ages.” Empire

 

1981    I CERTIFICATE  PG  |  RUNNING TIME  125

Planes Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Friday 29th December | 2pm

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

“A warm, mature offering from Hughes, with Martin’s restraint a perfect counterpoint to Candy’s enormous (and enormously amusing) fooling around.”  Empire

 

 

1988    I    CERTIFICATE  15  |  RUNNING TIME  93