M, Offensive Language, Sexual References
Release Date: 12 March
Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour) leads this comedic story based on the real-life phenomena of military wives forming a choir while their partners serve in Afghanistan, leading to a media sensation. From the Oscar-nominated director of The Full Monty.
“This hugely engaging, enormously moving film tells the true story of the first Military Wives choir, the one that started even before choirmaster Gareth Malone and the BBC got in on the act. It hits all the right notes, with Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan perfectly cast as two Army wives who propel a rather motley group of women all the way to the Royal Albert Hall.” Rating: Daily Mail. UK
The Way Back
Rating to be confirmed
Screening Dates from: March 19
Ben Affleck plays a widowed former basketball all-star struggling with addiction in this sports drama. He attempts a comeback by becoming the coach of a high school team.
Director:Gavin O’Connor (‘The Accountant’, ‘Warrior’)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar, Glynn Turman
content may disturb, M, Offensive Language
Release Date: March 5
Three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight) leads this exposé thriller playing the real-life corporate defense attorney who took on the DuPont chemical company polluting the town’s water supply. From Academy Award-nominated director Todd Haynes (Carol) and co-starring Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins.
Director:Todd Haynes (‘Carol’, ‘Far from Heaven’, ‘I’m Not There’)
Starring : Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Pullman, William Jackson Harper
Drug Use, graphic violence, Offensive Language, R16
Daniel Radcliffe wakes up with guns stuck to his hands and forced to fight like a gladiator in this action comedy from the writer-director of Deathgasm.
“High-octane assault on the senses that plays like a cross between Crank and The Truman Show. It is as bonkers as that sounds.” IGN
“An expertly crafted thrill that’ll electrify a midnight crowd. It’s super ambitious and irresistibly flashy. Director Jason Lei Howden is the real deal and it’s only a matter of time before more take notice.” Collider
Director:Jason Lei Howden (‘Deathgasm’)
Writer:Jason Lei Howden
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Women’s Adventure Film Tour
A collection of inspiring short films celebrating women who are doing exciting things in adventure sports all around the world.
Screening: Sunday 8 March 6pm and 8.30pm. Further sessions tbc.
Art on Screen – Hemitage: The Power of Art
Release Date: February 27
Join us on a visually stunning journey through the daily life of the magnificent Hermitage museum, and retrace two and a half centuries of legendary art and history.
Featuring the largest collection of paintings in the world, the Hermitage has been a meeting place for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture, and is forever marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries.
The Great Beauty star Tony Servillo leads us on a sumptuous and immersive exploration of cultural bridges between the past and the present, featuring some of the world’s best art in glorious high definition on the big screen.
DIRECTOR: Michele Mally
FEATURING: Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty’s protagonist, 3 times EFA Award winner, 4 times David di Donatello Award winner)
Adult Themes, M
Release Date : February 27
Electricity titans Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) compete for the American market in this tense period drama.
content may disturb, Drug Use, M, nudity
Release Date: February 27
MR JONES is the true story of an ambitious Welsh journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union in 1933 and accidentally discovered one of history’s worst secrets. MR JONES has performed exceptionally well at the NZIFF, one of the top 4 films of the festival.
A British spy thriller of the highest quality, MR JONES stars Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and James Norton (Little Women).
★★★★ The Guardian
“A Too-Little-Known Story and Presented Beautifully.” The Arts Desk