Next presentation Thursday 25th April 2019 at 7:30pm

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Thursday 25th April at 7:30pm
John Clare Theatre


Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.

Nominated BAFTA Best Foreign Language Film

Matteo Garrone

Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano

Rating:  15
Year:  2018
Country:  Italy
Length:  101mins


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Our full season of films:

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  Bad Times At The El Royale    

Director: Drew Goddard    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 11th April at 7:30pm

In 1969, an ageing priest suffering from early onset dementia, a struggling African American female singer, a talkative salesman on vacation and an unfriendly young woman who may or may not be a hippie, arrive by chance on the same day at Lake Tahoe's "El Royale", a once glitzy but now rundown roadside motel lying on the very border between California and Nevada, and operated by a single troubled staff member who holds many dark secrets.    more...

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Director: Steve McQueen    Certificate:15   Showing: Thursday 18th April at 7:30pm

Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.    more...

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Director: Matteo Garrone    Certificate: 15   Showing: Thursday 25th April at 7:30pm

Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.    more...

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  The Old Man And The Gun   

Director: David Lowery    Certificate: 12A   Showing:  Thursday 2nd May at 7:30pm

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.    more...



Director: Renae Maihi,Paula Jones,Katie Wolfe,Chelsea Cohen,Casey Kaa,Briar Grace-Smith,Awanui Simich-Pene,Ainsley Gardiner    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 9th May at 7:30pm

to terms with a bitter tragedy - the death of a small boy (Waru) at the hands of his caregiver. Eight ten-minute segments, each shot in a single take, set at exactly the same time and with a female lead, focus on the impact of Waru’s death on different corners of the community.    more...

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Director: Mike Leigh     Certificate: 12A   Showing:   Thursday 16th May at 7:30pm

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty.    more...


  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse   

Directors: Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti    Certificate: PG    Showing: Thursday 23rd May at 7:30pm

Teenager Miles Morales struggles living up to the expectations of his parents, especially his father's, police officer Jefferson Davis, who sees Spider-Man as a menace. After school, Miles secretly visits his uncle Aaron Davis, who brings Miles to an abandoned subway station where he can paint graffiti. While there, Miles is unknowingly bitten by a radioactive spider and, the next day, discovers it gave him spider-like abilities, including a powerful venom blast and the ability to turn invisible.    more...

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Director: Wash Westmoreland     Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 30th May at 7:30pm

After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. the engines, left to rust in factory yard, mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night.    more...

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  Sorry to Bother You    

Director: Boots Riley    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 6th June at 7:30pm

In an alternate version of Oakland, Cassius Green gets a telemarketing job and finds the commission paid job a dispiriting struggle as a black man selling to predominately white people over the phone. That changes when a veteran advises him to use his "white voice," and the attitude behind it to make himself more appealing to customers.    more...

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Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 13th June at 7:30pm

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl.    more...

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