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 Born To Be Blue

Thursday 2nd March at 7:30pm
John Clare Theatre

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker's life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance.

Robert Budreau

Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo,
Callum Keith Rennie

Rating:  15
Year:  2015
Country:  Denmark
Length:  97mins

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Born to be Blue   

Director: Robert Budreau    Certificate: 15   Showing:  Thursday 2nd March at 7:30pm

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool.    more...

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Embrace Of The Serpent   

Director: Ciro Guerra    Certificate: 12A   Showing:  Thursday 9th March at 7:30pm

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.    more...



Director: Stefano Sollima    Certificate: 18    Showing: Thursday 23rd March at 7:30pm

In 2011, Ostia is the subject of a giant real estate project intended to make the harbor of Ancient Rome the Las Vegas of today. But the place soon becomes a battlefield where criminals and politicians either join forces cynically or fight each other ruthlessly. The infernal showdown will last seven days, claiming many lives.    more...

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Learning To Drive    

Director: Isobel Coixet    Certificate: 15   Showing:   Thursday 30th March at 7:30pm

Isabel Coixet's slice-of-life comedy/drama Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-ages book critic who is shattered when her husband Ted (Jake Weber) leaves her. In order to visit her daughter (Grace Gummer), who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons.    more...

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Director: Edward Dmytryk    Certificate: PG   Showing:   Thursday 6th April at 7:30pm

Homicide Capt. Finlay finds evidence that one or more of a group of demobilized soldiers is involved in the death of Joseph Samuels. In flashbacks, we see the night's events from different viewpoints as Sergeant Keeley investigates on his own, trying to clear his friend Mitchell, to whom circumstantial evidence points.    more...

Previously in this season:

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I, Daniel Blake    

Director: Ken Loach    Certificate: 12A   Showing:   Thursday 5th January at 7:30pm

Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away.    more...

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Director: Tobias Nolle    Certificate: 12A   Showing:   Thursday 12th January at 7:30pm

A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation. “Nodding to The Conversation, this is an intriguingly controlled, highly original thriller.”    more...

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Director: Pedro Almodovar    Certificate: 15   Showing: Thursday 19th January at 7:30pm

After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life. “A slick, stylish melodrama with an involving story and a cracking cast“.    more...


Notes On Blindness   

Director: Peter Middleton    Certificate: U   Showing:  Thursday 26th January at 7:30pm

In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described the work as 'the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.    more...

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The Idol   

Director: Hany Abu-Assad    Certificate: PG   Showing:  Thursday 2nd February at 7:30pm

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Director: Ira Sachs    Certificate: PG    Showing:  Thursday 9th February at 7:30pm

When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs.    more...

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Childhood Of A Leader   

Director: Brady Corbet     Certificate: 12A   Showing: Thursday 16th February at 7:30pm

This chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century tells the story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mould his beliefs - and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego.    more...

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Men & Chicken   

Director: Anders Thomas Jenson    Certificate:15   Showing: Thursday 23rd February at 7:30pm

Men & Chicken is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal," ingeniously cast against type) about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will.    more...

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