Arrietty (entitled The Borrower Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ Kari-gurashi no Arietti) in Japan and The Secret World of Arrietty in North America) is a 2010 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa and produced by Studio Ghibli, based on Mary Norton’s novel The Borrowers. The film tells the story […]
Secrets & Lies is a 1996 British film directed by Mike Leigh and starring Brenda Blethyn, who won the award for Best Actress at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. The film won numerous other awards, including the Palme d’Or, and received five Academy Award nominations.
Our first Premiere Talent Screening; Als Lads, written by local writer Marc Gee. Q&A session after the film. A must for anyone interested in getting in to the film industry. Starring Ricky Tomlinson, Marc Warren and Ralf Little.
To Have and Have Not is a 1944 romance-war-adventure film. The movie was directed by Howard Hawks and stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, and Lauren Bacall in her first film. Although it is nominally based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway, the story was extensively altered for the film. Lauren Bacall, […]
SOLD OUT We are thrilled to have Alex Cox as our special guest at the next Premiere Talent Series film night. In these screenings we show films that have influenced, or have been made by, locally born people involved in the production of film, and follow the screenings with a Q&A in the bar afterwards. […]
James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi. The film is a combination of live action and stop-motion animation. In the 1930’s, James Henry Trotter […]
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea Von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. A silent film, it was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by UFA. Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis […]
The Snowman is a 1982 film adaptation of the Raymond Briggs book of the same name. One winter morning a little boy named James wakes up to find that everything outside has turned snow-white. Overjoyed, James rushes downstairs and into the garden, where he begins to build a snowman. James sleeps fitfully, and at midnight […]
Kes is a 1969 drama directed by Ken Loach and produced by Tony Garnett. Based on Barry Hines’ 1968 novel A Kestrel for a Knave, the film is ranked seventh in the British Film Institute’s Top Ten (British) Films and among the top ten in its list of the 50 films you should see by […]
Following on from our January screening of the 1969 Ken Loach classic Kes, we are showing another of his films, a Palme d’Or winner, made some 37 years later. Two brothers are caught on differing sides of the battle for Irish freedon in this politically minded historical drama from veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach. It […]