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Our Next Screening is They Shall Not Grow Old on Saturday 27th at 6:00PM

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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD and JINDABYNE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (MA15+)

Original WWI footage

99 mins. NZ/UK 2019. Dir: Peter Jackson

Using state-of-the-art technology and archive materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, this technical master-piece by film maker Peter Jackson allows the story of WWI to be told in colour by the men who were there. Life on the Western Front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.

  • Sat 27th Apr 6:00PM
  • Sun 28th Apr 5:00PM
JINDABYNE

JINDABYNE (M)

Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness

123 mins. Australia 2006. Dir: Ray Lawrence

This film by Ray Lawrence was a follow up to his award winning film ‘Lantana’. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver, it’s a subtle, powerful tale about doubt, guilt and personal responsibility. It tells of four men, on an annual fishing trip in isolated high country who find a girl’s body in the river but delay reporting it until the next day. Compelling from first frame to end credits.

  • Sat 27th Apr 8:15PM
  • Sun 28th Apr 7:15PM

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SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER and AT ETERNITY’S GATE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER

SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER (PG)

Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe

87 mins. UK 2019. Dir: Carl Hunter Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years tirelessly searching for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With his family torn apart, he must solve the mystery of an online player, whom Alan thinks could be Michael, plus repair his relationship with his son Peter.

  • Sat 4th May 6:00PM
  • Sun 5th May 5:00PM
AT ETERNITY’S GATE

AT ETERNITY’S GATE (PG)

Willem Dafoe, Mads Mikkelsen

110 mins. France/UK/USA 2018. Dir: Julian Schnabel

The film is a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent van Gogh who created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. It is based on his letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay - and moments that are just plain invented.

  • Sat 4th May 8:00PM
  • Sun 5th May 7:00PM

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CAPHARNAUM and LET THE SUN SHINE IN - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
CAPHARNAUM

CAPHARNAUM (M)

Zain Al Rafeea, Xordanos Shiferaw

126 mins. Lebanon 2018. Dir: Nadine Labaki

The story centres on Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the ‘crime’ of giving him life. Zain is a gutsy streetwise child who flees his negligent parents. He survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of an Ethiopian refugee and her baby son.  Later, Zain ends up in jail and seeks justice in court.

  • Sat 11th May 6:00PM
  • Sun 12th May 5:00PM
LET THE SUN SHINE IN

LET THE SUN SHINE IN (MA15+)

Juliette Binoche, Gerard Dépardieu

94 mins. France 2017. Dir: Claire Denis

Isabelle is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another chance of love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. What reads like a standard romantic comedy is transformed into something altogether deeper, more poignant and perceptive about love.

  • Sat 11th May 8:30PM
  • Sun 12th May 7:30PM

SWANPOOL CINEMA DOUBLE BILL

HOTEL MUMBAI and MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
HOTEL MUMBAI

HOTEL MUMBAI (MA15+)

Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs

125 mins. Aust/India/USA 2018. Dir: Anthony Maras

Hotel Mumbai is a gripping true story of humanity and heroism. The film vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai India.  As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

  • Sat 18th May 6:00PM
  • Sun 19th May 5:00PM
MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART

MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART (M)

Documentary

91 mins. UK 2018.  Dir: Joe Stephenson

Built upon a 14 hour interview, the film is a unique journey through the key land marks of Ian McKellen’s life, from early childhood into a demanding career as an actor that placed him in the public eye for the best part of his lifetime. McKellen emerges as a clear eyed, impish utterly professional and pragmatic optimist.

  • Sat 18th May 8:30PM
  • Sun 19th May 7:30PM

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ON THE BASIS OF SEX and THE PROMISE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
ON THE BASIS OF SEX

ON THE BASIS OF SEX (M)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer

120 mins. USA 2018.  Dir: Mimi Leder

This is an inspiring and spirited true story that follows the young lawyer Ruth Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Martin to bring a ground breaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn a century of gender discrimination.

  • Sat 25th May 6:00PM
  • Sun 26th May 5:00PM
THE PROMISE

THE PROMISE (M)

Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale

134 mins. USA 2016. Dir: Terry George

When Michael, a briliant medical student meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction. Ana’s boyfriend is a famous photo journalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war torn chaos, they must join forces to get their people to safety - and to survive themselves.

  • Sat 25th May 8:30PM
  • Sun 26th May 7:30PM

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STAN & OLLIE and IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
STAN & OLLIE

STAN & OLLIE (PG)

Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda

98 mins. UK/Canada/USA 2018. Dir: Jon S. Baird

Stan and Ollie go on a tour to re-connect with their old fans, but they cannot quite shake off the spectre of Laurel & Hardy’s past. The long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, threaten their precious partnership as they grapple with just how much they mean to each other.

  • Sat 1st Jun 6:00PM
  • Sun 2nd Jun 5:00PM
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (MA15+)

Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

119 mins. USA 2018.  Dir: Barry Jenkins (III)

In early 1970s Harlem Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that connected her and her artist fiance ‘Fonny’. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

  • Sat 1st Jun 8:00PM
  • Sun 2nd Jun 7:00PM

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PICK OF THE LITTER and FREE SOLO - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
PICK OF THE LITTER

PICK OF THE LITTER (G)

Documentary

81 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Dana Nachman, Don Hardy Jr

The film follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these puppies through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.

  • Sat 8th Jun 6:00PM
  • Sun 9th Jun 5:00PM
FREE SOLO

FREE SOLO (M)

Alex Honnold

100 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

This documentary is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the face of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death.

  • Sat 8th Jun 7:45PM
  • Sun 9th Jun 6:45PM

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WOMAN AT WAR and THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
WOMAN AT WAR

WOMAN AT WAR (M)

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson

100 mins. Iceland/France/UK 2018. Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson
Halla is a 50 year old independent Icelandic woman known as the Mountain Woman. She is a passionate environmental activist secretly waging a one woman war on the local aluminium industry and risking everything to conserve the pristine Icelandic highlands.

  • Fri 14th Jun 6:00PM
  • Sun 16th Jun 5:00PM
THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM (R)

Maisa Abd Elhadi

(Unclassified 18+) 127 mins. Palestine/Ger/Ned 2018. Dir: Muayad Alayan

A thriller set across the Israeli-Palestinian border. Sarah is Israeli and runs a cafe in West Jerulsalum and Saleem is a Palestinian delivery man from East Jerulsalum. The two risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair with catastropic consequences and not even the truth can save them.

  • Fri 14th Jun 8:15PM
  • Sun 16th Jun 7:15PM

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EVERYBODY KNOWS and GRETA - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
EVERYBODY KNOWS

EVERYBODY KNOWS (M)

Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

133 mins. Spain/France/Italy 2018. Dir: Asghar Farhadi

The film follows Laura on her travels from Argentina to her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the celebrations the eldest daughter is abducted. In the intense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.

  • Sat 22nd Jun 6:00PM
  • Sun 23rd Jun 5:00PM
GRETA

GRETA (MA15+)

Isabelle Huppert, Zawe Ashton, Chloë Grace Moretz

99 mins. USA/Ireland 2018.  Dir: Neil Jordan

Frances finds a handbag on the New York subway and returns it to Greta, an eccentric French piano teacher. Having recently lost her Mum, young Frances strikes up a seemingly harmless friendship with the lonely widow, until Greta’s behaviour becomes erratic and obsessive.

  • Sat 22nd Jun 8:45PM
  • Sun 23rd Jun 7:45PM

SWANPOOL CINEMA DOUBLE BILL

THE GUILTY and SPITFIRE - 2 FILMS 1 PRICE
THE GUILTY

THE GUILTY (M)

Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage

88 mins. Denmark 2018. Dir: Gustav Moeller

When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a quiet time. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who disconnects abruptly. Every bit of his intuition and skill is required for the search for the missing woman and her assailant.

  • Sat 29th Jun 6:00PM
  • Sun 30th Jun 5:00PM
SPITFIRE

SPITFIRE (PG)

Documentary

99 mins. UK 2018. Dir: David Fairhead, Anthony Palmer

This is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered and refined in the white heat of combat — going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made. The story is told in the words of the last surviving combat veterans with stunning aerial footage and remastered archive footage.

  • Sat 29th Jun 8:00PM
  • Sun 30th Jun 7:00PM
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