Spring season 2017

We’re pleased to announce arguably our strongest ever line up of crowd-pleasing delights!

ffj_payoff-1-shtFlorence Foster Jenkins (2016, PG)
Friday 13 January

★★★★
“Streep is glorious in Florence Foster Jenkins as she does for the aria what Les Dawson did for the piano.”
The Daily Mail

★★★★
Florence Foster Jenkins is the perfect antidote for sobering times”

The Daily Telegraph

The new season gets underway with a funny and heart-warming true story starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Set in the glittering high society of 1940s New York, director Stephen Frears (who brought us The Queen and Philomena) brings to vivid life the delusions of a legendary heiress and socialite obsessed with becoming a great singer. Just one problem: Florence Foster Jenkins had trouble carrying a tune! The film has been rapturously received by audiences and critics, and Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant are both deservedly in the running for major awards.

 

bridget-smallBridget Jones’s Baby (2016, 15)
Friday 17 February

★★★★
“A warm, witty and welcome return – intelligently evolved and an absolute hoot. As Bridget would say: ‘v.good’”

Total Film
The hapless Miss Jones is back and facing the greatest dilemma of her life as she tries in vain to work out who the father of her baby is. Renée Zellweger puts in a spirited performance as Bridget while Colin Firth is on top form as straight-laced Mr Darcy, and Patrick Dempsey makes the perfect alternative love interest.
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, 12A)
Friday 17 March

★★★★
“With more laughs and bush challenges than an episode of I’m a Celebrity…, this is a charming and quietly quirky film that succeeds not because of big-budget special effects, but its moving yet witty script.”
The Daily Mail

★★★★
“A big-hearted picture full of magic. Off-kilter charmer.”

The Observer

★★★★
“Comic dynamite.”

The Guardian

This raucous comedy from New Zealand struck home with cinema goers across the globe on its release, even scooping the audience award at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival. The film tells the story of defiant city kid Ricky, who gets a fresh start in the countryside with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella and the cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam Neill). When Ricky is threatened with moving to another home, he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

 

nocturnal-animals-banner-poster-1473972277Nocturnal Animals (2016, 15)
Thursday 30 March

★★★★★
The Independent
 
★★★★★
The Daily Mail
 
★★★★★
The Guardian

Tom Ford, best known as a top fashion designer, has crafted a superbly dark thriller in the follow-up to his acclaimed debut A Single ManNocturnal Animals, adapted by Ford from a novel by Austin Wright, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival and is expected to feature strongly during the upcoming awards season.

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves. Susan Morrow (Adams) lives a privileged yet unfulfilled life with her husband Hutton Morrow (Armie Hammer). One weekend, as Hutton departs on one of his too-frequent business trips, Susan receives an unsolicited package. It is a novel, Nocturnal Animals, written by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield (Gyllenhaal), with whom she has had no contact for years. Edward’s note accompanying the manuscript encourages Susan to read the work and then to contact him during his visit to the city. Alone at night, in bed, Susan begins reading…

 

This special Cariad Film event will run without an intermission, so the tension will be maintained throughout!

 

sully-smallSully (2016, 12A)
Friday 28 April

★★★★★
“It is a superb film, as crisp as a stone, and staged and acted with an
absorbing and unshowy cinematic fluency.”
The Daily Telegraph

You might recall that on 15 January 2009 the world witnessed the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.  However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. These events are captured with thrilling and clinical precision by director Clint Eastwood, and the ever reliable Tom Hanks’s portrayal of Sully is almost certain to be in the running for Best Actor at the Oscars.

To book tickets for any of these performances call 01446 781 144 or email llancarfancine@gmail.com

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