Autumn Season 2018

Guernsey 28th September 2018

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

 

 

 

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26th October 2018

I, Tonya (15)

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

 

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Thursday 8 November  2018 (CARIAD)

Ladybird

Coming-of-age comedy drama exploring the complicated relationship between a headstrong mother and her equally forthright daughter.

 

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23rd November 2018

The Leisure Seeker

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

 

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21st December 2018

Incredibles 2 (to be confirmed)

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

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New Spring 2018 Announced

January

Dunkirk (PG-13, Action) 
Friday 12th January, 7.15pm doors, 7.30pm start

“…heart-hammering and heroically British, The Telegraph

The film depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war torn beach and harbour, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. As the enemy forces close in it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand and a fierce battle ensues.
From Christopher Nolan, Director of Inception and Interstellar. Watch the trailer here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013056/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

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The Audience – A special recorded-live theatre event

Friday 26th January, 7pm doors for 7.30pm start

Tickets for this event are priced at:
£8 for cinema members, £10 for non members.

There will be a paying bar for wine and beer.

This screening is 2hrs 50minutes long and is ‘as live’, including Presenter introduction, Documentary, on screen interval and Q&A.

Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. Dame Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience from NT Live.

★★★★★ ‘Wholly tremendous’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Funny and truthful. I loved every minute.’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Helen Mirren dazzles again as Queen’ Metro

For a clip see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA69i5TTOn4&feature=youtu.be&list=PL9RzRsvbNwVtnwUf6Z5ygcZxIzrpjPgqh

February

The Big Sick (15, Romantic Comedy)
Friday 9th February, 7.15pm doors for 7.30pm start

big-sick“Boy meets girl, girl falls into coma, seriously funny romcom ensues”, The Guardian

Don’t be put off by the title! This “boundary-pushing but still effortlessly charming” romcom is based upon a true story. It tells the story of the cross-cultural romance between Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (playing himself) and graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan) – a romance which is at odds with Kumail’s parents’ plans to find him a suitable Muslim bride.  When Emily is stricken with a mystery illness, Kumail has to negotiate the crisis with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano), who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. This film comes from Judd Apatow- producer of Bridesmaids and Trainwreck

Watch the trailer here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5462602/?ref_=nv_sr_1

March

death of stalinThe Death of Stalin (15, Comedy)
Friday 9th March, 7.15pm doors for 7.30pm start

“The Death of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop.”  The Guardian

Armando Iannucci’s black comedy has garnered rave reviews.  It follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.  Standout performances from Simon Russell Beale (Beria), Michael Palin (Molotov) and Andrea Riseborough (Stalin’s daughter Svetlana).

For the trailer, see:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4686844/?ref_=nv_sr_1

April

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Murder on the Orient Express (12A, Crime/Drama/Mystery)
Friday 20th April, 7.15pm doors for 7.30pm start

“An enjoyable journey with a stellar cast, though the baggage we carry as modern viewers sees this ride derailed before its denouement.”  Empire

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this new version of Agatha Christie’s novel, in which the Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot finds himself stranded on a snowbound train in company with thirteen strangers and a corpse.  There cannot be a person in the world who does not know the outcome, so the fun will be watching a cast of top-notch performers including Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and many more go through their paces.

For the trailer, see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3402236/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

New Autumn 2017 Season Announced!

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Going in Style (12A)


Friday 8th September

We launch our new season with a fantastic comedy that all the family will enjoy.

Lifelong friends Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to reject retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to rob the very bank that absconded with their money.

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Hidden Figures (PG)


Friday 13th October

“Hidden Figures” is empowerment cinema at its most populist, and one only wishes that the film had existed at the time it depicts.” Variety 
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

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Their Finest (12A)

Friday 10 November

“Anchored by a superb Gemma Arterton, Their Finest is a funny, winning, beautifully acted ode to working women and cinema.” Empire

Catrin left her home in the Welsh valleys for love. Her artist husband Ellis (Jack Huston) specialises in self-important daubs depicting industrial blight. His canvases are a tough sell. Which is why, when – for reasons that could have been more persuasively developed – Catrin is offered a job at the Ministry of Information’s film division, she jumps at the chance.

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy).

 

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Loving Vincent, (TBC)

Thursday 7 December

Another of our Cariad Film presentations brings a little something different and special in the world’s first fully hand painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films which took 7 years to produce.

Loving Vincent, a film that uses van Gogh’s canvases as both form and function, animating them into a saga tracing his last days in Arles, where he made his greatest artist breakthroughs, to his stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he died in 1890 after shooting himself in the torso. The story turns into a murder mystery that revisits his suicide from multiple angles, with a young man named Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), who was the subject of several portraits by the artist, serving as both detective and narrator.

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Beauty and the Beast (PG)

Friday 15th December

A Christmas treat for all of the family to end our Autumn season.
Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

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

Special 50th screening event: The Library Suicides (15)

The Library Suicides / Y Llyfrgell (2016, 15)
Thursday 8 December

“There’s plenty to admire about this nifty, twisty Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn.”
Little White Lies

This very special event, our second Cariad Film presentation, brings a stylish and offbeat murder mystery to Llancarfan Village Hall. Based on Fflur Dafydd’s bestselling novel, this Welsh-language thriller stars Catrin Stewart as twin sister librarians Nan and Ana who plan revenge when their author mother commits suicide, with her final words suggesting her biographer murdered her.

The film is director Euros Lyn’s first feature, but he has years of experience making some of the best loved and most critically acclaimed British TV dramas in recent times, including ITV’s  Broadchurch and the BBC’s Happy Valley as well as episodes of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock, Daredevil, Casualty, Black Mirror, Upstairs Downstairs and Last Tango in Halifax.

All profits from the event will go to Mary’s Meals, a charity that provides food and support for some of the poorest children around the globe- a fitting cause during this festive season.

So please join us for what promises to be another memorable night, complete with free festive refreshments and a pay bar.

For tickets call 01446 781 144 or email llancarfancine@gmail.com.