That’s a wrap!

With the last of our two May screenings behind us, the 2015/16 season has now officially ended.

Our fourth year included some real screen gems, and a fair amount of globetrotting. We started with a return visit to India (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), where a bunch of septuagenarians while away their retirement in 40˚C heat. And we ended the year with a tale of two feuding septuagenarian brothers in the harsh grip of an Icelandic winter (RAMS). Talk about extremes.

During the year we screened our first ever documentary (Amy), which lifted the lid, in an extraordinary way, on the tragic underside of the modern obsession with celebrity.

We also caught up with Sherlock Holmes, now in retirement (Mr. Holmes), and raised a few quid for the village hall with a film quiz.

Minions kept the kids (big and small) entertained at Christmas, and who could forget that dirty protest in Wild Tales, our Argentinian festive treat for grown-ups? More Christmas log, anyone?

Suffragette cast long-overdue cinematic light on the struggle for women’s voting rights, and we learned that a potato-a-day helps you work, rest and play on Mars (The Martian).

Bond returned in Spectre, and themed cocktails were ably shaken, stirred and quaffed with professional zeal. The Lady in the Van helped raise funds for local good causes (which was very good of her), and our penultimate screening took us from County Wexford in Ireland to New York, and backwards in time (Brooklyn).

All in all, it’s been quite a journey. Special thanks to everyone who bought tickets and joined in the fun- we couldn’t do it without you!

There’s plenty to look forward to in our fifth season, starting this September. We’ll share full programme details in July, along with the date of this year’s AGM event. Until then, enjoy the summer!

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RAMS (15)

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THURSDAY 26 MAY 2016

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“Rams is a gorgeous, tender and unexpectedly moving film about the most unlikely of subjects: sheep farming in the northern valleys of Iceland.”
The Times


We’re launching  ‘Cariad Film’, a new strand of the best films from around the world, with this acclaimed comedy drama from Iceland. Rams tells the story of two estranged brothers in a remote farming valley who are forced to reconcile their differences in order to save their beloved flocks.

The film has quickly become a firm favourite of those looking for something a bit different from run-of-the-mill comedies. But don’t take our word for it: Mark Kermode called it “hilarious and heart breaking” in his four-star review.

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

Brooklyn (12A)

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FRIDAY 13 MAY 2016

“In the tingling chemistry between [the] young leads, Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen […] the film’s director, John Crowley, achieves something close to a miracle”
The Daily Telegraph

“A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, Brooklyn illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material.”
Los Angeles Times

AWARDED BEST BRITISH FILM 2016 (BAFTA)

Nominated for three Oscars and scripted by Nick Hornby from Colm Toibin’s celebrated novel, BROOKLYN (12A) tells the moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City.

Homesickness quickly diminishes as a fresh romance blossoms, but soon Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist on either side of the Atlantic.

It’s a brilliantly told story of heart warming (and heart wrenching) drama, and Saoirse Ronan’s Oscar-nominated performance is truly beguiling.

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

The Lady in the Van (12A)

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Friday 15 April

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“Quite simply, the ultimate, authorised version: filmed in the very street, in the very house, in the unchanged rooms where it all happened…the glory of the film remains: Maggie Smith, the best thing ever to come out of Romford, possibly. She’s hilarious. There’s nobody like her.”
Evening Standard

Our April screening is hosted in association with the Ladies Tuesday Club, and all profit from the screening will go to local good causes. There will be a pay bar and raffle to raise additional money.

In The Lady in the Van, Dame Maggie Smith recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd. The film is based on Alan Bennett’s memoir and stage play, and was filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with Bennett (The Madness of King GeorgeThe History Boys) to bring this touching, poignant, and life-affirming story to the screen.

Tickets are going fast so please book now to avoid disappointment. Call 01446 781 144 or email llancarfancine@gmail.com

May screenings announced!

We have two award-winning films to end our season in May:

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FRIDAY 13 MAY 2016

“In the tingling chemistry between [the] young leads, Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen […] the film’s director, John Crowley, achieves something close to a miracle”
The Daily Telegraph

Scripted by Nick Hornby from Colm Toibin’s celebrated novel, BROOKLYN (12A) tells the moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. Homesickness quickly diminishes as a fresh romance blossoms, but soon Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist on either side of the Atlantic. It’s a brilliantly told story of heart warming (and heart wrenching) drama, and Saoirse Ronan’s Oscar-nominated performance is truly beguiling.

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RAMS_QUAD_ROUND4_V21 (1)THURSDAY 26 MAY 2016

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“Rams is a gorgeous, tender and unexpectedly moving film about the most unlikely of subjects: sheep farming in the northern valleys of Iceland.”
The Times


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“Switching from dour humour to humanist drama without seeming contrived, this is a masterclass in combining character and landscape that is played with deceptive poignancy by the excellent leads.”
Empire Magazine

 

Launching our new, occasional strand of the best films from around the world (‘Cariad Films’) we’re kicking off in style with a wry comedy from Iceland about – of all things!- sheep-farming.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic brothers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their sheep flocks.

Filled with laconic humour and touching human observations, the film has quickly become a firm favourite of those looking for something a bit different from run-of-the-mill comedies. But don’t take our word for it: Mark Kermode called it “hilarious and heart breaking” in his four-star review.

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