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GREEN BOOK    127 mins    Cert. 12A
Mon 18: 11am & 7:30pm
Nominated for 4 BAFTAs and 5 Golden Globes, winner of the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay Oscars (also nominated for Film Editing), and Supporting Actor wins for Mahershala Ali, and Best Actor nominations for Viggo Mortensen, in all three awards.
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American musician through the 1960s American South.
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class classical pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
Drama starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini.

BOY ERASED    115 mins    Cert. 15
Tues 19: 3:30pm & 7:30pm    Wed 20: 7:30pm    Thurs 21: 6pm
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes, Best Actor (drama) for Lucas Hedges and Best Original Song, and numerous other awards.
A teenage boy is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.
Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
Drama based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir. Directed by Joel Edgerton, who stars alongside Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

PHOENIX FRINGE: SHOPLIFTERS    121 mins    Cert. 15
Thurs 21: 1pm & 8:30pm
Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe.
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.
On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. After shoplifting from a store, Osamu and his son run into a little girl shivering with cold. At first, Osamu’s wife is not keen to take her in, but eventually feels sorry for her and lets her stay. Despite their tenuous, below-the-radar existence, the family is happy until secrets are exposed that put their bond to the test.
Japanese drama from Hirokazu Koreeda (After The Storm, I Wish), starring Lily Franky, Sakura Andô and Kirin Kiki.

ALL IS TRUE    101 mins    Cert. 12A
Fri 22: 7:30pm    Sat 23: 6pm    Sun 24: 6pm    Mon 25: 11am, 3pm & 7:30pm
A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
Biographical drama directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, with Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING    120 mins    Cert. PG
Sat 23: 12:30pm & 3:30pm (Subtitled)     Sun 24: 12:30pm (Autism Friendly) & 3pm     Sat 30: 3:30pm     Sun 31: 12pm
A boy discovers he might be a descendant of King Arthur and sets out to thwart a medieval menace.
Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure directed by Joe Cornish. Stars Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Taylor, Patrick Stewart, Denise Gough and Louis Ashbourne Serkis.

 

 

 

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