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Tue
06
Feb
2007
 
  • Colour
Thriller starring John Travolta and Nancy Allen. Movie sound man Jack Terry records a car accident while working on a horror film. He manages to rescue the female passenger from a river, but cannot save the driver, who he later learns was a leading politician. When his…
Tue
30
Dec
2014
 
  • Drama
  • Germany
  • B&W
  • 106 mins.
Marlene Dietrich introduced her theme song "Falling in Love Again" and shot to international fame on the strength of her performance as seductress Lola Frohlich in Josef von Sternberg's classic story of love and obsession. Strict Professor Immanuel Rath is outraged to discover that the boys in…
Tue
26
Oct
2010
 
This is the most complete of David Lynch's films, made before his disturbing black vision of small-town American life veered into self-parody. The dark tone is set from the opening sequence, which starts with white picket fences and cheery firemen but ends with a man suffering a…
Thu
06
Sep
2007
 
  • Colour
This is the first in the seven-film documentary series The Blues, a Musical Journey: and the only instalment to be directed by the driving force behind it, Martin Scorsese. Tracing the progress and evolution of the music from Mali to the Mississippi, Scorsese never loses sight of…
Tue
27
May
2014
 
  • Second World War black comedy
  • France
  • Colour
  • 110 mins.
At the start of World War II a cabinet minister (Gerard Depardieu) joins a movie actress, a novelist, a journalist, a petty criminal, a scientist and his assistant attempting to escape the Nazi occupation of Paris by feeing south to Bordeaux. Taking refuge at the Hotel Spendide…
Sat
31
Oct
2015
 
  • Classic horror
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 75 mins.
Every monster needs a mate! Dr Frankenstein and his monster are very much alive this all-time Horror classic starring the iconic Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester as the bride and the most electric hairdo in cinema history! Full Programme attached - click on 'Film Notes,' above Audience comments: Cool!…
Tue
10
Feb
2015
 
  • Classic romantic drama
  • UK
  • B&W
  • 82 mins.
When housewife Laura Jesson meets Dr Alex Harvey in a railway station café they are immediately drawn to each other. Both are already married but during the course of their weekly meetings they fall in love and must decide between passion and duty. Based on Noel Coward's…
Tue
02
Aug
2016
 
  • Comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 102 mins.
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant are perfectly matched in one of the finest screwball comedies ever made. Palaeontologist David Huxley loses a dinosaur bone to a dog belonging to heiress Susan Vance who owns a baby leopard called Baby! When Baby is mistaken for a leopard that …
Tue
16
Apr
2013
 
  • Music documentary
  • Germany
  • Colour
  • 100 mins.
Wim Wenders' superb Oscar-nominated documentary charts legendary guitarist Ry Cooder's 1996 visit to Cuba to meet some of the country's finest musicians, including Ibrahim Ferrer and ninety-year-old Compay Segundo, with a view to organising a once-in-a-lifetime concert at Carnegie Hall. There's a chance to see the veteran entertainers talking…
Sun
06
Sep
2015
 
  • Drama
  • Czech Republic
  • Colour
  • 206 mins.
Directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa; In Darkness and episodes of iconic TV series; The Wire, The Killing and House of Cards), Burning Bush portrays the experiences of student protesters, the police and the media following the 1968 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Drawing on personal experience, Holland…
Tue
31
May
2005
 
  • Colour
Sherlock Junior and Steamboat Bill Jr.
Tue
28
Mar
2006
 
  • Colour
Drama, set during the Second World War, starring Eric Portman and Sheila Sim. Three wartime pilgrims on their way to Canterbury discover that the girls in a quiet Kent village are frightened to go out at night because of a mysterious man who pours glue in their…
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