FILM SELECTOR
We have loads still to come this October, and take a look at our November films too!

Cold War  (15)

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Saturday
20 October 2018
19:30

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After the Oscar-winning Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski reunites with cinematographer Łukasz Żal for this exquisite tale of a tumultuous love affair in a divided continent. Fatefully mismatched singer Zula and pianist Wiktor meet at an audition in Poland, and the couple are endlessly drawn to each other across borders over the next 15 years. Sumptuously shot in silvery monochrome, Cold War explores Poland’s dark history to the tune of rustic folk songs and sultry jazz. A moving, dreamlike triumph.

King of Thieves  (15)

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Saturday
27 October 2018
19:30

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Based on the incredible true story of the spectacular 2015 London diamond heist, one of the biggest in British history, that became news around the world when it was discovered to have been perpetrated by a misfit gang of retirees and pensioners defying their own age. Brought to the screen by renowned producers Working Title and Academy Award winning director James Marsh, KING OF THIEVES features an incredible ‘Best of British’ ensemble cast led by Academy Award winners Michael Caine and Jim Broadbent in a funny crime thriller.

Crazy Rich Asians  (12A)

Crazy Rich Asians at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
03 November 2018
19:30

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A funny, glamorous and hugely enjoyable Hollywood romcom as Rachel (Constance Wu) discovers her boyfriend (Henry Golding) is in fact one of Singapore’s richest bachelors. This highly entertaining adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 best-selling novel follows a Chinese-American professor at New York University who accompanies her suave boyfriend home to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Only then does she learn that he is the son of one of the country’s wealthiest families and one of its most sought-after bachelors. A funny, glamorous and hugely enjoyable Hollywood romcom.

The Little Stranger  (12A)

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Friday
09 November 2018
19:30

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Ruth Wilson and Domnhall Gleeson star in this gripping adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Gothic horror novel set in a declining country mansion after the Second World War.In this gripping adaptation by Lenny Abrahamson (Room) of Sarah Waters’ novel, a repressed country doctor finds his life entangled with the inhabitants of a declining country mansion that seems to hold a dark secret. Set against the grim austerity of post-war Britain, the film combines atmospheric Gothic horror and class and social tension. An unsettling, chilling and slow-burning drama, with a terrific central performance from Ruth Wilson.

Lucky  (15)

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Saturday
10 November 2018
19:30

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Harry Dean Stanton’s final film is a funny and touching portrait of a maverick who is facing down his own mortality in his own offbeat style. The late, great character actor Harry Dean Stanton could not have asked for a better swan song. He stars as Lucky, an ageing veteran living in a small desert town in New Mexico. We follow him on his daily routine – yoga, TV shows, smoking, the diner, the bar – until a fall jolts him out of his comfort zone, forcing him to confront his mortality. With quirky side characters, a thoughtful script and tortoises, this is a funny and touching portrait of a maverick refusing to go without a fight.

The Wife  (15)

The Wife at Royston Picture Palace

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Saturday
17 November 2018
19:30

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Glenn Close is superb as the supportive wife to Jonathan Pryce’s Nobel Prize-winning author in this smart adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent 30 years playing the faithful, supportive wife to her husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature award, Joan confronts the sacrifices she has made as well as some long-buried secrets. An incisive study of celebrity, marriage and the creative process, featuring superb performances from Close and a strong ensemble cast.

A Star is Born  (15)

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Friday
23 November 2018
19:30

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper star in this glorious reinvention of Hollywood’s classic love story between a fading musician and the young singer-songwriter he discovers.Hollywood’s most enduring story of love and ambition gets a glorious reinvention in Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. Drawing on the pleasures audiences discovered in the 1937, 1954 and 1976 versions, Cooper successfully updates the story of a seasoned musician who discovers – and falls in love with – a rising singer-songwriter, but struggles with his inner demons as her career soars. Cooper is brilliant and Lady Gaga knocks it out of the park with her beautiful voice and stunning performance.

First Man  (12A)

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Saturday
24 November 2018
19:30

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On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.