LAD - A Yorkshire Story (2013) [12A] - 1 hour 36 mins
Writer & Director: Dan Hartley
Cast: Nancy Clarkson, Oliver Exley & Alex Froom
When Tom Proctor's father dies his world falls apart and he gets into trouble with the police. However,
his life is turned around when he is paired up with a park ranger (based on a real person) and they spend
time together roaming the delightful Yorkshire Dales countryside.
This enchanting coming-of-age film is shot in and around Settle, where Dan Hartley grew up, and it is
presumably partly autobiographical.
The film has been shown at a number of film festivals in the USA where it has received numerous awards
including best feature film.
"Impressively accomplished" (Eye for Film)
THE HUNT (2012)  - 1 hour 55 mins [Subtitled]
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen & Annika Wedderkopp
Mads Mikkelsen won best actor at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a
small town kindergarten teacher down on his luck. He is a popular member of his close-knit community but
when a false accusation is casually made by a child in his care he is forced into a lonely fight for his
life and dignity.
There is no doubt that Lucas is innocent and yet we see how rational people might believe the opposite
and how they reach a no-turning back moment of collective hysteria.
"A superbly thrilling drama" (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)
A LATE QUARTET (2012)  - 1 hour 45 mins
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Cast: Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken & Philip Seymour Hoffman
When the beloved cellist of a world renowned string quartet receives a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance. Only on hearing the news do the other 3 realise that
they are not individual free agents but have grown together into an organic entity that is the quartet.
Suppressed emotions and competing egos then threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration.
As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate
bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.
"A movie of clarity and grownup complexity" (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (2011)  - 1 hour 39 mins
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne & Julia Ormond
Based on a true story, the film depicts Marilyn Monroe at her most gorgeous and most frustrating.
In 1956 the young movie-mad Colin Clark worked as a lowly assistant on the film "The Prince and the
Showgirl" directed by Laurence Olivier and starring MM. The standoff between Marilyn and the director
while making the film is wonderfully entertaining.
MM was on honeymoon in England with Arthur Miller and when he left a week early the coast was clear for
Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life.
"Intensely enjoyable" (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)
Argo (2012)  - 2 hours
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin
This tense, exciting and at times very funny, film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2013. It recounts
the true story of the storming of the US Embassy in Tehran in November 1979 at the height of the Iranian
52 Americans were taken hostage by the militants and in the midst of the chaos six of them managed to
escape and find refuge at the home of the Canadian Ambassador.
A specialist CIA agent (Ben Affleck) is flown in and devises a risky and outrageous plan to get them all
safely out of the country.
"A wonderfully lively and engrossing movie" (Phillip French, The Observer)
Monsieur Lazhar (2012) [12A] - 1 hour 34 mins [Subtitled]
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Cast: Danielle Proulx, Émilien Néron, Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse
In Montreal a primary school teacher dies suddenly and tragically. An Algerian asylum seeker, Monsieur
Lazhar, ( Mohamed Fellag), who has no teaching experience offers himself to the school as a replacement
and is taken on. While helping the children deal with their own grief he establishes himself as a popular
teacher, but neither pupils nor colleagues are aware of his painful past, nor do they suspect that he is
at risk of imminent deportation.
The film was nominated for an Oscar for the best foreign language film in 2012.
"A serious unsentimental film of real insight into loss and grief and exile." (Philip French – The
Much Ado About Nothing (2012) [12A] - 1 hour 47 mins
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg
Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary Californian setting while at the same time sticking
more or less to the original text. The story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy
and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game of love, all beautifully filmed in black and white.
The film’s giddy energy and intimate charm make for an entertaining romantic comedy and although the
actors are American they understand the rhythms of the Shakespearean prose and verse and speak it
"A charming witty triumph" (Phillip French –The Observer)
What Maisie Knew (2013)  - 1 hour 39 mins
Directors: David Siegel, Scott McGehee
Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan
This fine modern-day adaptation of the Henry James novel is about a little girl caught in the middle of
her parents’ bitter custody battle. The story is told through six year old Maisie’s eyes ,as she
navigates the increasing turmoil, with innocence and charm. She listens, eavesdrops and takes note as she
is seduced, manipulated and lied to by her shallow and selfish parents.
There are excellent performances from Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as well as the delightful Onata
"This is an accomplished engaging work." (David Gritten - Daily Telegraph)
Blue Jasmine (2013) [12A] - 1 hour 38 mins
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard,
In this film, in which Woody Allan is most definitely back on form with his most satisfying directorial
effort for years, Cate Blanchett gives an outstanding performance as Jasmine, a self-deluding, former
Manhattan socialite. Fallen on hard times, she travels to San Francisco to live with her, much put upon,
sister Ginger, superbly performed by Sally Hawkins. Jasmine is haughty and arrogant, addicted to drink
and prescription drugs and constantly giving her sister advice on her love life, as well as haranguing
anyone unlucky enough to be in earshot.
"An outstanding movie, immensely satisfying and absorbing â€“ 5 stars" (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)
Thursday & Friday
26 & 27 June
The Epic of Everest (1924) [U] - 1 hour 27 mins
Directors: John Noel & Herbert Ponting
The 1924 Everest expedition culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation,
George Mallory and Andrew Irvine and sparked a still ongoing debate over whether or not they did indeed
reach the summit.
Filming in brutally harsh conditions with a specially adapted camera, Captain John Noel captured images
of breathtaking beauty and considerable historic significance. The film is also among the earliest filmed
records of life in Tibet but what resonates so deeply is Noel's ability to frame the vulnerability,
isolation and courage of people persevering in one of the world's harshest landscapes.
The restoration by the BFI National Archive has transformed the quality of the surviving elements of the
film and reintroduced the original coloured tints and tones. Revealed by the restoration, few images in
cinema are as epic or moving as the final shots of a blood red sunset over the Himalayas.
"The Epic of Everest must be seen" (Financial Times)
PHILOMENA; (2013) [12A] - 1 hour 38 mins
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark
This powerful and heart-felt film is based on the true story of Philomena Lee, played by Judy Dench, who
had a child out of wedlock in 1950's Ireland and was sent to work in one of the notorious Magdalen
laundries run by the Catholic Church. From here she was forced to give up her son for adoption to a
childless couple in the USA .
Decades later she meets the BBC reporter Martin Sixsmith, played by Steve Coogan and together they go in
search of her long lost son.
Both Dench and Coogan (who also wrote the script) are excellent.
"A moving and exhilarating film" (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian))
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013) [12A] - 2 hour 14 mins
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
This almost unbearably tense hijack thriller is based on a true story from 2009 about a Somali pirate
attack on an American container ship.
The film focuses on the relationship between the Captain (Tom Hanks) and the leader of the pirates
(Bakhad Abdi) who takes him hostage. Both men find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their
A riveting drama about quiet heroism and the clash of cultures. Tom Hanks is at his emotional best and
Bakhad Abdi, who had never acted before, won an Oscar for his extraordinary performance.
"A triumph, deserving of all the plaudits that come its way" (David Gritten - Daily Telegraph)