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Friday 4 May 7.30pm
The Party
(2017) [15] 1 hour 11 mins

Director: Sally Potter
Cast: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson

After she receives a promotion and becomes minister of health, Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) and her academic husband, Bill (Timothy Spall) decide to host an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate. Janet’s acerbic best friend arrives first (with some brilliant withering put-downs) and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share. But it is an announcement by Bill that provokes the gradual unravelling of the sophisticated soiree and a dramatic unexpected ending.

This is a sharp-edged dark comedy with a stellar cast.

“A short, sharp funny shock of a movie” (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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Friday 1 June 7.30pm
I, Daniel Blake
(2016) [15] 1 hour 40 mins

Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy

In this moving film Daniel is a man out of his time. He is a widower in his 60’s who has never owned a computer and lives on his own.

After a near fatal heart attack ends his working life he struggles to make his way through a welfare system that ultimately fails him.  But his natural humanity and compassion transforms the lives of a stressed single mother and her two children who are also victims of the welfare system.

“—a movie with a fierce simple dignity of its own” (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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Friday 15 June 7.30pm
A Man Called Ove
(2016) [15] 1 hour 56 mins (Swedish - Subtitled)

Director: Hannes Holm
Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door who has given up on life. He is an isolated retired widower with strict principles and a short fuse who spends his days enforcing neighbourhood rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave.

A boisterous family moves in next door and, against all the odds, an unlikely friendship slowly develops, and we get to understand something of Ove’s past life and heartbreaks.

It is based on an international best-selling Swedish novel.

“A moving and funny tale” (Simran Hans - Observer)

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Friday 6 July 7.30pm
Heal the Living
(2017) [12A] 1hour 44 mins (French - Subtitled)

Director: Katell Quillévéré
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval

This deeply moving film follows three seemingly unrelated stories that are carefully woven together. A French teenager’s surfing road trip ends in tragedy; a woman in another town learns that her already weak heart will soon fail; two teams of surgeons struggle through their day attempting to save lives.

It follows a human heart from donor to recipient and is an impassioned story of personal connections that philosophically, spiritually and literally plumb the depth of the human heart.

“This truly is cinema to make the heart beat faster” (Wendy Ide – Guardian)

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