Finding Your Feet

August 24th, 2018

September 5 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

 

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Writers:

 Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft

Stars:

 Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall

 

 

REVIEW: The Hollywood Reporter

Precision-tooled for the Tuesday afternoon crowd it may be, but Finding Your Feet nevertheless does what it says on the tin, and does it expertly. Laughs, tears and mid-life awakenings abound in this feature from Richard Loncraine (The Special Relationship) starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and a scene-stealing Joanna Lumley as members of an amateur dance troupe in London. A romantic comedy fronted by leads nobody would mistake for matinee idols and imbued with all the more pathos for it, this self-aware heart-tugger manages to make even rickety old cliches about taking a “leap of faith” easily digestible…

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/finding-your-feet-film-review-1093574

Mary Shelley

August 24th, 2018

October 3rd at 4:00pm and 7:00pm

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.

Director:

Haifaa Al-Mansour

Writers:

Emma Jensen, Haifaa Al-Mansour (additional writing by)

Stars:

Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth

 

 

REVIEW: A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Mary Shelley” is a rarity: a literary biopic with an argument. Which is by no means to say that the film, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (“Wadjda”) forgoes the expected pleasures of the genre. You get candlelight and quill pens, Regency gowns and celebrity shout-outs (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in the house!), and of course the usual feverish attempts to convey both the passion and the discipline of the writing process. Also good-looking young actors declaiming poetry and prose in crisply accented, grammatically flawless English.

But rather than smother Mary Shelley — author of “Frankenstein,”daughter of two eminent writers and wife of another — with soft cushions of antiquarian cultural prestige, Ms. al-Mansour and the screenwriter, Emma Jensen, sharpen the sense of Shelley’s modernity. It helps enormously that she is played with alert sensitivity and acute intelligence by Elle Fanning…

2018-2019 Season

August 10th, 2017

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We’re in the process of confirming this year’s films, but meanwhile you can mark your calendar with the following dates for the fall:

September 5

October 3

November 7

November 14

Winter/spring schedule TBD

 

A full season pass is only $48 for 8 films. You can order your pass by downloading the form HERE

 

 

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