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The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

122 mins (View Trailer) LAST DAYS

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Cast: Helen Mirren, Charlotte Le Bon, Om Puri and Manish Dayal. 
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Synopsis: 

Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

Rated PG

Magic In The Moonlight

Magic In The Moonlight

97 mins (View Trailer)

Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance
Cast: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden and Eileen Atkins. 
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Synopsis: 

Set in the 1920s on the opulent and idyllic Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is an enchanting romantic comedy starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone.
 
The film follows cynical and arrogant Englishman Stanley (Firth), a master illusionist who is invited to the Catledge Family mansion to unmask a possible swindle involving an alluring young clairvoyant named Sophie (Stone). At first, Stanley is confident he can expose Sophie as a fraud in no time. But as he witnesses her accomplish numerous supernatural feats, Stanley begins to question his whole rational worldview – if Sophie’s powers are real, anything could be possible.
Charming, funny and featuring terrific performances, Magic in the Moonlight delves into the very heart of our belief in something more, with a twist you won’t see coming.

 

Rated PG

Boyhood

Boyhood

166 mins (View Trailer) Movie Review Club - September film for discussion

Genre: Drama
Cast: Ellar ColtranePatricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. 
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Synopsis: 

Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD -- a fictional drama made with the same group of actors over a 12-year period from 2002-2013 -- takes a one-of-a-kind trip, at once epic and intimate, through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time.

The film tracks 6 year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) over life’s most radically fluctuating decade, through a familiar whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder. But the results are unpredictable, as one moment braids into the next, entwining into a deeply personal experience of the incidents that shape us as we grow up and the ever-changing nature of our lives.

As the story begins, dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason faces upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia (Patricia Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston – just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) returns from Alaska to re-enter their world. Thus begins life’s non-stop flux. Yet through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers and bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road.

 


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Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am 
The Basement


Rated M

Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures

111 mins (View Trailer) Last Days

*Limited Season

Genre: Drama/Comedy/Romance    
Cast:  Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison and Amy Brenneman
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Synopsis: 

Words or Pictures? Which side are you on? Choose your weapon: the pen or the brush.

The setting is an elite, New England prep school where Jack (Clive Owen), having shown great promise as an author and poet, is now an English teacher who lives and breathes his love of language.  His secret (not the only one!) is that he can’t actually write anymore - he’s lost his mojo.

Enter Dina (Juliette Binoche), the new Art teacher; an acclaimed and passionate artist who is fighting the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis. Her physical abilities are increasingly impaired and the disease is literally taking the brush out of her hand.

Dina’s reputation has preceded her, known at her last school as ‘The Icicle’, she can be a little frosty, to say the least. But when the two meet, a spark ignites in Jack and he is relentless in his attempt to melt her façade.  At every opportunity, he tries to engage her in his perpetual word game.

When Jack learns that Dina has told the students that words are ‘traps’ and ‘lies’, that art is the only bearer of truth, he is quick to the defense. The gauntlet for a school-wide competition of words versus pictures is thrown down, and students and faculty take sides.


Rated M

Still Life

Still Life

92 mins (View Trailer) *Limited Season

*Limited Season

Genre: Comedy/Drama    
Cast:  Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury and Andrew Buchan
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Synopsis: 

For over 22 years, life for the unassuming John May (an indelible performance from the extraordinary Eddie Marsan) has been his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin for those in his community who have passed away alone. But in this age of ‘efficiency’, John’s meticulousness and care is no longer deemed necessary, and he is abruptly made redundant. John is left with one assignment: a search for the relatives of an elderly neighbour, Billy Stoke.

As he journeys beyond London to piece together Billy’s past, John uncovers a life of mischief, misadventure, love and regret, most of all for an abandoned daughter, Kelly (the radiant Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey) whom John manages to locate. These two insular people are naturally drawn to each other, and as friendship blossoms, John’s outlook opens imperceptibly to life’s possibilities…

Beautifully observed and profoundly affecting, STILL LIFE is a gem – a resonant and universal celebration of dignity, community values and human connection, and ultimately, all that life is worth living for.

 

Rated M

ADVANCE SCREENINGS: The Skeleton Twins

ADVANCE SCREENINGS: The Skeleton Twins

93 mins (View Trailer)

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Genre: Drama/Comedy
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson. 
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Synopsis: 

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. 

Rated M