Film Information

Below is information about films playing this month. Arranged in alphabetical order.
ANOTHER MOTHER'S SON (12A)
15th May - 6:00pm
16th May - 2:00pm

​​Director: Christopher Menaul.
Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, John Hannah.

Winston Churchill infamously refused to sanction an assault to liberate Nazi-occupied Jersey during the Second World War because he didn’t think it was worth the military risk. Life on the abandoned Channel Islands is the setting for Another Mother’s Son, which tells the true story of unsung heroine Louisa Gould. Having just lost a son in the conflict, Louisa (Seagrove) takes in an escaped Russian prisoner of war (Kostov) and then claims him as her own son. In spite of obvious dangers, she remains confident the island’s close-knit community will protect her and her new family member. As the solidarity of the island wavers in the face of oppression and divided loyalty, Louisa fights to preserve her family’s sense of humanity. Director Christopher Menaul (The Forsyte Saga) delivers an affecting, highly watchable moral drama. Contains moderate violence and gruesome images.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PG)
13th May - 2:30pm
14th May - 2:15pm
20th May - 2:15pm
21st May - 2:15pm & 8:00pm

​Director: Bill Condon.
Starring: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen.

Back in 1991, the Walt Disney Company released Beauty And The Beast, an exquisitely drawn feature animation that became a gargantuan hit. So who better to breathe new life into the beloved fairy tale – with its very modern message of not judging people by their appearance – in a live-action telling than the studio that made it a movie classic in the first place? Get ready to be wowed all over again.
THE BOSS BABY (U)
27th May - 3:00pm
29th May - 2:15pm
30th May - 2:45pm
31st May - 3:45pm
1st June - 3:45pm

​​​​Director: Tom McGrath.
Voices: Miles Christopher Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow.

For seven idyllic years, Tim (Bakshi) has enjoyed the perfect life with his adoring parents (Kimmel and Kudrow). Then his new baby brother arrives. And he’s a very unusual baby indeed: he wears a suit, carries a briefcase and talks with the voice of Alec Baldwin. Tim is the only one not amused, but the two warring siblings reluctantly team up to foil a dastardly plot involving puppies. Expect poop jokes.
DANCER (12A)
2nd May - 7:30pm

​​​Director: Steven Cantor.
Starring: Sergei Polunin, Jade Hale-Christofi.

 Aged 21, Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin walked away from his star role at The Royal Ballet, on the verge of self-destruction. This portrait, which includes archive footage of Polunin from the age of four and interviews with those close to him, gives unique insight into this wonderful dancer and complex man. Contains drug references and nudity.
 
FAST & FURIOUS 8 (12A)
12th May - 8:15pm
13th May - 5:15pm
14th May - 7:30pm
15th May - 8:15pm
16th May - 7:30pm
17th May - 8:15pm 

Director: F. Gary Gray.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham. 

​The eighth outing of the unstoppable Fast And Furious franchise zooms into cinemas, delivering multi-vehicular mayhem on a grand scale. Street-racer newlyweds Dom (Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are happily on honeymoon, until an enigmatic lady seduces Dom back into a world of crime. Tested like never before, the rest of the crew must reunite to bring home the man that made them a family.
GHOST IN THE SHELL (12A)
12th May - 6:00pm
14th May - 5:00pm
17th May - 6:00pm

​​​​Director: Rupert Sanders.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott, Pilou Asbæk.

Scarlett Johansson gives a riveting performance in this breathtaking sci-fi thriller with shades of Blade Runner. Ghost In The Shell is the long-awaited live-action spectacular set on a future Earth that will already be familiar to fans of the phenomenally successful manga and anime productions of the same name. Johansson plays the Major, an advanced cyborg who heads an elite counterterrorist task force known as Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out cyber technology. But the Major also has a mystery of her own to solve. Director Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) and a starry international cast make the most of the dazzling visuals and extraordinary plot, but it’s very much Johansson’s film. Contains violence and moderate threat.
GOING IN STYLE (12A)
5th May - 8:30pm
6th May - 6:00pm
10th May - 6:00pm

​Director: Zach Braff.
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin.

When three retired pals (Arkin, Caine and Freeman) are robbed of their pensions by duplicitous ex-employers and their bankers, they decide to rob a bank to get even and recover their dignity. The actors’ comic timing, nuanced performances and a sharp-as-nails script make this a riotously entertaining film, underpinned by a serious commentary on growing old in a callous, capitalistic society. Contains infrequent strong language and drug misuse.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (CERT TBC)
26th May - 8:45pm
27th May - 5:15pm
28th May - 1:45pm
29th May - 4:30pm
30th May - 5:00pm
31st May - 8:30pm
1st June - 8:30pm

​Director: James Gunn.
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper.

The coolest ragtag bunch of a-holes in space are back with the fate of the cosmos resting on their shoulders once more. Because anyone can save the galaxy once. As they journey across the far reaches of the universe, the Guardians attempt to solve the mystery of Peter Quill’s (Pratt) parentage. On their travels, they cross paths with old foes, new faces and an enigmatic villain in Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), but their biggest battle might just be to keep their newfound family together. Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper reprise their roles as Gamora, Drax and Rocket respectively, while Vin Diesel returns to voice a very naïve and goofy baby Groot. Expect another humdinger of a soundtrack.
 
JACKIE (15)
8th May - 8:30pm

​​Director: Pablo Larraín.
Starring: Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Greta Gerwig.

Jackie is an intimate and quietly harrowing study of the week following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as seen through the eyes of his widow. Seamlessly making his English-language debut, director Larraín (No) burrows deep into Jackie’s psyche as she fights to hold onto her dignity amid the horror of losing her husband. In the leading role Natalie Portman delivers an astonishing performance.
LION (PG)
16th May - 5:00pm
25th May - 8:30pm

​Director: Garth Davis.
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara.

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost in Kolkata, 950 miles from his home in Madhya Pradesh. Afraid and disoriented, he is eventually adopted, and starts a new life in Australia. Twenty-five years later, the grown-up Saroo (Patel) falls in love with Lucy (Mara), who helps him to search for his mother back in India. Based on a true story, this emotionally charged film boasts shimmering visuals and dramatic heft.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (15)
3rd May - 8:30pm
9th May - 7:30pm

​Director: Kenneth Lonergan.
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler.

 Boston janitor Lee (Affleck) lives a life of solitude in his near-empty apartment. His daily drudgery – working, drinking, getting into fights – is disrupted by the news that his brother Joe (Chandler) has died. Reluctantly, Lee heads to his home town, Manchester By The Sea, Massachusetts, where he is shocked to discover that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son Patrick (Lucas Hedges). There is more to be confronted, however: what happened between Lee and his ex-wife Randi (Williams), who still lives there, that has left such a gaping void in his life? One of the must-see titles of the awards season.
RULES DON'T APPLY (12A)
22nd May - 8:15pm
23rd May - 2:00pm
25th May - 6:00pm

​​Director: Warren Beatty.
Starring: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich.

After a 15-year hiatus, reclusive writer-director Warren Beatty returns to play reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. Rules Don’t Apply revolves around the awkward romance between Hughes’s driver (Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!) and an ingénue actress (Collins, Love, Rosie) auditioning for a Hughes movie. Old Hollywood is lovingly evoked, and the machinations required of the two would-be lovers are as entertaining as Hughes’s maddeningly eccentric behaviour. Contains moderate sex references and infrequent strong language
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (U)
6th May - 1:30pm & 3:45pm
7th May - 12:30pm & 2:45pm

​Director: Kelly Asbury.
Voices: Demi Lovato, Jack McBrayer, Joe Manganiello, Danny Pudi.

After finding a mysterious map that suggests the whereabouts of a magical lost village, Smurfette sets out with her best friends Clumsy, Hefty and Brainy to get there before the evil wizard Gargamel. After a thrilling journey, they discover the biggest secret in Smurf history
THEIR FINEST (12A)
19th May - 8:15pm
20th May - 5:30pm
21st May - 5:00pm

​Director: Lone Scherfig.
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant.

Lone Scherfig’s delightfully polite romantic comedy follows writer Catrin Cole (Arterton), who is hired by the British Ministry of Information during the Blitz to bring a female perspective to wartime propaganda films. Working with cynical producer Tom Buckley (Claflin), she battles with a less-than-promising story, constant rewrites, a beady-eyed supervisor and the disgruntled antics of a self-obsessed, fading thespian (Nighy) as she attempts to make a film that will lift the nation’s spirits. Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex and injury detail.
THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (12A)
22nd May - 6:00pm
23rd May - 7:30pm
24th May - 4:45pm

​Director: Roger Goldby.
Starring: Joan Collins, Pauline Collins.

An elderly former movie star and her downtrodden pal set off on an unlikely road trip to France. Joan Collins and Pauline Collins are sublimely entertaining in a fast-paced, bittersweet comedy that might be called a silver-haired Thelma & Louise. Contains infrequent strong language and drug misuse.
VICEROY'S HOUSE (12A)
19th May - 6:00pm
21st May - 7:30pm
23rd May - 5:00pm

​​Director: Gurinder Chadha.
Starring: Michael Gambon, Gillian Anderson, Hugh Bonneville.

Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson play Lord and Lady Mountbatten, charged by King George VI to oversee the peaceful transition of power from Britain to the India it had ruled for 300 years. Set in the Viceroy’s House in Delhi, drama escalates as Hindu, Sikh and Muslim differences threaten to overwhelm the Mountbattens, whose well-intentioned efforts are often sorely misplaced. Contains brief distressing image
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (12A)
26th May - 6:00pm
27th May - 8:15pm
28th May - 4:45pm
29th May - 7:30pm
30th May - 8:00pm
​31st May - 6:00pm
1st June - 6:00pm

​​​Director: Niki Caro.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl.

Kiwi director Niki Caro tells the astonishing true story of Antonina Jabinski (Chastain, The Help) and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh), whose Warsaw zoo became a hub for the Polish underground resistance during the Nazi occupation of their homeland. After much of it is destroyed during the German invasion in 1939, their once thriving animal sanctuary is left at the mercy of the Reich’s chief zoologist (Brühl, Rush). Risking execution if caught, the Jabinskis use what remains as a front for resistance plans to smuggle hundreds of Jews away from the Warsaw Ghetto to safety. By turns moving, riveting and extraordinary, The Zookeeper’s Wife is yet another triumph for Chastain following her recent Oscar nods, but the entire film is something of an ensemble piece with exceptional performances across the board