A season of wonderful films both old and new. Something for everyone to enjoy
Jude Law stars in this new stage adaptation, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre
Imelda Staunton stars in Edward Albee's landmark play, broadcast live from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowa in the true story in which the king of Botswana weds a white English woman with political and diplomatic consequences.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in WW2 drama featuring the activities of two undercover agents in France and England both countries being atmospherically and authentically portrayed. Good thriller too.
Richard Gere and Brooke Adams in Terrence Malick’s beautiful film set in the 1900s in which a man and his girl move from industrial Chicago to find work in the fields of Texas. Music by Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso)
Eddie Redmayne in the adventures of Newt Scamander amongst the magic community in New York 70 years before Harry Potter. Written by J. K. Rowling.
Extraordinary true story of a thirteen year old girl called Aisholpan who becomes the first female in twelve generations to undertake this important role in her Kazakh family. Beautifully shot documentary. Kazakh with subtitles (hardly necessary, of course!)
The pre-saga events featuring the quest to pilfer the Death Star plans by the Rebel Alliance. Exciting space adventure with Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk. Somehow, Peter Cushing, who died in 1994, seems to be in it too, somehow.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the oscar winning musical tale featuring a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress. 2016. 128m. 12A.
THE CLASSIC J M BARRIE TALE BROADCAST FROM THE BRISTOL OLD VIC
Gerard Depardieu and Gisele Casadesus in charming story of a semi literate and lonely odd job man who bonds with a much older well-read woman. French with subtitles
A lighthouse keeper and his wife, living in a lighthouse off the coast of Western Australia, raise a baby they discover alone in a drifting rowing boat. With Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.
An exciting new play by Yael Farber
Intriguing sci-fi drama in which Amy Adams plays a linguist who is engaged by the US authorities to communicate with alien beings who suddenly arrive in strange seed-like craft to twelve locations around the world and have odd methods of communication. Or should we just shoot them, in case?
Powerful drama in which Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler feature in a nautical story of a bereaved young man who becomes looked after by his depressed uncle.
From the Gold List, the great 1933 musical with Dick Powell Ruby Keeler and Ginger Rogers and all choreographed by Busby Berkeley. A young dancer gets her chance to star in a Broadway show. Great music including “Shuffle off to Buffalo” and “42nd Street” BW
With Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Based on a true story, a five year old boy gets lost in Calcutta and ends up being looked after by an Australian couple, living 300 miles away. 25 years later he sets out to find his lost family.
Funny and insightful story of a teenage boy, his mother and two other women in 1979 California. With Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig.
Natalie Portman as the most famous First Lady fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define the assassinated JFK’s historic legacy.
The 50th anniversary production by Tom Stoppard. With Daniel Radcliffe