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Superbob - This Week's Film

17 March 2016 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 19th March at 8.30pm

Superbob (2015) 15 | 82min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Jon Drever
Starring: Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena

Action, Comedy, Romance

Robert Kenner is a lonely man looking for love. Today, if he can actually get his boss to give him some time off, he is going on his first date for 6 years. Oh, and he is also the world’s only SuperHero.

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Superbob - Film poster

86% Tomatometer

Faster than a Speeding Bullet, Crap with Girls: After a freak meteor storm turns postman Bob into a superhero, he must face his greatest challenge: going on his first date in six years. Featuring stellar support from top tier comedic talent, Bob must balance international politics, saving the world and getting the girl.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – Superbob (2015) -IDMB


Tomorrowland - This week's film

11 March 2016 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 12th March at 8.30pm

Tomorrowland (2015) PG | 2h 10min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Brad Bird
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

Action, Adventure, Family

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

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Guardian Review – Steve Rose – ****

George Clooney is Mr Incredible in world-saver adventure. Brad Bird’s new Disney film may not kickstart a whole new franchise, but it’s enormous fun as it hurtles through space, time, and other dimensions

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - This week's film

12 June 2015 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 13th June at 8.30pm

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) PG-13 | 144 min |

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

Adventure, Fantasy

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

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After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer’s prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Peter Bradshaw Review: The Guardian

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies review – packs a huge chain-mail punch
4 / 5 stars

Jackson’s pumped-up final hobbit movie really works: it’s exciting, spectacular, genial and rousing. And it makes do with one ending.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) IDMB


Dracula Untold - This Week's Film

4 June 2015 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 6th June at 8.30pm

Dracula Untold (2014) PG-13 | 92 min |

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Gary Shore
Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon
Action, Drama, Fantasy

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

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Dracula Untold - Film Poster

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – Dracula Untold (2014) IDMB


X:Men: Days of future past - This week's film

9 April 2015 / Events / Arts / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 11th April at 8.30pm
X-Men: Days of future past (2014) 131 min – [ PG-13 ]

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person’s consciousness into the person’s past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it’s Mystique who’s responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is…

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian
The X-Men heroically save themselves from incoherence, as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine goes back in time in a dizzyingly satisfying sequel.

91% Tomatometer
X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise’s finest installments.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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C-Art exhibition opening

14 September 2014 / Events / Arts / Culture / Exhibition

Jules Cadie will be at Thorney How on Friday 19th September. Come and see the exhibition, meet the artist, explore the woodland installations. Buy an artwork!

This special preview event will be from 4pm to 6pm. Drinks will be available from the bar plus light snacks.

You can stay and book a meal from 6.30pm. Accommodation is also available.

Jules Cadie - Submissive Trunk - installation at Thorney How

Jules has created a blog documenting his interventions and installation in the woodland at Thorney How.

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Jules Cadie has collected together paintings, wooden structures, fleece, found elements and has brought these pieces together at Thorney How illustrating his fascination with the natural elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. His imagery represents the relationships between these four elements and their impact on the natural world through growth, development, decay and regeneration.

Thorney How is surrounded by the huge landscape of the Lake District, but Jules draws the viewers eye into the detail of root and rock, twig and fungi. There is a sense of wonder, yet also a very elemental hands on touch to his objects and painting that is both very accessible and marvelous.

C-Art is an annual countywide visual arts programme in Cumbria, focussing on Cumbrian Artists and locations and is co-ordinated by Eden Arts.

Over 150 artists, designers and independent galleries have opened their doors during the last 2 weeks of September to the public along with numerous art and craft workshops, demonstrations and special exhibitions taking place throughout the county.

www.c-art.org.uk


Rashomon - THIS WEEK'S FILM

9 June 2014 / Events / Grasmere / Arts / Culture / Film

Film Screening Thursday 12th June at 8.00pm

Join us for the first of four monthly film screenings celebrating Japanese cinema, in conjunction with The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.

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Rashomon (1950), 88 minutes [Unrated]
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Language: Japanese

Shot in black and white, this multi-award-winning film tells the story of a heinous crime and its aftermath from five different perspectives. A brilliant exploration of truth and human weakness.

Rashomon Film Poster

Storyline
A priest, a woodcutter and another man are taking refuge from a rainstorm in the shell of a former gatehouse called Rashômon. The priest and the woodcutter are recounting the story of a murdered samurai whose body the woodcutter discovered three days earlier in a forest grove. Both were summoned to testify at the murder trial, the priest who ran into the samurai and his wife traveling through the forest just before the murder occurred. Three other people who testified at the trial are supposedly the only direct witnesses: a notorious bandit named Tajômaru, who allegedly murdered the samurai and raped his wife; the white veil cloaked wife of the samurai; and the samurai himself who testifies through the use of a medium. The three tell a similarly structured story – that Tajômaru kidnapped and bound the samurai so that he could rape the wife – but which ultimately contradict each other, the motivations and the actual killing being what differ.

100% Tomatoemeter – Review on Rotten Tomatoes ‘One of legendary director Akira Kurosawa’s most acclaimed films, Rashomon features an innovative narrative structure, brilliant acting, and a thoughtful exploration of reality versus perception.’

Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian , Thursday 17th June 2010
‘Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 masterwork is a chilling, utterly memorable dissection of the nature of human communication.’

Food served from 7.00pm. Screenings start at 8.00pm

Price: £9.50. including a BBQ supper – paid up Meetup – Grasmere Movie Night group members £8.00

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More information here – RASHOMAN IMDB


Gravity - This week's film

7 May 2014 / Arts / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 10th May at 8.30pm

Gravity (2013) – 91 min PG13

This film is in 2D
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

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Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

97% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes ‘Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is an eerie, tense sci-fi thriller that’s masterfully directed and visually stunning.’

Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian – Thursday 7th November 2013
‘Director and co-writer Cuarón brilliantly manages to create both awe at his glorious space vistas, and knuckle-gobbling tension at what’s happening in the foreground. It’s like a bank heist in Reims cathedral – in space. You could find yourself asthmatically gasping with rapture and excitement at the same time. After it was over, I was 10 minutes into my tube ride home before I remembered to exhale.’

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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Star Trek: Into Darkness - This week's Film

31 October 2013 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 2nd November
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)- 132 min PG-13
Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg
Genres – Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

Star Trek - Film Poster

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

87% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes
‘Visually spectacular and suitably action packed, Star Trek Into Darkness is a rock-solid installment in the venerable sci-fi franchise, even if it’s not as fresh as its predecessor.’

Review by Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian, Thursday 9 May 2013

‘JJ Abrams’ new Trek instalment is as glitzy as his first, but it’s the arrival of Benedict Cumberbatch as a mysterious new foe that fuels this outing for the Enterprise’

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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More information here – Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) IDMB


The Cat Returns - This week's film

23 October 2013 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 26th October
The Cat Returns (2005 UK) – 75 min (U)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Starring: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
Genres – Animation | Adventure | Comedy
After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

The Cat Returns - Film Poster

A young girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and a an elegant cat statuette come to life (both characters featured in Studio Ghibli’s earlier anime “Whisper of the Heart”), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again.

94% Tomatometer

Review by Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian Friday 27 May 2005

A Japanese animation from the legendary Studio Ghibli (creators of Spirited Away), directed by Hiroyuki Morita. The story has a moderate charm, but is less baroque and ambitious than many Japanese animations. It’s probably best enjoyed if you are, as it were, a cat person.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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More information here – The Cat Returns (2005) IDMB