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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


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - This week's film

8 October 2015 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 20th October at 8.30pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) PG | 122 min

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

Director: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy

Comedy, Drama

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Film Poster

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets.

Mark Kermode – Guardian Review -March 2015

The stellar cast returns to India for a likable but ramshackle continuation of a winning formula

62% Rotten Tomatoes

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is about as original as its title — but with a cast this talented and effortlessly charming, that hardly matters.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)IDMB


Grand Budapest Hotel - This week's film

18 February 2015 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 21st February at 8.30pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 100 min – [ R ]

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

Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

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GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian – 6th March 2014
Anderson’s staggeringly realised hotel of secret passion is an exhilarating and intelligent drama – a deeply pleasurable immersion.

92% Tomatometer
Ralph Fiennes holds civilization together with little more than his impeccable manners and mustache in Wes Anderson’s absurdist dollhouse of a tragicomedy. – Chris Barsanti, PopMatters

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) IDMB


Pom Poko - This Week's Film

11 July 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Thursday 17th July at 8.00pm

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

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Pom Poko (1994), 119 minutes [PG]
Director: Isao Takahata
Language: English

An animated fantasy film that, consistent with Japanese folklore, focuses on a community of highly sociable and magical shape-shifting raccoons. Desperate to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development, they form a resistance with disastrous consequences.

Pom Poko - Film Poster

Storyline:
As the human city development encroaches on the raccoon population’s forest and meadow habitat, the raccoons find themselves faced with the very real possibility of extinction. In response, the raccoons engage in a desperate struggle to stop the construction and preserve their home.

Pom Poko Film Poster 2

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 – Pom Poko IMDB


Drop Dead Fred - This Week's Film

18 June 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Special Event – Celebrating the late Rik Mayall
Take a pass on the World Cup for some dangerously funny comedy

Thursday 19th June – 8.30pm free entry

Drop Dead Fred (1991) 103 min PG-13
Genre: – Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

Director: Ate de Jong
Starring: Rik Mayall, Phoebe Cates, Marsha Mason, Carrie Fisher

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A young woman who’s attempting to find her place in the world battles with her controlling mother and a womanizing husband finds comfort and confusion with the appearance of her childhood friend. It is a zappy movie that emphasizes self-actualization.

Rik Mayall and Phoebe Cates in the 1991 film Drop Dead Fred. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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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


THIS WEEK'S FILM - 13TH OCTOBER 2012

12 October 2012 / Events / Film

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) – 124 min, 12A
Director: John Madden (Shakespeare in Love)
Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Dev Patel
Genres: Comedy | Drama

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Film Poster

A group of British retirees decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

87% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel isn’t groundbreaking storytelling, but it’s a sweet story about the senior set featuring a top-notch cast of veteran actors.

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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More information here – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel(2011)IMDb


FILMS 24TH / 25TH AUGUST

23 August 2012 / Events / Film

We have two films showing again on our big 3.5m screen this weekend

Friday – The Beach (2000) – 15,

Another Danny Boyle offering – Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Saturday – The Artist (2011) – PG,
Director: Michel Hazanavicius – A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

The Beach Film Poster

The Artist Film Poster

Two very different films on offer this week:

Friday 24th August 9pm – The Beach (2000) – 15, 119 mins

Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Tilda Swinton
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Romance | Thriller

Garland’s novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.

More information here – The Beach (2000) IMDb

Saturday 18th August 9pm – The Artist (2011) – PG, 100 mins

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman
Genres: Romance | Comedy | Drama

Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: “Who’s That Girl?” and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin’s world upside-down.

More information here – The Artist (2011) IMDb