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.
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
We have two films showing again on our big 3.5m screen this weekend:
Friday – A Life Less Ordinary (1997) – 15,
Another Danny Boyle offering – Petulant, rich honeypie Celine and scruffily adorable janitor Robert find themselves on the road to romance after he kidnaps her to avenge his termination at the hands of her callous father. But what they don’t realize is that their love is celestially predetermined, as a pair of gun-toting angels gives chase to force the issue….
Saturday – The Rite (2011) – 15,
Directed by Mikael Håfström – A supernatural thriller that uncovers the Devil’s reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth. Inspired by true events, the film follows seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own ..
Two very different films this week:
Friday 17th August 9pm – A Life Less Ordinary (1997) – 15, 103 mins
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor and Holly Hunter
Genres: Drama | Romance | Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss’ daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two “angels” who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.
More information here – A Life Less Ordinary (1997) IMDb
Saturday 18th August 9pm – The Rite (2011)- 15, 114 mins
Director: Mikael Håfström
Starring: Colin O’Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins and Ciarán Hinds
Genres: Drama | Horror | Thriller
Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon…
More information here – The Rite (2011) IMDb
To continue our August Danny Boyle season, we have two films showing on our big 3.5m screen this weekend:
Friday – 28 Days Later… (2002) – 18,
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Saturday – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)- 15, A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”
Two Danny Boyle Films this week:
Friday 10th August: 28 Days Later… (2002) – 18, 113 min
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Christopher Eccleston
Genres: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind’s savage nature.
More information here – 28 Days Later… (2002) IMDb
Saturday 11th August: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)- 15, 120 min
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Saurabh Shukla
Genres: Drama | Romance | Thriller
The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s Kaun Banega Crorepati? (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions. Each chapter of Jamal’s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible quizzes. But…
More information here – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)IMDb
We’re adding Friday night’s to our film screenings on Saturdays during August. With the addition of a later screening from 9pm and a focus on director Danny Boyle.
With a wealth of great movie titles from a range of genres to choose from we should have something that you will want to watch.
Schedules may vary according to availability and other events, but typically we will show a Danny Boyle film on a Friday night with something else chosen from recently released films on DVD.
To whet your appetite Danny Boyle’s repertoire includes:
2008 Slumdog Millionaire
2002 28 Days Later…
2000/1 The Beach
1997 A Life Less Ordinary
Note: that we have already screened 2010 127 Hours
More information here – Danny Boyle IMDb
127 Hours (2010) (15)
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he can be rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
Film starts 8pm
More information here – 127 Hours (2010) IMDb