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High Street, Northampton, NN6 8EH
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Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Cinephile Screening "bait"

Cinephile 23rd JuneBaitMartin Ward (Edward Rowe) is a is a cove fisherman without a boat., a gloweringly aggressive man who resents the incomers who have taken over his village. Fishing is in decline. Where once his industry used Bait to catch fish, now the whole community and the beautiful landscape are used as Bait to catch tourists. Only it feels as if the tourists are the ones who have the locals in their net.His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour.As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.The double-meaning of the title literal fishing Bait and the colloquialism meaning something flagrantly shady is fitting for the films salty, queasy sense of suspicion, outrage and doom.2019 90 mins Cert 15

Tue 23 Jun


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Cinephile Screening "diego Maradona"

Cinephile 21st April 2020Diego MaradonaOn 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world's most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became a prisoner of the city.The third film from the British - Asian Asif Kapadias Academy Award and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, the film is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archive with the full support of the man himself.It centres on Maradonas seven years at SSC Napoli, during which he turned around the fortunes of the ailing Italian side, ascended to local demigodhood, then crashed back to Earth in a blur of scandals, entailing an illegitimate son, drug abuse and ties to the Neapolitan mob. Yet it slyly encompasses his whole life story, and weaves its way through complex themes like religion, class and identity with supreme agility and verve.2019 127 mins Cert 12

Tue 21 Apr


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Cinephile Screening "honeyland"

Cinephile 25th FebruaryHoneylandThe most awarded 2019 film at the Sundance Film Festival and now double Oscar nominated, Honeyland is an epic visually stunning portrayal of the delicate balance between nature and humanity.Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, kindly Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a deserted village without roads, electricity or running water. Shes the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers using traditional methods to eke out a living farming honey in small batches.When an unruly itinerant family moves in what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they too want to practice bee keeping while disregarding her advice. This causes a breach in the natural order that provokes a conflict with Hatidze that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidzes isolation and loneliness, her very means of survival are threatened.2019 90 mins Cert 12A

Tue 25 Feb


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Cinephile Screening "the Guardians (Les Gardiennes)"

Cinephile 26th May 2020The Guardians (les Gardiennes)The Guardians is a French drama, set during the First World War, in which a woman hires a young orphan to help out on her family's farm. In Xavier Beauvois fierce, compassionate drama, the first world war casts a terrible shadow over a farming community.The gender divide of this movie, and its whole point, are clearer in the original French title: Les Gardiennes, the female guardians, the women who worked the land in France during the First World War.France 1915. The impact of the First World War is being felt across Europe as conscription forces the men to leave their homes for the battlefield. Hortense (Nathalie Baye) realising she has to hold up her familys farm with less than half the labour force hires a helping hand, Francine (Iris Bry). Meanwhile Hortenses daughter Solange (played by Bayes real daughter, Laura Smet) is tormented by the wait for her husbands return from battle.Featuring touching performances from French screen legend Baye and outstanding newcomer Bry alike, and cinematography that captures the bucolic life with painterly splendour, The Guardians shines a light on the untold lives, characters and details that helped shape the First World War/This is a true find, and a captivating addition to the filmography of the first world war The Spectator.In French with sub-titles2017 132 mins Cert 15

Tue 26 May


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Cinephile Screening "two Days, One Night"

Cinephile 27th OctoberTwo Days, One NightMarion Cotillard (Best Actress Oscar winner for her role as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose) and Fabrizio Rogione star in this Academy Award nominated French/Belgian drama (2014) written and directed by the Dardenne brothers. When Sandra (Cotillard) returns to work after a leave of absence she is horrified to learn that her colleagues have opted to take a bonus at the expense of her job. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out.The Dardennes have made a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom.In French with English sub-titles2014 95 mins Cert 15

Tue 27 Oct


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Mainstream Feature "litle Miss Sunshine"

Mainstream 10th March 2020Little Miss SunshineThis heart-warming Oscar winning comedy follows a dysfunctional family on a frantic road trip across the US in a decrepit Volkswagen van to deliver their youngest to a child beauty pageant on time. Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin) is an ordinary little girl, perhaps even on the plain side as far as looks go, but she has a dream cast in stone - to win the Little Miss Sunshine child beauty pageant. Her heroin-snorting grandfather (Alan Arkin) coaches her in some rather unorthodox and grown-up techniques - when hes not on the nod. Her mum (Toni Collette) and dad (Greg Kinnear) are at each others throat because dad has sunk their entire worth into a self-help business thats a total non-starter. Her philosophically-constipated older brother (Paul Dano) has taken a vow of nihilistic silence and her suicidal gay uncle (Steve Carell) has come to stay for a while after yet another failed attempt to cash out early. Has Olive got a chance? No, she hasnt, but its the journey that matters, not the destination - ultimately the message of this touching comedy.2006 100mins Cert 15

Tue 10 Mar


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Mainstream Feature "official Secrets"

Mainstream 7th April 2020Official SecretsOfficial Secrets is based on the true case of Katharine Gun, a translator working for the British security services at the GCHQ surveillance unit in Cheltenham.In 2003, she was astonished to receive an email making it plain that the United States were enlisting Britains help in collecting comprising information on United Nations Security Council representatives from small countries so that they could be blackmailed into voting for the war in Iraq and she was expected to find out incriminating personal details in their lives.Gun printed out the email, and passed it to an anti-war friend, and it eventually formed the basis of a sensational front-page scoop in the Observer. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy and put Gun and her family directly in harms way.2019 112 mins Cert 15

Tue 7 Apr


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Mainstream Feature "rocketman"

Mainstream 9th June 2020RocketmanRocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.While in rehab, a middle-aged Elton John (Taron Egerton) recalls how he went from being a shy boy from Pinner to one of the most popular recording artists in history via a wild, unmoderated journey of drugs, drink, sex, and music.Rocketman hits all the key notes: his connection with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) in the late 1960s and the early seeds of their enduring collaboration and friendship; the development of his stage name and trademark style; and his star-making performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.2019 121 mins Cert 15

Tue 9 Jun


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Mainstream Feature "sorry We Missed You"

Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife (Debbie Honeywood) Abbie's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.Directed by Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake(2016))2019 101 mins Cert 15

Tue 12 May


Ravensthorpe Village Cinema Mainstream Feature "the Children Act"

Mainstream 11th February 2020The Children ActFiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent judge in the Family Division of the High Court, making daily decisions about complex family issues. But her workload is heavy and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at breaking point.In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule in the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant and beautiful teenager who is refusing on religious grounds the blood transfusion which will save his life.Wanting to hear from Adam before making a decision, Fiona goes to his hospital bedside. This extraordinary meeting releases strong emotions, with momentous consequences for both of them as Fiona decides whether Adam should live or die.2017 105mins Cert 12

Tue 11 Feb


Rvh Live "tad Newton's Jazz Friends" 2Nd May 2020

Live Music 2nd May 22020Tad Newtons Jazz FriendsTad Newtons Jazz Friends played here on 27th September and received a standing ovation after performing a selection from their wide and eclectic repertoire Basin Street to Basie and Beyond featuring the great tunes of the jazz greats - Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Johnny Hodges, Horace Silver, Miles Davis et al.Having made another successful appearance at the Fest-Jazz in Brittany in 2019 and being re-booked for 2020, they are returning to Ravensthorpe by popular demand as we start a series of occasional jazz evenings.It will be a great evening in a relaxed atmosphere with room for dancing for those who cant resist it and, of course, a licensed bar.

Sat 2 May


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