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The Hippodrome

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10 Hope Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AA
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The Dark Horse

Dark Horse
  • 2014
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Napier Robertson
  • Written by: James Napier Robertson
  • Cast: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance

Biopic of bipolar speed chess champion Genesis 'Gen' Potini (Curtis), who formed a chess club for at-risk youth. Curtis gives the performance of his career, gaining four stone to play the troubled and generous Potini, and the film's human interest extends far beyond the triumphs and problems of its troubled and generous central character.

Fri 1 May

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 2 May

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 3 May

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 4 May

£3.20

The Dark Horse (Cert. Pg)

Uplifting true story based on the life of a brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion - Genesis Potini.

An emotionally-charged, provocative drama about a man who, despite battling with a bi-polar diagnosis, finds purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

The familiar inspirational mentor formula is here given a fresh, raw edge that confounds expectation and delivers a powerful emotional experience in a film that has already garnered more than a dozen international awards in categories including best film, lead actor and screenplay.

Dir. James Napier Robertson / NZ / 2014 / 2h 4m
With: Cliff Curtiss, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance

Fri 1 May

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 2 May

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 3 May

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 4 May

£3.20

Force Majeure

Force Majeure
  • 2014
  • Sweden
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ruben Östlund
  • Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius

In this penetrating study of human weakness, Tomas (Kuhnke) is the patriarch of a Swedish family holidaying in the French Alps; confronted with what he wrongly thinks is a lethal avalanche, he abandons his family and boots it, pausing only for his gloves and iPhone. Östlund draws out the painfully comic consequences of his decision with impressive poise, credibility and wit.

Sat 2 May

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 3 May

£4.80–£6.30

Wed 6 May

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 7 May

£4.80–£6.30

Force Majeure (Cert. 15)

A word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it won the Jury Prize, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family: handsome businessman Tomas, his beautiful wife Ebba and their two perfect blonde children, on a skiing holiday together in the French Alps.

Everything about the holiday is spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche brings out the worst in Tomas and he must struggle to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Dir. Ruben Östlund / Sweden/France/Norwary/ 2014 / 1h 58m / Swedish etc with English subtitles
With: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergreen

Sat 2 May

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 3 May

£4.80–£6.30

Wed 6 May

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 7 May

£4.80–£6.30

The Good Lie

The Good Lie
  • 2014
  • US/Kenya/India
  • 110 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Philippe Falardeau
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker, Kuoth Wiel

A group of Sudanese orphans escape the horror of the civil war by walking 800-odd miles to a refugee camp; years later, they are relocated to the USA. Witherspoon gives generous support but the central players (chiefly Oceng, Duany and Jal) are charismatic and moving, as are the children who play their younger selves.

Sun 26 Apr

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 27 Apr

£3.20

Wed 29 Apr

£4.80–£6.30

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • 2013
  • Japan
  • U
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen

Kaguya (voiced by Moretz in the English dub) is magically born to a bamboo cutter (Caan) and his wife (Steenburgen), but she's devastated when he moves to the city so that she can become a princess. Enchanting, admirable fable about the damaging effects of stereotypes; Kaguya's father is not cruel, just terribly misguided.

Sat 2 May

£2.50

X + Y

X + Y
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Morgan Matthews
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

A socially awkward teenage maths prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

X + Y The Hippodrome
Sun 26 Apr

£4.80–£6.30

X + Y The Hippodrome
Thu 30 Apr

£4.80–£6.30

Opened in 1912, the Hippodrome may be the oldest surviving purpose-built cinema building in Scotland. Converted into a bingo hall in the 1970s and closed entirely around 1980, this A-listed building reopened as a cinema in April 2009.

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