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Chapter Art Centre

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Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 1QE
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The Aftermath

The Aftermath
  • 2019
  • UK / US / Germany
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Kent
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke

In post-WWII Hamburg, Rachael (Knightley) and her officer husband Lewis (Clarke) are living in a house with the German owner Stefan (Skarsgård) confined to the attic, and soon Rachael is drawn to Stefan. Rhidian Brook’s original novel may work, but on screen, the stiff upper lips and war-is-hell clichés are ridiculously shop-worn and clumsy.

Wed 20 Mar
Thu 21 Mar

Benjamin

Benjamin
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Simon Amstell
  • Cast: Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Phénix Brossard

Benjamin (Morgan) is a filmmaker who’s entirely wrapped up in his work, but who then falls for French musician Noah (Brossard). This semi-autobiographical tale from writer-director Amstell is wry and self-deprecating, with Brossard a delight as Noah and Morgan a comic revelation as the awkward but endearing Benjamin.

Thu 21 Mar

Border

Border
  • 2018
  • Sweden / Denmark
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Ali Abbasi
  • Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson

Tina (Melander) is a customs officer in a Swedish coastal town, who has a strange appearance and a preternatural sense of smell. A very strange crime drama with a strong dose of Scandinavian mythology; intriguing, but hampered by its clumsy child pornography subplot.

Wed 20 Mar
Thu 21 Mar

A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
  • Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard (voice), Jonah Hauer-King, Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos

Bella (voiced by Howard) a pit bull mix, has plenty of adventures on her journey from New Mexico back to her own owner in Colorado. Simple, shamelessly manipulative fare for children of all ages, with a sunny disposition that reflects the heroine’s own genial outlook.

Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows
  • 2018
  • Spain / France / Italy
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Carla Campra

Laura (Cruz) returns to her small town for a family wedding with her teenage daughter Irene (Campra) and young son. But then Irene is kidnapped. A stellar cast and careful craftsmanship make this portrait of family tensions perfectly watchable, but it’s a bit soapy and predictable and never as gripping as it might be.

Fri 22 Mar
Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar
Mon 25 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar

The Favourite

The Favourite
  • 2018
  • Ireland / UK / US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult

In the court of Queen Anne (Colman), power is wielded by Lady Sarah Marlborough (Weisz), but then Sarah’s young cousin Abigail (Stone) arrives. Brash, bawdy and beguiling, and a deceptively acute commentary on the nature of power, with career-best work from Weisz and Stone and a commanding performance from Colman as the ailing Queen.

Wed 20 Mar
Thu 21 Mar

Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family
  • 2019
  • UK/US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Stephen Merchant
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, Dwayne Johnson

Based on the true story of WWE champion Saraya-Jade Bevis, aka Paige (Pugh), following her journey from dismal Norwich via Florida boot camp to the stadium. Pugh and Lowden as her brother are good, but the innuendo is crude, the characterisation shallow and the attempt to depict Saraya’s rise as some kind of feminist revolution is unconvincing.

Fri 22 Mar
Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar
Mon 25 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
  • 1963
  • US
  • 2h 53min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Sturges
  • Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn

The classic WWII escape drama, featuring a fine ensemble cast trying to get out of the Nazi stalag. McQueen's 'Cooler King' became a screen icon, particularly in the scene where he attempts to jump over a field of barbed wire fences on a motorbike.

Sun 24 Mar

The Hole in the Ground

The Hole in the Ground
  • 2019
  • Ireland
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lee Cronin
  • Cast: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Simone Kirby

Sarah (Kerslake) is a single mother who moves to a new town with her son (Markey); but there’s a horror lurking in the woods. Kerslake is terrific as a quite, capable woman who’ll go to hell and back for her child, and Cronin delivers scares with aplomb.

Mon 25 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar

Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration
  • 2019

Birthday tribute concert for Joni Mitchell.

Sun 24 Mar

Lady Bird

Lady Bird
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton

Christine (Ronan) is a 17-year-old from Sacramento, dreaming of the life that awaits her while having to deal with her hyper-critical mother. Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a sure-footed charmer, wise, witty and breezing along with sunny optimism and an acute understanding of human nature.

Wed 20 Mar
Thu 21 Mar

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • 2019
  • US / Australia / Denmark
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Schrab
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz

Despite living in the Mad Max-style nightmare of Apocalypseburg, Emmet (Pratt) is still his cheery self—until his friends are kidnapped by the alien queen (Haddish). There are lots of good jokes and plenty of fun, but it’s not quite up to the magical original.

Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar

Maiden

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Alex Holmes

Documentary about the all-female yacht crew that entered the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989, focusing on the life of skipper Tracy Edwards. The footage and interviews are skilfully put together, immersing the viewer in the high stakes of it all and showing what obstacles the crew was up against.

Fri 22 Mar
Sat 23 Mar
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Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar

Old Boys

  • 2018
  • UK / Sweden
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Toby MacDonald
  • Cast: Alex Lawther, Jonah Hauer-King, Pauline Etienne

In an 80s boarding school spin on Cyrano, Amberson (Lawther) agrees to help handsome but dim Winchester (Hauer-King) to write love letters to Agnes (Etienne). Lawther is charming and likeable, and Hauer-King is a real find; good supporting turns and some visual imagination prop up the slightly underwhelming plot.

Fri 22 Mar
Sat 23 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar

Out of Blue

Out of Blue
  • 2018
  • US/UK
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Carol Morley
  • Cast: Patricia Clarkson, James Caan, Toby Jones

Mike Hoolihan (Clarkson) is an alcoholic, world-weary detective trying to investigate the death of astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Gummer). Morley seems to be going for something Lynchian and dreamlike but this adaptation of Martin Amis’s novel isn’t strange enough to beguile, there’s too much nonsense dialogue about black holes, and the conclusion is stale.

Wed 20 Mar

Arts centre with theatre, cinema, art space, café and bar. Established in 1971, Chapter is a flagship organisation and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

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