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The Courtyard

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Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
  • Box office 01432 340555
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  • Website www.courtyard.org.uk
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Aladdin

Aladdin
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Alan Tudyk, Frank Welker

Disney’s live-action version of 1992’s Aladdin features a fun, fast-talking and scene-stealing Smith and terrific work from Massoud and Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine, but against that there’s some weird VFX, odd directorial choices and a well-intentioned but clunky female empowerment number. Enjoyable and entertaining nevertheless.

Sat 22 Jun
Fri 28 Jun
Sat 29 Jun

Greta

Greta
  • 2018
  • Ireland / US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

Frances (Moretz) is a young waitress trying to make her way in New York, whose life changes when she returns a found handbag to its owner, Greta (Huppert). A stalker thriller with full commitment from the leads, but littered with plot holes; a nightmarish fantasy which falls apart if you think about it.

Tue 18 Jun
Wed 19 Jun
Thu 20 Jun

Kesulat

Kesulat
  • 2017
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alan M. Trow
  • Cast: Selman Jusufi, Ismail Kasumi, May-Linda Kosumovic

Set in a small village in Kosovo during the height of the 1998-99 war with Serbia. The local doctor is accused of being a traitor as he continues to befriend and treat the only Serbian family in the village.

Thu 20 Jun

Rocketman

Rocketman
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

This Elton John biopic, exec-produced by its subject, could have been a vanity project, but it’s a fun and cute fantasy musical; Egerton as John as exuberant and sympathetic, and the framing device is sensible. Hardly revelatory, but Fletcher does a good job and sprinkles some inventiveness. Classic songbook helps.

Fri 21 Jun
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Sat 29 Jun
Sun 30 Jun
Thu 4 Jul

Tolkien

Tolkien
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dome Karukoski
  • Cast: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Genevieve O'Reilly

Young J.R.R. Tolkien (Gilby, then Hoult) romances Edith Bratt (Keene, then Collins), forms friendships and then fights in the trenches of WWI. Hoult is charismatic as the lead and Collins is charming as Edith, and it’s a convincing enough portrait, but it’s a bit too cosy and traditional, especially the family-friendly combat sequences.

Thu 20 Jun

The Courtyard is an arts hub in Hereford, designed after an architecural competition organised by RIBA and opened in 1998. It contains a 400-seat main house theatre and a 120-seat studio theatre, both of which double as cinemas; an art gallery and two conference rooms, and also offers rehearsal facilities. The café-bar is licensed and features free live music events.

The Courtyard is also one of the main venues for the annual Borderlines Film Festival.

The venue is served by the 72B, 77A and 492 bus routes. The nearest railway station is Hereford, 15 minutes away by foot.

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