- UK / Canada / US
- Directed by: Jon S. Baird
- Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane
Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) are touring postwar Britain in the hope of bankrolling their next picture, but their time seems to be passing. A classy, ambitious look at the gruelling nature of showbiz, weaving Laurel & Hardy’s routines into the fabric of the story; Coogan is particularly good and it’s a loving nod to two of cinema’s greats.
Wed 23 Jan
Thu 24 Jan
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Bradley Cooper
- Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
Jackson (Cooper) is a famous musician, his best years behind him, who discovers young singer Ally (Gaga) in a bar one night. What could have been yet another remake is a revelation: Gaga sings up a storm and is nuanced and convincing, but Cooper is extraordinary as co-writer, producer, director and star. Smart, funny and heartbreaking.
Sun 27 Jan
Wed 30 Jan
- Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
- Cast: Steve Carell, Diane Kruger, Eiza González
The true story of Mark Hogancamp (Carell), who was beaten and seriously injured in a hate crime and who, as a coping mechanism, created a fantasy world in his backyard. The film brings Hogancamp’s world to live using CGI and live action but it’s not nearly as compelling as the 2010 Hogancamp documentary Marwencol.
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Thu 31 Jan
Leiston Film Theatre was originally called Leiston Picture House and has operated as a cinema since October 1914.
It nearly closed in the 70's but was saved by the town council. It has a 252 seat auditorium Dolby sound and digital projection, including 3D capabilities.
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