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Saffron Walden County High School, Saffron Walden, England, CB11 4UH
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Apollo 11

Apollo 11
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller

Documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with never-before-seen footage and newly discovered audio recordings. The rockets are spankingly new and exciting, and it’s a piece of gleaming history showing the youth, hope and enthusiasm of the time.

Wed 21 Aug

The Current War

The Current War
  • 2017
  • us
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult

The tale of the 19th century battle to become the company that runs America’s electrical system, featuring mercurial showman Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch) and stolid engineer George Westinghouse (Shannon). Despite elegant cinematography and impressive set-pieces, it feels like an epic saga squashed into a tight canvas; a solid period drama that never quite comes to life.

Fri 23 Aug
Sat 24 Aug
Sun 25 Aug

Jaws

Jaws
  • 1975
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Shark meets girl, shark eats girl, shark meets cop. When peaceful Amity Island is terrorised by a rogue great white, police chief Brody (Scheider), oceanographer Hooper (Dreyfuss) and seadog Quint (Shaw) take to the hunt. Restored and digitally remastered, Spielberg's thriller balances ingenious terror with likeable characterisations and remains exceptional entertainment.

Wed 21 Aug
Thu 22 Aug

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • 1949
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Hamer
  • Cast: Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness

Blacker than black Ealing comedy has a suave and sophisticated Price killing off an entire family tree (all played by Guinness) in order to move himself closer to the d'Ascoyne family title. Low-key cynicism and disarming callousness make it a true gem of British post-war cinema.

Mon 26 Aug

The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

The photorealistic version of the beloved Disney story has memorable visuals, impressive set-pieces and adorable yet credible animals, but precisely because they’re so realistic, it’s weird when they speak and even stranger when they sing. All the star voices in the world don’t count when you can’t simulate heart and soul.

Fri 23 Aug
Sat 24 Aug
Sun 25 Aug
Mon 26 Aug

Yesterday

Yesterday
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Singer-songwriter Jack (Patel) is knocked unconscious when a bus hits his bike, and he wakes up in a world where the Beatles are unknown. There’s some fine comedy (including from Sheeran, playing himself) but it gets less surefooted; Patel can’t stop Jack from being rather morose and it’s neither a classic Curtis rom-com nor as infectiously euphoric as Boyle’s best work.

Sun 25 Aug
Tue 27 Aug
Thu 29 Aug

A high quality not-for-profit community cinema, with digital capabilities and the latest releases. The programme includes special events and classic films.

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