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Saffron Walden County High School, Saffron Walden, England, CB11 4UH
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Beach Rats

Beach Rats
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eliza Hittman
  • Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge

Frankie (Dickinson) is a teenage New Yorker who hangs out with his mates, scoring drugs, chasing girls, and also meeting up for dark trysts with older men. Timeless tale about the struggle to conform; Hittman strains to avoid clichés and Dickinson brings just enough anguish and confusion to make Frankie a character you care about.

Mon 18 Dec
  • 20:00

Breathe

Breathe
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andy Serkis
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg

Dashing young Robin (Garfield) marries lovely young Diana (Foy) and they set off for Nairobi, where Robin rather inconveniently contracts polio which paralyses him from the neck down and forces him to rely on a respirator. Serkis’s directorial debut is an unashamed tearjerker, undoubtedly heavy-handed but redeemed by Foy’s sensible presence and Garfield’s decency.

Sat 16 Dec
  • 17:00
Sun 17 Dec
  • 17:00

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

Fri 15 Dec
  • 20:00
Sat 16 Dec
  • 20:00
Sun 17 Dec
  • 20:00

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • 2017
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
  • Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Morfydd Clark, Justin Edwards, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson

Charles Dickens (Stevens), down on his luck, is in desperate need of a hit when Ebenezer Scrooge (Plummer) pops into his head and starts offering pointers. Decent if occasionally twee adaptation of Les Standiford’s non-fiction book, with Stevens being sympathetic and energetic and Plummer clearly relishing a chance to do Scrooge.

Thu 21 Dec
  • 20:00
Sat 23 Dec
  • 20:00

The Son of Bigfoot

The Son of Bigfoot
  • 2017
  • Belgium
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jeremy Degruson/Ben Stassen
  • Cast: Pappy Faulkner, Christopher L Parson, Cinda Adams, Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker

Adam (Faulkner) is an Oregon teenager with an absent father and concerns about his own big feet and hirsute-ness; it turns out that his father is Bigfoot. It gets bogged down in the middle section but the disparagement of male vanity is amusing, and it has enough above-par character and background animation to stand out from the crowd.

Sat 16 Dec
  • 14:00
Sun 17 Dec
  • 14:00

Zootropolis

Zootropolis
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Trailblazing rabbit Judy (Goodwin) goes to the city to join the police, and teams up with con artist fox Nick (Bateman) on the trail of a missing otter. Cheerfully feminist but never preachy, with gorgeous animation and a classy cast, it's a model piece of family entertainment.

Thu 21 Dec
  • 18:00

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