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Stoke Film Theatre

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College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, England, ST4 2EF
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Fences

Fences
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denzel Washington
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

Troy ( Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a long running time.

Tue 4 Apr

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Fri 31 Mar
Sat 1 Apr

It's Only the End of the World

It's Only the End of the World
  • 2016
  • Canada, France
  • Directed by: Xavier Dolan
  • Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel

After 12 years away from his family, Louis (Ulliel) heads home to tell them that he's terminally ill, but his family is highly argumentative. Claustrophobic, laboured and uncomfortable to the point of unbearable; director Dolan describes it as his 'first film as a man' but it's not nearly as good as 2014's masterful Mommy.

Thu 6 Apr

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

Mon 3 Apr

Developed in the 1970s with the aim of broadening the film programming in Stoke-on-Trent, the Film Theatre continues to champion independents and foreign films. Volunteer-run and, despite its location on the university campus, open to all.

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