- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Sergio Leone
- Written by: Story:, A Bonzzoni, Víctor Andrés Catena, Sergio Leone, Screenplay:, Victor Andrés Catena, Jamie Comas Gil, Sergio Leone
- Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonté
Based on Kurosawa's samurai classic 'Yojimba', the spaghetti western that set the ball rolling has Clint squinting into the sun as The Man With No Name. An amoral figure, he profits from both sides as two duelling gangs fight it out in a small town. Ennio Morricone's distinctive score underlines the stylish delights in this the first of Leone's 'spaghetti western' trilogy.
Sat 30 Mar
- 2h 4min
- Directed by: Mike Newell
- Cast: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay
Juliet (James) is a successful writer in post-WWII London who discovers the eponymous book club, and learns about their lives under the German occupation of the island. Don’t let the twee title put you off, as it’s a beguiling and affecting celebration of friendship, courage and the joys of reading, full of warmth and good humour.
Sat 23 Feb
- 1h 25min
- Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
- Written by: John Dighton, Roger MacDougall, Alexander Mackendrick
- Cast: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker
A dishwasher in a textile mill invents a fabric that never wears out or gets dirty. Mackendrick adds a touch of acidity to the Ealing comedy formula and Guinness is spectacularly good, exploiting his trademark smarminess to great effect.
Sat 29 Dec
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
- Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville
Reynolds Woodcock (Day Lewis) is a haute couture dressmaker in 50s London; when he meets Alma (Krieps), and she becomes his muse and then his lover, the carefully crafted life he has made with his sister (Manville) is turned upside down. A multi-layered, expertly observed study of desire and control, with masterful work from Anderson and his cast.
Sat 27 Apr
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Oliver Parker
- Cast: Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Jane Horrocks, Thomas Turgoose, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley
Eric (Brydon) is a melancholy accountant in middle life who joins a synchronised swim team at his local pool. This ultra-low-budget offering has a game ensemble who work terrifically well as wisecracking comrades, and Riley as good as their tough coach. It may be The Full Monty with nose clips and goggles but it keeps afloat.
Fri 8 Feb
An unusual and compelling thriller about a young Amish boy who witnesses a murder. Harrison Ford plays the detective who infiltrates the Amish community to find out the truth and protect the child. An atmospheric multi-layered film that opens our eyes to another way of life and spills the beans on corruption. Weve wanted to show this for some time -now its available and has been restored. (USA 1985)
Sat 26 Jan
A rural picture palace in the pretty village of Feckenham. Classics and brand new films shown in the old fashioned way – red plush, usherettes, full supporting programmes – but using the latest HD Digital technology. Also Fecken Odeon 2 – a smaller cinema showing arthouse and foreign films.
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