20th Century Flicks:HOUSEKEEPINGDir: Bill Forsyth, 1987, USA, 116 mins, Cert: PG-Thu 19 December // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Orphaned following the death of their mother, young sisters Ruth and Lucille are raised by a succession of relatives in the small, backwater town of Fingerbone, Idaho, before eventually falling into the care of their itinerant aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti). Sylvies eccentricities - sitting in the dark, napping on park benches - and her enigmatic personality initially enchant both the girls, but soon come to create distance between them, as well as provoke suspicion and concern amongst the more strait-laced townsfolk. Adapted from Marilynne Robinsons much-loved debut novel, Scottish director Bill Forsyths (Local Hero,Gregorys Girl) first American movie is both a heartwarming coming-of-age drama and a haunting meditation on loss, loneliness, and how the past can continue to haunt the present.Every month 20th Century Flicks Video Shop select a favourite film from their massive archive that has been overlooked, under-screened or just plain misunderstood.
Thu 19 Dec
Nanoplex presents:MOOMINS AND THE WINTER WONDERLANDDir: Ira Carpelan Jakub Wronski,2017, Finland, 82 min, U-Sat 14 December // 11:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)Its winter time in Moomin Valley, but Moomintroll decides not to take his traditional winter slumber– he wants to explore the snowy land. And as the snow begins to drift, Moomintroll climbs out his window to find that mysterious and strange creatures are roaming in the midwinter darkness, bringing new magical gifts. And even better, a very special guest will be coming soon, bringing the spirit of Christmas to Moomin Valley.This wintry tale is sure to get everyone in the mood for the festival season. Featuring the voice talents of Alicia Vikander, Bill Skarsgrd and Stellan Skarsgrd,Moomins and the Winter Wonderlandis a delightful family adventure for all ages.Based on Janssons original books with a screenplay from Magorzata Wieckowicz-Zyla, Piotr Szczepanowicz and Ira Carpelan,Moomins and the Winter Wonderlandwas created using existing vintage footage from stop-motion Moomin productions produced in the 1980s.
Sat 14 Dec
SHOOTING THE MAFIADir: Kim Longinotto, 2019, Ireland/USA, 97 mins, partially subtitled, Cert: 18 TBA-Mon 16 December // 20:00Tue 17 December // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)In the streets of Sicily, beautiful, gutsy Letizia Battaglia pointed her camera straight into the heart of the Mafia that surrounded her and began to shoot. The striking, life-threatening photos she took documenting the rule of the Cosa Nostra define her career.Battaglia was quite the catch. She married young and had children, yet her restless spirit refused to renounce her passions. Breaking with tradition, she devoted herself to photojournalism. Battaglias lens was defiant: though her life was in danger she fearlessly captured everyday Sicilian life–from weddings and funerals to the brutal murders of women and children–to tell the narrative of the community she loved that had been forced into silence.InShooting the Mafia, filmmaker Kim Longinotto breaks from her vrit past and stunningly weaves together Battaglias heart-wrenching black-and-white photographs, rare archival film, and candid conversations with Battaglia herself. This audacious documentary brings grit, texture, and critical new perspective to Battaglias work and dismantles the romantic narrative of the Sicilian Mafia from the perspective of someone who lived inside it. Online tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.If you have any technical issues with bookings or queries about your e-tickets (such as lost confirmation emails etc) please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/help
Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Kim Longinotto
Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia has spent years documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia. This fascinating documentary combines present day interviews with Battaglia, with archive footage and her own photography to paint a vivid portrait of her life and experiences.
This audacious work brings grit, texture, and critical new perspective to Battaglia’s work and dismantles the romantic narrative of the Sicilian Mafia from the perspective of someone who lived inside it.
Ireland 2019 Dir Kim Longinotto 94 min
Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
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