Season Five Films (2009/10) Download Season Five Programme

Most of our screenings use a standard DVD and the classifications shown here are for that medium. Where a DVD ("Video") certification is not available, the film's original theatrical rating is used. Click the IMDb and BBFC logos for more information about each film. The BBFC links are for the original theatrical releases because these usually have more detailed information about content. Timings are for the DVD version, which for technical reasons are always slightly shorter than the theatrical version.

6 October 2009
Gran Torino
USA/Germany/Australia (2009) 116 mins; Dir/Stars: Clint Eastwood
Disgruntled war vet Kowalski (Eastwood) sets out to reform his teenage neighbour who tried to steal game Kowalski's prized 1972 Gran Torino. "Eastwood's last film as an actor (his words) is one of his finest works."
3 November 2009
Life is Sweet
UK (1991) 103 min; Dir: Mike Leigh; Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks
An ordinary working class family with twenty-something twins struggle with life & love in this "terrifyingly funny and magnificently performed film" by Mike Leigh.
1 December 2009
Local Hero
UK (1983) 111 mins; Dir: Bill Forsyth; Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Calpaldi, Jenny Seagrove
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected in this classic comedy!
5 January 2010
US (1972) 124 mins; Dir: Bill Fosse; Stars: Liza Minelli, Michael York, Joel Gray
Brilliant musical portrayal of life in 1930's Berlin set in the night club atmosphere with the ominous all-pervading threat of Nazism.
2 February 2010
The Road Home
China (1999) 89 mins; Dir: Yimou Zhang; Stars: Matti Pellonpaa
Returning home to the funeral of his father and prompted by the grief of his mother, a city man recalls the magical story of how his parents met. "An unforgettable journey into the realm of the heart."
2 March 2010
USA (2005) 85 mins; Dir: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
An inspiring film about quadraplegics who play full-contact rugby in Mad Max-style wheelchairs - overcoming unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Athens Paralympics. "Not to be missed!"
Film Day: Saturday 27 March 2010
USA (2008) 92 mins; Dir: Byron Howard; Stars: John Travolta, Miley Syrus
The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.
Slumdog Millionaire
UK (2008) 115 mins; Dir: Danny Boyle; Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?". He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
6 April 2010
Gomorrah (Gomorra)
Italy (2006) 137 mins; Dir: Matteo Garrone
An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, this is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly. "The best gangster movie since City of God"
4 May 2010
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
UK (1969) 142 mins; Dir: Peter Hunt; Stars: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg
Bond at his best.
1 June 2010
"Went the Day Well?"
UK (1942) 92 mins; Dir: Alberto Calvalcanti
Suspenseful & inspiring wartime thriller - far more than a propaganda film.