Season Seven Films (2011/12) Download Season Seven 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 versions, which for technical reasons are always slightly shorter than the theatrical versions.

4 October 2011
Withnail & I
UK (1986) 103 mins; Dir: Bruce Robinson; Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths
This season marks the 25th anniversary of this cult black comedy about two "resting" actors who seek respite from their dull London lives by escaping to the wilds of Cumbria. Faced with no modern conveniences, a bunch of oddball locals, and a surprise visit, their wits are tested, along with their friendship.
1 November 2011
The Illusionist (L'Illusionniste)
UK/France (2010) 76 mins; Dirs: Sylvain Chomet; Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil
Beautifully animated story based on a Jacques Tati script, of a French illusionist who travels to Scotland where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.
6 December 2011
The Titfield Thunderbolt
UK (1953) 80 mins; Dir: Charles Crichton; Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Sid James
Vintage Ealing comedy from a time when railways ran (on time) through villages...
7 January 2012
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)
Sweden (2009) 152 mins; Dir: Niels Arden Oplev; Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling
Original Swedish adaptation of the first part of Stieg Larrsson's best-selling trilogy. A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing - or dead - for forty years by a young female hacker.
7 February 2012
Frozen River
USA (2008) 92 mins; Dir: Courtney Hunt; Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham
Powerful drama about two women in desperate circumstances who are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.
6 March 2012
The End of the Affair
UK/USA (1999) 97 mins; Dir: Neil Jordan; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea
Moving adaptation of Graham Greene's love triangle classic set in London in the 1940s.
3 April 2012
A Separation (Jodái-e Náder az Simin)
Iran (2011) 120 mins; Dir: Asghar Farhadi; Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
Elegant and suspenseful Iranian drama that focuses on the life of a fractured family in a turbulent society. Won Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress at 2011 Berlin Film Festival.
Please note that this is a change to the previously advertised programme.
8 May 2012
Benda Bilili!
D.R. Congo/France (2010) 83 mins; Dir: Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye
Documentary about the group Staff Benda Bilili (Look Beyond Appearances) who are five homeless paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager from Kinshasa, Congo - and how their dream of musical success finally became reality.
12 June 2012
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
UK/France/USA (2001) 123 mins; Dir: John Madden; Stars: Nicholas Cage, Penelope Cruz, John Hurt
On the Greek island of Kefalonia, Dr Iannis and his daughter Pelagia find themselves playing unwilling hosts in 1904 to Captain Antonio Corelli from the Italian army.
3 July 2012
The Artist
France/Belgium (2011) 96 mins; Dir: Michel Hazanavicius; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman
Acclaimed, Oscar-winning, silent movie set at the time when "talkies" were taking over.
Shown as part of the HADCAF.