Nocturnal Animals

Dir. Tom Ford (US 2016, 117mins 15)

This second feature from fashion designer/director Ford divides audiences and critics, though most thought it one of the best films of the year. It's a toxically delicious neo-noir psychological thriller, brilliant visually and narratively with fine performances from Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. And the ending?

Colliding Dreams

Dir. Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky, USA, Israel, Palestine, 2015


It may not seem possible given its highly controversial nature but this is an engrossing, balanced and intelligent documentary with archival material and interviews by award-winning directors on the tortured history of Zionism and its impact on Arabs and the Israel-Palestine issue.

A Date for Mad Mary

Dir. Darren Thornton, Ireland, 2016


Instantly loveable and very charming this Irish romantic comedy about 'Mad' Mary who returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison is funny and at times heart-breaking with a great central performance from Seana Kerslake, a real star of the future. Recommended.

Turn of the Tide

Dir. Norman Walker, UK, 1935

Splendid first British feature from J Arthur Rank about rivalry between old and new fishing families in the seaside village of Robin Hoods Bay. Based on a book by Leo Walmsley who lived in the bay, where much (and Whitby) of the film was made.


Dir. Pablo Lamain, Chile, 2016

An inspector hunts down Nobel-prize winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda and politician fugitive in his home counrty in the late 1940's. A warm-hearted thriller, beautifully filmed, invetive and intelligent. 

Showing at Meltham Carlile Institute 

Hindle Wakes - Silent Film and live music - Jonathan Best

Dir. Maurice Elvey, UK, 1927

The original silent classic melodrama celebrating working class leisure life in the mill town of Hindle and on a trip to Blackpool with innovative and wonderful cinematography. Accompanied live on the piano by local silent film specialist Jonathan Best.


Dir. Koji Fukada, Japan, 2016

Just released in the cinema this Cannes winner for Japan's most innovative director is a chilling examination of family guilt (as the family invite in a mysterious man) which goes straight to the heart of evil. Hard not to leave the film shaken. 

Miniscule:Valley of the Lost Ants - early evening free film for kids

Special early evening screening for children - free event.


Dir. Thomas Szabo/Helen Giraud, France, 2013


Baby Driver

(Dir. Edgar Wright, US 2017, 113mins 15)

Hugely enjoyable and original action thriller in which a getaway driver (Ansel Elgort - The Fault in Our Stars) drives to the beat of a great soundtrack for crime boss Kevin Spacey creating car mayhem in the process.

Advance tickets available online or pay on door

Barry Russell's Psychedelic Experience + Big Tide, and the Dewey Liquid Light Show

Local resident and international composer Barry Russell and his wonderful musicians unleash their artistic musical talent on modern versions of psychedelic classics from the Beatles to Pink Floyd. Supported by local musician Ben Thomas and his project Big Tide, plus a mind-bending psychedelic light show.


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