Dir. Denis Villeneuve, US, 2016


Twelve mysterious spacecraft appear across the globe... A big high-concept sci-fi that is both epic and intimate, mixing realism with a sense of wonder. Ideal for a Saturday afternoon.

Land of Mine

Dir. Martin Zandvliet, Denmark/Germany 2015, 101mins 15

Admired by both critics and audiences this little known post-war story of teenage German PoWs who were forced to clear thousands of mines from Danish beaches is a tense and tragic affair which leaves a deep impression. Finally released here, this was Denmark's Oscar entry for best Foreign Language Film. 

Advance tickets available online or pay on door

Late Night Tequila- Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Dir. Sam Peckinpah, US, Mexico, 1974


Peckinpah's most personal film is the ultimate cult film. An American bartender (a brilliant Warren Oates) and his prostitute girlfriend on a road trip across the Mexican border that descends into a dark, surreal killing spree, helped by large quantities of tequila.

La La Land

Dir. Damian Chazelle, US, 2016

Romantic musicals - what happened to those? Back with a fistful of awards, this delectable treat starring Emma Stone and Ray Gosling brings a tear to the eye and a broad smile.


Dir. Paul Verhoeven, France/Germany 2016, 130mins 18

Isabelle Huppert is absolutely magnificent in this strange rape revenge that is shocking, funny and powerful all at the same time. This is the most provocative film of the year and some will find it deeply disturbing.

Advance tickets available online - or pay on door.


American Honey

Dir. Andrea Arnold, US, 2016

Cannes and Bafta winner about a teenage girl with nothing to lose who takes to the road and discovers the power of love. Breathtaking photography in a US magical mystery tour by British director Andre Arnold. Long but the journey will be remembered.

Curry & Film: Sing Street

Curry at Shimla followed by your film:

Dir. John Carney, Ireland, UK, 2016

Coming of age comedy-drama about a Dublin teenager who forms a band to impress a girl. Crowd-pleasing, hugely-enjoyable, heart-melting, exhilarating film with a great '80s soundtrack.

Tickets available from Shimla or online.

Heart of a Dog

Dir. Laurie Anderson, US, 2015

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her dog, Trivia (and her mother), in a dreamlike way that is both a paean to love and a philosophical meditation. It is also terrific.


Dir. Trey Edward Shults, US, 2016

An independent and unique gem from first time director Trey Shults. Tensions rise at a Thanksgiving gathering when the troubled and alcoholic Krisha - in a truly stunning and totally unnerving performance - reunites with her family.

The Maggie

Dir. Alexander MacKendrick, UK, 1954

Restored and remastered this is a wonderful, charming, sentimental Ealing comedy about attempts to con a wealthy American to pay for a cargo trip for the decrepit puffer boat, Maggie, to a Scottish Island.


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