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Thu 3 Nov // Thu 3 Nov // Fri 4 Nov // Sat 5 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Commune

Rachel's Staff Choice

The Commune

15 / 112mins / Thomas Vinterberg / 2016 / Denmark, subtitles

Dark comedy about a 1970s Danish commune. Director Vinterberg pilfers from his own childhood for this wonderfully constructed story of the ups and downs of collective living.

Liberal couple Erik and Anna are academics, who decide to turn Erik's inherited house into a commune. They begin welcoming additional residents and holding house meetings, dinners and parties. Everything seems to be going well until Anna's openmindedness starts being put to the test.

Sun 6 Nov // 20:00 /

The Wheel of Time

Focus on Herzog: presented by Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group

The Wheel of Time

Unrated / 80mins / Werner Herzog / 2003 / Germany | Austria | Italy, Subtitles

Focus on Herzog season: presented by Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group

Documentary about the largest Buddhist ritual to promote peace and tolerance, held by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India and Graz, Austria in 2002, including exclusive interviews with the Dalai Lama, access to secret rituals for the first time on fi lm as well as footage of a
pilgrimage to the Holy Mount Kailash in Tibet.

Find out more about the events taking place as part of our Focus on Herzog season.

Thu 10 Nov // Fri 11 Nov // Sat 12 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

PG / 110mins / Stephen Frears / 2016 / UK

The true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant, who excels in this role), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when she gave her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had bitten off more than he could chew.

Sun 13 Nov // 20:00 /

Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness

U / 90mins / Pete Middleton, James Spinney / 2016 / UK

In the summer of 1983, days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval, he began keeping a spoken diary. Oliver Sacks described the work as 'the most extraordinary, precise and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is to my mind a masterpiece.' Encompassing dreams, memory and imaginative life, this film excavates the interior world of blindness. Actor Dan Skinner (also known for his role as Vic ’n’ Bob’s sidekick, Angelos Epithemiou) lip synchs to Hull’s audiotapes. Five stars – The Guardian

Wed 16 Nov // 19:30 /

First Heard: 'Fried Onions at the Cosmic Burger Bar'

Live script reading evening

First Heard: 'Fried Onions at the Cosmic Burger Bar'

Live script reading

'First Heard' is a monthly play reading event featuring new works by local playwrights, performed by professional actors. At the end of every play there is an honest Q&A with the writer, and all money raised from ticket sales goes towards the actors’ time.
We are pleased to host first the play reading of 'Fried Onions at the Cosmic Burger Bar' a new play by John Knowles and Kate Tym. 'Two burger vans, two laybys, two opposing lifestyles and one bypass'. A dark comedy for the post punk generation, about family, community, isolation, addictive personalities and a road.

Featuring the music of Julian Cope, Comsat Angels, The Revillos, and many more.

All tickets £5.

If you are a playwright or actor looking to get involved with First Heard, please contact John on 07813 035 514.

Thu 17 Nov // Thu 17 Nov // Fri 18 Nov // Sat 19 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan

PG / 92mins / Rebecca Miller / 2015 / USA

In this romantic comedy, Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a vibrant New Yorker, who, failing in finding love, decides to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, she fi nally falls in love. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic. With some help from Maggie's eccentric best friends, Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects
them in surprising and humorous ways.

Sun 20 Nov // 20:00 /

The Bat

B Movie Fan Club

The Bat

PG / 80mins / Crane Wilbur / 1959 / USA

Free space candy with every ticket!

A crazed killer bat in a mansion full of people… NO!!! I hear you cry. When it flies, someone dies! Starring Vincent Price.

Find out more about the B Movie Fan Club.

Would you like a cinema seat with your name on it? Then come along to our festive extravaganza at 3pm, Sunday 4 December 2016. 


Thu 24 Nov // Thu 24 Nov // Fri 25 Nov // Sat 26 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

Things To Come

Things To Come

12A / 102mins / Mia Hansen-Løve / 2016 / France | Germany, some subtitles

Isabelle Huppert is mesmerising as a self-possessed woman confronting unexpected changes in her life in this heartfelt and perceptive portrait of middle age. Nathalie, a philosophy teacher is passionate about her job and enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her possessive mother. When Nathalie's husband announces he’s leaving her for another woman, freedom is thrust upon her and Nathalie must reinvent her life.

Would you like a cinema seat with your name on it? Then come along to our festive extravaganza at 3pm, Sunday 4 December 2016. 


Sun 27 Nov // 20:00 /

Grace Of My Heart

Grace Of My Heart

15 / 118mins / Allison Anders / 1996 / USA

Loosely following the early career of the great singer-songwriter Carole King, this film is set in the 1960s music world and features songs by Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello and Joni Mitchell. Illeana Douglas delivers a superb performance as Denise Waverly, a fictional singer and songwriter whose life bears more than a passing resemblance to that of legend Carole King.

“One of my favourite films Grace Of My Heart is finally coming out… it’s a genuine cult film...” - Mark Kermode

Would you like a cinema seat with your name on it? Then come along to our festive extravaganza at 3pm, Sunday 4 December 2016. 



Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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