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This Weeks Featured Movies –
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145m (M)
THE MUPPETS: Most Wanted
117m (G)
CAPTAIN AMERICA:The Winter Soldier in 3D
141m (M)
102m (PG)
Featured in the SNUG –
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Screening Now
96m (R13) Contains offensive language

THE SELFISH GIANT is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conor Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrap dealer – the Selfish Giant. They begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart; Swifty has a natural gift with the horses while Arbor emulates Kitten, keen to impress him and earn money. However, Kitten favours Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event, which will transform them all.

Starring:Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder
Screening Now
102m (M) Contains offensive language & sexual references

Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena (Judi Dench) spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grew between Philomena and Martin.

Starring:Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Screening Now
100m (M) Contains offensive language, sexual references and drug use

Newly engaged, Thomas meets his future father-in-law Gilbert, who has been married for 30 years to Suzanne. Disillusioned Gilbert is convinced that his marriage has meant he’s missed out on life. He persuades Thomas not to marry his daughter Lola and encourages him to drop everything else in his life as well. The two men then throw themselves into a new brats’ life full of adventure, convinced that freedom is elsewhere. But at what cost do we rediscover our adolescent dreams?

Starring:Alain Chabat, Max Boublil, Sandrine Kiberlain
Screening Now
109m (M) Contains drug use and offensive language

No.8 Films has produced a feature length adventure drama movie called ’3 Mile Limit’ set in 1965. It’s a true story of one man’s struggle to bring rock music to a nation, an iconic New Zealand story with a universal ‘David and Goliath’ theme. The youth will find it incredible this actually happened and existed as part of New Zealand society in the 1960′s. It’s a titanic struggle for freedom and ‘the choice to choose’ .

Caught in the crossfire is Judy Davis a beautiful emerging artist the wife of the man hell bent on bringing rock music to the airwaves. She’s a strong, confident lovable woman, who supports her husband’s hunger to succeed but discovers events that slowly start to crack the marriage. The cost of which unfolds as Richard desperately tries to hold onto the woman he loves and keep his dream of radio alive.

Rules and regulations strangled a young generation wanting to break free. The Government refused a private radio licence to a young 23 year old journalist Richard Davis who wants to bring a brand of rock n’ roll to a country looking for change. A boat called the ‘TIRI’ was bought and one hell of an adventure began!

Starring: Matt Whelan, Bruce Hopkins, David Aston, Daniel Musgrove, Mia Koning, Belinda Crawley

Screening Now
100m (PG) Parental guidance is reccomended for younger viewers

To shoot a film on location in a country where cinemas themselves have been banned for over thirty years is an achievement for any director. When that filmmaker also happens to be a woman, in a country where it is illegal for women to drive or vote, makes Haifaa Al Mansour’s accomplishment with her debut feature Wadjda all the more impressive. Most remarkably of all, it’s a masterful film filled with humour, emotion and humanism.

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and rebellious. She’s determined to fight for her dreams, which include saving enough money to buy a bicycle, so she can race her friend Abdullah. Wadjda lives at home with her parents, who are loving if a little distracted. Her father isn’t around much, and her mother is convinced he’s busy looking for a second wife. The story is tailored to highlight the pressures and difficulties faced by women in Saudi Arabia, with a rare glimpse into the lives of women behind closed doors and the warm relationships between mothers and daughters. Wadjda, like Iran’s A Separation, is a fascinating, honest, hugely satisfying film, both boundary-pushing in all the best ways and a thrilling cinematic achievement.

Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah