January FEBRUARY 2017 LIVE EVENTS LIVE SCREENINGS FILM CAFÃ© BAR exhibitions education business MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION
hildren aged 13 and under C can make savings on shows, workshops, food & drink with film tickets at £3. courtyard.org.uk/ courtyardclub
Box Office Opening Times: 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, Open on Sunday when there is a film on. Tickets £7 Concessions £6.50 Children Under 16 £5 Courtyard Card & Club £3 Breakfast Movie (including a hot drink and pastry) £7*
If you’re aged between 14-25 get discounts on selected shows and at the Café Bar, and £3 film tickets! courtyard.org.uk/ courtyardcard
*Applies weekdays and term times only. No concessions available. All information contained in this guide is correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change.
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Subtitled English Language films for selected screenings as shown by this symbol.
Films of the Month as recommended by our film programmer David Gillam.
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Audio Described films correct at time of going to press, but please check with Box Office at time of booking.
If you can’t get enough of film then buy in bulk and get a better deal. Book for 2 films out of our Film Fanatics programme (denoted by the Film Fanatics symbol) and we’ll give you 20% off your tickets, book for 3 of the programme and we’ll give you 30% off.
Back by popular demand! Friday 30 5.30, Monday 2 January 2.30, 7.15, Tuesday 3 2.30, Wednesday 4 11.00, 8.15, Thursday 5 2.30, 5.30
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (12A tbc)
Director: David Yates Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston UK/USA, 2016, 2 hours 8 minutes tbc
Friday 30 8.00, Tuesday 3 January 7.15, AD Wednesday 4 2.30 6.00, Thursday 5 11.00, 8.00
The Light Between Oceans (12A) Director: Derek Cianfrance Starring: Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz USA/NZ/UK, 2016, 2 hours 13 minutes
Monday 16 2.30, Wednesday 18 11.00, Friday 20 11.00
A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode DB
Allied (15 tbc)
Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan USA, 2016, 1 hour 55 minutes tbc
Monday 9 11.00, 2.30, Tuesday 10 11.00, Wednesday 11 2.30
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Bob the Cat as himself UK, 2016, 1 hour 43 minutes
Saturday 14 11.00
Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism (U) Director: Christopher N. Rowley Starring: Raffey Cassidy, Dominic Monaghan, Emily Watson
UK, 2016, 1 hour 36 minutes
JANUARY Monday 9 6.00, Tuesday 10 8.15, AD Wednesday 11 11.00, Thursday 12 2.30
Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney USA, 2016, 1 hour 36 minutes
In the cockpit of his US Airways jet, Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger sees both his plane engines catch fire. Scanning the horizon, he veers towards Manhattan. It’s the wrong move. He calls his wife to tell her he loves her. This is a stirring tribute to the matter-offact school of modest, everyday heroism.
Adapted from the popular children’s book this is a lovely family film for younger children. Young orphan Molly Moon learns how to hypnotise people from a book she finds in her local library. Hypnotising her way to stardom Molly soon becomes rich and famous. He kidnaps Molly’s dog, Petula and blackmails her. In order to get Petula back, Molly has to rob Shorings Bank of all its jewels! Courtyard Family Saturday
Saturday 14 @10.30am ACTIVITY - Create your own character based on the book
“Taut and vivid” Hollywood Reporter
Monday 9 8.00, Tuesday 10 2.30, 6.00, Thursday 12 11.00
Paterson (15) Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani USA, 2016, 1 hour 53 minutes
This effortlessly charming tale chronicles a week in the life of Paterson, a bus driver and amateur poet. Observing fragments of life and overhearing snippets of passengers’ conversations, Paterson is constantly attuned to the extraordinary and poetic, even in the smallest of gestures. “A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life.” Geoff Andrew, Time Out
Monday 16 11.00, 8.00, Tuesday 17 6.00, Thursday 19 6.00
Arrival (12A) Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
USA, 2016, 1 hour 56 minutes
Louise Banks is an expert linguist employed to communicate with aliens after their spaceships land across the globe. Her softer approach is slowly yielding dividends, but is undermined by the predictably aggressive response of the military around her. Visually inventive, aweinspiring and compelling, this cleverly explores ideas of memory, loss, love and non-linear time and will certainly make you think.
Friday 20 2.30, Monday 23 11.00, 2.30, 6.00, Tuesday 24 11.00, Wednesday 25 6.00, Thursday 26 2.30, 7.45
A united kingdom (12A) Director: Amma Asante Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike,
Jack Davenport, UK, 2016, 1 hour 51 minutes
Monday 16 6.00
Winner Audience Award Sundance Film Festival 2016
Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami Starring: Sonita Alizadeh, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
The King & I meets Out in Africa in this emotionally satisfying period drama that’s based on a true story that caused a huge diplomatic stir at the time. When the future king of Botswana returns from 1940s London with a white woman as his bride they have everyone lined up against them; her father, his family, his people and the British Empire that uses all its paternalistic, patronising, racist might to prevent him becoming king.
Iran/Germany/Switzerland, 2016, 1 hour 31 minutes Subtitles
Sonita dreams of becoming a famous rapper. But as an Afghan teen living in Tehran, her dreams are dangerous. The Iranian government doesn’t allow girls to sing, and at home, she is expected to become a teenage bride. With the help of filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Sonita is offered a chance to turn a dream into a reality but a perilous journey lies ahead. Tuesday 17 8.15, Wednesday 18 2.30, Thursday 19 8.15
Nocturnal Animals (15)
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Director: Tom Ford starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher
USA, 2016, 1 hour 57 minutes
Susan is a successful gallery manager in the uber-rich LA art world, living out a loveless marriage in a stark modernist palace. She receives a novel called ‘Nocturnal Animals’ from her ex-husband, Edward. As she reads the book we see it play out alongside scenes of Susan and Edward’s life together. The ugliness of the empty, beautiful people of Susan’s art world is laid against the ugliness of the Texan rednecks in the book playing out every liberal’s worst nightmare.
Monday 23 8.30, Friday 3 February 11.00, Monday 6 February 11.00
The Railway Children (U) Director: Ross MacGibbin
STARRING: zi Nicholson-Lailey, Izaak Cainer, Beth Lilly
UK, 2015, 2 hours 5 minutes including a 15 minute interval
The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure
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january Wednesday 25 8.30, Thursday 26 11.00, 6.00
The Heritage of Love (12A) Director: Yuriy Vasilev STARRING: Svetlana Ivanova, Dima Bilan Russia, 2016, 1 hour 26 minutes, subtitles
Andrey goes to Paris to visit the grave of his greatgrandfather, who had been an officer in the White Army. On the headstone of the next grave, he notices the face of a young woman. Later, while walking through Paris, Andrey sees Vera who looks just like the young woman he had seen on the headstone. And so begins the telling of two love stories, separated by three generations and one hundred years.
Friday 27 11.00, 6.00, Monday 30 6.00, Wednesday 1 February 8.30, Thursday 2 11.00
Indignation (15) Directors: James Schamus STARRING: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts
USA, 2016, 1 hour 51 minutes
1951, during the Korean War, Marcus, a straight-A, working-class, Jewish student from New Jersey wins a scholarship to university in Ohio. Escaping his over-protective dad, Marcus’s number one ambition is to lose his virginity. At a time of stultifying conservatism Marcus tangles with the Dean, grapples with anti-Semitism and sexual repression, while all the time pining after a beautiful but troubled girl.
BORDERLINES FILM FESTIVAL Friday 24 February to Sunday 12 March Wednesday 25 11.00
MOVING PICTURES Screening
Easter Parade (U) Director: Charles Walters
STARRING: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford USA, 1948, 1 hour 47 minutes,
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.
Borderlines, now one of Britain’s largest film festivals, and as resolutely rural as ever, is 15 years-old. Come join the celebrations and revel in cinema to sharpen the wit and quicken the senses. Among many highlights are a focus on women directors in world cinema, and two new Cannes prize-winners where drama takes centre stage: The Salesman from Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past) and Xavier’s Dolan’s (Mommy) It’s Only the End of the World. Visit the Borderlines website for full details and offers. borderlinesfilmfestival.org
january Friday 27 2.30, 8.15, Monday 30 8.15, Tuesday 31 2.30, Wednesday 1 February 6.00, Thursday 2 2.30
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A tbc)
Director: Gareth Edwards STARRING: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn USA, 2016, 2 hours 13 minutes
Between every episode in the new trilogy of Star Wars sequels there will also be a film that tells a standalone story set somewhere along the Star Wars timeline. This all-new epic adventure is the first. A group of unlikely heroes band together to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal will be in for something bigger than she thinks.
Saturday 28 11.00, Tuesday 31 11.00
Director: Eric Summer, Eric Warin With the voices of: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan and Carly Rae Jepsen France/Canada, 2016, 1 hour 29 minutes tbc
1879, Félicie, a young orphan girl with a passion for dancing, dreams of becoming a ballerina. With the help of her best friend Victor, she makes a hair-raising escape and after a grueling journey the partners in crime arrive in Paris determined to follow their dreams. Félicie is taken in by the kindly Odette to work as a maid. But Odette has a secret. She too was a talented dancer so she agrees to train Félicie. Driven by her passion for dancing Felicie goes to extraordinary lengths so she can audition for the role of a lifetime at the Grand Opera. Courtyard Family Saturday
Saturday 29 @10.30am ACTIVITY - Make your own Ballerina to take into the film
Friday 3 2.30, Saturday 4 8.15, Monday 6 8.15, Thursday 9 2.30
Assassin’s Creed (15 tbc)
Director: Justin Kurzel STARRING: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons K/France/Hong Kong/USA, 2016, 2 hours 20 minutes tbc
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Gaining the skills of a Master Assassin, Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and so has the incredible knowledge to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation. Saturday 4 6.00, Monday 6 6.00, Tuesday 7 11.00
United States Of Love (18) Directors:Tomasz Wasilewski
Starring: Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak Poland/Sweden, 2016, 1 hour 46 minutes, subtitles
1990, the Soviet bloc is falling apart. In the first euphoric year of freedom, Agata, Renata, Marzena and Iza, four unhappy women decide it’s time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfil their deepest desires. Agata is in a loveless marriage. Iza is engaged in an affair with a doctor from the local hospital, while Iza’s sister Marzena is unaware that she is the object of Renata’s desire.
Friday 10 11.00, Saturday 11 11.00, Monday 13 2.30, Tuesday 14 11.00, Wednesday 15 2.30, Thursday 16 11.00
Moana (U tbc)
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker With the voices of: Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho,
Alan Tudyk USA, 2016, 1 hour 43 minutes
Winner Best Director of a Documentary Award Sundance Film Festival 2016
Monday 6 2.30, Wednesday 8 2.30, Thursday 9 11.00, 6.00
Director: Roger Ross Williams STARRING: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind
On her journey Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. They sail together across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, tackling enormous monsters and impossible odds. Moana fulfils the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought - her own identity.
France/USA, 2016, 1 hour 29 minutes
Owen hasn’t spoken in years until his dad discovered he could communicate with him by wearing a hand puppet. By turning animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood, they provided Owen a way to understand the world through its stories to the point of creating his own. With the help of his family Owen manages to become as functional as possible. But soon learns there is more to real life than what a Disney cartoon can show. AD Tuesday 7 2.30 , Wednesday 8 11.00, Thursday 9 8.00 DB
The Pass (15) Directors: Ben A Williams
STARRING: : Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene,
Lisa McGrillis, Nico Mirallegro UK, 2016, 1 hour 27 minutes
In a hotel room, the night before a big match, two aspiring Premier League footballers anxiously await the 90 minutes that could define their careers. As the teammates trade playful insults and chat about girls, fame and the beautiful game, a simmering tension permeates the air. With the atmosphere almost at breaking point, one of the men leans in to kiss the other, a move that reverberates through their lives in a sporting world where image is everything.
Courtyard Family Saturday
Saturday 11 @10.30am ACTIVITY Get ready to sail off on an adventure by making your own sail boat
Friday 10 2.30, 6.00, Saturday 11 6.00, Monday 13 11.00, Tuesday 14 6.00, Wednesday 15 6.00
Collateral Beauty (12A TBC) Director: David Frankel
STARRING: Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet USA, 2016, 1 hour 34 minutes tbc
A successful New York ad executive slips into severe depression after suffering a personal tragedy. Seeing him retreat from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.
Friends and Patrons social fundraiser
Wednesday 15 February from 5.15pm wine tasting and cheese. Film starts at 6pm Supported by Nothing But The Grape. Tickets £15
february Friday 10 8.00, Saturday 11 8.00, Monday 13 8.00, Tuesday 14 8.00, Wednesday 15 11.00, 8.00, Thursday 16 2.30
Silence (15 TBC)
Director: Martin Scorsese STARRING: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson USA/Italy/Mexico/Japan, 2016, 3 hours
Wishing to purge Japan of all western influence the Tokugawa shogunate has banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. The two priests, Father Rodrigues and Father Garrpe, face violence and persecution as they search for another Jesuit missionary, Father Ferreira. Witnessing the persecution of Japanese Christians the priests eventually separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer.
Saturday 11 2.30, Monday 13 6.00, Tuesday 14 2.30
The Eagle Huntress (PG tbc) Director: Otto Bell
Friday 17 11.00, 6.00, Saturday 18 6.00, Thursday 23 11.00
A Monster Calls
Director: J.A. Bayona STARRING: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver
USA, 2016, 1 hour 48 minutes
Life is tough for 13-year-old Connor. Bullied at school, his mother Lizzie slowly dying, a mostly absent dad, and his grandma brittle and loveless. So when a 40foot monster tears itself out of a nearby yew tree and comes rampaging into Connor’s life, he’s glad of the distraction. But why has the beast come? To save his mum? Or just to tell him a series of beautifully animated fairy stories?
Friday 17 2.30, 8.15, Saturday 18 8.15, Monday 20 11.00, Thursday 23 2.30
Snowden (15 tbc)
Director: Oliver Stone
USA, 2016, 1 hour 27 minutes tbc Subtitles
STARRING: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melissa Leo, Rhys Ifans,
Set in the awesome Altai Mountains this documentary follows 13-year-old tough cookie Aisholpan, who causes a stir in her tribe as she is determined to follow in her father’s footsteps as an Eagle Hunter. Something no other woman has ever done before. Above all she wants to compete in the annual Golden Eagle Festival. But first she has to undertake the difficult and dangerous task of taking an eaglet from its nest and training it to hunt for her.
Stone paints a faithful portrait of the world’s most famous spy, presenting Snowden as a quiet, patriotic, Bush-supporting geek who very reluctantly came to believe that what he was doing was wrong. Like some real world James Bond film this plays out in underground bunkers and spy stations across the world.
Nicolas Cage France/Germany/USA, 2016, 2 hours 14 minutes tbc