This season’s films (March – July 2022)

1st March 2022     Dream Horse
Euros Lyn 2021  •  UK  •  1h 53m
Toni Collette, Owen Teale, Damian lewis
Comedy, Drama  •  Rating: PG

The true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes (Oscar nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbours to chip in their meagre earnings to help raise the cash for Dream Alliance to compete in races. Will their investment pay off, and can Dream become a beacon of hope in their struggling community?

5th April 2022     Lucky
John Carroll Lynch  2017  •  USA  •  88 mins
Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
Comedy, Drama  •  Rating: 15

An old US Navy veteran who is used to his routine suddenly embarks on a spiritual journey after a fall at home, suddenly realising that old age is around the corner. Harry Dean Stanton’s swansong and a multiple award winner.

3rd May 2022     Shoplifters
Hirokazu Koreeda 2018  •  Japan  •  121 mins
Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki
Drama  •  Rating: 15

A seemingly law-abiding couple become experts at shoplifting to help make ends meet. When they reluctantly decide to provide shelter to a homeless girl their world is turned on its head. This under-stated drama with extraordinary cinematography has been hailed as Hirokazu Koreeda’s masterpiece

7th June 2022    I Am Nojoom, Aged 10 and Divorced
Khadija Al-Salami  2014  •  Yemen  •  96 mins
Sawadi Alkainaie, Adnan Alkhader
Drama  •  Rating: 15

Based on the story of Nujod Ali, this powerful yet sensitive film looks at the issue of forced child marriage. Critically acclaimed by critics worldwide, it was Yemen’s first ever submission for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the 2017 Academy awards.

5th July 2022   Love & Friendship
Whit Stillman 2016  •  Ireland/France/Netherlands • 90 mins
Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
Comedy, Drama, Romance  •  Rating: U

Based on Jane Austen’s novella ‘Lady Susan’, this lavish period piece tells the story of the beautiful Lady Susan Vernon who seeks to become a matchmaker to her daughter Frederica whilst visiting her in-laws.