Spring 2016

Picture House



Sunday 21st February, 5.45pm

Brooklyn is a 2015 historical period drama film directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on Colm Tóibín‘s novel of the same name. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. (wikipedia)  Consider these quotations –



Still Life (12a)

Sunday 20th March (doors 5:35pm, starts 6:00pm )

Still Life is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Uberto Pasolini.[1][2] The film was presented at the 70th Venice Film Festival , where it won the award for Best Director in the category “Orizzonti”.[3] It also received the Black Pearl award (the highest award) at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival for “its humanity, empathy, and grace in treating grief, solitude, and death”; and for his performance, Eddie Marsan won the Best British Actor award at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival. (wikipedia)


Carol (15)

Sunday 17th April, (doors 5:35pm, starts 6:00pm )

Carol is a 2015 British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, from a screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price of Salt (also known as Carol) byPatricia Highsmith. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, and Kyle Chandler. Set in 1952 in New York City, the film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer and her relationship with an older woman going through a difficult divorce.

Carol was in development for over 11 years by British producers of Number 9 Films and Film4 Productions. The film is co-produced by New York-based Killer Films. Principal photographybegan in March 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lasted 34 days. The film was shot on Super 16 mm. Carol was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where Mara tied for the Best Actress award. The film has received critical acclaim. It opened inlimited release on November 20, 2015 in the United States, and was released in the United Kingdom on November 27, 2015. (wikipedia)

Taxi Tehran (12a)

Sunday 15th May, (doors 5:35pm, starts 6:00pm )

Taxi (full title Jafar Panahi’s Taxi; Persian: تاکسی‎‎), also known as Taxi Tehran, is a 2015 Iranian docufiction starring and directed by Jafar Panahi. The film premiered in competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival[2] where it won the Golden Bear[3] and the FIPRESCI Prize.[4] In 2010, Panahi was banned from making films and travelling, so his niece Hana Saeidi, who also appears in the film, collected the award on his behalf. (wikipedia)

The Lobster

Sunday 19th June(15), (doors 5:35pm, starts 6:00pm )

The Lobster is a 2015 European comedy film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English language feature film debut. Set in a dystopian near-future, the film tells the story of a city where singles are given 45 days to find a romantic partner before they are turned into an animal.[5] It stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and Léa Seydoux. The film is internationally co-produced by companies from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Greece, France and the Netherlands.

It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won theJury Prize. It was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (wikipedia)

Where to invade next (tbc)

Sunday 17th July

Where to Invade Next is a 2015 American documentary film written and directed by Michael Moore.[1][2] The film, in the style of a travelogue, has Moore spending time in countries such as Finland, Italy and France where he experiences those countries’ alternative methods of dealing with social and economic ills experienced in the United States.[3]

Moore’s first film in six years, Where to Invade Next is scheduled to be released on December 23, 2015 in the United States and Canada,[4] in a limited run for one week only in a Los Angeles and New York theater in order to qualify for the Oscars, and then re-open on February 12, 2016 across 300–400 screens. (wikipedia)