17 Dec 2021
As the film Awards Season approaches, all the top filmmakers, producers and distributors jostle to get their best films released just at the right time to be in the best position for glory. Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast will undoubtedly be topping award nominee lists, as will Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and The Tragedy of Macbeth to name but three.
The Electric Life of Louis Wain
Look out also for some quality indie cinema. Do not miss A Hero from Asghar Farhadi (‘The Salesman’ & ‘A Separation’); Memoria (starring Tilda Swinton), Drive My Car (best Japanese film of the year), Petite Maman (lauded as the “perfect film” by Mark Kermode amongst many others) and The Souvenir: Part II (Johanna Hogg’s new film) – these last four films coming fourth to first in the Top 50 films of 2021 as judged by BFI Sight & Sound Magazine.
We have informative documentaries (Ailey and The Story of Film); some unmissable remasters (The 400 Blows and Jules et Jim); a few blockbusters (The Matrix Resurrections, The King’s Man and Nightmare Alley); and three illustrated film talks (‘Angelopoulos’, ‘Song & Dance in Film’ and ‘Montand/Signoret’).
Other notable films to look out for include C’mon C’mon with Joaquin Phoenix; ‘The Electric Life of Louis Wain‘ for lovers of art (& cats!); a new interpretation of Cyrano, Being the Ricardos about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s new feature Licorice Pizza.
Other exciting news – BABY MAKE 2 returns. So if you know anyone with a baby under one-year-old who wants to see a film, get them in touch with the Cinema. This season will see three screenings – The Electric Life of Louis Wain, Cyrano and Licorice Pizza.
Films Screening 7 Jan to 3 Feb:
Tickets go on Sale for Friends at 10am on Mon 20 December,
and for the General Public at 10am on Wed 22 December.
Films Screening 4 to 27 Feb:
Tickets go on Sale for Friends at 10am on Wed 5 January,
and for the General Public at 10am on Fri 7 January.