Our next film, on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 19:45, is The Heiresses. A pair of once-wealthy but now impoverished women, who have lived together for many years, are forced to sell off their possessions to make ends meet. But when Chiquita is jailed for fraud, the unworldly Chela is left to cope alone, and her life opens up to new possibilities. A thoughtful and tender first feature. The film [cont'd.]
The first film of our 2019-20 season, on Tuesday 10 September 2019 at 19:45, is Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, a gripping story about a man and his young daughter trying to live ‘off the grid’ in America’s north-west. As they come to the notice of the authorities, they are forced to keep moving. The film features superb performances from Ben Foster and, especially, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.
Our next film, on Thursday 1 November at 19:45, is a special event. The Lodger, Alfred Hitchcock’s silent crime drama from 1927, will be shown with live music from Minima, a four-piece group specialising in film accompaniment. The director himself described The Lodger as “the first true Hitchcock film”, meaning it was the first of his movies to deal with murder and detection. A mysterious stranger, played by Ivor Novello, comes to lodge [cont'd.]