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Dumbo (PG)

All tickets £3

Friday 19 April at 11am & 2pm                                                           
Saturday 20 April at 11am, 2pm & 5pm
Monday 22 April at 5pm
Tuesday 23 April at 11am & 2pm
Wednesday 24 April at 11am & 2pm (Relaxed Screening) 
Thursday 25 April at 11am & 2pm


Running time– 112 minutes

Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction -- bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant's magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture.

20/04/2019 to 25/04/2019
The Greatest Showman Sing Along Version (PG)

Tuesday 23 April at 5pm

Wednesday 24 April at 5pm

Thursday 25 April at 5pm


All tickets £4


Running time – 105 minutes


Director –
Michael Gracey

Starring – Hugh Jackman, ,


Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...The world is singing along with the most entertaining movie of the year and now you can too with this special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman, the Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song. It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime!
23/04/2019 to 25/04/2019
Destroyer (15)

Tuesday 23 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 24 April at 7.45pm


Running time –121 minutes

Director – Karyn Kusama

Starring – Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany

As a young cop, Erin Bell went under cover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert -- with tragic results. Bell continues to work as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department, but feelings of anger and remorse leave herworn-down and consumed by guilt. When the leader of that gang suddenly re-emerges, Erin embarks on an obsessive quest to find his former associates, bring him to justice and make peace with her tortured past.

23/04/2019 to 24/04/2019
Disney's Sleeping Beauty (U)

Friday 26 April at 11am & 1.30pm
Saturday 27 April at 1.30pm, 4pm & 6pm

All tickets - £3

Join us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disney’s landmark in animation Sleeping Beauty.

Filled with jealousy, the evil witch Maleficent curses Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to Aurora's guardian fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather she only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip.

To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.

26/04/2019 to 27/04/2019
The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)

Monday 29 April at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 30 April at 7.45pm
Wednesday 1 May at 7.45pm

Running time: 96 minutes

Director – Sara Colangelo

Starring – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a career-best performance as a kindergarten teacher who oversteps her bounds in a mission to help one of her students. Lisa Spinelli (Gyllenhaal) is a dedicated teacher with a love of poetry who joins an evening class and shares her own compositions with the group and teacher (Gael García Bernal). When she discovers her five-year-old student Jimmy Roy (Parker Sevak) is prone to occasional outbursts of dazzling linguistic virtuosity, she is eager to nurture his burgeoning gift. Yet to Lisa’s frustration, none of the other adults in Jimmy’s life seem to care about his talents. Becoming fixated on the need to cultivate and archive the boy’s creative output, Lisa takes it upon herself to bring Jimmy’s words to the world. Out of this noble impulse, something far darker and obsessional develops.
29/04/2019 to 01/05/2019
Maiden (12A)

Thursday 2 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time 97 mins, director Alex Holmes

A moving portrait of resilience chronicling the unprecedented journey of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards and the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.
The Whitbread Round the World Race (rechristened the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001) was considered an exclusively masculine endeavour when Edwards came along and, in the face of much sexist condescension, proved that skill, perseverance, and courage at sea know no gender.
02/05/2019
Missing Link (PG)

All tickets £3


Saturday 4 May at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Monday 6 May at 11am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 7 May at 5pm
Wednesday 8 May at 5pm (Relaxed Screening) 
Thursday 9 May at 5pm


Running time – 95 minutes

Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr Link, who is 8 feet tall and covered in fur, recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, the trio encounters their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world. Through it all, they learn that sometimes one can find a family in the places one least expects.

04/05/2019 to 09/05/2019
Fisherman's Friends (12A)

Tuesday 7 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 8 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time: 112 minutes

Director – Chris Foggin

Starring – James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, Jade Anouka |

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate 'fish out of water' as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

07/05/2019 to 08/05/2019
Girl (15)

Thursday 9 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

In Flemish/French with English subtitles
Running time: 106 minutes

Director – Lukas Dhont

Starring – Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart

Determined 15-year-old Lara (Victor Polster) is committed to becoming a professional ballerina after starting at a new school. Though supported by her father, Lara's adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she prepares for gender reassignment surgery. Having been born a boy, she faces a world that questions her gender and selfhood, while also also taking on the intense physical demands of a dancer's life. Based on a real-life equivalent, Lukas Dhont's Cannes prize-winning film is a superb debut that puts trans experience centre stage.

09/05/2019
The White Crow (12A)

Monday 13 May at 7.45pm
Tuesday 14 May at 7.45pm
Wednesday 15 May at 1.30pm

Running time: 127 minutes

Director – Ralph Fiennes

Starring – Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann

Rudolf Nureyev, a remarkable young dancer of 22, is amember of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling to Paris in 1961 for his first trip outside the Soviet Union. But KGB officers watch his every move, becoming increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship withthe young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with ashocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends interrible danger.

13/05/2019 to 15/05/2019
Vagabond (15)

Wednesday 15 May at 7.45pm

1985, France, 105 mins, Director - Agnès Varda

Starring - Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss

 

To celebrate the life and work of director Agnès Varda we are screening Venice Film Festival winner Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)

Perhaps the best known of Varda’s mid-career films is Vagabond, an emotionally hard-hitting film that mixes fact and fiction to provoke a reaction from the audience by forcing viewers to question their social responsibility. It won multiple awards and critical acclaim for its confrontational approach, with Varda stating that this is the first film where she felt her politics and filmmaking intersected to satisfying ends.

Mona, a beautiful rebel without a cause, is the focus of this vérité drama, which traces the last few days of a homeless drifter who – at the start of the film – is found dead in a ditch. A committedlead performance from Sandrine Bonnaire as the foul-mouthed and unapologetic teenager is mesmerising. Varda spent time researching for Vagabond by meeting with vagrants (a few appear in the film), and one particularly touching moment occurs when an older gentleman converses with a homeless woman (a young female drifter Varda met on the road) and they find out they have more in common than expected.

15/05/2019 19:45
Women's Film Club: The Eagle Huntress (U) Doors 10am

Monday 20 May, doors open at 10am

DIRECTOR: Otto Bell

YEAR: 2016

RUNNING TIME: 87 mins

 

Set against the breath taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.

 

Free, women only film screening

 

Food and drink (and cake!)

 

Free crèche - please book in advance via amy@wowfilmfestival.com

20/05/2019 10:00
Wild Rose (15)

Monday 20 May at 7.45pm
Tuesday 21 May at 7.45pm
Wednesday 22 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time: 100 minutes

Director – Tom Harper

Starring – Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo

Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley (Beast), is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get outof Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn's Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely championin the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo). Directed by Tom Harper,Wild Rose is an uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality, and three chords and the truth.

20/05/2019 to 22/05/2019
Wonder Park (PG)

Monday 27 May at 11am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 28 May at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Wednesday 29 May at 11am (Relaxed Screening)
Thursday 30 May at 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm

All tickets £3

Running time– 85 minutes

June always thought that Wonderland – an amusement park where anything is possible – was just a fragment of her imagination. But when she discovers that it exists, and that it’s in extreme danger, she must do all she can to save it from a destructive fate. Indulge in your imagination with this feel-good animation featuring the voices of Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, and Mila Kunis.

27/05/2019 to 30/05/2019
At Eternity's Gate (12A)

Tuesday 28 May at 7.45pm
Wednesday 29 May at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Thursday 30 May at 7.45pm

Running time: 111 minutes

Director – Julian Schnabel

Starring – Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac  

Earning him an Oscar nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate. Covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, we find a complex, troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language, while also struggling to make senseof himself and his connection to those around him, including Paul Gaugain (Oscar Isaac) and a confiding priest (Mads Mikkelsen).

Shot with a painter’s eye, Julian Schnabel once again shows his talent for working with complex biography and the lives of artists as in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Basquiat.

28/05/2019 to 30/05/2019
The Wizard of Oz (U) 80th Anniversary Screening

Friday 31 May at 11am
Saturday 1 June at 11am, 2pm & 5pm

All tickets £4
Running time: 103 minutes

Director – Victor Fleming

Starring – Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Come along to The Riverfront this half term to help us wish The Wizard of Oz a very happy 80th birthday.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.
31/05/2019 to 01/06/2019
Red Joan (12A)

Monday 3 June at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Tuesday 4 June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 5 June at 7.45pm

Running time: 101 minutes

Director – Trevor Nunn

Starring – Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore

Red Joan stars Dench as Joan Stanley, a retired scientist living in a London suburb who gets arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia. We flash back to 1938, and young Joan (Cookson) is a new physics student at Cambridge, where she is drawn into a circle of pro-USSR politicized youths and falls for a young communist, Leo Galich. When the World War II begins, Joan goes to work for a top-secret British intelligence project and soon faces an impossible dilemma, having to choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.
03/06/2019 to 05/06/2019
Happy As Lazzaro (12A)

In Italian with English subtitles

Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival 2018

Monday 10 June at 1.30pm & 7.45pm

Running time –128 minutes

Director – Alice Rohrwacher

Starring – Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher

Lazzaro is the kind soul who helps anyone in his village, which is cut off from the outside world by a bridge that no one has the energy to fix. The inhabitants of the village are serfs to the Marchesa, whose son drafts Lazzaro into a kidnapping plot that quickly goes awry.

Following up The Wonders, Alice Rohrwacher offers a beautiful freewheeling fable that has the timeless quality of a folk tale but also brings to mind Pasolini and Fellini.

Happy as Lazzaro has the brightness of a summer’s day, but also dark shade to luxuriate in.

10/06/2019
Out of Blue (15)

Tuesday 11 June at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Wednesday 12 June at 7.45pm

Director – Carol Morley

Starring – Patricia Clarkson, Mamie Gummer, Toby Jones

Running time– 85 minutes

Mike Hoolihan is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell, a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars - cosmic secrets that mayhold the key to unravelling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality.

11/06/2019 to 12/06/2019