The Children Act (12)

Date: 7th April 2019

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy. At issue is whether to order a blood transfusion on Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a Jehovah's Witness who, just months short of his 18th birthday, is refusing on religious grounds the procedure that would save his life.

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, and directed by Richard Eyre, The Children Act is a deeply affecting portrait of strength, devotion, and love, with the incomparable Emma Thompson giving one of the very best performances of her career.

Director: Richard Eyre
Duration: 105 minutes
Certificate: 12A

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s - available on the door

Local Hero (PG)

Date: 3rd March 2019

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

Join us at this special fundraising screening in support of Parkinson's UK, where we will remember our friend, Roger Sedgley, founder of Anster Cinema, and celebrate his legacy with one of his favourite films.

Writer and director, Bill Forsyth, won a BAFTA for this 1983 comedy-drama about Mac, an American oil company representative sent to the fictional village of Ferness on the west coast of Scotland to purchase the town and surrounding area for his company. Mac's life is transformed by the people he meets and his experiences in this gem of a film.

Director: Bill Forsyth
Duration: 111 minutes
Certificate: PG

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s - available on the door
Hot drinks, home baking and wine will be available

Leave No Trace (PG)

Date: 3rd February 2019

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

A man and his teenage daughter are forced to rejoin society after years of living in the wilderness outside Portland, Oregon.

Director: Debra Granik
Duration: 108 minutes
Certificate: PG

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s – available on the door

Darkest Hour (PG)

Date: 6th January 2019

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

It is May 1940 and the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany hangs over Britain. New Prime Minister Winston Churchill must decide whether to negotiate a peace treaty with Hitler, as the War Cabinet wishes, or to fight on for the ideals, liberty and freedom of the nation. Don't miss Gary Oldman giving what many consider his best performance yet as Winston Churchill, in this gripping and complex depiction of a leader in the making.

Director: Joe Wright
Duration: 125 minutes
Certificate: PG

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s - available on the door

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Scrooged (PG)

Date: 2nd December 2018

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

This 1988 retelling of A Christmas Carol stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a selfish, cynical television executive whose professional success has come at the cost of his personal life. Frank is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve, intent on showing him the mistakes he has made and helping him to find his Christmas spirit. A darkly comic and surreal Christmas tale and a great way to kick off the festive season.

Director: Richard Donner
Duration: 101 minutes
Certificate: PG

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s - available on the door

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Rear Window (PG)

Date: 4th November 2018

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense thriller Rear Window, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is a masterpiece.

A housebound newspaper photographer passes time by observing his neighbours through his window. When he sees what he believes to be a murder, he decides, with the help of his nurse and girlfriend, to try and solve the crime and catch the murderer without being killed himself.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Year: 1954
Duration: 112m
Certificate: PG
Time: 6:45pm

Tickets available on the door.

I, Tonya (15)

Date: 7th October 2018

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

Based on the true story of Tonya Harding, the first American female figure skater to complete a triple axel during a competition, I, Tonya is the darkly comic Oscar-winning mockumentary of her downfall, starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney.

In 1994, when her ex-husband conspires to injure a fellow Olympic hopeful, Tonya is forced to withdraw from the national championship in what became one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Year: 2018
Duration: 120m
Certificate: 15
Time: 6:45pm

Tickets available on the door.

Lady Bird (15)

Date: 2nd September 2018

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

Teenager Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat. Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, is a smart, affecting and very funny look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Year: 2018
Duration: 94m
Certificate: 15
Time: 6:45pm

Tickets available on the door.

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A United Kingdom (12A)

Date: 5th August 2018

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

Based on a real life romance, A United Kingdom tells the story of a biracial couple that refuses to let prejudice or political pressure rip their marriage apart. This absorbing drama follows a prince from Botswana and his wife, a clerk form London, as they strive to let their love triumph over adversity.

Director: Amma Asante
Year: 2016
Duration: 108m
Certificate: 12A
Time: 6:45pm

Tickets available on the door.

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Wonder Woman (12A)

Date: 1st July 2018

Time: 18:45

Anster Cinema

Raised in a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior, Diana, princess of the Amazons, meets an American Likud who falls she about the massive conflict raging in the outside world. Convinced she can stop threat, Diana leaves her home to fight in a war to end all wars.

Director: Patty Jenkins
Year: 2017
Duration: 141m
Certificate: 12A
Time: 6:45pm

Tickets available on the door.

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