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pride 

Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners\' strike in Margaret Thatcher\'s Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and lesbian community. Stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.

 

At the Gay Pride March in London \'84, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. Though the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support, the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners - setting off in a mini bus to the a village in deepest Wales, to make their donation in person. So begins this true story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising partnership. 

Starring: Bill NighyDominic WestAndrew ScottImelda StauntonGeorge MacKayJoseph Gilgun

Directed by Matthew Warchus (\'Simpatico\')

Written by Stephen Beresford

Festivals & Awards Queer Palm winner at Cannes Film Festival 2014

Comedy, Drama, True Story | 2hr 00mins | M | Offensive language, sexual references and drug use | Country of Origin: UK | 


NIGHTCRAWLER 

The city shines brightest at night.

Jake Gyllenhaal leads this Los Angeles-set drama as a devilishly persistent creep who, struggling for employment, barges into the underground world of freelance crime journalism. Co-stars Rene Russo. The directorial debut from screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne LegacyReal Steel).

 

After a chance late night encounter introduces Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) to the freelance footage game, he begins competing with other enterprising journos to capture crime on video. Forging a mutually beneficial relationship with a news producer (Russo), Bloom starts building a business, giving her first dibs on his footage. With this sociopath is roaming late night Los Angeles in a grubby, cut-throat industry, what could possibly go wrong?

Starring: Jake GyllenhaalBill PaxtonRene RussoAnn CusackRiz Ahmed,James Huang Directed by Dan Gilroy (feature debut) Written by Dan Gilroy

 

Drama | 1hr 57mins | R16 | Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb | Country of Origin: USA


  

A little capuchin monkey is flung from captivity to the Amazon wilderness in this live-action adventure. Stuck in a strange and hostile environment filled with predators, our tiny hero looks to brave the odds and adapt to his new surroundings. This scripted docu-drama was shot in the Amazon using its real inhabitants.

"To prepare for Amazonia, director Thierry Ragobert (The White Planet) and his team spent two years doing scientific research, working closely with biologists and animal experts to ensure the accuracy and faithfulness of every sequence. Ragobert\'s breathtaking footage, featuring a cast of forest animals such as jaguars, crocodiles, kinkajous, boas, and forty capuchin monkeys — plus thousands of plant species and millions of insects serving as background extras — renders this beautiful and incredibly dangerous rainforest absolutely spellbinding." (Toronto International Film Festival) 

Directed by Thierry Ragobert (\'The White Planet\')

Festivals & Awards Ambiente WWF Award winner at Venice Film Festival 2013

Adventure, Family, Kids  | 1hr 23mins | G | Country of Origin: France, Brazil | Language: Portuguese with English subtitles | 


Advanced Style   

Based on Ari Seth Cohen\'s blog of the same name, this documentary examines the fashion trends of several New Yorkers - aged 62 to 95 - and how their personal style and world perspectives have guided their approach to aging in a contemporary Western culture obsessed with retaining youth.

 

Directed by Lina Plioplyte (feature debut) Written by Ari CohenLina Plioplyte

Documentary | 1hr 12mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: USA |


YOU\'RE NOT YOU 

Life is measured in moments that leave us breathless.

Two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) leads this drama as a classical pianist diagnosed with ALS, pushed into the hands of wild college student Bec (Emmy Rossum, TV’s Shameless) who has assigned to be her caregiver. Co-stars Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven).

Initially, the two do not blend that well, but when Kate’s marriage hits the curb and Bec’s numerous affairs become too much, the women find solace in each other’s company – and that company comes with slabs of brutal honesty. Bec comes to understand the importance of stability, just as Kate learns the value of having a bit of chaos in her life, despite the neurological illness slowly disabling her. 

Starring: Hilary SwankEmmy RossumJosh DuhamelStephanie Beatriz,Jason Ritter Directed by George C. Wolfe (\'Nights in Rodanthe\') Written by Shana FesteJordan Roberts (based on the book by Michelle Wildgen)

 Drama | 1hr 44mins | M | Sex scenes, offensive language and drug use | Country of Origin: USA


WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLYDAY 

British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC seriesOutnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad\'s (Billy Connolly) birthday, whilst trying to keep their impending divorce a secret.

Starring: Rosamund PikeDavid TennantBilly ConnollyCelia ImrieBen Miller,Emilia Jones Directed by Andy HamiltonGuy Jenkin (feature debuts) Written by Andy HamiltonGuy Jenkin

Comedy, Drama | 1hr 35mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: UK


Elsa & Fred 

A comedy romance about an elderly couple who realise it\'s never too late to love. Fred (Christopher Plummer, Beginners) feels at the end of his road after losing his wife. However, he didn\'t expect to meet the charismatic Elsa (Shirley MacLaine,Bernie) who brings him back to life and they pursue their dreams together. A remake of the 2005 Spanish film Elsa y Fred.

Starring: Shirley MacLaineChristopher PlummerMarcia Gay HardenScott BakulaChris NothGeorge SegalJames BrolinErika Alexander

Directed by Michael Radford (\'Flawless\') Written by Michael RadfordAnna Pavignano

Comedy, Family, Romance | 1hr 44mins | PG | Offensive Language | Country of Origin: USA |


 



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