A New Year of Film

Happy New Year folks. We wish you all the very best for 2015. And we hope you will join us for another season of great film.

Same time (8pm), same place (Desmond Complex).

Here is what you have to look forward to:

PRIDE Friday 6th Feb 2015 8pm

Dir: Matthew Warchus 2014 UK   119mins      Cert: 15A Language English

It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners, and later sets off in a mini bus headed for a mining village in deepest Wales to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. – Director’s Fortnight Closing Film, Cannes Film Festival 2014

Human Capital Friday 6th March 2015 8pm

Dir: Paolo Virzi 2014 Italy 110 mins Cert: Club Language: Italian

We open on a dark, snowy night in northern Italy—and begin at the end. Approaching a stranger’s tragic death from three vastly different perspectives, the lives of two families, at first only loosely linked by their teenagers’ relationship, overlap in multitudinous ways to devastating effect. Valeria Golina and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, two of Italy’s leading actresses, star in a story based on Stephen Amidon’s best-selling book of the same name that twists love, class, and ambition into a singular, true-life story. As the players tumble toward an ill-fated event of which they are inextricably linked, Paolo Virzi’s refined three-chapter tale reveals a cultural and systemic disparity in the value of human life. – Liza Domnitz / tribeca Film Festival 2014

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT Friday 3rd April 2015

Dir: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne   2014    Belgium          95 minutes     Cert: TBC Language: French

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. With TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, the Dardennes have turned a relevant social inquiry into a powerful statement on community solidarity, once again delivering a film that is simple on the surface but alive with both compassion and wisdom. (C) Sundance Selects

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