Flying High Film Workshop – The Fall Guy (15)

We would love you to join us for this once a month opportunity for adult members of the community to come together for fun, camaraderie, learning, sharing food and film.

Each month in the Bonington Theatre, we will meet at 10.30am for a 2-hour exploration workshop (discussions, exercises, some role play and improvisation for those brave enough!) examining the themes, context, characters, ideas and plot of a particular film. There will be a light buffet style lunch provided for those with the appropriate ticket or you can bring your own lunch. Teas, coffees and drinks will be available to buy before watching the film at 1.30pm. The event should finish 3.00pm – 3.30pm depending on the length of the film.

Tuesday 25th June – The Fall Guy (15) 

He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

From real life stunt man and director David Leitch, the blockbuster director of Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and the producer of John Wick, Nobody and Violent Night, comes his most personal film yet. A new hilarious, hard-driving, all-star apex-action thriller and love letter to action movies and the hard-working and under-appreciated crew of people who make them: The Fall Guy.

“Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt deliver a blast of pure high-wire showmanship” Telegraph ★★★★

“Delightful action comedy” Guardian ★★★★

Directed by David Leitch
With Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt
N.B. The film is 2hrs 4 mins so will finish at 3.34pm

The Fall Guy (15)

He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

From real life stunt man and director David Leitch, the blockbuster director of Bullet Train, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and the producer of John Wick, Nobody and Violent Night, comes his most personal film yet. A new hilarious, hard-driving, all-star apex-action thriller and love letter to action movies and the hard-working and under-appreciated crew of people who make them: The Fall Guy.

“Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt deliver a blast of pure high-wire showmanship” Telegraph ★★★★

“Delightful action comedy” Guardian ★★★★

Directed by David Leitch
With Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt
2hrs 4 mins // US 2024

 

Escapes: The Dead Don’t Hurt (15)

Free tickets are now available for our latest Escapes film The Dead Don’t Hurt!

In a frontier town run by corrupt forces, fiercely independent Vivienne Le Coudy (Vicky Krieps) embarks on a relationship with the passionate, hard working Holger Olsen (Viggo Mortensen) but it’s one that leads to danger for them both.

With the threat of the Civil War looming, their future becomes uncertain when Holger decides to fight for the Union, leaving Vivienne on her own to face the dangerous threats of the corrupt mayor (Danny Huston), the power hungry ranch owner (Garret Dillahunt) and the rancher’s violent son (Solly McLeod). From writer director Viggo Mortensen comes a powerful new western about love and survival that is both epic and intimate.

“Love blossoms amid violence in Viggo Mortensen’s western” Guardian ★★★★

*This film contains sexual assault.

Tickets to Seize Them! are completely free and available now through the link 🔗

Escapes, supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy the big screen experience and discover independent cinema. Whether someone that rarely prioritises a trip to the cinema, someone who treasures a visit but only as a special occasion, or someone who is keen to uncover new experiences, Escapes is on a mission to bring new audiences to the cinema with regular free tickets.

Inside Out 2 (Cert TBC)

Returning to the mind of the newly teenage Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone…

Directed by Kelsey Mann
Voiced by Maya Hawke, Amy Poehler
1hr 36mins // US 2024

The Garfield Movie (U)

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

Directed by Mark Dindal
1hr 41 mins // US 2024

The Matrix (15)- 25th Anniversary

No-one can be told what The Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.

After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you celebrate the 25th anniversary of a stone-cold cyberpunk classic on the big screen.

It’s time to plug back into The Matrix, returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 7 June 2024

Directed by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
With Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann-Moss
2hrs 16 mins // US 1999

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15)

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth star in Academy Award-winning mastermind George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, the much-anticipated return to the iconic dystopian world he created more than 30 years ago with the seminal Mad Max films.  Miller now turns the page again with an all-new original, standalone action adventure that will reveal the origins of the powerhouse character from the multiple Oscar-winning global smash Mad Max: Fury Road.

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.  Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe.  While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

“Strap in for cinema at its most soul-pricklingly primal” Telegraph ★★★★★

Fury Road prequel is emotional, witty and filled with purposeful savagery” Independent ★★★★★

Guardian ★★★★ Little White Lies ★★★★

Directed by George Miller
With Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth
2hrs 28 mins // US 2024

Films of Hong Kong: She’s In Jail (12A)

Chow Hang Tung, a Hong Kong barrister, labour and democratic movement activist, vice-chairperson of the Hong Kong Alliance of Patriotic and Democratic Movement in China (“the Hong Kong Alliance”). The Hong Kong National Security Law was promulgated at 2300 hours on 31 June 2020 by China and implemented with immediate effect.

It was a devastating clampdown on the civil society, human rights and rule of law of Hong Kong. Chow Hang Tung as well as the Hong Kong Alliance has become one of the major targets, in consequence she and the other leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance were arrested and later incarcerated. The Hong Kong Alliance after 30 years
since founded in 1990 has been forced to shut down. Since 2021, Chow Hang Tung was repeatedly arrested due to her Hong Kong Alliance leadership as well as June-4 commemorative activities. Since her incarceration in September 2021, she together with Albert Ho Chun Yan and Lee Cheuk Yan (current and former chairpersons) has been indicted for subversion of the state of China under the Chinese constitution.

Until February 2024, their incarceration continues without a trial date in sight. Chow Hang Tung was awarded 5 international human rights prizes in the year of 2023 in recognition of her steadfast spirit and sacrifice in safeguarding democracy and human rights of Hong Kong and China.

This documentary film begins at around 7 a.m. in the morning on 8 September 2021, moments before the police broke into her chambers to arrest her, followed by interview and narrations of many of her friends and comrades in Hong Kong and abroad about her personal history, also some pieces of her participation in the democratic and civic liberty campaigns. In the time when China ruthlessly clamps down on a jurisdiction having had a previously recognised rule of law and human rights, Chow Hang Tung, a Hong Kong democratic campaigner, stands up to suppression with unparalleled courage, continues to battle despotism, enkindles the hope of democracy, human rights and rule of law.

This documentary film is dedicated to Chow Hang Tung and the campaign she represents.

Supporting Our next Hong Kong Campaign

Hit Man (15)

From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Richard Linklater, co-written and starring Glen Powell alongside Adria Arjona, comes HIT MAN. Inspired by an unbelievable true story, a hit man meets his match in a client who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities.

“Richard Linklater mixes philosophy and fun in true-crime caper” Guardian ★★★★

“Glen Powell and Adria Arjona make a seductive couple in this cracking comedy thriller from the director of Boyhood and School of Rock” Telegraph ★★★★

Directed by Richard Linklater
With Glen Powell, Adria Arjona
1hr 55 mins // US 2024

Catch-up Screenings: Back to Black (15)

A celebration of the most iconic – and much missed – homegrown star of the 21st century, Back to Black tells the extraordinary tale of Amy Winehouse. Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, Back to Black honours Amy’s artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.

“Amy Winehouse biopic buoyed by extraordinary lead performance” Guardian ★★★★

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson
With Marisa Abela, Jack O’Connell
2hrs // UK/US 2024