A Bunch of Amateurs (12A)

Members of a quintessentially British working-class amateur filmmaking club, ‘BRADFORD MOVIE MAKERS’ grow old together amid flickering memories and challenging final years. Clinging to their dreams, and to each other, fuelled by endless cups of tea, this gently comedic, profoundly moving portrait of shared artistic folly speaks to the escapist dreamer in us all and to the enduring power of face-to-face time together, in an increasingly lonely, digital age.

“Joyous and heart-breaking celebration of filmmaking talent” Guardian ★★★★

“A charming ode to misfits” Metro ★★★★

Directed by Kim Hopkins
1hr 35 mins // UK 2022

Aftersun (12A)

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship.

“Beach holiday with Paul Mescal and daughter is a sunny delight” Guardian ★★★★★

“A stylistically daring, emotionally piercing and beautifully understated tale of love and loss.” Observer ★★★★★

“An astounding first feature ” Independent ★★★★★

“A triumph of new British filmmaking.” Empire ★★★★★

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Directed by Charlotte Wells
With Paul Mescal
1hr 36 mins // UK/US 2022

Matilda the Musical (PG)

A brand-new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.

Telegraph ★★★★★  Guardian ★★★★  Independent ★★★★

Directed by Matthew Warchus
With Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham
1hr 57 mins // US/UK 2022

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (PG)

Academy Award®-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.

Guardian ★★★★ Telegraph ★★★★

Directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson
Voice Cast: Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Ron Perlman, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton
1hr 54 mins // US 2022

The Wonder (15)

1862, 13 years after the Great Famine. An English Nightingale Nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) is called to the Irish Midlands by a devout community to conduct a 15-day examination over one of their own. Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy) is an 11-year-old girl who claims not to have eaten for four months, surviving miraculously on “manna from heaven”. As Anna’s health rapidly deteriorates, Lib is determined to unearth the truth, challenging the faith of a community that would prefer to stay believing.

“Florence Pugh is rivetingly brilliant in this eerie period mystery” Telegraph ★★★★★
Times ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ Observer ★★★★

Directed by Sebastián Lelio
With Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Niamh Algar, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones
1hr 43 mins // IRE 2022

All Quiet on the Western Front (15)

All Quiet on the Western Front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I. Paul and his comrades experience first-hand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and each other, in the trenches. The film from director Edward Berger is based on the world renowned bestseller of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque.

“Extraordinarily potent German first world war drama” Guardian ★★★★★

Times ★★★★ Telegraph ★★★★ Empire ★★★★

In German with English subtitles
Directed by Edward Berger
With Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer
2hrs 20 mins // GER 2022

My Policeman (15)

A tale of forbidden romance and changing social conventions, My Policeman follows the relationships between three people—policeman Tom (Harry Styles/Linus Roache), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin/Gina McKee) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson/Rupert Everett)—and their emotional journey spanning decades.

“A poignant tale of a love triangle inspired by EM Forster’s own” Guardian ★★★

“Compellingly told melodrama of a dashed queer romance” Little White Lies ★★★

Directed by Michael Grandage
With Harry Styles, Emma Corrin
1hr 52 mins // UK 2022

Living (12A)

London, 1953. Civil servant William is a cog within the city’s bureaucracy. Buried under paperwork at the office and lonely at home, his life has long felt empty. However, when he receives a shattering medical diagnosis, he is forced to act to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach.

“Bill Nighy tackles life and death in exquisitely sad drama” Guardian ★★★★★

“Bill Nighy is brilliant in this graceful, affecting Akira Kurosawa remake” Telegraph ★★★★★

“Bill Nighy is magnificent” Times ★★★★

Directed by Oliver Hermanus
With Bill Nighy
1hr 42 mins // UK 2022

Triangle of Sadness (15) + Free Cake / Half-price Prosecco

Two-time Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund cements his position as contemporary cinema’s leading satirist with this savagely funny tale of class clashes and role reversals.

This outrageous comedy finds a rogues’ gallery of wealthy guests (from business tycoons to heiresses) aboard a hyper-luxury yacht, whose downtrodden staff – under the command of their captain and avowed Marxist (Woody Harrelson) – must respond to their every belittling whim in the hope of winning tips. Among the super-rich patrons are the oh-so-beautiful couple Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), two models and social-media influencers who have been invited on a free trip to show off the kind of lavish lifestyle many could only dream of. 

When the vessel is shipwrecked after a storm, the remaining passengers and crew are left stranded on an island. Here, survival skills become the new currency and hierarchical structures are upended, with the ship’s toilet cleaner Abigail (Dolly De Leon) taking charge over the moneyed elites, who are at a loss without their creature comforts. Fate introduces a little equality among the survivors, with anarchic, shocking and hilarious results.   

“Bold and brilliant” Telegraph ★★★★★

Directed by Ruben Östlund
With Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean Kriek, Woody Harrelson
2hrs 27 mins

*Each ticket includes a slice of (rich) cake, which will be served from 6.45pm onwards. The film will start at 7.30pm.

*Prosecco will be half-price (£1.70 per glass / £6.50 per bottle)

Elf (PG)

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys… Raised as an elf, Buddy grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf–and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole.

Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world — in New York City and finds his workaholic father –who’s on Santa’s “naughty” list, a new mother and a 10-year-old brother who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus or elves. Here, now, Buddy discovers his destiny–to save Christmas for New York and the world!…

A modern Christmas classic!

Directed by Jon Favreau
With Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen
1hr 37 mins // US 2003