Thursday 17 September 2015, 8pm

PRIDE (2014)


Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners – a true, heart-warming story during the miners’ strike in 1984.

The smash culture-clash comedy tells the incredible true story of the creation of campaign group ‘Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’, and their encounters with the inhabitants of a Welsh mining village as they join forces during the miners' strike of 1984.
The achievement of Matthew Warchus’ joyous film is to marry a warm and engaging story with a significant and highly relevant slice of social history, brought to life by a remarkable cast with a wonderfully evocative soundtrack and great attention to authentic period detail. This is a feel-good history lesson like no other.
One of the most irresistibly uplifting films of the year – Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Director Matthew Warchus with Ben Schnetzer, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Billy Nighy, Freddie Fox, Andrew Scott Cert 15, 119 mins, All tickets £7

Thursday 15 October 2015, 8pm



A tale of a couple’s disintegrating relationship in the wake of an avalanche is a triumph of calm detachment.

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family - handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blonde, pre-teen children - on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family's world to its core. Although the anticipated disaster fails to occur, his marriage now hangs in the balance as he struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

The film portrays the clash between our attempts to control nature, whether of landscapes or feelings, and the inevitability with which the world, and our own fallibility, confound and leave us stranded.

The film won the Jury Prize at 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards.

Compelling, intelligent and grimly entertaining - Jonathan Romney – The Guardian

Directed by Ruben Östlund, with Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren Cert 15, 119 mins, All tickets £7

The Bigger Picture is run by volunteers, and all its profits go to local charities. At this screening the club is presenting the charity ‘Art in the Park’ a cheque for £500. In anticipation of which they have bought a potter’s wheel that will enable them to offer children and adult pottery classes. http://artinthepark.co.uk

art in the park with Force Majeure

Thursday November 19th  2015, 8pm




20 September at 8pm

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A multi Oscar-winning story of the relationship between an ambitious jazz student and an abusive instructor in a study of musical obsession.

Andrew (Miles Teller) is a talented, dedicated 19-year-old drummer at the fictional Schaffer Conservatory of Music in New York City
Fletcher, his ruthless teacher, uses any means possible to push students to achieve more than is expected of them.

Andrew is desperate to win the approval of Fletcher. He yearns to be one of the “greats” but regards his teacher as the only arbiter whose opinion he can trust. Fletcher is endlessly cruel and sarcastic - and has a tremendous knack for vicious, expletive-filled put-downs. The more time Andrew spends with Fletcher, the more he takes on his affectations. He is even prepared to ditch his long-suffering girlfriend (Melissa Benoist), because she will get in the way of his career. As in all such Oedipal tales, the only way the student can emerge as a musician in his own right is by destroying the father figure.

Whiplash is dynamic, provocative and moving - and in which the emotional tempo never stops rising - The Independent

A film with impact – The Guardian

Directed by Damien Chazelle with Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist. 107 mins. Cert 15. All tickets £7

Alex Cooper, drummer of Katrina and the Waves (‘Walking on Sunshine’, ‘Love Shine a Light’ winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1997) will be giving a Q&A after the film.

Katrina and the Waves album cover

Thursday 10 December 2015, 8pm


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An intelligent, sophisticated, classic romantic comedy of love and marriage, human growth and class distinctions.

This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), Haven, quite clearly still in love, gets prickly journalist Macaulay Connor (James Stewart) and his photographer, Elizabeth Imbrie (Ruth Hussey), to gatecrash the ceremony posing as cousins. Amiable chaos ensues. The fun and wit rise like champagne bubbles as, unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

6 Oscar nominations, 2 wins.
An effortlessly classy piece of work *****
– The Guardian

Directed by George Cukor with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart
112mins Cert 12A. All tickets £7

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