Autumn/Winter Programme 2015 – Season 68 Part 1
Screening Date: 7th September 2015
Reaction Index Score: 82%
Film Details: UK/USA 2014 | Director: Ava DuVernay | Certificate: 12A
A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Screening Date: 21st September 2015
Reaction Index Score: 88%
Film Details: India 2013 | Director: Ritesh Batra | Certificate: PG
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Screening Date: 5th October 2015
Reaction Index Score: 56%
Film Details: USA 2014 | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Certificate: 15
In 1970, drug-fuelled Los Angeles private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Screening Date: 19th October 2015
Reaction Index Score: 51%
Film Details: Venezuela 2013 | Director: Mariana Rondon | Certificate: 15
A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Screening Date: 2nd November 2015
Reaction Index Score: 39%
Film Details: Sweden 2014 | Director: Roy Andersson | Certificate: 12A
Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.
Screening Date: 16th November 2015
Reaction Index Score: 55%
Film Details: Sweden 2014 | Director: Ruben Ostlund | Certificate: 15
A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.
I Am Yours
Screening Date: 23rd November 2015
Reaction Index Score: 52%
Film Details: Norway 2013 | Director: Imran Haq | Certificate: 18
Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her 6 year old son Felix. She is of Norwegian Pakistani descent with a troubled family relationship. Constantly looking for love, Mina seeks affections from the men she hooks up with. However, none of the relationships bear any hope of lasting very long. So when Mina meets Jesper, a Swedish film director, she falls head over heels in love.
Love is Strange
Screening Date: 7th December 2015
Reaction Index Score: 71%
Film Details: USA 2014 | Director: Ira Sachs | Certificate: 15
After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing — a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.