Winter/Spring Programme 2015 – Season 67 Part 2
Maps to the Stars
Screening Date: 12th January 2015
Reaction Index Score: 63%
Film Details: USA 2014 | 1hr 51mins | Director: David Cronenberg | Certificate: 18
With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. The Guardian called this ‘A Brilliant Nightmare’.
Birdman – (Change to advertised ‘Ida’)
Screening Date: 26th January 2015
Reaction Index Score: 80%
Film Details: USA 2014 | 1 hr 59mins | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Certificate: 15
Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. From the director of Babel and Biutiful.
Stranger by the Lake
Screening Date: 9th February 2015
Reaction Index Score: 41%
Film Details: France 2013 | 1hr 37mins | Director: Alain Guiraudie | Certificate: 18
Frank spends his days hopelessly searching for company at a popular cruising spot by the shores of a lake. One day he meets the mysterious, attractive Michel and ignores dangerous signals… “Compelling and audaciously candid” The Observer
Screening Date: 23rd February 2015
Reaction Index Score: 80%
Film Details: Ireland 2014 | 1hr 35mins | Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Certificate: 15
Off-beat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhall Gleeson) who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself in a large fake head.
Two Days One Night
Screening Date: 9th March 2015
Reaction Index Score: 76%
Film Details: Belgium 2014 | 1 hr 35mins | Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne | Certificate: 15
Sandra (Marrion Cotilard) 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 retain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonus.
Screening Date: 23rd March 2015
Reaction Index Score: 94%
Film Details: USA 2014 | 1 hr 54 mins | Director: Laura Poitras | Certificate: 15
Tense docu-drama – after Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the government’s massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden.
Screening Date: 13th April 2015
Reaction Index Score: 84%
Film Details: USA 2014 | 1hr 59 mins | Director: Alex Gibney | Certificate: 15
Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Kuti’s life, his music and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat, brings audiences close to Kuti’s fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s.
Screening Date: 20th April 2015
Reaction Index Score: – -%
Film Details: Poland/Denmark 2013 | 1hr 22mins | Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Certificate: 12A
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.