In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples -- struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) -- chase success through a rock "n" roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.
Director: Juan Carlos Medina. Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid. UK 2016. 109 mins.
Set in London’s East End in the late 1800s, The Limehouse Golem follows John Kildare (Nighy), an erudite detective whose career is going nowhere. To make matters worse, he’s assigned a case he can’t crack: a series of murders so brutal the locals believe it could only be the work of a mythical creature. But when rising music hall star Lizzie Cree (Cooke) is accused of murdering her husband, Kildare suspects clearing her name will bring him closer to the truth. Told in flashbacks chronicling Lizzie’s picaresque rise through the seamier habitats of showbiz, this Victorian murder-mystery keeps us guessing throughout. Look out for some wonderful cameos from the likes of Eddie Marsan (Their Finest), Douglas Booth (The Riot Club) and fêted Spanish actress Maria Valverde.
Director: Francis Lee.
Starring: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart. UK 2017. 105 mins.
Johnny Saxby (O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself dealing with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship forms – one that could change Johnny’s life forever. Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God’s Own Country is the award-winning debut feature from writer-director Francis Lee. Set in the heart of rural Yorkshire, this is a bracingly openhearted romantic story marked by stunning lead performances.
An eccentric millionaire hides $3 million of gold somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, luring thousands out on a wild treasure hunt in search of riches and redemption.
In 2010, eccentric millionaire art dealer Forrest Fenn buried $3 million worth of treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Fenn published the secret to its location via a cryptic poem, which lured thousands out on a wild hunt to uncover the buried riches. Now, Fenn sits in his museum-like home plotting how to tease clue after clue in his treasure hunt, as throngs of dedicated searchers comb the Rockies. THE LURE meets an ensemble of these hunters as they match wits against Fenn, each driven by his or her own search for something more than just riches. This quixotic quest develops into an act of redemption for some, akin to a religious fervor. But is the treasure real, or a hoax perpetrated by a master manipulator?
This screening is followed by a Q&A with the films director Tomas Leach.
Director: Michael Cumming. Featuring: Chris Morris. UK 2017. 60 mins.
Twenty years after Brass Eye was first aired in 1997,Oxide Ghosts gives us the story behind the making of the legendary, provocative, and brilliant satirical TV series.
Part documentary, part artwork – this film is designed solely for cinema screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage taken from the personal archive of director Michael Cumming, who made both the pilots and the series. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Brass Eye star Chris Morris, and provides a rare glimpse into his extraordinary working practices.
After the film we’re delighted to welcome Michael Cumming himself for a Q&A, where he will be spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of bags.