Not content to stop at his legendary Shakespeare roles and acclaimed productions of the bard’s plays, Kenneth Branagh now directs a film about the playwright’s last years, in which he stars as the man himself.
The year is 1613. Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. Disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford to face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.
Featuring turns from British acting legends Judi Dench and Ian McKellen, All Is True is a beguiling mix of fact and fiction about England’s greatest poet.
Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references.
The true story of the pioneering lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones), her struggles for equal rights in law and what she had to overcome in order to become a female US Supreme Court Justice – the second-ever woman in such a position.
The film focuses on the first sex discrimination case that Ruth Ginsburg took on, in the early 1970s, when she represented Charles Moritz (Chris Mulkey), a Colorado man looking after his elderly mother who was denied a tax benefit routinely given to women caring for family members. From that moment, Ruth was on a quest to banish sex discrimination in law. This film is about that legal crusade but is also about the woman at home with her children, and a portrait of Ruth’s extraordinary marriage to Marty Ginsburg (Hammer). On the Basis Of Sex tells the story of a fascinating woman, with compelling insights into the arguments of our time.
Contains infrequent strong language.
15.15HOH Subtitled: This screening has subtitles for people with hearing loss
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At the age of 51, Lee Israel (McCarthy) has spent years behind the typewriter, writing best-selling celebrity biographies, profiling the glossiest names in showbiz. When her career goes into a sudden slump and she's left with nothing but her beloved cat, some moth-eaten cardigans and a point-blank eviction warning, she takes a questionable route to keep the wolf from the door. Expertly faking letters from the stars, she sells them out of her New York flat for hundreds of dollars. But it’s not long before the FBI smell a rat. Lee enlists the help of loyal friend Jack Hock (Grant) to keep tricks afloat. Adapted from Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name, Can You Ever Forgive Me? recounts a true story of one woman who played with fire, got burnt but still enjoyed the ride.
Leaving Litwak’s video arcade behind, eight-bit misfits Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) risk a trip into the strange realm of cyberspace in search of a spare part to save Vanellope’s racing game. In the vast virtual chaos, full of pop-up ads and high-stakes online auctions, they’re in way over their heads. Luckily the netizens of the web are there to help… but is anything safe when Ralph Breaks The Internet? Teeming with famous faces from across the Disneyverse, the sequel to 2012 smash hit Wreck-It Ralph is a delightful animated romp through pop culture.