Oct 5th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Jacques Audiard
114 minutes | France | 2015
Cast: Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby
Winner of the Palme dOr at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, this powerful drama from French auteur Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.
Nov 2nd | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Deniz Gamze Erguven
97 mins | France/Turkey/Germany | 2015
Cast: Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan
2016 Best Foreign Film nominee and winner of the Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film in the Director's Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, actress and first-time director Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang is a heady, emotional and deeply personal story about five young Turkish sisters and female empowerment.
Dec 7th | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
90 mins | USA | 2015
Cast: Jennifer Lason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan
Michael Stone (David Thewlis) is a successful motivational speaker with fans across the country, but inside him sits a knot of anxiety that renders much of his daily life meaningless. Everything and everyone just seems the same to him. But then Michael meets Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh) on a speaking-tour stop in Cincinnati. Lisa is an anomaly.
Jan 11th | 8.00pm (Short film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Paddy Breathnach
100mins | Ireland/Cuba | 2015
Cast: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorria
Paddy Breathnach's Oscar-shortlisted crowd-pleaser is the compassionate tale of Jesus, a struggling hairdresser, who develops a talent for drag performance. When his esranged father forbids Jesus to perform, a battle of wills follows as the two men learn to respect each other for the first time.
Feb 1st | 8.00pm (Short film at 7.45pm)
THINGS TO COME
Dir: Mia Hansen Love
102 mins | France/Germany | 2016
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon
Things To Come, portrays the sudden change in Philosophy teacher Nathalie's (Isabelle Huppert) comfortable life. In her sixties, Nathalie must contend with the sudden crisis of being alone and draw on reserves of strength she has accumulated over years to deal with barrage of predicaments now facing her.
Mar 1st | 8.00pm (Short Film at 7.45pm)
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
Dir: Whit Stillman
93mins | Ireland/ Netherlands/ France | 2016
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny
A thoroughly delightful period drama! Based on the epistolary Jane Austen novella Lady Susan, Love & Friendship follows the seductive widow, played by Kate Beckinsale as she attempts to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy, all in an attempt to secure her financial future.
Apr 5th | 8.00pm (Short film at 7.45pm)
Dir: Maren Ade
162 mins | Germany | 2016
Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller
An instant classic of embarrassment comedy (it has an excruciating "team-building exercise" to rival anything in The Office), Toni Erdmann takes its time in drawing us closer and closer to its beautifully conceived characters, and we're with it every captivation step of the way. - Toronto International Film Festival 2016.
May 3rd | AUDIENCE CHOICE
You suggest... A listing of recent film releases will be circulated to our audience in April. We'll invite nominations for preferred choices, and film with the most votes will be screened on 3rd May.