EDIE

Event Date: Saturday  19th January 2019

Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm

Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 45 mins

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late – packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Refusing to spend the rest of her life in an old people’s home – which her daughter tries to enforce – Edie buys a train ticket to the Scottish Highlands where she employs the help of a young outdoor enthusiast, Jonny (Kevin Guthrie), to help her on her way to the summit. Edie’s stubborn determination proves that ‘It’s never too late’ to achieve a goal, and Hancock’s convincing portrayal of a range of emotions – fear, excitement, regret, relief and joy – draws the audience into her ambitious challenge, while themes of age and friendship are dealt with subtly against the backdrop of the stunning Scottish landscape.

Societal expectations of older people are brought to the fore and subverted. “Are you fishing?” a young woman presumes as Edie prepares to make a boat crossing to the foot of the mountain. “No, I’m going up there!” Edie says proudly. “Oh, OK. Wow!” the woman responds in surprise. Equally, though, over the course of the film Edie learns to accept help from others after 30 years of being a caregiver to her ill husband.

Have you heard the Rumour?

Someonewith a very dark past is living under a new identity in the small seaside town of   Flinstead-on-Sea

Local debut writer Lesley Kara’s forthcomingthriller The Rumour is already making waves and the settingis disturbingly familiar.

Keeps you guessing until the final page,”  Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train.

The Rumour was published on 27th December 2018

To find out all about it. sign up for the exclusive local launch event with Lesley on

 Tuesday 15th January 2019 from 6pm – 7.30pm – NOW at McGrigor Hall

 

The Wife

Saturday 9th February 2019  –  Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm

The Wife           Certificate: 15    Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce). On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets. The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast.

The Old Man and the Gun

Saturday 6th April 2019  –  Matinee at 3pm and Evening at 7.00pm

The Old Man and the Gun   Certificate: 12A. Running Time: 1 hour 40

The Old Man and theGun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from hisaudacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented stringof heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up inthe pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivatedwith Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loveshim in spite of his chosen profession. Robert Redford twinkles in hissupposedly final big-screen outing.