This November we have some fabulous new films starting with the Hollywood glamour of Woody Allen’s Cafe Society, and some stunning performances from Elisabeth Moss, Susan Sarandon and Emma Watson. We also have our latest Cine Club screening which this month is the incredible stop-motion animated movie, Anomalisa.
Looking for an exciting career, young Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle, Bobby (Steve Carell) falls for Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), a charming woman who happens to be his employer’s mistress. Settling for friendship but ultimately heartbroken, Bobby returns to the Bronx and begins working in a nightclub. Everything falls into place when he finds romance with a beautiful socialite, until Vonnie walks back into his life and captures his heart once again.
This all-star cast features in Woody Allen’s latest film which opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Following Listen up Philip, Director Alex Ross Perry returns with Queen of Earth, a much darker thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two women at the extremities of misery. Stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Listen Up Philip, High Rise), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Steve Jobs) and Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl, Almost Famous).
A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger – an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life.
Anomalisa is an exceptional adult stop-motion comedy-drama film directed and produced by Charlie Kaufman, the mind behind Being John Malkovich (1999) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars.
A widow from New York City (Susan Sarandon) follows her daughter, Lori (Rose Byrne), to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, she finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life
Please note there is no evening screening of this film as listed in the brochure. This is because we are now screening live Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live.
A terrifying film based on the true events of the infamous Colonia Dignidad of Chile. A determined stewardess (Emma Watson) tries to rescue her boyfriend (Daniel Brühl) when he becomes a prisoner during a military coup in Chile in 1973. The film aims to shed light on a dark period in Chile where Dictatorruled the country with an iron fist for 3 decades. Throughout this period, many political dissenters were sent to a colony of Germans who had fled following WWII to create an exclave which tried to maintain a simple agricultural German community. However the group became overrun by a group of ex-Nazis who ruled over the settlers and operated a systemic torture network on behalf of Pinochet.
This thriller is a shocking look at an epidsode of cruelty which has been hidden by both the Chilean and German governments for nearly half a century. Have a read of this Telegraph article What happened in Colonia? and see this powerful film.
Don’t forget that with each evening film screening you can pre-order a delicious homemade pizza from the riverside cafe. See all the options on the event pages and make sure to pre-order them by the day before the event.