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Saturday 13th January 2018

Lion (PG)


This drama, which won two Bafta Awards and is one of the most successful Australian films of all time, follows young Indian boy Saroo as he is separated from his family and forced into an orphanage. His adventures take him to Australia, but as he grows up he cannot forget his family and decides to search for them, hoping to be reunited at last.


Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Rooney Mara
Director: Garth Davis
Rating: PG certificate

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Saturday 10th February 2018

The Straight Story (U)

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A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver’s license.
From director David Lynch comes a lyrical portrait of one man’s real journey across America’s Heartland. Filmed along the 260-mile route that the actual Alvin Straight traversed in 1994 from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, “the Straight story” chronicles Alvin’s patient odyssey and those he meets along the way. When not rolling along at five miles an hour aboard his ’66 John Deere, Alvin encounters a number of strangers, from a teenage runaway to a fellow World War II veteran. By sharing his life’s earned wisdom with simple stories, Alvin has a profound impact on these characters that color his pilgrimage.

Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz
Director:  David Lynch
Rating: U certificate