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25 September 2018
Cover Girl

Charles Vidor, USA 1944, 107 mins (PG)
In this vibrant Technicolor musical laced with wartime escapism, Rita Hayworth stars as a bombshell nightclub dancer who wins a modelling contest and becomes the ultimate cover girl. Also starring Gene Kelly.

18 September 2018
Fireworks Wednesday

Asghar Farhadi, Iran 2006, 102 mins (M violence, offensive language)
From two-time Oscar winner Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman). “This compelling, corrosive account of male-female relationships in today’s Tehran is tempered by genuine compassion for the individuals concerned.” – Time Out

11 September 2018
Baden Baden

Rachel Lang, Belgium/France 2016, 98 mins (M sex scenes, offensive language, nudity)
An utterly distinctive and lively coming-of-age comedy about a flaky French twenty-something searching for meaning in her life. “Very fresh and often very funny” – NY Times

4 September 2018
Inside North Korea

Steve Wilde, New Zealand 2017, 83 mins (unrated)
Queenstown former journalist Steve Wilde toured North Korea in 2017. His hotel room was bugged, he was locked inside at night, but he came away with a doco and the feeling North Koreans deserve respect. Steve will do a Q&A afterwards.

28 August 2018
After the Storm

Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan 2016, 117 mins (M adult themes)

A once successful novelist tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and young son in this affectionate, shrewdly observed drama of family life. “Such intelligence and delicacy…such wit and understated humanity” – Guardian

21 August 2018
Le Quattro Volte

Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy 2010, 84 mins (G)
A rustic village in the mountains of Calabria is the setting for this wonderful film, a wordless yet spellbinding take on a way of life as old as the elements. “Fresh and ravishingly poetic” – LA Times

14 August 2018
Seconds

John Frankenheimer, USA 1966, 106 mins (M nudity)
A secret organisation offers wealthy clients a second chance at life in this startlingly modern 60s face-swapping thriller. Restored version, featuring a paranoiac symphony of camera angles courtesy of cinematographer James Wong Howe.

7 August 2018
Gilda

Charles Vidor, USA 1946, 110 mins (PG)
In this film noir Rita Hayworth plays the femme fatale as the much lusted-after wife of a mob boss and ex-flame of his bitter henchman. “Cynical, pessimistic and thrilling” – Sheila O’Malley, criterion.com

31 July 2018
Of Horses and Men

Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland 2013, 78 mins (R13 sex scenes, offensive language, content that may disturb)
In a rugged valley in Iceland, people and horses have lived together for centuries. This collection of tales tall and true explores their curious, complicated bonds. “Clever, funny and shocking.” – Financial Times

24 July 2018
Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders, West Germany 1984, 145 mins (PG)
Wim Wenders brings his keen eye for landscape to the American southwest in a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Sam Shepard. Best film at BAFTAs and Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Public screening, non-members welcome by koha

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