St Andrew's Fair Saturday at Filmhouse
20 November 2019
On Saturday 30th November Belmont Filmhouse will be taking part in St Andrew's Fair Saturday,...
New to our screens is the latest from Steven Spielberg, The Post is based on the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.
Continuing is Darkest Hour, a rousing drama from Joe Wright which stars Gary Oldman as the newly-elected British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who is immediately faced with the decision on whether to negotiate with Nazi Germany or stand his ground. What he does next will change the course of history... Oldman won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes for his charismatic and engaging performance, and who knows, perhaps it's time the actor won his first Oscar?
Meanwhile, we're continuing to show the fantastic Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh's (In Bruges) new film which stars Frances McDormand as a bereaved mother who demands justice for her daughter's murder by antagonising the local police chief (Woody Harrelson).
Screening on Saturday as part of Filmhouse Junior is Wonder, which tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. The outcome is a story that holds a few lessons for us all.
Also on Saturday is a Kino Bar showing of In Bruges. Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, fledgling hitman Ray (Colin Farrell) and weary colleague Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are packed off to Bruges to lie low and await the wrath of their boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes). When the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray's vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.
To spoil you some more, we've got another Kino Bar treat on Thursday - Highlander, a true cult favourite packed with quotable lines, stylish sword-fighting moments and memorable songs from Queen. Its interweaving storyline flits around from 1980s New York to World War II, but it has its dramatic origins in the 16th century Scottish Highlands where Connor MacLeod (Christophe Lambert) first discovers he is not like other men...
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