1 September 2023
Crouching Tager Hidden Dragon

In early nineteenth-century China, in the waning years of the Qing
dynasty, the renowned swordsman who yearns for enlightenment, Li Mu Bai,
decides to give up his legendary Green Destiny sword: the sharp
four-hundred-year-old blade of heroes. To mark the end of a
blood-stained career, Li entrusts the excellent female warrior, Yu Shu
Lien, with the precious weapon to deliver it to Governor Yu; however,
once there, an audacious and nimble masked thief manages to steal it. As
Shu Lien is hot on the trail of the skilled burglar, unrequited loves;
fervent passions; an unconquerable desire for freedom, and bitter loose
ends stand in the way. Can Mu Bai shake off his violent past?
22 September 2023
Fear Eats The Soul

The wildly prolific German filmmaker 
Werner Fassbinder
homage to his cinematic hero 
this update of that filmmaker’s 
That Heaven Allows (1955)
A lonely widow (
meets a much younger Moroccan worker (
Hedi ben Salem
in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love, to their own
surprise-and to the outright shock of their families, colleagues, and
drinking buddies. In Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Fassbinder expertly wields
the emotional power of classic Hollywood melodrama to expose the racial
tensions underlying contemporary German culture.
13th October 2023

In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award winner Emma
Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candor and apprehension of
retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (Peaky
Blinders) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo
Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo
draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human
3rd November 2023

In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy
rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone
and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to
Calcutta, 1000 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban
environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the
authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is
sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the
Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous
home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself
plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to
search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his
adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does
he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love
that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.
Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)
24th Noember 2023
The long Goodbye

In the middle of the night, private eye Philip Marlowe drives his friend
Terry Lennox to the Mexican border. When Marlowe returns home police are
waiting for him and learns that Terry’s wife Sylvia has been killed.
He’s arrested as an accessory but released after a few days and is told
the case is closed since Terry Lennox has seemingly committed suicide in
Mexico. Marlowe is visited by mobster Marty Augustine who wants to know
what happened to the $350,000 Lennox was supposed to deliver for him.
Meanwhile, Marlowe is hired by Eileen Wade to find her husband Roger who
has a habit of disappearing when he wants to dry out but she can’t find
him in any any of his usual haunts. He finds him at Dr. Veringer’s
clinic and brings him. It soon becomes obvious to Marlowe that Terry’s
death, the Wades and Augustine are all somehow interconnected. Figuring
out just what those connections are however will be anything but easy.
15th December 2023
Stand by Me

It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys
– Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of
the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for
several days, they set off into the woods to see it. Along the way, they
learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand
up for what is right.
12th January 2024 Belfast

Belfast, 15 August 1969. Surrounded by sporadic violence and growing
danger, nine-year-old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly
reality of sectarian conflict. And, as the suffocating stranglehold of
increasing turmoil tightens around his once-peaceful working-class
neighbourhood, Buddy tries his best to understand The Troubles–after
all, someone must be responsible for forcing people to flee their homes.
Now, Buddy’s family must come face to face with a nearly impossible,
life-altering decision: stay or start packing?
2nd February 2024
Picnic at Hanging Rock

Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging
Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine’s Day, 1900. The movie follows those
that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the
asking of questions, not the answering of them. Even though both the
movie and the book it was based on claim to be inspired by real events,
the story is completely fictional.
23rd February 2024
La Grande Illusion

World War I. During an air-reconnaissance mission, German ace pilot
Captain von Rauffenstein shoots down the plane of aristocratic French
pilot Captain de Boeldieu and his civilian mechanic co-pilot, Lieutenant
Maréchal. Before long, the captured officers wind up in the Hallbach POW
camp for officers, and they befriend Lieutenant Rosenthal, a wealthy
former Jewish banker. There, they organise an escape along with a
handful of determined compatriots. However, fate has other plans in
store for them. Now, a heavily guarded train transfers the team to the
impregnable Wintersborn fortress prison in Alsace, France, overseen by
Rauffenstein himself. But something unexpected has happened. As respect
and appreciation unite von Rauffenstein and de Boeldieu, the question
remains. Will this delicate relationship, and the grand illusion, stand
in the way of freedom?
15th March 2024
Rabit Proof Fence

Western Australia, 1931. Government policy includes taking half-white,
half-Aboriginal children from their Aboriginal mothers and sending them
a thousand miles away to what amounts to indentured servitude, “to save
them from themselves.” Molly, Daisy, and Grace (two sisters and a cousin
who are fourteen, ten, and eight) arrive at their Gulag and promptly
escape, under Molly’s lead. For several days they walk north, following
a fence that keeps rabbits from settlements, eluding a native tracker
and the regional constabulary. Their pursuers take orders from the
government’s “Chief Protector of Aborigines”, A.O. Neville, blinded by
Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view, and conventional
wisdom. Can the girls survive?
5th April 2024
Breakfast Club


26th April 2024

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern
(Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a
life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third
feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads
Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her
exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.
17th May 2024  AGM followed by
Bad Day at Black Rock

From the time John J. Macreedy steps off the train in Black Rock, he
feels a chill from the local residents. The town is only a speck on the
map, and few strangers ever come to the place. Macreedy himself is
tight-lipped about the purpose of his trip and he finds that the hotel
refuses him a room, the local garage refuses to rent him a car, and the
sheriff is a useless drunkard. It’s apparent that the locals have
something to hide, but when he finally tells them that he is there to
speak to a Japanese-American farmer named Kamoko, he touches a nerve so
sensitive that he will spend the next 24 hours fighting for his life.



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