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A STREET CAT NAMED BOB UK 2016 (12A)

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB UK 2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring LukeTreadaway, Rita Gedmintas and Joanne Froggatt
This film is based on the best selling autobiography of the former busker and recovering drug addict James Bowen (Luke Treadaway, who played the lead, Christopher, in the National Theatre's production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME). In a last ditch attempt to help James get clean, his support worker Val (Froggart) moves him into a flat, where he is joined (?persecuted) by a stray cat who he names Bob. The pair quickly bond, and gradually Bob starts to transform James's life. As he scrapes a living busking in Covent Garden and selling the Big Issue, Treadaway's sensitive and affecting performance is without vanity and so convincing that you feel he is just like any number of young men struggling on the streets of London - or Norwich. Bob (and his lookalikes) is full of character and turns out to be James's saviour. "Charming and life affirming".Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express

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Monday 10 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN UK 1979 (15)

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN UK 1979
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

SPECIAL EASTER BANK HOLIDAY SCREENING
Directed by Terry Jones and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Brian Cohen(Graham Chapman) is an average young Jewish man but through a series of bizarre events he gains a reputation as the messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother (Terry Jones) the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate(Michael Palin) . Rife with Monty Python's absurdity the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore but with many more laughs.
Released to great controversy in 1979 it immediately became a huge box office success and now is regularly touted as the funniest British comedy of all time with such quotes as "What have the Romans ever done for us?" having become common parlance.

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Monday 17 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

A UNITED KINGDOM UK/USA 2016 (12A)

A UNITED KINGDOM  UK/USA  2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Directed by Amma Asante and starring Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo and Tom Felton
This film reminds us of a long-forgotten chapter of British history; a tale of imperialism and hypocrisy, class and racial prejudice in post-war Britain. South Africa had introduced apartheid and its neighbour Bechuanaland (now Botswana) had sent its Prince Seretse Khama (Oyelowo) to study law in London. There he met, fell in love with and married a white office worker called Ruth Williams (Pike). At that time, Britain was actively supporting its Commonwealth member's apartheid regime;Bechuanaland was a British protectorate. This inter-racial marriage was fiercely opposed both by their own families and by the governments of the countries involved. The chemistry between the couple on screen, while decorous and of its time is totally convincing and moving.

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Monday 24 Apr 201719:00 Book Now

JULIETA Spain 2016 (15)

JULIETA  Spain 2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

Foreign language with subtitles
Directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suarez and Daniel Grao Loosely based on three Alice Munroe short stories seen through Spanish Director Almodovar's eyes. A chance encounter causes a woman (Emma Suarez) to reflect on the tragic circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her daughter.
"Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, this tender melodrama is the directors best film in a decade." Mark Kermode The Guardian. "Almodovar is known to be a fan of mother-daughter film melodramas; he is the one contemporary director who can make films that have the same heady feel as old Hollywood classics in the way they deal with the ruptures of family life". Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent.

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Monday 8 May 201719:00 Book Now

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA USA 2016 (15)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA USA 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                           At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB


Dir:Kenneth Lonergan. Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler & Lucas Hedges


Lonely, isolated Boston janitor Lee (Affleck) gets a message that his brother Joe (Chandler) has died. He reluctantly heads back to his home town of Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts, where he is shocked to learn that Joe has made him legal guardian of his teenage son Patrick (Hedges). His return to his former home town uncovers his past life and the events which destroyed his relationship with his former wife Randi (Williams). Patrick and Lee go through an emotional rollercoaster together.

Affleck won the 2017 Best Actor Oscar, and the Golden Globe and BAFTA Best Actor awards for his portrayal of Lee.  

“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA sings its lonely song with tremendous heart and soul. No wonder it left me wanting more.” Mark Kermode, The Observer.


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Monday 24 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

LALA LAND USA 2017 (12A)

LALA LAND USA 2017

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir: Damien Chazelle. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie De Witt & JK Simmons.


Winner of the 2017 BAFTA Best Film award, with Emma Stone the winner of Best Actress BAFTA and Oscar awards, this film arrives with multiple other awards and much critical acclaim.

Set in present day Los Angeles, it tells the story of Sebastian (Gosling), a jazz pianist who dreams of opening his own jazz club and Mia (Stone), a gifted aspiring actress who flits between fruitless auditions and a coffee shop till on the Warner Bros studio lot.  Whether they can reconcile their respective ambitions with a “happy ever after” outcome is the stuff of this crisply written and unexpectedly complex romance.  Exciting song and dance sequences,sets and sharp dialogue make this the perfect Carnival Week film.  

“You’ll leave with a tear in your eye and a song in your heart”  Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.


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Monday 31 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN USA 2016 (15)

TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN USA 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir/writer: Mike Mills. Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning. Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup.


Based in part on his own boyhood, Director Mills (whose earlier film BEGINNERS we screened a few years ago) brings to life the late 70’s household in which he grew up.  It’s Southern California and fifty-something Dorothea (Bening) is bringing up her son Jamie (Zumann)  in a mainly female household.They are living through a period of social, cultural and political change and she wants her son to be a truly modern man with”the right attitudes”. We watch Jamie’s evolving development in a film which has been described as having “a scrap book structure” and is an honest look at coming of age at a particular moment in time.

“There are louder films jostling for attention out there; this one is the secret treasure of the season though, crafted with tender precision, and built to last”. Tim Robey, The Telegraph.


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Monday 14 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

MOONLIGHT USA 2016 (15)

MOONLIGHT USA 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  Barry Jenkins   Cast:   Trevante Rhodes   Andre Holland   Janelle Monae   Ashton Sanders   Jharrel Jerome   Naomie Harris   Mahershala Ali  Alex Hibbert


The winner of the 2017 Best Picture Oscar, this film chronicles the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.  It is told in three time periods with major characters being played by different actors.  Chiron, the central character, is an unloved 10 year old  nicknamed “Little” (Alex Hibbert) when we first meet him. He is taken in by a Cuban drug dealer with  a soft spot (Ali) and his girlfriend (Monae).   In the middle section, a teenage Chiron (Sanders) explores his sexuality as he fall in love with a close male friend and the final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties (Rhodes) as he reconnects with faces from his past.

“A profoundly moving film about growing up as a gay man in disguise…….  a stunning achievement”.  Benjamin Lee, The Guardian.


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Monday 21 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

LION AUS 2016 (PG)

LION  AUS 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          At Alderman Peel School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  Garth Davis   Cast:  Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara &   Sunny Pawar.


Five year old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Kidman and Wenham). Twenty five years later Saroo sets out to find his lost family. With only vague recollections but unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he finally succeeds in reconnecting with his first home.  Based on a true story, both the child and adult Saroos (Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire) are outstandingly good, Patel winning the 2017 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor award.

Warm and endearing, the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday evening. “An astonishing true story that’s treated with an admirably light and artistic touch”.  Dan Jolin, Empire.


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Monday 28 Aug 201719:00 Book Now