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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