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Showing at Rye Community Centre Film Club on Friday, August 7 is Selma (2014 – 128 minutes)  This Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of Martin Luther King’s quest to obtain equal voting rights for black citizens in Alabama in 1965. It chronicles the three months leading up to the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, a period always fraught with danger from violent opposition for King and his fellow civil rights campaigners as they strove to change history. Starring David Oyelowo as King with Carmen Ejogo as his wife, Coretta Scott King, and Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Baines Johnson.  (7pm start, 6:30pm doors)

Films showing at Rye Kino from Friday, August 7 include:

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [12A] 132 mins   With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan out in the cold, the team confronts a network of highly-skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly-trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with British agent Ilsa Faust, who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris.

Marshland [PG] 104 mins Subtitled  A huge box office hit in its native Spain last year where it won an incredible 10 Spanish Academy Goya Awards (including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor), Alberto Rodriguez’s gripping and stylish thriller is drawing comparisons to The Secret In Their Eyes and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Set in the Andalusian wetlands in 1980, at the start of Spain’s transition to democracy, two teenage girls go missing in a remote and forgotten town. Two troubled homicide detectives with contrasting approaches must put aside their differences to hunt a predator who for years has terrorised a community rooted in misogyny and machismo. Starring Javier Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo and María Varod.

Ant-Man (2D) & (3D) [12A] 117 mins   Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll.

The Wonders [15] 109 min Subtitled  A richly-textured drama about a family of bee-keepers living in central Italy. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently-troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand and a production crew recruiting local farmers to participate in a cheesy televised celebration of ancient Etruscan culture. Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters. Starring Alba Rohrwacher and Monica Bellucci, and winner of the Cannes Film Festival 2014 Grand Prix Jury Award.

Song of the Sea [PG] 94 mins   This enchanting Oscar-nominated Irish animation tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Beautifully animated, Song Of The Sea is directed by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) and features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny.

Minions  (2D) & (3D) [U] 90 mins. The story of the Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single=celled yelow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embark on a thrilling journey that leads them to the Minions world’s first-ever female super-villain and their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind from annihilation. With the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Saunders and Steve Coogan.

Kids Club

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Inside Out (2D) [U] 102 mins.  Pixar’s imaginative journey into a young girl’s mind is a pure delight. Growing up can be a bumpy road and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control centre inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Written and directed by Pete Docter (Up!), with the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan.

Great children’s films for only £6.50 and for every child ticket bought an adult goes free! Runs first film at weekends. Grab a Kids Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and you get your 6th ticket free!

More details of upcoming features are available from the Kino and Rye Community Centre Film Club websites.

Neale East is a member of Rye Community Centre Film Club

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