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Showing at Rye Community Film Club on Friday September 4 – Testament of Youth (2014 – 129 minutes)  Taken from Vera Brittain’s best-selling autobiography this is a tale of love, war, loss and remembrance set during the First World War. The story begins in the spring of 1914 when Brittain plans to study at Oxford and to become a writer, but as war is declared she abandons her dreams to become a nurse. This is a rare account of the war seen through the eyes of a woman, and she was in fact heralded as the voice of a lost generation as she experienced the futility of war at first hand. Starring Georgina Bennett, Colin Morgan and Emily Bevan. (7pm start, 6:30pm doors)

More movies showing in Rye from Friday Septembert 4  at the Kino include:

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [12A] 116 mins   Directed by Guy Ritchie and set against the backdrop of the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War, CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin are forced to put aside longstanding hostilities and team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organisation. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

45 Years [15] 95 mins   Kate Mercer is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff, containing news that reawakens troubling and long-hidden memories. Anchored by sensational performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, 45 Years is an intimate, moving and beautifully restrained portrait of a marriage shaken to its core by things left unspoken, and is British filmmaking at its very best.

Mistress America [15] 84 mins   Tracy is a lonely college student in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke – a resident of Times Square and adventurous girl about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes. Directed by Noah Baumbach (While We’re Young, Frances Ha) and starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke.

Paper Towns [12A] 116 mins   After taking Quentin on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears – leaving behind cryptic clues for him to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship – and true love. Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne.

Gemma Bovery [15] 99 mins   Gemma Arterton stars in this amusing, modern-day re-working of Flaubert’s 19th century novel, Madame Bovary. Having moved to a rustic farm with her older husband, Gemma soon tires of their ‘simpler’ life and finds distraction in a torrid affair with a handsome young aristocrat. Meanwhile, Martin (Fabrice Luchini – In The House, Potiche), a local baker and lover of literature, becomes besotted with Gemma, but also fears she may suffer the same fate as the heroine in his favourite novel. From the BAFTA-nominated director of Coco Before Chanel, Anne Fontaine, and based on the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds. Also starring Jason Flemyng.

Manglehorn [12A] 97 mins   Al Pacino is an ageing, ex-con locksmith who is bitter, angry and alone after committing a crime that lost him the love of his life. But as ever, life finds a way and he soon discovers that it hasn’t finished with him yet when he meets a new friend, in a delightful performance by Holly Hunter, who offers him a second chance. Instilled with director David Gordon Green’s unique visual style, Pacino’s remarkably rich, understated performance anchors the film, signalling it as a future classic.

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Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder [PG] 83 mins   How far can a successful fart get you? Will it only lead to a good laugh, or could you possibly gain international recognition? The somewhat insane Doctor Proctor has accidentally invented the world’s most powerful fart powder. When two kids from his neighbourhood drop by for an unexpected visit, it becomes the beginning of an unusual friendship and a riotous business project. Based on the books by successful Norwegian crime-noir and children’s writer Jo Nesbo, this is a modern-day fairy tale set in a world where the most normal adult is a mad professor, and where the farts are powerful enough to launch you into outer space.

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.