Let’s go to the movies!


Showing at the Rye Community Centre Film Club, Conduit Hill, Rye, on Friday May 1 –  The Imitation Game (2014 – 114 minutes)  Benedict Cumberbatch, one of the finest actors of his generation, stars as Alan Turing in this highly acclaimed true story. Turing is one of the key figures working during World War II at Bletchley Park, the top secret establishment, where the country’s best brains are striving to crack the German Enigma codes. The importance of their goal cannot be over-stated, as success in their quest could dramatically shorten the duration of the war. But Turing has a secret which if uncovered could lead to his downfall. Also starring Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance and Mark Strong. (7pm start, doors 6:30)

Films showing at the Rye Kino from Friday May 1 include :

Child 44 137 mins [15] Tom Hardy stars as secret police agent Leo Demidov, in a gripping thriller set in a Soviet Russia ruled by paranoia and fear. How do you find a killer when a crime does not exist? When he uncovers evidence of a serial killer, Leo must work against the all-powerful Soviet state to find the murderer and stop him once and for all, no matter what shocking truth he uncovers. Starring Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Charles Dance, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel, Dev Patel and Paddy Considine.

Woman in Gold 109 mins [12A]  Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria sets out on a mission to reclaim a Klimt painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous Woman In Gold, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele. Partnering with an inexperienced but determined young lawyer, Maria embarks on an epic journey for justice 60 years in the making. Also starring Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Dance, Max Irons and Jonathan Pryce.

The Salvation 92 mins [15]  Mads Mikkelsen stars in this Wild West tale of revenge as the ex-soldier who lays waste to the scoundrels who killed his wife and son, incurring the wrath of a sadistic gang leader hell-bent on hunting him down. Exploding with eye-popping action, dazzlingly dramatic frontier landscapes and a smouldering performance from Eva Green, The Salvation is a rip-roaring saga of sin and redemption. Also starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall and  Jonathan Pryce.

Jauja 108 mins [15] Subtitled  A remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from Denmark with his fifteen year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men and runs away after falling in love with a young soldier. Jauja is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter in enemy territory, a solitary quest that takes us to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning. It stars Viggo Mortensen, Diego Roman and Ghita Nørby.

Force Majeure 119 mins [15] Subtitled  This wickedly funny drama tells the story of a model Swedish family skiing in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Kids’ Club: Home (3D) 94 mins [U] A delightful family film from DreamWorks Animation, the team that brought you How To Train Your Dragon and The Croods. When Oh, a loveable misfit lands on Earth he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip. Through a series of comic adventures he changes her planet and she changes his world, and they discover the true meaning of the word “Home”.


Kids’ Club tickets cost £6.50 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth 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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