Films showing from Friday October 25 at the Kino:
Official Secrets (15) 112mins
One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favour of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.
Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans and Matt Smith.
The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A) 97mins
After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck, and becoming a pro wrestler, a young man with Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon has been a sleeper hit in the States over the summer and stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church and Bruce Dern.
Abominable (U) 97mins
When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish, a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara to help Everest get home.
From the Dreamworks animation studios with the voices of Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard and Sarah Paulson.
Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon (U) 87 mins
And Kids’ club, see below
It’s close encounters of the herd kind in Shaun’s new out-of-this-world movie from Aardman. When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers called Lu-La crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure, setting off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her…can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?
Joker (15) 122 mins
Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. Also starring Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Collins and Douglas Hodge.
The Farewell (PG) 100 mins
A delightful comedy-drama following an American-Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding in China before she dies. Billi (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians) navigating a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
Judy (12A) 118 mins
Winter 1968: Showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood. Will she have the strength to go on? Also starring Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Whittrock and Michael Gambon.
Downton Abbey (PG) 122 mins
The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes it stars the original cast including Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates, Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley and Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley. Also starring are Brendan Coyle, Matthew Goode, Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Philips and Stephen Campbell.
Abominable (U) 97mins
And main programme, see above
Great children’s films for just £9 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.
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