Films showing in Rye from Friday May 29 include :
Mad Max: Fury Road (2D) and (3D) 120 mins  George Miller’s apocalyptic story is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, where almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos, and Furiosa, a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough and Hugh Keays-Byrne.
A Royal Night Out 97 mins [12A] The beautiful Sarah Gadon and Bel Powley star in the comedy-drama A Royal Night Out. It’s VE Day, 1945, people are celebrating the end of the war. Two teenage princesses, Margaret and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth are allowed out that night to join the party. For the first time they are able to mingle with the teeming crowds, incognito… Also starring Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Jack Reynor, Roger Allam and Ruth Sheen.
Phoenix 98 mins [12A] Subtitled A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognisable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. Finding him, he doesn’t recognise her and she becomes her own imposter. She wants to know whether he loved her – and whether he betrayed her. She wants her old life back. The film reunites the successful director/actor partnership of Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss.
Spooks: the Greater Good 104 mins  When charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, the legendary Harry Pearce, Head of Counter-terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, no-one’s surprised when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames. But Harry’s still alive. He’s gone rogue, and former agent Will Holloway must decide whether to turn Harry in – or risk everything by trusting the damaged, dangerous master spy who has already betrayed him once before… Starring Kit Harington, Elyes Gabel, Jennifer Ehle, Lara Pulver, Tuppence Middleton, David Harewood, Peter Firth and Lasco Atkins.
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 get your sixth ticket free!
Moomins on the Riviera 77 mins [U] The Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My set sail for the Riviera, where, after a journey fraught with menacing storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting is the most painful of all. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retires to the relative calm of their trusty old boat to wait for her family to come to their senses. A beautifully hand-drawn animated film replicates the original drawings of Tove Jansson.
Two by Two: Ooops! Noah is Gone 87 mins [U] With warnings of a flood sweeping the land, the animals travel to the safety of the Ark. Animals are boarding two by two – lions, gorillas, hippos, nestrians… Wait a minute, nestrians?! Unfortunately for Finny and his dad, the clumsy nestrians in question, they are not on the list and so are not allowed on! However with a spot of luck they manage to sneak on board, but their troubles are only just beginning. It’s definitely not going to be smooth sailing!
Neale East is a member of Rye Community Centre Film Club