Rusthall Community Cinema
Films we all choose, watch, then discuss.

I, Daniel Blake

(2016; Cert. 15; Drama)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 30th September


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Ken Loach
CAST INCLUDES  Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Mick Laffey, Harriet Ghost
AWARDS   BAFTA Outstanding British Film of the Year
SYNOPSIS

Ken Loach directs this drama that follows a 59-year-old joiner as he tries to navigate the British benefits system. In the North-East of England, widowed joiner Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is forced to stop working when he is taken ill with heart disease and so applies for Employment and Support Allowance from the Government. But his life is further thrown into disarray when his benefits are suddenly taken away from him and he is forced to jump through the many hoops of the bureaucratic system to get them back. During this time, he meets the similarly-troubled single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) whose financial problems mean she is being forced out of her home in London along with her two kids Dylan and Daisy (Dylan McKiernan and Briana Shann).

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

(1975; Cert. 15; Drama)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 21st October


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Milos Forman
CAST INCLUDES  Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Danny De Vito, Sydney Lassick, Vincent Schiavelli, Peter Brocco, Phil Roth
AWARDS   Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director
SYNOPSIS

McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse.

Babette's Feast

(1987; Cert. U; Comedy, Drama, Music)
Trustees' choice
At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 11th November

  

Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Gabriel Axel
CAST INCLUDES  Stéphane Audran, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Ghita Nørby (narrator), Asta Esper Andersen, Thomas Antoni, Gert Bastian, Viggo Bentzon, Vibeke Hastrup, Therese Hojgaard Christensen, Pouel Kern, Cay Kristiansen, Lars Lohmann, Tine Miehe-Renard, Lisbeth Movin, Holger Perfort, Else Petersen 
AWARDS   Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film, BAFTA: Best Film not in the English Language
SYNOPSIS

In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one could have married a young army officer and the other, a French opera singer. Their father objected in each case, and they spent their lives caring for him. Many years later - their father is now deceased - they take in French refugee, Babette Hersant, who agrees to work as their servant. After winning the lottery, Babette wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a French meal for them and their friends on the 100th anniversary of their father's birth. It proves to be an eye-opening experience for everyone.

A United Kingdom

(2016; Cert. 12A;  Biography, Drama, Romance)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 2nd December 


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Amma Asante
CAST INCLUDES  David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Jack Davenport, Charlotte Hope 
AWARDS   Pending
SYNOPSIS

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this romantic drama based on the true story of an African prince who fell in love with a white British woman in the 1940s. While studying in England, Prince Seretse Khama (Oyelowo) meets Ruth Williams (Pike), a beautiful young woman who immediately steals his heart. As the two begin a highly controversial love affair, they battle every day against prejudice and hate, hoping that their love will keep them together. When the time comes for Seretse to go home to take his place on the throne of Bechuanaland, he refuses to leave without Ruth and so the two marry and return as husband and wife. With British government official Alistair Canning (Jack Davenport) threatening Ruth with the knowledge that her marriage could cause the downfall of the British Empire in Africa, the couple do everything they can to convince the world that they can be an interracial couple and still successfully lead a country.

My Cousin Rachel

(2017; Cert. 12A;  Drama, Mystery, Romance)
A simple cinephile show
At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 16th December 


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Roger Michell
CAST INCLUDES  Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, Poppy Lee Friar, Andrew Knott
AWARDS   Golden Trailer: Best Foreign Romance Trailer
SYNOPSIS

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Hidden Figures

(2016; Cert. PG;  Biography, Drama, History)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 13th January 


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Theodore Melfi
CAST INCLUDES  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons
AWARDS   Oscar nominated: Best Motion Picture of the Year + Best Adapted Screenplay
SYNOPSIS

Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson star in this drama inspired by the true story of NASA's ambitious program that helped America beat the Russians to the moon. As NASA's leading minds struggle to work out complicated maths problems in the lead-up to the launch of John Glenn (Glen Powell)'s Apollo 11 space mission, the Agency brings in a group of African-American women with the reputation of being human computers. As Dorothy Vaughn (Spencer), Katherine Johnson (Henson) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) put their brains to the test, calculating the flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the mission to the moon, their jobs must be done while also trying to prove wrong those who think women, especially black women, do not belong in the workplace. The cast also includes Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons and Kirsten Dunst. The film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Spencer) and Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Hans Zimmer/Benjamin Wallfisch/Pharrell Williams).

Annie Hall

(1977; Cert. 15; Comedy, Romance)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 27th January 


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Woody Allen
CAST INCLUDES  Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken, Donald Symington, Helen Ludlam, Jonathan Munk, Marshall McLuhan, John Doumanian, Dick Cavett, Jeff Goldblum, Shelley Hack, Beverly D'Angelo, Sigourney Weaver, Walter Bernstein
AWARDS   Oscar: Best Picture + Best Director. Golden Globe: Best Actress in a Motion Picture
SYNOPSIS

Woody Allen directs, co-writes and stars in this Academy Award winning romantic comedy. Neurotic comedian Alvy Singer (Allen) falls for the eponymous heroine (Diane Keaton) and the two of them attempt to build a solid relationship. They face problems, however, which include their opposing feelings towards California and their own mutual paranoia. Realising their differences stand in the way of a lasting relationship, they split up. It is not long before Alvy wants Annie back, however, but she is now living in California with another man. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Keaton), Best Director (Allen) and Best Original Screenplay.

The Red Turtle

(2016; Cert. PG; Animation, Fantasy)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 17th February


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Michael Dudok de Wit
CAST INCLUDES  Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy
AWARDS   Oscar nominated: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
SYNOPSIS

Director: Michaël Dudok De Wit. France/Belgium/Japan 2015. 80 mins. Renowned Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli’s first-ever international co-production is a perfect collaboration with Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit. The Red Turtle, almost a decade in the making, is a dialogue-free fable about a castaway on a desert island, and a touching ode to the cycle of life and the resilience of family. Presented with an elegant simplicity, the sublime visuals pack a real emotional punch. Described by critics as a ‘quiet little masterpiece’ and a ‘wordless wonder’, The Red Turtle won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes. Michaël Dudok De Wit previously made the Oscar-winning animated short Father And Daughter in 2000.

Cinema Paradiso

(1988; Cert. 15; Drama)
A simple cinephile show
At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 10th March


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST INCLUDES  Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano, Leopoldo Trieste, Tano Cimarosa, Nicola Di Pinto, Roberta Lena, Nino Terzo, Brigitte Fossey, Nellina Lagana, Turi Giuffrida, Mariella Lo Giudice, Giorgio Libassi
AWARDS   Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film. BAFTA: Best Film not in the English Language 
SYNOPSIS

Director Guiseppe Tornatore's bittersweet, Oscar-winning film focuses on the effect that cinema had on the inhabitants of a small Sicilian village during World War Two. After receiving news of the death of his old friend Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), a famous movie director returns to his home village after spending 30 years away. In flashback, he recalls his fatherless childhood, his fascination with the films he saw at the local cinema and his adventures with Alfredo, the cinema's projectionist.

Florence Foster Jenkins

(2016; Cert. PG; Biography, Comedy, Drama)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 24th March 


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 on the door or £40 annual pass


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DIRECTOR    Stephen Frears
CAST INCLUDES  Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, John Kavanagh, David Haig, Brid Brennan, Stanley Townsend, Christian McKay, John Sessions
AWARDS   Oscar nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. BAFTA: Best Make Up/Hair
SYNOPSIS

Meryl Streep stars in the eponymous role of this comedy drama based on the true story of the American opera singer. World renowned as a virtuosic pianist, Florence Foster Jenkins has a new dream: to become a famous opera singer. Her voice, however, leaves a lot to be desired and she becomes famous for her lack of talent. Despite the constant criticism from her peers and audiences which Florence's manager and partner St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) endeavours to keep from her, Florence battles on and, with St. Clair's help, she conquers the New York stage to become a household name. The film was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical, Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical (Grant) and Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical (Streep).

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