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

The Shape of Water

(2017; Cert. 15; Adventure, Drama, Fantasy)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 28th July


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

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


come in costume or just as you are

Trailer and more details at IMDb

DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro
CAST INCLUDES        Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg
AWARDS      Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year.  BAFTA: Best Production Design
SYNOPSIS

Romantic fantasy drama from film-maker Guillermo del Toro starring Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer. Mute cleaner Elisa Esposito (Hawkins) works in a government laboratory in 1960s Baltimore. When the lab takes delivery of a classified experiment Elisa's life changes forever. Inside a mysterious water tank is a creature that was caught in a South American river by Colonel Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon). While cleaning one day, Elisa discovers that the creature is in fact a humanoid amphibian (Doug Jones) for which she quickly develops romantic feelings. When she learns of the creature's fate at the hands of the Colonel, she sets a plan in motion to kidnap him and return him to the sea. The cast also includes Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and David Hewlett.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

(1994; Cert. 15; Comedy, Music )

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 11th August


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

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


come in costume or just as you are

Trailer and more details at IMDb

DIRECTOR    Stephan Elliott
CAST INCLUDES         Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Sarah Chadwick, Mark Holmes
AWARDS      Oscar: Best Costume Design.  BAFTA: Best Make Up/Hair
SYNOPSIS

The plot follows two drag queens played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce and a transgender woman, played by Terence Stamp, as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named "Priscilla", along the way encountering various groups and individuals.
The film was a surprise worldwide hit and its positive portrayal of LGBT individuals helped to introduce LGBT themes to a mainstream audience. It received predominantly positive reviews and won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 67th Academy Awards. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and became a cult classic in both Australia and abroad. Priscilla subsequently provided the basis for a musical.

The Draughtsman's Contract

(1982; Cert. 15; Comedy, Drama, History)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 25th August


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

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


come in costume or just as you are

Trailer and more details at IMDb

DIRECTOR    Peter Greenaway
CAST INCLUDES      Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne Louise Lambert, Neil Cunningham, Hugh Fraser, Dave Hill
AWARDS      Winner of Grand Prix de l'UCCVenice Film Festival (N): Peter Greenaway
SYNOPSIS

Peter Greenaway's highly acclaimed first feature was filmed in the beautiful house and gardens of Groombridge near Tunbridge Wells. The drama is set in the late seventeenth century and the plot is one of intrigue between the sexes. Successful artist Mr Neville (Anthony Higgins) is commissioned by Mrs Herbert (Janet Suzman) to draw up her late husband's estate. Part of the contract includes the exchange of sexual favours between the two, but sexual intrigue soon turns to murder.

The Sound of Music

(1965; Cert. U; Biography, Drama, Family)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 8th September


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

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


come in costume or just as you are

Trailer and more details at IMDb

DIRECTOR    Robert Wise
CAST INCLUDES       Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood
AWARDS      OSCAR: Best Picture. Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
SYNOPSIS

Classic 1960s musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Former nun Maria (Andrews) becomes the governess for a family of seven children who live in the shadow of their domineering and repressed widower father Captain Von Trapp (Plummer). Along with the required discipline Maria brings love, music and excitement into the children's lives and also eventually begins to have an effect on their father. But just when things are looking up, the rise of Nazism and the threat of the coming war darkens all their futures.  The film is an adaptation of the 1959 stage musical of the same name, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children.

Slumdog Millionaire

(2008; Cert. 15; Drama, Romance)

At Sunnyside Hall, Rusthall Road, TN4 8RA

Saturday 22nd September


Doors open 7.00pm programme starts 7.30pm

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


come in costume or just as you are

Trailer and more details at IMDb

DIRECTOR    Danny Boyle
CAST INCLUDES        Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor
AWARDS      OSCAR: Best Motion Picture of the Year
SYNOPSIS

This Mumbai-set, rags-to-possible riches tale, co-directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan, was the winner of eight Oscars at the 2009 Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is an 18-year-old street kid from the slums of Mumbai. So what is he doing appearing on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'? How can a young man from his background of poverty have acquired the knowledge to be only one correct answer away from winning 20 million rupees? With only one more question to be asked, however, the dream turns to nightmare. As the hooter sounds to signal the end of the show, Jamal is arrested and accused of cheating. No-one can believe that he could really know all of the answers he has given. As Jamal tells the story of his life to the police, the reasons for his success begin to appear. Will Jamal be freed to hear the final question and, if so, will he know the answer ?

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