SPRING PROGRAMME 2018
Wednesday 25 April
ALI & NINO
97min Cert 15
Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy) ALI & NINO tells the epic, heartfelt love story of two star-crossed lovers. Set in 1914 at the beginning of the war, Ali (Adam Bakri) is an educated young Muslim noble living in Baku, in the bustling capital of Azerbaijan. Nino (María Valverde) is a Christian girl whose regal family hails from Georgia. Facing all odds against them, Ali proposes marriage to Nino despite familial objections, religious divides and the war, all of which threaten to keep them apart. Based on the 1937 novel, Kapadia captures the beautiful, sweeping Azerbaijan landscape, telling an enduring love story for the ages.
See below for our full programme of dementia friendly screenings
Thursday Matinee 26 April 2 pm
Eldon Building Room rm 1.11
American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison’s unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson.
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Wednesday 2 May
Sweet Country (2018)
110min Cert 15
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. The story is both fresh and archetypal; the landscape both hard and delicate – and beautifully observed.
Wednesday 9 May
THELMA (2017) 114min Cert 15 Norway | France | Denmark | Sweden
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction
Wednesday 16th May
THE SQUARE (2017)
Cert 15 142 MIN
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideas: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
Thursday 17 May
THE FANTASTIC WOMEN (2017)
Cert 15 100 min
Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina’s battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman
5thPFS GREEN FILM FESTIVAL
Tuesday, 22nd May, 7.30pm
Cert 12A 90 min
“Embrace” is an incredible documentary from Taryn Brumfitt, created following a successful Kickstarter campaign. It follows one woman’s journey to body happiness and fantastic interviews with other fascinating men and women. This is a film to share. This screening supported by The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries. The global issue of body image, associated negative stereotypes and what women can do to improve their physical and mental well-being is the focus of this documentary. Vie O’Portland who will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. Vie Portland is a Body Positivity Coach and Body Image Movement Global Ambassador. She has been working with women and young people for several years, as individuals and in groups, encouraging them to see how wonderful they are.
Wednesday, 23rd May, 7.30pm
“SEED: The Untold Story”
90min Cert. TBC
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Introduction talk from Dr Rocio Barrales. British Science Association and Wild Thymes supported this screening.
Thursday 24th 7.30pm
THE BEEKEEPER AND HIS SON (2016)
85 MIN Cert TBC
In Mandarin with English Subtitles
After drifting as a migrant worker in the city for a year, Maofu returns to his family bee farm in rural Northern China. Maofu brings along big ideas for marketing and honey sales. However, his father Lao Yu emphasizes a heartfelt connection with the bees which comes from generations of traditional beekeeping. The animals on the farm echo the emotional intensities of father and son, sometimes providing an unexpected comic relief. Supported by Friends of Cumberland House.