What’s On

SAT 08 NOV – Of Horses And Men (15)

(15) strong sex, strong language

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5/£3 under 16

Winner of the Best New Director award at the San Sebastián Film Festival and numerous accolades internationally, Benedikt Erlingsson’s critically acclaimed debut feature OF HORSES AND MEN is a darkly comedic, episodic tale of the lives of a remote Icelandic community and the deeply intertwined and highly emotive relationships with their horses. Unique, engaging and beautifully shot, OF HORSES AND MEN was Iceland’s official submission for the 2014 Oscars and won in six categories at the 2014 Edda Awards (The Icelandic Film and Television Academy), including Director of the Year, Screenplay of the Year and Best Film.

We’d love to show you the trailer but it contains a total spoiler for one of the funniest moments in the film. Trust us, just come and see the film for what could be the best film of the year!

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‘glorious… spectacular… tender, delicate and funny…an incredible film’

Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

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‘visually eloquent and delightfully original’ 

Emma Simmonds, LITTLE WHITE LIES

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‘a heart-swelling and frostily beautiful debut’

Robbie Collin, DAILY TELEGRAPH

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“inventive, offbeat and, at times, jaw-dropping.”

David Parkinson, EMPIRE


SAT 22 NOV – ‘Calvary’ (15)

(15) very strong language, strong sex references, bloody violence

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5/£3 under 16

CALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and to help members of his church with their various problems, he feels a foreboding sinister force closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.


 

SAT 20 DEC – ‘Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys’ (E)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5/£3 under 16. Free to West Side Cinema members – Merry Christmas!

One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. A study of hard work, hard earned leisure, and an intricate bond between man and nature.

Though, on the surface, Aatsinki is the story of a single family, its underlying narrative is one of global consequences and connections. Between their uncanny understanding of the landscape and their reindeer on the one hand, and their heavy reliance on snowmobiles and helicopters on the other, the herders have been categorized as beacons of sustainability and demons of environmentalism – in essence, poster children for simplicity and technology alike. Their story raises weighty questions about what it means to live with the land and invites audience members to reconsider their own assumptions about technology, food production, and, most critically, man’s place in nature.

“A work of cinéma vérité of the highest order: vivid, immersive and unflinching”
Sheri Linden, LA Times

“a work of ethereal beauty… utterly engrossing”
John Anderson, Variety

“majestic and mesmerizing… redefining what documentary filmmaking can be”
Nathan Bartlebaugh, The Film Stage

One thought on “What’s On

  1. Stephane Jaeger-Rouse says:

    Great choice of films; can you add us to your emailing list?

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