The schedule for the second half of the 12th season has been set and you can get the full run-down by clicking here, where you’ll be able to download a PDF of the brochure.
Feb 14th Hustlers 7.30
US 2019 Dir: Lorene Scafaria
Cert: 15 110 mins Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles
Destiny (Constance Wu) is a stripper who is exploited as badly by her employer as by the Wall Street punters who are patrons of the strip club Moves. Fellow stripper Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) takes her under her wing and they devise a way of getting their revenge on the men who use them.
Feb 28th Pain and Glory 7.30
Spain 2019 Dir: Pedro Almovadar Subtitles
Cert: 15 113mins Genre: Drama
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Penelope Cruz
The ageing director Salvador Mallo, both physically and artistically in decline, decides to make reparations with an estranged old actor friend. They fell out over a film and haven’t spoken for many years. Their meeting provides the catalyst for Salvador’s reappraisal of his career and his childhood. Salvador is loosely based on Almovadar and this gentle touching film is the great director’s reflection on life.
March 13th Leave No Trace 7.30
US 2018 Dir: Debra Granik
Cert: PG 109 mins Genre: Drama.
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard,
Ex GI Will and his daughter Tom have been living for years off-grid in the forest of Oregon. One mistake brings them to the attention of the State Park Rangers and their life is changed forever. Having been ejected from Eden, Tom starts to re-appraise the life her father has chosen for her and she is torn between love for her father and a desire to join the greater world.
March 27th Transit 7.30
Germany 2019 Dir: Christian Petzold Subtitles
Cert: 15 100 mins Genre: Drama
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
When fleeing Paris after the German invasion, Georg (Franz Rogowski) escapes to Marseille by assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. While waiting for his visa to Mexico, Georg meets and falls in love with the dead author’s wife. The story is from an Ann Segher’s novel written in 1939. Director Christian Petzold (Phoenix) stages the film in the present day giving the all-pervading sense of dread and danger a contemporary resonance in our world of refugee migration.
April 10th Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 7.30
US: 1974 Dir: Martin Scorsese
Cert: PG 116 mins Genre: Drama Romance
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter III, Jodie Foster
In her remarkable portrayal that won her the 1974 Best Actress Academy Award, Ellen Burstyn stars as widow Alice Hyatt, travelling in a packed station wagon with her son along a bumpy road searching for a new life. With Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Scorsese is as much at home in the semi-rural Southwest as he is in the urban environs of his signature movies.
April 24th Women At War 7.30
Iceland 2017 Dir: Benedict Erlingsson Subtitles
Cert: 12 101 mins Genre: Drama
Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada.
This is one of the hidden gems we always hope to find. Halla is a choir teacher and a saboteur, a woman with a mission, to stop the building of an aluminum plant disfiguring her country. She is happy to risk all to save the ecology of her beloved land – until the unexpected arrival of a small orphan on to the scene. An uplifting film that brilliantly combines humour and suspense.
May 8th A Private War 7.30
UK US 2018 Dir: Mathew Heineman
Cert: 15 110 mins Genre: Docu-Drama
Cast: Rosamund Pike; Jamie Dornan; Stanley Tucci; Tom Hollander
Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) was one of the most celebrated and fearless reporters of her generation. Colvin sacrificed loving relationships, and over time, her personal life started to unravel as the trauma she witnessed took its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war led her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Pike’s portrayal of the rebellious and difficult Colvin, a woman you admire but find hard to like, is outstanding.
May 22nd Knives Out 7.30
USA 2019 Dir: Rian Johnson
Cert: PG 130 mins Genre: Comedy, Crime Drama
Cast: Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee-Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette
With a set like a Cluedo Board, director Rian Johnson lets his star studied cast lose on this wonderful spoof. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. Great fun.
A Colinsburgh Community Cinema Special
This is an additional film to the Community Cinema’s 12th Season. This film is free although the audience will be invited to give a voluntary contribution to The Anstruther Food Bank.
June 12th Sorry We Missed You 7.30
UK 2019 Dir: Ken Loach
Cert: 15 101 mins Genre Drama
Cast: Debbie Honeywood, Simran Kaur, Kris Hitchen, Rhys Stone
Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a job in the gig economy as a self-employed driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point. Ken Loach’s searing indictment of the exploitation of casual labour in the modern economy should not be missed.