The Moo Man

Posted in 2014 Spring by - Dec 20, 2013
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The Moo Man

Showing: Sunday 2 March at 7.30pm 
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre

As an advert for steering clear of supermarket milk, this is hard to beat. Stephen Hook – a wonderfully relaxed on-camera presence – makes for a charismatic master of ceremonies; he’s a dairy farmer with a homemade retail operation selling “raw” milk who has managed to make his family farm pay, just about. Hook may be the fantasy-farmer of townies’ fantasies – ruminative, canny, genial and wistfully affectionate to his animals – but he puts a human, articulate face on the vexed, and vexing, subject of food production. A low-key pleasure. …

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Wadjda

Posted in 2014 Spring by - Dec 20, 2013
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Showing: Sunday 9 March at 7.30pm 
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre

In the first full-length feature film shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, Wadjda tells the story of a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try to raise the money herself. A cash prize for a …

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The Irish Pub

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The Irish Pub

Showing: Sunday 16 March at 7.30pm 
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre

Visiting every corner of Ireland to find some of the more famous public houses, as well as some of the more well regarded hidden gems, The Irish Pub is a love letter to a cornerstone of Irish personality, and one of our nation’s most loved past-times. Interviewing a handful of folk who either run or own pubs around the country, the geography within Ireland doesn’t stop their being a lot of similarities between them. Each of the pubs seems to have a very similar interior décor, they all regard their regular …

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Double Indemnity

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Showing: Sunday 23 March at 7.30pm 
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre

Doorstepping salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) becomes the archetypal schnook caught in a man-trap of greed and gullibility after knocking on the door of Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck, leading with her fringe); his ability to anticipate the moves of accident investigators is the secret weapon in their attempt to off her husband and score a $50,000 payday simultaneously.

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Blancanieves

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Showing: Sunday 30 March at 7.30pm 
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre

In this unique and unforgettable tribute to European silent films, the fairytale of Snow White is transposed with great effect into the world of bullfighting in 1920s Spain. Beautifully shot in black and white and featuring fabulous flamenco music, a very evil stepmother, and a band of bullfighting dwarves, Blancanieves is a magical retelling of a classic story. Carmen is the daughter of a famous bullfighter and is forced to live under the tyrannical rule of her evil stepmother, Encarna. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, where her …

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Le Week End

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Showing: Sunday 6 April at 7.30pm 
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a middle-aged, middle-class couple who visit Paris for a long weekend in hopes of rekindling their relationship or perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Lindsay Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When they accept a dinner invitation from Nick¹s old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address, …

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Shun Li and The Poet

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Showing: Sunday 19 January at 8.00pm 
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre

Two outsiders become unlikely friends in this drama from filmmaker Andrea Segre. Shun Li (Zhao Tao) is a thirtysomething single mother from China who has come to Italy in the hope of providing a better life for herself and her son. However, Shun Li has partnered with an unscrupulous employment agency that shifts her from job to job and makes it difficult for her to pay her fees so she can make enough money to bring her son to Italy. She works as a barmaid in a shabby waterfront tavern in …

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