The Day The Earth Stood Still

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  • DATE: Friday, 12 May, 2017
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • FILM STARTS: 7.30pm
  • GENRE: Drama|Sci-Fi
  • CERTIFICATE: U
  • RUNNING TIME: 88m
  • LANGUAGE: English

All of Washington, D.C., is thrown into a panic when an extraterrestrial spacecraft lands near the White House. Out steps Klaatu (Michael Rennie, in a role intended for Claude Rains), a handsome and soft-spoken interplanetary traveler, whose “bodyguard” is Gort (Lock Martin), a huge robot who spews forth laser-like death rays when danger threatens. After being wounded by an overzealous soldier, Klaatu announces that he has a message of the gravest importance for all humankind, which he will deliver only when all the leaders of all nations will agree to meet with him. World politics being what they are in 1951, Klaatu’s demands are turned down and he is ordered to remain in the hospital, where his wounds are being tended. Klaatu escapes, taking refuge in a boarding house, where he poses as one “Mr. Carpenter” (one of the film’s many parallels between Klaatu and Christ). There the benign alien gains the confidence of a lovely widow (Patricia Neal) and her son, Bobby (Billy Gray), neither of whom tumble to his other-worldly origins, and seeks out the gentleman whom Bobby regards as “the smartest man in the world” — an Einstein-like scientist, Dr. Barnhardt (Sam Jaffe). The next day, at precisely 12 o’clock, Klaatu arranges for the world to “stand still” — he shuts down all electrical power in the world, with the exception of essentials like hospitals and planes in flight. Synopsis from www.rottentomatoes.com

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I, Daniel Blake

I, DANIEL BLAKE: Special fundraiser in aid of
the Wireless in Wales Museum

Gwefr Heb Wifrau – Wireless in Wales, a charitable trust, is a small radio museum with a difference. With its emphasis on the history of Broadcasting in Wales, the influence of broadcasting on our national identity and the contribution of the Welsh to the development of wireless technology it is unique. It has an interesting collection of old radio equipment and books as well as educational and informative displays. The Museum is based around the collection of the late David Evan Jones and was opened just a few weeks after his death in 2008.  In 2013 we were officially Accredited by CyMAL a Welsh Government Agency.

  • DATE: Friday, 28 April, 2017
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • FILM STARTS: 7.30pm
  • GENRE: Drama
  • CERTIFICATE: 15
  • RUNNING TIME: 100m
  • LANGUAGE: English

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers. Synopsis from www.rottentomatoes.com

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Absolutely Fabulous

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  • DATE: Friday, 24 March, 2017
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • FILM STARTS: 7.30pm
  • GENRE: Comedy | Crime
  • CERTIFICATE: 15
  • RUNNING TIME: 87m
  • LANGUAGE: English

Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more! Synopsis from www.imdb.com

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Mustang

This film is being shown to coincide with: The Women’s World Day of Prayer on March 3rd and International Women’s Day on March 8th

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  • DATE: Wednesday, 08 March, 2017
  • DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
  • FILM STARTS: 7.30pm
  • GENRE: Drama
  • CERTIFICATE: 15
  • RUNNING TIME: 95m
  • LANGUAGE: English

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Synopsis from www.imdb.com

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