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    Sat 23 & Wed 27 May 2015 at 3.00pm

    Tip (Rihanna) is a canny teenager who somehow avoided capture when the world was conquered by aliens. She accidentally befriends Oh, a rascally young alien outcast, and the pair begin a fun, action-packed odyssey in DreamWorks’ latest animated blockbuster.

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    A Royal Night Out

    (12A)

    Fri 22 to Thu 28 May daily at 7.30pm

    BRIDESHEAD REVISITED director Julian Jarrold’s latest is based on the true story of the Princesses Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bel Powley) who went out on the town incognito on the night World War II ended. The excitement and danger provide a highly entertaining, fictitiously eye-opening narrative.

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    Cinderella

    (U)

    Sun 24 & Mon 25 & Tue 26 & Thu 28 May at 3.00pm

    Branagh brings CINDERELLA back to the big screen for Disney, blending elegant visual effects with an outstanding cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Lily James, Hayley Atwell and Richard Madden.

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    Shaun The Sheep Movie

    (U)

    Fri 29 & Sat 30 May at 3.00pm

    Based the beloved TV series, SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE is the latest stop-motion extravaganza from Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit). Shaun must rescue the farmer from the big city after getting into a bit of a pickle with a caravan and a very steep hill. Hilarious, and back by popular demand.

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    Mad Max Fury Road [2D]

    (15)

    Fri 29 & Sat 30 May at 7.30pm, Sun 31 May at 3.00pm, Mon 1 & Tue 2 June at 7.30pm, Wed 3 June at 3.00pm, Thu 4 June at 7.30pm

    Tom Hardy replaces Mel Gibson as the eponymous Max Rockatansky in director George Miller’s fourth MAD MAX outing which proves well worth the wait. Max joins a band of renegades fleeing across the post-apocalyptic wastelands, led by elite Imperator Furiosa (Theron).

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    Far From the Madding Crowd

    (12A)

    Sun 31 May & Wed 3 June at 7.30pm

    This new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s most famous novel has become a veritable arthouse hit! Carey Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene, the wilful 19th-century beauty courted by a distinctly disparate trio of male suitors including Michael Sheen’s bachelor William Boldwood, Schoenaerts’ gentle shepherd Gabriel Oak and Tom Sturridge’s dashing and dangerous soldier Sergeant Troy. Great performances all round, beautiful photography, a wonderful film!

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    Spooks: The Greater Good

    (15)

    Fri 5 & Sat 6 June at 7.30pm, Sun 7 June at 3.00pm, Mon 8 June at 7.30pm, Wed 10 June at 3.00pm, Thu 11 June at 7.30pm

    In this spin-off from the BBC’s enduring and much loved spy series, fast-moving drama and high-octane mistrust are enhanced by stunning twists. Qasim, a terrorist mastermind (Elyes Gabel), escapes from MI5’s custody on boss Harry Pearce’s watch. When Harry (Firth) disappears, agents Will (Harrington) and June (Middleton) must both find him and recapture Qasim, who’s planning a massive attack in London. The result is a deadly game of cat and mouse in which the sta

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    Force Majeure

    (15)

    Sat 6 June at 3.00pm, Sun 7 & Wed 10 June at 7.30pm

    Ruben Östlund’s socially provocative and darkly humorous film reflects on the tenuous bonds that keep well-heeled couple Tomas (Kuhnke) and Ebba (Loven Kongsli) and their children functioning as a family unit. The family are on a skiing holiday when an avalanche threatens to engulf them all, and Tomas abandons them to run to safety.

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    London Road

    (15)

    Film Premiere on Tue 9 June 2015 at 6.45pm

    The feature film adaptation of the remarkable, ground-breaking LONDON ROAD reunites the award-winning original NT team with an ensemble cast including Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy. LONDON ROAD documents the events that shook the Suffolk town of Ipswich in 2006. Film Premiere on Tue 9 June 2015 at 6.45pm, followed by Live Satellite Q&A

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    Danny Collins

    (15)

    Fri 12 & Sat 13 June at 7.30pm, Sun 14 June at 3.00pm, Tue 16 at 7.30pm, Wed 17 June at 3.00pm, Thu 18 June at 7.30pm

    Inspired by the true story of a folk singer who belatedly discovered an unopened letter of encouragement that John Lennon had sent him decades before, this humorous redemption tale stars Al Pacino as a rock star whose sardonic manager (Christopher Plummer) suddenly delivers just such a missive. The hilariously vain and creatively bankrupt Danny then tries to rediscover his long-lost talent by holing up in a suburban hotel where the manager (Bening) provides help as well as romantic spi

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    Phoenix

    (12A)

    Sat 13 June at 3.00pm, Mon 15 & Wed 17 June at 7.30pm

    Post-war Germany. Her face disfigured by her experiences in Auschwitz, Nelly (Nina Hoss), a Jewish singer, undergoes reconstructive surgery in Berlin. After the bandages are removed, she searches for her pianist husband Johnny (Zehrfeld, Hoss’ co-star in multi-award-winning BARBARA, 2012), who may have betrayed her to the Nazis to save his own skin. Johnny doesn’t recognise her, and asks her to impersonate the wife he believes is dead in an attempt to claim her inheritance.&

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    The Look of Silence

    (15)

    Only on Sunday 14 June 2015 at 6.00pm

    Plus Live Satellite Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer + Special Guest Only on Sunday 14 June 2015 at 6.00pm Documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning follow-up to his Oscar-nominated THE ACT OF KILLING returns to the bloodstained legacy of Indonesia’s 1965 genocide. THE LOOK OF SILENCE begins with the story of Ramli, one of thousands murdered during the ‘anti-Communist’ purges. H

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    Jurassic World [2D]

    (12A TBC)

    Fri 19 June at 7.30pm, Sat 20 June at 3.00pm & 7.30pm, Sun 21 June at 12.30pm & 3.45pm – please note start times! Mon 22 to Thu 25 June daily at 7.30pm, Wed 24 June also at 3.00pm

    More than two decades after Steven Spielberg’s ground-breaking original we return to Isla Nublar, now a dinosaur theme park, albeit with declining revenues. To attract more visitors, over-zealous operations manager Claire Dearing introduces the genetically created Indominus rex who escapes to wreak havoc and cause panic amongst the tourists – which include Dearing’s young nephews

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    Queen and Country

    (12A TBC)

    Fri 26 June at 6.45pm – please note start time! Sat 27 June at 7.30pm, Sun 28 June at 3.00pm, Mon 29 & Tue 30 June at 7.30pm, Wed 1 July at 3.00pm, Thu 2 July at 7.30pm

    Writer-director John Boorman’s long awaited sequel to 1987’s HOPE AND GLORY follows the now 18-year-old Bill Rohan (charismatic newcomer Turner) as he’s conscripted into the army. Bill and his mate, working-class rogue Percy fall foul of their officers (including David Thewlis and Richard E. Grant) with pranks and badly timed insubordination.

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    Samba

    (15)

    Sun 28 June & Wed 1 July at 7.30pm

    Directors and co-writers Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano follow their huge 2011 international hit UNTOUCHABLE with another odd-couple tale, again starring that film’s Omar Sy. Here he plays the titular Samba, a hard-working illegal immigrant facing deportation back to Senegal.

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    Timbuktu

    (12A)

    Sat 4 July at 3.00pm, Sun 5 & Wed 8 July at 7.30pm

    Celebrated auteur Abderrahmane Sissako (BAMAKO) added considerably to his awards cabinet with this Oscar-nominated film, a beautiful but damning critique of religious fundamentalism told through the experiences of cattle farmer Kidane (Ahmed), his wife Satima (Kiki) and their family.

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    Spy

    (15)

    Fri 3 & Sat 4 July at 7.30pm, Wed 8 July at 3.00pm, Thu 9 July at 7.30pm

    Hilarious 007 spoof! Consciously inspired by Bond movies, writer-director Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS) now casts his favourite star, Melissa McCarthy, as smart-mouthed CIA analyst Susan, who volunteers to go into the field on a desperate quest to recover a rogue nuclear device.

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    Argerich

    (PG)

    Sun 5 July at 3.00pm, Tue 7 July at 7.30pm

    Featuring: Martha Argerich, Stephen Kovacevitch. France/Switzerland 2013. 100mins. French with English subtitles. This intimate biopic of world-renowned, Argentine-born classical pianist Martha Argerich was compiled by her photographer daughter Stéphanie, from decades’ worth of home videos combined with contemporary interviews and much mesmerising concert footage.

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    Mr Holmes

    (PG TBC)

    Fri 10 & Sat 11 July at 7.30pm, Sun 12 July at 3.00pm, Mon 13 & Tue 14 July at 7.30pm, Wed 15 July at 3.00pm

    In 1947 an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote Sussex farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees and writing his journals, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger.

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    The Connection

    (15)

    Sat 11 July at 3.00pm, Sun 12 & Wed 15 July at 7.30pm

    Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST) is a squeaky-clean magistrate and reformed gambler who wages a lengthy one-man war against the gangsters exporting massive quantities of heroin to America from their base in Marseille. A fascinating take on the other end of William Friedkin’s celebrated THE FRENCH CONNECTION, the intensely character-driven narrative pits Dujardin’s Pierre Michel against mafia kingpin Gaëtan ‘Tany’ Zampa.

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