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Comedy/Family
Thursday 16 January, 11 am

Playing with Fire (PG)

John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key and John Leguizamo are a crew of rugged firefighters who meet their match when they take in three rambunctious kids after rescuing them from a wildfire in this family comedy..

Comedy/Romance
Saturday 25 January, 7.30 pm

Jumanji The Next Level (PG)

Director Jake Kasdan and the gang are back in the sequel to 2017’s runaway hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world’s most dangerous game. Staring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.

Animation/Action/Adventure
Saturday 1 February, 3 pm

Spies in Disguise (PG)

Animated family comedy from Blue Sky studios (Ferdinand) with Will Smith as the voice of the world’s greatest and classiest spy… who gets turned into a pigeon. Co-stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as the young genius responsible for the transformation.

Comedy/Drama/War
Saturday 1 February, 7.30 pm

JoJo Rabbit (M)

WWII black comedy from writer-director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), who also stars as a little boy’s imaginary friend: Adolf Hitler. Winner of the People’s Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival 2019.
The world view of a lonely German boy, a Hitler Youth, is upended when he discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace) in their attic. Aided only by his moronic imaginary friend, Hitler, Jojo starts to confront his blind nationalism.

Drama/Romance
Sunday 2 February, 3 pm

Little Women (G)

A brand new dramatization of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss, and the trials of growing up. Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Eliza Scanlen are the four sisters who come of age in the aftermath of the Civil War in this period drama from Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird).

Biography/Drama
Saturday 15 February, 7.30 pm

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  (PG)

Oscar winner Tom Hanks is Fred Rogers, beloved host and creator of the popular children’s TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood, in this biopic helmed by Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).
A jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys, TV’s The Americans) overcomes his scepticism and learns about empathy and kindness after being assigned a profile of Rogers. Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

Comedy/Drama
France/Japan
Sunday 16 February, 7 pm

The Truth (PG)

After the global success of the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda’s wry and charming new dramedy The Truth pairs French screen icons Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche for the first time. They play a celebrated actress and her estranged daughter, who reunite in Paris upon the release of the former’s memoirs. When the star’s long-suffering assistant unexpectedly quits, the two are forced into an awkward working relationship, where suppressed emotions can no longer be kept in check.

War/Drama
Saturday 22 February, 7.30 pm

1917  (MA15+)

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
Directed by Sam Mendes (Spectre and Skyfall), and co-starring Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, and Mark Strong, 1917 is hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, which captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.

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JAMES CALENDAR

January 2020

  • 16 Thur 11 am
    Comedy/Family
    Playing with Fire (PG)
  • 25 Sat 7.30 pm
    Comedy /Romance
    Jumanji The Next Level (PG)

February

  • 1 Sat 3 pm
    Animation/Action/Adventure
    Spies in Disguise (PG)
  • 1 Sat 7.30 pm
    Comedy/Drama/War
    JoJo Rabbit (M)
  • 2 Sun 3 pm
    Drama/Romance
    Little Women (G)
  • 15 Sat 7.30 pm
    Biography/Drama
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG)
  • 16 Sun 7 pm
    Comedy/Drama
    France/Japan
    The Truth (PG)
  • 22 Sat 7.30 pm
    War/Drama
    1917 (MA15+)
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