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Screenings are in line with our COVID Safety Plan, which means reduced numbers, only using certain seats, on-line bookings and reduced cash handling. To ensure that you get a ticket, please book online here.

Drama/Comedy
Saturday 30 January, 7.30 pm

Misbehaviour (M)

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience witnessed the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. Starring Keira Knightley, with Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear.

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Comedy (French with English subtitles)
Sunday 31 January, 3 pm

How to be a Good Wife (M)

Three of France’s most endearing leading ladies – Juliette Binoche, Noémie Lvovsky and Yolande Moreau – star in How to be a Good Wife, the eagerly anticipated new comedy by César-winner Martin Provost (Séraphine, The Midwife).
It’s 1967. The immaculate and morally upright Paulette Van Der Beck (the ever-exquisite Binoche) and her husband Robert have been running Van der Beck’s School of Housekeeping and Good Manners in the lush regions of Alsace for over two decades, with the help of Paulette’s eccentric stepsister Gilberte (Moreau) and the school’s communist-fearing, ex-Resistance nun Marie-Therese. Their mission is to train teenagers to become perfect housewives.
After an accident turns clockwork order into chaos, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of financial ruin. Forced to assume executive responsibilities, she is flustered even more by an encounter with her long-lost first love, André (Edouard Baer), who becomes relentless in his desire to rekindle their romance. Meanwhile, a sweeping nationwide protest movement is transforming society around them, encouraging the school’s pupils to challenge authority and question their own desires and beliefs.
Striking a near-magical tone that’s both satirical and tender, this tale of solidarity looks set to become one of the year’s biggest comedic hits.

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JAMES CALENDAR

January 2021

  • 30 Sat 7.30 pm
    Drama/Comedy
    Misbehaviour (M)
  • 31 Sun 3 pm
    Comedy
    How to be a Good Wife (M)
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