December Mesrine: Killer Instinct (15) Contemporary Films Monday Evenings September - December 2009 7 December Dir Jean Francois Richet France 2008 113min Action/Biography Language French Vincent Cassel, Cecile De France, Gerard Depardieu, Giles Lellouche Roy Dupuis September 7 My Sister’s Keeper (12A) The true story of gangster Jacques Mesrine, the most notorious criminal in France. This two 14 The End of the Line (PG) part drama follows the life of “The man with 1000 faces”. The first instalment creates the base 21 Public Enemies (15) of Jacques Mesrine’s character; from his youth 28 Girl Cut In Two (15) as a devoted soldier serving in the Algerian war to his seduction by the charm of Sixties October 5 Is Anybody There? (15) Paris. Supervised by Guido, the handsome and 12 Kisses (15) charming Mesrine soon works his way up the 19 Telstar (15) criminal ladder, and then flees to Canada with 26 Broken Embraces (15) his lover. November 2 Sunshine Cleaning (15) Mesrine: Public Enemy No 1 (15) 9 Paris 36 (12A) 14 December 16 Home (15) Dir Jean Francois Richet France 2008 133min Action/Biography 23 Moon (15) Language French/English 30 Coco Before Chanel (15) Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Samuel le Bihan The second installment continues the escapades of Jacques Mesrine as he escapes from prison December 7 Mesrine: Killer Instinct (15) with fellow convict Francois Besse. Helped by his sexy girlfriend Sylvie, Mesrine gains more 14 Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 (15) confidence by robbing two Tickets: Adult £5.65 Concessions £4.65 banks in the space of a single hour, but he underestimates the A wide selection of refreshments are available at the cinema determination of police officer including cold drinks, popcorn, sweets, ices and more. Broussard, who will stop at nothing to detain his man. The Studio Cinema, Knutsford Civic Centre, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 0PE 01565 633005 The Studio Cinema is owned and run by Cheshire East Council. It is a modern www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/cinemas 180-seat cinema, equipped to the highest standard, including recently upgraded luxury seating and the latest projection and Dolby sound systems. The Cinema provides a full year round programme of films, including a Join our free mailing list Monday evening Art House season that complements the best of the latest Leave your name and address at the box office or call us on THE STUDIO commercial releases. 01565 633005. For details of the current programme, call 01565 633005 or visit Cheshire Available for hire: East’s website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/cinemas Cranford Suite: 250-seat multi-function hall (suitable for all major CONTEMPORARY FILM SEASON Performance times may vary, so please check prior to the performance. functions, activities, meetings and exhibitions). Please note that all programme details were correct on going to press. Tatton Room: 80-seat multi-purpose room (suitable for exercise Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, it is unavoidable that changes have to be made at short notice to the film programme. based activities, meetings, children’s birthday parties and other Please check before travelling. functions). Both available with kitchen and bar facilities if required. Aug09/8 www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/cinemas September October November My Sister’s Keeper (12A) Is Anybody There? (12A) Sunshine Cleaning (15) 7 September 5 October 2 November Dir Nick Cassavetes USA 2009 109min Drama Dir John Crowley UK 2008 95min Drama Dir Christine Jeffs USA 2008 102min Comedy/Drama Language English Language English Language English Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Jason Patric, Sofia Vassilieva. Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Thelma Barlow, Leslie Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn After their daughter Kate is stricken with leukaemia, a couple conceives a younger sister, Anna, Phillips SUNSHINE CLEANERS follows a 30-year-old woman who has squandered her life’s potential on who can provide a donor match, but the family is torn apart when, after years of medical Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing dead-end relationships and her younger sister who is trying to find her way in the world. The procedures, the healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the right to decide how her body up in an old people’s home run by his parents. While his mother struggles to keep the family sisters find meaning and understanding through an unlikely enterprise, their own crime scene is used. business afloat, and his father copes with the onset of mid-life crisis, Edward is busy tape- cleanup business. recording the elderly residents to try and discover what happens when they die. Increasingly The End of the Line (15) obsessed with ghosts and the afterlife, Edward’s is a rather lonely existence until he meets Paris 36 (12A) 14 September Clarence, the latest recruit to the home, a retired magician with a liberating streak of anarchy. 9 November Dir Rupert Murray UK 2009 86min Documentary Language English Dir Christophe Barratier France 2008 120min Musical/Drama Sound the global alarm. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing at the current rate, the Kisses (15) Language French planet will run out of seafood by 2048 with catastrophic consequences. Based on the book by 12 October Gerard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nara Arnezender, Pierre Richard Charles Clover, “THE END OF THE LINE” explores the devastating effect that overfishing is having Dir Lance Daly Ireland/Sweden 2008 72mins Drama In the troubled, strike-ridden year of 1936, a band of French performers and back-stage workers on fish stocks and the health of our oceans. With Clover as his guide, Sundance veteran Rupert Language English gets together to occupy and run a suburban Parisian music hall that has been closed down by a Murray criss-crosses the globe, examining what is causing the dilemma and what can be done Kelly O’Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe, Neili Conroy, David Bendito gangster-businessman in league with local fascists and the police. to solve it. On the fringes of Dublin, Kylie and Dylan live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and prospects of escape. Following a violent altercation with his father, Dylan decides to run Home (15) Public Enemies (15) away from home with Kylie. Together, they embark to the magical night-time lights of inner-city 16 November 21 September Dublin to search for Dylan’s brother, and the possibility of a new life. As the night wears on, Dir Ursula Meier Switzerland 2008 97min Drama Dir Michael Mann USA 2009 140min Action however, the two kids must somehow survive the darker side of Dublin. Language French Language English Isabelle Huppert, Oliver Gourmet, Adelaide Leroux, Madeleine Budd, Kacey Mottet Johnny Depp, Christain Bale, Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Crudup Telstar (15) Klein The story of legendary outlaw John Dillinger; the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids 19 October The family live in an isolated house next to a motorway that has remained unopened for over made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Dir Nick Moran UK 2008 119min Biography/Drama 10 years. The children cycle their bicycles up and down the empty tarmac, Michel plans to finish Purvis and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. No one could stop Dillinger and Language English the swimming pool in the garden and for miles around there is no-one, just empty fields and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost Con o’Neill, Kevin Spacey, Pam ferris, J.J.Feild, James Corden, Tom Burke the peaceful countryside. Until one day when the inevitable happens and the family are brought everyone from his girlfriend Billie to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks Set against a backdrop of early 60’s London, TELSTAR is the story of the world’s first independent face to face with an outside world they had tried to escape from. that had plunged the country into the Depression. record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal early success with TELSTAR the biggest selling record of its time before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and Moon (15) Girl Cut in Two (15) paranoia forced him into murder and suicide. 23 November 28 September Dir Duncan Jones USA 2008 97Min Sci-Fi Dir Claude Chabrol Germany/France 2007 115min Drama/Thriller Language Broken Embraces (15) Language English French 26 October Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Benedict Wong, Malcolm Stewart, Matthew Berry Ludivine Sagnier, Benoit Magimel, Francois Berleand, Mathilda May Dir Pedro Almodovar Spain 2009 129min Drama/Thriller Language Spanish Sam Bell is an employee contracted by the company Lunar to mine on the moon the natural gas A French TV weather girl is torn between an older man, a famous married author whom she Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo, Jose Luis Gomez, Tamar Novas, Ruben Helium 3, which could reverse Earth’s energy crisis. Sam is stationed at the lunar base Selene loves but who won’t leave his wife and the semi-deranged young heir to an industrial fortune Ochanidiano with only a robot named Gertie (voiced by Kevin Spacey), but two weeks before completing who loves her. In the end she gets married to the younger man, but he starts to become A drama set in the 1990’s, but shot with a ‘50s noir sensibility. The action of the movie unfolds his three year assignment, he begins feeling out of place. An extraction goes wrong, and Sam obsessed with her love for his rival. in two periods: flashing back and forth between the present day and 1994. In the film a movie suspects Lunar of trying to replace him as he realizes someone else is on the Moon. director writes, lives and loves in darkness. Fourteen years before, he was in a brutal car crash on the island of Lanzarotte. In the accident, he didn’t lose only his sight; he also lost Lena (Penelope Coco before Chanel (12A) Cruz), the love of his life. 30 November Dir Anne Fontaine France 2009 105min Biography/Drama Language French Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain Based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux entitled “L’Irreguliere”, the film examines the life and career of renowned fashion designer Coco Chanel. The film stars Audrey Tautou playing Chanel and is directed by Anne Fontaine.