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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,
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  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.

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