The Railway Children Return

  Dir. Morgan Matthews, starring Jenny Agutter, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith 1 hour 35 minutes, PG. Set in 1944, this much-anticipated sequel to The Railway Children follows the adventures of three children who are evacuated from Manchester to a village in West Yorkshire, with a railway station.  The war finds its way even into this […]

Last Night in Soho

  Dir Edgar Wright, stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp 1 hour 56 minutes, 18. “A deliciously twisted journey back into London’s swinging past” (Mark Kermode in the Guardian). A psychological horror film about a young girl who moves from her home in Cornwall to study fashion design in London. […]

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

  Dir Michael Showalter, starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield 2 hours 6 minutes, 12A. Tammy Faye Bakker’s preposterously made-up face and tarantula eyelashes were an icon for decades to right wing religious Americans, as she and her televangelist husband Jim Bakker siphoned millions of dollars in “pledges” from the faithful to fund their hilariously […]

Phantom of the Open

  Dir Craig Roberts, stars Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans 146 minutes, 12A. Based on the true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a shipyard crane operator who managed to blag his way into that snootiest of events, the British Open – despite barely knowing how to play.  Mark Rylance plays Flitcroft as a likeable […]

3:10 to Yuma

  Dir James Mangold, starring Christian Bale, Russell Crowe 2 hours 2 minutes, Cert R. This gripping update of a classic film stars Crowe and Bale as two unique individuals, pitted on opposite sides of the law in a tense race to-the-finish drama. Crowe is a cold-blooded killer who must be delivered to the little […]

The Rescue

  Dir Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin 114 minutes, 12A. Devon Cave Rescue introduce the film, bringing their special training and skills to enhance our appreciation of what an extraordinary challenge was involved.   This compelling documentary follows the Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand of 2018, about a group of Thai boys who […]

Belfast

  Dir. Kenneth Branagh, starring Judi Dench, Catriona Balfe, Ciaran Hinds 1 hour 38 minutes, PG 13. Based partly on Branagh’s personal memories of growing up, Belfast was nominated for seven Oscars and won Best Original Screenplay.   Buddy’s growing up in Belfast on a street of mixed Protestants and Catholics, friends and neighbours who […]

Petite Maman

  Dir Celine Sciamma, stars Josephine and Gabrielle Sanz 1 hour 15 minutes, U. Mark Kermode writes “Whether you are six or sixty, this astonishingly insightful and heartbreakingly hopeful cinematic poem will pierce your heart, broaden your mind and gladden your soul, even as you wipe away tears”.  After the death of her much-loved grandmother, […]

The Alpinist

  Dir Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen 1 hour 22 minutes, 12A. Marc-Andre Leclerc was a Canadian solo climber – he used no ropes – and preferred to stay away from the public eye whilst making some of the boldest and most dangerous first ascents in history. This documentary follows him into the remote mountains […]

Wurlitza Presents – A silent film and live music double bill

  Wurlitza – Debut Performance of “The Kid” AS PART OF THE 2022 CHAGFORD FILM FESTIVAL WURLITZA WILL BE PERFORMING THEIR DEBUT OF THE 1921 CHARLIE CHAPLIN FILM “THE KID”. This is a fantastic opportunity for existing fans, and the newly curious, to become a part of Wurlitza history. Some Background In 10 days’ time […]