A crop of the latest releases screening at QUAD this month...
Golden Years (12A)
Refusing to take the loss of their life savings lying down, retired couple Arthur and Martha Goode decide to fight back and take back what is rightfully theirs. The plan is simple: hit a series of banks, steal back their pensions and those of their similarly stricken friends, with enough left on top to save their beloved social club from being turned into a supermarket.
Golden Years (12A) - Monday 13th – Thursday 16th June
A fast paced and stirring biopic based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the first African American athlete to win gold at the Olympic Games. The film charts the pivotal years in Owen’s life and world history, culminating in his triumphant quadruple gold performance at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.
Race (PG) - Friday 17th – Monday 20th June
The Daughter (15)
In the last days of a dying logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father’s Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna. Christian reconnects with his childhood fried Oliver, who has stayed, but as Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte, daughter and father (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart.
The Daughter (15) Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd June
The Nice Guys (15)
Channelling the buddy cop movies of the ‘70s, Ryan Gosling’s single parent private investigator and Russell Crowe’s flabby enforcer stumble into a labyrinthine web stretching from the murder of adult movie star Misty Mountains all the way up to the Department of Justice.
The Nice Guys (15) - Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd June
Versus: The Life And Films Of Ken Loach (12A)
A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of one of Britain’s best filmmaker’s Ken Loach as he prepares to release his latest film I, Daniel Blake at Cannes (winning the prestigious Palme D’Or). Director Louise Osmond was granted exclusive access on set and uses this as a starting point to look at Loach’s career, from his ground breaking TV dramas to award winning feature films. Screening at QUAD on Loach’s 80th Birthday this is more than just a document of his work, but a playful study on the process and struggles of creating such a unique body of work
Versus: The Life And Films OF Ken Loach (12A) Friday 17th – Thursday 24th June
Knight Of Cups (cert tbc)
After being known as a reclusive filmmaker who didn’t make a film for 20 years, Director Terrence Malick has recently become practically prolific. Rick (Christian Bale) is a Hollywood writer pursuing a vapid lifestyle while he navigates an existential crisis; seen through his relationships with his father, brother and a long parade of beautiful actresses.
Knight Of Cups - Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd June
Embrace Of The Serpent (12A) S
Karamakate, a warrior shaman knows how to find the mysterious and psychedelic Yakruna plant; for some it has life-saving properties, for others it is a commodity waiting to be exploited. Two scientists enlist him on an epic adventure into the heart of the Columbian. This Oscar nominated film is seen through Karamakate’s eyes, bearing witness to colonialism, religion and the exploitation of rubber, that affect indigenous traditions and the environment to which they are inextricably linked.***** 5 Stars” – The Guardian
Embrace Of The Serpent (12A) S - Friday 24th – Thursday 30th June
The Girl King (15) S
Raised as a prince under a conservative Lutherian court, Queen Kristina grows up with ideas for modernising Sweden and bringing an end to war. Begining her rule at 18 she is quickly faced with choosing between her country, a new male suitor, her people and her religion. Fighting for her country she chooses to take control of her destiny and to find the freedom she desires.
The Girl King (15) S - Friday 24th – Monday 27th June
Learning To Drive (15)
Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author coping with the dissolution of her marriage; Darwan (Sir Ben Kingsley) is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. Wendy is trying to reclaim her independence and decides to learn to drive so hires Darwan to teach her and their unlikely friendship starts to bring out the best in each other.
Learning To Drive (15) - Friday 24th – Thursday 30th June
Where To Invade Next (15)
Agitator Michael Moore is back with a provocative comedy in which he will stop at nothing in making America great again! Just in time for election season, Moore confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places..
Where To Invade Next (15) - Friday 1st – Thursday 7th July
Cine Kids screenings
Robinson Crusoe (PG)
On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his animal friends in paradise. But Tuesday wants to discover the world. When a traveller is shipwrecked on the shore, he sees this Robinson Crusoe as his ticket off the island.
Robinson Crusoe (PG) - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June
Supportive Environment Screening: Robinson Crusoe (PG) Thursday 23rd June at 11:00am
Captain America: Civil War (12A)
When there are no more villains to fight, the heroes turn on themselves! It’s Team Cap vs Team Iron Man with guest appearances from a whole swath of Avengers including The Falcon, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Vision, War Machine plus new first appearances from Black Panther and a certain web-slinger!
Captain America: Civil War (12A) - Friday 24th – Sunday 26th June