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JUST MERCY Movie Events available from Thursday January 23
A powerful and thought-provoking true story - `Just Mercy` follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard - Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead - he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation - with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first - and most incendiary - cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx) - who - in 1987 - was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl - despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow - Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter - and others like him - with the odds and the system stacked against them.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Movie Events available from Thursday January 23
Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism - based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers - he overcomes his skepticism - learning about empathy - kindness - and decency from America`s most beloved neighbor.
SEBERG Movie Events available from Thursday January 30
Inspired by true events - SEBERG tells the story of Breathless star and darling of the French New Wave Jean Seberg - who in the late 1960s was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO. Seberg`s political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal made her a target of the FBI`s ruthless attempts to disrupt - discredit and expose the Black Power movement. An ambitious young FBI agent - Jack Solomon - is assigned to watch her - only to find his fate dangerously interwoven with her own Stewart is off the charts Time The finest performance of her career Film Inquiry A sleek and glossy thriller The Hollywood Reporter
EMMA Movie Events available from Thursday February 13
Jane Austen`s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending - is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome - clever - and rich - Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up - Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
RICHARD JEWELL Movie Events available from Thursday February 13
Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events - `Richard Jewell` is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes. The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days - the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI`s number one suspect - vilified by press and public alike - his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent - anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant - Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI - GBI and APD to clear his client`s name - while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him. TDirected by Clint Eastwood and based on true events - Richard Jewell is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes. The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days - the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI`s number one suspect - vilified by press and public alike - his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent - anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant - Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI - GBI and APD to clear his client`s name - while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him. The film stars Oscar winners Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing - Missouri) as Watson Bryant and Kathy Bates (Misery - TV`s American Horror Story) as Richard`s mom - Bobi - Jon Hamm (Baby Driver) as the lead FBI investigator - Olivia Wilde (Life Itself) as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs - and Paul Walter Hauser (I - Tonya) stars as Richard Jewell. Oscar winner Eastwood directed from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) - based on the Vanity Fair article American NightmareThe Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner. Eastwood also produced under his Malpaso banner - alongside Tim Moore - Jessica Meier - Kevin Misher - Leonardo DiCaprio - Jennifer Davisson and Jonah Hill.
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN Movie Events available from Thursday February 20
Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester - THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness - genius - and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious - and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled - but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions. However - by `crowd sourcing` the work - that is - by enlisting definitions from people all over the world - the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades. As definitions were collected - the overseeing committee - led by Professor Murray - discovered that one man - Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn) - had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honoring him - a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor - an American Civil War veteran - was a convicted murderer and being held at an asylum for the criminally insane.
CALL OF THE WILD Movie Events available from Thursday February 20
Adapted from the beloved literary classic - THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck - a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team--and later its leader--Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime - ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. The Call of the Wild (2020) is the new adventure movie starring Harrison Ford - Dan Stevens and Colin Woodell.
MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS Movie Events available from Thursday February 27
Set in the late 1920`s - MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS honours the heightened exoticisms of the murder mystery genre as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher - lady detective - escapes the small screen and takes off on a global adventure - via romantic wayside stops in the Far East - glamorous sojourns in the mansions of London - and a battle to survive the rolling sands of the Arabian Desert long enough to find the missing treasure - solve numerous murders and break all aviation records as she wings her way home again!
MILITARY WIVES Movie Events available from Thursday March 12
The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo recruits A-listers Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan to lead this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war - and the power of the music that saved them. The life of a military wife can be thankless. Separated from loved ones - their suffering and sacrifice go unnoticed while they live with the dread of a fateful knock on the door. But Kate (Scott Thomas) - finds freedom in song and persuades a ragtag group of women on the base to form the Military Wives Choir. Finding their voice together - the misfit choir put two fingers up to stuffy military tradition - anti-war protestors and their own personal differences. As friendships flourish - even the sceptical rebel and rocker Lisa (Horgan) - is transformed by the choir`s friendship - humour and courage. Inspired by a true-life global phenomenon - Military Wives portrays ordinary women in unbelievably testing circumstances - who find courage in the cathartic power of singing together. The luminous cast belts out pop hits and rock anthems - empowering everyone to overcome their fears together.
NO TIME TO DIE 007 Movie Events available from Thursday April 09
In No Time To Die - Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected - leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.