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WHAT'S ON

Fri 13th, Sun 15th, Mon 16th & Thurs 19th July
Four lifelong friends have their worlds changed by Fifty Shades of Grey in this sophisticated romantic comedy. At their book club, recent widow Diane (Diane Keaton); carefree Vivian (Jane Fonda); divorcee Sharon (Candice Bergen) and long-married Carol (Mary Steenburgen) find inspiration in the infamous erotic thriller – catapulting them into a string of outrageous choices, as they chase pleasures that have hitherto eluded them.

Sat 14th, Tues 17th & Thurs 19th July
Hereditary is being hailed a modern horror masterpiece. After a family tragedy, Annie’s (a terrific Toni Collette) family begins to unravel increasingly alarming secrets about their ancestry – and must then outrun a sinister inherited fate. In a remarkable feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a terrifying nightmare vision of domestic breakdown that pushes the horror movie into bloodcurdling new terrain.

Weds 18th July
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Fri 20th to Mon 23rd July
This heartfelt period drama is based on a true story. During World War II, 12-year-old Tom (Art Parkinson) accompanies his vet father to Belfast Zoo each day, until his father is called up and Tom himself must care for the animals including Buster the elephant, with whom he forms a particular bond. But as air raids loom, Tom must hatch a daring plan to save him.

Fri 20th to Thurs 26th July (excluding Mon 23rd)

Rupert Everett wrote, directs and stars in this superb biopic about the last days of Oscar Wilde. Exiled to Naples and Paris after his release from prison, Wilde recalls his both past whilst facing a painful present. Following the 50-year anniversary of decriminalisation, The Happy Prince is a timely reminder of the hypocrisy with which society then treated homosexuality, with a magnificent performance by Everett as Wilde.

Sat 21st July
Doris Day is a spirited, rambunctious Calamity Jane in David Butler’s classic musical. Jane is as hardy and handy with a gun as any man, but when a glamorous Chicago singer arrives in her Deadwood saloon, she finds she has a rival for a handsome lieutenant’s attentions… Co-starring Howard Keel, Calamity Jane is broad, colourful and gloriously soundtracked; with songs including the Oscar-winning ‘Secret Love’.

Sun 22nd July

A nostalgic, iconic classic, starring the late John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd as the ‘Blues Brothers’, who must reunite their old band to save their former orphanage from closure. Can they deliver the cash on time? Full of guest stars including R&B stars James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, and enjoyable daft, shaggy humour, it’s a joy to watch.

Mon 23rd July

Constructed from 100 years of footage from the BFI National Archive, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright’s (For Those in Peril) Arcadia is a captivating and exhilarating study of Britain’s shifting, contradictory relationship to its land. Drawing on a variety of cinematic inspirations, the film travels through metaphorical ‘seasons’ of 20th century history against a grand, expressive score by Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory.

Tues 24th to Thurs 26th July
One of Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki’s most universally celebrated films, the dazzling, surreally imaginative animation Spirited Away follows a young girl through a fantastical landscape. In the middle of her family’s move to the suburbs, 10-year-old Chihiro wanders into a world ruled by witches and monsters, where humans are changed into animals and nothing is as it seems.

Thurs 26th July
Diane Kruger gives a Cannes Best Actress award-winning performance in Fatih Akin’s (Head-On) riveting, Golden Globe-winning thriller. When her family is affected by a terrible crime, Katja’s (Kruger) life falls apart. Struggling to cope, she becomes obsessed with finding the perpetrators, taking part in a politically charged trial that pushes her to a moral crisis in her desperation for both justice and revenge.

Fri 27th, Sat 28th & Mon 30th July
Sarah Francis (Beattie Edmonson) is a young woman in a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after, so she’s not exactly thrilled to be left her grandmother chaotic, spoilt pug dog Patrick. But might this four-legged interloper help turn her life around? Also featuring Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Scarborough, Patrick is an upbeat, charming and very likeable British romantic comedy.

Fri 27th, Sat 28th, Mon 30th July, Tues 31st & Thurs 2nd August

Every con has its pros. Queens unite in Ocean’s 8, a slick, funny and stylish all-female heist caper starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter as the unstoppable crooks aiming to pull off the steal of the century – a necklace (worth over 150 million dollars), from New York’s annual Met Gala.