What’s On & Booking

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The Roxy is a non-profit community cinema and everyone is welcome. Film admission charges are £4 for members, £3.50 for concessions, £6:50 for guests and £4.50 for guest concessions. Membership is £12 per year, running from Sept-Sept. To keep going we rely on our members, friends and volunteers, and always welcome more. We have a special, free screening of the Disaster Artist for all prospective volunteers on Thursday, September 20th. For further information please visit our website or call us. Doors and bar are open half an hour before the published film time. It’s a good idea to book. You can book online here or payment is still at the box office when you come to the film. Alternatively, call the box office on 07725 051523. The Roxy (and the whole house) can be hired for events, meetings and private screenings. For these, please call Juliet on 07808 806573. For anything else, contact juliet@julietmaclay.com. NB: SOME FILMS START EARLIER THAN USUAL!!

European Film Club
We are continuing with our European films this season. NB: see the earlier start times. We try to speak the language of the film both in the box office and bar (it’s not strict! Don’t be put off if you can’t remember your school French). We screen in the original language with English subtitles.

Tuesday, September 11th 7:30pm
Tous les Matins du Monde (French) (12) FRA 1991 115 mins.
Dir: Alain Corneau. Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle
It is 17th century France and Saint-Colombe, once the most gifted court composer and viola da gamba performer of his time, has withdrawn from the world, teaching only his two daughters. After a young man auditions for him, he is forced to admit that he has found a worthy pupil. Poignant and beautiful, with exquisite music (played by Jordi Savall).

Friday, September 14th 8:30pm
The Shape of Water (15) USA 2018 123 mins.
Dir: Guillermo del Toro. Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer
In del Toro’s magical fantasy, Hawkins stars as a cleaner smitten with a scaly underwater beast in this cold war-era creature feature that melds ravishing romance with B-movie thrills.

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Thursday, September 20th: free screening for prospective volunteers!Anyone interested in volunteering for the Roxy? Please come along at 7:30 on Thursday night for an introduction. We’ll then screen the film at the regular time: 8:30. Regular cinemagoers welcome from 8pm
and Friday September 21st
The Disaster Artist (15) USA 2017 104 mins.
Dir: James Franco. James Franco, Dave Franco
The story behind cult movie The Room (considered to be “the world’s worst ever film”) is brought to life with affection and painstaking detail. The funniest film we’ve seen in 2018 so far.

Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th 8:30pm
The Greatest Showman (PG) USA 2017 105 mins.
Dir: Michael Gracey. Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams
Jackman plays 19th century circus impresario PT Barnum in a crowd-pleasing, cheesy but charming musical film that’s been hugely popular (incidentally the most popular choice for Roxy children’s parties this year).

Friday, October 5th
The Post (12A) USA 2018 116 mins.
Dir: Steven Spielberg. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
In this timely dramatization of the Vietnam war era pre-Watergate scandal, the Washington Post risks everything to expose government lies about the war.

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Thursday, October 11th
Mary Magdalene (12A) UK/USA/AUS 2018 120 mins.
Dir: Garth Davis. Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix
This new film depicts Mary of Magdala as a woman for our time: a proto-feminist who ignores the patriarchal conventions.

Friday, October 12th
The Phantom Thread (15) UK 2018 130 mins.
Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville
In his final film, Day-Lewis reunites with Paul Thomas Anderson to deliver a masterful performance as a society dressmaker beguiled by a young waitress.

European Film Club
Tuesday, October 16th 7:30pm
Das Letzte Mahl (The Last Meal. German) (12A) GER 2017 80 mins.
Dir: Florian Frerichs. Bruno Eyron
On the day Hitler assumes power, an affluent German-Jewish family comes together for dinner. Most of them – like many Germans at the time – do not take the Nazis seriously. When Leah announces her plans to emigrate to Palestine, her family talks her down. But when Michael indicates he’s actually an admirer of the National Socialist Movement, the family is on the brink of being torn apart. A deeply personal and intimate chamber play. One of the lead actors, Daphna Rosenthal, will be present at the screening and will be giving a Q&A afterwards. Daphna was born in Israel and has lived most of her life in Berlin. She has been acting since 1967 and has performed on-stage all around Germany as well as on national TV and on screen.

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Wednesday, October 31st 8:30pm
A Ghost Story (12A) USA 2017 92 mins.
Dir: David Lowery. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara
For our Hallowe’en film, Affleck plays a sheet-wearing spirit trying to connect with Rooney Mara’s widow in this affecting meditation on love, loss and letting go. Audacious, unusual and deadpan.

Thursday, November 1st Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm
The Roxy Presents: The Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow
Join us for an innovative comedy show that blurs the lines between stand-up and theatre. Described as “the perfect blend of erudite and silly” by Glas-Denbury Festival, the Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow will take you on a hilarious journey through life in modern Britain. Confused and frustrated by recent goings-on, three of the UK’s best up and coming comedians set to the task of uncovering and exploring the pillars that underpin our society. Join them as they try to answer the big questions, tell jokes and maybe even build a new utopia! This is a show of satirical alternative stand-up comedy that’s not to be missed.

Friday, November 2nd 8:30pm
Finding your Feet (12A) UK 2018 111 mins.
Dir: Richard Loncraine. Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie
A well-heeled, snobbish woman leaves an unfaithful husband and is forced upon the hospitality of her much less successful sister. A charming tale of late-life second
chances and senior dance classes, led by a veteran British cast. Funny and heart-warming.

European Film Club
Tuesday, November 6th 7:30pm
Couscous (French)
(15) FRA 2007 171 mins.
Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche. Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi
“In a beautifully filmed movie with exactly the right ingredients, an old man realises his dream of opening a restaurant” The Guardian

7–23 November
Into Film Festival
The Into Film Festival is the world’s largest free film festival – a celebration of film & education for 5-19 year olds and their teachers. It aims to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. The Festival provides thousands of free film screenings, activities, workshops and cinema experiences designed to complement the curriculum and provide valuable educational opportunities. For more information please visit www.intofilm.org/festival. The Roxy’s festival screenings will also be on our website.

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Thursday, November 8th and Thursday, November 15th. 8:30pm
The Roxy presents: Wildlife Shorts
Last season’s wildlife screenings were so well received that we have been asked to screen another selection. So, by popular request, Roxy member, Axbridge resident, conservationist and filmmaker Alice Owen returns to present a collection of work from students of UWE Bristol’s MA in Wildlife Filmmaking, in cooperation with the BBC’s Natural History Unit. Some films may be repeated for those who missed them the first time around, and some will be new. The films tackle some of today’s most compelling conservation issues. Bristol is a centre of excellence for natural history programming, so come and see these lovely films, some of which will be introduced by Alice and her fellow filmmakers in person.

Friday, November 9th 8:30pm
Journey’s End (12A) UK 2018 107 mins.
Dir: Saul Dibb. Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany
To mark the anniversary of the ending of WWI, this excellent new film version of R.C. Sherriff’s classic 1928 stage play has been released. It is expertly cast, powerful, heartfelt and superbly acted.

Thursday, November 15th 8:30pm
The Roxy presents: Wildlife Shorts
See above.

Friday, November 16th 8:30pm
Isle of Dogs (PG) USA 2018 101 mins.
Dir: Wes Anderson, Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin
An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy journeys there to rescue his dog Spots. Anderson’s new stop-motion animation is an inspiringly detailed and surprisingly rough-edged treat.

Friday, November 23rd 8:30pm
Crowhurst (12A) UK 2017 103 mins.
Dir: Simon Rumley. Justin Salinger, Amy Loughton
The extraordinary true story of the amateur yachtsman who entered a round-the-world sailing race, became overwhelmed, and tried to fake his co-ordinates to ‘complete’ the race.

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Thursday, November 29th, and Friday, November 30th 8:30pm
3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) USA 2018 115 mins.
Dir: Martin McDonagh. Frances McDormand
In this hugely successful tragicomedy, a vigilante confronts both the police and the tragedy of her daughter’s death by erecting roadside monuments to her grief and rage. Magnificently acted.

European Film Club
Tuesday, December 4th 7:30pm
La Lengua de las Mariposas (Butterfly’s tongue – Spanish)
(15) ESP 1999 96 mins.
Dir: José Luis Cuerda. Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez,
This tender coming-of-age film with a political edge examines the relationship between a teacher and a student in 1936 during the Civil War.

Friday, December 7th 8:30pm
The Happy Prince (15) UK 2018 105 mins.
Dir: Rupert Everett. Rupert Everett, Colin Firth
Directed by and starring Everett, this poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption. Beautifully designed.

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Friday, December 14th 8:30pm
Early Man (PG) UK 2018 89 mins.
Dir: Nick Park. Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston
Aardman’s latest stop-motion epic is a timely story about a stone age English tribe playing football against sophisticated continentals. Lovably, colloquially English -this is a story concerned with Britain’s sense of history and identity. By accident or design, Aardman have made a Brexit film!

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