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.

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What’s new this season?
Starting with Mary Shelley on February 5th, we will be screening at least one period drama or film of historical interest for the benefit of the August 2020 performance of the Axbridge pageant. You can also watch the 2010 pageant here on 10th April. We are also re-scheduling the Phantom Thread again this year, after a faulty film prevented the Autumn screening.
Thursday, 10th and Friday, 11th January 8:30pm
Mamma Mia: Here we go again
(PG) UK 2018 96 mins (subtitled)
Dir: Ol Parker. Lily James, Amanda Seyfried
More of the Abba soundtrack and the warm weather to cheer everyone up in the middle of winter.

Sunday, 13th January Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm
Dylan Squared Tickets £5, available directly from Les Stanley on 07885 249331
An evening of Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan songs, presented by Roland Jones, and organised by Les Stanley, who writes:
“Dylan Squared was conceived at The Green Man Festival when I heard Roland playing guitar, quoting Dylan Thomas and reading extracts from his book ‘Glendower’ – the story of ‘Owain Glyndwr’ the Welsh ‘Braveheart.’
“Why not put on a show featuring Dylan Thomas poems and Bob Dylan songs?  OK” said Roland.

Tuesday, 15th January 7:30pm
L’Herisson (French)
(12) FR 2009 73 mins. (subtitled).
Dir: Mona Achahce. Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic
Based on a best-selling novel: the story of an unexpected encounter between Paloma, an exceptional 11 year old fascinated by art and philosophy, the concierge of the apartment block where she lives and an enigmatic neighbour. Captivating and tender social comedy.

Friday, 18th January 8:30pm
Whisky Galore
(PG) UK 2016 98 mins.
Dir: Gillies MacKinnon. Naomi Battrick, Sean Biggerstaff
Purists sneered a little at this remake as a ‘comfy cardigan of a film’. We think it might be just what we need in January.

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Friday, 25th January 8:30pm
On Chesil Beach
(12A) UK 2017 110 mins.
Dir: Dominic Cooke. Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan
A drama, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, following an unworldly couple’s wedding night.

Friday, 1st February 8:30pm
Funny Cow
(15) UK 2018 102 mins.
Dir: Tony Pitts. Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine
“Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuit.” The Guardian

Tuesday, 5th February 7:30pm
Caro Diario (Dear Diary) Italian
(15) IT 1993 100 mins. (subtitled).
Dir: Nanni Moretti. Renato CarpentieriGiovanna Bozzolo
Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Moretti casts a humorous look at his life and those around him, using his personal experience of cruising with his friend on his scooter around a set of remote islands in search of peace and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash.

Friday, 8th February 8:30pm
Axbridge Pageant Benefit Screening
Mary Shelley
(12A) UK 2018 120 mins.
Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour. Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams
The story of Mary Shelley, who as very young woman wrote one of the world’s most defining horror novels. Box office proceeds will be donated to the Axbridge Pageant (see introduction, above).

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Thursday, 14th February 8:30pm
The Islands and the Whales
(U) UK/DEN 201 80 mins
Dir: Mike Day. Faroe Islanders
In the remote Faroe Islands, whose people descend from Viking settlers, the traditional culture of communal hunting for birds, fish and pilot whales is threatened by both activists and modern pollution. An amazing documentary. The film also shows the chain dance – said to have been common across Europe until medieval times. It only survived in the Faroe Islands because of their remoteness. Elsewhere it was banned by the church, due to its pagan origin.
NB contains graphic images of whale and bird hunting!

Friday, 15th February 8:30pm
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. (This film was scheduled for an October 2108 screening, and was cancelled due to a fault in our copy).
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Thursday, February 21st, and Friday, February 22nd 8:30pm
Swimming with Men
(12A) UK 2018 96 mins.
Dir: Oliver Parker. Rob Bryden, Rupert Graves
Male synchronised swimming gets the Full Monty treatment in this charming comedy.

Friday, 1st March 8:30pm
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
(12A) UK 2018 124 mins.
Dir: Mike Newell. Lily James, Tom Courtenay
Popular post-war romantic comedy.

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Tuesday, 5th March 7:30pm
Les Femmes du Sixième Etage (The Women on the 6th Floor) French
(12) France 2010 102 mins. (subtitled).
Dir: Phillipe le Guy. Fabrice Lucini, Sandrine Kiberlain,
Jean-Louis, an affluent stockbroker, meets a crowd of lively Spanish maids living on the sixth floor of his building and so discovers a new way of life. Uplifting comedy.

Friday, 8th March 7:30pm. NB: Tickets £10
An evening of Local Archive Film: Windrose Rural Media Trust
The Windrose Rural Media Trust are welcomed once again to the Roxy for another very special evening. Trevor Bailey will once again select film from Axbridge, Cheddar and nearby for a glimpse into the past. Magic! NB this starts at 7:30. There will be one interval in the show. Please book early as this has always sold out fast. Book online and pay at the door just as for films.

Thursday, 14th March 8:30pm
Arcadia
(12) UK 2017 78 mins
Dir: Paul Wright. Laura Rennie, Ian Sexon
“Paul Wright’s flickering montage is an absorbing odyssey through bucolic calm, bizarre eccentricity and what appears to be real-life horror paganism” Montage documentary with very good reviews. Preceded buy an award-winning short film.

Friday, 15th March 8:30pm. NB: Tickets £12
The Roxy presents…
Stand-Up Comedy Night
Harry Mottram’s back with a great evening of emerging comic talent from Somerset and beyond. Check out the line-up on our website in January 2019. Book online and pay at the door just as for films.

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Friday, 22nd March 8:30pm
Molly’s Game
(15) USA 2017 140 mins
Dir: Aaron Sorking. Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Thursday, 28th March 8:30pm
Columbus
(12) USA 2017 100 mins.
Dir: Kogonada. John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson
Two drifters bond over their love of modernist architecture in a quietly profound arthouse film.

Friday, 29th March 8:30pm
Book Club
(12) USA 2018 104 mins.
Dir: Bill Holderman. Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen
In this comedy with a very strong cast, four lifelong friends’ lives change forever after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Tuesday, 2nd April 7:30pm
Babette’s Feast (Danish)
(12) DK 1987 103 mins. (subtitled).
Dir: Gabriel Axel.  Stéphane AudranBodil Kjer
Based on a story by Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen). In 19th century Denmark, two frugal spinster sisters honour the memory of their late father, a stern preacher, by living a sober, godly life. A mysterious Frenchwoman, Babette arrives out of nowhere and agrees to become their housekeeper. When she inherits a fortune, she decides to cook the sisters and their narrow circle of acquaintances a sumptuous and sensual French banquet. Oscar for best foreign film 1987.

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Friday, 5th April 8:30pm
Leave No Trace
(PG) USA 2018 109 mins.
Dir: Debra Granik. Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster
Debra Granik follows Winter’s Bone with this overwhelming tale of a father and daughter living on their wits and off-grid in the Oregon wilderness. Deeply affecting.

Wednesday, 10th April 7:30pm
Axbridge Pageant 2010
Just one of a number of opportunities to see the film of the 2010 Axbridge Pageant in full as we build up to the next performance in August 2020. The box office takings will go to pageant funds.

Friday, 12th April 8:30pm
The Children Act
(12) UK 2017 105 mins.
Dir: Richard Eyre. Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci
Emma Thompson is the judge aiming to apply the voice of reason in the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel. She must decide whether to force a teenage Jehovah’s Witness to have a life-saving blood transfusion.

Thursday, 18th April 8:30pm
BlackkKlansman
(15 ) USA 2018 135 mins
Dir: Spike Lee. John David Washington, Adam Driver
Lee’s very funny film of the extraordinary and true story of Ron Stallworth. Ron is an American police officer who successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader.

 

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