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The Nut Job

Matinee Madness:  all tickets £5

The Nut Job is an action-packed comedy that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.

The Shining

Kubrick Fest, tickets £2.50

“A masterpiece” Time Out

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…”  No danger of that as Kubrick puts his very own stamp on the Stephen King-sourced story of a descent into madness.  With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace…

Kubrick sets the scene for the horror to come with meticulous care, while Nicholson gives free rein to an OTT performance which was to haunt him professionally for a good many years after.  Strange, creepy and deeply disturbing – we love it!

 

A Clockwork Orange

Part of our Kubrick tribute, tickets are £2.50.

Based on Anthony Burgess’s cult novel, this disturbing dystopian tale was brought vividly to the screen by Kubrick. Released in late 1971 (within weeks of Sam Peckinpah’s brutally violent Straw Dogs), A Clockwork Orange sparked considerable controversy, with its X-rated violence; after copycat crimes in England, Kubrick withdrew the film from UK distribution until after his death.

Opinion was divided on the meaning of Kubrick’s detached view of this shocking future, but, whether the discord drew the curious or Kubrick’s scathing diagnosis spoke to the chaotic cultural moment,  A Clockwork Orange became a hit. On the heels of New York Film Critics Circle awards as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, Kubrick received Oscar nominations in all three categories.