Screening Diary

For a trial period we are not producing our usual glossy printed leaflets. You can download (and print if you wish) the August list of full details here: Buxton Film August 2018 details

Monday 13th August 7.30pmSweet Country (15)A tense, powerful and beautifully shot Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s. Indigenous actor Hamilton Morris plays Sam who works at a cattle station run by Fred Smith (Sam Neill) - a Christian pioneer. Fred loans Sam to a neighbouring farm without knowing what this act of comradeship will mean for Sam and his family. Winner of the Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize 2017.
Monday 20th August 7.30pmLean on Pete (15)British director Andrew Haigh makes the most of vast American landscapes in this moving film. 15 year-old Charley (brilliantly played by Charlie Plummer) - abandoned by his broken family - gets a summer job working for a dodgy horse-trainer (Steve Buscemi) and falls for fading racehorse Pete. When Pete is destined for the knackers’ yard, Charley has a different idea.
Monday 3rd September 7.30pmIn the Fade (18)This year’s German entry for the Oscars is the most thrilling and edge-of-the-seat film we’ve seen for a long time. Katja (Diane Kruger) loses her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a period of mourning she decides that she will bring the perpetrators to trial... With outstanding acting (Best Actress prize for Kruger at Cannes) and brilliant cinematography you will not want to miss this film.
Monday 10th September 7.30pmBeast (15)Jessie Buckley plays Moll, a beautiful but unhappy young woman living in an island community shaken by a series of murders. She finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family (Geraldine James plays her mother Hilary) and the allure of the secretive outsider Pascal (Johnny Flynn) who has a police record.
Monday 17th September 7.30pmThe Nile Hilton Incident (15)We were gripped by this Cairo crime drama when we saw it at previews recently. Filmed in Casablanca (for reasons that become obvious) and set during the build-up to Egypt’s 2011 uprising it follows world-worn detective Noredin (Fares Fares) whose investigation into a murder reveals the underbelly of a city and darker forces. Compellingly acted.
Monday 24th September 7.30pmArcadia (12A)This is a special film that has had little exposure but high commendations. Through rare and unseen footage, and a soundtrack by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) we watch the evolving relationship the British have had with their land. Images of local celebrations and festivals to agricultural practices and many other odd things. “Brilliantly constructed”.
Monday 1st October 7.30pmThe Ciambra (15)Pio is a 14 year-old boy growing up in a small Romany community in Calabria, Italy. Desperate to be an adult, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to befriend the different factions in the region. When his older brother is arrested Pio sets out to prove he's ready to step into his big brother's shoes. With amazing performances from non-professional actors, the film does not romanticise – we found it moving and believable.