Foxtel

Movie Guide

Mon 23rd January

Morning

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Mon 23rd January

Noon

Ladies in Lavender

The story of two spinster sisters, Janet and Ursula, whose peaceful and meticulously orchestrated lives are turned upside down when they discover the semi-conscious body of a Polish castaway on the beach below their house. The mystery man is nursed back to health but the presence of the handsome young man has a profound effect on both sisters, provoking long dormant feelings.

Mon 23rd January

Belle & Sebastian

A boy and his sheepdog set out to foil Nazis hunting Resistance fighters in the French Alps. Danger forges an indestructible bond between them.

Mon 23rd January

Evening

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pyjamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Mon 23rd January

A Beautiful Mind

Brilliant mathematician John Nash is on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph.

Mon 23rd January

The Terminal

After arriving at New York's JFK airport, Viktor Navorski gets unwittingly caught in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the US. Now, caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport, Viktor makes friends, gets a job, finds romance and ultimately discovers America itself.

Tue 24th January

Morning

Network

This film follows a devastating commentary on a world of ratings-driving commercial TV that is getting more on target every day. This film introduces us to Howard Beale, dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting Systems (UBS). Having heard that he will soon be dumped by the UBS for 'skewing too old', Beal announces to his viewers that he will commit suicide on his next and final program. Eyeing ratings gold with this news, an ambitious programming executive convinces the powers that be not to fire Beal on the spot. The tables turn, however, when instead of going through the act, Beal launches into rhetoric about the state of the world and concludes his tirade with, "I'm mad as Hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"

Tue 24th January

127 Hours

This film is a powerful uplifting true story of one mans struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker's adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends, as well as his own courage and ingenuity, to turn adversity into triumph.

Tue 24th January

North Country

With Oscar nominated performances by Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand, and inspired by true accounts, it tells the story of Josey Aimes, a single mother who returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage and in need of a good job. With two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighbourhoods with a common thread.

Tue 24th January

La Bamba

The life of rock'n'roll legend Richie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances. This film depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American's rocket rise to fame, from field labourer to rock star with a string of hit singles and a date with destiny. Fuelled by Valens' hit songs performed by the Grammy winning Los Lobos as well as classic '50s tunes, this film recreates the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders.

Tue 24th January

The Commitments

Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey The Lips Fagan. Song by song, gig by gig, the Commitments start their climb to the top: Dublin gets soul. But internal strife also builds: Deco is insufferable, Joeys a Casanova, and Jimmy may lack the seasoning to hold things together. Will the Commitments slip away?

Tue 24th January

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

A college pal reveals the low-down on lust in his friend's high-infidelity marriage.

Tue 24th January

Noon

An Unmarried Woman

Erica is a woman who has it all - a beautiful home, a great job in a Manhattan art gallery, a bright daughter and a loving, successful husband. Suddenly, her life is shattered when her perfect husband walks out, leaving Erica to face the chancy single world. How does a vital, contemporary woman pick up the pieces and start over? Erica makes desperate and often comic attempts to liberate herself sexually, until she meets the one man who can show her how to stand on her own.

Tue 24th January

The Hustler

With his boyish grin and laid-back good looks, Fast Eddie Felson has fleeced his share of pool-hall gamblers. Now the brash pool shark is after the king of the cue stick: Minnesota Fats. But after losing to Fats in a gruelling, 36-hour match, Eddie hits the skids. Only the intervention of a ruthless gambler, who stakes his claim to Eddie's soul, can teach this hustler the cruel art of winning.

Tue 24th January

Kramer vs. Kramer

Young husband and father Ted Kramer loves his family and his job, where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.

Tue 24th January

Evening

Birth

This touching drama of eternal love, directed by Jonathan Glazer, stars Oscar-winner, Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston and Cameron Bright. Kidman plays a Manhattan widow, Anna who comes across a persuasive ten-year-old boy (Cameron Bright) convicing her he is the reincarnation of her late husband, who died ten years earlier. Anna's initial skepticism is brushed off as the child has such uncanny and intimate knowledge of the former couple's life. She cannot erase him from her mind and finds she needs to be with him regularly, which leads Joseph (Danny Huston), the man she plans to marry, to intense jealousy and puts a strain on their marriage plans.

Tue 24th January

The Deer Hunter

A celebrated interpretation of the stresses and dangers, both physical and emotional, which confront a trio of steel-workers when they are sent out to fight in the Vietnam war.

Tue 24th January

The Last Emperor

This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor opens the boy's mind to the outside world - to his forced abdication in 1912 and his return to the throne under Japanese rule. Inextricably intertwined with the history of modern-day China, the story ends with the once-privilege emperor living a working-class life under communist rule.

Wed 25th January

Morning

Hitchcock

Lurking behind Alfred Hitchcock, cinema's "master of suspense" - the extraordinary film icon known for orchestrating some of the most intense experiences of menace and intrigue audiences have ever seen - was a hidden side: his creatively explosive romance with his steadfast wife and filmmaking collaborator, Alma Reville. This film lays bare their captivating and complex love story. It does so through the sly, shadowy lens of their most daring filmmaking adventure: the making of the spine-tingling 1960 thriller, Psycho, which would become the director's most controversial and legendary film. When the tumultuous, against-the-odds production was over, nothing about movies would ever be the same - but few realised that it took two to pull it off.

Wed 25th January

Postcards from the Edge

A actress struggles to rebuild her life after a stint in a drug rehabilitation clinic. This means moving back into her mother's home - an ageing movie star who epitomises 'old Hollywood'.

Wed 25th January

The Legend of Bagger Vance

A golfer traumatised by war gets his swing back with a guru-like black caddy.

Wed 25th January

Black Swan

Nina is a stunningly talented but dangerously unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her driven artistic director and the threat posed by a seductive rival dancer, Nina's tenuous grip on reality starts to slip away, plunging her into a waking nightmare.

Wed 25th January

Driving Miss Daisy

Opening in 1948, when Miss Daisy, an elderly widow, backs her Packard into her neighbour's prized garden. Her frustrated son insists that she allow him to hire a driver. So begins a friendship that blossoms over the next 25 years, until her mid-90s.

Wed 25th January

Saturday Night Fever

Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another a white-suited Tony struts his stuff amidst flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies. Tony's class aspirations are mirrored in his relationship with his dance partner, Stephanie, who is a secretary eager to move into the glamorous world of Manhattan.

Wed 25th January

Noon

Norma Rae

Norma Rae is the Southern millworker who revolutionises a small town and discovers a power in herself she never knew she had. Under the guidance of a New York unioniser and with increasing courage and determination, Norma Rae organises her fellow factory workers to fight for better conditions and wages.

Wed 25th January

Gangs of New York

America's history was forged on the streets, in a crucible of crime, in politics and dirty dealing. It's 1846 and the Irish hordes are invading New York. Desperate natives band together to take control of the notorious Five Points in a gang war that leaves blood in the snow, one man dead and his son set on vengeance.

Wed 25th January

Evening

In the Name of the Father

Gerry Conlon is one of four men coerced into signing false confessions for the IRA bombing of the Guildford pub that killed five people. His father is also unjustly charged and imprisoned with his son. Gerry spends 14 years in prison trying to prove his innocence and clear his family's name with the help of a British lawyer. Adapted from Conlon's autobiography Proved Innocent.

Wed 25th January

The Pursuit of Happyness

The moving true story of Chris Gardner, a San Franciscan salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his five-year-old son, Christopher. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an unpaid internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.

Wed 25th January

Billy Elliot

Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. Under the guidance of his teacher, Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's raw talent takes flight. But when his father discovers his son's ambition, Billy must fight for his dreams and his destiny.

Thu 26th January

Morning

The Walk

The true story of Philippe Petit, the French daredevil high-wire artist whose lifelong dream was to walk a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers.

Thu 26th January

Once Upon a Time in America

This gangland epic chronicles the lives, loves and crimes of four Jewish mobsters as seen through the eyes of the troupe's ringleader, Noodles. Beginning with their childhood in the 1920s, it follow the boys through the last years of Prohibition in the early 1930s, to the late 1960s, when Noodles returns to the Lower East Side to face his past, filled with brutality and violence.

Thu 26th January

Inglourious Basterds

As war rages in Europe, a Nazi-scalping squad of American soldiers, known to their enemy as 'The Basterds', is on a daring mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich.

Thu 26th January

Life of Pi

An epic adventure of magical realism, this film follows the story of a young man's incredible survival at sea against almost impossible odds. While cast away he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Thu 26th January

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oliver Stone directs Michael Douglas once again in his Oscar winning role as Gordon Gekko, whose iconic Greed is Good mantra and daring corporate raids made him a financial titan. Emerging from a lengthy prison term, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. He now has to play catch-up and redefine himself in a different era. He has to become relevant again. But a young, idealistic investment banker (Shia LaBeouf) learns the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator and if there's one place where you can redefine yourself, one place where your relevance is a deal away, it's Wall Street.

Thu 26th January

Noon

Gravity

Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Thu 26th January

The Secret Life of Bees

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the moving tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother . To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerising world of beekeeping.

Thu 26th January

Juno

Juno MacGuff is a cool, confident teenager who takes a nine-month detour into adulthood when she's faced with an unplanned pregnancy - and sets out to find the perfect parents for her baby. With the help of her charmingly unassuming boyfriend, supportive dad and no-nonsense stepmum, Juno sets her sights on an affluent couple longing to adopt their first child.

Thu 26th January

Evening

Dreamgirls

They're young, beautiful and just what car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr is looking for - all they have to do is trust him. In 1960s Detroit, a good night onstage can get you noticed, but it won't get your song on the radio. Here, a new kind of music is on the cusp of being born, a sound with roots buried deep in the soul of Detroit itself, where songs are about more than what is on the surface, and everyone is bound together by a shared dream.

Thu 26th January

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich, a struggling single mum who exposes a powerful utility company for dumping deadly toxic waste which is slowly poisoning the local residents. Employed as a filing clerk in her lawyer's firm, the former beauty queen stumbles across this landmark case that transforms her into a working class hero.

Thu 26th January

Trouble with the Curve

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus, who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat, refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgement, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgement, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardising her own career to save his.

Fri 27th January

Morning

The Emperor's New Clothes

A polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Starting with the genesis of today's economic policies, with the arrival of Milton Friedman's school of thought in Reagan's leadership and Thatcher's UK, the film explores how these policies have come to dominate the western world. The rich have gotten richer; where a CEO of a major British company used to earn 10 times the average wage of his workers, now they earn 200 times. According to Oxfam, the richest 80 people in the world own as much as the poorest 3.5 billion. It would now take 300 years for the average cleaner, cleaning the offices of his senior boss, to earn the same salary taken home by the same boss last year. Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity. The financial crisis of 2008 should have been a chance to reform the system for the benefit of everyone. But instead, austerity for everyone throughout Britain and Europe was the price to be paid for supporting the financial sector, with 131 billion pounds spent by UK tax payers to keep the financial system afloat, while $30 trillion in support and subsidies went to Wall Street in the US. Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his hometown Grays in Essex, to the heart of London City and on to the Big Apple. This daring film will shake up the world by revealing the bewildering truth about how the people at the bottom are paying for the luxuries of those at the top. Things can change - things do change.

Fri 27th January

Eyes Wide Shut

A doctor plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage - and may ensnare him in a murder mystery - after his wife's admission of sexual longings. The story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, orchestrated with masterful flourishes.

Fri 27th January

Broadway Danny Rose

A small-time New York talent agent's one promising act is an overweight, over-the-hill lounge singer. When the crooner has a spat with his outrageous, blonde mafia mistress, faithful Danny must venture to mob-infested New Jersey to patch it up.

Fri 27th January

Philadelphia

Andrew Beckett is an up-and-coming young lawyer who suspects his dismissal from a prestigious law firm may have been due to his contracting AIDS. He hires homophobic ambulance chaser Joe Miller, to sue his former employer for wrongful termination as his old firm is so powerful that no attorney in Philadelphia wants to take it on. For Andrew the battle is clear-cut: he's fighting for his reputation, for his life, for justice. But for Joe, separated from Andrew by a deep social and cultural chasm, there is a different kind of struggle as he confronts his own fears and prejudices about homosexuals.

Fri 27th January

Donnie Darko (Director's Cut)

A disturbed teenager goes off his medication, embarks on a crime spree and becomes convinced that the world will end in 28 days.

Fri 27th January

The Year of Living Dangerously

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Fri 27th January

Noon

Samba

Samba came to France from Senegal 10 years ago. He plugs away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while she is trying to get her life back together by doing volunteer work in an association. Both struggle with their dead end lives until fate draws them together. Juggling humour and emotion, their story leads them on a new path to happiness. What if Life had more imagination than either of them?

Fri 27th January

A Walk in the Woods

Reluctant to settle into retirement, travel writer Bill Bryson challenges himself and his out of shape friend to hike the legendary Appalachian Trail.

Fri 27th January

Staying Alive

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting towards his biggest challenge ever - making it as a dancer on Broadway.

Fri 27th January

Evening

No Country for Old Men

When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin and two million dollars in cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. As an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town.

Fri 27th January

The Revenant

Driven by the sheer will to survive, an explorer undertakes a 200-mile odyssey through the vast and untamed West on the trail of the man who betrayed him.

Fri 27th January

Apollo 13

Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring them home.

Sat 28th January

Morning

The Great Escape

In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.

Sat 28th January

Anomalisa

A man who is bored with his repetitive existence meets a stranger on a business trip and begins to change his negative views on life.

Sat 28th January

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Sat 28th January

People, Places, Things

Will is a graphic novelist, a professor at the School of Visual Arts and the father of beautiful twin girls. His seemingly picture-perfect Brooklyn life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children and long-time girlfriend, Charlie, with another man at their daughters' over-the-top fifth birthday party. Flash forward one year later, Will is a single father, living alone, trying to put his life back together with the help of his student, Kat, and her mother. In this thoughtful comedy, Will is forced to navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while coming to terms with himself both as a father and artist.

Sat 28th January

127 Hours

This film is a powerful uplifting true story of one mans struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker's adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends, as well as his own courage and ingenuity, to turn adversity into triumph.

Sat 28th January

The World's Fastest Indian

Burt Munro is a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's legend lives on today.

Sat 28th January

Noon

A Beautiful Mind

Brilliant mathematician John Nash is on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph.

Sat 28th January

The Pianist

This is the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who was the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II. This powerful, triumphant film follows Szpilman's heroic and inspirational journey of survival with the unlikely help of a sympathetic German officer. A truly unforgettable epic, testifying to both the power of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit, this film is a miraculous tale of survival.

Sat 28th January

Evening

Conviction

In this inspirational true story of a sister's unwavering devotion to her brother, Hilary Swank stars as Betty Anne Waters whose older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983. Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilise DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

Sat 28th January

Animal Kingdom

Tension between a notorious crime family and renegade cops creates a chilling tale of betrayal in this superlative thriller.

Sat 28th January

Black Swan

Nina is a stunningly talented but dangerously unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her driven artistic director and the threat posed by a seductive rival dancer, Nina's tenuous grip on reality starts to slip away, plunging her into a waking nightmare.

Sun 29th January

Morning

Madame Bovary

Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, this film tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.

Sun 29th January

Pulp Fiction

Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marcellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an ageing boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.

Sun 29th January

21 Grams

The emotionally and physically charged lives of three people - a college professor, an ex-con and a young mother with a reckless past - collide unexpectedly in this gripping suspense thriller. Fate brought them together. Now vengeance will take them to the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption.

Sun 29th January

Chaplin

The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

Sun 29th January

North Country

With Oscar nominated performances by Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand, and inspired by true accounts, it tells the story of Josey Aimes, a single mother who returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage and in need of a good job. With two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighbourhoods with a common thread.

Sun 29th January

The Last Emperor

This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor opens the boy's mind to the outside world - to his forced abdication in 1912 and his return to the throne under Japanese rule. Inextricably intertwined with the history of modern-day China, the story ends with the once-privilege emperor living a working-class life under communist rule.

Sun 29th January

Noon

La Bamba

The life of rock'n'roll legend Richie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances. This film depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American's rocket rise to fame, from field labourer to rock star with a string of hit singles and a date with destiny. Fuelled by Valens' hit songs performed by the Grammy winning Los Lobos as well as classic '50s tunes, this film recreates the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders.

Sun 29th January

The Terminal

After arriving at New York's JFK airport, Viktor Navorski gets unwittingly caught in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the US. Now, caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport, Viktor makes friends, gets a job, finds romance and ultimately discovers America itself.

Sun 29th January

Evening

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to 'outsource' their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Sun 29th January

The Remains of the Day

This endearing story evolves into a profound and moving study of personality, class and culture. As Stevens becomes engrossed in orchestrating his employer's grand banquets, receptions and conferences - which turn out to involve a pact with the Nazis, he realises his unquestioning faith has cost him dearly, both in love and in his neglect of his ailing father.

Sun 29th January

Woman in Gold

Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting The Lady in Gold. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the US Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

Mon 30th January

Morning

Far From the Madding Crowd

This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Mon 30th January

Pride

This film is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Mon 30th January

Jindabyne

Follows Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, who is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they continue fishing and report their gruesome find days later. Stewart's wife Claire is the last to find out. Deeply disturbed by her husband's actions, her faith in her relationship with Stewart is shaken to the core. Stewart is not convinced that he has done anything wrong. Claire wants to understand and tries to make things right. In her determination to help the victim's family she sets herself not only against her own family and friends but also those of the dead girl. Her marriage is taken to the brink and her peaceful life with Stewart and their young son hangs in the balance.

Mon 30th January

Staying Alive

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting towards his biggest challenge ever - making it as a dancer on Broadway.

Mon 30th January

45 Years

Kate Mercer is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff, containing news that the body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. Kate continues to prepare for the party, but she becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff's preoccupation with the letter and the startling revelations about his former life. As their anniversary gets closer, and they delve further into the past, their future is left in question.

Mon 30th January

Eyes Wide Shut

A doctor plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage - and may ensnare him in a murder mystery - after his wife's admission of sexual longings. The story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, orchestrated with masterful flourishes.

Mon 30th January

Noon

The Remains of the Day

This endearing story evolves into a profound and moving study of personality, class and culture. As Stevens becomes engrossed in orchestrating his employer's grand banquets, receptions and conferences - which turn out to involve a pact with the Nazis, he realises his unquestioning faith has cost him dearly, both in love and in his neglect of his ailing father.

Mon 30th January

Mr. Holmes

A different twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an ageing Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon his housekeeper's boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love before it's too late.

Mon 30th January

The Daughter

In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry's wedding. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver, who has stayed in town working at Henry's timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver's wife Charlotte, daughter Hedvig and father Walter, he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver's family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.

Mon 30th January

Evening

American Beauty

The story of a man on the brink of a mid-life crisis who suddenly becomes obsessed with one of his teenage daughters' friends.

Mon 30th January

The Hurricane

A triumphant true story of an innocent man's 20-year fight for justice. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title were destroyed when he was arrested for the murders of three people in a New Jersey bar. Wrongfully convicted and sentenced to three life terms in prison, Carter decided to channel his frustration and despair by writing his own story from his cell.

Mon 30th January

JFK

Jim Garrison, a New Orleans District Attorney, just can't believe the Warren Commission's official conclusion on the death of President Kennedy is accurate. Determined to prove them wrong, Garrison stakes everything to find the truth. He encounters a high-level Pentagon official who confirms to him that there was a conspiracy, but Garrison's over-the-top antics interfere with his credibility, leaving him open for ridicule. However, as more and more proof comes to light of a possible conspiracy and cover-up, the more people take note. Garrison never quite achieves his goal of learning the truth, but his investigation gives the world many things to ponder.

Tue 31st January

Morning

Testament of Youth

A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Tue 31st January

Gravity

Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Tue 31st January

Scoop

Sondra Pransky is a journalism student visiting London. When she joins a magician on stage to assist with the performance, she is contacted by a recently deceased journalist who is determined to give her his last scoop. The chase to find the Tarot Card Killer leads to handsome a British aristocrat and Sondra finds that the romance of her life may well be the scoop she's been looking for.

Tue 31st January

Infinitely Polar Bear

While most fathers spend their days at work, Cam Stuart is more likely to be found mushroom-hunting, cooking elaborate meals, or working on one of his many half- completed projects. His family's wealth keeps his family just barely afloat, while Cam struggles to live with manic depression. When Cam has a manic breakdown that lands him in a mental hospital, his wife Maggie and their two young daughters, Amelia and Faith, are forced to leave their house in the country and move into a cramped apartment in Cambridge, where Maggie tries to find a decent job, with no luck. Broke, stressed, and overwhelmed, Maggie applies to business school and is accepted to Columbia University's MBA program. Seeing this as her chance to build a better life for their daughters, Maggie asks Cam to become the primary caregiver for the girls while she completes her degree in New York. After all, routine is what the doctor ordered and the girls miss their dad. Cam agrees, hoping to rebuild his family. But the two spirited girls are not interested in making things easy for him. With Maggie away in New York, Cam quickly realises that he's in over his head. Over the course of the next 18 months, as Maggie rushes to complete her degree, he learns, through trial and a lot of error, how to take care of his precocious daughters as well as himself. After years of struggling to find his place in the world, Cam may finally have found where he fits in. Based on a true story, this film is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other.

Tue 31st January

In Bruges

After a job goes wrong, hitmen Ray and Ken are ordered by their crime boss to cool their heels in Bruges, Belgium. They don't make good tourists and soon find themselves in the oddest of circumstances as they navigate the seemingly fairy-tale city of Bruges.

Tue 31st January

The Magnificent Seven

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Tue 31st January

Noon

Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine

A candid biography of the late innovator Steve Jobs which unravels the mystery of the Apple legend and explains the endurance of his values within the technology industry.

Tue 31st January

Vanilla Sky

Young, hansom, and wealthy, publishing tycoon David Aames can have anything his heart desires. Still, Davids charmed life seems incomplete. One night, David meets the woman of his dreams and believes he may have found the missing piece. But a fateful encounter with a jealous lover suddenly sends Davids world out of control.

Tue 31st January

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Tue 31st January

Evening

Heat

A gang of thieves led by expert criminal Neal McCauley successfully pulls a string of robberies on banks, vaults, and armoured cars. One heist goes bad and an armoured car guard is hit by gunfire and dies. LAPD homicide detective Vine Hanna vows to bring the thieves down. In the midst of the cat and mouse game between criminal and cop, Neil breaks his own rule and falls in love, losing the edge that has always allowed him to cut bait and run.

Tue 31st January

Jindabyne

Follows Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, who is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they continue fishing and report their gruesome find days later. Stewart's wife Claire is the last to find out. Deeply disturbed by her husband's actions, her faith in her relationship with Stewart is shaken to the core. Stewart is not convinced that he has done anything wrong. Claire wants to understand and tries to make things right. In her determination to help the victim's family she sets herself not only against her own family and friends but also those of the dead girl. Her marriage is taken to the brink and her peaceful life with Stewart and their young son hangs in the balance.

Wed 1st February

Morning

Birth

This touching drama of eternal love sees a Manhattan widow, Anna, who comes across a persuasive 10-year-old boy, convincing her he is the reincarnation of her late husband, who died 10 years earlier. Anna's initial scepticism is brushed off as the child has such uncanny and intimate knowledge of the former couple's life. She cannot erase him from her mind and finds she needs to be with him regularly, which leads Joseph, the man she plans to marry, to intense jealousy and puts a strain on their marriage plans.

Wed 1st February

The Mermaid

This action-filled phenomenon is about a greedy real estate tycoon, Xuan, who is threatening the home of the last surviving mermaids. Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan but ends up falling in love with him instead.

Wed 1st February

Sherpa

In 2013, a block of ice crashed onto the climbing route to Everest and news channels around the world reported of a brawl between European climbers and a mob of angry Sherpas. This story explores what really happened.

Wed 1st February

Mystic River

Three friends who grew up in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them. Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter is coldly murdered. Dave is a suspect. And Sean scrambles to solve the crime before volatile Jimmy takes the law into his own hands.

Wed 1st February

L.A. Confidential

Based on the best-selling novel by James Ellroy, this award-winning crime drama explores corruption of the 1950's Los Angeles police force and the sleazy world of organized crime. Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) is the head of the LAPD, Bud White (Russell Crowe) is an aggressive, cynical detective. Ed Exley (Guy Pearce) is a detective who plays it strictly by-the-book and Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) is a flashy "Hollywood" detective who receives kickbacks from Sid Hudgeons (Danny DeVito), publisher of a scandal magazine in exchange for information on celebrities. During a multiple murder investigation, they find themselves caught up in politcal corruption, violence and betrayal. Kim Basinger's performance earned her an academy award for Best Supporting Actress. Curtis Hanson cast Russell Crowe after seeing his performance in Romper Stomper. Studio execs were adamantly against the idea of casting two non-Americans (Crowe and Pearce) in an American period piece - both Pearce and Crowe are Australian.

Wed 1st February

99 Homes

Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his.

Wed 1st February

Noon

Love and Mercy

An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalogue of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Wed 1st February

Still Alice

A linguistics professor with Alzheimer's fights to retain her sense of self as her three grown children watch their mother disappear a little more with each passing day.

Wed 1st February

45 Years

Kate Mercer is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff, containing news that the body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. Kate continues to prepare for the party, but she becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff's preoccupation with the letter and the startling revelations about his former life. As their anniversary gets closer, and they delve further into the past, their future is left in question.

Wed 1st February

Evening

K-PAX

Tells the story of a mysterious patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a distant planet called K-PAX. As his psychiatrist tries to figure out exactly how to help the patient, he gradually begins to realise that the so-called alien is having a remarkable effect on the mental health of the hospital's other patients.

Wed 1st February

Titanic

An epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. Rose is a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society. Jack Dawson is a free-spirited young steerage passenger. The pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built, the Titanic was the most luxurious liner of her era - the "ship of dreams" - which ultimately carried over 1500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. The journey begins in the present, at the site of the ship's watery grave, two-and-a-half miles under the ocean's surface. An ambitious fortune hunter is determined to plumb the treasures of this once-stately ship, only to bring to the surface a story left untold.

Wed 1st February

The Great Escape

In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.

Thu 2nd February

Morning

Brazil

Sam Lowry, a low-level government employee, often daydreams of saving a beautiful maiden. One day he is assigned the task of trying to rectify an error created by a government mishap: causing the incarceration and execution of Mr Archibald Buttle instead of the suspected terrorist, Archibald "Harry" Tuttle. When Sam visits Buttle's widow, he discovers Jill Layton, the upstairs neighbour of the Buttles, is the same woman as in his dreams.

Thu 2nd February

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World

A dying motorist reveals to the occupants of four other cars where $350,000 is buried and that starts a mad scramble across mountains and deserts to reach the treasure first.

Thu 2nd February

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Greg is a high school senior who is trying to blend in as anonymously as possible, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker' than a best friend. But when Greg's mum insists he spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

Thu 2nd February

K-PAX

Tells the story of a mysterious patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a distant planet called K-PAX. As his psychiatrist tries to figure out exactly how to help the patient, he gradually begins to realise that the so-called alien is having a remarkable effect on the mental health of the hospital's other patients.

Thu 2nd February

Titanic

An epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. Rose is a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society. Jack Dawson is a free-spirited young steerage passenger. The pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built, the Titanic was the most luxurious liner of her era - the "ship of dreams" - which ultimately carried over 1500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. The journey begins in the present, at the site of the ship's watery grave, two-and-a-half miles under the ocean's surface. An ambitious fortune hunter is determined to plumb the treasures of this once-stately ship, only to bring to the surface a story left untold.

Thu 2nd February

Noon

The Good German

Who knows what American journalist Jake Geismer is expected to find in post-war Berlin? Peace, maybe. Or at least a story. But certainly not Lena, his beautiful, embittered one-time love. And not the trail of secrecy and deception that leads from Lena to the scheming young corporal who's her new lover and to a murder no one seems interested in solving. Except Jake.

Thu 2nd February

The Water Diviner

Left broken and grieving after losing his three sons at Gallipoli, a farmer embarks on an epic journey across the globe in order to bring their bodies home.

Thu 2nd February

Evening

Our Brand Is Crisis

A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist Calamity Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Cand, now coaching the opposition.

Thu 2nd February

Crazy Heart

In this engaging story, the broken-down, hard-living country music singer Bad Blake has had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks, way too many times. However, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man's crazy heart. Bad promises nothing to Jean and, as a single mum with plenty of regrets, Jean knows she'd be a fool to believe even in that. Still, they continue winding up in each other's arms. At the age of 57, Bad still lives his life out on the road, playing long-ago hits in third-rate beer joints and bowling alleys to ageing crowds as drunk and yearning as he is, while his fleeting fame slides into obscurity. The most he can hope for these days is to open a big concert for his young protege, Tommy Sweet, who learned everything he knows from Bad - except Tommy, unlike Bad, managed to become rich and famous from it.

Thu 2nd February

The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.

Fri 3rd February

Morning

Once

The Guy works part-time repairing vacuum cleaners and dreams of one day landing a big record deal. While busking on the street, he meets the Girl, a struggling single mother who can't afford the piano she dreams of. Finding a common bond through their passion for music, Guy and Girl are brought together over a few intense days. The visual soundtrack of a modern love story, this film will charm and captivate in the most unexpected way.

Fri 3rd February

Lawrence of Arabia

When T.E. Lawrence was attached to the British general staff in Arabia, he inspired the feuding Arabian chieftains to rebel against the Turks, leading to the birth of the Arabian kingdom.

Fri 3rd February

The Revenant

Driven by the sheer will to survive, an explorer undertakes a 200-mile odyssey through the vast and untamed West on the trail of the man who betrayed him.

Fri 3rd February

Knight of Cups

Addicted to success, a bored Hollywood screenwriter living in LA tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him.

Fri 3rd February

Youth

This story explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing a screenplay in what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda. This film asks if our most important and transformative experiences can come at any time - even late - in life.

Fri 3rd February

Crazy Heart

In this engaging story, the broken-down, hard-living country music singer Bad Blake has had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks, way too many times. However, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man's crazy heart. Bad promises nothing to Jean and, as a single mum with plenty of regrets, Jean knows she'd be a fool to believe even in that. Still, they continue winding up in each other's arms. At the age of 57, Bad still lives his life out on the road, playing long-ago hits in third-rate beer joints and bowling alleys to ageing crowds as drunk and yearning as he is, while his fleeting fame slides into obscurity. The most he can hope for these days is to open a big concert for his young protege, Tommy Sweet, who learned everything he knows from Bad - except Tommy, unlike Bad, managed to become rich and famous from it.

Fri 3rd February

Noon

Going Clear: Scientology...

This film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology - whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities - shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. One of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful documentary highlights the Church's origins, from its roots in the mind of founder L Ron Hubbard to its rise in popularity in Hollywood and beyond.

Fri 3rd February

Ali

This story follows the boxer Muhammad Ali, from 1964 to 1974 featuring his claim of the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, his conversion to Islam, his thoughts on the Vietnam War, his return to fight Joe Frazier in 1971, and reclaiming the title from George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle fight of 1974.

Fri 3rd February

Evening

The Crying Game

This film tells the story of an unlikely kind of friendship that develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name 'Jimmy' and gets a job as a day labourer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus's IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either.

Fri 3rd February

Gravity

Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Fri 3rd February

Valkyrie

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realising that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan - known as Operation Valkyrie - these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.

Sat 4th February

Morning

Z For Zachariah

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he's nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Sat 4th February

The Remains of the Day

This endearing story evolves into a profound and moving study of personality, class and culture. As Stevens becomes engrossed in orchestrating his employer's grand banquets, receptions and conferences - which turn out to involve a pact with the Nazis, he realises his unquestioning faith has cost him dearly, both in love and in his neglect of his ailing father.

Sat 4th February

Frost/Nixon

The electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history. When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he'd found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon's most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever.

Sat 4th February

Chaplin

The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

Sat 4th February

Delicatessen

Nominated for Best Foreign Film award at the BAFTAS, this cult classic is set in a distant, apocalyptic future; conventional society has reached a state of collapse. Grain is now used as currency and meat has become a rare commodity. Meanwhile an unemployed clown finds work as a maintenance man in a squalid apartment block situated above a butchers shop. Having fallen in love with the owner's daughter he soon discovers the sinister truth behind the ominous landlord's unsavoury intentions. Between blossoming romance and disappearing tenants his only hope for survival could be the members of a subterranean militia of vegetarian freedom fighters. Or is it too late already?

Sat 4th February

The Crying Game

This film tells the story of an unlikely kind of friendship that develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name 'Jimmy' and gets a job as a day labourer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus's IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either.

Sat 4th February

Noon

Gravity

Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Sat 4th February

Valkyrie

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realising that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan - known as Operation Valkyrie - these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.

Sat 4th February

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Sat 4th February

Evening

A Bigger Splash

Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner, Paul, when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry arrives with his daughter, Penelope, and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. This is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

Sat 4th February

The Descendants

This is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King, an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Sat 4th February

Mona Lisa Smile

A funny, inspiring and uplifting film about an art history professor with a lot to teach about life and much to learn about romance.

Sun 5th February

Morning

Boogie Nights

Set in the 1970s and 1980s, a nightclub worker has an adventure as a porno film star known as 'Dirk Diggler'.

Sun 5th February

'71

This film takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.

Sun 5th February

Pulp Fiction

Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marcellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an ageing boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.

Sun 5th February

The Colour of Money

Fast Eddie Felson still believes that "money won is twice as sweet as money earned." To prove his point, he forms a profitable, yet volatile partnership with Vince, a young pool hustler with a sexy, tough-talking girlfriend. But when Vince's flashy arrogance leads to more than a few lost matches - all bets are off between Eddie and him.

Sun 5th February

A Bigger Splash

Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner, Paul, when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry arrives with his daughter, Penelope, and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. This is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

Sun 5th February

The Descendants

This is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King, an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Sun 5th February

Noon

The Soloist

In this stirring and inspiring drama based on a true story starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., a journalist discovers a former classical music prodigy who is now playing his violin on the streets of LA. As the reporter endeavours to help the homeless man realise his dreams of playing the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a unique friendship is formed that transforms both their lives.

Sun 5th February

Life of Pi

An epic adventure of magical realism, this film follows the story of a young man's incredible survival at sea against almost impossible odds. While cast away he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Sun 5th February

Saving Private Ryan

Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with Wold War II's historic D-Day invasion, and then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searched for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

Sun 5th February

Evening

Crash

This compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersection of a multi-ethnic cast of characters struggling to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the grey area between black and white, victim and aggressor, during the next 36 hours, they will all collide.

Sun 5th February

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich, a struggling single mum who exposes a powerful utility company for dumping deadly toxic waste which is slowly poisoning the local residents. Employed as a filing clerk in her lawyer's firm, the former beauty queen stumbles across this landmark case that transforms her into a working class hero.

Mon 6th February

Morning

The Daughter

In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry's wedding. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver, who has stayed in town working at Henry's timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver's wife Charlotte, daughter Hedvig and father Walter, he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver's family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.

Mon 6th February

Malcolm X

An amazing biopic of one of the most influential African American leaders to date. It follows the life and times of Malcolm Little through his transformation to Malcolm X.

Mon 6th February

Flawless

A tough, conservative security guard suffers a stroke during a robbery. His recovery requires voice lessons from his drag queen neighbour. The unlikely pair learn to look beyond their differences and find a common ground in friendship.

Mon 6th February

The Pianist

This is the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who was the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II. This powerful, triumphant film follows Szpilman's heroic and inspirational journey of survival with the unlikely help of a sympathetic German officer. A truly unforgettable epic, testifying to both the power of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit, this film is a miraculous tale of survival.