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Upstream Color

Program Running Time 96 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Shane Carruth
(USA, 2013, 96 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

A mythic, mysterious and sensuous romantic thriller, this long-anticipated second feature confirms writer-director Carruth (the award-winning Primer) as one of the most strikingly original voices in American cinema. After a vicious robbery, a man and woman are drawn together, unknowingly entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to find a place of safety and to create something from the loose fragments of their wrecked lives.

"Having the movie wash over me was one of the transcendent experiences of my moviegoing life… It’s utterly perplexing, and heart-stoppingly beautiful, quite literally overwhelming." Sam Adams, The Onion AV Club

“Bold, impassioned, ecstatically beautiful…in a class by itself at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.” Scott Foundas, Village Voice

"Upstream Colors certainly is something to see if you’re into brilliant technique, expressive editing, oblique storytelling, obscuritanist speculative fiction or discovering a significant new actress." Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Drug War

Program Running Time 107 min.

Films in Program

Skyfall

Program Running Time 143 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Sam Mendes
(GB, 2012, 143 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

007 turned 50 with rare panache: directed by Sam Mendes, this is a contender for one of the top Bonds ever. It’s not just the more probing, psychological script, but the nuanced, inspired performances by Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Daniel Craig of course – and stunning cinematography by Roger Deakins. This is Bond resurrected, redeemed and reinvigorated, ready to face a new half century.

Spy Who Loved Me

Program Running Time 125 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Lewis Gilbert
(GB, 1977, 125 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Matinee show Aug 25 (only) All Ages Show, under-19s welcome.
Evening show Aug 29 introduced by film scholar Michael van den Bos.

Roger Moore’s pick of his own Bond movies is a slick, spectacular, always fun concoction. When villain Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens) hijacks British and Soviet submarines, Bond is paired with Russian agent Anya Amasova (Barbarach Bach) to get to the bottom of his evil plan.

"Exceptional… Moore gives his best performance in the series… Film is a real treat - a well-acted, smartly cast, sexy, visually impressive, lavishly produced, powerfully directed mix of a spy romance and a war-mission film." Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic.

For Your Eyes Only

Program Running Time 127 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: John Glen
(GB, 1981, 127 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Roger Moore shows the right stuff in this slightly more realistic adventure. A ship containing an Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC), which can control ballistic missile attacks, is sunk. Bond is sent to retrieve the ATAC before the Russians can.

Diamonds Are Forever

Program Running Time 120 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Guy Hamilton
(GB, 1871, 120 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Sean Connery is back for a fast paced hunt through a diamond smuggling pipeline. MI6 arrests small time smuggler Peter Franks, and Bond takes his place, meeting courier Tiffany Case. He follow the trail of the diamonds, as everyone who touches them gets killed. The end of the pipeline is Blofeld, with another plan for world domination.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Program Running Time 142 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Peter Hunt
(GB, 1969, 142 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Matinee show Sun Sept 1 (only) All Ages Show, under 19s welcome

One-timer George Lazenby had the good fortune to star in one of the strongest all-round Bond movies. Director Peter Hunt ensures the action is tip top, but also finds emotional reserves the super spy usually keeps well hidden. With Diana Rigg as his lover, Tracy, and Telly Savalas as Blofeld.

You Only Live Twice

Program Running Time 117 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Lewis Gilbert
(GB, 1967, 117 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld is hijacking American and Russian space shuttles, in an attempt to start a war between the two nations. Bond is sent to Japan to investigate, with the help of Tiger Tanaka, the head of station in Tokyo. Armed with over 100 trained ninjas, Bond infiltrates Blofeld’s volcano lair.

Living Daylights

Program Running Time 130 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: John Glen
(GB, 1987, 130 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Enter Timothy Dalton, a leaner, meaner 007. Bond is assigned to protect Georgi Koskov, an ex-KGB officer who is defecting to the British. Koskov is to escape during the intermission at the Bratislava concert hall, and must be protected from a KGB sniper. Bond sets up across the street, but decides against assassinating the sniper…

"Grips like wet rope" Brian Case, Time Out

Thunderball

Program Running Time 130 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Terence Young
(GB, 1965, 130 mins)

Emilio Largo, the Number 2 at SPECTRE, has stolen two nuclear warheads. He threatens to destroy a city in the United States and England unless a ransom of $100 million in diamonds is paid. 007 heads out to the Bahamas to stop him.

"It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Super-Bond!" Hollywood Reporter

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