The Personal History of David Copperfield (15)

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A fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens’ classic From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story …

Parasite (15)

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A pitch-black modern fairytale takes an urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes. Four-time winner at the 2020 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought …

Little Women (U)

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Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott to create a moving, engaging experience that feels lively and relevant. It unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the …

Parasite (15)

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A pitch-black modern fairytale takes an urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes. Four-time winner at the 2020 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought …

The Personal History of David Copperfield (15)

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A fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens’ classic From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story …

1917 (15)

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Hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, 1917 captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy. Blake and Schofield, two young British soldiers, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers–Blake’s own brother among them. Directed …

Little Women (U)

Chris Bridgman

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott to create a moving, engaging experience that feels lively and relevant. It unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the …

Cockermouth Virtually Live!

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We go online… With this year’s Cockermouth Live! Festival unable to go ahead due to the Coronavirus situation, we’re delighted to offer a a virtual feast of varied entertainment, with a huge array of local talent performing for you in the comfort of your living room. Acts include bands, singer-songwriters, choirs, dance troupes and drama groups. Including special guest appearances …

Wordsworth’s Cockermouth Exhibition

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Cockermouth Heritage Group As we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth – in Cockermouth – of one of our greatest poets, this exhibition explores the market town that the boy Wordsworth knew and loved. A display at the Kirkgate Centre had to be cancelled due to Coronavirus. We’re hoping to mount a physical exhibition as soon as possible after …