Green Book (12A)

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When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, …

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Film – 15)

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Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to …

Colette (Film – 15)

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After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and …

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La Forza del Destino (ROH Opera)

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CHRISTOF LOY DIRECTS A STAR-STUDDED CAST OF SINGERS, INCLUDING ANNA NETREBKO, JONAS KAUFMANN AND LUDOVIC TÉZIER, IN VERDI’S EPIC OPERA, CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebkostar in Verdi’s epic La forza del …

The Kid Who Would Be King (Film – PG)

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Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on …

If Beale Street Could Talk (Film – 15)

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Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist …

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Don Quixote (Royal Opera House)

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LOVE AND  FRIENDSHIP  TRIUMPH  IN  CARLOS  ACOSTA’S  VIBRANT  PRODUCTION  OF  THIS  DAZZLING  BALLET. Cervantes’s story  of  the  bumbling  knight  Don  Quixote  has  inspired  countless  artistic  interpretations.  Marius Petipa choreographed this  sparkling  ballet  about  the  encounters  of  the  man  from  La  Mancha  and  his  faithful  squire  Sancho  Panza.  At  its  heart  are  virtuoso  roles  for  the  lovers  Basilio  and  Kitri. Carlos …

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KMC Video Evening (Films)

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A selection of climbing, skiing and mountaineering videos including; Skiing with Candide Thovex La Grave Pisteurs Ski patrol Advanced Abseil Techniques 2,650’ abseil down El Cap, Yosemite Scottish Winter Climbing – Orion Face Direct Lunag Ri 6907m Nepal/Tibet – Conrad Anker & David Lama The Reality behind filming ‘Free Solo’ Tuesday 22nd January 2019 Starts 8.00pm – doors open 7.30pm …

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

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The turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. …