Films at the Courtyard – September 2021
See the fantastic range of films at the courtyard this September. All film tickets are £5 throughout September, excluding event cinema and live screenings.
Wed 1 – Thu 9 MINAMATA (12A)
New York, 1971. Following his celebrated days as one of the most revered photojournalists of World War II, W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But a secret commission from Life magazine editor Robert Hayes (Bill Nighy) sends him to the Japanese coastal city of Minamata, which has been ravaged by mercury poisoning; the result of decades of gross industrial negligence by the country’s Chisso Corporation.
Sat 4, 11am Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (U)
In Peter Rabbit™ 2: The Runaway, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Sat 4 – Thu 16 The Courier (12A)
The Courier is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Mon 6 & Tue 14 Two Lane Blacktop (15)
Their world is a two-lane blacktop… no beginning… no end… no speed limit!
In this controversial and acclaimed story of drag-racing drifters, the drivers of a Pontiac GTO and a ’55 Chevy battle across the back roads of America for possession of each other’s ‘pinks’ and the affections of a mysterious young hitchhiker. Screening as part of 1971 The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season.
Tue 7 & Sat 11 McCabe & Mrs Miller (15)
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. Screening as part of 1971 The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season.
Wed 8 & Fri 10 Five Easy Pieces (15)
Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend in tow, to see his estranged, ailing father. Screening as part of 1971 The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season.
Thu 9 & Mon 13 Klute (15)
A friend of small-town detective John Klute has disappeared. The only clue is a connection with a Manhattan call girl, Bree Daniels. Klute puts her under surveillance, gradually being drawn further into a world he’s never experienced. But while Klute searches, someone is stalking Bree. Screening as part of 1971 The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season.
Fri 9 & Sat 11 The Last Picture Show (15)
A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. Screening as part of 1971 The Year Hollywood Went Independent Season.
Fri 10 – Thu 23 The Last Bus (12A)
John O’Groats, Scotland: An elderly man, Tom (Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses only local buses on a nostalgic trip to carry her ashes all the way across the UK to Land’s End, where they originally met, using his free bus pass. Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey begins to capture the imagination of the local people that he comes across and, ultimately, becomes a nationwide story.
Sat 11, 11am the croods 2 (u)
Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all their needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans — a family that’s a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbours start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.
Mon 13 – Thu 16 Martin Eden (15)
Director Pietro Marcello successfully transposes Jack London’s classic novel to Southern Italy for his critically-acclaimed, multi-award winning fiction feature debut. The fate of working class sailor Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli) is changed forever when he defends a young boy from a beating by a security guard on the docks in Naples. Repaying him for his kindness, the boy invites him into his bourgeois home, where Martin meets Elena (Jessica Cressy), the daughter of an upper-crust industrial family. It is love at first sight.
Mon 13 & Wed 22 The truffle hunters (12a)
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They are guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They are untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters’ secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
Mon 20 – Tue 28 From The Vine (12a)
Marco a downtrodden company executive experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. There he finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process.
Mon 20 & Tue 21 Escher: Journey Into Infinity (PG)
Told in Escher’s own words, drawn from a rich cornucopia of letters, diaries and lectures written in his lifetime, the film offers an exploration of the fascinating man whose legacy continues to influence popular culture today. The film includes interviews with Escher’s sons George and Jan, as well as musician, and collector of Escher’s work, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). The film has been described by Variety as ‘an art book that comes to life’, referencing the clever use of animating Escher’s work.
Mon 20 – Thu 23 The World To Come (15)
Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighbouring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.
Fri 24 Sep – Sat 2 Oct Our Ladies (15)
Following a group of Scottish schoolgirls on a day trip to Edinburgh to perform in a choir competition, for these teens from a small town in the Scottish Highlands, it becomes a chance to escape their daily lives and run riot in the big city. With few expectations for their futures, Orla (Tallulah Greive), Finnoula (Abigail Lawrie), Manda (Sally Messham), Kay (Eve Austin), Chell (Rona Morison) and Kylah (Marli Siu) are determined to live for every moment in this raucous tale of love, life and true friendship.
Sat 25, 11am Paw Patrol: The Movie (U)
The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!
Fees & Tickets
Event LocationThe Courtyard Centre for the Arts Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR
Organiser: The Courtyard