Films at the Courtyard – January 2022
See below for the fantastic range of films at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts this January.
Sun 2 – Sat 8
Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal-every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
Sun 2 – Thu 20
West Side Story (12A)
The long-awaited adaptation of West Side Story from one of the world’s most renowned directors is finally here. Steven Spielberg presents the forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
Tue 4 – Thu 20
House of Gucci (15)
House of Gucci is inspired by the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga, A Star is Born), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder.
Tue 4 – Mon 10
MEN WHO SING (12A)
From small town Wales comes a documentary about Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir’s need for younger recruits. Amid jokes about ageing, choir mistress Ann thinks competing would help so the choir sails to Ulster for the Bangor International Festival.
Mon 10 – Thu 13
Petite Maman (U)
Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse.
Tue 11 – Thu 13
Power of the Dog (12A)
The year is 1925. Brothers Phil and George Burbank (Cumberbatch and Plemmons) are wealthy ranchers in Montana. Phil, a cruel and beguiling figure, and George, the kinder of the brothers, happen across a Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and her son, an encounter which amplifies their characteristics to brutal ends.
Fri 14 & Thu 20
Mothering Sunday (15)
A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.
Fri 14 – Wed 19
Blue Bayou (15)
As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home. Justin Chon as Director, Writer and Lead Actor is a new star of American Filmmaking.
Mon 17 – Wed 19
The Courtyard Cinema welcomes back regular actress Hannah Douglas (Hopeless Romantics, Pride & Prejudice) in this tense period drama. Set in England, 1555, an isolated group of salt farmers arrange illegal passage to Europe for an Indian Gypsy family in hiding. However, a love affair between Patience, a mute English girl, and Rumi, the son of the Egyptians, threatens to destroy both communities. Hannah Douglas will be taking part in a post-screening Q&A alongside co-star Sarah Whitehouse and writer Laura Turner at The Courtyard on Monday 17 January.
Thu 20, 5.30pm
MYSTERY FILM SCREENING (15)
Film: TOP SECRET! The mysteries continue at The Courtyard Cinema! Each month one of our staff members will be selected to show a film of their choice and no one else can know what it is. It could be anything! This month’s film has been selected by Marketing and Education Officer, Ruby Thorogood. December’s mystery film, chosen by Head of Marketing and Sales, Jessica Prosser was Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life.
Sat 22, 11am (free pre-activity from 10.30am)
Clifford the big red dog (cert tbc)
Emily discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend from a magical animal rescuer. When Clifford becomes a gigantic red dog in her New York City apartment he attracts the attention of a genetics company who wish to supersize animals, Emily and her clueless Uncle Casey must fight the forces of greed to save Clifford.
Fri 21 Jan – Thu 3 Feb
Cyrano (cert tbc)
Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heart-breaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her and Roxanne has fallen in love at first sight with another man.
Mon 24 – Wed 26
Final account (15)
An urgent portrait of the last living generation of Hitler’s Third Reich in never-before-seen interviews raising vital questions about authority, conformity, national identity, and their own roles in the greatest human crimes in history. Come see this powerful documentary around Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday 27 January.
Mon 24 – Wed 26
BECOMING COUSTEAU (12A)
A look at the life, passions, achievements and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau, featuring an archive of his newly restored footage.
Mon 31 Jan – Thu 3 Feb
Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the crumbling building, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.
Fees & Tickets
Event LocationThe Courtyard Centre for the Arts Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR
Organiser: The Courtyard