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A Man Called Otto

Films at the Courtyard – February 2023

See below for the fantastic range of films at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts this February.

Wed 1 – Thu 9

A Man Called Otto (15)

A remake of the fantastic novel and 2015 Swedish film, A Man Called Ove, now starring Tom Hanks as the newly named Otto. Otto is the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him ‘the bitter neighbour from hell’.

Audio Description available.

Wed 1 & Thu 2

WHITNEY Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (12A)

From the writer of Bohemian Rhapsody comes this joyous, emotional, heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

Audio Description and Subtitled Screenings available.

Wed 1 – Wed 8

TILL (12A)

Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.

Audio Description and Subtitled Screenings available.

Fri 3 – Wed 15

Empire of Light (15)

Sam Mendes’ latest picture follows a cinema manager (Colman) struggling with her mental health, and a new employee (Ward) longing to escape the provincial town where he faces daily adversity. Together they find a sense of belonging and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

Audio Description and Subtitled Screenings available

 Sat 4, 11am (free pre-activity from 10.30am)

The Amazing Maurice (PG)

Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of self-taught talking rats. When Maurice and the rodents meet a bookworm called Malicia, their little con soon goes down the drain.

Sat 4, 5pm

Cult Classic: Blue Velvet (18) – FILM FANATICS

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Wed 8 & Thu 9

Lynch/Oz (15) – Film Fanatics

Victor Fleming’s film The Wizard of Oz (1939) is one of David Lynch’s most enduring obsessions. This documentary goes over the rainbow to explore this Technicolor through-line in Lynch’s work, from Mullholand Drive to Twin Peaks.

 Fri 10 – Thu 16

TÁR (15)

Having achieved an enviable career, renowned conductor and composer Lydia Tár is at the top of her game. As a trailblazer, the passionate virtuoso leads the way in the male-dominated classical music industry. Whilst juggling work and family, she takes on more challenges alongside the release of her memoir. However, forces that even the imperious maestro can’t control slowly chip away at Lydia’s elaborate facade, revealing the genius’s dirty secrets and the insidious, corrosive nature of power.

Subtitled Screenings available

Tue 14, 5.15pm


A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Valentine’s Day Offer: Enjoy a platter of focaccia, olives, meat and cheese and drink with your film for an added £13. Drinks included: 125ml Wine (Red/White), Gin & Tonic, Soft Drink.

 Tue 14, 7.45pm


Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Valentine’s Day Offer: Enjoy a platter of focaccia, olives, meat and cheese and drink with your film for an added £13. Drinks included: 125ml Wine (Red/White), Gin & Tonic, Soft Drink.

Fri 17 Feb – Thu 2 Mar


Following the success of his debut feature Bait at 2020’s Borderlines Film Festival, Mark Jenkins returns with another Cornish hit. Set in 1973 on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast, a wildlife volunteer’s daily observations of a rare flower turn into a metaphysical journey that forces her as well as the viewer to question what is real and what is nightmare.

Audio Description and Subtitled Screenings available

 Fri 17 Feb – Thu 2 Mar


Loosely based on Spielberg’s childhood growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, from age seven to eighteen, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of movies help us see the truth about each other and ourselves. Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother. Fall back in love with cinema all over again as Spielberg continues his spectacular filmography.

Subtitled Screenings available

 Fri 17 – Sat 25


Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

Audio Description and Relaxed Screening available

 Sat 25, 11.30am (1pm film) & 2.30pm (4pm film)


Enjoy a special screening of The Fabelmans with Brunch on The Chase Lounge for just £17 before your film.

Brunch Menu: Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale, Eggs Florentine (V) – (All can be GF) | Pancakes with: Bacon & Maple Syrup / Pear & Raspberry Compote with Cream and Honey (V) |Continental – Croissants, Selection of Meats & Cheeses, Fresh Bread |Winter sandwich selection: Crab and cray fish, Tuna and sweetcorn, Cheddar cheese, red onion marmalade and rocket (V, can be Ve), Katsu cauliflower and crispy onion (Ve), Turkey, cranberry and brie |Steak over Fries with Café de Paris Butter and Crispy Onions + £3.50 |Fish & Chips + £3.50.

Tue 28 Feb & Wed 1 Mar


A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

Audio Description available

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The Courtyard Centre for the Arts Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR

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