The Wolf of Wall Street

Monday 9 October I  7.30pm

In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort founds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together

with his trusted lieutenant (Jonah Hill) and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort and his cronies partake in a hedonistic brew of sex, drugs and thrills, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess.

 

“Scorsese’s funniest and most focused film in a long time, a jet-

black sex and drug-soaked comedy featuring a bravura performance by Leonardo DiCaprio.” Empire

 

 

2013 I CERTIFICATE 12|RUNNING TIME 180

Labyrinth

Monday 16th October | 10am

Teenage Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) journeys through a maze to recover her baby brother (Toby Froud) from a goblin king (David Bowie).

 

 

“Fabulous fantasy from the godfather of modern puppetry Jim Henson.” Empire Magazine

 

1986 I  CERTIFICATE PG|RUNNING TIME 101

 

 

The Prestige

Monday 16th October | 7:30pm

An illusion gone horribly wrong pits two 19th-century magicians, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman), against each other in a bitter battle for supremacy. Terrible

consequences loom when the pair escalate their feud, each seeking not just to outwit — but to destroy — the other man.

 

“Odd, but brilliantly so. It’s a small film that feels big, a period drama that looks modern, defying comparison to anything but Nolan himself.” Empire Magazine

 

 

2006  I  CERTIFICATE 15 |RUNNING TIME 135

Matilda

Wednesday 18th October | 10am

This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a

crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and fight back against her unkind parents.

 

 

 

“An absolute charmer”  Empire Magazine

 

 

1996 I  CERTIFICATE PG|RUNNING TIME 102

 

The Iron Giant

Monday 23rd October | 10am

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent

Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

 

 

“This wonderful film from director Brad Bird has so much humour and heart that it’s one of the best family movies around.”

Common Sense Media

 

 

1999 I  CERTIFICATE  PG |  RUNNING TIME 87

BFI India Season DIVALI SPECIAL: The Lunchbox

Monday 23rd October | 7:30pm

Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband’s lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day’s lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

 

“Charming and whimsical, it’s a feast for the eyes.” Empire

SPECIAL BFI SCREENING INCUDES DELICIOUS

INDIAN SNACKS & A CELEBRATION OF DIWALI WITH CANDLES BEING LIT IN THE COURTYARD

 

2013 I  CERTIFICATE  15 |  RUNNING TIME 105

Halloween Special: What We Do in the Shadows

Monday 30th October | 7:30pm

Vampire housemates (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan

Brugh) try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead.

 

“Here it is at long last: a truly great vampire comedy. And also the funniest horror film to come out of New Zealand since Braindead .” Empire

 

 

 

2014|  CERTIFICATE  15 |  RUNNING TIME 87