It’s A Wonderful LifeU

Directed by Frank Capra | USA | 1946 | 2h 10m | Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers

The ultimate Christmas classic.

Beset with personal and professional problems, George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. Seeing no way out, George considers jumping from the edge of a bridge – but Clarence, his guardian angel, intervenes and shows George what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him.

Reviews

‘The film is gripping enough simply with the telling of George’s lifestory. A genuine American classic.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Although peppered with colourful, sharply drawn characters, this is Stewart’s movie, instantly loveable as a small-town dreamer who sacrifices everything for others. Enjoy it in a cinema so you can sob among others.’
★★★★★
Ian Freer, Empire Magazine

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 17th April)

15:30

Baltimore 15
1h 38m
A bold and thrilling psychological portrait based on the true story of Rose Dugdale, an English heiress who rejected her life of wealth and privilege to join an IRA raid on an english country estate.

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17:45

Monster 12A
2h 7m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
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Origin 12A
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Oscar-winning director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th) skilfully transforms Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s non-fiction narrative into a compelling and poignant drama about racial discrimination.

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