All those 9am lectures getting you down yet? Why not try out the swanky recliner seats at Harbour Lights! In this feature, we continue to bring you news of all the latest films, special screenings, and student-friendly deals that the cinema has to offer. This week sees a number of great films that you won’t want to miss.
Tate Taylor’s highly anticipated thriller, The Girl On The Train, is still screening this week. Based on Paula Hawkin’s bestselling novel of the same name, the film follows Rachel (Emily Blunt), a woman who daydreams about an imaginary ‘perfect couple’ living in one of the beautiful homes that she sees every day from the train. But one day, as she looks through the window, she sees something shocking in the house – and later wakes up covered in blood and with no memory of why. When the news reports that a local woman has gone missing, Rachel becomes obsessed with finding out what has happened to her and, even more troublingly, where she herself was that night… Read our first look review here.
My Scientology Movie + Q&A (15)
Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary is still available to watch this week too. The film sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology -one of the worlds most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as ‘the Holy Grail of Stories’. With a lifetime of experience dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, Theroux doesn’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down.
Bridget Jones’s Baby (15)
Bridget Jones’s Baby is still screening for fans in need of some TLC (Tender Loving Colin). In this latest instalment of the franchise, we find Helen Fielding’s classic character (played once again by Renée Zellweger) in yet another hapless and bizarre situation, as she falls pregnant and can’t figure out whether the father is her new American beau Jack (Patrick Dempsey) or her old flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Also starring Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent, this latest chapter of the diary will have you rolling with laughter. Read our review here.
The Greasy Strangler (18)
Are you ready to get greasy? Jim Hosking’s debut feature, The Greasy Strangler will be screening this Friday. Big Brayden lives in LA with his dad, Big Ronnie. Brayden tries to keep Ronnie happy by taking care of him, cooking him meals that are never quite greasy enough for Ronnie’s taste. Meanwhile the night-time streets are being stalked by a naked, homicidal pervert known as the Greasy Strangler. Ronnie definitely isn’t the Greasy Strangler…. or is he? If WTF storylines, prosthetic genitals, exploding eyeballs, disco memorabilia and big buckets of grease are your thing, this is the film for you.
Queen of Katwe (PG)
Harbour Lights are holding an exclusive preview of Disney’s Queen of Katwe on Sunday. Hosted in association with Plan UK, the screening is free and exclusive to all Harbour Lights members. Directed by Mira Nair and starring Lupita Nyong’o, the film follows a young girl named Phiona who meets a footballer-turned-missionary as she is collecting corn. Recognising her spirit and innate talent, the missionary begins to mentor Phiona, teaming up with her impoverished mother to help her fulfil her potential.
The cinema is also starting its Culture Shock season with one of universal’s most classic horrors, Dracula. Based on Bram Stoker’s prolific novel, the film sees Bela Lugosi star as the infamous vampire. Donning the now-iconic black cape, he laid the foundation for future generations of movie vampires, and for the genre as a whole. If you’re a fan of horror or you’re keen to get in the mood for Halloween, keep an eye out for further screenings in the weeks to come!
Kate Plays Christine (15)
This week’s Discover Tuesday is the inately interesting documentary, Kate Plays Christine. Directed by Robert Greene, the film delves into the life of Christine Chubbuck, the TV 40 news personality who infamously committed suicide on live television in the 1970s. A Sundance 2016 award winner, the film puts actor Kate Lyn Sheil into Chubbuck’s shoes to explore the ins and outs of what lead the journalist to do what she did.
This week’s Vintage Sunday is Anthony Minghella’s taut thriller, The Talented Mr Ripley. Starring Matt Damon, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jude Law, the film follows an ambitious social climber who is sent to Italy to bring home an errant playboy.
Student tickets range from £7.00 -£9.50. For more information, visit the Harbour Lights website or call the Box Office on 0871 902 5733.