Living Is Easy With Eyes ClosedAvailable until 31 Jan 2018
McFarland, USAAvailable until 02 Oct 2017
A Beautiful MindAvailable until 31 Oct 2018
QuadropheniaAvailable until 30 Apr 2017
The Pursuit of HappynessAvailable until 13 Dec 2016
- Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed
Available until 31 Jan 2018
In 1966 Spain, English teacher Antonio (Javier Camara) is travelling to Almeria in the hope of meeting John Lennon and getting his permission to use The Beatles' lyrics in his teaching materials. Along the way, he picks up two young hitchhikers - pregnant Belen (Natalia de Molina) and wary runaway Joanjo (Francesc Colomer). As the journey unfolds, each begins to realise that they can learn a lot from other people - beginning with each other. A warm and touching road movie that won six Goyas (Spain's Oscars). Incidentally, the title is a lyric from Strawberry Fields Forever.
- McFarland, USA
Available until 02 Oct 2017
Disgraced American football coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) lands up in a dusty Californian college attempting to train Hispanic students in a sport which has no appeal for them. However, he spots their latent talent as runners and sets about building up a cross-country team that can compete at state level. Solid cross-cultural triumph-over-adversity tale with a strong turn from Costner as the firm-but-fair inspiration.
- A Beautiful Mind
Available until 31 Oct 2018
Ron Howard's Oscar-winning drama stars Russell Crowe as John Nash, the mathematician who earned a Nobel Prize despite suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. While keeping the biographical details perfectly clear, Howard expertly conveys Nash's distorted view of reality to create an unusual and intriguing picture of a tortured genius. Jennifer Connelly was named Best Supporting Actress for her strong yet sympathetic portrayal of Nash's wife, Howard claimed Best Director and the film was anointed Best Picture. Screenwriter Akiva Goldman picked up the movie's fourth Academy Award.
Available until 30 Apr 2017
It's 1964, and disillusioned youth Jimmy (Phil Daniels) finds an outlet for his angst in the booming Mod movement. But as part of the moped-riding, Parka-wearing, trouble-causing fraternity, Jimmy is swept up in a wave of violence that's about to crash on the Brighton seafront. Featuring an up-and-coming cast including Ray Winstone, Leslie Ash and Sting as the Mod-in-chief, Franc Roddam's adaptation of The Who's rock opera is as iconic as British drama gets.
- The Pursuit of Happyness
Available until 13 Dec 2016
In the early 1980s, struggling salesman Chris Gardner dedicated himself to winning a stockbroking internship... despite living on the streets and taking sole care of his young son. Wonderfully engaging performances from Will Smith and his real-life sprog Jaden - truly a chip off the old block - form the magnetic core of this heartening true tale. BAFTA-winning Londoner Thandie Newton co-stars as Gardner's remonstrative wife.
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