Ilkley Cinema has a host of new and classic films on offer throughout July. From Brian Cox starring as Winston Churchill to Dustin Hoffman as a naive toy boy via a concert film and a gritty documentary about a world-famous diva, here are the highlights:
Showing daily until Thursday 13th July (98 minutes)
Brian Cox (not that one) leads the cast in this dramatisation of the lead up to D-Day. Cox and Miranda Richardson, who plays Churchill’s wife Clementine, have received glowing reviews for their performances in this drama that explores the great man’s inner turmoil ahead of one of the most momentous events of World War 2.
No word on whether it explains how he got into the insurance commercials, though.
Mumford and Sons – Dust and Thunder (U)
Join the banjo-bothering Mumford and Sons as they perform to excitable crowds in South Africa. The indie-folk outfit allowed cameras access to their gigs at the Monument Amphitheatre near Pretoria. Expect to see braces and moustaches aplenty in the audience for this one.
Whitney: Can I Be Me (15)
Showing at 8pm on Monday 10th and 5:30pm on Tuesday 11th July (105 minutes).
Nick Broomfield is known for his documentaries about Kurt Cobain and rappers Biggie and Tupac. Now he turns his attention to the tragic tale of Whitney Houston, who drowned in her bath in 2012. The film explores her struggles and offers a “raw and uncensored” look at her life and death.
The Graduate (15)
Showing at 8:30pm on Friday 14th July (105 minutes).
Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin becomes romantically-entangled with his parents’ friend, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft), within five minutes of leaving college. This is a restored version of the 1967 film and the Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack sounds as good as ever, making this the perfect opportunity to see it on the big screen.
Ilkley Cinema Kids’ Club
Ilkley Cinema hosts Saturday morning Kids’ Club screenings at a set rate of £6.75. The film showing on Saturday 8th July is Rock Dog, the tale of a Tibetan Mastiff who tries to break into the music industry after a radio falls into his paws., however, there is no word on whether it is based on a true story.
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