There’s some pretty serious stuff going on in September at Ilkley Cinema. Everything, Everything is a fascinating look at an ‘impossible’ romance and An Inconvenient Sequel tackles climate change, but at least Nut Job 2 can break the tension a little.
Take a look at September’s highlights here:
Everything, Everything (12A)
Showing from Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th September (96 minutes)
Everything, Everything tells the tale of Maddy, an 18-year-old who cannot leave the house. She suffers from an immuno-deficiency disease that means she can’t interact with anyone other than her mother, nurse and the nurse’s daughter. The teenager has never been outside, and dreams of swimming in the ocean. When a boy of a similar age moves in next door, the pair strike up a text relationship, but can it develop further?
Based on the Nicola Yoon novel, the film features Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. Review site Rotten Tomatoes said of the film “Everything, Everything should tug young adult heartstrings fairly effectively,” so make sure you tuck a hanky up your sleeve before you go.
Everything, Everything is the Baby and Me film at 10:45am on Tuesday 5th September, guaranteeing you won’t be the only one crying, at least.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (PG)
Showing from Friday 8th to Thursday 14th September (100 minutes)
Former US Vice President Al Gore follows up his landmark climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth with a sequel and decade on. It would be easy for Gore to have merely spent an hour and a half shouting “I told you so!” straight down the camera. Although he does point out that many of his more controversial predictions from ten years ago have come to pass despite heavy criticism at the time, this is actually a lot more hopeful than that. He looks at the changes being made in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions around the world.
As with any piece focused on US politics, the spectre of Donald Trump looms large. The president has promised to scrap the Paris climate agreement and cut funding for green energy. Scary for the world, but it certainly makes this film even more fascinating. Well, every cloud has a silver lining and all that. Actually, that’s probably the wrong turn of phrase.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (U)
Showing from Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th September (91 minutes)
A group of animals make a new home in a park and fight to stop developers turning it into a theme park. With hilarious results, as you’d expect. I’m reliably informed this is not based on a true story. Still, it’ll be 91 minutes when you don’t have to think about Donald Trump, so that’s a big tick in its favour.
Contact Ilkley Cinema
You can find Ilkley Cinema at 46 Leeds Road, LS29 8DP and give them a call on 01943 660 007.