Towner Film

The Marvellous Mabel Normand

Thu 31 Jan | 4.30pm

Mabel Normand was the irrepressible spirit of early Hollywood. The first lady of silent comedy, she directed her own films, ran her own production company and worked with the best – including Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and a young Oliver Hardy. But make no mistake: Mabel was always the star.

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Shoplifters

Thu 31 Jan | 7.00pm

Japanese master Kore-eda (Our Little Sister) won the top prize at Cannes this year with this tale of a misfit family struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, profoundly reflecting on modern life and the nature of family, Shoplifters is sure to steal your heart.

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Orphée

Sat 2 Feb | 2.00pm

Poet, playwright, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and Orphée, his finest film; re-released here in an exquisite new photochemical and 2K digital restoration. A magical retelling of the Orpheus myth, it turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in post-war Paris.

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The Favourite

Sat 2 Feb | 4.30pm

It's early 18th century and England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

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The Favourite

Sun 3 Feb | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

It's early 18th century and England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

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The Favourite

Thu 7 Feb | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

It's early 18th century and England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

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The Seventh Seal

Sat 9 Feb | 4.30pm

Bergman’s allegory about a medieval knight who plays chess with Death was a landmark of arthouse cinema in the late 1950s. Taking its title from the Book of Revelation, the film examines the knight’s crisis of faith during a dark period of human history, tackling issues of existential doubt and despair that touched a nerve with audiences living in the aftermath of the horror of war.

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Stan & Ollie

Sat 9 Feb | 2.00pm

Stan & Ollie is the true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy. Brought to the big screen for the first time and starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of their journey around the UK and Ireland in what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

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Stan & Ollie

Sun 10 Feb | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

Stan & Ollie is the true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy. Brought to the big screen for the first time and starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of their journey around the UK and Ireland in what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

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Casablanca

Thu 14 Feb | 7.00pm

Join us this Valentine’s Day and fall in love with Bergman and Bogart all over again. Frequently ranking near the top of lists of the greatest films in history, Casablanca’s chemistry and endlessly quotable dialogue have made it one of the most iconic films of all time.

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