Towner Film

Ernest and Celestine

Sat 27 Oct | 10.30am

From the creators of The Secret of Kells and Belleville Rendez-vous comes Ernest and Celestine, a charming animation which tells the story of the most unlikely of friendships: between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse, named Celestine. When dentist-in-training Celestine is out at night on a tooth hunting trip, she bumps into Ernest, far from home and more than a little out of sorts. After convincing him not to eat her, they forge a friendship disapproved of by the authorities of both bear and mouse society.

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The Little Stranger

Sat 27 Oct | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

Strange occurrences disturb the inhabitants of Hundreds Hall, a country estate crumbling into disrepair, in The Little Stranger, adapted from the bestselling novel by Sarah Walters and directed Lenny Abrahamson, the Academy Award-nominated director of 2015’s Room. During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) is called out by the Ayres family. Faraday falls in love with the house and the family, but their maladies are beyond his power to cure: they are haunted by a dying way of life, as well as something far more ominous.

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The Shining

Sat 27 Oct | 7.00pm

Join us to prepare for Halloween with a film that surely needs no introduction: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson in one of his most memorable roles) takes on the winter caretaker role at the Overlook Hotel in Colorado in the hopes of curing his writers’ block; along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), they hole up for the long winter months with no one else for company. Things begin to escalate when Danny begins to be plagued by increasingly disturbing psychic premonitions and Jack’s behaviour turns violent as he is driven mad by the hotel’s secrets. Generally considered to be one of the best horror films of all times, this is one not to be missed on the big screen.

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The Little Stranger

Thu 1 Nov | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

Strange occurrences disturb the inhabitants of Hundreds Hall, a country estate crumbling into disrepair, in The Little Stranger, adapted from the bestselling novel by Sarah Walters and directed Lenny Abrahamson, the Academy Award-nominated director of 2015’s Room. During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) is called out by the Ayres family. Faraday falls in love with the house and the family, but their maladies are beyond his power to cure: they are haunted by a dying way of life, as well as something far more ominous.

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Facing Mirrors + short film and Q&A

Thu 6 Dec | 7.00pm

Facing Mirrors Director: Negar Azarbayjani | Iran | 2011 | 98 minutes In Farsi (Persian) with English subtitles. Set in contemporary Iran, Facing Mirrors tells the story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops between a cisgender female cab driver and her passenger, a transgender man desperately awaiting a passport to leave the country to escape a forced marriage.

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