Towner Film

Mary Queen of Scots

Sun 3 Mar | 2.00pm

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination.

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Mary Queen of Scots

Thu 7 Mar | 4.15pm & 7.00pm

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination.

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Together + intro

Sat 9 Mar | 2.00pm

Together is a beautiful and expressive experimental feature about two deaf dockworkers wandering the streets of London, directed by Lorenza Mazzetti - the only female filmmaker to be associated with the Free Cinema movement.

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9 to 5

Sat 9 Mar | 4.00pm

Screen icons Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton star in this office satire that celebrates the power of female friendship. Judy, Violet and Doralee couldn’t be more different from each other, but they’ve all got one thing in common — their boss. Barely getting by, with all taking and no giving, the three women decide to unite, kidnap their boss and take over the running of the office themselves. As relevant today as it was when it was first released, 9 to 5 is ripe for revisiting.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Sun 10 Mar | 10.30am

13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village's tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic abilities, she must overcome her self-doubt to get her powers back.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sun 10 Mar | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

Featuring Oscar-nominated performances from both Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sun 10 Mar | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

Featuring Oscar-nominated performances from both Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Sat 16 Mar | 4.30pm

Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Sun 17 Mar | 4.30pm

Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Thu 21 Mar | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.

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