Porlock Weir, Somerset
+44 (0) 1643 862 753
Porlock Weir, Near Minehead, Somerset TA24 8PB
From £15.00 per person
Movie and a Meal
Sun 29th January
Academy Award® winner RON HOWARD (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) teams once again with Academy Award®-nominated writer PETER MORGAN (Frost/Nixon, Last king of Scotland) on Rush, a fast-paced and spectacular re-creation of the merciless and legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between gifted English playboy James Hunt (CHRIS HEMSWORTH of The Avengers, Thor) and his disciplined Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (DANIEL BRÜHL of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum). Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of the charismatic Hunt and the methodically brilliant Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sports has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.
Sun 2nd & Weds 5th February
Based on a contemporary interpretation of the classic Henry James novel, and set in present day New York City, the story centres on Maisie, an unwitting six-year-old girl enmeshed in the bitter divorce of her mother, a rock and roll icon, and her father, a charming but distracted art dealer. Darkly comic and emotionally compelling, WHAT MAISIE KNEW is an evocative portrayal of the chaos and complexity of a modern marriage.
Sun 9th & Weds 12th February
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Sun 16th & Weds 19th February
Contemporary social drama directed by Clio Bernard. Teenage friends Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas) have both been excluded from school and with no real prospects for the future the two resort to collecting scrap metal as a means of making money. As a relationship develops between the two boys and the local scrapdealer Kitten (Sean Gilder), Arbor's growing greed creates tension in the friendship and ultimately spells the end of their potential...
Sun 23rd & Weds 26th February
Jep Gambardella, a 65-year-old journalist and once promising novelist, spends his easy life among Rome’s high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees. But when he learns of the death of his friend’s wife – a woman he loved as an 18-year-old – his life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes. A dazzling, dizzying, mesmerising and hypnotic cinematic tour-de-force that has drawn comparisons with Italian greats such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte. A triumphant return to form for world-renowned visionary director Paulo Sorrentino (Il Divo, This Must Be The Place). Starring the multi award-winning Toni Servillo (Il Divo, Gomorrah). Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2013, the film was hotly tipped for the Palme d’Or. 5 STARS – Time Out, The Telegraph, The Irish Times.
Sunday 2nd March & Weds 5th March
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.
Sun 9th March & Weds 12th March
American drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. With nothing else to do for the summer, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) take to exploring the banks of the Mississippi where they find a boat nestled in a tree. As they begin making plans to use the boat, they quickly realise that someone is living in it and it isn't long before they're introduced to its owner, Mud (McConaughey). A relationship forms between the three and Mud promises to let the boys have the vessel if they continue bringing him food and help him reunite with his lost love, Juniper (Witherspoon). But when they agree to help, they soon realise that Mud is a wanted man and that a gang of bounty hunters are in hot pursuit...
Sun 16th March & Weds 19th March
Matt Damon and Frances McDormand star in this ecological drama as two energy company representatives facing opposition from a rural community. Corporate hot-shot Steve Butler (Damon) and his colleague Sue Thomason (McDormand) arrive in the economically depressed Pennsylvanian farming town of McKinley to try and persuade local landowners to sell their mineral drilling rights to their employer, Global Crosspower Solutions. With a reputation for getting results at a relatively small cost, Steve is confident he'll soon have the locals signed up to a deal. But when local school science teacher Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) raises concerns about the drilling process known as 'fracking', and environmental supporter Dustin Noble (John Krasinski) decides to start a grassroots campaign against Global, Steve suddenly realises that the goalposts have shifted.
Sun 23rd March & Weds 30th March
Tom Hanks stars in this Academy Award-nominated drama directed by Paul Greengrass based on the real life hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates. The Maersk Alabama became the first US cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years when heavily armed Somalis boarded the vessel on the 8th of April 2009. As commander of the ship, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) inevitably found himself at the heart of events.