Porlock Weir, Somerset
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Porlock Weir, Near Minehead, Somerset TA24 8PB
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Movie and a Meal
Wed 6th & Sun 10th November
Coming-of-age comedy following three friends in pursuit of independence. Joe (Nick Robinson) has long suffered under his controlling father Frank (Nick Offerman) and when his home life ultimately becomes too much for him, he decides to build a house in the woods and begin living off the land. Knowing his best friend Patrick (Gabriel Basso) has also been struggling with the hold his parents have over him, he invites him along on the journey. With the help of local oddball and newcomer to the group Biaggio (Moises Arias), the trio commence building their new abode, but with this newfound independence comes greater responsibility and the three learn that the escape may not be as favourable as initially thought.
Wed 13th & Sun 17th November
Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film, Much Ado About Nothing. The story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.
Wed 20th & Sun 24th November
This inspired, poignant film tells the story of poet John Keats and stylish Fanny Brawne. Their initially cool relationship soon warms up but their love faces severe obstacles. Keats has no money and Fanny's mother wants her to find a suitable husband. And then Keats' health is frail...
Wed 27th November & Sun 1st December
Susanne Bier directs and co-writes this romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Danish hairdresser and cancer patient Ida (Dyrholm) finishes with chemotherapy and, upon arriving home, finds her husband cheating on her with his youthful colleague. In her vulnerable state she leaves for Italy where her daughter Astrid (Molly Blixt Egelind) is getting married and on the way encounters widower Philip (Brosnan), the estranged father of Astrid's husband-to-be Patrick (Sebastian Jessen). As Ida and Philip get to know one another they each begin to discover a new lease of life.
Weds 4th December & Sunday 8th December
Emilio Estevez writes and directs this road trip drama set along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in southern France and northern Spain. Martin Sheen stars as Tom Avery, who travels from his hometown in California to France to reclaim the body of his estranged adult son who died in a storm at the start of the famous route in the Pyrenees. Driven by grief and a desire to reach some kind of understanding of his dead son, Tom decides to embark on the 800km pilgrimage himself. Along the way he meets other pilgrims from around the world, all of whom share the search for meaning and direction in their lives.
Weds 11th December & Sunday 15th December
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.
Wednesday 18th December & Sunday 22nd December
It all begins as successful Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie watches his latest play open to a ho-hum reaction among the polite society of Edwardian England. A literary genius of his times but bored by the same old themes, Barrie is clearly in need of some serious inspiration. Unexpectedly, he finds it one day during his daily walk with his St. Bernard Porthos in London's Kensington Gardens. There, Barrie encounters the Llewelyn Davies family: four fatherless boys and their beautiful recently widowed mother.
Wednesday 25th December and Sunday 29th December
Charlie Kaufman, writer of the cult film 'Being John Malkovich', returns with another mind-bendingly inventive and unconventional plotline, this time driving a tender romantic comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Joel, a shy oddball who is stunned to discover that his longterm girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet), with whom he has recently split up, has undergone an experimental psychiatric treatment to have her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased.
Sun 1st & Weds 5th January
Tom Hanks stars in this 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. Held hostage by the pirates under the command of Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Phillips attempts to protect both his crew and ship to the best of his ability. However, as the drama plays out and Phillips spends more time in the company of his Somali captors, he gradually comes to realise that they have a story, too. Far from the greedy, heartless thugs of pirate lore, the Somalis may well represent the forces of globalisation as surely as the Maersk Alabama - the underside. With the stakes high, the crisis intensifies and someone will have to pay the price...
Sun 8th & Weds 12th January
A woman searches for her adult son, who taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Sun 15th & Weds 19th 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 22nd & Weds 26th January
Sunday 29th January
Le Week-End" is a beautifully observed and poignant story of a long-married British couple (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) who return to Paris for the first time since their honeymoon to revitalize their marriage. While there, they run into an old friend (Goldblum) who transforms their thoughts on life and their love for one another. Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill)
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.