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The Party (2017) Plus Q&A from producer Kurban Kassam

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Mar
8

The Party  (2017) Plus Q&A from producer Kurban Kassam

Stony Scala Film Club are  pleased to announce that the producer of the film will attend the screening to introdcue film & post screening Q&A

Kurban Kassam is the producer of The Party, alongside other recent films such as “The Hungry” (a modern day adaptation of Titus Andronicus) for Amazon Studios and “Brakes”, starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt. The Party won two Evening Standard Film Awards on 8 February 2018. 

Sunday 18th March, 7pm

Stony Scala Film Club, The Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH

Cert. 15/ 69mins/ Dir. Sally Potter/ Bar Open

This screening is likely to be very popular so please book tickets in advance: Available from The Cock Hotel reception or email for reservations stonyscalafilm@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends at her North London home to celebrate her appointment as Shadow Health Minister, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), soon arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement from Bill provokes a series of revelations that totally changes the mood of the party, leading Janet’s right-thinking, left-leaning friends to turn on each other.

“Potter’s first film since 2012’s Ginger and Rosa is an impressively lean affair, shot in a single location with no frills and no fuss- just an A-list cast at the top of their game. Potter looks towards Chekhov, Albee and Bunuel as inspirations, alongside such 60s Brit film classics as Karel Reisz’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Brian Forbes’ The L-Shaped Room.” Mark Kermode The Guardian

The Florida Project (2017)

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Jan
24

The Florida Project (2017)

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

Dir. Sean Baker / Cert. 15 / 109 mins

Friday 16 March / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Set amongst families living on the poverty line in a series of budget motels in Orlando, The Florida Project follows the summer adventures of two 6-year-old girls, Moonee and Jancey. Living in neighbouring motels, Moonee and Jancey, and their friends Scooty and Dickey run amok unsupervised, frequently getting under the feet of Bobby, the tough-but-tender manager of the Magic Castle Motel, where Moonee lives with her explosive 22-year-old mother Halley. Inspired by the Hal Roach Our Gang films of the 1920s and ’30s, the perils and pleasures of childhood have never felt so vivid or alive.

In Between (2016)

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Jan
24

In Between (2016)

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud / Cert. 15 / 101 mins

Friday 9 March / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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In Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

 

Human Flow (2017)

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Jan
24

Human Flow (2017)

Dir. Ai Weiwei / Cert. 12A / 140 mins

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

Friday 23 February / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Filmed over the span of a year, Human Flow was shot by 25 film crews in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Serbia, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, and Turkey. Ai Weiwei artfully captures the massive and shocking breadth of the global migration crisis in this epic film, which portrays the plight of today’s 65 million forcibly displaced individuals – the highest number ever – forced out of their homes by war, famine and climate change on long, treacherous journeys in search of new lives.

 

Ethel and Ernest (2016)

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Jan
24

Ethel and Ernest (2016)

Sunday 28th January 7pm

The Cock Hotel, Mk11 1AH

Part of StonyWords 2018 23 January 23 – 4 February, with full details at www.stonywords.org.uk.

Ethel and Ernest, is the adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ biographical graphic novel of the same name.

The story is a moving tribute to his parents, and their long happy marriage. Ethel was a lady’s maid and  Ernest a milkman who liked the look of the new Labour Party. They had just one child, Raymond, having bought a terraced south London house in 1930. Ernest is a fireman in the war and then returns to his old life in a rapidly changing world.

The screening will be in two parts. The first, short, part explains how the book has been carefully translated to the screen with interviews with the author, director and an insight into the laborious work of the many animateurs involved. The actors, including Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris, Roger Allam and June Brown, are seen providing the voiceovers.

 The second part of the screening is the film itself.

 Gentle, poignant and vividly animated, Ethel and Ernest is a warm character study with an evocative sense of time and place. Critic consensus Green Tomatoes

 The film will be a popular one, so buy your tickets soon from the reception of The Cock Hotel or reserve on stonyscalafilm@aol.com

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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Jan
23

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

Dir. Denis Villeneuve / Cert. 15 / 163 mins

Friday 16 February / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)

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Jan
22

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)

Dir. Juho Kuosmanen / Cert. 12A / 93 mins

Friday 9 February / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention. This charming feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen was .

Dunkirk (2017)

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Jan
22

Dunkirk (2017)

Dir. Christopher Nolan / Cert. 12 / 107 mins

Friday 2 February / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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When 400,000 men couldn’t get home…home came for them.

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (InterstellarInceptionThe Dark Knight trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk.

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

Dunkirk features a multigenerational ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

The Work (2017)

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Jan
22

The Work (2017)

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

Dir. Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous / Cert. 15 / 89 mins

Friday 26 January 2018 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, follow three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. A powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

 

Living Archive MK presents: Channel 40 archive film screening

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Jan
21

Living Archive MK presents:

Channel 40 archive film screening

Sunday 21 January 2018 / 3pm / Free, pre-booking required

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Channel 40 archive film screening. Channel 40 was a unique experiment in community access cable television that broadcast from a purpose-built studio in Fishermead to new-build areas of Milton Keynes between 1976 and 1979. Since its closure, the remaining videotape recordings have been stored at the Bucks County Archive in Aylesbury, but thanks to a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund it is now possible to convert these vulnerable recordings to an accessible digital format. In this special video presentation, Colin Barrett – a digital video specialist and a former staff producer at Channel 40 – will show not only some examples of the recordings that have so far been digitised but will also offer an insight into the technology employed in the conversion process.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the video presentation.

Running time: Approx. 30 mins

Living Archive             Heritage Lottery Fund