Have you picked up your copy of our latest Film brochure for May and June? It's jam-packed full of all the amazing films you can catch right here in the comfort of the Lighthouse cinema, and there really is something to suit all ages and tastes.

Keep an eye out for our Lighthouse Cult Classics season - to celebrate our 40th birthday we're offering you the chance to see some of the best films from 1988 - at 1988 prices! We've got half term covered with screenings of Peter Rabbit and Mary and the Witch's Flower, and our Dementia Friendly screening for May is the animated and groundbreaking Disney classic Fantasia. Lighthouse friend Sir Ian McKellen features in a documentary and Live Q&A about his life and work - did you know he appeared at Lighthouse in 1978 in the RSC's production of Twlefth Night? We're also particularly looking forward to the film with the strangest and most intriguing title of the year - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which features on our brochure's front cover.

Here's a quick round-up of what else we have in store for you ...


18 - 24 MAY

Director: Paolo Virzì. Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Moloney. Italy/France 2017. 112 mins.
Determined to live their last days as they choose, an elderly couple (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren) disappear from their Massachusetts home without telling a soul. Their plan is one last trip in the family’s vintage camper van to visit Hemingway’s home in Florida. A touching and humorous sunset romance, with stellar performances.

Director: Adrian Shergold. Starring: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine. UK 2017. 103 mins.

Maxine Peake takes to the stage as ‘Funny Cow’, a working-class comic in the sexist Northern working men’s clubs of the 1970s and ’80s. Wit and determination her only weapons, she mines her unhappy childhood and loveless marriage for material for her feisty routines. Written by Tony Pitts, Funny Cow transports us to another era where the tough and gritty side of the comedy industry is exposed.

BEAST (15)
Director: Michael Pearce. Starring: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James. UK 2017. 
Set on the secluded isle of Jersey, a yet uncaught serial killer has brutally murdered a number of young girls. Islander Moll (TIFF Rising Star Jessie Buckley), troubled by a traumatic past and stifled by oppressive parents, when she meets alluring outsider Pascal (Johnny Flynn) discovers a whole new world. But when Pascal is named a key suspect for the killings, she is forced to question her instincts.

** A Lighthouse Cult Classic - 1988 movies at 1988 prices **
British gangster George Thomason (Tom Georgeson) and his hapless aide, Ken Pile (Michael Palin), draft a pair of arrogant Americans, grifter Wanda Gerschwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis) and weapons expert Otto West (Kevin Kline), for a massive diamond heist. When the job goes badly, Wanda attempts to seduce George's stuffy lawyer, Archie Leach (John Cleese), to find out where George hid the diamonds. Meanwhile, Ken repeatedly attempts to kill an elderly woman (Patricia Hayes) who witnessed the robbery.


25 - 31 MAY

Director: Mike Newell. Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode, Katherine Parkinson. UK 2018. 124 mins.

A journalist (James) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of the Second World War when she decides to write a book about their experiences of Nazi occupation.
Contains moderate bloody images and sex references.

Peter Rabbit and his three sisters -- Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail -- enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. When one of McGregor's relatives suddenly moves in, he's less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter -- a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

Director: Joe Stephenson. UK 2017. 
A feature-length documentary about the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Built around a 14-hour interview, it reveals his personal thoughts on everything from acting and stardom, to coming out, and old age and death.

Director: Claire Denis. Starring: Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Gérard Depardieu. France/Belgium 2017. 95 mins. French with English subtitles.
A wry black comedy from Claire Denis about the romantic travails of an artist searching for true love. Juliette Binoche stars as a divorced Parisian painter who refuses to settle for the parade of flawed men who drift in and out of her life.

Directors: Various. Featuring: Leopold Stokowski. USA 1940. 124 mins.
Fantasia's eight animated scenes inspired by and set to celebrated pieces of classical music, are two captivating hours of movie magic.
These events are enhanced to suit the needs of people with dementia. Staff are on hand to assist if needed, and we screen the films with the lights up a little and sound turned down a touch. There will be an interval to help ensure your comfort throughout.


1 - 7 JUNE

Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.

Director: Andrew Haigh. Starring: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny. UK 2017. 122 mins.
Acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years) helms a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family and friendship. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) is a lonely teenager who lands a summer job working with a prickly horse trainer (Steve Buscemi). Charley spends his days caring for a racehorse put out to grass, Lean on Pete. When he discovers that his new companion is destined for the slaughterhouse, hedecides to take the horse and run away.

** A Lighthouse Cult Classic - 1988 movies at 1988 prices **
Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.


8-14 JUNE

Director: Eric Styles. Starring: John Hurt, Sofi a Helin, Charles Dance, Erin Richards, Max Brown. UK 2017. 92 mins.
In his last leading role, John Hurt stars as Ralph,a terminally ill screenwriter with two missions left in life: to be reconciled with his son, Michael (Max Brown), and to ensure that he is not a burden to his devoted wife, Anna (Sofia Helin). As he goes ‘into that good night’, Ralph hires the services of the mysterious ‘Visitor’ (Charles Dance), who unexpectedly guides him to find new meaning in his life. Contains references to assisted dying.

TULLY (15)
Director: Jason Reitman. Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston. USA 2018. 96 mins.
Heavily pregnant and already struggling with two children, Marlo (Charlize Theron) is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. When the eccentric night nanny Tully (Mackenzie Davis) comes to the rescue, the pair form a unique bond as they face the challenges of motherhood together. A razor-sharp delight from the director-writer duo behind Juno and Young Adult.

Director: José Padilha. Starring: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan. USA/UK 2018. 107 mins.
A gripping thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France Flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. Four terrorists take the passengers and crew hostage and force the plane to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while demanding the release of dozens of Pro-Palestinian militants. When all diplomatic efforts fail, an elite special-forces unit is deployed to free the hostages. Contains moderate violence, threat and infrequent strong language.

** A Lighthouse Cult Classic - 1988 movies at 1988 prices **
Director: John Waters, Writer: John Waters, Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.


15 - 21 JUNE

Director: Dominic Cooke. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West. UK 2017. 110 mins.
England, 1962: Edward (Billy Howle), a postgraduate history student, and Florence (Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird), a violinist in a string quartet, have just got married. From different backgrounds and under different social pressures, their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears will shape the rest of their lives. On Chesil Beach is a touching drama about two young lovers, adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel.

Director: Simon Hunter. Starring: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson. UK 2017. TBC mins.
At the tender age of 83, a gruff old woman Edie (Sheila Hancock) sets out to try and capture a little of the magic she had as a young girl. In a tale of triumph over adversity, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime: and climbs a mountain in the Scottish Highlands.

** A Lighthouse Cult Classic - 1988 movies at 1988 prices **
Director: Giuseppe Tornators Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay) Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili 
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.


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Published 15 May 2018