Upstairs in the Rainbow Room
Spring 2020 Programme
In light of concerns about the Coronavirus, Foxlowe Films have taken the difficult decision to postpone the last three films of their Tuesday night spring season until a later date. We’ve made this decision, based on advice from Cinema for All, with the health of our community and our band of volunteers in mind and the possible economic impact on the Foxlowe of reduced cinema numbers. Hopefully we’re being over cautious but given the age groups that attend the films and the age range of our volunteers, it feels like the right thing to do. Additionally we have to be very mindful of audience size with relation to the cost of the film to avoid losses. We will delay making a decision about our documentary film, as it is not due to screen until 8th April. The decisions for guest films will be taken by their organisers. All calendar entries will be updated accordingly once the decisions are made.
Please note this only affects the film programmes and for all other events please check elsewhere on the Foxlowe website and on the Facebook site.
We will update on future screenings as circumstances unfold. Apologies to anyone who planned to attend. If you have booked online, WeGotTickets, the booking agency, will keep you informed, as we hope to reschedule at a later date. However they can also arrange a refund if that is your preference.
Foxlowe Films are delighted to bring an exciting mix of cinematic Tuesday night treats for the spring, our 24th season of screening films at the Foxlowe, along with three documentary films on Wednesday evenings and a children’s matinee on the Tuesday afternoon of half-term. The listing below includes guest films presented by independent organisations, but for a synopsis of the Foxlowe Films programme, read on.
The season starts on Tuesday 7th January with Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), with a script by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), followed by The Goldfinch – the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller, Eighth Grade – a lovely coming of age movie, not widely publicised, but scoring 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, Yuli – the story of Carlos Acosta, the Cuban dancer who rose to become a ballet superstar), Mrs Lowry and Son – Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave starring in the biographical drama about LS Lowry, Blinded by the Light – an exuberant and charming comedy from the director of Bend it like Beckham, Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodovar’s soulful semi-autobiographical story, Bait – a stunning movie shot on a vintage camera using monochrome Kodakstock and set in Cornwall, Judy – Renee Zellweger in a musical drama about Judy Garland, Jellyfish – a drama about a young carer who develops a talent for stand up comedy, Once upon a time … in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino’s tribute to the film industry with a stellar cast, The Good Liar – Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan on the big screen together for the first time and finishing up with Official Secrets – a gripping drama based on real events.
In half term we’re screening the original, classic Lady and the Tramp on Tuesday 18th February, with prizes of 2 free tickets for winners of a children’s drawing competition (details in the programme).
Not forgetting our documentary programme, screening on the second Wednesday of the month. On Wednesday 12th February Death by Design on the environmental impact of our beloved electronic devices plus steps being taken by pioneering companies to address it; on Wednesday 11th March Symbiotic Earth – how Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution showing that evolution is driven by cooperation not competition and on Wednesday 8th April Living the Change, which explores grass roots solutions to many of the global crises we face today.
Pick up a programme for full details from the Foxlowe and like our Foxlowe Films facebook page for regular updates.