From Lego to a lovely war – big screen cinema returns to Cove

Big screen movies return to the Rosneath Peninsula this weekend with Saturday Cinema screenings in Cove Burgh Hall.

And the new season’s programme for Cove and Kilcreggan Film Society has been announced, featuring work by Robert Redford, Robin Williams, Richard Attenborough and Colin Firth.

This Saturday (September 13) will see a matinee showing of box office hit The Lego Movie (U, 100 mins) at 3pm.

An ordinary Lego construction worker is recruited to stop an evil tyrant from gluing and immobilising the Lego community forever – tickets are £3 with a tuck shop or bring your own refreshments.

Then at 7.30pm crime drama American Hustle (15, 120 mins) will be shown, featuring Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, while Christian Bale stars as a conman with a memorable comb-over who, with his persuasive female partner, is made to collude with an out-of-control FBI agent, in the murky world of the New Jersey mafia.

Tickets are £4 with a tuck shop or bring your own refreshments.

The film society’s programme starts next month; annual membership is £20 which includes entry to all 10 films.

Doors will open at 7.30 for all films, with lights down at 7.45; there will be a tuck shop servings sweets and soft drinks or bring your own refreshments.

All Is Lost (12A, 105 mins), a tour de force by Robert Redford, will open the season on October 9 – a yachtsman finds his 40-ft craft taking in water after a collision with a floating container vessel in the middle of the Indian Ocean, in a nail-biting drama that local sailors shouldn’t miss.

A fortnight later (October 23) Dead Poets Society (PG, 120 mins) will see Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke star in an Academy Award-winning drama directed by Peter Weir.

An English teacher inspires his students to love poetry and ‘seize the day’ – the film features bursts of the late Robin Williams’ hallmark off-script improvisations.

This will be followed on November 13 by Richard Attenborough’s first film as a director, Oh What a Lovely War (U, 130 mins).

The huge cast features Gielgud, Olivier, the Redgraves and Maggie Smith among others in a musical about one family’s experiences of the First World War.

Comedy-drama Saving Mr Banks (PG, 120 mins) will follow, on November 27, Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks starring in the story of author Mary Poppins, reflecting on her childhood after meeting Walt Disney, who wants to adopt her story for the big screen.

Perennial Christmas favourite It’s a Wonderful Life (U, 120 mins) will be shown on December 11, with mulled wine and mince pies to accompany Jimmy Stewart in Frank Capra’s story of an angel helps a despairing businessman by showing him what life would’ve been like without him.

The first film of 2015 will be Two Days, One Night (15, 95 mins), on January 8, the story of a young Belgian mother who discovers her colleagues have opted for a pay bonus in exchange for her dismissal.

She has a weekend to convince them to forgo the bonus so she can keep her job. Starring Marion Cotillard, it is in French and Arabic with subtitles.

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman will star in The Railway Man (15, 115 mins) on February 12.

Eric Lomax’s best-selling autobiography is brought to film, as a former British Army officer who had been interned in a Second World War Japanese labour camp and discovers in the 1990s that his tormentor is still alive.

When Lomax confronts his former guard, the result is an extraordinary story of anger and reconciliation.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, both won Academy Awards for Dallas Buyers Club (15, 115 mins), which will be shown on March 12.

In 1985, Dallas rodeo-rider, jobbing electrician and general low-life hustler Ron Wood stretches round the law to supply HIV/AIDS sufferers (including himself) with treatments that may save their lives, but haven’t been licensed by the US Drug Administration.

It’s a legal and pharmaceutical cat-and-mouse plot, with strong language.

Lightening the mood on April 9 will be comedy-drama The Sapphires (PG, 101 mins), starring Chris O’Dowd and Deborah Mailman.

In 1968, the Sapphires, Australia’s Aboriginal answer to the US Motown’s supergroup the Supremes, is getting ready to entertain the troops in Vietnam.

It features great music, sharply observed social commentary, and was the winner of 11 Australian Film Academy awards.

The final film, at the AGM on April 23, will be announced nearer to the time.

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