All perfomances at Linlithgow Academy Theatre, curtain up 7.30pm.

Please note that Guest Tickets are available for all performances at the door;  Adults: £5.00, Concessions £4.00, Under 16 Concessions £3.00

Showing Monday 15th January 2018
 
Split (2016)
 15    USA    117mins     Thriller/Horror    IMDb rating 7.3/10
Director –M. Night Shyamadan
Cast –  James McAvoy, Anna Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson

James McAvoy plays Kevin a man diagnosed with 23 distinct personalities (we only see 8), he is being treated by psychiatrist Dr Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley) but unknown to her he has kidnapped 3 girls.   Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) one of the girls tries to influence one of the personalities to help them escape, not knowing that deep down the 24th personality “the beast” is about to emerge.
 
Trivia:- M Night Shyamalan originally wrote the Kevin character for “Unbreakable” (2000), but decided to use him in a separate film 15 years later.
 

Showing Monday 22nd January 2018
 
T2 Trainspotting  (2017)
18     UK    117mins         Drama       IMDb rating 7.4/10
Director – Danny Boyle
Cast – Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Roberrt Carlyle
 

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friend Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).  Much has changed but much remains the same, as Renton tries to renew relationships, with mixed results, psychotically intense Begbie is in jail and planning to escape with revenge in mind.

An emotional, funny, moving return complete with a full set of swear words!

Trivia:- Robert Carlyle kept away from his family in Glasgow while filming because he became so much like Begbie.
 

Showing Monday 5th February 2018

Elle (2016)        Subtitled
15     French   130mins   Crime/Drama/Thriller   IMDb rating 7.2/10
Director – Paul Verhoeven
Cast – Isabelle Huppert, Lavant Laffite, Charlse Berling

Wealthy entrepreneur Michele (Isabelle Huppert) is the owner of a video-game company that she runs with her friend Anna (Anna Consigny). She is brutally assaulted and raped by a stranger in a ski mask in her home, trying to rebuild her life she is contacted by her attacker. This starts a cat and mouse game as she tracks down her assailant.

Won Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

Trivia:- This is Paul Verhoeren’s first French language film,  he went to a Dutch language institute to learn French and used an all French crew.
 

Showing Monday 19th February 2018

Son of Saul (2015)        Subtitled
15    Hungarian    107mins         Drama/War            IMDb rating 7.5/10
Director – Laszlo Nemes
Cast - Geza Rofrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz Saul Auslander, a Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at the crematorium finds a boy who he takes for his illegitimate son.  He tries to carry out an impossible deed; salvage the body and find a Rabbi to bury it. All around him hell on earth and many of his fellow workers planning an uprising against their captors, he has to try and keep the body safe until he can find a Rabbi.

This a unique, hard-hitting movie experience, not to be taken lightly as an audience member.

Won Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Showing Monday 5th March 2018
 
The Accountant (2016)
15    USA    128mins       Action/Crime        IMDb rating 7.4/10
Director – Gavin O’Connor
Cast – Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J K Simmons

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a maths savant with more affinity for numbers than people. He works as a freelance accountant for some of the worlds most dangerous criminal organisations. The Treasury Dept. Crime Enforcement Division starts to close in.  Christian takes on a legitimate client; a state of the art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars.  Uncooking the books and getting closer to the truth bring danger.   That's when his other skills come to the fore and the body count rises.
 
Entertaining, action thriller, just a normal day in the life of an accountant!

Showing Monday 19th March 2017
 
AGM of Linlithgow Film Society followed by: -
 
Hunt for the Wilder People (2016)
12   New Zealand  101mins Adv/Comedy/Drama   IMDb rating 7.9/10
Director – Taika Waititi
Cast – Sam Neil, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata

Set in New Zealand’s great outdoors this film tells the story of a young overweight kid Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) who is left by the welfare services in the countryside with a new set of foster parents.  Uncle Hec (Sam Neill) and Aunty Bella (Rima Te Wiata) attempt to win him over but there’s only one way out, to runaway.  Uncle Hec is not impressed with him but ends up on a whirlwind adventure, running away from tyrannical welfare servces.
 
This is a funny, heartwarming, immensely entertaining film set within New Zealand’s stunning landscape.
 
Trivia:- 1st local feature film to gross more than NZ $1 million in its opening weekend at NZ box office.