Film Screening 27th August, 2022

Poster for The Phantom of the Open

The Phantom of the Open 

5:00 PM, 27th August, 2022

  • M
  • 106 mins
  • 2021
  • Craig Roberts
  • Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans, Jake Davies

This is the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a crane operator and optimistic dreamer who managed to gain entry to the qualifying round of the 1976 British Open Golf Championship – despite having never playing a round of golf in his life.

Supported by his family and friends, including wife Jean (Sally Hawkins), Maurice pulls off a series of stunning and hilarious attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf. But while his unwavering self-belief turns him into a folk hero, he also unwittingly draws the ire of the golfing elite, including the officious Keith Mackenzie (Rhys Ifans).

Led by a stellar performance from Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk), The Phantom of the Open is a heartfelt and uplifting comedy about pursuing your dreams no matter what.

Poster for The Black Phone

The Black Phone 

7:30 PM, 27th August, 2022

  • MA
  • 102 mins
  • 2021
  • Scott Derrickson
  • Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies

It’s 1978 in Denver, and teenager Finney (Mason Thames) and his younger sister Gwen (Madeleine McGraw) live in fear of two things: their abusive, alcoholic father, and the urban legend of ‘The Grabber’ (Ethan Hawke) who has been abducting local children.

As luck would have it, Finney soon becomes The Grabber’s latest victim and finds himself imprisoned in a soundproof basement with nothing but a disconnected phone on the wall. One night, the phone starts ringing, and Finney discovers he’s being contacted by the ghosts of his captor’s previous victims, who want to help him escape a similar fate to theirs.

Filled with palpable dread and straight-up scares, The Black Phone sees director Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister) return to the genre that made him famous. Reuniting with Derrickson is a mostly-masked Ethan Hawke, delivering a fascinating and downright terrifying performance in a rare villain role.