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Horizons Project - Priority Menu - Autumn 2017

The following menu is carefully curated to offer the best in independent British and International films which will appeal to your audiences.

Pricing:

  • Flat fee of £125 (including VAT) for all films on this menu.
    • Booking a film from this menu will also allow you book a Standard menu film for the discounted rate of £140 plus 60% of the gross box office thereafter (when both films are booked at the same time)

     

45 Years (2014)

In the week leading up to a party to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, Kate and Geoff Mercer confront long buried insecurities about the foundation of their relationship, after a letter arrives for Geoff with news from his past. Starring: Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay

 

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

A Field In England (2013)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v9oHIQnFDiI/UdQApWwY7QI/AAAAAAAAJ44/Ipp-gpAF4aQ/s1600/a-field-in-england-cast.jpgTwo men capture a small group of deserters during England's civil war. After the captives ingest some wild mushrooms, they fall victim to the powerful energies of a mystical field. Directed by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley and starring Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando and Reece Shearsmith

 

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

 

Another Mother’s Son (2017)

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/03/14862587-1.jpgBased on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on Nazi-occupied Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war's course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty.

The film stars Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, Ronan Keating, John Hannah, and Amanda Abbington.

 

Rating: U12s with an adult (12A)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

 

A United Kingdom (2016)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/films/2016/09/09/a-united-kingdom-xlarge_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqrWYeUU_H0zBKyvljOo6zlpPHkRvugymKLtqq96r_VP8.jpgThe true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire, their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they inspired the world.

Staring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Tom Felton

 

Rating: U12s with an adult (12A)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

 

The Brand New Testament (2015)

http://ashevillegrit.com/sites/default/files/BNT%2002.jpgTHE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT is a French comedy drama about God, who lives in human form as a cynical writer in present-day Brussels, and his young opinionated daughter who decides to rebel against her grumpy father by revealing to the entire population of Earth how much time they each have left to live. In French with English subtitles.

 

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: French / Comedy Drama

 

 

 

Bolshoi Babylon (2015)

Bolshoi Babylon is a 2015 British documentary film directed by Nick Read. It is a behind the scenes look at the history of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre, including Pavel Dmitrichenko's 2013 acid attack on Sergei Filin.Starring: Maria Alexandrova, Maria Allash and Sergei Filin

 

Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)

Category/Genre: Specialised / Documentary

 

 

City of Tiny Lights (2016)

http://film.britishcouncil.org/images/ICityofTinyLightsTIFFNew.jpgIn the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue. Based on the 2005 novel of same name by Patrick Neate, the film stars Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper.

 

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Crime Drama

 

 

 

Court (2014)

http://ste.india.com/sites/default/files/2015/10/09/421089-court.jpgA sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the act. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed outside the court.

    

Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)

Category/Genre: Indian / Drama

 

 

 

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

This classic love story tells the story of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. Beautifully restored in a new 4K digital version from the BFI. Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness, Geraldine Chaplin and Rod Steiger

 

Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)

Category/Genre: Specialised/Period/Historical

 

 

 

Eye In The Sky (2015)

http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7754969.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Eye-in-the-Sky-Helen-Mirren.jpgEYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to kill terrorists in Kenya. But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Also starring the late Alan Rickman in one of his final film roles.

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

Four Lions (2015)

https://www.thesnipenews.com/thegutter/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/four-lions-2.jpgA group of young Muslim men living in Sheffield decide to wage jihad, and they hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers. Omar (Riz Ahmed) and Waj (Kayvan Novak) have a brief, disastrous run at a Pakistan training camp, while Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) works on an unlikely scheme to train birds to carry bombs. Their ill-conceived plan culminates at the London Marathon with their bumbling attempts to disrupt the event while dressed in outlandish costumes. Directed by Brass Eye creator Chris Morris.

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Comedy

 

 

 

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/the-girl-with-all-the-gifts.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity. Mark Kermode says: “The Girl With All the Gifts is exactly the kind of genre picture the UK should be making: provocative, imaginative and unafraid to sink its teeth into complex and challenging material.”

                                                           

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Horror

 

 

 

The Goob (2014)

http://cineuropa.org/imgCache/2014/08/29/1409299662490_0570x0381_1409300004840.jpgA long hot summer in rural Norfolk and a rough coming of age for Goob Taylor,fighting with brutal,womanizing stock car racer Gene Womack for his mother's attention ,and falling for the exotic charms of a pretty foreign field worker. The Observer says: “An oddly dream-like variant on British working-class realism, this atmospheric first feature turns Norfolk into something between the American deep south and northern France”

Rating: 18 Yrs & Over (18)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

 

Hector (2015)

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1613E/production/_87103409_hector_christmas.jpgHector has been living on the motorways for years. His once comfortable family life has been replaced by a never-ending tour of service stations that offer him shelter, anonymity, washing facilities and food. The story follows his journey south from Scotland on his annual pilgrimage to a temporary Christmas shelter in London where he finds comfort, friendship and warmth. Over the course of his Homeric journey, Hector decides to reconnect with his long estranged past.

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

 

High Rise (2015)

http://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2016/03/2016_11_high_rise.jpg?itok=lGxxKCwRTom Hiddleston plays the new resident of futuristic apartment block, who unwillingly becomes observer of a mini-society in meltdown, in Ben Wheatley’s savage and utterly brilliant satire of both 1960s social idealism and the Thatcherite values that undermined it. HIGH-RISE is an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel about the breakdown of society within a high-rise apartment complex.

 

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British /Drama

 

 

The Hippopotamus (2016)

http://www.screendaily.com/pictures/636xAny/0/2/2/1227022_The-Hippopotamus.jpgA country manor mystery that's actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centers on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace. Fired from his newspaper job, Ted leaps at the chance to drown his sorrows at his old friend's country estate, Swafford Hall. Stars: Matthew Modine, Lyne Renee, Russell Tovey and Roger Allam.

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British/Comedy/Drama

  

 

 

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/styles/full/public/image/i-daniel-blake-2016-005-daniel-with-his-wall-graffiti.jpg?itok=9XuHqoE0I, DANIEL BLAKE is a British drama in which a 59-year-old joiner, unable to work due to a recent heart attack, befriends a young single mother as they both struggle with the red tape of the British benefits system. Directed by the acclaimed Ken Loach, The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and Outstanding British Film of the Year at the 2017 BAFTAs.

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British / Drama

 

 

The Journey (2016)

https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/the-journey-venice.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland - firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness - who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history. Starring Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt and Toby Stephens

Rating: U12s with an adult (12A)

Category/Genre: British/Drama

 

 

The Levelling (2016)

http://www.entertainmentfuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/the-levelling-ellie-kendrick-and-david-troughton.jpgSomerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn't spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton). She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self.

                                                                   

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British/Drama

 

 

 

The Lobster (2015)

http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5812/56/16x9/960.jpgThe Lobster is a 2015 internationally co-produced absurdist dystopian black comedy film in which single people are given 45 days to find a romantic partner or otherwise be turned into animals. It stars Colin Farrell as a newly-single man trying to find someone so he can remain human, and Rachel Weisz as a woman with whom he attempts to form a relationship. Also stars Olivia Coleman and Ben Wishaw.

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British/Comedy Drama

 

 

London Road (2015)

London Road is a musical, based on a stage production, about the impact of a series of murders of local women on the residents in the area. Starring: Olivia Colman, Tom Hardy and Anita Dobson

 

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British /Musical

 

Moon (2009)

http://images.static-bluray.com/reviews/2259_8_large.jpg Astronaut Sam Bell has a  quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.     Directed by Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie) Stars Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. Philip French of The Guardian calls it “A gripping, thoughtful, extremely claustrophobic movie”

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)

Category/Genre: British/Science Fiction

 

 

 

Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)

https://i.vimeocdn.com/portrait/6495486_300x300Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, self-made millionaire Harry Papadopoulos reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth. Harry struggles to regain his lost business empire. But as the chip shop returns to life, old memories are stirred and Harry discovers that only when you lose everything can you be free to find it all. The Guardian described the film as "an ambitious attempt to rewrite Lear for laughter rather than tears. It's a throwback, but relaxed, sweet and funny with it.

                                                                 

Rating: 15 Yrs & Over (15)         Category/Genre:British/Comedy Drama

 

 

 

Britain On Film Rural Life (Various)

Britain on Film: Rural Life takes audiences down the country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era. Relive the work of the local blacksmith preparing shoes for the horses that will plough the fields, and the shepherds trials as he protects his flock from an encroaching storm. Be swept up in the homemade entertainment and giggles of children at the country fair and the joyful freedoms of the dance in the village hall.

Touching on all the technological, industrial and social changes that affected our countryside throughout the 20th century, these films evoke and encourage not only nostalgia, but also broader and more meaningful reflections on the nature of rural life and village communities in the UK today. These collections of short archive films can be shown as a feature presentation or as short films to accompany a main feature.