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We kick off this Spring season with new and exciting titles for our community cinemas.
Our Programme Manager, Toby Walkley, has gathered the team together last November to pick out the wheat from the chaff so that Moviola can offer 28 titles for venues to pick from for the start of 2020.
We are proud to offer an exclusive introduction by Lord Julian Fellowes for all venues screening Downton Abbey The Movie. As patron of Moviola, Lord Fellowes kindly gave his time to record a special message for all of our Moviola audiences which you won’t see this anywhere else in the world!
In addition to Downton Abbey The Movie, we have sought out a mixture of popular titles and critical darlings that we really believe will entertain audiences across the network.
Playing this Spring season:
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (Dir. Gurinder Chadha)
ROCKETMAN (Dir. Dexter Fletcher)
SORRY WE MISSED YOU (Dir Ken Loach)
YESTERDAY (Dir. Danny Boyle)
1917 (Dir. Sam Mendes)
THE CURRENT WAR (Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)
GLORIA BELL (Dir. Sebastien Lelio)
THE GOLDFINCH (Dir John Crowley)
THE GOOD LIAR (Dir. Bill Condon)
JUDY (Dir. Rupert Goold)
KNIVES OUT (Dir. Rian Johnson)
THE LION KING (Dir. John Favreau)
MRS LOWRY & SON (Dir. Adrian Noble)
OFFICIAL SECRETS (Dir. Gavin Hood)
THE SOUVENIR (Dir. Joanna Hogg)
WESTERN STARS (Dir. Thom Zimny & Bruce Springsteen)
BAIT (Dir. Mark Jenkin)
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (Dir. John Chester)
THE FAREWELL (Dir. Lulu Wang)
GWEN (Dir William McGregor)
THE LAST TREE (Dir. Shola Amoo)
MEETING GORBACHEV (Dir. Werner Herzog)
ONLY YOU (Dir. Harry Wootliff)
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (Dir. Mike Schwartz & Tyler Nilson)
THE DAY SHALL COME (Dir. Chris Morris)
DER GOLEM (Dir. Carl Boese & Paul Wegener)
The AGM of the Company and Charity will take place on Thursday 14 November at 12 noon, in the Trim Room of Yetminster Jubilee Hall.
Today at Moviola HQ, we kick off our Autumn/Winter season across the biggest community cinema network in the UK.
We’re so excited to showcase the fantastic films selected to play up and down the country, from the big blockbusters and crowd-pleasers to the retrospectives and independent gems.
Starting off the season is the ever-popular FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS – a true-life story of sea shanties and record companies with musical numbers to keep you on an even keel!
Alongside those salty chaps, we have Dame Judi Dench in the espionage mystery, RED JOAN, brushing shoulders with her fellow thesp, Sir Kenneth Branagh, in the Shakespeare biopic ALL IS TRUE. In November and December, we’ll be pulling out all the sing-a-long bluster of The Beatles’ back catalogue in the Danny Boyle fantasy, YESTERDAY, and Elton John’s greatest hits in the ethereal ROCKETMAN with newcomer Taron Egerton.
For more family-friendly fare, we smell ‘what The Rock is cooking’ in the Norwich wrestling comedy, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, starring rising star Florence Pugh (and we realise we can’t call him The Rock any more – he prefers Dwayne.) What better way to segue from choreographed fighting to the elegance of the ballet in the Ralph Fiennes directed, THE WHITE CROW, detailing the unbelievable true story of, arguably, the world’s greatest performer Rudolph Nureyev.
With Moviola’s commitment to finding the finest, the British Isles can offer; programme manager Toby has dug deep and uncovered titles which didn’t get the attention they deserved upon cinematic release. Representing Wales, you can catch LAST SUMMER – a coming-of-age drama set in the valleys during a long hot summer in the ’70s. Going north of the border to Scotland, you can find the kinetic thumps of BEATS – a rite-of-passage look back of the halcyon days of rave through the eyes of two lads on opposite sides of the track. Back down to England, we have an early release of Ken Loach’s latest film SORRY, WE MISSED YOU and not to be outdone, Sacha Polak’s powerful DIRTY GOD showcases the talents of first-time performer Vicky Knight.
For it’s 70th anniversary we have exclusive permission to screen the Ealing classic KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS where Alec Guinness is…. Everywhere! You’ll only be able to see this brilliantly wicked film at community cinemas through Moviola.
And our non-native programming comes in the shape of the eco-farce WOMAN AT WAR and the edgy drama THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER.
There are many more amazing titles from now until the end of the year, so why not support your local Moviola venue and snap up a ticket for your next cinema visit today?
Here’s our trailer for this season:
A little nudge to any associates and partners (or even anyone with a casual interest), just to let you know you can now sign up to the forums. The Forums were set up after consultation groups were run with fellow Moviola Exhibitors to find a better way to interact and share best practices & ideas. They are an informal way to interact with other exhibitors, projectionists, patrons and Moviola team members with the ability the gain knowledge from everyone who is on them.
Community & Diversity Officer, Neil, has started the conversations on our five boards (introductions, films, technical, publicity, general talk) to get the ball rolling and he awaits your sage-like wisdom!
Why not join the conversation and see how much you can learn and share?
You can join in by easily signing up here: