Double Bill: Spotlight (15) + Grandma (15)

Ticket price £7.00

Spotlight (15) – 6.30pm

2015 ( USA | Canada ) ( Biography, Drama, History )
STARRING: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy

A Member’s Choice Film. Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of child abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, Spotlight is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. It is the kind of completely absorbing film that makes you think, makes you feel and keeps you on the very edge of your seat.

(2hr 8min)

followed by…

Grandma (15) – 9.00pm

2015 ( USA ) ( Comedy, Drama )
STARRING: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden
DIRECTOR: Paul Weitz

Tomlin plays Elle, a struggling literature professor who has just shredded her credit cards to celebrate getting out of debt when her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) arrives on her doorstep, asking to borrow money for an abortion. Elle is willing to help so the two embark on a mini road-trip to raise the money in less than eight hours, because Sage won’t be able to get another appointment for an abortion for weeks.

Grandma is very funny and is full of delightful surprises. Portrayed with gusto by Tomlin, this grandma is a potty-mouthed whirling dervish, who spits in the eye of political correctness, clobbers a rude teenager with a hockey stick and openly discusses her bodily functions, oblivious to the potential embarrassment of passers-by.

With not a wasted frame in its taut 80 minutes, this is deserving of your attention as one of the year’s best movies.

(1hr 19min)

Tickets on sale 4th May 2016