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On the Basis of Sex (12A)

On the Basis of Sex (12A)
Tues 16 July 2019, 2pm for 2.30pm Showing

On the Basis of Sex is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career.  When Ruth (Felicity Jones) takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

“The film works better than you have any right to expect. The English actress Felicity Jones, better known as Stephen Hawking’s wife Jane in The Theory of Everything, plays Ruth with intelligence and sympathy. What could have been preachy is fascinating. The actors climb into their roles without noticing the join.”  Eye for Film

“Subtlety isn’t this movie’s strong suit and it’s often needlessly chary about drawing the parallel between sexism and racism. But it’s got a worthwhile story to tell.”  The Guardian
“It’s a biting piece of herstory that we need right now.”  Austin Chronicle
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The Favourite (15)

The Favourite (15)
Tues 16 July 2019, 7pm for 7.30pm Showing

Olivia Colman won the Oscar for her performance as Queen Anne in this scabrous comedy about intrigue and ambition in the royal household. Sarah Lady Churchill (Rachel Weisz) sees herself supplanted in the Queen’s favour, and bed, by the upstart Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), a young woman who will stop at nothing to regain the social status which her father’s gambling habit has compromised.  Reverent, tasteful, restrained – The Favourite is none of these things. It’s hugely enjoyable but be warned: it is sexually explicit and there are constant instances of both f and c words.  Choose something else if you have a timid audience!

“Rich, ribald, often lethally vicious period farce.”  Sight and Sound
“Brilliantly bizarre.” The Upcoming
“Salacious, savage and hypnotic.”  Urban Cinefile
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