New film season at Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange Newbury has announced its new season of films, with plenty to keep us entertained as the days become colder and the nights draw in.
Capturing one of the most famous events in history is First Man (2 – 8 Nov). This epic film revisits the life of the legendary Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling) and his journey to becoming the first man to walk the moon. In Peterloo (16 – 22 Nov), Mike Leigh’s portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, features an all-star cast with Rory Kinnear taking the lead role as orator Henry Hunt. BlacKkKlansman (5 - 11 Oct) unveils the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth who, in the early 1970s, sought to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
Tracing the meteoric rise of Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (9 – 15 Nov) is a foot-stomping celebration of the band, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek). For something a little more light-hearted, The Seagull (5 – 11 Oct) follows the tangle of love triangles that play out at a gathering on a lakeside Russian estate in a comic and sensual adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play. Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut with A Star is Born (26 Oct – 1 Nov) and brings a new take on a timeless story of the romance between a seasoned musician fading from fame and the struggling young singer, played by Lady Gaga, he helps to stardom.
The Little Stranger (12 – 18 Oct) is based on Sarah Water’s gothic novel and follows the story of a country doctor who travels to treat a patient at a crumbling estate owned by an old family of declining fortunes. Glenn Close and Jonathan star in The Wife (19 – 25 Oct) where, having spent 40 years supporing her husband and his career, Joan is forced to confront some difficult truths. Dogman (25, 27 & 28 Nov) is a compelling crime thriller, telling the story of a dog groomer who earns some extra cash with a shady side business. Their hand-picked documentary this season is Faces Places which follows 90 year old auteur Agnés Varda and enigmatic artist JR as they travel across rural France, creating giant portraits of the ordinary people they meet along the way. As we enter the festive season, families can enjoy the magic world of The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, this Disney adaption has an all-star cast including Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Morgan Freeman. The Corn Exchange also offers a range of special screenings. This includes Relaxed Screenings, which are particularly suitable for those on the autistic spectrum or for those living with dementia, and over 60s can enjoy Silver Screen showings on a Monday. There are weekly Parents & Babies screenings, which take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday, to enable parents and carers with children aged 18 months and under to watch the film in a relaxed atmosphere while their baby is free to make noise and move around. If you’re feeling peckish, the Corn Exchange Kitchen & Bar has a lunchtime film offer with the choice of a hot or cold sandwich, vegetable crisps, homemade kale-slaw and a drink from just £5, which you can take up either before or after your film. To book tickets visit www.cornexchangenew.com or call the Box Office on 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s standard access charge).