November films on sale
Our exciting and eclectic film programme continues this November with some truly extraordinary world cinema, more brilliant new independent films, the pick of the mainstream releases, and the return of some of the more successful titles from last season.
We bring some of the biggest hits from this year’s London Film Festival to Northampton this month, from acclaimed foreign language and independent films including Like Father, Like Son and The Selfish Giant, to the pick of the mainstream releases: Philomena, Captain Phillips and Gravity. Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate sees Benedict Cumberbatch morph uncannily into Julian Assange, while Filth brings Irvine’s Welsh’s surreal and darkly hilarious novel to life, with James McAvoy as a bipolar junkie cop. Acclaimed romcom Enough Said is the late lamented James Gandolfini’s final film. We’re also delighted to be offering Second Chance, an opportunity to catch some of the more critically‑acclaimed films that you may have previously missed, including Rush, Blue Jasmine and The Great Beauty.
Join a global celebration of Doctor Who with our broadcast screening of the explosive 50th birthday special Day Of The Doctor in 3D, followed closely by the vintage Doctor Who And The Daleks, the first instalment of our Cult Film Club in association with The University of Northampton. Other classic movies for November include Casablanca, seventy years on from its original release and now beautifully restored, and The Wicker Man: The Final Cut, a full restoration fulfilling director Robin Hardy’s original vision, and marking the 40th anniversary of the cult British horror.
Continuing our Under The Radar season of brilliant new independent features that may not be so widely available, In A World… is a hilarious off-beat comedy set in the obscure, cut-throat world of the voice-over artist, while Prince Avalanche is a comical two hander about an unlikely pair of road-maintenance workers. From Japanese art-house director Hirokazu Koreeda comes the heart-warming and sensitive drama Like Father, Like Son; Paulina Garcia gives a mesmerising performance as a spirited Chilean divorcee in Gloria; and Metro Manila is a gritty thriller about a naive young rural couple in the Philippines chancing their luck in the capital.
Documentaries this month include The Epic Of Everest, the official film record of the legendary 1924 Everest expedition. Project Wild Thing aims to get kids off computers and out into nature; The Crash Reel is an eye-popping documentary about US champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce, and Muscle Shoals tells the fascinating tale of the backwater town in Alabama that became a hotbed of musical creativity.
Our live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II, starring David Tennant, quickly sold out, but a repeat screening has now been scheduled for later in November. There’s another chance to see the National Theatre’s recent production of Othello, starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, as an NT Encore recording, and screening of Alan Bennett’s 2010 play The Habit Of Art, featuring Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, is part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Finally, don’t miss award-winning comedian Josie Long’s Q&A session, accompanying her two BAFTA-nominated short films, Let’s Go Swimming and Romance And Adventure.