Addiction drama 'Beautiful Boy' leads this week's new releases

16 Jan 2019 in New Releases

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Beautiful Boy
Beautiful Boy

Based on the memoirs of David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy explores the relationship between father and son as teenager Nic becomes addicted to drugs and struggles with his recovery. After moving away from home to start college, Nic's relationship with drugs worsens, but despite the many setbacks along the way, he retains the support of his father and the rest of his family in this raw, sensitive drama.

Also released in cinemas this week

Mary Queen of Scots; Monsters and Men

Mary Queen of Scots examines the relationship between the titular character and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, in the 16th century, as they vie for power and the crown in this stylish period-drama which examines a crucial moment in British history; three individuals whose lives are significantly impacted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by police in their Brooklyn neighbourhood have their interlinked stories shown from each of their perspectives in timely drama Monsters and Men.

New to Order on DVD

The Little Stranger

Leading this week's DVD releases is gothic drama The Little Stranger which sees the onset of spooky occurrences within a dilapidated family house once an outsider arrives. Set in 1948, Dr. Faraday visits Hundreds Hall to examine a patient and, though initially dismissive of suggestions around ghostly presences, he soon begins to question himself as events escalate in this adaptation of a 2009 novel.

Also new to order this week

American Animals; Under the Tree

Documentary-fiction hybrid American Animals blends real-life interviews with fictionalised footage around a true story which took place in 2003 which saw a group of college students attempting to steal valuable texts from the school library in a daring heist; Icelandic black-comedy Under the Tree sees a neighbourly dispute escalate wildly out of control when an overgrown tree becomes the subject of much contention, leading to underhand tactics, manipulation and comic violence.

Spring Screenings

You can also look further ahead and book free tickets for our series of programmed Spring Screenings, taking place in February 2019, and designed to complement LGBT History Month.

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