Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man' leads this week's new releases

10 Oct 2018 in New Releases

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First Man
First Man

Leading this week's new theatrical releases is Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, marking a reunion between La La Land director Damien Chazelle and his leading man, Ryan Gosling. As the astronaut embarks on the celebrated Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the film examines the science behind the mission, as well as the effect it would have on the man, his family, and his country.

Also released in cinemas this week

Smallfoot; 22 July; They Shall Not Grow Old

This week also sees the release of animated musical Smallfootabout a yeti who discovers that, contrary to what he's been told, the mysterious creatures known as "humans" really do exist; for older audiences, British director Paul Greengrass returns with another true life story, this time exploring the aftermath and atrocities behind the 2011 Norwegian terrorist attacks in 22 July; and there's also a release from another acclaimed director, Peter Jackson, who has created an astonishing archive-led restorative documentary celebrating the efforts of those involved in World War I with They Shall Not Grow Old.

PLEASE NOTE: They Shall Not Grow Old plays in cinemas for one-night-only on Tuesday 16 October. There is also an Into Film Festival screening taking place in Aberdeen on Tuesday 13 November.

New to Order on DVD


Leading this week's DVD releases is one of the most inventive and original horrors of recent years, Hereditary. When the Graham family matriarch dies, her offspring begin to experience disturbing phenomena in their lives. As they each try to battle through this difficult period, her daughter Annie begins attending a grief support group, grandson Peter struggles to concentrate at school, and his sister Charlie begins to engage in some unsettling behaviour of her own.

Also new to order this week

Summer 1993

Also available from this week, Summer 1993 is an accomplished debut from a first-time filmmaker about the grief experienced by a six year-old girl after the death of her parents. Leaving her home in Barcelona to live in the countryside with her aunt and uncle, as well as her three year-old cousin, the traumatised Frida struggles to adjust to this unfamiliar rural world in this delicate piece of visual filmmaking.

Summer 1993 plays in the Into Film Festival as part of our Visions of Europe strand, with screenings taking place in Glasgow and Manchester.

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