Affectionate biopic 'Stan & Ollie' leads this week's new releases

08 Jan 2019 in New Releases

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Stan & Ollie
Stan & Ollie

At the height of their powers, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were the number one comedy duo in the world, and remain two of the most admired performers in screen history. This story, however, which takes place in 1953, finds them struggling to draw sizeable audiences as they tour across the UK in the hope of relaunching their career, post-World War Two, with a new feature film - their take on the legend of Robin Hood. But as they head towards their big London finale, Hardy's health takes a turn for the worse which threatens to jeopardise everything in poignant drama Stan & Ollie.

Also released in cinemas this week

Colette

After leaving rural France for bohemian Paris at the dawn of the 20th century and marrying a writer known as Willy, a young Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is soon tasked by her husband with writing her own series of novels to aid with their financial difficulties, though they are to be published under his name. After a semi-autobiographical series of novels finds success and thrusts the pair into the limelight, Colette grows increasingly frustrated at her lack of recognition, and wages a fight for her freedom. Colette is a fresh take on the period-drama which defies gender roles and traditional notions of sexuality along the way.

Also new to order this week

Searching

When his daughter goes missing one evening and her widowed father David unable to get hold of her, he proceeds to trawl through her laptop looking for clues and leads, contacting those who she appeared to be closest to. But with every reveal, David realises that he may not know his daughter as well as he previously thought. A tense, inventive thriller - set entirely on a computer screen - Searching provides a timely insight into modern technology, and the way it can affect relationship between young people and their parents.

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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