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The Leisure Seeker

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Sun 22 Jul 10.15am
Tue 24 Jul 1.30pm
Wed 25 Jul 8.15pm Wed Night Special
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The Leisure Seeker

Suicide & euthanasia themes, sex scenes, offensive language

Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Paolo Virzì (Like Crazy, Human Capital)
Cast: Helen Mirren (The Queen), Donald Sutherland (Don't Look Now)

John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) have almost reached the end of the road. Instead of quietly fading away, however, the Boston seventy-somethings flee the suffocating care of their doctors and children and hop aboard their vintage campervan, The Leisure Seeker, to visit the Florida Keys house of John’s hero, Ernest Hemingway.

Screen veterans Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star in a poignant and triumphant tale of a couple determined to celebrate their life, and love for each other, in one last grand adventure.

★ ★ ★ ★ "A celebration of love"(CineVue)
★ ★ ★ ★ "A teary-funny road trip comedy" (The Telegraph UK)
"Tender and touching" (Lyons Den Radio)

Runtime: 113 mins


In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.
Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom. (
Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur