January on The Fringes

2017 is nearly upon us so lets take a look at what The Fringes have in store for the first month of next year.

Satori Screen: Your Name (12A)

Friday 6th January 8:45pm. BOOK TICKETS.

Tokyo teenager Taki works part-time in an Italian restaurant and aspires to become an artist whilst all country girl Mitsuha wants is to escape her rural life and head for the city.

At night the two undergo a mysterious transportation into each other’s bodies. They then begin to search for the secret behind their miraculous connection and work out how it is linked to the fall of a comet a month earlier.

This wonderful anime came out of nowhere to become the biggest hit at the Japanese box office in 2016, and has drawn comparisons to Studio Ghibli for its warm hearted and fantasy filled depiction of both the excitement and pangs of teenage life.

“Anime at its very best” – Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

Epic!: Cabaret (15)

Sunday 8th – Tuesday 10th January. BOOK TICKETS.

“Winner of eight Oscars, including Direction, Music, Actress (Liza Minnelli) and Supporting Actor (Joel Grey). The glamour of Berlin in the 1930s is offset by the menace of rising Nazism in Fosse’s brilliant, bitter-sweet musical. Minnelli creates in Sally Bowles one of cinema’s all time divas, and Joel Grey is unforgettable as the Cabaret’s master of ceremonies” – BFI

Fringe Cinema: Donnie Darko (15)

Friday 13th -Sunday 15th January.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleep walking and beset by his imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. Featuring a star-making performance from Jake Gyllenhaal and turns by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore and Mary McDonnel plus an evocative soundtrack of ‘80s classics, including the memorable version of Mad World.

A mini-masterpiece that marks the arrival of brave new talents in Gyllenhaal and Kelly. Cult glory beckons” – Empire

Fright Club: The Dead Zone (15)

Friday 20th January at 8:45pm.

David Cronenberg brings to life Stephen King’s book about a man who emerged from a 5-year coma as a result of a car accident in stormy weather and discovers he has powers that allow him to see a person’s past, present and future if he touches them. When he shakes the hand of US politician (Martin Sheen), he has a vision of him becoming president and launching a nuclear strike against Russia. Should he have assassinated the man for the actions he hasn’t done yet?… Screening on the day Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States.

“It’s both moving and quietly unsettling as it builds towards a forceful climax” – Total Film

Coming up in February – A night devoted to the Queen of Pop, a classic 80s fantasy movie, murderous silver balls and the return of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme! More info on those coming soon. 

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