As the James Bond hype machine begins to slow down with 007’s latest instalment SPECTRE, the month of November is jam-packed with awards season contenders looking to gain their own licence to thrill Midland audiences.
In an audacious high-wire act already dissected through James Marsh’s Man On Wire, the story of artiste Philippe Petit is given the Hollywood treatment by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon) and Cast Away director Robert Zemeckis with The Walk.
Following on from a successful premiere at Light House in October whilst boasting cameo appearances from Wolves legend Steve Bull and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, Youtube sensation and ‘Lazy Cow Syndrome’ sufferer Doreen graces the big-screen. Staying within the UK, Looking creator Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years will be returning after much demand as Dame Maggie Smith helps to bring another cherished Alan Bennett work to life, with The Lady In The Van.
Through two much-anticipated efforts from John Crowley (Boy A) and Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), we are transported back to the 1950’s with Brooklyn led by Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Cate Blanchett/Rooney Mara romance Carol. Elsewhere, director Danny Boyle (Trance) takes another bite out of a familiar Apple story with Steve Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender (Macbeth) and Dane Dehaan (Kill Your Darlings) embodies the original Rebel Without A Cause James Dean in Life.
Here is the full November line-up:
SPECTRE (Sam Mendes): Sunday 1st November – Thursday 12th November
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron): Sunday 1st November – Thursday 5th November
Life (Anton Corbijn): Friday 6th November – Monday 9th November
He Named Me Malala (Davis Guggenheim): Friday 6th November – Thursday 12th November
45 Years (Andrew Haigh): Friday 13th November – Monday 16th November
The Walk (Robert Zemeckis): Friday 13th November – Thursday 19th November
Under Milk Wood (Kevin Allen): Saturday 14th November – Thursday 19th November
Doreen The Movie (David Tristram): Friday 13th November – Wednesday 18th November
The Lady In The Van (Nicholas Hynter): Friday 20th November – Thursday 3rd December
Burnt (John Wells) – Friday 20th November – Thursday 26th November
Brooklyn (John Crowley) – Friday 27th November – Thursday 3rd December
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle): Friday 4th December – Thursday 10th December
Carol (Todd Haynes) – Friday 4th December – Thursday 10th December
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