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All films screen on a Tuesday evening.
 • £5 per annum
Entrance fee:
  • £5 for members
  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Showing next: Tuesday 24 October at 8.30pm
The Levelling
director: Hope Dickson Leach
starring: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden

The Levelling

Following a tragedy involving her brother, strong-willed veterinarian Clover returns to the family farm of her childhood in flood-ravaged Somerset to confront her estranged father, Aubrey. Haunted by ill-remembered conflicts and unspoken regrets, the pair set out to heal their fractious yet still loving relationship. An arresting exploration of the sometimes complex relationship between a parent and their independently-minded adult offspring, this critically acclaimed debut feature from filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach makes evocative use of its countryside setting and features a pair of riveting performances by David Troughton as Aubrey and Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick as Clover.


Why our films (usually) have to start promptly at 8.30pm

Although our films are scheduled to start at 8.30pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8.30pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.

Please note that some longer films will be scheduled to start at 8pm.