Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan: CANCELLED DUE TO TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS
UK 2020, 15, 124Mins - Documentary
Directed by Julian Temple, this is a celebration of Irish/English punk poet Shane MacGowan (born Christmas Day 1957), composer and lead singer with The Pogues, combining unpublished archive and family footage with animation.
'The documentary details Shane’s explosive existence from his early days growing up in Ireland, to time spent on the mean streets of London and embracing the punk scene, to forming The Pogues. We discover MacGowan’s passions, humour and deep knowledge of music, history, spirituality and popular culture' - Empire
Sarah Jane Morris and the Trio of Enormous Love: POSTPONED DUE TO TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS
Sarah Jane Morris with Tony Remy, Mike Willis and Otis Coulter.
Sarah Jane Morris, Mike Wíllis and Otis Coulter got together for three ‘at home’ shows which live streamed around the world during the lockdown. Tony Remy the world renowned guitarist is a long term collaborator of Sarah Jane’s and joins this St Leonard’s family to bring John Martyn, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and many originals for a Christmas musical treat.
Diner is a witty and biting 1982 American comedy drama set in Baltimore over the Christmas period in 1959. Written and directed by Barry Levinson (who later directed Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), Diner was his ground breaking debut, the first of his Baltimore films set in his hometown during the 1940s-1960s. It stars Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Paul Reiser, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly and Ellen Barkin.
This now cult film explores the changing relationships among a group of friends through what is mostly a series of vignettes rather than a traditional narrative, with Levinson encouraging improvisation among his cast to capture realistic camaraderie.
It's A Wonderful Life: CANCELLED DUE TO TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS
US 1947, U, 130Mins
A 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1943. The film has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season and is now considered one of the greatest films of all time. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made.