All perfomances at Linlithgow Academy Theatre, curtain up 7.30pm.

Please note that Guest Tickets are available for all performances at the door;  Adults: £6.00, Concessions £5.00, Under 16 Concessions £4.00

Monday 17th February 2020
Mary Queen of Scots  (2018)
R UK 124mins History/Biograhy/Drama IMDb 6.3/10
Director - Josie Rourke
Cast - Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne.

Monday 24th February 2020
Up for Love (2016)

12 French 98min Comedy/Romance IMDb 6.3/10
Director - Laurent Tirard
Cast - Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira

Diane (divorced) is a well-known lawyer who loses her phone. She receives a call from Alexandre who has found her phone. He is charming, a perfect gentleman and he makes a connection with Diane. They agree to meet so he can return her phone. On meeting Diane discovers he is only 4ft 6in tall. From that moment Diane tries to overcome the prejudices of society and her own fears and experiences the time of her life.
A charming and beautifully made film - as only the French can.

Monday 2nd March 2020
Widows (2017)

15 USA 129min Crime/Drama/Thriller IMDb 7.10
Director - Steve McQueen
Cast - Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debick, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson

Harry Rawlings (Neeson), a renowned thief, is killed alongside his partners Carlos, Florek and Jimmy in a botched robbery. His widow Veronica (Davis) is threatened by crime boss Jamel Manning who seeks return of $2 million stolen from him by Harry and partners. Veronica finds Harry’s notebook which contains detailed plans for a $5 million heist. She recruits a friend and the other widows to carry out the robbery.
An entertaining, fast moving thriller with a nice twist, set in contemporary Chicago.
Based on a 1983 British TV series.

Monday 9th March 2020

Green Book (2018)

12A USA 127mins Biography/Comedy/Drama IMDb 8.2/10
Director - Peter Farrelly
Cast - Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

In 1962 “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Mortensen) is an out of work tough Italian-American Night Club bouncer who reluctantly accepts a job driving an African-American Concert Pianist Dr Don Shirley (Ali) on a 8 week concert tour in the Deep South. The journey begins armed with a copy of “The Negro Motorist Green Book” a travel guide to safe travel through the racially segregated Southern States. We follow the developing relationship between an uneducated, tough, streetwise white man serving a well-educated and talented African American. They have to get over their differences and survive the dangers in an era of segregation and racism ultimately coming to an understanding that changes both their lives. Both men died within 3 months of each other in 2013 after 50 years of friendship.

Monday 16th March 2020
AGM of Linlithgow Film Society followed by: -
Stan and Ollie (2018)
PG UK/Canada/USA 98mins Biography/comedy/Comedy
IMDb 7.3/10
Director - Jon S Baird
Cast - Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda

The “true story” of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act on their last post-war theatre tour of Britain and Ireland.
Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) are recreated by these two talented actors, the resemblance to the stars is remarkable (see news clips during the credits). With their golden days behind them they take on a gruelling tour of nearly all the variety halls in the UK supported by their wives Lucille (Henderson) and Ida (Arianda) both actresses giving super performances - a double act in their own right.
Drama, laughs, tears a fitting tribute to our lost but not forgotten stars.
Notes: There is a Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston, Cumbria (Stan’s birthplace) with many artefacts from Stan’s career.
The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival usually includes Laurel and Hardy shorts.