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Corsage (cert tbc)

Dir: Marie Kreutzer 2022 | 113 mins

Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolised for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But when she turns 40, she must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter.

While Elizabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna. She travels to England and Bavaria, seeking the excitement of her youth.

With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels against the hyperbolised image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.

A bold and timely reflection on a woman’s worth in 19th century Europe.

‘Dramatic complexity is found in Elisabeth’s capacity to wrestle with her own myth while bucking against the demands of tradition' ★★★★ The Times

‘It’s riveting stuff, aided by Vicky Krieps’s bold and brilliant turn’ ★★★★ Time Out

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The Silent Twins (18)

Dir: Agnieszka Smoczynska 2022 | 113 mins

The astounding true story of twin sisters June and Jennifer Gibbons. Growing up in Wales, they are the only Black family in a small town.

The twins only communicate with one another. As a result, they create a rich, fascinating world to escape the reality of their own lives.

Based on the best selling book of the same name.

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 10 Jan 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

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Hundred Watt Club - A Festive Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville!

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club’s glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!

Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous – enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. Perfect for a staff night out with a difference, festive party with friends or for helping get that love interest under the mistletoe!

THE LOWDOWN! Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity – not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you’re more comfy in jeans and sneakers – wear them! Over 18s Only – no refunds if it’s ‘Not to your taste’!

‘Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, The Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles, and shines brightly on a dark night’ Fringe Review

'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Crude and unpleasant...for crude and unpleasant people' Seetickets review

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Hundred Watt Club's website
@100WattClub
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I Wanna Dance With Somebody (cert TBC)

Dir: Kasi Lemmons 2022 | Runtime tbc

A powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston.

This is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaced woman behind the voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded artists of all time. The film is an inspirational and poignant journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career. With show stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award winner Naomi Ackie.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Thur 19 Jan 2pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 13 Dec 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Triangle of Sadness (15)

Dir: Ruben Östlund 2022 | 147 mins

Celebrity model couple Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) are invited on a luxury cruise. It is helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson).

They are joined on board by uber-rich passengers including a Russian oligarch and a British arms dealer.

What first appears as an Instagrammable trip of a lifetime, soon ends catastrophically. The survivors are stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.

Social hierarchy is turned upside down in this wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner. From the director of Force Majeure.

‘A truly funny film’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

‘We are here to have a good, disreputable time’ ★★★★ Irish Times

‘The Swedish provocateur once again taking paw-swipes at privilege with a vomit-fuelled satire of the super-rich’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘As much a farcical comedy as it is a searing indictment’ ★★★★ Empire

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 13 Dec 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Tues 13 Dec 4.30pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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Living (12)

Dir: Oliver Hermanus 2022 | 102 mins

1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Mr Williams (Bill Nighy) is a veteran civil servant. He is an important cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless.

Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach. At a seaside resort, he flirts with hedonism before rejecting it as his solution. Back in London he finds himself drawn to the natural vitality of a younger colleague.

Then one evening he is struck by a revelation. It is as simple as it is profound. With a new energy Mr Williams sets about creating a legacy for the next generation.

Based on Akira Kurosawa’s film Ikiru.

‘Addresses weighty matters of life and death with a winning simplicity that is hard to resist’ ★★★★ Observer

Talking Tables
The screening on Tues 20 Dec 8pm is a Talking Tables screening. These events aim to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss films, share ideas and most importantly - to meet new people! It is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome. To take part, simply book in to see the screening, then join the group in the foyer before and after the film.

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 21 Dec 5pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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She Said (15)

Dir: Maria Schrader 2022 | 128 mins

Twotime Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor.

Together they broke one of the most important stories in a generation. Their investigation shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever.

Their commitment and fortitude sparked a national conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fuelled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.

‘Details a triumph of journalistic sympathy and precision’ New York Times

Socially Distanced Screening
The screening on Wed 28 Dec 5pm is socially distanced with a reduced capacity. Face coverings are optional. Food and drink from our Cafe Bar can be taken into the theatre as normal.

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White Noise (15)

Dir: Noah Baumbach 2022 | 135 mins

A college professor is forced to face his own mortality after a massive chemical spill leads his family to evacuate their town.

White Noise is hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic. It dramatises a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Based on the book by Don DeLillo, Adam Driver and Great Gerwig star in this comedy drama.

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