The Light Cinema Ones to Watch - November'15

Posted 2 November 2015


Brooklyn is stunning drama about the experience of people who immigrated to America in the 1950s. The film focuses on a young Irishwoman who leaves behind everything, including her beloved mother and sister, to pursue a better life in America but finds herself torn between two worlds and two men.

Greeted with laughter, tears and applause, Brooklyn performed exceptionally well at the recent festivals and scooped up the top audience award at the Vancouver Film Festival, proved to be a huge hit at last years Sundance Film Festival and was also the toast of this years Toronto International Film Festival. Brooklyn certainly seems to be on course to be one of the toasts of 2015.

Brooklyn is released November 6th.


Three years after The Hunger Games burst onto the scene the billion-dollar franchise is coming to a dramatic end in Mockingjay Part 2. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has struggled through great adversities in the first three films and after beating the initial Games and overcome the devastating loss of District 12, but in Mockingjay – Part 2, Panem is in full-scale war. It is now up to Katniss and her group of rebels to stop the bloodshed by taking on the evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

Judging by the new trailers and posters it’s clear that the tone has shifted, what was once a game is now a full-scale war and now the stakes higher than ever. Katniss leading the rebellion into the Capitol is an intense image and really amps up the drama for the franchise’s final installment. Also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci and Julianne Moore.

Mockingjay Part 2 opens November 19th


Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies is a dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events that take place during the Cold-War. Tom Hanks stars as a Brooklyn insurance lawyer who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot.

As the glowing reviews begin to roll in it’s clear that Bridge of Spies brings us a delightful combination of a classy slow-burning political noir and an enthralling espionage thriller. The proven pairing of Spielberg and Hanks alongside the script being penned by the legendary Coen brothers is an indicator that these glowing reviews are not to be scoffed at.

This cold-war combo of Spielberg and Hanks opens November 27th.

Also this November:

Kill your friends - 6th

Steve Jobs - 13th

Black Mass - 27th

Good Dinosaur - 27th


During November and The Light Cinema New Brighton is hosting a wealth of live cinema including theatre, opera and ballet.

  • ROH Live: Carmen/Viscera/Afternoon of a Faun/Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. - November 12 & 15

Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet. Estimated start time will be changed when it is confirmed.

  • Of Mice and Men - NT Live - November 19

The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by NT Live, comes to UK cinemas. James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in this ‘riveting, powerful production’.

  • Branagh Company: The Winter's Tale - November 26 & 24

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year. The season begins with The Winter’s Tale.

Craig Barton

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