August 21 - August 28 2014
Showroom Cinema: Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX. 0114 275 7727.
www.showroomworkstation.org.uk Film screening times Friday 22 – Thursday 28 August 2014
Two Days, One Night (15): Sandra has only one weekend to visit her colleagues and - with the help of her husband - convince them to sacrifice their bonuses so she can keep her job. From the acclaimed Dardenne brothers, directors of The Kid with a Bike, Two Days, One Night was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and showcases the extraordinary talent of Marion.
What If (15): What If follows Wallace and Chantry, who meet by chance at a party and feel the chemistry, but Wallace is recovering from a failed relationship and Chantry has a long-term boyfriend. Acting with the best of intentions and a touch of denial, Wallace and Chantry take on the challenge of being just friends. The adventure is both rocky and very funny as our protagonists navigate the perils of unintended nude camping, risqué wardrobe malfunctions, badly timed international air travel and generally terrible advice from their friends.
God Help the Girl (15): A coming of age tale set in Glasgow over the course of one hazy summer. Written, directed and with original songs by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian, God Help the Girl is a story of a young girls problems entering adult life, uniquely told through a soundtrack of indie pop.
The Congress (15): Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity - she‘ll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films – even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young – for all eternity – in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years. The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.
The Rover (15)
Ten years after a collapse of the western economic system, Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperate and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Eric (GUY PEARCE) is a cold and angry drifter who has left everything and everyone behind. When his car – his last possession – is stolen by a gang of desperate desert hustlers, Eric embarks on a ruthless mission to track them down. Along the way, he is forced into an unlikely relationship with Rey (ROBERT PATTINSON), the naïve and injured younger brother of gang member Henry (SCOOT McNAIRY) who has left Rey behind in the bloody aftermath of the gang’s most recent robbery.
Boyhood (15): An extraordinary drama made with the same group of actors over a 12-year period - a one-of-a-kind trip, at once epic and intimate, through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time. The film tracks 6 year-old Mason through a whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder.
Doctor Who – Deep Breath: Saturday 23 August 7.35pm: The feature-length first episode of the new series of Doctor Who lands this August in cinemas, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara. Set in Victorian London, episode one, Deep Breath, reunites the newly regenerated Doctor and returning companion Clara with series regulars and fan favourites, Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax. The episode is directed by Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Jekyll): Live from Leicester Square, there will be an exclusive Q&A with special guests following the screening of Deep Breath which we will be streaming live.
Summer Holidays!: Planes: Fire and Rescue (U): Catch up with Dusty Crophooper as he learns that due to a damaged engine, he will never be able to race again. Not to be defeated, Dusty soon takes up an even greater challenge – joining the ranks of an elite firefighting crew who are devoted to protecting Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. As the newest member of this air attack team, Dusty quickly makes some lively and quirky new friends and begins to understand what it truly takes to become a hero.
Summer Holidays!: Studio Ghibli Forever – Spirited Away (PG): This classic from Studio Ghibli leads us into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters. 10-year-old Chihiro moves to a new town with her family, and while exploring, she discovers that her parents have been transformed by the witch Yubaba. This is a world where humans are changed into animals and Chihiro must negotiate perilous situations and fight to remember her true name. Chihiro must free her parents from enchantment and return to the human world. A visual feast for the eyes.