7:30 PM, 24th August, 2019
Gloria Bell (Julianne Moore) is a lonely divorcee living in Los Angeles who spends her nights letting loose on the dance floor at nightclubs frequented by fellow middle-aged singles. One night, she meets another divorcee with a similar backstory (John Turturro) and the two embark on an unexpected romance, filled with all of the joys, complications and trepidations of new love.
If this sounds familiar, it should – the film is writer-director Sebastián Lelio’s (A Fantastic Woman) English-language remake of his own 2013 Chilean film, Gloria. Fortunately, this new version hasn’t been given a Hollywood makeover (nor does it need one) and still hits all of the original’s truthful notes, thanks to a glorious performance from Moore.
9:21 PM, 24th August, 2019
Welcome to Little Woods, North Dakota, a fracking boomtown where Ollie (Tessa Thompson) once made a living supplying her good townsfolk with illicit pharmaceuticals from Canada.
During the last days of her probation for drug offences, her estranged half-sister Deb (Lily James) reaches out to her. Their mother has died, they have only a week before the bank forecloses on their mother's house, and Deb is unexpectedly pregnant to her no-hoper ex-husband.
In this modern-day Western from first time writer-director Nia DaCosta, it seems the only hope for the sisters is for Ollie to return to her outlaw ways. All she has to do is not get caught – by both the authorities and rival dealers.