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Tuesday 28th July - Saturday 1st August

Young Generation presents: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Falmouth’s award-winning musical youth company is delighted to be staging the well-loved musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.  The Young Generation put on its very first performance in 1982 with this same show, and this year’s “Joseph…..” will be the company’s 37th major musical production at the Poly.  

Last year’s production of “Seussical” won the award for Best Musical of the year from Cornwall Drama Association.   We can guarantee a summer’s evening of wonderful entertainment – bring the whole family !

Tickets £8.00 adults, £5 children under 16 + £1 Poly Fund on each ticket.

Film

Monday 3rd August - Tuesday 4th August

Les Combattants (Love at First Sight)

Dir: Thomas Cailley – FRANCE – 98mins (15) S/T

Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one in his dead-end seaside town. Peaceful, that is, until he runs into a fight with Madeleine – a hot-tempered survival fanatic who throws him to the ground while, in a more romantic sense, sweeping him off his feet.

Convinced that an apocalypse is fast approaching, Madeleine is focused on honing her skills at an army boot camp and Arnaud, intrigued by her wild ideas and surly demeanour, decides to sign up with her. As they learn to fend for themselves, their fractious relationship begins to bloom until their private world in the wilderness comes under a very dangerous threat.

A smart, vivacious subversion of romantic comedy norms and featuring a sparkling onscreen chemistry between its two young leads, French filmmaker Thomas Cailley’s remarkable debut feature took the top prize at Directors’ Fortnight during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

 

“The dramatic final act is audacious, yet wholly in keeping with the film’s bubbling themes of love and war.”  Kermode, Observer

Film

Wednesday 5th August 11:00am

Big Hero 6

Our SUMMER FUN FILM SEASON kicks off with a big hit from earlier this year …

BIG HERO 6 is an exciting, action-packed adventure with plenty of heart that both kids and adults alike will find entertaining.

It’s the story of robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends.  But when a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

Duration: 93mins (PG)

Ticket Price £3 plus £1 Poly Fund

Film

Wednesday 5th August 7:30pm

American Sniper

The next in our Maybe You Missed Strand

Dir: Clint Eastwood – USA – 132mins (15)

This Oscar-nominated drama stars Bradley Cooper in the role of a life-time, as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to this true American hero than his skill with a rifle. He is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield.

However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, becoming emblematic of the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning home, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

An emotionally charged performance that will have you gripped.

Film

Monday 10th August - Saturday 15th August

Tin

Dir: Bill Scott – CORNWALL – 94mins (12A)

Miracle Theatre’s feature film is a period melodrama; made on a shoestring using a combination of digital and handmade techniques, starring Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton and Ben Luxon alongside Helen Bendell, and Miracle regulars Ben Dyson, Steve Jacobs, Dean Nolan and Jason Squibb.

West Cornwall, 1895. A once-glorious tin mine, on which the whole town has depended for generations, is on its last legs.

A weather-beaten opera company arrives to give a performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” in the town hall and finds itself tangled up in a scam to offload worthless shares in the mine. When the mine unexpectedly yields up new treasures, melodrama starts to spill over into everyday life, reputations crumble and any notion of fair play is abandoned.

The fate of the whole community rests on the courage of one feisty young maid.

If you’re nostalgic for Poldark, then come and see this historic film, made in Cornwall and based on a true story.

“a small yet epic film…definitely needs to be viewed”  

“a film with real heart and a major achievement for Cornish film-making” 

“think Tim Burton directs film noir” markmeets.com

“Go show your support for a truly British film.” road-rash.co.uk

“quirky, funny, charming” 

Film

Wednesday 12th August 11:00am

Wacky Races

Summer Fun Cinema Season continues with a DROP-IN screening of CARTOONS ….

Join diabolical do-badder Dick Dastardly, his snickering canine cohort Muttley and their Mean Machine as they compete in several wacky races around North America. Their rivals include Peter Perfect in his Turbo Terrific, Luke and Blubber Bear in the Arkansas Chucgabug, the Ant Hill Mob in the Bulletproof Bomb and the glamorous Penelope Pitstop in her pink Compact Pussycat. The rules are extremely lax and allow for almost any vehicle design, power system and a wide range of tactics like combat and shortcuts. Despite this loose rule structure, Dastardly and Muttley are still determined to cheat in their own ineffectual way.

Screening from 11am

Ticket prices £3 + £1 Poly Fund

Film

Monday 17th August - Saturday 22nd August

Song of the Sea

Dir: Tomm Moore – IRELAND – 93mins (PG)

This magical, Oscar nominated, animation feature about a boy living on a remote Irish island uses bravura design and storytelling to convey a subtle and meaningful story.

Blending Celtic legends, exquisite design and animation with intelligent storytelling that understands but never patronises young viewers.

In a vaguely 20th-century Ireland, pugnacious young Ben lives on a remote island with his lonely lighthouse-keeper father and six-year-old kid sister Saoirse, a mute who, like the children’s lost mother, is a half-human, half-selkie.

The gorgeous soundtrack and Studio Ghibli-level flights of eerie fancy are obvious pleasures, but even more subtle and entrancing is the way Moore and his team use echoed shapes to suggest hidden patterns in nature and parallels between the real and the mythical.

A real treat for children (of any age) who like bedtime stories of fairies and witches and are likely to be quickly caught up in the story which features plenty of laughter as well as a decent dollop of danger.

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER EVENING START TIME OF 6.30pm

 

Film

Wednesday 19th August 11:00am

Asterix & the Vikings

Our SUMMER FUN FILM SEASON continues with a brilliant adaption of the Asterix comic books …

An adventure with Asterix, our favourite Gaul warrior, and Obelix, his pear-shaped sidekick. The pair are charged with making the nephew of the chief into a battle-ready warrior but Justforkix is a less than ideal candidate. The Vikings’ incessant sabre-rattling has caused all the neighbours to flee and the witless chief thinks they’ve all actually ‘flown away’ on the wings of fear. When he then demands that someone bring him a man impervious to fear, his men bring him Justforkix. It’s up to our intrepid duo to go and bring him back.

Duration: 76mins (U)

Ticket Price £3 plus £1 Poly Fund

Film

Wednesday 19th August 7:30pm

The Salt of the Earth

Dir: Wim Wenders, Juliana Riberio Salgada – 110mins (12A)

This ravishing film is Wim Wender’s documentary portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Selgado, perhaps most famous for his mid-1980s shots of Brazil’s biblically vast gold mines and their workers.

The film tells Salgado’s life story from his early years on a Brazilian farm to the start of his career, his numerous travels and his increasingly ambitious projects, across many of the world’s most hostile zones. Notably Salgado photographed the terrible Rwandan genocide of the ’90s- after which horror he necessarily switched focus from military subjects to environmental activism instead.

Wenders’ masterful Oscar nominated film fully exploits the supreme power of Salgado’s stunning, almost sculptural black-and-white images, which have a profound impact when viewed on the big screen.

This is a moving and life-affirming tribute to a singular creative talent.

Hauntingly beautiful images, an utterly absorbing portrait.

Unmissable!!

 

Film

Monday 24th August - Tuesday 25th August

The Choir

Dir: François Girard – USA – 103mins (PG)

From acclaimed director François Girard comes the inspirational story of a rebellious young boy with a remarkable singing voice. After being sent to a prestigious music school, he is challenged by a demanding teacher.

A stellar ensemble cast – including Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger – plus an exciting group of newcomers star as the teachers and young singers battling through fierce national contests in order to take their boychoir to new competitive heights.

Featuring a stunning soundtrack of choral music by Handel, Britten, Tallis and Mendelssohn, The Choir is an uplifting story of talent, adolescence and mentorship that proves what can be achieved when you dare to dream.

 

Film

Wednesday 26th August 11:00am

Top Cat

Summer Fun Cinema Season continues with a DROP-IN screening of CARTOONS ….

The Cool Cat – that’s always up your alley – TOP CAT holds a top spot in the hearts of cartoon fans.

The smooth-talking New York City cat, known as T.C. to his kitty cohorts Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Spook, The Brain and Fancy-Fancy, is always on the make towards a big score or swindle.  And the ever exasperated, Officer Dibble, is relentlessly on his case (although always one step behind!).

Top Cat is the chief, he’s the king, but above everything, he’s the most tiptop TOP CAT.

Screening from 11am

Ticket prices £3 + £1 Poly Fund

Film

Wednesday 26th August - Saturday 29th August

AMY

Dir: Asif Kapadia – UK – 123mins (15)

An absorbing , moving and insightful documentary from the Oscar-winning documentary director of SENNA.

The film charts the amazing highs and terrible lows in the life of the wonderfully talented but troubled life of Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011.

Great use of home viedo, camera phones, archive footage and interviews, combine to craft a mesmerising – and often very sad – film brimming with magical musical moments, offering a remarkable portrait of a wonderful talent.

 

Film

Monday 31st August - Saturday 5th September

Mr. Holmes

Dir: Bill Condon – UK – 103mins (PG)

in 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes played by Ian McKellen, lives out his days on the southcoast of England, tending to his beloved beehives and living down the legend created by his now-estranged friend, Dr. Watson.  As his once-feted memory fades away, he attempts to piece together a part of his own past – the reason why he abandoned London and his career almost three decades before.

A very human story of a 93 year old detective desperately trying to reconnect with list recollections and at last facing the mistakes made over a long career.

Ian McKellen is brilliant as Mr. Holmes, a more cerebral gaze into the mind of fiction’s finest detective.

Film

Wednesday 2nd September 11:00am

Paddington

Our SUMMER FUN FILM SEASON closes with a big hit from earlier this year …

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved booked, PADDINGTON is the magical adventure of a polite young Peruvian bear, who travels to London in search of a home.  Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, it seems that city life is not all he imagined – until he meets the Brown family, who kindly offer him a place to stay.  But little do the Browns realise just how much chaos one small bear can cause – and they soon discover that their lives will never be the same again.

Duration: 91mins (PG)

Ticket Price £3 plus £1 Poly Fund

Bring your bears along.

Music

Friday 4th September 8:00pm

Remi Harris

Remi Harris is regarded by many as one of the UK’s Top Up and Coming Young Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia, France, Norway and Italy as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. His unique style blends elements from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hip Hop and World Music.

In 2014 Remi was awarded runner up in the British Jazz Awards in both the Rising Star and Guitar Category.

Following Remi’s May 2015 performance on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show live from The Cheltenham Jazz Festival his album ”Ninick” went to number #7 in the iTunes Top Jazz Albums Chart, it peaked at number #6 in Amazon’s Best Sellers in Jazz and he went to #28 in that week’s “Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart”.

Remi’s band The Remi Harris Project take Traditional Gypsy Jazz and Swing Characteristics and infuses them with influences from Bebop, Blues, Rock, World Music, Hip Hop, Funk and Pop. They offer a 2-hour show including solo, duet and trio playing, interspersed with Remi’s commentary and demonstrations of various guitar styles from across the years from Django Reinhardt to Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery to Peter Green.

“incredible guitarist… I’m absolutely blown away by his talent…amazing” Jamie Cullum

“The standard of playing is stunning…5*****” Guitar Techniques Magazine

“This young guy is seriously good…4****” www.thejazzmann.co.uk

“he is a tremendously gifted young player” John Etheridge

“astonishing” Digby Fairweather

“sensational guitarist” Jazz Rag Magazine

 

Tickets:     In Advance:  £10 (adults), £8 (concessions and Poly Members)  On The Door: £12

Film

Saturday 5th September 11:30am

Spirited Away

Saturday Morning Pictures

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki – JAPAN – 125 mins(PG)

A dazzling, enchanting, and gorgeously drawn fairy tale from Studio Ghibli that will leave viewers a little more curious and fascinated by the world around them.

All Tickets £3

Film

Saturday 12th September 11:30am

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Saturday Morning Pictures

Dir:  Dean DuBlois – USA – 105 mins(PG)

It’s a rare sequel, animated or otherwise, that expands the story of its predecessor without rehashing it, and an even rarer family-oriented film that manages to be fun and mature without being condescending to its audience. This film does both.

All Tickets £3

Film

Saturday 19th September 11:30am

Holes

Saturday Morning Pictures

Dir: Andrew Davies – USA – 120 mins (PG)

The award-winning bestseller comes to life in this phenomenally fun, adventure-filled movie starring Shia LaBeouf. Dogged by bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse, young Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake, a very weird place that’s not green and doesn’t have a lake. Once there, he’s thrown headlong into the adventure of his life when he and his colorful campmates — Squid, Armpit, Zigzag, Magnet, X-Ray, and Zero — must dig a hole a day to keep the warden at bay. But why?

Filled with humor and heartwarming messages of friendship and teamwork, HOLES is a treasure everyone will dig.

All Tickets £3

Film

Saturday 19th September 7:30pm

Minima – Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live soundtrack

Join us for a very special night when MINIMA play live to the silent classic film …

The Phantom of the Opera – Dir: Rupert Julian – USA 1925

Beneath the sewers of the Paris Opera House dwells a masked figure. He is the Phantom, a hideously disfigured composer whose dream is to turn chorus singer Christine into a diva. Lon Chaney, the “Man of a Thousand Faces”, dominates this classic adaptation of the 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux. His ghastly make-up and outrageous performance made this one of the great classics of American silent film.

Minima’s music is an audacious 21st-Century interpretation of silent and avant-garde film. The ensemble of drums, bass, guitar and cello combine hypnotic post-rock beats with quasi-classical arrangements, striking up a thrilling relationship with the film.

“Minima are one of the leading bands accompanying silent film in Europe” – Robert Rider, Head of Cinema, Barbican Centre, London.

“The atmosphere was absolutely magical … people were utterly spellbound” – East End Film Festival

Tickets: £12 & £10 + £1 Poly Fund

Talks

Thursday 24th September - Thursday 19th November

Art History & Appreciation Course: The Life and Art of Henry Scott Tuke

Study the Life and Art of Henry Scott Tuke (1858 – 1929) Falmouth’s Most Famous Painter with art historian and curator Catherine Wallace.

In this 8 week course we look at the life and work of Falmouth’s most famous painters Henry Scott Tuke. From his formative years in Falmouth- his training and early travels; through to his fame he achieved as a member of the Newlyn School; the inspiration of Cornwall and its people, his approach to portraiture whether it was locals or lords and ladies; his maritime art; his approach to painting the nude outdoors and comparing it with his contemporaries; his travels abroad and at home. Week 8 will be held at Falmouth Art gallery looking at the Poly’s unique collection of his work.
www.cathwallace.co.uk

To book a place please contact Catherine Wallace on talks@cathwallace.co.uk or 01326 618914 or 07974995085
Payments by cheque, BACS or cash only – 8 weeks £120
24 September – 19 November 2015 (No Class 8 October) Thursdays, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Film

Saturday 26th September 11:30am

Howl’s Moving Castle

Saturday Morning Pictures

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki – JAPAN – 119 mins(PG)

Exquisitely illustrated by master animator Miyazaki, Howl’s Moving Castle will delight children with its fantastical story and touch the hearts and minds of older viewers as well.

All Tickets £3

Comedy

Friday 23rd October 8:00pm

Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

Professional Grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi –bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

All Tickets £17.50 + £1 Poly Fund

Talks

Friday 30th October 7:30pm

CODEBREAKERS – The Story of ENIGMA

This is the fascinating story of the Second World War’s Allied Codebreakers, who deciphered a vast number of German secret messages and used this intelligence to hasten Allied victory.  The Germans had entrusted their secret communications to an ingenious ciphering machine the Enigma, which was portable, easily operated, and could be set up in millions of ways. The codes were used and every one was changed every 24 hours.

The Allies gained invaluable information about troop and aircraft dispositions, orders of battle, U-boat movements, technical development, military intentions and tank and artillery strengths. It is generally reckoned that the intelligence from Enigma shortened the war by about two years.

Dr Mark Baldwin has made a detailed study of the Enigma machine, the code-breaking work at Bletchley Park, and U-boats and has built up a unique collection of slides which illustrate the main features of those important facts of the Second World War. He has prepared an entertaining instructive show on this subject.

The talk is followed by an opportunity for questions, then a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma machines.

We will also be screening THE IMITATION GAME on Saturday 31st October at 2.30pm

Ticket Prices: Talk £9 plus £1 Poly Fund; Talk + Film screening £11 plus £1 Poly Fund

Enigma Machine

Film

Saturday 31st October 2:30pm

The Imitation Game

Dir: Morten Tyldum – UK – 114mins (12A)

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code, helping the allies win WWII.

An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, this film follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

This screening is linked to the talk by Dr. Mark Baldwin on Codebreakers, which takes place on Friday 30th October at 7.30pm.  He will be bringing with him one of the few surviving Enigma machines which was used in this film.

Ticket Prices: Film Only: £5 plus £1 Poly Fund: Talk + Film £11 plus £1 Poly Fund

 

Comedy

Saturday 21st November 8:00pm

Fred MacAulay: Twenty Fifteen

From BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz'; ‘Bridget Christie Minds The Gap'; The Unbelievable Truth’

It sounds like a wrong tennis score, but Twenty Fifteen is a hugely significant year for one of Scotland’s best (and best loved) stand-up comedians. Back on the road again after 18 years at BBC Radio Scotland, Fred looks back on family life at home…..and forward to how his country will shape up after the referendum of 2014.

In his first tour since 2012 and with a new show, as well as looking backwards and forwards he’ll probably look sideways at politics, sport, the environment and without this sounding too like a brief for a newspaper, there will undoubtedly be a colour supplement with a look at ‘celebrity’.

Twitter: @fredmacaulay

Website: fredmacaulay.com

Ages 16+

Ticket prices: £15 / £13 plus £1 Poly Fund

Comedy

Thursday 10th December 8:00pm

Mark Thomas – Trespass

Trespass carries on from where Mark’s previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off.  It is his usual odd mix of theatre, stand up, activism, a dash of journalism, activism and dollop of mayhem.

Mark asks the question: If the ramblers of the 1930’s were here now what would they do to open up the cities?

How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds?

He sets out to try and carve a small space in the urban world where mischief and random chance can lurk.

No one knows where this show is going to end up.

16+