SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT Dec 10

BLACK CHRISTMAS Dec 17

The Pageant Theatre

THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER

Joanna Hogg

  • 96 minutes
  • 2022
  • English

    Reviews

      Fri Dec 9
    • 4:45pm
    • Sat Dec 10
    • 7pm
    • Sun Dec 11
    • 2pm
    • Mon Dec 12 and Tue Dec 13
    • 4:45pm
    • Wed Dec 14 and Thu Dec 15
    • 7pm
      • An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past. Featuring a towering, deeply moving performance by Tilda Swinton, acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Hogg's beguiling latest film is a brilliant and captivating exploration of parental relationships and the things we leave behind.

        Like the best of the classic gothic ghost stories THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER sneakily and suggestively subverts our expectations. A keenly discerning movie about the relationship of mother and daughter, who are bound together by a fierce love but kept apart by unbridgeable differences of character and of experience. A lovely and haunting dream of a movie.

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Martin McDonagh

  • 109 minutes
  • 2022
  • English

    Reviews

      Fri Dec 9
    • 7pm
    • Sat Dec 10 and Sun Dec 11
    • 4:15pm
    • Mon Dec 12 and Tue Dec 13
    • 7pm
    • Wed Dec 14 and Thu Dec 15
    • 4:15pm
      • Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

        Featuring some of acclaimed filmmaker Martin McDonagh's (Three Billboards, In Bruges) finest work and a pair of outstanding lead performances, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN toggles masterfully between comedy and tragedy; realism and fable. It manages to be both of the moment and completely timeless. A gut punch of a comic-drama that keeps finding new ways to land hard-hitting body blows, and it's easily one of the year's very best films.

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT

Charles E. Seiler, Jr

  • 82 minutes
  • 1984
  • English

      Sat Dec 10
    • 9:30pm
      • Community leaders tried to stop it. The P.T.A. fought to ban it. Now, one of the most controversial slasher films of all time is back in a new restoration! SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT is the demented story of little Billy Chapman, traumatized by his parents’ Christmas Eve murder and then brutalized by sadistic nuns in an orphanage. When Billy grows up and dresses as Santa, he goes on a yuletide PTSD rampage to punish the naughty with extreme prejudice. A harrowing horror classic that continues to ruffle the feathers of angry parents and stuffy critics over thirty years later that happens to be one of the most well made and entertaining of films the genre. A low-budget sleaze-fest that also operates as a traumatic exploration of the events and memories that haunt and ruin our lives, with some not so subtle messages about holiday commercialism/exploitation topping it off.