SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER (PG)

Able to blend charming gruffness and winning affability with just the raise of an eyebrow, Bill Nighy has long proven himself one of Britain’s best character actors, and now he stars alongside Sam Riley and Alice Lowe in this stylish and heartfelt comedy-drama about a tailor searching for a lost son.

Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Nighy (The Bookshop), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Working from a witty and astute script by veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man, Goodbye Christopher Robin), Liverpudlian director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.

★★★★ A distinct, articulate pleasure.
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

★★★★ The kind of role Nighy was born to play.
Joni Blyth – One Room With A View

Movie Review Club film for March

On the fourth Wednesday of each month (March to November) the Arts Cinema hosts a Movie Review Club. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss the selected film with a forum of academics.

Simply see Sometimes Always Never ahead of time, and join us on the day for an interactive discussion. Lunch is offered at a special price and it costs nothing to become a member of the Movie Review Club.

When: Wed 27 Mar, 10.30am
Where: The Lounge Room
Cost: Free!

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