New Film Releases
While we’re still unable to welcome you back to our cinema to enjoy releases old and new, we thought we’d share some of our favourite new releases that we think Courtyard Cinema lovers will enjoy!
MLK/FBI performs the vital task of examining J. Edgar Hoover’s relentless campaign of surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, when King is celebrated across political spectrums as a moral hero, it’s jolting to confront the years when US agents targeted him as a villain.
In addition, it’s available as a virtual cinema release via 22 exhibitor partners, mixing famous arthouse names such as HOME Manchester, Watershed Bristol and Edinburgh Filmhouse with venues known more locally than nationally such as KinoKulture Oswestry, Windmill Littlehampton and Robert Burns Centre Dumfries.
Enjoy the film? Why not check out this free interview with director Sam Pollard.
County Lines (15)
Obeying the first rule – ‘write what you know’ – former youth worker turned filmmaker Henry Blake turns in an original, stylish debut feature which premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival. It exposes the urban-to-rural drugs system of the title, a network which exploits children to use as couriers. Children like Tyler (Conrad Khan), adrift and so a perfect target for Simon (Harris Dickinson) to charm, befriend and recruit. Tyler’s rapid apprenticeship propels the story, which is persuasively brutal and corrosive. But Blake makes it authentic and sensitive too, and his film has huge heart and unexpected optimism beneath.
Available now on BFI Player.
An account of the young David Bowie’s first visit to the US in 1971 – a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
Available from Friday 15 January on iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Sky Store, Virgin, Google Play, YouTube, Rakuten, Curzon Home Cinema and Glasgow Film At Home. It will be available digital to own (aka electronic sell through), and on regular Video On Demand on March 15.
In case this lot doesn’t satisfy your film appetite, why not explore the plethora of films these streaming services have to offer?
Curzon have launched Curzon12, an initiative that allows members to access 12 free films which are updated every month.
MUBI are offering three months membership for just £1 at the moment with the site offering everything “from cult classics to modern masterpieces”.
Finally, some great news that Netflix will be adding a new film every week during 2021! Here’s a sneak peak of what you can expect to see coming to the platform this year.