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EMPIRE Seniors

A selection of some of the best recent and classic films shown every Wednesday morning at selected Empire Cinemas. Come along to meet your friends and enjoy a complementary tea or coffee, served before the screening.

Emma Thompson plays Katherine Newbury, who is a legendary late-night talk show host, whose world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer played by Kaling. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

Directed by:
Nisha Ganatra
Starring:
Emma Thompson; Ike Barinholtz; Amy Ryan; Megalyn Echikunwoke; John Lithgow; Mindy Kaling
Distributor:
eOne
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Length:
102 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Comedy; Drama;

Release Date:
7 June 2019

Based on a true story, VITA & VIRGINIA details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The ensuing relationship leads to the birth of Woolf's bold, experimental novel- Orlando. A daring celebration of an unconventional bond, and a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion, VITA & VIRGINIA details the love story of two women - two writers - who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection.

Directed by:
Chanya Button
Starring:
Gemma Arterton; Elizabeth Debicki; Isabella Rossellini; Rupert Penry-Jones; Peter Ferdinando; Emerald Fennell
Distributor:
Thunderbird Releasing
Country:
Ireland, United Kingdom
Language:
English
Length:
110 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
Genre:
Drama;

Release Date:
5 July 2019