July Film: A Month of Major Stories

There’s some fascinating film hitting The Courtyard’s screen this July in a month of major stories and singular characters.

The award-winning Spanish film El Pastor (The Shepherd) (15) (14 – 20 July) follows a taciturn shepherd who is threatened when property developers take an interest in his land, in a slow-burning psychological drama and a parable of corporate greed.

Woody Harrelson as "Wilson" in WILSON. Photo by Wilson Webb. ©
Woody Harrelson as Wilson

The Shack (12A) (14 – 20 July) tells us the story of a father’s uplifting spiritual journey in the film version of the New York Times best-selling novel. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs.

Woody Harrelson stars in Wilson (15) (14 – 18 July), as a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

Sci-fi black comedy, Colossal (15) (21 & 27 July), sees Anne Hathaway as unemployed young writer Gloria, who, struggling with alcoholism, is unwittingly causing a giant monster to wreak havoc halfway across the world. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Whitney: Can I Be Me?

There’s some musical stars too with Whitney: Can I Be Me? (15) (21 & 27 July), Nick Broomfield’s moving documentary investigating the story of Whitney Houston’s incredible life and tragic death, and feature documentary Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (12A) (28 July & 1 Aug), which tells the story of virtually unknown rock hero and guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson, featuring exclusive voiceover contributions from Bowie himself.

To find out more or book tickets, ring the Box Office on 01432 340555 or click here to find out what else is on this month.