Upcoming Special Events

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE in 4K

Cosford Cinema presents a special run of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE in 4K Digital Projection. Frank Capra’s paean to small-town values and the ordinary guy who does the right thing is a classic story of redemption and second chances, with James Stewart as a man who’s come to the end of his rope one Christmas Eve and Donna Reed as the high-school sweetheart who became his wife. The supporting cast includes Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond and Gloria Grahame.

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AUTUMN SONATA on 35mm

AUTUMN SONATA was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship.

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THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST

Once known as Houdini for his multiple and improbable jailbreaks, Mark DeFriest was condemned to Florida’s worst prison after a lone psychiatrist reversed four court appointed psychiatrists and declared Mark was faking mental illness. More than 30 years later, Mark is still struggling to understand how to survive a rigid and unforgiving system, while his remaining supporters forge an unlikely alliance to argue for his freedom in front of the Florida Parole Commission.

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UNFILTERED: FALL DOC SERIES

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

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MONOCHROMATIC: CONTEMPORARY FILM IN BLACK + WHITE

This summer the Cosford Cinema is showcasing the glorious cinematography of 5 contemporary films shot in classic black and white. The choice gives each film a timeless quality and will make you wonder why there was a switch to color in the first place. The films selected come from throughout Europe including Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and France. Each have been festival favorites and won numerous awards. Join us all summer long for this gorgeous films and breathtaking cinematography. IDA Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Poland. 2014. 80minutes. Polish with English Subtitles.

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