Red Riding: 1980

The second entry in an ambitious, dark, and thrilling trilogy of interlinking films set in Yorkshire in the 1970s and 80s. 1980: The “Ripper” has tyrannized Yorkshire for six long years and with the local police failing to make any progress, the Home Office sends in Manchester officer Peter Hunter to review the investigation. Having previously made enemies in the Yorkshire force while investigating a shooting incident in 1974, Hunter finds himself increasingly isolated when his version of events challenges their official line on the “Ripper”. [Synopsis courtesy of distributor]

The Falling

It’s 1969 at a strict English girls’ school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved. The authorities claim that there is nothing seriously wrong, but Lydia refuses to accept this, and in seeking the truth, discovers a long buried secret.

The Theory of Everything

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane struggle with Stephen’s debilitating illness as he embarks on his groundbreaking study of the nature of time, in this moving adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir from Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire). [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]