What’s On

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3 Faces (15)

Tue 23rd April, 6.00pm

The tape of a young girl who commits suicide on camera is sent to a famous performer, Behnaz Jafari, who is so shaken by it that together with filmmaker Jafar Panahi she undertakes a journey to the girl’s home village to find out the truth – was the tape falsified?

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A Clockwork Orange (18)

Sat 11th May, 10.30pm

Based on a book hated by its own author, this dystopian sci-fi classic presents Kubrickian reimagination of futuristic England where Alex and his group of “Droogs” spend their days terrorizing the citizens.

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Alien (15)

40th Anniversary Restoration
Sat 27th April, 10.30pm

A crew awaken from hypersleep by a distress call is forced to descend on the moon. There they discover a spaceship occupied by the unknown lifeform that attacks one of the crew members, subsequently bringing the group’s own deepspace tug under the threat from a mysterious extraterrestial creature.

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Amazing Grace (TBC)

Mon 27th – Wed 29th May

Amazing Grace is an extraordinary look at a key moment in American musical and social history, and an invaluable record of one of America’s greatest artists doing what she did best.

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Ash is Purest White (15)

Sat 18th – Sun 19th May

In his new feature, masterful Zhangke Jia (A Touch of Sin, Still Life) extends his critique of rapid globalisation that radically changed China, and deepens his exploration of complex characters positioned on the margins of society.

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Austrian Short Film Series (TBC)

Tue 14th May, 6.00pm

We're proud to be working with the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (University of Leeds) and the Austrian Film Academy to present this special free screening of contemporary shorts. 

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Beats (18)

Fri 17th – Thu 23rd May

Beats is universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth, set to a soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to. 

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (PG)

Sat 20th April, 11.00pm

Bill and Ted have a dream, to start their own rock band, the Wyld Stallyns. Unfortunately they are both still in high school. Luckily they receive some help in the form of Rufus, a traveller from the future, where their band is the foundation for a perfect society.

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Birds of Passage (15)

Showing from Friday 24th May

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

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Charanga del Norte and Guillermo Davis (U TBC)

Charanga del Norte bring Cuban rhythms to Leeds
Sun 5th May, 3.00pm

Join the UK’s only full charanga orchestra for an afternoon of performance, film and discussion in association with Leeds International Festival.

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Christopher Robin (PG)

Mon 22nd April, 4.15pm

Disillusioned with adult life, Christopher Robin is a world away from his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear. But a chance encounter with Winnie-the-Pooh reminds him of the days of wonder that defined his youth.

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Diamantino (TBC)

Tue 4th June, 6.30pm

Neatly defying description or classification, the film follows child-like Diamantino, once a great soccer star who ends his career in disgrace and is struggling to find a new purpose.

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Eighth Grade (15)

Mon 6th – Wed 8th May

How does it feel to be a teenager in a modern digital era? Bo Burnham’s outstanding Eighth Grade has the answers, as we following the story of Kayla, who is determined to come out of her shell as the end of middle-school approaches.

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Encounters – Deaf Shorts (15)

Sun 12th May, 3.30pm

The UK’s leading short film festival presents a selection of shorts that place deaf women at the front and centre of the story. Put in varying cultural contexts and settings they have to face their sometimes funny and hopeful, sometimes heart-breaking life scenarios.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

Wed 29th – Thu 30th May

Visually delightful, hilarious and profoundly inventive, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox celebrates returns to the cinema as we celebrate its 10-year anniversary!

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The Goonies (12A)

Sun 26th – Fri 31st May

From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams!

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High Life (18)

Fri 17th – Thu 23rd May

French auteur Claire Denis' English-language is a daring, visually arresting and startlingly original take on the sci-fi genre – which explores the fragility and complexity of the human psyche to dizzying effect.  

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

Mon 22nd April – Sun 19th May

The third instalment of the How To Train Your Dragon series, this animated action fantasy film once again follows the adventures of Hiccup and Toothless.

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Kes (PG)

Sun 21st April, 5.30pm

Don't miss this chance to see the 50th anniversary screening of this award winning, moving Yorkshire-set tale of a lonely boy who finds a baby kestrel and lovingly teaches it how to fly.

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The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

Sat 4th May, 12.00pm

Alex is an ordinary boy whose life changes when he discovers …Excalibur. After finding the sword, Alex meets eccentric wizard Merlin. Together they must form their own army to fight the evil Morgana.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service (PG)

Mon 22nd April, 10.00am

Kiki is a young witch and, as part of her training, must move to a new community and spend a year alone – with the exception of her black cat Jiji.

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Kimuak – Basque Short Films (TBC)

Plus director Q&A
Thu 23rd May, 6.00pm

The Kimuak program, aimed at promoting Basque short filmmaking, presents a meticulously selected selection of the best Basque shorts of 2018.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Sat 25th May, 12.00pm

The awesome citizens of Bricksburg are back and ready to face a new adventure that will take them to new and unexplored worlds.

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Lilo & Stitch (U)

Sat 27th April, 12.00pm

A blue creature designed for destruction escapes from its planet and lands on Earth. There the beast gets adopted as a dog by another misfit –a little girl, Lilo. She calls her new pet ‘Stitch’ and the two grow closer each day – against all the odds.

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Loro (18)

Sat 20th – Thu 25th April

Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino presents a grotesque depiction of the most infamous Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Viewers are invited to judge the actions of the people who wish to belong to Berlusconi’s closest circle with its never-changing attributes – hunger for power, corruption and vulgarity.

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Madeline's Madeline (15)

Fri 10th – Sun 12th May

Bold, challenging and with emotionally powerful performances, Josephine Decker’s new feature focuses on a complicated relationship of three female characters, Madeline, her mother Regina and stage director Evangeline.

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Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Sat 20th April, 12.00pm

Nearly 30 years after her first London visit, Mary Poppins soars back into town to look after the now grown-up Banks children Jane and Michael, who are in danger of losing their family home.

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Mirai (PG)

Sun 21st April, 3.15pm

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

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Missing Link (PG)

Sat 1st June, 12.00pm

Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis lead a stellar voice cast in this rip-roaring, globetrotting comedy adventure from Laika, the animation studio behind Boxtrolls and Coraline.

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Nervous Translation (PG)

Tue 30th April, 6.30pm

Nervous translation, the second feature by Shireen Seno, a talented Filipino female director, enables the viewers to look at the world through the eyes of a reserved eight-year-old, Yael.

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Out of Blue (15)

Wed 24th – Thu 25th April

A distinguished astrophysicist is found dead in the observatory after one of her lectures. The case is assigned to Mike Hoolihan, whose search for the murderer becomes increasingly more complicated – the number of suspects grows fast; the detective’s own state of mind worsens…

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Paddington (PG)

Mon 22nd April, 2.30pm

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

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Point Break (15)

Showtimes TBC

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this cult-classic follows federal agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) as he goes undercover among the suspected bank robbers. But the closer Johnny gets to the group, the harder it is for him to fulfil his mission.

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Pond Life (15)

Fri 26th – Tue 30th April

A group of friends embarks on a fishing expedition, determined to see the gigantic carp that is rumoured to inhabit the nearby pond.

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Rafiki (12A)

Plus introduction
Tue 21st May, 6.30pm

Banned in its home country, this Kenyan drama follows two young women who remain friends despite the political rivalry between their families. When Kena and Ziki realize their love towards each other, they must choose either happiness or safety.

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Styx (12)

A 'Reclaim the Frame' panel event
Fri 26th April, 6.15pm

Following a violent ocean storm, experienced yachtswoman Rikes faced with an awful moral dilemma, as a ramshackle boat overloaded with migrants is slowly sinking on the horizon.

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Tito and the Birds (PG)

Sat 20th April, 2.45pm

10-year-old Tito and his friends set out to find his father's missing research on bird songs, something that just might save their world from an epidemic where fear makes you sick.

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Vox Lux (15)

Showing from Friday 3rd May

With striking cinematography and a thrilling soundtrack, Brady Corbet’s follow-up to his award-winning debut The Childhood of a Leader is a timely and unique examination of modern celebrity – with a stellar performance from Natalie Portman.

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Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (PG)

Sat 20th April, 10.00am

Something or someone is destroying the crops! Wallace and Gromit set out to investigate...

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War Horse (12A)

Sat 20th April, 4.30pm

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama about Albert and his horse Joey at the outbreak of WW1.

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War of the Buttons (12A)

Sun 21st April, 1.15pm

Set in Ireland in the 1960s, the film tells the story of the conflict between two school-boy gangs.

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Wild Rose (15)

Sat 27th April – Wed 1st May

Rose-Lynn Harlan, 24, is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. She is also fresh out of jail and has two young kids to support. All she wants to do is get the hell out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Where better to do that than Nashville, Tennessee?  

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Woman at War (TBC)

Fri 10th – Wed 15th May

Magnificent Icelandic landscapes, plot twists, splendid performances and a brilliant score – director Benedikt Erlingsson’s latest combines all this and more to tell a compelling story that explores matters of pressing concern.

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Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

Sun 21st April, 11.00am

Ralph is fully happy with the routine established in his life. Vanellope, his best friend, however, is tired of it. To make her happy, Ralph decides to change the course of her game. Typical of Ralph, his good intentions bring more trouble.