What’s On

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1985 (15)

Plus short film Centimetres
Tue 19th February, 6.20pm

Shot on black-and-white Super 16mm film, 1985 takes a unique look at a pivotal moment in American history through the prism of empathy, love and family.

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The Aftermath (tbc)

From Fri 8th March

After Rachael reunites with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city in the aftermath of the Second World War, they set off for their new home that they are going to share with a German widower and his daughter.

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América (tbc)

Tue 5th March, 6.30pm

América is the uplifting, soulful story of three brothers who are brought together to care for their charismatic 93-year-old grandmother, América.

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At Eternity's Gate (PG)

From Fri 29th March

Shot with a painter’s eye, Julian Schnabel once again brings to life the complete biography of one of the great artists of all time.

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Batti Gul Meter Chalu (PG)

Thu 28th February, 11.30am

Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a Hindi-language social drama that talks about friends, families and relationships in small cities.

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (U)

Sat 2nd March, 12.00pm

Often referred to as the spiritual cousin of Mary Poppins, this Disney classic sees the same beloved actor David Tomlinson sing and dance alongside the brilliant Angela Lansbury.

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Ben is Back (15)

From Fri 15th March

One Christmas Eve morning 19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns to his family's suburban home. His mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean.

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Bergman: A Year in the Life (15)

Sun 24th – Wed 27th February

Jane Magnusson directs and narrates a documentary that exposes the darker, less well-known side to one of the most famous directors in world cinema.

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Big Hero 6 (PG)

Sat 16th March, 12noon; Sun 17th March, 11am

The story follows Hiro, a prodigy boy who decides to protect the city of San Fransokyo by confronting a dangerous masked villain. In order to succeed, he needs help of his friends and a charming robot his brother once created.  

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Border (15)

From Fri 22nd March

An irreplaceable security worker at the remote Swedish border, Tina is still a social outcast due to her strikingly unusual appearance. Her life changes when she meets Vore, a stranger of similar looks, who questions everything she thought she knew about herself.

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Burning (15)

Sat 23rd – Thu 28th February

Based on Haruki Murakami’s short story, Burning is a sublime mystery thriller of obsessive love and winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at last year’s Cannes Festival.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Mon 25th – Wed 27th February

In this acclaimed comedy biopic, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, best-selling celebrity biographer who committed one of the greatest literary frauds of the last 50 years.

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Capernaum (15)

Wed 6th March, 11.00am

Capernaum follows the journey of gutsy 12-year-old Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. After fleeing from his parents, he asserts his rights by taking them to court, suing them for the ‘crime’ of giving him life.

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Everybody Knows (15)

From Fri 22nd March

After many years of absence Laura returns to Spain to attend a wedding in the village where she was born. The animated mood at the wedding party radically changes when Laura’s daughter suddenly vanishes in the middle of it...

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The Favourite (15)

Wed 20th – Thu 28th February

The latest from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) is a delightfully witty romp, and winner of this year's Grand Special Jury Prize at Venice.

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The Fight (tbc)

Plus Q&A with director Jessica Hynes
Fri 29th March, 8.30pm

As Tina's life is slowly falling apart, she puts on her fighting gloves - literally, stepping into the boxing ring to sweat out her anxieties and punch up her self-worth.

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Finding Nemo (U)

Sat 23rd February, 12.00pm

This Pixar classic, about a clown-fish who wants to return home, is a firm favourite with countless families, and its brilliantly colour animation is a joy to behold on the big screen.

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Free Solo (12A)

Fri 22nd – Wed 27th February

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream

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The German Sisters (15)

Sun 10th March, 3.30pm

Considered one of the classics of the New German Cinema movement, The German Sisters tells a prescient and intimate story of Germany, based on the real-life story of the Enslein sisters.

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Girl (15)

From Fri 15th March

Lara is an incredibly motivated 15-year-old who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Her ambitions are tested when she looks in the mirror – after all, she wants to see a ballerina, a woman – and in her eyes, only reassignment surgery can do that.

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Harvie & the Magic Museum (tbc)

Sat 30th March, 12noon

Enjoy Harvie’s adventures as he and his friends are transported to the old puppet museum where both great fun and danger await!

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If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

Tue 19th – Thu 28th February

From the award-winning director of Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk is a lyrical celebration of love, told through the prism of a young African-American couple’s struggle for justice in 1970s Harlem.

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The Iron Giant (PG)

Sat 9th March, 12.00pm

A superhero story filled with both exciting action and warmth of a caring, selfless friendship. 

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The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)

From Fri 8th March

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa, a teacher and poet fed up with her career, her husband and her teenage kids. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, she risks her career and family to nurture his talent.

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Leave No Trace (PG)

Sat 2nd March, 8.00pm

From Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik (Winter's Bone) comes Leave No Trace, an absorbing and profound story of love, family and survival.

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The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (15)

Tue 26th February, 6.00pm

A key film of the New German Cinema, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum tells a profoundly political story set against a climate of fear and paranoia.

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Maiden (12A)

Sat 23rd – Wed 27th March

An inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

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Mary Poppins Returns (U)

Thu 21st February, 2.45pm

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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Melancholia (15)

Sat 30th March, 2.15pm

Justine’s exorbitant wedding does not go quite as planned – the bride is slowly succumbing to depression, the guests are turning against each other. More worryingly, however, there is a mystical planet, Melancholia, about to collide with the Earth.   

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Minding the Gap (15)

Tue 2nd April, 6.30pm

The film follows three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, the director explores the precarious chasm between being a child and becoming an adult.

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On Her Shoulders (12A)

Wed 20th February, 3.30pm

In this powerful documentary, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows the story of 23 year-old Nadia Murad, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis, to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people.

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One Cut of the Dead (15)

Sat 2nd March, 10.30pm

One Cut of the Dead follows a film crew, attempting to make a zombie movie on the abandoned site of an ex-military compound. The real horror sets in when actual zombies appear!

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Princess Mononoke (PG)

Sun 10th March, 12.30pm

This magnificent epic from Studio Ghibli's legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki traces Japan's move from the Middle Ages to modernity with breathtaking artistry.  

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RBG (PG)

Wed 27th February, 11.00am

RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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The Rider (15)

Tue 19th March, 6.30pm

After a near fatal head injury, rodeo-star Brady is forced to give up the sport he loves and find a new path, whilst exploring what it means to be a man in modern-day America.

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Ring (15)

20th anniversary restoration
Sat 16th March, 10.30pm

20 years after its release, Hideo Nakata’s chilling tale of technological terror returns to UK cinemas to scare the living crap out of a whole new generation.

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Rosie (12A)

Plus Q&A with director Paddy Breathnach
Tue 12th March, 6.00pm

Written by novelist Roddy Doyle in response to Dublin’s housing crisis, Rosie examines how even in times of adversity; the love and strength of a family can endure. 

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The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (12A)

Tue 26th March, 6.00pm

A young woman robs a bank to pay for her daughter’s day-care with the help of her lover. On the run, she is pursued by the police and more ambiguously, by the cashier she held at gunpoint.

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Sing (U)

Sat 23rd March, 12noon

Sing is a musical comedy about Buster, an ambitious koala who tries to save his theatre by establishing a singing competition. All creatures, great and small, are welcome to participate!

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Song of Lahore (12A)

Sun 24th March, 5.30pm

Song of Lahore spotlights the acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, whose unique mix of the traditional and the contemporary gets the attention of jazz supremo Wynton Marsalis.

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Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (15 (advisory))

Plus Q&A with Steve Shelley and Lance Bangs
Tue 26th February, 8.45pm

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth’s album 'Daydream Nation', filmmaker Lance Bangs and drummer Steve Shelley will present a program of 'Daydream Nation' related films.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Tue 19th February, 1.00pm

The freshest Spider-Man story yet, delivering a dynamic blend of humour, action and gorgeous, groundbreaking animation.

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The Tale (16+)

Plus introduction from SARSVL
Sat 16th March, 2.30pm

On a horse farm during the summer of 1973, thirteen-year-old Jennifer began a relationship with two coaches that would shape her identity for the rest of her life.

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Tomboy (U)

Sun 17th March, 1.00pm

When Laure moves to a new neighbourhood, family life remains much the same. That is, until local girl Lisa mistakes Laure to be a boy. Indulging in this exciting new identity, Laure becomes Michael, and so begins a summer of long sunny afternoons, playground games and first kisses.

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Watership Down (U)

Sun 24th February, 12.00pm

This classic 1970s adaptation shaped the way a generation felt about their relationship to their environment, and features an Oscar-nominated score from composer Angela Morley, a trans woman from Leeds.

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You Were Never Really Here (15)

Fri 1st March, 9.00pm

Scottish writer and director Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) returns, with this brutal psychological drama featuring a masterful performance from Joaquin Phoenix.

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They Live: A Visual and Cultural Awakening (15)

Plus discussion with Craig Oldham & Roger Luckhurst
Thu 7th March, 8.30pm

Based on Ray Nelson’s 1963 short story Eight O'Clock in the Morning, They Live is a politically charged sci-fi horror, exploring how illusions sustain political power.