ON THE ROAD 29 DAYS TO GO

We’re going on the road

A year of exciting film screenings and live events, held across Leeds.

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What’s On

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1917 (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Fri 24th – Thu 30th January

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers are given a seemingly impossible mission. Oscar winning director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre, American Beauty), delivers a powerful vision of the First World War in this single-take epic.

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A Hidden Life (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Fri 31st January – Thu 6th February

Repulsed by Nazi ideology, Jägerstätter (August Diehl) refuses to swear allegiance to Hitler or to fight, leading to a terrifying fate. New from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick (Days from Heaven, The Tree of Life) is this reverent historical biopic of a real-life unsung hero.

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The Addams Family (PG)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 18th – Sun 19th January

The Addams’ move to a bland suburb where Wednesday’s (Chloë Grace Moretz) friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families.

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Amanda (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Fri 24th – Wed 29th January

David’s serene life in Paris is abruptly fractured by a national tragedy taking the life of his sister. From director Mikhaël Hers (This Summer Feeling), Amanda steps from joy and grief at a moment’s notice, a love letter to Paris in the face of destruction.

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Amazing Grace (U)

at Brudenell Social Club
Wed 25th March, 8.00pm

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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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (PG)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Showtimes TBC

When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Pamela B. Green investigates the real story of Guy-Blachéand highlighting her pioneering contributions to the birth of cinema.

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The Biggest Little Farm (PG)

at 42 New Briggate
Tue 11th February, 7.00pm

Chronicling an eight-year quest to create a truly DIY farm, as John and Molly Chester trade city living for 200 acres of barren land in hopes of farming in harmony with nature.

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Buddies (15)

at Leeds University Union
Tue 25th February, 7.00pm

Digitally restored and available on demand for the first time, Buddies was the first feature-length drama about AIDS when it was released in 1985.

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Cabin in the Sky (U)

at Hyde Park Picture House
35mm print
Sun 19th January, 3.40pm

Little Joe Jackson is given six months to atone for errors made in life, with the Lord and Lucifer trying to get him to see things their way. Choreographed by the master Busby Berkeley and featuring Jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington! 

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Call Me By Your Name

at Leeds University Union
Sun 23rd February, 3.00pm

Somewhere in Northern Italy in 1983, and virginal 17-year-old Elio discovers feelings for an older man and colleague of his Father. Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer’s melancholic, sun-soaked tale of first love.

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Cleaning up the Town: Remembering the Ghostbusters (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Followed by a Q&A
Sun 23rd February, 6.00pm

Charting the making of the original 1984 film, with interviews from the director and lead cast, it is the definitive documentary on the making of Ghostbusters.

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Erin Brokovich (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Showtimes TBC

The down to earth and determined Erin Brockovich-Ellis (Julia Roberts), gets a job at a law firm which leads her to a massive discovery, that a property company are poising local residents.

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Female Trouble (18)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 1st February, 10.30pm

Glamour has never been more grotesque, injecting the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence John Waters' muse Divine engulfs the screen with charisma as Dawn Davenport, the living embodiment of the film’s lurid mantra.

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First Love (15)

at Leeds University Union
Mon 24th February, 8.30pm

When Leo meets his 'first love' Monica he gets caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme. Darkly funny and very violent, Takashi Miike’s anarchic noir-tinger gangster tale is pure entertaining mayhem.

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Honey Boy (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 18th – Sun 19th January

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. 

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The Host (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 18th January, 10.30pm

An unidentified monster appears from the depths of the Han River, spreading panic and death, and turning the riverbank into a gruesome sea of blood.When the creature abducts a little girl Hyun-seo, her father and his family decide that they are the only ones who can save her.

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Howl's Moving Castle (U)

at Leeds University Union
Mon 2nd March, 6.00pm

An 18-year-old girl, cursed by a witch into an old woman's body, falls in love with a magician named Howl. The uniquely illustrated Studio Ghibli classic, from master animator Hayao Miyazaki.

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Iuventa (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Followed by a panel discussion
Sun 8th March, 3.00pm

A powerfully moving documentary, ‘following rescue ship Iuventa’s mission to save the lives of migrants stranded at sea.

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Jojo Rabbit (12A)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 18th – Thu 23rd January

Jojo is a lonely German boy during WWII whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic.

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The Lighthouse (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Fri 7th – Thu 13th February

Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson star as lighthouse keepers battling the elements,, inner demons and possibly some form of mythical supernatural force during a four-week posting on a rocky Maine island.

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Long Day's Journey into Night (12A)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 18th – Mon 20th January

Oozing atmosphere with its noirish neon glow, Luo Hongwu returns to the hometown from which he fled many years before. A hushed, hypnotic study of hazy memory and lost time.

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Midnight Traveller (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 16th – Mon 17th February

This urgent and remarkable new documentary follows a family’s epic flight from persecution. An intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travellers they meet on their odyssey.

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Minding the Gap (15)

at Leeds University Union
With Welcome Skate Store
Sun 1st March, 3.00pm

An outstanding Oscar-nominated coming-of-age documentary, following three skateboarding friends in their Rust-belt hometown, exploring the precarious chasm between being a child and becoming an adult

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 16th February, 6.00pm

In this winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Sexuality and identity are the focus of this beautiful, timely, coming-of-age drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz.

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My Life as a Courgette (PG)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 1st February, 12.00pm

Nominated for an academy award for Best Animated Feature, My Life as a Courgette is a vibrant stop-motion animation from director Claude Barras and writer Céline Sciama. After losing his mother, nine-year-old boy befriends Raymond, a police officer who takes him to a foster home to live with other kids his own age.

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Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (U)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 25th January, 12.00pm

When Isabel's (Maggie Gyllenhaall) husband leaves to fight in the war and the spoilt cousins of her children must be taken care of, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives to help whip the farm into shape.

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No Fathers in Kashmir (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Plus director Q&A
Tue 4th February, 6.15pm

From the world’s deadliest conflict, based on hundreds of true stories, this tender storm of first-love and heart-break echoes Kashmir’s own story in surprising and revealing ways. 

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sun 15th – Mon 16th March

In 18th century Brittany, young painter Marianne is commissioned to secretly paint the reclusive Héloïse, under the guise of being a paid companion. From award-winning French filmmaker Céline Sciamma

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Shooting The Mafia (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
#ReclaimTheFrame with Bird's Eye View
Tue 21st January, 6.15pm

In the streets of Sicily, beautiful, gutsy Letizia Battaglia pointed her camera straight into the heart of the Mafia that surrounded her and began to shoot.

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Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (TBC)

at 42 New Briggate
Tue 10th March, 7.00pm

Iconic images of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and just about every legendary musician of the ‘60s defined the career of photographer Jim Marshall – the subject of this riveting documentary which explores the life and work of a towering talent.

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The Smallest Show on Earth (U)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Showing Sunday 26th January

Jean and Bill are a struggling married couple receive news they have inherited an old cinema. Believing their luck has come in they travel to Sloughborough to take a look at the old picture house, to find that it is falling apart and run by a comically incompetent staff.

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Through the Eyes of Shirley Baker (TBC)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Presented by Village Books
Sat 25th January, 3.00pm

One of Britain’s most definitive – yet overlooked – social documentary photographers, join us to discuss Shirley Baker’s paramount and uniquely female influence on the history of documentary photography.

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To Hell with Culture (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Mon 23rd March, 6.30pm

Herbert Read, (1893-1968), was and influential art critic, poet and self-confessed anarchist. Here artists, poets, historians and the author’s children discuss the enduring legacy of his notorious 1943 essay.

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Uncut Gems (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Thu 23rd January, 8.30pm

Adam Sandler stars as a charismatic New York City jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score, balance his personal life with the series of high-stakes bets. The latest film from Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Life). 

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Waves (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Fri 31st January – Thu 6th February

The epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family — led by a well-intentioned but domineering father — as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. 

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Weathering with You (12A)

at Leeds University Union
Mon 17th February, 8.30pm

Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo where he meets Hina, who possess a wonderful ability. Makoto Shinkai’s romantic, visually dazzling follow up to his hit Japanese animation, Your Name.

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What We Do in the Shadows (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Showtimes TBC

Three vampires living together try to cope with modern life, while introducing the recently bitten nick to their lifestyle. A vampire comedy steeped in the references to classic horror, delivered in a hilarious mockumentary style.

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Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (TBC)

at Brudenell Social Club
Plus short film Bayard & Me
Wed 26th February, 8.00pm

A moving portrait of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992) and his remarkable influence on music today.