What’s On

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Ahead of the Curve (12A)

Leeds University Union
Wed 30th June, 6.00pm

A queer, roller-coaster twist on the American dream, this documentary tells the story of Franco Stevens, a lesbian icon who founded the first magazine for and about lesbians.

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Another Round (12A)

City Varieties Music Hall 
Fri 9th – Thu 15th July

Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar and BAFTA-winning booze-soaked life-lesson is another triumph, starring the bleary-eyed, but ever-magnetic Mads Mikkelsen.

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Don't Go Gentle: A Film About IDLES (15)

Leeds University Union
Wed 7th July, 6.00pm

Don’t Go Gentle captures the 10 year journey of IDLES’ struggle, grief and moving determination.

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Hiding in Plain Sight (Leeds City Centre Tour) (Recommended 12+)

Heritage Open Days Event
Sun 12th – Sun 19th September

Join our Hiding in Plain Sight Leeds City Centre Cinema Tour, presented by the Hyde Park Picture House.

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In the Heights (PG)

City Varieties Music Hall 
Fri 2nd – Wed 7th July

A celebration of community, family and cultural heritage, In the Heights is an effervescent musical, fusing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s (Crazy Rich Asians) lively and authentic eye for storytelling. 

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Iorram (Boat Song) (PG)

Now streaming

The first cinema documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic, Iorram (Boat Song) is a lyrical portrait of the fishing community in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

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Jumbo (TBC)

Leeds University Union
Wed 21st – Thu 22nd July

Writer-director Zoé Wittock brings gleeful energy, buoyant humor, and surrealistic style to an unusual type of love story—one between woman and machine—in her debut feature.

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LIFF Presents: Preview of Limbo (12A)

City Varieties Music Hall 
Plus live Q&A with director Ben Sharrock
Wed 21st July, 7.30pm

Ben Sharrock’s critically adored Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience.

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LIFF Presents: Preview of Witches of the Orient (U)

City Varieties Music Hall 
Plus pre-recorded Q&A
Wed 14th July, 8.00pm

Julien Faraut’s startlingly original sports documentary telling the story of a supernaturally talented Japanese women’s volleyball team who began at an Osaka Textile Factory and rose to become international icons.

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Labyrinth (U)

Heart Centre
Hyde & Seek: Family-friendly screening
Sat 31st July, 10.30am

Young Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is unable to stop her brother Toby's incessant crying, so wishes for the Goblin King to take him away. When it is granted she must traverse the Labyrinth to save him.

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Mandabi (PG)

City Varieties Music Hall 
Plus pre-recorded Q&A
Fri 25th – Wed 30th June

Winner of the Grand Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival, Sembène’s adaptation of his own novella set a new course for African cinema: radical, anti-colonial and proudly independent in its methods.

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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

Now streaming

The death of punk icon and X-Ray Spex front-woman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey through her mother's archives in this intimate documentary.

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The Reason I Jump (12A)

City Varieties Music Hall 
Thu 1st July, 7.30pm

The Reason I Jump is a great leap forward in the representation of the non-verbal autistic experience on screen.

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The Reason I Jump (relaxed screenings) (12A)

Leeds University Union
Wed 21st – Thu 22nd July

The Reason I Jump is a great leap forward in the representation of the non-verbal autistic experience on screen.

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Robin Hood (U)

Heart Centre
Hyde & Seek: Family-friendly screening
Sat 26th June, 10.30am

A long time ago, in a faraway land, Disney's Robin Hood tells an extraordinary tale of courage and friendship.

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Shiva Baby (15)

Leeds University Union
Wed 30th June – Thu 1st July

Director Emma Seligman manages to keep tensions high and the dark laughs coming in this masterful sex positive take on family, religion, and sugar daddies.

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Stray (18)

Streaming from 26th March with National Puppy Day Previews on the 23rd

In STRAY, a trio of canine outcasts roam the streets of Istanbul. Through their eyes and ears, we are shown an intimate portrait of the life of a city and its people.

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Tove (12A)

Leeds University Union
Wed 28th – Thu 29th July

The incredible life of Tove Jansson – who found worldwide success by creating the beloved world of the Moomins – is brought to life in this brilliantly moving new bio-pic.

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Violet Evergarden: The Movie (12A)

Leeds University Union
Thu 1st July, 8.00pm

A great war has ended, and left in the aftermath is Violet, a girl raised to be a lethal weapon. Now, after the war, she learns to heal and recover through her work at CH Postal Company as an Auto Memory Doll, aiding the largely illiterate population with putting their thoughts and feelings into letters.