What’s On

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Alexandria...Why? (TBC)

Thu 14th November, 3.15pm

Follows a teenager obsessed with Hollywood cinema, who dreams of studying filmmaking in America. A rich and kaleidoscopic portrait of war-torn Egypt and its inhabitants struggling to find love and happiness.

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Alice (PG)

Fri 8th – Mon 11th November

A dark reworking of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Švankmajer’s interpretation is a wildly inventive and eerily captivating work of fantasy.

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All About Eve (U)

Fri 8th – Sun 10th November

In All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s witty and sophisticated portrait of a Broadway diva (Bette Davis, in a career-defining role) and her obsessed fan (Anne Baxter), McClean deftly edits to the rhythm of the razor-sharp dialogue.

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Aniara (18)

Wed 23rd October, 8.45pm

Fleeing an increasingly inhospitable earth, the spacecraft Aniara is knocked off course. As the crew lose faith in their chances of survival, captain MR has try and retain the ships sanity.

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Atlantics (TBC)

Tue 19th – Thu 21st November

Workers on a vast newly-constructed tower block gaze out over the impassive ocean, the air thick with spectres in this unique highlight of Sub-Saharan cinema.

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Beanpole (TBC)

Wed 13th November, 8.15pm

Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad.

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Beau Travail (15)

35mm print + psychoanalysis & film talk
Wed 13th – Fri 15th November

Strict disciplinarian Sergeant Galoup rigorously trains his men in an outpost in the African desert, until the arrival of a new recruit awakens a burning jealousy.

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Breathless (PG)

Sat 9th – Wed 13th November

A divisive film, some call it pretentious and others genius. Wherever you fall within this, there is no doubt of its explosive importance in cinema history.

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Carmine Street Guitars (TBC)

Mon 18th November, 6.30pm

Gentrification has transformed New York’s Greenwich Village since its 60s heyday but one shop remains true to its independent roots.

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The Cave (Syria) (TBC)

Tue 12th November, 8.15pm

Following female doctors in an underground hospital in a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity.

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Dancer in the Dark (15)

35mm print
Mon 18th – Tue 19th November

Set in rural America in 1964, Björk plays an immigrant and single mother who takes refuge from her hardships by imagining herself and her factory co-workers in Hollywood musicals.

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David Thomas Broughton (12A)

15 Year Anniversary Special
Fri 29th November, 8.00pm

A very special show, celebrating 15 years since the release of David Thomas Broughton's acclaimed debut record The Complete Guide To Insufficiency.

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Dogs Don't Wear Pants (TBC)

Sat 9th November, 2.30pm

Juha is incapable of feeling, still mourning his drowned wife, until he meets a mysterious dominatrix who ignites passion and emotion he thought was long gone.

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Door Lock (TBC)

Fri 8th – Sun 10th November

Kyung-min, a timid bank clerk who lives alone in a small apartment in Seoul, becomes convinced that an intruder is breaking into her home when she is not there.

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Dora & the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Showtimes TBC

Vine-swinging adventurer Dora the Explorer has to leave the Peruvian jungle behind and adapt to a different kind of jungle - high school.

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The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (PG)

16mm print + live piano accompaniment from Jonny Best
Mon 11th November, 6.30pm

In 1926, the Soviet state film department commissioned Esfir Shub to make a film to mark the 10th anniversary of the 1917 revolution.

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The Farewell (PG)

Mon 21st – Thu 24th October

Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given weeks to live. Writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt, funny and uplifting celebration of family.

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Frankenweenie (12)

Halloween Special
Sat 26th October, 12.00pm

A young boy brings his beloved pet back to life in this marvellously animated reimagining of Frankenstein from the master of gothic fantasy Tim Burton.

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The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (TBC)

Sun 10th November, 6.00pm

In this wild South Korean action thriller, gangster boss Jang Dong-soo (Train to Busan) rules over the gambling racket in his home town with an iron fist.

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Go Home (TBC)

A Night of the Dead Screening
Fri 15th November, 10.00pm

During a right-wing demonstration against the opening of a refugee centre in Rome, a zombie apocalypse breaks out.

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Green For Danger (PG)

35mm print + introduction from Dr. Melanie Bell
Tue 12th – Thu 14th November

An eccentric inspector is tasked with investigating a string of mysterious deaths in the rural hospital. This underrated gem of British cinema mixes sly humour with suspense to delightful effect.

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Greener Grass (TBC)

Sun 10th November, 3.45pm

Greener Grass is a hilariously deadpan hell-scape of competitive suburbia with a boldly stylised absurdist chain of events that unfurls with increasing fervour after one soccer mom gifts another her infant daughter just to be polite!

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Halloween (15)

40 Year Anniversary
Sat 26th October, 10.30pm

Fifteen years ago Michael Myers brutally massacred his sister. Now, after escaping from a mental hospital, he’s back to relive his grisly crime, again and again...

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The Harder They Come (15)

Plus introduction from Dr Emily Zobel Marshall
Tue 29th October, 6.20pm

A cautionary tale, written, produced and directed by Jamaican born Perry Henzell, in which poor Jamaican country boy Ivanhoe 'Ivan' Martin (Jimmy Cliff) tries to make it big in Kingston with a hit record.

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Harpoon (TBC)

A Night of the Dead Screening
Sat 16th November, 4.00am

A modern reimagining of an Edgar Allan Poe story, Harpoon is a wickedly humorous and bloody deconstruction of friendship and love.

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The Hidden City (TBC)

Tue 12th November, 6.30pm

An exploration of the vast labyrinth of galleries, tunnels, sewers and transportation networks which are under our feet, transforming documentary realism into an abstract sensorial journey.

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Hitsville: The Making of Motown (12A)

Wed 23rd October, 11.00am

Hitsville: The Making of Motown chronicles the astronomical success and enduring cultural impact of Motown Records, which will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this autumn.  

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Honeyland (12A)

Sun 27th October, 1.00pm

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze lives with her ailing mother. She’s the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city.

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The Incredible Shrinking WKND (TBC)

Sat 16th November, 6.45pm

Alba finds herself in a time loop, with each loop getting shorter in this inventive sci-fi debut.

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The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (TBC)

Sun 17th November, 8.00pm

A vast and heartrending melodrama spanning the latter half of the twentieth century, made with sensuous and flamboyant cinematic style by Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz.

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It Must Be Heaven (TBC)

Mon 18th – Wed 20th November

Director Elia Suleiman, in the mode of silent comedy hero Buster Keaton, puts himself front and centre in this fresh foray into life’s absurdity.

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It's A Wonderful Life (U)

Fri 20th – Tue 24th December

When George Bailey loses sight of the impact of his good deeds an angel called Clarence is sent to Earth to give him a helping hand.

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Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (TBC)

Sat 16th November, 9.00pm

Mashing up 1960s European James Bond knockoffs, ’70s Filipino exploitation cinema, vintage kung fu pics and retro sci-fi TV with a dose of Cold War anxiety and Afrofuturism, this must be seen to be believed.

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Joker (15)

Mon 21st – Thu 24th October

Starring Joaquin Phoenix alongside Oscar-winner Robert De Niro, Joker centers around DC Comics’ iconic arch nemesis, a man misunderstood and disregarded by society. 

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Judy (12A)

Sat 26th – Wed 30th October

Featuring some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic 'Over the Rainbow', Judy celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer".

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Judy and Punch (TBC)

Thu 14th November, 6.00pm

Punch & Judy is given a blackly comic origin story in this cocktail of feminist revision, English pop lore and anarchic comedy isn’t quite like anything else you’ve seen.

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The Juniper Tree (TBC)

Tue 19th – Thu 21st November

Adapted from the Brothers Grimm story of the same name, Nietzchka Keene refashions it into a feminist fairy tale of striking power set in medieval Iceland.

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The Last Tree (15)

Wed 23rd – Thu 24th October

When young Femi returns to London to live with his birth mother, he begins to struggle with the culture and values of his new environment, in this stunning new film from Shola Amoo.

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The Lighthouse (15)

Special Preview as part of FilmFear
Wed 30th October, 8.30pm

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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Man of Marble (U)

Tue 12th November, 1.15pm

This landmark of Polish cinema follows Agnieszka, a young film student in 1970s Krakow making a diploma film about a 1950s bricklayer and proletarian hero, Birkut.

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Marriage Story (TBC)

Sat 9th November, 8.00pm

An incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

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Monos (15)

Fri 25th – Thu 31st October

Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at this year’s Sundance, the latest from Colombian-Ecuadorian director Alejandro Landes (Porfirio) is bold, surreal and visually stunning piece of filmmaking.

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Morvern Callar (15)

Tue 19th – Wed 20th November

A young woman wakens on Christmas morning to discover her boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the manuscript of his unpublished novel.

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Mutant Blast (TBC)

A Night of the Dead Screening
Sat 16th November, 8.00pm

A zombie apocalypse, a fearless soldier, a man with superhuman strength, scientific experiments nuclear weapons and mutations. Fernando Alle's debut feature puts the fun back into zombie movies.

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The Nightingale (TBC)

Sat 9th November, 5.00pm

In 1825 Tasmania, Clare, an Irish convict and new mother is hell-bent on revenge following a brutal assault by Lieutenant Hawkins, a particularly cruel army commander.

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Osaka Elegy (PG)

Fri 15th November, 5.15pm

A telephone operator becomes the mistress of her boss in order to pay her father’s drinking debts in Kenji Mizoguchi's strikingly modern 1936 classic.

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Patrick (TBC)

Sun 17th November, 3.00pm

At his father’s naturist campsite, Patrick’s life is as well-ordered as his meticulously tidy workshop – that is until he loses his favourite hammer.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (TBC)

Thu 14th November, 8.30pm

In 18th century Brittany, a young painter is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of reclusive Héloïse without her knowing. Céline Sciamma’s mesmerising portrait of desire and the female gaze is one of the most acclaimed films of the year.

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Punk the Capital: Building A Sound Movement (TBC)

Sun 17th November, 5.15pm

A look into the importance of Washington, D.C. as one of the most transformative cities in modern music thanks to the inter-generational convergence of punk rock.

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René (TBC)

35mm print + Q&A with director Helena Třeštíková
Fri 15th November, 7.00pm

A unique time-lapse documentary following the sad tale of a young man who is unable to break the inevitable chain of crime and incarceration that defines his life.

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The Report (15)

Fri 8th November, 8.30pm

Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program - his relentless pursuit of the truth unveils a deep-seated coverup.

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Rockers (15)

Plus introduction from Dr Emily Zobel Marshall
Tue 22nd October, 6.20pm

Featuring reggae artists Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth and Dillinger, this light-hearted drama presents an authentic picture of the Jamaican music and socio-political scene of the 1970s.

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Rocks (12A)

Fri 8th November, 6.15pm

Fifteen-year-old Rocks has a tight-knit group of friends and ambitions to run her own business, but life becomes more complicated when her Mum vanishes. A vivid portrait of British teen life and a love letter to sisterhood, created with a 75% female cast and crew.

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Sci-fi Shorts

Sat 16th November, 4.30pm

From the terrifying to the absurd, this year’s selection of sci-fi shorts questions where technology is leading us.

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Shoah (First Era) (PG)

Wed 20th November, 1.00pm

The monumental documentary which recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses, perpetrators as well as survivors - part 1.

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Shoah (Second Era) (PG)

Thu 21st November, 1.00pm

The monumental documentary which recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses, perpetrators as well as survivors - part 2.

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Sorry We Missed You (15)

Showing from Friday 1st November

Sorry We Missed You is both a powerful indictment of the changing world of work in modern Britain, and an intimate portrayal of one family’s struggle within it.

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The Street (TBC)

Mon 11th November, 8.45pm

Photographer-filmmaker Zed Nelson explores the effects of gentrification in Hoxton Street, East London, a place where the upheavals of rapid change, austerity and escalating prices are having devastating effects on the working class community there.

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Sweet Charity (U)

Showtimes TBC

Shirley MacLaine plays Charity Hope Valentine, a dancer for hire working in a rundown dance hall, in this much-loved musical comedy based on Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria (1957)

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Tammy & the T-Rex (Gore Cut) (TBC)

A Night of the Dead Screening
Sat 16th November, 6.00am

When Tammy’s new boyfriend Michael is attacked by her ex and left in a coma, a mad scientist transplants his brain into an animatronic T-Rex.

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The Tempest (15)

35mm print
Mon 11th – Wed 13th November

Derek Jarman’s Shakespeare adaptation is far more radical and cinematic than the average heritage cinema style take on the bard but also more considerate of its Renaissance origins. An underrated British classic.

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Testament of Orpheus (PG)

Wed 13th – Thu 14th November

In Jean Cocteau’s swan song and the third part of his Orphic trilogy, Cocteau casts himself as an 18th-century poet travelling through time on a quest for divine wisdom. A lyrical meditation on life, death, art and poetry.

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Veronika Voss (12)

Mon 11th – Tue 12th November

In this Rainer Werner Fassbinder film, Rosel Zech gives a sublime performance as an aging film star, struggling to adjust to post-war life and haunted by memories of past grandeur.

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Vivarium (TBC)

Sat 16th November, 2.15pm

A gripping dystopian nightmare centring on a young couple who dream of purchasing a first home. Their suburbia takes a sinister turn when Gemma and Tom realise no matter how hard they try to leave, they keep returning to the same place.

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Wend Kuuni (TBC)

Fri 15th November, 3.30pm

A landmark of African cinema is a work of immense beauty and poetry drawing on traditional storytelling and folktales to create a new cinematic language.

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White Christmas (U)

A Free Screening
Mon 9th December, 2.00pm

Four entertainers put on a musical to help a ski-lodge suffering from a serious lack of snow. This festive classic is packed with wonderful song and dance numbers to warm the winter afternoon.

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White Snake (TBC)

Sat 16th November, 12.00pm

Blanca, a shape-shifting snake spirit, awakens in a remote village with no memory of who she is or the powers she possesses.

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Why Don't you Just Die (TBC)

A Night of the Dead Screening
Sat 16th November, 12.00am

A splatterpunk action comedy drenched in gleefully dark Russian humour with with ironic asides, shock reversals and tricky non-linear plot swerves.

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The Wizard of Oz (U)

Sat 9th November, 12.00pm

80 years on, this timeless musical fantasy still casts an intoxicating spell!

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Yorkshire Short Film Competition + Awards announcement (TBC)

Sun 17th – Mon 18th November

Join us for a whistle stop tour of Yorkshire, with shorts from the best of our treasured local filmmakers, as they demonstrate the diversity, passion and creativity our great county has to offer.