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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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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An American Werewolf in London (15)

at The Brunswick
Wed 29th April, 8.00pm

When American tourist David is mauled by a mysterious wolf, he falls for the nurse who treats him. However, uncanny dreams suggest something sinister is brooding. Beware Tottenham Court Road underground on the full moon!

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And Then We Danced (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 29th – Mon 30th March

To have soft limbs is to be weak, to lose strength in your muscles is to fail. An award-winning new Georgia-set drama explores the possibilities of love, cultural identity, sexuality and self-expression within a repressively anti-LGBTQ+ society. 

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The Artist (PG)

at Heart
Fri 9th October, 11.00am

The Artist is a romantic comedy-drama set in Hollywood at the time when ‘the talkies’ were becoming increasingly popular.

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BIFA Showcase (18 adv)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Tue 3rd March, 6.00pm

Film Hub North and BFI NETWORK present a showcase of BIFA's nominees for Best British Short 2019.

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Bacurau (18)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 22nd – Mon 23rd March

Inspired by American westerns and 1960’s Brazilian cinema – Bacurau is a wildly entertaining and thrilling piece of genre-bending cinema.

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The Boxtrolls (PG)

at Scrap
Plus Boxtroll workshop from 1pm
Sat 14th March, 2.00pm

Orphan Eggs is raised by a community of mischievous creatures who live under the city. When evil Archibald plans to rid the city of these Boxtrolls, Eggs is forced to try and stop him.

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British Independent Film Awards Showcase (TBC)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Best British Short Film award nominees for 2019
Tue 3rd March, 6.00pm

A brilliant and rare opportunity to watch the five films nominated for the Best British Short Film award 2019, supported by BFI Network, on your local big screen.

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Buddies (15)

at 42 New Briggate
With West Yorkshire Queer Stories & PACT
Tue 25th February, 7.00pm

Digitally restored and now available for a new audience to discover, Buddies was the first feature-length drama about AIDS when it was released in 1985. 

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Call Me By Your Name (15)

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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Cleanin' up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Plus director and producer 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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Colour Out of Space (15)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 1st – Mon 2nd March

Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, director Richard Stanely concocts a bizarre and electrifying sci-fi adventure. 

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Come Worry With Us (TBC)

at Brudenell Social Club
Thu 16th April, 8.00pm

An intimate documentary following parents Jessica and Efrim, who decide they want to bring their young child on tour with their Montreal-based band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.

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Crossing Family Boundaries: Short Films & Conversations (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 15th March, 3.00pm

An interactive programme of short films and conversations – presented by University of Leeds' Intercultural Ambassadors – exploring how family ties are put to the test when social or cultural boundaries are crossed.

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Dogs Don't Wear Pants (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 29th – Mon 30th March

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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Ema (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 19th – Mon 20th April

Visionary director Pablo Larraín (Gloria, A Fantastic Woman) returns with the dazzling Ema, an intoxicating tale of sex, art and chaos in modern-day Chile.  

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Embrace of the Serpent (12A)

at The Brunswick
Wed 1st April, 8.00pm

Filmed in stunning black, Embrace of the Serpent is a blisteringly poetic and psychedelic tale, exposing the ravages of colonialism on the South American landscape.

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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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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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Found Footage Festival Vol. 9

at Brudenell Social Club
15th Anniversary
Wed 11th March, 7.30pm

An all-new mélange of delightfully awkward VHS footage salvaged from thrift stores by hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher.

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The Harvey Girls (U)

at Heart
Fri 17th April, 11.00am

Judy Garland and Angela Lansbury star in a high-spirited Technicolor musical western, set in an 1880s frontier town. A big hit at box offices, the film won an Oscar for the song “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe”.

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High Society (U)

at Heart
Fri 12th June, 11.00am

Grace Kelly plays Tracy Lord, a wealthy Rhode Island socialite who has three very different suitors to choose a husband from. High Society features hit songs ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and ‘Well, Did You Evah’.

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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 (12A TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Followed by panel discussion
Sun 8th March, 6.00pm

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

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Klaus Lutz: Performances for Screens (E)

at 42 New Briggate
Presented by Pavilion
Wed 11th March, 7.00pm

The enigmatic work of Swiss artist Klaus Lutz (1940-2009) lies somewhere between the meditations of a recluse and the fantasies of a utopian visionary. This collection of his films and expanded works has been curated by artist Hannes Schüpbach.

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The Lighthouse (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 22nd – Thu 27th 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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Little Joe (12A)

at Leeds University Union
Sun 8th – Mon 9th March

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Little Joe is a tension-drenched, subtly dystopian sci-fi from writer-director Jesse Hausner (Amour Fou).

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Lost in Translation (15)

at The Brunswick
Whisky Special
Wed 15th April, 8.00pm

Aging star Bob films a whisky endorsement in Tokyo, while Charlotte wanders the same hotel. Lonely and isolated the two Americans find solace in each other’s company in Sofia Coppola's celebrated modern-classic.

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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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Omega Rising Women of Rastafari + The People's Account (U)

at 42 New Briggate
Tue 21st April, 7.00pm

A ground-breaking documentary, Omega Rising Women of Rastafari was the first film to explore and challenge myths and stereotypes about the Rastafarian movement; and give voice to women of Rastafari, who speak for themselves about their relationship to the movement and its development.

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Paddington (PG)

at Heart
Plus craft-session from 10.30am
Sat 21st March, 11.00am

The comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear, who travels to London in search of a new home. Combining delightful humour with a brilliant cast, Paddington is a timeless tale for all the family.

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Parasite (15)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 22nd – Thu 27th February

Winner of last year’s prestigious Palme d’Or, the latest film from writer-director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Okja) is a darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching social satire.

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Pati Patni Aur Woh (12A)

at Hyde Park Picture House
Showtimes TBC

Chintu Tyagi is an ordinary, middle class man who finds himself torn between his wife and another woman.

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The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)

at Leeds University Union
Mon 24th February, 5.50pm

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

at Leeds University Union
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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The Princess Bride (PG)

at Heart
Plus craft session from 10.30am
Sat 25th – Sun 26th April

When the beautiful maiden Buttercup hears that her true love Westley is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck. After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fighting, miracles and love!

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Queen & Slim (15)

at Leeds University Union
Mon 9th March, 8.30pm

The hotly anticipated feature film directorial debut from two-time Grammy winner Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None), and writer Lena Waithe (Master of None). 

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Second Sight: New Commissions (TBC)

at 42 New Briggate
Plus Dreaming Rivers
Tue 7th April, 7.00pm

In association with LUX and the ICO, this programme of artists’ moving image explores the the legacy, methods, aesthetic strategies and histories of the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement that developed throughout the 1980s.

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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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Silent Running (PG)

at The Brunswick
Wed 4th March, 8.00pm

In a future barren Earth, the planet’s ecosystem can only be sustained on a greenhouse in orbit. When ordered to destroy what plant-life remains, Freeman cannot abide the destruction, taking the craft into deep space, and Earth’s botany into his care.

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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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Song of the Sea (PG)

at Heart
Plus craft session from 10.30am
Sat 22nd February, 11.00am

The story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world, in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.

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To Hell with Culture (TBC)

at Leeds University Union
Mon 15th June, 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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Viva Las Vegas (U)

at Heart
Fri 14th August, 11.00am

Lucky (Elvis) is a racing driver who is down on his luck. He enters a talent contest in the hope of winning enough money for a new engine. But he also finds himself competing for the affections of Rusty, played by singer Ann-Margret.

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Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (TBC)

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

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

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Withnail and I (15)

at The Brunswick
Fine wine special
Tue 17th – Wed 18th March

When two struggling actors decide they need a break, they escape their squalid London flat and head to Uncle Monty’s idyllic country cottage in Bruce Robinson’s cult classic.