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The Goldwyn Follies (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

The film centres on a movie producer who chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evaluate his movies from the point of view of the "ordinary joe". In a similar vein to "Gold Diggers" series and others of the era.

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Wednesday 26 Oct 201614:00
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The World of Us

After winning the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale in 2014, Yoon Ga-eun returns with her debut feature about the relationship between two ten year-old girls. But scratch below the surface and The World of Us is about much more than this. Its understated yet captivating exploration of social pressures and cultural identity in South Korea will surely leave a lasting impression amongst audiences.

The film kicks off LEAFF's Stories of Women strand at Regent Street Cinema, and represents the tempestuous transition from childhood to adolescence. It follows Sun, who is the victim of bullies and an outcast at her local school. During the summer holidays she meets Jia, who has just moved to the area. Sun introduces Jia to the neighbourhood and slowly their relationship blossoms - but when the new semester starts, Jia catches on to the social hierarchy at class and their relationship takes a turn.

Reconciling their differences and navigating the social landscape in their school is just the start of their journey towards understanding each other and the world around them.

Followed by a Q&A

Part of the London East Asia Film Festival

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Wednesday 26 Oct 201618:30
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By The Time It Gets Dark

A story of layers and threads connecting a film director holding an interview with her subject (who led a student movement in the 1970s), a farmer who is also an actor (and his lover, an actress), and an itinerant waitress.

Part of the London East Asia Film Festival

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Wednesday 26 Oct 201620:45
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Dr. Sanada works as a psychiatrist at a clinic in the United States. One day while out shopping with his family, he encounters a woman whom he once treated, named Azusa. Azusa's words reverberate in his mind, and he envisions questioning her at the clinic. Soon after the episode, Dr. Sanada gets the chance, but under very different circumstances.

Azusa's shocking story goes beyond anything he imagined.Azusa lost both parents in a fire as a child, was bullied at school, and later married a man who became unfaithful. After getting divorced, Azusa started working as a prostitute in the United States to support her debt-filled existence.As Dr. Sanada listens further, he begins to see himself mirrored in the various men whom Azusa recalls, being drawn deeper into her world. Azusa's revelations escalate, pushing the story toward an unexpected conclusion.

Followed by a Q&A

Part of the London East Asia Film Festival

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Thursday 27 Oct 201618:30
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Spirits' Homecoming

"This is hell"

In 1943, the 14-year-old innocent Jung-min (Kang Hana) had no clue when she was dragged by the Japanese soldiers away from her family. Jung-min is thrown into a train, along with many more children including Young-hee (Seo Miji), and heads to a clueless place. During the Second World War, Jung-min and other children are thrown out in the cold battlefield. Japanese soldiers were waiting for them where they only received terrible agony and pain.
The painful history of ours that shouldn't be forgotten!

Followed by a Q&A

Part of the London East Asia Film Festival

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Thursday 27 Oct 201620:30
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The Knack ...and how to get it (15)

Join us for the release of Simon Matthew's

PSYCHEDELIC CELLULOID: British Pop Music in Film & TV 1965-1974

Followed by a screening of 'The Knack... And How to Get It'

Let it all hang out from 6.30pm with complimentary drinks at the Regent Street Cinema bar.

Let Simon Matthews blow your mind from 7.45pm in a Q&A before a special screening of the classic 1965 movie, The Knack

The drinks reception from 6.30 - 7.30 is free to attend. We'd love you to join us...can you dig it?

A Richard Lester adaptation of an Ann Jellicoe play, originally performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1962, The Knack stars Rita Tushingham (A Taste of Honey, Girl with the Green Eyes and The Leather Boys) as a young, single woman arriving by train in London who ends up sharing a house with Ray Brooks (an immaculately dressed, very hip and predatory musician) Michael Crawford (a sex-starved teacher) and Donal Donnelly (an eccentric artist).

Beautifully made and the epitome of cool, swinging London, the film projects an optimistic feeling that almost anything might be possible and is brilliantly shot in the style of Lester’s previous mega-success A Hard Day’s Night.

Unlike preceding dramas in which anyone under 30 was, at best, just a supporting figure in a larger cast, The Knack – in which Crawford and Tushingham explore newly available sexual freedoms and clumsily try to get ‘the knack’ of successfully establishing relationships with the opposite sex – is almost entirely orientated towards young people. The Knack thus makes a good claim to be considered the first feature film to adopt this typically 60’s youth centric approach to its storyline whilst still being firmly targeted at the wider adult audience.

Hugely liked at the time, it won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. The very jazzy soundtrack was by John Barry, with contributions from Alan Haven and Johnny de Little (formerly vocalist in The John Barry Seven). Haven was an ideal choice – a jazz organist married to the then Miss World who had simultaneously composed and released ‘Image’ the popular instrumental used as a theme by Radio Caroline.

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Friday 28 Oct 201619:45
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The Corpse Bride (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75

A Halloween treat! To celebrate Halloween in spooky style we have a make-up artist extraordinaire coming after the film for free freaky face painting in the cafe bar. Come and join us!

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

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Saturday 29 Oct 201611:30
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Angels in Notting Hill


Christopher Lee's voice stars twice in his last film, in two main characters – the boss of the universe and Mr. President, a sarcastic toy dog. This unique and poetic fantasy film is a surreal love story between angels, humans and human angels. A young angel trainee with a hot temper and a shady human past on an almost impossible job in Notting Hill. Dream and reality melt. Nothing is what it seems - not even the angel herself.

"Christopher Lee's legacy of love and peace"

Film Echo

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Saturday 29 Oct 201619:30
Sunday 30 Oct 201616:0018:3020:30
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Halloween (18)

Halloween, 1963. A young boy called Michael Myers stabs his sister to death. 15 years later he escapes the mental hospital and returns to his home town to wreak havoc.

This cinema classic, digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer, features an exclusive extended interview and retrospective with filmmaker John Carpenter.

"Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to Psycho."

Roger Ebert

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Monday 31 Oct 201619:30
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The Jazz Singer (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

One of the first feature-length motion pictures with sound, the now legendary and controversial The Jazz Singer heralded the ascendance of the "talkies" and the decline of the silent film era.

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Wednesday 2 Nov 201614:00
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Once Upon A Time In The West (15)

Sergio Leone's landmark spaghetti western with an unforgettable Morricone score. A mysterious stranger joins forces with another desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Presented in conjunction with Universal Music and the release of Morricone 60, which you can pre-order:
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Wednesday 2 Nov 201619:30
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Se7en (15)

Psychology at the Movies presents Se7en

Fincher’s dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the seminal films of the 1990s. Set in a hellish vision of a New York- like city, two detectives, a rookie and a veteran hunt a serial killer whose grisly murders are representations of the seven deadly sins.

Followed by an audience discussion with Dr. Kevin Morgan, Psychotherapist & Senior Lecturer at Uni of Westminster, and Dr Kanny Olujogba, a clinical psychologist.

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Thursday 3 Nov 201619:00
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The Big Swindle

Several years before his huge box office hits The Thieves and Assassination, director Choi Dong-hoon wrote and directed The Big Swindle, a briskly paced cinematic rollercoaster ride detailing the efforts of a group of criminals, including veteran con-artist Mr. Kim (Baek Yoon-sik), to locate deceased con man Chang-hyuk’s (Park Shin-yang) swindled cash pile before the police can catch on to their dodgy dealings.

Chock full of double and triple-crosses, The Big Swindle won a host of awards in its year of release including several for Baek Yoon-sik as Best Supporting Actor, the stand out performance of this all round superbly acted film.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Friday 4 Nov 201617:30
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Asura: The City of Madness

Star Jung Woo-sung teams up for the fourth time with Beat director Kim Sung-soo for a hardboiled noir that oozes with grime and corruption.

Actor of the moment Hwang Jung-min is the mayor who is forcing through a redevelopment plan for his small city while Jung plays his right-hand man, a cop who is feeling pressure both from internal affairs and city prosecutors looking to take the mayor down. No one gets away clean in this brutal crime saga that plays violent men headfirst against each other against a claustrophobic urban background.

Followed by a Q&A

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Friday 4 Nov 201620:00
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A Cat in Paris (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

Cleverly and artfully drawn 50's beatnik Parisian pet Dino is a loyal cat by day, cat burglar by night! His two worlds collide when his little girl owner runs into his burglar chum…

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Saturday 5 Nov 201611:30
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Crush and Blush

Lee Kyoung-mi worked with Park Chan-wook as a scripter on Lady Vengeance (2005), before debuting with this quirky comedy in which Park himself makes a cameo.

A coming-of-age film for adults, Russian language teacher Mi-sook suffers from uncontrollable hot flushes.  Assigned to teach English, Mi-sook becomes colleagues with her first love from high school, Jong-cheol, who is having an affair with a young, attractive female colleague. Jong-cheol’s daughter Jong-hee then teams up with Mi-sook, fearing her parents’ divorce.  No better than her student when it comes to self-esteem, Mi-sook forges an interesting relationship with Jong-hee as the director dwells on what it means to be the object of another's affection.

Followed by a Q&A

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Saturday 5 Nov 201614:00
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Forum - Crushing It: Women Behind the Camera

Korean Directors Lee Kyoung-mi and Yim Soon-rye join feminist film activist Sophie Mayer and UK director Jane Gull to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by women in the international film industry today.

Tickets are free.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Saturday 5 Nov 201616:30
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Forum - Take Care of My Sisters: Representing Women on Screen

Scholars, critics and programmers talk about female characters on screen, their portrayal and their representation, covering age, class, ethnicity, sexuality and ability as well as gender. Guests include curator Maria Cabrera and critic Tara Judah.

Tickets are free.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Saturday 5 Nov 201618:00
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Take Care of My Cat

A coming of age film that portrays the lives of five female friends as they make the transition from a vocational high school to the adult world. With few options available to them, they face harsh realities regardless of their aspirations and capabilities, which also test their friendship.

Virtually ignored when first released, director Jeong Jae-eun’s debut feature offers a rare picture of how young South Korean women think, what they worry about, and how they interact and enjoy themselves. In its episodic and nondramatic mode, the film celebrates these young women - marginalised, vulnerable, yet independent and spirited - and their friendship.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Saturday 5 Nov 201620:00
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The Widow

The Widow belongs to a different world. The fact that Park Nam-ok’s intimate, hand-crafted contribution is now more highly regarded than most films of the mid-1950s - and that despite a lost ending - is due to both the down-to-earth treatment of one contemporary widow’s life and to aspects of a ‘primitive’ style. Park was the first woman director to produce a feature film, and she seems to have managed it at times with a baby on her back.

The widow Min-ja is one of many thousands of Korea War widows. She refuses to follow the Confucian codes and remain ever loyal to her husband’s memory; she meets a young man and she wants him. Neither does she immolate her desires in the role of mother: she parks her daughter in the countryside when the little girl threatens to antagonise the boyfriend.

Park Nam-ok’s story resists the pull of melodrama. Her style of shooting can seem uncertain, but consider the scene of Min-ja getting dressed to go out. We watch Min-ja watching herself in the mirror, guided by a director’s female gaze. A rare hint of a way of filming not to be recovered for a long, long time.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Sunday 6 Nov 201611:30
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Forever the Moment

A popular box-office hit sports drama from a veteran director, the film dramatizes a real event - the Korean women’s hand-ball team’s winning the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Han Mi-sook (Moon So-ri) and Kim Hye-kyung (Kim Jung-eun), whose golden days have passed, join the national handball team with Song Jung-ran (Kim Ji-young) and Oh Soo-hui (Cho Eun-ji). They struggle to keep up their physical condition and handle the generation gap within the team. They also have to deal with various personal issues as middle aged women (‘ajumma’- a degrading term for middle aged women) - such as family finances, child-care, and social discrimination against divorced women. The film invests much time in letting the audience empathize with the ‘ajumma’ characters, which leads us to experience their joy and frustration in the last minutes as if they are our own.

Followed by a Q&A

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Sunday 6 Nov 201613:00
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The Taste of Money

Director Im Sang-soo is known for regularly mixing politics and sexuality in his films, often controversially, and such is noticeably the case with The Taste of Money.

The film details the ongoing tale of an insanely rich Korean family, focusing on company president Yoon (Baek Yoon-sik) and his wife Geum-ok (Yoon Yeo-jeong). When Geum-ok discovers that Yoon has been having an affair with the family’s maid, Eva (Maui Taylor), she decides to force youthful Young-jak into her bed as part of her twisted revenge before embarking on a quest to find a way to make Yoon and Eva pay for their indiscretions, once and for all.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Sunday 6 Nov 201616:15
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Inside Men: The Original

Korea’s commercial filmmakers have been turning their cameras on the country’s corrupt elite of late, yet few films have been as aggressively entertaining as Woo Min-ho’s Inside Men.

Lee Byung-hun features as an effective political fixer who is betrayed by his mentor, the editor of an influential newspaper, who is pulling strings to get a corporation backed congressman elected as president. Minus one hand, the fixer returns with an elaborate revenge plan, launching himself into a debauched and sanguinary trail to the highest office in the land. Lee shines in this slick and savage takedown of Korea’s amoral ruling class.

LKFF will be screening the director’s cut of the film, which added two million viewers to Inside Men’s original run.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Sunday 6 Nov 201619:10
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The Art of Fighting

Byung-tae (Jae Hee) is a shy  young man who is regularly picked on by bullies at his school. Even his attempts to learn martial arts fall flat and he fears he will always be at their vicious mercy. That is, until he meets former legendary fighter Pan-soo (Baek Yoon-sik) who, after repeated and almost incessant pleas for help from the young man to learn how to strike back against his many aggressors, finally agrees to school Byung-tae in the art of fighting.

The Art of Fighting was the directorial debut of Shin Han-sol and while it is sometimes action-packed, sometimes bittersweet, it is always genuinely amusing and wholly entertaining.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Monday 7 Nov 201618:30
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Having already turned heads with Jealousy Is my Middle Name, a dark workplace drama with echoes of Hong Sangsoo, who she previously worked as an assistant director for, Park Chan-ok returned with the devastating and altogether different drama Paju in 2009.

Featuring a show-stopping lead performance from Seo woo, who can also be seen in Crush and Blush, the film paints a grim but gripping portrait of a society in the midst of tearing itself apart through alacritous and avaricious modernisation. Though heavy-going, the film’s limpid themes and smouldering staging highlighted Park’s manifold talents behind the camera.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Monday 7 Nov 201620:30
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Fourth Place

A teenage swimming sensation sees his career careen off the rocks due to ego and booze and eventually becomes a bitter, but effective swimming coach. An overeager mother brings her son to him, who has failed to place higher than fourth in any competition. The young swimmer soon begins to improve while his mental condition deteriorates as a result of the coach’s violent and abusive tactics.

Eungyo director Jung Ji-woo puts together a compelling character study that highlights dangerous ambition in a country where parents have been known to push their children to extremes to overtake their peers.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Tuesday 8 Nov 201618:30
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The Way Home

A single mother brings her seven-year-old son, Sang-woo, to a remote village in order for him to spend some time with his mute grandmother as she tries to find a new job.  Accustomed to city life, Sang-woo at first finds difficulty adjusting; he prefers fried chicken to the Korean traditional chicken soup that his grandmother prepares. The boy slowly immerses himself in the environment, as he opens himself up to his grandmother.

In this humanistic film, director Lee brings out the natural performances of both then child actor Yoo Seung-ho, and non-professional actor, Kim Ul-boon, who plays the grandmother.  This poetic tribute to the mother of all mothers would inevitably lead one to look back to one’s own relationship with their own mother.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Tuesday 8 Nov 201620:45
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Syncopation (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

A jazz trumpeter tries to woo a fellow musician in mourning for her dead lover, and sets up a band in an attempt to bring them closer together. Covering a quarter-century of American "syncopated" music (ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and boogie boogie), Syncopation features music from the turn of the 20th century through prohibition, the Great Depression, and the outbreak of WWII.

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Wednesday 9 Nov 201614:00
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The Last Princess

The Last Princess is based on the true life story of Yi Deok-hye (Son Ye-jin), the last princess of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty and daughter of Emperor Go-jong (Baek Joon-sik). At 13 years of age, Deok-hye is sent to Japan to study but soon finds herself being used as a political pawn, her pleas to be allowed to return home repeatedly denied.

As her time in captivity stretches into years, Deok-hye meets her childhood friend Kim Jang-han (Park Hae-il) and a plan is gradually hatched to help her escape. However, pro-Japanese general Han Taek-soo (Yoon Je-moon) is determined to make sure that Deok-hye never returns home.

The Last Princess is a sumptuous and epic historical tale and, in classic Hur Jin-ho style, has a beautifully understated emotional depth.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Wednesday 9 Nov 201618:30
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Factory Complex

There has within the last few years been an increasing trend in contemporary Korean documentaries for exploring issues of unionisation and using the form to present issues of exploitation and marginalisation within post-war period of industrialisation. Factory Complex is an excellent example of this trend receiving the Silver Lion at the 56th Venice Biennale.

The focus of the film in part historical providing an insight into the plight of domestic female workers engaged in the textile industry in the 1960’s. Mixing experimental elements alongside interviews and archival footage the film demonstrates Im’s background as a visual artist as well as his own working-class family background. The arguments of the director come across through the juxtapositioning of images resulting in an essayistic work which attempts to complicate the discourse surrounding labour issues, preferring a multitude of voices over a singular narrator.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Wednesday 9 Nov 201621:00
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Girl Asleep

After being picked upon by the school bitches, Greta Driscoll's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her embarrassing parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and invite the whole school!

A special advance preview & drinks to celebrate an extraordinary feature debut from two of Australia’s most unique cinematic voices. A hit in Berlin and at the Adelaide Film Festival.

Presented by Australia [Film] House

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Thursday 10 Nov 201619:30
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I, Olga Hepnarova (15)

An ‘existential drama’ inspired by the life of the last woman to be hanged in the former Czechoslovakia in 1975, at the age of 22.

Set in '70s Prague, and shot in glorious black & white, I, Olga opened the prestigious Panorama Section of this year’s Berlinale. Based on real events, it’s the story of a deeply troubled woman unable to fit in or find a place in the world. At the age of 22 she took revenge on society and killed eight people, becoming a mass murderer. Condemned to death she was the last woman to be publicly executed in Czechoslovakia. Was Olga a monster or a victim?

UK premiere with Budweiser Budvar and DJ music. In collaboration with MUBI.
Followed by a Q&A with director Tomás Weinreb and actress Michalina Olszanska.

Part of the 20th Made in Prague Film Festival

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Friday 11 Nov 201619:00
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Phantom Boy (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

From the Oscar winning creators of A Cat In Paris, comes a new adventure in which a sick boy with special powers teams up with a wheelchair-bound New York City detective to bring a master criminal to justice.

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Saturday 12 Nov 201611:30
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Doomed Beauty (15)

The meteoric rise and abysmal fall of the woman who bewitched Hitler and Goebbels set against the glamour of early cinema stardom, the expansion of the Third Reich and the desolation of exile.

A terrific study follows the rise and fall of actress Lída Baarová, whom beauty propelled into movie stardom and whose affair with Goebbels overshadowed the rest of her life. Expelled from Germany but considered a Nazi collaborator back in Prague, she is later imprisoned and forced to live in exile. Recalling her tea with Hitler and the ill-fated affair, Baarová’s view of herself as a victim is juxtaposed with archive footage and movie extracts questioning the tragedy of her fate.

Part of the 20th Made in Prague Film Festival

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Saturday 12 Nov 201616:00
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The Noonday Witch (15)

Mixing 19th century poems with contemporary psychodrama, this is a day time horror for every parent.

A modern version of Karel Jaromír Erben’s 19th century poem follows the young widow Eliska (Anna Geislerová) who moves into her late husband’s home village. With grief still fresh and lacking money Eliska relies heavily on her new neighbours while building a new home and keeping father’s death from her daughter. The stress of lies, a blisteringly hot summer and ‘the curse of the Noonday Witch who steals children midday’ all add to the atmosphere of unease in this sinister psychodrama which explores the real threats to the family.

Bookended by live music by Tom Oldfield (cello) exploring the musical themes of the film composed by Ben Corrigan.

Part of the 20th Made in Prague Film Festival

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Saturday 12 Nov 201618:00
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Home Care (15)

A bittersweet comedy in the style of Milos Forman about a self-sacrificing home care nurse who is forced to accept mortality.

Vlasta, a dedicated home care nurse, works long hours travelling all over the countryside to visit her patients while her retired husband Lada (Bolek Polívka) potters about at home waiting for his dinner. After a freak accident involving frogs this 30 year old routine comes to an abrupt end and Vlasta is forced to reevaluate her life and face mortality.

Beautifully written and performed, full of wry humour and acute observation, this is a life-affirming drama in the style of Milos Forman and Jirí Menzel.

Followed by a Q&A with director Slávek Horák and actor Bolek Polívka

Part of the 20th Made in Prague Film Festival

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Saturday 12 Nov 201620:00
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Trilogie Marseillaise Pt 1: Marius

Marcel Pagnol's beautifully wrought romantic dramas, known as The Marseilles Trilogy, span 20 years in the lives of its lead characters.

Marius is set in the colourful Old Port of Marseille, where ordinary but lovable characters are coping with everyday problems. There Marius, a humble barkeeper, is torn between his wanderlust for exotic ports of call and his unspoken love for Fanny, the fishmonger’s beautiful daughter, who harbours a secret love of her own.

The film poignantly explores the drama and humour inherent in the relationships of these unforgettable characters. Although the Marseille Trilogy began as theatre the final instalment, César (1936), was written directly as a screenplay for Pagnol to direct. Its popularity gave Pagnol the means to establish his own film production company.

Followed by a Q&A

"Special credit goes to Raimu, an extraordinary artist who almost literally exposes his very soul up on the screen."

Combustible Celluloid

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Sunday 13 Nov 201614:00
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Kill the Referee (15)

In one of his blackest of black comedies Jean-Pierre Mocky turns his satirical ire on football supporters - especially the ones with Neanderthal tendencies who are likely to go on an orgy of self-destruction if their team fails to win a match.

Starring pop singer Eddy Mitchell who is hunted by an axe-wielding Michel Serrault as a deranged supporter.

Followed by a Q&A with director Jean-Pierre Mocky.

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Sunday 13 Nov 201617:30
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The Death of Louis XIV

As he comes back from hunting, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg.... Two weeks later, he is deeply ill and has to stay in bed at Versailles. This is the start of the painful agony of the most important king of France, surrounded by his relatives.

For his fourth film Catalan director Albert Serra has crafted a ravishing, darkly witty evocation of 18th-century aristocracy and a neoclassical period piece as reminiscent of the historical films of Visconti and Rossellini as the modernist literary adaptations of Rohmer and Oliveira.

"Serra’s film has a documentary-like authenticity, matching the unblinking instincts of a modern reality television series with the visual allure of the old masters"

Screen Daily

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Sunday 13 Nov 201620:15
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Trilogie Marseillaise Pt 2: Fanny

Marcel Pagnol's beautifully wrought romantic dramas, known as The Marseilles Trilogy, span 20 years in the lives of its lead characters.

Marc Allegret takes over the directorial duties for the luminous second instalment. This time around, Fanny has discovered she is pregnant with Marius' child. Her mother, a fishmonger, wants to kick her out of the house for the shame she is bringing to the family. But the good-hearted Panisse, who always wanted a child, happily agrees to marry her. Marius, unaware he is a father, returns to Marseilles a year later to marry Fanny but is sent away by César, who fears his presence will cause Fanny more unhappiness.

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Monday 14 Nov 201618:30
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Made in France

This darkly atmospheric shock-thriller takes you on a white-knuckle ride inside a cell of homegrown extremists dedicated to bringing jihad to the streets of Paris.

Sam is a Franco-Algerian journalist hoping to write a tell-all exposing the threat of domestic terrorism. Using his knowledge of Islam, he infiltrates a small cadre of extremists led by Hassan, a disgruntled shoe salesman whose chief leadership credential is having met "the principals" on his pilgrimage to Mecca. Hassan instructs everyone to "become invisible." From the outside, it all appears frighteningly ordinary, except for Sam, who is now in the precarious position of a normal guy trying to look like an extremist trying to look normal.

Slated initially for release in early 2015, the devastating attack on Charlie Hebdo gave the original distributor cold feet. Then the tragic Bataclan attack, coming just one week before the film’s new release date, led to a second cancellation. For Boukhrief, a genre specialist, the film was conceived firstly as entertainment, but its subject matter struck raw nerves in France.

"A thoughtful and sobering ‘what if’ scenario of home-grown, domestically targeted terrorism"


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Monday 14 Nov 201620:45
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Trilogie Marseillaise Pt 3: Cesar

Marcel Pagnol's beautifully wrought romantic dramas, known as The Marseilles Trilogy, span 20 years in the lives of its lead characters.

Pagnol directed the final film in his trilogy set 20 years after Marius. Panisse dies, but not before the priest tells him and Fanny that they should let their son know that Panisse is not his real father. After Fanny's son learns the true identity of his father, secretly he sets out to find Marius, whom he learns from César operates a car garage in a nearby town.

"Marcel Pagnol's 1930s Marseilles films retain their timeless elegance"

Los Angeles Times

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Tuesday 15 Nov 201618:30
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Dark Inclusion

"You want them to pay? You have to be lucid, cool, precise. You go there, you see, and you take - that’s payback." 

Arthur Harari’s first feature is a poised, stylish, and utterly assured revenge thriller in which violence erupts suddenly amid tense, hushed stretches of talk. Pier Ulmann (Niels Schneider) comes from a family of powerful diamond dealers based in Anvers. After his estranged father’s death, he vows vengeance against his relatives who had abandoned him and returns to the business with an elaborate robbery in mind.

Featuring menacing tracking shots; a cool, metallic color palette; surprising third-act reversals; and a terrific ensemble cast, Dark Inclusion is a movie precisely attuned to the logistical and moral complexities that accompany lives of luxurious crime.

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Tuesday 15 Nov 201620:45
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Second Chorus (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

Packed full of charming musical numbers; Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith appear as two rival trumpet players who would like to join the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and who'd each like to become the beau to the lovely Paulette Goddard...

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Wednesday 16 Nov 201614:00
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Flying Lotus & Brainfeeder Films (18)

Regent Street Cinema are hosting the UK launch of Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder Films, with a screening of his short Royal and the world premiere of David Firth's Cream and Umbilical World.
The evening will be hosted by Flying Lotus and David Firth.

David Firth is best known as the cult creator of the animated web series Salad Fingers. His short film Cream, tells the story of Dr. Bellifer a scientific genius, who after years of smashing particles together, reveals his revolutionary new product: a cream with the power to fix all of the world's problems. Firth's Umbilical World is a dog-stew of animated fancies from the scabland toybox.

Flying Lotus, also known by his birth name Steven Ellison, has made his directorial debut with Royal, which debuted to critical acclaim at the Sundance Next Festival and is unearthed from Los Angeles's worst quake nightmare.

The music of Flying Lotus - sometimes sun-drenched like a midsummer afternoon in his hometown of Los Angeles, sometimes disturbingly dark and seemingly drawn from the furthest corners of an overfed brain - has won him fans from across the spectrum of modern music: just ask Thom Yorke, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar and Erykah Badu. Signed to Warp Records - he has released 5 studio albums to date.

He recently formed the independent film finance and production outfit Brainfeeder Films to focus on producing traditional and non-traditional entertainment and commercial content for global audiences. Brainfeeder Films is currently in production on their first feature film KUSO, with musical legend George Clinton, and comedians Byron Bowers and Anders Holm in the cast.

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Wednesday 16 Nov 201618:30 (Closed)20:40 (Closed)
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Yourself and Yours

Closing Gala for the London Korean Film Festival

There are two sides to Hong Sangsoo’s characteristic games with storytelling form and structure. The ‘objective’ side reflects his interest in the tricks and traps of narrative itself, which he always sees as a garden of forking paths: alternative events and outcomes are shown as equally real. The ‘subjective’ side is more to do with psychological truths: the way that daydreams and fantasies can become as ‘real’ to us as our actual experiences.

Both sides are present and correct in Yourself and Yours, but this time the ‘subjective’ is dominant. Minjung leaves the painter Youngsoo after a row about drinking; he was worried about his mother’s health at the time and picked the fight after hearing rumours about his girlfriend. Minjung decides to start afresh and when she runs into any of their old friends she pretends to be someone else: a twin sister or someone else entirely. Or maybe there really is another young woman who looks just like Minjung? Meanwhile Youngsoo breaks his leg and starts to miss her terribly.

This is Hong’s sweetest film, taking the idea of starting over in a relationship to the cleaners and bringing it back freshly pressed. It’s so sweet, in fact, that some of it might be fantasy.

Part of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Thursday 17 Nov 201618:30
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In the Heat of the Night (12A)

Soul Jazz Records present: In the Heat of the Night

While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crime and then asked to solve it. Norman Jewison's look at murder and racism in small-town America continues to resonate today.

Back in cinemas around the UK from November 18th, the opening night of this very special re-release will be celebrated with DJs in the bar and an introduction from Soul Jazz Records.

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Friday 18 Nov 201619:30
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Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

Follow the magical journey of a gifted boy who embarks on a magical quest, accompanied by a maternal monkey and a samurai beetle.

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Saturday 19 Nov 201611:30
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Dust Flower Flame

Dust Flower Flame is a documentary film about the life of Tahirih, also known as Qurratul-'Ayn. Tahirih was a woman of letters who lived in the nineteenth-century, in Qajar Iran. Her name is synonymous with the emancipation of women and social justice and her life has inspired generations of women ever since, particularly Iranian women's right movements.

Since 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran forbids any literature or discourse that portrays Tahirih in a positive light. Her name has been removed from the latest editions of history books published in Iran. Instead the State seeks to tarnish her memory by depicting her as an apostate and a prostitute in numerous state-sponsored publications.

Tahirih Qurratul-'Ayn was strangled to death secretly one summer's night by order of two high-ranking clergymen, upon approval of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, the King of Persia.

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Saturday 19 Nov 201616:00
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A Grain of Truth

UK Jewish Film Festival

In this dark and menacing thriller a high-flying Warsaw prosecutor is brought in to investigate a young woman's strange murder in a small country town. No-nonsense detective, Theo, uncovers a toxic cocktail of fanatical nationalism and racism bubbling away underneath the surface of this close-knit provincial community.

A pacy and engrossing detective story, which is also a fascinating exploration of the contemporary Polish relationship with Jews, dead and alive, and the worrying persistence of antisemitic myths in the 21st century.

Part of the UK Jewish Film Festival

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Saturday 19 Nov 201618:30
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Baba Joon

UK Jewish Film Festival

Israeli Academy Award Winner for Best Film

A beautifully filmed tale of father/son struggles set in the sweeping landscape of the Negev. Moti is ten years old and wants to build motor cars. But his father wants him to work on the family turkey farm, as he was forced to by his own father. When Uncle Darius arrives, from America, showing Moti another way, the family threatens to unravel. Written and directed by Yuval Delshad, Baba Joon is set in a Persian-immigrant moshav of the 1980s, powerfully capturing the challenges of preserving tradition in the face of modernity.

"The film depicts the ways of a community infrequently seen on Israeli screens"


"This heart-warming family item should easily become a successful festival favourite."


Part of the UK Jewish Film Festival

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Saturday 19 Nov 201621:00
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The Origin of Violence

UK Jewish Film Festival

Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, The Origin of Violence is a gripping and stylish thriller, full of unexpected twists and turns, which explores grand themes of love, betrayal and revenge.

During a school trip to Germany, a young Catholic teacher stumbles upon a picture of a Jewish prisoner in Buchenwald who bears a striking resemblance to his own father. His discovery prompts him to look into his family's past, and the secrets he uncovers calls into question everything he thought he knew about them, and himself. A memorable and expertly handled drama premiere from veteran French-Jewish filmmaker Élie Chouraqui.

Part of the UK Jewish Film Festival

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Sunday 20 Nov 201616:00
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Fanny's Journey

Closing Night Gala of the
UK Jewish Film Festival

Reception from 6.30pm

Bristling with suspense and moving in equal measures, Fanny's Journey tells the true story of exceptional bravery and survival against all odds. As war is raging in Europe, Fanny's father is arrested and she and her sister are sent to a boarding school in the countryside. As the Germans advance, 13-year-old Fanny finds herself in charge of a group of young children and endeavours to reach the Swiss border in order to save all their lives.

Followed by a Q&A with Fanny Ben Ami, upon whose story the film is based

"A handsome, compelling period piece that deftly portrays events through the eyes of its young protagonists."


Part of the UK Jewish Film Festival

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Sunday 20 Nov 201619:30
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Queen of Katwe (PG)

Based on a novel by Tim Crothers. A Ugandan girl sees her life transformed after being introduced to the game of chess.

"the story is true, and the message it delivers - with care and help, the disenfranchised can become role models and inspire others - is unabashedly sentimental, but in a good way"

New York Observer

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Tuesday 22 Nov 201618:3020:45
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Kiss Me Kate (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

Featuring some excellent Fosse choreography and Porter's magical music, a separated couple work together on a musical version of "Taming of the Shrew". Expect some fancy footwork, laughs and excellent tunes. (2D version)

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Wednesday 23 Nov 201614:00
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Irish Short Films

The Irish Film Festival London kicks off this year with the very best of Ireland’s 2016 short films, including Aidan Largey’s Time and Again.

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Wednesday 23 Nov 201619:00
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A Date for Mad Mary (15)

'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.

A Date for Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.

Followed by Special Guests Q&A

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Wednesday 23 Nov 201620:30
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Twice Shy

Twice Shy is a modern coming-of age-drama, that centres around a young couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy.

Followed by Director and cast Q&A

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Thursday 24 Nov 201618:45
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The Queen of Ireland (18)

Documentary about the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, in the lead up to the historic referendum on marriage equality for same-sex couples in Ireland.

Followed by Special Guests Q&A

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Thursday 24 Nov 201620:45
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After '16

After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This collection of nine short films tells stories from the eve of the Rising all the way to the Troubles in 1970s Northern Ireland and beyond.

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Friday 25 Nov 201619:00
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Lenny Abrahamson in discussion

Join us for an evening with Irish Film London's patron, Academy Award winning director of Room, Frank and Garage, Lenny Abrahamson.

Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin in 1966. He studied physics and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. His second feature film, Garage, was selected for Director's Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Lenny's fourth feature, Frank, starring Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Lenny Abrahamson’s latest film, thriller Room, was released in 2015 and received four Academy Awards nominations for best film, best actress, best adapted screenplay and best achievement in directing, with Brie Larson winning the Oscar as Best Actress.

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Friday 25 Nov 201621:00
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Long Way North (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

 Set in the 19th Century, a feisty young Russian aristocrat joins an expedition to the North Pole in search of her explorer grandfather. Beautifully animated, from the same people. An animation and story as inspiring as any Studio Ghibili.

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Saturday 26 Nov 201611:30
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Always Together (15)

A gripping study of a family run by an autocratic father and living in isolation from consumer society.

25 years ago cyberneticist Petr and teacher Simona opted for a life outside mainstream society. Today they have nine children, all living together in a caravan in the midst of nature with no running water or bathroom and relocating to Spain each winter to busk. With the despotic father controlling the whole family what is the cost of this freedom and what does the family gain from its nonconformity?

Director Eva Tomanová observes the lives of the children defined by their father's experiment.
In collaboration with the Institute of Documentary Film.

Part of the 20th Made in Prague Film Festival

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Saturday 26 Nov 201616:00
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Family Film (15)

An intriguing dog-driven story of a well-to-do family in crisis.

Liberal parents (Karel Roden and Vanda Hybnerová) go sailing in the Indian Ocean with their beloved dog Otto, leaving their two children home alone. Given free range, Anna invites over her free-spirited best friend Kristina while her hormonally-challenged brother skips school. The storm brewing at home turns into a full blown crisis when the boat goes missing during a storm and Otto almost steals the show.

A daring script fusing black comedy and a drama full of shocking revelations transforms into a poignant observation of domestic life.

Part of the 20th Made in Prague Film Festival

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Saturday 26 Nov 201618:00
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The Snake Brothers (15)

A comedy drama about the thin line between fraternal love and loathing with real-life brothers Matej and Krystof Hádek as hard-up siblings.

The concept of brotherly love takes a mighty beating in this story of two thirty-something siblings (played by the real-life Hádek brothers) making ends meet in a small industrial town. Grass Snake, unemployed and liking his drink too much, is forever coming to the aid of his junkie brother and thief Cobra until the day he seizes an unexpected opportunity. The brewing crazed standoff between the brothers has tragic consequences in this down-to-earth drama full of rough-cast humour.

Followed by a Q&A with director Jan Prusinovský

Part of the 20th Made in Prague Film Festival

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Saturday 26 Nov 201620:00
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The Seven Ravens (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

A beautiful fairy-tale based on Bozena Nemcová and the Brothers Grimms’ story about a young girl who saves her brothers from a horrible curse placed on them by their mother.

Bohdanka embarks on a journey to lift the curse which turned her brothers into ravens by single-handedly making them nettle shirts. This is a story of courage, perseverance and the power of words, truth and true love.

Followed by an art workshop for children.

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Sunday 27 Nov 201614:00
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Napoleon (PG)

The culmination of a 50 year project, Academy Award winning film historian Kevin Brownlow and the BFI National Archive have completed a new digitally restored version of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. It features a newly recorded score composed and conducted by Carl Davis. A treat.

There will be 3 intermissions.

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Sunday 27 Nov 201617:00
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I, Daniel Blake (15)

Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, following an illness, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan.  Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London is to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed-wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.

Winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or 2016.

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Monday 28 Nov 201618:3020:30
Tuesday 29 Nov 201620:30
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Rock Around the Clock (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

One of the first Rock n Roll feature films; small time band manager Steve Hollis stumbles across Bill Haley and the Comets, and stumbles across love with sweet dancer Lisa.

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Wednesday 30 Nov 201614:00
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The Heritage of Love (12A)

Opening Night Gala of the Russian Film Week with International Premiere of film Geroy

Beginning of the 20th century. On the eve of the first world war, young Princess Vera Chernysheva and lieutenant Andrey Dolmatov meet under rather strange circumstances and fall in love. And suddenly - a catastrophe, the First World War. People are divided into two warring camps, seized with hatred and lust for power. But love is immortal, it connects people through several generations... Starring Dima Bilan.

UK premiere
Followed by a Q&A with director Yuriy Vasilev and the film star - Dima Bilan

Genre: drama/romance/action

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Wednesday 30 Nov 201619:30
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Ptitsa (12A)

"Oleg Ptitsyn Died!" - the media are at a loss to the whereabouts of a famous rock musician. Actually, he is undergoing treatment for tuberculosis in one of the city hospitals where he meets Katya, a teenage girl, who becomes his companion in misfortune.

Followed by a Q&A with film director Ksenia Baskakova

Genre: comedy, drama, romance

Preceded by the short documentary Lights in the Studio -

Declaration of love to the Dream Factory, connected with the lives of many people who dedicated themselves to the creation of coloured and black and white illusions for millions. The history of the much celebrated film studio Lenfilm.
Director: Aleksander Pozdnyakov | Russia | 2016

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Thursday 1 Dec 201618:30
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The Contribution (12A)


Russia, civil war, 1918. In order to survive, a detective, sentenced to death for his connections with the Red Army, must find a stolen diamond that was donated to the White Army cause.

Followed by a Q&A with film director Sergey Snezhkin

Genre: adventure, history, mystery

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Thursday 1 Dec 201620:45
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The Good Boy (12A)

Khoroshiy Malchik

Contemporary Moscow. Ninth-grader Kolya falls in love with a beautiful young teacher at his high school. The most beautiful girl in the senior class falls in love with him. How will he make his way through this triangle? A feel-good film for the whole family.

Genre: comedy, family

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Friday 2 Dec 201618:30
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Icebreaker (12A)


The plot of this disaster blockbuster is based on the 1985 incident in which the icebreaker "Mikhail Gromov" comes into collision with a giant iceberg and gets trapped in the heavy ice of Antarctica for 133 days. With fuel and supplies running low the crew faces certain death: they have no right to make mistakes. One wrong manoeuvre, and the vessel gets crushed.

International premiere

Genre: drama

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Friday 2 Dec 201620:30
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Sheep & Wolves (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

Volki I Ovtsy

In a magical faraway land, in a picturesque little village lives a flock of carefree sheep. But their pastoral and stress-free life is interrupted when a pack of wolves sets up camp in the nearby ravine. Grey, the pack's favourite, is a hopeless goof ball. To become the pack leader he drinks a magic potion and gets transformed into... a ram!

Genre: animation, adventure, comedy

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Saturday 3 Dec 201611:30
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Russian Film Week Shorts Programme (15)

Title: 8 (Eight)
Running time: 19min
Director: Anna Melikyan
Cast: Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Evgeniy Tsyganov
Country: Russia, Year: 2015
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy
A moody, atmospheric, beautifully filmed short film set in the future: a man wants to forget someone he loved and goes to a special clinic…

Title: The Credit
Running time: 14min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 15+
Director: Vadim Valiullin
Cast: Polina Smykovskaya
Country: Russia, Year: 2016
Genre: Short, Drama
Kredit - original title
Nastya has got a very high interest mortgage. One day she finds out that she is terminally ill. Now she needs to decide what is the most important thing in her in life.

Title: Maria
Running time: 15min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 12+
Director: Grigory Kolomiytsev
Cast: Madlen Dzhabrailova, Leonid Gromov
Country: Russia, Year: 2016
After one year of Maria's son disappearance, she receives news: he is in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia and appears to be a terrorist. They have only one phone conversation under surveillance of special services to hear each other.

Title: S for $, Dot G
Running time: 15
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 12+
Director: Oksana Mikheeva
Cast: Anna Mikhalkova , Kristina Babushkina , Alla Tsukanova
Country: Russia, Year: 2016
S Kak Dollar, Tochka, Dzhi - original title
The year is 2030. A law comes into force law that allows women to rent husbands.

Title: To the Dacha
Running time: 15min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 16+
Director: Alexey Naumov
Cast: Sergey Legostaev, Oleg Sokolov, Yevgenia Khrapovitskaya
Country: Russia, Year: 2016
Genre: Short, Comedy
Na Dachu - original title
Newlyweds Liuba and Andrey spend the night in their dacha (country house) with an intruder, who has his views on Liuba…

Title: The Fourth
Running time: 27min
BBFC rating (advisory rating): 12+
Director: Kirill Safonov
Cast: Polina Kutepova, Valentin Gaft
Country: Russia Year: 2016
Genre: Short, Drama
Chetvertyi - original title
The film is set in late nineteenth century Austria. A young woman is faced with a problem of choice - illusion or reality, past or future, kill or give life? But does choice exist and if it does, what is the cost, and who is willing to pay? A story with a twist.

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Saturday 3 Dec 201614:00
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Two Women (U)

Dve Zhenshiny

A headstrong young woman is married to a wealthy landowner. Her feelings for her son's tutor become a complex web of unrequited love. Based on A Month in the Country, a play by Ivan Turgenev.

Ralph Fiennes spent two months living in Russia learning the language for the part.

Q&A with director Vera Glagoleva and the film star - Ralph Fiennes (TBC).

Genre: drama

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Saturday 3 Dec 201616:00
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Moscow Never Sleeps (15)

The volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people. These stories weave through Moscow’s choked cityscape as it celebrates its birthday with a massive fireworks display. They reveal the unrestrained energy of Europe’s biggest city and testify to the depth and power of the Russian spirit.

International premiere
Q&A with director Johnny O’Reilly and film star - Eugenia Khirivskaya (Brik)

Genre: drama

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Saturday 3 Dec 201618:15
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The Big Village Lights (12A)

Ogni Bolshoi Derevni

Fedya is 20 years old. He loves movies, a girl named Zhenya and the small provincial movie theatre that he has managed to revive. When the local authorities decide to turn it into a shopping mall, there is only one thing he can do: make a successful film with a top celebrity and try to pay off the crooked officials.

Q&A with director Ilya Uchitel and film star - Dmitriy Dyuzhev.

Genre: drama

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Saturday 3 Dec 201620:30
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Quackerz (PG)

Kryaknutye Kanikuly

On a little island the regular life of mandarin ducks turns into chaos when a flock of military mallards lands on the mandarins' island by mistake. This comical adventure movie is perfect for the whole family.

Genre: animation, comedy, adventure

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Sunday 4 Dec 201612:00
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Russian Film Week Documentary Programme (U)

Three documentaries from Russia: music-mad bootleggers in Soviet times create records of forbidden foreign songs on used X-ray film; a rock group sails the world in search of inspiration; Peterhoff - a love letter to the beautiful palace of the Russian Tsars.

Title: Vladivostok Vacation and the Great Russian Break
Running time: 50min, Russia, 2016
Director: Danny Drysdale
Cast: Ilya Lagutenko (as himself) and members of his rock-band Mumiy Troll.
Based on the real-life footage of the legendary Russian rock-group Mumiy Troll sailing trip around the world. "The route was simple, - says the band leader Ilya Lagutenko, - We went to places where people love rock'n'roll!"

Title: Roentgenizdat
Running time: 25min, UK, 2016
Director: Stephen Coates, Paul Heartfield
Cast: Marc Almond, Stephen Coates, Artemyi Troitsky, Rudy Fuchs, Nick Markovitch
Music-mad bootleggers in Soviet times create records of forbidden foreign songs on used X-ray film.

Title: Peterhof
Running time: 25min, Country: Russia, 2016
A love letter to the beautiful palace of the Russian Tsars - Peterhof.

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Sunday 4 Dec 201614:00
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The Student (12A)

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Genre: drama

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Sunday 4 Dec 201617:00
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Territory (12A)


This is the story of the true gold-diggers of the extreme North during the gold rush of the '60s in the coldest terrain of the country, unexplored and unbeaten, made of boundless ice fields and forbidding rocks.

Followed by a Q&A with director Aleksandr Melnik and film star - Egor Beroev

Genre: drama

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Sunday 4 Dec 201619:30
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Gimme Danger

Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Jim Jarmusch’s new film Gimme Danger chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time.

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Monday 5 Dec 201620:30
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Mother (15)

London premiere

Piquant black humour and an inventive whodunnit plot mark this tantalising Baltic noir. Her twentysomething son left languishing at home in a coma after a shooting, a dutiful housewife and carer (Tiina Malberg, excellent) eavesdrops on the sundry friends and colleagues who drop by to see him. Her hope is to track down the perpetrator, though she also has a few frisky secrets of her own in this wry, entertaining puzzler with a seasoning of sharp ‘Fargo’-style attitude.

Followed by a Q&A with director Kadri Kõusaar

Part of the Nordic-Baltic Film Festival

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Tuesday 6 Dec 201618:00
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In the Blood (18)

UK premiere

Top Danish screenwriter Heisterberg (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Royal Affair) makes his directorial début with this vivid saga following a group of privileged Copenhagen medical students.

Over a summer of clubbing, casual sex, substance abuse and occasional study, the contours of emotional responsibility begin to come clearer for Kristoffer Bech’s self-involved Simon as friendships and romance cohere and unravel. Kinetic camerawork and blissed-out intimacy mark a far from uncritical portrait of a generation in personal flux.

Part of the Nordic-Baltic Film Festival

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Tuesday 6 Dec 201620:30
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White Christmas (U)

Part of our 'Matinee Classics' season

Bing Crosby stars in this Christmas classic. A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

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Wednesday 7 Dec 201614:00
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Black Caesar

Soul Jazz Records present: Black Caesar

A racist, corrupt cop partially cripples a young black boy who later rises to power and becomes the kingpin of crime in Harlem.

Soul Jazz Records continue their series of blaxploitation screenings, with an introduction and live music in the bar.

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Wednesday 7 Dec 201619:30
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Black Swan (15)

Psychology at the Movies

A thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young New York ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen in Swan Lake turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

Followed by a discussion with a panel of psychologists.

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Thursday 8 Dec 201619:00
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The Beatles & World War II

Take some of the most famous solo artists of the 70s - Elton John; Tina Turner; The Bee Gees; Peter Gabriel; Bryan Ferry; Rod Stewart; David Essex; Leo Sayer; Helen Reddy & Frankie Valli; get them to sing cover versions of some of the most famous Beatles songs ever written; add unseen documentary footage of the Second World War telling the story of that epic encounter, AND.........what do you have?

The Beatles & World War II!

Sound crazy? It is. But enormously entertaining, and occasionally very chilling, especially when Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams enter the scene. A unique blend and music and film like no other. Given that it is Tony Palmer, of that much we can be absolutely certain.

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Friday 9 Dec 201619:30
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A Christmas Story (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

An enjoyably nostalgic look at small town 1940s Indiana where a schoolboy is desperate to get a ri?e for Christmas. ‘Delightfully entertaining, with a wryly amusing narration to keep the adults in the audience happy.’ Time Out

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Saturday 10 Dec 201611:30
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Film 1: De Palma (15)

Take a look back at one if the most important (if divisive) living filmmakers, with this double bill of the new documentary together with his most famous work. Carrie. Blow Out. Scarface. The Untouchables. Brian De Palma has a body of work unlike anyone else, and a reputation as one of the most skilful and influential filmmakers working today. In this engaging and insightful documentary, he opens up about not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business.

"essential viewing for everyone"


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Saturday 10 Dec 201613:3019:00
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Film 2: Scarface (18)

A bombastic, over-the-top icon of cinema, a clear product of the eighties and still with all the power it had on release; Scarface remains De Palma’s most influential work. Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, an exiled Cuban criminal rises to the top of Miami’s criminal world on a mountain of cocaine. "

"An unashamed study of selfish, sadistic criminality, and all the better for it."

Tom Huddleston, Time Out

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Saturday 10 Dec 201615:4521:15
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The Fencer (PG)

A former fencing champ takes a low-key teacher’s post in rural Estonia, but having been conscripted by the Nazis during WW2 puts him in jeopardy now the Soviets are in power. A national fencing competition offers his students the chance to display their new foil-handling skills, but can their inspirational coach take the risk to attend?

Sporting underdog action meets brutal political reality in this stirring 1950s-set drama, based on the true story of Endel Nelis.

Part of the Nordic-Baltic Film Festival

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Sunday 11 Dec 201616:00
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A Man Called Ove (12A)

In this adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s bestseller, Rolf Lassgård stars in the lead role of Ove, a cranky middle-aged man whose mission in life appears to be keeping watch over his neighbours like a hawk, ready to castigate anyone for the slightest thing he disapproves of. However, an unlikely friendship begins to develop when the pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the neighbourhood.

A Man Called Ove is a heart-warming comedy drama on love, friendship and forgiveness, with a standout performance from Rolf Lassgård.

Part of the Nordic-Baltic Film Festival

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Sunday 11 Dec 201618:30
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Arrival (12A)

When mysterious spacecraft arrives on planet Earth the military recruit an expert linguist (Amy Adams) to try to discover a form of communication that could be the only way to prevent war.

"this is a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss."

The Hollywood Reporter

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Monday 12 Dec 201618:30
Tuesday 13 Dec 201618:30
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Blue Velvet (18)

David Lynch’s hallucinogenic masterpiece probes beneath the surface of suburban America to find violence, corruption, drug abuse and perversion.

When Jeffrey Beaumont takes a severed ear to the police he is shocked by their indifference. Deciding to investigate himself, he is drawn into the town’s murky underbelly.

"Shocking, visionary, rapturously controlled, its images of innocence and a dark, bruising sexuality drop straight into our unconscious where they rest like depth charges."

LA Times

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Monday 12 Dec 201620:45
Tuesday 13 Dec 201620:45
Wednesday 14 Dec 201620:30
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Holiday Inn (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

A treat featuring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire, performing at an inn which is only open on holidays, both competing for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer in this seasonal favourite.

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Wednesday 14 Dec 201614:00
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Action Space

Founded in 1968, Action Space used large inflatable structures to create alternative spaces for art, education and creative play outside of the restrictive gallery arena. This film explores the history of Action Space through the construction of a new inflatable.

Followed by a Q&A with director Huw Wahl, Amanda Ravetz and Johan Siebers

"Huw Wahl's new documentary is a meditative, visually rich portrait of this band of dreamers (...) It conjures up the possibility of a national canon of inflatable culture"

Sukhdev Sandhu, Sight and Sound

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Wednesday 14 Dec 201618:30
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No Man's Land - NT Live (15)

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham's Theatre, London.

One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don't miss this glorious revival of Pinter's comic classic.

The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

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Thursday 15 Dec 201619:00
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Kush Film Boutique Christmas Party

Kush Films invites you to a themed Christmas Film-Party event entitled #Superbad, showcasing a cool selection of top quality fun & exciting action/comedy/thriller International Short Films with Q&A's by attending directors. Headline film Black Salt is an award-winning US action spy thriller.

The screening will be surrounded by our Xmas party with DJ's in the bar until the early hours of the morning in the renowned Regent St Cinema bar.

Get a FREE drink (wine/beer/soft) with each ticket purchase!

£20 - inc a free glass of wine or beer
£15 - early bird price until Fri 2nd Dec

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Friday 16 Dec 201619:30
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Frozen (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

A modern classic - When the new Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home, her sister, Anna, forms a gang of a mountain man, his cheeky reindeer, and a snowman to help break the curse

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Saturday 17 Dec 201611:30
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Film 1: A Single Man (12A)

Double bill from fashion designer turned film director Tom Ford. Ford’s extraordinary debut based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood.  An English professor based in Los Angeles in the depths of grief after the sudden death of his boyfriend finds hope when a young student appears on the night he plans to commit suicide.

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Saturday 17 Dec 201618:30
Sunday 18 Dec 201614:0018:30
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Film 2: Nocturnal Animals (15)

A lonely art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel and finds herself questioning her decision to choose money over love.

A terrifyingly absorbing thriller with that vodka-kick of pure malice

The Guardian

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Saturday 17 Dec 201620:30
Sunday 18 Dec 201616:0020:30
Wednesday 28 Dec 201620:45
Friday 30 Dec 201620:45
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Film 1: A Day At The Races (U)

The Marx Brothers run riot in this pair of classic comedies. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho), a veterinarian passes himself off as a human doctor when summoned by wealthy hypochondriac Emily Upjohn to take over the financially-strapped Standish Sanatorium.

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Monday 19 Dec 201618:30
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Film 2: A Night At The Opera (U)

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them to achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

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Monday 19 Dec 201620:45
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The Legend of Hell House (15)

Cigarette Burns presents: The Legend of Hell House

On 20th December, physicist Lionel Barrett takes a small group of psychics to get to the bottom of the strange stories in Belasco House, a notoriously haunted house. The Legend of Hell House is a titan of haunted house films, steeped in atmosphere with an outrageous performance from Roddy McDowell, they don't get any better than this. 

We'll be joined by director John Hough for a discussion and Q&A after the film.

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Tuesday 20 Dec 201619:30
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Miracle on 34th St (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

The 1947 captivating classic - A chap named Kris Kringle steps up to replace a drunk as the instore Santa at Macy's. The whiskered old gent playing Santa Claus claims to be the real deal; is he…?

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Wednesday 21 Dec 201614:00
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

Retelling of Dickens’ classic Christmas story - with Muppets! Michael Caine plays the crotchety Ebeneezer Scrooge, with all your favourite muppets filling in roles, including of course, the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

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Wednesday 21 Dec 201618:30
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Film 1: The Shop Around The Corner (U)

A pair of beautiful, heartwarming, magical Christmas classics.

Set in a lovingly evoked Budapest in the run-up to Christmas, Lubitsch’s deliciously delicate comedy focuses on the various obstacles blocking the path of potential lovers James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, fellow workers in a gossip-ridden emporium who are unaware they’re in fact courting one another by mail in an anonymous correspondence.

The director’s fabled ‘touch’, here at its lightest, contributes to what is arguably Hollywood’s most exquisitely romantic depiction of the old central Europe. Perfect seasonal fare.

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Wednesday 21 Dec 201620:30
Friday 23 Dec 201618:30
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The Heavenly Films Christmas Party

Featuring a rare screening of Take Three Girls, the Dolly Mixture story (60 mins).

More details to be confirmed

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Thursday 22 Dec 201619:30
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Arthur Christmas (U)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

Santa misses one gift delivery, and to Santa’s young son, Arthur, this isn't in keeping with the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present!

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Friday 23 Dec 201611:30
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Film 2: It's A Wonderful Life (U)

The enduring Christmas film. George Bailey (James Stewart) is saved from suicide by his guardian angel and begins to re-evaluate his life. Once seen never forgotten.

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Friday 23 Dec 201620:30
Saturday 24 Dec 201614:00
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Elf (PG)

Part of our Kids' Kino Club.
For children under 16 and accompanying adults tickets are just £1.75.

A staff Christmas favourite! Buddy is a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus. When Buddy learns that he's not a real elf, he makes the trip to New York City to seek out his biological parents.

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Saturday 24 Dec 201611:30
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Peter Pan

Accompanied by a live organ soundtrack, performed by Donald MacKenzie

Peter Pan is a 1924 silent adventure film released by Paramount Pictures, the first film adaptation of the play by J. M. Barrie. It was directed by Herbert Brenon and starred Betty Bronson as Peter Pan, Ernest Torrence as Captain Hook, Mary Brian as Wendy, and Virginia Browne Faire as Tinker Bell. Anna May Wong, a groundbreaking Chinese-American actress, played the Indianprincess Tiger Lily.

Special price for kids!
Under-16s tickets are just £7

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Tuesday 27 Dec 201619:30
Thursday 29 Dec 201619:30
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Adam Driver delivers a career-best performance as a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. His life follows a routine. By contrast, his girlfriend embarks upon various different and inspired projects. The film focuses on a week in the life of this contented couple.

"It’s another wise, wonderful Jarmusch movie about the importance, in this sad and beautiful world, of friendship and love"

Time Out

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Wednesday 28 Dec 201618:30
Friday 30 Dec 201618:30
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Donnie Darko (15)

Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template - and the high-water mark - with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank’s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Described by its director as "The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick", Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast - pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katherine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle - and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran.

This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.

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Saturday 31 Dec 201614:3017:00
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Amadeus - NT Live

Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world - and he's determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

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Thursday 2 Feb 201719:00
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Saint Joan - NT Live (12A)

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.

Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

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Thursday 16 Feb 201719:00
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Hedda Gabler - NT Live (12A)

"I've no talent for life."
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

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Thursday 9 Mar 201719:00