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The Beguiled (15)

At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events ensues.



“An exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening”


Dave Calhoun Time Out



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Sunday 20 Aug 201718:0020:30
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Film 1: Shockproof

When ex-convict Jenny Marsh visits her Los Angeles parole officer, Griff Marat, he lists the conditions of her parole: she must report to him every day and she must not carry a weapon or get married. He also warns her to stay away from Harry Wesson, who was partially responsible for her involvement in crime. But Jenny soon finds herself ensnared in a romantic triangle that pits the ne'er-do-well Harry against the caring Griff.

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Sunday 20 Aug 201714:00
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Film 2: Magnificent Obsession (U)

Rock Hudson plays a reckless playboy who is indirectly responsible for the death of a kindly doctor. The dead man's wife, Jane Wyman, refuses to accept Hudson's apologies. When Wyman is blinded, Hudson decides to "do right" by her anonymously.

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Sunday 20 Aug 201715:45
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My Life as a Dog (PG)

Nick Broomfield Presents


Hallstrom’s impactful debut is a coming of age story full of depth and sensitivity. Based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Reidor Johnson. Young Ingemar (Glanzelius) weathers a particularly bleak period in his life with his dying mother and nasty older brother through a fascination for Laika the Russian space dog who was rocketed to his death.


Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield has picked 6 of his favourite films to screen as part of our summer programme. A fascinating insight into the influences on one of Britain’s most important living directors.

Find the full selection here.

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Monday 21 Aug 201719:30
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A Way of Life (15)

BAFTA Debuts


Known for her skill at reframing our views of Britain's past in films including Belle and A United Kingdom, A Way of Life sees director and writer Amma Asante bring as clear an eye to contemporary Wales. Asante's debut is an underseen contribution to the lineage of British kitchen sink realism, and stars one of the genre's finest actors, Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies, Little Voice) as well as a rich cast of newcomers. This story of racism and marginalised lives is ripe for rediscovery in Brexit Britain.


A Way of Life centres on teenage mother Leigh-Anne Williams (Stephanie James); her brother Gavin (Nathan Jones), a seventeen year old desperately chasing love, and her two friends Robbie (Gary Sheppeard), a seventeen year old determined to move beyond his dead-end community and Stephen (Dean Wong), a fifteen year old yearning for a Welsh identity. All of them function along the margins of society... until one day, paranoid, boredom, frustration and anger form a lethal combination. When her baby girl's future appears threatened, Leigh-Anne's Turkish Muslim neighbour becomes the target of pent up anger and humiliation.


A Way of Life is a violent yet powerful story of a young mother and her child, of teenage romance and friendship.


“A devastatingly powerful picture... an exceptional debut film.” - The Times


BAFTA Debuts is a special series that celebrates the work of British directors who have won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut and gone on to stellar careers, including Lynne Ramsey, Andrea Arnold and Steve McQueen.

See the full programme here.


With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Independent Cinema Office and Into Film.


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Tuesday 22 Aug 201718:30
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Ivan's Childhood (12A)

Andrei Tarkovsky’s prize-winning debut feature is an extraordinarily moving and powerful story of war and revenge. Determined to avenge his family’s death at the hands of the Nazis, 12-year-old Ivan joins a Russian partisan regiment as a scout, where he becomes indispensable for his ability to slip unnoticed through enemy lines. But, as his missions become increasingly dangerous, it is decided that he must be removed from the front line. Ivan resists and convinces his commanding officers to allow him to carry out one last expedition.

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Tuesday 22 Aug 201720:30
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The Wicked Lady (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


After stealing her best friends fiancee, Barbara Worth becomes bored of married life and, attempting to pay back gambling debts, impersonates a highway man. However she soon finds the wicked way of life far too appealing. 

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Wednesday 23 Aug 201714:00
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The Odyssey

When Philippe returns from boarding school, he finds his father, the great Jacques Cousteau, greatly altered by fame and megalomaniac dreams. But on their greatest adventure together aboard the Calypso, in Antarctica, they will find each other – before tragedy strikes.

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Wednesday 23 Aug 201718:3020:45
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Lord of the Flies (PG)

Presented by The Criterion Collection


In the hands of the renowned experimental theatre director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel on the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its centre. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of the Flies with an off-the cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters’ ids. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material.


“An expert shocker, fearsomely realistic and almost unbearably suspenseful.” - New York Daily News

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Thursday 24 Aug 201719:30
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Dunkirk

Nolan’s take on the true story of codename “Operation Dynamo”, the mass evacuation of more than 338,000 British, Belgian, French and Canadian troops from a tiny patch of France, surrounded on all sides by German forces.

Screening from 35mm film.




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Friday 25 Aug 201718:3020:45
Saturday 26 Aug 201714:0016:1518:3020:45
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Finding Nemo (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


When young clownfish Nemo goes missing during a school trip, his father must search the ocean for his son with the help of Dory, the loving fish with short term memory loss, and other characters of the deep.  

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Saturday 26 Aug 201711:30
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Film 2: L'Atalante (PG)

A new marriage is severely tested on the houseboat L'Atalante. One of cinema's enduring masterpieces.

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Sunday 27 Aug 201713:05 (Closed)
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Film 1: Jules et Jim (PG)

Truffaut's New Wave classic. Jeanne Moreau plays a Parisian beauty caught up in a complex menage a trois with two friends - one Austrian, the other French - just before World War One.

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Sunday 27 Aug 201715:00
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Film 2: Lift to the Scaffold (PG)

Julien Tavernier (Ronet), an army veteran plans the perfect murder of his boss, an arms manufacturer who is also his lovers husband. Things, however are thrown wildly off course when he is trapped in a lift. The lovers find themselves separated. Moreau stalks the Paris streets to the Sound of Miles Davies. Sublime score, and Paris has never looked more beautiful.

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Sunday 27 Aug 201717:15
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Maudie (PG)

Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper.


Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.


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Sunday 27 Aug 201719:00
Tuesday 29 Aug 201719:30
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The Navigator (U)

“A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.” – Buster Keaton.


The finest, funniest clown on film, accompanied by a live soundtrack on our 1936 Compton cinema organ.


The Navigator is a hilarious comedy in which Buster and his sweetheart are cast adrift on a deserted ocean liner. The ship runs aground on a desert island, where the two unfortunates are chased by cannibals.

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Monday 28 Aug 201712:00 (Closed)
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Buster Keaton Double Bill (U)

“A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.” – Buster Keaton.


An unmissable double bill of the finest, funniest clown on film, accompanied by a live soundtrack on our 1936 Compton cinema organ, performed by Donald MacKenzie.


Sherlock Jr.

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.


The Navigator

A hilarious comedy in which Buster and his sweetheart are cast adrift on a deserted ocean liner. The ship runs aground on a desert island, where the two unfortunates are chased by cannibals.



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Monday 28 Aug 201719:30
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The Glass Slipper (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


A charming, musical adaptation of the classic fairytale Cinderella

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Wednesday 30 Aug 201714:00
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Film 2: The Brian Epstein Story

Presented by Heavenly Films


To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein on August 27th 1967 we are presenting a rare screening of the definitive documentary about his life. Originally broadcast by Arena in 1998 as a two part special we will be screening both parts from 7pm with a special Q&A session in between.  


We are honoured to have the worlds leading Beatle historian Mark Lewisohn in conversation with Travis Elborough between the two 75 minute films.  


Tickets for this event come in two halves (film and Q&A) at the link here and it’s important you pick up both parts.

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Wednesday 30 Aug 201720:45
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NT Live: Yerma (15)

National Theatre Live


The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.


A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.


The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and The Times call it “an extraordinary theatrical triumph”


Please note that the performance of Yerma includes strobe lighting.


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Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00
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Moon Dogs (15)

UK Premiere


Michael lives with his stepbrother and music genius Thor in Shetland. Thrust together by their parents’ marriage they barely talk– but when Thor ruins Michael’s chances of going to University with his girlfriend Suzy they embark on a chaotic road trip that will push their tenuous relationship to the brink. En-route they encounter Caitlin, a singular, wild, free spirit who dreams of being a singer. The boys fall in love with her and we follow their adventures on the road to Glasgow.


Starring a cast of up and coming actors from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including singer and actress Tara Lee, Jack Parry-Jones and actor and musician Christy O’Donnell, the film also promises a moving original soundtrack from Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe.


BAFTA (Scotland) nominated for Best Feature Film.


Saturday's screening will be followed by a Q&A with the main cast.

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Friday 1 Sep 201719:30
Saturday 2 Sep 201714:00
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Finding Dory (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


After successfully reuniting Nemo with his father, Dory, the lovable fish with short term memory loss, sets out once again in a quest to be

reunited with her parents. 

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Saturday 2 Sep 201711:30
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A Ghost Story (12A)

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.


An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal — a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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Saturday 2 Sep 201716:0018:0020:00
Sunday 3 Sep 201718:0020:00
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*Film 1: Water and Sugar

This award winning feature documentary tells the story of the artistic life of Carlo Di Palma, the Roman-born director of photography and artist-craftsman. Water And Sugar is also a journey into Italian cinema through the lens of his career, totalling more than 100 films: from the neo-realism of Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini to the masterpieces that marked the history of world cinema, including Deserto Rosso and Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni, and Di Palma's long collaboration with Woody Allen (12 films in total, including Hannah and Her Sisters and Shadows and Fog).


Anecdotes, reflections and commentary by a galaxy of stars of world cinema including Ken Loach, Bernardo Bertolucci, Wim Wenders, and Volker Schlöndorff accompany us on this fascinating voyage infused with the colours and vision of essential Italian cinema.


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Sunday 3 Sep 201713:30
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Film 2: Blow Up (15)

A jaded photographer’s life takes a different turn when he believes that he has accidentally photographed a murder in a London park.


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Sunday 3 Sep 201715:30
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Final Portrait (15)

Returning to the director’s chair after a decade-long absence, Stanley Tucci sketches the frustrations of creative genius with a fascinating and witty glimpse into the workshop and personality of Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush).


In Paris in 1964, Giacometti bumps into an old friend, American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer), and invites him to sit for a portrait. Assured that it would take half a day at most, Lord accepts. A half-day turns into days. Days turn into weeks. Giacometti rages at the canvas, unconvinced of his talent. Both flattered and frustrated, Lord cancels a series of flights home. With no end in sight, he’s a prisoner to the artist’s whims. But as the brushstrokes ebb and flow, Lord ultimately sees logic in the chaos, and painter and subject develop an unusual bond.


"A stellar performance from Geoffrey Rush " - Total Film

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Tuesday 5 Sep 201718:3020:30
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The Maltese Falcon (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

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Wednesday 6 Sep 201714:00
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Burning Out

In this expertly crafted work of observational filmmaking, Belgian director Jérôme le Maire (Tea or Electricity, Open City Documentary Festival 2013) spent over two years in the surgical unit in one of the biggest and busiest hospitals in Paris.


Chronically understaffed and with strict budget cuts employees fight among themselves for resources while the management imposes increasingly stringent criteria of efficiency and profitability. The operations, however, are non-stop. All over Europe ‘burnout’ has reached epidemic proportions.


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Wednesday 6 Sep 201718:30
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Photon

Norman Leto’s avant-garde science(-fiction) documentary is a wildly ambitious, mind-bending voyage through the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the quantum revolution and beyond.


Inspired by the best-selling author David Deutsch's work (The Beginning of Infinity, The Fabric of Reality), Leto leads the viewer in a dense but fascinating essay on the mysteries of inner and outer space. His far reaching theories are delivered in a wryly amusing voiceover and are accompanied by a series of dazzling CGI animations of waves and particles, illustrating abstract scientific concepts like the Higgs field through impeccable 3D models.


Leto is credited as writer, director, editor and lead animator on Photon and has pulled together a dizzying array of elements to create a true cinematic curio.


Followed by a Q&A


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Wednesday 6 Sep 201720:30
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Atelier de Conversation

Once a week in Paris a group of individuals from all corners of the world meet in a small room at Centre Pompidou to participate in free French lessons. Asylum seekers, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and students sit side-by-side and immerse themselves in polite, if stilted, conversation.


However, tensions and misunderstandings occur as the nuances which each participant attempts to express become lost as they struggle to access the language. But despite their differences - and linguistic limitations - the disparate group of strangers in a foreign land find, in the small gestures and subtle looks between the words, a way towards understanding.


Minimalist in form, rigorous in its aesthetic yet surprisingly tender and humane. With great warmth and humour, Braunstein’s film reveals those elusive moments where communication moves beyond the spoken word.


Followed by a Q&A


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Thursday 7 Sep 201718:00
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Linefork

A collaboration between musician, Vic Rawlings and filmmaker and long-time affiliate of the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, Jeff Silva, Linefork is an immersive meditation on the passage of time and the persistent resonance of place.


The film follows the daily rituals of an elderly couple living in Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains. Now well into his eighties, Lee Sexton is the last living link to the distant past of a regional American music. A retired coal miner with black lung, Lee and his wife, Opal, continue to farm the land where he was born. Together they face encroaching health concerns and stark economic realities.


Recorded over three years, Linefork is an observational film documenting their marriage, their community, their resilience, and the raw yet delicate music of an unheralded banjo legend.


Followed by a Q&A


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Thursday 7 Sep 201720:00
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Almost Heaven

Carol Salter’s tender coming-of-age documentary chronicles the life of 17 year old Ying Ling who, like many teenagers of her generation, has moved from a small village to one of China’s booming industrial cities to find work. Despite being afraid of ghosts Ying Ling has taken up an apprenticeship as an undertaker at a large funeral home in Hunan Province’s capital Changsha. She shares accommodation with the other trainees in her work place’s basement and strikes up an affectionate friendship with a fellow mortician - the gawky and goofy Jin Hau.


The film follows them in their daily work routines - washing dead bodies, arranging funerals, tending to mourning relatives - while trying to find their place in the world. Almost Heaven treats death and the grieving families attending the funeral home with the utmost respect yet equally manages to depict the joy for life of its young protagonist with spurts of humour lightening up the establishment’s long dark corridors. It is an examination of the meaning of death as much as a celebration of life and what it means to be young in present-day China.


Followed by a Q&A


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Friday 8 Sep 201718:15
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Broadway, Black Sea

Broadway, Black Sea presents a kaleidoscopic portrait of a Black Sea resort over the course of one holiday season. Refugees from the Caucasian republics, Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Russians meet on the shore of the Black Sea: they work as shopkeepers, life guards, karaoke singers, or are simply here to enjoy their holidays.


The place where all this happens is called Broadway and does not exist on any map; not even the most detailed one. The temporary inhabitants construct a whole world in miniature that consists of small carts, tents or booths closely parked in haphazard rows. The scenery built for a few weeks during summer is bubbling with life– and does not at all correspond with ordinary daily life in Russia.


Courtesy of Cobra Films


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Friday 8 Sep 201720:15
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A Goofy Movie (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


After pranking his high school principle and finally getting his school crush to notice him, Max's plans to ask her out on a date are thwarted when his Dad, Goofy, insists on a road trip to sort out his troublesome son.

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Saturday 9 Sep 201711:30
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Calabria

Calabria is a road movie in a hearse. After the death of a Calabrian emigrant who travelled to Switzerland to find work, two undertakers, Jovan and José, emigrants themselves, travel from the north to the south of Italy to repatriate the deceased to his home village.


Jovan, a gypsy who was previously a singer in Belgrade, believes in life after death, while José, a Portuguese intellectual with a passion for culture, believes only what he sees. Together, all of them face the trip's surprises and contingencies in a voyage that at once pays tribute to the dead person and celebrates life.


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Saturday 9 Sep 201715:00
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From a Year of Non-Events

From a Year of Non-Events gently and tenderly chronicles a year in the life of 90-year-old Willi Detert, living alone on a dilapidated farm in rural northern Germany.


Renninger and Frölk follow Willi as he goes about his daily rituals and routines, recording the small details and textures that make up the minutiae of his quotidian existence: shuffling across his overgrown yard, feeding the chickens, playing with his cats, shattering the layer of ice that has formed on the outside water trough, reminiscing over tea with visiting family members about days gone by.


These fragments, exquisitely captured on 16mm and Super 8, are intricately woven together to create a delicate, impressionistic portrait of a man and his surroundings. Following Willi chronologically through the changing seasons, the resulting work is a rich study of an ordinary man in his twilight years and a deeply affecting meditation on the passage of time.


Followed by a Q&A


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Saturday 9 Sep 201718:15
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Spectres Are Haunting Europe

The Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia housed over 8000 people from the Middle East who were trying to cross the border into Europe. When Greek police closed the camp in 2016, the refugees resisted and blocked a railway line used to deliver goods into the country.


Comprising three parts, and shot on a combination of HD Video and 16mm, Maria Kourkouta and Niki Giannari’s minimalist documentary observes these events in a series of carefully modeled static images that open up the space within and without of the frame, and in the closing black-and-white sequence offers a poetic commentary. The result is a bleak portrait of a place where endless lines of refugees try to preserve the final remnants of their individual freedoms.


Followed by a Q&A


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Saturday 9 Sep 201720:30
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Motherland or Death

For more than 50 years Cuba has been following the battle-cry of the revolution: Patria o Muerte, which translates as Motherland or Death. For more than fifty years Cuba’s revolutionary mantra has been a daily dilemma for several Cuban generations.


Motherland or Death focuses on the generation of Cubans born before the revolution as they near the end of their lives. Whilst their devotion to the motherland remains undiminished, they begin to question the circumstances in which the regime has forced them to live. Mansky portrays a stark contrast between Cuba’s carefully crafted image and the reality of daily life.


The film depicts Havana as a desolate place, a dilapidated skeleton, broken up and rearranged with stray dogs and cats, lamp posts as gallows, and angry spewing sewers.


Part of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Sunday 10 Sep 201714:00
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Purge This Land

UK Premiere


The history of racism and slavery in modern America is retold through the prism of John Brown - a white, militant abolitionist - who was sentenced to death in 1859 for a failed attempt to start an armed revolution. His story forms the framework around which artist Lee Anne Schmitt structures her poignant and thought-provoking essay film contemplating the culpability of White America in the ongoing disenfranchisement of Black America.


The films’ narrative spans from the 1850s through to the present day, where the echoes of America’s dark past continue to reverberate across the country. Schmitt dedicates Purge This Land to her children, and subtly interlaces her personal own story with that of John Brown’s to produce a moving yet measured reflection on race in contemporary America.


Followed by a Q&A


Closing Night of the Open City Documentary Festival

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Sunday 10 Sep 201718:00
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The Villainess (18)

London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening

+ LKFF 2017 Programme Launch


Exploding onto the screen in a kinetic flurry of hyper-stylised action, Director Jung Byung-gil (Confessions of Murder, Action Boys) thrusts his audience into the noir-tinged world of The Villainess, now arriving in the UK after its Cannes premiere.


Trained killer Sook-hee (Kim Ok-vin, Thirst) is the architect of an unforgettable opening sequence, shot in breathtaking first person point-of-view, as she breaks into a warehouse and lays waste to the multitude of thugs contained within. When the pregnant young woman eventually goes down, she’s picked up by the mysterious National Intelligence Service (NIS).


Given the choice to join them or die, she reluctantly accepts a new identity and trains in order to complete a future assignment and eventually win freedom for herself and her daughter. Matters are further complicated by the feelings arising from the murder of her father, a past relationship with a gang-boss ex-lover and the tantalising chance at a happy future offered by an undercover agent with a mission to win her affections...


Jung Byung-gil infuses a tale containing many of the hallmarks of modern Korean thrillers with original action elements and an unflinching style that recalls Park Chan Wook’s Oldboy while also pointing towards the female-led narratives offered by Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill and Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita. Despite these nods to the past, the film manages to carve out its own stylish niche in the current cinematic landscape.


Whether the protagonist deserves the moniker bestowed by the film’s title is ultimately left for the audience to decide yet with its delirious indulgence in the excesses of South Korean action cinema, The Villainess offers a bold new take on the neo-noir genre.


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Monday 11 Sep 201719:30
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It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (U)

Presented by The Criterion Collection


Stanley Kramer followed his Oscar-winning Judgment at Nuremberg with this sobering investigation of American greed. Ah, who are we kidding? It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast, including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters, and a boatload of other playing-to-the-rafters comedy legends. For sheer scale of silliness, Kramer’s wildly uncharacteristic film is unlike any other, an exhilarating epic of tomfoolery.


Screening from The Criterion Collection’s newly released Blu-ray, from a restored 4K digital film transfer.

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Tuesday 12 Sep 201720:30
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An American in Paris (U)

Part of our 'Matinee Classics' season

Gene Kelly stars as Jerry Mulligan, a carefree young artist in post-WW II Paris. In her spectacular film debut Leslie Caron is Lise Bourvier, a lonely French shopgirl engaged to marry a successful entertainer unless Jerry can convince her otherwise! From their first on-screen meeting to the spectacular ballet finale, Kelly and Caron are superb. And in his role as Jerry's best friend, pianist Oscar Levant keeps the action lively with his droll humor and acid wit.

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Wednesday 13 Sep 201714:00
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Hotel Salvation (PG)

This gentle and tender comedy follows the ordeal of an over-worked modern son forced to accompany his 77 year old father, who is in search of salvation, to the holy city of Varanasi. The film showcases bravura performances from renowned actors Adil Hussain (Life of Pi), Lalit Behl (Titli) and Geetanjali Kulkarni (Court).

Hotel Salvation won the UNESCO award at Venice Film Festival and the Critics Award at Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema and is now a strong contender to be India’s Academy Award entry in 2018. The film marks the directorial debut of Shubhashish Bhutiani, representing an exciting new wave of young Indian filmmakers.


"An arthouse take on the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"" - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily


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Wednesday 13 Sep 201718:3020:30
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London Symphony

London Symphony is a brand new silent film - a city symphony - which offers a poetic journey through the city of London. It is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its culture and diversity.

Nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017.


Followed by a Q&A with director Alex Barrett


"majestic and captivating... The profundity conveyed through the imagery is sublime… a wonderful aesthetic experience" – Neil Fox, The Cinematologists

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Thursday 14 Sep 201719:30
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Car Wash (PG)

Soul Jazz Records Presents


Written by Joel Schumaker and directed by Michael Schultz, this musical comedy/drama follows the goings-on of a Los Angeles car wash 


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Friday 15 Sep 201719:30
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Quest (12A)

Insightful, moving and tender, Jon Olshefski’s debut feature Quest is an intimate look at eight years in the life of an African-American family in North Philadelphia. Premiering in competition at Sundance Film Festival 2017, Olshefski’s camera follows Christopher and Christine’a Rainey’s lives through eight years of the Obama presidency and into last year’s race for the White House. Purely observational, Quest is a powerful and timely essay on race, class and social change in modern day America.


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Saturday 16 Sep 201715:0018:0020:30
Sunday 17 Sep 201714:0016:3019:00
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CinemaItaliaUK

CinemaItaliaUK present the best contemporary and classic Italian films on the silver screen for the Italy-addicted and film lovers in London. Film to be announced.

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Tuesday 19 Sep 201719:30
Sunday 8 Oct 201719:30
Thursday 26 Oct 201719:30
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Beat The Devil (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


A group of criminals onboard a ship are up to no good. What they don't realise is that their fellow passengers also have the same devious ideas. A cult classic. 

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Wednesday 20 Sep 201714:00
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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards

This is the story of how a boy growing up on an isolated Spanish island became the world’s most influential shoe designer. The film reveals how Blahnik’s love for his craft, and each and every one of the shoes he creates, drives his artistry.


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Thursday 21 Sep 201719:30 (Closed)
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Belle de Jour (18)

Beautiful young housewife Severine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her love-struck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Severine pays a visit and eventually begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.


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Friday 22 Sep 201718:30
Saturday 23 Sep 201713:3015:3021:00
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The Emoji Movie (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


Within your phone lies the secret city of Textopolis, where all the Emoji's live and compete to try and be the most used. Gene, a multi-expressional Emoji, decides to set out on a journey to become a regular Emoji and meets some very amusing characters along the way, with a host of famous voices. 

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Saturday 23 Sep 201711:30
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The Work (15)

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. The Work offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanising tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.


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Monday 25 Sep 201718:3020:30
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The Road to Mandalay (15)

In this love story about two illegal immigrants searching for a better life in Bangkok, award-winning director Midi Z powerfully presents the trials and tribulations of those seeking to escape conflict and poverty in Burma, resorting to human traffickers to cross over the border into a less than welcoming Thailand.


An eerie soundscape alongside dreamlike, and almost surreal sequences amplify the disillusionment, displacement and alienation felt by the characters, albeit both with quite differing views of starting a new life it as immigrants.

Midi Z’s regular actress Wu Ke-xi gives a striking performance, alongside Taiwanese star Kai Ko in this outstanding drama, firmly placing Midi Z among the top contemporary Asian social realist filmmakers today.


“Midi Z’s control of mood, pace and performance builds an engrossing drama” – Screen International

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Tuesday 26 Sep 201719:30
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Witness for the Prosecution (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Despite the advice of his doctors, a courtroom barrister takes on a murder case that presents an array of surprises. Powerful gripping drama.

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Wednesday 27 Sep 201714:00
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Una

Based on David Harrower’s celebrated, Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird, Una stars the Oscar-nominated Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn, following a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past.

Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down to his workplace, and her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life, while derailing her precarious stability.

Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past, confronting unanswered questions and unresolved longings; ultimately shaking them both to the core. Una gazes into the heart of devastation and asks if redemption is possible.


"Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara are superb" - Total Film


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Wednesday 27 Sep 201718:3020:30
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Revolutions

Premiere


Ireland’s recession pushes young people out. Surplus to requirement in the world beyond the Roller Derby track, the fast paced and aggressive Derby world becomes a haven for determined, pissed-off women in a crippled country. Young Irish women go on a high-octane Roller Derby odyssey in search of a means for self-expression, a fight to be fought, and, above all, a team that needs them. But how will responsibility and power affect the new leaders? With total access over 4 years, starting with the first-ever Irish team as they prepare for the World Cup in 2011, Revolutions follows this exciting sports arc, capturing the story as it unfolds, and observing fascinating rivalries and real character development.


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Thursday 28 Sep 201719:30
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Detroit (15)

The film tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil war that rocked Detroit in the Summer of 1967, when three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Hotel.


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Friday 29 Sep 201718:3021:10
Saturday 30 Sep 201719:30
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Fantasia (U)

Kids' Kino Club - tickets from £1.75

Classic Mickey Mouse as wizard fantasy flick; the film features Disney studio's animation artists at the height of their powers. Viewed by many as the best ever Disney film!

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Saturday 30 Sep 201711:30
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*Film 1: Sixteen Candles (12)

Classic John Hughes film. A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.


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Sunday 1 Oct 201717:35
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Film 2: Weird Science (12)

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. John Hughes meets sci-fi!

“Weird Science combines two great traditions in popular entertainment: Inflamed male teenage fantasies and Frankenstein's monster.” – Roger Ebert


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Sunday 1 Oct 201719:30
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God's Own Country (PG)

Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God's Own Country is the award-winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open-hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire.

Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

"Sensual, surprising and incredibly affecting" – Little White Lies


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Monday 2 Oct 201718:3020:40
Tuesday 3 Oct 201718:3020:40
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Sabrina (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


After she returns from Paris, a chauffers daughter attracts the attention of her father's womanising employer much to her delight. But the employers brother has other ideas as he too has developed feelings for the woman and believes himself to be a better match. 

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Wednesday 4 Oct 201714:00
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Carnival of Souls (12)

Presented by The Criterion Collection


A young woman (Candace Hilligoss) in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.


Screening from The Criterion Collection’s newly released Blu-ray, from a new, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack.


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Wednesday 4 Oct 201719:30
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Land of Mine (15)

Inspired by real events, and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards, Land of Mine follows the little-known story of the young German prisoners of war who were handed over to Danish authorities in the days following Germany’s surrender in May 1945.


Presided over by tough veteran Sergeant Carl Rasmussen (Roland Møller) these teenage POW's were treated with hostility whilst being forced to defuse and remove two million mines from the sand with their hands with little training.


""Destined to be a classic"" - The Upcoming


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Friday 6 Oct 201718:3020:30
Saturday 7 Oct 201714:0016:0018:0020:00
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Monster Island (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


When Lucas discovers he is really a loveable monster, his father takes his back to the island they came from where he is reunited with his family. But when they are threatened by a presence on Monster Island, he embraces the monster within him to save them. 

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Saturday 7 Oct 201711:30
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My Journey Through French Cinema

Bertrand Tavernier presents a treasure trove of a documentary and a masterful exploration of some of the directors, actors and composers who graced French cinema.


“It’s a love letter straight from the heart to the films, actors, directors, composers, writers and cinematographers who have played such a significant role in French film history” - ScreenDaily


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Sunday 8 Oct 201715:00
Monday 9 Oct 201719:30
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Groundhog Day (PG)

Psychology at the Movies


A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.


Followed by a panel discussion with psychologists and psychotherapists.

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Tuesday 10 Oct 201719:00
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Picnic (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the

Labour Day picnic.

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Wednesday 11 Oct 201714:00
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The Story of Lovers Rock (12A)

Kush Films proudly celebrates Black History Month (October) with a special screening of the smash-hit film The Story of Lovers Rock


Black History Month is a dedicated time to reflect,  remember and connect with the past but it is also a time to celebrate and champion the achievements of the black race.


The Story of Lovers Rock is an entertaining and funny factual documentary about the birth, history and essence of Black British Reggae in the 1970s & ‘80s.

Join us for:

- DJ’s and networking in the bar  (7.30pm – 8.25pm)

- A special live Lovers Rock performance

- The Story of Lovers Rock film

- A special after-film Q&A with the director Menelik Shabbazz and guests as we discuss The Story of Lovers Rock.


Lovers Rock was the British made romantic reggae music that defined a generation in the late 1970s and '80s.It was initially led and defined by female artists whose lyrics reflected the lives and experiences of many black British youths, though not exclusively. Lovers Rock was also about lifestyle, fashion and sensual dance. Close intimate dancing known as a ‘rub-up’, was the initiation into the world of embracing another and the sweetness of youthful love.  


Beyond the live performances from the “Kings and Queens of Lovers Rock” we understand how the music was created, the key players and the social backdrop, in the late '70s and '80s. The internal and external dynamics affecting its success and the limited impact on mainstream music. Underlying this is a portrait of the post Windrush generation. A generation that influenced and transformed British youth and mainstream culture as well as creating its own unique music genre. Through interviews and comedic reflections we gain insights into an era and generation not seen before on the big screen.


Contributors include: Janet Kay, Denis Bovell, Angie Le Mar, Dr. Lez Henry, Linton K Johnson & Ava Leigh. Comedic touch provide by: Eddie Nestor, Robbie Gee, Wayne Rollins & Glenda Jackson.

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Thursday 12 Oct 201720:30
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Pecking Order (PG)

Join members of the 148-year old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history (and each other) in their quest for glory. Meet Doug the determined Club President, Rhys the young upstart, Sarah the chicken whisperer, Ian the exacting judge, Mark the voice of reason and Brian the loveable champion. Pecking Order is a hilarious, unique, and heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which is sure to delight and surprise audiences of all ages.


"Quirky and compulsive viewing" - Radio Times


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Friday 13 Oct 201718:3020:30
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Captain Underpants (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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Saturday 14 Oct 201711:30
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Villain (18)

Ganglands London Film Festival


Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modelled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped, afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic, who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe, plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex.


Scotland Yard Police Inspector Matthews, playing Javert to Vic's Jean Valjean, is moving in on him and the gang. Gang-member Edgar is hospitalized for an ulcer, and Inspector Matthews might be able to make him sing. Will Edgar spill the beans to the coppers before Vic can silence him?


Part of the Gangland London Film Festival


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Saturday 14 Oct 201715:00
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Performance (18)

Ganglands London Film Festival


Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent.


Q&A with Keiron Pim, author of the award winning Jumpin’ Jack Flash: David Litvinoff and the Rock'n'Roll Underworld – the biography of David Litvinoff - an extraordinary man who connected the worlds of art, rock’n’roll and criminality in Fifties and Sixties London.


Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

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Saturday 14 Oct 201718:00
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Gangster No 1 (18)

Ganglands London Film Festival


A middle-aged crime boss smugly reflects back from 1999, narrating the brutality which made him triumphant - and feared. As an unnamed young hood in Swinging 60's London, he aped his mod boss Freddie Mays, and seemed to do anything for him. But his narration exposes all-consuming envy: of Freddie's supremacy, and especially his tall bird. The baby shark develops his viciousness and backstabbing, scheming to be Gangster No. 1.


Q&A with crime novelist, writer and editor, Cathi Unsworth


Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

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Saturday 14 Oct 201720:30
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The Blue Lamp (PG)

Ganglands London Film Festival


New London police officer Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) is paired with seasoned cop George Dixon (Jack Warner) to work the night shift. Meanwhile, criminals Tom Riley (Dirk Bogarde) and Spud (Patric Doonan) plan a series of robberies with Tom’s girl Diana, a discontented beauty, as inside worker.  But in their second crime, they are caught robbing a local cinema, George meets Tom in a face-off. While trying to coax the thief into making a peaceful surrender, George is shot, setting off a citywide manhunt. The killer is clever, but will he outsmart himself?


Q&A with Paul Willetts, author of ‘North Soho 999’, the true story of gangs and gun crime in 1940’s London and of the crime wave that inspired the Blue Lamp


Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

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Sunday 15 Oct 201714:00
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Film 1: Get Carter (18)

Ganglands London Film Festival

"A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter (Michael Caine), travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed.

Q&A with Nick Triplow , author of ‘Getting Carter’ a meticulously researched and riveting account of the career of a doomed genius, Ted Lewis, one of the most important writers you’ve never heard of - the writer behind the book on which the cinema classic ‘Get Carter’ was based, ‘Jack’s Return Home’ – a book which many commentators agree launched contemporary British crime writing

Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

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Sunday 15 Oct 201716:30
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The Long Good Friday (18)

Ganglands London Film Festival

Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, and bloody mayhem ensues.

Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

Part of the Ganglands London Film Festival

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Sunday 15 Oct 201719:30
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Tommy (15)

The Who’s crazy, wonderful rock opera. A boy born and raised in post-WWII England grows up deaf and mute due to a traumatic experience in his youth. He eventually becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.


“Ken Russell's filmization of Tommy is spectacular in nearly every way” - Variety


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Tuesday 17 Oct 201719:30
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Call Me Madam (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


Sally Adams, a well-meaning but ill-informed socialite widow who is appointed United States Ambassador to the fictional European country of Lichtenburg, charms the local gentry, especially Cosmo Constantine, while her press attaché Kenneth Gibson falls in love with Princess Maria. A comedy satire. 

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Wednesday 18 Oct 201714:00
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Film 1: 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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Wednesday 18 Oct 201718:30
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Film 2: Wild at Heart (18)

Based on Barry Clifford’s novel of the same name. Sailor Ripley (Cage) and Lula Pace (Dern), a young couple from Cape Fear, North Carolina, find themselves on the run from Lula’s domineering mother and the gangsters she hired to kill Sailor


“Joltingly violent, wickedly funny and rivetingly erotic” - Variety

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Wednesday 18 Oct 201720:45
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The Secret Life of Pets (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

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Saturday 21 Oct 201711:30
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INXS: Live Baby...

In honour of the 30th anniversary of the release INXS's Kick album, this is a live recording of their concert at Wembley Stadium in front of 72,000 adoring fans.

Preceded by a bespoke introduction arranged by the band's manager, Chris Murphy, this will be unmissable for any 80s music fan.

Screened in conjunction with the London Australian Film Society & the team from the OZ Film Festival


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Sunday 22 Oct 201715:00
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Film 1: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (12A)

Matthew Broderick plays the smart-talking kid who decides to take the day off school, borrow a Ferrari and run riot through Chicago. Enduring John Hughes classic.


“a dream as old as adolescence” – TIME Magazine


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Sunday 22 Oct 201718:00
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Film 2: Pretty in Pink (15)

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy; in the world of high school politics, that’s no easy decision.

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Sunday 22 Oct 201720:30
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The Robe (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75


In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

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Wednesday 25 Oct 201714:00
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Trolls (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £1.75


After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

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Saturday 28 Oct 201711:30
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Loving Vincent

The world’s first fully painted animated feature, which took 5 years in the making, brings to life a stellar cast and a true tribute to the Dutch master.

On 29th July 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.

"showcases van Gogh’s craft in a way that has never been done before" - The Hollywood Reporter

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Saturday 28 Oct 201714:0016:0018:0020:00
Sunday 29 Oct 201715:0017:0019:00
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Initiation - Halloween (18)

Cigarette Burns Cinema returns with another Halloween all nighter.

Five films to be announced, but expect CB styled mayhem.


Musical accompaniment will be provided by Pentagram Home Video.

Costume contest - Competition is tough, so bring your game face.


Earlybird: £21

Regular: £27


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Saturday 28 Oct 201723:00
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Film 1: The Breakfast Club (15)

A diverse group of high schoolers, forced to spend detention in the library, find that they have more in common than they thought. A seminal film for many who came of age in the 1980s and the best of the so called “Brat Pack.”

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Monday 30 Oct 201718:30
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Film 2: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15)

En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). A sudden snowstorm in Chicago forces the plane to land in Wichita and reluctantly Neal agrees to pair up with Del to complete the journey, through whatever means of transport they can find.


“The movies that last, the ones we return to, don't always have lofty themes or Byzantine complexities. Sometimes they last because they are arrows straight to the heart.” – Roger Ebert


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Monday 30 Oct 201720:30
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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

The goalkeeper Josef Bloch (Arthur Brauss) is sent off after committing a foul during an away game. This causes him to completely lose his bearings. He wanders aimlessly through the unfamiliar town and spends the night with the box-office attendant of a movie theatre (Erika Pluhar).


As Wenders himself has stated, the visual idiom of Hitchcock’s films provided the model for his debut film. With his cameraman Robby Müller and his editor Peter Przygodda - both of whom had already worked with him on his film thesis - Wenders set forth a collaboration that would weld this team together for years.


Screening from a new 4K restoration supervised by Wenders himself.


“His technique of using images to keep the plot intact makes The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick a milestone in young German cinema.” - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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Tuesday 31 Oct 201719:30