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16 Bars (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere


A feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The film follows a unique rehabilitation effort in the Richmond City Justice Center that invites inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio, 4 men collaborate on an album with a Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the iconic activist hip-hop group Arrested Development. As the creative process unfurls, each of these men must unearth painful memories from the past, which hold a key to a new chapter in their lives.


The film is set in Richmond Virginia, the former seat of the confederacy, where the legacy of systemic racism, a spiraling opioid crisis, generational poverty, and a lack of mental health services have entrapped many of its citizens in a cycle of incarceration, making the city itself a unique case study for rising recidivism rates in the U.S. at large. With the U.S. locking up more of its citizens per capita than any other nation on the planet, the music of the film serves as rare testimony to the raw and messy truth behind the criminal justice system’s revolving door.


“...A hopeful look at the potential power of song and creativity to focus, empower and inspire.” — Gary Goldstein, L.A. Times

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Friday 27 Mar 202019:30
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1917 (15)

Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.


"This phantasmagoric first world war nightmare from the British director is ambitious and unshakeable storytelling" - The Guardian


Oscar Winner

Best Cinematography


7 BAFTA wins, including:

Best Film

Best Director

Outstanding British Film

Best Cinematography

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Sunday 23 Feb 202019:30
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A Hidden Life (12A)

Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.  When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.


★★★★★

"a sombre spiritual war epic which surges up to claim its place among the director’s most deeply felt, sturdily hewn achievements." - The Telegraph

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Friday 21 Feb 202019:30
Saturday 22 Feb 202016:4020:00
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A Place in the Sun (U)

The winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Director, this film is a powerful story about a working class man who falls for an upper class wealthy girl. Based on Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. One of the great studio dramas of the period.

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Saturday 22 Feb 202014:10
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About Love (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere


Three generations of the Phadke family live together in their ancestral home in downtown Mumbai. With her brother’s wedding coming up and her own misgivings about marriage, the filmmaker turns the camera inwards towards her family.


Followed by a Q&A Chair: Prof. Rosie Thomas, University of Westminster

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Tuesday 31 Mar 202015:00
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All For My Mother (15)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


Olka is 17-year-old, she has big eyes and tomboyish gestures. She bites her nails and her hands bear the marks of self-harm. For years, she had been looking for her mother. Her constant escapes from the orphanage landed her in a youth detention centre. However, she is nothing like the other girls, she does not care for clothes or a phone, and will not provide sexual services to the guards in exchange for a smoke or money. She is an avid athlete and believes that once she becomes successful, she will be reunited with her mother.

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Sunday 22 Mar 202017:00
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Art, Film, Toys (PG)

American Export


An evening with visual artist and winner of the 2019 Film London Jarman Award, Hetain Patel and guests, exploring Patel’s work through the lenses of art, cinema, and the toy industry. In between screenings of a number of his recent short films, including his afro-kung-fu-sign-language spectacle Don’t Look at the Finger, and The Jump – his Spider-Man homage featuring 17 of his family members, Hetain will be chatting with experts from the worlds of cinema and toys and games. This includes film director Andy Delaney, known for directing a number of iconic music videos for the likes of Lauryn Hill, Spice Girls, George Michael and Soul II Soul, as well as his recent feature film Love is Blind. Also joining Hetain on stage will be Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation, an organisation supporting inventors in the toy industry, championing creativity across the sector and Deej Johnson – a writer and creative consultant, whose end clients range from members of The Magic Circle to brands such as Costa Coffee and Disney Store. The panel will be reflecting on Patel’s practice through their individual industry lenses, exploring the intersection of their worlds and the viability of artists interested to take a leap into other areas.


Hetain Patel is a visual artist working across film, photography, sculpture and live performance in galleries, theatres and online. Working collaboratively with artists across disciplines, and with family members and non-professionals, Patel enjoys working across multiple languages, culturally and artistically.


In recent years Patel has done Bruce Lee impersonations on stage at the Royal Opera House, completed commissions for Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells, London, and made a working class Transformer robot from an old Ford Fiesta, with his dad. He designed part of a mini golf course for the Venice Biennale and has created a number of multi lingual dance theatre productions, including a commission for Candoco Dance Company, which continues to tour internationally. In 2013 Patel was invited to do a TED talk, which has since had close to 3 million hits, adding to a total of 48 million views of his videos and performances online.


This event is part of American Export a programme of projects exploring the ubiquity of American culture via post colonial and transatlantic prisms. Curated by Christina Millare, American Export is developed with support from CREAM at the University of Westminster, Grand Union and Arts Council England.


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Tuesday 31 Mar 202018:30
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Baaji (12A)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Reception from 6.30pm

Followed by a Q&A


A fading Lollywood star yearns to make a comeback, which becomes a possibility after a Pakistani American director casts her in a film to revive the local film industry. However, the casting affects her relationship with a friend with her own dreams.

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Wednesday 1 Apr 202019:00
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Bachelor Flat (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


When a British college professor heads to a beach house for some peace and quiet, his plans are ruined when his female neighbour and a whole host of American women have other plans!

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Wednesday 19 Feb 202012:0015:30
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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (18)

An energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished. This documentary, narrated by Jodie Foster, is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.


★★★★★

"a timely celebration of a true pioneer of early cinema - Total Film

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Tuesday 18 Feb 202020:50
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Bombshell (15)

Based on the real scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.


Oscar Winner

Best Hair & Make Up


BAFTA Winner

Best Make Up/Hair

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Monday 24 Feb 202020:30
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Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number! (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


A Hollywood starlet has had enough of having a career in a bubble bath and wants to be taken more seriously as an actress. She finds herself in Oregan and accidentally meets Tom, a real estate agent whose world she is about to turn upside down!

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Wednesday 26 Feb 202012:0015:30
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Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere


An intimate portrait of the legendary gangsta rapper Bushwick Bill reflecting on his turbulent life both on and off the stage. Known mainly for his hardcore lyrics, his size (he is a little person) and his missing eye, Bill recounts his highly controversial life as one of the original Ghetto Boys.


Filmmaker Gregy Roman offers up a rare glimpse into the rapper’s life as the two discuss Bill’s migration from Jamaica to the mean streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn, his pioneering rap career, and the infamous shooting incident that almost took Bill’s life. Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy is a revealing documentary about the man, Richard Shaw, his persona, Bushwick Bill, and the blurring of the lines between the two. With some unexpected anecdotes along the way, the film reveals an emotional and contemplative side never before seen and offers insight into the history of hip hop, the complexities of the music industry, and what really goes on in the mind of Bushwick motherfuckin’ Bill.

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Saturday 28 Mar 202015:00
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Calm With Horses (15)

St Patrick's Day Festival


In dark rural Ireland, ex-boxer Arm has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, while at the same time desperate to be a good father to his five-year-old son. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.


Executive produced by Michael Fassbender and based on a gripping novella from Irish writer Colin Barrett, from a collection of Barrett’s short stories which won The Guardian’s prestigious First Book Award.


"A blistering debut" - The Observer

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Friday 13 Mar 202019:30
Tuesday 14 Apr 202018:3020:40
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Carve Her Name With Pride (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


During World War II a recently widowed young woman is recruited to work as a spy in France.

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Wednesday 18 Mar 202012:0015:30
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Corpus Christi (15)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


Based on true events and directed by Jan Komasa, Corpus Christi is a story about seeking a true redemption. Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia) is serving his sentence for second-degree murder at the Juvenile Detention Centre, when he experiences the spiritual awakening. However, his criminal past prevents him from joining the seminary, and after his release on parole he is sent to work at carpenter’s workshop. When he is mistakenly taken for a priest Daniel decides to follow his dream and starts providing sacramental ministry in a small parish.

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Friday 20 Mar 202018:15
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Crip Camp (12A)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A


Directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht deliver a rousing film about a summer camp for teens with disabilities who turned activists - shaping the future of the disability-rights movement and changing accessibility legislation for everyone.


Q&A to follow the screening with  filmmakers (TBC), Carlos Ríos Espinosa, Snr. Researcher & Advocate, Disability Rights, Human Rights Watch, moderated by Shantha Rau Barriga, Disability Rights Director, Human Rights Watch

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Wednesday 18 Mar 202018:15
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Cyrano de Bergerac - NT (15)


National Theatre Live

James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to the cinema from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?


Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.


★★★★★

"James McAvoy left me speechless" - The Telegraph

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Thursday 20 Feb 202019:00
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Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (15)

London Australian Film Society

ANZAC DAY


ANZAC Day, 25 April, is the day when all Australians and New Zealanders stop to remember the service and sacrifices of their veterans.


To commemorate this, the London Australian Film team present the UK premiere of a new Australian film, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.


In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation, 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers came nose-to-nose with more than 2,000 Main Force Viet Cong & North Vietnamese soldiers. This is their untold story.

The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC military history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. An Australian Unit Citation for Gallantry was finally awarded in 2009 after a number of government inquiries.


This incredibly moving and immersive film, anchored by superb cinematography, extremely detailed production design and a haunting original score, is a nail-biting tale of how war can bring men from all races, classes and backgrounds together – and how they can work together to achieve the unthinkable.


“Will go down as one of the iconic and legendary ANZAC films – up there with classics such as Gallipoli and The Lighthorsemen.” Tim Mayne, The Examiner.


Starring an A-list Australian cast including Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Luke Bracey (Point Break, Hacksaw Ridge), Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt), Nicholas Hamilton (IT), Stephen Peacocke (Hercules, Me Before You), and Richard Roxburgh (Breath, Rake), Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan is directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), from a script by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Australia).

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Saturday 25 Apr 202018:30
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Dark Waters (12A)

Dark Waters tells the shocking and heroic true story of  attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.


“the first corporate thriller that's a call to action because you'll emerge from it feeling anything but safe.” - Variety

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Tuesday 7 Apr 202018:1520:45
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Dark, Almost Night (15)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


When Walbrzych experiences a series of mysterious child kidnappings, a journalist Alicja Tabor (Magdalena Cielecka) shows up in town. After years of absence, the tenacious reporter returns home to meet the families of the missing children and solve a mystery, which puzzles even the police. During her private investigation, Alicja quite unexpectedly picks up a trail of dramatic events, which started decades earlier. In her quest for truth, she faces a new threat as well as the shocking secrets of her family and her own childhood, from which she tried to escape her whole adult life.

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Saturday 21 Mar 202018:15
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Days of Wine and Roses (PG)

Jack Lemmon in...


Joe (Lemmon) and Kirsten (Remick) are young newlyweds with a bright future. Joe is an up and coming PR man whose meetings increasingly involve booze. Kirsten joins the party and it is only a matter of time….

One of Hollywood’s best films about the devastating effects of alcoholism.

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Sunday 8 Mar 202016:15
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Deliverance (18)

J B Priestley Society

Preceded by a talk with editor Tom Priestley and followed by a Q&A


This screening of the classic and controversial 1970s film Deliverance comes with an added bonus - a personal appearance by renowned film editor Tom Priestley, the only son of iconic author and playwright J B Priestley.


A gripping, notorious American thriller set in the isolated Deep South Appalachian Mountains sees four city-dwelling friends go on an adventure canoe trip, their experience turning into a battle for survival at the hands of the antagonistic locals.


In a half-hour, pre-film presentation, Tom will reveal his insight into the filming and editing of Deliverance, which starred Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty. Tom's list of edits range from This Sporting Life to 1984, from The Great Gatsby to Return of the Pink Panther, from Exorcist II to Lord of the Flies. Tom, who handles the J B Priestley Estate, and who is President of the J B Priestley Society, will talk about his technique of film editing, his criteria for accepting a commission, and his distinguished career.


Tom's early achievements began with the celebrated Whistle Down The Wind, starring a young Hayley Mills, with Tom cutting his teeth as assistant film editor. In 1965, he was sound editor on Dr Who and the Daleks, and he won a BAFTA award a year later with Morgan - a Suitable Case For Treatment. Although he read Classics and English at Cambridge, he never wanted to follow his father as an author, playwright, script writer and broadcaster. 'JB,' as he is affectionately known, is perhaps most famous for An Inspector Calls, The Good Companions, When We Are Married, Angel Pavement and English Journey. Tom spent much of his time at university watching films in the local cinema. In velvet jacket and corduroy hat, he cut a bohemian figure, going on to cut film by hand when he worked at Ealing Studios in the pre-digital era. On location with Deliverance in rural Georgia, he claimed that he felt at home with the Appalachian hillbillies, while the Californian film crew "were terrified."


A question and answer session will follow the screening, with Lindsay Sutton in the chair.

Lindsay Sutton - chair of the J B Priestley Society - says: "The Society thought Tom's presence would give the film audience real added value. Like his father, he has made his mark, but in a different medium. Film editing is often the forgotten or overlooked component in the making of great films. Tom is a top-class professional, who was in demand for all of his working life. He has authority, knowledge and charm."

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Sunday 26 Apr 202015:00
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Dial M For Murder (15)

Amazing Grace


Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott. A British tennis pro (Millard) suspects his wealthy wife (Kelly) is fooling around with handsome American (Cummings). He blackmails a disgraced former army comrade into murdering her but does not take into account that she might fight back….

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Sunday 8 Mar 202014:00
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Dolittle (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


A wonderful adaptation of a classic story of a physician who discovers he can talk to the animals.

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Saturday 21 Mar 202011:30
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Dracula A.D. 1972 (15)

Followed by a Q&A with Caroline Munro


Dracula and vampire hunter Van Helsing battle it out in Hyde Park 1872. Both are killed in the struggle, and a noblemen on horseback collects the dried blood of the Count and buries it in a churchyard. 100 years on and it’s swinging London. A group of partygoing teenagers, one of whom is a descendant of Van Helsing, hold a satanic black mass for kicks in an old graveyard and abandoned church. The leader of the group - Johnny Alucard - mixes his blood with that of the Count’s remains, resurrecting Dracula.

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Thursday 5 Mar 202019:30
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East End Babylon (18)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

Followed by a Q&A


Following on from the sell-out tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of their debut album, Greatest Hits Volume 1, we are joined by Mick Geggus and Jeff Turner of the Cockney Rejects along with the film’s director, Richard England for a special screening of East End Babylon – The Story Of The Cockney Rejects followed by a Q&A discussion.


The story of London's toughest and poorest part as told through the eyes of its most iconic band. From the bombs that flew in World War II and from the greatest industrial docks the world ever saw, to the formation of the original and best Terrace Band of them all, the battles, living outside the law, the wilderness years of both the band and the area that spawned them, and eventually to the rebirth and transformation of the band into a worldwide cult, this is the rockumentary to beat them all. This is East End Babylon!


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Sunday 29 Mar 202014:30
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Farming (18)

Psychology at the Movies

Followed by an audience discussion


Based on the writer/director's childhood, Farming tells the story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.


The screening will be followed by a panel discussion covering the themes and issues raised in the film, hosted by psychologist Bryan Bonaparte.

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Thursday 27 Feb 202019:00
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Film Quiz (PG)

Join us for our film quiz, taking place in the cinema bar, running from 7pm-9pm (approx).


Tickets are £3 per person, cash collected on the night, with a maximum of 4 to a team.

Reserve your place by booking one of these 'free' tickets


An array of prizes will be on offer.

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Tuesday 31 Mar 202019:00
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From Here (12A)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A


From Here is a hopeful story of four young activists, Tania, Sonny, Miman, and Akim - whose futures, as their countries grapple with racism, nationalism and a fight against diversity, hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates.


Q&A to follow the screening with filmmaker Christina Antonakos-Wallace and Kartik Raj, Researcher, Europe & Central Asia, HRW

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Tuesday 17 Mar 202018:00
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Frozen II (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

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Saturday 28 Mar 202011:30
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Gone With The Wind (PG)

"David O Selznick's production of Margaret Mitchell's best seller remains the pinnacle of polished Hollywood storytelling and craftsmanship. The completed film is a remarkably coherent account of the novel and successfully balances the larger backdrop - the seismic changes affecting the South at the time of the American Civil War with the more intimate story of Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh), a petulant belle wrecking havoc on the lives of others"

Geoff Andrew, BFI

There will be a short intermission.

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Sunday 1 Mar 202018:30
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Hendrix and The Spook (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere


It’s September 24th, 1966 and as Jimmy James fastens his seatbelt on the New York runway, he’s full of excitement and hope. Next to him is Chas Chandler, the bass player of British band The Animals who only days earlier had spotted him playing in a club in Greenwich Village and was now taking him to London to launch his musical career. By the time the plane touches down Jimmy James has reverted to his original surname and has become Jimi Hendrix.


But Jimi has no idea that the other man he was travelling with, a mysterious suited man wearing dark glasses, would become embroiled in Jimi's own murder investigation. Fifty years on, The Animals and Jimi Hendrix not only remain top box office, the cause of Jimi’s death still remains an open verdict. While many stories continue to surround his death the open verdict does not rule out murder, neither does it rule out suicide: this film reveals the secret history of Jimi’s manager and British spy Mike Jeffery and explores why he was the prime suspect in the Jimi Hendrix murder enquiries. Yet, Hendrix and The Spook, with first hand testimony, reveals another more likely candidate for the cause of the death of one of the world’s greatest rock stars.

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Sunday 29 Mar 202020:00
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High Noon (U)

Amazing Grace


A town marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

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Sunday 1 Mar 202014:00
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Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere


A feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white, teenage harmonica player from Chicago’s South Side, Paul learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte.


The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring the twin guitar sound of Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, the rhythm section of Sam Lay and Jerome Arnold and the keyboards of Mark Naftalin, added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated worldwide interest in the blues.


The band’s first LP, released in 1965, was named “#11 Blues Album of All Time” by Downbeat. The only artist to perform at The Newport Folk Festival in 1965, The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Paul would continue to break new ground in the blues, and to stand up for racial equality, until his death at age 44 in 1987 of a drug overdose.


Through his music and words, along with first-hand accounts of his family, his band mates and those closest to him, Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest blues harmonica player of all time. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Paul Butterfield is one of a handful of musicians inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Blues Halls of Fame, alongside other legendary artists including B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Billie Holiday and Eric Clapton.


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Sunday 29 Mar 202017:30
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I Could Go On Singing (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


A successful singer, working in London, visits her son whilst his father is away to attempt to build her relationship with him.

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Wednesday 11 Mar 202012:0015:30
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Jhalki (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere


The disappearance of her 7-year old kid brother sets Jhalki off on a mission to find him at all costs. Armed with an intimate folk-tale of a tireless sparrow and her own charming presence of mind, Jhalki embarks on a relentless journey to find and free her brother.


Followed by Panel Discussion and Reception Chaired by: Mr Tony Matharu


In collaboration with www.integrityinternationaltrust.com

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Monday 30 Mar 202019:15
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Jihad Jane (15)

In March 2010, the arrest on terror charges of a blonde haired, blue-eyed, American woman who called herself ‘Jihad Jane’ made headlines world wide and was described as the 'new front in the war on terrorism.' The story of Coleen LaRose, a forty six-year-old woman, who had radicalised in rural Pennsylvania led the evening news bulletins. What made the case more surreal and confusing was the arrest of another American woman, Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a Colorado native — this time in Waterford, Ireland. One American woman caught up in a terror cell based out Ireland seemed incredible but two....


Amid a backdrop of NSA surveillance, media hysteria and online radicalization — Jihad Jane is the never before told story of marriage proposals, a murder plot and the world’s most unlikely terror cell.

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Thursday 12 Mar 202020:50
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Juliet of the Spirits (15)

Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio when his behaviour grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past.

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Sunday 23 Feb 202014:30
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Kathaah@8 (PG)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A

Preceded by a reception


Kathaah@8 (Stories@8) is an award-winning anthology of 8 stories in 8 different Indian languages - all happening at 8:00 pm. The films explore themes around love, loss and longing, of tears and fears, hopes and dreams. Stories strewn across a town, a city, a country, all happening in the expanse of a few hours one night.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202014:15
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LGBTQ Short Film Showcase (18)

UK Asian Film Festival


5:30pm Reception

6pm Short Film Screenings

7:10pm Q&A

7:25pm 5 min break

7:30pm Screening of short film Sheer Qorma

8pm Q&A with director of Sheer Qorma



Daaravtha 2015

Dir Nishat Roy Bombarde | Marathi with English Subtitles | 30 min

An adolescent Pankaj is discovering his sexuality. Torn between a patriarchal Indian upbringing full of gender-stereotypes and his natural urge to identify with the opposite gender, he finds an opportunity to express his desires within the bounds of cultural ethos


Birds of Paradise 2018

Dir MM Rahul | Malayalam with English Subtitles | 10 min

The film travels through a day in the life of three transgender people set amidst the binary morality of society.


Shaadi Ke Kapde 2019

Dir Sonal Giani | Hindi with English Subtitles | 10 min 30 seconds

A wedding in the family is a happy occasion, a time for celebration buy is Sunny hassled?


Monsoon Date 2018

Dir Tanuja Chandra | Hindi/English with English Subtitles | 20 min

On uneventful rainy evening a young woman on her way to her date experiences bittersweet moments with a series of strangers even as a storm brews inside her

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Friday 3 Apr 202018:00
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La Dolce Vita (12A)

Federico Fellini’s exquisite tale of celebrity casts an adoring yet critical eye towards post-war Rome. Set over seven decadent days, the film follows Marcello Mastroianni’s philandering journalist, pursuing a happiness that’s always just out of reach.

A new 4K restoration marks the film’s 60th anniversary and screens as part of the official 2020 celebrations for the centenary of Federico Fellini.


“Probably the greatest film ever made” - Nicolas Winding Refn

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Tuesday 3 Mar 202019:30
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Lenny Abrahamson & Normal People: Talk & Taster

St Patrick's Day Festival


Irish Film London Patron Lenny Abrahamson returns to Regent Street Cinema for a taster and chat about his latest creation: A 12-part BBC/Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney's award-winning Normal People. Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.

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Sunday 15 Mar 202017:30
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Lihaaf (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

Closing Film / UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A


A period drama, the film is based on Ismat Chugtai's most celebrated story Lihaaf (published 1942). The film interweaves the plot of same sex relationship between Begum and her masseuse and the trial that Ismat underwent after being slapped with a case of obscenity on publishing the story. The film raises themes of homosexuality and freedom of speech that our society is grappling with even today.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202019:30
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Little Women (U)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) directs this new adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott following the lives of four sisters in 19th Century America.


“If this isn't the Little Women you remember, either on page or screen, that's understandable. But it's likely the one you felt, and that's more important” - Time Out.


Oscar Winner

Best Costume Design

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Tuesday 18 Feb 202018:10
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London Transport Double Bill (PG)

Heavenly Films presents BBC Arena's Little Platform, Big Stage and Underground


Two classic BBC Arena documentaries about London Transport + Q&A with director Zimena Percival, BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms and Anthony Wall, Arena Series Editor, hosted by Travis Elborough, author of The Bus We Loved.


Little Platform, Big Stage

(dir Zimena Percival 2005)


Produced for the BBC's acclaimed Arena strand and to mark the extinction of London’s bus conductors, triggered by the demise in 2005 of the capital’s classic Routemasters, Zimena Percival’s enchanting Little Platform, Big Stage, packed with great old clips  and music, meets five conductors from decades past with a billion tales to tell.



Underground

(Zimena Percival 2007)


Ever wondered what the underground looks like from the drivers seat? Look no further than Arena's 2007 documentary Underground, a celebration of the world's oldest underground system. Zimena Percival's inventive film begins 150 years ago in a Victorian London of slums and gaslight and takes us on a mysterious adventure through tube history, with contributions from some of the Underground's very own staff.

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Wednesday 26 Feb 202019:30
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Looking for Chekhov (15)

CinemaItaliaUK

Followed by a Q&A with the director


Actor Vinicio Marchioni, inspired by Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya, reimagines the play's tragic narrative following the destructive earthquakes that hit Italy in 2009 and 2016, reproducing it on stage in Narni. Seeing himself in the writings and correspondence of the Russian playwright, he starts a journey across Russia to learn more about the life and times of Anton Chekhov. The result is a fascinating documentary which explores the themes of Chekhov's 19th Century narrative, and how Marchioni manages to reconnect them with the dramatic earthquakes that shook Italy.

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Sunday 26 Apr 202018:30
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Love Child (15)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A with director Eva Mulvad


An intimately filmed, epic love story meets Leila and Sahand escaping from Iran so they can be together. Suddenly living together in a strange new land battling tightening asylum laws, they face hurdles that test the strength of their relationship.

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Tuesday 17 Mar 202020:30
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Mai Khôi & The Dissidents (12A)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A


Dubbed “Vietnam’s Lady Gaga” and likened to Pussy Riot, Vietnamese pop star Mai Khôi must go to great lengths to disseminate her music which champions women’s rights, LGBT rights and free speech, having fallen foul of the ruling Communist party.

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Monday 16 Mar 202019:30
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Maxima (15)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A


Maxima tells the incredible story of Máxima Acuña, a fearless Indigenous farmer from the Peruvian highlands, who is standing up to one of the largest goldmining companies in the world in the face of violent intimidation.


Q&A to follow the screening with director Claudia Sparrow and Senior Campaigner, Global Witness Land and Environmental Defenders Campaign, Ben Leather

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Wednesday 18 Mar 202020:45
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Midnight Family (15)

The Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance in Mexico City, competing with other EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. While making a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police forces into questionable practices, Midnight Family explores urgent questions around healthcare, the failings of government and the complexity of personal responsibility.


“Portraits of institutional dysfunction don't come much more urgent, and quietly bleak, than this...” - Variety


This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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Wednesday 8 Apr 202020:30
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Midnight Traveler (15)

In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home.


Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera-phones.Hassan and his wife Fatima are both filmmakers, and they are educating their daughters and encouraging them to be artists. The whole family shot this autobiographical film, which began when they sought and were rejected for refugee protection and follows them along the notorious Balkan smuggling route. As they experienced increasingly degrading circumstances, the family latched on to filmmaking as a way to not just survive, but retain their humanity.


Midnight Traveler is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travellers they meet on their odyssey.

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Monday 2 Mar 202018:3020:30
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Mirror Mirror - A Symposium on Body Image (18)

Shorts on Tap


This February 19th Shorts On Tap will explore body image and self-awareness via a selection of eye-opening short films from all around the world, followed by Q&As with attending filmmakers and panel discussion with special guest speakers.


A journey through self-love and self-acceptance, ‘Mirror Mirror’ sets out to explore themes of psychology, physical appearance and the notion of ‘beauty’ in Western society and its relationship with social and cultural ideals.


The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with experts on mental health and issues relating to body dysmorphic disorder.


SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

Adam Pearson - Award-winning disability rights campaigner, actor, presenter and speaker.

Michelle Elman - 5 board accredited life coach, presenter and award-winning activist.

Stephanie Yeboah - Author, freelance writer, public speaker and fat acceptance advocate, and multi-award nominated plus size fashion blogger.



SHORT FILM PROGRAMME:


ADALAMADRINA (09:22") Spain, 2019 - by Carlota Oms


ADAM (04:42") UK, 2016 - by Balan Evans


BREAKFAST (09:54") USA, 2016 - by Tyler Byrnes


DAILY MANTRA (02:00") USA, 2017 - by Kara Hakanson


DIC PIC (11:43") UK, 2019 - by Kit Griffiths


DYSMORPHIA (02:00") UK, 2019 - by Wiktoria Kocan


EVERYONE CALLS ME ORI (04:40") Venezuela, 2019 - directed by Vadim Lasca


LIKE MOTHER LIKE (15:47") USA, 2019 - by Marcela Biven


NIL BY MOUTH (03:35") USA, 2017 - by Kaye Tuckerman


STRIP IT (04:55") UK, 2020 - by Lucrezia Pollice


STRANGER (02:39") USA, 2017 - by Rina Gluckman


TINA (08:50") USA, 2019 - by Gayatri Bahl


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Wednesday 19 Feb 202019:30
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Mister T. (15)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A


1953. In Warsaw rising from the ashes a renowned author, Mister T. (Paweł Wilczak), lives in a hotel for writers and makes a living by giving extra lessons to a beautiful teenage student. One day a young man moves in next door. Mister T. becomes his mentor in the world, where vodka and good company ease the feeling of constant surveillance. Mister T.’s life becomes more complicated, once the authorities begin to suspect him of trying to blow up the Palace of Culture and Science, his student announces some unexpected news, and the security service’s agents watch his every move.


Followed by a Q&A with actor Pawel Wilczak and producer Jaroslaw Bolinski

There will be live music in the bar before the screening

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Saturday 21 Mar 202020:35
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Moby Dick (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

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Wednesday 1 Apr 202012:0015:30
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Mr. Jones (15)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.


“a magnificent performance by Norton and a deliciously ripe turn from Peter Sarsgaard” - The Arts Desk

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Sunday 22 Mar 202019:30
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaa desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. A classic from Studio Ghibli.

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Saturday 29 Feb 202011:30
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New Irish Short Films 1 (15)



A collection of Ireland's newest short films from established and emerging filmmakers.

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Friday 13 Mar 202017:30
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New Irish Short Films 2 (15)



A collection of Ireland's newest short films from established and emerging filmmakers.

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Sunday 15 Mar 202019:30
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Olivia (15)

Another Gaze


Seventy years on, Jacqueline Audry’s romantic period piece remains a landmark of lesbian representation long overdue for rediscovery. Set in a 19th century French finishing school, new English boarder Olivia (Marie-Claire Olivia) quickly finds herself hot for her teacher—the migraine-prone Mademoiselle Clara (Cat People’s Simone Simon)—and her headmistress, Mademoiselle Julie (Edwige Feuillere). Lace and repressed lust abound as affections and attachments fly and the students’ greatest lessons prove to be those of love and attraction.

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Tuesday 10 Mar 202019:30
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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.

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Sunday 19 Apr 202019:30
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Onward (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

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Saturday 25 Apr 202011:30
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Parasite (15)

Brilliant class critique. The Kim family all live in a tiny basement flat and all four are unemployed. When the son gets a chance to bluff his way into a well-paid tutoring job, hopes of a regular income for all start to blossom.


Winner of the Palme d’Or, Bong Joon-ho reminds us that he is one of the world’s most exciting, talented and entertaining directors with the hilarious, scathing, thrilling and utterly unique Parasite.

"Bong is back and on brilliant form, but he is unmistakably, roaringly furious, and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous, so 2019: Parasite is a tick fat with the bitter blood of class rage.” - Variety


Oscar Winner

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

Best International Film


2 BAFTA wins:

Best Original Screenplay

Best Film Not in the English Language


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Saturday 14 Mar 202017:0019:45
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Pilsudski (15)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


After a daring escape from a mental asylum Józef Piłsudski (Borys Szyc) regains a leadership of the underground Polish independence movement. Uncompromising on the battlefield, in his private life he is torn between two women – his wife and his lover. Considered a terrorist by conservative members of the Polish Socialist Party, Piłsudski together with his closest associates will stop at nothing to achieve his goal: independent Poland. As 1914 approaches, he sees new chances to achieve his objective.


Piłsudski is a historical drama, a passionate romance, and above all a true story of lesser-known aspects of the Polish Marshal’s life.

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Saturday 21 Mar 202016:00
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Brittany, France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

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Sunday 5 Apr 202019:30
Monday 6 Apr 202018:3020:55
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Princess Mononoke (PG)

Kids Kino Club
Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults

A magical tale that follows the young Emishi warrior Ashitaka on a quest to find a cure for a curse put on him. A struggle unravels between forest gods and the humans, and an allegiance forms between the young warrior and the Princess Mononoke.

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Saturday 22 Feb 202011:30
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Pyaasa (U)

UK Asian Film Festival


Vijay (Guru Dutt) writes unpopular poems about the destitute and poor. Ridiculed by his brothers and scorned by publishers, Vijay finds encouragement in a sweet prostitute, Gulabo (Waheeda Rehman). When a homeless man wearing a coat Vijay gave him is killed, Gulabo convinces a publisher to print his poems, believing Vijay to be dead. The poems are wildly popular, thanks to the myth conjured around Vijay's supposed death. When he reappears, he finds that few friends can be trusted.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202016:40
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Queen & Slim (15)

A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.


“The 'rhetoric' of Queen & Slim reverberates with anger and love and mourning.” - Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

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Friday 6 Mar 202018:1520:50
Saturday 7 Mar 202014:3017:1520:00
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Radioactive (12A)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Followed by a Q&A with director Marjane Satrapi


Young and ambitious Maria Skłodowska (Rosamund Pike) emigrates from Poland to Paris, where she studies physics, chemistry and mathematics at the Sorbonne. As a young woman working in a scientific world dominated by men, nobody takes her very seriously until she is awarded the Nobel Prize alongside her fellow researcher and husband Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). Adapted from Lauren Redniss’s graphic novel of the same title and directed by Marjane Satrapi, Radioactive charts the life and legacy of the first person to win two Nobel Prize awards.

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Thursday 19 Mar 202019:00
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Real (15)

Special Q&A Preview with director and cast


In inner city Portsmouth, an unremarkable newsagent’s sits between a courthouse and a business centre. It’s here that sparks fly between well-dressed Kyle (Aki Omoshaybi) and equally poised Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner). Yet despite their outward appearances, both are struggling to move on from hardship they’d rather keep hidden. As their feelings for one another blossom, their pasts resurface, threatening to break them apart before their relationship has even begun.


An authentic and touching love story from a place where second chances are hard to come by, this impressive debut feature marks actor turned writer-director Aki Omoshaybi as a talent to watch.

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Tuesday 21 Apr 202020:30
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Rear Window (PG)

Amazing Grace


L.B. Jeffries, a photographer with a broken leg, takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbours during a summer heat wave. But things really hot up when he suspects one neighbour of murdering his invalid wife and burying the body in a flower garden

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Sunday 5 Apr 202014:30
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Rock’n’Roll Eddie (PG)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


The greatest dream of a 12-year-old Frank is to become an inventor. With his friend, snappy and spontaneous Isabel, they accidently punch a hole to another dimension – a mysterious and dangerous land of Oblivio – and bring in an amazing stranger called Eddie, a wacky Elvis Presley lookalike. He is chased by ruthless bounty hunters and the situation is getting more and more dangerous for all three of them. Eddie’s life depends on Isabel’s courage and Frank’s imagination. To send Eddie back to his world the kids have to jump into the greatest adventure of their lives, full of surprises, chases, and narrow escapes.

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Sunday 22 Mar 202012:00
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S.O.S. Titanic (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


In April 1912 the most famous ship of all, Titanic, sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. S.O.S. Titanic is considered one of the best 'action' films telling the story of that ill-fated night. We screen this film on the 108th anniversary of the sinking.

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Wednesday 15 Apr 202012:0015:30
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Seven Chances (U)

Live Soundtrack


Buster gets word that if he can be married by seven o’clock that evening he will inherit seven million dollars. When his sweetheart refuses, he proposes to everyone in a skirt….


Accompanied by a live soundtrack, performed by Donald MacKenzie on our 1936 Compton cinema organ.



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Monday 13 Apr 202019:00
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Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (15)

The documentary chronicles the infamous photographer’s life behind and outside the camera. A child of immigrants and a life battling inner demons, Jim fought his way to become one of the most trusted mavericks behind a lens throughout 60’s history. A passion for music led him to capture some of the most iconic figures in music history from Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, to the infamous image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar....

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Wednesday 11 Mar 202020:30
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Some Like It Hot (12A)

Jack Lemmon in...


When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in when they meet the beautiful Sugar Kane and hilariously compete for her affections.


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Sunday 1 Mar 202016:00
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Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


A cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

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Saturday 11 Apr 202011:30
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Sons and Fathers (U)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with the director

Reception from 6.30pm


Sons and Fathers turns the creative lens upon the history of the film industry in Sri Lanka and its chequered path, by narrating the story of two generations of musicians who are caught in the whirlpool of political turbulence, the Tamil separatist war in the north and growing anti-Tamil sentiments in the country.

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Thursday 2 Apr 202019:00
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Spellbound (PG)

Matinee Classics
Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

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Wednesday 29 Apr 202012:0015:30
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Stardust (15)

Heavenly Films presents Stardust plus Q&A


Stardust, staring David Essex, was the 1974 follow up to That’ll Be The Day and picked up where the first film ended. Jim (David Essex) is now enjoying the nomadic ‘gigs and groupies’ life of The Stray Cats (with bandmates Paul Nicolas, Keith Moon, Dave Edmunds, and Karl Howman). When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to turn sour, reflecting the tragic days when the pressures proved too great for many talented musicians of the 1960s.


Directed by Michael Apted (of The World Is Not Enough and 7-Up series fame) and co-starring Adam Faith as the group's manager, it remains one the greatest rock 'n' roll movies ever made and a grittily real portrayal of the highs and lows of fame.


This screening will followed by a Q&A with writer Ray Connolly hosted by Travis Elborough.

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Wednesday 25 Mar 202019:30
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Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival


The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man who was poised to become the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life.


The unforgettable lead vocalist of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and their classic songs such as‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ and ‘I Miss You’, Teddy subsequently became the first solo male African American artist to record four consecutive platinum albums in theUS, but his career was struck by tragedy in 1982 when a car accident left him paralysed at the age of just 31. He later made a triumphant comeback in front of a global audience of 1.9 billion at  Live Aid.


Featuring revealing interviews with his family, friends and colleagues alongside industry legends Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, rarely seen archive footage and a soulful soundtrack, this insightful and moving documentary captures Teddy’s rise to fame against the complex backdrop of 1960s America and his victorious comeback after his life-changing accident.


This screening marks 10 years since Teddy Pendergrass' death.

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Saturday 28 Mar 202017:30
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The Apartment (PG)

Jack Lemmon in...

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for liaisons, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. The film won five Oscars.

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Sunday 5 Apr 202017:00
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The Australian Dream (15)

In the final three years of his playing career, Indigenous Australian Adam Goodes was named Australian of the Year, publicly called out racism, and celebrated a goal by performing an on-field Indigenous war dance, similar to the Māori haka. He quickly emerged as a champion for the Australian Indigenous community, intent on helping to heal the divide that has dogged Australia since European colonisation. But after he had a young supporter of a rival team ejected from the arena for racial abuse, the cheers very quickly turned to jeers as football crowds turned on him. The searing press attention that followed only fuelled the fire, and he eventually walked away from the game without any of the fanfare he deserved. A rare and powerful first-hand insight into the effects of racism in sport and across wider society.

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Wednesday 29 Apr 202018:30
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The Big Country (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


A New Englander arrives in the Old West where he becomes embroiled in a fued between two families over a valuable patch of land.

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Wednesday 25 Mar 202012:0015:30
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The Champion (15)

CinemaItaliaUK

The screening will be followed by a drinks reception


Christian is a young and talented football player, a genius on the pitch but also a complete unpredictable loose cannon. After his last screw-up, the President of his football team decides to hire a tutor to teach him some discipline. The task will fall on Valerio, a solitary and grumpy professor. Sparks will fly at the beginning but there may be a chance that this improbable duo may become a big help the one for the other.


Directed by Leonardo D'Agostini and starring Stefano Accorsi (L'ultimo bacio, Veloce come il vento) and Andrea Carpenzano (Tutto quello che vuoi, La Terra dell'Abbastanza), Il Campione is a captivating dramatic comedy about football and friendship which won the Silver Ribbon for Best New Director.

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Tuesday 25 Feb 202019:30
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The Coldest Game (15)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


Former US chess champion, brilliant mathematician, and alcoholic Joshua Mansky (Bill Pullman) is recruited by a CIA agent and sent to Warsaw for a secret mission. He must compete against the Soviet champion Gawrylow at the historic Palace of Culture and Science, while the intelligence is being gathered from a secret informant, a Soviet officer. With the ongoing Cuban Missile Crisis the conflict between the world’s superpowers escalates and the chess game acquires increasing significance, with America’s global position at stake.

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Friday 20 Mar 202020:30
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The Country Girl (PG)

Amazing Grace

An adaptation of Clifford Odets' play. Bing Crosby stars as Frank Elgin, a once-famous Broadway star who's hit the skids. Hotshot young director Bernie Dodd, a long-time admirer of Elgin, tries to get the old-timer back on his feet with a starring role in a new play, annoying the actor’s wife at the same time. Grace Kelly won a best actress Oscar for her role in this film.

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Sunday 15 Mar 202015:00
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The Fortune Cookie (U)

Jack Lemmon in...


An insurance salesman concocts a scheme to cash in on his brother-in-law's injury.


"The friction between the laughs and the cynicism generates more heat than most Hollywood comedies even aim at" - Time Out

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Sunday 19 Apr 202016:45
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The Garden of Allah (U)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


Domini Enfilden (Marlene Dietrich), an heiress who had long been confined to caring for her recently-deceased father, travels to the liberating expanses of the North African desert to renew her soul. There she meets Boris Androvski (Charles Boyer), a Trappist monk who has fled his monastery after struggling with the pressure of keeping his vows. The two free birds fall in love and marry, but will Domini discover the monastic secret that Boris is hiding from her?


Nominated for two Oscars, The Garden of Allah eventually received an honorary Academy Award for its pioneering use of Three-strip Technicolor.

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Sunday 22 Mar 202015:00
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The Glenn Miller Story (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


Wonderful biography of band leader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in 1944.

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Wednesday 8 Apr 202012:0015:30
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The Ladykillers (U)

Matinee Classics
Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s

An oddball group of bank robbers planning their next job decide to rent rooms from an innocent old lady who believes they are musicians. But when one of the gang's case falls open and reveals a stash of banknotes, their landlady vows to report the men to the police.

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Wednesday 4 Mar 202012:0015:30
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The Lighthouse (15)

A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers – Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe - trying to maintain their sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.


“It leaves you dazed, terrified and elated, and it signals Eggers as one of the most exciting directors working today.” – Time Out


Oscar Nominated

Best Cinematography

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Friday 28 Feb 202020:50
Saturday 29 Feb 202014:0016:1518:3020:45
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The Nights of Cabiria (PG)

Giulietta Masina plays an eternally optimistic Rome prostitute with a heart of gold and a head of cotton candy in Fellini's Oscar-winning masterpiece. This funny, poignant classic inspired the musical Sweet Charity.

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Sunday 23 Feb 202017:00
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The Painted Bird (18)

A young boy is entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is on his own.  Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.


Directed, written and produced by Marhoul, The Painted Bird, features a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper. The film has won ecstatic acclaim as an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.


★★★★★

“a monumental piece of work” Xan Brooks, The Guardian

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Friday 24 Apr 202019:30
Saturday 25 Apr 202015:00
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The Pretty Things - The Final Bow (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A and an acoustic blues set from Phil May and Dick Taylor


Featuring David Gilmour & Van Morrison, The Pretty Things' final concert brings the curtain down a ground-breaking musical career spanning over 55 years. Founded by an ex-Rolling Stone; Dick Taylor, along with superb vocalist Phil May, The Pretty Things were so raucous and rebellious that they made the Stones seem sedate by comparison.


Featuring behind the scenes documentary footage with interviews with Phil, the band and more, this is their final bow to a sell-out crowd at London's Indigo O2.

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Saturday 28 Mar 202020:30
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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Found inside a stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into a charming young woman.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202011:30
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The Welkin

National Theatre Live


Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.


James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins).

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Thursday 21 May 202019:00
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Theodora Goes Wild (PG)

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival


Theodora Lynn (Irene Dunne) is a small-town Sunday school teacher, who also happens to be the secret author of a bestselling risqué novel. The serialisation of her book in the local newspaper leads the outraged Lynnfield Literary Circle to force the editor (Thomas Mitchell) to stop printing it. Theodora visits her publisher in New York, where she meets the book’s illustrator Michael Grant (Melvyn Douglas). Michael vows to set her free from prudish Lynnfield, yet harbours his own secret.... A classic screwball comedy featuring some of the stars of the era, Theodora Goes Wild was nominated for two Oscars.

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Saturday 21 Mar 202014:00
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To Catch A Thief (PG)

Amazing Grace


When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

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Sunday 19 Apr 202014:30
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (12A)

Originally an iconic editor of African-American fiction, Toni Morrison began writing because the book she wanted to read – about the inner life of a young black girl – did not yet exist. She died earlier this year the Nobel Prize-winning grande dame of American literature, her death provoking the kind of outpouring that is only generated when someone’s work has touched and changed innumerable lives.


Focusing solely on the African-American experience, her powerful and visceral prose explored race in America and African-American identity, history, imagination and mythology in virtuosic works including Song of Solomon and Beloved, her Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s artful and intimate meditation on her life and career travels from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali; and from the front lines with Angela Davis to years spent teaching at Princeton University, depicting a woman dedicated to the people around her, as well as to her art.


As well as illuminating interviews with Morrison herself, it features a superb range of contributors including Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Beloved into a feature. Touching and timely, it pays fitting tribute to an astonishing intellect, a dynamic cultural and social commentator and one of the most singular writers of recent times.

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Monday 23 Mar 202020:30
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Trolls World Tour (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of 6 different troll tribes scattered over 6 different lands devoted to 6 different types of music. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a lot louder!

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Saturday 18 Apr 202011:30
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True Grit (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.

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Wednesday 22 Apr 202012:0015:30
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Turning 18 (12A)

Queer East Film Festival


This documentary explores the struggles of two indigenous Taiwanese teenagers: Chen, who looks after her alcoholic mother, and Pei, who moves in with her boyfriend to escape an abusive home. Director Ho Chao-ti approaches their experiences from a female perspective, addressing issues of sexual abuse, LGBTQ rights, and rural poverty.


Presented in partnership with Westminster School of Arts, University of Westminster. With support from the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan), Taiwan Film Institute and Taiwan Docs.


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Monday 27 Apr 202020:30
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Up In The Air (15)

Psychology at the Movies

Followed by a panel discussion


Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) a corporate downsizer and modern business traveller has lived his life in transit for many years. Suddenly he finds himself ready to make a real connection.


The screening will be followed by a panel discussion covering the themes and issues raised in the film, hosted by psychologist Bryan Bonaparte.

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Wednesday 22 Apr 202019:00
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Villetta Con Ospiti (15)

CinemaItaliaUK


Every small town has its secrets - and so does this small community living in the mountains in Northern Italy. In the space of two days, all the small hypocrisies, prejudices and suspicions hidden in the lives of these people will soon culminate in a dramatic life changing event. Ivano de Matteo directs an amazing ensemble of Italian actors in this captivating drama.

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Tuesday 24 Mar 202019:30
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Weathering With You (12A)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


A high school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who seems to be able to control the weather.

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Saturday 7 Mar 202011:30
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Women's Day

Astounding stories by women born in the USSR - pioneers and survivors - who reveal their lives from the 1917 revolution to the present day. Intimate, surprising, funny, painful and contradictory - the untold history of women in Russia.


The Nobel Laureate, the ‘Voice of the USSR’, the beauty blogger, the cyber security boss, veterans of Stalingrad and the Leningrad Siege, the exiled feminist, the Tractorist Heroine and many more.


These women were forged in a culture that had officially proclaimed women equal to men. They were told they could achieve it all, but at what cost - and what was the reality?

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Sunday 8 Mar 202019:00
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straight 8 2020 (18)

the best short films from straight 8 2020


8 films are fresh from their cannes film festival premiere, and the rest will be seen for the first time ever – even by the people who made them.


each of these films were shot on one 3 minute 20 second roll of super 8mm film. they had no brief, only in-camera edits and no post-production. soundtracks were made without having seen the film.


arrive early for pre-drinks in the cinema bar, and an after-party follows the screening.

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Saturday 23 May 202017:30