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*Film 1: From Here to Eternity (PG)

Powerful drama exploring the passions and violence of a group of squaddies stationed at Pearl Harbour just before World War II. Based on the novel by James Jones.


Frank Sinatra won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his work on this film.

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Sunday 18 Aug 201914:00
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*Film 1: Suddenly, Last Summer (15)

A brilliant brain surgeon's treatment of a young girl's neuroses uncovers a dark family history that her wealthy aunt wants to bury forever. Hepburn and Taylor both earned Academy Award nominations for this superb adaptation of Tennessee William’s play.



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Sunday 21 Jul 201917:30
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*Film 1: Varda by Agnès (15)

Whether in front of the camera or behind it, Agnès Varda was a visual storyteller who eschewed convention and prescribed approaches to drama.  


In Varda by Agnès - Varda's final film - she offers a personal insight into her oeuvre, using excerpts from her work to illustrate her unique artistic visions and ideas.


'A charming and characteristically bittersweet farewell' - Indiewire

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Thursday 15 Aug 201918:30
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*Film 2: All About Eve (PG)

Take a look at the dark side of early Hollywood in this double bill. An aging Broadway star suffers from the hidden menace of a rising star. A witty, exaggerated, cruel and wildly funny film with superb performances.

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Sunday 21 Jul 201919:50
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*Film 2: Cléo from 5 to 7 (PG)

Agnès Varda skilfully captures Paris at the height of the ‘60s in this intriguing tale expertly presented in real time about a singer whose life is in turmoil as she awaits a test result from a biopsy. As Cléo readies herself to meet with her doctor she meets several friends and strangers, and grapples with her idea of her own mortality.


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Thursday 15 Aug 201920:50
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A Clockwork Orange (18)

Stanley Kubrick’s stunning near-future sci-fi features a sadistic gang-leader who whiles away evenings with his droogs in the Korova Milkbar before embarking on terrorising rampages. What will the authorities do about him? Contrasting the violence of the individual with that of state control, this dark satire has more bite than anything else in Kubrick’s oevre and subsequently suffered from distribution problems at the time of release.


"What our nightmares have accustomed us to see in dreams, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange shows us in broad daylight. It is one of the most unsettling films in the whole of cinema." - The Evening Standard

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Sunday 28 Jul 201919:45
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A Season In France (12A)

Abbas, a high school teacher in the Central African Republic, has fled his war-torn country with his two children. They now live in France, where Abbas works at a food market, while applying for political asylum. A French woman, Carole, falls in love with him and offers a roof for him and his family. When Abbas’ application is rejected, they face a crucial decision.

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Friday 9 Aug 201918:30
Saturday 10 Aug 201918:30
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Amin (18)

Amin (Moustapha Mbengue) works as a hired hand for a building company based in a Paris suburb. He lives in a hostel that he shares with other African immigrants including a Moroccan co-worker who unlike Amin cannot adjust to his circumstances. That’s not to say Amin doesn’t miss home and his wife and three children, to whom he sends money and whatever gifts he can afford. Then he encounters Gabrielle (Emmanuelle Devos), a middle-aged French divorcée whose house Amin has been hired to renovate. As time passes, an intimacy develops between the two and they gradually open up about their lives. Faucon’s film revels in the details of Amin’s life and is aided in no small part by Mbengue and Devos’ moving performances.

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Friday 9 Aug 201920:40
Saturday 10 Aug 201920:40
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Animals

Laura and Tyler are two girls who like to party - drink, drugs and general debauchery infuse their days while their careers and lives remain on hold. As they drift into their thirties, reality begins to bite, but Laura and Tyler will not be tamed so easily. A celebration of female friendship, the film is an unconventional and very funny snapshot of two very modern women.


“a wonderful, utterly lived-in film about two women at a crossroads, one that attendees should be breathlessly, excitedly discussing around town, urging everyone else to see immediately.” – The Guardian

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Friday 30 Aug 201918:3020:45
Saturday 31 Aug 201914:0016:1518:3020:45
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Apocalypse Now Final Cut (15)

Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now Final Cut, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded.


Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of his multi-awarded classic - a haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers.

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Thursday 22 Aug 201919:30
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Apollo 11

A cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon.


"one of the most astounding films about space ever made" - The Guardian

★★★★★

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Friday 26 Jul 201918:3020:30
Saturday 27 Jul 201914:3016:3018:3020:30
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Backtrack Boys (15)

London Australian Film Festival

London Premiere


The London Australian Film Festival presents the London premiere of Backtrack Boys, an inspiring and life-affirming documentary about wayward youth, the power of redemption and some amazing dogs.

Introduced by Dr Scott Miller (from More4's Vet on The Hill) & winner of the audience choice awards at both the Melbourne International and Sydney Film Festivals.


An uplifting story like no other. A group of boys, lost within a world that doesn’t care, are on a perilous course towards jail until they are taken under the wing of the soft talking, and highly insightful “jackaroo” farmer, Bernie Shakeshaft, who transforms their lives through learning to train the dogs of his prize-winning jumping team.


Filmed over two years, this observational documentary focuses on three boys at different stages of the programme. Bonds are developed and healing begins, but the risk of falling back into old habits is never far away.


This inspiring coming of age story reveals the challenges and triumphs these boys face as they try to find their place in the world, alongside the dogs that help tame their wild ways.


Roundly praised as one of the finest Australian documentaries of the past year, director Catherine Scott has woven a sensitive, deeply humanist narrative about connection, rehabilitation, and hope.


"an immensely powerful film…one of the finest documentaries of 2018...one of the best Australian films of the year " – The Curb


The student short film Walk Like Them (Sydney Film School - d. Faraaz Rahman) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

Never heard of dog jumping – neither had we and, wow, are we now happy we have! This film will make you want to shout encouragement at the screen & your heart will sing with joy.

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Sunday 30 Jun 201914:00
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Bad Timing (18)

A psychiatrist, living in Vienna, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.

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Tuesday 6 Aug 201920:35
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Balloon (12A)

Set during 1979 in Germany, Balloon recounts the astonishing true story of two families attempting to leave the GDR for west Germany . Desperate to flee, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families work together to create a homemade hot-air balloon to cross the inner German border. On the night of their planned escape The Wetzel’s fear the balloon incapable of performing the journey due to the weather, jumping from the escape attempt early they soon realise they were mere metres from the border and freedom.


The following morning the local Stasi scour the crash site for evidence in order to track down the defectors.  With paranoia setting in with both families in fear of capture race against time to escape.  A daring true story bought the screen by German director Michael Herbig.


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Tuesday 13 Aug 201919:30
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Barry Lyndon (PG)

Based on William Makepeace Thackeray's novel 'The Luck of Barry Lyndon', the film recounts the exploits of a fictional 18th century Irish rogue and social climber. Winner of 4 Oscars.

"Barry Lyndon is something to rediscover"

The Times

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Sunday 18 Aug 201919:00
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Broken Blossoms (PG)

Frustrated in his desire to bring the teachings of Buddha to the tough denizens of London, a disillusioned young Chinese man, loses himself in the reveries of opium mists until the plight of a young waif startles him back to reality


Accompanied by a live soundtrack on our original 1936 Compton Organ

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Monday 26 Aug 201919:00
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Calamity Jane (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets from £1.75

Deadwood, South Dakota - Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful and handy with a gun as any. Jane's wild promises set her off in search of a beautiful singer to grace the stage at the Golden Garter saloon, but her triumphant return to town might be tainted when she inadvertently introduces a feminine rival to the man she loves.

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Wednesday 7 Aug 201912:0015:30
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Carousel (U)

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

This much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical tells the story of carnival barker Billy Bigelow, who is killed committing an armed robbery in order to provide for his baby girl. Years later Billy is allowed to return to Earth for his daughter's graduation.

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Wednesday 10 Jul 201912:0015:30
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Cleopatra (PG)

The historical drama that brought Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton together stars she as the queen of all Egypt and he as her Roman lover Mark Antony. Unfortunately, her alliance with Caesar (Rex Harrison) runs deeper than politics - a situation that takes both empires to the brink.


Spanning three years, the film's production was as epic and tempestuous as the story it tells with stealing and sexual harassment rife on set, Taylor falling ill for months, and a budget that nearly killed 20th Century Fox. Taylor's 65 costumes cost as much as most movies; one dress alone was made of 24 carat gold.

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Sunday 28 Jul 201915:00
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Detective Pikachu (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


In a world where people collect Pokemon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent, talking Pikachu who wants to be a detective.

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Saturday 17 Aug 201911:30
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Diego Maradona (12A)


On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city.


★★★★★

"Kapadia compels you to care, whether you like football or not" – The Telegraph

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Friday 12 Jul 201919:30
Saturday 13 Jul 201914:3017:1520:00
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Dirty God

A young British mother struggles to reclaim her life after a brutal acid attack leaves her severely scarred.


★★★★

“a hard-hitting, bitingly authentic film in the vein of social-realist works by British filmmakers such as Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay” – Sight and Sound

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Tuesday 23 Jul 201918:30
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Dr. Strangelove (U)

Stanley Kubrick tackles the cold war through pitch black comedy and a brutalising look at life in the Marines. Kubrick’s pitch black, unfailingly funny masterpiece has always felt perhaps too terrifyingly close to the truth of the Cold War. When a rogue US General decides to strike the first blow it appears an automated Russian defence system will ensure the end of the world, unless the bomber wing can be recalled. Features 3 separate stellar performances from Peter Sellers.

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Sunday 11 Aug 201920:00
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Dumbo (2019) (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. A new live action classic of a much loved Disney classic.

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Saturday 27 Jul 201911:30
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Erskineville Kings (15)

London Australian Film Festival

20th Anniversary Screening


The London Australian Film Festival is thrilled to present the twentieth anniversary screening of Erskineville Kings. Long before Wolverine and The Greatest Showman, a charismatic young actor named Hugh Jackman burst onto Australian screens in this brilliant low-budget ensemble drama set in Sydney’s rough “inner-west” suburbs.

Introduced by film critic, Ed Gibbs


Sparks fly when Barky (Martin Dennis) returns home for his father’s funeral, and a reunion with his estranged brother Wace (Jackman). Old wounds are reopened and home truths emerge, as Barky and Wace do battle over their chequered past, and the legacies of their abusive single father.


Don’t miss this extremely rare chance to catch the film on the big screen as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a new digital print specially created for this screening.


“Gritty urban drama…extremely fine camerawork and strong ensemble performances” – David Stratton (Variety)


The student short film Holden (VCA - d. Mark Lasky) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

One of those brilliant lost gems of the Australian film canon – we're so happy to be able to dust it off and give it the spotlight it deserves.


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Sunday 30 Jun 201917:00
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Feng Shui (12A)

London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening


Set against the backdrop of Korea’s majestic landscapes, this action-packed historical drama follows Feng Shui Master Park Jae-sang (Cho Seung-woo, Inside Men) as he attempts to avenge his tragic past by helping overthrow a power-hungry clan who have their sights set on the throne.

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Monday 22 Jul 201919:00
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Film 1: A Streetcar Named Desire (12A)

Based on Tennessee Williams’ play and the winner of four Oscars. Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans only to be tormented by her brutish brother-in-law (Brando).

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Sunday 4 Aug 201914:30
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Film 1: Berberian Sound Studio (15)

A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

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Tuesday 16 Jul 201918:30
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Film 1: Eighth Grade (15)

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school. Brilliantly observed comedy with a stand out performance from Elsie Fisher.


★★★★★

"Eighth Grade is a masterpiece." - London Evening Standard

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Monday 15 Jul 201918:30
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Film 1: Halston

From Iowa to Studio 54 to Wall Street, Halston lived an American dream. Prodigiously talented, he reigned over fashion in the 1970s, becoming a household name. But everything changes in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston takes the biggest gamble of his life.


Halston captures the epic sweep of the life and times of legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, the man who wanted to "dress all of America". Acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng (Dior & I) expertly weaves rare archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston's friends, family and collaborators including Liza Minnelli.  


"A roller coaster of fabulousness and folly " - Hollywood Reporter

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Tuesday 9 Jul 201918:30
Wednesday 10 Jul 201920:40
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Film 1: In Fabric (15)

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.


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Wednesday 17 Jul 201918:30
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Film 1: Look Back in Anger (PG)

A university-educated musician rejects his wife's middle-class aspirations and chooses to work at the local flea market. As time goes on, Jimmy becomes more and more bitter, and his treatment of Allyson worsens. Their already troubled marriage reaches a crisis point when an old friend of Allyson lodges with the couple and begins the object of Jimmy's aggression and attention.

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Sunday 25 Aug 201914:00
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Film 1: McCabe and Mrs Miller (15)

Charismatic gambler John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins and offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation.

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Sunday 11 Aug 201914:30
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Film 1: People Will Talk (U)

The unorthodox methods of Midwestern physician and lecturer Noah Praetorious (Cary Grant) make him popular with students and patients but ruffle the pride of Professor Rodney Elwell (Hume Cronyn). When student Deborah Higgins (Jeanne Crain) faints in Noah's class and confides that she is pregnant and unmarried, Noah takes an interest in her. Eager to ruin Noah, Elwell hatches a plan.

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Sunday 7 Jul 201914:00
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Film 2: A Letter to Three Wives (U)

A letter is addressed to three wives from their “best friend” Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands, but she does not say which one.

Winner of two Academy Awards including Best Director in 1954.

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Sunday 7 Jul 201916:15
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Film 2: An Affair to Remember (U)

When Nickie Ferrante meets a charming nightclub singer he finds himself falling in love despite being in a relationship. Not knowing if what they are feeling is real, they arrange to meet, six months later, at the top of the Empire State Building. A classic love story. 

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Sunday 18 Aug 201916:20
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Film 2: Berberian Sound Studio (15)

A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

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Wednesday 17 Jul 201920:55
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Film 2: Booksmart (15)

Two high school academic superstars – and best friends – are shocked to realise that it was possible to both party and succeed in class. Now, on the last day of school they are determined to make up for lost time. So far, so familiar, but coming from an all-female creative team the film updates the genre bringing all the laughs and feels you want with a modern take on the teenager and quietly revolutionary look at a female friendship.


“Olivia Wilde's lovable teen comedy overachieves on every level” – The Telegraph

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Monday 15 Jul 201920:35
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Film 2: Don't Look Now (18)

A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.


"It's a ghost story; it's a meditation on time, memory and the poignancy of married love. And it's a masterpiece." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Sunday 11 Aug 201917:00
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Film 2: In Fabric (15)

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

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Tuesday 16 Jul 201920:30
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Film 2: Sons & Lovers (PG)

Based on a novel by D.H. Lawrence. An artistically talented young man living in an English coal mining town is inhibited by his domineering and emotionally manipulative mother.

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Sunday 25 Aug 201916:00
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Film 2: Studio 54

1970s New York. One nightclub defines an era and a generation. For the first time, one of the people behind the infamous Studio 54 tells the in-depth story of how the world's greatest nightclub was created.


Studio 54 was the epicenter of ‘70s hedonism - a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

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Tuesday 9 Jul 201920:55
Wednesday 10 Jul 201918:30
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Film 2: Waterloo Bridge (PG)

In this film, Robert Taylor, a British officer from a wealthy family, falls in love with ballerina Vivien Leigh. Taylor's uncle reluctantly agrees to the upcoming marriage. When Taylor marches off to war, Vivien abandons an important dance recital to bid her fiance goodbye, losing her job as a result.She is forced to turn to prostitution. A heart-wrenching love story.

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Sunday 4 Aug 201917:00
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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 2 Jul 201919:00
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For All Mankind

Heavenly Films Presents

The commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon lading Heavenly Films present a rare screening of this spell binding documentary. Drawn from original NASA footage of the original Apollo program which successfully landed the first humans on the Moon between 1969 to 1972.


Followed by a Q&A

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Sunday 21 Jul 201915:00
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Force of Nature Natalia (12A)

An in-depth portrait of dance superstar Natalia Osipova, directed by BAFTA winning Gerry Fox, produced by Justine Waddell, Alexandrina Markvo and Gerry Fox in association with Sky Arts.


Force of Nature Natalia follows a season in the life of dance superstar Natalia Osipova. We follow Natalia as she prepares for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet, while continuing to champion contemporary dance with some of the world’s greatest choreographers.  We watch the rehearsal process of new ballet Mother by Arthur Pita, a new commission for the Opera House with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and the Royal Ballet's legendary production of La Bayadere directed by Natalia Makarova.


Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, her time with American Ballet Theatre and her journey to the Royal Ballet. With unique access to Natalia’s personal archive, it is an unparalleled opportunity to get up close and personal with the leading ballerina of our generation and understand why critics and audiences everywhere call her a force of nature of the dance world!

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Tuesday 23 Jul 201920:45
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Ghosthunter (15)

London Australian Film Festival

London Premiere


The London Australian Film Festival presents the London premiere of Ghosthunter, a remarkable documentary about one man’s struggle to come to terms with his past.


Shot over seven years, the film follows Jason King, a part-time ghostbuster desperately searching for answers about a childhood lost in a haze of half-memories.

What begins as a light-hearted portrait of a man helping others to banish bad spirits from their homes, soon unravels into a real-life horror story, as Jason is forced to confront his own ghosts, both past and present.


Documentarian Ben Lawrence has landed on something special for his feature debut, crafting a haunting and heart-breaking film with more twists and turns than a Hollywood blockbuster, and proving yet again that truth really is stranger than fiction.


"Ben Lawrence’s debut documentary is simply remarkable...a breathtaking achievement."

- Paul Byrnes (Sydney Morning Herald)


The student short film Hunt For Eagle Rock (Swinburne - d. Thomas Gruevski) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

One of the best documentaries we’ve watched for years. So very surprising, moving and a must watch.


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Friday 28 Jun 201921:00
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Gloria Bell (15)

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.


"One of the great female-led films of the 21st century." - Variety

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Friday 19 Jul 201918:3020:40
Saturday 20 Jul 201914:0016:1018:2020:30
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Go Back and Get it: Seeking Sankofa

Presented by CREAM Screen


In the Akan language of Ghana the word Sankofa acts as an everyday instruction to 'go back and get it', when something has been forgotten and left behind. But it is also a powerful word to trigger memories, both personal and collective, where the past can be found in the present. It has found many interpretations in film, literature, art and song, such as LA Rebellion film-maker Haile Gerima's 1993 film Sankofa. The Creating Interference network, in association with CREAM, explores the resonances of this potent word in a programme of contemporary and archival film and video works. Led by the artist Barby Asante and film-maker, curator and DJ Rabz Lansiquot, this evening of films and discussion rethinks Sankofa as a social, collaborative, transformative process of interruption and disruption.


The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is recognised as the UK's leading centre for research in visual and media arts, design and music. We are based in the University of Westminster’s College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries.

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Friday 28 Jun 201918:30
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Inquiring Nuns (U)

Followed by a Skype Q&A with the director


Getting its first ever cinema release, on a newly restored 16mm print for its 50th Anniversary is this beloved gem of pure cinéma vérité in which Sister Marie Arné and Sister Mary Campion tour Chicago during the Summer of Love, asking: “are you happy?”


They meet a lonely girl, a happy mother, young lovers, hippie musicians, a sociologist, and even the actor Lincoln Perry, better known as the infamous Stepin Fetchit, now on hard times. The interviewees are sometimes taken aback, nervous, or clamoring to get into view of the camera. Each interview is a complete and thoughtful piece of the person’s life, with no intercutting. The humor and sadness of these honest encounters lift the film beyond its experimental conceit into a serious and moving inquiry into contemporary society and the circumstances under which people examine their lives.

One of the earliest examples of Kartemquin co-founders Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner’s exploration into the world of cinéma vérité, Inquiring Nuns captures the attitudes, fears, and dreams of everyday Chicagoans, giving audiences and researchers insight into the political and social climate of 1960’s Chicago. The film’s music is composed by Philip Glass in his first credited film score.


The screening of the original film will be followed by a filmed interview with the nuns 40 years later.


“A delight… an engaging portrait of its two hosts and, more indirectly, of the filmmakers guiding them.” – Glenn Kenny, New York Times

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Thursday 11 Jul 201919:30
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Jaws (12A)

Spielberg rewrote the rules of the industry with this film, and irreparably damaged the world’s shark population. When swimmers begin to go missing off the shore of Amity Island, the chief of police Brody suspects a killer shark on the prowl. Mindful of the lucrative tourist trade coming in at the weekend however, the mayor refuses to shut the beaches.

"Perhaps the most perfectly constructed horror story in our time"

Hollywood Reporter

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Thursday 1 Aug 201919:30
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Kid Millions (U)

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


A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

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Wednesday 21 Aug 201912:0015:30
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Kind Hearts and Coronets (U)

Classic British comedy. Louis D’Ascoyne Mazzini is the son of a woman disowned by her aristocratic family for marrying out of her social class. After her death, Louis decides to take revenge on the family, and to take the dukedom by trying to murder the people ahead of him who are in line for succession of the title – all of whom are played by Alec Guinness.

New 4K restoration


“The Ealing genre reached utter perfection with this superb black comedy of manners about the most elegant serial killer in history” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Sunday 7 Jul 201918:3020:40
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Liam: As It Was (15)

The story of how one of the most electrifying rock’n’roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of Oasis to living on the edge, ostracised and and lost, before finding himself through song writing and the love of a no nonsense woman.

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Tuesday 2 Jul 201918:3020:20
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Locusts (15)

London Australian Film Festival

European Premiere


The London Australian Film Festival presents the European premiere of Locusts, a taut outback thriller written and produced by Angus Watts, and directed by Heath Davis.


The familiar tale of a small-town homecoming is turned on its head when tech entrepreneur Ryan (Ben Geurens, Home and Away) returns from the city for his father’s funeral, and a long overdue reunion with his estranged brother.


But just when he thinks that all the skeletons of his past are finally buried, he finds himself the target of a gang of violent locals bent on extracting the money owed to them by his dead father.


Shot on location around Broken Hill in western New South Wales, Locusts hits the screen running with sweeping vistas and a cracking Australian soundtrack – a crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from the very start!


“ ...a tense, twisty, stylish noir featuring an A-list ensemble of Australian character actors at the top of their game....”

(Film Ink)


The student short film You Bet Her Sweet Life I Will (Swinburne - d. Jamie Barry) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

If you loved Mystery Road or Jane Harper’s novel The Dry, this is the film for you. Fast and very furious!


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Saturday 29 Jun 201920:00
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Love Me or Leave... (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

During the 1920s, a small-time Chicago criminal, Martin Snyder (James Cagney), discovers a beautiful dancer, Ruth Etting (Doris Day), after she's fired from her job at a nightclub. Under Martin's management, Ruth works her way to the top, eventually becoming a famous jazz singer and Broadway actress. But as Ruth's popularity grows, Martin's obsessive and controlling behavior begins to threaten her success and happiness.

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Wednesday 24 Jul 201912:0015:30
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Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

An exquisite film focussed on the love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen who met on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s and profoundly influenced each other until the end of their lives.


“hauntingly beautiful” - Little White Lies

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Friday 2 Aug 201918:3020:35
Saturday 3 Aug 201914:0016:0518:1020:15
Sunday 4 Aug 201919:00
Monday 5 Aug 201918:30
Tuesday 6 Aug 201918:30
Wednesday 7 Aug 201918:30
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Missing Link (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


Mr Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

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Saturday 6 Jul 201911:30
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My Brilliant Career (U)

London Australian Film Festival

40th Anniversary Screening


The London Australian Film Festival are proud to present a special 40th anniversary screening of Gillian Armstrong’s (Oscar & Lucinda) masterful feature debut, which has been stunningly restored by Australia's National Film and Sound Archive.


A free-spirited young woman growing up in late 19th century Australia, Sybylla (Judy Davis, Passage to India, The Dressmaker) is determined to be a writer, and dreams of a life beyond her family’s quiet country farm.

Sent to board with her grandmother and learn proper manners and behaviour, she finds herself falling for well-to-do childhood friend Harry Beecham (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park). Resisting both his charm and various efforts to force her into conforming to gender expectations, Sybylla is determined to ignore her heart & stay on her own path.

 

Produced by Margaret Fink and adapted for the screen by Eleanor Witcombe (from Miles Franklin's classic semi-autobiographical novel), and providing breakthrough roles for Davis and Neill, this landmark of Australian cinema traces the burgeoning career of a woman who bucked all the conventions to become one of Australia’s most respected authors.


“a powerful rumination on atavistic Australia, sexism and classism, and a sensitive portrait of a woman destined to think outside the box.” – Luke Buckmaster (Guardian)


The student short film Boo and the Upstairs Man (VCA - d. Marcus Matthews) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

After revisiting this film, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s not hard to see why its two lead actors have had such amazing careers & why this film set Cannes abuzz at its debut – Davis & Neill absolutely fizz off the screen thanks to Gillian Armstrong’s amazing direction.

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Saturday 29 Jun 201914:00
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Never Look Away (15)

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history. Never Look Away tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with a fellow student Ellie. Ellie’s father an eminent doctor is dismayed at Ellie’s choice of partner and vows to destroy their relationship. What neither of them know is that their lives are already bound by a terrible crime the doctor committed decades ago.


"It’s a galvanizing movie about art and freedom — and, in the character of a Nazi-era physician (played by Sebastian Koch from “The Lives of Others”)... about the secret sins of history.” - Variety

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Wednesday 14 Aug 201919:30
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Oldboy (18)

Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge whilst also striking up a romance with a young, attractive sushi chef, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung). He eventually finds his tormentor, but their final encounter will yield yet more unimaginable horrors...


Directed with immense flair by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden) as the second instalment of his Vengeance Trilogy, OLDBOY blazed a trail at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it was lauded by the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino. The film went on to become a huge international smash, blowing audiences minds with its concoction of filmmaking virtuosity, ingenious plotting, pathos and violence. Now, this masterpiece has been newly remastered and is presented to exhibition in the best format possible.

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Wednesday 28 Aug 201920:50
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One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

National Theatre - Encore


Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.


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Thursday 26 Sep 201919:00
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Only You (15)

Elena and Jake meet by chance on New Years Eve, fighting for the same taxi. But, instead of going their separate ways after a shared ride, they start a passionate relationship. Within weeks they are living together, but, as the seasons pass, reality catches up with them.


"The tinderbox connection between stars Laia Costa and Josh O'Connor is what elevates this grown-up relationship study from respectable to lovable." - Guy lodge, Variety

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Friday 16 Aug 201918:3020:55
Saturday 17 Aug 201913:4016:0518:3020:55
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Pain and Glory (15)

The latest film from Pedro Almodovar, Pain and Glory explores the tumultuous life of an aging director as he comes face to face with his life choices. In a semi-autobiographical cinematic experience, the film is a candid roundup of key moments within the auteur’s personal and professional past. and also reunites him with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

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Friday 23 Aug 201918:3020:50
Saturday 24 Aug 201913:4516:0518:2520:45
Sunday 25 Aug 201918:1520:45
Monday 26 Aug 201914:0016:30
Tuesday 27 Aug 201918:3020:50
Wednesday 28 Aug 201918:30
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Pavarotti (12A)

From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime.


The 1990 World Cup in Italy was the moment opera left the elite and hit the masses. Opera star Pavarotti joined fellow tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras onstage in Rome watched by 1.4 billion worldwide. Their powerful rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' lives on as one of the most popular and famous pieces of music the world has ever heard, and Pavarotti realised his long held dream of bringing opera into the mainstream. Ron Howard takes an intimate approach in telling Pavarotti’s story, going beyond the iconic public figure to reveal the man himself.

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Wednesday 21 Aug 201919:30
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Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups (U)

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


When their latest scheme goes awry, Mayor Humdinger and his nephew Harold accidentally divert a meteor towards Adventure Bay. The PAW Patrol clear the beach, and the meteor lands bathing them, the Lookout Tower and even sneaky Harold in the meteor’s golden energy - granting them SUPERPOWERS. Harold tries to use his new powers to become the sole ruler of Adventure Bay, but standing in his way are the heroic MIGHTY PUPS, on a roll to super-save the day.

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Saturday 29 Jun 201911:30
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Performance (18)

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.

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Wednesday 7 Aug 201920:35
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Pollock (18)

Christie's Education


Join our debut collaboration with Christie’s Education for a screening of Pollock (2000).

Directed by and starring Ed Harris, the film traces the arc of the life of "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew."  The film takes us back to the early forties when the artist was living with his brother in a tiny New York apartment, drinking heavily and exhibiting only in small group shows, to meeting fellow artist Lee Krasner, through to his untimely death in 1956. As in life, Krasner is the real heroine of the story, supporting him through the grips of alcohol, his inner demons and insecurities, putting her own career second to be his companion, lover, champion and wife.  

The film rightly neither romanticises nor demonises Pollock, managing to avoid the heavy-handed clichés that have gathered around the artist since he first became widely known, focusing instead on something that films about artists rarely get right: the act of making art itself.

Introducing the screening will be Christie’s Education Lecturer and Art Historian Ben Street who will also host a post-film discussion and Q&As.

Proceeds will go towards the Christie’s Education Trust.



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Thursday 18 Jul 201919:00
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Queen Bee (PG)

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


A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit.

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Wednesday 31 Jul 201912:0015:30
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Reaching Distance (15)

London Australian Film Festival

London Premiere + Q&A + drinks reception


The London Australian Film Festival is proud to present the London premiere of Reaching Distance, the feature debut of writer/director David Fairhurst and our opening gala screening.

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Struggling in the aftermath of a car accident that killed his twin sister, Logan (Wade Briggs, Please Like Me) – a cynic with a photographic memory – wakes to find himself on the same night bus as Martin (Matt Day, Muriel’s Wedding), the banker he holds responsible for his sister’s death.

His vengeance is repeatedly thwarted by increasingly strange interactions with the other passengers, including an inquisitive nurse, her jealous boyfriend, two bickering teenagers and an unhinged homeless man. As things take a turn for the bizarre, the line between past and present fractures.


Taut and whip-smart, Groundhog Day & Memento have nothing on this mind-bending thriller, which pitches an unstable man against his own faulty memory and a graffiti-strewn bus full of (not quite) strangers. Low budget but high concept, this is Australian genre filmmaking at its finest.


Ticket price includes a free drink reception.

The student short film 2004: A Suburban Odyssey (VCA - d. Asher Karahasan) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only



"Punchy and compelling, Reaching Distance is a smart, inventive slice of local genre filmmaking." - FilmInk


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

Keep a close eye on the director and lead actor – these guys are sensational & this is bound to be the springboard for two very exciting & successful careers.

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Thursday 27 Jun 201919:30
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Rocketman (15)

Lavish, entertaining, well made musical drama based on the life and career of songwriter and musician Elton John which packs a punch and finds emotion in all the right places.

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Monday 1 Jul 201918:3020:55
Sunday 14 Jul 201918:3020:55
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Small Island (15)

National Theatre - Encore


Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.


A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story. The timing is even more poignant as Andrea Levy sadly passed away this year, on 14 February 2019.


★★★★★

"Momentous theatre. One of the most important plays of the year." - The Guardian

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Wednesday 3 Jul 201919:00
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Spirited Away (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.

In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a 10-year-old girl Chihiro wanders into a world ruled by witches and monsters, where humans are changed into animals. A surreal, enchanting animated film from one of Japan's greatest movie makers, Hayao Miyazaki. The film was the first anime to win Best Animated Feature Picture at the Academy Awards, in 2001.

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Saturday 31 Aug 201911:30
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Storm Boy (12A)

London Australian Film Festival

UK Premiere


The London Australian Film Festival is proud to present the European premiere of Storm Boy, a timely reworking of a beloved family classic of Australian film and literature.


Michael Kingley (Geoffey Rush, The King’s Speech), is thrown out of his malaise by the passionate rebellion of his politically aware and environmentally passionate granddaughter, Madeline (Morgana Davies, The Hunter).


Sparking memories of his own childhood (Finn Little beautifully debuts as a young Michael), he captivates Madeline as he recounts an isolated but idyllic childhood spent on South Australia’s iconic wild coast of the Coorong with his father Hideaway Tom (Jai Courtney, Suicide Squad).


Recalling when their peaceful existence was threatened by plans to turn the nature reserve into a hunting ground, he draws his granddaughter into his tale – how the young Michael develops a close connection to country via a local Aboriginal man Fingerbone Bill (Trevor Jamieson, Cleverman) and how a rescued pelican named Mr Percival utterly changed his life forever.


Driven by a strong contemporary environmental message, but undercut with a pitch-perfect hit of 1950s nostalgia, this is a film to charm the whole family.


“The tale of a boy and his pelican best friend remains as tender and touching as ever” – Sarah Ward (Screen Daily)  


The student short film Oversea (VCA - d. Helen He) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

We were SO nervous about this film – Storm Boy is one of our all-time favourite films from the 1970s. But never fear, this is a wonderful remake. Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo from the original Fingerbone Bill, David Gulpilil.

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Sunday 30 Jun 201911:00
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Strike (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


A young mole must try to achieve his impossible dream of becoming a footballer in order to save his hometown gold mine from a greedy supervillain known only as 'The Boss'.

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Saturday 20 Jul 201911:30
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Suburban Wildlife (15)

London Australian Film Festival

European Premiere


The London Australian Film Festival draws to a close with the European premiere of indie drama Suburban Wildlife, with the closing gala screening followed by a Q&A with debut writer-director Imogen McCluskey.


Fresh from 2 sell-out screenings at the Sydney Film Festival a couple of weekends ago, Suburban Wildlife has just been named as that festival's second runner up in the Audience Choice award. All ticket holders will receive a free glass of wine and a new book by an Australian author.


Four friends must navigate new beginnings and impending adulthood in this bold and imaginative coming-of-age drama. Louise, Nina and Alice celebrate their recent graduation with hectic partying, alongside Kane, the only friend not to attend university.

But when Louise’s imminent departure for London causes tension within the group, they embark on a road trip to savour their final days together.


Produced for a miniscule $5000, but without scrimping on quality, Suburban Wildlife is packed with raw honesty, dreamy flights of fancy, and outstanding performances from a young cast.

This ambitious indie is the debut feature of writer-director McCluskey, and we are delighted that she is able to join us after the screening for the Closing Gala Q&A.


"The dreamy malaise of a suburban adolescence comes to life in a new micro-budget Australian indie." - Film Ink


The student short film My First Kiss (VCA - d. Panfred Reed) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

Every year we choose a directorial debut to close our festival. Imogen’s fabulous feature film shone out from all the rest. These kids are the talent of our future cinema – watch this space!

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Sunday 30 Jun 201920:00
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The Animatrix (15)

Days of Future / Past


Originally released online and on DVD as a story companion to The Matrix Reloaded, this rarely screened anthology of animated shorts sheds light on the incredible Matrix universe and brings the Wachowskis together with some of the Japanese animation giants which influenced their sci-fi trilogy.


Screening as part of Days of Future / Past - a series of events and screenings aiming to explore the impact and consequence of popular science fiction ideas in today's world - we dive deeper into some of the myriad themes explored in The Animatrix and ask what they mean for us twenty years after the first Matrix film was released.


The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on virtual reality and artificial worlds.

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Thursday 8 Aug 201919:30
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The Apartment (PG)

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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 28 Jul 201912:30
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The Brink (15)

When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post — though some say he still has a direct line to the White House — he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement.

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Wednesday 31 Jul 201918:3020:30
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The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

National Theatre - Live


The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

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Thursday 25 Jul 201919:00
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The Lorry (12A)

Another Gaze Presents: The Films of Marguerite Duras


Initially conceived as the story of an older woman who hitches a ride with a truck driver and bemoans the demise of the revolution and the impoverished state of society, Le Camion is the film that ensued when Duras couldn’t find a suitable actress for the lead. Instead, she and Gérard Depardieu sit at a table and read from the script, discussing the film that might have been, with periodic cutaways to a truck driving along the highway at night.


The film will be preceded by an introduction

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Thursday 4 Jul 201919:30
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The Man Who Fell To Earth (18)

David Bowie plays an alien who crash lands on our planet, trying to find water for his homeworld. Using his technology to become a wealthy industrialist he plans to build a ship to take him back home, but the money and its attendant decadence exert their own pull.


“A freaky, compelling concept album of a film.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Monday 5 Aug 201920:35
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The Nanny (15)

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


Bette Davis is an English nanny whose charge is rude 10-year-old Joey, just discharged from a children's home where he'd spent two years undergoing treatment for drowning his little sister in the bath. He returns to an unloving father, fragile mother, and doting nanny. Suspicion arises again when his mother is poisoned.

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Wednesday 14 Aug 201912:0015:30
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The Odd Couple (PG)

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


In this hilarious classic, two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

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Wednesday 17 Jul 201912:0015:30
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The Queen's Corgi (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


Meet Rex, the Queen's corgi. When he loses track of his mistress, Rex has an epic journey to find his way home. Along the way he falls in love and discovers his true self.

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Saturday 10 Aug 201911:30
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The Running Man (18)

Days of Future / Past


Bored of the same old reality TV? Sit down with us and enjoy Arnie and co fight their way to freedom in Paul Michael Glaser's dystopian vision of totalitarian power run amok, in a vision of the future which may have you questioning what you watch.


Screening as part of the Days of Future / Past series – events and screenings aiming to explore the impact and consequence of popular science fiction ideas in today’s world - we ask what the themes seen in The Running Man mean for us in the year it was set, 2019.  


The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on reality TV, media power and fake news.

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Wednesday 24 Jul 201919:30
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The Scapegoat (12A)

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


An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him.

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Wednesday 28 Aug 201912:0015:30
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


Max and his pet friends return for a second outing giving us a glimpse of what the pets get up to when the humans have gone to sleep!

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Saturday 3 Aug 201911:30
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Top End Wedding (15)

London Australian Film Festival

London Premiere


Hot on the heels of its European debut at Edinburgh International Film Festival & having just turned over $5 million at the Australian box office, the London Australian Film Festival is proud to present the London premiere of Top End Wedding, a heartwarming home-grown romantic comedy.


Having swapped the quiet life in the farthest north, or “top end”, of Australia for an exciting law career in bustling Adelaide, Lauren (Miranda Tapsell, The Sapphires) is a young indigenous trailblazer and not one to bend to conventions. So, when her white fiancé Ned (Gwilym Lee, Bohemian Rhapsody) manages to convince her to marry him (no mean feat) they decide to head north for the wedding of a lifetime in some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery.


Arriving in Darwin to find that her mum has gone missing, Lauren must drop everything and hit the road to reunite with her in time for the wedding, and, in so doing, reconnect with her heritage.


Shot on location in Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu and the Tiwi Islands, the natural beauty of the Northern Territory shines through in this film, co-written and co-produced by Tapsell, and directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).


“A warm mix of finding connections to family and traditions while celebrating new love” – Eye For Film


The student short film Firekeepers of Kakadu (UWE Bristol/BBC) will precede the main feature.

Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only


FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM

This film is a total delight! Warm & witty, it’s a modern indigenous tale full of heart and humour, which sees the team behind The Sapphires reuniting to deliver a knockout wedding comedy like no other.

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Saturday 29 Jun 201917:00
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Upstairs Planet: Cleaners from Venus & Universe of Martin Newell (15)

UPSTAIRS PLANET: Cleaners From Venus & The Universe of Martin Newell


This is the World Premiere of Graham Bendel's latest film, the third in a trilogy of 'rugged individualists' who've rocked the fringes and occasionally crossed over into the musical mainstream.


Martin Newell is a raconteur, poet, musical genius and the Godfather of Lo-Fi.

'Upstairs Planet' is about the greatest band from the 1980s you've possibly not heard of: Cleaners From Venus. Funny, moving and hugely entertaining, it's about a relatively unknown  - but hugely talented -  cult 80s musician who has been a tremendous influence on many well-known acts and admired by a whole host of others (John Cooper Clarke, XTC, Ariel Pink, Mac DeMarco, etc).


Will he ever get the credit that he so richly deserves? Does he even want that approval? In the meantime, reaching a wider audience is threatened by health setbacks and, quite probably, his irascible temperament.  Find out more about the 'Greatest Living Englishman' and his unique & eccentric take on the world.

Previous documentaries from director Graham Bendel have been on Vic Godard/Subway Sect & Billy Childish, which have been screened all over the world.


+ Short film by JF Whitney on Billy Childish (I'm Hurting/ The Bitter Cup)  5 mins 12 secs


+ Very Special Live Guest to be announced.


Music before and after in the Bar from DJs: (including:  

special guest DJ Richard Norris (The Grid/Beyond The Wizards Sleeve) who'll be playing a psychedelic & suitably eclectic set.


Earlybird Offer

Tickets just £9 until midnight June 14th

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Thursday 29 Aug 201920:00
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Wait Until Dark (12)

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


A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

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Wednesday 3 Jul 201912:0015:30
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We The Animals (15)

Three boys tear through their rural New York hometown, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to keep her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.


We the Animals is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast – including three talented, young first-time actors – and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing from his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working-class family life and brotherhood.


"A tiny, uncut gem of a movie (...) It’s a near perfect depiction of the emotional damage that can result from economic insecurity." - The New York Times

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Friday 5 Jul 201918:3020:30
Saturday 6 Jul 201914:0016:1518:3020:30
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Wheely (PG)

Kids Kino Club - tickets available from £3 for kids and £5 for adults.


Wheely, a cabbie from the lower ranks of society, faces an uphill battle to save his dream girl from a monstrous 18-wheeler truck who is the mastermind of a luxury car-napping syndicate.

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Saturday 13 Jul 201911:30
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Woman at War

Halla is an environmental activist and a one-woman wrecking crew, using sabotage to disrupt the multinational companies trying to destroy her beloved Iceland. But just as things are really taking off, she gets some unexpected news that will turn her life upside down.


“Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humour as well as a satisfying sense of justice?” - Variety

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Wednesday 26 Jun 201918:3020:45
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straight 8 shootout cannes 2019

straight 8, the global one-super-8-cartridge-no-editing film competition from London, brings its latest reel of 15 x 2.5 minute in camera-edited mini movie masterpieces home to London’s oldest cinema screen after their premiere at the Cannes Advertising Festival.


See what 15 diverse creative companies made competing for charity with straight 8’s rules.    


More info at straight8.net/shootout

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Friday 28 Jun 201909:30