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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)

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

Harry Potter returns for his second year at Hogwarts. An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

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Saturday 16 Feb 201911:30
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Minding the Gap (15)

First-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s documentary Minding the Gap is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the film unfolds, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keire’s inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons.

"An unforgettable film experience that will knock the wind out of you" - Rolling Stone

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Thursday 18 Apr 201918:3020:30
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*Film 1: Bergman: A Year in a Life (15)

Jane Magnusson directs and narrates a sensitive yet unflinching documentary that exposes the darker, less well-known side to one of the most famous figures in world cinema.

Focusing on 1957, a landmark year in which the incredibly prolific Ingmar Bergman directed two films and four plays, Magnusson explores not only the director’s films, but also his complex personality, and his turbulent private life. This centennial portrait of the great Swedish writer-director is perceptive, penetrating and packed with wonderful footage. Magnusson’s documentary centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when Bergman, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life that included a spell in hospital. This focus is merely the springboard for a survey that spirals out to embrace everything from childhood to old age, touching on his many creative achievements, his strengths and failings as a man, and the way his art derived from his life. Illuminating anecdotes are offered by many who knew him – none, however, perhaps quite as revealing as Ingmar’s own testimony.

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Sunday 17 Feb 201918:00
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*Film 2: Persona (15)

Arguably Bergman’s finest film where a nurse put in charge of a mute actress finds their personas melding together.

“It remains as mysterious and troubling now as it ever was” - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

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Sunday 17 Feb 201920:15
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7 Emotions (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

Fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, jealousy, shame. Adas Miauczynski returns to his childhood, when - like most of us - he had a big problem with naming the accompanying emotions. To improve the quality of his adult life, he decides to return to that not-as it turns out-carefree period to learn to experience the seven basic feelings. The director of THE DAY OF THE WACKO which enjoys cult status in Poland, invites us on yet another therapeutic and hilarious journey, a joint reminiscence session.

Followed by a Q&A

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Saturday 6 Apr 201920:20
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A Cat With a Dog (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

Film director Janusz (Robert Więckiewicz) has a strained relationship with his older brother Andrzej (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), the creator of a cult comedy from the 1970s. When Andrzej becomes paralysed by a stroke, it’s up to Janusz and his wife (Bożena Stachura) to take care of the brother in need, in spite of their differences. Inspired by the director’s real relationship with his late brother, this bittersweet comedy blends dry wit with intimate humanism.

A Cat with a Dog won two Golden Lions for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Polish Film Festival.

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Sunday 7 Apr 201915:00
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A Dog's Way Home (PG)

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

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner

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Saturday 23 Mar 201911:30
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A Night To Remember (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

On April 10th 1912 the ill-fated Titanic set sail from Southampton to New York. By April 15th sunrise, she was gone. A Night to Remember tells the story of that infamous night on the 107th anniversary of her maiden voyage.

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Wednesday 10 Apr 201912:0015:30
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A Touch of Noir (PG)

Shorts On Tap presents: A TOUCH OF NOIR - A Selection of Neo-noir Short Films

Shorts On Tap is celebrating its 5th Birthday with a top-notch selection of Neo-noir short films at our favourite movie house in London: Regent Street Cinema.

A Touch of Noir is a shadowy, dimly lit programme of dark stories, mysterious characters and dangerous situations...a tribute to Film Noir.

For the occasion we'll be screening Shorts On Tap's own production, supported by our fantastic community: Rain Catcher.

Come celebrate 5 years of amazing screenings on February 18th!

Screening followed by Q&A with attending filmmakers.

Shorts On Tap is back at the iconic Regent Street Cinema for the third time.

The Regent Street Cinema was first opened in 1848. In late February in 1896, the cinema played a short movie by the Lumière Brothers. It was the first motion picture shown in the United Kingdom.


RAIN CATCHER (16:00") UK, 2018

directed by Michele Fiascaris, written by Filippo Polesel & Michele Fiascaris, produced by Filippo Polesel

IDOL (08:33") Germany, 2018

directed by Luisa Taraz, written by Luisa Taraz & Manuel Richard Weber, produced by Manuel Richard Weber & Jurgen Nerger

ESTHER (10:30") USA, 2018

written and directed by Montana Mann, produced by Emily Vere Nicoll, Hannah James, Montana Mann & Andre James Champagne

ARE YOU WILD LIKE ME? (10:07") USA, 2017

written and directed by William Nawrocki, produced by William Nawrocki, Kaisania Calubaquib & Sheri Mathieu


written and directed by Miguel Faus, produced by Nathalie Lamprecht & Miguel Faus

A DOLL DISTORTED (15:42") UK, 2018

written, directed and produced by Niall Shukla

FLOOR 9.5 (02:11") UK, 2017

written by Simon Allen, directed by Toby Meakins, produced by Matt Wilkinson

Shorts On Tap is London's largest short film community, join the tribe on February 18th.

Doors open at 7:30pm

Film screenings start at 8pm

Show ends approximately at 10:30pm

Drinks till 11pm

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Monday 18 Feb 201919:30
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Acceptable Damage

DMovies, Evolutionary Films, Hem Heath present the UK premiere of British urban drama

Acceptable Damage

An Aspergic teenage rock singer dreams of escape from the bullying of a local street gang. Her mum fights a battle with the authorities to protect her. The gang leader fights a war against himself and the world around him.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer Fiona Whitelaw & director Lavinia Simina and key cast members. Discussion will focus on diversity (including disability), challenging stereotypes and balanced gender.

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Thursday 7 Mar 201919:30
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All About Eve - NT

National Theatre

Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

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Thursday 25 Apr 201919:30
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Anbessa (PG)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The biggest condominium complex in East Africa, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, promises thousands of people a better way of life. It’s being constructed, however, on the farmland of 10-year-old Asalif and his mother, leaving them just a tool shed with no electricity or running water. Anbessa is a lyrical documentary that takes us on a journey of childhood adventuring and magical realism as we accompany a creative, sensitive and bold young boy using his imagination and sharp wits to battle forces beyond his control, and escape the stark reality of displacement. Meanwhile, the city is growing around them and new property developers are knocking at their door.

Official Selection, Berlinale International Film Festival 2019, Nominee Crystal Bear, Generation Kplus - Best Film

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Wednesday 20 Mar 201918:15
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Another Day of Life (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

As Angola decolonises from Portuguese rule in 1975, a power struggle erupts between rival independence groups. Ryszard (Mirosław Haniszewski), a young foreign correspondent from the Polish Press Agency, travels to the front lines to illuminate the daily horrors and human stories behind the conflict. Based on the real-life experiences that acclaimed Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński documented in his book of the same name, Another Day of Life is a beautiful animation that reflects on the human cost of war reportage. After premiering out-of-competition at Cannes, the film netted awards at the European Film Festival, Biografilm Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival, among others.

The screening will be followed by Q&A

Courtesy of Altitude Film Distribution

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Thursday 4 Apr 201919:30
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Blade Runner (15)

Adapted from Philip K Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Harrison Ford excels as the world weary detective Rick Deckard hunting down mutinous, murderous replicants in an oppressive futuristic cosmopolis.

Given complete artistic freedom to make The Final Cut in 2007, the 25th anniversary of the films opening, Ridley Scott created this final, definitive version, fully restored from the original negative.

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Tuesday 23 Apr 201919:30
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Bob Dylan - Arena Double Bill (15)

Heavenly Films are proud to present rare cinema screenings for two classic BBC Arena episodes.

Dylan In The Madhouse

December 1962 was the coldest British winter in living memory. Bob Dylan arrived in London, guitar in hand, to perform four songs in a BBC TV drama entitled Madhouse On Castle Street. This first visit to the UK would have a profound effect on the young singer as he encountered the UK folk scene at close quarters and made his debut London performances. Dylan In The Madhouse is the outstanding Arena documentary that pieces together the people and places from that time and goes in search of the lost TV play itself, believed to have been incinerated by the BBC in 1968 at the height of Dylan’s fame. Including contributions from musicians Martin Carthy and Peggy Seeger, actor David Warner, writer Evan Jones and director Philip Saville the film is a fascinating document of Dylan’s early career.

2005 Directed by Anthony Wall  - 65 minutes

Trouble No More

In 1979 Bob Dylan released Slow Train Coming an album of exclusively devotional songs, having declared he’d found God in Christianity. The next two years were spent touring with a band of the finest musicians and gospel singers with a repertoire of songs including 'Precious Angel' and 'Every Grain Of Sand' that expressed his new found faith. One of these concerts at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium was filmed. It remained unseen for 37 years until at Dylan’s request a series of sermons delivered by Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, The Shape Of Water) were shot in 2017 and inserted between the songs. Intended to mirror and illuminate Dylans performances the sermons add a powerful thrust to the concert footage. Bob's touching duet with the recently deceased Clydie King is one of the films several outstanding moments.

2017 Directed by Jennifer Lebeau  -  60 minutes

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Thursday 21 Feb 201919:30
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Border (15)

Tina (Eva Melander) is a border guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.

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Tuesday 2 Apr 201920:30
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Burning (12A)

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

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Saturday 16 Feb 201914:3017:1520:15
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of this memoir, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel who made her living in the 1970s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Nominated for 3 Oscars, including Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actor

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Saturday 23 Feb 201914:0016:1018:1520:20
Sunday 24 Feb 201917:1519:20
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Capernaum (15)

From acclaimed director Nadine Labaki comes a stunning and unforgettable new film. In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family. Forced to live by his wits in order to survive, Zain’s life reaches a turning point when his parents make an unforgivable deal that will see his younger sister married off. Left distraught by this terrible act, Zain takes to the road. While looking for work at a fairground, he befriends a young woman who is working illegally as a cleaner and helps to look after her adorable one-year-old baby, Jonas. Zain and Jonas form a touching bond but things get much more complicated when circumstances force Zain to make choices that will have huge ramifications.Capernaum is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places.

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Saturday 9 Mar 201914:3017:0019:30
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Monday 11 Mar 201920:50
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Disobediance (15)

Crime and Injustice

When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the north London Orthodox Jewish community she rejected years previously after a scandalous transgression. Ronit’s presence immediately courts further controversy when she unknowingly runs into Esti (Rachel McAdams), the wife of her strictly religious cousin Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and the woman for whom she shared an illicit attraction in their childhood. This happy reunion soon reignites the two women’s burning, long-unrequited passions, an act of defiance that could alter the course of their lives forever. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by University of Westminster Principal Lecturer in Criminology David Manlow

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Thursday 11 Apr 201919:00
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Don't Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker...

Soundscreen Festival

Graham Parker has recorded and performed non-stop for the last 45 years. Refusing to compromise, Graham marched to his own drum. Together with his passionately remembered band the Rumour, Graham was the inspiration for artists that followed him. But in the end he defied the movement that he helped spark. And when the music business continued to change beyond recognition, he remained true to his musical vision. A modern troubadour, Graham releases new music almost on a yearly basis, while touring small clubs around the country to a die-hard fan base.

THE TWIST: Graham, at 59 years old, has had a slight change of heart. He just may be ready to go commercial. Leaning on his publishing company to place his music in ads and TV shows Graham makes his last attempt at selling while not selling out. The film documents the history of his independent spirit and defiant optimism, celebrates the sincerity of his music and delights in his self-deprecating wit.

Followed by a Q&A with Graham Parker

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Saturday 23 Mar 201920:00
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Esta Todo Bien (15)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Venezuela is a country rich in natural resources that for decades has prided itself on having one of the best public health systems in the entire region. Today, the near-total collapse of Venezuela’s health system is resulting in severe medicine shortages, a dramatic increase in infant mortality, the reappearance of once-eradicated diseases like diphtheria, and a mass exodus of doctors to hospitals overseas. In Está Todo Bien, Caracas-born Tuki Jencquel asks a pharmacist, trauma surgeon, activist and two patients to confront the same questions millions of Venezuelans are facing: protest or acquiesce, emigrate or remain, lose all hope or hang onto faith?

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Thursday 21 Mar 201919:30
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Ether (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

A Polish doctor (Jacek Poniedzialek) working in the Russian Empire uses ether to rape a woman, accidentally murdering her. By a stroke of unjust luck, he is reassigned to a border fortress in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where he continues his chemical experiments as the subtle murmurings of a barbaric upcoming war beckon him to increasingly immoral ends. In Ether, Krzysztof Zanussi again tackles the moral anxiety that results from modernity’s struggle between theology and philosophy.

The film premiered at Rome Film Festival, and was nominated for awards at the Polish Film Festival and Camerimage.

Followed by a Q&A with Krzysztof Zanussi

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Sunday 7 Apr 201919:50
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Evelyn (12A)

A deeply personal film from the Academy Award® winning team behind The White Helmets. The film documents the story of a family overcoming the unthinkable. On a walking odyssey across the United Kingdom, they confront a past they’ve been unable to talk about, whilst simultaneously repairing the fractures in their own relationships. Director Orlando von Einsiedel turns the cameras on himself, as he and his parents and siblings embark on a journey in remembrance of their brother and son, Evelyn, who took his own life over a decade ago. Part quest film, part road-trip, part memoir, Evelyn seeks to address the past, in order to find some peace in the present, and look to the future.

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Wednesday 6 Mar 201919:30
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Film 1: Bergman: A Year In The Life (15)

Jane Magnusson directs and narrates a sensitive yet unflinching documentary that exposes the darker, less well-known side to one of the most famous figures in world cinema.

Focusing on 1957, a landmark year in which the incredibly prolific Ingmar Bergman directed two films and four plays, Magnusson explores not only the director’s films, but also his complex personality, and his turbulent private life. This centennial portrait of the great Swedish writer-director is perceptive, penetrating and packed with wonderful footage. Magnusson’s documentary centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when Bergman, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life that included a spell in hospital. This focus is merely the springboard for a survey that spirals out to embrace everything from childhood to old age, touching on his many creative achievements, his strengths and failings as a man, and the way his art derived from his life. Illuminating anecdotes are offered by many who knew him – none, however, perhaps quite as revealing as Ingmar’s own testimony.

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Sunday 17 Feb 201913:30
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Film 1: Call Me By Your Name (15)

Written by James Ivory and based on a novel by Andre Aciman. Elio (Timothee Chalamet), a young Italian finds himself falling for Oliver, an American academic who has come to stay at his parents’ villa.

“In attaching sinuous style and casual sexiness to a universal ache, [Luca] Guadagnino has come away with real wisdom. Sweet and salty, his movie burns like a suntan.” - Time Out

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Monday 15 Apr 201918:00
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Film 1: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

A daughter arrives home to announce to her parents that she is about to wed a brilliant research physician, who is black. This creates considerable social turmoil for the upper-middle-class family. The young man tells the parents that unless they give their unreserved consent he will not marry their daughter.

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Wednesday 13 Mar 201912:0015:30
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Film 1: It Happened One Night (U)

A spoiled rich girl escapes from her millionaire father, who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, she gets involved with an out-of-work newsman. When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple sets off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition.

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Sunday 21 Apr 201918:30
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Film 1: Sullivan's Travels (PG)

Successful movie director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion (Veronica Lake), he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.

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Sunday 21 Apr 201914:30
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Film 1: Sunflower (12)

At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. Some years after the war, still with no word from Antonio, Giovanna goes to Russia to find him, starting in the town near the winter battle when he disappeared.

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Sunday 10 Mar 201915:00
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Film 1: The Flying Deuces (U)

Oliver Hardy is heartbroken when he realises that the woman he has fallen in love with, is actually married to a dashing Foreign Legion Officer. To get over his heartbreak, he joins the Legion, taking Stan with him.

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Sunday 24 Feb 201913:30
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Film 2: Beautiful Boy (15)

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

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Monday 15 Apr 201920:40
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Film 2: Born Yesterday (U)

Embarrassed by his girlfriend’s lack of sophistication, a boorish tycoon hires a personal tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette. His ill-judged home improvements backfire when pupil and teacher start to fall for one another, and his corrupt business-dealings begin to unravel.

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Sunday 21 Apr 201920:45
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Film 2: Marriage, Italian Style (15)

Domenico, (Marcello Mastroianni) first meets 17-year-old prostitute Filumena (Sophia Loren) in a Neapolitan brothel during WWII. After the war they become lovers, on and off for 22 years. 

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Sunday 10 Mar 201917:15
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Film 2: Stan & Ollie (PG)

The world’s most famous comedy duo attempt to reignite their film careers as they emabark on what became their swansong – a gruelling theatre tour of post war Britain.

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Sunday 24 Feb 201915:00
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Film 2: The Lady Eve (U)

Glamourous con-artist Jean Harrington (Barbara Stanwyck) manipulates her way through life, getting what she wants with skill, charm and charisma. On a cruise ship, she sets her sights on Charles ‘Hopsie’ Pike (Henry Fonda), an innocent, gullible millionaire and snake scientist, who falls for her in a heartbeat. But he learns about her dubious past… and her ruse comes undone when she genuinely falls for him…

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Sunday 21 Apr 201916:30
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Film 2: The Seventh Seal (PG)

 Vividly recreating a medieval world tormented by plague and superstition, Bergman’s allegorical drama – centred on a knight (von Sydow), returned from the Crusades, who challenges Death to a game of chess in order to postpone his demise – remains fascinating (and finally rather touching) as a study of faith in crisis. Packed with powerful images, it punctuates its bleakness with moments of pleasingly pawky humour. (Geoff Andrew)

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Sunday 17 Feb 201915:50
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Foxtrot (15)

A dark comedy that inspects the bitter absurdities of war and the impact it has on the people involved. A desolate military checkpoint is manned by four young soldiers who all try to burn away the hours of boredom that occur between cars arriving for inspection and, every now and then, a lone camel walking by. Meanwhile at home, the parents of one of the boys are devastated by the news of his supposed sudden death, though the circumstances surrounding this take several unexpected twists. One of the most celebrated films on the international festival circuit, this is a bold vision of warfare that repels cliche and asks us to look more deeply.

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Monday 8 Apr 201918:3020:45
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Freud's Lost Lecture

CREAM Screen Presents:

Freud's Lost Lecture

Dream interpretations and re-imaginings in the films of Deborah Levy and Jane Thorburn, Daria Martin, Catherine Yass.

With a reading by Deborah Levy.

'If the birth of psychoanalysis offered methods to investigate the unconscious mind, there is no doubt that personal and political conflicts, and above all rage and hopelessness, continue to speak through the body in our own century.' Deborah Levy.

In Freud's Lost Lecture, the writer Deborah Levy imagines a lost lecture written by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, accompanied by the dream-like images of the film-maker Jane Thorburn.  In One of the Things that Makes Me Doubt (2010-11), artist Daria Martin returns to her late grandmothers dream diaries, spoken through the voices of the actors and collaborators of Martin's films. Catherine Yass' Waking Dream (2008) shares her dream recollections as video diary.

Deborah Levy will give a reading relating to Freud's Lost Lecture, and will be in conversation with Jane Thorburn and artist Catherine Yass about the legacy of Freud's dream analysis for creative reinterpretations of the unconscious mind.

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Wednesday 27 Feb 201918:30
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Ghost Fleet (15)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and other South East Asian nations who have been sold to Thai fishing companies by human traffickers. Once at sea, these captive men go months, even years, without setting foot on land, earning little to no pay, trapped in a modern form of slavery on the boats and forced to endure horrific and often deadly conditions. Patima and her small team of activists risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find these men, fight for their emancipation and seek justice for them. In the face of illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination reveals stories of criminal conspiracy at the heart of the global seafood industry, as she calls on her nation and the world to wake up and take action.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Monday 18 Mar 201919:30
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Global Feminism: Ending Violence Against Women (15)

The Circle invites you to attend a new series of films inspired by the Annie Lennox campaign to promote Global Feminism, encouraging everyone to further understand the inequality around the world for the most disempowered and marginalised women and girls.

The first film, CITY OF JOY, shows a ray of hope in a country where rape is a weapon of war. Turning Pain Into Power is the theme of the amazing project that is CITY OF JOY, a sanctuary of healing and transformation for women who have been traumatised by the most horrendous and violent rape in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Annie Lennox urges everyone to watch this inspirational film demonstrating that we can effect changes to enhance and empower the lives of women across the globe.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel sharing their experience of visiting the Panzi Hospital in DRC, founded by 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and City of Joy Consultant Dr, Denis Mukwege.

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Wednesday 13 Mar 201919:30
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Good Will Hunting (15)

Psychology at the Movies

From highly acclaimed director Gus Van Sant this triumphant story was nominated for 9 Academy Awards - winning Oscars for Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and also features nominee Minnie Driver. Will Hunting (Damon) is a headstrong, working-class genius. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will's last chance is a psychology professor (Williams).

The screening will be followed by a panels discussion lead by psychologist and lecturer Bryan Bonaparte.

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Wednesday 24 Apr 201919:30
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Grand Hotel (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

At a luxurious Berlin hotel between the wars, the once-wealthy Baron Felix von Gaigern has turned thief and gambler. In this lavish adaptation of the successful Broadway play, the baron romances one of his marks, the aging ballerina Grusinskaya, and teams with dying accountant Otto Kringelein against his former boss.

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Wednesday 17 Apr 201912:0015:30
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Green Book (12A)

 A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960’s American South

Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture, Lead Actor and Supporting Actor.

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Saturday 16 Mar 201920:50
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Hannah (15)

A wrenching, intimate portrait of someone becoming disconnected from family, friends and society. Charlotte Rampling won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her magnificent performance as Hannah, a woman whose life falls apart as she drifts between reality and denial after her husband’s imprisonment. Beautiful, elegant and heart-breaking film making from Andrea Pallaoro.

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Wednesday 17 Apr 201920:50
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Hans Christian Andersen (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

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Wednesday 6 Mar 201912:0015:30
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Harvie and the Magic Museum (U)

Harvie is a smart boy with one ambition, to finish the last level of his compute game and make his father proud of him. But it turns out that finshing the game is actually the beginning of a whole new adventure! 

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Saturday 30 Mar 201911:30
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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

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

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. The 3rd and latest film in the popular series.

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Saturday 9 Mar 201911:30
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If Beale St Could Talk (15)

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé is innocent of a crime while carrying their first child. From Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight and based on the novel by James Baldwin.

Nominated for 3 Oscars

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Wednesday 10 Apr 201918:3020:50
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Jellyfish (15)

Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having tolook after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-upcomedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomesincreasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choosebetween her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.

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Wednesday 20 Feb 201919:30
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Journey For One Smile + Kids Workshop (U)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

Two teenage cousins, Duduś (Filip Łobodziński) and Poldek (Henryk Gołębiewski), are due to take a train to the seaside for their summer holidays. By a stroke of bad luck, they lose their money at the train station and decide instead to hitch-hike the long journey across the whole of Poland from Kraków to Hel. They have numerous adventures on their travels, learning something about themselves along the way. Based on a popular children’s book and television series, Journey For One Smileis an iconic piece of children’s cinema that still brings warm nostalgia to many adults today.

Join Fun Kidsand the Polish Cultural Institute for family friendly workshop before the screening of Journey For One Smile. A Polish Treasure Hunt including discovery trails, map reading and riddles will give you a head start on Duduś and Poldek’s fun-filled adventure from the south to the north of Poland. Discover the most exciting new destinations to visit in Poland, take part in the prize draw and experience the traditional goodies from Poland brought to you byThe Polish Bakery. We are sure to make you hungry for more!

Workshop for children will start at 12:00

Film screening will begin at 13:00

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Sunday 7 Apr 201912:00
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Ladies In Black

The London Australian Film Society, in conjunction with Sony Pictures, is proud to present the European premiere of LADIES IN BLACK, the new AACTA award winning film, with introduction from the director, Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Double Jeopardy).

In late 1950s Sydney, sixteen year old Lisa (Angourie Rice) takes a summer job on the staff of an exclusive department store as she awaits her final school year results. Quiet, studious and sheltered by very conservative parents (marvellously portrayed by Susie Porter and Shane Jacobson), Lisa harbours a secret hope to go to university. Stepping out into the wide world, her eyes are flung open to the cultural changes sweeping urban Australia via her interactions with the other staff in the ball gown and accessories departments, where the young Australian ladies and their older European counterparts both vie for her allegiance.

LADIES IN BLACK perfectly captures the rumblings of powerful change for these very different groups of women. A massive box-office hit at home, this film is set to become an Australian classic, with glorious costumes (sweeping up Best Costume Design at the recent AACTA awards), a brilliant script (based on the bestselling novel by Madeline St John), and perfect performances from an ensemble cast, all overseen by Beresford, a master filmmaker at the top of his game.

Ticket price includes a complimentary drink reception.

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Friday 1 Mar 201919:30
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Lady L (12A)

Lady Louise Lendale is eighty-years-old and she tells her long time admirer, British poet Sir Percy, all about her eventful life. In the beginning, she was a young laundress working in "Le Mouton Bleu", a renowned Paris whorehouse. There, she met Armand, both a charming man and a bomb-throwing anarchist, and it wasn't long before she became his mistress.

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Wednesday 3 Apr 201912:0015:30
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Let's Rock Again! (15)

Soundscreen Festival

Let’s Rock Again!  Is a one-hour music documentary that follows rock icon Joe Strummer as he tours across America and Japan.  Strummer’s main objective is simple – to get his music out to the people and get his record to break even so that he can have another chance to rock again.  In his humble quest, we even see Joe handing out flyers on the boardwalk and making a cold-call visit to a New Jersey radio station in order to get his music on the air and fans to his gig.More importantly however, is the intimate portrait depicted.  This film was produced by Strummer and long-time friend Dick Rude and together they open the door to an exclusive view of the man never seen before.In 2002, the world lost Joe to a congenital heart condition.  Let’s Rock Again is his final message, a story about never giving up!

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lucinda Tait and more TBC

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Monday 25 Mar 201918:30
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Magic Medicine (15)

Can magic mushrooms cure depression?

Over 2 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.

His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.

With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.

Followed by a Q&A with Magic Medicine contributor Professor David Nutt.

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Tuesday 26 Feb 201919:30 (Sold Out)
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Maiden (12A)

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. 

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Thursday 28 Mar 201920:50
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Malicious Damage - Killing Joke Live at the Astoria 11.10.03 (15)

Soundscreen Festival

Filmed at London’s legendary Astoria venue, and the last performance from Paul Raven to be captured on film

This premiere screening of a special edit of the concert will be followed by a Q&A with Jaz Coleman.

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Tuesday 26 Mar 201920:30
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Mary Poppins Returns (U)

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

54 years after the film that won the world's hearts, Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane to help Michael and Jane Banks once more. With all new songs and familiar faces, this heart warming sequel will have you laughing, crying and beaming broadly throughout.

Nominated for 4 Oscars 

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Saturday 13 Apr 201911:30
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Memento (15)

Psychology at the Movies

Christopher Nolan launched his career with this mind-bending neo-noir. Guy Pearce stars as the amnesiac who can’t form new memories. On the hunt for revenge, but only able to retain information for a short period, he relies on polaroids and tattoos to track his own investigation.

After the film there will be an audience discussion with a panel of guest speakers to discuss issues and themes from the film.

“There's grade A work from all concerned, especially Pearce, but in the end this is Nolan's film. And he delivers, with a vengeance.” - Time Out

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Friday 22 Feb 201919:30
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Metropolis (PG)

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a saviour to mediate their differences.

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Sunday 3 Mar 201915:30
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Minding The Gap (15)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Multi-award-winning documentary Minding the Gap tells the coming-of-age story of three young men, bonded by their love of skateboarding and desire to escape volatile family life. Created from over 12 years of footage intimately recorded with his tight-knit group of friends, filmmaker Bing Liu beautifully captures their shared wild energy and freedom, while simultaneously documenting the unique and lasting effects of turbulent childhoods, poverty and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. Set in a town with some of the highest rates of domestic abuse in the US, Minding the Gap grapples with questions around the impact on subsequent generations and the cycles of abuse. While navigating a relationship between his camera, his friends, and his own past, Liu weaves a story that is both rich and epic while remaining intimate and immersive. US Documentary Competition Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking, Sundance, 20182019 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Tuesday 19 Mar 201918:15
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Oil City Confidential - 10th Anniversary Screening

Soundscreen Festival

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Oil City Confidential is the award winning story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin - four estuarine John-the-Baptists to Johnny Rotten's anti-Christ. Taking London by storm, they sped through Europe and conquered the UK with No 1 chart success, before imploding just as punk was born and America beckoned with open arms. Contributions from members of The Clash, Blondie and The Sex Pistols join Dr Feelgood with collaborators Jools Holland and Alison Moyet to tell the story of Canvey, '70s England and the greatest local band in the world.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Saturday 23 Mar 201917:30
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On Her Shoulders

Nadia Murad survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.

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Monday 25 Feb 201920:50
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Out of Blue (15)

When homicide detective Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is called to investigate the murder of a leading astrophysicist in New Orleans, she is confronted by a mystery that begins to affect her in ways she had never expected. As the investigation deepens, a darker world is slowly revealed and she must use all of her skills and experience to piece together fragments of a wider conspiracy that lies behind the murder.Out of Blue is an unmissable neo-noir mystery in which one detective’s quest for truth begins to destabilise both her view of the world and her very being.

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Monday 29 Apr 201920:50
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Panic Attack (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

What do you do when a chatty passenger sits next to you on the plane and won’t stop talking? This comedy weaves together the interrelated stories of six protagonists all experiencing a sudden onset of social anxiety. Through a combination of astutely-observed situational humour and layer after layer of agonising awkwardness, Panic Attack is a hysterically funny ride. Paweł Maślona’s debut was nominated for awards at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Polish Film Festival, with Magdalena Popławska taking home a Golden Lion for Best Supporting Actress.

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Friday 5 Apr 201920:30
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Pardon (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

In 1946, a Polish Home Army soldier is shot by the secret police of the new communist regime, who repeatedly desecrate the grave of the deceased. The soldier’s parents, Hanka (Grazyna Blecka-Kolska) and Jakub (Jan Jankowski), decide to take their son’s body on a 500-kilometre journey to a proper burial. Told from the perspective of the grandson, this trip through post-war Poland exposes both the emergent scars of a fractured country and the steadfast bravery of two mourning parents.

Pardon took home three Golden Lions at the Polish Film Festival, including Best Screenplay and Best Costume Design.

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Friday 5 Apr 201918:30
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Playing Hard (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

Dorota (Agata Kulesza) is a top prosecutor who uses her legal immunity – and her husband’s political capital – to conceal her illicit behaviour under the influence of alcohol. Magda (Maria Dębska) studies hard at university, but parties hard when she’s not in class. Teresa (Dorota Kolak) is a respected paediatric surgeon whose drunkenness at work has led her to lose contact with her family. For each of these women, their struggle with alcohol is about to become tragically worse.

Kinga Dębska’s latest film was nominated for Best Film at the Polish Film Festival.

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Saturday 6 Apr 201918:30
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Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG)

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

Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar

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Saturday 27 Apr 201911:30
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Respiri (15)

Presented by CinemaItaliaUK

Following a mysterious incident, Francesco, a forty-year-old engineer, moves to his family villa on Lake Iseo with his young daughter. It is here that he discovers a mysterious presence in the house, thanks to the echo of the respirator that keeps it alive. But other, no less disturbing presences, seem to move around the villa…

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Tuesday 12 Mar 201919:30
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SAF (15)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

In the Fikirtepe district of Istanbul, Kamil and his wife Remziye are at risk of losing their home. Urban transformation is pushing out local families and Syrian refugees are left to take shelter in the deserted buildings. Desperately in need of work, Kamil decides to secretly accept a construction job, working for the very company taking over their neighbourhood, displacing a Syrian refugee from the position and agreeing to work for less than other Turkish workers. Fearing both discovery and failure, Kamil’s anxiety gradually transforms him, and Remziye is left to face the consequences of her husband’s unrecognizable actions.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Wednesday 20 Mar 201920:30
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Soundscreen Festival

The life and times of Stiv Bators, legendary frontman of the Dead Boys and The Lords of The New Church.

Followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Danny Garcia

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Sunday 24 Mar 201915:00
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Sauvage (18)

22-year-old Leo sells his body on the street for cash. Men come and go but he remains; stuck in the same place and longing for love. Uncertain of what his future may bring, Leo hits the road. Sometimes reckless, sometimes savage, sometimes tender but always with a pounding heart - Leo is ready for change.

"A riotous and sensual ode to freedom" - Sight and Sound

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Friday 1 Mar 201916:00
Saturday 2 Mar 201914:3016:3018:3020:30
Sunday 3 Mar 201919:30
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Sergeant York (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

A marksman is drafter in WWII and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated heroes.

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Wednesday 27 Mar 201912:0015:30
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Sharkwater Extinction (12A)

A thrilling and inspiring action-packed journey that follows awardwinning filmmaker Rob Stewart on a courageous crusade through the oceans and across four continents to investigate the corruption behind a multi-billion-dollar pirate fishing tradeand massive illegal shark fin industry. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even North America, Stewart exposes the shocking truth that is leading to the extinction of our oldest remaining predator. Shark finning is still rampant, shark fin soup is still being consumed and endangered sharks are now being used to make products for human consumption. Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late.

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Saturday 13 Apr 201915:00
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Silent Night (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

Adam (Dawid Ogrodnik) has been working in The Netherlands to save money for his girlfriend (Agnieszka Suchora) and incoming baby. On Christmas Eve, he pays a surprise visit to his family home in Poland, where a night of vodka-fuelled family revelations and dramatic falling-outs unfold across the course of Christmas dinner. Silent Night depicts the necessary complexities of familial bonds and, in a neat touch, also explores issues of Polish migrant worker identity.

Piotr Domalewski’s debut won 16 accolades in Poland, including Best Film at the Polish Film Festival (2017) and Best Film at the Polish Film Awards. 

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Saturday 6 Apr 201916:30
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Slade In Flame (PG)

Presented by Heavenly Films

Originally released to mixed reviews in January 1975 Slade In Flame’has gone on to become one of the most loved music films of all time. BBC film critic Mark Kermode labelling it the "Citizen Kane of rock musicals”.

Rather than producing a film that portrayed their happy-go-lucky image, Slade opted for a behind-the-scenes, nitty-gritty look at the rock 'n' roll business. The original screenplay by Andrew Birkin depicted the rise and fall of a fictional 1960s group called Flame. However, the band felt the story failed to capture the true feel of the music industry. They decided to invite Birkin and director Richard Loncraine to join them on a tour across America for six weeks so that they could experience the excitement of Slade’s live show plus record anecdotes from the band and other bands they knew. It was this and some pretty decent acting from Slade themselves that gave the film its edge and endearing appeal.Including classic hits like ‘How Does It Feel’ and ‘Far Far Away’.

Slade In Flame is a must see slice of ‘70s pop nostalgia and we’re proud to have the band's original guitarist Dave Hill joining us for a Q&A hosted by Travis Elborough immediately after the screening.

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Thursday 14 Mar 201919:30
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Something Quite Peculiar: The Life and Times of Steve Kilbey

Soundscreen Festival

The Church’s ‘Under The Milky Way’ is one of the great Australian anthems.  But for the man who wrote it, success became a portal into a world of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll that almost destoyed his life. This is the story of Steve Kilbey. By any metric Steve Kilbey, frontman of Oz rock pioneers The Church, has been one of Australia’s most prolific and influential musicians.  Over 40 years he’s released more that 750 songs across almost 50 albums, earning himself endless accolades and a place in the ARIA Hall of Fame.  But most people know him for his 1988 international hit, ‘Under The Milky Way’ – a self-described “accident”, which kickstarted a lost decade of heroin addiction and would eventually cost him and his family and almost his mind.

Followed by a Q&A with Steve Kilbey

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Friday 22 Mar 201920:30
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Soundscreen Festival

Stooge! Is a feature length documentary about Robert Partiger, Iggy Pop’s number 1 fan.  It covers the three years leading up to his 50thbirthday when he tries to track his hero down in a final absolution. His journey has taken him all over the world in search of redemption after years of struggling with addiction, of coping with depression and of celebrating the communal lust that is Rock’n’Roll.

After many years following Iggy & The Stooges on tour, Robert was ready to share his story with the world.  Needing a documentary film maker, he tracked down Madelaine Farley.  At first she resisted but he eventually wore her down and she conceded.  Having returned from years filming gorillas in Africa she reckoned that following Robert would be a breeze.  She was wrong.  Robert’s journey is a journey into the heart of darkness and light that is rock ‘n’ roll fandom.  He thought he was trying to get to know more about Iggy but he ended up getting to know more about himself.

Followed by a Q&A

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Sunday 24 Mar 201917:30
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Tales From Tin Pan Alley

Soundscreen Festival

The true 'unsung heroes' of Tin Pan Alley are the musicians, the songwriters, the music publishers, the Luthiers, the technicians and the people from behind-the-scenes who have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. Individuals that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have come forward from across the globe, saying, 'We want to be in this special documentary film!'  We have them here now. This is their story - a contemporary urban Canterbury Tale - a vital testament from over 30 musicians, broadcasters and historians.

In 2018 Tin Pan Alley's 110 year old music legacy is currently in peril due to ensuing gentrification, leading to upcoming penthouse flats, hotels, restaurants and a shopping mall. The legacy of those who worked in the street is our testament to Denmark Street's unique place in international cultural history. The struggle for those remaining, continues...

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Linda Lewis, Chas McDevitt and Drew Ellis

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Saturday 23 Mar 201915:00
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Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

If You Don’t Know Me’ is 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 1960’s America and his victorious comeback after his life-changing accident. 

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Wednesday 27 Feb 201920:55
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The Black Cauldron (U)

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

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

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Saturday 23 Feb 201911:30
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The Butler (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

When his mother dies, Kashubian boy Mateusz (Sebastian Fabijanski) is taken in by the Prussian aristocrat Gerda von Krauss (Anna Radwan). In her palace, a love affair blossoms between Mateusz and the Countess’s daughter Marita (Marianna Zydek), while the boy’s godfather Bazyli (Janusz Gajos) is a Kashub patriot fighting against Prussian influence in his homeland. An epic costume drama, The Butler spans four decades during which ethnic tensions flared in the Polish-German borderlands of Kashubia, culminating in violent atrocities.

The film took home three awards at the Polish Film Festival, including Best Score and Best Make-Up.

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Sunday 7 Apr 201917:00
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The Feeling of Being Watched (15)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Residents of Assia Boundaoui’s entire neighbourhood outside of Chicago, Illinois, have felt under government surveillance for over a decade. Returning home and recounting memories of her childhood suspicions, she visits her neighbours one by one, and a mass of personal accounts begin to pile up. Assia decides it’s time to set up her own investigation. Her inquiries soon yield tens of thousands of FBI documents proving that her Arab-American hometown was indeed the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the US pre-9/11. Creatively weaving the personal and political, The Feeling of Being Watched is Assia’s story, as she grapples with the enduring impact government surveillance has had on her country, community, and her own sense of identity.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A

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Tuesday 19 Mar 201920:45
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The Good Companions (PG)

Matinee classics - tickets available from £1.75

A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers leads to a change of fortune.

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Wednesday 20 Mar 201912:0015:30
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The Harder They Come (15)

Soul Jazz Records presents this rare screening of the seminal The Harder They Come (1972)

Perry Henzell’s classic 1972 movie The Harder They Come, starring the singer Jimmy Cliff, is the classic reggae movie of all time. Cliff plays Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer turned real life gangster. Martin comes to Kingston down from the countryside to seek his fame – the opening shot featuring a bus weaving its way through the Jamaican hills sets the scene perfectly. Martin wants to be a singer and after auditioning for a big music producer, he sells his song for just $20. Realising he has been cheated Dixon turns to the ganga trade when he realises he can make more money and become more famous than in the music business.

The film follows his downward demise from a young innocent man to the ultimate ‘bad boy’ anti-hero, on the run from drug dealers and the police, as Dixon emulates tries to emulate his Spaghetti-western cinema hero Clint Eastwood as the ‘wild west’ comes to the Caribbean.

The success of the film owes as much to the stunning groovy soundtrack – aside from Cliff’s seminal hit ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want It’, we also get classic tunes from Toots and The Maytals – who also appear in the movie. Also in the film there are guest appearances from Prince Buster, record producers Leslie Kong and Joe Gibbs, Bim and Bam, Carl Bradshaw and many more!

The Harder They Come is a revolutionary and ground-breaking film about reggae music and the underbelly of Jamaican life. A 100% essential and classic film!

Soul Jazz Records DJs will be playing music before and after the film and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) will introduce the movie.

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Friday 8 Mar 201919:30
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The Hole in the Ground (15)

Sarah moves with her young son Chris to a country home on the edge of a forest, which happens to hide an enormous sinkhole. Her boy vanishes and soon reappears unharmed, though his behaviour grows increasingly disturbing, leaving his mother to fear the worst — that the boy in her home isn’t her son at all.

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Saturday 13 Apr 201918:3020:30
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The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)

Staten Island kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli spends her days teaching a class of precocious youngsters, and her evenings attending poetry classes in Manhattan - all the while navigating a marriage devoid of chemistry, and her own disinterested children.  When she inadvertently discovers her five-year-old student, Jimmy may be a gifted prodigy, she becomes completely fascinated with the child - and determined to nurture his prodigious gift for poetry, before his dismissive family destroy it. However, her desire to protect his talent soon spirals towards a dangerous and desperate path… 

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Friday 19 Apr 201918:3020:40
Saturday 20 Apr 201914:3016:3018:3020:30
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The Lego Movie 2 (U)

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

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

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Saturday 16 Mar 201911:30
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The Little Comrade (PG)

Presented by Baltic View

One day, six-year-old Leelo’s school teacher mother is taken away by soldiers and the little girl has to find answers to a lot of questions on her own: why is the blue-black-white flag forbidden, what’s a traitor, why is a scary NKVD detective snooping around in their home and is being a Soviet Pioneer a thing of honor or shame? Through frequently tragicomic situations, Leelo tries to be as good a girl as she can in the two-faced, Stalinist world around her so that her mother will one day come back home.

The film is based on autobiographical novels by Leelo Tungal.

Followed by Q&A with Leelo Tungal.

Part of  London Book Fair's Book and Screen Week.

Proposed and supported by Embassy of Estonia.

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Sunday 17 Mar 201915:00
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The Little Mermaid (U)

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

Rebellious mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land, and falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days.

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Saturday 6 Apr 201911:30
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The Miracle Worker (PG)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

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Wednesday 27 Feb 201912:0015:30
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

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

Young Clara needs a magical, key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world, she meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.

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Saturday 2 Mar 201911:30
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The Philadelphia Story (U)

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Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) is the daughter of a wealthy family and about to marry for the second time. On the eve of her wedding, her ex-husband (Cary Grant) appears, with a tabloid reporter (James Stewart) by his side in an attempt to kill a character-damning news-story of her father. This evolves into a love triangle (or square) and Tracy is forced to take an unflinching look at herself to realise who she truly loves.

"Utterly beguiling, funny and romantic" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Sunday 24 Mar 201912:00
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Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (15)

Lush Presents

Since the early 1960s, Tony Conrad's vast, inter-disciplinary repertoire has created and influenced major film and compositional movements. He performed in and recorded the soundtrack to Jack Smith’s legendary film Flaming Creatures; he defied conventions of cinema with The Flicker, an experimental structuralist film composed of a precise pattern of alternating black and white frames; he developed and practiced Just Intonation and Minimalism with Karlheinz Stockhausen and La Monte Young; and he was instrumental in the formation of The Velvet Underground.

“Tony Conrad may be one of the most influential artists of our time as well as the most underground. This film achieves the impossible task of capturing the mercurial, relentless and unlikely creative journey of the artist.”  - Tony Oursler

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Tuesday 5 Mar 201920:50
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Topkapi (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jewelled dagger.

Presented in conjunction with the Turkish Film Weekend. 

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Wednesday 24 Apr 201912:0015:30
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Tower: A Bright Day (15)

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

Kaja (Malgorzata Szczerbowska) has returned after a six year absence and older sister Mula (Anna Krotoska) isn’t too happy to see her. A family gathering for the First Communion of Mula’s daughter provides an innocuous enough setting for reconciliation, but something isn’t quite right… In Tower: A Bright Day, the boundaries between reality and hallucination, common-sense and paranoia, Catholicism and pagan mysticism are all blurred to the keenest point of confusion.

Jagoda Szelc’s debut was nominated at Berlin International Film Festival, eventually winning a handful of Golden Lions at the Polish Film Festival, including Best Debut Director.

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Saturday 6 Apr 201914:20
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Trapeze (U)

Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75

Mike Ribble was once a great trapeze artist - and the only the sixth to have completed a triple somersault - before his accident. Tino joins the circus, and manages to convince Mike to teach him the 'triple'. Meanwhile Lola, a tumbler, wants to get in on the act.

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Wednesday 20 Feb 201912:0015:30
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Vice (15)

The story of Dick Cheney and how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W.Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.

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Tuesday 5 Mar 201918:00
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Waiting: The Van Duren Story

Soundscreen Festival

Managed by Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones) in the 1970’s, Memphis local ​Van Duren​ was tipped to be the next Paul McCartney, but instead faded into obscurity. Forty years later, two larrikin Australians come across the mysterious musician’s lost album and set out to discover what went wrong. They track Van Duren down on Facebook and, despite never having picked up a camera before, journey through the US to meet him.

Along the way they cross paths with rock stars, Scientologists, con men and a host of talented musicians who never quite made it. When they discover that Van doesn’t own his own music, the two friends make a vow not to give up until they can return the rights to Van, and finish the film.

Van Duren’s lost career is a parable of the trials and tribulations of the music industry - an industry that leaves countless broken dreamers behind in its wake. ​Waiting: the Van Duren Story ​is a love letter to the artist that should have helped to define a generation.

Followed by a Q&A with Van Duren

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Friday 22 Mar 201918:30
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When Pigs Fly (15)

Soundscreen Festival

A rare opportunity to see the Joe Strummer soundtracked ‘When Pigs Fly’ directed by Sara Driver and starring Marianne FaithfulMarty "Alfred Molina" is a jazz musician, always a precarious source of livelihood even for the best-known performers. In this film, he is just barely getting by, living on the outskirts of a run-down town populated by Irish immigrants. Though this might be called a highly successful life for a jazz musician, it is hardly satisfying. He hangs out a bar called The Rose of Sharon and is friends with its irrepressible barmaid, Sheila "Maggie O'Neill". When Sheila introduces Marty to the ghostly inhabitants of a rocking chair, they embark on a series of adventures that result in satisfaction for all concerned - except for the bar's owner, who killed one of the ghosts "Marianne Faithfull" when she was among the living

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Monday 25 Mar 201920:30
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (U)

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

Charlie Bucket dreams of winning a golden ticket to Wonka's Chocolate Factory. When his dreams come true, he and Grandpa Joe set off for an adventure like no other. A much loved musical family classic.

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Saturday 20 Apr 201911:30
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XTC - This Is Pop

Soundscreen Festival

A film on one of Britain's best-loved and most influential bands of modern times, XTC. Emerging from the late 1970s punk and new wave explosion, XTC amassed a devoted following with hit singles Making Plans For Nigel, Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me), Senses Working Overtime, Dear God and Mayor Of Simpleton.

A colourful and vibrant journey into the world of XTC and their alter-ego band, The Dukes Of Stratosphear, the film includes newly filmed interviews with Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory and Terry Chambers. Through a mixture of animation, archive and specially-shot sequences, the film opens up the world of XTC and into the brilliant minds of principle songwriters, Messrs Partridge and Moulding.

Followed by a Q&A with the Director and XTC's Dave Gregory

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Sunday 24 Mar 201920:00
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Youth - Sketch, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll (15)

Soundscreen Festival

Youth – Sketch, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll is the portrait of a true artist, the story of an award winning producer known to his Mum as Martin, and to the rest of the world as, simply ‘Youth'.

A revealing and inspiring film directed by Paul Elliott and Sean Lamberth, who spent 18 months with full access to recording sessions, travelling alongside Youth in his VW camper van and talking to him while he painted and sketched. Youth’s story is told in his own words from his London Home and Studio. With new interviews from some of music's biggest names including Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Boy George, Jaz Coleman, Guy Pratt, Alan McGee, Danny McNamara, Reverend & The Makers and Alex “The Orb” Paterson amongst others. The film is soundtracked with previously unreleased, original music by Youth and Killing Joke in Dub which keeps the film driving through a steady stream of anecdotes, smoke hazed rooms and studio sessions.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Youth himself

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Tuesday 26 Mar 201918:30