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The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning film from visionary director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, After the Storm) is a critically-acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan.
After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu's wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together - until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets... With universal themes of family and belonging, Shoplifters is a poignant drama and a complicated love letter to family, exploring the bonds that unite them.
Largely unseen in the UK, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Maborosi is a beautifully filmed, exquisite meditation on loss, loneliness, uncertainty, and coming to terms with the past. A young woman, Yumiko, becomes troubled by the notion that she brings death to people close to her. She still dreams of her grandmother who she lost when she was 12. Now married with a young son, she and her husband Iku appear to be happy together, but Yumiko’s life is abruptly changed by her husband’s sudden death – and was it an accident or suicide?
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.
Matinee Classics - tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s
The neck-tie murderer is on the loose and his body count is racking up. Set in London's Covent Garden this thriller from Alfred Hitchcock is full of mystery, mayhem and some very questionable home cooking. Hitchcock's penultimate film as director.
Followed by a Q&A with Valerie Leon
An aging James Bond (Sean Connery) makes an uncharacteristic mistake during a routine training mission, leading M to believe that the legendary British Intelligence spy is now past his prime. M indefinitely suspends Bond from active duty. However, when SPECTRE member Fatima Bush and her fellow terrorists successfully steal two nuclear missiles from the U.S. military, M must reinstate Bond, as he is the only agent who can beat SPECTRE at their own game of espionage.
Q&A with Valerie Leon, hosted by Robin Osmani
Kids Kino Club - tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults
Get ready for Peppa’s biggest celebration yet when the muddiest ever festival comes to cinema screens in 2019 to celebrate 15 years of Peppa Pig!
June is Pride Month around the world and 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.
Celebrate with the launch of the first book by author and activist Shaun Dellenty Celebrating Difference -A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion followed by a screening of the celebrated film Pride.
Celebrating Difference is an inspiring new book from Bloomsbury Education aimed at teachers, learning communities and anyone with a vested interest in the well-being of young people in all their natural diversity.
Written by Shaun Dellenty, internationally celebrated and award-winning lead in LGBT+ inclusion in education, it is filled with practical advice to enable schools to bring about organisational change to ensure the safety, success and wellbeing of all pupils and staff. In addition, the earlier chapters candidly and very movingly describe Shaun’s challenging journey as a survivor the sustained childhood homophobic bullying and rejection that very nearly cost him his life.
At this event there will be a screening of the film Pride, followed by a talk and Q+A with Shaun
Books will be available to purchase on the night and Shaun will be on hand for signings
Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley, this documentary takes us on a journey through the eyes of Khamba Lama Natsagdorj who is a close friend and former student of the Dali Lama. We witness one of the world’s most unique rich cultures through the eyes of a true world wisdom keeper. From his life and work in the city, experiencing the celebrations of Lunar New Year we travel with Khamba Lama on an epic pilgrimage to his remote homeland.
Followed by a Q&A with Khamba Lama Natsagdorj and the director, hosted by Robin Osmani
Khamba Lama will also offer a powerful Tibetan buddhist prayer for all who are present
Refreshment and entertainment will be provided by The Mongolian Embassy.
The Circle Global Feminist series presents Under the Wire + Q&A
A powerful account of legendary Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy's mission to Homs, Syria in February 2012. Their assignment was to cover the plight of trapped Syrian civilians under siege by their own government. Tragically, Colvin was killed when the international media centre was hit by Syrian Army artillery fire; despite being critically injured, Conroy had to a find way to make it out alive.
He is determined to continue telling the stories of the people he met during this assignment and their desperate situation caught in the middle of a conflict zone.
Journalist Zaina Erhaim who will join Paul Conroy for the Q&A after the screening.
Award winning Syrian journalist and feminist working as a senior media specialist with the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). Zaina received the first Annita Auspurg award: Rebel Woman For Peace By WILFP, named the journalist of the year by Reporters without Boarders in 2015, one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women according to Arabian Business and the Unsung heroes of 2016 by Reuters Thomson.
The Q&A will be hosted by writer and actress Lorien Haynes.
7:00pm - Screening
8:45pm - Q&A with Paul Conroy
9:15pm - Paul Conroy Book Signing
After teenage Celeste survives a violent tragedy a video of her singing at the memorial service, catapults her towards stardom, with the help of her song-writing sister and a talent manager. 7 years later she is a global superstar, worshipped by her fans, and spinning out of control. Natalie Portman tears into the role with a joyous ferocity that needs to be seen to be believed.
“an audacious story about a survivor who becomes a star, and a deeply satisfying, narratively ambitious jolt of a movie.” – New York Times
XY Chelsea tells the historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017. XY Chelsea is the journey of her fight for survival and dignity, and her transition from prisoner to free woman.