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An investigation into a horseracing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California’s Silicon Valley. Preceded by the 40-minute documentary Ashby's Odyssey - When former Bond Girl Carole Ashby is rushed to hospital whilst moving home, it triggers an emotional journey of self discovery through time.
Followed by a Q&A with Carole Ashby
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
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 performed by Donald MacKenzie.
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Plus live special guest: Martin Newell, in a rare London performance, will perform a short set after the film.
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.
Tickets just £9 until midnight June 14th