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Psychology at the Movies
Followed by an audience discussion
Based on the writer/director's childhood, Farming tells the story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion covering the themes and issues raised in the film, hosted by psychologist Bryan Bonaparte.
"David O Selznick's production of Margaret Mitchell's best seller remains the pinnacle of polished Hollywood storytelling and craftsmanship. The completed film is a remarkably coherent account of the novel and successfully balances the larger backdrop - the seismic changes affecting the South at the time of the American Civil War with the more intimate story of Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh), a petulant belle wrecking havoc on the lives of others"Geoff Andrew, BFI
There will be a short intermission.
A town marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Federico Fellini’s exquisite tale of celebrity casts an adoring yet critical eye towards post-war Rome. Set over seven decadent days, the film follows Marcello Mastroianni’s philandering journalist, pursuing a happiness that’s always just out of reach.
A new 4K restoration marks the film’s 60th anniversary and screens as part of the official 2020 celebrations for the centenary of Federico Fellini.
“Probably the greatest film ever made” - Nicolas Winding Refn
In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home.
Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera-phones.Hassan and his wife Fatima are both filmmakers, and they are educating their daughters and encouraging them to be artists. The whole family shot this autobiographical film, which began when they sought and were rejected for refugee protection and follows them along the notorious Balkan smuggling route. As they experienced increasingly degrading circumstances, the family latched on to filmmaking as a way to not just survive, but retain their humanity.
Midnight Traveler is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travellers they meet on their odyssey.
Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaa desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. A classic from Studio Ghibli.
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in when they meet the beautiful Sugar Kane and hilariously compete for her affections.
Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s
A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers – Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe - trying to maintain their sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
“It leaves you dazed, terrified and elated, and it signals Eggers as one of the most exciting directors working today.” – Time Out