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#Female Pleasure (PG)


The Circle


The Circle's Global Feminist Series presents the first UK Public Screening of Barbara Miller’s feature documentary #Female Pleasure portraying five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics.


#Female Pleasure shows the universal mechanisms at work that have determined the position of women until now, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali Muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy.  These women decided to speak up and are the ultimate example on how courage, strength and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures.


Followed by a Q&A with Leyla Hussein, moderated by Denise Parkinson.



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Wednesday 15 Apr 202019:00 (Closed)
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*Film 1: The Great Buster - A Celebration (PG)

The film celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunning restored archival Keaton films.


“In a way, Buster Keaton is the essence of movies. He is one of the inventors of cinema” - Werner Herzog

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Sunday 12 Apr 202017:45 (Closed)
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*Film 1: The Great Buster: A Celebration (PG)

The film celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunning restored archival Keaton films.


“In a way, Buster Keaton is the essence of movies. He is one of the inventors of cinema” - Werner Herzog

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Saturday 11 Apr 202014:00 (Closed)
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*Film 2: The General (U)

Many critics consider The General to be the last great comedy of the silent era, and it consistently ranks as one of the greatest comedies of all time on international critics' polls. Set during the Civil War and based on a true incident, the film is also an authentic looking period piece. The title refers not to Keaton's character, but to his engine, 'The General' which figures prominently in one of the most harrowing and hilarious chase scenes ever filmed.

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Saturday 11 Apr 202016:15 (Closed)
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About Love (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere


Three generations of the Phadke family live together in their ancestral home in downtown Mumbai. With her brother’s wedding coming up and her own misgivings about marriage, the filmmaker turns the camera inwards towards her family.


Followed by a Q&A Chair: Prof. Rosie Thomas, University of Westminster

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Tuesday 31 Mar 202015:00 (Closed)
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Art, Film, Toys (PG)


American Export


An evening with visual artist and winner of the 2019 Film London Jarman Award, Hetain Patel and guests, exploring Patel’s work through the lenses of art, cinema, and the toy industry. In between screenings of a number of his recent short films, including his afro-kung-fu-sign-language spectacle Don’t Look at the Finger, and The Jump – his Spider-Man homage featuring 17 of his family members, Hetain will be chatting with experts from the worlds of cinema and toys and games. This includes film director Andy Delaney, known for directing a number of iconic music videos for the likes of Lauryn Hill, Spice Girls, George Michael and Soul II Soul, as well as his recent feature film Love is Blind. Also joining Hetain on stage will be Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation, an organisation supporting inventors in the toy industry, championing creativity across the sector and Deej Johnson – a writer and creative consultant, whose end clients range from members of The Magic Circle to brands such as Costa Coffee and Disney Store. The panel will be reflecting on Patel’s practice through their individual industry lenses, exploring the intersection of their worlds and the viability of artists interested to take a leap into other areas.


Hetain Patel is a visual artist working across film, photography, sculpture and live performance in galleries, theatres and online. Working collaboratively with artists across disciplines, and with family members and non-professionals, Patel enjoys working across multiple languages, culturally and artistically.


In recent years Patel has done Bruce Lee impersonations on stage at the Royal Opera House, completed commissions for Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells, London, and made a working class Transformer robot from an old Ford Fiesta, with his dad. He designed part of a mini golf course for the Venice Biennale and has created a number of multi lingual dance theatre productions, including a commission for Candoco Dance Company, which continues to tour internationally. In 2013 Patel was invited to do a TED talk, which has since had close to 3 million hits, adding to a total of 48 million views of his videos and performances online.


This event is part of American Export a programme of projects exploring the ubiquity of American culture via post colonial and transatlantic prisms. Curated by Christina Millare, American Export is developed with support from CREAM at the University of Westminster, Grand Union and Arts Council England.


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Tuesday 31 Mar 202018:30 (Closed)
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Baaji (12A)


UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Reception from 6.30pm

Followed by a Q&A


A fading Lollywood star yearns to make a comeback, which becomes a possibility after a Pakistani American director casts her in a film to revive the local film industry. However, the casting affects her relationship with a friend with her own dreams.

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Wednesday 1 Apr 202019:00 (Closed)
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Calm With Horses (15)


St Patrick's Day Festival


In dark rural Ireland, ex-boxer Arm has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, while at the same time desperate to be a good father to his five-year-old son. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.


Executive produced by Michael Fassbender and based on a gripping novella from Irish writer Colin Barrett, from a collection of Barrett’s short stories which won The Guardian’s prestigious First Book Award.


"A blistering debut" - The Observer


Followed by a Q&A with Niamh Algar and Nick Rowland.


This March 13th festival screening is a part of the Mayor of London's St. Patrick's Parade and Festival 2020. #StPatsDayLDN

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Tuesday 14 Apr 202018:30 (Closed)20:40 (Closed)
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Cunningham (U)

A cinematic experience about legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham. The film follows Merce’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in New York City to his emergence as one of the most visionary choreographers in the world.


Misunderstood and rejected by the dance world of his time, Merce persevered against all odds and developed a new dance technique and a new way of thinking about making dance performances in collaboration with composer John Cage and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.


Rooted in both imaginary realms and actual life experiences, the film tells Merce’s story of becoming Merce through dance and from the point of view of the dancer. The film features excerpts from Cunningham’s works, re-imagined for cinema at interior and exterior locations. The precise choreography of the camera allows viewers to have an experience akin to “stepping inside” the dance; and the archival materials (16mm/35mm footage, audio, and photographs) evoke the charged atmosphere of the time, while Merce’s own diagrams and drawings provide insight into his creative process.


“Sensational...demands to be seen.” - Variety

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Tuesday 31 Mar 202020:55 (Closed)
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Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (15)

London Australian Film Society

ANZAC DAY


ANZAC Day, 25 April, is the day when all Australians and New Zealanders stop to remember the service and sacrifices of their veterans.


To commemorate this, the London Australian Film team present the UK premiere of a new Australian film, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.


In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation, 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers came nose-to-nose with more than 2,000 Main Force Viet Cong & North Vietnamese soldiers. This is their untold story.

The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC military history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. An Australian Unit Citation for Gallantry was finally awarded in 2009 after a number of government inquiries.


This incredibly moving and immersive film, anchored by superb cinematography, extremely detailed production design and a haunting original score, is a nail-biting tale of how war can bring men from all races, classes and backgrounds together – and how they can work together to achieve the unthinkable.


“Will go down as one of the iconic and legendary ANZAC films – up there with classics such as Gallipoli and The Lighthorsemen.” Tim Mayne, The Examiner.


Starring an A-list Australian cast including Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Luke Bracey (Point Break, Hacksaw Ridge), Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt), Nicholas Hamilton (IT), Stephen Peacocke (Hercules, Me Before You), and Richard Roxburgh (Breath, Rake), Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan is directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), from a script by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Australia).

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Saturday 25 Apr 202018:30 (Closed)
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Dark Waters (12A)

Dark Waters tells the shocking and heroic true story of  attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.


“the first corporate thriller that's a call to action because you'll emerge from it feeling anything but safe.” - Variety

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Tuesday 7 Apr 202018:15 (Closed)20:45 (Closed)
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Deliverance (18)

J B Priestley Society

Preceded by a talk with editor Tom Priestley and followed by a Q&A


This screening of the classic and controversial 1970s film Deliverance comes with an added bonus - a personal appearance by renowned film editor Tom Priestley, the only son of iconic author and playwright J B Priestley.


A gripping, notorious American thriller set in the isolated Deep South Appalachian Mountains sees four city-dwelling friends go on an adventure canoe trip, their experience turning into a battle for survival at the hands of the antagonistic locals.


In a half-hour, pre-film presentation, Tom will reveal his insight into the filming and editing of Deliverance, which starred Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty. Tom's list of edits range from This Sporting Life to 1984, from The Great Gatsby to Return of the Pink Panther, from Exorcist II to Lord of the Flies. Tom, who handles the J B Priestley Estate, and who is President of the J B Priestley Society, will talk about his technique of film editing, his criteria for accepting a commission, and his distinguished career.


Tom's early achievements began with the celebrated Whistle Down The Wind, starring a young Hayley Mills, with Tom cutting his teeth as assistant film editor. In 1965, he was sound editor on Dr Who and the Daleks, and he won a BAFTA award a year later with Morgan - a Suitable Case For Treatment. Although he read Classics and English at Cambridge, he never wanted to follow his father as an author, playwright, script writer and broadcaster. 'JB,' as he is affectionately known, is perhaps most famous for An Inspector Calls, The Good Companions, When We Are Married, Angel Pavement and English Journey. Tom spent much of his time at university watching films in the local cinema. In velvet jacket and corduroy hat, he cut a bohemian figure, going on to cut film by hand when he worked at Ealing Studios in the pre-digital era. On location with Deliverance in rural Georgia, he claimed that he felt at home with the Appalachian hillbillies, while the Californian film crew "were terrified."


A question and answer session will follow the screening, with Lindsay Sutton in the chair.

Lindsay Sutton - chair of the J B Priestley Society - says: "The Society thought Tom's presence would give the film audience real added value. Like his father, he has made his mark, but in a different medium. Film editing is often the forgotten or overlooked component in the making of great films. Tom is a top-class professional, who was in demand for all of his working life. He has authority, knowledge and charm."

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Sunday 26 Apr 202015:00 (Closed)
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Dogs Don't Wear Pants (18)

Juha develops an unexpected but powerful connection with a dominatrix named Mona, following a tragic event in his life that has left him emotionally paralyzed. A darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being.


★★★★

"comes with a maverick streak and a tonne of raw emotional energy" - Time Out

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Friday 10 Apr 202018:30 (Closed)20:45 (Closed)
Saturday 11 Apr 202018:00 (Closed)20:30 (Closed)
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East End Babylon (18)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

Followed by a Q&A


Following on from the sell-out tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of their debut album, Greatest Hits Volume 1, we are joined by Mick Geggus and Jeff Turner of the Cockney Rejects along with the film’s director, Richard England for a special screening of East End Babylon – The Story Of The Cockney Rejects followed by a Q&A discussion.


The story of London's toughest and poorest part as told through the eyes of its most iconic band. From the bombs that flew in World War II and from the greatest industrial docks the world ever saw, to the formation of the original and best Terrace Band of them all, the battles, living outside the law, the wilderness years of both the band and the area that spawned them, and eventually to the rebirth and transformation of the band into a worldwide cult, this is the rockumentary to beat them all. This is East End Babylon!


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Sunday 29 Mar 202014:30 (Closed)
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Film 1: The Great Buster; A Celebration (PG)

The film celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunning restored archival Keaton films.


“In a way, Buster Keaton is the essence of movies. He is one of the inventors of cinema” - Werner Herzog

Book Tickets

Sunday 12 Apr 202014:00 (Closed)
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Film 2: Sherlock Jr. (U)

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

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Sunday 12 Apr 202020:00 (Closed)
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Film 2: The Navigator (U)

“A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.” – Buster Keaton.


The Navigator is a hilarious comedy in which Buster and his sweetheart are cast adrift on a deserted ocean liner. The ship runs aground on a desert island, where the two unfortunates are chased by cannibals.

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Sunday 12 Apr 202016:15 (Closed)
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Film Quiz (PG)

Join us for our film quiz, taking place in the cinema bar, running from 7pm-9pm (approx).


Tickets are £3 per person, cash collected on the night, with a maximum of 4 to a team.

Reserve your place by booking one of these 'free' tickets


An array of prizes will be on offer.

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Tuesday 31 Mar 202019:00 (Closed)
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Hendrix and The Spook (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere


It’s September 24th, 1966 and as Jimmy James fastens his seatbelt on the New York runway, he’s full of excitement and hope. Next to him is Chas Chandler, the bass player of British band The Animals who only days earlier had spotted him playing in a club in Greenwich Village and was now taking him to London to launch his musical career. By the time the plane touches down Jimmy James has reverted to his original surname and has become Jimi Hendrix.


But Jimi has no idea that the other man he was travelling with, a mysterious suited man wearing dark glasses, would become embroiled in Jimi's own murder investigation. Fifty years on, The Animals and Jimi Hendrix not only remain top box office, the cause of Jimi’s death still remains an open verdict. While many stories continue to surround his death the open verdict does not rule out murder, neither does it rule out suicide: this film reveals the secret history of Jimi’s manager and British spy Mike Jeffery and explores why he was the prime suspect in the Jimi Hendrix murder enquiries. Yet, Hendrix and The Spook, with first hand testimony, reveals another more likely candidate for the cause of the death of one of the world’s greatest rock stars.

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Sunday 29 Mar 202020:00 (Closed)
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Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere


A feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white, teenage harmonica player from Chicago’s South Side, Paul learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte.


The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring the twin guitar sound of Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, the rhythm section of Sam Lay and Jerome Arnold and the keyboards of Mark Naftalin, added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated worldwide interest in the blues.


The band’s first LP, released in 1965, was named “#11 Blues Album of All Time” by Downbeat. The only artist to perform at The Newport Folk Festival in 1965, The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Paul would continue to break new ground in the blues, and to stand up for racial equality, until his death at age 44 in 1987 of a drug overdose.


Through his music and words, along with first-hand accounts of his family, his band mates and those closest to him, Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest blues harmonica player of all time. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Paul Butterfield is one of a handful of musicians inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Blues Halls of Fame, alongside other legendary artists including B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Billie Holiday and Eric Clapton.


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Sunday 29 Mar 202017:30 (Closed)
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Jhalki (18)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere


The disappearance of her 7-year old kid brother sets Jhalki off on a mission to find him at all costs. Armed with an intimate folk-tale of a tireless sparrow and her own charming presence of mind, Jhalki embarks on a relentless journey to find and free her brother.


Followed by Panel Discussion and Reception Chaired by: Mr Tony Matharu


In collaboration with www.integrityinternationaltrust.com

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Monday 30 Mar 202019:15 (Closed)
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Kathaah@8 (PG)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A

Preceded by a reception


Kathaah@8 (Stories@8) is an award-winning anthology of 8 stories in 8 different Indian languages - all happening at 8:00 pm. The films explore themes around love, loss and longing, of tears and fears, hopes and dreams. Stories strewn across a town, a city, a country, all happening in the expanse of a few hours one night.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202014:15 (Closed)
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LGBTQ Short Film Showcase (18)


UK Asian Film Festival


5:30pm Reception

6pm Short Film Screenings

7:10pm Q&A


Daaravtha 2015

Dir Nishat Roy Bombarde | Marathi with English Subtitles | 30 min

An adolescent Pankaj is discovering his sexuality. Torn between a patriarchal Indian upbringing full of gender-stereotypes and his natural urge to identify with the opposite gender, he finds an opportunity to express his desires within the bounds of cultural ethos


Birds of Paradise 2018

Dir MM Rahul | Malayalam with English Subtitles | 10 min

The film travels through a day in the life of three transgender people set amidst the binary morality of society.


Shaadi Ke Kapde 2019

Dir Sonal Giani | Hindi with English Subtitles | 10 min 30 seconds

A wedding in the family is a happy occasion, a time for celebration buy is Sunny hassled?


Monsoon Date 2018

Dir Tanuja Chandra | Hindi/English with English Subtitles | 20 min

On uneventful rainy evening a young woman on her way to her date experiences bittersweet moments with a series of strangers even as a storm brews inside her

Book Tickets

Friday 3 Apr 202018:00 (Closed)
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Lihaaf (18)


UK Asian Film Festival

Closing Film / UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A


A period drama, the film is based on Ismat Chugtai's most celebrated story Lihaaf (published 1942). The film interweaves the plot of same sex relationship between Begum and her masseuse and the trial that Ismat underwent after being slapped with a case of obscenity on publishing the story. The film raises themes of homosexuality and freedom of speech that our society is grappling with even today.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202019:30 (Closed)
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Looking for Chekhov (15)

CinemaItaliaUK

Followed by a Q&A with the director


Actor Vinicio Marchioni, inspired by Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya, reimagines the play's tragic narrative following the destructive earthquakes that hit Italy in 2009 and 2016, reproducing it on stage in Narni. Seeing himself in the writings and correspondence of the Russian playwright, he starts a journey across Russia to learn more about the life and times of Anton Chekhov. The result is a fascinating documentary which explores the themes of Chekhov's 19th Century narrative, and how Marchioni manages to reconnect them with the dramatic earthquakes that shook Italy.

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Sunday 26 Apr 202018:30 (Closed)
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Midnight Family (15)

The Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance in Mexico City, competing with other EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. While making a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police forces into questionable practices, Midnight Family explores urgent questions around healthcare, the failings of government and the complexity of personal responsibility.


“Portraits of institutional dysfunction don't come much more urgent, and quietly bleak, than this...” - Variety


This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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Wednesday 8 Apr 202020:30 (Closed)
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Moby Dick (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

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Wednesday 1 Apr 202012:00 (Closed)15:30 (Closed)
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Once Upon A Time In The West (15)

Sergio Leone's landmark spaghetti western with an unforgettable Morricone score. A mysterious stranger joins forces with another desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

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Sunday 19 Apr 202019:30 (Closed)
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Onward (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

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Saturday 25 Apr 202011:30 (Closed)
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Other Music (12A)

Soul Jazz Cinema Club


Other Music was not just a record store in New York’s East Village. it was a place where a generation discovered groundbreaking artists who became larger than life icons in the music scene. It was a destination for music lovers, musicians, and industry representatives, where bands were formed and careers were launched. Other Music was and remains a symbol of independent music. It was a place that not only spotlighted those in independent music, but also served as a great influence on the music scene in New York City.


The film chronicles the store’s 20-year history, featuring bands such as Animal Collective, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, the Strokes, Interpol, The National, TV On The Radio, Anohni (formerly Antony And The Johnsons), and more. As retail stores continue to disappear, the film is an example of how the community and spirit of one much-loved independent record store lives on.


Sounds of the Universe will be selling records in the bar


“An exciting reminder of what culture-retailers can be.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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Thursday 16 Apr 202019:30 (Closed)
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Brittany, France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

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Sunday 5 Apr 202019:30 (Closed)
Monday 6 Apr 202018:30 (Closed)20:55 (Closed)
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Pyaasa (U)

UK Asian Film Festival


Vijay (Guru Dutt) writes unpopular poems about the destitute and poor. Ridiculed by his brothers and scorned by publishers, Vijay finds encouragement in a sweet prostitute, Gulabo (Waheeda Rehman). When a homeless man wearing a coat Vijay gave him is killed, Gulabo convinces a publisher to print his poems, believing Vijay to be dead. The poems are wildly popular, thanks to the myth conjured around Vijay's supposed death. When he reappears, he finds that few friends can be trusted.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202016:40 (Closed)
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Real (15)

Special Q&A Preview with director and cast


In inner city Portsmouth, an unremarkable newsagent’s sits between a courthouse and a business centre. It’s here that sparks fly between well-dressed Kyle (Aki Omoshaybi) and equally poised Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner). Yet despite their outward appearances, both are struggling to move on from hardship they’d rather keep hidden. As their feelings for one another blossom, their pasts resurface, threatening to break them apart before their relationship has even begun.


An authentic and touching love story from a place where second chances are hard to come by, this impressive debut feature marks actor turned writer-director Aki Omoshaybi as a talent to watch.

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Tuesday 21 Apr 202020:30 (Closed)
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Rear Window (PG)

Amazing Grace


L.B. Jeffries, a photographer with a broken leg, takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbours during a summer heat wave. But things really hot up when he suspects one neighbour of murdering his invalid wife and burying the body in a flower garden

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Sunday 5 Apr 202014:30 (Closed)
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S.O.S. Titanic (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


In April 1912 the most famous ship of all, Titanic, sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. S.O.S. Titanic is considered one of the best 'action' films telling the story of that ill-fated night. We screen this film on the 108th anniversary of the sinking.

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Wednesday 15 Apr 202012:00 (Closed)15:30 (Closed)
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Seven Chances (U)

Live Soundtrack


Buster gets word that if he can be married by seven o’clock that evening he will inherit seven million dollars. When his sweetheart refuses, he proposes to everyone in a skirt….


Accompanied by a live soundtrack, performed by Donald MacKenzie on our 1936 Compton cinema organ.



Book Tickets

Monday 13 Apr 202019:00 (Closed)
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Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


A cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

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Saturday 11 Apr 202011:30 (Closed)
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Sons and Fathers (U)

UK Asian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with the director

Reception from 6.30pm


Sons and Fathers turns the creative lens upon the history of the film industry in Sri Lanka and its chequered path, by narrating the story of two generations of musicians who are caught in the whirlpool of political turbulence, the Tamil separatist war in the north and growing anti-Tamil sentiments in the country.

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Thursday 2 Apr 202019:00 (Closed)
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System Crasher (15)


Benni, a wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a "system crasher", expelled wherever she goes. Anger management trainer Micha is hired as Benni's school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Through the commitment of an excellent cast and with its powerful narrative of a young girl who has lost her place in society, Fingscheidt challenges conventional attitudes towards innocence, systems of support and, ultimately, the role of the welfare state.


"Suffused with sympathy but also a dose of bitter realism and shot with a freewheeling energy." – Screen International

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Thursday 23 Apr 202020:50 (Closed)
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The 14th February & Beyond (18)

UK Asian Film Festival


The first ever closest look into the Valentine's Day that unveils the bizarre shades of this global love fest and its ripple effect on society. The filmmaker explores the shocking ground facts about Valentine's Day that have been overlooked until now; as well as brings forth a comprehensive view of the subject through experts from various fields into this eye-opening documentary film.


Followed by a Q&A with the director Utpal Kalal

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Friday 3 Apr 202020:00 (Closed)
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The African Queen (PG)

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After a religious spinster's missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa a dissolute steamer captain offers her safe passage. Fleeing from the Germans, the two spend most of their time fighting with each other.

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Sunday 26 Apr 202012:30 (Closed)
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The Apartment (PG)

Jack Lemmon in...

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for liaisons, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. The film won five Oscars.

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Sunday 5 Apr 202017:00 (Closed)
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The Fortune Cookie (U)

Jack Lemmon in...


An insurance salesman concocts a scheme to cash in on his brother-in-law's injury.


"The friction between the laughs and the cynicism generates more heat than most Hollywood comedies even aim at" - Time Out

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Sunday 19 Apr 202016:45 (Closed)
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The Glenn Miller Story (U)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


Wonderful biography of band leader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in 1944.

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Wednesday 8 Apr 202012:00 (Closed)15:30 (Closed)
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The Great Buster: A Celebration (PG)

The film celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunning restored archival Keaton films.


“In a way, Buster Keaton is the essence of movies. He is one of the inventors of cinema” - Werner Herzog

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Monday 13 Apr 202016:30 (Closed)
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The Painted Bird (18)

A young boy is entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is on his own.  Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.


Directed, written and produced by Marhoul, The Painted Bird, features a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper. The film has won ecstatic acclaim as an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.


★★★★★

“a monumental piece of work” Xan Brooks, The Guardian

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Friday 24 Apr 202019:30 (Closed)
Saturday 25 Apr 202015:00 (Closed)
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The Pretty Things - The Final Bow (15)

SoundScreen Film & Music Festival

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A and an acoustic blues set from Phil May and Dick Taylor


Featuring David Gilmour & Van Morrison, The Pretty Things' final concert brings the curtain down a ground-breaking musical career spanning over 55 years. Founded by an ex-Rolling Stone; Dick Taylor, along with superb vocalist Phil May, The Pretty Things were so raucous and rebellious that they made the Stones seem sedate by comparison.


Featuring behind the scenes documentary footage with interviews with Phil, the band and more, this is their final bow to a sell-out crowd at London's Indigo O2.

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Saturday 28 Mar 202020:30 (Closed)
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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Found inside a stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into a charming young woman.

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Saturday 4 Apr 202011:30 (Closed)
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To Catch A Thief (PG)

Amazing Grace


When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

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Sunday 19 Apr 202014:30 (Closed)
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Trolls World Tour (U)

Kids Kino Club

Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults


Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of 6 different troll tribes scattered over 6 different lands devoted to 6 different types of music. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a lot louder!

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Saturday 18 Apr 202011:30 (Closed)
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True Grit (PG)

Matinee Classics

Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s


A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.

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Wednesday 22 Apr 202012:00 (Closed)15:30 (Closed)
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True History of the Kelly Gang (18)

This film shatters the mythology surrounding Ned Kelly (George MacKay, 1917) to reveal the essence behind the life of the notorious icon. Hero to some, outlaw to others, Kelly throws a long shadow over a specific period of Australian history. Spanning his life from his younger years to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the story behind this legendary figure.


Nurtured by the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe) and fuelled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot a campaign of anarchy and rebellion that will grip the entire country. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and son.


True History of the Kelly Gang is a visceral, blazing and utterly unforgettable telling of the legendary story.


★★★★

"One of the best cinematic surprises of the year"  THN

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Friday 17 Apr 202018:20 (Closed)20:50 (Closed)
Saturday 18 Apr 202015:00 (Closed)17:30 (Closed)20:00 (Closed)
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Turning 18 (12A)

Queer East Film Festival


This documentary explores the struggles of two indigenous Taiwanese teenagers: Chen, who looks after her alcoholic mother, and Pei, who moves in with her boyfriend to escape an abusive home. Director Ho Chao-ti approaches their experiences from a female perspective, addressing issues of sexual abuse, LGBTQ rights, and rural poverty.


Presented in partnership with Westminster School of Arts, University of Westminster. With support from the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan), Taiwan Film Institute and Taiwan Docs.


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Monday 27 Apr 202020:30 (Closed)
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Up In The Air (15)

Psychology at the Movies

Followed by a panel discussion


Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) a corporate downsizer and modern business traveller has lived his life in transit for many years. Suddenly he finds himself ready to make a real connection.


The screening will be followed by a panel discussion covering the themes and issues raised in the film, hosted by psychologist Bryan Bonaparte.

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Wednesday 22 Apr 202019:00 (Closed)