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Shorta (15)

★★★★ – Little White Lies. In this tension-filled Danish thriller, two police officers face a desperate fight for survival after the local community turns on them when a young man dies in police custody.


"Danish urban thriller gets the heart pumping" – Guardian


"★★★★ – After an artsy opening, Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid deliver urgent, matter-of-fact filmmaking" – Empire


"★★★★ – Action-packed, socially-conscious thriller" – Little White Lies


This edge-of-your-seat thriller follows Jens and Mike, two police officers on routine patrol in a Danish ghetto.


When the news of a 19-year-old's death while in police custody spreads and the community’s youth seek revenge, the two officers find themselves trapped in a maze of buildings and face a desperate fight for survival.


Reminiscent of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 and the high concept set-up of The Raid, this is sweat-soaked, tension-filled filmmaking.

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Herself (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. Phyllida Lloyd’s (Mamma Mia, The Iron Lady) new film is an empowering, deeply moving story following a desperate single mum who decides to build her daughters a house from scratch.


★★★★ – Guardian


"★★★★ – offers an optimistic vision of female empowerment and solidarity" – Total Film


"One of the year's most inspirational dramas" – Metro


"Phyllida Lloyd’s empathetic domestic abuse drama earns its tears" – Indie Wire


"Demolishes and rebuilds your faith in humanity" – Culture Whisper


Phyllida Lloyd’s (Mamma Mia, The Iron Lady) new film is an empowering, deeply moving story. Single mum Sandra (Dunne) longs to provide a warm, safe home for her two young daughters, away from her possessive ex-husband.


With no help from the local council and no money to put towards a house deposit, Sandra sets out to build a home from scratch. Fighting the scepticism of friends and family, Sandra’s steely determination soon draws the attention of the local community, as she tries to build a future for herself and her girls.


With a stunning central performance from co-writer Clare Dunne, this is a story of independent spirit, redemption and courage.

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Sweet Thing (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. Alexandre Rockwell returns with this soulful, award-winning film following three children who run away to find a life for themselves.


"★★★★ – A low-key delight" – Guardian


“Alexandre Rockwell’s Sweet Thing is one of the most powerful new films I’ve seen in years. The whole film has soul” – Quentin Tarantino


In New Bedford Massachusetts, a dysfunctional family portrayed in all shades of black-and-white, lead forgotten lives.


One eventful summer, in an act of liberation, the kids Billie and Nico set off on their own adventure into the fantastic and poetic world of childhood, unseen by the adults around them.


Winner of the Crystal Bear from the youth jury at the Berlin Film Festival and shot on black and white 16mm film, Sweet Thing is the sort of soulful, heartfelt film that renews your faith in indie filmmaking.


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The Last Picture Show (15)

A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.


A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.


Set during the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville, this elegy to cinema itself focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens.


Adapted from a Larry McMurtry’s novel, The Last Picture Show has an aching melancholy for the love-lost unfulfilled lives of the older generation of Anarene, Texas – as embodied so poignantly in Cloris Leachman’s character - and the excited, fumbling, uncertain promises of the next - as portrayed with fresh faced unsophisticated energy by a trio of screen newcomers Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges and Timothy Bottoms.

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (U)

Dr Seuss’ beloved children’s fable about environmental destruction is brought to life in this vibrant and funny adaptation starring Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and a perfectly cast Danny DeVito as the Lorax.

Dr Seuss’ beloved children’s fable about environmental destruction is brought to life in this vibrant and funny adaptation starring Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and a perfectly cast Danny DeVito as the Lorax.


Ted has never seen a tree before in his life, but living in Thneedville that was quite normal. So when his crush Audrey declares she wants nothing more than to see a real living tree, Ted takes it as a call to adventure. Setting out on a journey of discovery, he uncovers the long forgotten story of the Lorax, a mythical creature that was said to speak for the trees.


Screening as part of our Great Big Green Week season, in partnership with Leicester City Council.


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Blade Runner + Social Cinema DJ Set (15)

Join us at the LCB Depot Courtyard for a special outdoor screening of Ridley Scott sci-fi classic Blade Runner.


This outdoor screening of Blade Runner has SOLD OUT. We plan to host another outdoor screening (of a different film) with the LCB Depot in October - tickets will be on sale soon.


Join us at the LCB Depot Courtyard for a special outdoor screening of Ridley Scott sci-fi classic Blade Runner.


Doors: 5.30pm

Screening Starts: 7pm

All tickets: £5


In this restored ‘film cut’ version of the film, Harrison Ford is Rick Deckard, a cop hired to hunt down four ‘replicants’ who have escaped an off-world colony. A visually-stunning neo-noir spread across a sprawling dystopic vision of Los Angeles, Blade Runner is an enduring sci-fi masterpiece.


The night will also include a Vangelis-infused DJ set by The Social Cinema, plus food and drink from Grays Coffee Shop & Kitchen.  


This screening is part of the Art-AI Festival and is showing alongside the exhibition Watching by Ben Bogart, in which an AI programme ‘watches’ and then recreates Blade Runner by breaking it apart and reconstructing it.


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Oasis Knebworth 1996 (15)

On 10th & 11th August 1996, 250,000 young music fans converged on Knebworth Park to see Oasis play two record-breaking, era-defining shows. Oasis Knebworth 1996 is the story of that weekend and the special relationship between Oasis and their fans that made it possible.


On 10th & 11th August 1996, 250,000 young music fans converged on Knebworth Park to see Oasis play two record-breaking, era-defining shows.


Featuring a setlist packed from beginning to end with stone-cold classics, including Champagne Supernova, Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back In Anger, the Knebworth concerts were both the pinnacle of the band’s success and the landmark gathering for a generation.


Oasis Knebworth 1996 is the story of that weekend and the special relationship between Oasis and their fans that made it possible. It is told through the eyes of the fans who were there, with additional interviews with the band and concert organisers.


Directed by Jake Scott from extensive concert and exclusive never-before seen footage, this is a joyful and at times poignant cinematic celebration of one of the most important concert events of the last 25 years.


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The War Below (12A)

Based on a true story, The War Below is set during World War I and follows a group of Yorkshire miners who are recruited to tunnel under the German front line.


★★★★ – UK Film Review


Based on a true story, The War Below is set during World War I and centres on a group of Yorkshire miners who are recruited by British Army colonel “Hellfire” Jack.


Tasked with ending the deadly stalemate of the Battle of Messines, the men must tunnel under no man’s land and set bombs beneath the German frontline.


Working in secret and aware the German Army are also attempting to dig their own tunnels, the men face a race against time to complete their dangerous, claustrophobic mission.

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Respect (12A)

★★★★ – The Times. Jennifer Hudson shines as in this Aretha Franklin biopic, packed with the beloved Queen of Soul’s hits.


"★★★★ – Jennifer Hudson’s voice rivals that of the Queen of Soul in this powerful musical biopic" – The Times


"★★★★ – packs plenty of heart and soul" – NME


"★★★★ – Jennifer Hudson deserves an Oscar nomination at the very least" – Evening Standard


Jennifer Hudson shines as in this Aretha Franklin biopic, packed with the beloved Queen of Soul’s hits.


Director Liesl Tommy follows Aretha’s career from a childhood spent singing in a church choir to her rise to international superstardom, offering a fascinating look at one of the most influential female vocalist’s in history and her difficult journey to find her voice.


Oscar-winner Hudson (who was personally chosen by Aretha before she passed away) is on stirring, committed form; and the superb supporting cast includes Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron.

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The Green Knight (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. Finally getting a cinema release in the UK, David Lowery's new film is a bewitching, visually stunning take on Arthurian legend that deserves to be seen on the big screen.


★★★★ – Rolling Stone


"★★★★ – Surreal, stoned, and glistening with a layer of heavy metal realness, David Lowery's medieval adventure is a chivalric romance for the ages" – IndieWire


"★★★★ – a magical and masterly quest" – Guardian


"★★★★ – one of the best movies ever inspired by King Arthur lore" – Den of Geek


"A ravishing, unsettling fantasy" – Vulture


Finally getting a cinema release in the UK, the new film from David Lowery (A Ghost Story, The Old Man and the Gun) is a bewitching, visually stunning take on Arthurian legend that deserves to be seen on the big screen.


Dev Patel stars as Sir Gawain, King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew. After rushing into a contest against the eponymous Green Knight - a gigantic emerald-skinned tester of men - Gawain must wait a year before setting off on a daring quest to challenge him again. Along the way he will contend with ghosts, giants, thieves and sorcery; as he tries to find redemption and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and the kingdom.


The supporting cast includes Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Ralph Ineson and Barry Keoghan.


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2040 (PG)

Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, director Damon Gameau embarked on a global journey to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet.


2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now.


Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and change makers in economics, technology, agriculture, education and sustainability.


Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it.


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Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon (PG)

Like Moana and Frozen, Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon follows an epic journey of a plucky young hero and her Spirit Guides.


"A magical tale with a sense of adventure... told from the welcome perspective of indigenous characters" – Guardian


Screening during Leicester's Big Green Week - follow the adventure of Ainbo in this heartfelt story of indigenous people and their fight to protect their land.


With her trusty Spirit Guides Dillo (Andrade), a cute and humorous armadillo and Vaca (Joe Hernandez), a goofy oversized tapir, Ainbo embarks on a quest to save their home in the Amazon Rainforest.

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Romeo & Juliet (12A)

Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play the star-crossed lovers in this sublime new version filmed in the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre.


Want a bite to eat before the screening? Our Café Bar will be serving up fresh and tasty dishes, including specials. Tables on a first-come first-served basis, please arrive with plenty of time to enjoy your meal before the screening.


"★★★★★ – Riveting. A testament to the power of the imagination" – Telegraph


"★★★★★ – an ingenious triumph" – Guardian


★★★★ – The Times


★★★★ – Evening Standard


Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.


This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.


Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, Deborah Findlay.  


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Five Easy Pieces (15)

★★★★★ – Empire. Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy, faces a day of reckoning when he returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home to visit his ailing father.

★★★★★ – Empire


"★★★★★ – This superbly composed film comes as close to perfection as it gets" – Guardian


Following his breakout turn in Easy Rider, rising star Jack Nicholson gives an extraordinary performance as Bobby Dupea  – a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy

immune to any sense of responsibility.


Visiting his upper-middle-class childhood home, Bobby faces some kind of reckoning when he returns to see his dying father, blue-collar girlfriend in tow.


Director Bob Rafelson's turn-of-the-decade gem was nominated for four Oscars, and established Nicholson as a great actor and a genuine star.

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No Time to Die (12A)

Bond is back! Daniel Craig returns as the world’s greatest spy for the fifth (and possibly last) time. From the combined talents of Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and the writers of Skyfall – if this is Craig’s last ride, he’s determined to go out with a bang!


Bond is back! Daniel Craig returns as the world’s greatest spy for the fifth (and possibly last) time in the latest instalment from the combined talents of Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and the writers of Skyfall. If this is Craig’s last ride, he’s determined to go out with a bang!


007 has left active service and is now enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But it isn’t long until he is tracked to his peaceful retreat, and his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, arrives asking for help.


Bond's mission turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading him onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.


The all-star cast includes Ana de Armas (Knives Out), Léa Seydoux (Spectre), Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, and Academy Award-winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody).


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Gagarine (12A)

Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh’s lovely, moving feature debut - included in the Official Selection for Cannes 2020 - concocts a fantastical fiction around the demolition of a housing project on the outskirts of Paris.


★★★★ – The Skinny


"Poignant debut is like The Martian in housing projects" – IndieWire


Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh’s lovely, moving feature debut, included in the Official Selection for Cannes 2020, sets its scene in Cité Gagarine – a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris – concocting a fantastical fiction around its real-life demolition in August 2019.


Isolated, inventive 16 year old Yuri (an astonishing performance from Alseni Bathily) has lived there all his life. He dreams of becoming an astronaut, inspired by his namesake and the Gagarine’s too, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, seen in ’60s archive footage opening the complex in a more optimistic age.


But now the Gagarine is in disrepair and when plans to demolish it are leaked, Yuri joins with friends Diana (Lyna Khoudri) and Houssam (Jamil McCraven) in an attempt to save it – in a stunning, magical turn, transforming the estate into his very own ‘starship’.

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Sweetheart (15)

Winner of the audience award at the Glasgow Film Festival, Marley Morrison’s debut captures the ups and downs of the quintessential British family holiday through the kaleidoscope of teenage angst.


“★★★★ – A true delight” – The Skinny


"An endearing and enjoyably off-beat coming-of-age tale" – The Upcoming


"Funny and joyful in a way that only a British holiday on a drizzly beach can be" – Independent


A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager named AJ (Nell Barlow) is dragged by her mum - the wonderful Jo Hartley (This is England) - to a coastal holiday park for a summer vacation with her painfully 'normal' family. Inside AJ wants to scream, but outside she can barely raise more than a scowl. Everything changes though when she meets a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard named Isla.


Skulking from behind her signature bucket hat and sunglasses, Nell Barlow's AJ is a quiet riot. A cynical malcontent with a yearning to be accepted for who she is, AJ is sure to join the pantheon of great disaffected movie teens alongside the likes of Enid Coleslaw, Lydia Deetz and Donnie Darko.


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Shaft (15)

Hotter than Bond, cooler than Bullitt, Shaft exploded onto the big screen in 1971. Starring the charismatic Richard Rowntree as private detective John Shaft, the film's huge success ushered in a new wave of blaxploitation cinema.

Hotter than Bond, cooler than Bullitt, Shaft exploded onto the big screen in 1971. Starring the charismatic Richard Rowntree as private detective John Shaft, the film's huge success ushered in a new wave of blaxploitation cinema.


John Shaft is hired by a Harlem crime lord to track down and rescue his daughter from the Italian mobsters who kidnapped her.


Inspiring two direct sequels and multiple reboots, Shaft became an immediate cultural icon. Perhaps even more enduring than the character itself, is Isaac Hayes' electrifying score. Hayes would go on to win Best Original Song for 'Theme from Shaft' at the 1972 Academy Awards, making him the first African American composer to win an Oscar.


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Actor, Agent, Audition (18)

A practical, 4 week intensive course preparing participants for the realities of life as a working actor, led by tutor Kenton Hall.

A practical, 4 week intensive course preparing participants for the realities of life as a working actor, led by tutor Kenton Hall.


This course is designed for those looking to pursue a career as a working actor. Over the course of 4 weeks you’ll learn how to present yourself professionally, work with agents and casting directors and finally how to make the best of jobs when they arise.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1: You got the look – preparing a professional acting CV/profile

Week 2: Call my people – finding and working with the right agent

Week 3: Don’t call us – securing, preparing for and attending auditions

Week 4: Lights, camera, action – dos and don’ts of working on set


This course will be delivered in-person at Phoenix, in our 30-seater Screen Room. Capacity is limited to 9 participants to enable social distancing.


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The Alpinist (12A)

★★★★ – Time Out. Fans of Free Solo will rejoice at The Alpinist, an intimate and heart-pounding documentary about a visionary climber, a free-spirited 23-year-old making some of the boldest solo ascents in history


"★★★★ – An exultant, heart-in-mouth odyssey to the roof of the world" – Time Out


"Everything a climbing film should be" – Gripped


"The most compelling climbing film since Free Solo" – Outside


Fans of Free Solo will rejoice at The Alpinist, an intimate and heart-pounding documentary about a visionary climber, a free-spirited 23-year-old making some of the boldest solo ascents in history


Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history.


An elusive subject, Marc-André is nomadic and publicity shy; he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall)  struggles to keep up, Marc-André's climbs grow bigger and more daring, leading to an ascent in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

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The Man in the Hat (12A)

“Superb… funny, charming & wonderful” – Stephen Fry. Ciarán Hinds is the titular man in the hat, on the run in a Fiat 500 across Northern France in this whimsical, charming film.


“Superb… funny, charming & wonderful” – Stephen Fry


"A picturesque odyssey across the French countryside, the best Provençal driving holiday you’ve never had" – Guardian


"★★★★ – so whimsical it makes Wes Anderson’s filmography look doleful" – The Upcoming


The Man in the Hat (Ciarán Hinds) journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?


Travelling North on his escape across the mountains, gorges and bridges of France, he hears stories of love and loss, Otis Redding and Canteloube, and encounters mysterious strangers including The Damp Man (Stephen Dillane), The Chef (Muna Otaru) and The Biker (Maïwenn); coming face to face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country on an old continent.


Pure Francophile pleasure, this whimsical film is carried along by the charming, near silent performance of Ciarán Hinds as the titular man in the hat.

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Conni and the Cat (U)

This sweet animated children’s tale from Germany follows Conni on her first school trip with her friends to an old countryside castle, and her cheeky cat Mau tags along!


Conni has long been looking forward to her first school trip with her friends to an old countryside castle.


When she discovers that her cheeky cat Mau has decided to hide in her belongings and come along for the ride, she is secretly overjoyed but must find a way to keep Mau a secret from her teachers and from the castle’s hostess, Ms. Weingartner, who is allergic to cats!


Along with her best friends Anna and Simon, Conni also finds herself caught up in a mystery when things begin to disappear from the castle – will they be able to find the culprit in time?


This sweet animated children’s tale from Germany was nominated for Best animation at the Golden Sparrow Children’s Media Festival.

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The Story of a Three Day Pass (15)

Melvin Van Peebles’s edgy, angsty, romantic first feature channels the exuberance of the French New Wave, and is based on his own book La Permission, written after he left segregated Hollywood for France.


Unable to break into a segregated Hollywood, Melvin Van Peebles decamped to France, taught himself the language, and wrote a number of books in French, one of which, La Permission, would become the basis for his stylistically innovative feature debut.


Turner (Harry Baird), an African American soldier stationed in France, is granted a promotion and a three-day leave from base by his casually racist commanding officer and heads to Paris, where he finds whirlwind romance with a white woman (Nicole Berger)—but what happens to their love when his furlough is over?


Melvin Van Peebles’s edgy, angsty, romantic first feature could never have been made in America. Channelling the brash exuberance of the French New Wave, Van Peebles creates an exploration of the psychology of an interracial relationship as well as a commentary on France’s contradictory attitudes about race that is playful, sarcastic, and stingingly subversive by turns; and that laid the foundation for the scorched-earth cinematic revolution he would unleash just a few years later with Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.


Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project with support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and MUBI.



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Foxy Brown (18)

Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier stars as Foxy Brown, a vigilante who seeks retribution on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend, in this feminist revenge thriller from the director of Coffy.

Director Jack Hill re-teams with Pam Grier after the success of Coffy for this action thriller about a woman hellbent on revenge. Posing as a prostitute, Foxy Brown tracks down the mobsters responsible for murdering her boyfriend, determined to enact the ultimate retribution.


Pam Grier became a screen icon for her gender stereotype-busting roles throughout the 1970s and Foxy Brown heralded a new archetype that redefined Black beauty, sexuality and womanhood.


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Journeys into Film + Q&A (15)

Journeys into Film presents a rousing and reflective programme of short films made by filmmakers with sanctuary-seeking backgrounds.


Journeys into Film presents a rousing and reflective programme of short films made by filmmakers with sanctuary-seeking backgrounds.


All tickets £5.


The fantastic programme of five specially selected films offers both artistic intrigue and an injection of the reality of displacement and seeking refuge.


Short films include The Little Whale on the Beach by Parang Khezri, My Name is Anik by Bircan Birol, Ambience by Wisam Al-Jafari, Birds or Borders by Parham Ghalamdar and This is Not a Poem by Eric Ngalle Charles and Greg Lewis.


The screening will be followed by a 30 min Q&A with Filmmaker Parang Khezri about her film The Little Whale on the Beach.


Curated by ArtReach, with funding from Film Hub North and Film Hub Midlands, awarding National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.

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Monday 18 Oct 20216:30pm Book Now

Raphael Revealed (PG)

Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome. Exhibition on Screen was granted exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime show.


Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome. Exhibition on Screen was granted exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime show.


With over two hundred masterpieces, including paintings and drawings – over a hundred of which have been brought together for the first time – this major exhibition celebrates the life and work of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.


With unprecedented loans from the Louvre, Uffizi, National Gallery of Art, the Prado Museum and more, the exhibition and this film provide an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity and ingenuity.


More than just a painter, Raphael was one of the most extraordinary artists of the Renaissance but is often misunderstood or mythologised. On the basis of this extraordinary exhibition in Rome, this film allows Raphael, for the first time, to be truly revealed.

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Tuesday 19 Oct 20216:30pm Book Now
Sunday 24 Oct 20214:30pm Book Now

Cult Cinema (18)

Join tutor Kenton Hall for this 4-week online course examining the history of ‘cult’ film and its impact on mainstream cinema.

Join tutor Kenton Hall for this 4-week online course examining the history of ‘cult’ film and its impact on mainstream cinema.


In any successful artform, there is usually a mainstream and an underground – artists pushing the boundaries of what is possible, what is acceptable and what is…well… watchable.


We’ll delve into the weirder corners of cinematic history – from art-house to grindhouse, B-movies to must-see movies – and explore some of cinema’s more challenging and unusual films that have nonetheless contributed to the development of the artform.



Course Breakdown:


Week 1: The birth of cinematic oddness

Week 2: Dodging the code

Week 3: Creativity from limitation

Week 4: The cult becomes mainstream


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places should be booked online. Access details will be sent to participants by email the day before the first session.


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Tuesday 19 Oct 20217:00pm Book Now

Cleopatra Jones (15)

Tamara Dobson fights a one woman war on drugs as U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones in this classic action-comedy of the Blaxploitation era.


"A demented slice of widescreen right-on action-funk from the blaxploitation era" – Empire


Tamara Dobson stars as U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones working with police forces in the war on drugs, whilst using fashion modelling as her cover and excuse to travel. Her assignment brings her into conflict with notorious drugs lord Mommy, who vows to destroy Jones.


With an outstanding cast, featuring the likes of Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas and two-time Oscar-winner Shelley Winters, Cleopatra Jones is raucous and wild blaxploitation classic.


Adult ticket holders can see all four films in our Black History Month programme for £30. The discount will be applied at checkout.

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Wednesday 20 Oct 20217:00pm Book Now

70s Hollywood (18)

From Jaws and Annie Hall, to All The President’s Men and Apocalypse Now, the seventies was the period that shook the studios. Join us for an exploration of the decade's defining films.


The 1970s was an exciting and radical time in Hollywood – a decade that shook the studios with new, younger directors making their mark, new stars replacing the old guard, and new attitudes permeating film culture.


Join tutor Alan Seaman as we delve into a range of film genres from the era and explore how the decade’s initial radicalism gave way to conservatism.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:  Road movies

Week 2:  Sci-fi

Week 3:  War

Week 4:  Comedy

Week 5:  Conspiracy and paranoia

Week 6:  Blockbusters


This course will be delivered in-person at Phoenix in our 30-seater Screen Room. Course capacity is limited to 9 participants to enable social distancing.

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Thursday 21 Oct 20212:00pm Book Now

Editing for Indie Filmmakers (2021) (18+)

Learn how to get the most out of your film in the edit suite with this guide to the art of film editing. Topics include editing techniques, visual style, colour grading and mastering.

Learn how to get the most out of your film in the edit suite with this guide to the art of film editing, led by tutor Keith Allott.


Over the course of five weeks you’ll look at the different types of editing techniques used by editors to evoke reactions from audiences – from the first steps of organising your workload and creating your film’s visual style, to colour grading and mastering your film to perfection.


NOTE: You'll be using Final Cut Pro (and possibly Premiere Pro too) throughout the course.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:  An introduction to editing techniques

Week 2:  Organising your work structure and getting started

Week 3:  Creating a visual style and stylistic consistency

Week 4:  Rough cut / first cut / fine cut / final cut

Week 5:  Grading, audio mixing and mastering


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix. Capacity is limited to 9 participants to enable social distancing.



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Monday 25 Oct 20217:00pm Book Now

Blacula (15)

Blacula, Dracula's soul brother! William Marshall stars as a vampire on the loose in 1970s Los Angeles in this campy blaxploitation horror classic.

In the 18th century, an African prince is transformed into a vampire by Dracula himself and cursed with the name Blacula. Awaking in Los Angeles two centuries later, Mamuwalde (William Marshall) is consumed by his lust for blood.  


Pathologist Gordon Thomas (Thalmus Raulala) follows the trail of carnage Mamuwalde leaves in his wake as the vampire pursues Tina, a woman he believes is the reincarnation of his long deceased wife.


Adult ticket holders can see all four films in our Black History Month programme for £30. The discount will be applied at checkout.

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Wednesday 27 Oct 20217:00pm Book Now

Social Commentary and Contemporary Cinema (18)

Join tutor Connor Winterton for this one-day course that explores how allegory and metaphor are used for social commentary in cinema.

Join tutor Connor Winterton for this one-day course that explores how allegory and metaphor are used for social commentary in cinema.


Throughout the history of cinema, film has been used as a means to comment on prevalent issues in society and culture; sometimes through ‘realist’ stories and sometimes through narratives that rely on allegory, metaphor and symbolism to communicate a message.


This fascinating one-day course, led by tutor Connor Winterton, explores how metaphor, allegory and symbolism have been used as social commentary in contemporary cinema, and looks at work from different international filmmakers and cinematic periods, including Michael Haneke, Bong Joon-Ho, Jordan Peele, and case studies from queer cinema.


Course Breakdown:


10:30: Intro and ice-breakers

10:45: What are allegory and metaphor?

11:00: Bong Joon-Ho and Class Dynamics in Snowpiercer(2013) and Parasite (2019)

11:45: Jordan Peele and race relations in Get Out (2016) and US (2019)

13:00: LUNCH

13:45: Masculinity and Metaphor: American Psycho (1999 and Fight Club (1999)

14:30:  Allegories of AIDS in Safe (1995) and Stranger by the Lake (2013)

15:15: Michael Haneke and allegories of nation and national identity: Cache (Hidden, 2005) and The White Ribbon (2009)

16:00: FINISH


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix, in our 30-seater Screen Room. Capacity is limited to 9 participants to enable social distancing.


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Saturday 30 Oct 202110:30am Book Now

The Doors: Live At The Bowl '68 Special Edition (TBC)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of L.A. WOMAN, this “Special Edition” event will transform cinemas into concert venues, giving Doors fans the closest experience to being there live.


Tickets on sale Tue 21 Sep, 3pm.


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of L.A. WOMAN, this “Special Edition” event will transform cinemas into concert venues, giving Doors fans the closest experience to being there live.


On July 5th, 1968, The Doors lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band’s finest captured on film.   Performing on the back of their 3rd album release "Waiting For The Sun" and the US #1 single "Hello, I Love You", the quartet had been honing their live performances over the previous 2 years and were in absolute peak form.

 

Now, on November 4th, 2021, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Doors final studio album L.A. WOMAN (1971), “The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition” will transform movie theaters into concert venues, giving Doors fans around the world the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, who stated, “the magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.”


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Thursday 4 Nov 20218:15pm Book Now

Spartacus (12A)

Huge in scale and spectacular in effect, Spartacus is a true tour de force of a ballet, set to Aram Khachaturian’s superb score.


In Imperial Rome led by Crassus, Spartacus and his wife Phrygia are reduced to slavery and are separated by slave dealers.


His love for her and his desire for freedom lead him to revolt against the Roman army with the help of the other captives. But the treacherous Aegina, who seeks to conquer Crassus and gain power, will get in the way of Spartacus’s plan.


Huge in scale and spectacular in effect, Spartacus is a true tour de force of a ballet, set to Aram Khachaturian’s superb score.


With an incredible display of might from the four leading dancers to the entire corps de ballet and its passionate pas de deux, Spartacus is the ultimate spectacle of virtuosity and lyricism born at the Bolshoi Theatre.


Music Aram Khachaturian

Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after the novel by Raffaelo Giovagnolli, ideas from Nikolai Volkov's scenario)

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Balle


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Sunday 7 Nov 20213:00pm Book Now

The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin (PG)

Exhibition on Screen tells the fascinating story of a visionary Danish collector of Impressionist art, with exclusive access to a sell-out exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, bringing an extraordinary collection to the big-screen in glorious high-definition.


For many years no-one was interested in the art of the Impressionists. Artists like Monet, Degas and Renoir were vilified, attacked, and left penniless as a result.


Then, something remarkable happened. A new breed of collectors emerged and, before long, they were battling to acquire any work by these new, radical artists that they could find. Amongst them was the visionary Danish businessman Wilhelm Hansen. It was an extraordinary moment in art history; full of drama, intrigue and subterfuge.


Some collectors we may recognise and some we may not, but Hansen amassed a remarkable collection housed at his summer home, Ordrupgaard, on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Exhibition on Screen tells his fascinating story and, with exclusive access to a sell-out exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, brings the extraordinary collection to the big-screen in glorious high-definition.


From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens at Ordrupgaard to the streets of bohemian Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected.


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Tuesday 30 Nov 20216:30pm Book Now
Sunday 5 Dec 20214:30pm Book Now