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What's On Wed 26 October - Tue 1 November 2016

a Yorkshire tragedy

Off The Shelf: A Yorkshire Tragedy

Part of Off the Shelf

Award-winning sports writer Anthony Clavane tells the story of the 1980s through Yorkshire sport, tracing the county’s decline in the realms of football, cricket and rugby league.

  • Wed 26 Oct
    • 19.00
mansions of misery

Off The Shelf: Mansions of Misery

Part of Off the Shelf

A fascinating vision of London life in the 18th and 19th centuries told through stories from the notorious debtors’ prison Marshalsea –immortalised by Charles Dickens as a byword for misery.

  • Wed 26 Oct
    • 19.30
I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake (15)

Showing as part of Audio Description, Kino Bambino!, Subtitled Mondays

Ken Loach won the Palme D’or at this years Cannes Film Festival for his deeply moving, starkly realistic portrayal of a man thrust into the benefits system after suffering a heart attack.

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train (15)

Showing as part of Audio Description

Every day, Rachel takes the train into the city. Every day she sees the same perfect couple from the window and envies their seemingly perfect life.

el sur

El Sur (PG)

This beautifully warm 1950s period piece portrays familial mysteries against the backdrop of an isolated house in northern Spain. The young girl Estrella attempts to understand her father, a doctor who never talks about his old life down in the south.

American honey

American Honey (15)

Showing as part of Audio Description, Early Doors

Fear, hope, love, sex, danger, unity - with no destination and no map, this makeshift family navigate life the only way they know how - by staying on the move.

phantom boy

Phantom Boy (PG)

11-year-old Leo discovers that he has the ability to fly through walls. Sick and confined to his bed in the day, at night he rises out of his body and blissfully floats over the dazzling skyline of Manhattan in this wonderfully animated piece of escapism

  • Wed 26 Oct
    • 11.45
  • Thu 27 Oct
my scientology

My Scientology Movie (15)

Showing as part of Audio Description, Subtitled Mondays

Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary, from the Oscar-winning producer of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN and MAN ON WIRE, sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, one of the worlds most mysterious and powerful religions.

the queen of katwe

The Queen of Katwe (PG)

Showing as part of Audio Description, Subtitled Mondays

Newcomer Madina Nalwanga plays a young girl from rural Uganda who is stuck in the shantytown of Katwe. She sees no way out until she discovers her talent for playing chess.

the platform

The Platform

Our regular creative/ digital / social returns

  • Thu 27 Oct
    • 17.30

Agora (12A)

Showing as part of Philosophy at the Showroom

Alexandria, 4th/5th century AD: Hypatia (Rachel Weisz) stands as the last great classical philosopher in a world that is about to change forever.

the entertainer

Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer

Showing as part of Stage on Screen

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.


Sonita (PG)

18 year old Sonita is a refugee from Afghanistan, charting her dreams of becoming a rapper in a scrapbook in a shelter in Tehran. Women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran and her family has a different path set out for her.

burn burn burn

Burn Burn Burn (15)

Two girls in their twenties embark on a roadtrip around the UK with their friend Dan - or what’s left of him, at least.

ethel and ernest

Ethel & Ernest (PG)

An achingly tender and beautifully hand drawn and animated film telling the story of Raymond Briggs’ (The Snowman) parents and their enduring love over 40 years in an ever-changing world.

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake + Q&A (15)

Join us for a special Q&A event after the screening which will be an opportunity to ask questions about the film and the issues raised, and also find out about ways to help others in similar situations to the ones presented in the film

alone in the jungle

Off The Shelf: Alone in the Jungle

Part of Off the Shelf

Antonia is a travel writer who loves wandering alone in remote regions. Hear about her solo exploration of Indochina’s legendary HoChi Minh trail, the military supply route built by North Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War.

train to busan

Train to Busan (15)

In what is South Korea’s first zombie horror movie, Train to Busan has already smashed the box office all over Asia. Centring on a train journey from Seoul to Busan, all seems well - until an infected person boards the train…

Boyz n the hood

Boyz N The Hood (15)

25 years on from its original release, Boyz n the Hood returns to our screens. Causing a huge stir back in 1991, the film is an honest and challenging portrayal of inner-city life which has become one of the cornerstones of modern black cinema.

the abridged shakespear

Off The Shelf: The Abridged Shakespeare

Part of Off the Shelf

The two Johnnies celebrate Shakespeare with an annotated collection of his greatest plays. John Sutherland is Emeritus Professor of English at UCL; John Crace is the Digested Read satirist and parliamentary sketch writer for The Guardian.


Labyrinth (U)

Showing as part of Young Cinema

Master puppeteer Jim Henson creates a bonkers upside down fairytale world, starring David Bowie

spirits homecoming2

Spirits' Homecoming (Cho Jung-rae) + Q&A (18)

Join us on the 29 October for a screening from the London East Asia Film Festival programme. We are delighted to bring this film to our audiences, particularly because the director and actors from the film will be visiting the Showroom.

king lear

RSC: King Lear

Showing as part of Stage on Screen

Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

7 miles out

Off The Shelf: 7 Miles Out

Part of Off the Shelf

Traumatised by her father’s suicide, 11-year-old Ann struggles to escape the shadow of grief and guilt, a struggle that will lead to dark years but also, through determination and love, to a new strength.


The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers (PG)

Bruce Goldstein presents a unique compilation tribute to the Nicholas Brothers, featuring a collage of rarely seen home movies, photographs and film clips.

stormy weather

Stormy Weather (U)

Stormy Weather is a classic Hollywood musical showcasing the very best African American performers of the time, and features Bill Robinson in his final film role.

the light between oceans

The Light Between Oceans (12A)

Newly married, Tom and Isobel live an idyllic life on their isolated lighthouse island but cannot conceive a child. When a boat washes ashore with a baby on board, they decide to keep and raise her as their own.

up the junction and other work

Off The Shelf: Up the Junction and Other Work

Part of Off the Shelf

Distinguished film producer Tony Garnett talks about his memoir The Day the Music Died, which looks at his life and the influences and ideas that have shaped his career in film and television production.

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