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What's On Tuesday 21 - Monday 27 October 2014

John Lahr - Tennessee Williams

John Lahr - Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh: A Biography

Part of Off the Shelf

The definitive biography of America’s most impassioned and lyrical twentieth century playwright from acclaimed theatre critic John Lahr

  • Tue 21 Oct
    • 19.00

Boyhood (15)

A fictional drama made with the same group of actors over a 12-year period from 2002-2013 - takes a one-of-a-kind trip, at once epic and intimate, through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (12A)

Showing as part of Off the Shelf

A big screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a troubled Southern family battling it out over their dying father's millions.


'71 (15)

Showing as part of Early Doors

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971.

Northern Soul

Northern Soul (15)

The story of a youth culture in the 1970s, which changed a generation.

Swimming in the Derwent

Off The Press - Exhibition and Print Festival

Part of Off the Shelf

Sheffield Printmakers will celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth with a week-long print exhibition Off The Press.

  • Tue 21 Oct
    • 10.00
  • Wed 22 Oct
    • 10.00
  • Thu 23 Oct
    • 10.00
  • Fri 24 Oct
    • 10.00

Ida (12A)

Poland 1962. Anna is eighteen and preparing to become a nun at the convent where she has lived since orphaned as a child. She learns she has a living relative she must visit before taking her vows, her motherʼs sister Wanda.

Polish with English subtitles

  • Tue 21 Oct
    • 13.00
    • 15.30
  • Wed 22 Oct
  • Thu 23 Oct

Pride (15)

A new British comedy telling the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

effie gray

Effie Gray (12A)

In Victorian London and Venice, a love triangle emerges between Euphemia “Effie” Gray (Dakota Fanning), art critic John Ruskin and artist John Everett Millais. Script written by Emma Thompson.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl (18)

Based on the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage.

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man (15)

Based on the novel by John le Carré, this is a gripping espionage thriller that prickles with tension, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • Tue 21 Oct
    • 13.25
  • Wed 22 Oct
  • Thu 23 Oct

M (PG)

Fritz Lang's 1931 classic

  • Tue 21 Oct
    • 17.25
  • Wed 22 Oct
  • Thu 23 Oct

Ideas Alive

Part of Off the Shelf

These talks by academics at the University of Sheffield will introduce you to new ideas and cutting edge research.

  • Tue 21 Oct
    • 17.45
  • Wed 22 Oct
    • 17.45
  • Thu 23 Oct
    • 17.45
  • Fri 24 Oct
    • 17.45
  • Mon 27 Oct
    • 17.45
Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson

Part of Off the Shelf

Celebrated writer and broadcaster Howard Jacobson discusses his new novel, J.

Russell Brand

Guardian Live: In Conversation with Russell Brand

Russell Brand, one of our most controversial public figures, talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones about why he thinks revolution isn't just possible, but inevitable.

Rachel Joyce

Part of Off the Shelf

Writer and playwright Rachel Joyce is the author of the worldwide bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

The Editor

Celluloid Screams Festival Pass 2014

Part of Celluloid Screams

Get the most out of the Celluloid Screams weekend (it comes but once a year!)...


The Boxtrolls (PG)

Showing as part of Young Cinema

A comedic fable starring Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collete, Simon Pegg and Richard Aoyade. Cheesebridge is a town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses.


Fury (15)

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Jimi: All is my by side

Jimi: All Is By My Side (15)

All is by my side

Showing as part of Kino Bambino!

Covering a year in Hendrix's life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York's Cheetah Club to making his mark in London's music scene.

Martyn Johnson - What's Tha Up To This Time?

Part of Off the Shelf

Martyn Johnson's latest book, What's Tha Up To This Time? continues his wonderful stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. Written from the heart, the book has genuine feeling for the people, animals, places and history of Sheffield.


Serena (15)

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s - George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire.

The Editor

The Editor (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

Mindboggling new opus from Canadian filmmaking collective Astron-6 – an affectionate tribute to the Italian giallo thrillers of the 1970s and 1980s


Housebound (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

Few films nail the perfect balance between the creepy and the comical, but Gerard Johnstone’s terrific debut feature achieves this feat effortlessly.


Creep (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

Mesmerizing and at times unbearably tense, Creep’s strength lies in the chilling interplay between its two protagonists and the feeling of dread that permeates much of the film’s running time.

Chocolate Strawberry

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

In this brilliantly unique psycho thriller, awkward ice cream van driver Warren Thompson’s only respite from his drab existence comes in the form of gorgeous soap star Katie George.

Addams Family, The

The Addams Family (PG)

Showing as part of Young Cinema

Come and celebrate everything that is strange and spooky with Gomez, Uncle Fester and Morticia at Saturday club this week.

Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

From the producer of CHEAP THRILLS comes a tale of desperation and sacrifice in the dark heart of Hollywood.

What we do in the shadows

What We Do In The Shadows (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

A dryly-hilarious mock-doc from the makers of Flight of the Conchords and Eagle Vs Shark.

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors (15)

Showing as part of CarnyVille

Dr Schuller is a plastic surgeon, intent on bringing beauty to those with disfigurements and he is pretty good at it. Taking over a circus and populating it with women he has ‘fixed’ proves a success until the performers try to leave.


Spring (with Q&A) (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

Balancing dark humor, heart, and visceral thrills, SPRING evokes undercurrents of Beauty and the Beast by way of Linklater and early Cronenberg

Sheff's Kitchen

Sheff's Kitchen, with Whirlow Hall Farm

Our Head Chef Simon Ayres goes head to head with Lee Mangles from Silversmiths Restaurant in the ultimate cook off for charity. Who wins? … YOU decide.

  • Sat 25 Oct
    • 19.30

Society (with Q&A) (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

With outrageous, landmark special effects by Screaming Mad George, SOCIETY is a film once seen, never forgotten…

Killer Klowns

Celluloid Screams Allnighter II: Sci-Fi Shocks (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams, Sci-Fi

Saturday night at Celluloid Screams goes straight through ‘til Sunday morning, with an all-night extravaganza kicking off at midnight.

Suburban Gothic

Suburban Gothic (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

From the director of EXCISION comes a quirky oddball horror comedy that couldn’t be more different than its predecessor.


Dagon (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

One of a slate of films produced by guest of honour Brian Yuzna in Spain in collaboration with Spanish production company Filmax, Dagon is a stylish and scary tale from the pen of author H.P. Lovecraft.

the legend of love

Bolshoi: Legends of Love

Showing as part of Stage on Screen

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence.

cool guys

Cool Guys: The Short Films of Astron-6 (with Q&A) (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

A selection of films from the Vaults of Astron-6

Meteor Man

Afrofuturism: Meteor Man (PG)

Showing as part of Sci-Fi, Black History Month

Superhero comedy written, directed by and starring Robert Townsend as a mild-mannered schoolteacher turned superhero.


The ABCs of Death 2 (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

Twenty-six NEW directors. Twenty-six NEW ways to die.

Celluloid Screams

Secret Screening - Celluloid Screams 2014 (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

Our annual secret film lies in wait in amongst our lineup waiting to take shape and reveal itself.

Dead Snow 2

Closing Gala: Dead Snow 2 - Red Vs Dead (18)

Showing as part of Celluloid Screams

Extremely gory, very funny and a perfect way to close Celluloid Screams 2014.

Night Train

Night Train to Lisbon (12A)

Latin Professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) stumbles upon a mesmerising book which compels him to suddenly abandon his boring life and embark on an enthralling adventure.

Sun Ra

Afrofuturism: Sun Ra - Space is the Place (18)

Space is the Place

Showing as part of Sci-Fi, Black History Month

Follow the interplanetary adventures of avant-garde jazz musician Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Solar Arkestra.

Centuries of Change An Illustrated Talk by Ian Mortimer

Part of Off the Shelf

Ian Mortimer is inspirational in his ability to immerse us in history’s daily reality. His books include the best-selling Time Traveller’s Guides to Medieval and Elizabethan England.

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