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What's On Tuesday 3 - Monday 9 May 2016

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son of saul

Son of Saul (15)

Showing as part of Kino Bambino!

A very special 35mm preview of the Oscar-nominated Son of Saul - a true masterpiece of world cinema and an outstanding debut. An unflinching film telling the story of one man during the Holocaust and his journey to give his son a rightful burial.

French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Greek, Polish, Yiddish, Slovak

hail caesar

Hail, Caesar! (12A)

An all-singing, all-dancing 1950s Hollywood whodunnit from the Coen Brothers. This is the Coen’s trademark style and wit turned up to 11.

high rise

High-Rise (15)

A charismatic doctor (Tom Hiddleston) moves into a newly-built apartment building, watched over by the mysterious Architect. As the building descends into anarchy and chaos, the residents find themselves in a dystopian nightmare.

Demolition

Demolition (15)

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an investment banker working through grief after the untimely death of his wife in this offbeat, oddball black comedy.

our little sister

Our Little Sister (PG)

Showing as part of Early Doors

A meditative and sweet Japanese film that celebrates sisterhood, family and the simple beauty of everyday gestures and actions. Three sisters meet their younger half-sister at their father’s funeral and invite her to live with them.

Japanese

eye in the sky

Eye in The Sky (15)

A new kind of war film starring the inimitable Helen Mirren and the late, great Alan Rickman. Eye in the Sky focuses on a control room controlling remote drones. A searing, grave and blackly comic examination of the way we fight terror now.

miles ahead

Miles Ahead (15)

Don Cheadle brings jazz legend Miles Davis to life in a biopic that never loses its rhythm. Focusing on a period in Davis’ life where his marriage and career had broken down, the film rises, falls and wanders like a piece of his music.

racing extinction

Racing Extinction - UKGFF (PG)

Showing as part of UK Green Film Festival

Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction.

louder than bombs

Louder than Bombs (15)

The family of a celebrated war photographer struggle in the aftermath of her untimely passing. Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier's English language debut and a stark, subtle film about human nature and the ties of family.

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights 2: The Desolate One

Showing as part of Arabian Nights Trilogy

The latest from Miguel Gomes (Tabu, Our Beloved Month of August) Arabian Nights (As mil e uma noites) is probably this year’s most ambitious cinematic undertaking, and the most talked about film experience of the last Cannes Film Festival.

Spanish

charlies country

Charlie's Country (15)

Showing as part of Film Studies

Charlie, an older Aboriginal man, has become disenchanted with his life on an Arnhem Land outstation. He decides to return to the bush and try to live like his ancestors and this ideological move sets off a chain of events impossible for him to foresee

battle mountain

Battle Mountain with Q&A (12A)

In his 47th year the world champion and world hour record holder Graeme Obree competes for the Human Powered Landspeed Record against the best teams in the world, with a homemade bike using second hand cycle parts, a saucepan and a pair of roller blades

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in this riotously entertaining film that tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite whose musical ambition was matched only by her inability to hit a single note.

Evolution

Evolution (15)

A young boy grows up on an isolated island solely populated by boys and women. Strange rituals take place on the beach at night and a forbidding hospital holds a dark and disturbing secret.

Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups (15)

‘All those years, living the life of someone I didn’t know.’ Terence Malick presents a feast of lust, hedonism and vice in his portrait of a Hollywood screenwriter (Christian Bale) who loses his way in the Los Angeles labyrinth.

Arabian Nights 3: The Enchanted One

Arabian Nights 3: The Enchanted One

Showing as part of Arabian Nights Trilogy

The latest from Miguel Gomes (Tabu, Our Beloved Month of August) Arabian Nights (As mil e uma noites) is probably this year’s most ambitious cinematic undertaking, and the most talked about film experience of the last Cannes Film Festival.

Spanish

sky trembles

The Sky trembles and The Earth is Afraid and The Two Eyes are Not Brothers (12A)

A mysterious and beautiful film set in an unearthly landscape. Filmed in Morocco and inspired by a haunting short story, the film blurs the line between reality and fantasy in the harsh desert, where a film is being made.

hillsborough

Hillsborough (18)

Hillsborough’ is an in-depth, moving account of Britain’s worst sporting disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised – and recounts the 27 year campaign for justice fought on behalf of the 96.

painting the modern garden monet to matisse

Painting the Modern Garden : Monet to Matisse

From the Royal Academy of Arts, London & the Cleveland Museum of Art

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (PG)

Showing as part of Young Cinema, Studio Ghibli

Sheeta and Pazu go on an enchanting adventure in search of a legendary floating castle.

English Dub

2 weeks 2 make it

2Weeks2Make It Gala Awards Screening

27 Filmmakers. 27 Musicians. They were given exactly two weeks to make a music video, having never met each other before.Competing for cash, distribution deals, equipment, event tickets, merchandise and MUCH more

va savoir

Va Savoir (PG)

Showing as part of Film Bites

A late Rivette highlight, Va Savoir serves as a reminder of just how captivating a filmmaker Jacques Rivette remained some 40 years on from his debut.

French

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