Cinema posts


10 Things You Should Know About... The Barkley Marathons

Posted 4 July 2019 by Isabelle France

Often referred to as ‘The Race That Eats its Young’ The Barkley Marathons are one of the best known yet simultaneously best kept secret of the ultra-marathon world.

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100 Years in Space

Posted 24 June 2019 by Isabelle France

Fifty years ago, in 1969, humans achieved something once thought impossible; we stepped onto the moon. But where will we be in another fifty?


The Great Escapes

Posted 20 June 2019 by Isabelle France

In anticipation of the nail-bitingly tense escape story, Balloon, we asked one of our favourite film buffs, Dr Emmie McFadden of Sheffield Hallam University to share with us her top-rated escape films.

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Not Giving up the Ghost

Posted 19 June 2019 by Andy Moore

How would you feel if you never knew your birth mother and your family kept many of the details of her life a secret? What impact would that absence have on your life? And how many unanswered questions would you carry with you into adulthood?

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From One Festival to Another

Posted 12 June 2019 by Andy Moore

Migration Matters Festival, the largest refugee week festival in the UK, is taking place in the Steel City again this year - from the 14th to the 22nd June. Celebrating the positive impact that refugees have had on Sheffield and the UK.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest Recommends : Melanie Iredale (Interim Director)

Posted 22 May 2019 by Melanie Iredale

From 6-11 June Sheffield Doc/Fest will return for its 2019 edition, to Showroom Cinema – where the festival started 26 years ago – and across the city.


Reclaim the Frame: Why Every Feminist Should Support It

Posted 16 May 2019 by Phoebe Seymour

What should you expect from a Reclaim the Frame event? Freelance writer Phoebe Seymour takes a closer look.

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10 Things We Love About Q&A's

Posted 9 May 2019 by Isabelle France

Never attended a Q&A? Not sure what to expect? We’ve put together our top 10 reasons why we love them!


Rafiki: Exploring Contemporary African Art & Film

Posted 24 April 2019 by Mikaela Smith

After the inspiring Q&A with Wanuri Kahiu to celebrate the release of her film Rafiki, we take a look at some of the other African film and art discussed in the Q&A.


Kore-eda: Family Man

Posted 9 April 2019 by Andy Moore

This April and May - to coincide with a major retrospective of his films at BFI Southbank in London - join us as at the Showroom Cinema as we revisit Kore-eda’s body of work with a selection of our favourite titles.

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