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Rafiki: 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.

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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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Supporting UK Filmmakers

Posted 28 March 2019 by Andy Moore about Out of Blue.

At the Showroom Cinema we believe strongly in the importance of supporting UK talent, and championing regional stories - and this week is no exception. From Friday we’re opening two exciting new films by British filmmakers.

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Doc / Nights: Minding The Gap

Posted 20 March 2019 by Andy Moore

The Oscar nominated documentary Minding the Gap - opening at the Showroom Cinema this Friday - explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and between childhood and adulthood.

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Out of Blue: Dark Revelations, Mystery and Conspiracy

Posted 12 March 2019 by Andy Moore about Out of Blue + Q&A with Carol Morley.

Carol Morley is perhaps best known for her hybrid documentary Dreams of a Life (2011), a haunting work which probes the mystery surrounding the case of Joyce Carol Vincent, a woman who died in 2003 and whose body remained undiscovered for three years

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Bauhaus: Model and Myth - Celebrating 100 Years of the Revolutionary Modernist Art School

Posted 5 March 2019 by Andy Moore about Bauhaus - Model and Myth + Q&A.

This year marks the centenary of the founding of the Staaliches Bauhaus, arguably the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century.

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Love and Desire Under Conditions of Occupation and Dispossession

Posted 19 February 2019 by Andy Moore about Cinema Palestino Presents: Love and Desire in Palestine + Q&A.

This February, in the month of Valentine’s Day, Cinema Palestino are presenting an exciting and thought-provoking programme of three short Palestinian films

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Rafiki: Igniting Hope and Starting Conversations Worldwide

Posted 6 February 2019 by Mikaela Smith about LGBTQ+ History Month: Awakenings.

This February, during LGBTQ+ history month, we're reflecting on what love looks like internationally, with a trio of films exploring first love around the world.

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Der Golem: The original horror film, unearthed and brought to life with an incredible live score

Posted 30 January 2019 by Andy Moore about Der Golem + Live Score (HarmonieBand).

Released in 1920, Der Golem is a classic of German expressionist cinema every bit as powerful as Metropolis (1927)and Nosferatu (1922). The film was director Paul Wegener’s third, and final, version of the ancient Jewish myth, and his magnum opus.

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Jan Palach: 50 Years On

Posted 15 January 2019 by Andy Moore about Jan Palach + Q&A with director Robert Sedlácek.

50 years ago, on the 16th of January 1969, the philosophy student and political activist Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square in central Prague. He did so to protest the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.

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