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Films Chloe Zhao Taught Me

Posted 14 April 2021 by Mikaela Smith

'It’s incredible to think of how far Zhao has come in six short years, making films that feel entirely her own, that get more distinct as her career develops. I can’t wait to see what’s next.'


Redefining the American Dream

Posted 7 April 2021 by Mikaela Smith

'Somehow universally relatable, uniquely specific and culturally rich. A heartfelt representation of the immigrant experience and the American dream that forgoes leaning into tropes of racism and assimilation.'

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Showroom Cinema awarded second Culture Recovery Fund grant

Posted 2 April 2021

Showroom Cinema has been awarded £174,916 in the second round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund to help the culture and heritage sector re-open and recover.


Stray: A Cinema Lovers Best Friend

Posted 31 March 2021 by Mikaela Smith

'It’s remarkable how much you can see and come to understand about a place and its inhabitants by spending some time roaming with these dogs.'


Not long now...

Posted 26 March 2021 by Mikaela Smith

There's light at the end of the tunnel - and that light looks a lot like a dark cinema room!


BAFTA Awards: Turning a corner in 2021

Posted 18 March 2021 by Mikaela Smith

After much criticism and scrutiny over diversity in 2020, it seems 2021 could be the year the BAFTAs turn a corner to celebrate a true reflection of the film industry.

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Berlinale: Exploring the world from my sofa

Posted 11 March 2021 by Mikaela Smith

Our Programme Manager heads to Berlinale Film Festival... online.

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International Women’s Day

Posted 8 March 2021 by Mikaela Smith

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we're shining a light on women in film. We're delighted to be working with Bird’s Eye View’s Reclaim the Frame to bring you two exciting titles.

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021

Posted 25 February 2021 by Mikaela Smith

Glasgow Film Festival is one of the sought-after events we usually miss as this would normally be a particularly busy time for the Showroom. One of the few perks to lockdown is that we get to join in this year as they have gone online for the first time.


Guest Blog: Sheffield Hallam University Student's Showroom Spotlight Podcast

Posted 24 February 2021

Five students from Sheffield Hallam University have been developing a new podcast around films at the Showroom, the first episode is available here

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