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The Big Hit: a subversive comedy that humanises prison inmates

Posted 1 July 2022 by Hope Cook

Opening at Showroom Cinema on Friday 1st July is The Big Hit; a French comedy-drama based on actual events where disillusioned, divorced, and out-of-work actor Étienne (Kad Merad) accepts an art rehabilitation role.

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“What the heck is a gaffer?” An explanation of End Credits and how to kickstart your career in film with the BFI Film Academy.

Posted 23 June 2022 by Joe Willis

Joe Willis, of Tyke Films, breaks down some of the more confusing job titles you might see in a film's end credits, and offers advice on how you can kickstart your journey to working as one of them yourself.

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Film Feels: Exploring life’s biggest questions through film

Posted 22 June 2022 by Hope Cook

Throughout July, Showroom Cinema is running a series called Filmosophy for Families, where popular family films will be used to explore some of life’s biggest questions.

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Everything Went Fine: heart and humanity

Posted 17 June 2022 by Hope Cook

Opening at Showroom Cinema on Friday 17 June, Everything Went Fine is a film that touches on the heavy subject of euthanasia with a light-hearted and at times respectfully comedic approach.

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All My Friends Hate Me: An unwavering dark comedy which blurs the lines between truth and insecurity

Posted 9 June 2022 by Hope Cook

Opening at Showroom Cinema on Friday 10 June, All My Friends Hate Me is a deliberately dark comedy about social paranoia, that uses humour to address issues of mental health.

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Sounds of the Summer: a playlist of songs from cinema soundtracks

Posted 7 June 2022 by Joe Willis

Joe Willis talks us through some of the best songs for the summer taken from film soundtracks.


Pickpocket: a revered French director explores redemption in this classic film

Posted 31 May 2022 by Hope Cook

Opening at Showroom Cinema on Friday 3 June, Pickpocket is a BFI re-release of the 1959 French film from director Robert Bresson.

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds: investigating class and the morals of telling the stories of others

Posted 27 May 2022 by Hope Cook

Opening at Showroom Cinema on Friday 27 May, Between Two Worlds is a gripping film that investigates the issue of rising precarity for working women during the economic crisis in France.

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A Cake, a Coffee and a Film: What people love about Early Doors at the Showroom

Posted 24 May 2022 by Josh Shepherd

Blog writer Josh Shepherd recently took the time to visit one of Showroom Cinema’s longest-running and most popular features: Early Doors. He chatted to regulars about what it is they like about the programme, and what made them start coming.


Benediction: Exploring a War Poet's Politics and Sexuality

Posted 20 May 2022 by Hope Cook

Screening at Showroom Cinema from Friday is Benediction, which premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. The second film in director Terence Davies’ career, it tells the story of war poet Siegfried Sassoon.

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