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Films // Coming up

What's on - Thu 18 July~Thu 25 July
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18 July
Thursday
7:30pm

Support the Girls

New from Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Computer Chess), one of the US indie scene’s most versatile directors, is this outstanding, quietly feminist comedy set in a Hooters-style US bar that screened to acclaim at the BFI London Film Festival last year.

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19 July
Friday
7:30pm

A Deal with the Universe

This debut documentary from Jason Barker tells the incredible true story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner's life.

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22 July
Monday
7:30pm

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Graceful, irascible and unique: in 1984, John McEnroe was unassailable, the world's top ranked player as he approached the French Open. This documentary brilliantly adapts uncovered 16mm footage of McEnroe's incredible skill (and unholy temper) from the event, offering deeper insights into how he drove himself to be one of the all time great sportsmen.

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23 July
Tuesday
7:30pm

Beats

A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth, set to an electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack, Beats is a bittersweet coming of age story set in a small town in Scotland.

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5 August
Monday
7:30pm

We The Animals

Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar’s debut narrative feature is a fluid, dream-like adaptation of Justin Torres’ best-selling autobiographical novel about a mixed-race family with three inseparable young sons in upstate New York.

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6 August
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: We The Animals

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them - now every Tuesday at 12:30. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

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6 August
Tuesday
7:30pm

We The Animals

Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar’s debut narrative feature is a fluid, dream-like adaptation of Justin Torres’ best-selling autobiographical novel about a mixed-race family with three inseparable young sons in upstate New York.

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9 August
Friday
7:30pm

Diego Maradona

After providing the definitive portrait of motor racing star Ayrton Senna, director Asif Kapadia turns his focus onto another of South America’s most iconic sport stars with this stunning portrait of the controversial, yet sublimely talented, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.

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10 August
Saturday
7:30pm

Yesterday

What if you were the only man on Earth able to remember the iconic music of The Beatles? Jack's career as a singer-songwriter is not going well. His friend Ellie thinks he’s got talent, but no one else agrees. But after a mysterious blackout, it turns out he’s the only one who can recall the Fab Four’s back catalogue. With the iconic songs in his arsenal, he becomes world famous, but at what cost?

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12 August
Monday
7:30pm

The Cold Blue

Extraordinary, never before seen color footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, puts you 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and minus 60 degree temperatures. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive - whilst men died to bring this harrowing footage into cinemas today. Now, you can fly alongside the last surviving heroes who flew, who fought and who risked their lives.

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13 August
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby: The Cold Blue

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them - now every Tuesday at 12:30. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

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13 August
Tuesday
7:30pm

The Cold Blue

Extraordinary, never before seen color footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, puts you 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and minus 60 degree temperatures. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive - whilst men died to bring this harrowing footage into cinemas today. Now, you can fly alongside the last surviving heroes who flew, who fought and who risked their lives.

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16 August
Friday
7:30pm

Booksmart

Actor Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut rewrites teen movie cliches to tell a smart, inclusive story that fizzes with superb set pieces and hilarious performances.

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17 August
Saturday
7:30pm

Exhibition on Screen: Painting the Modern Garden

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Art, London.

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19 August
Monday
7:30pm

Pavarotti

Using footage from concerts, interviews and the Pavarotti family archives, Howard goes beyond the iconic public figure to reveal the man himself. Charting his rise from humble beginnings in Northern Italy through to superstardom, Pavarotti lifts the curtain on the great tenor as a husband and father, a committed philanthropist, and a fragile artist who had a complex relationship with his unique talents.

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19 August
Monday
7:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: Pavarotti

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them - now every Tuesday at 12:30. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

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20 August
Tuesday
7:30pm

Preview: Bait with Q&A

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s remarkable new film is a timely and funny, yet poignant tale that gets right to the heart of a Cornish community facing an unwelcome change. This special preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mark Jenkin.

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22 August
Thursday
7:30pm

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in the work of revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf, known for redefining our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves.

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26 August
Monday
7:30pm

Gloria Bell

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée spending her days at a straight-laced job and her nights on the dance floors. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.

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27 August
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: Gloria Bell

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them - now every Tuesday at 12:30. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

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27 August
Tuesday
7:30pm

Gloria Bell

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée spending her days at a straight-laced job and her nights on the dance floors. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.

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29 August
Thursday
7:30pm

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo theatre in Harlem, the film follows her extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of her times in her music and her life. Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella Fitzgerald’s unique career.

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5 September
Thursday
7:30pm

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield’s (Kurt and Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me?) latest tells the beautiful yet tragic love story between musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

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9 September
Monday
7:30pm

Apollo 11

An unmissable cinematic experience fifty years in the making, featuring out of this world, never seen before footage from the 1969 moon landing. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

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10 September
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: Apollo 11

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them - now every Tuesday at 12:30. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

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10 September
Tuesday
7:30pm

Apollo 11

An unmissable cinematic experience fifty years in the making, featuring out of this world, never seen before footage from the 1969 moon landing. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

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16 September
Monday
7:30pm

Kursk: The Last Mission

Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast — including Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, and Colin Firth — recreate the tragic final hours of the real-life nuclear submarine explosion that left the ship stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers.

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17 September
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: Kursk: The Last Mission

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them - now every Tuesday at 12:30. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

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17 September
Tuesday
7:30pm

Kursk: The Last Mission

Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast — including Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, and Colin Firth — recreate the tragic final hours of the real-life nuclear submarine explosion that left the ship stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers.

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19 September
Thursday
7:30pm

Steve

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. 12 men a day. 1 every 2 hours. One of those men was Steve Yates. But Steve was more than a number, he was a father, a son, a brother, and a friend. Director Ben Akers’s childhood best friend. In this documentary, Ben goes on a mission to look at why this is happening, and what men can do to help themselves. This screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Ben Akers.

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23 September
Monday
7:30pm

Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria)

Pedro Almodóvar returns with a soulful semi-autobiographical story about an ageing film director reflecting on his personal and professional past.

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24 September
Tuesday
10:30am

Parent & Baby screening: Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria)

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them - now every Tuesday. Please note that this week's film is at 10:30 instead of 12:30. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

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24 September
Tuesday
7:30pm

Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria)

Pedro Almodóvar returns with a soulful semi-autobiographical story about an ageing film director reflecting on his personal and professional past.

More information Check times : Book
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Parent & Baby screening: Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria)

PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are...

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The Cold Blue

Extraordinary, never before seen color footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, puts you 30,000...

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David Axtell

Born in Oxford in 1970. David completed an Illustration course at Falmouth School of Art and began working freelance for...

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