Cinema Schedule Main Auditorium - Screen 1

Thursday 18 August 2022

OUR SECURE PAYMENT GATEWAY IS LIMITED TO ANY NUMBER OF TICKETS FOR ONE FILM PURCHASE PER TRANSACTION.

The Box Office, situated in the Arts Bar, is open 30 minutes before the start of each film.
The Arts bar is open for refreshments 30 minutes before each evening screening.

HIT THE ROAD
2021 | Dir Panah Panahi | 93m | Iran

Tuesday 23 August at 7.30pm

In this debut film from Panah Panahi, son of Jafar (3 Faces, Taxi Tehran), a family take a car trip across Iran, for what will be their last time together…

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Fleeing their now lost home, a family of four face tough terrain and challenges aplenty as they race towards the Turkish border. A warm family drama and road trip movie, the film promises raw and veracious emotion, peppered with laugh out loud moments. The director, son of famous Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi, makes an impressive debut with Hit the Road, which won the Official Competition’s Best Film award at last year’s London Film Festival. “A beautiful tender comedy that tears your heart in half with a featherlight touch” (Indiewire). Persian (Farsi) with English subtitles.

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
2022 | Dir Olivia Newman | 125m | USA

Thursday 25 August 2022 at 2.30pm *HOH
Thursday 25 August 2022 at 7.30pm
*HOH – (subtitles for those with a hearing loss at 2.30pm screening)

Having grown up alone in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya is attracted to the nearby town by two young men. When one of them is found dead, she becomes the prime suspect…

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Normal People star Edgar-Jones is Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, to the suspicion of the local community. Drawn to two young men from town, the sharp and resilient Kya opens herself to a new and startling world but, when one of them is found dead, she immediately falls under suspicion. As her court case unfolds, the many secrets that lay within the marsh may be uncovered, in this sumptuous adaptation of Delia Owens’s best-selling novel.

BRIAN AND CHARLES
2022 | Dir Jim Archer | 90m | UK

Tuesday 30 August 2022 at 7.30pm

In this quirky but charming British comedy, eccentric inventor Brian creates a robot to help around the house. But they soon develop a friendship that Brian must fight to protect.

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A lonely inventor in rural Wales, Brian spends his day building quirky contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian (David Earle) uses a washing machine and a heap of spare parts to build Charles (Chris Hayward), a seven-foot robot, who somehow springs to life, learns English from a dictionary, and develops an obsession with cabbages. Winner of this year’s Sundance London Audience Award, Brian and Charles is a charming oddball comedy with friendship at its heart. 

NOTRE DAME ON FIRE
2022 | Dir Jean-Jacques Annaud | 110m | France

Thursday 01 September 2022 at 2.30pm
Thursday 01 September 2022 at 7.30pm

Veteran director Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Name of the Rose) brings us a dramatisation of the events around the fire that raged through the landmark 850-year old Parisian cathedral.

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15 April 2019. Due to human error, a small fire was allowed to spread within the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral for nearly 30 minutes before the Paris fire brigade were informed. Incorporating real footage alongside dramatic recreations, veteran director Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Name of the Rose) uses a $30 million budget to take the viewer into the interior of the building, showing the hazards and problems that the firefighter and emergency services had to overcome. A meticulous depiction of a 24 hour period that shocked Paris – and the world. French with English subtitles.

Cert 12A (Council certified) – ARE THEY HOSTILE?
2022 | Dir Mark Williams | 110m | UK

Friday 02 September 2022 at 7pm sold out
Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 7pm sold out
Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 7pm go here

We are pleased to premiere a film about the punk/new wave/indie bands from Croydon in the late 1970s and early 80s, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Mark Williams and Griff Griffiths, and Johnny Moped drummer Marty Love.

Croydon is arguably the UK’s birthplace of punk, largely due to The Damned and Johnny Moped, but there were a number of other groups which didn’t gain comparable recognition. The brainchild of Bad Actor Griff Griffiths and VHS Forever? Psychotronic People director Mark Williams, this new documentary shines a light on local punk, new wave and indie bands that followed in the period 1977-1985. Are They Hostile? combines memorable songs with interviews featuring members of Case, The Daleks, The Heroes, The Fanatics, The Marines, The Straps, Johnny Moped and The Bad Actors. Griff explains “It’s also a film about being young, being passionate, being part of something”. A special Are They Hostile? lager created by Croydon’s Cronx Brewery will be on sale in the Arts Bar! An 18-track compilation album to accompany the film will be released on 2 September, on vinyl and CD, by Damaged Goods Records. This will be available at the first screening. There will also be a party immediately afterwards (2 September only) in the garden of the Dog & Bull in Surrey Street.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mark Williams, Griff Griffiths and Johnny Moped drummer Marty Love.

OUR SECURE PAYMENT GATEWAY IS LIMITED TO ANY NUMBER OF TICKETS FOR ONE FILM PURCHASE PER TRANSACTION.

ERIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR
2022 | Dir Margy Kinmouth | 87 mins |

Tuesday 06 September 2022 at 7.30pm

This excellent documentary seeks to reappraise the work of the talented watercolourist and etcher who tragically went missing in action in 1942.

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After war artist Eric Ravilious’s plane was lost at sea in 1942, he was soon forgotten by the art world, most of his works having been destroyed or hidden away. Their gradual rediscovery has led to the recognition of a major talent, who uniquely combined English ruralism with modernism. This enthralling documentary talks to living artists to reappraise his work, and also explores Ravilious’s tangled personal life, with Tamsin Grieg voicing his wife, fellow artist Tirzah Garwood.

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN
2022 | Dir Morgan Matthews | 95 mins | UK

Thursday 08 September 2022 at 2.30pm *HOH
Thursday 08 September 2022 at 7.30pm
*HOH – (subtitles for those with a hearing loss at 2.30pm screening)

E. Nesbit’s classic story is updated to 1944 as Bobbie, now a grandmother, welcomes Manchester evacuees to her Yorkshire village – and railway-based adventures ensue!

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We find Jenny Agutter back as the grown-up Bobbie. She is now living in wartime Britain 1944, with children and grandchildren of her own, and is now looking after a group of evacuee children from Manchester. Like the original, this film is full of the old fashioned, cosy nostalgia, that we remember so fondly. This time it is not a Daddy that is at risk, but an African American G. I. Abe, who is running away from the injustice and inequality of his home country.

THE QUIET GIRL Babes In Arms Screening
2021 | Dir Colm Bairéad | 94 mins | Ireland

Tuesday 13 September 2022 at 11am

Rural Ireland, 1981. Cáit, neglected within her large family, is sent to live with relations of her mother, where she begins to flourish.

“Deeply moving tale of rural Ireland already feels like a classic” Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian

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Timid and lonely, nine-year-old Cáit is easy to overlook amongst the bustle of her family farm. To ease the burden on her pregnant mother, family members Eibhlín and Seán take Cáit in, and while they may be as quiet as she is, the growing bond between the three of them gradually unlocks hidden emotions. Set in the early 1980s, and beautifully realised and photographed, this gentle and compassionate drama is a rare opportunity to savour the language and atmosphere of rural Ireland. English and Irish Gaelic with English subtitles.

HER WAY
2021 | Dir Cécile Ducrocq | 97 mins | France

Tuesday 13 September 2022 at 7.30pm

Single mother Marie, who earns a living as a sex worker in Strasbourg, needs to make extra money to help her son achieve his dream of becoming a world class chef.

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Self-assured, energetic, fiery and impulsive, Marie is struggling to motivate her teenage son Adrien and pay for his vocational training. All this is complicated by Marie’s career – she is a sex worker and, while she is proud of her profession and has made a steady living in the past, she lacks financial security and needs to find some way to increase her income. Best known in the UK for Call My Agent, Laure Calamy is compelling as this complex, strong woman who seems to be running out of options. French with English subtitles.

Cert 12A (Council certified) ARE THEY HOSTILE?
2022 | Dir Mark Williams | 110m | UK

Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 7pm sold out
Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 7pm

A film about the punk/new wave/indie bands from Croydon in the late 1970s and early 80s, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Mark Williams and Griff Griffiths. They will be joined by Johnny Moped drummer Marty Love (14 Sept) and legendary Croydon DJ Peter Fox (28 Sept).

Croydon is arguably the UK’s birthplace of punk, largely due to The Damned and Johnny Moped, but there were a number of other groups which didn’t gain comparable recognition. The brainchild of Bad Actor Griff Griffiths and VHS Forever? Psychotronic People director Mark Williams, this new documentary shines a light on local punk, new wave and indie bands that followed in the period 1977-1985. Are They Hostile? combines memorable songs with interviews featuring members of Case, The Daleks, The Heroes, The Fanatics, The Marines, The Straps, Johnny Moped and The Bad ActorsGriff explains “It’s also a film about being young, being passionate, being part of something”. A special Are They Hostile? lager created by Croydon’s Cronx Brewery will be on sale in the Arts Bar! An 18-track compilation album to accompany the film will be released on 2 September, on vinyl and CD, by Damaged Goods Records. This will be available at the first screening on 02 September.
Followed by a Q&A with Mark Williams, Griff Griffiths and Johnny Moped drummer Marty Love (14 Sept) and legendary Croydon DJ Peter Fox (28 Sept).

QUEEN OF GLORY
2021 | Nana Mensah | 78 mins | USA

Thursday 15 September 2022 at 2.30pm *HOH
Thursday 15 September 2022 at 7.30pm
*HOH – (subtitles for those with a hearing loss at 2.30pm screening)

Doctoral student Sarah seems set on a new life in Ohio, but when she inherits a New York Christian bookstore from her Ghanaian mother everything changes…

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Nana Mensah is the star, writer and first time director of Queen Of Glory. In this tale of Ghanaian life in New York’s Bronx, Columbia University student Sara takes a break from studies to return there after her mother’s death. Here she finds that she has inherited her mother’s Christian bookshop and must decide what to do. Caught between her very modern American life and the pull of family, culture and obligation, Sara has a lot of decisions to make about every aspect of her life. This is a beautiful, funny look at assimilation into the American way of life while never being able to escape from your roots.

NOPE
2022 | Dir Jordan Peele | 130m | USA

Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 7.30pm

Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) gives his latest horror work a sci-fi twist. A brother and sister own a California ranch which experiences strange atmospheric (extra-terrestrial?) events.

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Much has been kept secret about Nope, a film which has been described as paying homage to both the 80’s sci-fi of Steven Spielberg and the sensationalism of horror auteur M Night Shyamalan – a curiously enticing sentiment. Nope is the third step in Peele’s career as a director, following his highly successful stint as a sketch comedy writer and performer. In all his films, Peele puts his skills as a comedian to good use, marrying cryptic satire with traditional horror tropes to create something truly unique.

LANCASTER
2022 | Dir David Fairhead and Ant Palmer | 110 mins | UK

Thursday 22 September 2022 at 2.30pm *HOH
Thursday 22 September 2022 at 7.00pm followed by live Q&A
*HOH – (subtitles for those with a hearing loss at 2.30pm screening)

From the team who made Spitfire, a documentary about the bomber that proved a game-changer in Britain’s WWII aerial war.

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From the directors of 2018’s Spitfire comes another meticulously produced documentary about the other iconic WWII plane, the Lancaster bomber. Using archive material and interviews with survivors, the film, narrated by Charles Dance, tells the story of the air crews who carried out daring raids on mainland Europe, and often paid the ultimate price. Lancaster celebrates successes such as the ‘Dambusters’ raid and reflects on more ambivalent missions, such as the bombing of Dresden. The 7pm screening is followed by a live Q&A with Executive Producer Keith Haviland.

OFFICIAL COMPETITION
2021 | Dir Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat | 115 mins | Spain

Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 7.30pm
Thursday 29 September 2022 at 2.30pm

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star in this sly and witty satire on the film industry.

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When an elder millionaire businessman decides it is time to dispose of some of his wealth, he hires an auteurist lesbian director (Penélope Cruz) to direct the film of an award winning novel he has bought – but not read! She persuades a Hollywood star (Antonio Banderas) and a committed thespian (Oscar Martínez) to play the book’s warring brothers. Her unorthodox rehearsal methods soon have them at each other’s throats. Will the film ever get made? “A sly satire of cinema that also manages to be a showcase for the comedic chops of its stars” (The Washington Post). Spanish with English siubtitles.

JUNIPER
2021 | Dir Matthew J. Saville | 94 mins | New Zealand

Thursday 29 September 2022 at 7.30pm

Charlotte Rampling delivers a typically feisty performance as the alcoholic grandmother of a young man coming to terms with his mother’s death in 1990s New Zealand.

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Seventeen-year-old Sam lives with his widowed father in a run-down farmhouse in New Zealand. Dissatisfied with life, Sam is none too pleased when his grandmother Ruth arrives and he is tasked with looking after her – she is suffering from a broken leg and an addiction to gin. Can these two troubled characters find peace with each other – and themselves. Charlotte Rampling provides first time director Matthew J. Saville with a formidable turn as Ruth, which is backed up by a nuanced performance from George Ferrier as her grandson.

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