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Wed 4 Mar // 20:00 /

Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

PG / 100mins / Raymond de Feletta / 2007 / USA

Felitta explores in this documentary the life of cult favourite Jackie Paris, a great but unheralded jazz singer - his explosive debut followed by ups and downs; the constant hope that success is around the corner. Working with rare found footage and new interviews with jazz legends such as Billy Taylor, George Wein, Mark Murphy and Ruth Price, as well as the final concert footage and last interviews Jackie Paris ever gave.

Thu 5 Mar // Fri 6 Mar // 20:00 /

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

15 / 96mins / Coen Brothers / 2008 / USA

When a disc filled with what appears to be sensitive government information ends up in the hands of two desperate health club employees, a blackmail plot is hatched. Linda and airheaded co-worker Chad (Brad Pitt) think all they have to do is find the owner of the data and ask for cash. Stolen from CIA analyst Osborne (John Malkovich) by his wife Katie (Tilda Swinton), it's part of a planned divorce so she can hook up with married boyfriend Harry (George Clooney). He's a sex addict, and has several women on the side -- including Linda. When Osborne finally discovers what is happening, he sets several deadly plots in motion…

Sat 7 Mar // 10:30 /

Azur & Asmar: The Princes Quest

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Azur & Asmar: The Princes Quest

PG / 100mins / Michel Ocelot / 2006 / Fr

Two princes search for the Djinn fairy in North Africa in this visually extravagant French animation. Join Azur and Asmar and journey into an Arabian-nights style world of bright, vibrant colours, magical lands and unknown dangers.

Sat 7 Mar // Sun 8 Mar // 20:00 /

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

15 / 96mins / Coen Brothers / 2008 / USA

When a disc filled with what appears to be sensitive government information ends up in the hands of two desperate health club employees, a blackmail plot is hatched. Linda and airheaded co-worker Chad (Brad Pitt) think all they have to do is find the owner of the data and ask for cash. Stolen from CIA analyst Osborne (John Malkovich) by his wife Katie (Tilda Swinton), it's part of a planned divorce so she can hook up with married boyfriend Harry (George Clooney). He's a sex addict, and has several women on the side -- including Linda. When Osborne finally discovers what is happening, he sets several deadly plots in motion…

Wed 11 Mar // 20:00 /

Love Letters and Live Wires:

Highlights from the GPO Film Unit

U / 80mins / Various / 1936 - 1939 / UK

Founded 75 years ago, the General Post Offices Film Unit was unique in its promotion of various services in the 1930s through the work of some of the most influential figures in the British documentary movement. This compilation of eight short films made between 1936 and 1939 highlights some of those directors whose work embraced social reportage, animation, advertising, drama-documentary and public information films.

Thu 12 Mar // 20:00 /

Somers Town

Somers Town

12a / 70mins / Shane Meadows / 2008 / UK

Tomo, a runaway from his native Nottingham, finds himself on the streets of London's King's Cross. He befriends Marek, a young Polish immigrant. While this unlikely pair have little in common at first, it isn't long before the trials and tribulations of youth transcend cultural boundaries and both begin to harbour desires for a beautiful waitress in their local cafe. Stunning black and white photography showcases a London that's not been seen in decades, providing an exquisite backdrop against which this intensely involving drama plays out.

Fri 13 Mar // 20:00 /

Vampyr

CLASSIC HORROR NIGHT

Vampyr

PG / 72mins / Carl Theodor Dreyer / 1932 / Germany

With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares. Traveller Allan Gray arrives at a countryside inn beckoned by haunted forces. His growing acquaintance with the family who reside there soon opens up a network of uncanny associations between the dead and the living, of ghostly lore and demonology, which pull Gray ever deeper into an unsettling, and upsetting, mystery. Deemed by Alfred Hitchcock ‘the only film worth watching… twice’

Sat 14 Mar // Sun 15 Mar // 20:00 /

Somers Town

Somers Town

12a / 70mins / Shane Meadows / 2008 / UK

Tomo, a runaway from his native Nottingham, finds himself on the streets of London's King's Cross. He befriends Marek, a young Polish immigrant. While this unlikely pair have little in common at first, it isn't long before the trials and tribulations of youth transcend cultural boundaries and both begin to harbour desires for a beautiful waitress in their local cafe. Stunning black and white photography showcases a London that's not been seen in decades, providing an exquisite backdrop against which this intensely involving drama plays out.

Wed 18 Mar // 19:00 /

The Films of Jeff Keen

The Films of Jeff Keen

Born in 1923, a soldier in WW2, Keen began making films at the age of 37 prompted by a deficit of screenings at the local art school film society. So began over 40 years of unique, imaginative, irrepressible filmmaking. Featuring a range of animated cut-outs and painting, these films reveal Keens love of comics, B movies and pulp novels while also making darker references to wartime experience. This is a newly curated collection of these pioneering works.

Thu 19 Mar // Fri 20 Mar // 20:00 /

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

12 / / Mark Herman / 2008 / USA

A timeless story of innocence lost and humanity found. Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Sat 21 Mar // 10:30 /

101 Dalmations

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101 Dalmations

U / 71mins / Clyde Geronimi / 1969 / USA

When the wicked Cruella de Vil and her henchmen kidnap Dalmatian puppies for their cherished spotted fur, it is up to the puppies' parents, Pongo and Perdita, and some brave farm animals, to free the caged canines

Sat 21 Mar // Sun 22 Mar // 20:00 /

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

12 / / Mark Herman / 2008 / USA

A timeless story of innocence lost and humanity found. Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Wed 25 Mar // 20:00 /

Shoot the Poets

Shoot the Poets

Shoot the Poets presents an evening of film, poetry and performance collaboration – an eclectic and entertaining mix of experimental filmmaking, live performance and music. Join us to share in this unique, unpredictable and innovative event, proven to be truly entertaining.

Thu 26 Mar // Fri 27 Mar // 20:00 /

London Nobody Knows / Les Bicyclettes De Belsize

London Nobody Knows / Les Bicyclettes De Belsize

PG / 73mins / Douglas Hickox, Norman Cohen / 1967, 1969 / UK

Here is a thoroughly enjoyable pairing of quirky, late 1960s London-set time capsules. The London Nobody Knows, from 1967 is an elegy for the remnants of a bygone age before the capital's extensive redevelopment. Narrator James Mason visits dray horse yards and Victorian public conveniences, pointing out sewer ventilating lamps and egg-breaking plants along the way. He walks the floor of the derelict Bedford Theatre in Camden High Street, tattered, blackened, broken and flaking, where Marie Lloyd sang and Walter Sickert sketched. Les Bicyclettes de Belsize is a utterly charming musical short, set in Hampstead village circa 1969. Anthony May plays the bicyclist who falls in love with poster girl Julie after crashing through a billboard with her giant face. In a delirious clash of colours they meet, fall in love, part, and then long for each other in an alternative filmic world where Blow-Up has never happened and wistful romance defeats cynicism entirely.

Sat 28 Mar // Sun 29 Mar // 20:00 /21:00 /

Lets Talk About the Rain

Lets Talk About the Rain

12a / 100mins / Agnes Jaoui / 2008 / France, Subtitles

This is a deeply felt comedy of middle-class French life, examining culture clashes, puncturing smugness, exposing fault lines, finding strengths in romantic and familial relationships. Agathe Villanova (Agnès Jaoui) is a professional woman whose feminist convictions have persuaded her to enter politics. She returns to her childhood home in the South of France to help her sister sort out some family affairs. Karim, the son of the family's Algerian housekeeper, has aspirations to make a film, and together with his friend Michel, he persuades Agathe to be the subject of a series of programmes on 'successful women'. It's an unseasonably wet, grey August, but the weather isn't the only thing to cause irritation…

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