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Sat 1 Nov // 20:00 /

Still the Enemy Within

Includes Q&A with producer Sinead Kirwan

Still the Enemy Within

Unrated / 112mins / Owen Gower / 2014 / UK

A unique insight into one of Britain’s most dramatic struggles: the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. It weaves stunning archive footage of the strike and interviews with the miners themselves. This universal tale of ordinary people standing up for what they believe in brought audiences to tears with a two-minute standing ovation at Sheffield Documentary Festival, winning the prestigious Audience Award.


Includes Q&A with producer Sinead Kirwan.

Sun 2 Nov // 13:00 /

A Wave of Dreams

Black Huts Festival

A Wave of Dreams

Two leftfield treats based on Aragon's surrealist classic: a spoken word performance of extracts by actor, Alex Walker, with live music by Tymon Dogg and Alex Thomas.
We screen Nichola Bruce's magical film interpretation of an extract from 'Dreams, Dreams, Dreams'.
Peter Manson, translator of the poetry of Stephane Mallarme, also performs.

Doors open 12.15pm.

Sun 2 Nov // 16:00 /

Roy Fisher: Birmingham's What I Think With

Black Huts Festival

Roy Fisher: Birmingham's What I Think With

Tom Pickard introduces the film of poet and jazz pianist Roy Fisher and reads from his new Collected Poems & Songs Hoyoot. Pivotal to the Glasgow renaissance, Tom Leonard also performs. His poetry is visual, sonic and vital. He is also a great reader. With passionate concern fuelled by uncompromising rage, Tom Pickard continues to extend the dignity, militancy and ribaldry of the rich oral tradition of his Northumbrian roots.

Doors open 3.15pm.

Photo credit: Al Buntin

Sun 2 Nov // 20:00 /

An evening about film director John Krish

Black Huts Festival

An evening about film director John Krish

DUE TO ILLNESS JOHN KRISH IS NO LONGER ABLE TO APPEAR, SO THE EVENT WILL CONTINUE WITH HIS FILM SCREENING PLUS  A HALF HOUR FILMED INTERVIEW.

Nicholas Johnson will introduce Captured, a prisoner of war drama, a lost gem of British post-war filmmaking plus a half hour filmed interview.

Thu 6 Nov // Thu 6 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

Wakolda

STAFF PICK!

Wakolda

12a / 93mins / Lucía Puenzo / 2013 / Argentina, subtitles

Gently striking, achingly tense, this explores the shifting relationship between Lilith, a blonde, blue-eyed Argentinian girl, and Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor on the run for his crimes at Auschwitz. The tension that comes from knowing Mengele’s past - of which Lilith and her family are unaware - becomes almost unbearable, as his relationship with Lilith grows closer. Beautifully shot against the Patagonian mountains, this is a wonderfully atmospheric film. from one of the world’s top female directors.

Fri 7 Nov // 20:00 /

L Shaped Room

Includes guest speaker at 7.15pm

L Shaped Room

15 / 126mins / Bryan Forbes / 1962 / UK


Jane (Leslie Caron), a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She falls into a relationship with Toby, a struggling young writer who lives on the first floor. Caron won a Golden Globe and BAFTA for her performance.

Plus Intro by Professor Steve Chibnall, a leading expert in British Cinema.

Doors open 6.30pm. Guest speaker from 7.15pm - 7.45pm. Film starts 8pm.

Sat 8 Nov // 19:30 /

L'Emmerdeur (A Pain in the Arse)

NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 6.45pm - FILM STARTS AT 7.30PM - PLUS live music from Dead Belgian, a Jacques Brel Celebration

L'Emmerdeur (A Pain in the Arse)

PG / 85mins plus band set / Édouard Molinaro / 1973 / France/Italy, subtitles

Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks into a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him. Starring Jacques Brel with wandering moments of thoughtful philosophy and ingenious farce.
PLUS Dead Belgian, a four-piece band from Liverpool, play the songs of Jacques Brel live; a delicious mix of hobo, gypsy cabaret and vaudeville.

''Dead Belgian's deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel ... to reclaim him as a chanson maestro and people's champion.'' - MOJO

 

DOORS OPEN AT 6.45pm 

SOLD OUT ONLINE BUT 20 TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR 

Sun 9 Nov // 16:00 /

The Motel Life with guest appearance from Willy Vlautin

Book to Film Club special event

The Motel Life with guest appearance from Willy Vlautin

R / 85mins / Gabe & Alan Polsky / 2013 / USA

Willy Vlautin, acclaimed American author and lead singer in Richmond Fontaine, introduces the film adaptation of his book.

A pair of working-class brothers (played by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff) flee their Reno motel after getting involved in a hit-and-run accident. Directors Gabe and Alan Polsky highlight Willy's skill for finding beauty and hope in the lives of people who inhabit a world of casinos, gun shops and dive bars. The film establishes “a fragile mood that lingers like a morning fog”  - Time Out.

Please note: You are very welcome to attend the screening and introduction even if you don't wish to stay for the Book to Film club discussion afterwards.

Sun 9 Nov // 20:00 /

The Tenth Victim

BFI's Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

The Tenth Victim

18 / 90mins / Elio Petri / 1965 / Italy/France, subtitles

Set in the near future, the film opens with Ursula Andress killing her penultimate victim in a reality-TV style game show which selects both Hunter and Victim from participants. ; kill your 10th victim and you win millions! Andress' final victim is a cool, sun-loving Italian who also needs to notch up another kill. This seminal cult film has exquisite Pop-Art visuals, and humorous observations, influencing countless films about gladiatorial-death shows.

Thu 13 Nov // Thu 13 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

Mr Morgan’s Last Love

Mr Morgan’s Last Love

12 / 116mins / Sandra Nettlebeck / 2013 / Germany, Belgium, USA, France

From the day Pauline lends him a helping hand on the bus, weary Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) stumbles back to happiness. Swept off his old feet by the young woman’s unwavering optimism, the quiet teacher becomes an unlikely student of living. Through their mutual restoration of faith in people who care, Pauline embraces a new kind of family while Matthew reconnects with his estranged son.

Fri 14 Nov // 20:00 /

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

15 / 109mins / Michelangelo Antonioni / 1969 / USA

To coincide with Pink Floyd’s first new album in over 20 years, this film features a soundtrack including Pink Floyd’s “Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up”, and “Unknown Song”. A poetic chronicle of late 60s counter-culture America, as seen through the eyes of anthropology student Daria and social dropout Mark. One of Antonioni's greatest triumphs.

Sat 15 Nov // 20:00 /

Choose Your Own Documentary live interactive event

with Nathan Penlington

Choose Your Own Documentary live interactive event

A found diary, a film crew and an incredible true story. Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 1980s, YOU determine Nathan’s fate in a unique and compelling interactive experience - part stand-up storytelling, part film documentary. By using keypads to vote, every twist and turn is in YOUR hands. Tickets £10.

"There are 1566 versions of this show... I suggest strongly that you track one down" - The Times

"Deeply moving" - The Scotsman

"Wonderfully gripping" - Evening Standard

Sun 16 Nov // 15:00 /

Within Our Gates – with live score

AfriKaBa Film Club in association with Legacy Film

Within Our Gates – with live score

Unrated / 79mins/22mins / Oscar Micheaux / Tim Reid / 1920 / USA

Black and white silent film with live musical score by Saidi Kanda. Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a bankrupt school for impoverished youths.  Micheaux is considered the first major African-American feature filmmaker.

Preceded by short film about Oscar Micheaux.

Sun 16 Nov // 20:00 /

Choose Your Own Documentary live interactive event

with Nathan Penlington

Choose Your Own Documentary live interactive event

A found diary, a film crew and an incredible true story. Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 1980s, YOU determine Nathan’s fate in a unique and compelling interactive experience - part stand-up storytelling, part film documentary. By using keypads to vote, every twist and turn is in YOUR hands. Tickets £10.

"There are 1566 versions of this show... I suggest strongly that you track one down" - The Times

"Deeply moving" - The Scotsman

"Wonderfully gripping" - Evening Standard

Thu 20 Nov // Thu 20 Nov // Fri 21 Nov // Sat 22 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Double

The Double

15 / 93mins / Richard Ayoade / 2013 / UK

Simon is a timid man scratching out an existence in an indifferent world, . He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite – confident and charismatic and good with women. Starring Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Mia Wasikowska, and Jesse Eisenberg.

Sun 23 Nov // 20:00 /

King Kong v Godzilla

B Movie Fan Club

King Kong v Godzilla

Unrated / 91mins / Ishirô Honda / 1962 / USA/Japan - some subtitles

When Mr. Tako, hears about miracle berries on Farou Island he sees a way of making money, and when he finds out the locals worship a giant gorilla he sees a marketing opportunity. Meanwhile, some American pilots discover the chunks of the glacier Godzilla was sealed in back in 1955 and decide to thaw him out - Guess what? They meet!

Thu 27 Nov // Thu 27 Nov // Fri 28 Nov // Sat 29 Nov // 11:00 /20:00 /

Boyhood

Boyhood

15 / 166mins / Richard Linklater / 2014 /

Linklater brilliantly follows a boy’s life from the ages of 6 to 18, shooting periodically over 12 years. Ellar Coltrane plays Mason and as his divorced parents find new partners of varying suitability, he faces the emotional and physical uncertainties with growing maturity. The film renders the commonplace both unfamiliar and compelling. A unique collaborative and fascinating feat.

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Sun 30 Nov // 20:00 /

A Farewell to Arms, plus short film: The Collector

WW1 Season

A Farewell to Arms,  plus short film: The Collector

Unrated / 80mins // 17mins / Frank Borzage // Lorne Guy / 1932 // 2005 / USA // UK

A stunning restoration of the first adaptation of Hemingway’s novel. Starring Gary Cooper as an American ambulance driver and Helen Hayes as a nurse, the film follows their blossoming relationship against the background of war on the Italian-Austrian border. Receiving two Academy Awards, this is a true weepy, not to be missed!

PLUS Short: drama about a WWI British sniper who risks all to collect flowers, but the strain of war begins to affect his sanity and safety.

See more about our WW1 Film Season, curated by Paul Sargent.

 

 

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