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Thu 2 Feb // Thu 2 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

U / 87mins / Otto Bell / 2016 / UK | Mongolia | USA, subtitles

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family. Through breath-taking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her journey while addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world and the onset of modernity.

This film is part of our new Thursday night special dinner and film offer: Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc, followed by a movie treat.  

 

Fri 3 Feb // 20:00 /

The Dance of Reality

The Dance of Reality

18 / 130mins / Alejandro Jodorowsky / 2014 / France | Chile, Subtitles

Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years is a mystical autobiography of his childhood in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert. He blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry that offers stunning visions that are a must to see on the big screen. The film reflects the director's view that reality is not objective but rather a dance created by our imaginations.

Sat 4 Feb // 20:00 /

Live Music: A TRIP TO THE MOON / KINGDOM OF THE FAIRIES / COURTSHIP OF THE SUN AND MOON

Melies Triple Bill and Rebecca's Staff Pick!

Live Music: A TRIP TO THE MOON / KINGDOM OF THE FAIRIES / COURTSHIP OF THE SUN AND MOON

U / 60mins total run time / Georges Melies / 1902 / 1903 / 1907 / France

Rebecca's Staff Pick!

Triple Melies bill with live soundtrack by classical infused art rock trio STEMS. Their cinematic composition for this ground-breaking trio of films is full of sweeping elegant darkness and hypnotic delicate intensity, originally commissioned by the British Film Institute in 2014.

Plus live score to footage from The Hubble Telescope. All tickets £10.

 

Sun 5 Feb // 20:00 /

Gifts, plus Q&A

Plus Q&A with artist Clare Whistler, and the directors

Gifts, plus Q&A

Unrated / 63mins plus talk / Nichola Bruce and Sam Sharples / 2015 / UK

The Gifts project was inspired by a naming day gift; a box containing an egg for life, coal for heat, evergreen for eternity, salt for health, a candle for light, a coin for wealth and a silver ring for love throughout life. Over 10 years using gift economy, Clare Whistler revealed each everyday object in its utopian state putting it at the heart of its own creative hub, generating a cycle of collaborations and relationships, re-energising the meaning and cultural signifi cance of gift-giving.

Thu 9 Feb // Thu 9 Feb // Fri 10 Feb // Sat 11 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /

Paterson

Rachel's Staff Pick!

Paterson

15 / 118mins / Jim Jarmusch / 2016 / USA

Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver who writes poetry drawn from the world around him. Paterson is also the name of the New Jersey city where he works and lives with his girlfriend. And Paterson is the title of the epic poem by William Carlos Williams, whose spirit animates Jarmusch's exquisite new film. This is a rare movie experience, set to the rhythm of an individual absorbing the beauties, mysteries, joys and surprises of everyday life and making them into art.

“Slowly but surely, the gentleness of Jim Jarmusch’s film steals up on you. It has an almost miraculous innocence.” – The Guardian.

Check out Jarmusch’s ‘Gimme Danger’ screening later this month.

This film is part of our new Thursday night special dinner and film offer: Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc, followed by a movie treat.  

 

Sun 12 Feb // 19:30 /

Eyes Without A Face

The Cinematologists present: podcast and Q&A

Eyes Without A Face

15 / 90mins / Georges Franju / 1960 / France | Italy, Subtitles

The Cinematologists present: podcast and Q&A

After causing an accident that left his daughter disfigured, a brilliant surgeon works tirelessly to give the girl a new face by kidnapping young women and attempting face transplants. The doctor's world begins to collapse around him when his daughter realizes what he has been doing. Stunning cinematography lends a Cocteau-esque mood, and Edith Scob is remarkable as the ravaged beauty. This unique blend of horror and poetry has been a major influence on filmmakers as diverse as John Carpenter and Pedro Almodóvar.

Intro and post film discussion with The Cinematologists.

 

Tue 14 Feb // 20:00 /

Casablanca

An unmissable treat for Valentine's Day!

Casablanca

PG / 102mins / Michael Curtiz / 1942 / USA

The classic and much-loved romantic melodrama Casablanca, always found on top-ten lists of films, is a masterful tale of two men vying for the same woman's love. The story of political and romantic espionage is set against the backdrop of the wartime conflict. With rich and smoky atmosphere, Max Steiner's superb musical score, suspense, unforgettable characters and memorable lines of dialogue ("Here's lookin' at you, kid," and the inaccurately-quoted "Play it again, Sam"), it is one of the most magical and flawless films of all time - focused on the themes of lost love, honour and duty, self-sacrifice and romance within a chaotic world. A truly perfect movie.

Wed 15 Feb // 19:30 /

First Heard Theatre - The Weed

First Heard Theatre - The Weed

A Brief Account of Two Men in Servitude, and the First Play Performed in the New World.

First Heard is a monthly play reading event featuring new works by local playwrights, performed by professional actors.

At the end of every play there is an honest Q&A with the writer and all money raised from ticket sales, go towards the actors’ time. All tickets £5

If you are a playwright or actor looking to get involved with First Heard, contact John on 07813 035514.

The next First Heard event takes place Wednesday 15 March 7.30pm.

Thu 16 Feb // Thu 16 Feb // Fri 17 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /

Cafe Society

Cafe Society

12A / 85mins / Woody Allen / 2016 / USA

Set in the 1930s, this bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colourful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement of the age.

This film is part of our new Thursday night special dinner and film offer: Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc, followed by a movie treat.  

 

Sat 18 Feb // Sun 19 Feb // 20:00 /

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS

12 / 96mins / Morgan Neville / 2015 / USA

"We all cried our eyes out, but left a few inches taller. A real film for the present day all about global culture and sharing"- one of the audience comments from Saturday night.

The Oscar-winning director of ‘20 Feet from Stardom’, tells the story of an extraordinary musical collective created by celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Their work - hailed as 'vibrant and virtuosic' exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope in both artists and their audiences. This film offers a fascinating and uplifting cultural and musical experience.

Thu 23 Feb // Thu 23 Feb // 11:00 /20:00 /

My Feral Heart

Plus Q&A with film publicist Susie Tullett

My Feral Heart

12 / 83mins / Jane Gull / 2016 / UK

Susie Tullett shares excellent stories from her UK campaigns including Quadrophenia, Amadeus, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and many more.

Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome, is forced to live in a care home after his elderly mother dies. He struggles to settle, unimpressed by his new housemates. His disappointment soon turns to wonder when he begins to explore the surrounding countryside. When caught sneaking out by Pete, a troubled youth who tends the gardens, the two strike up an unlikely rapport: Pete covers for Luke and Luke helps Pete clear the garden. On one illicit excursion to the adjoining field Luke discovers a young girl in desperate need of his help…

“A fine performance by an actor with Down’s syndrome drives this poignant British film about love and loss”- 4 stars, The Guardian

This film is part of our new Thursday night special dinner and film offer: Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc, followed by a movie treat.  

Coming soon: You might also be interested in Life, Animated - As an autistic child Owen Suskind was unable to speak, until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate through classic Disney animated films.

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Fri 24 Feb // Sat 25 Feb // 20:00 /

Gimme Danger

Gimme Danger

15 / 108mins / Jim Jarmusch / 2016 / USA

Jarmusch’s film chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. Emerging amidst a countercultural revolution, their powerful and aggressive style blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Starring  Ewan McGregor, Iggy Pop, Mike Watt plus all the rest!

“Unwholesome rock’n’roll excitement” - 4 stars, The Guardian

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Sun 26 Feb // 20:00 /

The Earth Dies Screaming

B Movie Fan Club

The Earth Dies Screaming

12 / 62mins / Terence Fisher / 1964 / UK

The Earth has been devastated by unknown forces, and the few survivors have to organize themselves to fight off a group of killer robots. All B Movie tickets £5.

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