What’s On


SAT 07 MAR – ‘The Galapagos Affair’ (E)

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Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5/£3 under 16 on the door

The Galapagos Affair is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve,” others flock there – including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community’s lusty free-love ethos, and when some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today.

 


FRI 20 MAR – ‘It’s Such A Beautiful Day’ (E)

** Please Note – Friday screening, not the usual Saturday **

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Blending traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography, and new digital hybrids, independent animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt has seamlessly combined his three short films about a man named Bill (“Everything will be OK” (2006), “I Am So Proud of You” (2008), and “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” (2011)), into a darkly comedic, beautiful new feature film.

Upon their original releases, the short film trilogy received 90 awards, including the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking from the Sundance Film Festival, Best Picture from the Fargo Film Festival, and the Audience Award from the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

“It’s Such a Beautiful Day” finally brings Bill’s entire story together.

The L.A. Film Critics Association named the film their runner-up for Best Animated Feature Film of 2012 and the annual Indiewire critics poll ranked Hertzfeldt the 9th Best Film Director of 2012, tied with Wes Anderson. The A/V Club film critics ranked “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” # 8 on their list of the Best Films of 2012.

After a limited release in the United Kingdom, the film was ranked # 3 on Time Out London’s list of the Ten Best Films of 2013, and # 4 on The London Film Review’s list of the same.

The film was most recently ranked # 16 in Time Out New York’s list of the “100 Best Animated Films Ever Made.”

★★★★ ‘An existential flipbook and a heartbreaking black joke: stickmen have never looked so alive’. Total Film

★★★★ ‘In a better world, this would be on 300 screens’ Guardian

★★★★★ ‘One of the great films about memory, perspective and past history’. Little White Lies


SAT 04 APR – ‘BAFTA Shorts 2015′ (15)

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Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5 / £3 under 16’s

A feature-length selection of short live action and animated films from the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

★★★★★ “an incredible set of mini-movies that leaves most multiplex flicks in the dust” Londonist


The Bigger PictureBAFTA Winner, Best Short Animation

Dir: Daisy Jacobs | UK | 2014 | 8 mins

Voice cast: Anne Cunningham, Christopher Nightingale, Alisdair Simpson

‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent in Daisy Jacobs’ BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated short.


Boogaloo and Graham – Winner, Best Short Film

Dir: Michael Lennox | UK | 2014 | 14 mins

Cast: Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna, Jonathan Harden

This BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated short, set in 1970s Belfast, finds Jamesy and Malachy over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. But the boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.


Emotional Fusebox

Dir: Rachel Tunnard | UK | 2014 |14 mins

Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Rachael Deering

Anna lives in her Mum’s garden shed making videos with her thumbs. Her Mum wants her to come out but Anna doesn’t want to.


The Kármán Line

Dir: Oscar Sharp | UK | 2014 | 24 mins

Cast: Olivia Colman, Shaun Dooley, Chelsea Corfield

When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her.


Monkey Love Experiments

Dir: Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson | UK | 2014 | 9 mins

Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.


My Dad

Dir: Marcus Armitage | UK | 2014 | 6 mins

A short film depicting a dad’s influence on a young boy’s life. His judgmental character mixed with the boy’s fondness for his dad prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.


Slap

Dir: Nick Rowland | UK | 2014 | 25 mins

Cast: Joe Cole, Stephen Bent, Elliott Tittensor

An original coming-of-age drama about the struggles of a young boxer named Connor who secretly likes to cross-dress. Taking place in the English wastelands left by the economic downturn, Slap is an exploration of teenage masculinity in the modern age.


Three Brothers

Dir: Aleem Khan | UK | 2014 | 17 mins

Cast: Kulvinder Ghir, Yousuf Hussain, Zain Muhammad Zafar

Hamid struggles to care for his younger brothers when their father abandons them for Pakistan. A story inspired by true events.


SAT 18 APR – ’20ft From Stardom ‘ (12)

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Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5/£3 under 16 on the door

We’re teaming up once again with Grooves to celebrate Record Store Day 2015.

And we’ll be seeing the return of SleeveFace! So dig out those vinyl records.

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Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. 20 FEET FROM STARDOM shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

Academy Award Winner – Best Documentary 2013

★★★★ Independent ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Financial Times ★★★★  Little White Lies ★★★★ Empire

One thought on “What’s On

  1. Stephane Jaeger-Rouse says:

    Great choice of films; can you add us to your emailing list?

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