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1 - 30 June 2018: Close-Up on Michelangelo Antonioni


Tremendously influential yet largely taken for granted, Michelangelo Antonioni made difficult, abstract cinema mainstream. Observing modern maladies without judgment – sexism, dissolution of family and tradition, ecological/technological quandaries and the eternal questions of our place in the cosmos – Antonioni’s prescience continues to resonate deeply.
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Showing This Weekend

Saturday 23 June: L'eclisse

Saturday 23 June: L'eclisse

The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise, L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world.
Saturday 23 June: Zabriskie Point

Saturday 23 June: Zabriskie Point

Antonioni’s poetic chronicle of late ‘60’s American counter culture finds the hippy dream goes sour in this surreal desert odyssey about a man attempting to take leave from society. Accompanied by an iconic score by The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Pink Floyd, Antonioni’s film perfectly captured a certain place and moment in history, and its central idea of not wanting a specially selected elite to be the mouthpiece of a nation remains brutally prescient even today.
Sunday 24 June: A Brighter Summer Day

Sunday 24 June: A Brighter Summer Day

Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked Taiwan in the 1960s. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centres on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager from innocence to juvenile delinquency.
Sunday 24 June: A Taste of Honey

Sunday 24 June: A Taste of Honey

Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, A Taste of Honey features Rita Tushingham in her star-making debut role as a disaffected teenager finding her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Richardson’s classic is a still startling benchmark work of realism.

Coming Soon

1 - 26 July 2018: Face of Another

1 - 26 July 2018: Face of Another

A programme of six extraordinary films exploring questions of identity, personality, and the illusory nature of appearance.
1 - 28 July 2018: Close-Up on Kaneto Shindô

1 - 28 July 2018: Close-Up on Kaneto Shindô

Throughout his remarkably prolific career, Kaneto Shindô has remained at the center of major trends and turns in Japanese cinema. In 1950 Shindô formed one of Japan’s first independent production companies with actress Nobuko Otowa nd began to direct politically outspoken features with a distinct class-consciousness, focused principally upon the struggle of the lower and working classes – an interest which would culminate in his extraordinary study of a rural 20th century peasantry The Naked Island.
4 - 28 July 2018: Jacques Rancière: Philosophy and Cinema

4 - 28 July 2018: Jacques Rancière: Philosophy and Cinema

Christopher Kul-Want presents a programme of films inspired by the ideas of the contemporary French philosopher and self-professed cinéphile, Jacques Rancière. In his remarkable books on cinema Rancière writes about the work of some of the most significant film makers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries including Fritz Lang, Roberto Rossellini, Robert Bresson, Pedro Costa and Béla Tarr, all of whom are represented in this programme. 
6 - 7 July 2018: Close-Up Cinema Year 3

6 - 7 July 2018: Close-Up Cinema Year 3

We’re proud to mark the third anniversary our cinema with the launch of Schtinter’s Liberated Film Club scratch card book and a screening of Abbas Kiarostami’s radical masterpiece Close-Up.
7 - 8 July 2018: Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival

7 - 8 July 2018: Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival

Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival is a new UK-wide film festival dedicated to screening some of the boldest, most daring, challenging, and striking films from the Asian and Pacific regions. The festival focuses particularly on underrepresented cinemas, from Azerbaijan to Vanuatu and everything in between, opening windows on a world whose landscapes and peoples remain largely absent from our screens.

Calendar

Sun 24 Jun 3:30pm
A Brighter Summer Day
Sun 24 Jun 8:00pm
A Taste of Honey
Mon 25 Jun 8:30pm
Lola
Tue 26 Jun 7:30pm
L'eclisse
Wed 27 Jun 7:30pm
A Taste of Honey
Fri 29 Jun 8:00pm
Zabriskie Point
Sat 30 Jun 6:00pm
Mademoiselle
Sat 30 Jun 8:30pm
3 Women
Sun 01 Jul 8:30pm
Onibaba
Mon 02 Jul 7:30pm
The Naked Island
Tue 03 Jul 7:32pm
The Face of Another
Wed 04 Jul 7:30pm
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