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Showing This Weekend

Sun 22 May, 5:45pm: Tokyo Story

Sun 22 May, 5:45pm: Tokyo Story

A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujirō Ozu.
Sun 22 May, 8:15pm: The Colour of Pomegranates

Sun 22 May, 8:15pm: The Colour of Pomegranates

A breath-taking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds. In a series of tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, The Colour of Pomegranates revives the splendours of Armenian culture through the story of the eighteenth-century troubadour Sayat-Nova, charting his intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative.

In May

1 - 29 May 2022: Multiple Maniacs

1 - 29 May 2022: Multiple Maniacs

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments. Multiple Maniacs is an anarchic masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of good taste for decades.
15 - 28 May 2022: Beau travail

15 - 28 May 2022: Beau travail

Denis and her near-constant collaborator, screenwriter Jean-Pol Fargeau, reimagine Melville’s Billy Budd as a tale of jealousy and homoerotic desire amongst a company of French Legionnaires in remote Djibouti. In a film of few words the soldiers' sculptural bodies become expressive markers of the ways in which belonging, tenderness and violence trouble contemporary masculinity.
21 - 28 May 2022: Salesman

21 - 28 May 2022: Salesman

This radically influential portrait of American dreams and disillusionment from Direct Cinema pioneers David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin captures, with indelible humanity, the worlds of four dogged door-to-door Bible salesmen as they travel from Boston to Florida.
29 May 2022: Islands of Fire: The Cinema of Vittorio De Seta

29 May 2022: Islands of Fire: The Cinema of Vittorio De Seta

"I don’t think I’ve discovered anything as surprising or enriching as [these] films, which are ‘documentaries’ in the tradition of Humphrey Jennings, as opposed to cinéma vérité." Kent Jones“An anthropologist who speaks with the voice of a poet.” Martin Scorsese

Calendar

Sat 28 May 6:30pm
Salesman
Sat 28 May 8:15pm
Beau Travail
Sun 29 May 6:30pm
Multiple Maniacs
Thu 02 Jun 8:15pm
Bastards
Fri 03 Jun 8:15pm
Good Time
Sun 05 Jun 2:00pm
Sátántangó