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Showing This Week

Sat 28 May, 6:30pm: Salesman

Sat 28 May, 6:30pm: 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.
Sat 28 May, 8:15pm: Beau travail

Sat 28 May, 8:15pm: 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.
Sun 29 May, 6:30pm: Multiple Maniacs

Sun 29 May, 6:30pm: 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.
Sun 29 May, 8:15pm: Islands of Fire: The Cinema of Vittorio De Seta

Sun 29 May, 8:15pm: 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

In June

2 - 12 June 2022: Bastards

2 - 12 June 2022: Bastards

Pitched in shades of darkest night painted by master cinematographer Agnès Godard, Bastards transforms Paris into a rain-slicked, stygian shadow world whose unsettling mysteries are laconically revealed with masterful restraint, only gradually revealing its harrowing fable of incestuous sexual abuse, with power as the most pathological, vicious form of aphrodisiac.
3 - 11 June 2022: Good Time

3 - 11 June 2022: Good Time

After Heaven Knows What, filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with Good Time, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.
5 - 19 June 2022: Sátántangó

5 - 19 June 2022: Sátántangó

Béla Tarr’s seven-and-a-half-hour opus of melancholia was hailed as one of the most important films of the 1990s – and as a definitive statement on the end of communism, an interim report on the state of humanity, and a prayer call for a society on the edge of collapse. New 4K restoration.
9 June 2022: Animation Brüt

9 June 2022: Animation Brüt

Curated by Sam Gurry, Animation Brüt is a night of experimental animation, presenting 12 films by creators outside Animation's traditional paradigm who seek to break down its boundaries.
10 - 26 June 2022: The White Ribbon

10 - 26 June 2022: The White Ribbon

Shot in austerely beautiful black-and-white and featuring a sprawling cast of characters reminiscent of a 19th century novel, The White Ribbon marks Haneke’s most ambitious – and unsettling – investigation yet into society’s hidden violence and the evils transmitted from parents to children.

11 June 2022: Perconte: Digital Landscapes

11 June 2022: Perconte: Digital Landscapes

This programme focusses on landscapes and the way Perconte engages with territories. Each of the films presented in this screening is part of a series and is inscribed in a wider gesture of what could be called “performing landscapes".
12 - 25 June 2022: Stalker

12 - 25 June 2022: Stalker

Arguably Tarkovsky’s purest articulation of the film as spiritual quest, Stalker develops a radically different attitude to time than the jigsaw of his previous film, Mirror. "A perverse replay of Solaris’s cosmic voyage, a remake of Rublev in a secular world of postapocalyptic misery, a premonition of Chernobyl and Soviet disintegration." – J. Hoberman
16 - 25 June 2022: Pickpocket

16 - 25 June 2022: Pickpocket

One of Bresson’s most admired works, Pickpocket is a perfect distillation of his mature style. The film straightforwardly chronicles the life of a petty thief, without any attempt to explain why Michel feels compelled to steal. With its mixture of the criminal and the ineffable, Pickpocket is one of the director’s most influential works.
17 - 24 June 2022: Melancholia

17 - 24 June 2022: Melancholia

The possibilities for ecological apocalypse extend beyond the bounds of even our own solar system in Lars von Trier’s cosmic-view diptych drama, which begins with a wedding party gone awry and ends in the shadow of an incoming extinction-level event.

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