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Sun, 26 May

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Cine-real presents: Casablanca

The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick's cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick's, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.

Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Cine Real is a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Woman at War

Halla is an environmental activist and a one-woman wrecking crew, using sabotage to disrupt the multinational companies trying to destroy her beloved Iceland. But just as things are really taking off, she gets some unexpected news that will turn her life upside down.

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

Mon, 27 May

Woman at War

Halla is an environmental activist and a one-woman wrecking crew, using sabotage to disrupt the multinational companies trying to destroy her beloved Iceland. But just as things are really taking off, she gets some unexpected news that will turn her life upside down.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Tue, 28 May

Woman at War

Halla is an environmental activist and a one-woman wrecking crew, using sabotage to disrupt the multinational companies trying to destroy her beloved Iceland. But just as things are really taking off, she gets some unexpected news that will turn her life upside down.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Wed, 29 May

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Woman at War

Halla is an environmental activist and a one-woman wrecking crew, using sabotage to disrupt the multinational companies trying to destroy her beloved Iceland. But just as things are really taking off, she gets some unexpected news that will turn her life upside down.

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Thu, 30 May

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Woman at War

Halla is an environmental activist and a one-woman wrecking crew, using sabotage to disrupt the multinational companies trying to destroy her beloved Iceland. But just as things are really taking off, she gets some unexpected news that will turn her life upside down.

Fri, 31 May

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Beats

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

Birds of Passage

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Sat, 1 Jun

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

Birds of Passage

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

Beats

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

Sun, 2 Jun

Beats

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

Birds of Passage

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Mon, 3 Jun

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Beats

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Birds of Passage

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

Tue, 4 Jun

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Beats

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

Birds of Passage

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Wed, 5 Jun

Beats

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Birds of Passage

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Thu, 6 Jun

The Secret Life of Pets 2

From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home?

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

Amazing Grace

In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.

Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.

Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.


High Life

A group of convicts embark on a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful...

The film follows the character of Monte (Robert Pattinson) a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole.

Claire Denis's first English-language feature is "an adventure beyond the solar system set in a future that seems like the present".

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Beats

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget.

Birds of Passage

From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

Rocketman

With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.

Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century's true musical icons.

And don't stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.

Tue, 11 Jun

Pitchblack Pictures: Lauryn Hill 'MTV Unplugged 2.0'

Lauryn Hill's 2002 acoustic performance for MTV's legendary show largely shunned her classic album 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn HIll' in favour of new songs and covers. Many at the time were disappointed, but as the years passed this beautiful concert became a lost album of sorts - particularly in the absence of a follow up to her superb debut.

Enjoy this acclaimed session at Pitchblack Pictures' next film night at The Castle, with the songs interspersed with Hill's deeply personal explorations of her struggles with fame, motherhood, the depressingly still-current topic of police brutality and more.

1/3 of Pitchblack profits go to the Equal Justice Initiative, one of the charities Lauryn Hill raised money for as part of her Powernomics tour.

Thu, 20 Jun

Science Fiction Theatre Presents: Who?

The Cold War is at its height and top American physicist Dr Lucas Martino (Joseph Bova) is horribly injured in a car crash while attending a conference in East Germany. Inside a mangled body his brilliant brain ticks on, unimpaired, leading Russian Colonel Azarin (Trevor Howard) to undertake a complete cybernetic reconstruction. But when the scientist is returned to the United States encased in a metal mask and body-suit, FBI agent Sean Rogers (Elliot Gould) suspects that the man in the mask is not who he claims to be…

This special screening is presented by Science Fiction Theatre - a monthly film club dedicated to the exploration and celebration of classic science fiction cinema.


Sun, 30 Jun

NT Live: Small Island

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10 th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

Thu, 25 Jul

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

Thu, 26 Sep

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.


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