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Come with us on an adventure through space and time as we explore the outer reaches of the universe in our Summer Of Sci-Fi season!

Take a look at all the lovely films we’ve got coming up, by date.

Mon, 30 Jan

Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, Babylon traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

A riveting documentary on the life and work of artist Nan Goldin, highlighting her activism against the Sackler family. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras directs this masterful documentary on artist Nan Goldin, which is told through slide shows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of Goldin's personal fight to hold the Sackler pharmaceutical dynasty responsible for the overdose crisis. Winner of Best Film at the 79th Venice Film Festival, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed pieces together fragments of Goldin’s life, alongside her activism, to create an intricate portrait of an artist who has spent a lifetime battling against social stigma and the powers that be.

TÁR

Set in the international world of classical music, Academy Award-nominated director Todd Field returns with TÁR: a portrait of Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett). A world-renowned composer and conductor at the height of her career, her personal and professional life is suddenly disrupted by a series of inflammatory incidents – and Tár’s reputation for perfection means she cannot afford to make mistakes. Dynamics of power, ego and artistry all come into play, all the while Tár is mere days away from recording a symphony that will define her work.

Enys Men

A mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973 that unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Celtic Sea. A wildlife volunteer's daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real and what is nightmare. From Mark Jenkin, who brought us the superb 'Bait' which was immensely popular here at The Castle. Shooting again on grainy and suitably atmospheric 16mm film, this is one of our most anticipated films of 2023!

Alice, Darling

Pushed to the breaking point by Simon, her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective while on vacation with two close girlfriends. However, Simon's vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering, and once unleashed, it tests her strength, her courage, and the bonds of deep-rooted friendships.

Tue, 31 Jan

Alice, Darling

Pushed to the breaking point by Simon, her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective while on vacation with two close girlfriends. However, Simon's vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering, and once unleashed, it tests her strength, her courage, and the bonds of deep-rooted friendships.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

A riveting documentary on the life and work of artist Nan Goldin, highlighting her activism against the Sackler family. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras directs this masterful documentary on artist Nan Goldin, which is told through slide shows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of Goldin's personal fight to hold the Sackler pharmaceutical dynasty responsible for the overdose crisis. Winner of Best Film at the 79th Venice Film Festival, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed pieces together fragments of Goldin’s life, alongside her activism, to create an intricate portrait of an artist who has spent a lifetime battling against social stigma and the powers that be.

Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, Babylon traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

TÁR

Set in the international world of classical music, Academy Award-nominated director Todd Field returns with TÁR: a portrait of Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett). A world-renowned composer and conductor at the height of her career, her personal and professional life is suddenly disrupted by a series of inflammatory incidents – and Tár’s reputation for perfection means she cannot afford to make mistakes. Dynamics of power, ego and artistry all come into play, all the while Tár is mere days away from recording a symphony that will define her work.

Enys Men

A mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973 that unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Celtic Sea. A wildlife volunteer's daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real and what is nightmare. From Mark Jenkin, who brought us the superb 'Bait' which was immensely popular here at The Castle. Shooting again on grainy and suitably atmospheric 16mm film, this is one of our most anticipated films of 2023!

Wed, 1 Feb

Enys Men

A mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973 that unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Celtic Sea. A wildlife volunteer's daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real and what is nightmare. From Mark Jenkin, who brought us the superb 'Bait' which was immensely popular here at The Castle. Shooting again on grainy and suitably atmospheric 16mm film, this is one of our most anticipated films of 2023!

Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, Babylon traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

A riveting documentary on the life and work of artist Nan Goldin, highlighting her activism against the Sackler family. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras directs this masterful documentary on artist Nan Goldin, which is told through slide shows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of Goldin's personal fight to hold the Sackler pharmaceutical dynasty responsible for the overdose crisis. Winner of Best Film at the 79th Venice Film Festival, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed pieces together fragments of Goldin’s life, alongside her activism, to create an intricate portrait of an artist who has spent a lifetime battling against social stigma and the powers that be.

Alice, Darling + live director Q&A

This performance will be followed by an in-person Q&A with director Mary Nighy. Pushed to the breaking point by Simon, her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective while on vacation with two close girlfriends. However, Simon's vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering, and once unleashed, it tests her strength, her courage, and the bonds of deep-rooted friendships.

TÁR

Set in the international world of classical music, Academy Award-nominated director Todd Field returns with TÁR: a portrait of Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett). A world-renowned composer and conductor at the height of her career, her personal and professional life is suddenly disrupted by a series of inflammatory incidents – and Tár’s reputation for perfection means she cannot afford to make mistakes. Dynamics of power, ego and artistry all come into play, all the while Tár is mere days away from recording a symphony that will define her work.

Thu, 2 Feb

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

A riveting documentary on the life and work of artist Nan Goldin, highlighting her activism against the Sackler family. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras directs this masterful documentary on artist Nan Goldin, which is told through slide shows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of Goldin's personal fight to hold the Sackler pharmaceutical dynasty responsible for the overdose crisis. Winner of Best Film at the 79th Venice Film Festival, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed pieces together fragments of Goldin’s life, alongside her activism, to create an intricate portrait of an artist who has spent a lifetime battling against social stigma and the powers that be.

TÁR

Set in the international world of classical music, Academy Award-nominated director Todd Field returns with TÁR: a portrait of Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett). A world-renowned composer and conductor at the height of her career, her personal and professional life is suddenly disrupted by a series of inflammatory incidents – and Tár’s reputation for perfection means she cannot afford to make mistakes. Dynamics of power, ego and artistry all come into play, all the while Tár is mere days away from recording a symphony that will define her work.

Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, Babylon traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.

Alice, Darling

Pushed to the breaking point by Simon, her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective while on vacation with two close girlfriends. However, Simon's vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering, and once unleashed, it tests her strength, her courage, and the bonds of deep-rooted friendships.

Enys Men

A mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973 that unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Celtic Sea. A wildlife volunteer's daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real and what is nightmare. From Mark Jenkin, who brought us the superb 'Bait' which was immensely popular here at The Castle. Shooting again on grainy and suitably atmospheric 16mm film, this is one of our most anticipated films of 2023!

Sun, 5 Feb

The Castle

What better way to celebrate The Castle's birthday than with a screening of The Castle? This uproarious 1997 comedy depicts a working-class family in Australia protecting their home from the clutches of property developers and was such a beloved popular hit in its homeland that it was considered the Antipodean answer to The Full Monty.

Thu, 9 Feb

Jellied Reels: La ciénaga (The Swamp)

A storm is brewing at a dilapidated summer house in northern Argentina. The borders of the garden merge strangely into a nearby forest; the house itself overgrown with family in-fighting and repressed impulses. After a drunken stumble, the mother is forced to recover in bed while relatives come to visit and hover idly around the pool. This exquisitely observed and narratively reflexive debut from Lucrecia Martel (The Headless Woman, Zama) draws you deep into festering family dynamics, only for the ceiling fan to sling you into another claustrophobic corner. Sweaty and sordid, La ciénaga is a hazy trip through the prickly social ties of a stagnant society, and grants an enchanting, if not slightly sticky, proximity to its tenderly rendered characters. A touch of (un-)refreshing family honesty for February's one-off screening.
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Thu, 16 Feb

Cine-real presents: Casablanca

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" It's the early days of the second World War and Rick (Humphrey Bogart) is a nightclub owner - amongst other less savoury business interests - happy to play both sides. And then Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) walks back into his life. Danger, mystery, intrigue and heartbrake... truly one of the most iconic films ever made. Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Sun, 19 Feb

Cine-real presents: Casablanca

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" It's the early days of the second World War and Rick (Humphrey Bogart) is a nightclub owner - amongst other less savoury business interests - happy to play both sides. And then Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) walks back into his life. Danger, mystery, intrigue and heartbrake... truly one of the most iconic films ever made. Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Wed, 22 Feb

Cine-real presents: Pierrot le Fou

On impulse, Ferdinand abandons his bourgeois existence with his wife and child to take off with Marianne, an old flame. Being pursued by foreign thugs, they embark on a haphazard crime spree, a crazy adventure involving fast cars, mysterious gangsters and a Mediterranean idyll that turns sour. Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Wed, 1 Mar

Fashion Reimagined + live director Q&A

This performance will be followed by an in-person Q&A with both director Becky Hutner & designer Amy Powney. Fashion Reimagined follows fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl, who embarks on a three-year journey to create a sustainable clothing collection from field to finished garment, and transform the way we engage with fashion. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, Amy decides to use the prize money to create a sustainable collection and transform her entire business. Fashion Reimagined explores Amy’s journey from outsider in the fashion world, to industry leader as she examines the complexities and waste of the global supply chain, whilst her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger societal change.

Thu, 9 Mar

Jellied Reels: The Comedy

A darkly hypnotic portrayal of apathy and irony, Rick Alverson's The Comedy scrutinises the detached voyeurism of our dislocated modern era. Tim Heidecker stars as Swanson, an aging, over-indulged, trust-fund layabout boozing his way through Brooklyn. Enrolled on a caustic treatment of soul-searching, Swanson swirls ever more erratically amongst the dregs of his urban bubble. Heidecker shines in a remarkably confrontational performance, bringing his natural impulse for impish, close-to-the-bone improv. Tightly composed, The Comedy sits opposite the audience, watching you watching back, with Alverson wanting to "peel back the layers of comfort cinema". "One of the most self-indulgent, pretentious and unfunny movies of the year." - San Francisco Chronicle "Transgressively brilliant... an itchy critique of entitlement." - Aaron Hillis "A wolf in sheep’s clothing, a piece of filmmaking that critiques the very game it plays." - Bright Wall/Dark Room For more details of our monthly Jellied Reels screenings - follow us here!

Thu, 16 Mar

Cine-real presents: The Red Shoes

Victoria Page is poised to become a prima ballerina, but earns ballet impressario Boris Lermontov’s scorn when she falls in love with Julian Craster, composer of "The Red Shoes," the ballet Lermontov is staging to showcase her talents. One of the most beautiful films ever made, with colour that just can't be replicated digitally, this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is satisfyingly sinister. Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Thu, 23 Mar

Cine-real presents: The Red Shoes

Victoria Page is poised to become a prima ballerina, but earns ballet impressario Boris Lermontov’s scorn when she falls in love with Julian Craster, composer of "The Red Shoes," the ballet Lermontov is staging to showcase her talents. One of the most beautiful films ever made, with colour that just can't be replicated digitally, this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is satisfyingly sinister. Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

Sun, 26 Mar

Cine-real presents: M

Anxious to capture an elusive child killer Hans Beckert, police begin rounding up every criminal in town. The underworld leaders decide to take the heat off their activities by catching the murderer themselves. Once the locals identify Beckert, they mark him by chalking the letter 'M' on his back. Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

The End

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