What's on this week Tue 6 - Mon 12 Dec

This racially charged drama (from Belle director Amma Asante) tells the tale of Seretse Khama, King of Botswana, and Ruth Williams, whose marriage defied family, apartheid and empire, transformed their nation and inspired the world.

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This lush new film from Jim Jarmusch focuses on a bus driving poet (Adam Driver) in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft amidst the quiet magic of everyday life.

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Two-time Cannes Palme d'Or winners the Dardennes brothers (Two Days, One Night, The Kid With The Bike) return with another pitch-perfect character study about a doctor seeking to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of an unidentified caller.

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This new Spike Lee joint reimagines Aristophanes’ ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata as a dazzling modern-day hip-hop musical in its bold, imaginative and incendiary look at gangland war in Chicago’s South Side.

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Join us for a special preview of this remarkable documentary, which tells the story of how Owen Siskind, an autistic boy, learned to communicate through Disney films. We are delighted that Owen and his family will be here for a Q&A after the film along with the director Roger Ross Williams.

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In the week's talk join Greg Taylor, Chief Provocation Officer, and his team at Elmwood to explore why purpose and design need to be at the heart of effective brand experience innovation.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is given the Oliver Stone treatment in this thrilling dramatic examination of international surveillance, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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This explosive double Sundance-winner tells the true story of Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who became the radical leader of an 1831 revolt.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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This remarkable documentary tells the story of how an autistic boy learned to communicate through Disney films.

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This stunning directorial debut from Ben A. Williams, adapted by John Donnelly from his own hit play, features a knockout central performance by Russell Tovey as Jason, an ambitious footballer leading a life of denial.

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Shot in gorgeous black and white, this pitch black comedy thriller focuses on Mousa (Sami Metwasi), a bumbling car thief who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time – or more specifically who steals the wrong car on the wrong day.

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A narrative from the Palestinian diaspora told through VHS, 8mm, 16mm, HD video, photographs and animation, Trip Along Exodus is Hind Shoufani’s interpretation of her own father’s journey through 70 years of Palestinian history.

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Drawing on the rich and lurid vein of Neapolitan fairy tales, Matteo Garrone’s lavish, eye-popping fantasy thrusts its stellar cast into a wildly baroque world of kings, queens, hags and monsters.

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Filmed in the lead-up to the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, this engrossing documentary from Jake Witzenfeld is, according to the Telegraph, “redefining what it means to be gay, Arab and living in Israel”.

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A simple good deed leads to an unimaginable nightmare for Layal, a young, newly married schoolteacher when, in the middle of the night she is arrested in the West Bank. Her crime? Giving a ride to a wounded boy who, unbeknownst to her, went on to attack a military checkpoint.

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Tue 13 - Mon 19 Dec

Two-time Cannes Palme d'Or winners the Dardennes brothers (Two Days, One Night, The Kid With The Bike) return with another pitch-perfect character study about a doctor seeking to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of an unidentified caller.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is given the Oliver Stone treatment in this thrilling dramatic examination of international surveillance, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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This explosive double Sundance-winner tells the true story of Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who became the radical leader of an 1831 revolt.

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This remarkable documentary tells the story of how an autistic boy learned to communicate through Disney films.

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This stunning directorial debut from Ben A. Williams, adapted by John Donnelly from his own hit play, features a knockout central performance by Russell Tovey as Jason, an ambitious footballer leading a life of denial.

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From 20:00, please join us for Conversations About Cinema, an informal discussion about the themes of the film in the Café/Bar. You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass and let us know your thoughts about The Birth of a Nation!

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Step aside, Katniss! Make room for Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who causes a stir in her tribe by embracing the traditionally male role of Eagle Hunter in this gorgeous documentary.

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Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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Head on over to our relaxed festive reading/chill out space in the Café/Bar anytime between Sat 17 Dec and Mon 2 Jan* to find comfy seats, loads of books with strong female focus, and free activities.

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A treat to put the jingle bells on your Christmas: cult classic Elf, starring Will Ferrell as the man raised by Santa's elves returning to New York to find his biological father.

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Guillermo del Toro’s vivid fantasy as seen through the eyes of a young girl and set in contrast to the bloody endgame of the Spanish Civil War is a modern masterpiece of gothic horror and one of cinema’s greatest fairytales.

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Fancy getting your hands on one of the Guardian's most anticipated video games of 2016? Drop in to the Café/Bar with the whole family to play Beasts of Balance, a brand new physical-digital-connected-party-stacking-game (oh yes - you need to see it to believe it!) that is now available to buy.

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Tue 20 - Mon 26 Dec

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is given the Oliver Stone treatment in this thrilling dramatic examination of international surveillance, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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This explosive double Sundance-winner tells the true story of Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who became the radical leader of an 1831 revolt.

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Step aside, Katniss! Make room for Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who causes a stir in her tribe by embracing the traditionally male role of Eagle Hunter in this gorgeous documentary.

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Head on over to our relaxed festive reading/chill out space in the Café/Bar anytime between Sat 17 Dec and Mon 2 Jan* to find comfy seats, loads of books with strong female focus, and free activities.

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This enchanting animated adventure (from the makers of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea) centres on a feisty young girl who embarks on an epic journey to the North Pole in search of her missing grandfather.

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Based on the powerful true story of one Ugandan girl's journey from poverty to becoming a world chess champion, Queen of Katwe is a thrilling tale of hope and discovery that you should definitely make a move for.

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Our opening times for Christmas/New Year 2016/17.

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Tue 27 Dec - Mon 2 Jan

Step aside, Katniss! Make room for Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who causes a stir in her tribe by embracing the traditionally male role of Eagle Hunter in this gorgeous documentary.

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Head on over to our relaxed festive reading/chill out space in the Café/Bar anytime between Sat 17 Dec and Mon 2 Jan* to find comfy seats, loads of books with strong female focus, and free activities.

Read More 

This enchanting animated adventure (from the makers of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea) centres on a feisty young girl who embarks on an epic journey to the North Pole in search of her missing grandfather.

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Based on the powerful true story of one Ugandan girl's journey from poverty to becoming a world chess champion, Queen of Katwe is a thrilling tale of hope and discovery that you should definitely make a move for.

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Our opening times for Christmas/New Year 2016/17.

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Marking a new chapter in the history of one of the world's greatest films, this release of Abel Gance's Napoleon is the culmination of a project spanning 50 years - it is the film event of the century. Digitally restored by the BFI and Oscar®-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow, this cinematic triumph is available to experience in cinemas for the first time since its original release.

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Big, bold and British. Award-winning director Drew Casson’s (Hungerford) micro-budget indie smash serves up a thrilling dose of sci fi - horror as two teenage sisters find themselves fighting for survival amidst an alien apocalypse.

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