What's on Today Fri 29 July

The lunchtime talk and Open Studio Friday programme will be taking a break over the summer so that we can take our sandwiches out into the sunshine. Fear not, we're already busy lining up exciting speakers for September.

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A historic programme of striking short films curated by the Cinema Ritrovato festival and restored by L'Immagine Ritrovata labs. This collection showcases the Pochoir colour technique, which employed elaborate stencils to add precise colour detail to two-tone Kinemacolor prints.

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Athina Rachel Tsangari follows Attenberg with a biting and strange dissection of the male ego, featuring six super-competitive men on a boat who all take part in an increasingly absurdist game.

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John Schlesinger's (Midnight Cowboy) tender story of a frustrated relationship and marriage between a young couple (Alan Bates and June Ritchie) set against the backdrop of a Lancashire town.

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Stanley Kubrick's breathtaking exploration of Wiliam Makepeace Thackeray's novel sees his 18th century Irish adventurer meet his share of women, take part in the Seven Years' War, get recruited as a spy and marry into the English aristocracy, inventing new stories about himself at every turn of the road.

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The Commune reunites Thomas Vinterberg (Festen) with scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt, A Hijacking) in a story that focuses on the clash between personal desires versus the solidarity and tolerance in a commune in mid-70s Copenhagen.

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Racial and sexual tensions mount between a black man and a white woman as they ride on the New York subway. Based on LeRoi Jones's award-winning 1964 play, this rarely seen two-hander by Lion In Winter director Anthony Harvey still has the power to shock.

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To get you in the mood, Hellfire DJs will be spinning their mind-bending musical delights in a specially curated Cinema Rediscovered playlist of deranged vinyl and cinematic soundscapes to match the moods of the movies.

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A genuine one-off. Made in 1973, at a time when Blaxploitation was in vogue, writer and director Bill Gunn used the vampire genre to smuggle in politically charged cultural themes of black identity, sexuality, religion and addiction under the guise of a horror movie.

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Highly cerebral, beautifully realised, and symbolically obscure, Tarkovsky’s first film directed outside of his home country stands as a testament to his own conflicting thoughts regarding Russia as he considered a self-proclaimed exile while aware of the pining for his homeland that this would inevitably inflict.

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Watershed teams up with Check the Gate to bring you this late night 35mm treat as selected by director Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The Double). Nicolas Roeg’s and Donald Cammell’s explicit and experimental thriller about a hunted gangster taking refuge with a reclusive rock star is a classic of British cinema.

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