Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.
In 'How to let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change', Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues his deeply personal style, investigating climate change - the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can't destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
While awaiting deportation from Switzerland, men are held in jail. Although their incarceration may last up to 24 months, deportation can be announced without warning and its enforcement is immediate. Behind the closed prison doors, tensions build day by day, as captured by a film crew with unprecedented access to a detention centre for illegal migrants. The wardens are charged with the responsibility of presiding over immigrants at the end of their journeys, defeated by fear and stress.
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
15very strong language, brief strong violence
The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.
In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.
A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.
15strong language, drug misuse
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy will be an unmissable date for everyone’s diary.
In northern Morocco lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Thousands of hopeful African migrants attempt to jump the fence separating Morocco and Spain each year. The migrants need to overcome the razor-wire, automatic pepper spray and brutal authorities. After every failed attempt, they return to Mount Gurugu, scouring for food in the nearby villages, trying to uphold some sort of order in the camp and building up their confidence again. Some give up and return home, others never return.
Abou Bakar Sidibe from Mali is one of the migrants ceaselessly trying to make a successful jump for over a year. When he is given a camera, he becomes not only the protagonist in front of the camera but the person behind it. Through the lens, Abou gradually finds expression and meaning in his situation, but after 16 months on the mountain Abou is close to a tragic accident. Returning to Mali is not an option for him and he becomes more determined than ever to pursue his dream of a better life in Europe.
Travel is an ethnofiction presenting the life history of Joy, a Nigerian migrant woman selling sex in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris. Joy left Nigeria in order to help her family after the death of her father. She knew that she was going to sell sex before leaving, but was unaware of the hard working and life condition she would have had to face in France. Travel explores Joy's experiences of self-realisation and exploitation in the sex industry by representing the way she gradually reinterprets her experience of self-realisation through migration as also characterised by exploitation and trafficking.
Travel was co-written by Nicola Mai and a group of 8 Nigerian migrant sex workers assisted by the Bus des Femmes association in Paris. Its main character Joy is the embodiment of their collective experiences and trajectories of migration, self-realisation and exploitation. The roles in the films are played by some non-professional actresses, including some of the original co-authors, in order to protect them from the stigmatisation associated with sex work and also to question what constitutes authenticity when understanding and representing humanitarian processes in scientific and filmic terms.
Special screening of director Spike Lee's Girl 6, as part of the 'Women of the Lens' festival, to be accompanied by a panel discussion.
Judy/Girl 6 (Theresa Randle) is a struggling black actress in Hollywood. She's having difficulty getting work mostly because of the numerous stereotypes which abound in the industry about black women. Needing to pay her rent and other bills, she finds a job as a phone-sex operator. Soon Judy finds that she gets too engrossed with the telephone work so much so, that it impedes on her sense of reality.
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'Zabaleen' (or 'Garbage Collector') is the story of Mourad and his family. Mourad and his sons are garbage collectors and all of the families income is generated by the garbage they collect each day. They live on the outskirts of Cairo called Manshayet Nasser or more commonly known as "Garbage City".
This film, shot over the course of four years, chronicles the daily life and hardships faced by Mourad and his family of 11. The massive obstacles put forth by their government, religious tensions, and a looming revolution that will change their lives forever.
'Damage' traces writer Arundhati Roy's bold and controversial campaign against the Narmada dam project in India, which will displace up to a million people. As the film traces the events that led up to her imprisonment, Roy meditates on her own personal negotiation with her fame, the responsibility it places on her as a writer, a political thinker and a citizen.