Show Times

Wednesday 23, August

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

15very strong language

Wednesday 30, August

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

18for strong sex, sex references

Wednesday 6, September

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

15strong language, drug misuse

Wednesday 13, September

A Moving Image

A Moving Image

15strong language

Wednesday 20, September

Mindhorn

Mindhorn

15strong language, drug misuse

Wednesday 27, September

Their Finest

Their Finest

12Ainfrequent strong language, moderate sex, injury detail

A Moving Image

A Moving Image

15strong language

Let’s talk about gentrification.

Shola Amoo’s A Moving Image is an award winning multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art.

Nina is a young stifled artist returning to her community after a long absence, only to find that she is now being painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, she takes on the challenge of creating a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey she speaks to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.

So, is it possible to regenerate an area without stripping away its soul and displacing its natives? The director, who is a born and bred south Londoner, explores this question as he gets under the skin of gentrification, confronting those all important issues of race, community and class that are so recognisable on our own streets in South Norwood.

Join us afterwards for a panel discussion about gentrification in Croydon. Panellists TBC.

PLUS SHORT:

London (2014) by Lewis Knaggs

Two spoken word monologues embrace the highs and lows of living in London.

Wednesday 13, September

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

15strong language, drug misuse

Head back to school in style this September, with a screening of Richard Linklater’s Dazed & Confused (1993).

It's May 28, 1976, the last day of the academic year at Lee High School. Many of the kids are skipping classes, smoking weed and thinking about the big keg party for the senior students. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to...

Featuring a colourful mix of character and a thunderous rock soundtrack, Dazed & Confused is a coming-of-age story that perfectly captures that unforgettable 70s high school spirit. What better way to commiserate the start of term than with this iconic cult classic on the big screen?!

Wednesday 6, September

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

15very strong language

After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.

Nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards with compelling performances from Affleck and Williams, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s haunting family drama is a true portrait of grief set against the ethereal backdrop of the Massachusetts winter.

Wednesday 23, August

Mindhorn

Mindhorn

15strong language, drug misuse

Director: Sean Foley. UK 2017. 89m

Side-splitting comedy makes its way back to SE25 with the critically acclaimed feature Mindhorn.

Barratt (Richard Thorncroft), is a down-and-out actor who starred in the 1980s television show Mindhorn, about a detective with the power to see truth through a cybernetic eye. 25 years later, on the Isle of Man where Mindhorn was filmed, police are on the hunt for Paul Melly, an escaped lunatic wanted for murder. Melly refuses to speak to anyone but his beloved idol - Detective Mindhorn himself.

Fans of The Mighty Boosh, Alan Partridge and other wacky British comedy will not be left disappointed with this homage to bad 70s and 80s television. Features guest appearances from a host of Britain's best talent including Simon Callow, Kenneth Branagh, Steve Coogan and Russell Tovey.

PLUS SHORT:

Fish Tales (2017) by Molly Brown

A series of conversations in which two goldfish discuss life, the universe, and everything, as viewed from their bowl.

Wednesday 20, September

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

18for strong sex, sex references

From the mind of Park Chan-wook, the director of the unforgettable cult-classic Oldboy, comes his latest mysterious psychodrama.

Set in 1930s South Korea and Japan, the story revolves around four people: a noble lady who has inherited a fortune, a swindler count who is after the noble lady’s fortune, a young female pickpocket hired by the swindler count and the noble lady’s uncle who is her guardian.

Inspired by Sarah Waters’s 2002 crime novel Fingersmith, set in Victorian Era Britain, The Handmaiden is a playfully provocative tale dripping with seduction, desire and deceit. This is your chance to see the film that made it into over thirty top-10 lists by film critics worldwide, from a director and writer still at the very top of his game.

Wednesday 30, August

Their Finest

Their Finest

12Ainfrequent strong language, moderate sex, injury detail

Ever wondered what the film industry was like during Britain's finest hour? Then join us for this uplifting and inspirational look into the world of war time propaganda filmmaking.

Gemma Arterton stars as Catrin, a talented young copy-writer enticed to London from Wales by her self-absorbed artist husband (Jack Huston). She gets a job as a script editor with the Ministry of Information, where she’s hired to write convincing women’s dialogue (or “slop”) for morale-boosting propaganda films. Quickly noticed for her natural ability, she's drafted by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) to work alongside a colourful crew to produce the morale-building cinematic stories the nation so desperately needs.

Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, debut screenwriter Gaby Chiappe’s adaptation blends shrewd wit with a lot of heart, displaying a keen sense of the mood of the time, resulting in a charming, nostalgic and spirited wartime drama.

Wednesday 27, September