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Bad Santa (15)

Bad Santa

Billy Bob Thornton and John Ritter steal, cheat and swear their way through the Christmas season. By day they staff Santa’s grottoes, by night they systematically rob the department stores that employ them. A hilarious, crude and crass antidote to yuletide saccharine, Bad Santa is the perfect Christmas film for those of us who like to be more naughty than nice.


Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham

Director: Terry Zwigoff


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Thursday 19 Dec 201918:30 Book Now (Closed)

Appropriate Behaviour (15)

Appropriate Behaviour

For Shirin, being part of a perfect family isn’t easy. She’s secretive about her bisexuality, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can’t understand why she doesn’t tell her family. Following a family announcement of her brother’s engagement to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.


Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Scott Adsit, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer

Director: Desiree Arkhavan


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Sunday 8 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

Weekend (18)

Weekend

A study of contemporary gay life, Weekend follows Russell who, after a drunken house party with his straight mates, heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time, he picks up Glen, but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something much deeper.


Cast: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race

Director: Tom Haigh


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Sunday 8 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

Call Me By Your Name (15)

Call Me By Your Name

Adapted from the novel by André Aciman; it’s the summer of 1983 in northern Italy, and Elio, a 17-year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s seventeenth century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend, Marzia. One day Oliver, a charming, 24-year-old American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor. Amid the sun-drenched splendour of this sensual setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a fateful summer.


Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

Director: Luca Guadagnino


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Sunday 8 Dec 201920:00 Book Now

Small World Cinema Club Presents: Force Majeure (15)

Small World Cinema Club Presents: Force Majeure

The sun is beaming and the ski slopes are spectacular for Tomas, his wife Ebba and their two children. However, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down upon the happy diners. As the wall of show gets ever closer, Tomas makes a split-second decision in a moment of panic that will engulf and shake his relationship with his wife and children and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as the family patriarch. A critical favourite and winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Force Majeure is a wickedly funny and precisely observed black comedy that pierces the stereotypes we hold of what a man should be in the modern world.


Presented by Small World Cinema Club, showing quality independent film from around the world, highlighting modern classics from the last fifteen years that deserve a second screening.


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Monday 9 Dec 201919:00 Book Now

Manchester Modernist Presents: Eames The Architect & the Painter (PG)

Manchester Modernist Presents: Eames The Architect & the Painter

Eames: The Architect & The Painter' draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleagues, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray Eames.  


The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. 'Eames: The Architect & The Painter' places Charles and Ray Eames firmly in the context of their fascinating times.


Voiced by James Franco

Directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey

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Tuesday 10 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

Manchester Modernist Presents: Gray Matters (PG)

Manchester Modernist Presents: Gray Matters

Gray Matters because her unique modernist vision transformed her world and changed the way we live today.


Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the 20th century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought after designer and decorator in the next before reinventing herself as an architect, a field in which she laboured largely in obscurity. Apart from the accolades that greeted her first building -persistently and perversely credited to her mentor-her pioneering work was done quietly, privately and to her own specifications. But she lived long enough (98) to be re-discovered and acclaimed. Today, with her work commanding extraordinary prices and attention, her legacy, like its creator, remains elusive, contested and compelling.


Voiced by Mary McGuckian

Directed by Marco Orsini

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Tuesday 10 Dec 201920:00 Book Now

Hustlers (15)

Hustlers

Inspired by a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler entitled, “The Hustlers at Scores.”, this crime-drama features a star-studded cast portraying a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients, who deserve what’s coming their way.


Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart

Director: Lorene Scafaria


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Wednesday 11 Dec 201918:30 Book Now

Aquarela (PG)

Aquarela

Filmed in life-threatening conditions and at the high frame-rate of 96 frames-per-second, Aquarela is a visceral documentary about Earth’s most precious resource: water. From Lake Baikal in Russia to Venezuela’s Angel Falls, Victor Kossakovsky’s globe-trotting documentary captures the glory of water like you’ve never seen it before.


Director: Victor Kossakovsky


*This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy*


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Thursday 12 Dec 201918:30 Book Now
Saturday 14 Dec 201920:30 Book Now
Thursday 19 Dec 201920:30 Book Now

Scrooged (PG)

Scrooged

This comedy take on the classic Charles Dickens novel sees television executive Francis Xavier Cross visited by ghosts from the past, giving him the chance to mend his selfish ways. A classic Christmas story starring Bill Murray in one of his early comedic roles.


Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Carol Kane, David Johansen

Director: Richard Donner


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Friday 13 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

Make A Scene Presents: Female Trouble (18)

Make A Scene Presents: Female Trouble

"Crime is beauty" in this John Waters/Divine classic that features the iconic Christmas tree toppling scene. "Nice girls don't wear cha cha heels" teenage delinquent Dawn Davenport (Divine) is told when she doesn't get the shoes she wants for Christmas and so begins her descent into crime and debauchery. This isn't a Christmas film but it does include one of the best Christmas scenes this side of Meet Me In St Louis as Divine throws a Christmas tree on her mother, stamps on her presents like a brat and leaves the house to get high and hang out at the Lipstick Beauty Salon. The fascist owners of the beauty salon, recruit Dawn to prove "crime and beauty are the same" getting her to commit crimes by promising her fame, supplying her with drugs and photographing her crimes to stoke her vanity  -  a scheme befitting a film dedicated to the Manson Family.   Divine has never been so divine and the Pope of Filth John Waters, post Pink Flamigos has clearly honed his craft of poking societies buttons and celebrating the underbelly of America. This isn't a Christmas film but it's perfect to watch with the queer family.


Cast: Divine, Mink Stole

Director: John Waters


MAKE A SCENE:


Make A Scene have made a name for themselves in Manchester as a big queer film party “for friends of Dorothy and their friends” bringing camp cinema, queer film and LGBT TV to the big screen. Make A Scene specialize in “way-too-interactive” immersive screenings of films that don’t normally get the live cinema treatment. Rather than Ghostbusters, Jurrasic Park and Star Wars they bring Death Becomes Her, John Waters and Ab Fab to life. As well as crazy film parties Make A Scene have hosted screenings of new LGBT documentaries and narrative features including 120 BPM and A Fantastic Woman and are a real queer film club bound together by online discussion, community, a weekly newsletter and upcoming podcast.


And now they’re coming to Cultureplex with the mission to get weirder and queerer! Join Make A Scene every month for a residency that swings from high art to bad taste, from the greatest queer films ever made to films so bad only gay men could love them.



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Friday 13 Dec 201920:00 Book Now

It's A Wonderful Life (U)

It's A Wonderful Life

This ultimate feel-good, festive favourite, from Oscar-winning director Frank Capra, stars James Stewart as despairing businessman George Bailey. One fateful Christmas Eve, George receives a visit from Clarence, a celestial messenger, who prevents him from jumping into a freezing river. The pair travel together through moments in George’s life to show him what the world would be like if he had never existed. A genuinely tender and enduring piece of yuletide cinema.


Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Director: Frank Capra



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Saturday 14 Dec 201915:00 Book Now
Sunday 15 Dec 201915:00 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Dec 201918:00 Book Now
Wednesday 25 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

The Favourite (15)

The Favourite

Acclaimed at the Venice Film Festival, Yorgos Lanthimos latest is a more mainstream affair but still retains his trademark brilliance. Set in early 18th century England, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving despite the war with France. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne as her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her place while tending to Anne’s explosive temper. Their dynamic is challenged by the arrival of Abigail, the new servant.


Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos


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Saturday 14 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

Ray & Liz (15)

Ray & Liz

Renowned photographer and artist Richard Billingham makes his feature-film debut with this family portrait, inspired in part by his own memories and shot on stunning 16mm. Defying chronology, the film is something of a memory-induced tone poem that feels a million miles from the kitchen sink drama.


Cast: Justin Salinger, Ella Smith, Patrick Romer

Director: Richard Billingham


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Sunday 15 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

Joker (15)

Joker

Todd Phillips’s blockbuster charts the origins story of Batman’s nemesis, the Joker.  Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, rewinding to his time as a failed comic, who turns to a life of crime and chaos in the infamous Gotham City. This brilliant and gritty character study “invites us to love the monster” and has been described as a “comic-book hero for the left behind”.


Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Director: Todd Phillips


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Sunday 15 Dec 201920:30 Book Now

Transit (12A)

Transit

When fleeing Paris after the German invasion, Georg escapes to Marseille. With nowhere to turn, he is confined to the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbour. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie . Based on the novel by Anna Seghers, Transit, directed by Christian Petzold, tells the story of a nearly impossible love amid escape, exile, and a longing for a place to call home.


Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese

Director: Christian Petzold


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Monday 16 Dec 201918:30 Book Now

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (18)

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore. The ninth film from writer-director Quentin Tarantino features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s Golden Age.


Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Director: Quentin Tarantino


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Tuesday 17 Dec 201918:30 Book Now

Midsommar (18)

Midsommar

Following the harrowing Hereditary, Ari Aster’s Midsommar is a horror film that challenges the genre as its set in blinding daylight. A couple are travelling through Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.


Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren

Director: Ari Aster


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Wednesday 18 Dec 201918:30 Book Now

Booksmart (15)

Booksmart

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy following two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realise that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.


Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams

Director: Olivia Wilde


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Friday 20 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Based on the Tim Burton story and cast of characters, Henry Selick’s brilliant animated film sees Jack Skellington, the king of HalloweenTown, discovering Christmas Town. When he attempts to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins  involved in bringing Christmas to their hometown, confusion and chaos ensue.


Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

Director: Henry Selick


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Saturday 21 Dec 201916:00 Book Now (Closed)

Elf (PG)

Elf

Elf is a delightful fantasy comedy that follows the fish-out-of-water story of Buddy; an oversized elf who leaves the North Pole for Manhattan in search of his real family, after realising he is in fact a human inadvertently raised as an elf. Under the watchful eye of writer/director Jon Favreau, Will Ferrell’s performance as loveable man-child Buddy is played with supreme comedic skill. With a tongue in cheek story and accessible humour for children and adults alike, Elf is a true modern Christmas classic.


Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart

Director: Jon Favreau


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Saturday 21 Dec 18:00Book Now

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Starring Michael Caine in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit and the Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens, this all singing, all dancing take on the classic lifts all of the gloom from the tale by introducing a high level of Muppet lunacy into the story.


Cast:  Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Director: Brian Henson


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Saturday 21 Dec 201920:15 Book Now

Trading Places (15)

Trading Places

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.


Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy

Director: John Landis


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Sunday 22 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

Die Hard (18)

Die Hard

Bruce Willis is John McLane, a New York cop who flies to Los Angeles to join his estranged wife for Christmas. When she and her colleagues are taken hostage at the office by German terrorists, led by Alan Rickman’s scene-stealing Hans Gruber, John must find a way to save the day. A classic action flick, Die Hard is most definitely a Christmas film.


Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Director: John McTiernan


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Sunday 22 Dec 201917:30 Book Now
Tuesday 24 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

An American Christmas classic written by John Hughes. It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.


Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik


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Sunday 22 Dec 201920:00 Book Now

Carol (15)

Carol

A chance encounter in a Manhattan department store sparks an extraordinary friendship between two women… Adapted by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy from the best-selling novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, Carol is a powerful romance fuelled by suspense, danger and the exhilaration of forbidden love. The standout film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it achieves masterpiece status for its restrained direction, first-rate performances (Blanchett and Mara simply sizzle) and handsome period design. A triumph for all involved, the film confirms Todd Haynes as the master of melodrama.


Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson

Director: Todd Haynes


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Monday 23 Dec 2019 18:00Book Now

Gremlins (12A)

Gremlins

A sleepy American suburban town gets a rude awakening in this classic 80s comedy horror. Teenager Billy gets more than he bargains for when caring for his exotic new pet goes catastrophically wrong. Accident-prone Billy has just three simple rules to follow, but his failing on all three counts results in cute mogwai Gizmo being joined by a band of malevolent, mischievous gremlins and all hell breaks loose. Remember, don’t feed them after midnight.


Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

Director: Joe Dante


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Monday 23 Dec 201920:00 Book Now

Meet Me In St Louis (U)

Meet Me In St Louis

Set in 1903 suburban, mid-western St. Louis this classic 1944 musical from director Vincente Minnelli (An American in Paris) follows the well-to-do Smith family as they prepare for celebrating the arrival of the spectacular 1904 World’s Fair. In one of her finest displays, Judy Garland – Minnelli’s future wife – falls for the boy next door at the dawn of the 20th century as change threatens her family’s cosy life. The head of the family is summoned to New York for a job promotion and the prospect of uprooting and moving threatens to change the family’s lives forever.


A sparkling musical with stellar performances from the ensemble cast this is a delightful and nostalgic film with lavish design and photography matched by a string of wonderful numbers including The Trolley Song, The Boy Next Door, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Go on – indulge yourself!


Cast: Leon Ames, Mary Astor, Tom Drake, Margaret O’Brien, Judy Garland

Director: Vincente Minnelli


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Wednesday 25 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

The Wizard Of Oz (U)

The Wizard Of Oz

Fleming’s classic begins in the monochrome world of Kansas but bursts into colour when Dorothy’s house, uprooted in a tornado, lands in the surreal fairyland of Oz. Dorothy’s mythic journey seems to reveal that to find one’s heart’s desire, ‘there’s no place like home’. Along the way, Dorothy makes lasting friendships and learns lifelong lessons, all filled with musical numbers.


Cast: Victor Fleming

Director: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger


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Thursday 26 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

White Christmas (U)

White Christmas

Starring crooning legend Bing Crosby, White Christmas is a beloved Christmas romp filled with song and dance.

After WWII, Bob Wallace and Phis Davis leave the army to become an all-singing, all-dancing double act. As they are tasked with putting on a show for General Waverly, they meet another double-act comprised of stunning sisters Betty and Judy. Starring crooning legend Bing Crosby, White Christmas is a beloved Christmas romp filled with song and dance.


Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Director:  Michael Curtiz


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Thursday 26 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

Lady Bird (15)

Lady Bird

In a heartfelt coming-of-age emotional rollercoaster, Lady Bird embarks a journey of self-discovery, experimenting with new friendships and boyfriends while also trying to balance her relationship with her mother and her best friend Julie.

In Sacramento, California in 2002, Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson, a teenager drifting through her final year of high school, clashes with her overbearing mother Marion, a nurse who works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father Larry loses his job. Lady Bird is eager to get out of Sacramento and embarks on a journey of self-discovery, experimenting with new friendships and boyfriends while also trying to balance her relationship with her mother and her best friend Julie


Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Timothée Chalamet, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts

Director: Greta Gerwig


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Friday 27 Dec 201918:00 Book Now

Damsels In Distress (15)

Damsels In Distress

Violet and her friends run a Suicide Prevention Centre at Seven Oaks College. One day, Violet befriends a transfer student, Lily, who then teaches the new girl how to talk and dress properly — and how to select appropriate men to be interested in. Parties, romance, heartbreak, and a dance phenomenon ensue in this upbeat comedic romp starring Greta Gerwig.


Cast: Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Greta Gerwig

Director: Whit Weekender


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Friday 27 Dec 201920:00 Book Now

20th Century Women (15)

20th Century Women

1979 Santa Barbara, California. Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie. When struggling to raise Jamie without a present father, Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women, punk artist Abbie and teenage neighbour Julie. A poetic and uplifting story of love, life, and the struggles of being a teen in 1970s California.


Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

Director: Mick Mills


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Saturday 28 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

Isle Of Dogs (PG)

Isle Of Dogs

Aesthetic master Wes Anderson’s latest, set in Japan in the near future. An outbreak of a canine flu leads the authorities to capture and exile all dogs to Trash Island, out of fear the disease might infect humans. 12 year-old Atari Kobayashi flies to Trash Island and embarks on an adve


Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston, Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton

Director: Wes Anderson


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Saturday 28 Dec 201917:30 Book Now

Jackie (15)

Jackie

A deep cut biopic by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, this film focuses on Jackie Kennedy’s conversation during an interview with a journalist as she reflects on the events leading up to and following the assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy. The First Lady fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.


Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

Director: Pablo Larraín


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Saturday 28 Dec 201920:00 Book Now

Wiener Dog (15)

Wiener Dog

This comedic slice-of-life film follows a cute dachshund puppy and how it impacts an assortment of dysfunctional people. Passing from one oddball owner to the next, including two couples, a veterinary nurse, a screenwriter, and a bitter woman, it’s curious to see how a funny little dog can cause a whole lot of change.


ast:  Greta Gerwig, Keaton Nigel Cooke, Tracy Letts

Director: Todd Solondz


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Sunday 29 Dec 201915:00 Book Now

Mistress America (15)

Mistress America

Featuring the fantastically talented Greta Gerwig, Mistress America is the story of Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, who’s finding the experience of university disappointing. When her soon-to-be stepsister and long-time New York resident Brooke takes Tracy as an accomplice in her mad adventures, dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing ensue.


Cast: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Shana Dowdeswell

Director: Noah Baumbach


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Sunday 29 Dec 201917:00 Book Now

Miles Davis: The Birth Of Cool (15)

Miles Davis: The Birth Of Cool

Legendary jazz trumpetist Miles Davis might just be the coolest cat on the block. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film explores why Miles continues to be a relevant figure in today's world.  Archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and original paintings, are all examined to explore the man behind the music.


Director: Stanley Nelson


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Sunday 29 Dec 201919:30 Book Now

QT8: The First Eight (15)

QT8: The First Eight

The latest entry in the 21 Years series, following 21 Years: Richard Linklater, this documentary is a study of Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films. Through interviews with his collaborators, including Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, QT8 explores how Tarantino’s films have forever changed the film industry.


Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster

Director: Tara Wood


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Monday 30 Dec 201918:30 Book Now
Tuesday 31 Dec 201918:30 Book Now

Small World Film Club Presents: The Florida Project (15)

Small World Film Club Presents: The Florida Project

Young Moonee and her mother Halley live in a motel close to Disney World, but they can only dream of going there. Instead Moonee turns her world into a theme park, while Halley finds ways to make money.


Sean Baker’s (Tangerine) dazzlingly colourful drama explores the flipside of the American Dream, and cements his position as one of cinema’s most exciting emerging filmmakers. Featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Willem Dafoe as motel manager Bobby.


★★★★★

“One of the best films about childhood made anywhere in recent years.”

- Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent


Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto,

Bria Vinaite

Director: Sean Baker


Presented by Small World Cinema Club, showing quality independent film from around the world, highlighting modern classics from the last fifteen years that deserve a second screening.

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Tuesday 7 Jan 202018:30 Book Now

Design Manchester Presents: Graphics Means (12A)

Design Manchester Presents: Graphics Means

Featuring entertaining and illuminating interviews with numerous well-known graphic design practitioners in UK and USA, the film is a heartfelt tribute to the way graphic designers worked from the 50s right up to the 90s when desktop computers completely changed the landscape. Featuring Art Chantry, Ken Garland, April Greiman, Steven Heller, Adrian Shaughnessy, Design Manchester's Artistic Director Malcolm Garrett and celebrated British designer Ian Swift, aka Swifty.


Director: Briar Levit

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Wednesday 15 Jan 202018:00 Book Now (Closed)