A Private War

A Private War

A PRIVATE WAR (15) A Private War is the gripping biopic of The Sunday Times' deeply compassionate and committed war correspondent Marie Colvin. Widely recognised by the eye patch worn as a result of a grenade attack during an interview with Tamil Tiger rebels. Marie was a striking figure in London culture circles, as much at home with a martini at a party as she was confronting Muammar Gaddafi in an interview shortly before his death. Rosamund Pike inhabits the fiercely driven journalist in a striking homage, elegantly adapted from Marie Brenner's Vanity Fair article 'Marie Colvin's Private War'.

Thu 21 Mar (1 day only) 7.45pm

UK/USA, 2018, 110 mins


If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (15) Barry Jenkins' follow-up to Moonlight is an audacious, distinctive and assured adaptation of James Baldwin's account of love, injustice and racism in 1970s Harlem. Newly pregnant Tish races against the clock to prove the innocence of her lover Fonny, when he is falsely accused of rape and an unjust judicial system refuses to acknowledge the impossibility of his having committed the crime. In an exquisite romantic drama, Regina King gives a heartbreaking performance as Tish's mother, Sharon, who must decide how far she will go to secure her daughter's future.

Fri 22 & Sat 23 Mar (2 days) 7.45pm

USA, 2018, 119 mins


Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg

ROSA LUXEMBURG (12A) Margarethe von Trotta's biopic explores one of the most fascinating figures in modern European political history, tracing Rosa Luxemburg's political and moral development from journalist and author, to revolutionary socialist, pacifist and co-founder of the Spartacist League. Rosa Luxemberg further underlines von Trotta's skill in imbuing her protagonists with more depth and complexity than their public image, something last seen at the Film Theatre with The Lost Honour Of Katharina Blum.

Tue 26 Mar (1 day only) 7.45pm

West Germany/Czechoslovakia (subtitled), 1986, 123 mins


Free Solo

Free Solo

FREE SOLO (12A) The adrenaline fuelled, BAFTA winning documentary of one of climbing's most extraordinary feats and the psyche of the climber responsible. Stunning, scary and unflinching, Free Solo shadows Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of free-climbing El Capitan, the 3,200 feet high sheer granite monolith in Yosemite National Park. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi capture deeply human moments as well as the death-defying climb with fascinating, vertigo-inducing camerawork.

Thu 28 Mar (1 day only) 7.45pm

USA, 2018, 100 mins


Capernaum

Capernaum

CAPERNAUM (15) Capernaum is a stunningly realised drama charting the journey of children on the edges of society in Beirut. Centred on Zain, a young street-smart boy from an impoverished family, Nadine Labaki's acclaimed new work follows everyday cruelties and tragedies, while Zain's resentment towards his parents builds, until he finds himself compelled to sue them for bringing children into such a world. Amid the privations of life in the shadows lies a thought-provoking tale of hope, in a heartbreaking and defiant film.

Fri 29 & Sat 30 Mar (2 days) 7.45pm

Lebanon/USA/France (subtitled), 2018, 126 mins


Hannah

Hannah

HANNAH (Cert TBC) Charlotte Rampling stars in an intimate portrait of an elderly woman in Brussels drifting between reality and denial, after she is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment. Unwilling to disbelieve her husband's protestations of innocence and distraught at the resulting estrangement from her son. Rampling has a compelling presence in an almost existential character study, revealing suppressed and internalised emotions, vulnerability and stoic fortitude.

Tue 2 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

Italy/France/Belgium (subtitled), 2017, 95 mins


Ray & Liz

Ray & Liz

RAY & LIZ (Cert TBC) Two decades since his iconic photography book Ray's a Laugh documented his parents' life in their council flat, Richard Billingham delves into his Black Country upbringing to recreate family memories and desperate living in Thatcher's Britain. Ray & Liz is a painstakingly vivid testament to the desolation and impact caused by the government's austerity measures that is by turns brutal, tender and bleakly funny, an astonishingly personal work dramatising a story of isolation and familial disintegration.

Thu 4 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

UK, 2018, 108 mins


The Aftermath

The Aftermath

THE AFTERMATH (Cert TBC) In postwar Germany in 1946 Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

Fri 5, Sat 6 & Tue 9 Apr (3 days) 7.45pm

UK/USA/Germany, 2019, 108 mins


On The Basis Of Sex

On The Basis Of Sex

ON THE BASIS OF SEX (12A) On The Basis Of Sex is a biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and key liberal voice in the advancement of gender equality and women's rights. Felicity Jones plays Ginsberg early in her legal career as she teams up with her husband Marty (Armie Hammer), to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Thu 11 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

USA, 2018, 120 mins


Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

EVERYBODY KNOWS (15) Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the celebrations are upset when Laura's teenage daughter Irene disappears and long-held grudges and secrets are brought into the open. Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín lead director Asghar Farhadi's mystery thriller with accomplished performances throughout.

Fri 12 & Sat 13 Apr (2 days) 7.45pm

Spain/France/Italy (subtitled), 2018, 133 mins


Border

Border

BORDER(15) Tina is a Swedish customs officer with a nose for trouble, her unusual olfactory organ providing her with the ability to sense fear and moral corruption as well as contraband. When a suspicious man with a similar countenance sets her senses tingling, she discovers a relationship, a history, and a secret that will force her to choose between good and evil. Based on a novel by Let The Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Border is a unique and memorable tale of morality and identification, a love story like no other.

Tue 16 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

Sweden/Denmark (subtitled), 2018, 110 mins


Benjamin

Benjamin

BENJAMIN (15) Benjamin is comedian and writer, Simon Amstell's romantic comedy, about a rising young filmmaker in a heightened state of insecurity due to the imminent release of 'No Self', his autobiographical second film about love and disconnection. As the nerves and anxiety surge, his publicist introduces him to an attractive French musician called Noah, prompting a burgeoning romance that hurls him into an existential crisis. Amstell adroitly balances affecting, bittersweet moments and toe-curling dating experiences on the cusp of reality and the ridiculous.

Thu 18 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

UK, 2018, 85 mins


Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY (15) An inventive documentary investigating the mystery inside the papier-mâché head of anarchic British comedy figure Frank Sidebottom. Working from Sievey's own exhaustive archive of old cassettes and degraded video, and incorporating interviews with loved ones and admirers (including former band members DJ Mark Radcliffe and Jon Ronson), director Steve Sullivan deftly creates a charming portrait of a mercurial, often tortured artist and musician; a wayward genius who was ultimately constrained and subsumed by his own creation.

Fri 19 Apr (1 day only) 7.45pm

UK, 2018, 101 mins