Show Times

Saturday 24, February

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

M

Sunday 25, February

Night Shapes

Night Shapes

R16

Thursday 1, March

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Sunday 4, March

Mahana

Mahana

MSexual references & content that may disturb

Thursday 8, March

City of Gold

City of Gold

MOffensive language

Thursday 15, March

Blood Simple

Blood Simple

R16

Saturday 17, March

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

MOffensive language

Sunday 18, March

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

MViolence,offensive language and sex scenes

The Arbor

The Arbor

exempt

Thursday 22, March

Barton Fink

Barton Fink

M-VL

Sunday 25, March

Winter Sleepers

Winter Sleepers

R16

Thursday 29, March

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

R16

Thursday 5, April

Fargo

Fargo

R18

Thursday 12, April

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

MOffensive language

Thursday 19, April

Pink Floyd The Wall

Pink Floyd The Wall

R16

Sunday 22, April

The Bengali Detective

The Bengali Detective

exempt

Saturday 12, May

EXPRMNTL

EXPRMNTL

exempt

Saturday 9, June

EXPRMNTL

EXPRMNTL

exempt

Saturday 14, July

EXPRMNTL

EXPRMNTL

exempt

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

M

On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock'n'roll tunes. It's the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve's high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.

Saturday 24, February

Barton Fink

Barton Fink

M-VL

In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.

Thursday 22, March

Blood Simple

Blood Simple

R16

In the first film of brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, M. Emmett Walsh plays Visser, an unscrupulous private eye hired by Texas bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to murder Marty's faithless wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her paramour, Ray (John Getz), one of Marty's employees. But Visser is no more up-front with Marty than with anyone else; he makes some slight modifications of the original plan so that it better serves his own best interests. After a surprise double-cross and the murder of one of the important players, matters spiral out of control, and the plot gyrates through a complicated string of darkly humorous events. False assumptions, guilt, and fear all lead to a frantic attempt to conceal evidence and the heart-pounding, irony-filled denouement

Thursday 15, March

City of Gold

City of Gold

MOffensive language

This affectionate portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold is also a love letter to the culinary and cultural wonders of Los Angeles, from Beverly Hills fine dining to strip mall noodle joints and taco carts.

Thursday 8, March

EXPRMNTL

EXPRMNTL

exempt

Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town, home to the beau-monde. To compete with Venice and Cannes, the posh casino hosts the second 'World Festival of Film and the Arts' in 1949, organized in part by the royal cinematheque of Belgium. To celebrate cinema's 50 year existence, they put together a side program showcasing the medium in all its shapes and forms: surrealist film, absolute film, dadaist films, abstract film,... The side program would soon become a festival in its own right: 'EXPRMNTL', dedicated to experimental cinema, and would become a mythical gathering of the avant-garde...

EXPRMNTL knew only five editions, in 1949, 1958, 1963, 1967 and 1974 but those five editions became known as the most legendary of all experimental film festivals.

The documentary 'EXPRMNTL' tells the story of experimental film through the history of this festival, a history which tells us how we came to understand what we watch, a history which questions the very nature of film and how a big part of how we understand our world relies on the very nature of moving images.

Saturday 12, May

Saturday 9, June

Saturday 14, July

Show Future Dates
Fargo

Fargo

R18

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt… but he’s got a plan. He’s going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It’s going to be a snap and nobody’s going to get hurt… until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing – and extremely pregnant – investigator who’ll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom… you betcha! ×

Thursday 5, April

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams' Bloods and Hurricane. These personal songs also link to Grace's family life, as the film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered. In Jamaican patois, 'Bloodlight' is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and 'Bami' means bread, the substance of daily life. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami weaves together the layers of Grace Jones' public and private life, as she moves effortlessly between different facets: she is gypsy, artist and partying hedonist, warm and funny but also a fierce and tenacious businesswoman. The performance continues to move thematically though the film, with Love Is The Drug acting like an aria, bringing the film to its final and most touching scenes.

Thursday 1, March

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

MOffensive language

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Thursday 12, April

Mahana

Mahana

MSexual references & content that may disturb

From the author of ''The Whale Rider'', a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960`s.

Sunday 4, March

Night Shapes

Night Shapes

R16

The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitants.

The down-and-out, the rich and the poor, the polizei, the street kids and taxi drivers, in search of a little bit of happiness, all end up going for a harrowing odyssey through the labyrinth of the big city.

Sunday 25, February

Pink Floyd The Wall

Pink Floyd The Wall

R16

In this visual riff on Pink Floyd's album "The Wall," successful but drugged-out musician Pink (Bob Geldof) is looking back on his isolated childhood from the confines of a Los Angeles hotel room. Through a swirl of flashbacks and chemical-induced hallucinations, Pink recalls his lonely upbringing, during which he built a symbolic wall to the world as he coped with the death of his father (James Laurenson) and the overbearing ways of his mother (Christine Hargreaves).

Thursday 19, April

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

MViolence,offensive language and sex scenes

On Feb. 21, 2012, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, donning their colorful trademark balaclavas, or ski masks, participated in a 40-second “punk prayer protest” on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral before being detained. Arrested and tried for trespassing, wearing “inappropriate” sleeveless dresses and disrupting social order, Nadia, Masha and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society. An official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit, PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER tells their story with exclusive interviews and unprecedented access to courtroom footage.

Sunday 18, March

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

MOffensive language

Two die-hard fans investigate the disappearance of their hero Sixto Rodriguez, a mysterious Mexican-American singer/songwriter who faded into obscurity in the States but found massive success in 1970s South Africa. Winner of the Audience and Grand Jury prizes (for Documentary, World Cinema) at Sundance 2012.

"Rodriguez' albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away among rumors of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music became a phenomenal success. In a country suppressed by apartheid, his antiestablishment message connected with the people.

"When his second album finally gets released on CD in South Africa, two fans take it as a sign, deciding to look into the mystery of how Rodriguez died and what happened to all of the profits from his album sales. They uncover a shocking revelation that sets off a chain of events that has to be seen to be believed." (Sundance Film Festival 2012)

Saturday 17, March

The Arbor

The Arbor

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A mix of documentary and fictional elements tells the story of doomed playwright Andrea Dunbar, who wrote about the difficult life she endured growing up in England's Bradford housing projects. Archival footage featuring Dunbar is presented, along with interviews with family members, including her daughter, Lorraine, who led a similarly troubled life. Excerpts from Dunbar's most famous play, "The Arbor," are performed on the streets of her hometown and at Buttershaw Estates, where she lived.

Sunday 18, March

The Bengali Detective

The Bengali Detective

exempt

The secrets of Kolkata revealed by overweight dance obsessed intrepid detective Rajesh Ji. Mixing dance and hit songs with the harsh lives of clients, this originally styled feature documentary provides an entertaining yet poignant look at modern India through the prism of crime. What happens when a population loses trust in the authorities? A new phenomena is happening in India today, the rise of the private detective. Poisonings, adultery, fraud, domestic abuse and the occasional murder. Such are the day-to-day investigations of the Bengali Detective. Each client walks through the door carrying a secret fear and all need help. This film follows the intrepid detective and his motley band of helpers exposing the secrets, fears and covert actions of the clients.

Sunday 22, April

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

R16

From the Academy Award winning Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski is a hilarious quirky comedy about bowling, a severed toe, White Russians and a guy named ... The Dude. Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life...heck, he can’t even be bothered with a job. But, he must embark on a quest with his bowling buddies after his rug is destroyed in a twisted case of mistaken identity. Starring Jeff Bridges, john Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro, experience the cultural phenomenon of The Dude in the ‘#1 cult film of all time!’ (The Boston Globe)

Thursday 29, March

Winter Sleepers

Winter Sleepers

R16

Local farmer Theo (Josef Bierbichler) is a man struggling to keep his family happy and fed. One day he heads out with a horse in a trailer hitched to the back of his car. Also in the trailer, hiding, is his young daughter who stowed away without permission. On a slippery road, things are about to change. A chain reaction has begun, a door has been opened, and the hand of fate has entered the game as an invisible player.

Sunday 25, March