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Drama201876 minsDirector: Scott Graham
Mark Stanley plays the petrol-head who never left town, in this Bruce Springsteen-inspired tale of thwarted dreamers.
War2019119 minsDirector: Sam Mendes
This technically brilliant, multi-award winner from Sam Mendes was inspired by his grandfather's memories of fighting in the First World War.
Thriller2019117 minsDirector: Kitty Green
Kitty Green's #MeToo drama is a sobering take on one day in the life of a film company assistant.
Drama2019100 minsDirector: Nick Rowland
Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) gives a visceral performance as the hired muscle for a crime family in rural Ireland.
Drama2019105 minsDirector: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
In this playful, dark comedy a dominatrix offers a widower an unexpected chance for sexual and psychological release.
Drama2019111 minsDirector: Philippa Lowthorpe
Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in this inspirational story about the infamous 1970 Miss World contest.
Women Make Film - a companion collection
Mark Cousins selects some remarkable films from his epic doumentary Women Make Film: A Road Movie Through Cinema.
Films to fall in love with. Films to break your heart.
Camp controversies and obscure outsiders: Cult Cinema champions the underground unloved and the fervently rediscovered.
Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Part 2Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Part 2
Documentary2019179 minsDirector: Mark Cousins
Mark Cousins' epic journey continues with focuses on movement, simplicity of style, the story of films about children, dreams, the power of the close-up.
Crime1990103 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara
Christopher Walken is the dogged drug-lord determined to keep his empire together, in Abel Ferrara's brutally gritty crime thriller.
Drama201889 minsDirector: Mark Jenkin
Simmering tensions between locals and newcomers in a modern-day Cornish fishing village reach boiling point in this hugely acclaimed British independent film.
Drama1954207 minsDirector: Akira Kurosawa
Farmers hire a band of samurai to defend them against marauding bandits in Kurosawa’s influential epic, a touchstone for action movies ever since.
Drama1985154 minsDirector: Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa’s visually spectacular epic transplants Shakespeare’s King Lear from Celtic Britain to feudal Japan.
Crime195088 minsDirector: Akira Kurosawa
Credited with bringing Japanese cinema to worldwide audiences, Akira Kurosawa’s breakthrough tells the story of a murder in the woods from four differing perspectives.
Women Make Film
Mark Cousins' epic odyssey of women's cinema - plus a selection of remarkable films that feature throughout.
This is a man who brought Asian cinema to the world with the release of Rashomon, and was named 'Asian of the Century' by AsianWeek magazine. Discover his astonishing range of works, from early classics to avowed masterpieces such as Seven Samurai.
Nineties Cult Classics
Exploring the films and filmmakers that broke the rules of cinema in the 1990s.
Sophisticated, smart and surreal, this Courtaulds’ fashion show ventures well beyond the confines of the catwalk.
Promotional196920 mins Location: Alverthorpe
A tour that begins with spinning wool and ends with a room full of women, not typing, but silently hand knitting the fashions of swinging London.
Amateur film193612 minsSilent Location: Harrogate
Sedate cars drive by the Stray at Harrogate, where stately ladies serenely walk, while a lonely woman in a glides by in a punt at Knaresborough.
Documentary196945 mins Location: Scapegoat Hill
“If there’s music in yer, it has to come out”. But northern brass bands, as this film testifies, reveal so much more about working class life than its innate creativity.
Animation & Artists Moving Image201810 mins
Animation narrated by Tim McInnerny, set in London in the wake of a terrible war. A lonely old blind man receives three unexpected visitors, and tragedy follows.
Non-Fiction19528 minsSilent Location: Shotts
"Toss your caber with hardy Highlanders at the 1952 Shotts Highland Games and march down Main Street with clan Chieftains during an ancient parade in this lively local topical."
Films For Fives and Under
Watch with grown-ups: a fun selection of films for supervised viewing by 3-5 year olds and the young at heart.
Spotlight on Key Workers
A salute to the vital workers who keep our essential services running in bad times - and all the time.
Bring the restaurant to you: gastronomic inspiration for novice cooks and greedy gourmands