What’s on > Cinema

On screen this week, we open David Lynch documentary The Art Life; Sophia Coppola’s The Beguiled; Terence Malick’s Song to Song; feline film Kedi; and elegant contemplation The Death of Louis XIV. One-offs include 1917 – The Real October and The Last Bolshevik from our Ceremony-inspired film season; plus the next Crossings: Stories of Migration film, Those Who Jump.

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Next 7 Days: Cinema


Road Movies

Sat 22 Jul 2017 – Wed 23 Aug 2017
From the earliest days of American cinema, the road movie has been synonymous with American culture and the...

Chubby Funny (15)

From Fri 28 Jul
Oscar thinks he’s special – he isn’t. Oscar thinks it’s everyone else’s fault – it’s not. Moving to...

Victim (PG)

From Fri 28 Jul
Basil Dearden's ground-breaking 1961 thriller paved the way for the legalisation of homosexuality in Britain.

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Queerama (15)

Starts Mon 31 Jul 2017 at 18.20
Crafted from the treasures of the BFI National Archive, Queerama traverses a century of gay experiences, and encompasses...

Candy Mountain (15)

Starts Sat 5 Aug 2017 at 18.00
A co-production that begins in New York before meandering cross country and concluding in Canada, Candy Mountain tracks...

The Wrong Move (15)

Starts Sun 13 Aug 2017 at 15.20
With characteristic depth and style, Wim Wenders updates a late-eighteenth-century novel by Goethe, transposing it to 1970s West...

Kings of the Road (18)

Starts Sun 13 Aug 2017 at 17.20
A roving film projector repairman saves the life of a depressed psychologist  who has driven his Volkswagen into...

Vanishing Point (18)

Starts Wed 16 Aug 2017 at 18.10
A vintage road movie that’s considered one of the masterpieces of the genre, Vanishing Point is a symbolically...

Chicken Run (U)

Starts Sun 27 Aug 2017 at 11.00
When a famous Flying Rooster crash lands into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity...

NT Live: Yerma (15)

Starts Thu 31 Aug 2017 at 18.45
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A...

Hook (U)

Starts Sun 24 Sep 2017 at 11.00
Captain Hook kidnaps his children so an adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams) must return to Neverland and reclaim...

Edward Scissorhands (12A)

Starts Fri 8 Dec 2017 at 18.10
A reinterpretation on the Frankenstein story, Edward’s inventor unfortunately dies before he finishes his creation leaving him to...

Batman Returns (15)

Starts Mon 18 Dec 2017 at 20.10
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can...

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Jazz on Film 2017

Sat 29 Jul 2017 – Sun 6 Aug 2017
Following last year's successful collaboration, we are pleased to once again partner with Manchester Jazz Festival on a...


Tue 1 Aug 2017 – Fri 1 Sep 2017
This video exhibition showcases over 200 short films made by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24.

This is Human

Thu 3 - Thu 31 Aug
This distinctive and ambitious series of events will challenge your expectations of HOME through a programme of unique...

Zoology (15)

From Fri 22 Sep
Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. As she struggles for...


Thu 26 - Tue 31 Oct
Following our successful 2016 collaboration in which we presented a terrifying mix of neglected classics and innovative new...

Spike is 60

Throughout November 2017
Spike Lee, one of the most prominent and prolific directors of the 21st century, celebrated his 60th birthday...