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Mark Cousins’ The Eyes of Orson Welles leads the new releases this week, telling the story of the iconic director and actor’s visual thinking; The Guardians, Xavier Beauvois’ epic about a woman trying to keep her family together during the Great War; The Heiresses, which also screens with an intro as part of our Pride season; Shevaun Mizrahi’s portrait of the elderly residents of an Istanbul nursing home, Distant Constellation; and The Nun, not the (frankly terrifying-looking) horror of the same name, but a re-release of Jacques Rivette’s controversial 1966 story of a young woman forced to take holy orders.

New film season celebrating Northern-ness, Our North starts on Sunday with a celebration of Andrea Dunbar. Cult classic Rita, Sue and Bob Tooscreens with an intro and Q&A with a panel including Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile writer Adelle Stripe, followed by Clio Barnard’s Dunbar biopic The Arbor.

The Dark Page and Agnes Varda seasons also continue alongside ApostasyLeave no Trace Leaning Into The Wind + In Bloom (short),  The Escape and Under the Tree.

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Jackie Brown (15)

Starts Tue 28 Aug 2018 at 19.50
Elmore Leonard is undoubtedly one of the finest and most prolific of contemporary pulp writers and his novel...

Threads (15)

Starts Thu 30 Aug 2018 at 18.00
Screening as part of the Project and Survive: Nuclear nightmares on the big screen season

Devil in a Blue Dress (15)

Starts Thu 30 Aug 2018 at 20.40
An atmospheric, neo-noir adaptationof Walter Mosley's seminal novel about black private eye Easy Rawlins' uneasy adventures in the...

Mildred Pierce (PG)

Starts Sun 2 Sep 2018 at 13.00
Michael Curtiz blends film noir and melodrama in this passionate story of a self-sacrificing mother who would do...

Bandit Queen (18)

Starts Tue 11 Sep 2018 at 20.15
Based on the life of Phoolan Devi, India’s most feared outlaw, director Shekhar Kapur’s controversial masterwork is a...

Kadvi Hawa (15)

Starts Thu 13 Sep 2018 at 18.15
A cautionary and instructive work about the devastating impact of climate change on the lives of debt ridden...

The Hungry (18)

Starts Sat 15 Sep 2018 at 18.00
This strikingly crafted UK-Indian co-production is a murderous and twisted adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus that stages a...

The Women (U)

Starts Sun 16 Sep 2018 at 13.00
George Cukor’s THE WOMEN is a legendary, acid bitch-fest. Whilst the ladies take lunch they immerse themselves in...

Jai Bhim Comrade (18)

Starts Sun 16 Sep 2018 at 15.10
This extraordinary chronicle and political odyssey of the Dalit (“untouchable”) movement in India is arguably the highpoint to...

Island (CTBA)

Starts Mon 17 Sep 2018 at 18.20
A lyrical, slow cinema description of the temporality and phenomena of dying, this film sensitively witnesses the transition...

Masaan (15)

Starts Tue 18 Sep 2018 at 17.50
An Indo-French co-production and winner of two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, director Neeraj Ghaywan’s debut feature...

This is England (18)

Starts Sat 22 Sep 2018 at 15.30
Shaun is an 11-year-old struggling after his father's death and with being bullied at school. His life improves...

Billy Liar (PG)

Starts Sun 23 Sep 2018 at 13.10
An undertaker's clerk in a dull Northern town conjures up ever more fantastic, Walter Mitty-like scenarios in order...

Faces Places (12A)

Starts Wed 26 Sep 2018 at 18.10
Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: their passion for images in general and more particularly questioning...

The Big Lebowski (18)

Starts Fri 28 Sep 2018 at 20.30
Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, an unemployed LA slacker and avid bowler, gets mistakenly involved in a kidnapping scheme...

Tikli and Laxmi Bomb (18)

Starts Sun 30 Sep 2018 at 17.15
This brilliantly nuanced quasi-noir thriller from Aditya Kripalani (adapted from his 2015 novel) depicts the defiant yet tragic...

A Northern Soul (CTBA)

Starts Sat 6 Oct 2018 at 18.20
Following 2015’s Doc/Fest Grand Jury Winner A Syrian Love Story, Sean McAllister returns to his hometown, Hull, as...

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Cold War (15)

From Fri 31 Aug
Pawel Pawlikowski follows up Ida with another first-rate monochrome drama told against the backdrop of the Cold War...

Lucky (CTBA)

From Fri 14 Sep
Having outdrank, outsmoked and outlived all of his contemporaries in his off-the-map desert town, fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist...

The Rider (CTBA)

From Fri 21 Sep
Chloé Zhao’s (Songs My Brothers Taught Me) award-winning impressionistic drama casts real-life wrangler Brady Jandreau as a South...

Wajib (CTBA)

From Fri 21 Sep
A film that examines the experience of Palestinians living within Israel’s borders for the first time with deft...

Climax (CTBA)

From Fri 21 Sep
The tale of a group of young dancers who are unwittingly fed LSD, Climax is a characteristically hellish...