What’s on > Cinema

On screen this week, we open the highly-anticipated Christopher Nolan epic Dunkirk; a portrait of German artist Joseph Beuys; French political thriller Scribe; and Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma The Colours of Life a finely crafted tribute to the filmmaker. One-offs include the first two films in our Road Movies season, Road Movie and The Last Detail and the conclusion of our Crossings: Stories of Migration season, Between Fences.

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Next 7 Days: Cinema



Our popular, ongoing programme brings cinema classics to the big screen every month – so you never need...

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...

Victim (PG)

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

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...

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...

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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...

Pansy! (CTBA)

Starts Thu 24 Aug 2017 at 18.20
Artist Paul Harfleet’s family developed an artistic work, the Pansy Project, to challenge homophobia and promote respect and...

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...

The Lunchbox (PG)

Starts Thu 14 Sep 2017 at 18.10
Already a classic of Indian cinema, director Ritesh Batra’s finely tuned love story was an unexpected international success....

Newton (12A)

Starts Sat 16 Sep 2017 at 18.15
Having already bagged a major prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Newton stars Rajkumar Rao, one of...

Ankhon Dekhi (15)

Starts Wed 20 Sep 2017 at 18.10
Multi-talented actor, writer and director Rajat Kapoor’s idiosyncratic masterpiece is one of the key works of the new...

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...

Court (PG)

Starts Tue 26 Sep 2017 at 17.50
An astonishing directorial debut, this skilfully scripted documentary-style melodrama from Chaityane Tamhane won a major prize at the...

Kothanodi (18)

Starts Sat 30 Sep 2017 at 18.00
Based on Indian folk tales, this debut feature is an impressive supernatural horror compendium. Focusing on the lives...

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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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...

The Ghoul (18)

From Fri 4 August
A haunting psychological mystery from first-time director Gareth Tunley that occupies the mind of a character introduced to...

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...