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New releases this week include the highly anticipated Darkest Hour, working from Anthony McCarten’s ingeniously structured script, this film draws on a bravura, award enticing performance from Gary Oldman as Churchill; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri –  the latest from Martin McDonagh –  mixes a potent cocktail of grief, sexism, racism and resilience to startling effect. For music lovers Eric Clapton: A Life In 12 Bars also opens, drawing on an extensive archive of performances and home movies to construct a an intimate film on the life and career of one of the most renowned musicians of our generation.

One-off screenings and events this week include documentary Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s followed by a special Q&A with director Gerald Fox. Our Jack Rosenthal on Jack Rosenthal Street season continues our tribute to a Manchester Icon on Sunday with  Double Bill/At Work featuring Another Sunday and Sweet F.A and The Knowledge. Next Thursday is the moving Wide Eyed and Legless followed by a screening of The Bag Lady, a 30 min episode of the ITV series About Face, which showcases the talents of Maureen Lipman as the lady of the title.

On Monday evening, as part of PUSH 2018, we’ll be screening The Acting Class followed by a Q&A with actors Julie Hesmondhalgh and Andrew Ellis and Mike Wayne and Deirdre O’Neill. This insightful documentary deals with the lack of working class representation on our stages and our screens. Lastly don’t miss the second part of the British Animation Awards: Public Choice Programme on Wednesday a mix of animated shorts, music videos  and commercials.

Continuing films this week include HOME Artist Film ReyWalk With Me, Molly’s GameThe Disaster ArtistMountain and continuing by popular demand Loving Vincent.

Next 7 Days: Cinema


The Post (12A)

From Fri 19 Jan
In June 1971 major US newspapers took a brave stand and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive...

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Early Man (CTBA)

From Fri 26 Jan
Courageous caveman Dug and his best friend Hognob must unite their tribe against a mighty enemy to save...

Pandora’s Box (CTBA)

Starts Sun 28 Jan 2018 at 13.30
Sensationally modern, Pabst’s lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora’s Box follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent...

RSC Live: Macbeth (12A)

Starts Wed 11 Apr 2018 at 18.45
This contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of...

NT Live/ Macbeth (12A)

Starts Thu 10 May 2018 at 18.45
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the...

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Downsizing (15)

From Fri 26 Jan
Alexander Payne’s latest feature is a whip-smart sci-fi social satire about a man who chooses to shrink himself...

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Wed 7 Mar 18.10
There will be a post screening Q&A with director Daniel Kutschinski and Harvey Davies (RNCM) after the screening...