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New releases this Friday include The Prince of Nothingwood, an inspiring, uplifting documentary following the eccentric Salim Shaheen, the most popular and prolific actor-director-producer in Afghanistan; Shot Caller, a gritty psychological drama depicting the devastating fallout faced by a successful LA couple when a drunk driving incident lands husband Jacob in prison; Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke’s poetic drama charting the long term effects of emotional distance and familial estrangement; Jane, an intimate portrait of trailblazer and noted conservationist Jane Goodall; and A Caribbean Dream, a beautiful re-imagining of Shakespeare’s magical fairytale A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in modern day Barbados.

It’s not too late to catch The Muppet Christmas Carol or the final film in our Tim Burton trio, Batman Returns. The coming weeks will also see one-off screenings of John Paizs’s criminally overlooked Crime Wave and School Life, a documentary charting a year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland.

Our lovely ushers have spoken and their top film of 2017 is – *drum roll please* – Barry Jenkins’ poetic and life-affirming Moonlight! This Oscar-winning modern classic will screen again on Sun 17 Dec for all you lucky folks who have yet to see it, or want to see it again.

The Disaster ArtistThe Death of StalinBlade of the ImmortalMenasheHuman Flow and Happy End all continue.

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Boy (15)

Starts Wed 27 Dec 2017 at 18.20
Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. Boy’s other hero, his father Alamein, is the subject of...
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Pretty in Pink (15)

Starts Thu 28 Dec 2017 at 18.20
Pretty in Pink sees the return of Molly Ringwald as a young woman caught between potential suitors and...
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The Messenger (PG)

Starts Fri 29 Dec 2017 at 15.50
Through skilful narration and camerawork, The Messenger takes us on a visually stunning journey into the endangered world...
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Weird Science (15)

Starts Fri 29 Dec 2017 at 20.40
A comic book adaptation that mixes sci-fi with teen comedy, Weird Science has developed something of a cult...
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Mountain (PG)

From Fri 22 Dec
Narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains in collaboration with the...
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Sixteen Candles (15)

Starts Sat 30 Dec 2017 at 20.40
Sixteen Candles, Hughes' 1984 directorial debut and his first foray into teen movie territory, marked the beginning of...
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The Right Stuff (15)

Starts Tue 2 Jan 2018 at 14.00
Philip Kaufman’s account of the original Mercury 7 astronauts gave Shepard his most iconic role. Oscar nominated for...
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Chasing Trane (CTBA)

Starts Wed 10 Jan 2018 at 18.15
Chasing Trane is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Sanctuary (15)

From Fri 29 Dec
Sanctuary balances humour and seriousness as it follows a group of adults with intellectual disabilities, who break free...
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Molly’s Game (15)

From Tue 2 Jan
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut tells the true tale of Molly Bloom, proprietor of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes...
Discussion

Sun 21 Jan 13.00
The screening on Sun 21 Jan will be accompanied by a free, informal post-screening discussion led by Maggie...
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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...