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All About My Mother (15)

All About My Mother

This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In an instant, nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) loses the teenage son she raised on her own. Grief-stricken, she sets out to search for the boy’s long-lost father in Barcelona, where she reawakens into a new maternal role, at the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz); an illustrious star of the stage (Marisa Paredes); and a transgender sex worker (Antonia San Juan). Beautifully performed and bursting with cinematic references, All About My Mother is a vibrant tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion.

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Wednesday 24 Aug 20228:00pm
Sunday 28 Aug 20227:15pm
Wednesday 31 Aug 20223:50pm

All or Nothing (18)

All or Nothing

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love.

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Friday 16 Sep 20227:00pm

Anaïs in Love (12A)

Anaïs in Love

In this sparkling and elegant romantic comedy, the free-spirited and giddily impulsive Anaïs (Anaïs Demoustier, THE NEW GIRLFRIEND) careers from one lover to the next while trying to find some direction in her life.


Following a brief dalliance with an older man (Denis Podalydès, SORRY ANGEL), she soon finds herself captivated instead by his beautiful long-time partner Emilie (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, SUMMER OF '85, ONLY THE ANIMALS), a successful and beguilingly charismatic writer, and an affair begins which may just offer the contentment Anaïs has been searching for.


Featuring stunning Paris and Normandy locations, and a lead performance of immense charm by Anaïs Demoustier, the debut film by writer-director Charlene Bourgeois-Tacquet is playful, passionate, and thoroughly enchanting.

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Friday 19 Aug 20228:45pm
Saturday 20 Aug 20224:00pm6:30pm
Sunday 21 Aug 20221:40pm
Monday 22 Aug 20228:00pm
Tuesday 23 Aug 20223:45pm8:10pm
Wednesday 24 Aug 20224:00pm
Thursday 25 Aug 20228:30pm

Another Year (12A)

Another Year

Over the course of four seasons, Another Year explores the life of a sublimely happy older married couple, Tom and Gerri (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen), and their various friends and family members, who struggle to find the happiness that Tom and Gerri have cultivated.

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Saturday 17 Sep 20227:00pm

Bleak Moments (PG)

Bleak Moments

Mike Leigh announced himself as a unique, powerful new voice in British cinema with Bleak Moments, a stunning debut and a masterpiece of understated melancholy. Adapting his own theatrical play for the screen, Leigh follows Sylvia (Anne Raitt) through a life of quiet desperation in suburban South London as she attends to her developmentally challenged sister (Sarah Stephenson) and attempts to forge romances with her awkward professorial boyfriend (Eric Allan) as well as a shy, guitar-strumming newsletter duplicator (Mike Bradwell). Uncomfortable silences, botched flirtations, and fleeting hints of warmth and humour punctuate Sylvia’s aching descent into solitude, compassionately portrayed by Leigh as symptomatic of humanity’s struggle to communicate and connect.

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Thursday 8 Sep 20227:00pm

Brighton Rock (PG)

Brighton Rock

Richard Attenborough is unforgettable as ‘Pinkie’, the brutal gangster who seduces and grooms a simple waitress, Rose (Carol Marsh) in the belief that she could incriminate him in a murder.


The classic adaptation (by Terence Rattigan) of Graham Greene’s novel is a taut and propulsive British crime drama, famous for its stark violence and a memorably cynical ending. It also offers the quintessential evocation of post-war Brighton; its tea-rooms, racetracks and dishevelled boarding houses all starkly captured Harry Waxman's superb, atmospheric cinematography.


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Friday 19 Aug 20226:00pm
Wednesday 24 Aug 20223:00pm
Sunday 28 Aug 20223:10pm
Monday 5 Sep 20227:00pm
Thursday 8 Sep 20226:00pm

Career Girls (15)

Career Girls

Career Girls looks at two young career women of 30 who meet up after a long period apart and rediscover the relationship they enjoyed when they shared an apartment years ago. During the course of one weekend of action, they encounter several people with whom they were students in London in the mid '80s and through a series of flashbacks to those youthful days, we build up a picture of the way they have all changed in the intervening years. Moving, sad and funny, it's a film about love and youth and sex and memories.


Mike Leigh cleverly weaves together past and present as we share their memories; the touching, the funny and the sometimes tragic.


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Friday 21 Oct 20227:00pm

Dancer In The Dark (15)

Dancer In The Dark

This is a member's choice, proposed by Suzanne O’Sullivan.


Selma (Björk) emigrates with her son to America from Europe in 1964. After arriving she works night and day in a factory to save her son from a disease she suffers from which will inevitably leave her blind. She needs enough money to provide him with an operation, but when a desperate neighbor falsely accuses her of stealing his savings, her hope for the future plummets. To escape from the harsh world and cheer her spirits, Selma goes to the movie theatre to watch classic Hollywood musicals.


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Thursday 22 Sep 20228:00pm

Dancer In The Dark (members) (15)

Dancer In The Dark (members)

This is a member's choice, proposed by Suzanne O’Sullivan.


Selma (Björk) emigrates with her son to America from Europe in 1964. After arriving she works night and day in a factory to save her son from a disease she suffers from which will inevitably leave her blind. She needs enough money to provide him with an operation, but when a desperate neighbor falsely accuses her of stealing his savings, her hope for the future plummets. To escape from the harsh world and cheer her spirits, Selma goes to the movie theatre to watch classic Hollywood musicals.


To suggest a film to be screened at The Garden Cinema, select "propose a film screening" on your membership account page. Please include the reasons for your request.

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Thursday 15 Sep 20228:00pm

Dr. Strangelove (PG)

Dr. Strangelove

Live stand-up comedy meets cinema in our brand new format Funny on Film - UK's hottest comics select and perform before their favourite comedy classics.


Following up on the inagrual event (Young Frankenstein presented by Tim Renkow), on 2nd September we'll be screening Stanley Kubrick's classic collaboration with comedy titan Peter Sellers: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Compered by comedian Mike Sheer and with an introductory stand up performance from the critically acclaimed, Jordan Gray.


Jordan Gray is a British comedian and screenwriter, and the creator and co-star of the record-breaking Transaction. She is currently enjoying rave reviews for her Edinburgh fringe show "Is it a Bird?"


'Jordan Gray might be the next stage of human evolution' - The Guardian


'She's amazing' - Boy George


Dr. Strangelove is often considered one of the best comedies ever made, as well as one of the greatest films of all time. Don't miss this chance to see it on the big screen, accompanied by some of the UK's finest stand up talent.




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Friday 2 Sep 20228:00pm

ERIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR (PG)

ERIC RAVILIOUS: DRAWN TO WAR

ERIC RAVILIOUS – DRAWN TO WAR a Margy Kinmonth film, is a true story. One of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious, is killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942.  His life is as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him. This film brings to life this unique and still grossly undervalued British artist caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, whose legacy largely sank without trace, until now…

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Thursday 18 Aug 20226:30pm

Everybody Knows (15)

Everybody Knows

Laura and her two children travel from Argentina to Spain to attend her sister's wedding. The joyful reunion soon turns tragic when her older daughter gets kidnapped -- revealing a dark web of hidden secrets.

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Saturday 27 Aug 20228:15pm
Thursday 1 Sep 20228:00pm

Fire of Love (PG)

Fire of Love

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they left a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

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Thursday 18 Aug 20228:30pm
Friday 19 Aug 20226:30pm
Tuesday 23 Aug 20226:15pm
Wednesday 24 Aug 20228:30pm
Thursday 25 Aug 20226:30pm

Happy-Go-Lucky (15)

Happy-Go-Lucky

Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is an irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher who won't let anyone or anything get her down. Living with her flatmate Zoe (Alexis Zegerman), Poppy has a gift for making the most of life. Determined to learn to drive, she finds herself matched with Scott (Eddie Marsan), an uptight driving instructor who is everything she is not.

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Wednesday 26 Oct 20227:00pm

High Hopes (15)

High Hopes

True to its title, this satire is one of Mike Leigh’s warmest and most optimistic films—though it’s still laced with more than a touch of bittersweet melancholy. Focusing on counterculture couple Cyril (Phil Davis) and Shirley (Ruth Sheen)—a pair of generous, pot-smoking Marxists wrestling with the decision of whether or not to have a baby—and their materialistic, middle-class extended family, High Hopes offers an at once affectionate and slyly critical portrait of generational, social, and class divides within Thatcher-era Britain.

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Friday 9 Sep 20227:00pm

It Always Rains on Sunday (PG)

It Always Rains on Sunday

It Always Rains on Sunday is a dark and dramatic tale set in a bombed-damaged postwar East End London. The third film for Ealing by director Robert Hamer – better known for the later Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), it takes place over one wet Sunday, and centres on the Sandigates – in particular Rose, played by Googie Withers, a housewife caught between her stable but loveless marriage and Tommy, a charismatic lover from her past (played by Withers’ soon-to-be husband, John McCallum.)

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Tuesday 23 Aug 20226:00pm
Monday 29 Aug 20224:00pm
Sunday 4 Sep 20222:50pm

Jamón Jamón (15)

Jamón Jamón

Provocative and amusing, Jamón Jamón's overheated melodrama is often its own reward. This is a perfect ride to take you through the Summer and also the first time Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem appeared together on screen.


Jose Luis has a cushy corporate job at the lingerie factory owned by his mother Conchita. Upon making the acquaintance of Silvia (Penélope Cruz), a beautiful laborer on the underwear assembly line, he is instantly lovestruck. When he announces his intention to marry this blue-collar woman, Conchita is quite displeased, so she enlists the hunky Raul (Javier Bardem) to take Silvia's mind off her son. The plan works, until Conchita also falls for Raul.




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Monday 22 Aug 20228:30pm
Monday 29 Aug 20228:00pm

Jazz on a Summer's Day (U)

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern. 'Jazz On A Summer's Day' features intimate performances by an all star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.

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Friday 26 Aug 20226:30pm

King Creole (PG)

King Creole

This is a member's choice, suggested by Sebastian Wheen.


Denied his high school diploma because of a schoolyard fight, Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) is unsure how he's going to support himself and his unemployed father. He briefly flirts with a life of crime before a club owner hears him singing and offers him a job. Things look promising until rival club owner and Danny's former boss, Maxie (Walter Matthau), tries to lure him back with threats and the charms of his sometimes-girlfriend, Ronnie.


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Tuesday 6 Sep 20228:15pm

King Creole (Free Members' Screening) (PG)

King Creole (Free Members' Screening)

This is a member's choice, suggested by Sebastian Wheen.


Denied his high school diploma because of a schoolyard fight, Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) is unsure how he's going to support himself and his unemployed father. He briefly flirts with a life of crime before a club owner hears him singing and offers him a job. Things look promising until rival club owner and Danny's former boss, Maxie (Walter Matthau), tries to lure him back with threats and the charms of his sometimes-girlfriend, Ronnie.


*To suggest a film to be screened at The Garden Cinema, select "propose a film screening" on your membership account page. Please include the reasons for your request.*

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Tuesday 30 Aug 20228:15pm

Kino London w/Elvis Leon (Rating TBC)

Kino London w/Elvis Leon

Join us on August 31st for a selection of documentary shorts presented by Kino Short Film, including a sneak peek at award winning documentarian Elvis Leon's upcoming feature, We Are Lions, a feature documentary currently in post-production about the kidnapping of Elvis' father in Guatemala and his family's pursuit of justice. Stay after the screening for a panel discussion about documentary filmmaking with Elvis and special industry guests.


Panelists:

Elvis Leon is a producer and director from Los Angeles. His last documentary Cecil & Carl screened at 50 international film festivals and won 10 awards in ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Audience Award’ categories.


Further panelists to be announced.


Shorts:


Angels of Anbar - An autobiographical account about Elvis' experience as an American soldier deployed to Iraq and his struggle with faith and PTSD.


Cecil and Carl - An award-winning LGBTQ+ short about partners coping with a diagnosis of advanced dementia and the decision to seek the help of a nursing home.


For more information about Kino London: https://www.kinoshortfilm.com/

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Wednesday 31 Aug 20226:30pm

Life is Sweet (15)

Life is Sweet

An intimate portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London—an irrepressible mum and dad (Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent) and their night-and-day twins, a hard-working good girl and a troubled, ill-tempered layabout (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks). Leigh and his typically brilliant cast create, with extraordinary sensitivity and craft, a vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams carry enormous weight.

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Sunday 11 Sep 20227:00pm

Meantime (15)

Meantime

A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher’s England, Mike Leigh’s Meantime is the culmination of the writer-director’s pioneering work in television. Unemployment is rampant in London’s working-class East End, where a middle-aged couple and their two sons languish in a claustrophobic council flat. As the brothers (Phil Daniels and Tim Roth) grow increasingly disaffected, Leigh punctuates the grinding boredom of their daily existence with tense encounters, including with a well-meaning aunt (Marion Bailey) who has managed to become middle-class and a blithering skinhead on the verge of psychosis (a scene-stealing Gary Oldman, in his first major role).

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Wednesday 19 Oct 20227:00pm

Members' Wine Tasting (18)

Members' Wine Tasting

Come and sample our wine menu.


4 Whites.

4 Reds.


Somelier Maxwell Delaney will be in the The Garden Bar to serve and talk through our carefully selected wines. The tasting will last for approx. 2 hours. Snacks provided.  







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Thursday 13 Oct 20227:30pm

Mr. Turner (12A)

Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh’s exultant cinematic portrait of the artist J.M.W. Turner is both a luminous tribute to the master of light and a fascinating, meticulous character study of a man who attained greatness whilst resisting the art-world conventions of his time. Eschewing the traditional temporal form of the biopic, Leigh focuses on Turner as a complex yet passionate eccentric and traces the last 25 years of his life when his painting was transitioning from representation to the more atmospheric, impressionist work for which he is renowned.

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Thursday 27 Oct 20226:30pm

Naked (18)

Naked

Johnny, (David Thewlis) is a frenetic and destructive outsider who tears through the lives of others like an emotional tornado. On the run from Manchester, he seeks sanctuary with his ex-girlfriend Louise (Lesley Sharp) in London, where he immediately targets her vulnerable housemate Sophie (Katrin Cartlidge) with his unique blend of predatory charm. From there he embarks on a nocturnal odyssey across the city, dragging other disaffected souls into his orbit as he spirals towards his own personal apocalypse. Mike Leigh’s Cannes-winning film is a masterful, controversial and totally unforgettable exploration of society in free-fall at the tail end of Thatcher’s Britain.

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Thursday 20 Oct 20227:10pm

Night and the City (PG)

Night and the City

Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) longs for “a life of ease and plenty.” Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he tries to hatch a lucrative plan with a famous wrestler. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh—and Fabian soon learns the horrible price of his ambition. Luminously shot in the streets of London while Hollywood blacklisters back home were closing in on director Jules Dassin, Night and the City, also starring Gene Tierney, is film noir of the first order, and one of Dassin’s crowning achievements.

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Sunday 21 Aug 20224:10pm
Saturday 27 Aug 20226:00pm
Friday 2 Sep 20226:10pm

Odd Man Out (PG)

Odd Man Out

Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed’s psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks refuge throughout the city, while the woman he loves (Kathleen Ryan) searches for him among the shadows. Reed and cinematographer Robert Krasker (who would collaborate again on The Third Man) create images of stunning depth for this fierce, spiritual depiction of a man’s ultimate confrontation with himself.

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Thursday 25 Aug 20225:40pm
Wednesday 31 Aug 20228:30pm
Saturday 3 Sep 20228:30pm
Wednesday 7 Sep 20223:30pm

Official Competition - Preview (12A)

Official Competition - Preview

Antonio Banderas' film star and Oscar Martínez’s stage actor vie for the attention of Penélope Cruz’s wayward director in this filmmaking satire.

 

Independent cinema darling and Cannes Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Cruz) is approached by ageing, ailing business mogul Humberto Suárez (José Luis Gómez) to make a film that he hopes will be his legacy for the world. Intended as an adaptation of a much-loved literary work, Cuevas has more experimental intentions than some turgid piece of heritage cinema. Given carte blanche over the casting – Suárez’s only condition was that she choose ‘the best’ – she pits acclaimed but stiflingly snobbish ‘Actor’ Ivan Torres (Martínez) against handsome but superficial screen icon Felix Rivero (Banderas), believing that the inevitable tension between the two can only help the film’s dynamic. She couldn’t be more right, as the three gather for a nine-day rehearsal that sees each pushed to their wits’ end and underpins Cuevas' belief that art is suffering.

 

Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s film differs from other movies about movies by honing in on the rehearsal period. This focuses attention more on the actors and their director, without the presence of a crew and allows for more outlandish set-ups, all in the name of ‘finding the character’. It’s clear that the leads revel in the opportunity to send themselves up. Banderas and Martínez are perfect sparring partners, their rivalry often descending into pettiness. But it’s Cruz who steals the show. With a passion as fiery as her wildly out-of-control hair, Cuevas is a force of nature – by turns maniacal, intense and wholly hilarious.


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Saturday 20 Aug 20228:30pm

Parallel Mothers (15)

Parallel Mothers

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

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Monday 22 Aug 20226:00pm
Friday 26 Aug 20228:30pm
Tuesday 30 Aug 20225:20pm

Paris, Texas (12A)

Paris, Texas

Both a road movie and a mystery, and featuring a sublime score by Ry Cooder, Wim Wenders’ Cannes winner is the pinnacle of the filmmaker’s career.

 

Harry Dean Stanton plays Travis Henderson, who walks out of the desert after disappearing for four years. He is picked up by his brother Walt (Dean Stockwell), who with his wife Anne (Aurore Clément) have been looking after Travis’ son Hunter (Hunter Carson). A man ill at ease in everyday life, Travis feels the need to search for his ex, Jane (Nastassja Kinski), who left him some years before. In doing so, he attempts to bring his family back together, with unexpected results.

 

Paris, Texas is the summation of Wenders’ fascination with the American West – its landscape and the people who populate it. Stanton’s grizzled face says more than any words could convey, his silence accentuating his feelings of dislocation from the modern world. Instead, Ry Cooder’s music, heavily influenced by Blind Willie Johnson’s blues standard ‘Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground’, along with Robby Müller’s stunning cinematography, transpose Travis’ emotional and physical journey upon the vast sights and sounds of the American landscape. The script, co-written by L.M. Kit Carson and acclaimed playwright Sam Shepard, plays with the notion of myth, country and character – a place always out of reach or a relationship consigned to the past. It’s a potent idea that Wenders’ film brilliantly embraces.

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Monday 22 Aug 20225:10pm

Peterloo (12A)

Peterloo

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reforms and protest against rising levels of poverty.

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Sunday 30 Oct 20226:00pm

Queen Of Glory (15)

Queen Of Glory

Nana Mensah writes, directs and stars in the award-winning indie dramedy Queen of Glory.


'Queen of Glory' is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow up on the classic immigrant's tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine

is reborn through her inheritance.


While the cast is strong, featuring Meeko Gattuso, Oberon KA Adjepong and Adam Leon, it is Mensah who is the star. Ultimately, it’s her story – her parents owned a Christian bookstore too – and she lets us in, sharing the great joy and sadness of her experience.

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Friday 26 Aug 20226:00pm
Saturday 27 Aug 20228:00pm
Sunday 28 Aug 20221:15pm
Monday 29 Aug 20226:00pm
Tuesday 30 Aug 20228:00pm
Wednesday 31 Aug 20223:00pm
Thursday 1 Sep 20226:00pm

Secrets & Lies (15)

Secrets & Lies

An exploration of the deceptions, small and large, that shape our relationships. When Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a Black optometrist who was adopted as a child, begins the search for her birth mother, she doesn’t expect that it will lead her to Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn, winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s best actress award), a lonely white factory worker whose tentative embrace of her long-lost daughter sends shock waves through the rest of her already fragile family. With a powerful ensemble cast, Secrets & Lies is a Palme d’Or–winning tour de force of sustained tension and catharsis that lays bare the emotional fault lines running beneath everyday lives..

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Tuesday 13 Sep 20226:30pm (Sold Out)

The Last Waltz (U)

The Last Waltz

More than just one of the greatest concert films ever made, The Last Waltz is an at once ecstatic and elegiac summation of a vital era in American rock music. Invited to capture the farewell performance of the legendary group the Band at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving, 1976, Martin Scorsese conceived a new kind of music documentary. Enlisting seven camera operators (led by director of photography Michael Chapman, and also including renowned cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and László Kovács) and production designer Boris Leven to design the strikingly theatrical sets, Scorsese created a grandly immersive experience that brings viewers onstage and inside the music itself. That music—as performed by the Band and a host of other generation-defining artists, including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, the Staple Singers, Muddy Waters, and Neil Young—lives on as an almost religious expression of the transcendent possibilities of rock and roll.

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Friday 2 Sep 20228:40pm
Saturday 3 Sep 20226:00pm

The Princess Bride (PG)

The Princess Bride

'The Princess Bride'is one of the most beloved films of all time, and has enchanted young and old alike for over thirty years! When the beautiful maiden Buttercup (Robin Wright) hears that her true love Westley (Cary Elwes) is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants, monsters, miracles, true love and hilarity! Featuring an all-star cast, including Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest, The Princess Bride is an almost INCONCEIVABLE delight from Oscar Nominee Rob Reiner and Oscar-Winning screenwriter William Goldman


Age recommendation: 6+

Book Tickets

Saturday 10 Sep 20223:45pm
Sunday 11 Sep 20221:00pm

The Reckless Moment (PG)

The Reckless Moment

The legendary Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman, La Ronde) directs this tense and stylish 1949 film noir melodrama. Joan Bennett (Scarlet Street, Suspiria) stars as a suburban housewife who covers up a murder to protect her teenage daughter, only to find herself blackmailed by an immoral small-time crook, played by James Mason.


The Reckless Moment is a members' choice selection by Rebecca Robinson who highlights "the mounting tension as an 'ordinary' woman finds herself in an extraordinary situation rings authentically on many levels. James Mason's performance is heartbreaking and another of the film's highlights."


To suggest a film to be screened at The Garden Cinema, select "propose a film screening" on your membership account page. Please include the reasons for your request.

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Tuesday 23 Aug 20228:30pm

The Red Turtle (PG)

The Red Turtle

This dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.



Recommended age: 8+

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Saturday 3 Sep 20224:00pm
Sunday 4 Sep 20221:00pm

The Third Man (PG)

The Third Man



Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas's evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

Book Tickets

Thursday 18 Aug 20225:45pm
Saturday 20 Aug 20226:00pm
Sunday 28 Aug 20225:05pm
Tuesday 30 Aug 20223:00pm
Thursday 1 Sep 20225:50pm
Sunday 4 Sep 20226:00pm

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (PG)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.

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Friday 19 Aug 20229:00pm

The Wizard of Oz (U)

The Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland stars in the timeless family favourite, The Wizard of Oz, screening in glorious Technicolor. Dorothy (Garland) dreams of a land "somewhere over the rainbow" and, after a tornado rages through her hometown, her dream comes true. Joined by her dog Toto and a band of unlikely friends, Dorothy sets out on the yellow brick road to find the enigmatic Wizard of Oz.


Age recommendation: 6+

Book Tickets

Saturday 27 Aug 20223:45pm
Sunday 28 Aug 20221:00pm

Topsy-Turvy (12A)

Topsy-Turvy

The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner brilliantly inhabit the roles of the world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, who, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production. A lushly produced epic about the harsh realities of creative expression, featuring bravura performances and Oscar-winning costume design and makeup.

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Sunday 23 Oct 20226:00pm

Vera Drake (12A)

Vera Drake

London, 1950: Vera Drake lives with her husband Stan and their grown-up children, Sid and Ethel. They are not rich, but they are a happy, close family. Vera cleans houses, Stan is a mechanic in his brother's garage, Sid works for a tailor and Ethel works in a factory testing lightbulbs. But selfless Vera has a sideline which she keeps secret from all of those around her: without accepting payment, she helps young women to end unwanted pregnancies. When one of these girls is rushed to hospital following an abortion, the police investigation leads to Vera and her world comes crashing in on her.

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Saturday 17 Sep 20222:30pm

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (12A)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

On holiday in Barcelona, two American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson) become infatuated with Spanish painter Juan (Javier Bardem) when he invites them away for a weekend of good food, good wine, and lovemaking. But this scene seems set to combust when Juan’s fiery ex-wife, played by Penélope Cruz, returns.


"Cruz here sets the film on fire every second she’s on screen. Between them, Bardem and Cruz cause fizzing, molten fireworks of passion and jealousy" - Jonathan Crocker - Little White Lies

Book Tickets

Thursday 18 Aug 20228:00pm
Saturday 20 Aug 20229:00pm
Tuesday 23 Aug 20224:00pm

Volver (15)

Volver

An astonishing mix of comedy, melodrama, murder, and fantasy that manages to combine these genres into a fascinating story of mothers and daughters with a fitting twist in the resolution. Penélope Cruz plays Raimunda, a working-class women who must protect her teenage daughter who murders her own father. To aide her with the consequences, Raimunda’s mother returns from the dead.


Volver, which means “return” in English, is Cruz’s third collaboration with director Pedro Almodóvar. Her performance is both forceful and heartfelt, typical of the strong and passionate women that often feature in his films. For her performance, Cruz was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress.


“Almodóvar has said that he brandishes actors like weapons; well if that’s so, Penélope Cruz is his nuclear button.” – Matt Brochenski, Little White Lies


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Sunday 21 Aug 20223:45pm
Wednesday 24 Aug 20225:30pm
Thursday 25 Aug 20228:00pm
Wednesday 31 Aug 20226:00pm

When Marnie Was There (eng subs) (U)

When Marnie Was There (eng subs)

A modern classic from Studio Ghibli.


Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.


In Japanese with English subtitles.


Recommended age: 7+

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Saturday 20 Aug 20223:40pm
Sunday 21 Aug 20221:00pm

Woman In The Dunes (15)

Woman In The Dunes

This is a member's choice, suggested by Thomas Holland.


One of the 1960s great international art-house sensations, Woman in the Dunes was for many the grand unveiling of the surreal, idiosyncratic world of Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another). Eiji Okada (Hiroshima mon amour) plays an amateur entomologist who has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow (Kyoko Kishida) in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema s most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean struggle of everyday life an achievement that garnered Teshigahara an Academy Award nomination for best director.


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Thursday 6 Oct 20226:00pm

Woman In The Dunes (members) (15)

Woman In The Dunes (members)

This is a member's choice, suggested by Thomas Holland.


One of the 1960s great international art-house sensations, Woman in the Dunes was for many the grand unveiling of the surreal, idiosyncratic world of Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another). Eiji Okada (Hiroshima mon amour) plays an amateur entomologist who has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow (Kyoko Kishida) in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema s most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean struggle of everyday life an achievement that garnered Teshigahara an Academy Award nomination for best director.


*To suggest a film to be screened at The Garden Cinema, select "propose a film screening" on your membership account page. Please include the reasons for your request.*

Book Tickets

Thursday 29 Sep 20228:00pm