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Watford Street Scenes
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Watford Street Scenes 1926

A wintry Watford High Street buzzes with busy shoppers.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Barsham Faire
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Barsham Faire 1974

In the 70s, Barsham Faire on August Bank Holiday became a tradition for many to celebrate things 'medieval' and raise funds for local arts events. It put Barsham on the map.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Britain On Film Trailer 2015

1,000s of beautifully preserved films, capturing 120 years of Britain on Film

2 mins

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Highlights of Historical Denbigh
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Highlights of Historical Denbigh 1950

Two eager ‘visitors’ are up early in the morning, as the milkman arrives, to tour Denbigh’s principle points of interest which include a cockpit and Dr Johnson’s memorial.

15 mins Wales

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Ulster Grand Prix
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Ulster Grand Prix 1956

Riders make last minute preparations before competing in the famous road race.

9 mins Northern Ireland

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Oh for the Wings of a Dove 1972

The vibrancy of rural Pakistan is transported to Balsall Heath, Birmingham in this intimate family portrait.

27 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Gifford

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The Falling 2014 15

Amid the seething hormones and turbulent emotions of an all-girl school, a mysterious fainting sickness takes hold.

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Carol Morley

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Phoenix 2014 12A

Nina Hoss is superb as concentration camp survivor who assumes a new identity, in Christian Petzold’s intricate post-WWII thriller.

98 mins Germany Director. Christian Petzold

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Monsters: Dark Continent
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Monsters: Dark Continent 2014 15

The pyrotechnic sequel to Gareth Edwards’ cult sci-fi follows US soldiers attempting to police alien-infested zones while also battling human insurgents.

120 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Green

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Time of Change
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Time of Change 1967

A tale of two employees, their fathers miners, who started at the Anglo Celtic Watch Company (“The Tick-Tock”), Ystradgynlais, on leaving school.

21 mins Wales

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Petersfield Local Film 1912-1922
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Petersfield Local Film 1912-1922 1922

From a royal visit to the hustle and bustle of the annual fair, this is a remarkable record of the moments that brought a busy market town together.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Scenes and Characters in the Village of Erchfont
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Scenes and Characters in the Village of Erchfont 1936

The Lord of Urchfont Manor films the young, the old, and the very, very old of this close-knit Wiltshire village.

16 mins United Kingdom

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Futuro Beach 2014 15

A tragic event brings together a Brazilian lifeguard and a German tourist in Karim Aïnouz’s hypnotic melodrama.

105 mins Germany

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Glassland 2014 15

Toni Collette’s visceral performance as an alcoholic, dependent on her devoted son (Jack Reynor), anchors this powerful Irish drama.

93 mins Ireland Director. Gerard Barrett

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014 15

If you only see one Iranian vampire western this year, make sure it’s this one. A female vampire stalks a ghost town in Ana Lily Amirpour’s arresting debut.

101 mins USA Director. Ana Lily Amirpour

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Appropriate Behaviour 2015 15

Desiree Akhavan directs and stars in this witty, razor-sharp and fearless comedy following the sexual misadventures of a bisexual Brooklynite.

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Desiree Akhavan

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White God 2014 15

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, a bold and visceral tale of canine uprising.

120 mins Hungary Director. Kornél Mundruczó

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Wild Tales 2014 15

This Oscar-nominated, Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.

122 mins Director. Damian Szifron

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Dark Horse 2014 PG

The inspirational, larger-than-life true story of how a group of friends in a poor mining village took on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Louise Osmond

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Love Is Strange 2014 15

Ira Sachs’s refined Manhattan-set drama sees Alfred Molina’s Ben and John Lithgow’s George in the latter days of a tender, loving 39-year relationship.

94 mins USA Director. Ira Sachs

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Still the Water
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Still the Water 2014 15

Naomi Kawase’s visually ravishing, beautifully composed film tells the story of two youths growing up and falling in love on a Japanese island.

120 mins Japan Director. Naomi Kawase

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Weekend
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Weekend 2011 18

Andrew Haigh's internationally acclaimed tale of a brief encounter between two gay men.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Haigh

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Mommy
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Mommy 2014 15

With stylish and charged intensity, Xavier Dolan charts the fractious relationship between an uncontrollable teen and his fun-loving mother.

138 mins Canada Director. Xavier Dolan-Tadros

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What We Do in the Shadows 2014 15

An achingly funny mockumentary about New Zealand’s hitherto unknown vampire (and werewolf) communities, from the creators of Flight of the Conchords.

86 mins Director. Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

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Anzora Viola Cream
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Anzora Viola Cream 1925

Animated advert showcasing the remarkable effects of Anzora Viola Cream, produced in London and the market leader until Brylcreem appeared.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Newport Hospital Carnival
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Newport Hospital Carnival 1922

‘Charlie Chaplin’ and ‘Father Time’ are not put off by rain, neither are the crowds who gather together for the carnival to raise money for Newport Hospital.

11 mins Wales

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Aberdeen 1970

Explore the growth of Aberdeen’s sparkling streets in this lively and colourful educational documentary produced by Campbell Harper Films for the 'Cities of Scotland' series.

18 mins Scotland

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The London Pigeon
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The London Pigeon 1940

Urban nature explored in this wonderful short film looking at the lives, habits and habitats of London’s pigeon population.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Titanic Disaster
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Titanic Disaster 1912

This Gaumont newsreel boasts a rare glimpse of the RMS Titanic in dock prior to her ill-fated maiden voyage.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Yorkshire Moors
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Yorkshire Moors 1950

Discover the well-kept secrets of the North York Moors in this idyllic amateur travelogue.

9 mins United Kingdom

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The Woman in Black 2011 15

A young solicitor, administering the will of a recently dead old lady, is drawn into a sinister web of events centring on her abandoned house.

94 mins USA Director. James Watkins

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I'm So Excited!
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I'm So Excited! 2013 15

Pedro Almodóvar’s highly enjoyable over-the-top comic satire is set on an aeroplane experiencing in-flight difficulties.

90 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 15

Ben Whishaw first lead role in a movie was as the serial killer obsessed with smell in Tom Tykwer’s adaptation of the celebrated novel.

147 mins Germany Director. Tom Tykwer

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Seven Psychopaths
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Seven Psychopaths 2012 15

Screenwriter Marty (Colin Farrell) finds unlikely inspiration when he finds himself tangled in the LA underworld.

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Martin McDonagh

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Another Year
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Another Year 2010 12

Mike Leigh's drama about contented couple (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) who play host to various friends, each struggling to find happiness.

129 mins United Kingdom

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Trans-Europ-Express 1966 15

This stylish, cult 1966 erotic thriller stars French New Wave icons Jean-Louis Trintigant and Marie-France Pisier.

105 mins France Director. Alain Robbe-grillet

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