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View Great Hucklow Jubilee Film May 6th 1935
Great Hucklow Jubilee Film May 6th 1935
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Great Hucklow Jubilee Film May 6th 1935 1935

Gorgeous scenes of the Derbyshire village celebrating King George V's Silver Jubilee.

8 mins United Kingdom Director. L. du Garde Peach

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Somewhere in Hackney
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Somewhere in Hackney 1980

An entertaining study of community arts projects in Hackney, Hoxton and Dalston, before hipsters and Tony Blair.

50 mins United Kingdom Director. Ron Orders

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Britain On Film Trailer
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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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Primitive Potteries in Dorset
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Primitive Potteries in Dorset 1912

This remarkable early colour record of the work of Verwood potters is anything but primitive.

4 mins United Kingdom

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An Ultra Modern House
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An Ultra Modern House 1931

The ultimate in streamlined chic - on a hillside above Amersham.

2 mins United Kingdom


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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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White God
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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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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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Swansea Reconstruction 1950

Photos from a pre-blitzed Swansea are shown along with modern images that show how times have changed since the city has been rebuilt.

22 mins United Kingdom

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We Chose Skegness
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We Chose Skegness 1961

A pools winning family with over £8,000 to spend can have a holiday anywhere they like. In the end, they forgo the Costas for Skegness - but decide to do it in style.

25 mins United Kingdom Director. Gilbert Mastin

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Aerial Views of Yorkshire
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Aerial Views of Yorkshire 1979

A bird’s eye view of the tower blocks and new roads of 1970s Leeds contrasts nicely with the colourful and exuberant Caribbean Carnival, headed by an intriguingly titled banner.

9 mins United Kingdom


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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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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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Touch of Evil
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Touch of Evil 1958 12A

Orson Welles’ final Hollywood film and the last great Film Noir, a sweat-drenched Mexican border saga with one of cinema’s most celebrated openings.

95 mins USA Director. Orson Welles

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Maps to the Stars 2014 18

Julianne Moore and John Cusack star in David Cronenberg’s caustic take on modern Hollywood, depicted as a nightmare world of ego and obsession.

111 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg

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Still Alice
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Still Alice 2014 12A

Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her extraordinary performance as a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

101 mins USA Director. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

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Wild Tales
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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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Hyena 2014 18

In this stylish, dark crime drama, a policeman’s complex web of underworld relationships is threatened by an internal affairs investigator.

United Kingdom Director. Gerard Johnson

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Swimming Pool
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Swimming Pool 2002 15

A crime novelist seeks peace but gets a dangerous muse in this twisted bilingual thriller from François Ozon.

102 mins France Director. François Ozon

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Second Coming
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Second Coming 2014 15

What if an immaculate conception took place in a South London household? Idris Elba stars in a subtle, thought-provoking and original family drama.

105 mins United Kingdom Director. Debbie Tucker Green

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Jauja 2014 15

Viggo Mortensen is a distraught Danish military man searching his fugitive daughter in Lisandro Alonso’s visually breathtaking drama.

109 mins Argentina Director. Lisandro Alonso

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Torn Curtain
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Torn Curtain 1966 15

Paul Newman stars in Hitchcock’s spy thriller, as a scientist who pretends to defect to East Germany in order to steal a secret formula.

128 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock

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The Duke of Burgundy 2014 18

Peter Strickland’s visually and aurally intoxicating tale of sadomasochistic power-play is a daringly erotic sensory feast.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland


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South Bank
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South Bank 1964

This fascinating 60s tour catches London's South Bank in the middle of a cultural metamorphosis.

12 mins United Kingdom Director. Alan Lovell

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Cheltenham Mods and Rockers
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Cheltenham Mods and Rockers 1965

Is Cheltenham really "a place to pass the time before you pass out?" Is a lack of facilities causing tensions between mods and rockers who should be out enjoying the countryside?

10 mins United Kingdom

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The Pilgrim's Way 1956

An epic ramble from Winchester to Canterbury, through Hampshire, Surrey and Kent with picnics, pints and much prettiness on the way

32 mins United Kingdom Director. William N. Boyle

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Loch Lomond
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Loch Lomond 1946

Take a colourful post-war cruise around Loch Lomond on the paddle steamer, the Princess May, seeing Luss, Rowardennan and the small islands; a moving record of a vanished era.

6 mins Scotland

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Squatters 1970

To the front line of London's early 1970s' housing crisis in this angry campaign film.

18 mins United Kingdom

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Nice One Sunderland
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Nice One Sunderland 1974

What could the future hold for young Wearsiders?

17 mins United Kingdom Director. Roger Dunton

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Blindness 2008 18

Fernando Meirelles (City of God) presents a haunting dystopian allegory about a sudden epidemic of blindness affecting humanity.

120 mins Canada Director. Fernando Meirelles

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The Duchess
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The Duchess 2008 12

Keira Knightley plays an 18th-century duchess who challenges convention by responding to her husband’s infidelities with affairs of her own.

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Saul Dibb

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Easy Virtue
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Easy Virtue 2008 PG

Jessica Biel plays the brash American fiancée who disrupts an upper-class family in this delightful Downton Abbey-esque tale of high-society hijinks.

97 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephan Elliott

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The Edukators
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The Edukators 2004 15

Three anti-capitalist activists kidnap a wealthy businessman, only to be confounded when he declares his own radical past.

127 mins Germany Director. Hans Weingartner

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Kajaki  The True Story
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Kajaki The True Story 2014 15

A unit of British paratroopers in Afghanistan become caught in a minefield, unable to move or help their injured colleagues, in this unbearably tense thriller.

108 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul Katis

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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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