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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 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 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 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 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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Man With a Movie Camera
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Man With a Movie Camera 1929 U

Dazzling document of Soviet life, by Dziga Vertov, showing a living city and the people and machines that propel it.

67 mins Director. Dziga Vertov

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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 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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Dreams of a Life
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Dreams of a Life 2011 12A

Carol Morley's drama-documentary investigates the tragic death of a woman whose body lay undetected for almost three years.

94 mins United Kingdom

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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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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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Pride
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Pride 2014 15

The smash culture-clash comedy tells the incredible true story of how miners and a Gay Pride support group come together to fight a common cause.

119 mins United Kingdom Director. Matthew Warchus

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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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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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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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Squatters
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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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Live Flesh
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Live Flesh 1997 18

Pedro Almodóvar’s sexy and suspenseful thriller follows the intertwining destinies of a cop (Javier Bardem) and the criminal who paralyses him.

103 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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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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Better Things
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Better Things 2007 15

Duane Hopkins’ stunning debut tells a sombre story with startling beauty, as it follows the stories of various addicts in a West Midlands town.

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins

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It Always Rains on Sunday
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It Always Rains on Sunday 1947 PG

Austerity noir? Ealing's downbeat but compelling East End thriller.

92 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Hamer

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Queen and Country
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Queen and Country 2014 15

John Boorman’s follow up to Hope and Glory finds 18-year-old Bill called up for National Service against the backdrop of the Korean War.

114 mins United Kingdom Director. John Boorman

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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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