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My Scientology Movie
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My Scientology Movie 2015 15

Louis Theroux investigates the secretive world of the Church of Scientology, armed with his characteristic deadpan wit.

109 mins United Kingdom Director. John Dower

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Closet Monster 2015 15

An offbeat Canadian coming-of-age drama with surrealist tendencies, featuring the voice of Isabella Rossellini as a talking hamster.

90 mins Canada Director. Stephen Dunn

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The Greasy Strangler 2016 18

A father-son love triangle unleashes the unstoppable urges of the Greasy Strangler, in this gloriously deranged hybrid of gross-out comedy and gonzo horror.

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Jim Hosking


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Unrelated 2007 15

On a Tuscan break a fortysomething woman finds herself drawn to the company of a group of partying teens, including a young Tom Hiddleston (in one of his earliest roles).

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Joanna Hogg

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Mark Kermode introduces Unrelated 2016

Mark welcomes the debut film from one of British cinema's most singular and distinctive talents, Joanna Hogg.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Pressure 1975 15

Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted black youths in 1970s London.

120 mins United Kingdom Director. Horace Ové


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Race 2016 PG

The remarkable story of Jesse Owens, the grandson of a slave whose athletic feats defied Nazi ideology at the 1936 Olympics.

134 mins Canada Director. Stephen Hopkins

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Under the Shadow 2016 15

Babak Anvari’s Tehran-set ghost story has been acclaimed as a modern horror masterpiece.

84 mins United Kingdom Director. Babak Anvari

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Son of Saul
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Son of Saul 2015 15

A devastating portrait of life in a concentration camp from the perspective of a Sonderkommando; winner of Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix.

107 mins Hungary Director. László Nemes

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Youth 2015 15

Michael Caine scintillates as a curmudgeonly composer in Paolo Sorrentino’s deliciously bittersweet drama.

119 mins Italy Director. Paolo Sorrentino

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Florence Foster Jenkins
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Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 PG

Meryl Streep plays the wealthy socialite determined to make it as an opera singer despite being tone deaf, in a delightful comedy from Stephen Frears.

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears

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Blush 2015 18

An assured and authentic lesbian coming-of-age drama, boasting a mesmerising and heartfelt lead performance.

85 mins Israel Director. Michal Vinik

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Room 2015 15

Brie Larson’s Oscar-winning performance is the beating heart of Lenny Abrahamson’s extraordinarily moving drama.

118 mins Ireland Director. Lenny Abrahamson

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El Sur
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El Sur 1983 PG

Victor Erice’s second masterpiece, following The Spirit of the Beehive, is a rarely seen meditation on memory, deception and Spain’s 20th-century history.

95 mins Spain Director. Víctor Erice

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Departure 2015 15

Andrew Steggall’s deft and delicate drama about a teenage dreamer who falls for the rough beauty of local boy while staying in France.

109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Steggall

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Love & Friendship
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Love & Friendship 2016 U

Whit Stillman crosses the Atlantic for this irresistible Jane Austen adaptation, following the delicious and devious exploits of Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale).

92 mins Ireland Director. Whit Stillman

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High-Rise 2015 15

Ben Wheatley's savage and brilliant adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian satire, starring Tom Hiddleston.

120 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley

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Embrace of the Serpent 2015 12

The spirit of Werner Herzog and Apocalypse Now imbue this majestic Oscar-nominated odyssey through the heart of the Amazon.

125 mins Colombia Director. Ciro Guerra

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Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 15

A gang of wild college jocks enjoy three days of freewheeling fun before school starts, in Richard Linklater’s ‘spiritual sequel’ to Boyhood and Dazed and Confused.

116 mins USA Director. Richard Linklater

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No Home Movie
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No Home Movie 2015 PG

Chantal Akerman’s rigorously observational portrait of her late mother takes on a whole new significance in the wake of the director’s own premature passing.

115 mins France Director. Chantal Akerman

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Théo and Hugo 2016 18

A brief encounter at a naked sex club in Paris seems to be going well for Theo and Hugo, but a sudden realisation changes everything.

97 mins France Director. Jacques Martineau, Olivier Ducastel

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Black Sheriff of Nottingham
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Black Sheriff of Nottingham 1989

He jokes that he's joined the 'chain gang' but there is more than ceremonial robes for Tony Robinson as Nottingham's first black Sheriff.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Muhammad Ali Visit to the North East
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Muhammad Ali Visit to the North East 1977

A boxing legend and 'People's Champion', Muhammad Ali makes an extraordinary visit to Tyneside in the 1970s.

5 mins United Kingdom

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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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Nigerian Wedding in Cornwall 1964

Dressing to please as the happy couple switch wedding dress for national dress.

United Kingdom

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Haunted England 1961

A spooky tour around the famous haunted castles of England.

23 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Winner


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We the Ragamuffin
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We the Ragamuffin 1992

Julian Henriques' urban musical showcases the style, vernacular and vibrancy of British Caribbean Dancehall culture.

30 mins United Kingdom Director. Julian Henriques

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The Rise and Fall of Nellie Brown 1964

An incredibly joyous TV musical about a young woman's search for her long-lost cousin.

71 mins United Kingdom Director. John Jacobs

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Cedar Wood & Silk
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Cedar Wood & Silk 1995

Insightful exploration of the relationship between a Jamaican mother and her British-born daughter.

14 mins England

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A World Is Turning
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A World Is Turning 1948

A lost chapter in black British film: extraordinary rushes from a documentary showcasing talented members of the black community.

40 mins United Kingdom Director. G.L. Norman

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Divide and Rule - Never!
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Divide and Rule - Never! 1978

Young working class Londoners fight racism with the power of rock and reggae in this anarchic documentary.

41 mins United Kingdom

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Hello! West Indies
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Hello! West Indies 1943

These stage-managed messages to the West Indies are testament to Britain's reliance on its colonies in WWII.

23 mins United Kingdom

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Triple 9
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Triple 9 2015 15

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson make up the heavyweight cast for John Hillcoat’s (The Proposition) stunning heist thriller.

115 mins USA Director. John Hillcoat

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Do the Right Thing
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Do the Right Thing 1989 15

Spike Lee’s awesome cinematic sucker-punch remains one of the great films about race relations.

114 mins USA Director. Spike Lee

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Brewster's Millions 1985 PG

Richard Pryor plays the everyman who inherits a vast estate with a massive catch: he’ll have to spend $30million in 30 days in order to inherit it all.

97 mins USA Director. Walter Hill

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Behemoth 2015

Zhao Liang’s extraordinary documentary is a visually spectacular missive from the forefront of China’s industrial explosion.

87 mins France Director. Zhao Ling

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Eye in the Sky 2015 15

Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman (in his last role) play the military commanders caught in the ethical crosshairs of drone warfare, in Gavin Hood’s gripping military thriller.

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Gavin Hood

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Green Room
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Green Room 2015 18

A punk band becomes besieged in the backstage hideaway of a hideous neo-Nazi club, in this gloriously tense shocker from the director of Blue Ruin.

95 mins USA Director. Jeremy Saulnier


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