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The Eagle Huntress 2016 U

Daisy Ridley narrates this inspiring documentary about a girl who causes a stir in her tribe in Mongolia by embracing the traditionally male role of Eagle Hunter.

101 mins USA Director. Otto Bell

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The Pass 2015 15

Russell Tovey stars as a Premier League footballer who shares a fumbled pass (of the sexual kind) with a teammate (Arinzé Kene), changing everything - both on and off the pitch.

88 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben A. Williams

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Manila in the Claws of Light 1975 15

Lino Brocka's classic, the most feted film in Filipino cinema, tells the story of a naive 21-year-old fisherman trying to survive in Manila’s corrupt, teeming and polluted urban jungle.

125 mins Philippines Director. Lino Brocka

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Chicken 2016 15

Scott Chambers’ superb performance as a boy with learning difficulties anchors this deftly drawn drama about two brothers’ fragile rural existence.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Joe Stephenson

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Neruda 2016 15

Pablo Larraín's bold, inventive detective thriller offers an electrifying contemplation of the Chilean poet's life on the run in the late 1940s.

107 mins Chile Director. Pablo Larraín

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Remembering the Man 2015 15

Telling the true story of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, whose AIDS-afflicted relationship became the basis of bestselling gay memoir, Holding the Man.

83 mins Australia Director. Eleanor Sharpe, Nickolas Bird

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Paterson 2016 15

Adam Driver excels in this effortlessly charming tale of a bus driver poet in New Jersey, filmed with typically groovy elan by Jim Jarmusch.

118 mins USA Director. Jim Jarmusch

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Insiang 1978 15

Lino Brocka's brutal and brilliant rape-revenge drama is one of the most startling films to emerge from Filipino cinema.

96 mins Philippines Director. Lino Brocka

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The Glass Shield 1994 12

The first black recruit in his squad, rookie cop J.J. Johnson (Michael Boatman) struggles to adapt to life on the force, in this thrilling drama from acclaimed director Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep).

104 mins USA Director. Charles Burnett

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Who's Gonna Love Me Now? 2016 15

A heartfelt exploration of one man’s struggle to reconcile with his Israeli family, while finding a new ‘family’ in London Gay Men’s Chorus.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann

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Arrival 2016 12

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

116 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve

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The Edge of Seventeen 2016 15

Kelly Fremon Craig’s coming-of-age comedy eschews quirkiness for genuine warmth, while boasting a hilarious supporting turn from Woody Harrelson.

104 mins USA Director. Kelly Fremon

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I Am Michael 2016 15

James Franco stars in this provocative film about Michael Glatze, a pioneering gay rights activist who later denounced his homosexuality.

98 mins USA Director. Justin Kelly

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I, Daniel Blake
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I, Daniel Blake 2016 15

Ken Loach’s powerful, Palme d’Or-winning invective against welfare injustice captured the mood of modern Britain and became his biggest box office success.

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Loach

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The Fits 2015 12

Toni, an eleven year-old tomboy, finds a new purpose when an epidemic of seizures strikes her dance class, in this riveting and psychological character portrait from filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer.

72 mins USA Director. Anna Rose Holmer

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Dancer 2016 12

The rise, fall and rise again of the bad boy of ballet, Ukrainian prodigy Sergei Polunin is captured in this swirling doc with a rocking soundtrack.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lachapelle, Steven Cantor

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La Noche 2016 18

A gritty journey through the sexual underbelly of Buenos Aires, with graphic depictions of the highs and lows in one man’s quest for intimacy.

135 mins Great Britain Director. Edgardo Castro

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A United Kingdom 2016 12

Amma Assante (Belle) directs this impassioned drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.

101 mins United Kingdom Director. Amma Asante


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Look Before You Leap
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Look Before You Leap 1974

The bitter-sweet world of 70s dating for a single guy in search of romance.

14 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Gough

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Swingonometry 1943

Short revue film starring female performers Renara, Irene Cutter and Shirley Lenner, plus Harry Parry and his Band.

18 mins United Kingdom Director. Horace Shepherd

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Little Nell: A Melodrama in Rhythm
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Little Nell: A Melodrama in Rhythm 1960

Beyond bizarre, this madcap melodrama in rhyme recounts the fate of a fallen village queen.

4 mins United Kingdom Director. George Cummin

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Knees Up, Mother Brown
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Knees Up, Mother Brown 1964

70 is definitely the new 20 in this heart-warming 1960s documentary portrait of the Darby and Joan Club for elderly Cockneys

12 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter K. Smith, Luciana Della Mura

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Kiss or Give a Penny!
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Kiss or Give a Penny! 1927

Pucker up or pay a forfeit as the Berkshire town of Hungerford enjoys a traditional Hocktide celebration.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Mitcham Fair
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Mitcham Fair 1913

"The usual three days merriment on Mitcham Common"

1 mins United Kingdom

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Quiz Crimes No. 2 1944

You too can solve the case of the stolen boy, courtesy of this film from 1944.

19 mins United Kingdom Director. Ronald Haines

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Holiday Horizons
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Holiday Horizons 1939

See the sights, from the countryside to the capital, with the National Savings Holiday Club.

8 mins United Kingdom

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The Patton Brothers
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The Patton Brothers 1979

The Patton Brothers make audiences chuckle at the Babbacombe Theatre.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Terry-Thomas returns to the stage 1972

Terry-Thomas talks effusively in this interview about his return to the stage. 

3 mins United Kingdom

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Fashion Gazette
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Fashion Gazette 1928

Damsel’s delight: dainty creations from Paris are here to inspire you in this amusing 1920s cinemagazine.

3 mins United Kingdom

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The Legend of the Good Beasts 1956

Fabergé animals in a Russian influenced Easter tale narrated by Peter Ustinov

24 mins United Kingdom Director. Teddy Obolensky

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Hackney Marshes 1978

Tower block life is explored and the documentary form re-imagined by artist John Smith.

35 mins United Kingdom Director. John Smith

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Camwell Personal Film No. 44: August Bank Holiday 1959
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Camwell Personal Film No. 44: August Bank Holiday 1959 1959

A whistle-stop trip along Great Eastern lines as we take in many closed and long-lamented stations.

4 mins United Kingdom Director. William Arthur Camwell

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Roy Hudd in Torquay
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Roy Hudd in Torquay 1966

Roy Hudd plays to a sell-out Princess Theatre.

4 mins United Kingdom

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War Over Somers Town
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War Over Somers Town 1937

Slums are demolished to make way for new homes in Somers Town, central London.

12 mins United Kingdom

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The Sullom Voe Project
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The Sullom Voe Project 1982

How things work at the vast Shetland oil terminal.

11 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Leigh-bennett

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