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Cinema For All: Community Cinema

Cinema For All is the national support organisation for volunteer-led community cinema across the UK. Eclectic and engaging, our playlist embodies a passion for cinema, to provoke, compel and unite.

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Aguirre - Wrath of God

Aguirre - Wrath of God 1972 PG

This early masterpiece from Werner Herzog stars Klaus Kinski as a power-crazed explorer in sixteenth-century South America who leads a band of conquistadors through the Amazon in search of El Dorado.

93 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Werner Herzog

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Seven Samurai
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Seven Samurai 1954 PG

Farmers hire a band of samurai to defend them against marauding bandits in Kurosawa’s influential epic, a touchstone for action movies ever since.

200 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa

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A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence 1974 15

John Cassavetes's powerful drama stars Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk as a blue-collar couple struggling to cope with the wife's slide into mental illness.

156 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes

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Betty Blue
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Betty Blue 1986 18

Jean-Jacques Beineix’s story of a volatile, highly sexual relationship was one of the most successful French films of the 1980s.

177 mins France Director. Jean-Jacques Beineix

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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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Happy-Go-Lucky
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Happy-Go-Lucky 2007 15

Sally Hawkins shines in her breakout role as the perpetually sunny Poppy, in Mike Leigh’s charming drama about the power of optimism.

118 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh

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The Deep Blue Sea
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The Deep Blue Sea 2011 12

Buried passions boil over in a buttoned-up postwar Britain in Terence Davies acclaimed adaptation of Rattigan's play, starring Rachel Weisz.

98 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies

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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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My Brother the Devil
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My Brother the Devil 2012 15

Sally El Hosaini's award-winning feature debut tells of the love and disenchantment between two British-Egyptian brothers, as gangs, drugs and sexuality come between them.

107 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally El Hosaini

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A Touch of Sin
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A Touch of Sin 2013 15

Jia Zhangke’s state-of-the-nation report on contemporary China is comprised of four stories about shocking acts of violence.

124 mins People's Republic of China Director. Jia Zhangke

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Calvary
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Calvary 2013 15

Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh combine again for a powerful story of a rural priest threatened with death in seven days.

102 mins United Kingdom Director. John Michael McDonagh

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Ida
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Ida 2013 12

The Best Film winner at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is an exquisitely shot, moving drama about a Polish nun exploring her family's past, from UK-based director Pawel Pawlikowski.

81 mins Director. Pawel Pawlikowski

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The Great Beauty
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The Great Beauty 2013 15

Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.

141 mins Italy Director. Paolo Sorrentino

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Blue is the Warmest Colour
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Blue is the Warmest Colour 2013 18

The epic, passionate and strikingly naturalistic Palme d'Or-winning romance.

179 mins France Director. Abdel Kechiche

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Girlhood
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Girlhood 2014 15

In the tough suburbs of Paris, sixteen-year-old Marieme decides to reinvent herself when she joins a girl gang.

113 mins France Director. Céline Sciamma

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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 Argentina Director. Damian Szifron

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Pierrot le Fou
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Pierrot le Fou 1965 15

Godard’s stunning, colour widescreen account of the wild journey of ‘the last romantic couple’, Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his lover Marianne (Karina).

110 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard

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Great Expectations
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Great Expectations 1946 PG

The first of David Lean’s two Dickens adaptations is one of the finest British literary interpretations and one of the most acclaimed of all British films.

118 mins United Kingdom

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The Battle of Algiers
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The Battle of Algiers 1966 15

Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece about the last years of French colonial rule in Algeria, seen from the perspective of both the revolutionaries and the French authorities.

121 mins Italy Director. Gillo Pontecorvo

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Spring in a Small Town
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Spring in a Small Town 1948 U

Fei Mu’s newly restored 1948 masterpiece, a piercingly poignant study of adulterous desire, was once voted the greatest Chinese film ever made.

People's Republic of China Director. Fei Mu

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