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The Sailor's Return
Fascinating tale, set in 19th century Dorset, of an African woman who faces prejudice when she falls in love with an Englishman.
Period drama 1978 104 mins
Director: Jack Gold
Set in Victorian Dorset, this is a beautiful, rarely-told story about a young African woman who comes to Britain for love. Running a pub with her English husband, Princess Tulip (a wonderful performance from Shope Shodeinde) faces prejudice and bigotry in her new village. This handsome adaptation of the 1925 novel by David Garnett, with a fine supporting performance from Tom Bell, was made for cinemas but originally shown on TV.
Period drama 2017 113 mins Director: Warwick Thornton
Australian director Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah) brings a vital Indigenous perspective and great cinematic vision to this powerful, revisionist Western, with Sam Neill and Bryan Brown.
A Woman's Life
Drama 2016 119 mins Director: Stéphane Brizé
Judith Chemla shines in this Guy de Maupassant adaptation, a tale spanning 20 years of a woman’s life.
Period drama 2016 89 mins Director: William Oldroyd
Florence Pugh shines in this exceptional British debut of a young wife's need for freedom, whatever the cost.
Period drama 2016 146 mins Director: Park Chan-wook
Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.
Carry On... Up the Khyber
Comedy 1968 89 mins Director: Gerald Thomas
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond (Sidney James) holds up the British Empire in one of the most highly regarded comedies in the series.
The Gypsy and the Gentleman
Period drama 1958 107 mins Director: Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey’s 1958 film tells the engaging and twisty story of a golddigging Belle (Melina Mecouri) who meets her match in the cunning Sir. Paul Deverill (Keith Michell).
Born in-a Babylon
Documentary 2000 35 mins Director: Nicolas Chaudeurge
A portrait of Rastafarians living in Tottenham at the start of the new millennium.
Documentary 1965 25 mins Director: Peter Davis
A fascinating, unsettling study of immigration in 1960s English cities.
Negro next Door
Current affairs 1965 27 mins Director: Peter Robinson
The white residents of a Leeds suburb express their troubling thoughts on their new black neighbours.
1958 14 mins Director: Rollo Gamble
Broadcaster Daniel Farson explores different points of view about interracial marriages from 'ordinary' people.
Documentary 1972 49 mins Director: Nick Gifford
You know Seven Up, but have you heard of Sid's Trilogy? See life through Jamaican-born father Sid's eyes in this 70s doc
Documentary 1980 59 mins Director: Nick Gifford
You'll be delighted to meet Sid Williams and his six children, from Montpelier in Bristol, in this engaging documentary
Featuring Tom Bell
The L-shaped Room
Drama 1962 126 mins Director: Bryan Forbes
Bryan Forbes directs the Oscar-nominated story of a French woman (Leslie Caron) moving to London while unmarried, pregnant, and alone.
Crime 1961 106 mins Director: Sidney Hayers
Billie Whitelaw stars in this tough Tyneside-set crime drama about a gang of criminals who turn against each other following a payroll heist.
All the Right Noises
Drama 1969 91 mins Director: Gerry O'Hara
A taboo-busting drama about a young married man (Tom Bell) who has an affair with a teenage girl (Olivia Hussey). Directed by Gerry O'Hara.
Drama 2017 106 mins Director: Michael Pearce
The hunt for a Jersey serial killer sparks a dangerous awakening in a young woman in this astonishing psycho-sexual thriller, which sets all the senses aflame.
Mad to Be Normal
Drama 2016 105 mins Director: Robert Mullan
David Tennant is inspired as the renegade Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, whose unorthodox therapeutic ideas chime with the radical spirit of 1960s counterculture.
Sicilian Ghost Story
Drama 2017 119 mins Director: Fabio Grassadonia
A gripping real-life story of a Mafia kidnapping in Italy is enthrallingly re-imagined as supernatural fantasy by the directors of the acclaimed Salvo.
Drama 2015 90 mins Director: Bilall Fallah
Star-crossed lovers from rival street gangs conduct an illicit affair in this pulsating urban romance.
Crime 2017 80 mins Director: Travis Mathews
From the director of Interior. Leather Bar. comes this eerie and powerful psychological thriller that offers a disturbing insight into the dark heart of Trump’s America.
Girls on Film 3: Goddesses
Anthology 2018 111 mins Director: Karishma Dev Dube
Eight more award-winning short films from around the world, exploring female desire, empowerment and the realities of being a woman, a lesbian and a feminist in the modern world.