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What's Left? A Century In Revolution

29 September - 8 October 2017

100 years ago the October Revolution transformed Russia as the old empire was toppled and the Soviet Union rose in its place.

To mark the centenary of this event, Tyneside Cinema and Durham University invite you to explore revolution across the 20th and 21st centuries with What’s Left? A Century in Revolution.

This special programme of screenings and discussions examines the paradoxes of revolutionary cycles over the last 100 years. It foregrounds the global reach of revolutionary events, moving from Latin America to the Middle East, from China to the former Soviet Union, from North Africa to Europe.

While rooted in history, What’s Left? focuses on the significance of revolution today and emphasises the impact of revolutions on the lives of ordinary people caught up in them. The programme highlights the inextricable link between the moving image and political action and explores how new forms of visual media and technology are creating a novel lens for both experiencing and making history.

What’s Left? A Century In Revolution is curated by Úna Henry on behalf of Tyneside Cinema and a team of Durham scholars led by Dušan Radunović.

What's Left? A Century In Revolution is presented in partnership with Durham University, in association with Cross-Language Dynamics (OWRI). 


Supported by:

Arts Council England, BFI: British Film Institute, Community Foundation & Arts & Humanities Research Council.


Offers and Events

Ticket prices

- Unless otherwise stated -

Full price: £6.75

Concession: £5.75

Friends of Tyneside Cinema: £5

Students & Young Tyneside: £4

Benefit: £1

Carers: Free


Pass for 5 films in season*

Full price: £25


Pass for 3 films in season*

Full price: £18


*Please note that passes do not include October: Ten Days That Shook The World and A-Level student seminar: Battleship Potemkin. Passes are subject to availability and can only be booked in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office or by calling 0191 227 5500. All films must be booked at the same time in order to qualify for this deal.

Programme Information

Please note that films in this programme will play with no adverts or trailers and will start ten minutes after the advertised start time.