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15th February 2016

A cleverly constructed, low-key character comedy about a single man trying to find love in a village where the women outnumber the men. Screening as part of our Chinese New Year season.

15th February 2016

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films comes Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang making their big-screen debut.

16th February 2016

For the first time ever, the global phenomenon known simply as TED – a thriving movement propelled by ideas that are transforming the world – will be broadcast live via satellite from Canada.

18th February 2016

Our season of films to coincide with John Akomfrah’s Peripeteia in The Gallery continues with The Last Angel Of History and The Genome Chronicles.

19th February 2016

With The Revenant, The Hateful Eight and now this, it looks like the Western is back in a big way this year and we couldn’t be happier about it.

19th February 2016

Winner of the 2015 Cannes Best Screenplay award, Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight, Selma) gives a career-best performance as David, a nurse who works with terminally ill patients.

19th February 2016

Australian director John Hillcoat pulls together one hell of a line-up of actors as a band of corrupt cops setting up to stage an impossible heist.

19th February 2016

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27.

20th February 2016

A beautiful portrait of north western China’s Yugur minority people, screening as part of our Chinese New Year season.

23rd February 2016

Our John Akomfrah season closes with the Black Audio Film Collective's final film about the story of the 1960s black revolutionary leader Michael X.

27th February 2016

UK premiere. The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the film’s producer and editor Boryana Rossa in conversation with AV Festival director Rebecca Shatwell.

28th February 2016

UK premiere. The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director Ranu Ghosh in conversation with AV Festival director Rebecca Shatwell.

1st March 2016

Part of Resistance: British Documentary Film. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

3rd March 2016

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

4th March 2016

Essential viewing for film buffs. Kent Jones’ film brings the “bible of Cinema’ to invigorating life.

4th March 2016

A Totally terrifying Austrian horror film guaranteed to have you watching between splayed fingers.

4th March 2016

The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the Marc Karlin Archive and AV Festival director Rebecca Shatwell.

5th March 2016

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story.

5th March 2016

The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the Marc Karlin Archive and AV Festival director Rebecca Shatwell.

5th March 2016

This programme includes three short films made by Marc Karlin from 1985–1998.

5th March 2016

The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the Marc Karlin Archive and AV Festival director Rebecca Shatwell.

6th March 2016

The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the Marc Karlin Archive and AV Festival director Rebecca Shatwell.

6th March 2016

A special screening of all four parts of Marc Karlin’s Nicaragua series in one day. A standard price cinema ticket or Festival Pass enables entry to all four films.

8th March 2016

This screening of Suffragette launches the 2016 Festival of Feminist Ideas and Activism (FFIA) which features events across the city during March and April.

8th March 2016

Screened in support of International Women’s Day as part of Resistance: British Documentary Film. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

9th March 2016

Directors Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo painstakingly recreate the story of 17th Century social reformer and writer Gerrard Winstanley,

10th March 2016

Followed by discussion with Tyneside political activist, writer, coal miner and member of Cinema Action, David John Douglass.

11th March 2016

A powerful art house drama focusing on whether it is possible to return to a small community after committing the worst crime of all.

11th March 2016

Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) delivers another tender, touching and achingly funny black comedy - filmed entirely in breathtaking stop motion animation.

11th March 2016

This screening of the film is followed by a conversation between hostage negotiator Air Vice-Marshal (retd.) A.G. Mahmud and actress Carole Wells, one of the hostages on JAL 472. This will be their first encounter since 1977.

11th March 2016

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unravelling

12th March 2016

Part of Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army: Conversations across three artists. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

13th March 2016

This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the strength for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned.

13th March 2016

Part of Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army: Conversations across three artists. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

13th March 2016

Part of Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army: Conversations across three artists. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

17th March 2016

Part of Resistance: British Documentary Film. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

18th March 2016

Cover your ears and open your hearts to this brilliant French tragicomedy about society girl Marguerite Dumont (Catherine Frot) who managed to forge a successful singing career, despite a famously terrible singing voice.

18th March 2016

Part of Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

19th March 2016

This is the UK premiere of a restored 35mm print of the film with English subtitles from the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Ukraine.

19th March 2016

Test Dept return to Newcastle with the world premiere of a newly commissioned soundtrack to the recently rediscovered and restored Soviet silent film masterpiece An Unprecedented Campaign by Mikhail Kaufman.

19th March 2016

A special programme of rare short films made in Ukraine during perestroika, when documentary film could again have a social and political role.

19th March 2016

Part of Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

20th March 2016

Part of Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

20th March 2016

Part of Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

20th March 2016

Part of Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

20th March 2016

Part of Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend. Curated by AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

22nd March 2016

This programme of short films focuses around the Free Cinema movement of the 1950s, originally a reference to the films having been made free from the demands of propaganda.

25th March 2016

A masterful, Hitchcockian thriller featuring a powerhouse performance from Matthew Schoenaerts (Rust And Bone) as Vincent a PTSD-afflicted solider tasked with protecting the wife and a child of a wealthy businessman.

25th March 2016

The lyrical documentary from internationally renowned director Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light) opens up a rich reflection on landscape, history and culture in Chile.

25th March 2016

Faster and more furious than any Hollywood blockbuster, this documentary gives an in-depth look at The Speed Sisters, the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East.

28th March 2016

This stunning adaptation of the classic novel by E. Nesbit, filmed at the National Railway Museum in Yorkshire and featuring the original locomotive from the much-loved 1970 film.

2nd April 2016

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006.

10th April 2016

The Bolshoi’s panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exhilarating performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score.

16th April 2016

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season

30th April 2016

Soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance.

8th June 2016

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

7th July 2016

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, in Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.