A charming romantic comedy, about a delightfully unconventional 30-something mistaken for a stranger's blind date, leading to her finding the perfect boyfriend.
A stylish European flipside to William Friedkin's classic 70’s thriller The French Connection, tells the story of a Marseilles magistrate's relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history.
Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Kristen Stewart (Still Alice), and Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo) are all on fire in this absorbing and gorgeous movie.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this breathtaking film is a passionate account of the heartbreaking nature of religious oppression.
Toni Collette gives a knockout performance in this devastating Irish drama about the troubled relationship between an alcoholic mother and her taxi-driver son
A documentary about the biggest protest in history in which over 15 million people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world in 2003 to try and avert the war in Iraq.
Directed by Manoel De Oliveira at the ripe old age of 101, the story of a young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down.
A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams.
Samm Haillay from Third Films joins us for a special Short Film Night.
We welcome producers Jack Tarling and Arin Alldridge from Newcastle-based production company Shudder Films to discuss their new Cockney crime caper.
In her first feature, Chytilova tells the parallel stories of a woman gymnast, Eva Bosakova (filmed as documentary), and an ordinary housewife (filmed as fiction).
An absolute must-see for trash cinema aficionados, this hugely entertaining documentary tells the wild story of Cannon Films, the studio that unleashed a wide range of entertaining exploitation films in the 1980s.
The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Jason Schwartzman and Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss star in razor sharp film that hearkens back to the classic neurotic comedies of the 70s.
This spikey working class drama is an extremely promising feature debut from British director Guy Myhill.
Howard Hawks’ classic aviation adventure starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth gets a shiny new reissue.
Pixar's stunning underwater adventure returns for a Children's Film Club screening.
This launched Kiarostami onto the world stage, heralded the arrival of Iranian neo-realism, and set the prototype for Iranian "kid quest" movies.
To mark the release of director John Boorman’s sequel Queen & Country, we’re bringing back this semi-autobiographical classic.
An intimate look into the life of one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation: Susan Sontag.
Grown men will cry as this stirring documentary lays bare the ups and downs of Geordie legend and maverick footballer Paul Gascoigne.
Best known for her camp films with director husband Armando Bo, Isabel Sarli was a cultural icon and the quintessential sex symbol in Argentina.
Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, this film adaptation of the hit musical documents the impact that a series of murders has on the residents in Ipswich.
Northern Stars Filmmaker Alex Ayre has chosen Rian Johnson’s (Looper) slick homage to noir mystery as the latest film in our staff choice strand.
A one night only special screening of the story of long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned.
Chytilova presents a farce full of extravagant visual effects, sensuous décor, and fascinating experiments with colour.
Transnational Fiesta Twenty Years later is an ethnographic film project by Wilton Martínez and Paul H. Gelles
The director behind the revelatory and genre-defying The Act Of Killing, follows it up with another vital film about the Indonesian genocide.
After 30 years John Boorman returns to his most personal and acclaimed work the semi-autobiographical Hope And Glory with this heart-warming and hilarious follow up.
Based on the book Lagerfeuer by Julia Franck, this tense psychological drama tells the story of a mother’s desperate attempts to escape from behind the Berlin Wall in the late 70s.
A warm, vivid, touching tale that has mysterious supernatural touches; painting a unique portrait of rural life in Iran.
Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
To mark Refugee week we’ve got a one-off screening of Aki Kaurismäki’s (Leningrad Cowboys Go America) warmhearted, political fairytale.
Marking 30 years since the 1984-85 miners’ strike, this political collage of sound and image mixes footage of mining communities with material from industrial music group Test Dept’s own archive relating to the strike.
Vera Chytilova’s most experimental work with music, cinematography, and design combine to tell a unique version of Adam & Eve.
The year is 1947, the world’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes is long-retired, keeping honey bees and dealing with the deterioration of his once incredible mind.
A brilliant new French comedy romance follows a mild mannered young man as he crosses paths with a girl as beautiful as she is brusque.
Follow 12-year-old Brendan as he battles Vikings and confronts an ancient serpent god on a mission to locate a legendary crystal and complete the mythical Book of Kells!
This witty, gentle but often surprisingly cutting docu-drama tells the real-life story of two innocent girls suddenly let loose on the streets of Tehran after being kept locked indoors for twelve years.
Ravel’s two one-act operas L’heure espagnole and L’enfant et les sortilèges performed as part of the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Now considered a counterculture cult film, Freaks was an object of extreme controversy in its time due to it's casting of actual carnival sideshow performers with various deformities, and was banned for 30 years in the UK.
A heart-warming, Oscar nominated story of a boy from a poor family who is devastated when he loses his sisters beloved pink shoes.
Told in one single stunning shot this gripping film succeeds in ‘unhinging’ time to create a strange, haunting feel to seemingly everyday events.
Vera Chytilova’s multi-layered look at what was then, contemporary life inCzechoslovakia, is a blunt and aggressive confrontation with the ‘normalised’ society in which she lived.
The main reason the Despicable Me films were so good is down to these little yellow guys. Now the Minions have their very own movie, and it's an absolute hoot!
For one night only, the last time Grateful Dead will ever play together.
BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays.
Mozart’s take on the glittering Orient: a stirring tale of abduction, escape and forgiveness. Live from Glyndebourne, the home of Mozart, comes a new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare’s uncompromising drama set in the melting pot of Venice in which trade is god.
Fiona Shaw’s award-winning production of a dark British masterpiece. Britten’s extraordinarily tense and chilling treatment of this historic tale is explored in a brilliant production by Fiona Shaw
Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour.
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity.
James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade.
After leaving us shaken and stirred with the box office smash Skyfall, Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes returns with the 24th Bond outting that pits 007 against the evil organisation SPECTRE.
Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own.
A Recording of Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition.
Grab your lightsaber and get ready to go into light speed because the biggest Sci-Fi franchise of all-time is about to blast into the Tyneside Cinema.
Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years.
Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China.
The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story.
Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006.
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season
Soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance.