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29th May 2015

A charming romantic comedy, about a delightfully unconventional 30-something mistaken for a stranger's blind date, leading to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

29th May 2015

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.

29th May 2015

Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Kristen Stewart (Still Alice), and Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo) are all on fire in this absorbing and gorgeous movie.

29th May 2015

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this breathtaking film is a passionate account of the heartbreaking nature of religious oppression.

29th May 2015

Toni Collette gives a knockout performance in this devastating Irish drama about the troubled relationship between an alcoholic mother and her taxi-driver son

31st May 2015

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.

31st May 2015

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.

1st June 2015

A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams.

2nd June 2015

Samm Haillay from Third Films joins us for a special Short Film Night.

3rd June 2015

We welcome producers Jack Tarling and Arin Alldridge from Newcastle-based production company Shudder Films to discuss their new Cockney crime caper.

4th June 2015

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).

5th June 2015

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.

5th June 2015

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.

5th June 2015

This spikey working class drama is an extremely promising feature debut from British director Guy Myhill.

6th June 2015

Howard Hawks’ classic aviation adventure starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth gets a shiny new reissue.

6th June 2015

Pixar's stunning underwater adventure returns for a Children's Film Club screening.

7th June 2015

This launched Kiarostami onto the world stage, heralded the arrival of Iranian neo-realism, and set the prototype for Iranian "kid quest" movies.

7th June 2015

To mark the release of director John Boorman’s sequel Queen & Country, we’re bringing back this semi-autobiographical classic.

8th June 2015

An intimate look into the life of one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation: Susan Sontag.

8th June 2015

Grown men will cry as this stirring documentary lays bare the ups and downs of Geordie legend and maverick footballer Paul Gascoigne.

8th June 2015

Best known for her camp films with director husband Armando Bo, Isabel Sarli was a cultural icon and the quintessential sex symbol in Argentina.

9th June 2015

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.

9th June 2015

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.

11th June 2015

A one night only special screening of the story of long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned.

11th June 2015

Chytilova presents a farce full of extravagant visual effects, sensuous décor, and fascinating experiments with colour.

11th June 2015

Transnational Fiesta Twenty Years later is an ethnographic film project by Wilton Martínez and Paul H. Gelles

12th June 2015

The director behind the revelatory and genre-defying The Act Of Killing, follows it up with another vital film about the Indonesian genocide.

12th June 2015

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.

12th June 2015

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.

14th June 2015

A warm, vivid, touching tale that has mysterious supernatural touches; painting a unique portrait of rural life in Iran.

14th June 2015

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.

15th June 2015

To mark Refugee week we’ve got a one-off screening of Aki Kaurismäki’s (Leningrad Cowboys Go America) warmhearted, political fairytale.

18th June 2015

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.

18th June 2015

Vera Chytilova’s most experimental work with music, cinematography, and design combine to tell a unique version of Adam & Eve.

19th June 2015

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.

19th June 2015

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.

20th June 2015

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!

20th June 2015

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.

21st June 2015

Ravel’s two one-act operas L’heure espagnole and L’enfant et les sortilèges performed as part of the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

21st June 2015

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.

21st June 2015

A heart-warming, Oscar nominated story of a boy from a poor family who is devastated when he loses his sisters beloved pink shoes.

24th June 2015

Told in one single stunning shot this gripping film succeeds in ‘unhinging’ time to create a strange, haunting feel to seemingly everyday events.

25th June 2015

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.

26th June 2015

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!

6th July 2015

For one night only, the last time Grateful Dead will ever play together.

16th July 2015

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.

19th July 2015

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)

22nd July 2015

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare’s uncompromising drama set in the melting pot of Venice in which trade is god.

9th August 2015

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

3rd October 2015

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.

15th October 2015

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.

17th October 2015

Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity.

31st October 2015

James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade.

6th November 2015

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.

21st November 2015

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.

12th December 2015

A Recording of Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition.

18th December 2015

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.

16th January 2016

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.

30th January 2016

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China.

5th March 2016

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

2nd April 2016

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

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.