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The Luminaries

Join us as we mark our 80th year by celebrating the careers and the impact made by some of the World’s greatest filmmakers between now and November. 

We’re inviting you on a tour through the works of Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Bergman, Varda, Powell & Pressburger, Kubrick, Fassbinder and Spielberg, showcasing some of the world’s greatest films in Newcastle’s greatest Cinema.

Each of these filmmakers has inspired the generations following them, and this is a great chance to revisit old favourites and find some new ones too.  Every month features a different director and alongside films on the big screen we have special introductions, events, guests and more!

Alfred Hitchcock is the name associated with technical innovation in film and establishing a sense of playing with the narrative of cinema to surprise and entertain the audience. Read more

A true pioneer of cinema, Akira Kurosawa’s influence is behind some of the biggest Hollywood films ever made. Read more.

The miracle child of the New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of the most talented, prolific and brutal filmmakers of his generation. Read more.