2016-17 Programme

Musashi Miyamoto in the Samurai Trilogy season

Hiroshi Inagaki | Japan | 1954 | 93

Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Sunday 9th October 2016, 04:10 PM

Battle of Stalingrad 1 + 2 in the WWII – Soviet Views season

Vladimir Petrov | USSR | 1949 | 162

Stalin wins the Battle of Stalingrad. Zhukov is curiously absent from the proceedings.

Sunday 9th October 2016, 07:10 PM

Contamination in the Alien-Ation season

Luigi Cozzi | Italy | 1980 | 95

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Friday 14th October 2016, 08:10 PM

Duel at Ichijoji Temple in the Samurai Trilogy season

Hiroshi Inagaki | Japan | 1955 | 104

Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

Sunday 16th October 2016, 04:10 PM

Father of a Soldier in the WWII – Soviet Views season

Rezo Chkheidze | USSR | 1964 | 83

During World War II, Georgy Makharashvili, an old peasant wine-grower, leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front lines to find his son, a wounded soldier.

Sunday 16th October 2016, 07:10 PM

Inseminoid in the Alien-Ation season

Norman J. Warren | UK | 1981 | 93

A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.

Friday 21st October 2016, 08:10 PM

Duel at Ganryu Island in the Samurai Trilogy season

Hiroshi Inagaki | Japan | 1956 | 105

Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year’s time.

Sunday 23rd October 2016, 04:10 PM

The Ascent in the WWII – Soviet Views season

Larisa Shepitko | USSR | 1977 | 111

Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.

Sunday 23rd October 2016, 07:10 PM

City on Fire in the Ringo Lam and Chow Yun Fat season

Ringo Lam | Hong Kong | 1987 | 101

An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store.

Friday 28th October 2016, 08:10 PM

Carnival of Souls in the Halloween season

Herk Hervey | USA | 1962 | 78

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Saturday 29th October 2016, 07:10 PM

The Emigrants in the Troell season

Jan Troell | Sweden | 1971 | 191

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests makes it tough. One of their children even starve to death. Thus, they decide to emigrate to the U.S.

Sunday 30th October 2016, 03:10 PM

Adua and Her Friends in the Antonio Pietrangeli season

Antonio Pietrangeli | Italy | 1960 | 129

When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

Sunday 30th October 2016, 07:10 PM

Prison on Fire in the Ringo Lam and Chow Yun Fat season

Ringo Lam | Hong Kong | 1987 | 98

Inside a Chinese prison two inmates form a friendship and face the difficulty of life on the inside.

Friday 4th November 2016, 08:11 PM

The New Land in the Troell season

Jan Troell | Sweden | 1972 | 204

The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota’s forests, during mid 19th century

Sunday 6th November 2016, 03:11 PM

I Knew Her Well in the Antonio Pietrangeli season

Antonio Pietrangeli | Italy | 1965 | 115

Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.

Sunday 6th November 2016, 07:11 PM

Full Contact in the Ringo Lam and Chow Yun Fat season

Ringo Lam | Hong Kong | 1992 | 96

Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive.

Friday 11th November 2016, 08:11 PM

Z in the Costa-Gavras season

Costa-Gavras | France / Algeria | 1969 | 127

Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Sunday 13th November 2016, 04:11 PM

Design for Living in the Screwball Comedies season

Ernst Lubitsch | USA | 1933 | 91

A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Sunday 13th November 2016, 07:11 PM

Snuff in the Nasties II / II Nasties season

Michael Findlay / Horacio Fredriksson | Argentina/USA | 1975 | 76

A so-called “snuff” movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Friday 18th November 2016, 08:11 PM

The Confession in the Costa-Gavras season

Costa-Gavras | France / Italy | 1970 | 139

Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement…

Sunday 20th November 2016, 04:11 PM

Nothing Sacred in the Screwball Comedies season

William A. Wellman | USA | 1937 | 77

To redeem himself after a hoax, reporter Wallace Cook proposes a series of stories on doomed Hazel Flagg. Hazel discovers she really doesn’t have radium poisoning, but still accepts the big fling in New York that Cook offers her. At first, she has a great time, but complications arise when she and Wally fall in love, and an Austrian specialist discovers that Hazel is faking.

Sunday 20th November 2016, 07:11 PM

I Spit on Your Grave in the Nasties II / II Nasties season

Meir Zarchi | USA | 1978 | 101

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Friday 25th November 2016, 08:11 PM

Stage of Siege in the Costa-Gavras season

Costa-Gavras | France / Italy / West Germany | 1972 | 120

In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped

Sunday 27th November 2016, 04:11 PM

My Man Godfrey in the Screwball Comedies season

Gregory La Cava | USA | 1936 | 94

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler…but there’s more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Sunday 27th November 2016, 07:11 PM

Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea in the Alt Sc-fi season

Jindrich Polák | Czechoslovakia | 1977 | 93

Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Friday 2nd December 2016, 08:12 PM

Breaker Morant in the Courts Martial season

Bruce Beresford | Australia | 1980 | 107

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Sunday 4th December 2016, 04:12 PM

Holiday in the Screwball Comedies season

George Cukor | USA | 1938 | 95

A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée’s eccentric sister and long suffering brother.

Sunday 4th December 2016, 07:12 PM

The Sticky Fingers of Time in the Alt Sc-fi season

Hilary Brougher | USA | 1997 | 81

A writer, Tucker Harding, is hired to cover an article on the hydrogen-bomb test, Nevada, 1952. While there, radiation mutates her code/soul, spawning in her the ability to travel through time by force of will. Not long after she is murdered by a woman from the future, Ofelia, intent on securing her own ability to time travel. However, before her death Tucker travels to the year 1997 where she meets Drew, a failed writer who has been infected with Tuckers original mutation since birth.

Friday 9th December 2016, 08:12 PM

King and Country in the Court Martial season

Joseph Losey | UK | 1964 | 86

During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Sunday 11th December 2016, 04:12 PM

The Doctor Takes A Wife in the Screwball Comedies season

Alexander Hall | USA | 1940 | 88

A best-selling author of women’s issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Sunday 11th December 2016, 07:12 PM

Primer in the Alt Sc-fi season

Shane Carruth | USA | 2004 | 77

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention.

Friday 16th December 2016, 08:12 PM

The Man Who Came to Dinner in the Christmas / AGM season

William Keighley | USA | 1942 | 112

When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman’s home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Sunday 18th December 2016, 04:12 PM

Redes in the World Cinema season

Emilio Gómez Muriel / Fred Zinnemann | Mexico | 1936 | 65

A story of burgeoning labor rights amongst poor fishermen in a small village in Mexico.

Sunday 15th January 2017, 04:01 PM

I Shot Jesse James in the Fuller season

Sam Fuller | USA | 1949 | 85

Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend but is plagued by guilt and self-disgust.

Sunday 15th January 2017, 07:01 PM

El Topo in the Alejandro Jodorowsky season

Alejandro Jodorowsky | Mexico | 1970 | 125

A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.

Friday 20th January 2017, 08:01 PM

The Housemaid in the World Cinema season

Ki-young Kim | South Korea | 1960 | 125

A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for.

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 04:01 PM

The Steel Helmet in the Fuller season

Sam Fuller | USA | 1950 | 86

A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 07:01 PM

The Holy Mountain in the Alejandro Jodorowsky season

Alejandro Jodorowsky | USA | 1973 | 114

In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Friday 27th January 2017, 08:01 PM

Touki Bouki in the World Cinema season

Djibril Diop Mambéty | Senegal | 1973 | 85

Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind.

Sunday 29th January 2017, 04:01 PM

Run of the Arrow in the Fuller season

Sam Fuller | USA | 1957 | 82

A Rebel vet, O’Meara has refused to surrender when Lee does at Appomattox. O’Meara travels west and after escaping from, he joins the Sioux and takes a wife. After denouncing himself as an American, he must make a choice when the Army and Sioux go to battle.

Sunday 29th January 2017, 07:01 PM

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter in the Pinky Violence with Meiko Kaji season

Yasuhara Hasebe | Japan | 1970 | 85

Mako and her girl friends enter a dispute with rival street gangsters The Eagles, a band of racist macho pigs led by the evil Baron, who hate half-breeds (descendents of afro-American and Japanese couples). When one of the girls start dating a half-breed, they start a terror campaign to take all of them out of town. Mako and her gang fight back, helping their new friend Kazuma find his long gone sister.

Friday 3rd February 2017, 08:02 PM

A River Called Titas in the World Cinema season

Ritwik Ghatak | India | 1973 | 159

Describes the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.

Sunday 5th February 2017, 04:02 PM

The Crimson Kimono in the Fuller season

Sam Fuller | USA | 1959 | 90

Two detectives seek a stripper’s killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship.

Sunday 5th February 2017, 07:02 PM

Female Convict Scorpion: Beast Stable in the Pinky Violence with Meiko Kaji season

Shunya Itô | Japan | 1973 | 87

Sasori is outside the prison and on the run from the police, wanted for breaking out of prison and murder. She takes refuge with a woman who has a brother with a learning disability. The woman and her brother are also involved in an incestuous relationship. Both the police and an ex-prison mate of Sasori’s pursue her.

Friday 10th February 2017, 08:02 PM

Trances in the World Cinema season

Ahmed El Maanouni | Morocco | 1981 | 78

The group’s “Trances” are our equivalent of “soul music”, our irrationality. I followed the example of the Nass El Ghiwane themselves: I went back to the roots. They draw their music from the last thousand years of Moroccan and African history. the film sets out to reveal and emphasize this heritage. I chose the music of the Saharan brotherhood, The Gnawas, and the verses of the famous poet El Mejdoub, to underline the trances

Sunday 12th February 2017, 04:02 PM

White Dog in the Fuller season

Sam Fuller | USA | 1982 | 90

A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that’s been raised to kill Black people.

Sunday 12th February 2017, 07:02 PM

Lady Snowblood in the Pinky Violence with Meiko Kaji season

Toshiya Fujita | Japan | 1973 | 87

A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

Friday 17th February 2017, 08:02 PM

The Rocking Horse Winner in the Gamblers season

Anthony Pelissier | UK | 1949 | 102

A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.

Sunday 19th February 2017, 04:02 PM

La Marsellaise in the Imagining the Eighteenth Century season

Jean Renoir | France | 1938 | 132

A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, showing their own small problems.

Sunday 19th February 2017, 07:02 PM

Quatermass and the Pit in the Going Underground season

Roy Ward Baker | UK | 1967 | 97

A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.

Friday 24th February 2017, 08:02 PM

California Split in the Gamblers season

Robert Altman | USA | 1974 | 108

A gambler links up with a free spirit to have some fun on, but then gets into debt after an unscheduled trip to Tijuana.

Sunday 26th February 2017, 04:02 PM

Fellini’s Casanova in the Imagining the Eighteenth Century season

Federico Fellini | Italy | 1976 | 154

Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ?

Sunday 26th February 2017, 07:02 PM

Death Line in the Going Underground season

Gary Sherman | UK | 1972 | 87

There’s something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish.

Wednesday 1st March 2017, 08:03 PM

The Gambler in the Gamblers season

Karel Reisz | USA | 1974 | 111

Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this he cannot stop gambling.

Sunday 5th March 2017, 04:03 PM

Barry Lyndon in the Imagining the Eighteenth Century season

Stanley Kubrick | UK | 1975 | 187

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband’s aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Sunday 5th March 2017, 07:03 PM

Django in the Sergio Corbucci’s West season

Sergio Corbucci | Italy/Spain | 1966 | 92

A coffin-dragging gunfighter and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter struggle between two feuding factions – a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican rebels.

Wednesday 8th March 2017, 08:03 PM

Nobody’s Children in the Matarazzo Melodramas season

Raffaello Matarazzo | Italy | 1951 | 100

The tragic love story between Guido, the owner of a marble quarry and Luisa, the humble daughter of one of his employees, ends up in her giving birth to a baby boy. Giulio’s mother is against them…

Sunday 12th March 2017, 04:03 PM

The Lady and the Duke in the Imagining the Eighteenth Century season

Eric Rohmer | France | 2001 | 129

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Sunday 12th March 2017, 07:03 PM

The Hellbenders in the Sergio Corbucci’s West season

Sergio Corbucci | Italy/Spain | 1967 | 90

An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy.

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 08:03 PM

The White Angel in the Matarazzo Melodramas season

Raffaello Matarazzo | Italy | 1955 | 100

Guido Carani, an engineer of noble descent, has just lost his son born to him by a chorus dancer, who, desperate, has become a nun. After a while he also loses his wife and daughter in a boating accident. Poor Guido is in despair, but soon he meets Lina, a woman who is a dead ringer for Luisa.

Sunday 19th March 2017, 04:03 PM

A Royal Affair in the Imagining the Eighteenth Century season

Nikolaj Arcel | Denmark | 2012 | 137

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Sunday 19th March 2017, 07:03 PM

The Great Silence in the Sergio Corbucci’s West season

Sergio Corbucci | Italy/France | 1968 | 105

A mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 08:03 PM